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Homestore Loses Lawsuit
Westlake Village-based Homestore announced this morning that it has received a ruling in its litigation between the company and former officer Peter Tafeen. The ruling said that Homestore must provide all reasonable attorney's fees and costs in connection with the SEC and Department of Justice investigations against Tafeen for his role in a scheme to inflate Homestore's revenues, along with court costs. Tafeen was in charge of Homestore's business affairs, and had sued Homestore to have the comp (More info...)

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Bluebeam, Autodesk Add File Sharing
Pasadena-based Bluebeam and CAD giant Autodesk said yesterday that the two companies have inked a deal to provide file sharing features for AutoCAD design software. The two companies will work together to develop solutions enable conversion of compicated, large-format AutoCAD drawings into a portable, lightweight digital file. Bluebeam will be enhancing its current Pushbutton Plus solution to support the Autodesk DWF (Design Web Format) file standard. Bluebeam's software currently creates PDF an (More info...)

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CallWave Blocks Telemarketers
Santa Barbara-based CallWave announced that the company has added the addition of automatic blocking of unwanted telemarketing calls to its existing subscribers. The company, which provides Voice-over-IP services aimed at home and small office users, will provide the capability to all of its existing 800,000 subscribers at no cost. CallWave said that the new feature is based on its SS7 softswitch technology, which powers the company's services. Callwave provides virtual FAX and voice messaging s (More info...)

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Userplane Enhances Web Chat System
Los Angeles-based Userplane announced that the company has enhanced its web chat room system. The company's Flash-based chat room system now provides support for streaming audio and video, allowing users to not only chat but see other members in a chat room. The company has also enhanced its instant messaging tool for online communities. Userplane is targeting online dating and social networking sites, as well as corporations looking for online meeting and classroom technology.

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Linspire Trumpets Embedded Google Search Technology
San Diego-based Linspire said this morning that it has launched a new suite of Internet tools which embed Google searching in its web browser and email reader. The new feature automatically allows users to click on a word in any web or email, and do a Google search through a pop up menu. The company's "Hot Words" feature is based on the open source "Gecko" layout engine used in the Firefox and Mozilla Web browsers. The company said that it would be contribute the technology back into the Mozilla (More info...)

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