CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 2001
On the World Wide Web, we can view NASA photos of Jupiter, listen to a speech by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. or view video clips of an expedition to Antarctica, and it's all made possible through the special codes of HyperText Markup Language, or HTML. Web page creation has become an increasingly important skill to use at school and at work for sharing information.
January 27, 2001 |
CBS Corp.'s Infinity Broadcasting Corp. and other radio station owners sued to overturn a U.S. Copyright Office ruling that requires thousands of broadcasters using the Web to pay fees for playing music. The broadcasters sued Thursday in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia to overturn the decision that record companies are entitled to royalties when a station transmits music programming on a Web site. An arbitration panel will set the exact amount.
December 25, 2000 |
The "dot-com" fairy tale turned into a macabre farce this year as one e-commerce company after another flopped and business bystanders clucked about the stupidity of it all. But it wasn't so long ago that plenty of smart people thought selling dog food, plush sofas and barbecue grills over the Internet were good ideas. Today's prevailing consensus about the absurdity of these e-commerce concepts illustrates how much the dot-com landscape has changed in the last 12 months.
December 25, 2000 |
It's amazing to think today, with the World Wide Web now spanning some 7 million sites, that its creator could barely get his colleagues interested at first. Ten years after the Web's creation, Tim Berners-Lee has different worries: keeping the Web from growing out of control as commercial developers pile layer after layer of software on top of the Web's foundation.
December 11, 2000 |
Not long ago I tried to exercise my civic responsibility by leaving my car at home and taking the bus from suburbia to the Times building in downtown Los Angeles. But I eventually gave it up, primarily because I hated standing on a street corner waiting for a late bus while I could have been doing something constructive, like drinking another cup of coffee. Now, high tech--with a little help from low tech--may be coming to the rescue.
November 23, 2000 |
Amazon.com has been dubbed the "Wal-Mart of the Internet," a virtual superstore selling everything from "Harry Potter" books to potting benches. But it could lose its standing to a start-up that promises an even wider selection at everyday low prices. Before long, the Wal-Mart of the Internet may be . . . Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's No.
November 17, 2000 |
Seven new suffixes that promise to revolutionize the way the Internet is used joined the ubiquitous .com Thursday, marking a small but epochal shift in the evolution of the Internet from a computer network for researchers and corporations to a bustling agora of the masses. After more than three years of sifting through hundreds of possible new addresses, the Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers voted to accept .biz, .info, .name, .pro, .museum, .aero and .
November 5, 2000
All of the major candidates and most of the campaigns for statewide propositions have Internet sites. Here is a sampling of some other election-related sites: Nonpartisan sites: * California Online Voter Guide: www.calvoter.org/2000 (Presented by California Voter Foundation.) * The Democracy Network: www.dnet.org * League of Women Voters of California: www.ca.lwv.org (Has links to www.smartvoter.org, the league's election Web site.) * Los Angeles Times: www.latimes.
August 22, 2000 |
Developers and builders who use the Internet can cut their expenses and improve project management from the planning stages through to completion of construction--but not many of them do so, according to a new report. Web-based project management already is reducing the traditional risks associated with development for those who use it and "creating opportunities for increased returns to investors," according to the report released Monday by consulting firm Arthur Andersen.
August 22, 2000 |
Instead of taking monthly photos, Costa Mesa-based Birtcher Construction now uses Web cameras at some projects to monitor the work and give customers and others a live view of the progress. The Web cameras are one of the ways developers and builders are using the Internet to cut expenses and improve project management from the planning stages through completion.