March 21, 2013 |
Twitter turned 7 Thursday, and to celebrate the occasion, the social network posted a quick video timeline recapping its history from an idea on a notebook to the major tech player it is today. The video starts by showing the sketch for a site called my.stat.us that's drawn out with a big text field laid in the center so users can post their status. That, of course, is the foundation for the Twitter we have now. From there, we see the first tweet ever sent, written by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey.
March 14, 2013 |
Philip Anschutz and the no-longer-for-sale AEG have been key players in sports and entertainment in Los Angeles. Here are some highlights: -- Oct. 1995: Denver-based billionaire Philip Anschutz and Southern California developer Ed Roski Jr. buy the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League. -- May 1997: Anschutz and Roski announce a plan to revamp the L.A. Memorial Coliseum and bring a professional football team to the city by 2000. -- March 1998: Work begins on Staples Center, Anschutz and Roski's new downtown arena.
March 13, 2013 |
Your Facebook Timeline is getting another makeover. The social network announced Wednesday a number of changes to users' personal pages that will help them better express what's important to them. The update also comes with a much-needed cleaner layout. "We heard from you that the current Timeline layout is sometimes hard to read," Facebook's announcement detailing the changes said. "Starting today, all posts are on the right side of your timeline, with photos, music and other recent activity on the left.
February 24, 2013 |
For pop culture aficionados, it's become a cherished ritual that must be observed around the biggest broadcast events: the TV drinking game. For Sunday's Hollywood edition, Times-sanctified enablers have gone beyond boozy suggestions and conjured up a list of prompts to maximize your enjoyment of - while perhaps minimizing your sobriety during -- the 85th Academy Awards. FULL COVERAGE: Oscars 2013 | Top nominees Some suggestions ... * Every time Seth MacFarlane makes a self-serving reference to one of his TV shows or movies: Take a shot of cheap tequila.
February 18, 2013 |
Questions persisted Monday over how Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was faring as supporters cheered his reported return home from Cuba. Even as Chavez has undergone repeated rounds of surgery and chemotherapy, the kind of cancer he is suffering and where it is located have not been revealed. Here is a brief timeline of his illness: June 10, 2011 - Chavez undergoes surgery for a “pelvic abscess” in Havana. Few details are released on his condition. June 30, 2011 - In a brief recorded statement read over Venezuelan television, Chavez says he had surgery in Cuba for cancer, confirming the gravity of his illness.
December 12, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- It's déjà vu all over again for Facebook privacy. Facebook says it's changing its privacy controls yet again to make them easier for users to understand. One of the new features: privacy shortcuts that pop up on the right-hand side at the top of News Feeds that answer questions such as “Who can see my stuff?” You can also block someone with one click. Facebook is also rolling out a feature that allows people to more easily hide or remove posts that appear on their Timeline.
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December 9, 2012
Oct. 7, 2004 An employee of Dr. Carlos Estiandan tells a Medical Board of California investigator that the doctor will give drug-addicted patients "anything they want. " Nov. 29, 2004 Robin Hollis, a medical board investigator, begins looking into Estiandan's prescribing. April 25, 2005 A California Highway Patrol officer pulls over a motorist on the Harbor Freeway and finds dozens of blank and filled-in prescription forms, some from Estiandan's prescription pads.
December 2, 2012
Dec. 7, 1941: Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Dec. 8, 1941: Japanese bomb the Philippines, destroying many aircraft at Clark Field Dec. 22, 1941: About 43,000 Japanese troops begin the main invasion of Luzon; American and Filipino troops begin to amass on Bataan Dec. 24, 1941: Manila declared "open city" End of December 1941: Ground war in progress on Bataan Feb. 8, 1942: Japan decides to regroup after its forces are repelled ...
November 20, 2012 |
Facebook wants to make it easier and quicker for you to upload photos taken with your smartphone or tablet, and it's now testing a feature that may just do that. Photo syncing, as the feature is called, uploads your phone's pictures instantly after you take them and puts them in a private section of your Facebook account. By having your pictures in Facebook's servers, you can share them very rapidly when you're ready, or you can also keep them private if you don't want to post them.
November 18, 2012
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita's Tie the Knot bow ties are not the first product to emerge from the intersection of fashion and the marriage movement. Here's a brief timeline of other recent occasions when the fashion industry showed its support for gay rights: May 2009 Mannequins at Levi Strauss stores in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco sport White Knots, a symbol of support for same-sex marriage. April 2011 Marc Jacobs releases a limited-edition T-shirt to support the Human Rights Campaign, a gay rights advocacy group.