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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
December 21, 2012 |
MEXICO CITY - You find the capos of the drug trade, and you arrest them or kill them. That, in its simplest form, was the idea behind the so-called kingpin strategy that former Mexican President Felipe Calderon pursued with zeal for most of his six-year term. As his administration drew to an end this year, he would often mention, as a point of pride, that his government had taken out two-thirds of Mexico's 37 most wanted criminals. But as new President Enrique Peña Nieto rolled out his crime-fighting strategy this week, his team was explicit about the trouble that "kingpin" had wrought: On Monday, Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said the strategy caused a fragmentation of criminal groups that had made them "more violent and much more dangerous," as they branched out into homicide, extortion, robbery and kidnapping.