Claiming a significant advance in its bid to survive in the increasingly treacherous digital music business, San Francisco-based start-up MoodLogic said it will bundle its playlist-generating software with SonicBlue's popular Rio player. Under a deal with SonicBlue, Rio players starting next quarter will come bundled with MoodLogic software.
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Video game maker Bam Entertainment hopes to ride the wave of video game hype when it makes its debut on the public markets Thursday.The software developer creates games for handheld devices and a host of consoles including Sony's PlayStation 2.
Chief executives in the electronics industry received the best pay among private, venture-backed technology companies in the first half of the year, according to a study released Tuesday by research firm VentureOne.The top executives at electronics, information services and communications companies outpaced the median total compensation package of $216,000 for CEOs at start-ups in all industries, according to the survey.
French Linux seller MandrakeSoft has announced version 8 of its software for PowerPC-based computers, the company plans to announce Monday at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in San Francisco. The product costs $10 from the company's Web site, not including shipping.
The Industry Standard has ceased publication and is seeking a buyer, according to editors at the magazine. Editor in Chief Jonathan Weber said about 15 employees were in the San Francisco office working on the next edition when they learned the news.
Real-time stock quotes may soon be available on request through popular Internet chat programs under a deal this week that offers the latest sign of instant messaging's growing maturity. Software startup ActiveBuddy said it has secured agreements to deliver real-time stock quotes via automated instant messenger "bots" with the Nasdaq Stock Market, the New York Stock Exchange and the American Stock Exchange.
The ailing online grocer has been putting assets up for sale including goods from a top-of-the-line million-dollar kitchen the company never used.
Ask Jeeves said Tuesday that it has snapped up assets of direct-marketing company eTour and plans to turn a profit by its fourth quarter. Shares were up 23 cents, or 12 percent, to $2.
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Former Webvan chief executive George Shaheen will collect $375,000 each year for the rest of his life from the cash-strapped Net grocer.