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April 27, 2005 | Chris Gaither, Times Staff Writer
The iPod is a hit. Macs are flying off the shelves. The share price has tripled in a year. So why is Apple Computer Inc. so touchy these days? In its latest fit of corporate pique, Apple pulled dozens of books by John Wiley & Sons Inc. from the shelves of its 103 stores, the publisher said Tuesday. Apple was unhappy with an upcoming book on its chief executive and co-founder, Steve Jobs. The move heightens Apple's reputation as Silicon Valley's most thin-skinned company.
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April 27, 2005 | Chris Gaither, Times Staff Writer
The iPod is a hit. Macs are flying off the shelves. The share price has tripled in a year. So why is Apple Computer Inc. so touchy these days? In its latest fit of corporate pique, Apple pulled dozens of books by John Wiley & Sons Inc. from the shelves of its 103 stores, the publisher said Tuesday. Apple was unhappy with an upcoming book on its chief executive and co-founder, Steve Jobs. The move heightens Apple's reputation as Silicon Valley's most thin-skinned company.
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HEALTH
May 11, 1998 | SHARI ROAN
The goal of this book is to help men make informed choices when faced with a diagnosis of prostate cancer. Dr. Marcus H. Loo is a respected urologist at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, and Marian Betancourt is an experienced writer of health educational materials for the public. Together, they have produced a manual that is current, straightforward and comprehensive.
HEALTH
May 11, 1998 | SHARI ROAN
The goal of this book is to help men make informed choices when faced with a diagnosis of prostate cancer. Dr. Marcus H. Loo is a respected urologist at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, and Marian Betancourt is an experienced writer of health educational materials for the public. Together, they have produced a manual that is current, straightforward and comprehensive.
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March 26, 1993 | BARBARA BRONSON GRAY
Getting started in the garden can be somewhat overwhelming, but local nurseries and garden stores can provide advice and supplies, including books on vegetable, fruit and flower cultivation. The following resources offer additional help for families starting from scratch: The National Gardening Assn. (180 Flynn Ave., Burlington, Vt. 05401, phone (802) 863-1308) is a clearinghouse of information for 69 million gardening households in the United States.
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November 18, 2008 | Times Wire Services
Google Inc. won preliminary approval of a settlement of copyright lawsuits by publishers and authors in which it will pay $125 million to resolve claims over the company's book-scanning project. U.S. District Judge John Sprizzo in New York issued the order tentatively approving the deal and scheduled a hearing for June 11, when he will further consider the pact's fairness. Mountain View, Calif.-based Google has said the settlement, announced Oct. 28, will enable it to make millions of books searchable and printable online.
HEALTH
March 27, 2006 | Jeannine Stein
Show of hands: Who would like to have a body like Halle Berry's? Brad Pitt's abs, anyone? How about Nicole Kidman's nipped waist? Personal trainer Steve Zim (with coauthor Mark Laska) promises a celebrity-worthy physique in "6 Weeks to a Hollywood Body" (John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2006). Jeannine Stein * "6 Weeks to a Hollywood Body": Despite its tabloid-ish title, this book contains detailed workouts designed to create a toned figure.
BUSINESS
August 13, 2012 | By William D'Urso
Google is acquiring Frommer's travel brand from John Wiley & Sons Inc. for an undisclosed price in a deal that could help the search giant compete against online review stalwarts like Yelp, CitySearch and TripAdvisor. The deal is expected to close shortly, the Wall Street Journal reported, and Google has yet to decide whether it will move Frommer's print offerings to online. The travel brand could eventually be combined with Zagat, which Google also owns. “The Frommer's team and the quality and scope of their content will be a great addition to the Zagat team.
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July 19, 2011 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles, Los Angeles Times
College textbooks are getting a bit more affordable. Amazon.com Inc. on Monday said it launched a program in which college students can rent digital copies of "tens of thousands of textbooks" at a fraction of the cost of buying them. The online retailer said the rental fees could be as much as 80% lower than the purchase price. Students can rent a textbook for as few as 30 days or up to 360 days, with fees based on how long the book is rented, Amazon said. Rentals can be read on Amazon's Kindle e-reader, as well as Macs and PCs that have the Kindle app. They can also be read on smartphones and tablet computers running the Apple iOS, Microsoft Windows Phone 7 and Google Android operating systems.
SPORTS
July 28, 2003 | Larry Stewart
A consumer's guide to the best and worst of sports media and merchandise. Ground rules: If it can be read, played, heard, observed, worn, viewed, dialed or downloaded, it's in play here. One exception: No products will be endorsed. What: "Horse Sense: An Inside Look at the Sport of Kings." Author: Bert Sugar, with Cornell Richardson. Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc. Price: $24.95.
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April 2, 1991 | JOHN MEDEARIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kinko's Graphics Corp., the Ventura-based owner of about 90 copying stores nationwide, said Monday that it would comply with a federal judge's ruling restricting the stores' ability to photocopy and sell packaged excerpts of books to college students. But the copying store chain added that it is considering an appeal of the decision.
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