June 12, 1994 |
Big-screen wizard Steven Spielberg is turning his attention from the movie screen to the computer screen. The Oscar-winning director has agreed to help Knowledge Adventure Inc. develop educational computer software for children. Spielberg said he was impressed with the company's founder and chairman, Bill Gross. "Our sons are about the same age, and we are both devoting our energies to creating great experiences for them," Spielberg said in a statement. "I'm anxious to participate in innovative, enriching educational software.
February 1, 2013 |
A Tredyffrin Township man has been cleared of charges that he used software to spy on his wife. While the couple were divorcing, Jay Anthony Ciccarone, 39, allegedly installed the program Web Watcher on her computer to read her e-mails. His attorney, Ellen Brotman, argued that prosecutors could not prove why Ciccarone used the software. At a pretrial proceeding last Friday, Chester County Judge James P. MacElree II dismissed charges of unlawful use of a computer, intercepting communications - both felonies - and unlawfully accessing stored communications, a misdemeanor.
February 2, 1998 |
With hundreds of employees, $155 million in revenues, and software that's used to engineer some of the world's most elaborate construction projects, Exton's Bentley Systems Inc. doesn't want to be known simply as a family company. But when a software firm has five brothers from Wilmington in its executive suite, three of whom are engineers and all of whom are under 43 years old, one can't help but take notice. President and chairman Greg Bentley jokes that perhaps he and his brothers started making software because they didn't inherit their father's ability to work with his hands.
November 18, 2011
The city Board of Ethics is delaying the start of a new lobbyist registration and disclosure program until early next year, the result of snags in developing computer software. Under the new deadlines, people who spend significant time or money trying to influence City Council actions or administrative policy will have to register sometime after Jan. 3 - technically, within 10 days after they spend 20 hours or $2,500 trying to lobby city officials. The first spending reports from lobbyists will be due in April, covering the first quarter of 2012.
November 19, 2012 |
At 2025 Washington Ave., on a wide South Philly street lined with stone and pipe dealers, crews have spent the last two months laying concrete footings, installing heating, cooling, and ventilating equipment, soundproofing, wiring, winching, piping, and preparing to install computer-controlled plasma cutters, lathes, grinders, robotic painters, 3D printers, and other cutting-edge machines, for an inventors' dream workshop. Its owners hope it will revive Philadelphia manufacturing for digital times.
October 27, 1996 |
There's a quiet revolution going on at the Haverford Township Free Library that started in the 1980s. First, books were moved closer together on the shelves to make room for videotapes. Then came audio books, followed closely by stacks of musical compact discs. In the last few weeks, another new item began competing with the printed word for attention - computer software. "This is the new frontier," said Haverford reference librarian Sue Vision, standing before a wall of computer software title boxes.
August 2, 1993 |
If you are looking for a real bargain, check out the computer software clearance bins. This time of the year, you might find software programs selling for as little as $5 that used to fetch $40 or more. Kmart, Wal-Mart, Target and other discount stores slash the prices on old computer software programs in the summer to make room for fall titles. But don't expect to find Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia, a $300 reference program, or Lotus 1-2-3, a $495 financial spreadsheet program.
January 21, 2012
A lawsuit pitting Montgomery County's commissioners against its independently elected auditor has been dropped. Controller Stewart Greenleaf Jr., a Republican elected in November, said he would not continue legal action started by his predecessor, Democrat Diane Morgan, last year. Morgan - who clashed frequently with the commissioners during her sole term in office - alleged they had failed to provide her office adequate funding to carry out its duties of reviewing the books for county departments, row offices, and district courts.
October 16, 1997 |
Morton C. Jacobs, 76, a Philadelphia patent lawyer who did groundbreaking work in patenting computer hardware and software, died Monday at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center/Stratford. A Haddon Township resident for 40 years, he previously resided in Cherry Hill. He was born and raised in New York City. Mr. Jacobs was generally held to have been the first lawyer to obtain a patent for computer software. For years, he was a partner in the law firm of Millman & Jacobs in Philadelphia, and, in 1991, he became counsel to Volpe & Koenig.