Friday, May 25, 2007
Ticketmaster Buys Chinese Ticketing Firm
Hollywood-based Ticketmaster, a unit of IAC, said Thursday that it has acquired a Chinese ticketing and event promotions service in China. Ticketmaster said it acquired a majority stake in Emma Entertainment Holdings HK Limited. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The company is the third investment the firm has made in China in the past twelve months. Ticketmaster had previously made investments in Beijing Gehua Ticketmaster Ticketing Co., Ltd. and Broadway China Network.

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Interview with Jared Reitzin, CEO of Mobilestorm
Jared Reitzin is CEO of mobileStorm (, a Los Angeles-based provider of email marketing and other services. We first spoke to Jared three years ago, and thought it would be interesting to hear how the company's business has evolved and changed. Ben Kuo spoke with Jared.

For those readers who aren't familiar with your service, what does it offer?

Jared Reitzin: We've built the first, true multi-channel digital market platform, so that a business can build a database and (More info...)

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Boingo Ties Into FON
Santa Monica-based Boingo Wireless, an operator of a Wi-Fi networking ISP, said Thursday that it has signed a roaming agreement with FON, a Madrid-based operator of wireless hot spots. The agreement expands Boingo's network by an additional 130,000 hot spot locations. FON is a WiFi operator that allows users to install a public wireless router in exchange for free Wi-Fi access on its wireless network; users share their broadband access and provide a Wi-Fi access point using FON's specialized WiF (More info...)

posted on Friday, May 25, 2007(Full story) Taps Eyespot In Video Editing Deal
San Diego-based Eyespot has been selected by, a new web site focused on the Star Wars movies, as part of a Web 2.0 relaunch of the site. Eyespot, which is a provider of a Web 2.0-style, online video editing application, will allow fans to mash-up videos from scenes from Star Wars movies. According to the companies, will incorporate Eyespot's online video editing tool, and will allow users to add their own video to more than 250 scenes and music taken from the Star Wars (More info...)

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AltaSens Gets Design Win
Thousand Oaks-based AltaSens has scored a design win for the company's CMOS imaging chip, in two new machine vision cameras from JAI. JAI and AltaSens said this week that both cameras are utilizing AltaSense 2.5 megapixel, HD-format CMOS imaging System-on-a-chip (SoC) sensors. The cameras are being used by JAI for its industrial-grade cameras for machine vision. AltaSens is a developer of high performance CMOS imaging sensors, which are used in broadcast, camcorder, videoconferencing, surveillan (More info...)

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eHarmony Adds Services For Couples
Pasadena-based eHarmony has extended its online services to those in long term relationships, the firm announced Thursday. The firm said that it has launched a free Relationship Check-Up tool for couples, to help them identify strengths and weaknesses of their relationships. The new tool, which is available online at, is targeted at couples who are in serious dating relationships for at least 3 months or longer. eHarmony operates an online computerized dating service.

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