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Entrepreneurship Is A Compulsion, Not A Choice


This entry originally appeared at Live Your Legend. “It is difficult to see the picture when you are inside the frame.”. It is a compulsion. Execution.

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WaveTec Vision Gets $16.5M For Cataract Surgery


Aliso Viejo-based WaveTec Vision , which is developing diagnostic devices for cataract surgery, said monday that it has raised $16.5M more in funding.

Kuapay Takes On Mobile Payments, Loyalty With $2M


Santa Monica-based Kuapay , a new startup aiming at the mobile payments and loyalty markets, has scored $2M in funding, the firm has disclosed. The startup is headed by Joaquin Ayuso de Paul, one of the angel investors in Border Stylo and co-founder of Spanish social network (acquired by Telefonica). READ MORE>>.

iStoryTime Taps Apple Vet For Creative Head


Santa Barbara-based zuuka , the publisher of the iStoryTime interactive kids books and educational applications, has tapped an Apple vet for its new Creative Director, the company said today. The company said it has hired Paul Mueller-Bruehl to head up its design department. READ MORE>>. istorytime executive apple creative

Xfire Names New CEO, Inks Chinese Joint Venture


Santa Monica-based Xfire , the social networking and chat service aimed at gamers, said Monday afternoon that it has named a new CEO, and inked a joint venture with a Chinese company. According to the firm, it has appointed Malcolm CasSelle as its CEO, and tied into China Youth Goyor Technology (Beijing) Co. READ MORE>>.

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FlexEnergy Names CEO


Irvine-based FlexEnergy , a developer of gas turbines and other energy equipment, said Friday that it has named Jay Mitchell as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mitchell was most recently the firm's President and Chief Operating Officer. Mitchell has also served at T-3 Energy, Pride International, and other firms. READ MORE>>.

StorageDNA Power James Cameron Project


Irvine-based StorageDNA , the provider of storage and archiving products, reported today that its products have been selected for use in James Cameron's DEEPSEA CHALLENGE project. Financial impact of the win was not disclosed. READ MORE>>. backup storage data archive hollywood trench mariana cameron james storagedna

Leap and T-Mobile In Spectrum Deal


San Diego-based Leap Wireless International , the operator of the Cricket prepaid wireless phone service, said today that it is in a license exchange agreement with T-Mobile USA and Cook Inlet/VS GSM VII PCS, LLC , which is part owned by T-Mobile. The deal gives T-Mobile spectrum, in Alabama, Illinois, Missouri, Minnesota and Wisconsin. READ MORE>>.

Microsemi Ships Solid State Disk Drive


Aliso Viejo-based Microsemi , the developer of semiconductor products, reported this morning that it has shipped a new, solid state disk drive, with ruggedized SATA connectors. The new drive is aimed at the defense and industrial market. According to Microsemi, its solid state drives solve the sever shock and vibration issues in those industries.

DogVacay Gets Direct Competition:


Santa Monica-based DogVacay , the online marketplace which helps dog owners connect with pet lovers to help watch their dogs, has some new competition today: According to Seattle-based, it has just scored $3.4M from Madrona Ventures and CrunchFund for its own, pet sitting marketplace. READ MORE>>.