Wednesday, March 13, 2013
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Myspace In Sponsorship Deal With Chevrolet
Los Angeles-based Myspace has a new design, and a new brand sponsor, the first since its redesign and relaunch over the last few months. MySpace said that Chevrolet is sponsoring its Myspace Secret Shows at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, which will bring 10 musical performance over three nights to SXSW. The promotion is part of a strong push Myspace has been making in the music area, which all started with the site's redesign and ties with Justin Timberlake. Myspace said the ne (More info...)

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EdgeCast Ties With Indonesian Partner
Santa Monica-based content delivery network (CDN) operator EdgeCast Networks is further expanding in Asia, saying Wednesday that it has linked with PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (TELIN) on powering a content delivery network in Indonesia. Financial details of the partnership were not disclosed. According to EdgeCast, TELIN will offer CDN services to its enterprise customers as part of the partnership. TELIN is a subsidiary of Telkon Indonesia, which says it is the biggest telecommuni (More info...)

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Fisker Automotive Co-Founder, Henrik Fisker, Resigns
Things look to be going further downhill over at Anaheim-based Fisker Automotive today, on reports that co-founder (and namesake) Henrik Fisker has resigned from the designer of plug-in hybrid automobiles. Businessweek reports that Fisker resigned over a disagreement with the company's other executives, and says it confirmed the resignation with the company.

The news couldn't come at worst time for the hybrid electric auto maker, which already has been looking for an investor to help fund ope (More info...)

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myIDkey Now Has Over $360K For Security Device Project
Aliso Viejo-based Arkami, one of the startups in OCTANE's Launchpad Accelerator, has just zoomed past $360,000 in funding commitments on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter, according to the firm's myIDkey project page. The startup--headed by high tech veterans Tareq Risheq and Mark Thacker--has now racked up 3,087 backers and $363,832 in pledges for its high tech, voice activated device for storing your passwords and personal data. Risheq was the founder of Celllynx, Thacker was a co-founder at D (More info...)

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PublishThis Enhances Content Curation Tool

PublishThis, the Los Angeles startup headed by Matt Kumin, has enhanced the firm's online, content marketing and curation management tool. The firm said the latest version of its platform is aimed at brands, retailers, media companies, and trade associations, to help them scale their content efforts across digital channels. The software helps those companies publish their own data on their websites, by surfacing fresh content to help engage consumers. According to the firm, the company's techn (More info...)

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HG Data Lands $2M For Business Intelligence

Santa Barbara-based HG Data Company announced this morning that it has raised $2M in a funding round, for its cloud-based, business intelligence database service. The new startup said the funding was led by EPIC Ventures, and also included
Kevin OíConnor, founder of DoubleClick and current CEO of FindTheBest; Eric Kanowsky and AJ Rice, both co-founders of; and Tim Baskerville, former CEO of JupiterResearch.

HG Data is led by Craig Harris, and develops technology to gather busi (More info...)

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Factual Maps Places To SIC Codes
Remember those Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes--which are used to classify businesses into different categories? Los Angeles-based data startup Factual does, and has mapped its Places database into the big list of SIC and North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes, the firm said Tuesday. Factual, which maintains a giant database-in-the-sky of retail locations, geo-located and associated with all kinds of different information like hours of operation and more, said (More info...)

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KYTHERA Names Chief Medical Officer
Los Angeles-based aesthetic medicine developer KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals announced today that it has named Frederick Beddingfield, III, as its Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Beddingfield is a dermatologist, who was most recently at Allergan, working on that firm's Botox, Juvederm, and Latisse products. The firm said Beddingfield will lead all clinical research and development, including strategy, operations, statistics, data management, medical writing, regulatory and quality for the company.

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Vitesse Targets Broadband Networking Applications
Camarillo-based semiconductor maker Vitesse Semiconductor said this morning that it is targeting the broadband network applications market with a new product. The firm said it has launched a new signal conditioning device for us in high speed, high bandwidth network equipment. The company's new VSC7223 chip is designed for use in 16G Fibre Chanel, 14G Infiniband, and 10g/40G/100G Ethernet equipment. Vitesse develops a wide range of integrated circuits for the high speed networking market.

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MaxLinear Gets Win in Europe
Carlsbad-based radio frequency (RF) and mixed signal chip supplier MaxLinear reported a customer win in Europe today, with CVT Electronics Group, a TV provider. MaxLinear said that CVT will be launching flat panel displays in Europe using one of its hybrid TV tuner chips. MaxLinear did not say what kind of volumes it expects out of CVT.

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