Thursday, September 1, 2005
TargeGen Raises $30M Series C
San Diego-based biopharmaceutical company TargeGen has raised a Series C round of venture funding in the amount of $30M. The company said yesterday that it had raised the round from new investor BB Biotech Ventures and H&Q Healthcare Capital Management. Existing investors Forward Ventures, Enterprise Partners, William Blair Capital Partners/Chicago Growth Partners, CDP Capital Technology Ventures/VantagePoint Venture Partners, China Development Industrial Bank, and A.M. Pappas & Associat (More info...)

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Intermix Faces Class Action Lawsuit
Los Angeles-based Intermix Media is facing a class action lawsuit by its shareholders in its upcoming acquisition by News Corporation. Class action law firm Kreindler & Kreindler LLP has filed a class action suits said that alleges that current directors, officers, and controlling shareholders of Intermix designed a sale to News Corporation at the expense of the company and its shareholders. The suit was filed in the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles. Th (More info...)

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eMusic Adds Podcasting and RSS
San Diego-based eMusic, a provider of digital music and downloads, said that it has added podcast and RSS feeds to its online services. The new features add editorial content from eMusic editors for different music genres, and will be linked to its music track service. The company said that as new tracks are added to their catalog, they will be filtered and delivered to users via RSS feeds. A number of known reviewers and music critics will provide the podcast content. eMusic is a subsidiary of (More info...)

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Qualcomm Revs 3G Chipsets
San Diego-based CDMA wireless phone developer Qualcomm said today that it has integrated new sound enhancement technology into the company's wireless chipsets. Qualcomm said that it has added echo cancelling technology from Royal Philips Electronics into its Mobile Station Modem (MSM) chipsets to improve the acoustic performance of 3G mobile handsets. The new capabilities will be available in the company's Enhanced Multimedia Platform MSM6550(TM) and MSM6275(TM) chipsets.

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