Friday, August 8, 2008
VentureNet Call For Presenters
If you are an technology executive looking for investors, now is the time to submit an application to make a capital presentation at VentureNet 2008.

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There are millions of reasons to present at VentureNet - over 100 million, in fact. Presenting companies from the past twelve VentureNet conferences have gone on to raise over $100 million in venture funding.

VentureNet is for technology executives who are serious about meeting investors and strategic partners. We bring together partners and principles from active, interested Southern California and Northern California venture capital firms, angel investors and investment bankers. The conference also attracts senior executives from the most influential professional services firms in Southern California. In short, the event is a gathering of the "who's who" from the region's technology industry.

Deadline is August 18th to apply. Apply now!

Interpolls Gets Win With MythBusters
Pasadena-based rich media widget ad firm Interpolls has scored a win with Discovery Channel and its popular MythBusters show, the firm said earlier this week. Interpolls said that Discovery Channel will promote the upcoming season of "MythBusters" using its rich media widgets and "question-based" ad units. The widgets will ask questions about the show to engage users. Interpolls' ad widgets can be embedded into social networking and other web pages. Financial impact of the deal was not disclosed (More info...)

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Occam Networks Hires Controller
Santa Barbara-based Occam Networks, a manufacturer of broadband access hardware for the telecommunications industry, said Friday that it has added Donald F. DePascal as the firm's new Corporate Controller. DePascal joins the firm from PalmSource, where he also served as VP and Corporate Controller. DePascal has also served at data storage firm Quantum Corporation. Occam said that DePascal will aid the firm in managing its internal finance and accounting functions, and to improve its internal con (More info...)

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Socialcast Enhances Social Networking Software
Irvine-based Socialcast, a developer of software for creating corporate social networks, said this week that the firm has upgraded its software-as-a-service platform. Socialcast said it has added new bookmarking tools, user profile features, work logging features, and way to help employees connect with other employees with common interests. Socialcast develops software for creating customized social networking sites for companies; the company said its products are being used by companies such as (More info...)

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FunnyOrDie: We've Got Another Hit
Los Angeles-based FunnyOrDie, the online comedy web site, said today that the firm's latest video -- a spoof campaign video featuring Paris Hilton -- has become the web site's biggest hit, racking up over 6.2 million views over the last two days. FunnyOrDie's spoof campaign ad, was inspired by the controversial John McCain ad comparing Barack Obama to celebrities Paris Hilton and Britney Spears. The FunnyOrDie video features a swimsuit-clad Hilton giving a serious proposal for dealing with energ (More info...)

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Etronica Rolls Out Web Site Creation Tools
Pacific Palisades-based Etronica, which develops PublishPalLite, a web site creation service, said this week that it has unveiled two new web services targeted at schools and teachers. The firm said that it has rolled out SchoolPal and TeacherPal, two website management systems focused on helping educators create and maintain web sites. The software-as-a-service tools offers Web 2.0, AJAX-style website creation tools for creating school web sites. The new services are available on a subscription (More info...)

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QLogic Ships New Storage Protocol Adapters
Aliso Viejo-based QLogic said this week that it has begun shipping new Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) adapters. Fibre Channel over Ethernet is a new standard for transmitting data storage traffic over standard Ethernet connections. QLogic claimed that it is the first to ship a FCoE adapter into general availability. The maker of storage networking hardware said that it has also bundled the adapters with a Ethernet switch from Cisco, along with launching an interoperability program around FCo (More info...)

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