Thursday, March 30, 2006
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.

Create new strategic partner deals, meet big potential customers, find
investment capital and representation – all at ONHOLLYWOOD 2006.

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Internet Brands Takes On Zillow
Los Angeles-based Internet Brands said today that it has launched a new, online home valuation tool. The new tool, part of its division, provides a Web 2.0-style, online home valuation tool. The tool comes on the heels of the launch of, a Seattle-based startup that has gotten lots of attention for its online home valuation site. Internet Brands is tapping Google's AJAX Mapping service for its own version of a home valuation site, compared with Zillow's use of a flash (More info...)

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StreamCast Sues Skype Under RICO
Woodland Hills-based StreamCast Networks has sued Skype for violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). StreamCast, makers of the Morpheus peer-to-peer file swapping software, reportedly filed a docket the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in January. The story was first reported by blogger Andy Abramson Sunday, who said he obtained what was likely the 30+ page complaint against Skype last week. The complaint reportedly claims that the te (More info...)

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Microsoft Updates FrontBridge Service
Microsoft has rolled out new branding for the hosted email services that was formerly Marina Del Rey-based FrontBridge's exchange hosted services. Microsoft said yesterday that it has changed the licensing model and branding for the hosted email service, changing it to Microsoft Exchange Hosted Services. The service has switched to a new, per-user licensing model, and the release of the service will now be aligned with MIcrosoft Exchange availability. The service offers virus filtering, message (More info...)

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GoToMyPC, Sage Software Target SMBs
Santa Barbara-based Citrix Systems and Sage Software said this week that they are in a marketing alliance targeting small and mid-sized businesses. The two firms said that Sage will offer Citrix GoToMyPC remote access services and web conferencing in conjunction with Sage's Enterprise Resource Planning and accounting software. Sage Software customers will be given a free trial subscription to GoToMyPC, the Citrix remote PC access service. Sage is a provider of accounting, CRM, and other software (More info...)

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HireRight Names CFO
Irvine-based HireRight has named a new CFO. HireRight said that it has named Jeffrey Wahba as chief financial officer. Wahba was most recently at the Henry Group of Companies, and has also served at Vault Corp. and Max Factor. HireRight is a provider of employment screening services, used by companies to manage their background screening process.

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Los Angeles-based has hired a new VP, saying yesterday that it has hired Michael Wilson as VP of Customer Support. Wilson will oversee the company's service and support operations. is a provider of online legal self-help information and legal documents. Wilson has served at Walt Disney,, and Hot 'N Now.

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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!

socalTECH readers: Didn't win the OMMA Expo pass? Don't despair, we are
now giving away a ticket to the upcoming Investment Capital Conference
from the Los Angeles Venture Association, coming up on April 5th.

To enter, send an email to with your name, company,
title, and zip code. As usual, newsletter readers get one entry; paid
members to socalTECH (who also have access to our venture database, job
posting services, networking, special discounts, and much more) get two
entries to win.

You can read more about the Investment Capital Conference at

Also, congratulations to Annie Van Bebber, and Andrew
Williamson of Alexander Dunham Capital Group, both of whom won tickets to
the OMMA Expo this week in Universal City.

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