Friday, December 4, 2009
GumGum Founders Launch Ad Network Firm, Bedrock
The founders Los Angeles-based GumGum, a startup which offers ad-supported, celebrity and entertainment photos for blogs and other web sites, has diverged into the online ad business, saying this week that it has launched a separate, advertising service called Bedrock. The firm said that Bedrock allows publishers to create ads and allow advertisers to bid on those ads, on a cost-per-click basis. Apparently, the new ad network was a result of difficulties GumGum had in monetizing its non, IAB-sta (More info...)

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SpaceX Conducts NASA Training
Hawthorne-based SpaceX, the commercial spacecraft startup started by Elon Musk, reported Thursday that it has hosted its first preliminary training for NASA astronauts, in preparation for the firm's first delivery of payload to the International Space Station. SpaceX said that it hosted a group of NASA astronauts and personnel at its headquarters in Hawthorne in October, covering interfacing the firm's Dragon spacecraft with the ISS. SpaceX has a contract to launch three missions of its spacecra (More info...)

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FlipClips Adds Photo Lunchboxes
Los Angeles-based FlipClips, which operates a service which turns video clips into tiny printed "flip books", has expanded its service, telling its users that it has rolled out a new service which puts photos onto metal lunch boxes. The lunch boxes are available on, and allow users to upload their own, custom photos formatted as a JPG file, which are printed directly on the boxes. The firm said the boxes cost $30 each, and take around two weeks to produce.

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International Rectifier Names Board Member
El Segundo-based International Rectifier said Thursday that it has added Barbara L. Rambo to its board of directors. Rambo is CEO of Taconic Management Services, a management consulting firm, and also sites on the boards of PG&E, Union Bank, and West Marine. Rambo has also previously served as CEO of Nietech Corporation, among other experience.

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