Skip to content
Thoughtful, detailed coverage of everything Apple for 28 years
and the TidBITS Content Network for Apple professionals

StarNine Rockets Out of Quarterdeck

StarNine Rockets Out of Quarterdeck — Last week, Quarterdeck sold StarNine Technologies – best known for WebSTAR, ListSTAR, and other Internet-related products – to Platinum Equity Holdings. StarNine will be preserved as an independent company, operating with hands-off support from Platinum. The StarNiners now have added incentive to ship WebSTAR 3.0 quickly (currently in public beta) so they can focus on new opportunities provided by Platinum. The sale also means that StarNine’s current products have a better chance to flourish in a more supportive environment. History buffs will recall that Quarterdeck purchased StarNine in October of 1995 (see TidBITS-297). Since then, StarNine has remained profitable, but suffered as a result of Quarterdeck’s losses and lack of focus. [TJE]

<http://www.starnine.com/>
<http://www.quarterdeck.com/qdeck/press/ diveststarnine.html>
<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tbart=01303>

Subscribe today so you don’t miss any TidBITS articles!

Every week you’ll get tech tips, in-depth reviews, and insightful news analysis for discerning Apple users. For 28 years, we’ve published professional, member-supported tech journalism that makes you smarter.

Registration confirmation will be emailed to you.