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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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August 15, 2005 | Wendy Lee, Times Staff Writer
Some may call it a tale of beauty and the beast. But Sam, a 14-year-old pedigreed Chinese crested, and a three-time champ in the World's Ugliest Dog Contest, is the dog of Susie Lockheed's dreams. Lockheed, 53, enjoys massaging Sam's fleshy, thin, potato-chip ears and running her fingers through the small patches of white hair on his head. She likes kissing Sam's hairless frame, littered with blackheads, brown warts and moles. Even his hindquarters have a large hernia lump.
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.
NATIONAL
February 27, 2007 | From Newsday
By promising to join the military, a former Long Island police officer avoided jail time and probation Monday for hacking into his ex-girlfriend's online dating account and setting up dates for her with men she didn't know. Michael Valentine, 29, was charged in April with 197 counts, including stalking, computer tampering and harassment. He pleaded guilty in June to two misdemeanor charges of unauthorized use of a computer.
NEWS
May 18, 2001 | ANN MARSH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Cherry Norris never got a chance to date online but insists she would have. The native Tennessean suffered through eight nearly date-free years in Los Angeles prior to the advent of the Web. The Internet, she figures, might have spared her from The Question. "People would say, 'You're smart. You're pretty. . .' "--at this point, Norris knew what was coming next--" 'Why aren't you dating?' I couldn't answer," says the dark-blond filmmaker, now 40 and in a committed relationship.
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.
NEWS
April 26, 2001 | ROBERT BURNS, robert.burns@latimes.com
"Chains of Love" is a new show on UPN in which one person is chained to four others of the opposite sex--the goal being to narrow the four down to one for the perfect match. The show proves people will do just about anything for a date. For those enamored with the Net, that means thousands upon thousands of online personal ads, mostly with photos. It's no wonder these people don't have the time to get out of the house and meet someone.
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