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Fandango Provides Ticketing to
Los Angeles-based Fandango said this morning that it has partnered with and Tribune Media Services to allow IMDb's visitors to buy movie tickets in the Fandango network., which provides movie information on the web, will feature links to the Fandango ticketing service to locate and purchase movie tickets. Showtimes will be provided by Tribune Media Services. owns, which acquired the site in 1998.

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VOCEL Gets Investment From Random House
San Diego-based mobile phone content provider VOCEL has received an investment from Random House Ventures LLC, the investment subsidiary of publishing giant Random House. Terms of the minority stake were not announced. VOCEL provides a service which provides periodic educational text messages to cell phones, and has a deal with The Princeton Review and Random House to deliver content on preparing for college to subscribers. Two other Random House imprints also announced agreements with VOCEL, in (More info...)

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KnowledgeDNA Launches Product
Santa Barbara-based KnowledgeDNA launched its information management software earlier this month. The company provides a web-based, workgroup environment for managing projects and collaboration in companies. The service integrates with existing email software, and allows for tracking projects, tasks, and communications, and features real time dashboard views of project status. The company was a presenter at the Central Coast Venture Forum in 2003.

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Aristos Ships RAID Proecssor
Foothill Ranch-based Aristos Logic has announced its second generation single-chip RAID solution. The company's new AL3400 UltraSlice RAID chip provides 4G Fibre Channel support and is targeted at providing low cost RAID functionality in storage arrays. According to the company, the new product integrates 4G Fibre Channel host and disk interfaces and PCI-X connectivity. Aristos is targeting entry-level and mid-range external storage with the chip.

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Anadys Appoints VP Finance
San Diego-based Anadys Pharmaceuticals has appointed Jennifer K. Crittenden as VP Finance. Crittenden will be responsible for accounting, SEC reporting, and tax compliance. She joins from Smith & Nephew's, and also has served at Dermagraft and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Anadys is a biopharmaecutical company working on discovery and commercializatino of anti-infective medicines.

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Software Awards Call For Nominations
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS. The Software Council of Southern California (SCSC) has
issued a call for nominations for the eleventh annual Software Industry
Awards. The awards are presented to individuals and companies that have made
extraordinary contributions to the growth of Southern California as a center
for technological innovation.

Nominations must be received by March 1, 2005. Nominees do not need to be a
member of the SCSC, but must be headquartered in Southern California. Full
details of the nomination process and award criteria can be found on the
SCSC Web site,

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