Friday, July 21, 2006
Interview with Tommy McGloin,
Tommy McGloin is founder of (, a startup that is developing a service that connects patients to doctors. Tommy is former SVP and GM of MapQuest, and was also head of AOL Moviefone and Digital City. I caught up with Tommy to hear about his new venture, and also get his insight into the transition from a big company to his own startup.

Ben Kuo: Briefly, tell me a bit about what DoctorsDirect is, and what it offers consumers?

Tommy McGloin: DoctorsDire (More info...)

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Irvine Firm Licenses Microsoft Virtual Reality Technology
An Irvine-based developer of 3D and virtual reality technology has licensed technology from Microsoft's new IP Ventures program, Microsoft said this week. Irvine-based EON Reality has licensed technology from Microsoft's Redmond research lab, called "TouchLight", that allows users to interact with 3-D visual content. Microsoft said that the technology will augment EON's visualization offerings. The new Microsoft IP Ventures program is an initiative by the software giant to allow other companies (More info...)

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Demarc Scores In World Cup
Carpinteria-based Demarc Security has scored a win for its network
security systems, with an install at the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Demarc's
hardware was used by Avaya as part of a converged communications network for the event. According to Avaya, Demarc's Network IDS system, Sentarus, was the key to secure the soccer event, and was used to detect real-time attacks by hackers, malware, worms, and viruses. The World Cup network was used to connect the 12 FIFA World Cup stadiums, media centers, an (More info...)

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BridgeCo Gets Design Win
Los Angeles-based BridgeCo, a developer of semiconductors for the entertainment and media industry, said this week that its digital media processor has been selected by TerraTec for a Wi-Fi enabled media player. TerraTec's NOXON iRadio, which connects through any 802.11 router to Internet radio stations or to locally stored audio files, uses BridgeCo's processor and middleware. BridgeCo is backed by Advent Venture Partners, Benchmark Capital, Cipio Partners (formerly Infineon Ventures), Earlybir (More info...)

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SyncVoice Bolsters Executive Team
Costa Mesa-based SyncVoice has added three new executives to the firm, saying this week that it has added Mike Ortega as Senior Vice President of Sales, Kaveh Mahjoob as Vice President of Engineering, and Carolyn Lewis as Director of Product Management. Ortega was most recently at InterNAP; Mahjoob was at B.I. Resources, a business intelligence consulting firm; and Carolyn Lewis was at Cisco Systems. SyncVoice is developing software for managing voice-over-IP networks, and is backed by Clearston (More info...)

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Emulex Gets VMware Qualification From Sun
Costa Mesa-based Emulex is reporting that its Sun Microsystems-branded
HBAs have been qualified by Sun for use in the popular VMware ESX Server virtualization environment. Emulex said that its 2 Gb/s and 4 Gb/s Lightpulse Host Bus Adapters, used for connecting Fibre Channel storage to computer systems, work with the ESX Server environment. VMware maintains its own hardware compatibility list for SAN components, and currently includes both OEM and retail version of Emulex and Qlogic HBAs on its (More info...)

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