:: Multifunction Messaging Gateway
for Big or Small Businesses
PageGate is a complete wireless messaging
solution that incorporates a wide variety of
messaging protocols for sending messages to
mobile phones, wireless devices, fax machines
Wireless messaging communication is important
in todays fast paced environment. PageGate allows
critical alerts to be sent instantly to wireless
devices regardless of the recipient locations.
PageGate supports group messaging and preprogrammed
alerts, so that with the press of a single button
notification can be sent to defined groups of
Download an Evaluation Version
:: Finance Companies
Embrace RSS Feeds
Financial institutions are reaching
out to clients using RSS feeds. While banks
and financial institutions are usually slow
to adopt new technology, that is not the case
with RSS adoption. More and more professionals
are using RSS in innovative ways, to stay ahead
of their competition.
Finance Companies Embrace RSS Feeds
:: Microsoft and Yahoo Take
a Step to Protect Piracy
Hopping on the privacy-protection bandwagon,
Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc. are limiting
how long their Internet search engines retain
potentially sensitive data about their users.
:: Keep Your Website
So you have a fantastic website but
no one ever visits. You may ask? Why? Your website
should be designed with search engines in mind.
Too many web designers are graphic artists that
excel at image manipulation, but lack a basic
understanding of search engine optimization.
Web design and search engine optimization (SEO)
should not be mutually exclusive. Webmasters
should have a clear understanding of both design
techniques and how the search engines work.
Keep Your Website Search Friendly
:: Software Industry Conference
This overview will not be as detailed
as in the past but I did want to touch on a
few conference highlights. The conference had
a high percentage of new attendees.
FastSpring is a new ecommerce service
run by Dan Engel (developer of Piccassa, and
Morpheus), Ken White (former RegSoft owner and
current owner of NextUp) and Ryan Dewell (former
coder at RegNow).
Digital River changed their name to Global Direct.
They also launched a software marketing resource
for software developers and marketers at DR Developer Resource. The site contains
lots of how to articles and some great statistical
launched a new website, that uses Ajax and is
more interactive. No longer do customers have
to select a file mirror, the website does it
HC Topp Systems was renamed Globell and they launched a new website.
Bertelsmann has just broken into software ecommerce
and could potentially challenge Digital River
with their size.
W3i is a content network
with a huge subscriber base, they are looking
for software. They suggest action based on the
users past behavior, similar to Amazon.
TrialPay is obviously
thriving, after their introduction last year
they already have a competitor on the block,
LiftMedia uses a similar model.
Bob Walsh has launched 47
SIC will be in Boston in 2008 July
17-19th mark your calenders!
Software Industry Conference Photos
:: Shareware Industry
Award Winners Announced
The WINNERS for the 2007 Shareware Industry Awards have
been announced! Take a look at the best software
for 2007 in each category! Most have evaluation
versions available for download.
Best Overall Utility
FolderMatch by Salty Brine Software
TuneUp Utilities 2007 by TuneUp
Software GmbH - WINNER
by win.rar GmbH
WinZip by WinZip International LLC.
ClipMate by Thornsoft Development
HTML Validator by AI Internet Solutions
Office by Sun Microsystems
Best Graphics Program or Utility
Easy Imager by Fookes Software
IrfanView by Irfan Skiljan
PaintShop Pro by Corel Corporation
Best Desktop Enhancement
Microangelo Toolset by Eclipsit
Corporation - WINNER
MBSS Fireworks by Patrick D. Grengs
Window Blinds by Stardock Corporation
Best Photo Program or Utility
ACDSee Pro Photo Manager by ACD Systems
ALSee by ESTsoft
Poster Maker by Lincoln Beach Software
Best Sound Program or Utility
ALSong by ESTsoft
D'Accord iChords by D'Accord Music
RecordForAll by NotePage, Inc.
Winamp Pro by NullSoft
Best Vertical Market Program or Utility
Guitar and Drum Trainer by Renegade
Help & Manual by EC Software GmbH
Vmware Workstation by VMware Inc.
Best Business Application or Utility
Microsoft Office 2007 by Microsoft
Corporation - WINNER
2007 by ZPAY Payroll Systems
Time & Chaos by Chaos Software
Best Educational Program or Game
AceReader Pro by StepWare Inc.
