Thursday, July 16, 2009
Occam Networks Gains Broadband Provider
Santa Barbara-based Occam Networks reported earlier this week that it has signed on a 10,000 access line supplier of broadband to businesses and residences. According to Occam, it has signed on Sbastian, a Kerman California-based provider of voice, high speed Internet, and IPTV services, as a customer. Financial impact of the deal was not disclosed. Sebastian has selected Occam's ADSL2Plus hardware to deploy its broadband services. Occam's hardware is used for deploying triple-play (voice, data, (More info...)

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Spot Runner Looks To Dismiss WPP Suit
Los Angeles-based Spot Runner, which operates an online service to help businesses place television advertising, has filed to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the firm by one of its investors, WPP. In a legal filing, Spot Runner said that among other things, WPP was unable to point to a decline in Spot Runner's stock price, that WPP sold almost 40% of its common shares of stock at a profit, and that securities laws were not made to ensure that companies like WPP did not lose money in their invest (More info...)

posted on Thursday, July 16, 2009(Full story), G4 In Content Deal
Los Angeles-based, which operates a video and entertainment web site focused on men, reports today that it has inked a partnership with G4's "Web Soup" television series, where "Web Soup" will feature a segment. According to Break, " This Week In Fail" will feature stunt attempts from the site's library of user submitted videos.'s videos typically feature people (often young, drunk, and arguably stupid) attempting to do sports and other stunts which usually (More info...)

posted on Thursday, July 16, 2009(Full story) Releases Mobile Games
Los Angeles- and London-based, which operates an online casual gaming web site, said this morning that it has released 20 games for mobile phone platforms. According to the firm, the skill games run on simple feature phones manufactured by Nokia, Samsung, LG, Sony Ericsson, Motorola. The launch of the games follows the launch of similar games for the iPhone by the firm earlier this week.

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Insights and Opinions: Top 10 Board Meetings Do's And Don'ts For CEOs
This morning's Insights & Opinions piece comes from Jim Armstrong, Managing Director at Clearstone Venture Partners. Jim is very active helping Southern California's aspiring entrepreneurs, and has been instrumental in helping to promote the technology industry here. Jim has been giving helpful advice to CEOs recently on his blog, and we're sharing his recent top ten list of board meetings do's and don'ts for CEO.

Here are my TOP 10 BOARD MEETING DOS AND DONTS FOR CEOS......1. Set the TONE. (More info...)

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