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February 9, 2001 | Karen Kaplan
Business.com, the Santa Monica company that runs a business information Web site, laid off 37 workers, or 26% of it work force, in an effort to control costs and preserve cash. The company, which still has 108 employees, said it has $45 million in capital and is still on track to become profitable by mid-2002. The company raised $61 million in September and said it won't need to raise additional funds. The layoffs "will allow Business.
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November 8, 1999 | JONATHAN GAW
Orange County Works will be the beneficiary of an invitation-only fund-raiser Tuesday night honoring technology leaders in Southern California. Organizers expect the benefit, which is sponsored by executive recruiting firm BridgeGate, will raise at least $10,000 for the Santa Ana-based program, which offers job preparation and placement services to foster-care graduates, youths on probation and other at-risk teens.
BUSINESS
June 7, 2000 | Karen Kaplan
After laying off nearly all of its staff, Santa Monica-based online party planner EParties said it's on the verge of being sold to an unnamed buyer. EParties was the first start-up launched by ECompanies, the Santa Monica incubator founded by Walt Disney veteran Jake Winebaum and EarthLink Network founder Sky Dayton. The 8-month-old EParties had stalled in its development and all but a handful of its 29 employees were laid off last week, said Christian Gunning, an ECompanies spokesman.
BUSINESS
February 12, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Disney to Buy Magazine: Walt Disney Co. has agreed to acquire Family Fun for an undisclosed sum. The magazine, which covers topics such as travel, entertainment, education and the environment from a family perspective, was founded last year in a joint venture between U.S. News and World Report and one of its former executives, Jake Winebaum. Winebaum will remain editor and publisher of Family Fun under Disney, which plans to publish six issues this year and 10 issues annually by 1994.
BUSINESS
November 8, 1999 | JONATHAN GAW
Orange County Works will be the beneficiary of an invitation-only fund-raiser Tuesday night honoring technology leaders in Southern California. Organizers expect the benefit, which is sponsored by executive recruiting firm BridgeGate LLC, will raise at least $10,000 for the Santa Ana-based program, which offers job preparation and placement services to foster care graduates, youths on probation and other at-risk teens.
BUSINESS
October 25, 1999 | KAREN KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
EarthLink Network founder Sky Dayton will be honored as USC's Entrepreneur of the Year on Thursday at a 6 p.m. banquet at USC's Marshall School of Business. Dayton, a onetime coffeehouse owner, started the Pasadena-based Internet service provider in 1994, and today it boasts nearly 1.6 million customers and has a market capitalization of nearly $1.4 billion. (Like many Internet companies, however, it is not profitable.
BUSINESS
June 14, 1999 | KAREN KAPLAN
It's been a good month so far for high-tech business incubators in the Los Angeles area. Real estate investor Arthur Herring said he and Management Group of Torrance will open a Digital Coast Media/Technology Incubator in Redondo Beach within 60 days. The incubator will be in Herring's AllInternetBuilding.com, which has been outfitted with high-speed Internet connections.
BUSINESS
September 3, 1997 | Bloomberg News
Walt Disney Co. promoted Disney Online President Jake Winebaum to oversee all of its Internet businesses, centralizing control for its online services such as ABCNews.com and ESPN Sportszone. Winebaum, 38, will head a newly created division called Buena Vista Internet Services and will continue to oversee all Disney-branded Internet services, the company said. Winebaum will report to Disney Consumer Products Chairman Barton Boyd.
BUSINESS
August 11, 1997 | KAREN KAPLAN
Northern California may have Silicon Valley, but Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan is determined to ensure that the Southland has its share of the new-media industry and becomes known as the "Digital Epicenter." Riordan last week announced the formation of a Los Angeles New Media Roundtable, which will focus on defining, supporting and promoting the new-media industry here.
BUSINESS
March 31, 1995
Samuel Goldwyn Co. continued to revamp its production area, promoting Julie Glucksman, Patrick Lynn and Sam Dickerman to new jobs at the independent film company. Glucksman was named director of development, Lynn will be manager of production and acquisitions and Dickerman will be story editor. The moves come since the recent hiring of former Twentieth Century Fox executive Steven Rabiner as vice president of production.
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