Linda Simpson, owner of product design, development and global sourcing firm Imagination Network, said these days it's "critical" to hire experienced product development and/or sourcing consultants or experienced internal staff.
Caption: LINDA SIMPSON Imagination Network's Linda Simpson recommends hiring experienced product development and/or sourcing consultants to navigate working with factories.
In former years, women made up only a third of 70,000 subscribers to the Imagination Network
, a pioneering games network renamed WorldPlay after America Online acquired it last year.
The introductions reflect the teamwork of four separate business units--AT&T consumer products; AT&T consumer communications services, which includes phone services such as the True Voice program; consumer interactive services, including the ImagiNation network
and Check Free software; and AT&T wireless services, which handles all paging services.
Last January, Goldstein left IAC for the Imagination Network
, an interactive online entertainment network.
2 Go exclusive by working with a known designer: "A brand authored by a known designer lends credibility to the retailer," said Linda Simpson, owner of product design, development and global sourcing firm Imagination Network
"It lets their customers know the company has an exclusive brand they won't be able to find anywhere else.
Other preinstalled features are online access to CompuServe, America Online, Prodigy the ImagiNation Network
and the Internet.
Howells succeeds Morris Goldstein, who recently accepted the position of president and chief operating officer of The ImagiNation Network
, an interactive entertainment network that is jointly owned by Sierra On-Line, AT&T, and General Atlantic Partners.
Also, the units are set up to go online with Prodigy, America Online, CompuServe and Imagination Network
Imagine our surprise when just a few weeks later Goldstein resigned to accept the position of president and Chief Operating Officer of the ImagiNation Network (INN), an interactivity entertainment network that is jointly owned by Sierra On-Line, AT&T, and General Atlantic Partners.
Goldstein said, "Feeling that my mission here has been achieved, I'm moving on towards a new challenge as president and Chief Operating Officer of the ImagiNation Network."
The ImagiNation Network is an online interactive entertainment service connecting people for live, multi-player fun and games.