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January 4, 2001 | Bloomberg News
EToys Inc. will close its Web site in Britain on Jan. 19 as it tries to reduce losses, according to the Internet toy retailer's Web site. The company is cutting prices by half for all merchandise, the site said. Officials at EToys were not immediately available for comment on how many people would be fired or whether the company's other site in Britain, Baby Centre, also would close. Shares of Santa Monica-based EToys closed unchanged at 22 cents on Nasdaq.
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BUSINESS
February 1, 1999 | JONATHAN GAW
A San Francisco upstart plans to offer a way for online retailers to tap the multibillion-dollar youth market while giving parents a tool to teach their children money management skills. Online retailers, particularly those in the music and clothing categories, have been trying to figure out how to tap the market of teenagers who lack the key to Internet shopping: a credit card. ICanBuy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1999 | Associated Press
Inspired by an independent Internet site that helped topple Archbishop Spyridon as America's Greek Orthodox leader, members of various Eastern Orthodox churches have launched a similar news and commentary site. The site, http://www.orthodoxnews.com, is edited by D.J. King, a layman of the Orthodox Church in America who operates a computer programming business in Martinez. The publisher is Stephen Angelides, an administrative law judge in California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1997 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
The city of Calabasas has established its onramp to the Information Superhighway with the launch of an official site on the World Wide Web--making information about the city available at the click of a mouse. The new web site will be a place for Calabasas residents to find information about city services, city council meetings and recreational activities available to them, said City Channel Manager Deborah Steller, who will maintain the site.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 1997 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
Internet surfers are landing daily on the World Wide Web site dedicated to this little mountain community, created and maintained by two residents as an ode to their unique neighborhood. "It occurred to me one day as I was driving to the post office that if there was a [Web] site here that citizens could participate in, it would hold the attention of the community," said Gary Meyer, Topanga Online's webmaster, or designer of the home page.
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August 15, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
The Orange County Board of Supervisors this week approved mapping the locations of the county's 2,709 registered sex offenders and placing the information on its Web site. But Sheriff-Coroner Mike Carona, who endorsed the idea, also expressed concerns about the program being too aggressive with information that might inadvertently provide a sex offender's exact location. A task force will report to supervisors in two weeks on implementing the map.
BUSINESS
August 23, 2000 | KAREN E. KLEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Question: I am in the process of upgrading my Web site and am trying to locate a good firm to do the work. It seems as if everyone these days is a Web site developer. How do I go about choosing the right one for me? --Jonathan Silver, Los Angeles Answer: You're absolutely right, there are many, many development firms out there and more are cropping up all the time. They vary from the extremely small operation to the largest corporations around.
BUSINESS
April 16, 1997 | KRISSY HARRIS
Independent Film Channel Address: http://www.ifctv.com What it is: Pretty standard fare: program listings, contests, a preview of the cable channel's coming movies and events as well as resources for movie fans and filmmakers (lists and links of film schools, magazines, etc.). Craft Services is a classifieds section for indie filmmakers: Find a partner, find a job, find financing or scout a location, announce a screening, sell some equipment.
REAL ESTATE
July 6, 2003 | Times staff and wire reports
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has launched a Spanish-language Web site to help Spanish speakers access information about housing programs. The site, espanol.hud.gov, offers information on buying and renting, loan counseling, financial resources and available HUD homes.
NEWS
June 1, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Hackers vandalized two more government sites on the Internet and left a taunting note promising to attack more federal computers because of a related FBI investigation. Hackers defaced a Web page within the Interior Department and a site run by a federal supercomputer laboratory in Idaho. Last week, Web sites for the U.S. Senate and the FBI were defaced.
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