Tuesday, November 24, 2009
digiday:APPS * December 10th * The Renaissance Hollywood Hotel
Toyota, Pizza Hut, NBA, Fandango, and More Share Their Success Stories with Mobile and Social Apps.

Please join us at digiday:APPS on December 10th, in Los Angeles. During this high-level event, Top Brand Marketers, Agency Executives, Publishers, and App Developers will come together to discuss and explore how brands can harness the power of the billion dollar app boom. The event will dive deeply into the challenges and success stories of the explosive mobile and social app market. This is an event you can't afford to miss!

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MaxLinear Names Board Member
Carlsbad-based MaxLinear, a developer of radio frequency (RF) and mixed signal semiconductors, said Tuesday that it has added Donald Schrock to its board. Schrock has previously served at Qualcomm, Motorola, GM-Hughes Aircraft, Burr-Brown, and Applied Micro Circuit Corporation. At Qualcomm, Schrock was Group President of Qualcomm's CDMA Technologies Group. Schrock is also on the boards of Integrated Device Technology and Patriot Scientific.

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EC Drops Antitrust Case Against Qualcomm
The European Commission today announced that it has decided to close formal antitrust proceedings against San Diego-based Qualcomm, saying in a statement that "it does not consider it appropriate" to invest further resources into the case. The EC had opened up an investigation in October of 2007 to investigate alleged abuse by Qualcomm of its dominant market position. The EC had been spurred by Broadcom, Ericcson, NEC Corp., Nokia Corp., Panasonic, and Texas Instruments, who complained that Qual (More info...)

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Skinit, Photobucket Tie On Personalized Skins
San Diego-based Skinit, a provider of personalized electronic "skins", has inked a deal with photo sharing site Photobucket, the firm said today. SkinIt said that the two firms have teamed up to allow users of Photobucket to transfer their images direct to Skinit.com. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Skinit allows users to user their own photos to create "skins" for electronic devices like phones, laptops, and MP3 players. The firms said that electronic device skins personalized w (More info...)

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Adconion Media Group Buys Joost
Santa Monica-based Adconion Media Group, an online advertising network, announced today that it has acquired certain assets of Joost, the online video site founded by Skype founders Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Adconion Media said it would continue to operate Joost.com, and use it to bring additional "scale" and content to its network. Adconion offers pre-roll ad placement for its clients. Janus Friis of Joost said in a statement that the firm (More info...)

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Rubicon Bolsters Certified Inventory Effort
Los Angeles-based The Rubicon Project, the online advertising optimization firm backed by Clearstone, Mayfield, IDG, and Peacock Equity, said today that it has enhanced its "Certified Inventory" program with a partnership with AdSafe Media. Rubicon's certified inventory program rates publishers' sites for safety, quality, and other factors, so that advertisers can better target their ads to the most appropriate web sites. According to Rubicon, it is integrating AdSafe's proprietary content analy (More info...)

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Image Metrics Powers Ubisoft Title
Santa Monica-based Image Metrics, a developer of facial animation technology, said Monday that the firm is behind the facial animation for the Ubisoft title Assassin's Creed II. The firm did not disclose the financial impact of the win. Image Metrics said it helps deliver 28 minutes of facial animation for 23 different characters in the game, using its facial animation and rigging technology.

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MRV Swizzles Board Chair
Chatsworth-based MRV Communications, a developer of optical transport products, said Monday that it has named Joan E. Herman as Chair of its board of directors. Herman replaces Shlomo Margalit, who continues as a board member and as MRV's Chief Technology Officer. The company also said that Harold Furchtgott-Roth, Guenter Jaensch and Dan Tsui have all retired from its board. Herman is CEO of Herman and Associates, and has also served at WellPoint, and Phoenix Life Insurance.

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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.

Tell a friend, and purchase your ticket at www.digitalfamilyinc.com!

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