Wednesday, January 20, 2010
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Learn more at Adds Free E-Commerce Sites For Affiliates
Aliso Viejo-based, the online e-commerce retailer, said today that it will provide free web site hosting of e-commerce sites as part of a new, turnkey tool for developing affiliate e-commerce sites. According to, its new StoreBuilder tool will allow its affiliates to easily create their own customized site featuring products from the retailer. said the new tool is available in beta to a "select" number of its Commission Junction partners. The firm said it plans to roll th (More info...)

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CODA Automotive Snags GM Vet For Sales VP
Santa Monica-based CODA Automotive, a startup manufacturer of electric cars, announced today that it has hired on a GM vet, Michael A. Jackson, as its Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Distribution. According to CODA, Jackson was most recently at Sarkissian Mason, and also served as CEO of SPEEDSHAPE. He was previously VP of Marketing and Advertising at GM North America, in addition to serving in a number of other sales and marketing positions throughout GM. CODA said that Jackson will b (More info...)

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City of Industry-based NewEgg, the Los Angeles area e-commerce firm, told its users today that it has added a new, same-day shipping option for customers who live near its three main distribution centers. According to NewEgg, the new service -- Newegg Local Express Delivery -- will allow users to receive eligible, in-stock items the same day they are ordered. The firm told users with specific zip codes near its California, Tennessee, and New Jersey locations that they can use the new service imm (More info...)

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VYCON Gets $13.7M
Los Angeles-based VYCON, which manufactures high-speed, DC energy storage systems based on flywheel technology, said this morning that it has raised $13.7M in a new round of funding. The firm said the round was led by BankInvest Group, as well as new investors, and several of its existing investors. The firm said the investment included conversion of $6.5M of its existing convertible notes and $1.1M in existing trade debt. The firm said the new funding will go to ramp up manufacturing of its pro (More info...)

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US Healthworks Gains $175M
Valencia-based U.S. HealthWorks, an operator of occupational health care centers, said today that it has raised $175M in a combination of debt and equity. The firm said the funding will go towards its growth and acquisition strategy. The funding included $25M in equity from Altaris Capital Partners, Three Arch, and the firm's Chairman and CEO, Daniel D. Crowley, and $150M in debt from GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services, and Silver Point Finance.

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Taltopia Aggregates Casting Calls, Entertainment Jobs
Hollywood-based, an online social networking site for artists, said today that it is launching a new tool which aggregates casting calls and job postings in the entertainment and arts industry. The firm said the new service pulls together casting calls from around the web, as well as listing of real-time feeds of jobs and auditions. The firm said its service will allow members to search for jobs by area code or talent category. Taltopia operates an online site which allows users to (More info...)

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Total Immersion Gets DVD, Blu-ray Wins
Los Angeles-based Total Immersion. a developer of augmented reality software which superimposes computer generated images onto live video feeds and PC webcam images, announced today that the firm's technology has been used with a number of major DVD releases. According to the company, its technology was used in releases of Paramount's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen; Star Trek; and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. All of those releases allowed fans to get addition, augmented r (More info...)

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LeisureLink Formally Launches
Pasadena-based online vacation rental distribution firm LeisureLink announced this morning that it has formally launched, an online site for booking alternative lodging, including vacation rentals, condos, resorts, timeshares, and bed and breakfasts. The site has been in beta mode since 2008. LeisureLink is a provider of online software used to distribute specialty lodging listings to travel sites; the firm said in September that it had been seeing an uptick in its revenues due t (More info...)

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Power-One Inks Patent Deal
Camarillo-based Power-One, a developer of power supplies and power conversion products, said Tuesday that it has entered into a patent license with Ericsson AB Power Modules, a developer of power products to the information and communications industry. According to Power-One, the non-exclusive, worldwide license covers licenses for certain Power-One digital power technology patents. The firm said that Ericsson Power Modules will design and manufacture modular digital point of loads for board mou (More info...)

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