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March 7, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Anaheim Grizzlies might never materialize, but that hasn't stopped an Anaheim ticket brokerage from reserving the Internet domain name, anaheimgrizzliestickets.com, and a Mississippi college student from reserving the name anaheimgrizzlies.com. 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.
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BUSINESS
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.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1997 | JON STEINMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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."
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
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.
HOME & GARDEN
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.
NEWS
December 2, 2000
To hear Friday's U.S. Supreme Court hearing, join a discussion about the case and get the latest news on the recount in Florida, go to: http://www.latimes.com/deci sion2000. Here are some other Internet resources about the disputed election and the legal issues at stake: * U.S. Supreme Court: http://www.supremecourtus.gov/ * U.S. Constitution: http://www.access.gpo.gov/congress/sen ate/constitution/toc.html * Florida Constitution and election statutes: http://www.leg.state.fl.
BUSINESS
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.
TRAVEL
April 16, 2000 | LAURA BLY
Just as California offers more vacation options than rush-hour taillights on the San Diego Freeway, cyberspace is jammed with thousands of commercial, nonprofit and personal Web sites peddling the joys of traveling in the Golden State. Here's a sampling of bookmark-worthy examples, encompassing everything from San Francisco shopping to San Bernardino ski slopes. California Office of Tourism (www.gocalif.
BUSINESS
October 26, 1998 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At Autobytel.com'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.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 2010 | James Rainey
A wealthy philanthropist has kicked in $5 million in seed money. A top management consultant has come up with a business plan. A renowned university will lend not only its students but research help. And the budding endeavor has a chief executive who will pull down $400,000 a year and one of the world's most prestigious newspapers ready to give its future news offerings a home. When the Bay Area News Project launches its website in late spring or early summer, it will be just the latest -- and perhaps the most ambitious -- nonprofit venture among a string of similar start-ups.
BUSINESS
January 6, 2010 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles
The Los Angeles Times Media Group and U.S. Local News Network Inc. have formed a joint venture that will include launching two news websites aimed at readers and advertisers in Orange County. The venture, which will be announced today, will allow the companies to share content and advertising sales across the sites -- www.theocnow.com and www.oclnn.com -- and those of three existing Times-owned local newspapers in Orange County: the Coastline Pilot, the Daily Pilot and the Huntington Beach Independent.
TRAVEL
October 18, 2009 | Jen Leo
The spotlight is on Rio de Janeiro now that it's been chosen as the host city for the 2016 Summer Games. If you are researching a trip to Brazil, don't miss Hiddenpousadasbrazil.com, an accommodations eye-opener that will inspire you to trade your hotel for an eco-trip, farm stay or hideaway in a colonial mansion overlooking the ocean. What's hot: If you know nothing about Brazil, HiddenPousadasBrazil will at the very least tell you what a pousada is (a place to stay)
BUSINESS
September 18, 2009 | Ben Fritz
Hollywood trade paper Variety is putting a seal on its website. Starting early next year, most or all of the content on Variety.com will be available only to those who subscribe to the print version or pay for a digital subscription. Publisher Brian Gott said executives were still considering whether small amounts of content would remain free. Discussions are also continuing about whether online pricing will be lower than or equivalent to that for the print edition. Over the last few years, online advertising revenue has failed to grow as many media executives had expected, leading newspapers to consider charging for some or all of their digital content in an effort to boost revenue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 2009
Thanks to your frequent visits, latimes.com has seen the fastest growth of any top newspaper site over the last year. We're breaking more news than ever on latimes.com, we've expanded our blog network, we're publishing more stunning visual, interactive journalism, and we have savvy readers like you contributing to conversations. Now we're bringing you a site that's easier to read and use -- crisper, cleaner and better able to showcase the world-class journalism our newsroom produces around the clock.
NATIONAL
August 11, 2009 | Christi Parsons
President Obama and his allies in the healthcare debate began moving more forcefully Monday to rebut what they said was "misinformation" spread by opponents of the legislation and to spotlight the disruptive nature of protests at town halls held by lawmakers. Obama plans a town hall today in Portsmouth, N.H., his first since protesters began grabbing headlines during the August congressional recess. He has two more -- in Bozeman, Mont., and Grand Junction, Colo. -- this week. Democrats hope direct engagement will blunt rising public anxiety that they say is being fed by false claims about the legislation.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 2009 | Associated Press
The mid-movie dash to the restroom can turn us into calculating Usain Bolt wannabes: Ah, this looks like a lull -- time to dash. When we return to our seats, we pray the answer to "What did I miss?" isn't "Darth Vader is really Luke's father" or "the girlfriend is really a guy." The website RunPee.com can help with such anxious guesswork. The site provides recommended opportunities to race to the restroom. It tells you when the action or romance wanes, and gives you a cue ("Baby O.J.
BUSINESS
July 15, 2009 | Ylan Q. Mui
Several Fortune 500 companies are banding together to create a free new job board that will give users access to all their jobs with just one application. The website is called United We Work and launched Monday with sponsorship from Sears Holdings Corp., AT&T Inc., Automatic Data Processing Inc., Allstate Corp., Hewitt Associates, Global Hyatt Corp., Office Depot, 7-Eleven Inc. and Starbucks Coffee Co.
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