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June 15, 1999 | BARBARA MURPHY
Daniel J. Jinguji has been named vice president of product development for Interactive Buyers Network International Ltd. in Ventura. Jinguji is a former Microsoft Corp. design engineer who co-wrote "Learn Microsoft Visual J++ 6.0 Now," published by Microsoft Press. He developed and taught software engineering at the Boeing Co. before joining Microsoft.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2014 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
Quinn Emmett is a Los Angeles-based actor and a screenwriter. But he has also, perhaps surprisingly, found himself as the editor and publisher of the Fog Horn , a new digital literary magazine. Publishing four short stories a month, the Fog Horn is available as an app for the iPad or iPhone, and has made a point of showcasing emerging writers - and paying them for their work. “Our name, the Fog Horn,” Emmett writes on the magazine's website, “is drawn from one of [Ray]
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BUSINESS
August 4, 1987
StarTel Corp., an Irvine-based manufacturer of telephone marketing and answering systems, reported a net loss of $437,000 for the second quarter, compared with an $88,000 profit during the same period in 1986. Sales were $2.3 million, down 24% from $3 million a year ago. For the first half of 1987, StarTel reported a loss of $1.2 million, compared with earnings of $152,000 a year earlier. Sales for the six months were $4.2 million, down 25% from $5.6 million in 1986.
BUSINESS
December 11, 2013 | Jerry Hirsch
Mary Barra, who started at General Motors Co. as a teenager and played a key role in the automaker's post-bailout turnaround, will become the first female chief executive in the company's history. Despite the groundbreaking nature of her appointment, announced Tuesday, Barra in many ways represents the ultimate insider. The Michigan-born daughter of a Pontiac die-maker, Barra grew up loving Camaros and Firebirds and brought deep knowledge of engineering and production to her three decades at the nation's largest automaker.
BUSINESS
April 18, 1995 | Jack Searles
Zygo Corp., a Middlefield, Conn.-based producer of measurement instruments for industrial, scientific and aerospace applications, has established a product development division in Simi Valley. The unit, called the Zygo Flying Height Test Division, will develop and market products for the data-storage industry. It is working on a "flying height tester" for use in the production of high-performance hard-disk drives.
BUSINESS
May 19, 2000 | INDRANEEL SUR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Striving to bring private sector expertise to frequently expensive and delay-ridden military contracting, the Defense Department said Thursday it will offer its managers a special master's degree in product development designed by professors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
BUSINESS
March 8, 1999 | CHARLES PILLER
Here's the burning question that tortures a multitude of geeks and marketers in Silicon Valley: "With so many instant millionaires around here, why ain't I one of 'em?" Guy Kawasaki, the original Macintosh evangelist and now chief executive of Palo Alto-based Garage.
BUSINESS
March 9, 1999 | CHARLES PILLER
Because of a production error, the beginning of this story did not appear in Monday's Los Angeles Times. Here is the article in its entirety. Here's the burning question that tortures a multitude of geeks and marketers in Silicon Valley: "With so many instant millionaires around here, why ain't I one of 'em?" Guy Kawasaki, the original Macintosh evangelist and now chief executive of Palo Alto-based Garage.
BUSINESS
December 11, 2013 | Jerry Hirsch
Mary Barra, who started at General Motors Co. as a teenager and played a key role in the automaker's post-bailout turnaround, will become the first female chief executive in the company's history. Despite the groundbreaking nature of her appointment, announced Tuesday, Barra in many ways represents the ultimate insider. The Michigan-born daughter of a Pontiac die-maker, Barra grew up loving Camaros and Firebirds and brought deep knowledge of engineering and production to her three decades at the nation's largest automaker.
BUSINESS
July 24, 1990 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reflecting increased spending for new product development and a decline in federal grants for medical research, Beckman Instruments' second-quarter earnings fell 25%, to $8.6 million from $11.4 million a year earlier, the company said Monday. The Fullerton-based manufacturer of medical diagnostic and life science research instruments has struggled with declining sales and earnings since SmithKline Beckman Corp. spun off the unitas an independent public company in July, 1989.
