Tuesday, March 24, 2009
2009 Technology Industry Awards - Call for Nominations
Is your technology firm worthy of an award?

The Technology Council of Southern California is seeking candidates for the 15th annual Technology Industry Awards. The awards are presented to individuals and companies that have made contributions to the growth of Southern California as a center for technological innovation.

Nominations must be received by March 25, 2009. Nominees must be headquartered in Southern California. Full details of the nomination process and award criteria can be found on the Technology Council Web site, http://www.tcosc.org/

Hulu Rises In Video Rankings
Hulu, the online video service which is a joint venture of NBC Universal and News Corp., saw a big bump in viewership, bringing it into the top 5 video sites, according to the latest traffic rankings from comScore. According to comScore's Video Metrix data from February, Hulu climbed into the number 4 position in terms of viewers in the U.S., after extensive exposure from the firm's Super Bowl ad. According to comScore, Hulu served up 332.5 million videos in February, or 2.5 percent of the video (More info...)

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MySpace Music Names Execs
Los Angeles-based social networking web site MySpace said Tuesday afternoon that it has named three executives for the firm's music community, MySpace Music. According to the firm, it has hired on Jamie Kantrowitz as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Global Marketing, Alex Maghen serves as Chief Technology Officer, and Nancy Taylor as Lead Counsel. Kantrowitz was most recently SVP International Marketing and Content for MySpace; Maghen was CTO at Yahoo! Music / Launch Media and at MTV Networ (More info...)

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Gizmo's Robertson: Skype SIP Support "Vaporware"
Michael Robertson, the former founder of MP3.com and head of San Diego-based voice-over-IP firm Gizmo5, is calling Skype's new SIP support "vaporware," saying today that his firm is unveiling version 2.0 of its working, OpenSky hosted SIP service today. OpenSky is a SIP-to-Skype gateway run by Gizmo5 which allows voice-over-IP devices using the open SIP standard to both make and receive calls from Skype. eBay's Skype service said yesterday that it was rolling out a new product which would allow (More info...)

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BP Logix Reports Wisconsin University Win
San Diego-based business process automation and reporting software maker BP Logix revealed Tuesday that a prominent Midwestern university has adopted BP Logix's workflow management application. The financial impact of the customer win was not disclosed. According to San Diego-based BP Logix, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will use BP Logix's Workflow Director app to automate workflow and approval of key payroll, personnel and human resources forms. BP Logix said the university plans to b (More info...)

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Global Care Quest Acquired By Medical Device Maker
Aliso Viejo-based Global Care Quest, a maker of systems for delivering digital medical information, has been acquired by medical device firm Karl Storz Endoscopy-America. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. According to Karl Storz, the acquisition actually occurred on October 7, and made Global Care Quest a new business unit of the firm. Global Care Quest develops software that pulls together vital patient information into a "dashboard," which can be accessed via the Web or th (More info...)

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SendMeHome.com Adds Facebook App
Santa Barbara-based SendMeHome.com, a startup which runs a service which combines social networking with a way to help people retrieve lost objects, has launched a new Facebook application today. According to the firm, it has created a new application which allows users to share stories about physical objects through the popular Facebook social networking site. The app is an outgrowth of SendMeHome's "Stories" feature, which allows anyone to share stories, photos, and information about a physica (More info...)

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ActionAllStars.com In Partnership With Candystand
Marina Del Rey-based ActionAllStars.com, which develops virtual worlds for kids from six to 14 years old, said this morning that it has linked up with Candystand.com, an online gaming and entertainment site. According to the firms, ActionAllStars.com's sports entertainment will be available directly from Candystand.com's web site. The deal includes access to Action Allstar's sports games from the National Basketball Assocation (NBA) and Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLB). Financial detai (More info...)

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Interpolls Signs Twentieth Century Fox
Los Angeles-based Interpolls, a provider of rich media advertising technology, announced this morning that Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is using the firm to promote the Blu-ray and DVD release of "Slumdog Millionaire." Financial impact of the win was not disclosed. Interpolls provides interactive ads to its customers. The firm said it will power a two-week online campaign for Twentieth Century Fox.

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