November 26, 2012 |
For the first time, online spending topped $1 billion on Friday, but today's Cyber Monday sales are expected to generate $1.5 billion and possibly more, according to a report. Online retail spending on Black Friday was up 26% from last year, with 57.3 million Americans visiting an online retail site, according to comScore, an analysis firm. That number was up 18% from 2011, and not surprisingly, the shopping site with the most visitors was Amazon.com. Overall, holiday shopping online is faring better than it did a year ago. Through the first 23 days of November, online spending has brought in more than $13.7 billion, which represents a 16% increase over 2011, when $11.8 billion was spent during the same period.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 2013 |
California State University is moving aggressively to offer web-based science labs, a systemwide virtual campus and online advising as remedies for "bottlenecks" that impede student progress and graduation rates, officials said Tuesday. Some of these efforts will be ready to roll out this fall. The detailed strategies were presented in a meeting of the Cal State Board of Trustees in Long Beach as a response to Gov. Jerry Brown's call for the Cal State and University of California systems to improve student performance in exchange for long-term funding increases.
March 24, 2005
When I read Michael Corral's letter [March 17], I had to laugh out loud. At dinner the previous night, the conversation had turned to how difficult it is to meet quality men and about the awful dating/singles websites. At the table were 12 happily married, dating, engaged and single people between the ages of 22 and 65. The consensus was: The men online were losers. Yep, we concurred with Corral! That is all we could come up with. However, I submit back to Mr. Corral that: 1. Women online do have a clue; 2. We aren't looking for a fantasy; and 3. We realize that everyone lies online (except for us, of course!
June 26, 2012 |
In the laundry list of universal kid fears -- monsters, nightmares, kidnappers, mean big kids -- we may soon be able to add cyberbully. According to data collected by Microsoft's Safety & Security Center, 54% of kids worldwide say they worry about being bullied online, and nearly 1 in 4 say they have experienced online bullying. Additionally, 24% admitted to having bullied someone else online. Online bullying is still less frequent than off-line bullying in almost all the countries included in the report.
October 30, 2009 |
Erin Ryan has more than a thousand followers on the popular femblog Jezebel.com, which would be a lot for anyone on the Internet but is really a lot considering that she's not one of the site's bloggers; she's merely one of the site's anonymous commenters, responding to posts with dry, breezy one-liners that one reads and thinks . . . withering. That's a lot of random people who like Ryan's stuff, and the blogosphere isn't known for its charity. "I've definitely gotten better at knowing what works," says Ryan, whose day job is in finance.
September 29, 2009 |
The Los Angeles Times has named Sean Gallagher to run its online newsroom operations and oversee the Los Angeles Times Media Group's growing portfolio of digital properties. Gallagher will assume the title of managing editor, online, Times Editor Russ Stanton said in a statement. Gallagher had been serving as managing editor of the newspaper's website, latimes.com. "Sean's talent, integrity and command of virtually every facet of online publishing have been crucial to latimes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 2011 |
Reporting from Sacramento -- A push by law enforcement and consumer groups to allow parents to restrict their children's personal information on social networking sites and limit disclosure about adults has stalled in the Legislature amid aggressive lobbying by Facebook, Google, Twitter and other firms. The businesses oppose legislation that would require them to promptly remove adults' personal information from sites upon request and allow parents to edit their kids' web postings to exclude information such as home addresses and phone numbers.