Mike Brown Is it just me or has the once-coveted Coach of the Year award been tainted all of a sudden, in similar fashion to the Heisman and the Madden cover Avery Johnson gets Coach of the Year and then gets his walking papers. Mike Brown hasn’t received his, and I’m not saying that he should He does needs to make smarter decisions though. This situation happened in one of the ECF games last year, and Delonte West shot a three from the corner and missed, giving the Magic the win Better decisions have to be made That’s all I’m saying 4. Other Teams The Cavaliers are not a team to forget about completely I wouldn’t say that at all It’s not like they’re the Knicks. They’re just not a championship team yet, at least not this year.
Sure, they got Shaq, which gave them what they really needed, but look at what other teams did. The Lakers got Ron Artest, who gave them hell in last year’s semifinals. The Celtics got Rasheed Wallace, who can definitely be an asset if he keeps himself in check The Celtics already have enough attitude. The Magic also got Vince Carter, who makes a deep Orlando team even deeper if he can stay healthy. These transactions are all better than Cleveland’s transactions, and if their home opener loss is any indication, other teams, especially Boston, who is currently steamrolling at 4-0, are just flat out hungrier than the Cavaliers. Therefore, after ruining the Finals that everyone anticipated, the Cavaliers have a lot to do this year to get to where they wanted to be last year. They can make it, but they have to do a lot more than what they’ve done so far in their 1-2 start It can’t just be the LeBron show One of the other teammates has to show up Hey, it took MJ seven years to get his first Maybe history is on his side after all Who knows.
CHICAGO, IL, Jan 15 (MARKET WIRE) Open Kernel Labs (OK Labs), the leading provider of embeddedvirtualization software for mobile phones and broadband internet devices,announced today that the company has closed a significant round offunding with investments from venture capital firms Chrysalis Venturesand Neo Technology Ventures (including a recent incremental investment),and from Citrix(R) Systems, Inc., the global leader in applicationdelivery infrastructure. The total $7.6 million includes ChrysalisVentures' $1 million option. OK Labs will use this investment to fundglobal expansion of its research and development and business channels,establishing further regional support throughout Asia, Europe and theAmericas.Venture Capital Confidence in OK Labs and Embedded VirtualizationThis investment occurs at a time when most funding sources arecontracting, highlighting the potential for the OK Labs marketopportunity. OK Labs will also benefit from theexpertise and experience of Chrysalis Ventures partners like JohnWillmoth, former senior executive at Sprint Nextel.
This complements investments made by Chrysalis and Neo Ventures.The combination of the Citrix virtualization-based application deliveryinfrastructure and OKL4 ushers in the industry's next wave of applicationand services solutions. Together, Citrix and OK Labs provide a secure androbust end-to-end applications delivery platform for the entiremobile/internet ecosystem including mobile chipset suppliers,intelligent device OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and MNOs(mobile network operators), as well as global carriers, small and mediumbusinesses and global enterprises.Supporting Quotes Open Kernel Labs (): "As handset OEMs and semiconductorsuppliers create the next generation of faster and more capable wirelessdevices, virtualization will play an increasingly critical role inaddressing the key challenges of BOM cost and meeting security andreliability requirements," commented Steve Subar, Open Kernel Labs CEO."With this investment, OK Labs is positioned to amplify our unique positionas the only embedded virtualization solution shipping on handsets today,solidifying its position as a key supplier to the supply chain driving thewireless ecosystem."Chrysalis Ventures (): "The opportunity forembedded virtualization is clear over one billion mobile handsets andhundreds of millions of other connected intelligent devices are soldannually," stated John Willmoth, Venture Partner at Chrysalis Ventures."Recently, we have seen greater emphasis on the operating system andsoftware aspects of mobile devices, as evidenced by the increase in thenumber and diversity of smartphone devices and applications. OK Labs hasproven technology that enables device manufacturers to manage thiscomplexity in a more timely, secure and cost effective manner, and is agreat fit for the Chrysalis portfolio of media and communicationsinvestments."Citrix Systems (): "Our investment in OK Labsdemonstrates our belief that virtualization will act as a catalyst foroptimized application delivery to a large and growing class of mobiledevices," noted Michael Cristinziano, Citrix Corporate VP, StrategicDevelopment. "Together, OK Labs and Citrix can further enable businesses toextend enterprise applications beyond the desktop, to reach a worldwidecommunity of mobile business people and wireless end users."Neo Technology Ventures (): "OK Labs continues toimpress our partners with its core technology, its reach into globalmarkets, and with its sustainable business model, even in today'schallenging global economy," said Marc Woodward, General Partner, NeoTechnology Ventures. "Neo Technology's funding will further substantiate OKLabs solid leadership position in embedded virtualization by acceleratingtheir product roadmap and delivery of their key enabling technology tohandset OEMs and mobile operators in Asia, Europe and North America."Open Kernel LabsOpen Kernel Labs is the leading supplier of open source embeddedhypervisor and virtualization technology to developers of embeddeddesigns for mobile handsets and other consumer electronics applications.Backed by the largest, independent team of microkernel developers, OKLabs delivers OKL4, an embedded hypervisor, which offers the highestperformance combined with strong protection and security features. OKL4provides developers with a robust, open source platform for buildingsecure, differentiated embedded applications. For more information aboutOK Labs and its products, visit OK Labs is a spin-outfrom NICTA, Australia's preeminent Center of Excellence for informationand communications technology, information on the OK Community, please visit the Community Portal at http:// Participants can jointhe Developer's Mailing List at http:// Kernel Labs, OK Labs and Secure HyperCell are trademarks orregistered trademarks of Open Kernel Labs or its affiliates in the U.S.and other countries.