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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.
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
BUSINESS
December 10, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Japan's Softbank Corp., the world's largest computer magazine and book publisher, said it will buy a 35% stake in TrendMicro, a Cupertino-based anti-virus software firm, for $31 million. Softbank said payment will be made by Dec. 27. "In order to expand business, our group will strive to back up TrendMicro's Internet-related business," Softbank President Masayoshi Son said.
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.
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