CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1993 |
Silenced by the Prodigy computer bulletin board network after his yearlong, electronic feud with radio shock-jock Howard Stern and his followers, Ira Zimmerman is taking the company to court. Zimmerman, advocacy chairman of the National Stutterers Project, was informed by Prodigy that his fight with Stern for stutterers' dignity had degenerated into personal attacks between him and Stern's rabid followers.
August 5, 1993 |
In one of the largest forays yet by a newspaper company into on-line services, Times Mirror Co. said Wednesday that it will make information from the Los Angeles Times, Newsday and New York Newsday available over the Prodigy computer network starting next year. Using a home computer equipped with a modem, a subscriber paying a flat fee will gain access to news and other material from the newspapers. Prodigy subscribers will pay an additional fee to access local Times Mirror services.
April 21, 1993 |
Phone lines, computers and credit cards are the unlikely weapons, but what's happening is a war nonetheless--a price war. The combatants are America's leading computer dial-up services, which increasingly serve as a combination shopping mall, soap box and mail service for growing legions of personal computer users. In an aggressive response to last week's price hike announcement by Prodigy Services Co., rival America Online came back Tuesday with what amounted to a price cut.
March 19, 1993 |
The trouble all started last summer, when Peter DeNigris bought his first computer. For years, the 41-year-old Long Island, N.Y., elections forms processor had invested small sums in small companies. Like many amateur investors, he had lots of opinions about his stocks, but few people who cared to hear them.
November 3, 1992 |
While most Americans settle in front of the television to bite their nails over tonight's election returns, cutting-edge viewers will sit down at the home computer, tap into a telephone hookup, enter a code word and call up Prodigy. There they can track races at their own pace--getting instant updates on specific congressional races and on the presidential battle. Maps, charts, polling information and candidate interviews will also be fed into the mix by Prodigy's newsroom computer wizards.