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'Star Wars' hits lightspeed: A new film every summer from 2015

Hang onto your fur. There's going to be a new "Star Wars" film in theaters every summer, with spin-offs in the years between episodes. "Star Wars" overload? Or bull's-eyeing womp rats for Disney?

By April 18, 2013


Star Wars hits lightspeed: A new film every summer from 2015

Hang onto your fur -- there's going to be a new Star Wars film in cinemas every summer, with spin-offs in the years between Episodes.

By April 18, 2013


Near-lightspeed space travel: Not as cool-looking as you think

If you never have the opportunity to travel at near-lightspeed in space, you won't be missing much. It actually looks a bit boring.

By January 15, 2013


Study: Fifth of young women do midnight Facebook checks

Oxygen Media and Lightspeed Research offers interesting and disturbing suggestions about how the social network has become integral part of users' inner and outer lives.

By July 7, 2010


Lightspeed Champion, 'Everyone I Know Is Listening To Crunk': Free MP3 of the Day

Dev Hynes takes Team Omaha straight to Oberst-dom. Download a free MP3 of "Everyone I Know Is Listening To Crunk" courtesy of CNET Download Music.

By April 21, 2008


Flixster brings in millions to boost movie-ratings network

The widget maker raises $5 million from Pinnacle Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners.

By April 4, 2008


SBC's Lightspeed: Same story, different year

The phone giant is promising more fiber broadband--but it's said that before.

By October 21, 2004


Lightspeed names two new partners

Lightspeed Venture Partners said Tuesday it named two new venture partners. Isaac Applebaum, former CEO of software applications company Concorde Solutions, will concentrate on investments in Israeli companies. Peter Moulds, former worldwide sales vice president for server manufacturer FreeGate, will advise Lightspeed's portfolio companies on sales strategies and business development.

By July 24, 2001


Broadview raises $40 million

Broadview Networks announced Monday that it raised $40 million in its sixth round of funding, bringing the communications provider's total equity financing to $235 million. Investors in this round include Baker Capital, ComVentures, New Enterprise Associates, Lightspeed Venture Partners and TIAA-CREF. The recent funding will be used to help integrate the acquisition of Randolph, Mass.-based Networks Plus, a start-up local carrier that Broadview bought last March, its fourth acquisition in less than eight months. New York-based Broadview offers local, long-distance and international phone and data services as well as dial-up and high-speed Internet access using DSL (digital subscriber line) technology. It serves small to medium-sized businesses and residential customers in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic United States.

June 11, 2002


Filanet raises $15 million

Filanet announced that it has raised $15 million in a third round of funding, led by previous investors Lightspeed Venture Partners and Canaan Partners. The round brings the company's total financing to about $40 million. Filanet raised an $18 million second round in December 1999. The new cash will be used to expand Filanet's sales, marketing and product development efforts. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company makes networking hardware for small to medium-sized businesses or for remote offices of larger business. The gear provides services such as Internet routing, VPNs (virtual private networks) and firewall security.

June 3, 2002