Thursday, February 17, 2005
Major League Baseball Acquires
The Major League Baseball's Internet arm has acquired Costa Mesa-based in a deal worth $66M. MLB Advanced Media will pay $1.10 per share of stock of The deal calls for MLB to provide advanced ticketing options to its 30 teams, and will be structured as a merger. provides online ticketing services to both sports teams as well as arts and entertainment venues, including Carnegie Hall and the NFL. MLBAM also said that it is in a deal with major stock (More info...)

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Vativ Technologies Finds $11M
San Diego-based Vativ Technologies has received a Series B round of funding of $11M. Funding was led by Innocal Venture Capital and included new investor Intel Digital Home Fund. Existing investors Redpoint Venture Capital, Mission Ventures, and Qualcomm co-founder Andrew Viterbi also participated in the round. Rick Gold of Innocal will join the company's board as part of the funding. Vativ is developing DSP-based transceivers which enable high speed connections over copper media. The company i (More info...)

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UCI Professor Awarded National Medal of Science
President George Bush honored thirteen individuals for their work in groundbreaking contributions commercialize technologies, create jobs, improve productivity and stimulate the nation's growth and development earlier this week, including honoring R. Duncan Luce of the University of California, Irvine. The award, established by Congress in 1980, honors pioneering scientific research. The honorees will receive the medals in a ceremony at the White House in March. R. Duncan Luce studies subjective (More info...)

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WebSideStory, EmailLabs Partner On Analytics
San Diego-based WebSideStory said yesterday that it has partnered with EmailLabs, a email web services provider, to provide email marketing and Web analytics data for their joint customers. WebSideStory's web analytics service will be used to help customer improve their email marketing initiatives. WebSideStory's analysis and reporting service tracks online visitor and customer behavior. EmailLabs will utilize WebSideStory's application programming interfaces to integrate their data with the We (More info...)

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activePDF Upgrades PDF Manipulation Tool
Mission Viejo-based activePDF has upgraded its PDF creation, conversion, and development tools. According to the company, its activePDF Toolkit 4.0 includes new digital signature capabilities, embedded Flash, dynamic form field creation, and double-byte character support for internationalization. activePDF provides it toolkit for developers who want to create PDF files from their software applications. The company's Windows-based COM object allows for creating PDF files, filling out form fields, (More info...)

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TransDimension Receives Microsoft Validation
Irvine-based USB software provider TransDimension said this week that it has received Microsoft Driver Validation for Microsoft Windows CE. The validation ensures compatibility with Microsoft operating systems. The TransDimension drivers are now certified for use with Windows CE 5.0, and includes the drivers with the Microsoft Windows operating system. TransDimension provides software which enables USB functionality in mobile devices such as cell phones, MP3 and media players, and PDAs.

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