CTIA Kicks Off At Convention Center

The CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainment conference kicked off Tuesday in Los Angeles at the Convention Center, with a mix of entertainment content and wireless technology providers sharing the exhibit floor. Among the dozens of announcements on Tuesday, Santa Monica-based Activision and InfoSpace announced a deal to port Activision's popular Tony Hawk games to mobile; Kyocera Wireless rolled out two new handsets; Irvine-based Networks In Motion inked a deal to power location based services for GearWorks; and Sherman Oaks-based Twistbox Entertainment announced venture capital funding for the firm's mobile entertainment and content; and V-Enable rolled out a voice-powered directory assistance product. Other Southern California firms with a presence at the show include Kingston Technology, Internet Connectivity Group, CinemaElectric, CommerceTel, Pick Up And Play, Susteen, Viva Vision, GeoMicro, GoTV Networks, Smith Micro Software, Teltonika, and Wavecom. Over 15,000 attendees are expected at the show, which runs through Thursday.