8th Annual ERA Summer Social @ the Sagebrush Cantina in Calabasas

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Thursday, August 4, 2011 -- 8th Annual ERA Summer Social @ the Sagebrush Cantina in Calabasas. This annual event supports all that are involved in the electronics industry in the So. In recent years the attendance at this event has grown to more than 175 industry shakers and movers. If you are a distributor of electronic components, a Mfr's Rep or just work in the OEM or EMS community then you are INVITED to join us for this great evening of networking and catching up with old friends!

Lynda.com Gets Award For Job Creation

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Lynda.com now has operations in Carpinteria and Calabasas, and according to the firm's web site has over 400 employees in total. lynda instructoin jobs employment ventura carpinteria calabasasLynda.com , the site which helps people learn software and other skills from online videos, has been recognized for its job creation, the firm said Friday, ranking number 1 in job creation in education by Inc. magazine.

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Spotlight Sees Growth At New HQ

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Spotlight , the venture backed provider of software-as-a-service for managing sports and entertainment tickets, said this week that it has moved from Woodland Hills to Calabasas, in expectation of growth in its staffing. The firm is in a 3,365 square foot office in Calabasas. spotlight ticket management systems saas employment jobs growth calabasas

Boost Connects Buyers With Sellers

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a Calabasas-based ecommerce startup, is trying to reach modern shoppers using a new approach that employs some familiar technology Boost Inc.,

Boost Connects Buyers With Sellers

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a Calabasas-based ecommerce startup, is trying to reach modern shoppers using a new approach that employs some familiar technology Boost Inc.,

DTS Adds Lyrics From LyricFind To Connected Car Service

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Calabasas-based audio technology developer DTS , which is a subsidiary of Xperi Holding Corporation, said today that it has added song lyrics from LyricFind to its DTS Connect Radio service. Financial details of the deal were not announced.

LA tech industry mourns Kobe Bryant

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The Los Angeles startup community is joining the rest of the world in mourning the death of NBA superstar, entrepreneur and investor Kobe Bryant who was killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif., shortly before 10 a.m. on Sunday. Reports indicate that Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, and seven other passengers were on board a helicopter traveling to Bryant’s basketball training facility Mamba Academy. There were no survivors.

DoorDash, The Cheesecake Factory Offer Up Free Cheesecake Offer

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Calabasas-based restaurant chain The Cheesecake Factory and door-to-door delivery service DoorDash are ramping up efforts to get people to order from the restaurant at lunch, with a free cheesecake offer, the two said today. According to The Cheesecake Factory, any of its customers who order more than $15 or more through DoorDash through March 25th will receive one slice of any of its 30 flavors of cheesecake. The offer requires users to use the promo code LUNCHSLICE at checkout.

Ixia Expands Distribution With Arrow In EMEA

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Calabasas-based network testing products maker Ixia said this morning that it has expanded its distribution in the EMEA, in an expansion of a relationship with Arrow Electronics. Ixia said the move allows Arrow to distribute its full portfolio in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), in addition to North and Latin America. READ MORE>>. ixia emea network testing international expansion test

Ixia Adds QualiTest

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Calabasas-based networking testing products developer Ixia said earlier this week that it has added software testing and quality assurance company QualiTest as part of its partnership program. Ixia said QualiTest is now part of its Global Solution Provider Program, which helps deliver its network test products to enterprises and service providers around the world. Qualitest is using Ixia's products for emulating media-rich network traffic, among other efforts. READ MORE>>.

Ixia Partners With Endace On Secure Network Monitoring

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Calabasas-based network testing equipment developer Ixia is in a technology partnership agreement with high speed network recording and playback provider Endace , the two said on Tuesday. According to the tw companies, the partnership focuses on delivering visibility into network traffic, even when that traffic is encrypted. Financial details of the partnership were not announced. The two companies said they already have been collaborating on a joint solution for financial traders.

DTS Gets Win In ASUS ZenFone 6

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Calabasas-based DTS , which is a subsidiary of Xperi Corporation, reported a design win, in the new ASUS ZenFone 6 Android smartphone. According to DTS, its DTS:X Ultra audio technology has been incorporated into the new Android smartphone, offering up an immersive audio experience for music, movies, and gaming. The DTS audio technology provides 5:1 and 7:1 multi-channel audio, shaping those sounds to create an immersive audio experience.

