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bluestreaklogo Bluestreak grabs $5 million CAD, hires a new CEO

Headquartered in Montreal, the leading provider of flash based player for embedded devices, Bluestreak Technology has raised an amount of $5 million CAD from its major shareholders. The names of the investors were not disclosed. Also the company has hired a new Chief Executive Officer, Dominique Jodoin.

According to the chairman of the board of Bluestreak Technology, Bruno Ducharme:

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Microsoft to sell Comcast stakes

microsoftcomcast thumb Microsoft to sell Comcast stakes

Software giant Microsoft, which owned 150,935,575 Class A common stock in Comcast, has decided to sell 7.3% of its stake. This may be the result of the current economic downfall or may be the software giant is losing interest in the cable operator.

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ericssonlogo Ericsson will fire 5,000 employees

Ericsson, the Sweden based wireless equipment maker has announced that the company will be laying off 5,000 employees which is 6% of the overall 79,000 workforce. The announcement came after the company saw 31% decrease in the fourth quarter net profit as compared to last year. The reason described by the company was dramatic fall in sales of their Sony Ericsson handset unit along with the restructuring charges.

According to Ericsson’s CEO, Carl-Henric Svanberg:

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Mzinga lays off 15 employees

mzingalogo Mzinga lays off 15 employees

Burlington, Massachusetts based enterprise social media provider Mzinga, has laid off 15 employees which is 6.7% of the overall 225 employees. The company had earlier raised a huge amount of $32.5 million in a round of funding last March.

According to Rick Faulk, the company CEO:

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livewiremobile1 LiveWire Mobile hires a new vice president

LiveWire Mobile Inc., the leading mobile managed personalization services provider, has announced that the company has hired a new vice president and general counsel, Eugene J. DiDonato.

Making the announcement, the CEO of LiveWire, Joel Hughes said:

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warnerbrosentertainment logo Warner Bros. Entertainment to layoff 800 employees

Warner Brothers Entertainment has announced that the company will be laying off 10% workforce which means 800 employees will lose their jobs. The announcement is in line with the current economic downfall. While making the announcement, the company officials said:

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southlogicubisoft thumb Ubisoft acquires Southlogic Studios

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amdqualcomm thumb AMD’s graphic business sold to Qualcomm for $65 million

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ibmoutblaze thumb IBM has plans to acquire Chinese email company

IBM the computing giant, has declared its intention to buy the Hong Kong based company Outblaze, a Chinese email and messaging company. Based in Hong Kong, the company trades hosted multi-language messaging and email services to various other service providers. With this deal, the Chinese company will become part of the Bluehouse project of IBM Lotus.

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zooplalogo Zoopla grabs £3.75 million in the second round

UK based property information and tools provider Zoopla, has raised £3.75 million in the Series B. The website is considered to be the UK’s largest property database containing information of more than 26 million homes. The current round of funding was participated by Octopus Ventures along with returning backer Atlas Venture.