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iRiver, H20 release MP3 accessory

San Diego-based iRiver and Milpitas-based H2O Audio announced the launch of the H2O Audio SV i700, the first fully waterproof MP3 player accessory.

The H2O Audio SV i700 is designed specifically for the award-winning iRiver iFP-700 series flash-memory music players, which have no moving parts, making them 100 percent skip free. buys data center

San Diego-based, a business Internet provider, acquired the data center and colocation facility formerly owned and operated by

The acquisition adds 20,000 square feet of colocation space to’s two existing colocation facilities. will use the $20 million dollar data center to launch a new line of premium business class Internet services marketed under the brand Complex Drive.

Secure Science teams with Atempo

Secure Science Corporation, a developer of advanced technology for protecting information assets, and Atempo Inc., a provider of information lifecycle strategies for data protection, announced a strategic alliance.

The companies will collaborate on ways to enhance the security features of Atempo’s data lifecycle management suite of products, featuring the data recovery product, Time Navigator.

Winer new Chassis Plans CFO

San Diego-based Chassis Plans said Kathleen Winer joined the company as chief financial officer.

Winer will assume responsibility for finance and accounting functions, enhanced ERP implementation, as well as developing infrastructure and systems.

She was most recently controller at Biosite Inc.

Claritas teams with Melissa Data

San Diego-based Claritas Inc. said has teamed with New Orleans-based Melissa Data, a provider of data quality software and services, to market Claritas’ Prizm NE (New Edition) lifestyle segmentation system.

Melissa Data will use Prizm NE by appending its segment codes to its clients’ contact databases or house files.

Prizm NE defines every neighborhood in the U.S. in terms of 66 distinct lifestyle segments by combining demographic and lifestyle data.

Linux expo scheduled

The third annual Southern California Linux Expo will be held Feb. 12-13, 2004, at the Los Angeles Convention Center

Organizers say the expo will feature seminars on advanced subjects, tutorials for novices, and that almost every LUG (Linux Users Group) in Southern California will have a booth.

More information on the expo is available at

NTI releases CD/DVD software

Irvine-based NewTech Infosystems Inc. released the CD & DVD-Maker 7 Titanium Suite for consumers.

Among the suite’s new features is DVD Fit, which allows users to put 8.5 GB dual-layer DVD movies onto a 4.7 single-layer disc by removing unwanted features.

Aiirmesh announces wireless broadband program with city

Woodland Hills-based Aiirmesh Communications, a high-speed wireless Internet service provider targeting community-wide deployment, will provide a six-month, wireless broadband pilot in the Marvin Braude Center, a multi-agency, facility in Van Nuys.

The goal of the project is to help the city better understand Wi-Fi, how it can increase productivity and to analyze the benefits of Internet availability for the public, both inside buildings and in outside common areas.

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