Friday, July 11, 2008
paidContent Acquired By Guardian Media
Santa Monica-based online news publisher ContentNext, operator of the and other online news publications, announced this morning that it has been acquired by Guardian News & Media, the news media division of UK-based Guardian Media Group. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Guardian is the publisher of the Guardian and the Observer, two major UK national newspapers. According to the firms, paidContent will continue to be run as a standalone business by founder (More info...)

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Interview with Russell Fine, Opposing Views
Russell Fine is CEO of Opposing Views (, a new startup that recently raised $1.25M from a number of prominent local angel investors. Russell was the founder of, and has been an angel investor himself; we thought we'd catch up with him about his new startup.

What's the idea behind Opposing Views?

Russell Fine: We're going to be launching this summer. The plan is to put out a site for consumers, to help them make better informed decisions, quickly. The model (More info...)

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TIG Acquires Atlanta-Based Systems Integrator
The Technology Integration Group, a San Diego-based provider of computer systems integration and IT consulting services, announced Tuesday that it has acquired the Entre Business Technology Group of Atlanta. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 1981 and boasting an annual revenue of some $17 million, Entre provides integration services that TIG said complements its own offerings, plus systems security, intrusion prevention, physical access security and video surveillance-over-IP inte (More info...)

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SpaceX Installs Murphy as Marketing, Communications VP
Space Exploration Technologies Corp., a developer of manned and unmanned launch vehicles for space exploration, reported Thursday that it has hired Diane Murphy as vice president of marketing and communications. The Hawthorne, Calif.-based company, also known as SpaceX, said the newly created position's responsibilities include strategic planning, media relations, advertising, video and Web content, exhibits and trade shows, community affairs, event management and serving as company spokesperson (More info...)

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International Rectifier Names New General Counsel
International Rectifier Corp., a manufacturer of analog, digital and mixed-signal computer chips for use in power management applications, reported this week that it has hired Tim Bixler as vice president, general counsel and secretary. The El Segundo, Calif.-based company said Bixler, whose hiring is effective immediately, will manage its legal affairs, provide legal counsel to its board of directors and establish working relationships with business units and functions. He will report to Don Da (More info...)

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SiliconSystems Names Marketing VP
Aliso Viejo-based SiliconSystems, a developer of silicon storage products, said Thursday that it has named Robert Fan as the firm's Vice President of Marketing. Fan joins the firm from Entorian Technologies, and has also served previously at Berkana Wireless, Resonet Communications, and Intel Corporation. Silicon Systems said that Fan will lead the firm's global marketing and business development efforts.

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