Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Event: Executive Security, Woodland Hills, Tuesday 4/25
AeA CEO Networking Dinner
Executive Security Issues Nationwide & Abroad

Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Time: 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Where: Monty's Steak House, Woodland Hills, CA

Rarely publicized, crimes against corporate assets or products is
increasing rapidly in the US. Companies and top level executives need to prepare for these threats that can originate virtually anywhere in the world.

Guest speakers Eusebio Benavidez, Risk Specialst, and Clayton Consultants President, Jack Cloonan, have over 59 years service in the FBI combined, specializing in terrorism and investigation. This is a rare opportunity to meet the team with the broadest and most prestigious levels of experience in crisis response for today's CEOs.


TherMark Gets $1.7M
Los Angeles-based TherMark Holdings has received $1.7M in a venture funding round from the Pasadena Angels and the Tech Coast Angels, the firm said this morning. TherMark is developing technology for placing photographic quality serial numbers and information on hard surfaces, including glass, metal, ceramic, and plastics. The firm was assisted by Momentum Venture Management as part of the deal. TherMark said that Matt Ridenour of Momentum will join TherMark as its CEO.

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Southern California Sees Surge of VC Investment
PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association released their Q1 venture capital numbers today, following the VentureOne/Ernst & Young Venture Capital report release yesterday. Both surveys showed an increase in investment for the quarter, with PWC's MoneyTree report showing $5.6B invested in 761 deals last quarter, and E&Y's Venture Capital Report showing $6.02B invested in 564 deals. Both reports showed an increase in the dollar value of venture capital investments for the (More info...)

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PhotoThera Raises $30.5M
Carlsbad-based PhotoThera has raised $30.5M in Series C venture funding. Investment came from Delphi Ventures, DeNovo Ventures, Hamilton
BioVentures, Warburg Pincus, The Vertical Group, and Solstice Capital. PhotoThera is developing technology that uses infrared lasers to treat ischemic stroke.

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Interview with Jim Mazzo, CEO of Advanced Medical Optics
For our new podcast feature, we're featuring Frank Peters, of the Frank Peters Show, who will be regularly helping us to interview the movers and shakers in Southern California's high tech economy. Frank interviewed Jim Mazzo, CEO of Advanced Medical Optics, a spin-off from Allergan. The company develops laser vision correction products, contact lens care and cataract surgery technologies.

Frank Peters: That's my guest, Jim Mazzo, he's the CEO of Advanced Medical Optics.

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Goowy Announces Investment By Mark Cuban
San Diego-based Goowy Media, a developer of Web 2.0 sharing applications, said this morning that it has received a major strategic financing round from Mark Cuban. Goowy said that Cuban had made an investment in the company, which wuld be used for fueling the ongoing expansion of the company's user base and to enhance its services. Cuban is the founder of Broadcast.com, and also owns the Dallas Mavericks. The funding by Cuban was disclosed earlier this month when socalTECH interviewed Alex Bard, (More info...)

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Linksys Rolls Out 802.11n Products
Irvine-based Linksys has rolled out new, 802.11n draft specification hardware, with a complete line of 802.11n products. The new products implement the still draft 802.11n wireless specification, which raises wireless rates to up to 100 megabits per second. 802.11n promises to provide support for wireless video, and is as fast as or faster than most Ethernet connections today. Linksys, which is a division of Cisco, said that it now has a wireless gateway, broadband router, and notebook adapter t (More info...)

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Linspire Rolls Out Free Linux Version
San Diego-based Linspire, a provider of desktop Linux operating systems, is announcing today at the Annual Desktop Linux Summit that it has rolled out a new, free version of the Linux OS. Linspire will roll out "Freespire", a version of the Linux operating system that is free of charge and supported through an open source process. The new Freespire distribution will include both fully open and versions with legally license proprietary software, according to the company. The software will be base (More info...)

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Revenue.net Adds Self Service Media
Los Angeles-based Revenue.net, Oversee.net's display ad and CPA search network, said today that it has added a self service, rich-media program for publishers and advertisers. The company said that the new program allows its publishers to start serving rich media ads such as floating ads, and eventually interstitials and in-stream video ads. Revenue.net's new program makes it possible for smaller publishers to access rich media ads.

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Reunion.com Claims 25 Million Members
Los Angeles-based Reunion.com, a web site that allows people to connect with friends and classmates, said today that it has hit the 25 million member mark. The firm claims that it is signing up to 40,000 new members every day for its online community. Reunion.com is backed by Richard Rosenblatt, former CEO of Intermix Media (parent firm of MySpace.com), Steve Newman, of GreatDomains.com, and Andy Mazzarella, former CFO of iMall.

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Websense, Resilience Partner On Web Security Appliance
San Diego-based Websense, and Mountain View-based Resilience today released a new, family of web security appliances. The two firms said today that they have released new websense/Resilience appliance-based solutions targeted at the security risk detection and protection market. The appliances combine the WebSense web security software with Resilience appliance designs to target spyware, malicious code, and phishing attacks. Resilience said that its appliances offer high availability and a equip (More info...)

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Early Stage Dinner Conference - Orange County - April 27

Orange County Early-Stage Dinner Conference
Early-Stage Funding Dinner Conference for Accredited Investors

April 27, Wyndham Hotel, Costa Mesa

Are you an accredited investor? We will be featuring five early-stage
companies who will each be making a short presentation, followed by a
short Q&A period. Dinner and beverages will be provided for our
accredited guests. Get more information about excellent early-stage
opportunities in both technical and non-technical fields.

Email or call Leo Lowenthal at Edgefield Financial for more information:
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OnHollywood 2006
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May 2-4, 2006
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

ONHOLLYWOOD is where cutting edge technology from the backstreets of
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