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MindTouch Upgrades Wiki Software
San Diego-based MindTouch said Wednesday that it has upgraded its open source wiki software. The firm said its new release, MindTouch Deki Wiki v8.05, specifically adds international language support. According to MindTouch, the new language features were developed for Mozilla, in order to allow the open source foundation to host multiple languages on its site. The new support includes multilingual content management, support for multiple languages in search, along with better tools for managing (More info...)

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Sendio Upgrades Email Appliance
Irvine-based Sendio announced Wednesday that the firm has upgraded the firm's email security appliance, the I.C.E. Box. The firm said that the new version of its email security product adds new support for Domain Keys, which is an email standard used to improve validation of email servers; new support for Spanish; and better reporting of the status of queued messages. Sendio--which is venture backed by Kline Hawkes and Momentum Venture Management--also said it has added a number of performance i (More info...)

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Spot Runner Takes $51M
Los Angeles-based Spot Runner, a provider of technology for helping to place television advertisements, said this morning that it has raised new investments worth $51M. The investment came from a group of investors that includes the Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT), Grupo Televisa, Legg Mason Capital Management, and Groupe Arnault/LVMH. Existing investors in the firm also participated in the funding. According to the firm, the funding will help the firm accelerate its momentum as it expands i (More info...)

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NTS Acquires Certification Firm
Calabasas-based National Technical Systems announced today that it has acquired International Management Systems, a Tampa, Florida-based provider of ISO 9001 certification. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. NTS said that the acquisition was made by its joint venture subsidiary, National Quality Assurance, USA. International Management Systems provides certification of companies for ISO 99001, an international standard for quality management used by manufacturers to assure th (More info...)

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Internet Brands Bumps Rosenblum to CTO
Los Angeles-based Internet Brands Inc., an operator of several community and e-commerce Web sites, reported Tuesday that it has promoted Joseph Rosenblum to chief technology officer, effective immediately. Internet Brands said Rosenblum has supervised all areas of technology development since joining the company in 2006 as a vice president. In his new post, Rosenblum will report to Bob Brisco, Internet Brand's chief executive officer. Before Internet Brands, Rosenblum enjoyed stints with EarthL (More info...)

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Overland Adds Certification Program
San Diego-based Overland Storage said Tuesday that it has added a new certification program for the firm's value added resellers. Overland--which develops tape libraries and related products--said the new program will ensure that its channel partners have the appropriate skills and resources to sell and support its disk and tape appliances. The firm said that the program is expected to help its partners drive revenue growth. Overland's products include virtual tape libraries, RAID storage, and t (More info...)

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