Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Interview with Robert Petrossian, Siderean Software
El Segundo-based Siderean Software (www.siderean.com) is announcing this morning that it has appointed a new CEO, Robert Petrossian. Siderean Software is an enterprise search company backed by Clearstone Venture Partners, Innocal, and Red Rock Ventures. Petrossian most recently served as COO of Pasadena-based Integrian, and served as vice president of strategy and business development at I-many. I spoke with Petrossian on his new position, and on how Siderean software is approaching the enterpri (More info...)

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Los Angeles Goes Offline, Briefly
The City of Los Angeles was plunged into darkness yesterday when a Department of Water and Power crew inadvertantly cut a power cable, triggering a series of events that led to the shutdown of several power plants. The blackout affected major parts of Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley, and lasted about two hours. The blackout cut off Los Angeles workers from cell service and the Internet, and interrupted the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference being held at the Los Angeles Convention (More info...)

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InfoGenesis Acquires Self Service Food Kiosk Firm
Santa Barbara-based software provider InfoGenesis said today that it has acquired e-Touch, a Princeton-based provider of self service web and kiosk food ordering systems. InfoGenesis provides hospitality management software for the hotel industry, point of service systems, and other hotel management systems. The company said that the acquisition of e-Touch will improve guest experience by giving customers convenient access to food ordering services, faster service, enhanced nutritional informati (More info...)

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San Diego Cabling Manufacturer Acquired
RF Industries Ltd. announced this morning that it has acquired San Diego-based Worswick Industries, a small manufacturer of custom and standard computer cabling and wire harness assemblines. Terms were not disclosed. Worswick is a four person operation that has supplied cabling products to OEMs, wholesale, and retail markets for 23 years. Worswick sells cables for the computer accessory market, including video monitors, USB, SCSI, DVI, KVM boxes, and other computer cabling applications.

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Xamlon Rolls Out .NET Development Option
La Jolla-based Xamlon this morning announced that it is rolling out Xamlon Web, a new software component that allows Microsoft .NET developers to roll out their software to the web without .NET runtime libraries. The new tool integrates into Microsoft's Visual STudio.NET 2003 development tool and supports C# and Visual Basic.NET languages. Xamlon's tool converts .NET based applications into Macromedia Flash (SWF) files, which can be run on the popular Flash plug-ins for web browsers. Xamlon said (More info...)

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ViewSonic Promotes LCDs Focused On Video Games
Walnut-based ViewSonic is promoting its line of LCD displays this morning targeted at computer gamers. The company said that it has improved the response time of its VX Series monitors specifically for the computer gaming consumer, with 3 millisecond average video response time to deliver fluid, full-motion images and optimized video performance. The company has been targeting computer gamers with a focused line of products, as the game industry has driven performance demands in the video displa (More info...)

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Westinghouse Digital Adds New Photo Frames
Santa Fe Springs-based Westinghouse Digital said this morning that it is rolling out a new digital photo frame. Digital photo frames are a growing segment of the digital photography market, and allow consumers to display a slide show of digital photos in what appear to be standard photo frames. Westinghouse's newest entry into this market includes 8MB of flash memory, enough for 80 photos, and includes a 5.6-inch LCD with options for mahogany, black, or brushed aluminum frames. The new photo fra (More info...)

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