Monday, November 2, 2009
This Week: Participate in The Orange County Premier Technology Conference & Network with Experts!
The 7th International System-on-Chip (SoC) Conference, Exhibit & Workshops

Wednesday, Nov 4 & Thursday, Nov 5 - Radisson Hotel Newport Beach (Near OC Airport)

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Four Outstanding Panels:

(1) "Exploring Opportunities for the Integration of Silicon and Biotechnology"

(2) “Improving Design Productivity and IP Quality through the Effective Use of Standards for Complex Multicore SoCs"

(3) “Green Chips: Technology, Trends, and Challenges in Low-Power Multicore SoC Designs”

(4) “Technology & Entrepreneurship: Dreams, Realities & Opportunities” This Panel is Free for everyone!

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Kingston, Paramount Tie On Movies Via Flash Memory
Fountain Valley-based memory maker Kingston Technology, and Paramount Digital Entertainment said Monday afternoon that the two are in a deal to deliver full-length, motion pictures on Kingston's flash memory products. According to Kingston Digital, an affiliate of Kingston Technology, and Paramount Digital Entertainment (PDE), a division of Paramount Pictures, they will provide the movies via bundles and for sale on USB and SD cards. Financial details of the deal and specific titles which will b (More info...)

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DOE Gives X PRIZE Foundation $5.5M
Playa Vista-based X Prize Foundation, the nonprofit group looking to spur technology innovation through cash-based prizes, has scored $5.5M from the Department of Energy. According to the DOE, it is awarding $5.5M from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to the foundation, as part of the Automotive X PRIZE Competition. The competition--one of several being run by the X PRIZE Foundation--is looking to spur commercially viable, high efficiency, energy efficient vehicles. The Automotive X PR (More info...)

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Impact Radius Finds More Funding
Los Angeles-based Impact Radius, a firm which is developing a service to link performance advertising to TV, radio, print, and online channels, has raised $1.0M in a funding round, according to a recent regulatory filing from the firm. No details on the funding have been announced by the company. The firm's web site indicates it is launching in January of next year. Impact Radius is backed by Redpoint Ventures, and the firm's management team includes Per Petterson, co-founder of Commission Junct (More info...)

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Intuit Expands Offerings
Intuit's Calabasas-based Digital Insight unit is expanding its offerings today, saying that it is making its online financial management solution, FinanceWorks, available to bank and credit unions who aren't using its Internet banking platform. FinanceWorks, which provides users with tools for tracking cash flow and spending, credit card sites and other bank accounts, had previously only been available to credit unions and banks using Digital Insight's banking technology. Pricing and details on (More info...)

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Lottay Raises $200K
Ventura-based Lottay, an online social gifting firm, has raised $200K more, according to a regulatory filing by the firm last week. No details on the funding have been announced by the company, which is backed by DFJ Frontier. Lottay allows users to gift applications on Facebook, and also allows for users to band together for group gifts.

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Central Desktop Links To Authentication Service
Pasadena-based Central Desktop has linked its software-as-a-service, project management tools to Internet identity services provider TriCipher, the firm announced today. Central Desktop said the link with TriCipher's myOneLogin allows users to gain additional authentication and protection against password attacks. myOneLogin adds multi-factor authentication to protect against password theft, phishing, and other attacks. Financial arrangements between the firm were not announced.

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Stickam Launches New Service
Los Angeles-based streaming media site announced today that it has rolled out a new service which allows its artists to create streaming media sites using their own domain names. Stickam said the service, a new level of its PayPerLive service, allows artists to create their own community powered by Stickam's back end technology. The company said the system allows artists to provide freemium, or subscription-only sites for fans. The company said it is targeting the new service to musi (More info...)

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Projjix Launches Consulting Marketplace
Irvine-based Projjix said today that it has launched a beta of a service to help consultants connect with potential customers. The startup, headed by Jim Hazboun, said its site will help Fortune 500/1000 companies find and engage consultants. The web site allows consultants to post information about their services and/or projects, and also allows companies to search for consultants, post projects, and more. According to Projjix, the service is free, with the company taking a small markup on a co (More info...)

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OpenX, Microsoft In Advertising Technology Deal
Pasadena-based OpenX is in a major deal with software giant Microsoft, saying today that the two are in a deal to cross-market and promote products to their publishers. OpenX said it it will become a preferred partner to publisher for enterprise ad serving, and will promote Microsoft's Content Ads monetization products, as part of a multi-year agreement. Financial details of the advertising technology partnership were not disclosed. OpenX said that publishers usings its OpenX Market and OpenX Ad (More info...)

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Ixia Completes Acquisition
Calabasas-based Ixia reported this morning that it has completed its acquisition of Agilent Technologies' Data Networks Product LIne. The deal was worth approximately $44M in cash plus assumption of certain liabilities. Ixia had said it would acquire the Agilent product division last week. N2X provides high speed, Ethernet IP testing products.

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SRS Labs, DivX In HD Audio Deal
Santa Ana-based SRS Labs, a developer of surround sound and other audio technology, and San Diego-based DivX, which develops video encoding/decoding products, have partnered on an audio plug-in for the DivX player and Web Player including SRS audio. According to SRS, they will provide a SRS WOW HD DivX Edition plug-in to the DivX software, which will provide immersive, 3D audio. SRS said the plug in will provide a "significantly" more natural sounding audio experience.

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LAVA hosts PricewaterhouseCoopers' Shaking the MoneyTree
LAVA hosts PricewaterhouseCoopers' Shaking the MoneyTree
Wednesday November 4, 2009
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Please join LAVA, PricewaterhouseCoopers and a distinguished panel of industry experts and local VCs for their insights on the results of the Q3 2009 PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree Report based on data from Thomson Reuters.

The MoneyTree Report is a quarterly study of venture capital investment activity in the United States. As a collaboration between PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association, based upon data from Thomson Reuters, it is the only industry-endorsed research of its kind. The study is a staple of the financial community, entrepreneurs, government policymakers and the business press worldwide.


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