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Rio players get in the 'Mood'

Rio players get in the 'Mood'

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.

November 28, 2001 by in Start-Ups

Game maker counts on Xbox buzz for IPO

Game maker counts on Xbox buzz for IPO

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.

November 14, 2001 by in Start-Ups

Electronics' CEOs grab the highest pay

Electronics' CEOs grab the highest pay

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.

September 18, 2001 by in Start-Ups

Mandrake upgrades PowerPC Linux

Mandrake upgrades PowerPC Linux

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.

August 24, 2001 by in Start-Ups

The Industry Standard stops publication

The Industry Standard stops publication

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.

August 16, 2001 by in Start-Ups

IM ActiveBuddy packs a bigger punch

IM ActiveBuddy packs a bigger punch

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.

May 23, 2001 by in Start-Ups

Rebel's swan song

Rebel's swan song

While the fat lady isn't singing just yet, Vivendi Universal's acquisition of MP3.com is further evidence that online music's era of raucous, market-shaking experimentation is fading.

May 21, 2001 by in Start-Ups