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December 31, 2010 | By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
Not all Internet users expect to get something for nothing ? at least not all the time, according to a report released Thursday by Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project. Of the 755 users surveyed, 65% said they had paid to download or access some type of online content, with music and software being the most frequently purchased items. A third of respondents said they had paid for digital music, and, separately, for software. Other frequently purchased items included apps for cellphones and tablet computers (21%)
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BUSINESS
August 1, 2012 | Bloomberg News
A California judge has ruled that Oracle Corp. is contractually obligated to continue developing software for Hewlett-Packard Co.'s Itanium-based servers. The decision Wednesday by Judge James P. Kleinberg in San Jose advances Hewlett-Packard's lawsuit to a jury trial to determine whether Oracle broke the contract and what, if any, damages should be awarded. Both sides have 15 days to file an objection to the decision, the judge said. The judge agreed with Hewlett-Packard that Oracle made a commitment to support Intel Corp.
HOME & GARDEN
January 19, 2013 | By R. Daniel Foster
At its most basic level, a 3-D printer is like an automated hot-glue gun programmed to spit out solid objects. The machines extrude layers of plastic into virtually any three-dimensional shape. Print whimsical garden statuary. Reproduce an anatomically correct heart with moving parts for your son's science project (actually, he could do that himself). Create a signature bookend, cookie cutter, necklace - anything. The buzz within the design world is that most homes could have one of these gadgets within 10 years.
BUSINESS
July 5, 1999
Is there an incestuous relationship here between Microsoft and hardware manufacturers? Microsoft sells only newest versions of software with limited backward compatibility. Companies must upgrade old machines with new software for compatibility. Employees complain new software on old machines runs too slow. By the time the old machines are replaced with new machines, there is yet a newer version of software. MICHAEL ERNSTOFF Los Angeles
NEWS
January 23, 2013
This is a test of the screencast software SnagIt.
NEWS
January 23, 2013
This is a test of the screencast software SnagIt.
BUSINESS
September 3, 1997 | JACLYN EASTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Jaclyn Easton hosts the syndicated radio show "Log On U.S.A."
Attention, small-Web-site owners: You have something the big guys don't--a niche audience. And that means your site can be a moneymaker, even if its small size and narrow appeal may limit your opportunities to attract banner advertising. "The Internet is not a mass market, it's a one-to-one medium," says Rosalind Resnick, editor of the Digital Director Marketing Letter (http://www.netcreations.com/ddm), which tracks trends in online marketing.
BUSINESS
May 20, 1989
TouchStone Software Corp. earned $29,572 in the first quarter ended March 31, up 48% from $20,006 a year earlier. The Seal Beach software company said its sales rose 9%, to $351,594 from $321,594 a year earlier.
BUSINESS
November 7, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
Ask Computer to Lay Off 270: Ask Computer Systems said the reduction, affecting 12% of its worldwide work force, will reduce redundancies created by its $110-million purchase of Ingres Corp. Mountain View-based Ask, which sells computer systems and software to manufacturing companies, took control of software developer Ingres on Oct. 22.
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