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LightSurf Technologies  Acquired by VeriSign (2005 $ 270,000,000 )

110 Cooper Street 4th Floor
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Website Company Summary Management Team

Finance: Norman Cheung
Technology: Shekhar Kirani ; Eric Bodnar


Business description: LightSurf Technologies is focused on convergence of the Internet, digital imaging, photography, and wireless communications. LightSurf is the global leader in Open Standards MMS, Picture and Video Messaging, and Interoperability solutions supporting all mobile devices and wireless networks. LightSurf's open standards-based services are currently deployed worldwide with partners including Bell Canada (TSX: BCE-T), Eastman Kodak (NYSE: EK), Iusacell (BVM: CEL; NYSE: CEL), LG International Corp. (KSE: 6657.KS), Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM), Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), mmO2 plc (LSE: OOM), Motorola (NYSE: MOT), Nokia (NYSE: NOK), Rogers Wireless (TSX: RCM.B; NYSE: RCN), Samsung Electronics (KSE: 05930), Sanyo (NASDAQ: SANYY), Sprint (NYSE: FON), Telecom New Zealand (NZSE: TEL; NYSE: NZT) and Toshiba (TSE: 6502).
Partners include: Bell CanadaMicrosoftMotorolaNokiaQualcommSamsungSanyoSprintToshiba;  Eastman Kodak;  Iusacell;  LG International;  mmO2;  Rogers Wireless;  Telecom New Zealand

Ownership: Acquired by VeriSign (2005 $ 270,000,000 )

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Record updated: Jan 2005
Sector: Internet
Year Founded: 1998
Headcount: 201-300 as of Jan 2005
Ownership: Acquired by VeriSign (2005 $ 270,000,000 )