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NASA Approves SpaceX Space Station Mission For February
In a major win for SpaceX, the Southern California firm developing commercial rockets for spaceflight, NASA announced Friday that it has approved the SpaceX mission to dock with the International Space Station on Friday. SpaceX--headed by technology mogul Elon Musk--will launch a demonstration flight on February 7, 2012, according to NASA, using the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft. The mission would be the first ever docking of a commercially developed, private rocket ship with the ISS.

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YouMail Finds, Fixes Android Market Issue
Irvine-based YouMail is heading back to the Android Market, after the firm was suddenly dropped from the store Thursday in a tiff with T-Mobile. In a blog post to users, YouMail said that it indeed, did have a real problem with a number of its Android Applications, as a result of an error that occurred with users upgrading from one of its older versions to the latest, 2.0.45 version of the company's apps. YouMail said the error resulted in its app constantly polling its services, leading to bad (More info...)

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USC: $380M Raised In Last 3 Years By USC Spinouts
A new study compiled by the University of Southern California tallies up $380M raised in capital by USC spinouts in the last three years, and a 15 year total of $800M raised by 39 startups with roots at the school. The study, conducted by the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation, is part of an effort by the school to identify and nurture innovations which can translate into high growth startups. The study found that about 70 percent of the startups spun of USC are still in business, and about ro (More info...)

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AnyMeeting Lands In Google Apps Marketplace
Looking to extend its reach, Huntington Beach-based AnyMeeting announced this morning that it has integrated into the Google Apps Marketplace, allowing Google Apps users to be able to start online meetings directly from the service. AnyMeeting said the integration allows for single-sign on to its services and access to Google contacts from AnyMeeting. AnyMeeting's web conferencing software is offered for free, and is ad-supported, although the firm also offers a premium, ad-free version. The com (More info...)

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FindTheBest Partners With Electronics Review Site
Santa Barbara-based FindTheBest, the online product comparison site headed by former DoubleClick founder Kevin O'Connor, said Thursday that it has partnered with an online consumer electronics products review and technology news site, eCoustics. FindTheBest said that it build 24 custom comparisons of technology products for eCoustics, part of an expansion of its platform to external sites. Financial details of the partnership were not disclosed. FindTheBest offers a graphical, sortable lists of (More info...)

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Cohu Expands Board
Poway-based Cohu, which develops test subsystems for the semiconductor market, said yesterday that it has named William E. Bendush to its board of directors. Bendush was the former Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC), and also has served at Silicon Systems, among other companies. He also is on the board of Microsemi, and was on the board of Conexant Systems.

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Siemer & Associates Q3 Digital Media and Software M&A Activity Report
Siemer & Associates LLC, the global merchant bank serving the digital
media, software and technology industry, has completed its Q3 2011 Exit
Report focusing on M&A deal trends and public company valuation metrics
in the digital media and software industries.

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
third quarter quarter of 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
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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