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September 13, 2012 | By Richard Verrier
The industry's chief lobbying group wants to do a better job of telling Hollywood's story. The Motion Picture Assn. of America is launching a new website today called The Credits that provides feature stories, graphics and facts and figures intended to offer more insight into the people and businesses that make the film and television industry run. "I don't think the industry has done a very good job of telling its story," said Chris Dodd, chairman...
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April 21, 2014 | By Chris O'Brien, This post has been corrected. See below for details.
[ This post was updated at 10:24 ] Under Chief Executive Tim Cook, Apple has become increasingly vocal about its efforts to reduce the company's effect on the environment. On Monday, the company launched a revamped website that highlights its progress and discloses some new efforts as well.  The new site, which includes a solemn video narrated by Cook, coincides with Earth Day (which has already started in some parts of the world) and announces Apple's lofty goal: "We want to leave the world better than we found it. " "Better," says Cook in the video.
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NEWS
May 11, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
Usually, potential presidential aspirants seek cash before waging a campaign. Mike Huckabee wants your prayers. To that end, a new website has been launched seeking divine inspiration for the former Arkansas governor, called www.prayforhuckabee.com . "As many of you know, I am prayerfully considering an important decision about seeking the office of president in the 2012 election. I am asking for God's guidance now, and I humbly ask that you would join me in prayer as I seek to discern His will for my life," Huckabee writes on the page.
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April 7, 2014 | By Chris Megerian
SACRAMENTO -- The launch of a new political website in California, intended to highlight conservative success stories in the Golden State, quickly ran into trouble on Monday when controversial promotional images cost the organization one of its highest-profile contributors. The images, including a Photoshopped depiction of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) on all fours in a bikini with her tongue hanging out, prompted House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield)
NEWS
June 27, 2011 | By Noam N. Levey, Washington Bureau / For the Booster Shots blog
Consumers looking to compare doctors and hospitals are getting a new resource as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation launches an online state-by-state directory of healthcare providers. The directory features an interactive map of the 50 states that consumers can click on to access 197 state-level and 27 national quality databases set up by nonprofits, health plans and government agencies nationwide. Though some of these databases have been available for years, such directories have been proliferating as patient advocates, healthcare leaders and public officials intensify efforts to improve the quality of care that Americans receive.
BUSINESS
October 10, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Following the new logo it announced last month, Ebay showed off a redesigned website and introduced a new app that will let users order and receive items on the same day. The online shopping site, which has been shifting away from auctions and focusing on instant purchases, said it will roll out the new design in the coming weeks. The redesign gives Ebay's website a cleaner and more contemporary look, it said. You can check out screenshots of the new design here , and you'll notice the new Ebay looks a lot like Pinterest with items laid out over multiple columns and in images of varying sizes.
NEWS
August 1, 2012 | By S. Irene Virbila, Restaurant Critic
Edward Behr's magazine The Art of Eating has a new website and blog. And I guess to celebrate, this seriously wonderful food newsletter turned magazine is having a summer sale. Now through Aug. 12, save 30% when you buy four back issues. That's $33 total, with free shipping. Just scroll through the back issues table of contents to see what you've been missing. Blog posts so far are excerpts from articles. One post on the palm honey of La Gomera begins, "I was sitting in a small bar in La Gomera's capital, San Sebastian, when I began to hear a soft, lilting whistling coming from the streets outside.
TRAVEL
February 10, 2013 | By Jen Leo
Sunsets, seafaring and ports of call. This website offers an endless ocean of daydreaming for travelers who can't resist the wide-open sea - or the bikini-clad girls sunning themselves on the ship decks in the pictures. Name: InterSailClub.com What it does: It's a planning and booking platform for chartered sailing vacations. What's hot : I did back flips when I clicked on "Who's on Board?" and up popped a color-coded map of the ship that showed me which berths were available.
BUSINESS
March 9, 2014 | By Lew Sichelman
It hurts when you've been rejected for a mortgage. Of course, there are many reasons you can be turned down. You may not have been employed long enough in your current job, for example, or you may not make enough money for the property you want to buy. But if you are spurned because of a low credit score, the pain of rejection is sometimes made worse by the reason your score didn't make the grade. Actually, lenders don't give you a reason, per se. Rather, you receive what's called a "reason code": a two-character numeric code and a terse, industry-speak statement - for example, "01 Amount owed on accounts is too high" - as to why your credit score isn't higher.
BUSINESS
July 30, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Google is making it easier for users to share and view 360-degree panorama images by launching a new site called " Views . " The new site makes it possible for users to upload their "photo sphere" images from their Google+ accounts and from their Android devices onto Google Maps. Photo spheres are 360-degree panoramas similar to the images users see when they go on Google Street View. Some Android users can shoot and create their own photo spheres using their camera app. PHOTOS: Google Street View from 22,000 feet To use Views, sign in using your Google+ profile, then click on a blue camera icon to import photo spheres already uploaded to your Google+ accounts.
