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February 3, 2000 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER and ROBIN FIELDS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Low-cost personal computer maker EMachines told customers Wednesday that it will stop providing free Internet access, ending an experiment that had become unfeasible. The Irvine-based company, which acquired Free-PC of Pasadena last year, said earlier that it would stop the practice of giving computers away in exchange for advertising. It is halting its free Internet access Feb. 14.
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February 3, 2000 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER and ROBIN FIELDS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Low-cost personal computer maker EMachines told customers Wednesday that it will stop providing free Internet access, ending an experiment that had become unfeasible. The Irvine-based company, which acquired Free-PC of Pasadena last year, said earlier that it would stop the practice of giving computers away in exchange for advertising. It is halting its free Internet access Feb. 14.
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August 20, 1999 | JOSEPH MENN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Taking aim at a rival to its wildly popular iMac, Apple Computer on Thursday filed suit against upstart EMachines over the design of the Irvine computer maker's eOne machine. Apple's suit seeks to block distribution of the eOne, arguing that the computers are causing Apple irreparable harm. It is also seeking unspecified actual and punitive damages resulting from such conduct.
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August 20, 1999 | JOSEPH MENN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Taking aim at a rival to its wildly popular iMac, Apple Computer on Thursday filed suit against upstart EMachines over the design of the Irvine computer maker's eOne machine. Apple's suit seeks to block distribution of the eOne, arguing that the computers are causing Apple irreparable harm. It is also seeking unspecified actual and punitive damages resulting from such conduct.
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January 31, 2004 | Terril Yue Jones, Times Staff Writer
Money-losing Gateway Inc. said Friday that it would acquire privately held EMachines Inc. in a cash and stock deal valued at $266 million, creating the country's third-largest computer maker. The deal would give Gateway, which has been losing money and market share in its core computer business, access to expanded retail distribution through EMachines' links with huge electronics chains such as Best Buy Co. and Circuit City Stores Inc.
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October 26, 2000 | ROBIN FIELDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bargain computer maker EMachines Inc. posted a slimmer loss than expected for its latest quarter Wednesday, but braced itself for continued weak retail sales by announcing plans to cut production by as much as 20%. "We are very, very concerned about the health of PC sales" in the fourth quarter, Chief Executive Stephen Dukker said. Retailers are reporting that sales are down 10% to 20% across the board, he added. The Irvine-based company lost $6.
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December 20, 2001 | LAWRENCE J. MAGID, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Hewlett-Packard and Compaq dominate the personal computer shelves at many retail stores, which is one reason the proposed merger of the two should concern consumers. But there are choices. And not just mail-order houses such as Dell or Gateway. EMachines, a company that was in serious financial trouble about a year ago, is under new management and is once again selling inexpensive PCs at major retail outlets. I wrote this column on the company's least expensive system--the $399 T1090.
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