Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Interview with Dzuy Linh, Co-founder of Shutterbook
Dzuy Linh is co-founder of Los Angeles-based Shutterbook (, a photo sharing site that is often compared to Flikr by Internet users. The site recently exited beta and officially launched. I caught up with Dzuy to understand where Shutterbook fits, and how they have been building the site. BK: What is Shutterbook, and how does it compare to other photo sharing sites like Flikr? DL: Shutterbook takes community driven photo sharing sites to the consumer level with a greater f (More info...)

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Amp'd Mobile Gets Strategic Investment from MTV
In its second major content deal this week, Amp'd Mobile announced this morning that MTV Network has entered a strategic alliance witht the firm to provide entertainment content to 3G wireless platforms. Amp'd Mobile, a wireless firm centered around the youth market, will carry original content from MTV, including Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, CMT, Spike TV, and MTV's other properties. According to the companies the alliance covers joint marketing and promotions, and a strategic investment by MTV in (More info...)

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DirecTV Fined $5.3M For Do Not Call Violations
Los Angeles-based satellite television firm DirecTV has been fined $5.3M, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). DirecTV has been ordered to pay $5,335,000, the agency said, for violating Do Not Call provisions of the Telemarketing Sales Rule. The FTC said that DirecTV and companies it hired to promote DirecTV programming have been violating the Do Not Call rule by calling consumers on the National Do Not Call Registry. The FTC also said that one of DirecTV telemarketers also abandone (More info...)

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StoneFly Gets Funding
San Diego-based StoneFly Networks, a provider of iSCSI storage equipment, has received a strategic investment from Dynamic Network Factory, a San Francisco Bay area company. According to a spokesman at the company, the firm will use the new money to plan operations and for expansion of its product lines. The company also confirmed that it has re-incorporated the firm as StoneFly, Inc., and that it will expand its products and services beyond the iSCSI market. In addition, the spokesperson said t (More info...)

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SOA Software Adds VPs
Santa Monica-based SOA Software, a provider of Web Services management tools, said today that it has added two new vice presidents to its executive staff. The company has added Jeff Drake as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, and Alex Lazar as Senior Vice President of Sales. Drake was most recently director of security strategy for IBM Tivoli Software, and previously co-founder and EVP Corporate Development at Access360. Lazar was most recently at Preventsys, where he headed sales. (More info...)

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Tech Coast Angels Fast Pitch, January 24
January 24, 2006
UCLA Anderson School of Management

Meet, greet, and learn the art of the pitch from the Tech Coast Angels,
the nation's largest and most active network of angel investors.
One-minute "elevator pitches" by 12 of Southern California’s most
promising startups. A panel of seasoned investors will judge the pitches for their fundability and presentations. Keynote by Guy Kawasaki, chairman of Silicon Valley’s Garage Technology Ventures and author of several best-sellers, including his latest The Art of the Start.

More information, registration and application to pitch at:

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