Friday, May 6, 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

Interview with Ed Ojdana and Matt Coffin, Experian Interactive
Experian acquired Santa Monica-based Wednesday in a deal worth $330M. provides price comparison and tools for consumers, and generates mortgage and other loan application leads for lenders. I spoke with Ed Ojdana, group president of Experian Interactive, and Matt Coffin, founder and CEO of (and longtime socalTECH reader) about the acquisition and what it means for the two companies. BK: Ed, why did Experian decide to acquire LowerMyBills? EO: (More info...)

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Occam Adds Emergency Services Features
Santa Barbara-based Occam Networks said this week that it is now supporting emergency services calling and local station-to-station calling on its broaband loop carrier systems in the event of network or equipment failures. The new feature supports routing 911 calls to local emergency lines, and completion of local calls, even with the failure of a primary central office switch. Occam's IP- and Ethernet-based products provide lower cost Voice over IP support for telecommunications carriers.

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BitMICRO, CaminoSoft Certify Solid State Disk
Westlake Village-based CaminoSoft and Fremont-based BiTMICRO Networks said that the two companies have certified CaminoSoft's Information Lifecycle Management software for Microsoft Windows and Novell Netware with BiTMICRO solid-state disk subsystems. BiTMICRO's solid state disk subsystems provide very high speed access to data using memory instead of disk media. CaminoSoft's software relocates files according to usage into ATA/RAID disk arrays and tape and optical libraries. The combination all (More info...)

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ZyXEL Signs Tech Data Distribution
Anaheim-based ZyXEL Communications this week signed a distribution agreement with distributor Tech Data, in a move to expand its SMB market footprint. ZyXEL said that the move will help it improve service to small and medium size business (SMB) customers. Tech Data is a large distributor of a wide range of IT products and logistics management.

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Kintera Expands Executive Team
San Diego-based Kintera, a provider of online software for managing nonprofit and government operations, said this week that it has added three new executives to its team. Kintera has added Andrew Pan as VP Information Technology, Steve Johnson as VP Channel Sales, and Andrew Scofield as VP Client Services. Pan was most recently at Intuit; Johnson was most recently at Scopus Technologies (Siebel) and Apropos Technology; and Scofield joins from Gateway. Kintera's online services manage all aspect (More info...)

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Celetronix Rolls Out New Power Supplies
Simi Valley-based Celetronix announced yeterday that it is shipping a new line of AC/DC power supplies targeted at the OEM market. The company's new EOS VLT200 Series supplies provide very high density, high efficiency power to OEM customers in data networking, telecommunications, computing, multimedia, consumer electronics and other high tech industries.

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Attend The Venture Forum, May 25-26, Los Angeles
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