Friday, May 12, 2006
PwC's Shaking the MoneyTree - May 23, Los Angeles
PwC's Shaking the MoneyTree
Please join PricewaterhouseCoopers and a distinguished panel of industry experts and local VCs for their insights on Q1 2006 results of the PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree Report based on data from Thomson Financial.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006
The Regency Club
10900 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 208-1443

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Program & Panel Discussion

Registration Fee: $30, Seating is limited so please register early,
business casual attire.

Register at:
by May 21. Please direct any questions to David Graves @ 213.356.6222.

BotMaster Sentenced, Xbox Hacker Pleads Guilty
It was a busy week for law enforcement in the technology area in Southern California this week, first with the news Monday that the Jeanson James Ancheta, of Downey, had been sentenced to 57 months in federal prison for developing a "botnet", and with the news Tuesday that the co-owner of a Hollywood video game store had plead guilty to modifying Microsoft Xbox game consoles and pirating games. On Monday, US District Judge R. Gary Klausner sentenced Ancheta for developing an army of compromised (More info...)

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Women Attracted To Men Who Like Children
A new study published in a British scientific journal this week reports that women are able to determine how much men like children, simply by looking at a photo. The study, which was led by University of California Santa Barbara professor James Roney, found that women can detect a man's affinity for children based only on facial cues, and a man's attractiveness to women was predicted by how much he liked children. The study also found that women could figure out, just by looking at men's faces, (More info...)

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MP3tunes Adds TiVo Support
San Diego-based MP3tunes has rolled out a new, beta feature for its site, adding the ability to play MP3s from the popular TiVo digital video recorder. Michael Robertson, founder of MP3tunes, said Wednesday that the company is now offering a beta of the ability to stream music to Series 2 TiVo users using a broadband connection. The company already provides a Winamp plugin, iTunes compatibility, and other connections to music players for its online music locker. MP3tunes is the latest company fo (More info...)

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MediciNova Expands Board
San Diego-based MediciNova said this morning it has added two new members to its board of directors. The firm said that it has appointed Arlene M. Morris and Alan W. Dunton to its board. Morris is President and CEO of Affymax, and Dunton is chairman of ActivBiotics. Medicinova is a biopharmaceuticals company that is developing treatments for cancer, asthma, multiple sclerosis, and other conditions.

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eHarmony Names Marketing Exec
Pasadena-based eHarmony has named a new, chief marketing officer, saying this week that it has named Philip Armstrong to the position. Armstrong will be responsible for the company's branding and marketing activities. Armstrong was most recently VP of marketing at, and has also served at Disney Interactive, Philips Electronics, and the Ford Motor Company. eHarmony is a provider of an online dating service based on personality testing.

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Apani Promotes Executive
Brea-based Apani Networks has appointed Dean Norman as the company's Vice President of Sales for North America. Norman has been at the firm since last year, and previously served at Dell and NativeMinds, a startup that was acquired by Verity. Apani is a provider of enterprise network security software.

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Semtech Protects HDMI
Camarillo-based Semtech has rolled out several new devices for protecting high definition multimedia interface (HDMI) and digital visual interface (DVI) products. The firm said this week that its new RClamp0544M devices can be used to protect computing devices and displays. The firm's components are incorporated into products by manufacturers. Semtech develops analog and mixed signal semiconductors for electronic devices and equipment.

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CLEARSTONE VENTURES: Venture Capital for Technology Innovators
Clearstone Venture Partners ( )
Venture Capital for Technology Innovators.

Innovation Meets Investment in Silicon Valley
Innovation Meets Investment in Silicon Valley

Innovation meets Investment in the heart of Silicon Valley on June 28th & 29th, 2006.

Since 1995, Larta Institute has successfully helped companies raise over $500 million in investment as a result of their participation in the Venture Forum.

Whether you are a university scientist or an entrepreneur seeking to
commercialize a groundbreaking technology, do not miss the opportunity to participate at the nation's premiere investing and partnering conference - The 2006 Venture Forum.

The 2006 Venture Forum will provide a unique opportunity for today's
ground-breaking innovators to connect with hundreds of venture
capitalists, angels, corporate investors and leading service providers
from across the globe. More than 1000 attendees are expected to attend the Forum.


Digital Media Summit and Venture Forum - June 6-7, 2006
Digital Media Summit and Venture Forum - June 6-7, 2006
Universal City Hilton
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Join at Digital Media Summit and Venture Forum June 6-7 in LA.

The event highlights newly launched digital services that will revolutionize the way consumers enjoy music, films, television, video, games and other forms of entertainment.

Join senior entertainment and technology executives for high-level
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There is no charge to submit your company for the Venture Forum. Submit
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Costello and Sons - Insurance For Technology Companies
Do Technology Companies have special insurance needs? You bet they do!

Costello & Sons Insurance Brokers insures technology companies. That's
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Because we represent every major technology insurer and understand your
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MBA InfoSec Comes to LA!
MBA InfoSec Comes to LA!

I would like to introduce you to the MBA program with a
concentration in Information Security hosted by James Madison
University. This program is primarily on-line with four hours of
face2face meetings at the beginning and ending of each course.
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The news is that this same program is coming to Los Angeles
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There will be an information session on Wednesday, May 17 at
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