Monday, April 16, 2012
Zillow Plans Jobs, New Office In Orange County
Real estate website Zillow, known for its "Zillow Zestimate" home valuation tool and other related real estate services, is planning to open a new office in Orange County, and also plans to ramp up hiring in the new office. According to Zillow, it plans to open a new office at 2600 Michelson Dr. later this summer, where it will be hiring sales people with experience in Internet marketing and software. Seattle-based Zillow said that it will also be moving the staff of Diverse Solutions, a company (More info...)

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Nukona Acquired By Symantec
San Diego-based Nukona, a developer of mobile application management software, has been acquired by security software giant Symantec. Symantec said it completed the acquisition this morning. The deal had originally been announced in April. Symantec said that Nukona will bolster Symantec's enterprise mobility software portfolio. Nukona had been founded by Chris Perrett, Jeff Enderwick, and Brad Murdoch. The company was backed by Citrix and angel investors.

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MGM In Deal With YouTube
A new content distribution deal between Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and YouTube, announced over the weekend, will bring over 600 new titles for rent to YouTube and Google Play, the two firm said Sunday. YouTube and MGM said that the deal will bring such titles as "Terminator", "Robocop", and "Rocky" to both YouTube and Google's recently renamed Android app and content marketplace. YouTube said it now has five of the six major studios offering up their movies for rent on the two services. No financial or (More info...)

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Active Storage Names Engineering VP
Torrance-based Active Storage, the developer of RAID storage systems aimed at the Apple and creative industry, said this morning that it has named Venkat Ramakrishnan as its new Vice President of Engineering. Ramakrishnan was most recently at Promise Technology, and also has served at Cisco and IBM. Active Storage, which is currently headed by Steve Rizzone, develops RAID storage devices particularly targeted at the media industry; the firm's products are particularly geared toward the Apple mar (More info...)

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Edmunds.com Adds Live Chat Feature
Santa Monica-based Edmunds.com, the online auto information web site, said this morning that it has enhanced its site, adding a new online chat feature on the site. Edmunds.com said the online chat allows participating dealers on the site to answer questions about inventory, pricing, and to gain other information about new and used vehicles. Edmunds.com said it is tapping Contact At Once! for the service. Financial details between the firms was not disclosed. Edmunds.com said it will offer the l (More info...)

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TowerJazz To Supply Chips To Samsung, LG
TowerJazz, the semiconductor foundry firm which has major operations in Newport Beach, reported today that it is in mass production of a full digital, audio amplifier for the LCD slim TV market and manufacturers Samsung and LG. TowerJazz said the audio amplifiers are being manufactured for NeoFidelity, which is using TowerJazz's 0.13-micron manufacturing technology. Shipment volumes and financial impact of the deal were not announced. TowerJazz is a manufacturer of integrated circuits, providing (More info...)

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Broadcom Adds New 10GBASE-T PHY
Irvine-based semiconductor maker Broadcom announced this morning that it has shipped a new line of 10GBASE-T PHYs this morning. The chips--used for 10GB Ethernet switches, server adapters, and LAN on Motherboard (LOM) applications--are pin compatible with Broadcom's earlier devices, but consume 50 percent less power than its earlier line. Broadcom said the new chips will help data centers reduce their power costs and carbon footprint. Broadcom's chips are designed into 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch (More info...)

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WD Ships Speedy 1TB Drive
Irvine-based Western Digital said this morning that it is shipping a new, 1TB hard drive, the VelociRaptor 1 TB, aimed at high performance PCs and workstations. The firm said the new 10,000 RPM SATA hard drive is aimed at applications such as video editing and digital content creation and management. The new product lists at $319.99, and there are also 500GB and 250GB versions of the hard drive available.

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