December 20th, 2010
With the rapid proliferation of cloud computing throughout the global marketplace, it would stand to reason that a company developing solutions to make it easy to deploy and run apps in the cloud would be in high demand. Standing Cloud, a company doing just that, was able to prove its worth in the marketplace by closing a $3 million financing deal led by Rich Levandov at Avalon Ventures.
December 16th, 2010
by David Kaplan
After making several content buys the past few months, AOL (NYSE: AOL) is approaching the end of the year with an acquisition for the advertising side of its business. Its latest purchase is Pictela, a high-def display ad tool. The announcement of the deal, terms of which weren’t disclosed, was timed for the complete rollout of AOL’s page takeover ad serving system Project Devil. The acquisition follows a string of AOL purchases including StudioNow, 5min Media, TechCrunch and Thing Labs.
Rackspace Acquires Cloudkick to Provide Powerful Server Management Tools for the Cloud Computing Era
December 16th, 2010
SAN ANTONIO – December 16, 2010 – Rackspace® Hosting, the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, today announced its acquisition of Cloudkick™, the creator of award-winning web applications for easy and efficient cloud-server management. Cloudkick offers what amounts to a cockpit for navigating complex cloud environments, with all the information and controls in one elegant, convenient panel to help developers and system administrators deploy and manage their cloud environments.
December 16th, 2010
New York, NY
High-Definition Brand Content Platform Boosts AOL’s Innovative Advertising Offering
Additionally, AOL Accelerates Rollout of Project Devil Ads Across AOL Media Properties: Intends to Enable Format Across All AOL Media by End of March
AOL Inc. [NYSE: AOL] today announced it has acquired Pictela, Inc., the provider of an award-winning global technology platform for serving and distributing high- definition brand content across online advertising and social media. The transaction brings further scale to AOL’s suite of premium advertising tools for advertisers, agencies and publishers, including the company’s innovative new Project Devil display advertising format. Pictela will remain a separate group within AOL Advertising, based in New York, and will continue to provide its products and services to outside partners. Deal terms were not disclosed. Pictela joins other strategic acquisitions made by AOL in 2010 including StudioNow, 5min Media, TechCrunch and Thing Labs.
October 22nd, 2010
By David F. Carr
Yes, I clicked the delete button. Yes, I regret it now. Yes, I belatedly realized why the Backupify service makes sense.
At first it seems an odd business model. Backupify is a cloud service that backs up other cloud services, storing the data archives on Amazon.com’s cloud storage service. Part of the appeal of cloud applications is that they’re operated by Internet companies in professionally run data centers, instead of running on our unreliable PCs. So our data should be safe there, right? Why should we feel the need to back up our e-mail and Google Docs spreadsheets when Google stores multiple copies of every bit of data we entrust to its services?
San Diego’s ReVision Therapeutics, Founded in April, Takes on Development of Drug Candidate for Age-Related Blindness
August 31st, 2010
Source: Bruce V. Bigelow, Xconomy.com
A San Diego biopharmaceutical startup, formed just five months ago to resume development of a compound for treating age-related macular degeneration, has reported encouraging results from a two-year, mid-stage clinical trial of the compound, known as fenretinide.
What Atlas And DoubleClick Did For Direct Marketers, Pictela Will Do For Brand Marketers Says CEO Rogers
April 5th, 2010
Greg Rogers is CEO of Pictela, a brand content distribution platform.
February 4th, 2010
Source: Business Wire
4G Carriers Deploying High Capacity Networks to Support Bandwidth-Hungry Smartphones and Internet Users (more…)
January 18th, 2010
Source: Alcon, Inc.
HUENENBERG, Switzerland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alcon (NYSE: ACL), the world’s leader in eye care, announced today that it will purchase the rights in the United States for two FDA-approved topical eye care products from Sirion Therapeutics, Inc. The two products purchased are DurezolTM, a marketed ophthalmic corticosteroid approved for the treatment of inflammation and pain associated with eye surgery, and ZirganTM, a recently approved antiviral for the treatment of acute herpetic keratitis (corneal ulcers). In addition to these marketed products, Alcon also acquired the global rights, excluding Latin America, for ZyclorinTM. This product is currently in clinical development to treat dry eye and other ocular surface diseases. (more…)
January 7th, 2010
By Ian Stone
San Diego – January 7, 2010 — Amira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that it has achieved another development milestone in its FLAP program, which is partnered with GlaxoSmithKline. This milestone is related to the successful development of a solid dose formulation, which is critical for future development and commercialization activities. (more…)