Tuesday, January 23, 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 (InternetRealEstate.com), Mason Cole (Snapnames), Pinky Brand
(dotMobi), Dan Warner (Fabulous.com), Aaron Kornblum (Microsoft),
Tim Schumacher (Sedo), Eytan Elbaz (Google), and many more.

Visit http://www.domainfest.com to register today!

Internet Brands Launches Mortgage Site
Internet Brands has opened up a new site focused on the mortgage industry, saying Tuesday morning that it has launched Loan.com. The website provides a mortgage research site for helping consumers find what the firm says are ethical lenders. The new site focuses on providing listings by mortgage loan providers who agree to a "Borrower's Bill of Rights" and who will be rated on a star system by consumers on the site. The firm said it is targeting the problems of unscrupulous lenders, teaser rates (More info...)

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Local.com Acquires Online Yellow Pages Provider
Irvine-based Local.com said today that it is in a letter of intent to acquire soUno Directional Media Solutions, a Tulsa, Oklahoma-based provider of online yellow pages advertising to small businesses. The deal is worth $9M in cash and stock, plus $4.5M in additional earnout. Local.com said that it would pay $2.25M in cash, plus $6.75M in Local.com common stock for the firm. soUno operates soUno.com, which provides local yellow pages advertising for 13,000 local advertisers, and employs 20 in Tu (More info...)

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VC Invest $759M In Q4 In Southern California
PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association are reporting today that venture capitalists invested $759M in Southern California in Q4 in 92 deals, The numbers compare to $5.7 billion invested for the quarter in total, in 802 deals nationally. San Diego County saw the greatest volume of deals, with $380M invested in the quarter, followed by Los Angeles, with $256.5M in deals, and then by Orange County, with $122.4M. Overall, the region again passed New England as the second (More info...)

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Tech Coast Angels Award Fast Pitch LA Winners
The Tech Coast Angels Los Angeles Fast Pitch was held last night at UCLA's Anderson School as part of Los Angeles Technology Week, bringing together a panel of successful CEOs and an opportunity for 14 companies to give a one minute pitch on their companies. The panel, made up of Scott Jarus of Cognition, Matt Coffin of LowerMyBills, Demian Sellfors of MediaTemple, Mike Jones of Userplane/AOL, and Kamran Pourzanjani of Pricegrabber, gave their advice to the audience on topics ranging from hiring (More info...)

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Aerovironment Prices IPO
Monrovia-based AeroVironment said last night that it has priced its IPO at $17 per share, above the firm's original range of $14 to $16 per share, and that the firm's stock will begin trading on the Nasdaq today. AeroVironment develops unmanned aerial vehicles for the military, along with other products. AeroVironment will trade under the symbol "AVAV" in the IPO, which is being underwritten by Goldman, Sachs & Co., Friedman Billings Ramsey, Jefferies Quarterdeck, Raymond James, Stifel Nicolaus (More info...)

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QLogic Partners With Alactritech On TOE
Aliso Viejo-based QLogic and Alacritech said today that the companies have entered into a partnership to provide 10 Gigabit TCP Offload Engines for the storage market. QLogic has licensed Alactritech's TCP offload patents for its host bus adapters (HBAs). Financial terms of the licensing deal were not disclosed. QLogic is a mnaufacturer of equipment for the storage area networking industry; Alacritech develops TCP/IP offload technology, which is heavily used in the network-attached storage and i (More info...)

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go2 Launches Winter Sports Web Site
Irvine-based go2, a provider of mobile media products, said Monday that it has rolled out a new content site focused on winter sports. go2's new Winter Sports site delivers snow conditions, weather, local search, and other information to users with web-enabled mobile phones. go2 is targeting winter sports enthusiasts looking for information on ski destinations and resorts with the new service. The firm also said it has partnered with SnoCountry.com to provide the latest snow reports and informat (More info...)

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GloNav Ships RFIC GPS Chip
Newport Beach-based GloNav, which designs GPS chips for the semiconductor industry, said today that its low power, GPS RFIC is now in production availability. The firm's chip is targeted for integration into handsets, portable consumer electronics devices, and battery operated GPS devices. GloNav's silicon integrates the full GPS receive path into a chip, and connects into GloNav's baseband IP cores and processors. GloNav is venture backed by Atlantic Bridge Ventures.

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MySpace Adds AMBER Alerts, Email Verification
Los Angeles-based social networking web site MySpace.com is continuing to address child safety issues on the site, this time inking a deal to distributed online AMBER Alerts via the site. MySpace said it will distribute localized online AMBER Alerts via MySpace, beginning today. The deal come in conjunction with new mandatory email verification, and new privacy tools to block users over or under age 18 to restrict contact to either age group.

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Alelo Deploys With U.S. Army
Los Angeles-based Alelo, which is developing language learning systems targeted at teaching Iraqi Arabic to the military, announced that the firm's systems have been deployed by the U.S. Army's Southern European Task Force in Caserma Ederle, Italy. The firm's Tactical Iraqi product uses video games to teach troops Iraqi culture and language before deployment. The system is being used in Italy by the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade and other units. Alelo uses video game technology to teach la (More info...)

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Xirrus Gets Customer Win
Westlake Village-based Xirrus, a provider of Wi-Fi switching products, said today that its Wi-Fi arrays have been deployed at Carter G. Woodson Collegiate Academy, a prep school in Washington, DC. Size of the deal was not disclosed, however, the firm said the deployment included 16 of the firm's Wi-Fi arrays and covered the school's entire campus. Xirrus is venture backed by August Capital and US Venture Partners.

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Los Angeles County Technology Week
Innovate. Grow. Succeed. January 22-26.
2007 Los Angeles Technology Week
Technology Made Here

Take a look at these exciting events for Tech Week 2007:

Kick Off Lunch Keynote: Bruce Chizen, CEO Adobe
Media and Technology
Fast Pitch Competition
International Spotlight
Sustainable Technology
New Technologies for Multi-Media and the Internet
Igniting Your Venture: Marketing Made Easy
and much more!

For more details on tickets and events go to www.latechweek.com


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