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August 1, 2012
Clicking with readers Unique visitors in June to a selection of conservative websites: DailyCaller.com: 2.2 million WeeklyStandard.com: 1.6 million WND.com: 1.2 million Breitbart.com: 1.1 million TownHall.com: 660,000 Source: comScore
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SCIENCE
April 13, 2013 | Eryn Brown and Joseph Serna
Clive Svendsen doesn't get rattled easily, but the neurobiologist couldn't help sweating when Stephen Hawking paid a visit to his lab this week. Hawking is one of the world's foremost theoretical physicists. He pioneered groundbreaking research into how particles behave around black holes and deduced that black holes spit out radiation as they swallow up matter. He's also credited with teaching millions about the mysteries of the cosmos through his books, including the bestseller "A Brief History of Time.
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BUSINESS
June 22, 2012 | By Michelle Maltais, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
Did you know that you probably spent more than a full day online in May? And you were probably spending a good portion of that time somewhere on Google, checking out a news site or watching hours and hours of YouTube videos. On average, the nearly 212 million Americans online last month spent about 29 hours browsing the Web, according to Nielsen . An average of just under six hours of that time was spent watching videos -- more than 26 billion videos. [Updated, 2:32 p.m. June 22: The brand with the biggest draw was Google, pulling in 173 million unique visitors.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 2012
Clicking with readers Unique visitors in June to a selection of conservative websites: DailyCaller.com: 2.2 million WeeklyStandard.com: 1.6 million WND.com: 1.2 million Breitbart.com: 1.1 million TownHall.com: 660,000 Source: comScore
NEWS
July 2, 1999 | From Bloomberg News
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's biggest retailer, said Books-A-Million Inc. will be the exclusive provider of books for its online customers, sending the book retailer's stock up 84%. The shares of Birmingham, Ala.-based Books-A-Million climbed $6.34 to close at $13.88 on Nasdaq, with a volume more than 36 times its three-month daily average. The stock was the fourth most active in U.S. markets. The companies didn't disclose financial terms of the arrangement, which comes as Bentonville, Ark.
BUSINESS
May 23, 2000 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Toysmart.com, a privately held Internet merchant controlled by Walt Disney Co., shuttered its virtual doors Monday, becoming a casualty of the online retailing shakeout and underscoring Disney's online travails. The 2-year-old seller of educational toys had experienced a steep drop-off in online visitors as big, traditional retailers such as Toys R Us and Wal-Mart pushed their way into an already competitive field occupied by "dot-com" start-ups such as EToysand Amazon.com.
BUSINESS
June 15, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Pinterest, the social network that has burst onto the scene as of late, grew a staggering 4,377% in the last year, according to a report. ComScore's "State of the U.S. Internet" revealed the findings showing that Pinterest is far outpacing its competitors in growth at this point, as well as others statistical changes happening on the Web. Coming up after Pinterest was Tumblr with a growth of 168%, LinkedIn with 67% and Twitter with 58%....
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 2009 | James Rainey
Driving to Brentwood a week ago, I resolved not to lose focus. I would press Arianna Huffington about her website: Is the Huffington Post's brand of mostly unpaid journalism depressing writers' wages? Why the endless photo galleries of Hollywood sexpots? Most importantly, oh much-heralded It girl of the new journalism, isn't it about time your website started turning a profit? Arriving in front of Huffington's expansive, gated home, I recalled the story of one man determined to challenge Huffington on a journalism panel about her triumphalist view of citizen journalism.
BUSINESS
May 11, 2012 | By Michelle Maltais
M is for many million clicks on Facebook. O means she's really swift online. Another M is for her mobile multitasking. That's Mom, and she's leading a very full digital life, according to figures from Nielsen .  With Mother's Day on the horizon, we take a look at the role tech plays in the lives of American moms. As Bianca Bosker of the Huffington Post puts it, Mom is no tech nitwit. (Trust me, Mom, I already knew that. We'll Skype later.) No, it's not your imagination that Facebook is an online haven for mothers.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 2008 | Maria Russo, Times Staff Writer
Michael Wolff is over journalism. The media columnist for Vanity Fair thinks that the ailing vocation has gotten in the way of what modern info seekers really crave: news. As he tells the story, in recent decades the people who call themselves journalists have bloated the news with their self-importance and their desire for prestige, losing sight of what's interesting. Then the Internet arrived and gave people a faster, more efficient way to get their info fix. In a decade that's seen the expansion of the Internet, cable news, cellphones and social networking, most young people are about as likely to buy a newspaper as a Walkman.
BUSINESS
June 22, 2012 | By Michelle Maltais, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
Did you know that you probably spent more than a full day online in May? And you were probably spending a good portion of that time somewhere on Google, checking out a news site or watching hours and hours of YouTube videos. On average, the nearly 212 million Americans online last month spent about 29 hours browsing the Web, according to Nielsen . An average of just under six hours of that time was spent watching videos -- more than 26 billion videos. [Updated, 2:32 p.m. June 22: The brand with the biggest draw was Google, pulling in 173 million unique visitors.
