Cosmi Corporation

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Cosmi Corporation (COSMI) is an American computer software company based in Carson, California.

Software publishing[edit]

Cosmi Corporation was established in 1982, founded by George Johnson.[1] The company published titles for many Personal Computer systems such as the Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64 and IBM PC.[2] This included many games, such as Forbidden Forest, The President Is Missing, or the very popular Aztec Challenge. It also published utility software including a database, word processor, spreadsheet, street maps, vacation planners, a 3D World Atlas, and other tools.[3][4]

Products[edit]

Cosmi products include business and productivity, graphics and publishing, utilities, learning, languages, and games software.[5]

Cosmi produces famous titles such as:[5]

  • Print Perfect Scrapbook Deluxe - Creates memorable scrapbook layouts, templates, designs, decorative artwork, and photo editing tools.
  • mySkins iPod Video - Styles and protects the surface of the iPod.
  • Website Promoter - Contains tools that will drive traffic to a website, optimise rankings in key search engines, and boost site's popularity.

Recent activity[edit]

In recent years,[when?] Cosmi published shovelware sold at Best Buy and Office Depot.[6][7] They still publish utility programs, such as Perfect Website Creator.[8]

Cosmi published a version of OpenOffice.org called Platinum Perfect Pro Office System Software.[9]

In 2012, Cosmi acquired ValuSoft from the now-defunct video game publisher THQ for an undisclosed sum.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Success Through Imitation, Not Innovation". Los Angeles Times. 2000-03-15. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  2. ^ "Cosmi Corporation". Moby Games. Retrieved 2009-08-08.
  3. ^ Dan Rose. "Screen Shot Gallery -- Commodore 64/128". Dan's 20th Century Abandonware. Archived from the original on 2009-01-06. Retrieved 2009-08-08.
  4. ^ Larry Grosskopf (June 2002). "Software Review of: Street Maps USA with USA Vacation Planner". PC Alamode Magazine. Retrieved 2009-08-08.
  5. ^ a b Associates, K. L. (2007-10-05). "Phoenix Software lands distributor status for Cosmi Corporation". ITWeb. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  6. ^ "Hotelguide.com Announces Distribution Partnership With Software Giant, Cosmi". hospitality.net. Retrieved 2009-08-08.
  7. ^ Jane Applegate (March 2002). "Pricing Your Product to Sell". Entrepreneur. Archived from the original on May 3, 2007. Retrieved 2009-08-08.
  8. ^ various reviewers. "Customer Reviews, Perfect Website Creator". amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-08-08.
  9. ^ J. McNally. "Platinum Perfect Pro Office System Software (mailing list thread)". openoffice.org. Retrieved 2009-08-08. (Browse the thread by clicking here[permanent dead link])
  10. ^ "Cosmi Software Acquires ValuSoft Division of THQ Inc". ValuSoft. April 2012. Retrieved 2016-01-17.

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