Friday, February 24, 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!

Interview with Suresh Nihalani, Omnilux
I recently caught up with Suresh Nihalani, CEO of Omnilux, an Idealab startup that is developing hardware for the wireless broadband networking space. Suresh was the founder of Accelerated Networks, and more recently the founder of Nevis Networks, an enterprise security appliance vendor in the Bay Area. I spoke to Suresh and Stephan West, Idealab's PR person, about the firm. Ben Kuo: So what are you up to nowadays? SN: In April, I joined Omnilux, backed by Idealab, which has incubated a number (More info...)

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USC Gets $25M For Stem Cell Research
The University of Southern California has received a $25 million gift from the Broad Foundation, for the construction of a stem cell research institute on the University's Health Sciences campus. USC said yesterday that the Broad Foundation, founded by Eli and Edythe Broad, would give the gift for the construction of a 215,000 square foot facility for stem cell research and integrative biology. The new facility would make it the largest stem cell research center in California. Eli Broad said in (More info...)

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iTunes Downloads Hit 1 Billion Songs
Apple Computer is reporting that it has delivered over 1 billion downloads from its iTunes Music Store. Apple said that it now has over 3,500 music videos, 35,000 podcasts, 16,000 audiobooks, and more than two million songs in its catalog. As part of the milestone, Apple said that it awarded the 1 billionth downloader, Alex Ostrovsky, with a new iMac, 10 iPods, and a $10,000 gift card, plus establishing a scholarship at Juilliard School of music in his name. The International Federation of the P (More info...)

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eBay Launches GigaMoves
eBay's subsidiary has launched a new company, GigaMoves, to target the online lead generation market for moving companies. The new company is an online lead-generation service that connects customers with moving companies, as well as providing account management, pay-per-lead pricing, and tracking of leads. The move comes a day after competitor Homestore renamed itself to Move, Inc. and said that it will focus in on the same, moving lead market. GigaMoves said that it has 100 major movi (More info...)

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Angel Group Head Leaves, Forms New Group
A new angel group, headed by former Keiretsu Forum Los Angeles head John Dilts, is forming in Los Angeles. John Dilts, who headed up the Keiretsu Forum's Los Angeles and Westlake efforts, left the Keiretsu Forum last week to form the new group. The new group, Maverick Angels, is expected to formally launch next week and start holding meetings in March.

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San Diego: PLM Seminar For Semiconductor Companies

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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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