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Interview with Hardy Myers, President and CEO of AVST
My interview this morning is with Hardy Myers, President and CEO of AVST ( AVST is a provider of software for communications systems based in Foothill Ranch, and I thought it would be interesting to hear about the company. BK: What is CallXpress, and how are people using your product? HM: CallXpress is the premier second generation enterprise communications solution for businesses of all sizes. It integrates with an enterprise's phone system and groupware (Microsoft Exchang (More info...)

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Alignent Lands $6M Series A Funding
Irvine-based Alignent Software is expected to announced today that it has raised $6M in Series A funding from Horizon Ventures and Mission Ventures. Alignent, a developer of enterprise strategic product planning software, is planning on using the new funding to accelerate the company's product development and growth. John Hall, Managing Director of Horizon, and Robert Kibble, Managing Partner of Mission, are joining Alignent's board of directors as part of the deal. Alignent's software is used t (More info...)

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Xdrive Turns Cell Phones Into PCs
Santa Monica-based Xdrive is launching another cell phone application today, with a new service which turns cell phones into mobile PCs. The company, which recently launched a streaming music service for cell phones, is now also offering a way for wireless users to access files, folders, email, and more via the company's file sharing service. The Xdrive service gives full WAP access to user files through the company's Xdrive account, and allows users to access any files they upload to the servic (More info...)

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Vativ Ships Chip For 10G Ethernet Over Copper
San Diego-based Vativ said this morning that it is now sampling a single-chip, CMOS 10-Gigabit Ethernettransceiver for copper cabling. The startup said that its new chip works for transmitting high speed signal over existing CAT5e or CAT6 unshielded twisted pair cable. The company is targeting OEMs and system vendors developing high speed Ethernet switches and servers for the enterprise market. Vativ is competing against like Irvine-based Solarflare, which is also developing Gigabit Ethernet ove (More info...)

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Streamload Launches Web-based Email Attachment Service
San Diego-based Streamload said today that it is launching xStreamMail, a web-based email system designed for sending and receiving video and photo collections. The company's xStreamMail system is an online, subscription service which allows subscribers to upload any amount of video and photo files for access by friends and family. Receivers of the email can then access those files and videos directly via the web, instead of through an email download. The service is similar to, and competes with (More info...)

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Santa Barbara-based is launching a new division targeting its mapping products and solutions to newspapers. The new Classified Concepts Division is developing products and services targeted at newspapers, specifically at the real estate and classified ad departments. has developed an application which creates a locator map for newspaper classified sections, showing multiple listing open houses, garage sales, rental properties, and community events, or retail advertisers. The a (More info...)

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