The reduced use of ratchet antidilution and pay-to-play
provisions seems to indicate an increased optimism on the part of venture capitalists as to the ability of the companies they fund to obtain future financing on reasonable terms.
But questions remain about where the investigation of pay-to-play
is going, if anywhere.
com, the leading provider of technology and services for premium online games, enables the creation and distribution of interactive games that can be subsidized through TV-like methods such as advertising, pay-to-play
, subscription and sponsorship.
Rohlfing said other officials with the firm told him there was no direct connection, but he remained concerned and turned it over to a private law firm investigating the firm's role in pay-to-play
and any overbillings.
The site offers users a choice of free-to-play and pay-to-play
games that currently include a mix of numbers games and fruit machine style wagers.
Realms Network are the developers of the fantasy role playing game, Panterra(TM), which has been available as a pay-to-play
game on the Internet for more than two years.
That Hahn - with his incumbency and political pedigree as the son of beloved county Supervisor Kenneth Hahn - should be in danger was viewed by supporters largely as the result of negative attack ads and unsubstantiated pay-to-play
allegations of corruption in city contracting practices.
GoldenGoals offers both free and pay-to-play
games based on predicting the scores of English Premiership soccer matches on two websites, www.
Internet only revenues consisted of both pay-to-play
and advertising revenues.
That would be a blatant and direct violation of one of those very ethics reforms which Hahn went along with after the district attorney and FBI began investigating whether the mayor's administration was engaging in pay-to-play
shakedowns of city contractors.
Revenues for MGP-Net are derived from subscriptions to the service and online charges on pay-to-play
premium games such as WarBirds(TM), iMagic Online's award-winning WWII air combat game.
When the pay-to-play
scandal heated up early last year - and county and federal investigators were nipping at his heels - Hahn promised swift reform.