Wednesday, April 27, 2005
TECH COAST ANGELS Fast Pitch Competition
Tech Coast Angels Fast Pitch Competition.

Attend the unique entrepreneur competition and networking
event of the year. Monday May 9th, 2005 at 6 PM at the Irvine
Hyatt Regency (Jamboree at Route 405). Network with hundreds
of investors and entrepreneurs. Enjoy a sumptuous walk-around
dinner. Watch the finalists in the competition present their
one-minute fast pitch for investor interest (their elevator
pitch) to a panel of expert judges, who give immediate
feedback. The Fast Pitch dinner and competition is open to
all entrepreneurs, investors, business professionals and
others interested in entrepreneurship for a fee of $65, $95
after April 30. For details and links to registration see

The Harvard Business School Entrepreneurs Conference is the
all-day event at the same location, and Fast Pitch is the
evening event. There is a special discount for attending both
events. For Entrepreneurs Conference details see

Cisco Acquires Sipura Technology For $68M
Cisco's Irvine-based Linksys division yesterday acquired Sipura Technology, a provider of voice over internet protocol (VoIP) technology. Linksys, a provider of wireless and networking hardware for the small office/home office environment said that it would pay $68M in cash and options for Sipura. Sipura is a current provider of technology to the Linksys line of VoIP networking devices. The company also said that Sipura's experienced team will help Linksys improve its research and development ca (More info...)

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Quest Acquires Imceda
Irvine-based Quest Software has acquired Massachusetts-based Imceda Software, a provider of database administration and development products for SQL Server, for $61M. The cash and stock deal calls for Quest to pay 20 percent in stock and the remainder in cash. Quest is a provider of database management and other software management tools. Quest said that it will integrate Imceda's SQL Server backup and recovery tools into its existing line of SQL Server diagnostic and management software. Imceda (More info...)

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Verizon Expands Fiber Network
Verizon yesterday announced that it is expanding its FiOS internet Service across Southern California, with plans to expand into Ventura County and 22 Southern California cities. The company's broadband services will be rolled out this year, and the company said that it plans to hire 3000 to 5000 new employees nationally by the end of this year to expand its fiber network, including 500 full time installation and repair positions and 124 positions at its customer support center in Ventura County (More info...)

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Disney Rolls Out Massively Multiplayer Internet Game
North Hollywood-based Disney Online said yetserday that it is developing a new, massively multiplayer online role-playing game based on the Disney theme park attraction "Pirates of the Caribbean". The game will debut in summer of 2006, and will be based on pirate adventures at land at at sea. The game will be available based on a subscription basis. Massively multiplayer games are growing in popularity, and allow users to interact with others in online environments, develop characters, and more. (More info...)

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CinemaNow, Sundance Channel Partner
Marina Del Rey-based CinemaNow has partnered with the Sundance Channel Home Entertainment to offer independent films via the Internet. The two companies said that films from the Sundance library will be available for download or streaming from CinemaNow, on a pay-per-view basis. The deal comes as studios are increasingly seeing the Internet as yet another media distribution medium, along side pay-per-view and movie rentals. CinemaNow is backed by Menlo Ventures, Lions Gate Entertainment, Microso (More info...)

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Websense Locks Down Removeable Media
San Diego-based Websense has released a new product targeting removable media such as memory sticks, CD/DVD drives, and compact flash memory cards. The new Client Policy Manager and Web Security Suite software scans and blocks malware, and can also now be used to prevent the usage of flash drives, CD/DVD burners, floppies, and external hard drives on client workstations -- a key security vulnerability point. The lockdown feature prevents data being written to and from those devices.

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