Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Emulex Completes ServerEngines Buy
Costa Mesa-based Emulex said Wednesday afternoon that it has completed its acquisition of ServerEngines, a developer of 10Gb/s Ethernet products. The deal was worth $78M in cash, plus eight million shares of Emulex stock--or roughly, $149.6M based on the closing price of Emulex on Wednesday. Emulex said it would be adding approximately 165 employees as a result of the acquisition of ServerEngines. The deal had been announced in June. ServerEngines and Emulex had been partners since May of 2009, (More info...)

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Eucalyptus Systems Ties With newScale, rPath
Santa Barbara-based Eucaplytus Systems, the cloud management software firm backed by New Enterprise Associates, Benchmark Capital and BV Capital, said earlier this week that it has linked up with newScale and rPath on a new private cloud platform. According to the firms, they are developing an integrated technology platform to give companies access to private and hybrid cloud computing in the enterprise. The firms said the integrated stack allows companies to create their own version of Rackspac (More info...)

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MarketShare Partners Buys JovianData
Los Angeles-based MarketShare Partners, a developer of software used to optimize advertising, marketing, and promotions spending by companies, said Wednesday afternoon that it has acquired JovianDATA, a developer of marketing business intelligence and data analytics technology. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. MarketShare said the buy will give it technology to allow it to handle and analyze massive amounts of data volumes at more granular levels and at much greater speed. MarketSh (More info...)

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MySpace Cleans Up Profiles, Adds New Themes
Los Angeles-based social networking site MySpace reports today that it has rolled out a new profile and theme gallery, to help with "cleaning things up a bit" on the site. The firm said the new user profiles deliver clean design, simplified organization of content, and easy-to-use navigation features, along with better design tools to customize the look of user pages. MySpace said the changes are a result of feedback that users were having a "tough time" navigating profiles on the site. MySpace (More info...)

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Google Rolls Out Free Phone Calls Via Gmail
Search engine giant Google said today that it has rolled out free, voice calling via Google Gmail, at least for users in the U.S. and Canada. According to Google, users of Gmail will begin seeing the ability to "Call Phones" from their contact lists, or can use a dialpad to phone users. Calls outside of the U.S. and Canada will be billed at what Google says are "very low rates", including rates as little as $0.02 per minute to U.K., France, Germany, China, and Japan. Google said calls to the U.S (More info...)

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DataDirect Networks In Play?
Chatsworth-based DataDirect Networks, a developer of data storage arrays for the high performance computing (HPC) market, appears to be in the midst of a possible acquisition deal, according to documents uncovered by PEhub. The deal--of which no information has been released--appears to be between DataDirect and Technology Crossover Ventures. DataDirect, which is headed by Alex Bouzari, denied a deal was in the works, according to PEHub's reporting. DataDirect develops RAID arrays which are opti (More info...)

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Specific Media Sued Over Cookie Tracking
Irvine-based Specific Media, the operator of one of the largest Internet advertising networks, has been sued over its use of Flash to recreate tracking cookies on computer browsers. The lawsuit, filed in the California Central District court, claims the firm has violated comptuer intrusion laws through the use of Adobe's Flash to recreate tracking cookies deleted by users. Details of the lawsuit were reported by Wired Tuesday. The lawsuit was filed by a privacy attorney, who also has similar law (More info...)

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uSamp Eyes Check-Ins For Mobile Surveys
Encino-based uSamp, the online survey and panel firm, said Wednesday that it is moving into the mobile market, and is adding mobile surveying to its platform. According to uSamp, it is testing a mobile surveying platform for smart phones and mobile devices with several mobile application providers supporting the iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and iPad. The firm did not say when mobile support will be generally available from the firm, however, it says it will be taking advantage of GPS systems bu (More info...)

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Broadcom Gets Design Win With TiVo
Irvine-based semiconductor manufacturer Broadcom reported today that its Bluetooth technology is being used by digital video recorder firm TiVo, in its new keyboard remote control. BRoadcom said that TiVo is using its Broadcom Bluetooth technology as part of the new TiVo Slide QWERTY keyboard remote control, the first TiVo remote to feature Bluetooth. Shipment volumes and expected financial impact of the win were not disclosed by Broadcom.

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Gorilla Nation Signs Canadian Site
Los Angeles-based Gorilla Nation, the online advertising representation firm, announced today that it has been chosen by Canadian site The firm said it will represent the online advertising inventory for South Asian Life in Canada. South Asian Life targets minorities in the country, and has more than 650,000 unique visitors per month and over 25 million ad impressions a month, Gorilla Nation said. Financial details of the win were not disclosed. Gorilla Nation helps web publi (More info...)

posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2010(Full story) More than One Million Subscribers
Los Angeles-based, the online travel search and comparison site owned by, said Tuesday that it has reached more than one million subscribers. The firm said those subscribers get access to travel deals on cheap flights, hotels, rental cars, and vacation packages. also said it is now getting more than 4 million unique visitors per month to the site. is managed by Greg Samson. bought in January of 2007.

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Occam Wins Indiana Telecom Firm
Santa Barbara-based Occam Networks, a developer of broadband telecom equipment, said today that it has signed on Perry-Spencer Rural Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (PSC), in Santa Claus, Indiana, as a customer. According to Occam, PSC is using the firm's equipment to enhance its broadband service, and to enhance the voice, video, and data needs of its customers. Size of the deal was not disclosed. Occam Networks provides broadband equipment to telecommunications firms, particularly smaller, rural t (More info...)

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