Ixia Finds New Chief Marketing Officer

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Calabasas-based network testing equipment and software developer Ixia has appointed a new Chief Marketing Officer today, saying that it has named Marie Hattar to the position. Hattar was previously Chief Marketing Officer at Check Point Software, and also served at Cisco in a number of executive positions, with a total of over 20 years of experience in the security and networking industry. Hattar reports to CEO Bethany Mayer. READ MORE>>.

DTS Signs CJ 4DPLEX For Immersive Audio

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Calabasas-based DTS , and cinema technology provider CJ 4DPLEX announced this week that CJ 4DPLEX will use the DTS:X immersive audio technology to theaters worldwide, in a deal which will incorporate the DTS:X technology into the CJ 4DPLEX ScreenX theater technology.

CheapAir.com Aims At Bitcoin Cash Users

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Calabasas-based online travel booking site CheapAir.com is ramping up its attention on cryptocurrency users, saying on Wednesday that it has partnered with Bitcoin.com to support Bitcoin Cash. According to the two, CheapAir.com has been integrated into the Bitcoin.com wallet, which allows the cryptocurrency app's users to directly access CheapAir.com's booking engine from the app.

DTS Links Play-Fi Into AirPlay 2

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Calabasas-based audio technology developer DTS , which is owned by Xperi, said this morning that it has begun supporting Apple's AirPlay 2 in its DTS Play-Fi products. DTS offers up its Play-Fi technology to audio equipment OEMs, allowing those OEMs to build their own whole-home audio systems. According to DTS, so far, support for AirPlay 2 has rolled out on the McIntosh RS200 and Arcam rPlay, with additional products to be announced this year.

Ixia Aims At Global Channel

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Calabasas-based Ixia , which develops networking testing hardware and software, announced this morning that it has launched a new, partner program, specifically aimed at the global market. Ixia said its new Global Solutions Provider Program (GSPP) will help global solutions providers, by offering up support for planning and design, performance and security testing, and more. Other details on the program were not announced. READ MORE>>. ixia network testing gloal channel

Ixia Wins NoviFlow

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Calabasas-based network testing software and hardware developer Ixia reports this morning that its products hvae been selected by NoviFlow, to validate performance of that company's Software Defined Networking (SDN) switches. Financial impact of the win was not announced. Ixia said that NoviFlow is using its IxNetwork product, which emulates SDN switches, hosts, and applications. READ MORE>>. ixia noviflow network testing software hardware

Xperi's HD Radio In Deal With FEMA

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Calabasas-based Xperi , which develops software and hardware for the audio, automotive, broadcast, computational imaging, computer vision, mobile computing and other markets, says that one of its units, HD Radio , has inked an agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), for a radio notification system.

Ixia Names New CFO

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Calabasas-based Ixia , the network testing hardware and software developer, said Tuesday that it has named Brent Novak as its new Chief Financial Officer. Novak has been Ixia''s VP of Finance since 2006, and was appointed acting CFO of the company in March. Novak also has served at Idealab and PricewaterhouseCoopers. READ MORE>>. ixia executive brent novak hardware testing network software

DTS Now Part Of Tessera

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Calabasas-based surround sound and audio technology developer DTS is now officially part of Tessera , after Tessera completed its acquisition of DTS on Thursday, the companies said on Thursday afternoon. Tessera paid $850M in cash for DTS, in a deal which had originally been announced in May. Tessera said that it will introduce a new corporate name, stock ticker, brand, and logo during the first quarter of 2017 as a result of the acquisition. READ MORE>>.

Ixia, ProtectWise In Partnership

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Calabasas-based Ixia , the developer of network testing products, and enterprise security software developer ProtectWise said today that they are in an integration patnership. Accorsding to the two, the partnership will deliver enterprises a comprehensive solution for end-to-end visibility across enterprise, mixed cloud, and multi-cloud environments. Financial details of the strategic alliance were not announced. READ MORE>>.

