Gracenote (acq. by Sony)
Provides digital-music and media infrastructure technology to software developers and consumer-electronics manufacturers. Prior to its acquisition by Sony, the company was headquartered in Emeryville, CA with offices in Tokyo, Berlin, Paris and Seoul. It supplies digital media (music, video) information services embedded into PC software and consumer electronic (CE) products. Gracenote's former CEO, Craig Palmer, is now the CEO of Bessemer portfolio company Wikia.