October 17, 2000 |
More than doubling its potential reach, Geocast Network Systems Inc. said it will team with EchoStar Communications Corp. to distribute its personalized news and entertainment service to home computers next year. Menlo Park, Calif.-based Geocast is one of a handful of companies hoping to deliver Internet programming at high speed through airwaves controlled by television broadcasters.
June 11, 1999 |
A government expert testified at Microsoft Corp.'s antitrust trial Thursday that the company's design of Windows 98 had the potential for security risks. The issue revolved around Microsoft's built-in Web browser, which cannot be removed, although some corporate customers would like to do so. "Are there any security issues involved in the choice of a browser or whether to get a browser at all?" U.S.
August 24, 1997 |
Poughkeepsie-born Bill Duke's Hollywood career has spanned from a role in the 1976 disco classic "Car Wash" to directing the new '30s Harlem gangster tale "Hoodlum," starring Laurence Fishburne, Andy Garcia and Tim Roth. Duke, 54, also has written two books (including the recent poetic inner quest "The Journey") and has launched a company, Rawww, developing entertainment-based Internet programming. THE BUZZ: "Everyone's talking about the marriage of Bill Gates and Hollywood.
October 21, 1996 |
Michael Cowpland, the championship-tennis-playing, Lamborghini-driving chief executive of Ottawa, Canada-based software developer Corel Corp., is taking a poke at Microsoft Corp.'s soft underbelly. After acquiring WordPerfect from Novell at a bargain-basement price in January, Cowpland packaged it with Corel's other offerings, including a spreadsheet, an information manager and other office software and began selling the whole suite for just $99.
March 3, 2000 |
Viacom Inc.'s Internet music unit, MTVi Group Inc., said it will feature live, pay-per-view music events online from the House of Blues Entertainment Inc., owner of one of the largest live-music Web sites. MTVi also said it took an undisclosed equity stake in closely held House of Blues. Under the two-year deal, MTVi will run House of Blues events through its MTV.com, VH1.com and SonicNet.com sites. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
December 25, 2009 |
On a recent winter night, while neighbors strung their Baldwin Park homes with Christmas lights, the Lams and their three children sat in front of a television set with rabbit ears sprouting out of the top. Wait a second -- rabbit ears? Is this 1950? No, it's almost 2010, and the Lams are a modern Los Angeles family that, like many in the region, are rediscovering the convenience -- and economics -- of the old-fashioned TV antenna. In the wake of the transition to digital television, Southland viewers are finding they can get nearly three times as many channels as they once could with an antenna.
November 6, 1995 |
Sun Microsystems Inc., whose stock has been soaring lately on the strength of some fancy new Internet software, this week will move to re-establish leadership in its core business with a revamped line of computer workstations.
December 18, 1999 |
Ernst & Young will pay $335 million to Cendant Corp. shareholders to settle charges that the accounting firm's audits of a predecessor company were inaccurate, the California Public Employees' Retirement System said Friday. Analysts said the payout is the largest an accounting firm has had to make outside of the settlements with the government in the early 1990s over alleged malfeasance in audits of failed savings and loan institutions. CalPERS, the nation's largest pension fund, owned 3.
March 7, 1996 |
Lisa Osborn is a talk-show host on KKLA-FM (99.5), a radio station in Glendale that serves the Valley and Ventura County. However, Osborn's hourlong show Sunday afternoons is devoted to a competing medium, the Internet, one of only a handful of local radio programs to focus on the topic. Listening to a radio show about the Internet might seem schizophrenic to some, while to others it makes the whole idea of going online less threatening. One might ask why a radio station is abetting the idea.
June 6, 2007
'OH FUDGE!" decent citizens exclaimed Monday, as a federal appeals court rejected the Federal Communications Commission's strict new enforcement policy on broadcasters that air "fleeting expletives." The court's decision, which dealt with several cases of isolated cusswords, prompted FCC Chairman Kevin J. Martin to warn of a "significant impact on our ability to enforce our indecency regime."