Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Mahalo Opens Wikipedia-style Editing
Santa Monica-based Mahalo, the high profile, guided search startup headed by former Weblogs founder Jason Calacanis, said Wednesday afternoon that it has launched the ability to let anyone edit any page on Mahalo, even without logging into the site. Calacanis described the new feature on his blog as "Wikipedia with paid Fact Checkers." The new features also include the ability for anyone to create a new page, much like Wikipedia allows users to create pages on any topic. Mahalo provides a human- (More info...)

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AeroVironment Gets Special Ops Contract
Monrovia, California-based AeroVironment, a developer of unmanned aircraft and other products, announced Wednesday that the firm has been selected by the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) for a unmanned aircraft contract. AeroVironment said that the USSOCOM has selected the firm's Puma AE aircraft in a deal initially worth $6M. The contract could be worth up to $200M, including the purchase of aircraft, ground control systems, spares, repairs, and training. AeroVironment's Puma AE is a h (More info...)

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Linspire Acquired By Xandros
San Diego-based Linspire, developer of the Linspire and Freespire Linux operating systems, has been acquired by Xandros, a developer of Linux management products. Xandros announced the acquisition this morning, but did not disclose financial terms of the deal. Linspire--formerly Lindows--developed a version of the Linux operating system geared toward consumers, for use on their desktop machines. Xandros said that it would continue to maintain Freespire as an open source project, but did not give (More info...)

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Los Angeles-based has scored a win in a patent infringement suit, announced Tuesday. said that it has received a unanimous jury verdict that its NetStamps feature and technology does not infringe on patents from Kara Technology. Kara Technology sued in October of 2004 for patent infringement. According to, the jury found that no damages were due. The lawsuit was originally filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District o (More info...)

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CalAmp Gets Bahamas Win
Oxnard-based CalAmp, a developer of wireless hardware and other products, said Wednesday that the firm's products have been deployed by the Grand Bahamas Power Company in Freeport, Grand Bahamas. According to CalAmp, it is in a project to provide island-wide, seamless voice communications on Grand Bahamas Island, in a contract worth approximately $1.5 million. The power company will use CalAmp's SmartLink platform for redundant radio voice communications across the island. The system replaces an (More info...)

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Loop'd Network Launches BMX Site
San Diego-based Loop'd Network, which operates a number of action sports related web sites, said Tuesday that it has launched a new web site, According to Loop'd, the new site is being launched in collaboration with online BMX racing site BMX Mania, and will cover BMX information at the 2008 Olympic Games. The new site will feature coverage of races, behind the scenes games coverage, and also include social networking and other community functionality. BMX racing is making its de (More info...)

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