Ixia Selected By Telefonica

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Calabasas-based network testing equipment and software provider Ixia has been selected by Telefonica , to help monitor Telefonica's physical and virtual networks, according to Ixia's parent company, Keysight Technologies. Financial details of the win were not announced. Keysight said that Telefonica is using Ixia's Network Packet Brokers (NPB), network tap, and Ixia Fabric Controller (IFC) products for dealing with increasing monitoring requirements it has for 5G and VoLTE.

Aligned TeleHealth Names President, COO

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Calabasas-based telemedicine provider Aligned Telehealth , a healthcare company provide telemedicine services to acute-care hospitals, emergency rooms, skilled nursing facilities, and correctional institutions, has named Dan Castillo President and COO.

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Ixia, Anritsu Deploy With O2 Czech Republic

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Calabasas-based network testing hardware and software developer Ixia , and test equipment developer Anritsu A/S said this morning that the two have completed a proof-of-concept deployment for O2 Czech Republic. The company said the proof of concept provided Network Function Virtualization (NFV) monitoring, to help O2 Czech Republic with service level agreement (SLA) monitoring for its customers in virtualized environments. READ MORE>>. ixia anritsu czech republic network testing telecom

DTS Signs Deal With Chinese Smartphone Maker

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Calabasas-based DTS , which develops surround sound and other audio technology, reported a win Monday with Chinese smartphone brand Vivo. According to DTS, Vivo will begin delivering streaming content in DTS-HD, via digital content service partner Xunlei. Financial impact of the deal was not announced. DTS provides the software for decoding the streaming audio from Xunlei. READ MORE>>. audio streaming maker smartphone chinese

NetSol Sets New CFO

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Calabasas-based IT services provider NetSol Technologies has hired a new, Chief Financial Officer at the company, the company said this week. NetSol said Almond wil lbe based at the company''s Calabasas headquarters, and report to NetSol CEO Najeeb Ghauri. According to NetSol, it has named Roger Almond as CFO, and has moved former CFO Boo-Ali Siddiqui to the Chief Accounting Officer position. Siddiqui will also continue to serve as CFO of NetSol''s Pakistani subsidiary.

Ixia Shifts To 100 Percent Channel Sales

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Calabasas-based network testing hardware and software developer Ixia said yesterday that it has shifted to a 100 percent, channel sales model for its enterprise customers. Ixia said the adoption of the model was made to show its "unwavering commitment" to its network of reseller partners. Ixia said it has more than 800 resellers who are part of its partner program. READ MORE>>. ixia channel sales network testing hardware software

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Ixia, Fortinet Tie On Terabit Firewall Testing

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Calabasas-based network testing equipment and software deeloper Ixia , and firewall and cybersecurity appliance developer Fortinet said late Wednesday that Ixia is being a validation of terabit-speed firewalls from Fortinet. The two said that they used Ixia's CloudStorm and BreakingPoint testing products to test Fortinet's FortiGate 3980E and 7060E enterprise firewalls. The 3980E provides 1 terabit per second throughput. READ MORE>>.

DTS To Power New Sharp Phone

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Calabasas-based audio processing technology provider DTS said late Thursday that its technology will be incorporated into the newest Aquos Phone product line from Sharp. Financial details of the design win were not announced. DTS provides its surround sound technology to smartphone and other consumer electronics manufacturers. READ MORE>>. sharp phone audio processing aquos

Ixia Completes Net Optics Acquisition

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Calabasas-based Ixia said Thursday evening that it has completed its acquisition of Net Optics , which develops application and network visibility products. Ixia had announced the acquisition back in October. The acquisition was worth $190M in cash. READ MORE>>. ixia ixiacom optics application network visbility optical testing merger acquisition

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DTS Links With Ultra HD Blu-Ray Tool Developer

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Calabasas-based DTS , the developer of surround sound and other sound processing technology, said today taht it has linked with Ultra HD Blu-Ray production tool developer Jargon Technologies , to include the DTS:X Encoder and DTS BD Digital Bridge Tool Suite with Jargon's Blu-Ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray authoring software.

