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August 30, 2006 | From Reuters
Google Inc. Chief Executive Eric Schmidt is joining Apple Computer Inc.'s board of directors, the computer maker said Tuesday, creating a close tie between two iconic Silicon Valley companies. The addition of Schmidt brings the number of board members to eight, including Steve Jobs, Apple's co-founder and CEO, and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. Schmidt was elected Tuesday, a spokesman for Cupertino-based Apple said.
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BUSINESS
May 19, 2000
Claudia G. Walker has been named vice president of Safeco Select Insurance Services in Santa Ana. Walker, who joined Safeco in 1999, is the company's human resources manager. Before that, she was director of human resources at Sedgwick James in Irvine. * Tom Hinrichs has been added to the advisory board of Commonwealth Energy Corp. in Tustin. He is president of Pacific Energy Consultants Inc. in Escondido. * Carrie Carter has been named public relations coordinator at Strahan Advertising Inc.
BUSINESS
July 2, 1994 | LESLIE HELM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what promises to be the first major test of the Clinton Administration's much-touted "industrial policy," the Pentagon announced Friday that it will cover half the cost of a $100-million project to manufacture flat-panel display screens. AT&T Corp. and Xerox Corp., two of America's leading multinationals, and Standish Industries, a small Lake Mills, Wis.
BUSINESS
April 25, 2001 | From Reuters
A group of researchers who foiled four copyright protection technologies in a contest launched last year by the music industry is now being asked by the record companies to suppress its findings, one of the researchers said Tuesday.
BUSINESS
November 26, 2002 | Matthew Fordahl, Associated Press
Computing pioneer Alan Kay, who was instrumental in the development of modern programming languages and graphics-based computer interfaces, has joined Hewlett-Packard Co. as a senior fellow at HP Labs. Kay, 62, will research and develop new software platforms, the company said Monday. Underlying code will be shared in the same fashion as the open-source Linux operating system. In recent years, Kay has been working on Squeak, a set of programming tools based on images rather than words.
BUSINESS
March 24, 1992 | From Associated Press
Xerox Corp. on Monday introduced software that lets people use paper to communicate with personal computers, an invention that allows long-distance computing by facsimile machine. The breakthrough product, which for the first time makes paper an interactive part of a PC, can retrieve, store, distribute and organize documents from afar, following personalized written instructions.
BUSINESS
October 24, 2000 | JON HEALEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A group of engineers at three research centers claims to have defeated four key elements of the Secure Digital Music Initiative, an inter-industry effort aimed at protecting music copyright owners from digital pirates. If true, it would be another setback for a once-promising initiative by music, software and consumer electronics companies aimed at alleviating the labels' and artists' fears about "downloadable" music.
BUSINESS
April 3, 1992 | From Associated Press
A division of Xerox Corp., which invented easy-to-use personal computer tricks but never capitalized on them, on Thursday introduced software to improve popular Windows PC features. The XSoft product, Rooms for Windows, ironically elevates a technology that Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) developed in the 1970s, only to see Apple Computer Inc. and Microsoft Corp. profit from the idea.
BUSINESS
June 14, 2001 | RICHARD VERRIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A team of top computer scientists headed by renowned computer designer Alan Kay left Walt Disney Co. under the company's buyout program. Kay and a team of six programmers, who worked in Disney's vaunted Imagineering unit in Glendale, developed an education software system called Squeak, which allows children to create their own computer programs through games and graphics. The scientists accepted voluntary severance packages as part of the company's move to cut 4,000 jobs companywide.
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