Thursday, September 13, 2007
Basic Information About Patents
See the latest contributed article to the socalTECH Startup Zone: Basic Information About Patents. The decision to pursue patents, which kind and how much to spend is a business decision that merits both consideration and planning. Steven C. Sereboff, Mark A. Goldstein, and Michael D. Harris discuss some of the basic issues and costs of filing a patent.

MP3tunes Upgrades Music Sync Software
San Diego-based MP3tunes, the online music storage service started by former founder Michael Robertson, said Thursday afternoon that it has enhanced the company's LockerSync software. The company said that the software says that the software replaces the firm's prior Oboe 2.0 sync software, improves CPU efficiency, and adds scheduling of music uploads, tagging of music and playlists, and an expanded number of playback devices. MP3tunes provides an online web site which allows users to sh (More info...)

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Desktop Factory Starts Reservation Program For 3D Printer
Pasadena-based Desktop Factory, the Idealab start-up which is developing a low-cost, 3D printer, said today that it has begun a reservation program for customers interested in its products. The firm said that it will begin taking deposits on the company's upcoming Desktop Factory 125ci product. The product takes aim at the 3D fabrication market, which has previously been limited to high end engineering firms due to high hardware costs. Desktop Factory said began taking 10 percent deposits on the (More info...)

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MySpace Premieres Series From thirtysomething Creators
Los Angeles-based online social networking web site MySpace said this morning that it will premiere a new online series from Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick, the duo behind "My So-Called Life," "thirtysomething," "Legends of the Fall," and "Blood Diamond." According to MySpace, the new online series, "quarterlife," will be a "network-quality" series producted directly for the Internet. MySpace will distribute the series on its MySpaceTV effort, and will include a dedicated video channel and (More info...)

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Qualcomm Gets Stay
San Diego-based Qualcomm has received a brief reprieve in its legal battles against Broadcom, saying Wednesday evening that it has received a stay pending appeal of the International Trade Commission (ITC) ban on importation of handsets that use some of its chips into the United States. The ITC had rules in June that Qualcomm chips were found to infringe upon a Broadcom patent, and had ordered the ban on imports on future phone models using the technology. Qualcomm said that the Court of Appeals (More info...)

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SpaceX Signs Commercial Satellite Deal
El Segundo-based SpaceX, the space company that is developing commercial rocket launch vehicles, said today that it has signed its first commercial geostationary telecommunications customer. SpaceX said that Avanti Communications Group has signed on to launch a Ka band satellite into geostationary transfer orbit on board the SpaceX Falcom 9. According to SpaceX, the deal includes up to three additional satellite launches and would be worth $150M in total. The launch for the satellite is expected (More info...)

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Revver Trumpets Rev Share Payments
Los Angeles-based user-generated video site Revver announced last night that the firm has now paid out one million dollars in total to the firm's video creators and sharers. The site provides a revenue split with users who upload videos to the company's web site, splitting advertising revenues 50/50 with video creators and 20 percent with users who upload but did not create a video. Revver did not disclose what percentage of ad revenue went to video creators or video uploaders. Revver has raised (More info...)

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SiliconSystems Expands Space, Staff
Aliso Viejo-based SiliconSystems, a manufacturer of storage products, said Wednesday that it has doubled the size of the firm's headquarters. The firm said that it has moved to a new, 36,000 square foot office building in Aliso Viejo, and also plans to increase its staff by approximately 50 percent. The firm said that the expansion is part of an expansion plan to meet demand for its storage products. The move is expected to happen in November. SiliconSystems is a manufacturer of flash memory dri (More info...)

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VentureNet: Become a Capital Presenter
If you are a technology executive looking for investors, now is the time to submit an application to make a capital presentation at VentureNet 2007!

Why Present at VentureNet?

Presenting companies from the past ten VentureNet conferences have gone on to raise over $100 million in venture funding. VentureNet is for technology executives who are serious about meeting investors and strategic partners. We bring together partners and principles from active, interested Southern California and Northern California venture capital firms, angel investors and investment bankers. The conference also attracts senior executives from the most influential professional services firms in Southern California. In short, the event is a gathering of the "who's who" from the region's technology industry.

Capital Presentations are limited to 12 of the best, most promising companies in the region-each of which will receive coaching and consultation from the selection committee, comprised of venture capitalist, angels and senior executives.

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