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Zing Systems  Acquired by Dell (2007  amount undisclosed )

650 Castro Street, #300
Mountain View, CA 94041
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Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) John Karlen (IDG Ventures);  Peter C Gotcher (independent investor)

Business description: Zing's vision is to provide always connected, mobile entertainment. And we’re making it a reality with the ZING mobile entertainment engine. ZING’s platform of software and services enables the next generation of mobile entertainment to be always connected and ready to play. By partnering with leading brands, ZING is mobilizing digital media devices that combine live, always-on wireless and digital streams with integrated playback and playlist management. Once you’ve experienced always-on-connectivity, the way you listen, manage, and play music and entertainment will never be the same. ZING is mobilizing a new generation of mobile audio and entertainment devices that are always connected so you can always stay tuned. With ZING software and services, your mobile experience goes far beyond simple playback. ZING brings you quality real-time streams and two-way connections that let you discover, play, and collect new music wherever you go, whenever you want. In a world with ZING, you can listen, bookmark, and collect songs from live digital streams. Mix playlists from your CD and MP3 libraries with fresh content. Discover new entertainment and share playlists with friends. And get updates on what’s happening with your favorite artists. ZING brings you the joy of music discovery, simplifies how you collect and manage your playlists, and gives you the freedom to enjoy it all on the go. Imagine all this… all seamlessly integrated into one device that’s always on and ready to play. ZING is your way to stay tuned.
Partners include: SanDiskSirius Satellite Radio

Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings: Feb 2007
Last Round: 13.5M
Ownership: Acquired by Dell (2007  amount undisclosed )

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Record updated: Aug 2007
Sector: Communications
Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings: Feb 2007
Last Round: 13.5M
Ownership: Acquired by Dell (2007  amount undisclosed )