Thursday, December 6, 2007
Qualcomm Ships Mobile App For Finding "Dead Cell Zones"
San Diego-based Qualcomm said Thursday afternoon that it has shipped a new application for remotely capturing GPS data from handsets, which can be used to find "dead cell zones"--spots in a carrier's network with cell phone coverage issues. According to Qualcomm, its MobileView software application remotely captures diagnostic data from mobile handsets with GPS capability. The new application uses data from a carrier's subscribers to help network operators find network issues; for example, ident (More info...)

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Visual Sciences Acquisition Gets Early Clearance
Web analytics providers Omniture and Visual Sciences said Wednesday afternoon that the the waiting period for the firm's acquisition deal has ended early. Omniture is looking to acquire Visual Sciences in a deal worth roughly $372M. According to the companies, the early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (the HSR Act) was granted by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. The deal is now expected to close in the first quarter of 2008. Visu (More info...)

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Terra Matrix Raises Angel Funding Round
Los Angeles-based Terra Matrix Media said this morning that it has raised a round of funding, but did not disclosed terms of the deal. The firm, which is developing performance-based, marketing and advertising services, said that the funding came from Tom Adams and Christian Hunter, co-founders of, as well as Jeff Anderson, formerly of Mellon Ventures. The new firm is headed by Arthur Wang.

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Kyriba Adds Columbia Sportswear
San Diego-based Kyriba, a firm which provides web-based software for cash and treasury management, said earlier this week that it has been selected by outdoor apparel maker Columbia Sportswear. Kyriba said that Columbia Sportswear will use the firm's software for managing their global treasury. Financial impact of the deal was not disclosed. Kyriba is venture backed by American Express, BIH, BRED Banque Populaire, GRP, and Mangrove Capital Partners.

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Move Extends MSN Listing Deal
Westlake Village-based Move, Inc., which operates the and web sites, said Wednesday afternoon that it has signed a new content distribution agreement with MSN. According to Move, MSN's visitors will continue to have access to its listings of resale, new, and rental homes. Financial details of the new agreement were not disclosed; the two had a previous agreement to provide its listings to MSN.

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Entropic Drops Offering Range In IPO
San Diego-based Entropic Communications, a developer of semiconductors for networking home electronics, said in a filing with the SEC this morning that it has dropped its offering range in its IPO to between $6.00 and $8.00 per share. The firm had originally planned to sell its stock at $9.00 and $11.00 per share. The firm will sell 8 million shares of its stock, which will net it approximately $48.8M. Entropic is venture backed by CMEA Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Focus Ventures, Granite Ventur (More info...)

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NTS Buys Testing Firm
Calabasas-based National Technical Systems, a provider of engineering services, said this morning that it has acquired United States Test Laboratory, LLC, a Wichita, Kansas provider of body armor testing. NTS said it will pay $12.5M in cash for USTL, in addition to earn out of $1.8M in cash. United States Test Laboratory serves the government, military, and law enforcement. National Technical Systems provides engineering, testing services, and other services to the defense, aerospace, communicat (More info...)

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Pulse-Link Ships HDMI Products
Carlsbad-based Pulse-LINK, a developer of ultra wideband wireless and wired semiconductors, said today that it has launched two reference designs for the firm's semiconductors at CES. The firm said that it has shipped a HDMI-Over-Coax and wireless HDMI reference design, targeted at consumer electronics manufacturers. The new products are aimed at being incorporated into home electronics for audio and video distribution.

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