WinFlash Educator by Open Window Software
WISCO Word Power by Wisco Computing
Best Hobby or Personal Interest
Auction Sentry Deluxe by Auction-Sentry.com
Earth by Google Inc. - WINNER
MyLife Organized by My Life Organized
Best Internet Enhancement
Cute FTP Professional by GlobalSCAPE
FlashGot by InformAction
Voyager by Rhino Software, Inc. - WINNER
WS_FTP Professional by Ipswitch, Inc.
Best Internet Communication
Miranda by Miranda IM
by Softare Freedom Law Center
Skype by Skype Limited - WINNER
Trillian by Cerulean Studios
Best Web Enhancement
Mozilla Firefox by Mozilla Foundation
Mozilla Thunderbird by Mozilla Foundation
RoboForm by Siber Systems
SPAMFighter by SPAMFighter
Best Non-Action Game
Ant War 1 by Anarchy Enterprises
Pocket War by MetalShard, Inc.
Pretty Good MahJongg by Goodsol
Development, Inc. - WINNER
Best New Game
Addictive Football by Addictive
247 Games - WINNER
by NHN USA
Titan Attacks by Demand Entertainment
Best Program for PDA's
Journal Bar by Omega One
Resco Explorer by Resco, sro.
Spb Mobile Shell by Spb Software
House - WINNER
:: New Software Developer and
Digital River, Global Direct has just
launched a resource for software developers.
The DR Developer Resource contains how
to articles for software marketers and developers
as well as some very interesting statistical
information about software sales.
:: Interesting New
Google has announced an interesting
new Meta Tag. The tag is unavailable_after
and will allow you to tell Google when Google
should no longer crawl that page. The tag is
particularly helpful if you have a limited time
offer promotional page, and on this page, the
promotion will expire on a specific date. By
using the unavailable_after tag, you
can tell Google that they should not crawl this
page, after the promotion expires.
:: Tips of Royalty Free Stock
Photography for Website
Stock photography websites contain thousands
of existing photographs that can be licensed
for specific uses. A customer who uses stock
photography instead of hiring a photographer
can save time, effort and money. Typically publishers
can either purchase exclusive rights to a single
image or they can purchase a subscription of
sorts. The subscriptions allow publishers to
download a limited number of photos over a specified
period of time.
Stock photo websites allow webmasters, marketers
and publishers to locate pictures for their
marketing and promotional materials without
the hassle of organizing a photo shoot. With
copyright laws businesses must be very careful
in using unlicensed photos.
Royalty Free Stock Photography for Websites
:: eBay Takes on
EBay has launched a free classified
advertising site in the United States, an experiment
the online auction company says could lead to
new sources of revenue. The site Kijiji
means village in Swahili.
:: Google Buys Web Voice Mail
The search engine giant on July 2nd
announced that it had acquired GrandCentral
Communications, a service that consolidates
phone numbers and voice mailboxes into one,
web-based account. GrandCentral users combine
their home, work and cell phone numbers into
one phone number that they can program to ring
to one or all of their phones. Voicemails are
also consolidated and can be accessed online
or via the phone.
:: Best Educational
Every year the Educational Software
Cooperative presents the People's Choice
Award for Best Educational Shareware.
This award is selected by online voting.
This is your opportunity to support the software
that has added a little something to your life.
Vote at http://www.edu-soft.org/education-awards.php
:: Web Logos
In need of a new logo? This website
contains a variety of logos at very reasonable prices. Check
out Logo Search!
:: AdSense With Rounded
Google have added the option to display
adsense ads with rounded corners, and according
to their blog you may also soon be able to change
:: RSS Feed Use in the Legal
Lawyers have begun using RSS to stay
ahead and adapt to the needs of their clients.
Members of the legal profession are using RSS
in very specific ways. RSS is more than simply
a communication medium to lawyers, it is helping
them filter information that is relevant to
their practice and case load. Through RSS they
are able to gain access to relevant information
in a timely fashion.
RSS Feed Use in the Legal Field
:: Net Neutrality
The Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday
urged policy makers to proceed cautiously on
any regulation of high-speed Internet traffic.
The agency issued a report addressing the controversial
subject of network neutrality, which is the
notion that all online traffic should be treated
equally by Internet service providers.
The issue pits consumer groups and content providers
such as Google Inc. against large telecommunications
companies, such as AT&T Inc. and Comcast
Corp. The latter group wants the option of charging
customers more for transmitting certain content,
including live video, faster or more reliably
than other data.