Monday, July 17, 2006
Search socalTECH On Google Co-Op
Search socalTECH On Google Co-Op

Google recently announced Google Co-Op, a way for users to see results
from other web sites when you search directly from Google's home page.
Using Google Co-Op, you can "subscribe" to see the latest news stories
from socalTECH, pertaining to the topic you are searching on in Google.

For example, if you search for "merger" you'll see the last three articles about a merger or acquisition listed in a box on top of your Google results.

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Interview with Matthew Kazmierczak, AeA
Today, we're featuring a podcast interview with Matthew Kazmierczak, Vice President of Research and Industry Analysis at the AeA. The AeA recently released its CyberStates report, a report on the growth of high technology regions in the United States, and its California Cybercities report, which analyzed California's high tech industry. The Cybercities report included an interesting tidbit, showing that Southern California actually employs nearly as many people in high technology as Northern Cal (More info...)

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Movielink To Allow Download-to-Burn
Santa Monica-based Movielink has inked a deal with a provider of DVD burning software, Sonic Solutions, to enable DVD burning of movies downloaded through the online movie download service. MovieLink said this morning that it is in a licensing agreement for technology from Sonic to allow consumers to burn downloaded movies onto recordable discs for playback on a standard DVD player. Sonic and Movielink said they will also collaborate on marketing Movielink's service through Sonic's OEM, retail, (More info...)

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Motricity Acquires GoldPocket
Los Angeles-based GoldPocket Wireless, a provider of wireless marketing for the media and entertainment industry, has been acquired. Motricity, a provider of mobile content services, said today that it has acquired GoldPocket to extend its relationships in the media segment, to compliment its existing mobile operator and media customers, and to position the firm for the "off-deck" market. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Motricity and GoldPocket provide mobile campaigns for "The A (More info...)

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Yahoo Adds Business Video News, Enhances Finance Portal
Yahoo has launched a new set of content initiatives for its popular Yahoo Finance site, saying today that it has upgraded the site to add new stock charts, a new ability for third party sites to publish stock charts and news headlines, enhanced stock message boards, as well as aggregated business news video. Yahoo said that it has lauched a news video initiative to aggregate business news clips from,,, and SmartMoney, and will also feature video from additional outlets (More info...)

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The Active Network Acquires Youth Soccer Firm
San Diego-based The Active Network has acquired, the company said today. Financial terms were not disclosed. The Active Network, which provides applications, technology, and web sites for community service organizations and team sports groups, said today it has acquired LeagueOne, a provider of registration and data management for soccer associations associated the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer). The acquisition will add LeagueOne's soccer administration s (More info...)

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GoTV Rolls Out Reality Series For Mobile
Sherman Oaks-based GoTV, a provider of mobile content for cell phones, is rolling out a new, reality series for mobile phones. The firm, which develops content for mobile phone platforms, is announcing today a reality video services called Primped, which features Cuban-born model Vida Guerra. The series premiers today and is available exclusively through Sprint. The reality series focuses on makeovers of women by Vida Guerra. The move is one of the first dedicated content deals for the emerging (More info...)

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REAL D Inks Deal With Cinemark
Los Angeles-based REAL D, a provider of 3-D technology for movie theaters, announced this morning that it has landed a deal to equipment up to 150 Cinemark Theatres with its systems. The deal will allow Cinemark to display 3-D movies at its movie theaters. The two companies said that they will initially deploy 17 screens, in time from Columbia Pictures' MONSTER HOUSE to be displayed in 3-D later this month. Separately, REAL D said today that Columbia Pictures will release its upcoming Monster Ho (More info...)

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Media Matchmaker Makes Match
Los Angeles-based Media Matchmaker, a company developing an online marketplace for product placement deals, is announcing today that it has matched up two users for what it says is a the first pure sponsorship deal for the site. The emerging company is looking to establish a way for advertisers and entertainment producers to match up. Media Matchmaker said that SwingJuice Energy Drink and the International Junior Golf Tour have matched up through the firm's web site, for a three-year, multi-plat (More info...)

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