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Hulu Launches Publishing Tool, Linux Support
Los Angeles-based video streaming firm Hulu told its users today that it has launched two new, experimental projects in its Hulu Labs section. According to Hulu, it has launched a new publishing tool--Hulu Publisher Tool--which helps reporters, bloggers, website editors, and others to find and embed premium video content from the site and elsewhere. In addition, Hulu said it has created a new, Linux desktop application which allows users to browse and watch shows through Hulu's own user interfac (More info...)

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ScanDigital Ties With Pixily
El Segundo-based ScanDigital, the photo scanning and video transfer service headed by Anderson Schoenrock, has partnered with document scanning service Pixily, the firms said today. According to the firms, they will cross promote their services. Financial details of the cross promotion deal were not disclosed. ScanDigital helps consumers digitize their boxes of photos, slides, movies, and video; Pixily helps convert paper documents into a digital archive, and is aimed at home offices and small b (More info...)

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OptionEase Claims Record Quarter
San Juan Capistrano-based OptionEase, the software-as-a-service startup developing a service for managing stock options, said this week that it has seen "record sales" for the firm's quarter ending September 30th. No financial details were released by the firm. The company said that it had the strongest quarter in the company's history in Q3. OptionEase recently landed another $1.0M in funding in its Series A, from Miramar Venture Partners, and says it now has 380 companies using its product for (More info...)

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Yahoo Sets Final Shutdown Date For Geocities
The last chapter for Internet homepage Geocities has been written, with Yahoo telling its last remaining users of the service that it will shut down on October 26th. According to Yahoo, as of October 26th, GeoCities sites will no longer appear on the web. In addition, the company warned users that they will lose all access to their account and files, with all of the files being deleted from Yahoo's servers with no hope of recovery. Yahoo had initially said it would shut GeoCities in April. The s (More info...)

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Lehr Makes Popular Mechanics List
Los Angeles-based LEHR, a startup manufacturer of propane-based gardening tools, is one of the companies being highlighted by Popular Mechanics today with their "10 Most Brilliant Products of 2009". LEHR's Propane Trimmer uses natural gas canisters, instead of gasoline, to power its tools, in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on foreign oil. The firm is headed by Bernardo Herzer, and so far has been funded by friends and family. The company's product was the only one listed (More info...)

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ViaSat Gets $46M Win
Carlsbad-based ViaSat, a supplier of networking equipment for the satellite communications market, said Thursday that the firm has received a $46M contract award from Star Satellite Communications Company. Star is a subsidiary of Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PrJSC (Yahsat). The firm said that the contract covers network infrastructure and customer premise terminals, used for a new high-speed Internet service being delivered to customers in the Middle East, Africa, and Southwest Asia.

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Custom Silicon Solutions Wins ASIC Program
Irvine-based Custom Silicon Solutions, a provider of ASIC development services, reported this week that it has been selected for a new military ASIC development program. The firm said it would provide design and production of a mixed-signal ASIC for Thales-Raytheon Systems (TRS), as part of a weapon locating radar system. Financial impact of the win was not disclosed.

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Xirrus Racks Up Another Education Customer
Thousand Oaks-based wireless network equipment provider Xirrus appears to be on a roll in signing up education customers, saying Wednesday that it has signed up Wasatch High School, located in Utah, as its latest customer. The firm did not disclose financial details of the win, but said that the high school is using its equipment to provide Wi-Fi access in a 320,000 square foot facility, over 60 classrooms, serving more than 1,000 students and faculty. Xirrus is the latest startup of Xircom foun (More info...)

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Insights and Opinions: Five Basic Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make In Dealmaking
We're featuring advice, opinions, and other useful information from our community of readers on our Insights and Opinions section. For today's Insights and Opinions piece, Scott Edward Walker, a corporate attorney, gives his opinion on the five basic mistakes he sees entrepreneurs making:

I've been doing deals as a corporate attorney for over 15 years, including nearly eight years in the trenches at two major law firms in New York City; and during that period, I have seen certain mistakes m (More info...)

posted on Thursday, October 8, 2009(Full story) Gets New Patent
Irvine-based, which operates a network of local business search sites, disclosed this morning that it has gained a U.S. patent. The firm said that it was awarded patent 7,596,218 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on September 29th, covering a system for maintaining a dynamic index for a telephone directory assistance system. The firm said the phone is applicable to smart phones, and covers an "important monetization opportunity" in the market. The patent names William A. Montemer (More info...)

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Slacker Integrates With Twitter
San Diego-based Internet radio service Slacker has integrated its service with micro-blogging service Twitter, the firm said this morning. According to Slacker, it has added the ability for users with Twitter accounts to automatically tweet their favorite music they are listening to on the service to Twitter, including automatically tweeting song changes or station changes. Slacker is a provider of a personal Internet radio service, which allows users to stream music to their PC, Slacker's own p (More info...)

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