Davidson & Associates
|Fate||Merged into Knowledge Adventure|
|Dr. Jan Davidson, Founder & President
Jack R. Allewaert, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
|Products||Blaster Learning System|
Number of employees
Havas S.A. (1998)
Vivendi Universal Games (1998–1999)
|Subsidiaries||Golden Books Interactive
Davidson/Simon and Schuster
In 1995, Davidson released 3D Jungle Train for Windows 95 based on new 3D software in which the player had to find a lost diamond and would be rewarded with a video adventure to other parts of the jungle. Bob and Jan Davidson sold the company in the early 1990s and founded the Davidson Institute for Talent Development.
In 1989, Bob Davidson became Chairman and CEO of Davidson and Associates, Inc. Jan Davidson continued her role as President focusing on building the product development side of the business. In the next few years, Bob formed strategic partnerships with Fisher Price, Simon & Schuster, Kaplan, Inc. and made several strategic acquisitions, including Blizzard Entertainment in 1994.
In 1994, Todd Coyle was recruited to repair stagnant sales and consumer revenues reached an explosive growth of $900 million by the time of his departure in 2000. over a 1000% growth in 6 years.
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- Wyatt, Patrick (2012-07-25). "The making of Warcraft part 1". Archived from the original on 2013-06-21. Retrieved 2013-08-11.
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