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Davidson

Davidson
Davidson & Associates Inc.
3155 Kashiwa Street
Torrance, CA 90505
USA
Year Founded:
Year Defunct:
1983
1999
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Davidson & Associates (or simply Davidson) was an educational software company headquartered in Torrance, California. It was best known for the Blaster series, including Math Blaster and Reading Blaster. 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 with the Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo products. In 1996, the company was acquired by CUC International and merged with another large educational software company, Knowledge Adventure best known for its JumpStart series of educational games.