February 26, 1996 |
"Hi. Want a job?" That's how Nick Rothenberg, co-founder of a digital design studio in Culver City, answers his phone nowadays. His firm, which creates sites on the Internet's World Wide Web for clients such as Paramount Studios and KCRW-FM (89.9), has quadrupled to a dozen full-time staff members in just over a year, and he is always on the prowl for computer programmers and graphic artists to conscript into a growing army of freelancers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1995 |
Despite the many segments of California that continue to go through restructuring and job loss, a new and highly competitive economy is emerging, built on an innovative mix of high technology, entertainment and design. New and innovative local development programs are essential to safeguard this encouraging trend. One of the most remarkable success stories of the new California economy is the multimedia industry that has emerged in the Silicon Valley and Hollywood.
October 1, 1994 |
It's been a while since Los Angeles and San Francisco had a hot new issue to feed their simmering rivalry. The water wars have receded, Southern California's political dominance is firmly established, and Angelenos cheerfully acknowledge that San Francisco is a terrific place to visit--even though few northerners return the compliment. But there's a new tug of war going on now, a geographic struggle over the heart and the soul and the dollars of the emerging multimedia industry.
July 11, 1994 |
BEYOND VIDEO: The multimedia industry--which produces computer programs for products like games that combine video, sound, graphics and text--gathers steam in Orange County. A decade ago, there were just a few one-person firms; now there are more than a dozen companies with hundreds of employees. . . . Enter Jon Sidoli, a UC Irvine fine arts graduate, who started Digital Artists Agency in Irvine to supply multimedia companies with performers. "We're the talent scouts," Sidoli says.
January 16, 1994
There is intense industry and media interest ("Government to Re-Examine Patent Award to Compton's," Dec. 17) in my decision to order a re-examination of a patent awarded to Compton's New Media in August, and I would like to make sure everyone is clear about why my decision was made. The multimedia industry's reaction to Compton's multimedia patent did not spur re-examination of the patent. Rather, the industry reaction led to a review of the patent. During the review, prior art (any invention or publicly available information in the field of the invention)
November 17, 1993 |
Shock and incredulity spread through the burgeoning multimedia industry Tuesday after a Carlsbad, Calif., company revealed that it had won a broad patent on multimedia technology and will charge a fee to anyone who wants to employ it.