Friday, August 6, 2004
Interview: Hunter Heaney, SmallPlanet
Hunter Heaney is Founder and CEO of SmallPlanet, a Los Angeles-based startup with an application in the location-based services market. I caught up with Hunter to learn more about the company's Bluetooth-based applications.

BK: What's, and what is the idea behind your service and

HH: SmallPlanet is focused on developing and delivering location-based
applications and services to mobile devices. We have been developing three
main products that we are planning on (More info...)

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Lindows Lowers Offering Range
San Diego-based Lindows has lowered its estimated IPO offering price, from $9 to $11 a share down to $7 to $9 a share, according to a filing with the SEC. The revised pricing range means the company will net up to $39M. The company originally was looking to raise $48M, but like many other companies is facing a slowing IPO market. There have been a string of recent IPO price reductions, as well as a number of withdrawals of IPO plans this week. Lindows markets a Windows-like interface to the Linu (More info...)

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CarParts Technologies Acquired
Carlsbad-based CarParts Technologies has been acquired by Auto Data Network, a provider of software and real-time data services to the automotive industry. CarParts provides eCommerce software systems for the North American automotive aftermarket. Terms were not disclosed. The company was backed by Barnard & Co., BEV Capital, Brand Equity Ventures, CMGI@Ventures, Investor AB, Ravenswood Capital, Rho Ventures, and St. Paul Venture Capital, along with others.

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