Friday, October 21, 2005
EMC Buys Captiva For $275M
In a continuing merger and acquisition frenzy, EMC announced yesterday that it is acquiring San Diego-based Captiva Software for $275M in cash. EMC will pay $22.25 per share in cash to acquire Captiva. The deal is subject to stockholder and regulatory approval. Captiva provides software for converting paper-based information to digital formats. The company's products are used to convert paper records into electronic databases. EMC said that the move would enable it to extend EMC's Documentum ent (More info...)

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Warner Bros. Backs Blu-ray
Warner Bros. Entertainment and its home entertainment division Warner Home Video announced today that they have joined the Blu-ray Disc Association and will release its films on the next generation DVD format. The move means that Warner Bros. is now supporting both competing next generation DVD formats. Warner will issue Blu-ray disks in addition to its existing support for HD-DVD. The move is similar to one made by Paramount earlier this month, making Warner the fifth major Hollywood studio to (More info...)

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Arcturus Capital Closes VC Fund
Los Angeles-based Arcturus Capital said yesterday that it has closed its first venture capital fund. The fund said that it closed the fund to new investors at the second quarter of 2005, and has invested in nine companies since its initial close last year. Arcturus said that its focus is on early-stage technology companies in the Southern California region, with V-Enable being the fund's latest investment. The company counts Novariant, Xponent Photonics and Green Hills Software among its portfol (More info...)

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Los Angeles-based has added MP3 audio versions of its movie synopses, the company said yesterday. The company will make the information available via podcasts, and alerts users when new information is available. The company said that users can either listen to the podcasts online or save the files and listen to them at a later date. allows consumers to purchase movie tickets online. is a Los Angeles-based joint venture between AMC Entertainment, (More info...)

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