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Interview with Mike Hamilton, VP Product Development, MadCap Software
The online help authoring software industry has been one that has long been dominated by Macromedia's RoboHelp product. Technical writers use online help tools to create online manuals, context sensitive help, and built in help screns for various software products. San Diego-based MadCap Software ( is a new startup which is tackling the changing online help industry by developing XML-based help software that helps writers create XML-based help content. I spoke to Mike Hami (More info...)

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Disney Launches Online Playhouse Disney Service
North Hollywood-based Disney Online announced this morning that it is launching a new premium subscription service based on its popular Playhouse Disney programs. The division of Walt Disney Internet Group said that it has begun development of a Playhouse Disney Preschool Time Online, a broadband service targeted at preschool age children. Disney said that the new service will be launched in Summer of 2005 and include popular characters like Bear in the Big Blue House, JoJo's Circus, Higgleytown (More info...)

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ViewSonic Intros New FPDs For Commercial Applications
Walnut-based monitor manufacturer ViewSonic said this morning that it has introduced two new flat panel, large-screen displays targeted specifically at digital signage, videoconferencing, and other commercial applications. The new 40-inch N4000wp and 42-inch VPW4200 plasma displays are designed for use in airports, conference rooms, information kiosks, and other public displays. The displays support both digital and analog video sources. The N4000wP will be available for an estimated street pric (More info...)

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Peregrine Systems, Protiviti in Strategic Alliance
San Diego-based Peregrine Systems and risk consulting provider Protiviti said this morning that the two companies have entered into a strategic alliance targeted at Sarbanes Oxley compliance. The companies will deliver an asset management solution that helps CFOs and CIOs meet compliance requirements through IT auditing. Peregrine's asset management software and Protiviti's expertise in regulatory compliance will go into the new solution. Peregrine's software tracks IT assets, expenses, automate (More info...)

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Omnilux Appoints CEO
Pasadena-based Omnilux is announcing today that it has appointed Suresh Nihalani as CEO of the company. Nihalani was most recently founder of Nevis Networks and was the founder of Accelerated Networks. Omnilux is developing technology for optical wireless broadband, and is backed and fully owned by Pasadena-based Idealab. The company's technology uses free space optics to provide ultra-broadband wireless network solutions. The company said that it has also added Hitendra Sonny Soni and Philip Er (More info...)

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InfoSearch Media Adds Ask Jeeves Exec To Board
Marina Del Rey-based search engine optimization (SEO) firm InfoSearch Media said this morning that it has added Claudio Pinkus to the company's board of director. Pinkus was most recently COO of Ask Jeeves International, and also served as Chief Strategy Officer of the search engine firm. Pinkus has also served as CEO of Bowne Global Solutions. InfoSerach Media provides search engine marketing services, and employs professional writers to create content to generate search engine traffic for web (More info...)

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