Monday, March 28, 2011
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Inphi Launches Secondary Offering
Inphi Corporation, the developer of high speed analog communications semiconductors, said Monday that it has launched a public offering of 3.9 million shares of its common stock. The new offering comes just shy of six months after the firm's IPO. The firm said that 3.8 million of those shares are owned by certain stockholders of the company, with 0.5M going to underwriters, and 0.5M to over-allotments. Inphi--which has major operations in Westlake Village, but is based in Santa Clara--said it wi (More info...)

posted on Monday, March 28, 2011(Full story) Boots Up Affiliate Program
San Diego-based, the online sports registration site owned by the Active Network, said Monday afternoon that it has launched its first online affiliate program. The firm said it will provide referral commissions to websites who direct consumers to register for event and activities on the web site, including registrations for youth camps, golf tee times, campgrounds, and more. The firm said the affiliate program would broaden its audience of consumers, provide new revenue fo (More info...)

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SmartSound Launches Cloud Music Service
Northridge-based SmartSound Software, which develops music and soundtrack creation software and a related library of royalty-free music, said today that it has launched a new product. The firm said it has launched Quicktracks, a new cloud-based music customization service. The new service allows customers to create and mix music tracks online from the firm's website, and download those completed tracks to their projects. Previously, the firm's service required users to run specialized software a (More info...)

posted on Monday, March 28, 2011(Full story) Powers Israeli Crowdfunding Site
Los Angeles-based, the crowd funding software firm headed by Alon Goren, has partnered with a site focused on Jewish and Israeli causes. and said they would launch a site for JCrowd in April, which will help provide Jewishh-themed projects with a way to manage online fundraising. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. JCrowd is based in Israel.

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FastSoft Names New Marketing VP
Pasadena-based FastSoft, the developer of content acceleration software and appliances, said today that it has named Jerry Hall as Vice President of Marketing at the firm. Hall was most recently a consultant at Forge Strategic Marketing, and also has served at AirHop Communications, ProxiNet, NetBoost, and LanTronix. FastSoft is based on technology originally developed for the Internet2 at Caltech. The firm's products use an optimized TCP/IP algorithm to accelerate software downloads and access (More info...)

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Warner Adds Harry Potter, Inception To Facebook Test
Warner Bros. said over the weekend that it is expanding its test of renting movies on Facebook, adding five new titles to the firms' online social networking rental experiment. According to Warner Bros, it is adding Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secretes, Inception, Life as We Know It, and Yogi Bear to its lineup. Warner launched the Facebook rental service earlier this month, allowing users to rent movies using Facebook Credits. The service debuted with (More info...)

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RealD Hits 15,000 Screens
Los Angeles-based RealD, the developer of 3D movie projection technology, reported today that it has now surpassed 15,000 installs of its 3D Cinema System at motion picture theaters worldwide. The firm said the numbers make it the industry's largest 3D cinema platform. The installations included 8,600 domestic screens, and 6,500 international screens. The company explained that its screens installed has grown by 182 percent in the last 12 months. RealD's technology is used to project 3D films at (More info...)

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SheKnows Launches Social Media Feature
Los Angeles-based SheKnows, the women's media site run by Evolve Media, said this morning that it has launched a new social media, community features for the service. The company said its new SheKnows Connect social media platform connects into sites such as Facebook and other social networking services, allowing users to challenge their friends to "dares". SheKnows said the new feature is the first of several social products to be launching this year, around its city guide, as well as pregnancy (More info...)

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Conexant Rolls Multimedia Chip
Newport Beach-based Conexant, the semiconductor developer, said this morning that it has expanded its multimedia imaging product line. The firm said it has launched a new, single-chip media processor geared towards high definition (HD) video encoding and decoding, video and graphics overlay, image processing, and other uses. the CS92755 system-on-a-chip (SoC) is aimed at use in connected Web devices, interactive video displays, digital signage, home automation, and user interfaces.

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