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June 9, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Spielberg in Deal With Knowledge Adventure: Director and producer Steven Spielberg signed an agreement to develop educational software with multimedia publisher Knowledge Adventure. He will also make an equity investment in the La Crescenta-based firm. Plans call for Spielberg to develop original titles using Knowledge Adventure's technology.
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February 1, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A few months after unloading its troubled interactive unit, Mattel Inc. announced a new high-tech strategy Wednesday by licensing its most valuable brand names to two outside gaming companies. Knowledge Adventure, a Torrance-based unit of Vivendi Universal Publishing, will take on the technical and creative responsibilities for Mattel's girls and babies divisions, including Barbie and Fisher-Price, among others.
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February 1, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A few months after unloading its troubled interactive unit, Mattel Inc. announced a new high-tech strategy Wednesday by licensing its most valuable brand names to two outside gaming companies. Knowledge Adventure, a Torrance-based unit of Vivendi Universal Publishing, will take on the technical and creative responsibilities for Mattel's girls and babies divisions, including Barbie and Fisher-Price, among others.
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July 21, 1997 | MICHELLE V. RAFTER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Freelance writer Michelle Rafter (mvrafter@deltanet.com) is a regular contributor to The Cutting Edge
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.
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June 13, 1994 | AMY HARMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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June 8, 1994 | AMY HARMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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."
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July 21, 1997 | MICHELLE V. RAFTER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Freelance writer Michelle Rafter (mvrafter@deltanet.com) is a regular contributor to The Cutting Edge
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.
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February 28, 1995 | STEVE RYFLE
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.
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February 28, 1995 | STEVE RYFLE
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.
BUSINESS
June 13, 1994 | AMY HARMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
June 9, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Spielberg in Deal With Knowledge Adventure: Director and producer Steven Spielberg signed an agreement to develop educational software with multimedia publisher Knowledge Adventure. He will also make an equity investment in the La Crescenta-based firm. Plans call for Spielberg to develop original titles using Knowledge Adventure's technology.
BUSINESS
June 8, 1994 | AMY HARMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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."
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