Monday, May 15, 2006
Interview with Eduardo Sciammarella, PROTOMOBL
I recently ran into Eduardo Sciammarella, CEO and founder of PROTOMOBL ( at AlwaysOn Hollywood, where he was demonstrating his company's mobile social networking application for cell phones to the audience. Eduardo told me a bit about his company's mobile application, and a bit about his firm.

Ben Kuo: Tell me a bit about PROTOMOBL--what does your company do, and what's your value proposition?

Eduardo Sciammarella:: We're building a mobile social service to capture the im (More info...)

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Snap Rolls Out Search Previews
Pasadena-based, which is operated by Idealab company Perfect Market Technologies, has rolled out a new, search preview capability to its search engine. unveiled a new web site this morning, showing a visual image of search results on its search page. The company's new web site provides a preview of web pages when users search on a term, and with Microsoft Internet Explorer also includes a plugin that allows users to interact directly with those web sites. also said tha (More info...)

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deCODE, Illumina In DNA Alliance
deCODE Genetics and San Diego-based Illumina have entered into a strategic alliance, said today that the two companies will work together to commercialize DNA-based diagnostics. The two companies said that they will initiate work on molecular diagnostics for heart attack, type 2 diabetes, and other conditions. The two firms will use Illumina's upcoming SNP genotyping platform and deCode's population genetics resources to develop diagnostics for various genetic disorders.

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Storage Companies Build Petabyte Storage Array For MIT
Irvine-based Zetera, Seagate, Bell Microproducts, and Marvell are expected to announce today that they are building what they say is the largest and highest performing data storage array in the world at the Media Lab at MIT. The companies are announcing today a 1.4 petabyte storage array based on Zetera's hardware, for use in collecting video and audio data for a research project designed to better understand early childhood cognitive development. Zetera develops technology for networking storag (More info...)

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Mergere Rolls Out Open Source Maven Support
Marina Del Rey-based Mergere, which is commercializing the popular Apache Maven and Apache Continuum open source software projects, has rolled out its distribution of those projects. Mergere said today that its Mergere Maestro platform provides automated integration, testing, packaging, and reporting capabilities for development projects. Apache Maven is a build manager used by software developers building Java applications; Apache continuum is an integration server that is part of Maven also us (More info...)

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Vitesse Expands China Operations
Camarillo-based Vitesse Semiconductor has appointed a new, country manager to manage its Chinese operations. The developer of high speed semiconductors said that it has appointed Jay Zhang as its China Country Manager. Zhang will manage the firm's sales and customer support in the region. Vitesse said that its newly expanded operations in China include opening a customer service center in Shenzhen, the appointment of a new regional sales manager, and addition of field applications engineers in B (More info...)

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