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A roundup of the latest high-tech news “Hot Off the Wire” from The Associated Press and Local Tech Wire:

  • Will Schilling move game company?

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island on Thursday moved forward with plans to lure to the state a gaming company founded by ex-baseball pitcher Curt Schilling, dangling the incentive of a $75 million loan guarantee to move the business out of neighboring Massachusetts.

The board of the state Economic Development Corporation met behind closed doors Thursday to discuss terms and conditions of its deal with 38 Studios, a gaming company located in Maynard, Mass. Those conditions were kept confidential and not disclosed after the meeting, but a lawyer for the board said the members discussed the potential risk involved.

The company – named after Schilling’s old uniform number – has said it could offer 400 to 450 jobs by the end of 2012, with an average salary of around $70,000.

"38 Studios pursued Rhode Island," EDC executive director Keith Stokes told reporters after the meeting. "They came to Rhode Island because they had an interest in our capital city. They came to Rhode Island because of our growing technology base industries."

The next EDC meeting is scheduled for July 26.

A company representative did not immediately return a call seeking comment Thursday, and a consultant to the business said he was not authorized to speak.

Schilling, a likely future Hall of Famer who won the World Series with the Boston Red Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks, founded the company in late 2006. It bills itself as an entertainment company involved in developing online and console video games, toys and film. It has not brought any products to market but advertises two games as in development.

  • Qlik shares soar after IPO

NEW YORK — Shares of business software company Qlik Technologies are leaping in their market debut after the company priced its initial public offering above expectations, suggesting strong demand.

The successful IPO helps set a brighter tone for the third quarter IPO market after companies struggled to raise money, or even make it to market, during the volatile second quarter.

Qlik Technologies Inc., based in Radnor, Pa., priced shares of its IPO at $10 each, above the expected range of $8.50 to $9.50. It raised $112 million.

The shares, trading Friday on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol "QLIK," rose $3, or 30 percent, to $13.

  • Gannett signs ad deal with Yahoo

MCLEAN, Va. — Gannett Co., the largest U.S. newspaper publisher, is partnering with Yahoo Inc. to sell local online advertising. It’s a deal that could help Gannett boost revenue as its traditional print business declines.

Gannett said that all of its newspapers and seven of its 23 TV stations will help sell Yahoo ad inventory in their local markets. Gannett and Yahoo will share the revenue, though specific financial terms were not disclosed.

Yahoo has already put together a consortium of roughly 800 newspapers to sell online ad space to local businesses. Major publishers such as McClatchy Co., owner of The Sacramento (Calif.) Bee and The Miami Herald, have signed on since the consortium launched in 2006. The program gives Yahoo a huge sales team in local markets and gives newspapers a bigger online audience to promise advertisers as well the technology to target ads to certain demographics.

Yahoo described the deal with Gannett as separate from the newspaper consortium because it includes Gannett TV stations. Other publishers, including Media General Inc. and Freedom Communications Inc., have also signed separate deals to include broadcast sites, Yahoo Vice President Lem Lloyd said.