Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Disney Broadcasts To iTunes Radio
Burbank-based Disney's Radio Disney radio is now available via Apple's iTunes Radio Tuner, the company said today. Radio Disney said today that its broadcasts are listed in the Top 40/Pop section of Apple's web site. Radio Disney is a radio network that plays kids music and Disney artists, and is also heard on over 50 radio stations throughout the U.S. Disney's radio station is also available via Sirius and XM satellite radio, and various digital cable television channels, as well as online at R (More info...)

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Interview with Bill McLean, CEO of GloNav
The semiconductor business doesn't get the headlines the Internet business does, and seems to have somewhat fallen out of favor with many venture capitalists. However, there are a growing number of startups who are bucking the trend, and taking on the semiconductor business. Newport Beach-based GloNav ( is one of those companies. GloNav is developing GPS chip technology, and is a recent spin out of CEVA, a major manufacturer of DSP, multimedia and other semiconductor IP cores. The (More info...)

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Google's Southern California Farm Team
Google's acquisition yesterday of Neven Vision is the latest in a string of acquisitions by Google of Southern California firms. Southern California has a steady history of acquisitions by search engine leaders. A timeline of Google's purchases below:

April 2003: Google purchases Santa Monica-based Applied Semantics for its Applied Semantics AdSense product, which eventually became Google AdSense. The deal was worth $41.5 million and 2,382,800 shares of Google stock, and established Google's (More info...)

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Boingo Wireless Find $65M in Series C
Santa Monica-based Boingo Wireless has raised $65M in a Series C funding, the firm is announcing today. The funding was led by Mitsui & Co., and included new investors Mitsui Corporate Development Funds and Mitsui USA, along with Steelpoint Capital Partners and Red Rock Ventures. Existing investors New Enterprise Associates and Sternhill Partners also participated. The funding takes the firm's total venture capital raised to $95M in three rounds of funding. As part of the funding, Roy Thiele-Sar (More info...)

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Google Buys Neven Vision
Google has made another purchase of a Southern California technology company, saying late this morning in its blog that it has acquired Neven Vision, a Santa Monica-based firm that provides image recognization software. Google said in its blog that it does not have any specific features to show off today from Neven, but that the technology could be used to automatically extract information from a photo. Google said that the technology may make it a lot easier to organize and find the photos you (More info...)

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Yahoo, go2 In Mobile Search Ad Agreement
Irvine-based go2 Directory Systems and web search giant Yahoo said this morning that the two companies have signed an agreement on mobile search advertising. Yahoo's sponsored search listings will be used in go2's mobile search results, and mark the first time Yahoo's ads will be used on mobile devices. go2 is a provider of local search services, and operates a number of search services that are distributed by U.S. wireless carriers.

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Eyespot Rolls Out Online Publishing Tools
San Diego-based Eyespot has rolled out a new set of video editing and remixing tools, saying Tuesday that it has expanded its offerings to offer "one click" publishing of user videos through La Jolla-based Veoh or's online video services. Users of eyespot's remixing tools can now quickly publish their videos to either of those online, user driven video sites. Eyespot said that its goal was to make it easy for anyone to create a TV show, edited the way they like, and to help content creat (More info...)

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Iomega Signs Agreement On Managed Services
San Diego-based Iomega announced this morning that it has entered into a strategic partnership with C I Host, a web hosting company, to market Iomega's firm's managed services products. Iomega also said that it has finalized its acquisition of San Diego-based CSCI, a provider of managed services and outsourced IT. The moves put Iomega squarely on the path to providing managed services to SMBs, and diversifying it away from its traditional, small business storage hardware. Iomega recently launche (More info...)

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