Thursday, October 6, 2005
Finalists Selected for $2M Robotic Race
Twenty three finalists have been selected for Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Grand Challenge race, scheduled for this Saturday in the Mojave desert. The race, a challenge designed to spur research and development in the area of autonomous vehicles, will pit the robotic vehicles against a rugged desert course that the vehicles must navigate unaided by humans. A number of Los Angeles-area teams made the qualifying cut, including Westlake Village-based Axion Racing; Pasadena-bas (More info...)

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Yahoo Acquires
Search portal giant Yahoo has acquired Los Angeles-based, an online event planning/collaboration site. is a social calendar application which allows users to post free listings about events. The founders of the site said that they will be moving to the Bay area to work at Yahoo headquarters. The site allows users to post events using "wiki" type software, and will eventually be incorporated into Yahoo's services. Terms were not disclosed. The deal helps bolster Yahoo's (More info...)

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j2 Enhances eFax Service
Los Angeles-based j2 Global Communications said this week that it has enhanced its free eFax service to allow customers to pick matched fax numbers, and free online fax storage. The company said that it will now allow users to search the company's number database for numbers which include matches to a user's existing phone number, making it easier for users to remember their phone numbers. The company alao said that eFax users will be able to store faxes through the eFax web site in addition to (More info...)

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JAMDAT Teams With McDonald's
Los Angeles-based JAMDAT Mobile said yesterday that it will provide pr*zes for McDonald's popular MONOPOLY promotions. The company's entertainment titles will be available at McDonald's as part of the popular promotion, which runs through November 15th. The deal includes two wireless titles and one PC-based title. JAMDAT was included in last year's promotion.

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Preventsys Ties Into Database Vulnerability Tool
Carlsbad-based Preventsys said this week that it has teamed with NGSSoftware to monitor database vulnerabilities. NGSSoftware provides a software tool that monitors Oracle and SQL Server databases for security vulnerabilities. The deal will include data from NGS into the Preventsys Risk Dashboard. The integration means that database vulnerabilities will be included in the Preventsys risk management tools and reporting. Preventsys provides risk management software that provides security administr (More info...)

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