Monday, November 7, 2005
Aperio Raises $17M Series B
Vista-based Aperio Technologies said this morning that it has raised a Series B venture round from Galen Partners and Advanced Technology Ventures. The firm raised $17M for its virtual microscopy systems for the healthcare industry in a Series B round of funding. The company said that it will use the capital for expanding sales and operations, developing new products, and protecting its intellectual property. The funding also included participation by Dako A/S. Aperio's technology is used to dig (More info...)

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Inetcam Finds $12.5M
San Diego-based Inetcam has raised $12.5M in funding for its multimedia application development. The firm, which is developing applications for wireless devices, raised the round from Equal Elements. The company said that it would use the funding for global marketing, sales expansion, and product development. Inetcam's software provides real time video streaming to BREW, J2ME, and Smartphone wireless devices. Equal Elements also recently funded Soapbox Mobile, a wireless firm developing applicat (More info...)

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Qualcomm Sues Nokia
San Diego-based Qualcomm announced today that its subsidiary, SnapTrack, has filed suit against Nokia for patent infringement. The firm said that the lawsuit covers eleven Qualcomm patents and one SnapTrack patent involving manufacture of use of equipment for GSM, GPRS, and EDGE cellular standards. The telecom giant claims that Nokia is infringing on Qualcomm's patents by making or selling products in the United States that support the GSM mobile phone standard. Qualcomm is looking for an injunc (More info...)

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Walt Disney Internet Buys European Content Provider
North Hollywood-based Walt Disney Internet Group said this morning that it has acquired Living Mobile, a European mobile entertainment developer and publisher. Walt Disney said that the move supports it strategy to grow its mobile business and raise its profile in the category. Living Mobile is a developer of entertaiment titles in Europe and Singapore, with 40 employees in Munich and Prague. Living Mobile will operate as a subsidiary of Walt Disney Internet Group Europe. Terms were not disclose (More info...)

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LogicBlaze Rolls Out Open Source Services
Marina Del Rey-based LogicBlaze announced today that it has started offering technical services and support subscriptions for the open source enterprise service software ServiceMix. ServiceMix is an open source enterprise software project based on Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Java Business Integration (JBI). LogicBlaze said that it will offer products and support for SOA deployment, including developer support, consulting, and subscription-based support programs. ServiceMix is an Apac (More info...)

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Company Health Test from Technology MarketForce (TMF)
Martin Hewett, ex-President Legent, Information Integrity Group
prior to Legentís $1.6 Billion acquisition by Computer Associates:
Discussing the COMPANY HEALTH TEST from Technology MarketForce (TMF)
"The CHT and the subsequent follow-up by TMF worked very well for us.
I was surprised by how relevant it was to our situation.
It gave us a consistent, rapid, structured and impartial process for
collecting feedback from all parts of our widely-dispersed workforce.
We were able to react quickly and change our fortunes fast. TMF also
provided ongoing valuable strategic & transaction assistance." MORE AT Email:

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