Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Buzznet Snags TMZ's Citron
Hollywood-based Buzznet, the online social media site focused on music and pop culture, has snagged Alan Citron, former general manager of Time Warner's TMZ, the firm said today. Citron will act as head of the what the firm describes as "Special Projects." Citron was also previously at Movielink, the founding president of MusicNet, president of Ticketmaster Online, as well as president of USA Networks iNteractive, in addition to his time at the Los Angeles Times as the business editor for entert (More info...)

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Dakim Announces Customer Wins
Santa Monica-based Dakim, which develops a brain fitness system targeted at seniors, said today that the firm's systems have now been installed at more than 150 senior living communities. The firm's products includes games and other exercises which help senior citizens combat dementia. Dakim's system is an Internet-connected, hardware device which is installed at senior living centers, and downloads regular updates and new features. Dakim is venture backed by Galen Partners, and has raised $10.6 (More info...)

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National Lampoon Buys AllModelZone.com
Los Angeles-based publisher National Lampoon said today that it has acquired AllModelZone.com, a web site focused on social networking in the modeling industry. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. AllModelZone.com was owned by Alle Von Technologies, LLC. According to National Lampoon, the firm will use the site to grow its online platforms, and in particular to expand in the female demographic. AllModelZone offers both free and premium versions of its site, and caters to both models (More info...)

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Interview with Olivier Chaine, Magnify360
Last week, Los Angeles-based Magnify360 (www.magnify360.com) raised $2.5M in a venture funding round. We spoke with Olivier Chaine, the firm's CEO and Founder, along with investor Mark Sugarman of MHS Capital, about the company and what it's trying to do.

For folks who aren't familiar with Magnify360, what do you do?

Olivier Chaine: Our platform is the leading content personalization and optimization platform. What that means, is that for every single person that comes onto a web site, we (More info...)

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Nexsan Rolls New NAS Product
Thousand Oaks-based Nexsan said Monday that it has rolled out a new, network attached storage (NAS) product focused on the small to medium-sized business market. Nexsan said the NAS product, called The Edge, is designed with "green" data storage in mind. The new product implements power management on its product, using what it calls AutoMAID--the ability to automatically power down drives when not needed. The new NAS product supports up to 84TB in a 9U rackmount space. Pricing on the new product (More info...)

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