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May 5, 1988
VMX Inc. of Dallas plans to issue up to 10.9 million common shares worth an estimated $4.2 million to acquire Opcom, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. VMX, a computer software maker, said it plans to acquire each common share of Opcom in exchange for one of its common shares. Opcom of San Jose, Calif., designs and sells computer software products called D.I.A.L., which are used by businesses to help handle telephone calls.
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BUSINESS
May 5, 1988
VMX Inc. of Dallas plans to issue up to 10.9 million common shares worth an estimated $4.2 million to acquire Opcom, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. VMX, a computer software maker, said it plans to acquire each common share of Opcom in exchange for one of its common shares. Opcom of San Jose, Calif., designs and sells computer software products called D.I.A.L., which are used by businesses to help handle telephone calls.
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BUSINESS
April 10, 1989 | BRUCE KEPPEL
Bellcore, the research laboratory in Livingston, N.J., owned jointly by the Baby Bell phone companies, is experimenting with the "next generation" of voice mail services. The services being tested by 60 residential and business customers enable users to answer calls to their home from anywhere while the caller is still on the line, have their telephones ring at more than one location and let through only selected callers while directing others to leave a message. "We're learning how potential new services might be constructed and operated in future telephone networks and whether customers will be able to use these services easily and effectively," said project manager Maurice Lampell.
BUSINESS
July 6, 1990 | TOM PETRUNO
The recent plunge in the stock of Santa Barbara-based Digital Sound Corp. appears to suggest that the firm is an endangered player in the booming voicemail business. But industry analysts and Digital's own customers doubt that the company's problems are anything more than temporary. Digital remains a highly respected competitor in voicemail technology; it just has to relearn how to market its leading-edge equipment, industry experts say.
BUSINESS
April 27, 1993
Companies whose fiscal year does not coincide with the calendar year, or whose fiscal year-end 1992 data was not available. In all tables in which these companies are listed, data was derived from four quarters ending in the month shown and is compared to the 12-month period of the prior year. Fiscal Data based on Company year-end 12 mos. ending 3Com Corp. May Nov.,'92 ADAC Laboratories Sept. Dec.,'92 AST Research Inc. June Dec.,'92 Adaptec Inc. Mar. Dec.,'92 Adobe Systems Inc. Nov. Nov.
BUSINESS
April 26, 1994
Companies whose fiscal year does not coincide with the calendar year, or whose fiscal year-end 1993 data was not available. In all tables in which these companies are listed, data was derived from four quarters ending in the month shown and is compared to the 12-month period of the prior year. Fiscal Data based on Company year-end 12 mos. ending 3Com Corp. May Nov.,'93 ABM Industries Oct. Jan.,'94 ADAC Laboratories Sept. Dec.,'93 Adaptec Inc. Mar. Dec.,'93 Adobe Systems Inc. Nov. Nov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2002 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He held some three dozen patents. But it was No. 04,371,752, issued on Feb. 1, 1983, that built his reputation, made his fortune and inadvertently caused roughly half the developed world to love him and the other half to hate him--passionately. He called his invention "voice message exchange." We have come to know it as everyday, super-convenient but often irritating "voice mail."
BUSINESS
April 27, 1993 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
California's economy may be ailing, but health and nutritional firms solidified their hold on the top ranks of the state's fastest- growing companies last year--displacing a raft of computer and high-technology concerns that had dominated since the late 1980s. The nutritional supplement distributor Herbalife as well as the health maintenance organizations TakeCare Inc. and GranCare Inc.
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