Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Digital Camera Buyers Satisfied
Westlake Village-based J.D. Power and Associates is reporting that consumers are increasingly satisfied with the functionality and speed of new digital cameras, in its latest survey of digital camera owners. The J.D. Power and Associates 2005 Digital Camera Satisfaction Study found that digital cameras in the lower price segments are more accessible, and more powerful. The firm found said that buyers are getting more camera for their money, as the gap in terms of camera performance between high (More info...)

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Napster Gets Sporty
Los Angeles-based digital music firm Napster said yesterday that it is expanding its rangtone service to include sports-themed media. The firm is tapping partner Dwango Wireless to include content from action sports atheletes. The content will include snowboarder Marc Frank Montoya, Supercross racer Kevin Windham, freestyle motocross rider Adam Jones. All of the atheletes are sponsored by Napster as "Team Napster". The promotion also includes marketing to sports fans, where Napster is giving out (More info...)

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Qualcomm Buys Mobile Content Delivery Software Firm for $57M
San Diego-based Qualcomm said today that it is acquiring ELATA, a UK-based developer of mobile content delivery software. The deal is worth $57M in cash, and adds ELATA's wireless content delivery system to its line of wireless data solutions and services. ELATA provides management and delivery of rich wireless content, providing content services across a variety of device platforms. The company's service allows for management of ringtones, wallpapers, BREW, Java, streaming, and other cell phone (More info...)

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PriceRunner, FortuneCity Partner
Westlake Village-based PriceRunner and web hosting provider FortuneCity said this morning that the two companies have partnered to provide comparison shoipping to the FortuneCity network of sites. PriceRunner will be offered on the web hosting provider's web sites, and on, a personalized online photo sharing service. PriceRunner's comparison shopping services will be co-branded, and include links into the PriceRunner product review system. FortuneCity said that comparison shoppi (More info...)

posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2005(Full story) Relaunches Site
Pasadena-based SBC this morning said that it has relaunched its web site with a new focus on local business search and consumer-focused content. The provider of yellow page directories said that its launch adds better search features, in-depth content, and more information in it search results. The company said that it is looking to make it easier for online consumers to connect with local businesses. The launch also includes revised, local city guides. Yellow Pages operators are (More info...)

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