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Report: MovieLink On The Block
Santa Monica-based Movielink is looking for a buyer, according to the a report published this week in BusinessWeek. The magazine, citing anonymous sources, that the online movie download site is looking for a buyer, and has came close to selling the company last year. The firm, which is jointly owned by Paramount, Universal, Warner Brothers, Sony and MGM, allows broadband users to download movies to their home PCs. BusinessWeek cited sources saying that Movielink has had talks with Blockbuster, (More info...)

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TagWorld Adds Open API
Santa Monica-based TagWorld, an online social networking startup, has opened up an API for developers, the first for a social networking site. The social networking site, said that its new "web widgets" allow users to cut and paste mini-applications into TagWorld, MySpace, Friendster, and other web pages, and allows third party developers to create their own web widgets. TagWorld's widgets are flash-based applications, and include tools to share photographs from the TagWorld site, games, a calc (More info...)

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Linksys Announces Wireless Internet Camera
Irvine-based Linksys has rolled out a new, Internet video camera targeted at consumers and small businesses. The company said its new Linksys Wireless-G Pan/Tilt/Zoom Internet Camera with Audio can send video through either an Ethernet or wireless link. The new product includes features that Linksys is targeting at the small business physical security market, including a Security mode that captures images and alerts users if it detects motion, and support for up to 9 cameras at a time. The came (More info...)

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Demarc Patches Snort Bug
Carpinteria-based Demarc Security, a provider of threat protection software, said yesterday that it has released a fix for the popular open source Snort intrusion detection system. Demarc said that it has provided a fix and code for a flaw in Snort to SourceFire, the maintainer of the Snort code. Demarc had reported the flow and provided a patch in May. The popular Snort tool is used by many companies and government agencies for protection against attackers.

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Staccato Signs Manufacturers
San Diego-based Staccato Communications, a developer of ultra-wide-band (UWB) products for the USB market, has signed a set of manufacturers who are using its chipsets for wireless USB products. Staccato said yesterday that AboCom, a provider of embedded WLAN products; Cellink, a manufacturer of RF and Bluetooth products; Cameo Communications, a network products supplier; and Asian Information Technology would use Staccato's chips for their products. AboCom, Cellink, and Cameo will use Staccato' (More info...)

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Amulaire Rolls Out Liquid Cooling Products
San Diego-based Amulaire, a venture-backed startup developing thermal management designs for the PC market, has rolled out liquid-cooling technology for desktop PCs and power semiconductors such as insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs). The company's technology improves upon existing heat sink technology, which is hitting limits of heat dissipation, and is a major design issue for hardware designers. The company said that it has proprietary metal injection molding manufacturing technology t (More info...)

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Qualcomm Revs Software Development Kit
San Diego-based Qualcomm upgraded its user interface development kit this week, saying that it has released a new version of its uiOne Software Development Kit (SDK) for developers and content providers. The software development kit is provided to mobile developers to create user interfaces for BREW-based devices, and enables developers to do that development and test those applications on a PC. BREW is Qualcomm's development environment for cell phone applications.

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D2 Opens Taiwan Design Center
Santa Barbara-based D2 Technologies, a developer of VOIP softphones, announced this week that it has opened a design center in Hsinchu City, Taiwan. The firm said that the center will be responsible for R&D projects. D2 is a provider of software for the voice-over-IP market, and is used in gateways and WiFi handsets by systems manufacturers. The company said that its new design center would work closely with the company's R&D staff in Santa Barbara. D2's software runs on RISC-based processors, a (More info...)

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