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October 9, 2007 | Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writer
A new campaign to lower the dropout rate in Los Angeles schools will rely heavily on popular Internet websites such as YouTube and MySpace, as well as radio spots aimed at vulnerable teens, school officials announced Monday. The Los Angeles Unified School District initiative also features a new website, The site highlights alternative ways of earning a diploma and describes the district's many continuation schools and community college programs.
October 5, 2007 | Lisa Girion, Times Staff Writer
Software giant Microsoft Corp. on Thursday joined an increasingly crowded field of health and technology companies offering consumers an electronic personal health record. Like other Web-based personal health records, Microsoft's HealthVault is free and will allow consumers to store medical information -- such as vaccination dates and X-rays -- and share what they wish with physicians and relatives of their choosing.
October 3, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
Target Corp., the second-largest U.S. discount store chain, lost a bid Tuesday to dismiss a lawsuit claiming the company's website wasn't accessible to the blind. U.S. District Judge Marilyn Hall Patel in San Francisco rejected Target's request to dismiss the case. She also certified the case as a class action, ruling that all legally blind people in the U.S. who have been denied access to services at Target stores because of deficiencies in the company's website can join the suit.
September 28, 2007 | Jacqueline Trescott, Washington Post
WASHINGTON -- Though its physical construction is years away, the National Museum of African American History and Culture this week is inaugurating an online spot where visitors can help shape its content. One feature of the website, named after the museum, is a Memory Book, where people can submit a story, photograph or audio recording that tells something about themselves or a moment in African American history.
September 20, 2007 | Dawn C. Chmielewski, Times Staff Writer
"Swingtown" is a CBS television show, scheduled for midseason, about partner-swapping couples. It's also what CBS executives lightheartedly call their new Internet strategy. The idea is to let their online material be promiscuous: Instead of limiting their shows and other online video to, the network is letting them couple with any website that people might visit. "CBS is all about open, nonexclusive, multiple partnerships," said Quincy Smith, president of CBS Interactive.
September 18, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
New York Times Co. said it would end its paid TimesSelect Web service and make most of the contents of its website available free.
September 16, 2007 | Vani Rangachar
Early this month, Orbitz launched a beta version of Traveler Update,, a networking site for the nation's fliers. It could help travelers navigate 45 of the nation's airports. What's hot: You get real-time security wait times, traffic, average flight delays and more delivered on your computer, cellphone or PDA. What's not: Not all info is helpful -- the generic "lots of activity" at Tom Bradley Terminal was followed by, "All international flights are on time." Huh? -- vani.
September 9, 2007
Lose the car next time you fly into some cities, and cut down on your carbon footprint -- at least while on the ground. will show you how to get around using public transit. What's hot: Directions are easy to follow, and you get choices: Do you want to travel by subway and rail only? Bus only? On foot only? You can choose "less street walking/more transfers" or "more street walking/fewer transfers" if you want to rack up steps on the pedometer.
September 8, 2007 | From the Associated Press
AOL is once again revamping its Web portal, dropping a year-old "social news" component in which visitors submitted news stories and blog entries and voted on them to determine how they're ranked on the site. AOL, the Internet services unit of Time Warner Inc., said it wasn't giving up on social news completely and would instead send interested visitors to a separate, yet-to-be-determined Web address.
August 21, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Google Inc. invested in Chinese social network The website will run on Google technology, the Mountain View, Calif.-based company said. Google won't disclose the size of the investment. Google aims to lure people to its query functions with the sites, narrowing the gap in advertising sales with reigning Chinese search engine Baidu.
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