Wednesday, January 17, 2007
DOMAINfest Global: A conference and networking event for domainers
DOMAINfest Global: A conference and networking event for domainers

Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, January 31 - February 3, 2007

Join the domain industry's best in the heart of Hollywood.
Examine important industry issues through in-depth networking
sessions, panel discussions, and training labs. Great minds will
connect, learn and do business in an intimate setting.

The event features established industry experts including Mike "Zappy"
Zapolin (, Mason Cole (Snapnames), Pinky Brand
(dotMobi), Dan Warner (, Aaron Kornblum (Microsoft),
Tim Schumacher (Sedo), Eytan Elbaz (Google), and many more.

Visit to register today!

X PRIZE Foundation Names President
Los Angeles-based X PRIZE Foundation, the nonprofit group behind the Ansari X Prize and several other prizes for developments in space, medicine, and fuel-efficient vehicles, said today it has named Tom Vander Ark as President. Vander Ark was most recently Executive Director of Education for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Nova Development Acquired By Avanquest
French firm Avanquest Software said this morning that it has acquired Calabasas-based Nova Development, a publisher of software for the Windows and Macintosh markets. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Avanquest is a profitable publisher of business and consumer software titles for the PC market. Nova had annual sales of approximately $32M in 2006, according to Avanquest, and employs more than 70 people. Roger Bloxberg and Todd Helfstein, founder of Nova Development, are joining Ava (More info...)

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Boost Teams For Mobile Art
Irvine-based Boost Mobile, a provider of youth oriented mobile phone service, said yesterday that it is in a deal with artist RETNA to provide mobile art content for its cellular phone subscribers. Boost Mobile said that it will also collaborate with the artist to design mobile accesories and other pop culture products.

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Userplane Adds Rev Share Program
Los Angeles-based Userplane, a provider of online instant messaging and other social networking tools, said Tuesday that the firm has rolled out a new ad revenue sharing program. The new program offsets licensing fees for the firm's products with ad revenue sharing. Userplane said that PlentyofFish, an online dating web site, is the first site to take advantage of its program. The revenue share program is based on text-based ads within the firm's private label chat and instant messaging tools. U (More info...)

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Kintera Expands To Accounting
San Diego-based Kintera, a provider of software-as-a-service and CRM tools for nonprofits, said today that it has expanded its platform to provide fund accounting. The firm said that its software is the first SaaS solution for accounting specifically tailored to nonprofits. The new software will support integration with existing business applications, e-commerce, utility billing, grants management, and donor management.

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Streamload Powers Video Editing Software
San Diego-based Streamload, a provider of online storage services, announced Tuesday that its services have been integrated into video editing software from CyberLink. Streamload said that Cyberlink MagicDirector 2, an automated video editing plug-in for Vista Media Center, has been integrated into its MediaMax storage services. CyberLink customer will be able to upload and share their video files using Streamload's online storage service.

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Pitch Angel and Venture Capital Investors January 22nd
January 22, 2007 | 4pm-9pm
at the UCLA Anderson School of Business

Learn the art of the pitch.

Meet the Tech Coast Angels, the nation's largest and most active network of angel investors. This fun, must-attend event features:

> One-minute "elevator pitches" by 12 of Southern California’s most promising startups.

> A panel of entrepreneurial CEOs who led their companies to very successful IPOs and acquisitions.

> A deliciously catered reception to network with dozens of members of the Tech Coast Angels and other by-invitation-only investors.

Apply today to pitch, this is an ideal opportunity for early stage companies to get visibility and funding for their firms!

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