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BUSINESS
August 21, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Hoping to plant their flags on the screens of Internet-connected television sets, Intel Corp. and Yahoo Inc. unveiled a new project Wednesday to populate those screens with tiny programs called widgets. Depending on your point of view, the goal is to create a multitasker's dream or an information-overload nightmare: It would let people do things like check their stock prices or peruse their photos, all while watching TV. The notion that the Internet will be the delivery mechanism for TV has been gaining momentum, and the Intel-Yahoo partnership, called the "Widget Channel," reflects the potential.
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BUSINESS
January 10, 2012 | By Alex Pham, Los Angeles Times
About four times a week, before heading to bed, George Gaffoglio retreats to the upstairs bedroom of his Irvine home, where he settles on his couch, picks up his guitar and fires up his laptop. For the next half-hour or so, the 54-year-old sets aside his daily worries and dives into a website called ArtistWorks, where he plays along with instructional videos by Martin Taylor, attempting to mimic a British jazz guitarist who has collaborated with George Harrison, Dionne Warwick and other musicians.
SPORTS
March 8, 1999 | LARRY STEWART
What: "Dare to Compete: The Struggle of Women in Sports" Where: HBO When: Tonight, 10-11:30 This is Women's History Month, and HBO is to be congratulated for tackling such a large and complex topic as the history of women in sports, dating to the Victorian Age. That was a time when women were limited to "ladylike" sports such as tennis and croquet because it was believed that physical exertion could damage reproductive capacities.
NEWS
November 5, 2013 | By Susan Rohwer, guest blogger
Are doctors inadvertently fueling the anti-vaccine movement? A study published Monday in the Journal of Pediatrics analyzed more than 100 vaccine discussions involving 16 healthcare providers and found that how the doctor phrased the vaccine question had an impact on swaying parents who were hesitant about whether to vaccinate their children. The study found that when doctors told parents it was time to vaccinate (“It's time for Bobby to have his shots”) rather than presenting it as a question (“What do you want to do about Bobby's shots?
REAL ESTATE
December 23, 2007 | Josef Molnar
With so many property listings available online, it might seem easy to find what you're seeking. But much of it is either out of date or incomplete. Entering the fray is CyberHomes.com, a project of Fidelity National that provides much of the data the real estate industry and listing services use on their sites. Taking a cue from the adage that "too much is just enough" information for buyers, Cyberhomes.com head Marty Frame said that the site has about 1.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Ticket sales have been far from spectacular, but Ivan Neville says performing at the same Hurricane Katrina anniversary concert tonight as Stevie Wonder is going to be incredible no matter how many people are there. "What an honor," said the New Orleans keyboardist and singer, and son of Neville Brothers singer Aaron Neville. Besides Ivan Neville and Wonder, the lineup for "New Orleans: Rebuilding the Soul of America ...
ENTERTAINMENT
February 24, 1992 | LEWIS SEGAL
In "Undercurrent Events," Judith Ren-Lay uses nine short dance solos to structure an intuitive survey of how women are oppressed and controlled. Presented Saturday at Highways in Santa Monica, the piece incorporates Ren-Lay's eloquent singing as well as her rambling, self-consciously literary text.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 1994 | RICHARD CROMELIN
ROLLINS BAND "Weight" Imago * * * Dazed by incessant violence, fried from information overload, worn down by the task of living, the characters stumbling through Henry Rollins' songs are easy marks for slick messiahs, false-front entertainers and poets peddling gangster fantasies to fools who end up paying the heavy price.
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