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July 22, 2003 | From Associated Press
The FBI is investigating allegations that the nation's largest for-profit university stole trade secrets from its former software provider and gave privileged access to a competing software company. Chariot Software Group of San Diego alleges that top-level administrators at University of Phoenix supplied passwords for Chariot's software to another company, which mimicked Chariot's designs and used its servers to maintain the university's online testing system.
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BUSINESS
February 10, 1999
Compaq Computer Corp. slashed prices on its ProLiant 800 work-group servers by up to 23%, with new prices starting at $1,529. The computer maker has a 32.3% share of the U.S. market in PC servers, which manage data on networks. Compaq also announced a promotion giving customers the opportunity to buy a second processor for 75% off when they buy a ProLiant 3000 333- or 400-megahertz model.
BUSINESS
May 15, 2002 | Associated Press
Stepping beyond the sluggish desktop market, Apple Computer Inc. introduced a server computer. Apple has little experience with servers, but the company hopes the effort will pay off. Called the Xserve, the rack-mountable server starts at $2,999. Apple shares were up $1.67 to close at $25.61 in Nasdaq trading.
FOOD
October 31, 2007
Pascale Le Draoulec's article "Service That'll Play in L.A." (Oct. 24) makes it sound as if the poor restaurant owners just can't find any good help these days in La-La Land. Just not enough career waiters, they say. My experience says that baloney needs to be stricken from the menu. I recently moved to Santa Monica with my 30 years of experience working in some of the finest dining spots in Florida.
IMAGE
May 4, 2008 | Melissa Magsaysay, Times Staff Writer
Restaurant DESIGN is as much a part of dining out in L.A. as the food. And the attention to detail doesn't stop with coordinating porcelain and flat wear, chairs and wall color, vases and design objects. Servers' uniforms have become an extension of a restaurant's identity, a way to heighten brand awareness and make the experience and environment as memorable as possible.
BUSINESS
February 6, 2001
Sales of powerful computers that are the backbone of the Web jumped to 1.1 million in the fourth quarter, up 21% from a year earlier, even as the tech sector slumped and many Internet companies collapsed, according to preliminary data from market research firm Dataquest. The growth pushed 2000 server shipments to 3.9 million units, an increase of 14% over 1999, said Dataquest, a unit of GartnerGroup.
BUSINESS
April 24, 2003 | Joseph Menn, Times Staff Writer
Microsoft Corp. today will release its first new operating system for server computers in more than two years, a step that analysts said will help the software giant pick up market share at the expense of rivals with pricier offerings. Windows Server 2003 improves on the performance, ease of use and security of Windows 2000.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 2008
Jasmine Deatherage, 29, traded the perks of business ownership for the social benefits of serving dressed-up Latin fare at the swank Silver Lake taqueria Malo. Until a year and a half ago, Deatherage (yes, that's her real surname: "I wanted to be a football player when I was little so I could see my name on a jersey," she says) converted old books into handmade journals in Portland, Ore. Being her own boss proved lonely so she headed south looking for change.
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