February 10, 2000
Gemstar International Group Ltd., the Pasadena-based inventor of the VCR-Plus system for recording TV programs, reported a fiscal third-quarter net income of $32.0 million, or 13 cents per share, up from $18.8 million, or 8 cents, a year ago. Revenue rose to $61.8 million from $41.5 million, a trend the company attributed in part to an $18-million fee resulting from the resolution of a dispute with General Instrument. Gemstar also is buying TV Guide Inc.
May 26, 1999 |
Gemstar International Group of Pasadena said it will license its electronic program guide technology to America Online. Financial terms of the multiyear agreement were not disclosed. The No. 1 online service provider will use the Gemstar technology to make program guides for AOL TV, an interactive service due out next year. A spokeswoman for Dulles, Va.-based AOL said the licensing deal is not exclusive.
January 15, 1991 |
A federal judge has ordered Wilkinson Sword Inc. to drop all advertising boasts--including the query "Who offers the best shave known to man?"--that claim that its Ultra Glide razor is better than a model made by rival Gillette Co. U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood granted Gillette's request for a permanent injunction against Wilkinson's claims of "shaving smoothness superiority" of the Ultra Glide compared to Gillette's Atra Plus system.
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July 6, 1999 |
Camarillo's Zymed Inc., which develops cardiac monitoring technologies, has received FDA clearance for a compact cardiac event recorder called HomeTrak Plus. The device is designed to capture extended events on an electrocardiogram in ambulatory patients. The HomeTrak device is about the size of a pager and is designed for cardiac patients with symptoms that cannot be captured using standard methods. Zymed officials believe the device will be prescribed for use of up to 30 days.
February 4, 2000 |
Boeing Co. is late in delivering software that will be used to help determine if the U.S. will proceed with a missile defense program, said Philip Coyle, the Defense Department's leading testing official. The delay of more than four months places "significant limitations" on the ability to evaluate the effectiveness of the missile system against different attacks, Coyle said.