Tuesday, March 8, 2005
Law Offices of Greg Short - Technology Transactions Law
Law Offices of Greg Short
Attorney / Solicitor

Providing Advice in Technology Transactions

- IT consulting and services contracts
- Software development and licensing
- Game publishing/IP agreements
- Domestic and offshore outsourcing
- E-commerce agreements and policies
- Distribution and reseller arrangements
- General IT contractual documents
(SLAs, SOWs, RFPs, LOIs & NDAs)

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Users Turn To Internet For Political News
A recently released study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project shows that Americans are increasingly turning to the Internet for political news, at the expense of newspapers and other outlets. The Internet and Campaign 2004 report showed that during the 2004 campaign, 75 million Americans tapped the Internet as their political news and information source, 37% of the US adult population. The study also showed that 18% of registered voters used the Internet as their primary source of news (More info...)

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Qualcomm Founder Steps Down From CEO Post
Dr. Irwin Jacobs, one of San Diego-based Qualcomm's original founders, said today that he is stepping down as CEO of the company. Jacobs will be stepping down in July, however will remain Chairman of the company's board. Dr. Paul Jacobs will succeed Dr. Irwin Jacobs as CEO, and Steven Altman will assume the role of President. Tony Thornley, currently president of the wireless technology giant, will also retire. Dr. Irwin Jacobs has headed Qualcomm for the last 20 years. Dr. Paul Jacobs has been (More info...)

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Helicomm Acquires Wireless Provider
Carlsbad-based Helicomm said this morning that it has acquired Taiwan-based WirelessPlug, a maker of wireless data acquisition products for machine-to-machine markets in Asia. Wireless Plug uses GPRS, GSM, and CDMA technologies to connect industrial meters, oil and gas field monitoring, traffic management, and more. Helicomm is developing Zigbee-based wireless modules targeted at the industrial market. Helicomm said that the combination of the companies will allow it to introduce ZigBee-based d (More info...)

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PriceGrabber Partners With Consumer Guide
Los Angeles-based PriceGrabber.com announced this morning that it has partnered with Consumer Guide, a product review resource. PriceGrabber's online shopping comparison service will now be available to Consumer Guide's content channels. PriceGrabber provides pricing comparisons, and side-by-side product reviews. The company's engine searches e-commerce sites across the Internet and provides a comparison of costs and available products. Consumer Guide provides in-depth product reviews.

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I/OMagic Ships USB Storage Device
Irvine-based I/OMagic has announced a new 60GB USB-based portable storage device. The company's latest product, the GigaBank Elite 60GB, provides USB 2.0 capability and 60GB of disk storage. The new device uses 1.8-inch hard disk technology and a single-touch backup functions. The new product uses USB 2.0 to power the device, and supports Windows XP/2000/ME/98SE.

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eEye Appoints VP
Aliso Viejo-based eEye Digital Security said this morning that it has named Jim Smith as VP Field Sales. Smith was most recently EVP of Sales and Marketing at Starbase Corporation, which was acquired by Borland in 2003. Smith has also served at Select Software, Meridian, and Knowledgeware. eEye is developing vulnerability management software for managing enterprise security, and is backed by Bessemer Venture Partners and Insight Venture Partners.

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Acacia Inks Patent Deal With Leitch
Newport Beach-based Acacia Technology said this morning that it has licensed a portfolio of patents covering digital video production to Leitch Technology Corporation. Leitch is a leader in high performance video systems for the television industry. The company said that the patents cover production video processing equipment, graphical user interface displays, and video processing automation. Acacia has been aggressively acquiring patents and pursuing licensing and patent infringement suits wit (More info...)

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Software Awards Call For Nominations
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS. The Software Council of Southern California (SCSC) has
issued a call for nominations for the eleventh annual Software Industry
Awards. The awards are presented to individuals and companies that have made
extraordinary contributions to the growth of Southern California as a center
for technological innovation.

Nominations must be received by March 1, 2005. Nominees do not need to be a
member of the SCSC, but must be headquartered in Southern California. Full
details of the nomination process and award criteria can be found on the
SCSC Web site, http://www.scsc.org/awards/index.html

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