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The Anaheim Grizzlies might never materialize, but that hasn't stopped an Anaheim ticket brokerage from reserving the Internet domain name,, and a Mississippi college student from reserving the name Michael Heisley, owner of the Vancouver Grizzlies, faces a March 26 deadline to tell the NBA where he would like his team to play next season, with Anaheim one of five cities under consideration.
April 21, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
The 1,000 most popular websites in the world are now safe from the Heartbleed vulnerability, but 2% of the top 1 million websites remain unsecure, a security firm recently said. Cyber security firm Sucuri Inc. said it scanned the top websites as ranked by Alexa Internet, a company that collects Web traffic data, to test how many of them remain vulnerable to Heartbleed, a bug that was recently discovered. Heartbleed is a hole in OpenSSL, a security software used by most websites, that gives hackers an entryway to steal sensitive user data, including passwords.
Perhaps it's only appropriate that an antidote to the urban legend comes from the suburbs--Agoura Hills, to be precise. It is out of their home at the western end of the San Fernando Valley that David and Barbara Mikkelson track down the origins of tales of impossible tragedy, irony and revenge. More often than not, the Mikkelsons said, a little double-checking is all it takes to debunk a legend told and retold as "verifiable truth."
October 28, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
Websites registered in China, Russia, Ukraine and Canada continue to dominate the list of "most notorious" markets for distributing pirated movies and TV shows, an industry report shows. The survey , compiled by the Motion Picture Assn. of America at the request of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, ranked websites and other technologies used to distribute illegal copies of movies and TV show based on how much web traffic they generated, among other indicators. The MPAA list includes peer-to-peer networks, Bit Torrent portals, infringing download and streaming hubs, linking websites and newsgroups, as well as physical markets located in the Ukraine, Australia, Canada, China, Indonesia, Ireland, Brazil, Russia, Thailand, Mexico and India.
January 3, 1998 | Associated Press
California drivers who want to personalize their license plates now have a way to find out quickly whether the name or clever saying they have in mind has already been taken, the state Resources Agency announced Friday. The agency, which uses money from "vanity" plates to pay for environmental programs, has created a World Wide Web site with the Department of Motor Vehicles, enabling Internet users to search a database of 1.6 million existing personalized plates. At the Web site, http://plates.
October 6, 2005 | By Emily Green, Times Staff Writer
IN an announcement about the opening of the Spider Pavilion at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, I recently referred to spiders as insects. It brought this response from a reader in Whittier: "Spiders are not insects! Insects have six legs. " The reader is correct. Spiders have eight legs. Although insects and spiders are both arthropods, spiders belong to a distinct class, Arachnida . Unfortunately, the term became known almost exclusively as a root for a word concerning the pathological fear of spiders: arachnophobia.
August 13, 1999
BET Holdings Inc., owner of Black Entertainment Television, unveiled a Web site aimed at the black community that will offer e-mail, instant messaging and chat features as well as links to other Web sites. BET said the venture will receive $35 million in backing from its four partners: Microsoft Corp.; USA Networks Inc.; the U.S. arm of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.; and AT&T Corp.'s Liberty Digital, the online media company run by cable magnate John Malone. Liberty holds a 34% stake in BET.
At's semiannual meeting with some of its top car-dealer customers in Sedona, Ariz., which continues today, General Motors Corp.'s recently unveiled car-selling Web site will be a major topic of discussion, according to the Irvine company's president. The car maker's site is designed to get customers the best price by having dealers bid against each other for the business.
A fan of British rock act the Cure wants to check out the band's site on the World Wide Web. Not the one developed by the record label or hundreds of others created by fellow admirers. He wants the official Cure site, the one spawned out of singer Robert Smith's Powerbook and maintained from the back of the musician's tour bus. So the fan goes to an online search engine--say, Yahoo!--and punches in the band's name. The result--227 sites to wade through before stumbling across www.thecure.
December 3, 1997 | KRISSY HARRIS
The Flick Filosopher Address: What it is: Yet another site about movies. The Flick Filosopher is really MaryAnn Johanson, a freelance copy editor and writer in New York who so far isn't making any money for the eight to 10 hours she spends updating the site weekly. She says she would like the site to grow but is concerned that advertisers and sponsors would "water down her opinions."
