Friday, January 29, 2010
Row 44 In Major Wi-Fi Win With Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines said Friday that it is officially rolling Wi-Fi out to all of its airplanes, in what is a major win for Westlake Village-based Row 44. According to Southwest, it has ended testing of Row 44's equipment, and signed an equipment purchase contract with Row 44 for all of its aircraft. Southwest said it will begin installing equipment in the second quarter of the year, installing about 15 aircraft per month. Southwest said it will eventually ramp up to 25 installs per month, with a (More info...)

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Insights and Opinions: Southern California Tech Jobs Make a Comeback
For our Insights and Opinions section today, we have an editorial by John Savageau, President of Pacific-Tier Communications, who asks companies in Southern California to put local talent back to work.

2009 was a horrible year for job seekers, and even those holding on to existing jobs. No bonuses, no promotions, layoffs, and nobody hiring. And SoCal successfully beat most of the United States in unemployment claims, by several percentage points, attaching painful and empirical fact to the gr (More info...)

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Flux Power Wins Wheego
San Diego-based Flux Power, the battery management technology spinout of LHV Power, said late Thursday that it has signed a battery supply agreement with electric car maker Wheego Electric Cars. Flux Power said it wil provide energy storage systems for Wheego's vehicle systems, including both its Full Speed Vehicles (FSVs) and Low Speed Vehicles (LSVs). Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Flux Power develops battery technology based on extending the life cycle of Lithium batteries. (More info...)

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International Rectifier Cleared By SEC
El Segundo-based International Rectifier, a developer of analog, digital, and mixed signal power management ICs, said Thursday afternoon that the firm has been notified by the U.S Securites and Exchange Commission that the agency has concluded its investigation of the firm, and would not recommend any enforcement action against the company. IR had been under scrutiny by the SEC since 2007, after the firm restated its results, and had a major management shakeup which saw the turnover of its CFO, (More info...)

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First Round Capital Rolls Its Own Startup Exchange Fund
Venture capital firm First Round Capital, the early stage venture fund whose Managing Directors include Idealab's Howard Morgan, said last night that it has created its own startup exchange fund, a fund which allows the founders of the firm's various startups to diversify their investments and share in the success of the company's portfolio. The fund allows founders of First Round Cpaital's portfolio firms to contribute some of their equity into a central pool, and share in any exit success of o (More info...)

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Joyent Launches Southern California based sales office.
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It starts with an enterprise class foundation of virtual appliances
deployed in an ecosystem of the highest-grade networking, routing, load balancing and persistent storage. In addition, Joyent offers powerful software to manage your cloud (Cloud Control) and a dynamic software development platform that auto-scales. Joyent's unique architecture and custom OS distribution supports high performance virtualization that produces significant cost-savings, improved performance, data center utilization (70%) and security. Companies running on Joyent have reported saving more than 70% when compared with Gartner's industry averages. Joyent was founded in 2004 and supports thousands of customers worldwide including ABC Disney, CNN, The Gap, Facebook, LinkedIn and Yahoo. Joyent is doing this through three main product areas:

* Joyent Public Cloud
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