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Internet Brands 2009 Acquisition Total: $24.2M
Los Angeles-based Internet Brands revealed it spent $24.2M in acquisitions, earnout, and holdbacks during 2009, as part of its 2009 fiscal results release. The firm--which just this morning said it bought seven consumer websites for its health and home verticals--also revealed that the most recent purchases announced today cost it $8.1M. In addition to those details, Internet Brands said it is now seeing a monthly average of 50 million total monthly unique visitors to its collection of web sites (More info...)

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RingRevenue Partners With LeadClick Media
Santa Barbara-based RingRevenue, the pay-per-call technology provider run by Jason Spievak, has linked with lead generations firm LeadClick Media, the firm said Thursday afternoon. The firm said that LeadClick Media, which is a subsidiary of First American Corp., is planning on using Ring Revenue's platform in 2010 to improve the performance of its email, display, and offline campaigns. LeadClick has been piloting Ring Revenue's products since mid-2009. Financial details of the partnership were (More info...)

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My Damn Channel Links With Fox
Los Angeles-based My Damn Channel, the online original video site run by Rob Barnett, said Thursday that it has been selected by Fox as a premium distribution partner for the network's original web series. According to My Damn Channel, it will also start developing and producing original new series together with Fox. Financial details on the partnership were not disclosed. The site said the two are launching the effort with a new series called "The Iceman Chronicles". My Damn Channel is venture (More info...)

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Sendio Deploys In Puerto Rico
Newport Beach-based Sendio, the email security firm backed by Vincente Capital Partners, Sherpherd Ventures, Momentum Venture Management, and Athenian Venture Partners, said Thursday that it has deployed its product at a manufacturer in Puerto Rico. Financial details of the win were not disclosed. Sendio said it deployed its products at Glasstra Manufacturing, a specialty manufacturer of windows and doors, via channel partner FX IT Software. Sendio is a developer of an email appliance which bloc (More info...)

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TriTech Software Buys Health Care Technology Firm
San Diego-based TriTech Software Systems, a developer of public safety and other software for law enforcement, fire and emergency management services agencies, said Thursday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Ortivus North America, from Ortivus AB, including both its U.S. and Canadian subsidiaries. Ortivus is a developer of electronic patient care reporting, billing, dispatch, personnel and vehicle tracking, and other products for the public safety market. TriTech said the acquisi (More info...)

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Ixia Reports Record Revenues, But Sees Loss
Calabasas-based Ixia, a developer of network testing tools, reported its fourth quarter and 2009 year end results Thursday, saying that it lost $31.3M in Q4 of 2009, on record revenues of $56.1M in Q4. The loss came due to a $27.6M income tax charge to write-down the value of U.S. deferred tax assets. The firm said the revenues were an increase of 37% over 2008's Q4, and were up 21% over the $46.4M the firm reported in Q3. The revenues were boosted by two acquisitions, including the firm's buy (More info...)

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Internet Brands Buys Seven Consumer Web Sites
Los Angeles-based Internet Brands said Thursday that it has acquired seven consumer websites, as part of an expansion of its health and home vertical markets. Internet Brands said it has acquired,,,,,, and Financial details of the acquisitions were not disclosed. Internet Brands' Bob Brisco said the acquired companies all have strong organic traffic, and revenues from a mi (More info...)

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Netlist Names Research VP
Irvine-based Netlist said earlier this week that it has appointed a new Vice President of Research and Development. The firm, which designs and manufacturer memory subsystems for the high performance computing and communications market, said it named Ron Nikel to the position. Nikel joins from Global UniChip, and also served at MetaRAM, Digital Edquipment Corp., Silicon Graphics, Sun Microsystems, and Synopsys. Nikel will head up the firm's engineering team. Netlist, a maker of high speed memory (More info...)

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BakBone Signs OEM Deal With NEC
San Diego-based backup software provider BakBone Software said this week that it has signed an OEM deal with NEC Corporation, where NEC will add the firm's NetVault: FASTRecover title to its product lineup. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. BakBone's NetVault: FASTRecover provides disk-based data protection for Microsoft Exchange, SQL, and Windows file servers. NEC has been an OEM of BakBone's backup products for the last four years.

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Clicker Tunes Into $11M More
Los Angeles-based Clicker Media, the firm developing online video programming guides for the Internet, said today that it has raised $11M more in a Series B investment round. The new funding was led by JAFCO Ventures, and also included prior investors Benchmark Capital and Redpoint Ventures. Clicker said the new funding will go to support the development of its product line, as well sa for partnerships. Clicker's web site indexes and searches the web for video, providing a structured catalog of (More info...)

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eSolar In Win With Ferrostaal
Pasadena-based eSolar, the solar thermal power startup backed by Idealab and Google, has inked a new partnership today with Ferrostaal AG, a major power plant developer. According to the two firms, they are in a partnership to deploy solar power plants in Spain, the United Arab Emirates, and South America. Financial details of the deal were not released, however, the firms said that eSolar will provide its solar field and receiver technology, and Ferrostaal will provide power block and manage th (More info...)

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Interview with Dave Compton,
We recently ran into Dave Compton, Chairman and CEO of Ventura-based (, a early stage startup working on a service which will automatically re-order items for consumers. Dave gave us an overview of the service and what it hopes to do.

What is NetPlenish?

Dave Compton: NetPlenish is the first price replenishment search engine. There are lots of search engines out there for travel, for buying a computer, but what we focus on is what we call predictable consu (More info...)

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Tech Coast Angels Fast Pitch - February 24th - UCLA
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