Thursday, July 21, 2005
Microsoft Buys FrontBridge
Microsoft announced late yesterday that it is acquiring Marina Del Rey-based FrontBridge, a provider of email filtering services and tools. Microsoft said that it is acquiring FrontBridge for integration into its Microsoft Exchange Server Product Group. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. FrontBridge provides spam filtering, virus scanning, and message archiving to customers via a managed security service. Microsoft said that the move allows it to provide a comprehensive suite of managed servi (More info...)

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Westec InterActive Raises $17.5M
Irvine-based Westec InterActive, a provider of video monitoring services for businesses, said that it has raised $17.5M in funding from Clarity Partners. The company said that the funding will be used to expand its development of advanced technologies for intelligent business monitoring, and to allow the company to aggressively grow through acquisitions. The company provides closed circuit video monitoring for businesses with two-way interaction, and services auto dealerships, restaurants, conve (More info...)

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Twentieth Century Fox, Loews Add Bluetooth Content At Theatres
Twentieth Century Fox and Loews Theatres announced this morning that the companies are teaming to provide content from Fox's movies via in-theatre Bluetooth broadcasts. The movie studio and theatre chain said that they will offer ringtones, wallpapers, and trailers from a number of Fox titles using technology from San Francisco-based WideRay. Moviegoers will be able to download ringtones, movie trailers, wallpapers, and more to mobile devices with Bluetooth capability through in-theatre download (More info...)

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