Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Beats Music Buys Topspin Music

In a move that might not surprise many in Southern California's music and technology world, Santa Monica-based Beats Music said this morning that it has acquired Topspin Music, the music marketing startup which was--until recently--run by Beats Music' CEO Ian Rogers. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Beats said that the acquisition will help it bring on a team of to help it bolster its service. Beats Music also said it will be honoring agreements made by Topspin, but that it will (More info...)

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Walt Disney, DISH In Streaming Media Deal
Burbank-based The Walt Disney Company and satellite operator DISH Network said this morning that they are in a multi-year deal, which will allow DISH to stream Disney, ABC, and ESPN to televisions, computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles, and other connected devices. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. According to the two, the deal gives both video-on-demand and linear rights as part of an Internet streaming video service. The deal also includes an interesting requirement (More info...)

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Yardi Buys Centershift
Santa Barbara-based Yardi, the developer of real estate and property management software, has acquired Centershift, a developer of cloud-based software for the self-storage industry. Financial terms ofthe acquisition were not announced. Centershift was based in Salt Lake City, Utah, and had been founded in 2001.

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Demand Media Expands Content Offerings
Santa Monica-based Demand Media said today that it is expanding its offerings in the content area, with an expansion of its Content Solution offerings. According to Demand Media, the expansion includes new content formats and enhanced "publishing and distribution strategies." Demand Media's product is used by brands, publishers, and agencies to create content and drive visitors to their websites. Demand Media said its service now includes--on top of existing text and video content offerings--ori (More info...)

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Cardium Gets Strategic Funding From China
San Diego-based Cardium Therapeutics said Monday that it has scored a strategic funding from Shanxi Taxus Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd., to help support development of its regenerative medicine therapeutics products. According to Cardium, the deal is worth up to $5.0M to support commercialization of its products. The publicly traded company said it will change its name to Taxus Cardium Pharmaceuticals Group in connection with the deal.

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