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May 7, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
Men are more likely to look things up on their smartphone than women. Wealthy people are more likely to use their smartphones for real time searches than poorer people. And less than 50% of people over 65 are using their phones for real-time searches, according to new data from the Pew Internet Report. Researchers at the Pew Internet Report asked more than 2,254 Americans ages 18 and older to answer questions about how they used their mobile phones in the last 30 days. For this study , they looked specifically at how people use their phones to answer immediate questions -- what the researchers are calling "just-in-time searches.
Portraits of the rich and powerful are proof that both the sitter and the artist have arrived. Artist Julian La Trobe would like Angelenos to know he has arrived--from San Francisco, where for five years he has been painting portraits of that city's elite society crowd. Now, seeking to stretch his reputation south, he has rented an apartment in Hollywood--a 1920s-vintage domicile near the Hollywood Bowl--with barrel vaulted ceilings and a secret passageway that leads up to a tower.
December 14, 1989 | ABBY KARP, BALTIMORE SUN
As millionaires go, Thomas David Franklin is a rare bird indeed. He doesn't come from money: When he was born 32 years ago, his parents lived in a Baltimore housing project and the rest of his childhood was spent in working-class Dundalk. He doesn't spend much money: He drives around Portland in a modest four-wheel-drive vehicle, owns only one piece of jewelry, lives in a walk-up apartment and answers his own phone with the gentle greeting, "Hi, this is David."
August 20, 2000 | Cecilia Rasmussen
Most legal historians consider Earl Rogers the greatest criminal defense lawyer ever to practice in Los Angeles. Most social historians regard the Canfields as one of the most star-crossed families ever to blaze across the pages of the city's social register.
They are the "Quillionaires," the lucky ones who have struck it rich from holdings in one of the country's hottest stocks, Qualcomm Inc., and they are out buying houses and imported cars, giving to local causes and elevating the San Diego economy. They owe their newfound wealth to the stunning rise in Qualcomm's stock price to $156.44 from $6.50 over the last year, the fifth-largest gain of any U.S. company.
October 9, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Donald J. Trump is no longer among the wealthiest 400 Americans and may even have a net worth of zero. So says Forbes magazine, which on Monday released its annual list of the super-rich, a list that makes it clear that the controversial developer and other 1980s high-flyers have crash-landed. A notable exception was Metromedia founder John Kluge. The rags-to-riches Kluge expanded his fortune by $400 million to a staggering $5.
September 25, 1988 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
Scrunched in the passenger seat of a sea-green Jaguar, Paul Bartel seemed ill at ease. The pudgy, 50-year-old movie director stared out the window as his producer, James Katz, drove to lunch, leaving behind the huge Brentwood mansion that is serving as the set for his new film, "Scenes From the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills." Suddenly Bartel swiveled around, eyeing his visitor in the back seat. "Now the truth can be told," he hissed conspiratorially.
August 13, 1989 | DAN LE BATARD, Times Staff Writer
What's the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions yacht clubs? Do you think about the America's Cup or about Dr. I. M. Rich sipping Dom Perignon and eating caviar while playing in the water with his million-dollar toy? Do you think about the Congressional Cup and other regattas or about some millionaire drifting along in I Have More Money Than You, a mile-long boat with more luxuries than some Caribbean nations?
October 16, 2012 | By Claudia Buck
Bill Gates and Warren Buffett started it. Now a small but growing group of far less wealthy people are joining in by taking a public pledge to leave money to charity after they're gone. And it doesn't require being one of America's billionaires. "Everyone can leave a bequest to charity of something," said Elfrena Foord, a certified financial planner and co-founder of the California Plan Your Giving Project. "We want to change the idea that you have to be rich to leave money to charity.
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