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Digital Map Products Partners With Landiscor
Irvine-based Digital Map Products said Friday that the firm has inked a channel partnership with Landiscor Aerial Information, a provider of aerial information for the real estate industry. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Digital Map Products said it will make its web platform available to Landiscor, as part of a new product called LanDiscover, a product for accessing imagery and real estate data.

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Sonos Gets $25M In Series C
Santa Barbara-based Sonos, which develops multi-room, digital music systems, confirmed today that it has raised $25M in a Series C round of funding. The funding came from Index Ventures, with Mike Volpi of Index joining the company's board of directors as part of the funding. Sonos makes an easy-to-use digital music system which plays music throughout multiple rooms in a home.

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Los Angeles-based, the online social media site for connecting with like minded users, said today that it has launched a new feature called "Communities on Lunch"., which is headed by J.R. Johnson, said the new feature allows users to create their own, personalized review websites on the site. The firm said that it is looking to do what Yelp has done for restaurants for people's personal passions. Johnson was founder of, which he sold to Expedia in 2008.

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Paragon Rolls Out NTFS Driver For Mac
Irvine-based Paragon Software, a developer of data storage and mobile software, said this week that it has release a NTFS driver for the Mac OS X operating system. The new drivers allows Macintosh computers to access drives formatted in NTFS, the native format of Windows PCs. Paragon said the new software is aimed at making it easier for Mac users to access and share data with Windows computers. The company claimed its software run at the same performance as native, HFS+ drivers.

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FLO TV Adds CNN Mobile
San Diego-based FLO TV, the mobile television arm of Qualcomm, said today that it has inked a deal with Turner Broadcasting to add CNN Mobile to the service. FLO TV said that it will add content from CNN/US, CNN International, HLN, and on the FLO TV Personal Television and FLO TV Auto Entertainment offerings.

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Overland Storage Expands Channel Efforts
San Diego-based storage provider Overland Storage said Thursday that the firm has bolstered its channel partner program, and will be providing dedicated sales and marketing support, deal registration, and other products which it says will increase revenue opportunities for its resellers. Among the firm's additional channel benefits are business development funds, discounts on evaluation units, and training.

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