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National Technical Systems Sets Expansion Plans In Texas

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Calabasas-based National Technical Systems , which provides testing and engineering services, says it is expanding its facility in Plano, Texas, to add wireless, product safety and international product approvals. NTS says it maintains a 50,000 square feet of laboratory space plus a remote 44,000 square feet test site in Texas. READ MORE>>. national technical systems certification testing services expansion texas

DTS Ships In New Toshiba Notebooks

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Calabasas-based audio enhancement and surround sound technology developer DTS said this morning that its technology is shipping in the new Toshiba Kirabook notebook computer. According to DTS, its DTS Studio Sound products are being used in the new product, for surround sound and other audio enhancement. Financial impact of the win was not announced. READ MORE>>. surround sound toshiba audio enhancement hardware

IDrives Launches New, $10M Startup Fund

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Calabasas-based IDrive , the provider of online backup storage led by Raghu Kulkarni, has launched a new, $10M startup fund called IDrive Ventures , the company said Friday. The company said it has already investe in four different companies out of the fund. IDrive did not say what the criteria for investment from its new investment fund will be. The company disclosed it has alredy made investments in Cymmetria, Fresco, ScopeAR, and Zenflow. READ MORE>>.

NTS Shifts Operations To Anaheim

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National Technical Systems (NTS), a provider of qualification testing, inspection, and certification services to the electronics and other markets, has shifted its corporate operations to Anaheim, from three offices in Calabasas, Fullerton, and Brea.

Ixia Launches New Security Testing Product For Hyperscale Data Centers

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Calabasas-based network testing software and hardware developer Ixia announced this morning that it has launched a new product, CloudStorm, to provide network security testing of hyperscale cloud data centers. The company said the product will test and validate the increased capacity, efficiency, and resiliency of hyperscale cloud data centers, including how well those centers can handle SSL traffic and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.

Razer Acquires THX

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The acquisition is the second in the surround sound and sound processing area in the last month; Calabasas-based DTS was acquired in September by Tessera Technologies. Carlsbad-based gaming accessories maker Razer said on Monday that it has acquired surround processing technology developer THX. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. THX--which was founded by George Lucas--will continue to operate as a separate brand and business.

DTS Wins Indian Mobile Phone Brand

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Calabasas-based audio processing technology provider DTS announced today that it has scored a design win with Indian mobile phone brand Karbonn Mobiles. DTS said that Karbonn will be integrating its DTS Sound technology into its multimedia phone, the Karbonn A15+. Financial impact of the win was not announced. DTS provides surround sound and audio processing technology. READ MORE>>. audio processing mobile phone india karbonn surround sound

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Ixia Gets Customer Win With Mellanox

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Calabasas-based Ixia , the manufacturer and developer of network testing hardware and software, reported a win Tuesday at Infiniband and Ethernet networking equipment maker Mellanox. Ixia said that Mellanox wil luse its products to verify the functionality of new, 100GbE products, including network adapters, switches, cables, and transceivers. Financial impact of the win was not announced. READ MORE>>. ixia network testing equipment software mellanox 100gbe infiniband

Ixia Rolls Out LTE Testing Product

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Calabasas-based network testing products developer Ixia said Monday that it has launched a new, LTE testing product, called IxLoad-Wireless. According to Ixia, the new product is aimed at providing Long Term Evolution (LTE) testing for cellular IoT efforts, the machine-to-machine (M2M) area. In particular, Ixia said its tool can be used to ensure that LTE components can handle real-world traffic and connection density. Pricing on the new product was not announced. READ MORE>>.

DTS Acquires Arctic Palm

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Calabasas-based audio technology developer DTS said Thursday that it has acquired Arctic Palm Technology , a developer of broadcast radio technology. Financial terms of the acquisition deal were not announced. Arctic Palm wa founded in 1997, and is based in London, Ontario, Canada. The company has more than 2,700 stations as customers, according to DTS, including NPR, Entercom, Townsquare, Saga, Cumulus, Bell Media, CBC and Corus. DTS is led by Jon Kirchner.

Ixia Expands Board

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Calabasas-based Ixia , which provides network and application performance testing hardware and software, said Tuesday that it has expanded its board of directors. The company said that Ilan Daskal, who is the Executive Vice President and CFO of Cepheid, will join the company and head up its audit committee. Daskal also has served as CFO of International Rectifier, and also at Infineon Technologies AG, among other companies. READ MORE>>.