Interval Research Corporation

Interval Research Corporation was founded in 1992 by Paul Allen and David Liddle. It was a Palo Alto laboratory and technology incubator focusing on consumer product applications and services with a focus on the Internet.[2]

Interval Research Corporation
TypeResearch think tank
IndustryResearch and Development
HeadquartersPalo Alto, U.S.
Key people
Paul Allen (Chairman)
David Liddle (CEO, President)
Number of employees
More than 110[1]

A 1997 version of the company's web page described itself as "a research setting seeking to define the issues, map out the concepts and create the technology that will be important in the future.... [pursuing] basic innovations in a number of early-stage technologies and [seeking] to foster industries around them – sparking opportunity for entrepreneurs and highlighting a new approach to research.".[3]

A 1999 Wired magazine article based on a memo from Paul Allen described the company as under fire from Allen to produce "less R and more D."[4] Interval Research Corporation officially closed its doors in April 2000, while a small group of former employees were kept on to form Interval Media to continue a few specific projects. Interval Media was closed in June, 2006.

Former employeesEdit

During its brief existence, Interval employed many well-known computer technology pioneers and experts, including:


  1. ^ Searcey, Dionne (August 28, 2010). "Microsoft Co-Founder Launches Patent War". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2010-08-28.
  2. ^ "WTO Board Bio: David Liddle". Archived from the original on 2007-03-11.
  3. ^ Interval Research Corporation – About – Page (From:13-November-1996)
  4. ^ Bass, Thomas A. (Dec 1999). "Think Tanked". Wired. Wired Magazine. Retrieved 20 April 2010.
  5. ^ System for Image Manipulation and Animation Using Embedded Constraint Graphics. J. T. Ngo and B. R. Donald. U.S. Patent #5,933,150, issued August 3, 1999.
  6. ^ Accessible Animation and Customizable Graphics via Simplicial Configuration Modeling. T. Ngo, D. Cutrell, J. Dana, B. R. Donald, L. Loeb, and S. Zhu. Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH (New Orleans) July, 2000, pp. 403–410.
  7. ^ "Board of Directors".

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