Monday, October 10, 2011
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

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In a unique offer from Los Angeles-based, the family focused daily deals site, Santa Monica-based, the online dental care and referrals site, is dangling the chance for free braces--valued at up to $5,000--to consumers who enter a giveaway from the firms. The deal looks to be the first sweepstakes promotion through, which has traditionally offered up standard half price daily deals to its users. The offer puts together two of Southern California's mos (More info...)

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textPlus Updates iPhone, Android Apps
Los Angeles-based textPlus, the free text messaging service which is operated by GOGII, has made a number of updates to both its iPhone and Android apps. The firm quietly made the updates over the past few weeks on both of its apps, adding such features as the ability to send 30-second voice notes to other app users; allowing users to manage their Facebook friends directly from the apps; and features to help find friends and invite them to connect. textPlus allows users to send text messages via (More info...)

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TrueCar Adds Two More AAA Clubs
Santa Monica-based TrueCar announced Monday that it has added two more, AAA clubs to its list of customers using its services. TrueCar said that it will power the online car buying programs for AAA Oklahoma/South Dakota and AAA Hoosier, the 21st and 22nd AAA organizations using TrueCar's services. TrueCar operates both a service for helping organizations run their own, car buying programs, as well as an affiliated vehicle pricing site called Financial details of the win were not d (More info...)

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Emulex Announces New Fibre Channel Adapters
Costa Mesa-based Emulex, the developer of storage networking hardware, said today that it has shipped its next generation of Fibre Channel Adapters. According to the hardware maker, its has shipped new LightPulse 16Gb Fibre Channel (16GFC) host adapters, which says can deliver over on emillion I/Os per second on a single port. The new adapters are aimed at cloud and virtual data centers. Emulex said the adapters are the first, 16FC HBAs available; the new standard already has switches, with arra (More info...)

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Eucalyptus Opens New European HQ
Santa Barbara-based Eucalyptus Systems, the developer of cloud deployment software, has expanded in Europe, opening up a new office in London. According to Eucalyptus Systems, the new office will be headed by Paul Holt, who will serve as Vice President of EMEA Sales. Eucalpytus says the new corporate office comes on top of its India and China offices, which it opened earlier this year. Holt was previously at Canonical, and also served at Springsource and Red Hat. Eucalyptus is backed by New Ente (More info...)

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LA To Launch Cleantech Incubator
The City of Los Angeles said this morning that it will be officially launching its Cleantech Incubator tomorrow, as it attempts to create a cluster of clean technology companies downtown. According to Mayor Villaraigosa, the effort is to help develop new businesses and create jobs in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator was created by the Los Angeles Cleantech Alliance, a group created by the Mayor's Office, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Community Redevelopment Agenc (More info...)

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Netflix Drops Qwikster Plans
Online video streaming service Netflix, in a dramatic reversal, said this morning that it will not be splitting the company into two, and will continue to offer both DVDs by mail and streaming movies. In a statement, the firm said it "moved too fast" in announcing the move a few weeks ago, where it said it would split its DVD by mail service into a new company called Qwikster, and continue on the path of streaming video with Netflix. The drama at Netflix has some strong links to Hollywood's vari (More info...)

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AnyMeeting Updates Web Conferencing Service
Huntington Beach-based AnyMeeting, the provider of free web conferencing and webinar services, has updated its site, in a major update for the service. The update--which went live Friday--includes a redesigned interface, faster screen sharing, and better overall web conferencing management features. The new service also includes a 6-way video conferencing feature specifically aimed at hosting mall video conferences. AnyMeeting is headed by Costin Tuculescu, and is backed by both the Pasadena Ang (More info...)

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Broadcom Targets Automotive Networks With Chip
Irvine-based Broadcom is targeting the automotive electronics market today with the release of a new product specifically aimed at automotive networks. The chip marke said today that it has launched an Ethernet PHY, which enables low-cost cabling for 100 Mbps Ethernet networks in cars. Broadcom said the chips are sampling now, with production volumes in the first half of 2012. Automotive makers have been moving towards using Ethernet networks for in-vehicle networking. In a related move, Broadco (More info...)

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AWR Links With Antenna Software
El Segundo-based AWR Corporation, which develops electronic design automation (EDA) software, said today that it has linked with Antenna Magus, an antenna design software tool. According to the two, AWR and Magus (Pty) Ltd. are in a joint marketing relationship, and will connect their two software products via a new product called AWR Connected for Antenna Magus. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

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VIZIO Pre-loads Netflix On Tablet
Irvine-based VIZIO, the developer of HDTV and other electronic products, announced this morning that its VIZIO 8" Tablet with Wi-Fi is now pre-loaded with Netflix. According to VIZIO, the new app will come pre-loaded with the newest firmware update for its tablet PC product. Terms of the deal between the company were not announced. The addition of Netflix comes about a month after VIZIO inked a deal to carry Hulu Plus on the tablet device.

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Webcast: How HR Outsourcing Creates Value for Startups
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Date: Thursday, October 13, 2011
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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
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