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July 22, 2007 | Michelle Quinn, Times Staff Writer
Call centers usually conjure up painful images of frustrating conversations and unresolved problems, not feel-good ideals such as "community" and "changing the world." But it's a different story when you're working for Maynard Webb, chief executive of LiveOps Inc. He's got a diverse crew of 16,000 retirees, military spouses, moms and college students working from home to take phone orders for exercise equipment, flowers and other goods.
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July 22, 2007 | Michelle Quinn, Times Staff Writer
Call centers usually conjure up painful images of frustrating conversations and unresolved problems, not feel-good ideals such as "community" and "changing the world." But it's a different story when you're working for Maynard Webb, chief executive of LiveOps Inc. He's got a diverse crew of 16,000 retirees, military spouses, moms and college students working from home to take phone orders for exercise equipment, flowers and other goods.
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May 2, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
EBay Inc., the San Jose-based Internet auctioneer, said that Chief Operating Officer Maynard Webb would retire in August. Webb, 50, joined the company as president of its EBay Technologies unit in 1999 and was named chief operating officer in 2002.
BUSINESS
February 26, 2014 | By Andrea Chang
L.A. techies, typically found close to the beach, are going east of the 405 -- at least for a day. Hundreds of top entrepreneurs and investors are congregating at the newly opened Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday for the Upfront Summit . The annual technology and investor conference, hosted by Santa Monica venture capital firm Upfront Ventures (formerly GRP Partners), quickly reached capacity thanks to a lineup of speakers that includes Jeremy Liew of Lightspeed Venture Partners, Nate Redmond of Rustic Canyon and Dana Settle of Greycroft.
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August 10, 1999
Online magazine Salon.com, which recently went public, reported a fiscal first-quarter net loss, including an $11.5-million one-time noncash preferred dividend, of $16.1 million, or $10.10 per share, compared with a loss of $1.4 million, or $3.75, a year ago. Revenue rose to $1 million from $408,000. * Shares of Santa Monica-based Stamps.com Inc. fell 12% after an early rally on news that the U.S.
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August 11, 1999 | Reuters, Bloomberg News
EBay Inc.'s battered stock led Nasdaq gainers Tuesday, one day after the company briefed analysts on its growth strategy and appeared to reassure investors that it is dedicated to preventing the system crashes that have plagued its site. The online auctioneer also beefed up its technology staff Monday, naming Maynard Webb from Gateway Inc. president of technologies and making other key appointments. The stock soared $9.63 to $89.25, leading other Net names higher.
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June 30, 2013 | By Jessica Naziri
It's Thursday afternoon and I know I have a morning meeting at nine, a work event at 6, and drinks with friends sometime after that. When it comes time for me to leave I will look for the address, directions and hope to get there in time.   Let's be honest, keeping track of everything is difficult. And, with most of our phones being “smart”, its only a matter of time that the virtual personal assistant apps take rise. Apple's Siri helps you get things done just by asking.
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February 7, 2012 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles
Yahoo will forge its future without Chairman Roy Bostock and three other board members, the struggling Internet company said. Bostock announced the departures Tuesday in a letter to shareholders, describing the moves as part of Yahoo's turnaround efforts. "The board has concluded that in order to accelerate the Company's transformation, the combination of a new Chief Executive Officer with an enhanced team of independent directors would provide Yahoo with the expertise and perspectives necessary to drive innovation and growth going forward," Bostock said in the letter.
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March 6, 2012 | By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
He has only been on the job for two months, but Yahoo's new chief executive, Scott Thompson, is already preparing a bold plan to turn around the struggling Internet company. Thompson is weighing a significant restructuring of Yahoo that could include thousands of layoffs, according to technology blog All Things D. The moves, the first major ones from the former PayPal president, could be announced as early as this month, Kara Swisher reported, citing anonymous sources. Yahoo recently hired the Boston Consulting Group to focus on the cuts to its products group.
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July 7, 2006 | Chris Gaither, Times Staff Writer
Is EBay Inc.'s management team strong enough and deep enough to fend off growing competition from Google Inc.? Investors were asking that question Thursday after the online auctioneer announced a shuffle of senior management that was prompted by the departure of a top executive. EBay shares slumped more than 5%, closing at their lowest level since 2003.
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