June 13, 1994 |
Nearly every week at Knowledge Adventure's nondescript headquarters in La Crescenta, the company's chairman and founder, Bill Gross, watches as a group of children compare his latest experiments in interactive educational software--"Bug Adventure," say, or "The Discoverers"--to video games like "Streetfighter II." And nearly every week, he says, they like the video games better.
June 8, 1994 |
If the annual Digital World conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center has been oddly free of friction this year, that may change today, when Clinton Brooks of the National Security Agency meets civil libertarian and cyberspace legend Philip Zimmerman, author of a notorious data encryption program called Pretty Good Privacy, on a panel titled "Privacy in the Digital World."
July 21, 1997 |
It's easy to see what excites people about Idealab, Bill Gross' Internet start-up factory. Known and respected as an idea machine, crackerjack technologist and marketing marvel, Gross is the quintessential computer industry entrepreneur. The Caltech grad and Pasadena resident sold his first software company to Lotus and went on to found Knowledge Adventure, the children's software publisher that CUC International snapped up in March for $100 million.
November 6, 1996 |
Educational software maker Knowledge Adventure became the latest boutique multimedia firm that may lose its independence with the disclosure Tuesday that CUC International, a marketing company, plans to buy the privately held firm by year-end. Glendale-based Knowledge Adventure will be purchased in a stock deal valued at between $50 million and $100 million, said Laura Hamilton, CUC International's vice president of investor relations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1995 |
A company backed by movie mogul Steven Spielberg that produces high-tech educational software for kids is interested in moving to Glendale and is asking the city's redevelopment agency for a $60,000 subsidy. City officials said Knowledge Adventure, a La Crescenta-based company known for producing "edutainment" CD-ROM programs, would be one of the first new companies to move into the fledgling San Fernando Road redevelopment project area.