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VMIX Signs Partner Agreement With Virginia Newspaper Publishing Chain

San Diego-based social networking and video Web company VMIX Media Inc. has signed a partnership with Richmond, Va.-based Media General to provide interactive features for several newspaper Web sites.

The companies did not disclose financial details.

Media General publishes the Tampa (Fla.) Tribune, Richmond Times-Dispatch and Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal, among others, covering 20 markets.

Founded by the makers of MP3.com, VMIX will work with Media General to offer editors and readers the ability to upload video, photos, music and other content to newspaper Web sites. The technology also allows readers to rate stories or post to blogs and protects against copyright infringement or inappropriate material.

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Qualcomm Exec Backs Startup:

A startup getting backing from Qualcomm Inc. Chief Operating Officer Harvey White raised $3 million this month.

Quanlight Inc. completed the series B financing with the help of Harvey’s (SHW) 2 Enterprises and Blackbird Ventures, an investment firm founded by Quanlight Chief Executive Officer Neil Senturia.

The company’s main product is one it licensed from UC San Diego , a way to produce light emitting diodes, or LEDs, with increased brightness. The company wants to target the traffic signaling, signage, automotive and cell phone backlighting markets. Quanlights are brighter than traditional LEDs, the firm said, while using the same amount of power. They also cost less to manufacture and improve the color stability of the device, according to the company.

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Sony Gets Game:

San Diego-based Sony Online Entertainment LLC acquired rights to a new online video game from Carlsbad-based Sigil Games Online Inc. The game is “Vanguard: Saga of Heroes.”

According to Sony, the acquisition is part of its plan to build game development studios around the world. The companies did not disclose financial details.

Most Sigil employees will now work for Sony in several offices, including ones in San Diego, Seattle, Austin, Texas, Denver and Taiwan. Sigil’s CEO, Brad McQuaid, will become Vanguard creative adviser at Sony Online Entertainment.

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IntelliDOT CEO Honored:

Tom Klopack, CEO of IntelliDOT Corp., is one of three finalists for the Adaptive Business Leaders’ award in the Innovative Healthcare Information Technology category.

In June at the awards ceremony in Newport Beach, Klopack will present the company’s CAREt System, a wireless, hand-held device aimed at helping nurses reduce medical errors.

Orange-based ABL provides continuing education and development to technology and health care chief executives.

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Delaware Drives Business To Networkcar:

San Diego-based Networkcar garnered a contract from the state of Delaware to provide its Networkfleet wireless vehicle management system for 1,800 state vehicles.

Networkfleet collects and transmits data wirelessly from a vehicle’s engine computer and from a Global Positioning System to allow fleet managers to monitor location and other information.

The company did not disclose financial details.

Contact Katie Weeks with technology news at kweeks@sdbj.com, or call her at (858) 277-6359.


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