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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1986 | Mark I. Pinsky
A sophisticated work-order software system, developed jointly by the city's utilities department and the Price Waterhouse accounting firm, has been bought for $120,000 by San Diego Gas & Electric Co. The program, which enables the Anaheim Utilities Department to process 4,700 orders per year, was chosen by SDG&E over several software systems developed by other utilities around the country, according to Ray Merchant, a spokesman for the department.
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AUTOS
October 23, 2013 | By David Undercoffler
Nissan and its Infiniti luxury division are voluntarily recalling nearly 152,000 crossovers to fix an issue with the anti-lock braking system. The recall affects the 2013 and 2014 Nissan Pathfinder, the 2013 Infiniti JX35, and the 2014 Infiniti QX60. The vehicles' ABS software system has a glitch that could cause “increased stopping distances” during light braking on rough or uneven roads, Nissan said in a statement. This issue is not mechanical, but electronic. “The increased stopping distance may increase the risk of a crash,” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a statement.
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BUSINESS
January 7, 2000 | EDMUND SANDERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A credit- and debit-card processing problem--stemming from a Y2K-related software glitch--is causing thousands of Visa and MasterCard customers around the world to be repeatedly charged for the same transaction. The problem, which arose in transactions occurring after Jan. 1, has been traced to a software system used by more than 100,000 retailers and merchants globally. It was unclear how many customers have been affected, but officials said they believed the foul-up was not widespread.
NEWS
April 23, 2013 | By Caitlin Keller
In 2011, Rob Spiro, Alon Salant and their team of techies launched a San Francisco-based start-up called Good Eggs . What was initially a software system for farmers to sell directly to customers turned into an online storefront that features picked- and prepared-to-order goods from numerous local farmers and food-makers.  With a mission to “grow and sustain local food systems” and a board of advisors that includes Alice Waters and Bi-Rite founder...
BUSINESS
June 18, 1991 | Dean Takahashi / Times staff writer
ECI Fills Vacancy: ECI Computer Inc. in Santa Ana, the former hotel computer division of EECO Inc., said it has reached an agreement to sell its hotel management computer system to as many as 400 hotels owned by ITT Sheraton Corp. Larry Hall, director of hotel systems for ITT Sheraton, said Sheraton picked ECI because of its flexible software system that can work with the hotels' existing computer hardware.
BUSINESS
March 17, 1998 | John O'Dell
New Dimension Software said Monday that its Eagle-Eye Control Software subsidiary in Tel Aviv has signed a three-year, $882,000 licensing contract with a major Los Angeles-based food company. Terms of the contract prohibit identification of the food company, said a spokeswoman for the Irvine firm. EagleEye designed and produces a software system that automates the management of the various data security systems used in complex corporate computer networks. New Dimension, the U.S.
BUSINESS
December 6, 1994
ACCESS HealthNet Inc., a Westlake Village provider of health-care communications services, said Data General Corp. and Ameritech Corp. have agreed to provide financing of more than $5 million during the next year to help ACCESS boost its inventory, and help customers buy its computer systems. The new line of the lines of credit will help finance deals struck by ACCESS earlier this year with two large, laboratory-service companies for hardware and software systems.
BUSINESS
August 6, 2012 | By Lew Sichelman
There's no question that the Internet has changed the way most people shop for homes. You can find houses online, take a virtual look around and plot their locations in relation to your kids' schools, the church of your choice or even your favorite coffeehouse. Now the Web is taking it up a notch with software that enables new-home buyers to build their dream house. You can pick our your favorite lot, choose from several models and customize the place to your heart's content, all while sitting at your computer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 2012 | By Ruben Vives, Los Angeles Times
Long Beach has failed to collect $17.6 million in unpaid parking tickets because of an outdated software program and lack of staff, an audit released Thursday shows. "We cannot afford to ignore the problem any longer," said City Auditor Laura Doud, who announced the findings at a Thursday morning news conference with Mayor Bob Foster. "We must act swiftly and make needed investment to update our outdated system to be more efficient in our collection efforts and to use city resources better.
BUSINESS
March 24, 2012 | By David Undercoffler, Auto Critic, Los Angeles Times
The car: 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster The power: 563 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque from a 6.2-liter V-8 engine mated to a carbon-fiber driveshaft and a seven-speed, dual-clutch automated manual transmission moving the rear wheels The photos: 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster The speed: Zero to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds The bragging rights: The quickest car currently in Mercedes'...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 2009 | By Patrick McGreevy
California may be known as the cradle of computer innovation, but several state agencies can't get their computers to perform essential functions despite hundreds of millions of dollars in cost overruns for repair and upgrade work. FOR THE RECORD: Computer woes: An article in Sunday's Section A about flaws in the state's computer systems misstated the last name of former state chief information officer John Thomas Flynn as Quinn. — Although taxpayer money has been flowing to corporate consultants and software overhauls, some computer systems are on the verge of collapse, and some replacement projects are years behind schedule or have been scrapped because they didn't work.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 2000 | BARBARA MURPHY
A backup software system by NovaStor Corp. in Simi Valley has been chosen by IBM for use in its new Travelstar-E removable hard-drive system. Designed to work with any fixed or removable disk-based PC system, NovaDisk SE is a "light" version of the award-winning NovaDisk disk backup software, officials said. The software works with most popular operating systems, including Windows 95, 98 and NT.
BUSINESS
January 7, 2000 | EDMUND SANDERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A credit- and debit-card processing problem--stemming from a Y2K-related software glitch--is causing thousands of Visa and MasterCard customers around the world to be repeatedly charged for the same transaction. The problem, which arose in transactions occurring after Jan. 1, has been traced to a software system used by more than 100,000 retailers and merchants globally. It was unclear how many customers have been affected, but officials said they believed the foul-up was not widespread.
NEWS
April 23, 2013 | By Caitlin Keller
In 2011, Rob Spiro, Alon Salant and their team of techies launched a San Francisco-based start-up called Good Eggs . What was initially a software system for farmers to sell directly to customers turned into an online storefront that features picked- and prepared-to-order goods from numerous local farmers and food-makers.  With a mission to “grow and sustain local food systems” and a board of advisors that includes Alice Waters and Bi-Rite founder...
BUSINESS
March 17, 1998 | John O'Dell
New Dimension Software said Monday that its Eagle-Eye Control Software subsidiary in Tel Aviv has signed a three-year, $882,000 licensing contract with a major Los Angeles-based food company. Terms of the contract prohibit identification of the food company, said a spokeswoman for the Irvine firm. EagleEye designed and produces a software system that automates the management of the various data security systems used in complex corporate computer networks. New Dimension, the U.S.
BUSINESS
August 9, 1996
Optum Software, a maker of warehouse management systems software, said Thursday that it has won a contract to install its systems at Ohio-based NCR Corp.'s facilities worldwide. The first system will be installed at NCR's North American distribution center in Atlanta. Formerly a unit of AT&T, NCR provides computer equipment and related services to a variety of industries, with an emphasis on the retail, financial and communications markets.
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