BUSINESS
June 15, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Pinterest, the social network that has burst onto the scene as of late, grew a staggering 4,377% in the last year, according to a report. ComScore's "State of the U.S. Internet" revealed the findings showing that Pinterest is far outpacing its competitors in growth at this point, as well as others statistical changes happening on the Web. Coming up after Pinterest was Tumblr with a growth of 168%, LinkedIn with 67% and Twitter with 58%....
BUSINESS
May 11, 2012 | By Michelle Maltais
M is for many million clicks on Facebook. O means she's really swift online. Another M is for her mobile multitasking. That's Mom, and she's leading a very full digital life, according to figures from Nielsen .  With Mother's Day on the horizon, we take a look at the role tech plays in the lives of American moms. As Bianca Bosker of the Huffington Post puts it, Mom is no tech nitwit. (Trust me, Mom, I already knew that. We'll Skype later.) No, it's not your imagination that Facebook is an online haven for mothers.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 2009 | James Rainey
Driving to Brentwood a week ago, I resolved not to lose focus. I would press Arianna Huffington about her website: Is the Huffington Post's brand of mostly unpaid journalism depressing writers' wages? Why the endless photo galleries of Hollywood sexpots? Most importantly, oh much-heralded It girl of the new journalism, isn't it about time your website started turning a profit? Arriving in front of Huffington's expansive, gated home, I recalled the story of one man determined to challenge Huffington on a journalism panel about her triumphalist view of citizen journalism.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 2008 | Maria Russo, Times Staff Writer
Michael Wolff is over journalism. The media columnist for Vanity Fair thinks that the ailing vocation has gotten in the way of what modern info seekers really crave: news. As he tells the story, in recent decades the people who call themselves journalists have bloated the news with their self-importance and their desire for prestige, losing sight of what's interesting. Then the Internet arrived and gave people a faster, more efficient way to get their info fix. In a decade that's seen the expansion of the Internet, cable news, cellphones and social networking, most young people are about as likely to buy a newspaper as a Walkman.
SPORTS
August 23, 2008 | STEVE SPRINGER
When it comes to media, NBC is not the only game in town. Even if the town is Beijing and the subject is the Olympics. It may seem that way, NBC's tentacles stretching from the Bird's Nest to the Water Cube to the distant equestrian competition in Hong Kong. Whether it's the tube, the computer or a mobile device, everything, it seems, has the NBC Universal stamp on it. A bid of $894 million buys you a lot of influence. But not exclusivity. Whether it's newspapers like this one, or magazines like Sports Illustrated or cable networks like ESPN, or similar outlets from countries around the world, armies of media personnel have been covering these Games.
SPORTS
August 23, 2008 | STEVE SPRINGER
When it comes to media, NBC is not the only game in town. Even if the town is Beijing and the subject is the Olympics. It may seem that way, NBC's tentacles stretching from the Bird's Nest to the Water Cube to the distant equestrian competition in Hong Kong. Whether it's the tube, the computer or a mobile device, everything, it seems, has the NBC Universal stamp on it. A bid of $894 million buys you a lot of influence. But not exclusivity. Whether it's newspapers like this one, or magazines like Sports Illustrated or cable networks like ESPN, or similar outlets from countries around the world, armies of media personnel have been covering these Games.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 2008 | DAVID SARNO
Those Times readers more accustomed to the soothing, unhurried feel of this column in newsprint may have yet to discover that we here at Web Scout headquarters also maintain an eponymous blog. Our online incarnation is a lean, mean potpourri of news, culture and cat videos from across the World Wide Web, and these last few days have been particularly oddity-filled ones online. Though I'd like to say our most widely read Web Scout blog entry was the meditation on Net neutrality or the breaking coverage of an online security breach at telecommunications giant Comcast, the numbers tell a different story.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 2008 | DAVID SARNO
Those Times readers more accustomed to the soothing, unhurried feel of this column in newsprint may have yet to discover that we here at Web Scout headquarters also maintain an eponymous blog. Our online incarnation is a lean, mean potpourri of news, culture and cat videos from across the World Wide Web, and these last few days have been particularly oddity-filled ones online. Though I'd like to say our most widely read Web Scout blog entry was the meditation on Net neutrality or the breaking coverage of an online security breach at telecommunications giant Comcast, the numbers tell a different story.
BUSINESS
May 23, 2000 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Toysmart.com, a privately held Internet merchant controlled by Walt Disney Co., shuttered its virtual doors Monday, becoming a casualty of the online retailing shakeout and underscoring Disney's online travails. The 2-year-old seller of educational toys had experienced a steep drop-off in online visitors as big, traditional retailers such as Toys R Us and Wal-Mart pushed their way into an already competitive field occupied by "dot-com" start-ups such as EToysand Amazon.com.
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