Monday, March 16, 2009
Autobytel, Settle Patent Suit
Irvine-based Autobytel and Santa Monica-based said late Monday that the two have entered into a settlement over a patent lawsuit filed by Edmunds against Autobytel. According to the two firms, the two have entered into a settlement to avoid "any further proceedings" on the patent lawsuit, after the case was recently dismissed by a court. The two firms said that Autobytel has granted Edmunds a limited license to Autobytel's U.S. Patent, Number 6,282,517 and other Autobytel patents, in (More info...)

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Kurtzman Carson Consultants Acquired By Computershare
Los Angeles-based Kurtzman Carson Consultants LLC, a provider of administrative-support services and technology to companies undergoing Chapter 11 bankruptcy or corporate restructuring, has been acquired. Computershare Limited, a provider of proxy solicitation and other specialized financial and communication services, was the acquirer. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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Verimatrix Scores Win In India
San Diego-based Verimatrix, a developer of content security technology for the IPTV market, said Monday that the firm has signed on Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL), an Indian IPTV operator, as a customer. Financial impact of the deal was not disclosed. Verimatrix said that the firm's Video Content Authority System has been deployed as part of a nation-wide IPTV launch. Verimatrix develops digital watermarking products used in set-top boxes to trace digital video, to prevent re-broadcasting and (More info...)

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Nirvanix Gets Win In Arizona
San Diego-based cloud storage firm Nirvanix said today that the firm's services have been chosen by Arizona State University, as part of a project to collect high resolution images of the moon. According to Nirvanix, its products are being used by Malin Space Science Systems in a project operated by ASU, as part of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC). Nirvanix operates an Internet-based service being used by companies to store their data. Dan Stanzione, Director - Fulton School High (More info...)

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Image Metrics Targets Video Game Customers With New Services
Los Angeles-based Image Metrics, a developer of facial animation technology, disclosed this morning that it has created a new "rigging" service for the video game and film markets. According to the firm, the new service will allow video game makers to use its technology and team to create "highly emotive" facial animation. Image Metrics develops software used for facial animation image capture; the firm's technology was used for the upcoming God of War III video game for the Sony PlayStation 3. (More info...)

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Big Stage Hits The iPhone
Los Angeles-based Big Stage Entertainment, a venture-backed startup developing 3D animation technology used to create avatars, said this morning that the firm has created a new application which works on the Apple iPhone. According to Big Stage, its iStage software, which allows users to create photo-realistic avatars, allows users of the iPhone to create a realistic, animated 3-D model of their face in minutes, and insert that into branded content. The firm said that users can also post and sha (More info...)

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Zynx Health Upgrades Software
Los Angeles-based Zynx Health, a developer of health care decision support software, said this morning that the firm has upgraded its AuthorSpace software. According to the firm, the new version of the software adds such features as PDF exporting and streamlined processes for updating content. Zynx develops software which is used for improving health quality through suggesting health care best practices for treatments. The firm is owned by Heart Corporation, which acquired the company in 2004.

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Qualcomm: Court Dismisses Broadcom Complaint
San Diego-based Qualcomm announced this morning that a federal court has dismissed a lawsuit brought against the firm by Broadcom. According to Qualcomm, the United States District Court for the Southern District of California granted its motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Broadcom over its patents. According to Qualcomm, the judge in the case dismissed the lawsuit because Broadcom "did not identify any specific patents which were allegedly exhausted.""The case had been filed in 2008.

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Gateway Targets Gamers With New Laptop
Irvine-based Gateway said this morning it has released a new notebook PC targeted at gaming, entertainment, and digital media. The firm--which is now a subsidiary of Acer--said the firm's new P-7808u FX Edition notebook is idea for "mobile enthusiasts," and features such things as an Intel Core 2 Quad processor, NVIDIA GeForce graphics card, 17-inch wide screen, and 4GB of memory and a 500GB hard drive.

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Cytori Therapeutics Gets $10M In PIPE
San Diego-based Cytori Therapeutics, which is developing medical technologies for regenerative medicine, said late Friday that the firm has raised $10M in a private placement. The firm said the new funding will be used for sales and marketing activities, ongoing clinical studies, research and development, as well as for general working capital. Source of the funding was not disclosed. The firm said the financing may fund its operations through at least 2009. The plan for the funding had been ann (More info...)

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