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December 30, 2007 | Jessica Guynn, Times Staff Writer
Six months ago, new father Joe Kraus returned to Google Inc. from a three-week paternity leave to take charge of another fledgling. His assignment: Help run a team that would figure out how to match the runaway popularity of Facebook Inc., which has been stealing Google's spotlight.
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December 30, 2007 | Jessica Guynn, Times Staff Writer
Six months ago, new father Joe Kraus returned to Google Inc. from a three-week paternity leave to take charge of another fledgling. His assignment: Help run a team that would figure out how to match the runaway popularity of Facebook Inc., which has been stealing Google's spotlight.
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BUSINESS
November 1, 2006 | From Reuters
Google Inc. said it bought JotSpot, a Silicon Valley start-up that helped pioneer the market for Web-based business software such as spreadsheets, in the latest move by the Web search leader into an area dominated by Microsoft Corp. Joe Kraus, chief executive of Mountain View, Calif.-based JotSpot, said his company had agreed to the acquisition after a series of moves by Google to provide competing software. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
NEWS
August 31, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Web users have some advice for soon-to-be college freshman Chelsea Clinton about getting along on campus: Don't be a name dropper. And don't start every sentence "My Dad says . . ." Excite Inc., which runs one of the popular "search engine" directories that let people find things on the World Wide Web, is asking its 2.5 million daily users how they think Chelsea should handle the challenges of attending Stanford University.
BUSINESS
October 31, 2007 | Jessica Guynn, Times Staff Writer
Facebook Inc. has inspired a revolution rocking the Web: Google Inc. and a group of like-minded tech companies are banding together to create a standard that makes it easier for software developers to write programs for social networks. The high-tech players include some of the top social networks in the United States and abroad, including LinkedIn, Friendster, Plaxo, Ning and Google's Orkut, as well as business software companies Oracle Corp. and Salesforce.com Inc.
BUSINESS
April 6, 1998 | GREG MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Excite Inc., one of the most popular navigation sites on the Internet, has agreed to acquire Classifieds2000 Inc., a leading online classified advertising company, for $48 million in stock. The acquisition, to be announced today, would put Redwood City, Calif.-based Excite in position to capture a large chunk of the Net's burgeoning classified market, which brought in $123 million in revenue last year, according to Jupiter Communications.
BUSINESS
November 1, 2004 | From Associated Press
Internet whiz kids Marc Andreessen, Josh Kopelman and Joe Kraus share something besides the jackpots they reaped during the dot-com boom. All three have invested in LinkedIn, an online networking service that connects people with common friends and work interests. In 18 months, LinkedIn has built a following with an invitation-driven service that encourages members to share their Rolodexes to help find jobs, fill jobs and increase sales. That the Mountain View, Calif.
BUSINESS
March 26, 2008 | From Reuters
Yahoo Inc. said Tuesday that it supported a program by archrival Google Inc. to develop applications for social networks and that it would help create a joint foundation to keep it alive. Google launched its OpenSocial network in November to lure developers already creating popular Web applications on social networks such as Facebook. Many social networks, including News Corp.-owned MySpace, Friendster and Hi5 Networks Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1990 | GABE FUENTES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County officials are negotiating with developer Alexander Haagen to buy a parcel of land at the southeast corner of Winnetka Avenue and Plummer Street in Chatsworth for a new courthouse, Haagen confirmed Tuesday. Haagen, a prominent Southern California retail developer and one-time president of the Los Angeles Coliseum Commission, said he has proposed selling the county the 9.3-acre parcel. County officials want to build a municipal courthouse to serve the west San Fernando Valley.
BUSINESS
May 14, 2002 | JON HEALEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the name of fighting piracy, a group of Hollywood studios, technology companies and consumer-electronics manufacturers wants to slap electronic locks on free, over-the-air television programs that viewers record digitally. The proposal is just one of a bundle of restrictions on digital TV signals that the group is considering for digital TV sets, computers and other devices.
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