Monday, February 25, 2008
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Momentum Ventures Funds Brown Bag Naturals
Los Angeles-based Momentum Venture Management said Monday that it has made an investment in Los Angeles-based Brown Bag Naturals. Momentum, which provides both funding and operational expertise to technology and other early stage companies, did not disclose the amount of the investment. Brown Bag Naturals delivers healthy lunches to school chidren in Southern California. Stu MacFarlane, who was previously CEO and founder of InsiderPages, has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer of Brown Bag Na (More info...)

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Chumby Debuts Smart Internet Device
San Diego-based Chumby Industries has rolled out the firm's consumer, Internet radio and video device, the firm said Monday. The company, which is venture backed by O'Reilly Alphatech Ventures, said the firm's chumby device is now available on the firm's web site. Chumby's device allows users to send Internet radio broadcasts, videos, photos, and other information to what looks like an alarm clock. The Wi-Fi device -- which is about the size of a coffee mug -- also can be programmed to provide n (More info...)

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introNetworks Revs Social Networking Tool
Santa Barbara-based introNetworks said today that the firm has upgraded its social networking tools. The firm, which develops a Flash-based tool which matches people in a social network, said that its latest update now uses Adobe's new Flex 3 software, allows for more modular customization of features, and other features. introNetworks is used by large and small companies, along with conference organizers to help employees and users connect with each other based on their user interest and profil (More info...)

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Interview with Emrah Kovacoglu,
We recently ran into Emrah Kovacoglu, Founder, President, and CEO of Total Beauty Media (, a well funded Beverly Hills startup focused on providing content for the online beauty market. Total Beauty has raised $10M from Wallington Investments and U.S. Venture Partners. Emrah spoke with Ben Kuo about his firm.

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Emrah Kovacoglu: I spent the last ten years at Proctor and Gamble. I worked in digital marketing the whole time, specifically in the beaut (More info...)

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CraveOnline Buys GameRevolution
Los Angeles-based, which runs an online web site focused on young men, said today that it has acquired, a site focused on gaming content. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. CraveOnline is owned by AtomicOnline. CraveOnline said the acquisition will be used to expand its family of niche web properties. GameRevolution offers daily news, video game reviews, and other information on the video game industry; the majority of the firm's content is (More info...)

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DivX Kills
San Diego-based DivX said this morning that it plans to shut down, the firm's online user-generated video sharing service. According to DivX, it will shut down the site at the end of the month, on February 28th. The firm said the move came because the company wanted to focus on its core DivX technology licensing business. DivX has been trying to sell the Stage6 site since July of 2007, when it broke the site out as its own operation. was being managed by Jordan Greenhall, c (More info...)

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quarterlife Hits iTunes
The Los Angeles-based producers behind Internet series 'quarterlife', Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick, said Monday morning that the series will be available for purchase and download on Apple's popular iTunes store. According to Herkovitz and Zwick, they will offer episodes of the series for $1.99, and the full season for $9.99 on the iTunes store. Herskovitz and Swick are the producers behind "My So-Called Life," "thirtysomething," and "Legends of the Fall." The 'quarterlife' series debute (More info...)

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Vitesse Expands Diagnostic Feature
Camarillo-based Vitesse Semiconductor said MOnday morning that it has expanded a diagnostic feature on the firm's line of 10 Gbps devices. According to Vitesse, it has added the firm's VScope oscilloscope features into the firm's VSC824x family of clock and data recovery devices. The new features add the ability to view signals being received by its chips, which are used to improve the quality of optical and electrical signals on high speed, 10 Gbps optical networks. The access to the diagnostic (More info...)

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Guidance Software Rolls Data Leakage Software
Pasadena-based Guidance Software announced new software targeted at findng policy violations and possible sources of data leakage in government networks. According to Guidance, its EnCase information Assurance tool is targeted at helping federal agencies identify, assess and remediate policy violations and vulnerabilities across the network. The firm said it will provide system audit and compliance checking, and vulnerability and threat assessment as part of an upgrade of its existing tool.

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