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February 8, 2006 | Annette Haddad, Times Staff Writer
A decade ago, Richard Barton launched Expedia.com and helped transform the travel industry by handing consumers the same tools to book reservations that travel agents had long controlled. Now, Barton is applying the same approach to real estate -- and is banking on equally dramatic results. Today, he will unveil a beta-test version of Zillow.
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February 8, 2006 | Annette Haddad, Times Staff Writer
A decade ago, Richard Barton launched Expedia.com and helped transform the travel industry by handing consumers the same tools to book reservations that travel agents had long controlled. Now, Barton is applying the same approach to real estate -- and is banking on equally dramatic results. Today, he will unveil a beta-test version of Zillow.
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BUSINESS
February 6, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
Expedia Inc. said fourth-quarter profit rose more than fourfold as more people used the company's Web site. Also, founder and Chief Executive Richard Barton resigned. Barton will be succeeded by Erik Blachford, president of Expedia's North American operations, the company said. Net income jumped to $21.4 million, or 33 cents a share, compared with $5.22 million, or 8 cents, a year earlier. Sales more than doubled to $163.9 million. Shares of Bellevue, Wash.-based Expedia gained $2.93, or 5.
BUSINESS
December 23, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Judge Opposes License for Lorenzo: Frank Lorenzo's hopes of operating a new low-fare airline were dealt a major setback when a Transportation Department administrative law judge recommended the proposed carrier be denied a license. The recommendation by Judge Richard L. Barton Jr. now goes to department officials, who are expected to approve the decision. Barton said the proposed discount carrier, ATX Inc.
SPORTS
February 14, 1993 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the night he became the school's career leader in steals, Andre Chevalier stole the show as Cal State Northridge defeated Southern Utah, 65-63, Saturday night in a nonconference game at Northridge. Chevalier made a three-point shot with 22 seconds to play to give the Matadors the lead, then helped seal the victory with his defense in the final seconds. Southern Utah's Delmar Johnson was forced to take a desperation jumper from more than 25 feet with Chevalier in his face in the final second.
SPORTS
January 31, 1993 | MIKE HISERMAN
Southern Utah went on a 19-2 run during the first half Saturday night and rolled to a 90-65 victory over Cal State Northridge before 2,241 at the Centrum. It was the fourth consecutive loss for the Matadors (7-11), who next must play Missouri in Columbia, Mo., on Wednesday. "I can't put my finger on it, besides lack of hustle," Northridge guard Brooklyn McLinn said. Southern Utah, which came in shooting a respectable 48.9%, made 32 of its 46 field-goal attempts (69.5%).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1986 | GABE FUENTES, Times Staff Writer
Rainy conditions contributed to a slew of minor accidents that stalled traffic on the Golden State and Simi Valley freeways Monday afternoon, the California Highway Patrol said. The CHP closed the northbound Golden State Freeway intermittently after the most serious accident, in which a truck overturned on the road's shoulder, Officer Mark Fessia said. The freeway's northbound exit to Van Nuys Boulevard was closed about 2 1/2 hours, Fessia said. The accident occurred shortly after 2 p.m.
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May 26, 1988
A motorcyclist led California Highway Patrol officers on a wild, 28-mile chase Wednesday before he abandoned his cycle at an Encino shopping center and escaped. The cyclist raced along freeways, surface streets, highway medians and even sidewalks, but there were no accidents or injuries, CHP Sgt. Richard Barton said. Barton said the chase started about 3 p.m. when CHP officers spotted the motorcyclist speeding on the westbound Ventura Freeway in Woodland Hills.
BUSINESS
September 20, 2006 | Annette Haddad, Times Staff Writer
When online home-valuation service Zillow.com debuted in February, much of the positive prelaunch vibe quickly dissipated when viewers noticed their own estimates of their properties' value often differed from those provided by the website. Now, the Seattle-based company is seeking to remedy the situation -- and update its files with minimal effort.
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