Thursday, January 19, 2006
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:

TagWorld Adds Video Sharing
Santa Monica-based TagWorld, an online service focused on social networking, has launched a new service today providing the ability to share and embed videos into personal web pages. TagWorld, which allows users to create their own personal web pages, said that the service will also support embedding of YouTube, Revver, and other videos within its pages. TagWorld's service allows for the creation and modification of personal pages, tagging and organization of music and videos, posting of blog co (More info...)

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JAMDAT Launches Title in Europe
JAMDAT Mobile announced this morning that it is launching the popular Sony Computers Entertainment title SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Mobile Recon in Europe. The provider of wireless entertainment titles said that the title will be available in Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The title is already available in North America. The SOCOM title provides simulation, and squad-based strategy based on U.S. Navy SEAL missions.

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Userplane Upgrades Chat, Messaging Apps
Los Angeles-baed Userplane has upgraded its chat and messaging applications. The firm said that it has upgraded its Flash-based Webchat and Webmessenger applications to add streaming audio and video and mini-profiles to the chat portion, and personalization features to the web messaging app. Userplane's Webchat application also adds chat archiving, unlimited user video streams, and advanced administration functions. Userplane's software is used by social networking and other web sites.

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Language Weaver Opens European Office
Los Angeles-based Language Weaver, a provider of automated translation software tools, has opened a new office in Brusells, Belgium. Language Weaver reports that it has hired a sales director to drive sales and marketing efforts for the firm in Europe. Language Weaver provides statistical machine translation of difficult-to-translate languages such as Arabic. The company provides its products to both government and commercial customers.

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