Friday, May 8, 2009
Lance Armstrong, To Provide Updates On Giro D'Italia
Cyclist Lance Armstrong will be providing updates to his bike race at the upcoming Giro D'Italia race this weekend on, as U.S. television broadcasters are declining to cover the event broadly this weekend. According to Demand Media, Armstrong will provide twice-daily updates on the event from Livestrong, and will also feature videos, blog posts, and other updates on the event. The site is jointly run by Demand Media and Armstrong, and focuses on health and wellness topics. The Lan (More info...)

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Medsphere Hires New CFO
Carlsbad-based Medsphere Systems, a venture-backed developer of open source electronic health records software, said Friday that it has named Irv Lichtenwald as its Chief Financial Officer. Lichtenwald previously served as CFO For Advent Software. Medsphere is venture backed by Azure Capital Partners, Thomas Weisel Venture Partners and EPIC Ventures.

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Power-One Adds Directors
Camarillo-based Power-One, a manufacturer of power supplies and related components, said Friday that it has added Kyle Ryland and Ajay Shah, of private investment firm Silver Lake Sumeru to its board of directors. Ryland and Shah join in conjunction with the close of a $60M investment in the publicly traded firm by Silver Lake Sumeru, earlier announced by the company.

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Verizon Ships Novatel's Mobile Hotspot Hardware
Telecom carrier Verizon said Thursday that it has begun shipping new mobile hotspot hardware from Novatel Wireless, which allows its users to create their own, mobile, Wi-Fi hotspots. According to Verizon, the new hardware--its MiFi 2200--uses Verizon's 3G network to connect up to five devices into its network using Wi-Fi connections. The new hardware comes from San Diego's Novatel Wireless, which manufactures wireless modems and related hardware for connecting PCs into cell phone networks. Acco (More info...)

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Verifi Names CEO
Verifi, a provider of transaction risk management services for merchants, reported this week that it has promoted Jennifer Schulz to chief executive officer. The Beverly Hills-based company said Schulz, who came aboard in April 2008 as chief operating officer, succeeds founder Matthew Katz, who will remain chairman. Prior to joining Verifi, the company explained, Schulz held several management positions with Visa Inc., including global head of consumer credit. She jumped to Visa after a successf (More info...)

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Counterpoint Installs Woods as Americas Sales Manager
Rights and royalty accounting software maker Counterpoint Systems reported recently that it has appointed Bill Woods to fill the newly created position of manager of sales for the Americas. Counterpoint, which is headquartered in London but bases its Americas operations out of Los Angeles, explained that Woods will lead its sales efforts throughout the Western Hemisphere. Counterpoint described Woods as a software sales veteran who most recently served as field sales director for Nortel's Southe (More info...)

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