Adhesive Games Gets $18M For Massively Multiplayer Game

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Adhesive Games , the Alhambra-based, independent game publishing studio which is part of Meteor Entertainment has just scored a big, $18M funding round from Rustic Canyon Partners , Chinese game publisher KongZhong, and others to help bring its first title to market, Hawken. Alhambra is a suburb of Los Angeles, just south of Pasadena.

Meteor Entertainment Raises $10M

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Hawken is being developed by Alhambra-based game studio Adhesive Games. Meteor Entertainment , a developer of a downloadable, online shooting game called Hawken , has raised $10M in funding, according to reports. Source of the funding included Benchmark Capital and FirstMark Capital. The funding was led by former JAMDAT founder Mitch Lasky, who is now at Benchmark. READ MORE>>. hawken meteor entertainment venture capital adhesive games

Gogrok Launches Communications Service

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Alhambra-based Gogrok Technology is lauching a new, online collaboration product at DEMOfall today. The firm said that it has created a collaboration product which allows people to share applications and desktops, and also is integrated with Skype and Windows Live. Gogrok's engineering team and support operations are in Taiwan and Singapore.

Homebuilder Pre-Wires SoCal Homes for Nissan Electric Cars

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Looking to capitalize on the interest in electric cars in Southern California, a homebuilder building eco-friendly, urban homes in the area said today that it is planning to pre-wire its homes for home-charging equipment for Nissan LEAF electric vehicle chargers.

Four SoCal Firms Head To Demo

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According to VentureBeat, which is co-producing the event, Los Angele-based NativeTung , Laguna Niguel-based TotalTrainer , Irvine-base TravelTrac , and Alhambra-based Gorok Technology Corp. The second major startup launch event this month, DEMOfall 09, kicks off next week in San Diego, with four Southern California firms among the list of 56 companies slated to present at the conference.