NEWS
March 19, 2014 | By Neela Banerjee
WASHINGTON -- As part of its campaign to step up efforts to address climate change, the White House on Wednesday announced the creation of a new website to serve as a one-stop location for the enormous amount of climate data housed at different federal agencies. The initiative to make the information more accessible to communities, researchers and industries trying to adapt to global warming is the latest move by the White House to deliver on a pledge that President Obama made last June to use his executive authority to address the causes and effects of climate change in light of congressional inaction on the issue.
BUSINESS
March 9, 2014 | By Lew Sichelman
It hurts when you've been rejected for a mortgage. Of course, there are many reasons you can be turned down. You may not have been employed long enough in your current job, for example, or you may not make enough money for the property you want to buy. But if you are spurned because of a low credit score, the pain of rejection is sometimes made worse by the reason your score didn't make the grade. Actually, lenders don't give you a reason, per se. Rather, you receive what's called a "reason code": a two-character numeric code and a terse, industry-speak statement - for example, "01 Amount owed on accounts is too high" - as to why your credit score isn't higher.
BUSINESS
March 9, 2014 | By Marc Lifsher
SACRAMENTO - California lawmakers for years have been battling ravenous metal thieves, who pull copper wires out of street lights, grab rebar from construction sites, and steal pumps and other costly equipment from farmers' fields. Now, a bipartisan group of legislators led by Assemblyman Brian Nestande (R-Palm Desert), is trying to put more manpower and money into the fight. Nestande's bill, AB 2313, would create a metal theft task force within the attorney general's office that would provide grants to local police and prosecutors.
BUSINESS
February 20, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Google is bringing awareness to global deforestation with a new website that lets users see how the world's forests have been being cut down since 2000. The Silicon Valley tech giant has partnered with the World Resources Institute and numerous other organizations to launch Global Forest Watch , a visual map website that lets anyone track deforestation around the world Global Forest Watch shows data for deforestation going back to 2000, and it includes numerous analytical features.
BUSINESS
January 24, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
A year ago, Twitter released Vine, an oddly green app that let users film six-second videos. Right off the bat, many questioned whether six seconds was enough time to film anything of significance, but a community of creative users immediately flocked to the new mobile app and proved a lot can be done in six seconds. Whether artistic videos or hilarious skits or even footage of real, breaking-news events, Vine proved its worth. The app became so popular that it eventually forced Facebook's Instagram to add video-recording capabilities to its app.  PHOTOS: 10 ways to use the sharing economy Now Vine is celebrating its 1-year anniversary with a new website called " A Year on Vine . " The site hosts a collection of the top Vines posted in 2013 as well as the first few weeks of 2014.
SPORTS
January 16, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
  Remember the iconic "1984" Super Bowl ad from Apple? Or the ad that had Mean Joe Greene giving his jersey to a kid? Or the Larry Bird vs. Michael Jordan ad where they are trying to one-up each other at shooting? Finally, there's a website where you can watch all your favorite Super Bowl ads in one place. Hulu AdZone , which launched Thursday, is a new website that features the greatest Super Bowl commercials of all time and will let you vote for the best ad at this year's Super Bowl.
BUSINESS
February 20, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Google is bringing awareness to global deforestation with a new website that lets users see how the world's forests have been being cut down since 2000. The Silicon Valley tech giant has partnered with the World Resources Institute and numerous other organizations to launch Global Forest Watch , a visual map website that lets anyone track deforestation around the world Global Forest Watch shows data for deforestation going back to 2000, and it includes numerous analytical features.
BUSINESS
June 27, 2013 | By Andrea Chang
GRP Partners, one of the go-to venture capital firms in the L.A. area, made a slew of major announcements Thursday: It's changing its name to Upfront Ventures, has a new $200-million fund and is moving from Century City to Santa Monica. We got a sneak peek of the new space this month and it's pretty sweet. At the corner of Arizona Avenue and 7th Street, the office boasts 8,000 square feet of indoor space and a 4,000-square-foot sprawling rooftop deck with 360-degree views. PHOTOS: Top smartphones of 2013 After searching for a new location for several months, Upfront signed a 10-year lease and plans to move in February after extensive construction and remodeling to make the space more open and modern.
NEWS
December 11, 2013 | By L.A. at Home staff
Andrew Riiska's aptly named Construction Coasters are notched so that creative types can build a little tabletop sculpture when they aren't sipping Chardonnay. Fit the pieces in just the right way and you've got a wine bottle holder. The coasters are made of reclaimed oak and sold in sets of eight. Price: $60 through Riiska's new website . The artist crafts furniture and has completed large installations, but for those looking for a more affordable bit of handmade goodness, may we suggests these with a nice red?
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Sexier than young adult books but not quite as extreme as "Fifty Shades of Grey": these are the books being called New Adult. New Adult is a buzzy new category for books geared toward readers -- mostly women -- who have grown out of young adult books and are ready for some romance. New Adult has a promising future, if it becomes an easy-to-recognize genre. In an effort to cement its presence -- and highlight its authors within it -- Simon & Schuster launched the Hot Bed on Friday.
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