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Fisker Automotive Targets 2010 Production, Seeks Funding
Lake Forest-based Fisker Automotive and its partner Quantum Technologies said Tuesday that the firm is targeting full production of its hybrid Fisker Karma automobiles by the end of 2010. Fisker, which is venture backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Palo Alto Investors, said it is gearing up to deliver its first vehicles by fourth quarter of 2009, with monthly production of its hybrid electric cars of 1,250 per month by the end of 2010. According to a recent CNET News.com report, the f (More info...)

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Language Weaver Ties Into Search Provider
Los Angeles-based Language Weaver, a provider of software for computer translation of languages, said today that it has inked a strategic partnership with a German enterprise search software firm. According to the firm, it is in an agreement with empolis, which develops enterprise content and knowledge management software, to incorporate Language Weaver's automated translation software for a cross-lingual, enterprise search application. Financial impact of the deal was not disclosed. Language We (More info...)

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BrightQube Raises $650K
Carlsbad-based BrightQube has raised $650,000 in a convertible note financing for its software for finding stock photography, according to the Tech Coast Angels. The Tech Coast Angels said that its San Diego chapter led the funding of BrightQube with a $200,000 investment, which also included the Pasadena Angels and unnamed insiders. BrightQube is targeting the online stock photography market with its online tool for searching for stock images; the firm's software allows users to pan and scroll (More info...)

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The Search Agency Names President
Santa Monica-based The Search Agency, a provider of search engine marketing and search engine optimization, said Monday that it has named Barbara Palmer as President. Palmer joins the firm from 2 Degrees Ventures, an entertainment professional services agency. Palmer has also served as VP at Ameriquest Mortgage Company, United Online, Paramount Pictures, Planet HOllywood, and Universal Studios Hollywood. The Search Agency provides search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM (More info...)

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CampusExplorer Adds College Advice, Personalization Features
Santa Monica-based CampusExplorer is set to launch an expanded web site tomorrow, adding new features that help users find college that best fit them and other personalized features. The firm, which is backed by Rincon Venture Partners and O'Connor Ventures is looking to help prospective students find the right schools that fit their interests, finances, and grades. According to Campus Explorer, it will offer side-by-side comparisons, active advice on finding best college choices, admissions cha (More info...)

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DivX Ports To Playstation 3
San Diego-based DivX, a provider of video encoding and decoding tools, said today that its technology is now available on the Sony Playstation 3. According to DivX, the technology is targeted at PS3 game developers who want to be able to take advantage of its compression for high quality video playback. DivX said that it is currently working on certifying the PS3 as part of its video playback certification process.

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ParAccel Taps IBM For Database Support
San Diego-based ParAccel, a developer of database management software, said Monday that it has entered into an OEM relationship with IBM, where it will embed IBM's InfoSphere Change Data Capture tool within its database. ParAccel said the addition will give its customers access to real-time upates from IBM DB2, as well as Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. ParAccel develops DBMS acceleration software used to increase the speed of queries to database (More info...)

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