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Hulu Signs Global Distribution Deal
Los Angeles-based Hulu has inked a deal to distribute its original content to the international market, the firm said Monday, in a deal with FremantleMedia Enterprises. Hulu said the deal calls for FremantleMedia to handle distribution rights to its original content internationally, including distributing the content over traditional media. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. The two said the first title to hit the international markets will be A Day in the Life, the Morgan Spurloc (More info...)

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Factual Team With Geoloqi
Santa Monica-based Factual and location-based, analytics and services provider Geoloqi said over the weekend that Factual will enhance enhance Geoloqi's location data and analytics offering with its data. Financial details of the deal with Geoloqi and Factual were not disclosed. Factual provides a massive, location database and API which allows location-aware applications to pull up information about businesses, addresses, points of interest, and more from over 50 countries. Geoloqi's platform h (More info...)

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AeroVironment Gets $11.1M Order
In another military contract win, Monrovia-based AeroVironment, the maker of unmanned aircraft for the military, reported that it has scored an $11.1M order. According to AeroVironment, the win goes for logistics support for its RQ-11B Raven Small Unmanned Aircraft System, from the United State Army. The Raven is a 4.2 pound, hand-launched UAV used by the military for reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition. The contract runs through February 28, 2013. AeroVironmnt's UAV's are used b (More info...)

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Docstoc Launches New iPhone App
Are you an entrepreneur looking for funding or to help get your business started? Santa Monica-based Docstoc has a new iPhone app for you, focused entirely on how to raise venture capital and get a business started. The firm, which is headed by Jason Nazar, said its new, free iPhone and iPad application, Starting a Business with Venture Capital, features videos of experts to help guide entrepreneurs along the path of starting a business and raising venture capital. The new app features videos, c (More info...)

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Masimo Buys Spire Semiconductor
Irvine-based Masimo, the developer of pulse oximetry devices, said today that it is acquiring substantially all of the assets of Spire Semiconductor, a maker of light emitting diode (LED) and other components, which are used in biomedical applications. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Masimo said that Spire Semiconductor will become part of a newly formed, wholly owned subsidiary called Masimo Semiconductor, which will be based in Hudson, N.H. The company said the acquisition will (More info...)

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HemaQuest Pharmaceuticals Gets $13M
San Diego-based HemaQuest Pharmaceuticals said today that it has raised $13M in a Series B funding. The firm, which is developing small molecule therapeutics for treating hemoglobin disorders such as sickle cell disease, said the funds come in the form of a Series B extension, coming from existing investors Aberdare Ventures, De Novo Ventures, Forward Ventures, Latterell Venture Partners and Lilly Ventures. The new funds will go towards a Phase 2b clinical study to apply its compound to patients (More info...)

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Allylix Raises $18.2M
San Diego-based Allylix, developer of chemicals used for the flavor and fragrance, food, cosmetics, and other markets, has raised $18.2M in a funding round, according to lead investor BASF Venture Capital GmbH. According to BASF, it invested $13.5M in Allylix, with the remainder of the round coming from existing investors Tate & Lyle Ventures, Avio Ventures, and Cultivian Ventures. Allylix is developing a platform to product renewable specialty chemicals, particularly terpenes, which are used f (More info...)

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Los Angeles-based, the developer of web-based software for managing crowd funding efforts, has connected its service into the popular AngelList service, saying last week that it is launching, a new service which uses AngelList's API to help startup companies raise funds and close their fundraising rounds. The new service, which is in private beta, uses AngelLists's API and's social fundraising platform to drive angel investment deals. sa (More info...)

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Vitesse Selected By FibroLAN
Camarillo-based semiconductor provider Vitesse is reporting a design win today, saying that FibroLAN is using its chips for a mobile backhaul product. Vitesse said that its Carrier Ethernet Switch Engine and quad-port, 1G PHYS are being used as part of an Ethernet Access Device (EAD) for the Metro Ethernet market. Financial impact of the win, and shipment volumes, were not announced. The chips are part of a new Carrier Ethernet, IEEE1588v2 products aimed at mobile backhaul and network IP Edge ap (More info...)

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Nirvanix Wins National Geo
San Diego-based Nirvanix, the cloud storage service provider, is powering the backup and archive operations for National Geographic, the firm said today. Nirvanix said that National Geographic is moving its backup and archive of its large, unstructured multi-media files to its network, due to a growing portfolio of files it needs to archive. Financial details of the win were not announced. Nirvanix, which is led by Scott Genereux, offers up a cloud-based storage service which it has been targeti (More info...)

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