Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Shaking The MoneyTree - May 22 - Los Angeles
Shaking The MoneyTree
Tuesday, May 22
The Regency Club - Los Angeles

Please join PricewaterhouseCoopers and a distinguished panel of industry experts and local VCs for their insights on Q1 2007 results of the PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree Report based on data from Thomson Financial. The MoneyTree Report is a quarterly study of venture capital investment activity in the United States. As a collaboration between PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based upon data from Thomson Financial, it is the only industry-endorsed research of its kind. The study is a staple of the financial community, entrepreneurs, government policymakers and the business press worldwide.

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WebSideStory Becomes Visual Sciences
San Diego-based WebSideStory, a provider of web analytics applications, said Wednesday afternoon that the firm has changed its name to Visual Sciences, and consolidated under a single brand name. WebSideStory merged with Visual Sciences in February of last year, and have been maintaining dual brand names until now. WebSideStory, which is traded on the Nasdaq Global market, also said that it is changing its common stock symbol to VSCN, effective Thursday. Visual Sciences provides web analytics ap (More info...)

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Interview with Mark Sylvester and Kymberlee Weil, introNetworks
Santa Barbara's introNetworks ( first debuted its social networking software application at the TED conference in 2003, but just announced its first institutional investment, from Adobe Systems last week. introNetwork's Flash-based, social networking application uses user profiles and questions to match up attendees at conferences, or employees at corporations with other users with similar interests. The tool is very popular with conference attendees for helping them to fin (More info...)

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VMIX Inks Promotion Deal With DIRECTV
El Segundo-based satellite TV provider DIRECTV and San Diego-based VMIX, an online video sharing web site, said today that VMIX will promote the DIRECTV show The Fizz through a new dedicated online channel. The new channel, which will be featured on the VMIX web site, will feature user-generated content which will both be available on the web site as well as used on DIRECTV's show. The Fizz uses clips from video bloggers, user-generated clips and music as a source for material for the show. Fina (More info...)

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RE FormsNet Buys REBT
Los Angeles-based RE FormsNet, a maker of electronic form software for the real estate industry, said today that it has acquired Real Estate Business Technologics LLC (REBT). REBT is a maker of real estate transacation management software. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition of REBT grows RE FormsNet to nearly 60 employees between its Los Angeles headquarters and Detroit operations. RE FormsNet is a maker of ZipForm, which is used by real estate professionals to manag (More info...)

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Cogent Scores Win In Texas
South Pasadena-based Cogent Systems, a developer of fingerprint identification systems, said today that the Texas Health & Human Services Commission has selected the company's systems. The deal covers replacement of its existing systems for applicants and recipients of food stamps in the state of Texas. Cogent said that the deal is worth approximately $8M. Cogent will provide customized software and configured hardware for the deal, which covers 340 health and human services offices throughout T (More info...)

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Semtech Joins Low Power Wireless Initiative
Camarillo-based Semtech, a manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, announced Wednesday that the firm is supporting the new ONE-NET development community for low-power wireless devices. Semtech said that its technology and expertise have controibuted to the development of the new standard, which is targeted at providing low-power wireless connectivity for residential and small business applications. Other members of the initiative include Analog Devices, Texas Instruments, RF Mono (More info...)

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7th Annual Games & Mobile Forum - Hollywood - May 21-22
7th Annual Games & Mobile Forum
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May 21-22, 2007
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