Monday, August 29, 2011
Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth: Winner of the ACG NY Champions Award
The M&A Advisor and ACG New York has awarded Stradling Yocca Carlson &
Rauth, along with Marlin & Associates, for Strategic Acquisition of
the Year, in the sale of iSuppli Corporation to IHS, Inc.

An independent body of experts, who represent a cross-section of the
middle market industry, judged the finalists' deals, deal makers and

"The ACG New York Champion's Awards winners represent the best of M&A
in the New York area in 2011, and Stradling earned these honors by
distinguishing themselves in a group of very impressive finalists,"
said Roger Aguinaldo, CEO of the M&A Advisor. "Despite the continued
challenging economic conditions, Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth has
demonstrated that perseverance and performance lead to success in this

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Goldstar Seats You With Friends With New Ticketing Feature
Pasadena-based Goldstar, the half-price, entertainment ticket retailer headed by Jim McCarthy, said Monday that it has launched a new feature which lets users easily get seats next to their friends on events. The firm said its "Sit with Friends" feature lets customers share live entertainment events with friends, which will help users get tickets near each other even if they buy their tickets separately. The new feature was launched just as the firm hit its five millionth ticket sold through the (More info...)

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CoreLogic Hires Investment Bankers
Santa Ana-based CoreLogic, a provider of real estate and mortgage databases and information, said Monday afternoon that it has hired investment banking firm Greenhill & Co., to explore "alternatives to enhance shareholder value." The firm said it is looking at everything from changes in capital structure, disposition of business lines, potential sale, or a business combination as a part of the effort. The firm cited "challenging" economic environment and current market conditions for the move. T (More info...)

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Telcentris Boosts Sales Team
San Diego-based Telcentris, the operator of the VoxOx and VoxOx in Business voice-over-IP services, said last week that it has bolstered its sales team, hiring a new VP of Wholesale Sales. The firm said it has hired Mark Peterson to the new position, to drive its wholesale growth strategy. Peterson reports to Tad Nikolich, VP of Business Sales for Telcentris. Peterson has previously served at CommPartners, Mpower Communications, Allegiant Air, WestAir Holding/United Express, and AirCal.

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Zeebo Raises $17M
San Diego-based Zeebo, a developer of a wireless, digital entertainment and education system, initially targeted at the global market, has raised $17M in a new funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm today. Source of the new funding was not disclosed. Zeebo has previously raised funding from Qualcomm. Details on the new round were not announced by the company, which says on its website that it is currently working on a "next generation platform" slated for launch in 2012, als (More info...)

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Los Angeles-based, the online coupon and deals site headed by Loren Bendele, has rolled out two new features today, aimed at boosting the social aspects of the site. said it has launched a new, community forum, which will allow users to discuss topics around saving money, and to share deals. In addition, the company said that it will award "badges" for contributions made to the site, for adding a deal, interacting with others, or making comments. To spur interest in the n (More info...)

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DTS Powers LG Electronics 3D Smartphone
Calabasas-based DTS, the provider of surround sound and other audio technology, said today that LG Electronics is using its technology in a new smartphone. DTS said its technology has been integrated into the LG Optimus 3D, to provide a 3D audio experience. Financial impact of the win was not announced. The new LG phone also offers up a glasses-free, 3D video experience. DTS and LG have been partners for the last few years, including DTS technology in HDTV, smartphone, and other products from LG (More info...)

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Kurion Sees Progress At Fukushima
Irvine-based Kurion, a startup which has been commercializing nuclear cleanup technology which is venture backed by Lux Capital and Firelake Capital Management, reported today that its technology has helped to drop cesium levels in the contaminated water at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant by more than 40 percent since June. The firm--which spun out of Oak Ridge National Laboratory and set up shop in Irvine in December of 2010--said its Kurion Ion Specific Media System has been working as part of (More info...)

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Eucalyptus Upgrades Cloud Software
Santa Barbara-based Eucalyptus has upgraded its cloud computing software, saying last week that it has released Eucalyptus 3, its third generation infrastructure-as-a-service software for cloud computing. The software is aimed at enterprises, who want to maintain private and hybrid clouds. The company said the biggest enhancement to the software are high availability features, which prevents single points of failure form crashing systems. The new feature can handle such issues as failure of a di (More info...)

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Dreamworks In Online Distribution Deal In China
Glendale-based Dreamworks Animation SKG said today that it has inked its first, online distribution agreement ever in China, to distribute its KungFu Panda films in Mainland China via Internet TV firm DreamWorks said the deal will make its Kung Fu Panda titles available for on-demand viewing via Youku's premium services and its Hollywood Movie channel. Financial details of the deal were not announced. Youku is an online video site catering to the Chinese market.

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LiveOffice Connects Into
Torrance-based LiveOffice, the developer of cloud-based email archiving and compliance services, reported today that it has connected its product with LiveOffice said it has announced a new, LiveOffice Outlook Email Connector, which allows users to view email, attachments, and Chatter posts within The new connector is currently free to LiveOffice users. The company also said the connector helps provide integration between Microsoft Outlook with, eli (More info...)

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RealD Inks Deal In China
Los Angeles-based RealD, the developer of 3D movie projection technology, announced this morning that it has inked a deal with Chinese theatre chain Beijing SAGA Luxury Cinema Management Co, Ltd.. RealD said that it will install its technology at all of SAGA's current theatre locations. Financial details of the deal were not announced. RealD said the win will result in the installation of its 3D technology in 100 auditoriums across China.

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