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February 26, 2012 | By Lew Sichelman
Among new Internet-based real estate ventures to pop up in recent months is one that enables house hunters to simultaneously search for just about every lifestyle criteria imaginable. Another protects would-be tenants from unwittingly renting from a struggling owner in the midst of a foreclosure. SpatialMatch.com, an overlay technology that can be embedded on an agent's website or perhaps on an entire multiple listing service, enables buyers to pursue properties using any number of lifestyle criteria.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 2011 | By Gale Holland, Los Angeles Times
A man was in critical condition after a shooting Saturday on the Venice boardwalk that sent hordes of onlookers running pell-mell into the streets, police said Sunday. "It looked like a human tidal wave," said Spencer L. Sirlin, 27, a Hollywood booking agent who witnessed the attack. The victim, in his mid-20s, was struck in the head and side and taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, said Los Angeles police Sgt. Felipe Vasquez, of the Pacific Division's beach detail. The man's name and updated condition were not available Sunday evening.
BUSINESS
October 28, 2005 | Richard Marosi and Joseph Menn, Times Staff Writers
Four years after dodging a $65-million court judgment by fleeing the country, former online-porn mogul Stephen Michael Cohen was arrested by Mexican authorities in Tijuana and handed over Thursday to U.S. agents. Cohen, a multiple felon and longtime con man, had been on the run since before 2001, when a judge ordered him to pay a San Francisco entrepreneur for hijacking the Internet address Sex.com.
BUSINESS
July 24, 2002 | Bloomberg News
Ticketmaster, the biggest retailer of concert and sports tickets, reported a second-quarter profit of $14.7 million as revenue rose at its Match.com Internet dating service. Net income was 10 cents a share, contrasted with a loss of $29.5 million, or 21 cents, in the year-earlier quarter, the company said. Sales at Match.com and affiliates almost tripled to $29.5 million from $10.7 million. Ticketmaster shares fell $1.95 to $13.37 on Nasdaq.
NATIONAL
April 4, 2006 | Erik German, Newsday
A police officer seeking revenge against a former girlfriend hacked into the woman's e-mail account, assumed her identity at an online dating service and contacted 70 men, inviting some of them for rendezvous at the woman's home, Suffolk County prosecutors charged Monday in a 197-count indictment. Investigators declined to identify the woman, whom they said discovered the scheme when strangers began appearing at her house, claiming she had solicited their visits via Match.
BUSINESS
December 13, 2002 | From Reuters
USA Interactive, the Internet commerce company run by Barry Diller, restructured management ranks into three core categories and said the head of its electronic retailer, HSN, is leaving. The company -- home to travel firms Expedia Inc. and Hotels.com, Ticketmaster and dating service Match.com -- said it would reorganize operations into three groups: information and services, electronic retailing and travel services. Shares of New York-based USA fell 35 cents to $24.34 on Nasdaq.
NEWS
November 27, 2003
You really got my motor running with the article on speed-dating ("You Can Learn a Lot in Just Three Minutes," Nov. 13). Michelle Maltais' touched a chord with me, as I too have sampled the Match.com experience. It's fast-food love. Internet dating forces us to pass judgment on others through a photograph and a small essay. But the truth is that chemistry between a man and a woman can never be written down as a scientific formula. Yes, you can learn a lot in three minutes, but think of all that you miss.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 2006 | Jessica Garrison, Times Staff Writer
Single people everywhere dream of a match made in heaven. Anne Majerik dreame only of a match made in Beverly Hills. But when her high-priced matchmaker disappointed her, she sued. And on Tuesday, a jury awarded her $2.1 million. Majerik, who paid $125,000 to Beverly Hills matchmaker Orly Hadida, said she was promised time with "a cultured gentleman" and his "estate of up to $20 million." She said all she got were a few introductions to some inappropriate men.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 2011 | By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from Sacramento -- A push by law enforcement and consumer groups to allow parents to restrict their children's personal information on social networking sites and limit disclosure about adults has stalled in the Legislature amid aggressive lobbying by Facebook, Google, Twitter and other firms. The businesses oppose legislation that would require them to promptly remove adults' personal information from sites upon request and allow parents to edit their kids' web postings to exclude information such as home addresses and phone numbers.
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