Monday, April 4, 2005
Interview: Sreen Raghavan, President and CEO, Vativ Technologies
Sreen Raghavan is President and CEO of San Diego-based Vativ Technologies (, a startup in the 10Gb Ethernet over Copper market. Vativ recently released closed a Series B funding round and announced availability of its products. Sreen was previously co-founder and CTO of ComCore Semiconductor, which was acquired by National Semiconductor in 1998. I spoke to Sreen about his new company. BK: It seems like the 10G over copper market seems to be heating up -- where does Vativ fit into (More info...)

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Software Council Awards Technology Leaders
The Software Council of Southern California recognized individuals and companies that have made extraordinary contributions to the growth of Southern California as a center for technological innovation last Thursday. George Kurtz of Foundstone was named CEO of the Year; Chris Capdevila of Logical Apps was named Entrepreneur of the Year, Epicor Software was named Software Company of the Year, Mazda Marvasti of Integrien was named Developer of the Year, and Kintera was named Software Services Com (More info...)

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Conversive Powers Qantas Promotion
Malibu-based Conversive has inked a deal to help power a travel promotion for Wantas Airways, by creating an animated, talking Koala, Vic. Conversive's technology is being used as part of a promotion which awards travel to Australia and New Zealand. Users interact with Vic the animated koala, a character that was developed using Conversive's animated personality technology. Conversive's "intelligent virtual agents" are designed to help answer questions, perform searches, act as personal assistan (More info...)

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Fallbrook Technologies Raises $8.2M
San Diego-based Fallbrook Technologies said this morning that it has raised $8.2M from an undisclosed group of private venture investors, and launched its Continuously Variable Planetary transmission technology. Investors were not disclosed. The company says that its new continuous variable transmission is applicable to a wide range of industries and provides smooth shifting, improvded acceleration and fuel economy. The firm is targeting bicycles, light electric vehicles (LEVs), tractors and agr (More info...)

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Language Weaver, SPSS Partner On Government Intelligence
Marina Del Rey-based Language Waver said this morning that it has partnered with predictive analytics software provider SPSS to provide a text-mining solution targeted at government intelligence. Language Weaver, a provider of statistical machine translation software, and SPSS said that the two companies would provide a data mining solution that uses Language Weaver's translation tools in conjunction with SPSS's linguistics-based text mining applications. Language Weaver's software is used to au (More info...)

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SOA Launches Web Services Dashboard
Santa Monica-based SOA Software said this morning that it is launching a new Registry-Based Web Services Dashboard, targeted at allowing companies to monitor their Web Services applications at a glance. The enhancements to the company's Service Manager software provides real-time alerts, charts, and color-coded graphs to monitor Web Services applications. The software supports UDDI version three and IBM, BEA, Microsoft, and Oracle SOA components. Pricing of the company's Service Manager software (More info...)

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PIVX Unveils Security Scorecard Tool
Newport Beach-based security firm PIVX Solutions said today that it has launched a new free vulnerability scanner for Windows PC users. The company's new Pre>View software lets Windows PC users check their Internet security, including OS level and patches, installed security software, firewall settings, and vulnerability to specific Windows security flaws. The new software uses PIVX threat analysis to evaluate against known threats and vulnerabilities.

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