said it has made agreements with various producers of reality and scripted television to provide original content for its subscribers. The Los Angeles-based cellular phone provider has partnered with Bunim Murray, creator of MTV's "Real World"; Donick Cary, who has been head writer of "Late Night with David Letterman" and co-executive producer of "The Simpsons"; Quincy Jones' QD3 Productions; and LivePlanet, the production company co-founded by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.
The partnerships include reality show content and blogs from Bunim Murray, six animated and scripted programs from Cary, hip-hop documentaries from QD3, and a location-based mobile game from LivePlanet. Amp'd officially launched its services last week.
& #8226; Northrop Grumman Corp. won a two-year, $25.6 million contract from the U.S. Navy to implement an emergency response management system that will automate dispatch operations and improve response times. The system will support Navy police, firefighters and emergency medical services at Navy shore locations in the continental U.S. Under the terms of the agreement, Northrop's IT division will provide the material to develop, deploy and maintain the Navy Emergency Response Management Systems.
& #8226; Electro Rent Corp. reported second-quarter net income of $5.6 million (22 cents per share) for the three months ended Nov. 30, compared with $6.2 million (25 cents) for the like period a year earlier. Revenue for the Van Nuys-based company engaged in renting and leasing personal computers rose 1.8 percent to $28 million.
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