Friday, October 7, 2011
Hulu Plus Hits WD TV Live Player
Los Angeles-based Hulu, the television and movie streaming service, reported Thursday afternoon that its Hulu Plus service is now available on Western Digital's new WD TV Live Streaming Media Player. WD introduced its new WD TV Live Streaming Media Player this week, the latest in a line of media players from the company. The new player streams Internet video, via a wireless connection, to a television set. The Hulu Plus feature requires viewers to have a Hulu plus subscription, which runs $7.99 (More info...)

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FindTheBest Takes On Smartphone Comparisons
Santa Barbara-based FindTheBest--the online products comparison site headed by former DoubleClick founder Kevin O'Conner--said this week that it has launched a comprehensive smartphone comparison feature on the service. FindTheBest said it has launched a Smartphone Buyer's Guide section, which allows users to compare smartphones based on price, specs, cell phone plans, monthly access rates, plans, and more. Most significantly, FindTheBest said that the guide pulls in information on carriers and (More info...)

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LightPointe Signs French Distributor
San Diego-based LightPointe, the developer of free-space optical networking equipment, reported yesterday that it has signed a deal with a French distributor. According to LightPointe, it has signed Azenn, a distributor which serves all of France from warehouses in Paris, Lyon, Marseille and Rennes. Azenn said that it is the leading distributor of communications equipment in France. LightPointe is backed by investor Berg & Berg Enterprises.

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Trinet White Paper: Options for handling your HR functions
HR is a necessity when you have employees. And what could be better than taking a set of duties which although a necessity, are not a core competence off your plate? According to a Small Business Association study, the average small business owner spends 25%+ of the time handling employee-related paperwork.

This average increases to a staggering 35-45% if the tasks include recruitment, hiring, and training of new employees. After all, you have no interest in processing payroll twice a month, negotiating benefits with insurance carriers, or worrying about how to comply with a litany of government regulations. You entered into business to build a lasting legacy, deliver great products or services, and generate revenue doing what you do best. So why NOT outsource HR? Read this paper to learn more.

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Calling all Startups! Apply To Meet The VCs!
Calling all Startups!

The Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA) invites you to our third annual Meet the VCs night on Tuesday, October 11th.

Here's your big opportunity to meet with more than 25 venture capitalists and major angel groups. During the course of two hours, you will get to meet each of them and learn about what they look for in potential
startup investments.

Don't miss out on this great opportunity! Apply to participate here:

Seminar for Government Contractors, San Diego, Wednesday October 26

Unanet Technologies is hosting a special afternoon event on October 26
for senior managers of Federal Government Contractors to hear
how other executives have enabled their businesses to thrive.

Don't miss this opportunity to network with your peers at the
Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island in San Diego, CA.

Guest Speakers include:
Brad Antle, CEO, Salient Federal Solutions
Paul Murphy, Senior Data Analyst with Bloomberg Government
Cindy Castillo, CEO, CSSI
Michele Griggs, Financial Integration Manager, Epsilon Systems Solutions

For more information and to register for this no cost event, visit:

Safire Partners Executive Search
Safire Partners has completed 150+ retained executive searches since 2006
working with emerging businesses in digital media, Internet, eCommerce,
software and clean technology across Southern California. Please visit
our website to see an updated list of our clients and searches completed
at We are always interested in
meeting new candidates and potential clients, so feel free to email our
Managing Partner, Todd Gitlin at We can also always be a
friendly source for investor introductions and general market /
compensation intelligence.

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

To learn more about SYCR and its award, please go to:

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