TCW Podcast Episode 045 - Atari, Ventures and Acquisitions
In our second of four episodes detailing the rise and fall of the core Atari company we go over the rapid expansion of the company, and its ever increasing need for capital. Atari had to court venture capital, and got the patronage of Don Valentine. Later on to secure the funding needed for the VCS launch they had to be acquired by a larger company; that company was Warner Communications. This acquisition as we start to explore was a blessing and a curse. It ultimately led to the ouster of Nolen Bushnell, and Joe Keenan from Atari. Now it would start a new era under the leadership of Ray Kassar.
Atari Arcade Tank: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OsBUzYBJgU
Atari Home Pong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqBlrULrbsg
Atari VCS Hardware Tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7n5o5Wq3q4
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Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode - Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download:http://joshwoodward.com/song/AirplaneMode
Outro Music: RolemMusic - Bacterial Love - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/Pop_Singles_Compilation_2014/01_rolemusic_-_bacterial_love
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