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April 10, 2000
The PC Data Online Top 10 Hit Lists are based on traffic obtained from a sample panel of more than 100,000 U.S. home Internet users, balanced to represent the U.S. home Internet population. For the week ending April 1: Entertainment *--* % of total Unique This Last Web audience users week week Site reached (millions) 1. 1. Real.com 5.7% 3,058 2. 2. ESPN.com 4.4 2,367 3. 4. Shockwave.com 3.2 1,743 4. 8. Ign.com 3.1 1,699 5. *. WindowsMedia.com 3.0 1,622 6. 7. Ticketmaster.com 3.0 1,597 7. *. Abc.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY
Want to know if a certain Los Angeles City Council member accepted a contribution from a city contractor, or how much the mayor raises for pet ballot measures? Campaign finance information can now be accessed over the Internet, thanks to a new, Web-based program unveiled Thursday by the Los Angeles Ethics Commission. The database can be reached at www.lacity.
BUSINESS
May 31, 1999 | KAREN KAPLAN
The Internet Society is using the global computer network to help refugees from Kosovo find family members. KosovoNet.org (http://www.kosovonet.org) has a message center for Kosovars living in refugee camps, along with links to humanitarian and aid agencies that are monitoring the crisis in the Balkans. The Reston, Va.-based Internet Society launched KosovoNet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS
Irvine Ranch Water District customers can now access their accounts online. Visitors can check their balances, review water usage history and take a virtual tour of the Michelson Water Reclamation Plant. Also posted on the site are maps, water audits, news releases, quality reports, conservation information, brochures and district publications. The site, at http://www.irwd .com, also includes an extensive water education section for children. Information: (949) 453-5300.
BUSINESS
June 24, 1998 | Associated Press
If you need to vent your frustration about poor customer service and feel as though there's no place to go, the World Wide Web awaits you. Service Intelligence Inc., a firm that researches customer service quality, has a place on its Web site (http://www.serviceintelligence.com) where consumers can post their complaints--and their plaudits--about their experiences with airlines, retailers, hotels and other businesses.
BUSINESS
March 12, 1998 | A Times Staff Writer
Mattel Inc. is expanding its http://www.barbie.com Web site to include attractions for young girls and their parents. The Web site previously focused on adult collectors. The site is "designed to engage girls in fun and creative play" by offering them a variety of interactive activities, according to a company spokesman. Girls will be able to download new phrases for the Talk With Me! Barbie doll--the first time, Mattel says, that a toy can be programmed from the Internet.
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