Thursday, January 17, 2008
Email Marketing 2.0: Strategies for the Web 2.0 World
Email Marketing 2.0: Strategies for the Web 2.0 World

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Google Invests $10M In eSolar
Pasadena-based, grid-scale, utility solar systems developer eSolar has received $10M in funding from Google, confirmed Thursday as part of the launch of several new initiatives at the search engine giant's nonprofit arm. Google said Thursday that it has launched three new initiatives Thursday, targeted at identifying hot spots and enable rapid response to emerging threats such as pandemics and global warming; supporting the growth of small and medium sized businesses in the developing (More info...)

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ManiaTV Moves To LA
ManiaTV, the online content provider behind such shows as Tom Green Live and Dave Navarro's Spread Entertainment, said Thursday that it is relocating its headquarters and content operations to Los Angeles. The firm, which was based in Denver, Colorado, runs an Internet television network focused on pop culture, music, comedy, and other professionaly produced content. The firm said that it will relocate to Carthay Studios, which is located on Pico Blvd. Peter Hoskins, the firm's CEO, said in a st (More info...)

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Transonic Combustion Gets New Funding From Khosla Ventures
Camarillo-based Transonic Combustion, a firm which is developing an advanced fuel injection system for automobiles, said Thursday that it has received an additional investment from Khosla Ventures. The firm said the third round of funding makes Khosla the largest shareholder in the firm. Vinod Khosla has joined the firm's board as part of the funding. Transonic Combustion did not disclose financial details of the funding, but said it received a "substantially higher" valuation than the firm's Ju (More info...)

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DivX Inks License Deal With AMD
San Diego-based DivX said Wednesday that it has inked a licensing agreement with AMD. According to DivX, AMD will include its codec technology in certain AMD Xilleon processors for digital TVs. DivX develops video encoding and decoding technology which it licenses to consumer electronics manufacturers and software developers. Financial impact of the deal was not disclosed. AMD's Xilleon processors are being specifically marketed and designed for digital television manufacturers; the MIPs-based p (More info...)

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QLogic Joins Microsoft Interop Group
Aliso Viejo-based QLogic said Thursday that the firm has joined an interoperability group headed by computer giant Microsoft. QLogic said that it has joined the Interop Vendor Alliance (IVA), an effort to enhance interoperability between Microsoft software and hardware vendors. According to QLogic, it will be working with Microsoft to enhance interoperability of its products with Microsoft platforms. Qlogic is a provider of storage area networking (SAN) components and equipment for the data stor (More info...)

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Strix Adds Mobile Products
Calabasas-based Strix Systems, a provider of wireless mesh networking products, said Wednesday that it has rolled out a new system focused on mobile, in-vehicle systems. The firm said its new Mobile Wireless System connects vehicles into its Access/One outdoor wireless system. The new product is being targeted at public safety, railway, municipal, and other networks. According to Strix, the hardware can be used for on-board video surveillance, voice over IP, and critical data applications. Strix (More info...)

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HireRight Targets Small Businesses
Irvine-based HireRight, a provider of online, employer screening products, said Wednesday that it has rolled out a version of its services specifically targeted at small businesses. The firm said its new service, HireRight Express, provides online background checks for small businesses. The new service is an expansion of the company's existing services, which are provided primarily to Fortune 500 companies. According to HireRight, the new Express product allows small businesses to pull employee (More info...)

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Withoutabox Acquired By Amazon's IMDB
Studio City-based Whitoutabox, an online services provider focused on independent film and artists, has been acquired by The Internet Movie Database. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. According to IMDB, Whitoutabox will continue to function as a stand-alone operations based in Los Angeles. The Internet Movie Database is a subsidiary of Withoutabox was founded in 2000 by David Straus and Joe Neulight, and provides an online site focused on managing independent fil (More info...)

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2008 Technology Industry Awards - Call for Nominations
2008 Technology Industry Awards - Call for Nominations

Is your technology firm worthy of an award?

The Technology Council of Southern California is seeking candidates for the 14th annual Industry Awards. The awards are presented to individuals and companies that have made extraordinary contributions to the growth of Southern California as a center for technological innovation.

Nominations must be received by January 18, 2008. Nominees must be headquartered in Southern California. Full details of the nomination process and award criteria can be found on the Technology Council Web site,

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