Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Interview with Walt Stender, CEO of Digital Map Products
In our profiles, we try to talk to firms across the spectrum of technology, throughout Southern California. Today, we've got an interviw with Walt Stender, CEO of Digital Map Products (www.digitalmapproducts.com), a Costa Mesa-based firm in the GIS (geographic information systems) space.

Ben Kuo: What does Digital Map Products do?

Walt Stender: Digital Map is leading the next generation of mapping solutions. We are the pioneer in integrating data with aerial maps and property information (More info...)

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Veoh Gets $12.5M From Eisner, Others
La Jolla-based Veoh Networks has received $12.5M in a Series B venture round, including an investment from Michael Eisner, former chairman and CEO of Walt Disney. Veoh reported this morning that it received the venture round from new investors Spark Capital, Time Warner, and The Tornante Company. Existing investor Shelter Capital Partners also particpated in the funding. Eisner and Todd Dagres, managing partner at Spark Capital, will join the board. Veoh is developing a peer-to-peer, content del (More info...)

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Private Equity Funds Have Strong Quarter
The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and Thomson Venture Economics are reporting that private equity fundraising had a very strong first quarter, with ninety-three funds raising a combined $31.4 billion. The groups reported that fifty-one venture funds accounted for $6.5 billion of that total, a significant increase over the first quarter of 2005. The NVCA and Thomson said that it expects fundraising activity to level off this year as this is the third year in the typical three year f (More info...)

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Buy.com Goes To Canada
Aliso Viejo-based Buy.com, the online Internet retailer, said that it is entering the Canadian market with a new, Canadian web site at www.ca.buy.com. The firm said that it is launching a new Canadian site through its wholly owned subsidiary, Buy.com Canada. The new site will provide computer, software, consumer electronics, and other electronics items. Buy.com is an Internet retailer that provides electronics, books, music, toys, and sporting goods.

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Akonix, Jabber Partner On API
San Diego-based Akonix has partnered with Denver-based Jabber to connect the company's products. The two companies said today that the Akonix instant messaging security appliance will connect with Jabber's content filtering components. The two firms are targeting Wall Street and federal government customers with the ability to provide real-time, content filtering and compliance checks of instant messaging conversations. Jabber provides instant messaging software and Akonix is a developer of inst (More info...)

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WebVisible Names Board Member
Irvine-based WebVisible, a provider of local online advertising, has appointed a new member of its board of directors. WebVisible is reporting that Patrick Marshall, former Group Vice President of Verizon Information Services, has joined the company's board. Marshall headed Verizon's SuperPages.com efforts. WebVisible develops software for local online advertising, targeted at publishers of Yellow Pages. The firm reports that its resellers include Dex Media, Canadian Yellow Pages Group, and Bell (More info...)

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Santa Barbara-based Superconductor Technologies announced yesterday that it has appointed a new vice president. STI said that Adam Shelton has joined the company as Vice President of Product Management and Marketing. Shelton joins the firm from Motorola, where he was senior director of marketing. He has also served at Advanced Fibre Communications (AFC) and Mahi Networks. STI is a provider of components for wireless voice and data.

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