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May 11, 2001 | BOOTH MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Galliano's pricey logo saddlebags and "ghetto fabulous" fashions for Christian Dior have made the luxury French design house cool again. And now, he is believed to be the first couturier to specially design a line sold exclusively on the Internet. The collection of casual sportswear--created for the online shopping site ELuxury.com.--is "highly covetable but 50% cheaper," at prices of $110 to $650, said the Gibraltar-born designer when announcing his venture.
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NEWS
May 3, 2001 | ROBERT NILES, robert.niles@latimes.com
How safe is the water at Southern California's beaches? A quick stop on the Internet provides the answer. Several local agencies publish Web sites that detail bacterial contamination at area beaches. "It's been very useful," said Steve Herbert, a local diver who, with his friends, regularly checks the Los Angeles County site to see whether dive locations are suitable. "I was alerted to it by a county lifeguard and added it to our Web site five months ago." L.A.
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.
BUSINESS
January 27, 2001 | From Bloomberg News
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.
BUSINESS
December 25, 2000 | MICHAEL LIEDTKE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
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.
BUSINESS
December 25, 2000 | ANICK JESDANUN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
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.
NEWS
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.
BUSINESS
August 22, 2000 | BOB HOWARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 2000 | JOE MATHEWS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fans of "Survivor," meet the Democratic National Convention, the latest reality-based show coming to TV and the Internet this summer. The idea is to make viewers feel as though they are part of the action at Staples Center. As many as 10 "360-degree cameras" will broadcast live scenes not only from the convention floor but also from backstage, delegate meetings, and pre-convention parties scheduled for the weekend of Aug. 12 and 13.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 2000 | MONTE MORIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shopping for a pet goat? Dreaming of getting even with that neighbor who enshrined a junked Camaro on his front lawn? Looking to sell an arsenal of police submachine guns? Web surfers need look no further than the official Web site of the county of Orange (http://www.oc.ca.gov/). As county government expands its menu of interactive computer services, more and more residents, contractors and vendors are choosing to do business with the county online.
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