Thursday, February 28, 2008
ABC Launches Short Form Programming Group
Disney-ABC Television Group said Thursday that it has launched a new group focused on original, short form programming. The new group, Stage 9 Digital Media, is launching with a new web comedy series, "Squeegees," which is being shown on and YouTube. According to Disney-ABC Television, the series will be sponsored by Toyota. The new Stage 9 unit will be headed by Barry Jossen. According to ABC, the studio has a slate of more than 20 programs in production, including comedy, drama, animat (More info...)

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Aspyra Appoints Zierick CEO
Calabasas-based Aspyra, a provider of clinical and diagnostic information software for the healthcare industry, said Thursday that it has hired Jim Zierick as the firm's interim CEO. Zierick joins the firm from LogicalApps, where he was also CEO. Zierick also previously served at Peregrine Systems. Zierick has been on the company's board of directors since September of 2007. Current interim CEO James R. Helms returns to his role as Chief Operations Officer at the firm. Asprya is a developer of c (More info...)

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SYSPRO Rolls Out SMB Software
Costa Mesa-based business software maker SYSPRO said today that it has rolled out a new, integrated budgeting application for small and medium sized businesses. SYSPRO said its Budget Maestro for SYSPRO application, which was jointly developed with Centage Corporation, is targeted at budget devleopment, forecasting, what-if scenario planning, and financial and management reporting. The application is being made available through SYSPRO's resellers. SYSPRO is a developer of enterprise resource pl (More info...)

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CardioNet Sets IPO Terms
San Diego-based CardioNet said in a filing with the SEC this morning that it is looking to offer 6.6M shares of the firm's common stock in an IPO, at between $22.00 and $24.00 per share. CardioNet's IPO is being underwritten by Citi, Lehman Brothers, Leerink Swann, and Thomas Weisel Partners. The firm develops systems for monitoring patient health for outpatient treatment. CardioNet is backed by Boston Scientific, Sanderling Ventures, H&Q, BioFrontier, IngleWood Ventures, Foundation Medical Part (More info...)

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Interview with Marc Zionts, CEO of Ortiva Wireless
Our interview today is with Marc Zionts, the new CEO of Ortiva Wireless (, a venture-backed, La Jolla-based company which is looking to provide technology that helps stream video to mobile devices. Ortiva is backed by Artiman Ventures, Avalon Ventures, Comcast, and Mission Ventures. We spoke with Marc to better understand the product and why it's needed. The interview was with Ben Kuo.

What is your product?

Marc Zionts: We build software for mobile network operators (More info...)

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UCSB Launches Energy Efficiency Institute
The University of Santa Barbara is launching a new Institute for Energy Efficiency today, in an effort to focus its faculty members on energy saving technology development at the school, the school said today. The school said the new institute, which will be headed by Professor John Bowers of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, will focus on accelerating the development and commercialization of energy-saving technologies. According to UCSB, the funding for the Institute was provi (More info...)

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MySpace, TMZ In Content Deal
Los Angeles-based social networking site MySpace and celebrity news show TMZ said Wednesday that the two are in a new content partnership, where TMZ will provide clips to MySpaceTV. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. MySpace and TMZ said that TMZ will create a new, branded channel on MySpaceTV featuring clips from the TMZ television program. TMZ is the latest in a string of content providers providing clips to the MySpaceTV site; MySpace also has deals with the BBC, National Geograp (More info...)

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