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October 28, 1996 | KAREN KAPLAN
Another Web developer opened for business last week in Santa Monica, but it's not your typical two-guys-in-a-garage concern. It's the latest franchisee of the fast-growing USWeb Corp. Joe Firmage, USWeb's 26-year-old founder, has signed up 22 licensees in seven months, and last week added USWeb SystemLogic to the list.
BUSINESS
October 28, 1996 | KAREN KAPLAN
Another Web developer opened for business last week in Santa Monica, but it's not your typical two-guys-in-a-garage concern. It's the latest franchisee of the fast-growing USWeb Corp. Joe Firmage, USWeb's 26-year-old founder, has signed up 22 licensees in seven months, and last week added USWeb SystemLogic to the list.
BUSINESS
November 6, 1998
* Santa Clara-based USWeb Corp., an Internet consulting firm, said it has named former Oracle Corp. executive Robert Shaw its chief executive, replacing its co-founder, Chairman and CEO Joe Firmage.
BUSINESS
June 11, 1998 | Dow Jones
A Huntington Beach marketing company said Wednesday it has filed a $14-million lawsuit in a Los Angeles court against USWeb Corp. and an affiliate, SystemLogic Inc. Larmark Inc. alleges that USWeb and SystemLogic failed to fulfill a $277,055 contract that called for the creation of an Internet site, JewelryChannel.Com, dedicated to the jewelry trade. The suit also alleges breach of contract, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, unfair competition and false advertising.
BUSINESS
December 12, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Software giant Microsoft Corp. said it agreed to use content from the Internet-based PointCast Inc. news service in its next-generation Web browser, endorsing so-called push technology, which delivers customized news to Net users. Microsoft said it will include the PointCast network in its Internet Explorer 4.0 Active Desktop software, the next version of the Redmond, Wash.-based company's Internet browser. Internet Explorer 4.0 is due in the second quarter of 1997.
BUSINESS
April 21, 1997 | KAREN KAPLAN
Take an Internet service provider, cross it with a chain of print shops that serves small- and medium-sized businesses and a company that specializes in desktop publishing software, and what do you get? The answer is AlphaGraphics Web Site Services, a partnership of AlphaGraphics, EarthLink Network and Adobe Systems to offer Web site design and hosting services throughout the country beginning today.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1999 | MARTHA MENDOZA, ASSOCIATED PRESS
A Silicon Valley executive who has propelled several high-tech companies to starry heights is quitting the business to pursue his own planetary passion: extraterrestrial beings. "There is a bigger picture out there than just tomorrow's stock price," Joe Firmage says. "I've had explicit confirmation that the UFO phenomenon is in fact occurring, and I'd like to be a part of this fundamental revolution in our society."
BUSINESS
March 10, 1998 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
A new wave of consolidation swept the fast-growing telephone industry Monday as two companies proposed a big merger and three others announced a global alliance. Creating the nation's fourth-largest long-distance phone company, Denver-based Qwest Communications International Inc. said it would buy LCI International Inc. of McLean, Va., in a $4.4-billion all-stock deal.
BUSINESS
January 11, 1998
* Tina M. Parr has joined Neuberger & Berman, LLC, an investment management firm, as regional director of Orange County. She will work out of the Los Angeles office. Parr was most recently vice president of City National Bank. Before that, she held development office positions with Stanford University and the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA. * Greg Palmer has joined RemedyTemp Inc. in San Juan Capistrano in the new position of executive vice president and chief operating officer.
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