IMAGE
October 13, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
You probably best know actor, singer-songwriter and musician Darren Criss as the impeccably groomed Blaine Anderson on "Glee," which started airing its fifth season Sept. 26. Off-screen, the 26-year-old is just as serious about high-quality grooming products as his alter ego - so much so that over the summer, he made the leap from consumer to investor and third partner in a Silver Lake-based e-tailer of men's grooming products called the Motley alongside the site's founding siblings, Matthew and Madison Ruggieri.
BUSINESS
May 10, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien
Say "delight" in Silicon Valley, and most people will immediately think of Apple. In a Column One story today , I note that much of the valley's current obsession with the word can be traced back to Steve Jobs' embrace of it.  But there's another company in the valley that has also come to embody the word: Intuit . While the Mountain View maker of financial software such as TurboTax and QuickBooks hasn't quite had Apple-like success (but...
SPORTS
February 26, 2013 | By Gary Klein, Mike DiGiovanna and Dylan Hernandez, Los Angeles Times
Angels pitcher Tommy Hanson occasionally experiences a short, unsettling dream. It comes just as he dozes off, and ends abruptly before he can reach a deep sleep. "A lot of pitchers have that kind of dream," Hanson said, "where the ball is coming at your face and you're jolted awake. " The nightmare became reality for two major league pitchers last season. In September, Brandon McCarthy of the Oakland Athletics suffered a skull fracture that required surgery after a line drive off the bat of Angels shortstop Erick Aybar struck him on the side of his head.
BUSINESS
November 12, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
Bankrupt Twinkies maker Hostess Brands Inc. has some hard choices to make after spending the weekend dealing with worker strikes. On Friday, Hostess-employed members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union began to strike nationwide, blaming a “ horrendous contract ” that they claimed could cut wages and benefits up to 32%. Workers picketed or honored the strike in Sacramento, Los Angeles, Oakland...
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October 20, 2012 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Stanford Ovshinsky was not a household name like Thomas Edison or Albert Einstein, but he was often compared to them, for good reason. He invented the nickel-metal hydride battery, which has powered high-tech items such as cellphones, laptop computers and hybrid cars. He created paper-thin solar panels potent enough to work on a cloudy day and cheap enough to be produced in sheets a mile long. PHOTOS: Notable deaths of 2012 He founded a whole field of electronics that earned him a mention in dictionaries (see "ovonics")
BUSINESS
September 13, 2012 | Jessica Guynn and Andrea Chang
It's the thinnest, lightest, fastest and most powerful phone that Apple Inc. has ever made. But will that be enough to keep surging smartphone rivals from nipping at its heels? Many analysts think so, saying the latest in a series of six iPhones that have enticed consumers and helped Apple become the world's most valuable company promises to again raise the bar for smartphones. Every inch of its flagship product was painstakingly designed to keep Apple at the forefront of the industry and keep its fans coming back for more, they say. Apple has the strongest "gravitational field of loyalty," Forrester Research analyst Charles Golvin said.
BUSINESS
August 10, 1995 | From Reuters
General Motors Corp. is expected to lift the curtain today on a sweeping and long-awaited plan aimed at significantly improving how the world's largest auto maker develops and sells cars and trucks. Arvin Mueller, vice president of GM's North American vehicle development and technical operations group, is expected to brief auto industry executives on GM's decision to establish two new ranks of executives: vehicle line executives and brand managers.
OPINION
August 28, 2012
After finding Samsung liable for more than $1 billion in damages for infringing Apple's iPhone and iPad patents, members of a federal jury told reporters that they hoped to deter companies from copying one another instead of developing their own designs and features. That's a laudable goal, and the public would surely benefit from more choice and differentiation among products. The challenge is in distinguishing between the sorts of innovations that should receive patent protection and the ones that shouldn't.
BUSINESS
April 10, 2012 | By Brandon Bailey
SAN JOSE - Yahoo Inc.Chief Executive Scott Thompson unveiled a much-anticipated reorganization plan Tuesday in a memo that said the struggling Internet pioneer would focus its efforts in three main divisions that he hoped would build closer ties with consumers and advertisers. Thompson announced the changes a week after unveiling plans to cut 2,000 jobs, or about 14% of Yahoo's workforce. The new CEO is under pressure to return the Sunnyvale, Calif., company to growth after a period in which revenue and profit have steadily declined.
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