Thursday, October 11, 2012
Smithers Apex's 13th Annual LEDs Conference October 10, San Diego
Book your free exhibit pass to LEDs 2012! Network with LED and solid state
lighting professionals from all over the world at LEDs 2012, taking place
October 11-12 at The Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa. Companies participating in the LEDs exhibit hall include American Bright Optoelectronic Corp., Bergquist Company, Cree, Gamma Scientific, Palomar Technologies, Seren Photonics Ltd, TUV SUD and many others.

Exhibit hall hours are Thursday, October 11 - 10:00am - 7:30pm and Friday, October 12 - 10:00am - 2:00pm. A reception will take place in the exhibit
hall on Thursday evening from 6-7:30 p.m. and is included with your
exhibit pass if booked online before Wednesday, October 10. For complete
information about LEDs 2012, visit

YouMail Hits Two Billion Calls
Irvine-based YouMail, the provider of enhanced voicemail apps and other telecommunications services, said Thursday that it has now answered two billion calls. The firm said it has doubled its call volume since July of 2011, when it hit an earlier, one billion call milestone. YouMail provides a set of enhanced voicemail services, including personalized voicemail messages for different callers, transcription of voicemails, voicemail recipts, and much more. The firm says is now has 3.5 million regi (More info...)

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Inktank Partners With Citrix
Inktank, the software developer behind the open source Ceph distributed storage project, said Thursday that it has partnered with Citrix Sytsems to provide support for Ceph as part of Citrix CloudPlatform. Citrix CloudPlatform is a software product, commercially supported by Citrix, used for cloud orchestration. The Citrix product is based on the open source Apache CloudStack software. Financial details of the link were not disclosed. Inktank said the integration allows Ceph to provide the prima (More info...)

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RightCare Solutions Gets Funding From Domain Associates
San Diego-based healthcare investor Domain Associates has made an investment in a Philadelphia provider of hospital discharge planning and readmission management software this week, RightCare Solutions. RightCare said it has raised $1.72M in a Series A round, which included both Domain Asssociates and Compass Partners. RightCare's technology uses software-as-a-service to help reduce readmissions and improve decisions for discharge at hospitals.

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LA Clean Technology Corridor Gets Funding
The effort to establish a "clean technology corridor" in Los Angeles has received $2.1M in a grant, according to the LABJ, from the Commerce Department. The grant gives the City of Los Angeles more than $2.1M to construct and equip the La Kretz Innovation Campus downtown. The center will include offices, conference rooms, research laboratories, and more. Los Angeles has been trying to establish a "clean technology corridor" to attract companies in the industry to locate in parts of downtown.

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SpaceX Dragon Hatch Opens Ahead Of Schedule
The first commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station jumped ahead of schedule Wednesday afternoon, after the hatch to the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft was opened a day ahead of schedule, after successful docking with the ISS earlier in the morning. NASA said that the crew of the ISS opened up the hatch to the SpaceX Dragon at 1:40 p.m. EDT, after they were able to speed through post-berthing procedures. The hatch had been expected to be opened sometime today. Among the cargo bei (More info...)

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Digiboo Adds Android Support, TV Content
Los Angeles-based Digiboo, a developer of retail kiosks where users can purchase movies and other content for digital download, said today that it has added support for Android devices, and also included a new set of television series. Digiboo said its catalog now includes such series as Boss, Mad Men, Nurse Jackie, and The Big Bang Theory. Digiboo said the new shows will cost $1.99 each, and come on top of more than 800 new releases and catalog movies available through its service. Digiboo sell (More info...)

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VIZIO Announces New PCs
Irvine-based VIZIO is continuing its expansion into the PC market today, saying that it has launched a new line up of Windows 8-based PCs. The firm said it is offering up a 24" and 27" all-in-one PC with a capacitive touchscreen display, plus new Ultrabook and Notebook models. The new VIZIO 14" and 15.6" Thin + Light, and 15.6" Notebook also feature Windows 8 and touchscreen capability. The various Thin + Light machines start at $849, and the PCs start at $998. VIZIO--better known for its flat p (More info...)

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Emulex Expands In China
Costa Mesa-based storage area networking hardware developer Emulex is in an expansion in China, the firm said this morning, and has established a new company called Emulex (Beijing) Networking Technology Co. Ltd.. Emulex said the new subsidiary has opened up a new office in Beijing, China. Emulex said it is working with such companies as Huawei, Inspur, Lenovo, PowerLeader, Sugon and Zhongxing Telecommunication Equipment (ZTE) in the Chinese market, and plans to double its investment in the regi (More info...)

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CurveNorth Acquired By TransFirst
Orange County-based merchant processing software developer CurveNorth has been acquired by a New York firm, TransFirst, TransFirst said Wednesday. CurveNorth, which was based in the small town of Silverado, developed software used for the merchant processing industry, handling workflow and signups for merchant accounts. Financial terms of the asset acquisition were not announced. The firms said that CurveNOrth's employees are joining TransFirst, and will move into TransFirst's Cypress, CAliforn (More info...)

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Shopatron Wins Women's Retailer
San Luis Obispo-based e-commerce software developer Shopatron has signed up women's specialty retailer Intermix as a customer, the company said Wednesday. Financial impact of the win were not announced. Intermix is using Shopatron's distributed order management system, to fulfill online e-commerce order from inventory from both distribution centers and retail stores. Shopatron's e-commerce software is specifically designed for retailers, allowing orders to be fulfilled not from a central warehou (More info...)

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KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals Prices IPO
Calabasas-based KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals, a developer of aesthetic medicine products aimed at reducing fat deposits, has priced its IPO at $16.00 per share. The firm is offering 4,400,000 shares of its common stock on the NASDAQ Global Select Market as KYTH. The firm priced at the high end of its estimated initial public offering range, which was between $14.00 and $16.00 per share. KYTHERA is venture backed by Versant Ventures, ARCH Ventures, Prospect Venture Partners, JAFCO, Fidelity, among (More info...)

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WD Launches Wi-Fi Range Extender
Irvine-based WD said today that it has launched a new product--a wireless range extender aimed at extending the range of Wi-Fi networks. The firm said its new product, the My Net Wi-Fi Range Extender, helps boost weak Wi-Fi signals within a home. The firm said the new device has an MSRP of $89.99, and is available from select U.S. retailers and directly from WD. The new device is part of WD's expansion into wireless home networking products; the firm had earlier launched a family of HD dual-band (More info...)

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Meet The VCs - October 17th, Santa Monica
Calling all Startups! The Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA) invites you to our fourth annual Meet the VCs night. Here's your big opportunity to meet with more than 30 venture capitalists and major angel groups. During the course of two hours, you will get to meet each of them and learn about what they look for in potential startup investments. This event has sold out early each of the last three years. Please register early to avoid losing your seat. This event is designed to help investors and entrepreneurs engage with each other. Only 100 entrepreneurs will have access to this sessions, after having their applications approved. Learn more at:

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