July 15, 1991 |
Linda Tiger was describing her work in food service when she got tongue-tied. "Sorry, I am so nervous," she told the group of 18 women gathered around a table. Several spoke up to reassure her and urged her to go on. She smiled and finished. Later, some of the women offered ways that they build confidence: They dress better, read motivational books and meditate. One woman said she tapes a list of her job skills to the wall next to her bathroom mirror.
April 26, 1994 |
Haul out all the cliches about Silicon Valley's abundant success stories and they still won't do justice to Cisco Systems Inc. Less than 10 years old, the sibilant manufacturer of computer networking gear cries out for new superlatives to describe its achievements: a routine doubling of annual sales and profit, four stock splits in as many years, extraordinary productivity ($500,000 per employee), a rocket-like ascent among investors. Little wonder that Cisco perches near the top of three of The Times 100's key measures of corporate performance in 1993: fourth in two-year return on equity, sixth in sales growth and 12th in market value.
February 10, 1996 |
Over dinner recently in this quiet resort high in the snowy Swiss Alps, Nobel Prize-winning scientist James D. Watson discovered a new friend in Frank Gehry, the distinguished Los Angeles architect. "We learned we have a lot in common," said Watson, the 67-year-old DNA expert and president of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York. "We both love physical exercise. Did you know he learned to play hockey at age 63?"
April 6, 1994 |
A short walk up Jianshe Road from the train station in this booming frontier factory town reveals the timeless face of capitalism, as embraced unabashedly in the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone. In a Dickensian scene, prostitutes and filthy-faced urchins line the sidewalk by the Shangri-La, a shiny, marble-crusted, five-star hotel. Outside, a small boy hoists a seemingly lifeless infant on his shoulder and begs. Inside, sleek men in tailored suits mill about importantly in the lobby.
November 28, 1997 |
From the moment he arrived in Los Angeles from Mexico, Pablo Cifuntas told everyone he met in his mostly Latino community that he was looking for work. It wasn't long before a man down the block found him a near-minimum-wage job at a soy milk factory. Nineteen-year-old Flossie Bradford never knew anyone in her poor, largely African American neighborhood who had a job.
December 5, 2010 |
Tired of tangled wires on your portable electronics? The folks at Black Box are on the case — specifically, a 7-inch-square by 2-inch-deep faux-leather case. The case unzips to reveal five mobile accessories with retractable cables: a USB optical mouse, a USB cable, a cable for wired networking, stereo ear buds, and a notebook AC power cable. Each item in the Deluxe Retractable Cable Kit ($38.95) pops into and out of its own slot. Extension ranges from 2 feet (for the mouse)
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September 26, 2000
Internet Machines Corp. of Agoura Hills announced it has received $30 million in second-round venture funding to accelerate growth and development of next-generation networking products. The funding was led by Meritech Capital Partners and includes additional investments from the current investor, Redpoint Ventures, and several others.
September 21, 2009 |
Since it's so fashionable these days to question whether government can do anything right -- whether it's regulating banks, bolstering the economy or overseeing healthcare -- it's worth noting that we're about to celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of the most important federal initiatives of our time. The event was the launch of the Internet, which we date from Oct. 29, 1969, when a refrigerator-sized special-purpose computer in Leonard Kleinrock's engineering lab at UCLA transmitted its first message to a twin machine in Menlo Park, Calif.
June 8, 1994 |
Networking Nirvana: That's how the owners of Tiffanys II on Lido in Newport Beach are advertising their new club. Tiffanys II is in the Harbor Tower and Marina facility across from the Arches restaurant. The club will cater to business people in Orange County who are in search of a comfortable place to network and who will purchase memberships in the club.