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April 26, 1988 | CARLA LAZZARESCHI, Times Staff Writer
American Telephone & Telegraph's efforts to revitalize its shaky computer division suffered a potential blow Monday when the unit's charismatic and widely respected leader announced his resignation. The departure of Vittorio Cassoni for a prominent post at Ing. C. Olivetti also fueled speculation of a deepening rift between AT&T and the Italian office equipment maker. AT&T recently broke off negotiations to increase its 22% stake in Olivetti.
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April 26, 1988 | CARLA LAZZARESCHI, Times Staff Writer
American Telephone & Telegraph's efforts to revitalize its shaky computer division suffered a potential blow Monday when the unit's charismatic and widely respected leader announced his resignation. The departure of Vittorio Cassoni for a prominent post at Ing. C. Olivetti also fueled speculation of a deepening rift between AT&T and the Italian office equipment maker. AT&T recently broke off negotiations to increase its 22% stake in Olivetti.
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May 11, 2000 | From Bloomberg News
Ticketmaster Online-CitySearch Inc., which sells tickets and offers city guides on the Internet, on Wednesday said it named co-founder Charles Conn chairman, with John Pleasants taking over as chief executive. Conn, 38, replaces Robert Kavner, a general partner of Idealab who is retiring. Conn's prior post of CEO is being filled by Pleasants, 34, who remains company president. Tom Stockham was promoted to president of Ticketmaster.com, the company's online ticket seller.
BUSINESS
May 24, 1988
Robert M. Kavner, president of American Telephone & Telegraph's Data Systems Group, has been elected a director of its Italian partner, Ing. C. Olivetti & Co. There had been reports of conflict between the companies earlier this year after they could not agree on terms for AT&T to boost its stake in Olivetti, which stands at 22.3%.
BUSINESS
January 7, 1994 | AMY HARMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wearing a brown leather bomber jacket and his trademark baseball cap, director Steven Spielberg paid a high-profile visit to the Consumer Electronics Show on Thursday, touring the exhibits and sampling the newest video games, including the interactive version of his hit movie "Jurassic Park." Spielberg said his Amblin Entertainment is interested in purchasing a small educational multimedia software developer.
BUSINESS
September 9, 1994
Two familiar names from the converging entertainment-technology world have been named to head Gov. Pete Wilson's Information Technology Council--International Creative Management Chairman Jeffrey Berg and Oracle Chief Executive Larry Ellison. The council will work to ensure that California takes advantage of opportunities arising from the information revolution in areas ranging from education to the economy, Wilson said in a statement.
BUSINESS
November 4, 1994 | AMY HARMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Meeting with leaders of Los Angeles' fledgling new-media industry, Mayor Richard Riordan on Thursday suggested the city raise $10 million to build an "incubator" site to nurture an industry that could potentially be a cornerstone of the city's economy. And the three dozen representatives from local entertainment, computer and telecommunications companies who were gathered for breakfast at USC agreed unanimously: It was a good idea.
BUSINESS
July 9, 1992 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seeking to carve out leadership roles in what many analysts expect to be the hottest computer market of the 1990s, Intel Corp. and American Telephone & Telegraph on Wednesday disclosed strategies for attacking the hand-held computer business. AT&T group executive Robert Kavner told the Associated Press that within a year, the telephone giant will be marketing a variety of portable devices that combine wireless communications with the power of a personal computer.
BUSINESS
August 15, 1995 | AMY HARMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Last year, three Baby Bell telephone companies linked up with Michael Ovitz to learn the ways of Hollywood. And on Monday, they may have learned their biggest lesson yet--though it wasn't exactly the one they had in mind. It was Ovitz who persuaded Pacific Telesis, Nynex and Bell Atlantic that they needed to work together to develop the next generation of television. It was Ovitz who personally recruited their high-profile chief executive, former CBS President Howard Stringer.
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