Friday, September 10, 2010
Demand Media Updates eHow
Los Angeles-based Demand Media, the online media site run by Richard Rosenblatt, said Friday that it has updated its eHow web site, the firm's questions and answers site. Demand said that it has created a "crisp, clean" design update, and also added new content channels, a new video series, and social tools to the site. Among the channels are family, food, health, home, money and style sections. Demand Media said that part of the update are features to help advertisers reach the right audience o (More info...)

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Insights and Opinions: Instant Reaction to Google Instant

For our Insights & Opinions section today, we have an article from Tim Howell, of Binary Pulse Technology Marketing, a local marketing firm, giving his opinion into the usefulness--or not--of Google's latest search feature, Google Instant, which starts pulling up search results before you've even finished typing what you're looking for:

I'll admit upfront that the folks at Google who came up with this are smarter than me. I also realize that they tested this and must have had more pos (More info...)

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Apace Rolls Out Media Serving Device
Orange-based Apace Systems, a developer of media storage systems focused on the broadcast market, said this morning that it has rolled out a new product targeted at serving up video for business organizations. The firm said its new package allows companies, media, government, and education facility to serve up a "private YouTube" for their business use. Perhaps tempting a trademark lawsuit, new product is called 'uTube in the Box'. Apace said its new product provides video viewing, including fro (More info...)

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Cocodot Links With DKNY
Hollywood-based Cocodot, the online invitations site run by former MySpace exec Shawn Gold, said this week that it has partnered with DKNY, for a collection of fashion cards and invites. The site, which offers professionally designed online invitations and greeting cards, said the new DKNY collection went live yesterday, as part of New York Fashion Week. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. The new collection includes six galleries of invites, greetings, and thank you notes inspired (More info...)

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Broadcom Links With Philips On Gesture Controls
Irvine-based Broadcom yesterday said that it has linked with Philips Home Control on an effort to develop gesture-based remote controls. According to Broadcom, its Bluetooth technology is being used by Philips Home Control to enable remote controls which can control home entertainment with things like hand waves, finger swipes, or movements of a remote control. Broadcom said the two are demonstrating the gesture-based wireless remote controls at a trade show starting this weekend. The company sa (More info...)

posted on Friday, September 10, 2010(Full story) Co-Founders New Startup: Namesake
Two of the co-founders of Adly, Dan Gould and Brian Norgard, are involved with a stealth mode startup called Namesake, based in Santa Monica. Existence of the new startup has been circulating among Los Angeles entrepreneurs for the last month or so, but only recently reported elsewhere. No details on what Namesake are up to have been released, however. Both Gould and Norgard were at MySpace, which acquired their last startup, Newroo. The firm has said--via Twitter updates--that it has been visit (More info...)

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DTS In Deal With Orange
Calabasas-based DTS, the developer of surround sound audio technology, reported yesterday that it has signed an agreement wih Orange, where Orange will use its DTS technology in its IPTV service. Financial details of the licensing agreement were not disclosed.

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Quantum Technologies Gets Delisting Notice
Irvine-based Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies, a developer of renewable energy, energy storage, and hybrid electric drive systems for the electric car industry, said late Thursday that it has received a delisting notice from the Nasdaq. According to to Quantum, the Nasdaq Staff determination letter said that the company has not regained compliance with a $1.00 minimum closing bid price requirement for continued listing on the Nasdaq Global Market. The firm said it has submitted a request for a (More info...)

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Newport Adds Khaykin To Board
Irvine-based Newport Corporation, a supplier of optical components, lasers, filters, scientific instruments, and other products, said Thursday that it has added Oleg Khaykin to its board of directors. Khaykin is President and CEO of International Rectifier. Khaykin also has served at Amkor Technology, Conexant Systems, and the Boston Consulting Group. Newport said that Khaykin will add a background in strategy development and international operations to the firm's board, as it looks to grow inte (More info...)

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