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June 2, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
America Online to Buy Internet Access Provider: The company said it agreed to acquire Global Network Navigator, one of the most-visited sites on the World Wide Web, for $11 million from O'Reilly & Associates Inc. of Berkeley. It also said it has acquired the WebCrawler, a popular and easy-to-use Internet search tool developed by a graduate student at the University of Washington who had been distributing the software free over the Internet.
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June 2, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
America Online to Buy Internet Access Provider: The company said it agreed to acquire Global Network Navigator, one of the most-visited sites on the World Wide Web, for $11 million from O'Reilly & Associates Inc. of Berkeley. It also said it has acquired the WebCrawler, a popular and easy-to-use Internet search tool developed by a graduate student at the University of Washington who had been distributing the software free over the Internet.
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BUSINESS
November 14, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
America Online Inc. fired 300 people, or about 5% of its staff, as part of a restructuring that will lead to a $75-million charge in the second quarter. About a third of the 200 people fired at AOL's Dulles, Va., offices handled billing and customer complaints, while the rest were programmers and engineers. The company also fired about 60 people at its Global Network Navigator Internet service in Berkeley, which the company is closing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1996
This list was compiled by the Internet provider Global Network Navigator. 1. Black/African Related Resources Huge archive of links to black and African related resources, compiled by the University of Pennsylvania. . 2. Clockers: A Spike Lee Retrospective Multimedia tribute to the filmmaker Spike Lee with audio and video samples to download, courtesy of MCA. . 3. Brian's Blackboard: Information for African-American Educators Curriculum ideas for teachers of K-12 and above.
BUSINESS
December 6, 1993 | From Associated Press
Two companies today plan to announce new software that allows personal computer users to connect directly to the Internet, the world's largest public computer network. Originally funded by the National Science Foundation to connect universities and government agencies, the Internet is now used by an estimated 20 million people. Many go through commercial on-line computer services such as Compuserve, America Online and other "gateway" providers.
TRAVEL
September 8, 1996 | LAURA BLY
A glut of electronic puffery notwithstanding, the World Wide Web offers travelers a growing array of consumer advice designed to prevent and resolve on-the-road snafus. One of the most savvy sources is Global Network Navigator's new Trip Doctor (http://tripdoc.com/), a free online advocacy service that investigates readers' travel complaints and, when appropriate, seeks compensation for botched journeys.
NEWS
April 22, 1996 | CONNIE KOENENN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Emphasizing that jobs of the future will increasingly be technology-related, the sponsors of the annual Take Our Daughters to Work Day program are expanding into cyberspace. The Ms. Foundation for Women, which started the event in 1993 to bolster self-confidence for adolescent girls, has teamed up with America Online for this year's day, set for Thursday. "We like to say the Ms.
BUSINESS
April 26, 1996 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS and BARBARA MARSH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
It was right after Municipal Judge Soussan G. Bruguera revealed that she had once received a death threat and was still sometimes frightened as she sat on the bench that she proposed pushing a special green button to demonstrate the downtown Los Angeles courtroom's security system. "Er, Judge, you might want to wait," advised Pete Moe, the deputy sheriff assigned to the courtroom, "because there's an incident going on right now."
BUSINESS
March 31, 1995 | MICHELLE V. RAFTER, REUTERS
The World Wide Web is the simplest way to read information stored on the Internet. Finding what you're looking for is a different story. Unless you have an address in hand, rummaging around the Web for a document is as exasperating as visiting a library that doesn't catalogue its books. Thankfully, the Web has a healthy supply of searching tools to get you where you want to go. It also has a generous helping of lists chronicling what's hot, hip, outrageous and fun.
NEWS
September 30, 1994 | PATT MORRISON
Watch these spaces. Until Election Day, in-your-face billboards will try to get out your vote. Artists from guerrilla-poster boy Robbie Conal to the students of Griffin Avenue Elementary School are putting their messages on Gannett Outdoor's medium--eight or nine donated billboards: From performance artist Skip Arnold, an aimed gun with the words, "You don't vote . . . I WIN."
BUSINESS
April 26, 1995 | DANIEL AKST
With Prodigy and CompuServe offering World Wide Web browsers and America Online about to follow suit, it's clear that the Web is becoming the vehicle of choice for getting around in cyberspace. But assuming you have or will soon get access to the Web, how on earth do you find anything amid the vast and growing array of Web offerings? The truth is, Web navigation is really pretty easy; that's sort of the point of the Web.
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