Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Forbes MEET II
Turmoil & Transitions: Building the Next Digital Revolution
Oct. 24-25, 2007
Beverly Hills, CA

How can businesses survive and thrive in today’s digital world? Join forces with Forbes editors, A-list players and media moguls for an in-depth look at how to win big as you transition from old business models to new. Speakers include InterActive Corp.’s Barry Diller, Disney’s Robert Iger, MGM’s Harry Sloan, AT&T’s Randall Stephenson, Yucaipa Companies’ Ron Burkle, among others. For more information and to register: www.forbesmeet.com

ProQuo Launches Junk Mail Removal Service, Gets Backing from DFJ
La Jolla-based ProQuo, a new service focused on helping people reduce the amount of paper junk mail they receive, launched today. The firm, which says that it is venture backed by Draper Fisher Jurvetson, said it would allow users to choose which kinds of paper mail to stop and which kinds to receive. The company said its service is available starting today. The firm is headed by Steven Gal.

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Interview with Mike Mothner, Wpromote
We've been seeing an interesting growth in the number of search marketing firms in Southern California -- which help companies with advertising their companies and products on search engines and with search engine optimization. Fast growing Wpromote (www.wpromote.com) is one of the companies we ran into recently, and was just ranked very highly by Inc. 500 in its list of fastest growing private companies in America. We thought it would be interesting to talk to the firm's CEO, Mike Mothner, abou (More info...)

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OuroBoros Raises $4M For Spinal Devices
Stealthy OuroBoros, based in San Diego, has raised $4M in a funding round for a minimally invasive spinal fusion device. No details of the company or round have been released. The firm first disclosed the funding in a regularly filing on September 19th; the recent PwC/NVCA MoneyTree report says the round was worth $4.095M.

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EdgeCast Links With Flash Media Provider
Los Angeles-based content delivery network (CDN) provider EdgeCast Networks said today that it has linked with Influxis, a provider of Flash Media application hosting. The two said that EdgeCast will offer the Influxis Adobe Flash Application Hosting service to Edgecast customers, and that Influexis will offer Edgecast's CDN services to its own customer base. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Edgecast Networks is a provider of content delivery network (CDN) services, which are used (More info...)

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QLogic Qualifies Product With IBM
Aliso Viejo-based storage networking equipment provider QLogic said today that one of its products has been qualified with IBM. QLogic said that its SANbox 6140 intelligent storage router was qualified through IBM's System Storage Proven program for use with IBM's DS4700 and DS4800 storage systems. IBM's System Storage Proven qualification tests are a set of interoperability tests used to prove interoperability with IBM equipment. QLogic's SANbox 6150 storage router is used to connect iSCSI and (More info...)

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MySpace, Oberon Team On Casual Games
Los Angeles-based social networking web site MySpace has partnered with Oberon Media, a provider of casual games, to create a new gaming focused MySpace channel. According to the two, MySpace Games will allow users to play hundreds of online casual games from Oberon. The firms said the new service will launch in early 2008, and will also allow users to add games to their profile pages. The games will be available for free to users.

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Kyocera Wireless Gets Design Win
San Diego-based Kyocera Wireless has been selected by Canary Wireless, a provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications products, the firms said Tuesday. Canary Wireless said it will use Kyocera's CDMA modules, used to connect equipment into CDMA networks. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Canary Wireless said the companies will also work together more closely in sales and early development phases. Canary Wireless develops wireless products for OEMs, including handsets and oth (More info...)

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