August 26, 2002 |
While most of the high-tech industry hunkers down, financial software maker Intuit Corp. is muscling up. In the last year, the company behind such popular software products as TurboTax, Quicken and QuickBooks has expanded its product line, spent $490 million on six acquisitions and built one of the industry's most successful online subscription services. The burst of activity for Mountain View-based Intuit follows Steve Bennett's arrival as chief executive in January 2000.
October 2, 2000 |
Despite signs of increasing drug use among technology's newly rich, high-tech companies are adopting policies that require screenings for blue-collar and out-of-town staff, but protect programmers and executives in tight labor markets such as Silicon Valley. The little-known practice, which labor experts call legal but blatantly biased, is being used by industry leaders such as online retailer Amazon.com Inc., software maker Intuit Corp., Internet delivery service Kozmo.
September 17, 1996 |
Intuit Corp. bowed to the pressure of the Internet on Monday, dumping its electronic-bill-paying subsidiary and changing strategies so its top-selling Quicken financial software works better with the global network. Also, as expected, that company said it lost money in its fiscal fourth quarter ended July 31, and it forecast slower revenue and profit growth for the next 12 months. Intuit sold its bill-paying unit, called Intuit Services Corp., to CheckFree Corp.
July 25, 1995
* Shunki Yatsunami has been appointed president of Irvine-based Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. Hisatsugu Nonaka has been named senior vice president for the computer systems group. The two men succeed Atsutoshi Nishida, who has returned to Tokyo to direct Toshiba Corp.'s worldwide personal computer business. Yatsunami will be responsible for the company's seven divisions and Topac, a wholly owned subsidiary. * James L.
January 5, 1999 |
Intuit Corp.'s chief executive acknowledged that his company decided to add Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer to its Quicken money management program because the software giant had a version that met its needs, not just because Microsoft could provide other benefits to his company. Testifying on the first day back from a holiday break in the Microsoft antitrust trial, William Harris also said Intuit chose Microsoft's Web browser when it realized a rival could not meet deadlines.
December 31, 1998 |
In a court ruling that could bolster Microsoft Corp.'s antitrust battle against the government, a federal judge in Connecticut ruled that Microsoft does not immediately have to provide a software rival with access to one of its key technologies. U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall instead set a June 1 trial date to resolve the dispute, which centers on whether Microsoft thwarted competition by refusing to honor a licensing agreement with Danbury, Conn.-based Bristol Technology Inc.