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Sacramento computer gaming start-up sold to Electronic Arts

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This article reports that Sacramento technology start-up KlickNation has been sold to gaming giant Electronic Arts Inc. in what’s likely a multimillion-dollar transaction, both companies announced today. KickNation was founded by Graduate School of Management alumnus Mark Otero ‘07, who will head what will become BioWare Sacramento, a division of EA’s BioWare social gaming unit.

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Big Vision, Big Investment

Bloo Solar, which took second place in the 2005 Big Bang! Business Plan Competition, has closed an $8 mil. round of VC financing as it prepares to start manufacturing “third-generation” solar panels based on UC Davis nanotechnology.

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The NSF I-Corps Is Turning Scientists Into Savvy Entrepreneurs

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Vaccine from tobacco: Big Bang! Business Plan Competition 2010 winner, Inserogen, is highlighted: “One team from UC Davis has developed a method to quickly grow and extract vaccines from tobacco plant leaves. Using the leaves, the team can grow a full-fledged vaccine in just six weeks, at a cheaper cost that traditional production methods, which usually involves extracting vaccines from fluid in chicken eggs.”

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Don’t Panic, Hang in There, Advisers Tell Investors

For many investors watching their retirement accounts, it’s nerve-wracking. Many are bailing out of stocks and into bonds. Some are grasping for gold as a tangible nugget of safety. Others are wondering if they’re better off in CDs and money-market funds. Regardless, the advice from most investment advisers is consistently the same: Don’t panic. Hang in there. Brad Barber is cited in this article discussing why the long-term view is most important when it comes to investment planning.

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Wharton Admissions: As elitist as you’d expect?

Mark Goldberg had every reason to believe he would be among the incoming MBA class this fall at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

Without taking a prep course or even buying a study book, he had pretty much aced the GMAT exam with a score of 770 out of 800 — 50 points higher than the 720 median score for this year’s entering class.

But then came the unexpected rejection, in March. “At first,” he says, “I was surprised and disappointed, then I was shocked.”