Friday, March 3, 2006
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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SoCal Firms Tagged As Next Net 25
The latest issue of Business 2.0 has named a number of Southern California firms to its "The Next Net 25". The business magazine named Santa Monica-based Tagworld, a Myspace-like social networking startup, Culver City-based Fonality, a PC-based PBX firm, and Michael Robertson's San Diego-based VoIP startup SIPphone to its list of companies it says are defining The Next Net, and illuminate where the Web is headed and where the opportunities lie. (Readers interested in socalTECH's interviews with (More info...)

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Veoh Rolls Out Web-based Video Sharing
San Diego-based Veoh Networks has rolled out a new, web-based video peer-to-peer video sharing network, putting the company up against companies like YouTube and iFilm. Veoh's 2.0 release allows users to post their videos online, viewable from any browser. The new release removes the company's previous need to download a separate application to view its videos, which feature full-screen, TV-quality video. The company said that the new version of Veoh supports linking and embedding of videos in w (More info...)

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Gateway Rolls Out Security Offering
Irvine, California-based Gateway has rolled out a new security offering targeted at small business and consumer customers. The PC maker said that its new GatewayShield offering will provide both hardware and software features to provide security, including hardware data encryption, network access authentication, and remote deletion of data on missing notebook PCs. The firm said that it will bundle a number of software packages, including Computrace Complete and Topio Data Protection Suite, along (More info...)

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Entriq Hires Execs
San Diego-based Entriq, a provider of solutions for the multimedia, broadband, mobile, and IPTV market, has appointed new executives to the firm. The company said that it has appointed Jan Hofmeyr as EVP Business Development, and Stephen Condon as VP Marketing. Hofmeyr was most recently at MIcrosoft, where he focused on digital TV support for the Windows Operating System. COndon was most recently Chief Marketing Officer at Intertainer, a provider of broadband on demand services. Condon also serv (More info...)

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AVST Expands Board
Foothill Ranch-based Applied Voice & Speech Technologies announced this week that it has appointed a new member to its board of directors. The firm has appointed Pat Howard to its board. Howard has served as CEO of VMX, a call processing and voice messaging company, and has also served at Mosaix and QuantumShift. AVST is developing unified communications solutions that tie voice, email, and fax mesasging together.

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SRS Appoints CFO
San Diego-based SRS Labs, a proivder of audio, voice, and surround sound technology, has appointed a new CFO. The firm has appointed Ulrich Gottschling as CFO for the firm. Gottschling was most recently at Valor Computerized Systems. He has also served as CFO of Sound Source Interactive. SRS is a provider of audio technology.

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Inphi Launches New Optical Component
Westlake Village-based Inphi has launched a new component targeted at the optical industry. The firm said this week that it has launched a new, Integrated Linear Transpedance Amplifier (TIA) which is used for the upcoming IEEE 10BASE-KRM standard. The company's parts are used in optical networking applications for 10 Gbps Ethernet over multimode fiber. The components are used for signal conditioning. Inphi is a provider of high speed circuits in the telecommunications, data communications, and i (More info...)

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Speedpitching Luncheon
Speedpitching Luncheon
March 9th - Westin South Coast Plaza

Up to 10 companies seeking early stage funding will be showcased at the speedpitching event. The luncheon will give you the
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- Networking opportunities with investors and other entrepreneurs
- Quality feedback from investors that will be emailed to you after the event

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