Monday, June 25, 2007
CallWave Launches Voicemail to Text Service
Santa Barbara-based CallWave said today that it has made a beta release of a voicemail to text service for mobile phone users. The new service transcribes a rough summary of voicemail messages, which is delivered as an email to users. The new Vtxt solution is free for users during the company's beta period, and also includes an online web portal which allows users to archive both voice and text messages. CallWave operates voicemail, FAX, and other Internet services.

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DevZuz Names Former WebLogic Exec As CEO
Marina Del Rey-based DevZuz, the open source software provider started by Gluecode Software's Winston Damarillo, said this morning that it has appointed the former president of WebLogic, Dave Parker, as CEO. Parker was the original president of WebLogic before it was acquired by BEA Systems. The company also said it has hired Tom Brattvet, formerly of Serena Softare, Borland, and Starbase, as VP of Sales for the firm. DevZuz is developing open source development tools for managing software proje (More info...)

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Boingo Rolls Flat Rate Plan
Santa Monica-based wireless ISP Boingo has rolled out a new, flat rate plan called Boingo Global. The new plan, which costs $39 a month, will offer a single rate and no roaming charges for users who need to access the firm's Wi-Fi service. Boingo Wireless operates a WiFi access system based on a collection of affiliated wireless ISPs. According to Boingo the new flat rate plan covers 100,000 WiFi hot spots internationally, currently covering France and Norway, with hotspots in Germany, Italy, an (More info...)

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Ortiva Wireless Raises $15M
La Jolla-based Ortiva Wireless, a developer of mobile content technology, said today that it has raised $15M in a Series B round. The round was led by Comcast Interactive Capital, and also included prior investors Artiman Ventures, Mission Ventures, and Avalon Ventures. Ortiva said the funding will go towards meeting demand for its products and services. Ortiva develops technology for adapting video and audio streams to mobile phone capabilities and network conditions. The firm's products are li (More info...)

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Conexant Names New President and CEO
Newport Beach-based Conexant Systems said today that it has appointed Daniel Artusi as the firm's president and CEO, replacing former CEO Dwight Decker. Conexant said that the appointment of Artusi comes as a result of the retirement of Decker, who announced his plans to retire in March. Artusi was most recently Chairman and CEO of ColdWatt, and also served at Silicon Laboratories and Motorola. The retirement is the second for Decker, who retired in February of 2004 but returned shortly in Novem (More info...)

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iRise Gets Win With Fuzz
El Segundo-based iRise,a provider of software used for helping companies design applications, said today that Fuzz, an online music label, has tapped the firm to simulate and deliver its product. iRise said that Fuzz used the firm's application simulations to create content and deliver features on its site. Size of the win was not disclosed. Fuzz is an online site promoting musical artists and bands. iRise, which is backed by Morgan Stanley Venture Partners, develops application software used t (More info...)

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8e6 Targets K-12
Orange-based 8e6 Technologies, a developer of Internet filtering software and other products, said today that it has introduced a new web filtering product targeted at the K-12 market. The new product, Intelligent Footprint Technology, targets the use of anonymous proxies and social networking web sites such as MySpace in schools. According to 8e6, web proxies and proxy anonymizers, which use Internet proxy technology to get around security and content limitations, are used by students to bypass (More info...)

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DTS Ships Content Management System
Burbank-based DTS Digital Cinema said today that it is introducing a new content management system targeted at mutiplex theaters today. The new software and system, Filmstore Director software, Filmstore Central storage, and Filmstore Digital Cinema Player are used for showing trailers, advertising, and other content in theaters. DTS is developing digital theater systems for the cinema environment. DTS said the new product will be available for delivery in Q3.

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Epicor Enhances Supply Management Software
Irvine-based Epicor Software, a provider of enterprise business software, said this morning that it has enhanced its Epicor Supplier Relationship Management Suite. The firm said that the software now supports mobile access, better user experiences for requisitioners, and other capabilities. The firm's Epicor Procurement tool is used by buyers and suppliers for managing the procurement process at enterprises.

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