Friday, November 20, 2009
Digital Family Reunion - Santa Monica - December 2nd
It's time again to come together for the holidays!

We invite you to the Second Annual Digital Family Reunion on Wednesday, December 2nd at Wokcano Restaurant in Santa Monica from 6-11pm.

In association with some of the regionís top trade associations/social networking groups and industry hosts, DFR '09 promises to be the largest holiday party of the season and help weave our various communities of interest into the larger collective family of professionals working in and around the technology industry.

Join us as we kick off the holiday season in grand style.

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Rippol Launches Video Discovery Service
San Diego-based Rippol, a new startup looking to help people discovery and find online videos, is launching today at the TechCrunch Real-Time CrunchUp in San Francisco. The new site uses social networking features, including links to Facebook and Twitter, to help users find and discover video based on information from friends and family. Rippol said its algorithm--which is it billing the "Butterfly Effect Network"--uses advanced machine learning to rank videos that a users has watches, rates, or (More info...)

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Central Desktop Goes Live With Zoho
Pasadena-based Central Desktop, the developer of online project management software headed by Isaac Garcia, has gone live with the firm's new integration with Zoho Spreadsheets tool. The firm said the spreadsheet support went live this week. The new use of Zoho comes shortly after the firm announced it was swapping providers of its spreadsheet functionality, from EditGrid to Zoho, due to EditGrid pulling support for its licenses. Central Desktop had announced the move in early October.

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Flux Power Launches Lithium Battery Technology
San Diego-based Flux Power, a developer of lithium batteries and charging systems, said late last night that it has introduced a new family of products aimed at the industrial, solar, EV, wind, and peak-shaving power markets. The firm--which spun out of LHV Power last month and is headed by former Aptera co-founder Chris Anthony--said it s systems are geared towards providing safe, power, and cost effective energy storage. The firm said its new LiFePo4 products support anywhere from 12-450v, eit (More info...)

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Autobytel Extends Deal With Kelley Blue Book
Irvine-based Autobytel and Kelley Blue Book Co. said Thursday afternoon that the two have expanded an existing agreement, where Autobytel will get access to Kelley Blue Book's vehicle pricing information, specifications data, and editorial content for its web sites, and Kelley Blue Book will use Autobytel's lead distribution technology. Financial terms of the agreement was not disclosed. The firms said the expanded deal includes extended Blue Book values and content on top of an existing agreeme (More info...)

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Pentadyne Buys UK Firm
Chatsworth-based Pentadyne Power, a developer of flywheel-based storage systems, said Thursday afternoon that it has acquired TGT Energy Ltd., a UK-based developer of flywheel technology for rail and energy recycling applications. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. TGT Energy Ltd., which is based in the UK, has been working with Pentadyne since 2007. Pentadyne said the flywheel technology it is acquiring from TGT is used to absorb braking energy from slowing trains, and used to recy (More info...)

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Slacker Ties Into T-Mobile
San Diego-based personalized radio service Slacker has inked a deal with T-Mobile, where T-Mobile will include the application directly on a smart phone. According to Slacker, T-Mobile USA customers using BlackBerry Curve 8520 smart phones will now see an icon for the application on their phones which will trigger a download of its application. Previously, customers had to go to T-Mobile or Slacker's web site to download the application. Slacker operates a personalized Internet radio service, a (More info...)

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