Thursday, May 5, 2005
21st annual ENTREPRENEURS CONFERENCE the premier entrepreneurial event of the year
Monday May 9, from 7AM to 6PM Irvine Hyatt (Jamboree & I-405)
Hosted by Harvard Business School AOC

Open to everyone, EC leverages the experience of successful, real-world business people to teach you how to:
Value a business
Attract investors and structure deals
Build sales and market your brand
Sell your business

Keynote speakers include Wayne Inouye, CEO of Gateway, Greg Trojan, CEO of House of Blues and UCLA Anderson School Dean Al Osborne.

Registration fee: $175. Paired with Tech Coast Angels Fast Pitch Competition in the evening, discounts are available for joint registration at

Experian Acquires For $330M
Costa Mesa-based Experian announced yesterday that it has acquired Santa Monica-based for $330M plus $50M in earn out. Experian said that it was acquiring the online lead generating company as part of the launch of Experian Interactive, a unit which combines Experian Consumer Direct (creidt reports), MetaReward and Affiliate Fuel (Internet marketing), and provides information and connects consumers to service providers by comparing rates and pl (More info...)

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NetZero Co-Founder Launches Net To Phone Startup
NetZero Co-founder Ronald Burr and two partners announced yesterday that they are developing a new pay-for-performance local search business, Jambo. Jambo is developing solutions to connect people to businesses across the Internet to a telephone connection. The new firm is headed by John Melideo, founder of Callsource and JamboTECH, and is joined by Burr as Chief Strategic Officer and former CFO of Overture Todd Tappin. The company said that it will provide local serach solutions which allow con (More info...)

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QUALCOMM Unveils New CDMA2000 Single Chip Solutions
San Diego-based QUALCOMM has unveiled a new line of single-chip solutions for the CDMA2000 entry level market. The company announced that its new QSC family is targeted at affordable voice and basic multimedia to the entry level market. The new chips combine baseband modem, multimedia engines, radio transceiver and power management functionality on a single chip. The QSC6010, QSC6020 and QSC6030 chips are pin- and software API compatible allowing manufacturers to adapt their designs as needed. Q (More info...)

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Sony Online Expands EverQuest
San Diego-based Sony Online Entertainment announced this week that it is selling two expansion adventure packs for its popular EverQuest entertainment title. The company's EverQuest II Desert of Flames and EverQuest II The Splitpaw Saga provides new adventures and characters for the popular EverQuest II online massively-multiplayer online world. Massively multiplayer games are a very popular and growing form of online entertainment, and allow thousands of players to join in adventures and intera (More info...)

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WebSideStory Completes Atomz Acquisition
San Diego-based WebSideStory said today that it has completed the acquisition of Avivo Corp (Atomz), a provider of site search and web content management. The deal was worth 3.1 million shares of stock and $4.3M in cash. The deal was announced earlier this year. WebSideStory adds integrated digital marketing services to its lineup as part of the deal, which also calls for Steve Kusmer, Atomz CEO, to become SVP and GM of the WebSideStory Search and Content Solutions business unit.

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