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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.
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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.
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ENTERTAINMENT
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
IMAGE
November 23, 2013 | By Melissa Magsaysay
Keaton Row has added a new twist to online shopping. The website, created by Harvard Business School graduates Cheryl Han and Elenor Mak, pairs shoppers with fashion advisors from all over the country, based on a personal style Q&A given to each new member who signs onto the site. Think online dating but with a refreshed and personalized wardrobe, not a first date, as the goal. "What we realized is that people want a back-to-basics, personal touch when shopping online," Han says.
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 2013 | By Joe Flint
Nikki Finke has severed ties with Deadline Hollywood, the website that she built into a must-read for the entertainment industry. Finke is leaving after repeated clashes with Jay Penske, who purchased the site in 2009 and also owns Variety. "I'm so happy," Finke said in a brief interview. ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll Finke said she plans to start a new website that will compete with Deadline and Variety in chronicling the ins and outs of Hollywood. Known for her biting commentary and snarky observations about the industry and the executives who lead it, Finke has been aiming most of her vitriol lately at Penske in an attempt to get out of her contract.
NEWS
October 24, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
Banksy's “Better Out Than In” is not coming to L.A. any time soon, after all. On Wednesday, a new Banksy website went live, suggesting his monthlong “artist's residency” in New York City would be heading west. "Better LA Than NYC," it read.Target date: December 2013.   Culture Monster thought it might be a fake, but we confirmed it this morning with the British street artist's publicist. (Yes, the anti-establishment artist has a professional flak.)
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