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October 20, 1999 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Encyclopedia Britannica's nascent attempt to reclaim its role as a leading source of information faltered Tuesday when its Web site crashed after being flooded by visitors. The Chicago-based company put the full text of its vaunted 32-volume encyclopedia on the Internet for free, but the overwhelming response caught the company unprepared. Britannica officials said that while the temporary breakdown of the site was disappointing, it proved that there was a demand for the service.
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October 20, 1999 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Encyclopedia Britannica's nascent attempt to reclaim its role as a leading source of information faltered Tuesday when its Web site crashed after being flooded by visitors. The Chicago-based company put the full text of its vaunted 32-volume encyclopedia on the Internet for free, but the overwhelming response caught the company unprepared. Britannica officials said that while the temporary breakdown of the site was disappointing, it proved that there was a demand for the service.
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December 19, 1995 | From Associated Press
The company that publishes Encyclopaedia Britannica, which has educated generations with entries from A to Z, said Monday that it will be bought by a Swiss investor. Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. has been looking for an outside investor or buyer since the spring. Analysts said Britannica has been hurt by falling sales and a late start with a CD-ROM product. Jacob E. Safra, nephew of noted investment banker Edmond J. Safra, agreed to purchase the company for an undisclosed amount. Joseph J.
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December 19, 1995 | From Associated Press
The company that publishes Encyclopaedia Britannica, which has educated generations with entries from A to Z, said Monday that it will be bought by a Swiss investor. Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. has been looking for an outside investor or buyer since the spring. Analysts said Britannica has been hurt by falling sales and a late start with a CD-ROM product. Jacob E. Safra, nephew of noted investment banker Edmond J. Safra, agreed to purchase the company for an undisclosed amount. Joseph J.
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November 17, 1993 | AMY HARMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shock and incredulity spread through the burgeoning multimedia industry Tuesday after a Carlsbad, Calif., company revealed that it had won a broad patent on multimedia technology and will charge a fee to anyone who wants to employ it.
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