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A year ago, Nintendo was the virtually unchallenged king of the $3.5-billion American video game business. And the Kyoto-based firm ruled its market with an iron fist: demanding high licensing fees, restricting the number of software companies allowed to develop games for Nintendo machines and barring them from developing software for rivals. Its actions sparked numerous lawsuits from retailers and game developers, who charged unfair trade practices. Now the kingdom of Nintendo is under attack.
February 4, 2012 | Michael Hiltzik
Something sounded familiar last week when I heard U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski make a huge pitch for infusing digital technology into America's classrooms. Every schoolchild should have a laptop, they said. Because in the near future, textbooks will be a thing of the past. Where had I heard that before? So I did a bit of research, and found it. The quote I recalled was, "Books will soon be obsolete in the schools.... Our school system will be completely changed in 10 years.
January 11, 2007 | Dawn C. Chmielewski, Times Staff Writer
TELEVISIONS in recent years have taken over living rooms. Now, they're almost as big as one. At the annual Consumer Electronics Show here this week, manufacturers showed off ever-bigger TVs in a size race that showed no signs of slowing. Panasonic this year bragged that billionaire Mark Cuban owns one of its wall-filling, 103-inch plasma displays, which retail for about $70,000.
September 22, 1990 | PATRICK MOTT, Patrick Mott is a regular contributor to Home Design
If "The Jetsons" used to be part of your Saturday morning TV ritual, it's a fair bet that you also used to dream about having a few of George Jetson's household gadgets to monkey around with. George would push a button and out of the ceiling would come the TV. He'd tell a machine to brew him up a cup of coffee and there it would be, piping hot. If he wanted to check on the kids, he just poked a button on the TV remote and there on the screen would appear Judy and Elroy in their respective rooms.
June 10, 1997
Electro Scientific Industries of Portland, Ore., said Monday it has completed its acquisition of Dynamotion Corp., a Santa Ana producer of drilling and routing systems, in a $13-million stock purchase. ESI designs and makes electronics products for electronics manufacturing. Dynamotion, which was founded in 1985, makes products primarily for the semiconductor and electronics industries.
January 13, 1987 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, Times Staff Writer
Loral Corp. agreed Monday to buy Goodyear Aerospace for $640 million in cash, a deal that will about double the size of New York-based Loral and establish it as the largest independent electronic warfare contractor. Goodyear Aerospace, a subsidiary of Goodyear Tire & Rubber, makes a wide range of defense products, ranging from advanced aircraft electronics to undersea mines. It posted $55 million in pretax earnings on sales of $695 million in 1986.
April 29, 1989 | From United Press International
Juan Benitez, 38, the Cuban-born former president, chief operating officer and director of Micron Technology Inc., was named Friday as deputy assistant commerce secretary for science and electronics.
June 6, 1989
MMI Medical Inc. of Pomona said it acquired the diagnostic imaging maintenance and repair business of Electronics in Medicine Inc. of Houston. Details were not disclosed.
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