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October 27, 1999 | THOMAS S. MULLIGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move that acknowledges the soaring importance of technology in the U.S. economy and the stock market, Microsoft Inc. and Intel Corp. are being added to the Dow Jones industrial average. Also joining the world's best known stock index, effective Monday, will be phone giant SBC Communications and retailer Home Depot. The newcomers will replace three "smokestack" stocks--Chevron, Goodyear Tire & Rubber and Union Carbide--plus old-line retailer Sears, Roebuck & Co. in the 30-stock index.
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May 5, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
Google Inc., with its free meals, high monthly pay and relaxed work environment, was rated by interns as the best place to work in a report released just ahead of the peak summer internship season. A software engineering intern at the search engine giant can expect an average monthly pay of $6,463, according to career website Glassdoor. Google interns, who voted the company as the most satisfying place to work, also reported additional perks such as face time with managers and opportunities to sit in on meetings.
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BUSINESS
July 9, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Apple, Microsoft Closer to Trial: Apple Computer's 3-year-old lawsuit alleging that Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard have illegally copied elements of the Macintosh computer's software moved a step closer to trial when a federal judge ruled that all depositions in the case must be completed by the end of February. A trial on those issues that have not been dismissed during the long series of pretrial hearings is expected to begin several months after that.
BUSINESS
June 12, 2000 | JOSEPH MENN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two major conferences took place last week for people who write the computer programs that help drive the technology economy, and it was fitting that they were a continent apart. In Orlando, Fla., at an annual event for developers of programs to run on Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating systems, Bill Gates told 11,000 attendees that Microsoft would spend $2 billion to spur the design of new applications.
BUSINESS
October 29, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Firms Back Miniature PC Design: Phoenix Technologies announced that it had licensed software from Microsoft and Lotus Development as part of an effort to develop a standard design for a new class of inexpensive, lightweight IBM-compatible personal computers.
BUSINESS
July 24, 1998 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
A onetime Microsoft Corp. executive told a Senate panel Thursday that his former employer is trying to "create obstacles to the freedom and openness of the Internet" by "breaking" rival software products. Appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Rob Glaser, chief executive of RealNetworks Inc.
BUSINESS
August 20, 1997 | From Associated Press
Broadening its scrutiny of Microsoft Corp., the Justice Department said Tuesday that it is reviewing the software giant's proposed $150-million investment in Apple Computer Inc. and its stake in three smaller companies. The government wants to find out if some of Microsoft's latest deals may be stifling competition in the high-tech business, violating an earlier agreement.
BUSINESS
June 12, 2000 | JOSEPH MENN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two major conferences took place last week for people who write the computer programs that help drive the technology economy, and it was fitting that they were a continent apart. In Orlando, Fla., at an annual event for developers of programs to run on Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating systems, Bill Gates told 11,000 attendees that Microsoft would spend $2 billion to spur the design of new applications.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1999 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal and state authorities seized several Los Angeles County homes valued at more than $4 million and arrested eight people this week on suspicion of money laundering and running the nation's largest Microsoft counterfeiting scheme. Atul Sowmitra Dhurandhur, 51, and his wife, Mamta, 44, both of Palos Verdes, are accused of running a $56-million piracy ring that authorities say may have shipped at least 15,000 fake software disks a month worldwide since 1996.
BUSINESS
May 16, 2000 | From Associated Press
Charged with enabling easy access for computer viruses such as the "Love Bug," Microsoft Corp. is altering its popular Outlook e-mail software to prevent users from running any "executable" program attachments, good or bad. As an additional safeguard, any time a computer program attempts to access Outlook's address book or tries to send e-mail via Outlook, users will receive a warning and will be urged not to allow it.
BUSINESS
May 16, 2000 | From Associated Press
Charged with enabling easy access for computer viruses such as the "Love Bug," Microsoft Corp. is altering its popular Outlook e-mail software to prevent users from running any "executable" program attachments, good or bad. As an additional safeguard, any time a computer program attempts to access Outlook's address book or tries to send e-mail via Outlook, users will receive a warning and will be urged not to allow it.
NEWS
October 27, 1999 | THOMAS S. MULLIGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move that acknowledges the soaring importance of technology in the U.S. economy and the stock market, Microsoft Inc. and Intel Corp. are being added to the Dow Jones industrial average. Also joining the world's best known stock index, effective Monday, will be phone giant SBC Communications and retailer Home Depot. The newcomers will replace three "smokestack" stocks--Chevron, Goodyear Tire & Rubber and Union Carbide--plus old-line retailer Sears, Roebuck & Co. in the 30-stock index.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1999 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal and state authorities seized several Los Angeles County homes valued at more than $4 million and arrested eight people this week on suspicion of money laundering and running the nation's largest Microsoft counterfeiting scheme. Atul Sowmitra Dhurandhur, 51, and his wife, Mamta, 44, both of Palos Verdes, are accused of running a $56-million piracy ring that authorities say may have shipped at least 15,000 fake software disks a month worldwide since 1996.
BUSINESS
July 24, 1998 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
A onetime Microsoft Corp. executive told a Senate panel Thursday that his former employer is trying to "create obstacles to the freedom and openness of the Internet" by "breaking" rival software products. Appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Rob Glaser, chief executive of RealNetworks Inc.
BUSINESS
August 20, 1997 | From Associated Press
Broadening its scrutiny of Microsoft Corp., the Justice Department said Tuesday that it is reviewing the software giant's proposed $150-million investment in Apple Computer Inc. and its stake in three smaller companies. The government wants to find out if some of Microsoft's latest deals may be stifling competition in the high-tech business, violating an earlier agreement.
BUSINESS
October 11, 1994 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
IBM Corp. today hopes to sneak through a window of opportunity created by the folks who wrote the book on Windows--Microsoft Corp. At a media event in New York, IBM will unveil a bells-and-whistles version of its 7-year-old operating system for personal computers, OS/2, which until now has been a costly and embarrassing failure. The Armonk, N.Y., computer giant will pump $50 million into a high-profile advertising campaign to promote the product, due in stores late this month.
BUSINESS
October 11, 1994 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
IBM Corp. today hopes to sneak through a window of opportunity created by the folks who wrote the book on Windows--Microsoft Corp. At a media event in New York, IBM will unveil a bells-and-whistles version of its 7-year-old operating system for personal computers, OS/2, which until now has been a costly and embarrassing failure. The Armonk, N.Y., computer giant will pump $50 million into a high-profile advertising campaign to promote the product, due in stores late this month.
BUSINESS
March 18, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Microsoft Starts to Roll Out New Version of Windows: The company based in Redmond, Wash., will start shipping its long-awaited new version of Windows, the popular software that makes IBM-type personal computers easier to use. Microsoft will ship at least 1 million copies of Windows version 3.1 to U.S. stores and directly to customer homes by April 6, when the product will go on sale, Chairman Bill Gates said. "We have orders for very close to a million right now.
BUSINESS
October 29, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Firms Back Miniature PC Design: Phoenix Technologies announced that it had licensed software from Microsoft and Lotus Development as part of an effort to develop a standard design for a new class of inexpensive, lightweight IBM-compatible personal computers.
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