Thursday, September 19, 2013
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MomentFeed Links Into Facebook's Preferred Marketing Developer Program
Santa Monica-based social analytics software developer MomentFeed announced this week that it has been accepted into the Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer (PMD) Program, Facebook's program for linking with companies who develop technologies in the advertising, page management, social integration, and tool areas for the social networking site. According to MomentFeed, the qualification will help it meet the challenge of managing hundreds or thousands of Location Pages on Facebook. MomentFeed (More info...)

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DTS Play-Fi Gets iOS Support
Play-Fi, the wireless speaker line from Calabasas-based audio processing developer DTS, has added compatibility with iOS devices, the company announced Thursday. According to DTS, its wireless audio streaming product now provides support for iOS, Android, and Windows PCs, using standard, Wi-Fi signals. DTS acquired the wireless streaming technology behind Play-Fi last year, when it acquired audio products developer Phorus. DTS has since been looking to license that technology to consumer electro (More info...)

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Upfront's Latest Investment, Deliv, Aims To Help Mall Retailers Win Online
Los Angeles-based venture capital investor Upfront has a long track record in the retail industry--the investor was one of the backers of Starbucks, just to name one--so it's no surprise that the company has made another investment in the sector today, in Deliv. Deliv is a Silicon Valley startup which provides a same day, delivery service for shopping mall retailers--allowing them to quickly offer products from their stores to local customers, for same day deliver. Upfront teamed up with RPM Ven (More info...)

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Peeking Into Your Neighbor's Remodel, With Porch's Founders

Earlier this week, a new startup, Porch (, launched its service to let people get a look at their neighbor's home improvement projects -- complete with before and after photos, costs, and details on contractors and more. Co-founder and CEO Matt Ehrlichman and CTO and co-founder Eric Schleicher sat down to talk to us about the new startup, which is split between San Diego and Seattle. Matt sold his last startup, Thriva, to Active Network, and was part of the team that build up Act (More info...)

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Ingram Micro Names New President, COO
Santa Ana-based computer, technology, and IT distributor Ingram Micro announced this morning that it has named Paul Read as the company's new President and Chief Operating Officer. Read was previously on the company's board of directors. Read had previously been CFO and EVP of Flextronics, and also had served at Allied Steel and Wire, STI Telecommunications and Associated British Foods. Read has resigned from Ingram Micro's board with the new role.

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Microsemi Licenses Chip Encryption Tools
Aliso Viejo-based semiconductor maker Microsemi announced today that it has signed an intellectual property deal with Cryptography Research, Inc., for access to encryption technology and secure semiconductor intellectual property used to create tamper-resistant semiconductors. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Microsemi said the deal gives it access to Cryptography Research's technology which make chips "significantly more" difficult to emulate, clone, or reverse engineer. Micros (More info...)

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Amgen, Onyx Pharmaceuticals Get Approval On Acquisition
Thousand Oaks-based Amgen and Onyx Pharmaceuticals said late Wednesday that the two have received early termination of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust waiting period for Amgen's acquisition of Onyx. Amgen announced on August 24th that it will pay $125 per share in cash, or roughly $10.4 billion, to acquire Onyx Pharmaceuticals, a South San Francisco-based developer of biopharmaceuticals to treat cancer.

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MRV Gets Win In Pasadena
Chatsworth-based optical networking products firm MRV Communications reported a win with the City of Pasadena, saying that the city will be using the company's products to build a high-capacity, optical network. FInancial impact of the win was not announced. MRV said its products will be used to link the city's facilities of its own, fully-owned fiber infrastructure. MRV develops optical networking components and equipment.

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TechCXO sponsors: Surviving Clinical Trials
Surviving Clinical Trials - Thursday, September 19th. Ventura BioCenter. What to expect in terms of time and cost of taking a pharmaceutical through clinical trials. Dr. Patricia Walker, M.D., PhD., former Chief Medical Officer of Kythera Pharmaceuticals will discuss: Expectations of Costs for Phase I, Phase II and Phase III Trials; What Are Average Success Rates From Phase to Phase; FDA Rules That Make Trials More Complex and Affect Patient Recruitment. Sponsored by TechCXO.

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