Friday, May 9, 2008
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June 10-12, 2008

OnHollywood 2008 is where cutting-edge technology CEOs from the back streets of Silicon Valley meet the Hollywood digital entertainment and media elite. This two-and-a-half-day executive event features high-level debates on which forces are disrupting user behavior and creating new opportunities, content strategies and monetization schemes in the video, music, gaming, search, and mobile industries. Our editors will also honor the OnHollywood 100 Top Private Companies and feature the Best of Broadband "BOB" Awards. Fifty of the top CEOs from the OnHollywood 100 will pitch their market strategies to a panel of industry experts in our "CEO Showcase."
OnHollywood promises to be the most powerful gathering of studio heads, content creators, venture capitalists, biz dev officers and entrepreneurs on the planet.


Report: California To Suffer More In Recession
The nonprofit Milken Insitute reported late Thursday that the U.S. has entered a recession, and that the impact on California will be greater here than for the rest of the U.S. The Santa Monica-based nonprofit said that based on its study--The Economic Outlook for the United States and California: Slow Growth or Recession?--real GDP has been declining for the past two quarters, due to a combination of the housing market correction, soaring oil prices, a weak labor market, overextended consumers, (More info...)

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CallWave Names Engineering VP
Santa Barbara-based CallWave, a provider of Internet-based communications services, said Thursday evening that it has appointed Ritesh Bansal as the firm's new Vice President of Application Development. Bansal joins the firm from TalkPlus, and has previously served at Kivera, CitiBank, and Oracle. According to CallWave, Bansal was responsible for development of the "Friend Finder" app at Kivera for AT&T. Bansal will report to CallWave President and CEO Jeff Cavins.

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Occam Networks Hires New CFO
Santa Barbara-based Occam Networks announced Thursday that it has hired a new CFO, Jeanne Seeley. Seeley joins the firm from Access Co. Ltd., the Japanese parent of PalmSource. Occam said that Seeley has also previously served as SVP and CFO of Snap Appliances, VP and CFO of Quantum DSS Corporation, and VP, Corporate Controller, and Chief Accounting Officer at Apple Computer Inc. Former CFO Chris Farrell will continue with the firm until May 31st to transition the firm. Occam Networks is a provi (More info...)

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