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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Long Beach has failed to collect $17.6 million in unpaid parking tickets because of an outdated software program and lack of staff, an audit released Thursday shows.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 "We must act swiftly and make needed investment to update our outdated system to be more efficient in our collection efforts and to use city resources better.
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BUSINESS
May 19, 2011 | By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times
The Securities and Exchange Commission is having some security problems of its own. About 4,000 agency employees, including several in Los Angeles, have been notified that their Social Security numbers and other payroll information were included in an unencrypted email, according to Drew Malcomb, a Department of Interior spokesman. The May 4 email was sent by a contractor at the department's National Business Center, which manages payroll, human resources and financial reporting for dozens of federal agencies, Malcomb said.
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.
OPINION
May 22, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
Pushed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Obama administration may ask Congress for the power to snoop on more types of communication online. The timing couldn't be worse, given the outcry over the Justice Department secretly grabbing journalists' phone records and emails in its pursuit of government leakers. The bigger issue with what the FBI is seeking, though, is that it applies 20th century assumptions about surveillance to 21st century technologies. Congress passed the Wiretap Act in 1968 to give federal investigators the power to listen in on suspects' phone calls if they obtained a federal court's permission.
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
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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