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September 27, 2001 | ALEX PHAM,
Nolan Bushnell, who founded Atari Corp. in 1972 and sparked a video game revolution, is back where he started: in the world of coin-operated game machines. Bushnell, 58, has created UWink Inc., a Playa del Rey company that makes and distributes game machines in restaurants, cafes, hotels and bars.
April 26, 2006 | Cyndia Zwahlen, Special to The Times
Is your company headed for bankruptcy? It's not a thought most entrepreneurs and small-business owners want to entertain, but statistics indicate that only about 45% of companies make it past the four-year mark. Business failures can be caused by outside forces such as the increase in global competition, but experts say most stem from internal weaknesses often neglected by management.
November 9, 2003 | Alex Pham, Times Staff Writer
Brian Fargo is a grown-up kids might envy. His ride to work is a black 450-horsepower Cadillac Escalade with seven video screens. His office two blocks from the surf in Newport Beach is stocked with video game consoles, classic arcade machines, free snacks and a shower so he can wash up after boogie boarding. At 40, Fargo himself would be considered a kid by most business executives. In the youth-crazed video game industry, though, he's a geezer.
March 5, 2007 | Dawn C. Chmielewski, Times Staff Writer
With Chuck E. Cheese's, Nolan Bushnell created a place where a kid can be a kid. At his new restaurant in Woodland Hills, an adult can be a kid. UWink Media Bistro is a mash-up of Bushnell's greatest hits. As founder of Atari Inc., he created the electronic table-tennis game "Pong" and the Atari 2600 game console, which together jump-started the video game industry in the 1970s. His next commercial venture, Chuck E.
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