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EdenIQ Raises Venture Round
Encino-based EdenIQ, which is developing cellulosic ethanol technology for the clean energy sector, has quietly raised a round of venture capital as part of the firm's spinoff from Altra Biofuels. According to EdenIQ's web site, current investors in the firm include Draper Fisher Jurvetson, DFJ Element, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Angelno Group, Omninet, The Westly Group, Duff Ackerman & Goodrich, and Northgate Capital. Altra Biofuels said earlier this month that the firm had spun out Eden (More info...)

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Kintera Acquired By Blackbaud
San Diego-based Kintera, the provider of online software for managing nonprofit operations, said Thursday afternoon that the firm has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Blackbaud, Inc. The deal is worth approximately $46.0 million. According to Kintera, it will continue its operations in San Diego and its other locations. Blackbaud will pay $1.12 per share for Kintera, which is publicly traded on the NASDAQ as KNTA. Blackbaud is a provider of software and services for nonprofi (More info...)

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Newegg Expands Beyond Electronics, Computers
City of Industry-based Newegg, the online retailer of consumer electronics and computer products, said this week that the firm has expanded into general merchandise with a new site, The retailer said it would offer everything from auto parts and hardware to jewelry, apparel, and home and garden products. NewEgg said it would apply what it learned within the information technology and consumer electronics market to the mass merchandise market. NewEgg's new site allows third party (More info...)

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Vuguru Launches Robin Cook Prequel, Foreign Body
Beverly Hills-based new media studio Vuguru said Wednesday that it has launched its web series, Robin Cook's Foreign Body The Prequel, a prequel to Robin Cook's upcoming novel, Foreign Body. The studio, which is headed by Michael Eisner, said that the series will air everyday, five days a week, for 10 weeks on YouTube, Veoh, Hulu,, Dailymotion, and on its own web site. Vuguru signed a deal in January for production of the series, with publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons. Cyber Group Digital Med (More info...)

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RiffWare Deploys On Verizon
Pasadena-based RiffWare, which develops an application for managing automotive maintenance information on cell phones, said today that it has released an application on Verizon Wireless. According to the firm, its Miles to Go application allows users to track mileage, schedule oil changes and maintenance, and provide recall and alerts to car owners. The firm said the application runs on BREW and is available for $2.99 from Verizon's store front. RiffWare's founders are formerly from Idealab's ro (More info...)

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Channel M Expands Advisory Board
Los Angeles-based Channel M, which produces out of home video and advertising content, said today that it has appointed Paul H. Irving to its advisory board. Irving is co-chairman and Senior Corporate Partner at legal firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP. Channel M is venture backed by Ascend Venture Group, Benedek Investment Group, Integral Capital Partners, and Vintage Capital Partners. Channel M provides content and advertising through in-store video screens and signage, across a range of demo (More info...)

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Interview with Lee Corkran, BrightQube
Carlsbad-based BrightQube ( recently raised a round of funding from the Tech Coast Angels, for the firm's online photo marketplace and software. We recently caught up with Lee Corkran, the firm's CEO, to hear more about the company.

What's the idea behind Brightqube?

Lee Corkran: The idea behind BrightQube, is really enabling a broad marketplace for visual media. We looked at the industry around photography, and how it is currently being served--a number of us come from (More info...)

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Teresis Targets Corporations
Santa Ana-based Teresis Media Management, a developer of video production management software, said yesterday that it has extended its product to include the corporate sector. The firm's software is used by producers to manage digital workflow and asset management. According to Teresis, it is looking to make its Teresis Online workflow management products available via a monthly subscription for businesses of all sizes. The company is specifically targeting corporate communications departments u (More info...)

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Southern California Digital Technology Forum - June 9/10
The So Cal Digital Technology Forum is where innovation takes the stage to highlight leading-edge technologies and proven strategies for success in the hottest tech industry verticals. From digital media to advertising to wireless to gaming, So Cal entrepreneurs and executives will give you the insider’s perspective on the latest trends and the next "big ideas." And, you’ll hear firsthand from the venture capitalists who are putting their money behind digital technology – they'll share the latest hot buttons and killer apps that are taking start-ups to the next level. With Experian, Google, Qualcomm/MediaFlo and many others, join 400+ participants for the 1.5 day conference at the lowest rate in town…starting at just $95!

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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."
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