Thursday, February 23, 2006
Association for Strategic Planning Annual Conference
Association for Strategic Planning Annual Conference

Tuesday, February 28, 2006, Long Beach

40+ presentations and an opening keynote from the co-author of Blue Ocean Strategy, one of the top business strategy books of 2005.

ASP's objective is to provide the nation's premiere forum for professional discussion and exchange of information and experiences among strategic-planning practitioners. While ASP is dedicated to advancing all aspects of strategic thinking, planning, and action, the focus of this year's conference is on applied strategic planning experiences and lessons in implementing strategic plans. Register today!

Oryxe Raises Series C Funding
Irvine-based Oryxe Energy said today that it has received new funding for its environmental fuel additives. Oryxe said that Paladin capital Group has provided financing that brings it Series C round to $27M. Other firms in this round include Ridgewood Capital, Odyssey venture Partners, and DSM Venturing. The firm announced an original close of that Series C round in May of last year where it raised $11M from strategic partners. Oryxe will use the funding to further development, distribution, and (More info...)

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LeadPoint Gets $2M
Los Angeles-based LeadPoint, which is devloping a marketplace for lead exchange, raised $2M in a Series B funding this week. LeadPoint said Tuesday that it received the funding from Redpoint Ventures along with affiliated universities. LeadPoint's prior round included participation by Stanford University. LeadPoint provides a lead exchange marketplace based on competitive bidding and ratings by buyers.

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Department of Defense Awards $150M In Grants
The United States Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded major, basic research grants to 20 universities, worth $150.6 million over the next five years. The DoD said yesterday that the grants will cover 26 topic areas in basic science and engineering, part of the DoD's Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) program. In Southern California, the California Institute of Technology received three grants, the University of Southern California received two, and UC Santa Barbara recei (More info...)

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X Prize Foundation Offers $2M For Lunar Landing
The X Prize Foundation, the organization behind the Ansari X Prize that spurred the development of privately held space vehicles, said yesterday that it is moving ahead with plans to offer a $2 million prize for the development of a lunar lander. The organization released draft rules of the competition yesterday, saying that the new competition will require the creation of a rocket capable of vertical takeoff and vertical landing. The new competition also includes involvement of NASA through its (More info...)

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Homestore Makes A Move, Changes Name And Focus
Westlake Village-based Homestore, the provider of real estate and apartment rental web sites and services, announced yesterday that the company is changing its name to Move, Inc. The company also said that it is acquiring, a web site focused on consumer moving tools and access to moving services, along with establishing its own web site brand. Homestore said that the change will center on, Move, and Welcome Wagon, and focus the firm's business on connecting consum (More info...)

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UC Ties Into Google Video
The University of California's TV division said this week that its video programming is now available for downloading via Google's popular Google Video service. The group said that more than 1000 hours of education video content is now available through Google Video, including UCTV programs from the entire ten-campus UC system. The video content includes interviews, lectures, documentaries, musical performance and covers public affairs, science, health and medicine, humanities, and the arts. UCT (More info...)

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WebSideStory Countersues NetRatings
San Diego-based WebSideStory has filed a new, patent infringement suit against NetRatings, a competing web analytics firm, alleging patent infringement. WebSideStory said that it is seeking unspecified monetary damages and an injunction against NetRatings. Earlier this month, NetRatings announced its own lawsuit against WebSideStory for patent infringement. NetRatings, which also competes in the web analytics space, has been pursuing patent lawsuits against WebSideStory, Coremetrics, Omniture, S (More info...)

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Network LIVE Adds Grosky As VP
Los Angeles-based Network LIVE, the live content provider that is a joint venture between AOL, XM Satellite Radio, and AEG said Wednesday that it has appointed Aaron Grosky as VP of Music. Grosky is the founder of Shift, Inc. and was most recently head of programming for Virgin Digital. Network LIVE said that Grosky will develop and executive Network LIVE's long term music strategy, including music content acquisition and artist management and talent relations. Network LIVE is distributing live (More info...)

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San Diego: PLM Seminar For Semiconductor Companies

Are you a semiconductor company seeking solutions to meet new
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You may have heard of PLM - Product Lifecycle Management - but you might not know what PLM can do for your company. PLM solutions can help you meet challenges like those above.

During this seminar, you'll hear from Kalypso, a professional services
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2006 Software Industry Awards
2006 Software Industry Awards
Software Council of Southern California
March 8, 2006 - Millennium Biltmore Hotel

The best companies, the brightest people and the most fun.

The Software Industry Awards is celebrating its 12th year of recognizing individuals and companies that have made significant, superior contributions to Southern California's software industry. This event brings together diverse software interests and provides an outstanding opportunity for networking. Everyone involved in the software industry should plan to attend and celebrate the best Southern California has to offer. ONLY 10 TICKETS LEFT.

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