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April 8, 2003 | Jon Healey, Times Staff Writer
Liberate Technologies Inc., a San Carlos, Calif.-based developer of interactive television software, plans to restructure and lay off almost a third of its workers over the next three months, the company said Monday in a securities filing. The layoffs, which will mainly affect employees at corporate headquarters, will reduce Liberate's workforce by 119, to 250 employees.
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April 8, 2003 | Jon Healey, Times Staff Writer
Liberate Technologies Inc., a San Carlos, Calif.-based developer of interactive television software, plans to restructure and lay off almost a third of its workers over the next three months, the company said Monday in a securities filing. The layoffs, which will mainly affect employees at corporate headquarters, will reduce Liberate's workforce by 119, to 250 employees.
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September 22, 2000 | Associated Press
AT&T Corp. said it will use cable TV software from Liberate Technologies for a trial run with interactive television, a decision that comes soon after Microsoft Corp. warned of delays in a competing system for AT&T. The pilot program will be introduced in an undisclosed market late this year, AT&T said. If the pilot is successful, the companies expect to introduce interactive TV services commercially.
BUSINESS
October 17, 2000 | JAMES PELTZ and MICHAEL HILTZIK
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March 28, 2000 | Bloomberg News
Liberate Technologies Inc., which makes software for interactive TV, agreed to buy closely held MoreCom Inc. for $561 million in stock, to add software for digital and satellite TV. San Carlos, Calif.-based Liberate makes software that can be used to log on to the Internet and watch cable TV at the same time. Horsham, Pa.-based MoreCom's software serves a similar purpose for digital and satellite TV. The acquisition comes after Liberate rival OpenTV Corp. agreed to buy Spyglass Inc. for $1.
BUSINESS
October 17, 2000 | JAMES PELTZ and MICHAEL HILTZIK
Clorox (CLX) Jim: Buy Mike: Buy * Mike: This is a stock, Jim, that disproves one of Gertrude Stein's famous apercus. Jim: I don't believe it--for once I actually understand what you're talking about. Mike: You do? Rats. Jim: You're talking about what she said about Oakland: "There is no there there." Mike: But what she apparently forgot, or didn't realize, is that Oakland is the bleach capital of the world. Jim: Correct, Clorox is headquartered in Oakland, and sitting pretty I might add.
BUSINESS
May 1, 2004
* Automaker DaimlerChrysler will keep its 37% stake in Mitsubishi Motors Corp. despite its decision to stop pumping money into the troubled Japanese partner, Chief Executive Juergen Schrempp said. * San Carlos, Calif.-based Liberate Technologies Inc., which has had almost $1.25 billion in net losses in six years, filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
BUSINESS
February 8, 2002 | Jon Healey
OpenTV of Mountain View, Calif., the leading supplier of interactive TV software for satellite and cable TV systems, sued rival Liberate Technologies of San Carlos, Calif., for patent infringement, claiming that Liberate violated two of its key patents. The lawsuit, which seeks an injunction and unspecified monetary damages, accuses Liberate of infringing patents regarding the transmission and control of interactive TV programs that OpenTV earned in 1996 and 1998.
BUSINESS
March 30, 2001 | Reuters
Charter Communications Inc. has agreed to use Liberate Technologies Inc.'s interactive TV software to provide Internet access to digital cable TV viewers. Terms were not disclosed. Liberate said the deal will increase its current-quarter expenses by $2 million, resulting in a wider-than-expected loss. More than 300,000 Charter digital subscribers will get TV set-top boxes with Liberate's software, allowing them to surf the Net, get video-on-demand, download music and perform other functions.
BUSINESS
May 20, 1999 | Charles Piller
Network Computer Inc. said it has received a $50-million infusion of capital from some of the key players in the cable industry, including Comcast, Cox Communications, General Instrument and MediaOne Ventures. The investment will be used to help strengthen the company's presence in the market for set-top boxes and digital appliances.
BUSINESS
September 22, 2000 | Associated Press
AT&T Corp. said it will use cable TV software from Liberate Technologies for a trial run with interactive television, a decision that comes soon after Microsoft Corp. warned of delays in a competing system for AT&T. The pilot program will be introduced in an undisclosed market late this year, AT&T said. If the pilot is successful, the companies expect to introduce interactive TV services commercially.
BUSINESS
March 28, 2000 | Bloomberg News
Liberate Technologies Inc., which makes software for interactive TV, agreed to buy closely held MoreCom Inc. for $561 million in stock, to add software for digital and satellite TV. San Carlos, Calif.-based Liberate makes software that can be used to log on to the Internet and watch cable TV at the same time. Horsham, Pa.-based MoreCom's software serves a similar purpose for digital and satellite TV. The acquisition comes after Liberate rival OpenTV Corp. agreed to buy Spyglass Inc. for $1.
BUSINESS
June 12, 2002 | Bloomberg News
Liberate Technologies Inc., a San Carlos, Calif., maker of interactive-television software, said fourth-quarter sales lagged forecasts because the cable TV industry spent less. Sales in the period ended May 31 were $20 million to $21 million, excluding certain items. Liberate had estimated sales of $25 million to $25.5 million. Liberate's software lets subscribers connect to the Internet from TV sets and order movies on cable.
BUSINESS
July 18, 2000 | CNET News.com
Cisco Systems Inc. said that it has invested $100 million in interactive-TV company Liberate Technologies to boost its presence in the interactive television market. As part of the nonexclusive deal, Cisco's core high-speed, or broadband, Internet equipment will be integrated with Liberate's interactive-TV software as well as its server software.
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