Thursday, December 22, 2005
Online Retailers See Strong Holiday Season
As the last shopping days before Christmas wind down, comScore Networks is reporting that its retail figures for holiday shopping shows a healthy $16.34B in online purchases through December 18th. Purchases are up 24 percent year-to-year, from last year's $13.16B in sales for the holiday season. Spending for the week ending December 18th rose 29 percent over the corresponding week last year. comScore is estimating that consumer spending on retail goods at US Internet sites will exceed $19B for t (More info...)

posted on Thursday, December 22, 2005(Full story)

Diodes Finalizes Anachip Acquisition Agreement
Westlake Village-based Diodes Tuesday said that it has finalized its agreement to acquire Taiwanese firm Anachip, a analog IC company. Diodes had announced earlier this month that it was in preliminary discussions with Anachip to acquire the firm. The final price was approximately $30M (NT$20 per share) in cash. Anachip is a developer of power management ICs used in LCD monitors, wireless access points, communications devices, and other electronics. Diodes said that it expects the revenue this y (More info...)

posted on Thursday, December 22, 2005(Full story)

VU Games To Develop Ice Age 2 Titles
Los Angeles-based Vivendu Universal Games said today that the company has partnered with 20th Century Fox to develop a new video game based on the studio's upcoming film Ice Age 2: The Meltdown. VU Games will develop PlatStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance, and PC titles based on the Ice Age 2 film and characters. Vivendi Univeral Games is a developer, publisher, and distributor of entertainment, including the Blizzard, Radical Entertaiment, and Sierra labels.

posted on Thursday, December 22, 2005(Full story)

IP3 Deploys In Chicago
San Diego-based IP3 Networks has deployed its broadband access control solutions at Chicago's Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA). The firm said that the MPEA will deploy an urban high-speed Internet access network covering six million square feet along Lake Michigan. The network is an extension of IP3's existing network at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, and covers the McCormick Place convention center, Navy Pier, and to other tenants. IP3 is backed by Sequoia Capital and Garag (More info...)

posted on Thursday, December 22, 2005(Full story)

InfoGenesis Signs UK Restaurant Firm
Santa Barbara-based InfoGenesis, a provider of software for managing point of sale for hospitality providers, said yesterday that Eliance Restaurants, an operator of foodservice concessions in London, has selected its product. Eliance will deploy the Infogenesis POS product at seven restaurants throught the United Kingdom. Eliance provides dining concessions at tourist sites including the Tower of London and National Gallery. Infogenesis software is used for managing point of sale, dining manage (More info...)

posted on Thursday, December 22, 2005(Full story)

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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