Monday, May 2, 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

Digital Media Summit, Universal City, June 7-8
Digital Media Summit
June 7-8, 2005
Hilton Universal City

Join over 400 leaders involved in digital distribution of media including
film, music, TV, cable, satellite, broadband, VOD, games, and internet.
Digital Media Summit brings together key players from content creation,
hardware, software, distribution in a vibrant, deal-making atmosphere.

For more details and registration info, please visit

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Interview with Rudy DeFelice, Founder of Practice Technologies
Santa Monica-based Practice Technologies ( is a company developing software for the legal profession. I spoke with Rudy DeFelice, the President and CEO of the company, and a longtime reader of the newsletter, to understand what Practice Technologies does and how the company was founded. BK: What does Practice Technologies do, and what products do you offer? RD: We develop software and content-based products for law firms. Our focus is on tools that enable lawyers (More info...)

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Fastclick Taps Into Text Ad Format
Santa Barbara-based Internet advertising company Fastclick said this morning that it has begun offering Text Ads to its publishing and advertising clients. The new text ad format provides text-based ads similar to Google's AdWords program, and allows publishers to fit ads into a different format. Fastclick said that the ads can easily be fit into a publisher's web site by allowing them to make the ads any size they need. The new format comes on top of Fastclick's 10 other ad formats for Interne (More info...)

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SOA Software Ties Into Oracle
Santa Monica-based SOA Software announced this morning that its Web Services software is now supporting Oracle BPEL Process Manager customers. The software adds Service Oriented Architecture support for Oracle's process management tools, extending Oracle's platform to support Web services and SOA. Oracle's BPEL (Business Process Execution Language) tools support the emerging BPEL standard for managing services for process flow. SOA connectivity allows for better integration with external manage (More info...)

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Ixia Upgrades Test Platform
Calabasas-bsed Ixia announced this morning that it has upgraded its test architecture platform and strategy. The company's next generation Optixia test platform and Aptixia test application software involves a new test chassis line. The company said that its new generation of hardware and software will be backward compatible with existing Ixia interface cards and applications, and will support high density ports, hot-swappable interface cards, add higher performance backplace speeds, and service (More info...)

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Streamload Appoints VP Engineering
San Diego-based Streamload announced this morning that it has added a new VP of Engineering to the venture-backed startup. David Dudas will join the company from SIPphone, where he was VP of Engineering. Dudas has also served as Director of Engineering at Vivendi-Universal/

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