Thursday, January 27, 2005
Interview with Tom Cullen, Co-Founder and VP Sales and Marketing, Sonos
Santa Barbara-based Sonos ( is announcing the availability of its new Sonos Digital Music System. The company is looking to target the digital music market with a unique system which allows for streaming of digital music to multiple rooms in a home, across a wireless connection. I spoke to Tom Cullen, one of the co-founders of the company about its products and the company. (More info...)

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Sonos Ships Wireless Music System
Santa Barbara-based Sonos announced this morning that it has begun shipping its Sonos Digital Music System, an unique multi-zone music system which allows consumers to play digital music anywhere in their homes. The system taps into a user's digital music collection, on up to 16 PCs, and wirelessly transmits it to its networked audio player. The system supports MP3, WMA, MPEG4, and WAV files stores on PCs, Mac, or Network Attached Storage (NAS), and also allows users to play the same or differen (More info...)

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X1 Upgrades Desktop Search Tool, Adds Lotus Notes Support
Pasadena-based X1 has upgraded its desktop search tool, providing its paid users with a more standard user interface, enhanced search functions. The new version follows its recent rollout of its desktop search for Yahoo, a free, private-labeled version of the company's desktop search tool. Separately, X1 announced that the company will roll out a version of its X1 search tool which supports Lotus Notes email messages and attachments, Lotus Notes databases, and contacts. The new Lotus Notes compa (More info...)

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JAMDAT, Atari In Licensing Agreement
Los Angeles-based wireless entertainment publisher JAMDAT Mobile said yesterday that it has reached an extensio of an agreement with Atari Inc. to license wireless versions of Atari's interactive games. The agreement extends through 2008, and covers such games as Scrabble, Yahtzee, and Boggle. JAMDAT publishes wireless entertainment applications, including games, ring tones, and images.

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WFI Acquires TLA Associates
San Diego-based WFI announced this morning that it has acquired Virginia-based TLA Associates for $34M. TLA provides voice, data, and converged networks to the U.S. Department of Defense and other agencies. WFI designs, deploys, and manages communications networks, technology networks, and security systems. WFI said that the deal will be all in cash, however that it expects to open a $15M senior credit facility for future acquisitions or corporate usage. WFI said that for the twelve months endin (More info...)

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Arkeia Targets White Box Builders
Carlsbad-based Arkeia Corp. said today that it has launched a initiative targeting white box system builders with its Linux backup and recovery software. Arkeia's "Jump Start" program includes technical and sales training, engineering and technical support, and lead generation activities. Arkeia's Network Backup software is designed for Linux and Unix operating systems and supports a number of database products.

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Demarc Hires CFO
Santa Barbara-based Demarc announced that it has hired Gary J. Owen as Chief Financial Officer of the company. Owen joins from Somera Communications, where he was CFO. Owen has also served at IFX Limited and Century Computer Marketing. Demarc is developing centralized dynamic threat management solutions for the computer security market.

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