Mon.Mar 19, 2012

Caltech Scientists's Kickstarter Project: Nanoart

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Here's an interesting Kickstarter project looking for some (crowd) funding: a Caltech scientist is looking to raise $50,000 to create "nanoart".

Uh Oh: The personal information in our database has been breached

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By Richard E. Neff There is so much in the news about cyber-security. Much of the focus is on cyber war as a new and inevitable weapon, Stuxnet and the vulnerability of our national infrastructure. Some of the news is about use of computers to steal US technology and trade secrets, with culprits—if traceable—often located in China or [.]. Guest Article database security

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gen-E Scores Private Equity Investment

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San Clemente-based Gen-E , a developer of IT process automation software, said Monday that it has received a private equity investment from Solis Capital Partners. Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.

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TrueCar Names Industry Relations Head

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Santa Monica-based TrueCar reported today that it has named Pat Watson as its new Vice President, Industry Relations. Watson was previously Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association, in Columbia, SC. Watson had been at the association for 39 years. TrueCar said the move will go towards strengthening its relationships with the industry.

SpaceX Sets April ISS Launch Date

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has set a new launch data for its mission to the International Space Station, saying this morning that it will launch on April 30th from Cape Canaveral. The firm's long awaited launch had been delayed in February, as the firm said it needed time to conduct additional testing. The docking with the ISS will be the first for a commercially developed launch vehicle, and will deliver supplies to the ISS. READ MORE>>. spacex aerospace launch nasa space station

Broadcom Wins Permanent Injunction Against Emulex

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Irvine-based Broadcom has been granted a permanent injunction against Costa Mesa-based Emulex , in a patent infringement suit, covering a number of Emulex's Fibre Channel switch products, the two firms separately reported this morning.

QAD Wins French Customer

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Santa Barbara-based ERP software manufacturer QAD is reporting a win in France this morning, with the Societe Ardennasie d'Essieux (SAE). SAE is a manufacturer of axles, suspensions, and brake systems for commercial vehicles. Financial impact of the win was not announced. QAD is a maker of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems used in managing manufacturing, finance, and operations of enterprises. QAD said SAE is using its software-as-a-service version of its product. READ MORE>>.

BeyondTrust Names VP

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Carlsbad-based BeyondTrust , the developer of identity management and security software, said today that it has named Subbu Sthanu as Vice President, Product Management. Sthanu joins the firm from Novell, and had also served at NetIQ, Vignette Corp., and Oracle. BeyondTrust said that Sthanu will be responsible for driving the growth of its Server and Infrastructure business. READ MORE>>. beyondtrust executive identity management software

NetZero Goes 4G

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Woodland Hills-based United Online , the parent company of Internet ISP NetZero , announced this morning that it has launched a new, 4G mobile broadband service called NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband. United Online said the new service will provide Internet service for laptops, iPads, and other tablet devices. The service will cover 80 cities nationwide, and will start at $9.95 per month.

Aerovironment Installs EV Charging Stations In Oregon

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Monrovia-based Aerovironment , which develops both electric charging stations and unmanned aerial vehicles, has scored a big win in Oregon, saying that it has installed the first phase of a project to make it possible to drive electric vehicles (EVs) from Canada to Mexico.