Thursday, April 20, 2006
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Interview with David Hemingway, Vimation
David Hemingway is CEO and co-founder of Vimation (, a company I ran into at OMMA that is developing technology for creating interactivity in Internet video. I was curious about what the company's technology is, how it markets itself, and how it fits into the industry, so I talked a bit with David about his company.

BK: Give me a little background on the company and what you do?

David Hemingway: We have been around for about 3 years, and pretty much
have been talking abou (More info...)

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Internet Brands Buys Wikitravel, World66
Los Angeles-based Internet Brands has purchased two, online community travel guides. Internet Brands said this morning that it has acquired Wikitravel, a wiki-based travel site providing worldwide travel information, and World66, a travel article site that publishes open content. Terms of the acquisitions were not disclosed. Internet Brands said that the combined reach of the sites attracted more than 2 million visits per month. A wiki is an collaborative editing site, and is best known for its (More info...)

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UCSD, UC Irvine Get UK Grant
UC San Diego and UC Irvine have received a $2.6M grant from a UK-based business accelerator, the universities reported yesterday. UCSD and UCI have received a grant from the UK Department of Trade and Industry, as part of SETsquared, a UK-based business accelerator program. The grant is part of a program to seed collaboration between technology clusters in the US and the UK, and funds research projects in areas such as life sciences, new materials, stem cells, and tissue engineering. The project (More info...)

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Acacia Gets
Newport Beach-based patent and intellectual property licensing firm Acacia Technologies said today that VData LLC, its subsidiary, has entered into a license with Santa Monica-based to license a portfolio of patents. Acacia said that the patents cover multi-dimensional bar codes. The licensing agreement resolves a patent infringement lawsuit the firm had against Stamps in Minnesota. Acacia is a patent and IP firm that is acquiring patents and aggressively pursuing corporations to lice (More info...)

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Bidshift Releases Upgraded Software
San Diego-based BidShift has upgarded its workforce management software, saying today that its latest software adds a new, point-based incentive capability, import and integration of schedules, ability to set minimum work requirements, and ability to handle shift scheduling by staffing agencies. BidShift's software is used for labor staffing in hospitals. Bidshift is backed by Aperture Venture Partners, Carrot Capital, and Himalaya Capital.

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