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January 26, 1993 | Dean Takahashi / Times staff writer
Hello, England: Subscriber Computing Inc. in Irvine, which makes software for cellular phone and paging companies, said it has opened a support office in England to serve its clients in Europe. The office in Middlesex, England, will be headed by David Jones, a portable communications industry veteran who previously worked for a unit of British Telecom. The company makes software that allows paging companies and cellular phone firms to automatically bill their customers for use of services.
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April 5, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Shareholders of Subscriber Computing Inc. will receive $71.25 million in stock as Corsair Communications Inc. acquires the Orange County software systems firm, Corsair officials said Friday. Corsair, which makes a computer system to combat cellular telephone fraud, said it would issue about $70 million of its common shares to stockholders of Irvine-based Subscriber, which supplies software systems to wireless service providers. Corsair also will pay closely held Subscriber $1.
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April 5, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Shareholders of Subscriber Computing Inc. will receive $71.25 million in stock as Corsair Communications Inc. acquires the Orange County software systems firm, Corsair officials said Friday. Corsair, which makes a computer system to combat cellular telephone fraud, said it would issue about $70 million of its common shares to stockholders of Irvine-based Subscriber, which supplies software systems to wireless service providers. Corsair also will pay closely held Subscriber $1.
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April 1, 1997 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Employees of a local computer company were stunned to learn that at least two people who once worked beside them were Heaven's Gate cult members who perished in last week's mass suicide. The cult members had car-pooled daily to Subscriber Computing Inc., garbed in baggy pants and shirts buttoned to the neck, former employee Charles Gardner, 42, said Monday. He said that when he saw the names of Susan Elizabeth Nora Paup, 54, and Margaret Ella Richter, 46, in the newspaper, "my jaw just dropped."
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July 7, 1993 | Dean Takahashi / Times staff writer
To the chagrin of folks who like to chatter, the cellular phones in corporate cars won't be available for personal long-distance calls anymore, thanks to an Orange County firm. Subscriber Computing Inc., which makes software for cellular and paging systems, has launched a new software program called BudgetWatch that limits the use of cellular phones. The software uses an automated voice-response system to enable companies to restrict how a cellular phone in a fleet of corporate cars is used.
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April 1, 1997 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Employees of a local computer company were stunned to learn that at least two people who once worked beside them were Heaven's Gate cult members who perished in last week's mass suicide. The cult members had car-pooled daily to Subscriber Computing Inc., garbed in baggy pants and shirts buttoned to the neck, former employee Charles Gardner, 42, said Monday. He said that when he saw the names of Susan Elizabeth Nora Paup, 54, and Margaret Ella Richter, 46, in the newspaper, "my jaw just dropped."
BUSINESS
July 1, 1992 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Computers and telecommunications are often viewed as two very different industries, with experts in one knowing almost nothing about the other. At Subscriber Computing Inc. in Irvine, though, the two have made a successful match. The company's mission is to provide personal computer-based software to telecommunications companies ranging from paging services to cellular phone operators, said Mark Nielsen, president.
BUSINESS
November 13, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Vons Cos. is expected today to respond to Safeway Inc.'s offer to buy the Southern California supermarket chain for $2.29 billion cash and assumed debt. . . . Rancho Cordova-based EndoSonics Corp. named Roger Salquist chairman. . . . Chatsworth-based StreamLogic Corp. appointed Barbara V. Scherer chief financial officer. . . Keith T. Davidson has been named president of Torrance-based Xplor International. . . . Irvine-based Subscriber Computing Inc.
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May 19, 1995 | ROSS KERBER
Five Orange County companies won awards for innovative technology products from the American Electronics Assn. at a ceremony Thursday evening. The winners were picked by a committee of technology experts drawn from the trade group's Orange County Council, and were given their awards at an event at the Sutton Place Hotel in Newport Beach.
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September 22, 1997 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County's ties to the technology community are well-documented, but analysts note that the region's hottest field right now is business software applications. Last week, accounting firm Deloitte & Touche LLP honored 50 of Southern California's fastest-growing tech firms. Dubbed the 1997 Southern California Technology Fast 50, the annual awards program ranks the revenue growth of tech firms in Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.
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July 7, 1993 | Dean Takahashi / Times staff writer
To the chagrin of folks who like to chatter, the cellular phones in corporate cars won't be available for personal long-distance calls anymore, thanks to an Orange County firm. Subscriber Computing Inc., which makes software for cellular and paging systems, has launched a new software program called BudgetWatch that limits the use of cellular phones. The software uses an automated voice-response system to enable companies to restrict how a cellular phone in a fleet of corporate cars is used.
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May 25, 1993 | Dean Takahashi / Times staff writer
Larger Quarters: Subscriber Computing Inc., which makes software for cellular phone and paging companies, has moved from Irvine to new headquarters in Laguna Hills. Mark Nielsen, president of the firm, said the company has doubled the number of its employees since 1990 to 50 and needed extra space. The new headquarters, 10,000 square feet, is about twice as big as the company's previous space. Nielsen said he expects to expand the company's work force by 25% in the next year.
BUSINESS
July 1, 1992 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Computers and telecommunications are often viewed as two very different industries, with experts in one knowing almost nothing about the other. At Subscriber Computing Inc. in Irvine, though, the two have made a successful match. The company's mission is to provide personal computer-based software to telecommunications companies ranging from paging services to cellular phone operators, said Mark Nielsen, president.
BUSINESS
November 8, 1996
* Francesca Luzuriaga has been elected to the board of Mossimo Inc., an Irvine designer of men's and women's activewear and sportswear, increasing the number of directors to five. She is executive vice president and chief financial officer of Mattel Inc. in El Segundo. Luzuriaga joined Mattel in 1982 as a senior planning specialist and has since held several management positions, including vice president of financial planning, corporate controller and senior vice president and treasurer.
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