February 15, 2009 | Carolyn Kellogg
Matthew Fisher, an assistant professor of English at UCLA, knew that libraries all over the world had been digitizing their holdings. But he was frustrated by the difficulty in finding what he was looking for -- in particular, medieval manuscripts. A Google search for "Edward the Confessor" might turn up 20 pages of results before the book, the oldest surviving Anglo-Norman history of the king, appears; it's at Cambridge University, and they've put it online. Rather than telling Cambridge it was time they hired an expert in search-engine optimization, Fisher decided to collect links to these works himself.
December 16, 2008 | Jessica Guynn, Guynn is a Times staff writer.
Yahoo Inc. is getting more open and more social. The Internet giant said Monday that it was rolling out features designed to make its e-mail service and other properties more like popular social networking sites Facebook and MySpace. The features, more than a year in the making, are the brainchild of Yahoo Chief Executive Jerry Yang, who previewed them in a keynote speech at the Consumer Electronics Show in January.
December 11, 2008 | bloomberg news
Sony BMG Music Entertainment was sued by the U.S. on Wednesday for collecting and disclosing personal data about 30,000 children without informing their parents. The Federal Trade Commission filed the civil lawsuit in federal court. The suit, which alleges violations of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, seeks unspecified damages and an injunction.
September 14, 2008 | Jen Leo
If you keep the details of your frequent-flier programs in an e-mail at the bottom of your inbox, don't feel bad. It's not as though those numbers roll off the tip of your brain. But if you can, dig them up, just this once, and put them in for a consolidated home that's easy to access. What's hot: Placely is a travel social networking site first, but my favorite thing about the site is its ability to house all your frequent-flier log-ins and passwords in one place. It has 26 domestic and international programs available for tracking.
June 28, 2008 | From Times Wire Services, the Public Broadcasting Service website, attracted more U.S. visitors than any of the sites of the six commercial broadcast TV networks for four straight weeks, according to online monitor Hitwise. Among Web users visiting the broadcasters' sites, 24.2% chose in the week ended June 21, followed by ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox, each with less than 20%, PBS said. CW and MyNetworkTV ranked sixth and seventh. For the 2007-08 television season, ranked third behind ABC and NBC with 19% of U.S. viewers, up from 15% the previous year.
June 12, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Google Inc. Chief Executive Eric Schmidt said Wednesday that the Internet search leader hoped its recently acquired advertising service DoubleClick would aid newspapers as they struggled to corral more online revenue. "It's a huge moral imperative to help here," Schmidt said at an event hosted in San Francisco by Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
A new medium may carry their message, but the main concern of the dozens of Web sites set to converge upon this summer's national political conventions will be business. Only a faint glimmer four years ago, the Internet will have a glaring presence at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia beginning Monday and at the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles in mid-August.
December 18, 1999
The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese has added chat rooms to its Web site on interfaith marriage so members can discuss issues and raise questions. The archdiocese estimates that 67% of marriages in its churches now involve non-Christians or Christians who belong to non-Orthodox churches. The chat rooms are directed by the Rev. Charles Joanides, who has conducted interfaith marriage work for the archdiocese for two years.
May 26, 2008 | Scott J. Wilson
The average California household pays more than $10,000 in federal income tax each year. Want to know how your money's spent?, a 6-month-old website from the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, gives a partial answer, detailing federal spending on contracts and grants. You can search for contracts or grants awarded to a particular company or institution, or slice the data by state, city or ZIP Code. You can also narrow results to a particular federal agency or search by the product or service provided.
May 26, 2008 | Susan Brink, Times Staff Writer
Like almost everyone their age, young adult cancer survivors are into the Web. The following sites help them deal with the aftermath of cancer: * A national list of transition programs for childhood and adult cancer survivors is available at /treatment/surclinics.html. These programs help adults piece together treatment records and develop preventive care-plans. * Named for the 70,000 new young adults diagnosed with cancer in the U.S.
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