Friday, January 31, 2014
Key Information Systems
Key Information Systems, Inc. (KeyInfo) is a leading regional systems
integrator, with world-class compute, storage and networking solutions
and professional services for the most advanced software-defined data
centers. These competencies are tightly complimented by a full suite of
data center capabilities including private and hybrid cloud offerings,
connectivity services, colocation facilities and managed services.

To learn more about Key Information Systems, Inc. or KeyCloud, visit or contact Chris Ticknor at Key Information Systems, Inc.,
30077 Agoura Court, First Floor, Agoura Hills, CA 91301, USA, email or call 1.818.992.8950.

reQall Launches Context-Aware App For Sony Smartwatch
reQall, which develops intelligent assistance software which runs on such platforms as Google Glass, has launched a new app for the Sony SmartWatch, the company said this morning. The company--which has a significant presence in Ventura--said its new context-aware software helps users manage their email and text messages, prioritizing messages and tracking when users are in meetings or otherwise unavailable. reQall is led by Rao Machiraju, formerly Principal Scientist at Apple Computer, where he (More info...)

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BlueCava Gets $13M For Ad Technology
Irvine-based BlueCava, a developer of a cross-screen advertising platform, said Thursday that it has raised $13M in a new funding round. According to the company, the second round of funding came from S3 Ventures, Performance Edge Partners and Zeitgeist Capital. BlueCava helps companies manage targeting of consumers on smartphones, tablets, the Internet, and more. The company also said it has appointed Phil Myers as Executive Chairman--Myers was previously CEO of StoredIQ (also backed by S3), an (More info...)

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LeadBolt Debuts New Ad Technology For Mobile Apps
Los Angeles-based LeadBolt, which operates a mobile app promotion and advertising network, said this week that it has launched a new ad technology. The company said its new Floating Ad technology offers up advertising which resembles a mobile gaming app, and helps target users using a "game-like" experience. LeadBolt's CEO is Dale Carr; the firm said the new ads revolve around floating bubbles which users "pop" to learn about ads. The company said the new ad format is a response to the recent po (More info...)

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Ixia Reports Progress On Nasdaq Compliance
Calabasas-based network testing equipment and software maker Ixia said late Thursday that the company's plan to regain compliance on the Nasdaq has been accepted by the exchange. According to Ixia, the plan addresses a letter it received from the Nasdaq on November 19th over compliance issues, after Ixia failed to file a 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30th, 2013. Ixia says it now has until March 18th to file a 10-Q, or it may face delisting of its stock. Ixia's woes all trace back to the s (More info...)

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The Gores Group Buys Slovenian Laser Maker
Los Angeles-based private equity investor The Gores Group has acquired a maker of high performance lasers for the medical, dental, and aesthetic medicine market, the company said Thursday. According to The Gores Group, it is buying a controlling interest in Fotona d.d., based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, via its Small Capitalization Partners investment fund. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. The Gores Group said it is making the purchase along with Technology4Medicine.

posted on Friday, January 31, 2014(Full story) Snags Adobe Veteran As VP
Irvine-based online real estate marketplace anounced yesterday that it has named a former Adobe Systems VP as its new Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. The company said it has named Paul Weiskopf--formerly Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Adobe Systems--into the VP role, to help the company with its growth plans. Weiskopf also has served at Hewlett Packard, BenefitPoint, InsWeb, Accenture, and LEK.

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Call for Applications Open for LA Tech Connect at SXSWi
LA Tech Connect, March 9, 2014, to Feature 20 Leading Companies Advancing
the Tech Community in Los Angeles

Top technology companies from all over Los Angeles are joining forces
during the largest convergence of tech of the year, at the third annual
LA Tech Connect event on March 9, 2014 from 12pm - 6pm. The event, a
follow up to last year's 'Silicon Beach Sunday Funday,' was created by LA-based communications firm, Radix Collective, to draw attention to the many tech enclaves that make up the bustling business ecosystem in Los Angeles.

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Stubbs Alderton & Markiles LLP Announces New Partner
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles LLP is pleased to announce that, effective January 1, 2014, Jonathan Friedman has been named Partner of the firm.


Jonathan advises a wide range of both public and private clients, including development-stage, emerging-growth and middle-market companies as well as angel investors, venture capital firms and strategic investors. Jonathanís practice focuses on venture capital and corporate finance, intellectual property licensing, mergers and acquisitions, securities law and general corporate and business matters. Jonathan has represented corporations and other entities in a wide variety of industries, including Internet and e-commerce, apparel, medical devices, entertainment and high technology.

Safire Partners Executive Search
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