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February 17, 2005 | From Associated Press
Developing a new use for the material that's already the foundation of the computer chip industry, Intel Corp. researchers have built a continuously shining silicon laser that could drive down the cost of optical networking. Such a laser could make high-bandwidth, light-based communication feasible for not only the connections between computers but also the links between components inside PCs. It also could slash the cost of lasers used in defense, medicine and other industries.
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BUSINESS
October 10, 2007 | From the Associated Press
san francisco -- Hoping to woo shoppers who say EBay Inc. has lost its folksy appeal, the world's largest online auction plans to launch its own version of a social networking service today and is promising other customer-friendly features by year's end. The new Neighborhoods feature encourages users to post photos, product reviews, tips and responses -- creating a far more visual and interactive experience than EBay's text-based discussion forums.
BUSINESS
February 19, 1990 | NANCY YOSHIHARA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A few minutes after 5 p.m. one recent Wednesday as the sun set on Century City, a trickle of visitors began arriving at the Westside offices of Fujisankei Communications International. An hour later, the Japanese company's suite of offices was packed with about 100 men and women who munched on sushi and peanuts between sips of wine and soda. Steven Clemons interrupted the chatter of Japanese and English to introduce the evening's host, Fujisankei Executive Vice President Masaru Kakutani.
BUSINESS
December 10, 2007 | Jessica Guynn, Times Staff Writer
Since Dan Nye joined LinkedIn Corp. as chief executive less than a year ago, he has presided over dramatic growth even by Silicon Valley standards. Membership in the career contacts site has climbed to 17 million from 8 million, and the payroll to 200 from 60. Nye, a former executive at Procter & Gamble Co. and Intuit Inc., has made high-profile hires, including tapping Lloyd Taylor, formerly Google Inc.'s director of global operations, as LinkedIn's vice president of technical operations.
BUSINESS
November 1, 1995 | LESLIE HELM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There are already wired homes and wired offices to serve the wired executive. Now, coming soon, the wired car. Or rather, the wireless car. CellPort Labs, a Boulder, Colo., company, has created a technology for networking the electronic devices in a car to a cellular phone, which it says will make cars safer, more fun and more computer-friendly.
BUSINESS
May 7, 2007 | Alex Pham, Times Staff Writer
Dan Nye landed a job as chief executive of a hot Silicon Valley company without even dusting off his resume. Nye was an executive vice president at Advent Software Inc. when Reid Hoffman, chairman of social-networking company LinkedIn Corp., came calling. Hoffman hadn't found him through a headhunter or a classifieds site but through LinkedIn's vast who-knows-whom online network. Through the whole process, Nye said, "I was never asked to produce a resume, and I was never asked for a reference."
NEWS
January 26, 1994 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Southern Mexico's Indian rebels did not have to wait long for a reply to their call early this month for other organizations to join their struggle: The next night, a car bomb exploded in a shopping center here.
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August 6, 1990 | TERESA WATANABE and SOON NEO LIM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Paul Himawan came to Pomona to study industrial engineering and now imports truck tires and frozen shrimp from his native Indonesia. William Lu fled Vietnam for France in 1954 to escape persecution and has risen to become president and chief executive of the United Pacific Bank on North Hill Street. Yongki Yi left Korea for Los Angeles as a tourist in 1971 and stayed to provide what the Department of Labor certified was a badly needed service: air conditioning mechanics in the Mojave Desert.
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December 3, 1997 | MELINDA FULMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Every month the Regency Club in Westwood plays host to a wheeling and dealing group from the commercial real estate industry. It's not the usual cadre of well-barbered men in dark suits, but a meeting of almost 130 female brokers, attorneys and others intent on forging their own powerful feminine network in this still mostly male field.
BUSINESS
December 11, 2007 | Alana Semuels, Times Staff Writer
In the high-tech world, Southern California is almost as cool as Silicon Valley. Heather Schlegel knows this because she goes out almost every night. Schlegel, a chronic blogger and the owner of Purple Tornado, a West Hollywood consulting and event-planning firm, attends geek dinners, techie lunches and nerd happy hours. She was so overwhelmed by the opportunities that Purple Tornado recently created an online event calendar to help people like her keep track.
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