Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Yahoo Adds Blog Content From Gawker
Yahoo said today that it is adding content from weblog publisher Gawker Media to its news and other properties. Gawker publishes political, technology, and entertainment focused blogs under the Gawker, Wonkette, Gizmodo, and other blog titles. Yahoo said that the relationship will also expand to other Gawker content, and be featured in sections such as its Entertainment properties. The move follows America Online's acquisition of Weblogs Inc., a key competitor of Gawker.

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Inamed Receives Bid From Allergan
Santa Barbara-based INAMED said yesterday that it has received an unsolicited bid from Allergan to acquire the firm. The bid is worth $1.45 billion in cash and 17.9 million shares of Allergan common stock, worth approx. $3.2 billion in total. The bid pits Allergan against an agreement made in March with Medicis Pharmaceuticals to acquire Inamed for $2.8B in cash and stock. Inamed's board has authorized management to consider the offer from Allergan.

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Yahoo Debuts RSS Feed Advertising
Yahoo's Pasadena-based publishing network has started to offer RSS feed advertising in its Yahoo Publisher Network beta, according to a letter to its beta users. The network, which competes against Google's AdSense advertising network, said that publishers can now place Yahoo Search Marketing ads within RSS feeds. Yahoo said the ads may be relevant to a specific article or post or to a web site's content. Yahoo has been beta testing its service over the last few months as it attempts to add sma (More info...)

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Rincon Pharmaceuticals Raises $4.7M
La Jolla-based Rincon Pharmaceuticals has raised $4.7M in venture funding from Paperboy Ventures. The biotech startup is developing human therapeutic proteins based on eukaryotic algae, and is based on research from researchers at the Scripps Research Institute. The company is looking to use algae as a rapid and efficient production system for monoclonal antibodies. As part of the funding Jaime Lewis of Paperboy will join the company's board.

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Boeing Launches Internet Access on Singapore Airlines
Singapore Airlines has launched an in-flight broadband service for its Singapore/Frankfurt/New York route, tapping services from Connexion by Boeing. Connexion, based in Seattle and Irvine, provides equipment and service to allow for broadband connections on commercial airliner service. The new service will provide customers with real-time, high-speed Internet connectivity using wireless laptop computers in-flight. The service also provides live global TV channels via laptop. According to Singap (More info...)

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BakBone Acquires Constant Data
San Diego-based backup software provider BakBone Software said today that it has acquired Constant Data, a maker of data replication and high availability software. BakBone said that it would pay $5.0M in cash plus assume assets and liabilities of Constant Data resulting in a total transaction cost of $5.5M. Constant Data provides real-time data replication software for Windows, Linux, Solaris, AIX, and Mac OS X. BakBone is a provider of backup software for the enterprise and small and medium si (More info...)

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SoonR Taps X1 For Desktop Search
Menlo Park-based SoonR and Pasadena-based X1 announced today that SoonR is using X1's desktop search to enable secure mobile access to desktop search from any mobile device. SoonR is a provider of secure mobile access for PCs. X1 said that the new service will allow email, contact, and events indexed by X1 software to be accessed via any mobile device, including mobile phones and PDAs. SoonR said that the search ability would be available for no additional cost over basic data service fees. X1 i (More info...)

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VIC Network @ The Victorian
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