Friday, May 18, 2007
7th Annual Games & Mobile Forum - Hollywood - May 21-22
7th Annual Games & Mobile Forum
Leading executive level conference for the booming mobile and casual games sectors.
May 21-22, 2007
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
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7th Annual Games & Mobile Forum, the 2-day event now in its 7th year, brings together the leading game publishers, developers, carriers, portals, technology companies, advertising execs, venture capitalists, lawyers and analysts, and focuses on the latest intelligence on the booming mobile and casual games sectors.

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TeamDating Signs Production Deal
Los Angeles-based, an online social dating web site, has signed a deal with a reality programming producer to take the firm's concept to television. TeamDating said that Rocket Science Laboratories is working on a show which will take TeamDating's team-based dating concept to a dating-themed reality TV show. Rocket Science Laboratories is the producer of Temptation Island, Trading Spouses, Joe Millionaire, and My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance. TeamDating is an online web site that allo (More info...)

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Interview with Lee Perlman, CEO of New Age Electronics
New Age Electronics ( is a privately held, $1.0 billion distributor of consumer electronics, home and office equipment, and other electronics products, located in Carson, California. Lee Perlman is CEO and co-founder of New Age. Unlike most of the companies we interview, the firm has been around almost 20 years, in what is probably one of the most cutthroat industries in high tech. Ben Kuo spoke with Lee about the competitiveness of the distribution industry, how the company ha (More info...)

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Inverness Medical Buys Biosite
Inverness Medical Innovations said Thursday afternoon that it has agreed to buy San Diego's Biosite Incorporate, in a deal worth $92.50 per share, approximately $1.57B. Biosite is commercialization proteomics products for medical diagnosis. Biosite said that it has terminated its previously announced merger agreement with Beckman Coulter. Beckman Coulter had offered $90.00 per share for Biosite. The deal is expected to close by July 3rd. Inverness was advised by UBS Investment Bank; Goldman Sach (More info...)

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Gorilla Nation Gets $50M From Great Hill
Los Angeles-based online advertising firm Gorilla Nation announced this morning that it has received over $50M in an equity investment from Great Hill Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm. The funding, which is the first outside funding for the company, will go towards developing new online ad technology and products, to broaden the firm's marketing services offerings, for international expansion, and for acquisitions. Gorilla Nation has over 120 employees, and said that is plans to expa (More info...)

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QUALCOMM, TeleCommunications Systems Partner On BREW
San Diego-based QUALCOMM and TeleCommunications Systems, Inc., a provider of wireless data communications products, said this week that the two are in an agreement to offer location services based on BREW and TCS' positioning server. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Under the agreement, QuALCOMM will have the ability to offer WCDMA operators a location service solution that uses TCS' Xypoint Secure User Plane For Location (SUPL) Server. That product is used for assited GPS, a technique that (More info...)

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Fonality Scores Win At BLADE
Los Angeles-based Fonality, the developer of an open source PBX software package based on the popular Asterisk PBX project, announced late Thursday that its product has been selected by BLADE Network Technologies. Fonality said that BLADE, which was a former subsidiary of Nortel, selected the company's PBX software over Nortel's own PBX systems. Size of the deal was not disclosed. Fonality develops PBXtra, a modified version of the Asterisk PBX platform. Asterisk is an open-source software packa (More info...)

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Broadcom Designs Gain 802.11n Certification
Communications semiconductor manufacturer Broadcom Corp. announced earlier this week that its Intensi-fi router and client-reference designs have achieved Wi-Fi 802.11n Draft 2.0 certification. Broadcom said its designs had to prove they could work seamlessly with other Wi-Fi Certified 802.11n products in order to gain the certification. The company added that two of its dual-band router and client-reference designs will become a part of the Wi-Fi Alliance's 802.11n test environments. In other w (More info...)

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