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escorts 'r' us
Frank J. Bauer (818)295-4108
dassault systemes of America email:email@example.com
Subject: escorts 'r' us
> It is my belief that Cinncinnati Microwave was bought out by Cobra, and
>that is why Valentine, one of CM's founders, started his own company making th
>V1. The flyer the new CM sent out last year at Christmas about their 900mhz
>spread spectrum phones also offered what they called the state-of-the-art
>answering machine; upon close observation with a magnifying glass it had Cobra
>in nice letters across it...go figure. The original CM didn't do phones, Cobra
i don't dispute that cobra owns CM, but i doubt cobra bought out mike v.
otherwise we would have seen the cross marketing much sooner. keep in mind
valentine signed the standard 5 year non-competitive agreement when he bailed
out of CM. how long has the V1 been on the market? at least 3-5 years?
that means m.v. has been out of CM 8-10 years. if you remember, his first
product from valentine research was the g-analyst and that was mid to late
80's. btw, i thought CM was marketing an early (and very un-cobra-like)
900 MHz (or cell?) phone in the late 80's at very (at the time) CM-like prices.
too bad! i remember when CM was a respectable name and escort was the industry
benchmark. now it's just "which sticker should we slap on it before we put
it in the box."