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OnHollywood 2006
OnHollywood 2006
The digital media and entertainment market for executives
May 2-4, 2006
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

ONHOLLYWOOD is where cutting edge technology from the backstreets of
Silicon Valley meets Hollywood’s digital media revolution. This two and a half day industry insider event borrows on the “film market” tradition by providing an open environment where top digital entertainment and media entrepreneurs meet the big-time studio, telco and consumer electronics executives, venture capitalists, and media. OnHollywood delves into the challenges, opportunities, and business models of the digital era, and showcases the most innovative private companies that are revolutionizing the way media and entertainment is created, distributed, and consumed.

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Interview with David Cremin, LAVA
I recently caught up with David Cremin, a venture capitalists at DFJ Frontier, who his been out promoting the Los Angeles Venture Association's Investment Capital Conference (, which is being held in April. I talked with him a little about the conference, and also about what the venture capital environment is like right now.

Ben Kuo: Tell me a little bit about the Investment Capital Conference, and in particular, what's the Capital Zone?

David Cremin: The ICC is the longest ru (More info...)

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LogicBlaze Launches Web Services Suite
Marina Del Rey-based LogicBlaze today launched a new open source, SOA (Web Services) platform. The open source software firm said today that its LogicBlaze FUSE platform provides a packaged and pre-validated set of software for the SOA market. LogicBlaze has integrated software from the Apache Software Foundation and Apache Software Foundation Incubator, targeted at Web 2.0 applications. The elements of the LogicBlaze platform include a number of application middleware components targeted at Aja (More info...)

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Iomega Adds To Board, Hires CFO
San Diego-based Iomega today said that it has appointed Dan Maurer to its board of directors, and hired a new CFO, Preston Romm. Maurer is currently VP of Marketing at Intuit, where he heads up the marketing for the popular Turbo Tax brand. Maurer fills the board position vacated by Iomega's ex-CEO, Werner Heid. Preston Romm joins Iomega from Dot Hill Systems, where he was VP of Finance, CFO, Treasurer and Secretary. Romm has also served at Verteq, MTI, and STM Wireless.

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LightPointe Adds HDTV Optical Link
San Diego-based LightPointe, a developer of free space optics systems, has rolled out a new system that supports high bandwidth HDTV transmissions. The firm said today its new FlightStrata HD wireless solutions meets the requirements for sending High-Definition Television (HDTV) quality broadcast video and audio feeds across a wireless link. The company said that its system is designed for bandwidth-intensive HDTV, point-to-point wireless communications. The company is targeting the system for c (More info...)

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Investment Capital Conference 2006 - April 5th, Millennium Biltmore
April 5, 2006
Millennium Biltmore Hotel

The best meeting of capital sources and capital seekers. Features a rich
program, extensive networking and The Capital Zone, all designed to deliver in one day everything and everyone that executives from early-stage to middle-market companies need to know to finance their growth. The Capital Zone features 80 capital providers representing over $60 billion in equity and debt capital, all in one room and "open for business". Discounted passes for C-level executives seeking capital.

Register early. The conference will sell out.

Win a ticket to the Investment Capital Conference!
Win a ticket to the Investment Capital Conference!

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