Friday, November 4, 2011
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

Panasonic Avionics Wins United Continental
Lake Forest-based Panasonic Avionics, which is the Orange County-based subsidiary of Japanese electronics firm Panasonic Corp., has been selected to provide Wi-Fi on over 300 aircraft for United Continental, United Continental said Friday. Financial details of the win were not disclosed. United says it expects to debut Wi-Fi on its fleet on more than 300 United Airlines and Continental Airlines mainline aircraft beginning in mid-2012. The Wi-Fi service will provide both broadband Internet and vi (More info...)

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Woo Media Sold To Zoosk
Woo Media, the operator of the online dating site, has been acquired by San Francisco-based Zoosk, the company said Thursday. Woo Media--which had offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and London--did not disclose financial terms of the deal. Woo Media was venture backed by Atomico Investments, Index Ventures, Mangrove Capital Partners, Klaus Hommels and Oliver Jung.

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ReachLocal Looks To Buy Back $20M In Shares
Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal, the firm which helps small and medium sized businesses place online advertising, said today that it has approved a $20M, share repurchase program. The publicly traded firm said that the effort reflects the "continued confidence" of its board and management in the strength of its business. Share repurchases are fairly unusual in the technology business for companies, however, ReachLocal's stock has recently hit when it missed its Q3 estimates earlier this week, an (More info...)

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Gorilla Nation Expands Ethnic Reach
Los Angeles-based Gorilla Nation, the online advertising representation firm which is a part of Evolve Media Corp., reported this morning that it has added a new suite of "Urban" and "Latina lifestyle" sites to its network of web sites. The firm said it has added new sites in the multicultural community, giving it access to over 34 million unique visitors. A few of the sites include,,, and Gorilla Nation helps to connect website (More info...)

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SRS Labs Names Accounting Head
Santa Ana-based SRS Labs, the developer of surround sound and other audio technology, said this morning that it has named Maria Oppegard its Chief Accounting Officer. Oppegard was previously Corporate Controller at the company, and has been at the firm since 2005.

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