Friday, October 28, 2011
CheckAlt Payment Solutions
CheckAlt Payment Solutions is a payment processing company providing Check21 services allowing businesses nationwide to utilize its eCheck and patented Remote Desktop Capture (RDC) systems to improve their top and bottom lines. The CheckAlt eCheck is the "email a check" solution that allows businesses from merchants and property managers to universities and non-profits to maximize cash flow and accounting accuracy.

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Anybeat Rolls Out Chat Roulette Feature
Taking a chapter out of the popularity of sites like Chatroulette in connecting up strangers with one another, Los Angeles-based Anybeat, the alternative social networking site run by Dmitri Shapiro, said Friday that it has rolled out a new feature called "Interest Roulette". The new feature automatically connects users to other people on the site, who share interests with your profile. AnyBeat is backed by Freestyle Capital, Social Leverage, Arthur Bilger, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Howard Lindzo (More info...)

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Hulu Inks Deal With The CW
Los Angeles-based Hulu said Friday that it has inked a deal with The CW, the stream the current season of shows from the network on both Hulu and Hulu Plus. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. The CW is a network which targets young women ages 18-34, and features such series as "The Vampire Diaries," "Gossip Girl," "Nikita," and "America's Next Top Model." Hulu said the five-year licensing agreement calls for Hulu Plus to provide next-day access to the most recent five current prim (More info...)

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Insights and Opinions: Start Something
For today's Insights and Opinions section, we have an article from investment banker Megan Lisa Jones, who addresses the question of how to get funding for a concept (not likely) with a simple suggestion.

Yesterday I sat down with an ambitious young entrepreneur who was having a hard time raising $10 million dollars. I seem to be having a lot of this same conversation recently.
In today's world I can promise you that raising $10 million dollars for a concept is next to impossible. I fee (More info...)

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iStoryTime Launches Puss In Boots for iPhone, iPad
Santa Barbara-based zuuka, the publisher of the iStoryTime line of interactive children's books for the iPhone and iPad, said today that it has launched the Puss In Boots Movie Storybook, an interactive book for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad today. The new title--which is launching in conjunction with the theatrical release of the animated film--offers up activities, the backstory of Puss in Boots, scenes from the film, and narration from Antonio Banderas, the voice of Puss In Boots. iStoryTi (More info...)

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e-DOCUPLUS Acquired By Flex Discovery
Orange County-based e-DOCUPLUS, a provider of e-discovery services, has been acquired by Austin, Texas-based Flex Discovery. Flex Discovery announced the acquisition Thursday, but did not disclose any financial terms of the buy. Flex Discovery said it will retain all of the current e-DOCUPLUS staff, plus managing partner and co-founder Tim Morenc.

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AeroVironment Launches Unmanned Aircraft For Domestic Use
Think unmanned drones are just something you'd see in Afghanistan, Iraq, or Pakistan? There may soon be unmanned aircraft hovering over your own town. Monrovia-based Aerovironment said Thursday that it has launched a new, small unmanned aircraft system aimed specifically at law enforcement and first responders here in the United States. Aerovironment said it has opened up evaluations of its new Qube portable unmanned aircraft system, aimed at public safety applications, to provide the same kind (More info...)

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Siemer & Associates Publishes Q2 2011 Exit Report - Download Today
Siemer & Associates, the merchant bank serving the digital media, software, and technology industry, has published its Q2 2011 Exit Report.

The report provides an in-depth review of M&A activity and public company
valuation metrics in the digital media and software industries during the second quarter of 2011.

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Android DevCon - Nov 6-9, San Francisco
The 2nd Android DevCon, the technical conference for software developers building or selling Android apps, arrives after a smashing debut in March, 2011 (nearly 1,000 attendees and 20 major sponsors). It will offer one day of intensive workshops, followed by three days of technical classes. More than 1,000 software developers, engineers and entrepreneurs from 35 nations are projected to attend Android DevCon and choose from 70 classes to bring Android open source development to a high level. You can receive a $100 discount off the conference fee and/or get free exhibits admission by inserting the code MEDIASPONSOR when prompted. See

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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