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VC IN THE OC 2012 - May 15th
OCTANe will host the largest gathering of VCs in Orange
County this year on May 15, at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach. Over
45 VCs and investors will attend and participate in discussions focused on incubators, M&A, private investors, and much more.

John Balen of Caanan Partners, which recently closed a $600 million fund,
will give the VC Keynote with a “View from the Valley”
and top investment trends. Ted Schilowitz of RED Digital Cinema – the
maker of ultra high-resolution digital movie cameras used in virtually all major motion pictures – will deliver the OC Innovation keynote.

Attendees will also have access to six panel discussions, VC Speed-
dating, 14 investment presentations, a showcase of 100 innovative OC
companies, and top-tier networking with Southern California executives.
Visit http://www.VCINTHEOC2012.com.

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SDVG 10th Annual Venture Summit – June 6, 2012
Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego

Over 75 VCs, 25 Cool Companies and 2 Fantastic Speakers!

San Diego Venture Group presents its 10th Annual Venture Summit on June 6. This year featuring two fantastic keynote presentations: David Duncan, author of “The Experimental Man” and Roger McNamee, co-founder of Elevation Partners. Join us as well for our panel with leading institutional L.P.s on the future of the small venture fund.

25 of San Diego’s Coolest Companies will be on display for you to meet. Come join the best networking event in Southern California. 75 VCs have already signed up to attend. Last year we sold out so don’t delay!

More information and registration here: http://bit.ly/SDVGvs_sct

Boingo In Deal With Deutsche Telekom For In-Flight Wi-Fi
Are you a Boingo customer, planning a long flight to Germany anytime soon? Wish you could keep connected to the Internet? Customers of Los Angeles-based Boingo Wireless can now do that--and bill it to their Boingo account--if they're booked on Lufthansa. Boingo said Tueday that it has inked a deal with Deutsche Telecom, which will give Boingo customers access to in-flight Wi-Fi services on international flights through DT's on-board communications services. The access will be through Boingo's in (More info...)

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RingRevenue In Growth Surge
Santa Barbara-based RingRevenue, the provider of pay-per-call technology used by affiliate marketers to track conversions, looks to be in growth mode, with the firm nearly doubling its staff over the last four months. The firm, which is led by Jason Spievak, apparently now has 28 full time employees, up significantly from only 16 in January, according to Spievak. Spievak said that the firm is growing primarily in business development and account management, but also has been growing its developm (More info...)

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YouMail's New Calling Feature: Voicemail Receipts
Ever wonder if someone actually got your voicemail? Irvine-based YouMail has a neat new feature to provide "voicemail receipts" to callers who leave you a message on the voicemail service, allowing callers to get a text, view and hear the message they left, and also add themselves to your caller ID list. YouMail, which said it started testing the feature in January, said the new feature has been so popular with testers that the service will be provided as a default on the service. YouMail's add (More info...)

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Paul Bricault Backs Phone Security Firm
Paul Bricault, the head of local Los Angeles business accelerator Amplify, is one of the backers of a phone security firm which is looking to reduce phone-based fraud. According to Atlanta-based Pindrop Security, it raised $1M in a seed funding round from Andreessen Horowitz, GRA Venture Fund, New World Ventures, Sigma Partners, and Webb Investment Network, along with angels Paul Bricault, Kevin Donahue, and Ben Ling. Pindrop Security uses acoustical fingerprinting technology to detect and block (More info...)

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Mobile Roadie Hits The iPad
Beverly Hills-based Mobile Roadie, the developer of tools which make it easy for artists and brands to create their own mobile apps, said today that it has launched a new native iPad app platform, along with a self-service mobile website product. Mobile Roadie, which is headed by Michael Schneider, develops software has been popular with both brands and celebrities for powering their mobile apps on iPhone and Android. The company said its new iPad app platform allows users to create their own ap (More info...)

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EcoATM Raises $17M
San Diego-based EcoATM, the developer of kiosks to help people trade in their old mobile phones and devices for cash, store credit, or gift cards, has raised $17M in a Series B funding round. The round came from Coinstar, PI Holdings, Moore Venture Partners, AKS Capital, Koh Boon Hwee, along with Claremont Creek Ventures and TAO Ventures. The new round brings the company's total raised to $31.40M.

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Ortiva Wireless Acquired By Allot Communications
La Jolla-based Ortiva Wireless, a developer of wireless video optimization and streaming hardware and software, has been acquired by Allot Communications Ltd., a provider of products for the fixed and mobile data network market, Allot announced this morning. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Allot said it will integrate Ortiva's technology into its Allot Service Gateway product. The company said that the acquisition will be accretive on a quarterly basis by the end of 2012, contribu (More info...)

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Goodreads Enhances Groups
Los Angeles-based Goodreads, the online networking site focused on book readers which is led by Otis Chandler, said this morning that it has enhanced its book group functions, Goodreads Groups. The site, which lets people rate, discuss, and share information on their favorite books, said that it has now added the ability to feature videos on home pages of groups, as well as to customize the design of group home pages with logos and images. The company said the enhancements will allow groups to p (More info...)

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Acacia Targets Digital Imaging With Patent Buy
Newport Beach-based Acacia Research, the patent licensing outfit which acquires and aggressively licenses patents, is eyeing the digital imaging market, saying this morning that one of its subsidiaries has acquired a number of patents originally issued to Polaroid. The firm said those patents cover digital imaging and related technologies, used in digital cameras and camera phones. Details on the number of patents, specific patents involved, or financial terms were not announced.

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Novatel Wireless Wins Scandinavian GPS Tracking Firm
San Diego-based Novatel Wireless, which develops wireless modules used to connect equipment into mobile data networks, announced a win today with Scandanavian GPS tracking and vehicle management firm Tripple Track. Financial terms of the win were not announced. Novatel Wireless said it will provide its Enfora asset tags and mobile dtracking devices to Tripple Track. Novatel's products are used in the M2M market for tracking assets via wireless networks.

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Green Business BASE CAMP - May 31 to June 3rd, Los Angeles
Green Business BASE CAMP provides you with expertise in entrepreneurial
skill-building, industry-specific tools, strategic networking, expert
coaching and access to the most successful people in the green and
cleantech business.

Do you know entrepreneurs who could benefit from the BASE CAMP experience?

Picture this: 100 entrepreneurs will be surrounded for four enriching days by peers they respect, industry experts they admire, and investors they will want to impress. In addition to gaining critical tools, knowledge and personal advice, BASE CAMP attendees will walk away with the confidence they need to succeed and a clear sense of where to go next.

Paul Hawken, environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist and author will kick off the inaugural workshop activities with words of wisdom and inspiration. Paul is THE godfather of sustainable business (but you probably know that).

Register today at:
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Trinet: Supporting startup growth with the new recruiting ecosystem
The recruiting ecosystem is changing, led by professional social networks like LinkedIn and Viadeo and social media apps like Jobvite and BranchOut.

This report examines how the new ecosystem creates a streamlined, scientific and democratic approach to the recruiting process, and in turn, changes the way startups and growing businesses find and retain their employees.

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