Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Yahoo! Acquires
Sunnyvale-based Yahoo! said this evening that it has acquired, an online destination site for college and high school sports and recruiting information. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. operates a network of over 100 college and high school sports-focused sites, with over 200 local writers and reporters. The acquisition will go toward enhancing the search engine's Yahoo! Sports property, which is run out of Yahoo!'s Santa Monica media operations.

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D3Publisher Buys Vicious Cycle Software
Los Angeles-based D3Publisher of America, a developer of interactive entertainment software, said today that it has agreed to acquired Vicious Cycle Software, a developer of gaming technology for consoles, handhelds, and PCs. Financial terms were not disclosed. D3Publisher and Vicious Cycle have previously collaborated with each other on Dead Head Fred, Flushed Away, and other games. Vicious Cycle is based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina; D3 Publisher of America is a subsidiaryof Tokyo-based D3, (More info...)

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Materia Licenses Technology To Eisai
Pasadena-based Materia, a company developing olefin metathesis catalyst technology for the chemical synthesis market, said Wednesday that it has licensed its platform to Eisai Co., Ltd., a Japanese pharmaceutical company. Financial terms of the license deal were not disclosed. Eisai has been granted a non-exclusive license to develop, and patent pharmaceutical compounds and related processes using Materia's catalysts and intellectual property. Materia is developing technology based on research f (More info...)

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Veoh Launches TV Service
San Diego-based online video service Veoh is launching a new streaming TV service, VeohTV. Veoh's new service requires download of software, which the company says will allow you to watch and record Internet video from thousands of video sites. The service, which is currently available invitation-only at, will also include automatic recommendations of video, a channel guide, and full screen video. Veoh is venture backed by Morgan Stanley, Shelter Capital Partners, Spark Capital, The T (More info...)

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Oplink Buys Remaining OCP Stake
Fremont, California-based Oplink Communications said today that it has acquired the remaining 41.9% of optical component maker Optical Communications Products. Woodland Hills-based Optical Communications Products designs and manufacturers fiber optic components, including transceivers and transmitters, for metropolitan and other optical networking markets. The move will result in OCP going private and becoming a wholly owned company run by Oplink. Oplink will pay $1.65 per share in cash for the (More info...)

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MySpace Expands Into Instant Messaging
Los Angeles-based MySpace said today that it has beta launched a new instant messaging service, MySpaceIM. The new service, which has been available to some users since last year, includes enhanced features such as seeing profiles of friends, ability to view video and pictures, along with the usual instant messaging and chat features. The new instant messaging feature competes against other instant messaging clients from Yahoo, AOL, and Microsoft. The firm said that the instant messaging client (More info...)

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Gateway Recalls 14000 Laptop Batteries
Irvine-based Gateway, Inc., has recalled approximately 14,000 lithium ion battery packs for its laptops, because of the threat that the batteries might pose a fire risk, the firm said Tuesday afternoon. According to Gateway, a manufacturer of computer systems, the battery packs can potentially overheat and create a fire hazard. According to Gateway, the recall affects battery packs shipped as primary or spare batteries for its 400VTX and 450ROG series notebooks, sold between May 2003 to August 2 (More info...)

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Xytech Systems Adds Customer
Burbank-based Xytech Systems, a developer of media workflow and asset management software, said Tuesday afternoon that its products have been selected by the Gospel Music Channel, the 24-hour music channel based in Atlanta. FInancial details of the win were not disclosed. Xytech said that the channel will use its software to manage its workflow and operations. Xytech's software is used by the media and entertainment industry to manage libraries of media assets, including video clips, format shee (More info...)

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MadCap Partners On Localization
San Diego-based MadCap Software, a provider of help authoring tools, said Tuesday that it has partnered with Dublin, Ireland-based Alchemy. The two will work to accelerate localization of help content for their customers. Alchemy is the developer of Alchemy Language Exchange, a product used for translation of multilingual content. MadCap said that it will become a part of Alchemy's Alliance Program as part of the deal. MadCap develops software used by technical writers and documentation writers (More info...)

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Smith Micro Ships StuffIt For PDAs
Aliso Viejo-based Smith Micro Software, a developer of utility and other software, said today that it has shipped a version of the firm's StuffIt compression utility for Windows Mobile Edition. The utility, used for compressing files, runs on Windows Mobile 5.0 and 6.0. StuffIt supports both ZIP as well as its own archive format. Smith Micro develops a wide range of software for wireless, video, device management, and consumer markets.

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Entropic Adds Packet Aggregation
San Diego-based Entropic Communications announced Tuesday that the firm has added new packet aggregation capability to the firm's networking chipsets. The firm said that it has accelerated its throughput from 100 Mbps to 180 Mbps through the use of packet aggregation in its c.LINK MAC platforms. The firm said that the speed increase will allow network operators to build in bandwidth today for future advanced services. Entropic's chipsets are targeted at LAN and WAN networking of multimedia in th (More info...)

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