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October 10, 1990 | CARLA LAZARRESCHI
Ronald S. Posner, the former president and chief executive of Peter Norton Computing in Santa Monica, has been named chief executive of WordStar International Inc., a San Francisco Bay Area software publisher. The company, whose WordStar software program was once the top-selling word-processing package for personal computers, said Posner's appointment was a prelude to future management changes at the faltering concern.
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May 14, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Wordstar to Merge with Canadian Firm: Wordstar International, a personal computer software pioneer that has been in steady decline for years, said it would merge with Softkey Software Products Inc., a Toronto-based producer of consumer software. The combined companies, to be based at Wordstar's headquarters in Novato, Calif., will have revenue of about $90 million, making it one of the larger publishers of consumer and home-office software.
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May 14, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Wordstar to Merge with Canadian Firm: Wordstar International, a personal computer software pioneer that has been in steady decline for years, said it would merge with Softkey Software Products Inc., a Toronto-based producer of consumer software. The combined companies, to be based at Wordstar's headquarters in Novato, Calif., will have revenue of about $90 million, making it one of the larger publishers of consumer and home-office software.
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February 26, 1991 | CARLA LAZZARESCHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In its first major step toward rebuilding its sagging personal computer software business, WordStar International said Monday that it has tentatively agreed to acquire Lifetree Software. The deal would give WordStar, the Novato, Calif.-based publisher of the No. 3 word processing software program, a new entry into the fast-growing category of writing-assistance software.
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February 26, 1991 | CARLA LAZZARESCHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In its first major step toward rebuilding its sagging personal computer software business, WordStar International said Monday that it has tentatively agreed to acquire Lifetree Software. The deal would give WordStar, the Novato, Calif.-based publisher of the No. 3 word processing software program, a new entry into the fast-growing category of writing-assistance software.
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January 23, 1990 | BRUCE HOROVITZ
When officials from Sanwa Bank telephoned their new advertising agency a few years ago, the garbled phone messages they left behind often left agency executives in stitches. "We kept getting messages telling us to call San Juan Bank," said John Fuller, who worked for the bank's former agency. "Then, there were messages for Sanyo Bank," said Fuller, who now handles ads for the bank from his new ad firm, Sacks/Fuller Advertising. Those botched messages were pure inspiration.
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October 10, 1990 | CARLA LAZARRESCHI
Ronald S. Posner, the former president and chief executive of Peter Norton Computing in Santa Monica, has been named chief executive of WordStar International Inc., a San Francisco Bay Area software publisher. The company, whose WordStar software program was once the top-selling word-processing package for personal computers, said Posner's appointment was a prelude to future management changes at the faltering concern.
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