Thursday, March 9, 2006
Interview with John Dilts, Maverick Angels
My interview this morning is with John Dilts, founder of the Maverick Angels, a new angel investment group here in Southern California. John is the former head of the Keiretsu Forum's Los Angeles chapters, and recently left to form this new group. I spoke with John to understand how he sees the Maverick Angels fitting into the angel investing landscape here, and what they have to contribute to the community.

BK: Congrats on your new angel group. Tell me, where does Maverick Angels fit into t (More info...)

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Software Council Names Annual Award Winners
The Software Council of Southern California last night recognized the winners in its annual Software Industry Awards events. The organization named Matt Coffin, CEO of as Software Entrepreneur of the Year, Mitch Lasky, CEO of JAMDAT Mobile as Software CEO of the Year, and Epicor Software as Software Company of the Year. The group also named Accruent as Software Developer of the Year, and as Internet Company of the Year, and Make It Work as Software Services COm (More info...)

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USC Appoints Head of Commercialization Institute
The University of Southern California has named a new director to head the new, USC Mark and Mary Stevens Institute for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization. The university said today that Krisztina Holly, the former executive director of MIT's Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation, will head the new institute. The institute is focused on commercialization of USC technology, and is expected to have a staff of 25 within two years. USC said that Holly will reach out to venture (More info...)

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Iomega Introduces Desktop Autoloader
San Diego-based Iomega has introduced a new desktop autoloader for its REV removable hard drives. The firm said today that its new desktop autoloader is targeted at small business backup and archive duties. Iomega's REV drives provide up to 35GB of storage. The company's new autoloader supports up to eight removable REV drives in a compact desktop form factor, and supports USB 2.0. The new autoloader is also bundled with CA BrightStor ARCserve Backup for Windows. Iomega's REV drive line is targe (More info...)

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Versora, Codeweavers Team on Linux Migration
Santa Barbara-based Versora, and Linux consultancy CodeWeavers said yesterday that the two companies have teamed up to provide a new bundle of software targeted at migrating Windows desktops to Linux. The new bundle of Versora's Progression Desktop tool along with CrossOver Office allows companies to migrate their data, application, and system settings to Linux and run applications such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop. Versora develops software for migrating application data, and Codewea (More info...)

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Movielink, Microsoft Team On Mobile Device Content
Santa Monica-based Movielink and Microsoft have teamed up on a content deal, where Movielink will offer its premium Hollywood content to users of Microsoft's Ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC) devices. Movielink will provide video content from Microsoft's UMPC Program Launcher. Microsoft's UMPC is software which runs on the full version of Windows XP with wireless connectivity, and allows users to download and view movies on portable devices. Movielink is a provider of broadband video rental.

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