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April 12, 2000 | DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Before she turned 30, Laura Groppe co-produced an Academy Award-winning film and won four MTV awards. After that, she started a company that pioneered development of software for girls. Her next act: the Internet. Faced with a slump in CD-ROM sales that already claimed a competitor, Groppe is reinventing her software company as a "dot-com" aimed at teenage girls. In the last six months, Groppe has doubled the work force at Girl Games Inc. to 23, adding Web designers and writers.
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April 12, 2000 | DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Before she turned 30, Laura Groppe co-produced an Academy Award-winning film and won four MTV awards. After that, she started a company that pioneered development of software for girls. Her next act: the Internet. Faced with a slump in CD-ROM sales that already claimed a competitor, Groppe is reinventing her software company as a "dot-com" aimed at teenage girls. In the last six months, Groppe has doubled the work force at Girl Games Inc. to 23, adding Web designers and writers.
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March 22, 2000 | LEE ROMNEY and DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Los Angeles chapter of Women in Technology International is holding its inaugural meeting from 4 to 7:30 p.m. March 29 at the Skirball Center. Four female panelists will share their experiences with leading or financing Net companies. They are Laurie McCartney, president of EStyle Inc., Jody Seidler, president of Making Lemonade.com, Melodie Woods, president and chief operating officer of Girl Games Inc. and Mariana Danilovic, president and CEO of Digital Media Incubator.
BUSINESS
February 25, 2000
* Girl Games Inc. has named Malissa Thompson editor in chief of Los Angeles-based PlanetGirl.com, an online network for teen girls. Thompson was most recently executive editor of Jump magazine. * Martin McDermut has joined the senior management team at Superconductor Technologies Inc. as chief financial officer and vice president of finance and administration. Santa Barbara-based Superconductor Technologies makes products for wireless communications.
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March 29, 2000 | MARLA DICKERSON and DENISE GELLENE and LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Sony Pictures Entertainment today will announce a two-year strategic alliance with Girl Games Inc., a pioneer in development of software for teen girls. As part of the alliance, Sony will invest $3 million in Girl Games, which operates the PlanetGirl.com Web site. Girl Games, based in Austin, Texas, and Los Angeles, is in the process of raising venture funding.
NEWS
September 20, 1999
There's a general belief that women with brains wish they had beauty and that women who are beautiful wish they had smarts. And that it's a rare woman who has both, especially if "smarts" include technological savvy. Gillian Bonner is one of those women. A Playboy Playmate and interactive entertainment entrepreneur whose monthly column about digital culture debuts Tuesday on the Playboy Web site (http://www.playboy.
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