February 25, 2010 |
In a move that will give the government new powers to police the Internet, China will require individuals to verify their identities with regulators and have their photographs taken before they can set up a personal website. To apply, an individual must visit his or her local Internet service provider's office, submit an identification card and pose for a photograph. Applications will then be sent to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology for review. Chinese authorities in December banned the registration of new sites as part of what they said was a crackdown on Internet pornography.
April 22, 2013 |
Two Seattle tour companies have launched Travelers Against Plastic to motivate travelers and tour operators to say "no" to disposable plastic water bottles and choose other methods of ensuring their water is safe to drink. Crooked Trails and Wildland Adventures launched the website, which allows travelers to make a no-plastic-bottle pledge , on March 22. By last week, 136 people and 10 tour operators had signed the pledge....
July 20, 2010 |
Playboy at work? Looking to expand viewership among those who might court a lawsuit or dismissal if they fired up the regular Playboy.com site at work, Playboy Enterprises Inc. announced Tuesday a website called TheSmokingJacket.com , which the company bills as a "new safe-for-work men's entertainment destination that provides guys with smart and sexy distractions throughout the day." Safe for work means no nudity, but plenty of Playboy-style hormonal prurience. Playboy founder Hugh Hefner greets viewers to the site in a weird little 21-second video of him sitting on a couch in, yes, his trademark smoking jacket.
September 15, 2010 |
In what was billed as a "major announcement," the Democratic National Committee on Wednesday unveiled not a new policy platform, but a new logo -- one with a familiar ring. It is the first rebranding effort by the party since Bill Clinton was president, officials say, and is meant to deemphasize the traditional notion of the party organization as a Washington-based collection of gray-beards and instead represent a national coalition making "change that matters. " Along with the logo is a redesigned website, which the party calls "a home for powerful tools that will empower Democrats across the country to connect with one another and with the party.
August 25, 2006 |
From its very beginnings, the Smithsonian Institution has taken and collected photographs. Masses of them. John Brown's steely eyes were captured in a daguerreotype by August Washington in 1846. A now-extinct Tasmanian hyena, sleek and striped, attracted photographer Thomas Smillie in 1891. Harry Bowden went to Jackson Pollock's chaotic studio in 1949 and found an unintentional abstract of cans and brushes.
November 23, 2013 |
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.
June 14, 2007 |
The Pentagon said Wednesday that it has created a website to help veterans who face difficulty returning to jobs or finding new ones after deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. Michael Dominguez, principal deputy undersecretary of Defense, said the program, dubbed TurboTAP, seeks to improve on the Transition Assistance Program by letting National Guard and Reserve members get job data, build a resume online and do a job search, all in one place.
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August 4, 2006 |
As a young teacher, Kristen Bowers toiled night after night, struggling to grade tests and come up with innovative teaching materials for her English courses at South Hills High School in West Covina. "I remember thinking, 'Can somebody just invent something so I can have a life?' " said the 32-year old San Dimas resident. Unsatisfied with the little she found in the way of help, Bowers spent two years creating literature and writing guides she could share with other teachers online.
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May 28, 2010 |
For the sake of charity, Alex Salnik of San Jose has agreed to share his secrets, little mysteries about women that he believes could change your life. Marlaina Ward of Santa Cruz will come to your home and bless your baby. And James Grant of Saratoga will teach you, in 15 minutes, how to pick a combination lock. They are a new breed of philanthropists coming together on an online site launched this month, an EBay-like portal that auctions people's skills — juggling, hula-hooping, pie-baking — and connections to raise money for their favorite charities.