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April 30, 1990 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Atari Corp. President Sam Tramiel is not one to shy away from a fight. But taking on powerhouse Nintendo of America in the fledgling market for hand-held video games may be like an 80-pound kid trying to knock out former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson. Many observers say Atari, primarily a seller of computers overseas, is foolish to go up against the Nintendo juggernaut. On the strength of its Nintendo Entertainment System, found in one-fifth of U.S.
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April 30, 1990 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Atari Corp. President Sam Tramiel is not one to shy away from a fight. But taking on powerhouse Nintendo of America in the fledgling market for hand-held video games may be like an 80-pound kid trying to knock out former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson. Many observers say Atari, primarily a seller of computers overseas, is foolish to go up against the Nintendo juggernaut. On the strength of its Nintendo Entertainment System, found in one-fifth of U.S.
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January 9, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
International Business Machines has announced reductions in the prices of three models in its personal computer line, and analysts say the announcement means the computer giant soon may be unveiling new PCs. "The price cuts were expected," said Jay P. Stevens, a computer analyst for Dean Witter Reynolds. "I think it is significant because it would confirm to people that new products are on their way. It's cutting prices on the other models . . . to get rid of inventory."
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December 22, 1987 | From Associated Press
Officials at Atari Corp. said Monday that they worked with federal agents on a sting operation to seize 2,000 pirated video game machines and accessories from a Canoga Park importer, the first such seizure in the United States. The target of the operation was PSD Inc., which Atari officials said was raided by federal agents Dec. 8. Federal authorities were unavailable for comment.
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June 2, 1988 | VICTOR F. ZONANA, Times Staff Writer
The Tramiel family credo--"Business is War"-- helped turn Commodore International into a major force in the home computer industry and, more recently, rescued Atari from the brink of bankruptcy. Now the Tramiels, whose reputation for squeezing competitors and suppliers is widespread, are hooking up with another Silicon Valley legend--and one whose motto is a bit more mellow.
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June 6, 1989 | From Reuters
A digital watch that can tell the time in 23 cities around the world and a laser disc player that can accommodate five different-sized compact discs made their debuts at the Summer Consumer Electronics show. A videocassette deck that will accept both full-sized VHS or half-size VHS-C cassettes without an adapter was also introduced at the four-day show, which ends today. Besides keeping tabs on time around the world, Casio Inc.'s Model TS100-IV digital watch can store 12 months of high and low temperatures.
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December 7, 1994 | AMY HARMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Atari Corp. President Sam Tramiel remembers well the video game crash of 1983. As sales of the hugely popular Atari 2600 game machine plunged to half of their peak of a year earlier, the Commodore 64--the low-cost home computer sold by his father's company, Commodore Business Machines--was selling in record numbers, largely at Atari's expense. The Tramiels left Commodore to take over the troubled game company the following year, and have been trying to resuscitate it ever since.
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May 1, 1990
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