Box.Net and Google Apps Integrate
Now users of cloud content management from Box.Net have the availability of Google Apps integration so they can utilize Google’s popular online office products from within Box.Net. Likewise, Google Apps users and access the content they have stored at Box.Net while working within Google Apps. The communication and collaboration aspects of Google Apps works nicely with the large content storage area provided by Box.Net according to a press release this month.
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Box.Net provides the content management that businesses need including advanced security and permissions. Reporting on file usage is also a popular feature of the leading online document storage and management product suite. Basic integration is available at this time with more advanced integration to be added over time.
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Synovate Releases Canadian Technology Dependency Details
A global study of 8,600 individuals in 11 markets by Synovate in December found that 80% of Canadians could not go without Internet connectivity for any period of time. The Internet was considered more popular than television in the study. The study was conducting to assist advertisers in finding the best media and time slots to reach potential customers.
Social media websites like Facebook and the availability of the web on mobile devices were the main reasons for the increased importance. Local and individual marketing is become more prevalent as reaching wider audiences is now something of the past. Print media continues to show poorly in surveys and studies. 33 percent of Canadians can now live without print media with many feeling that it is an optional item they find enjoyable but can live without.
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GameFly Updates GameCenter to 1.1
GameFly has updated their popular iPhone and iPod Touch application GameCenter. The new version GameCenter 1.1 has additional rich content including game screenshots and video trailers. GameCenter is an application that provides every bit of information about a game that a gamer could want. Including such things as articles, previews from users and critics, box art, cheat codes, and game controls.
You can download GameCenter for free at the Apple iTunes App Store. Being the number video game rental source, GameFly wanted a great application where customers and the public could discover all there is to know about the best selling games. With expanded news from Shacknews.com and better search capabilities, GameFly hopes to please the many users that provided feedback for the recent upgrade.
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Easily Improve Windows Vista Performance
According to a recent press release from IObit, there Advanced WindowsCare Personal improves Windows Vista performance with just one click. The free Windows utility does a number of different tasks including fix operating system issues, protect the system, secures user privacy, and tunes Windows. According to the president of IObit, Windows Vista performs poorly on older systems because of its reliance on memory and processing power. Advance WindowsCare allows for much smoother computer usage.
Unlike more complicated and difficult to use solutions, this software performs without much interaction from the user. Bottle-necks, freeze-ups, and spyware are removed seamlessly. Your internet connection speed will also improve, according to the company, with modified network and Windows configuration settings. The software is also compatible with Windows 2000 and Windows XP if you wish to improve the performance of these systems also.
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Nook Production Increased to Meet Demand
Barnes and Noble released the nook eBook reader shortly before the Christmas holiday season began last year and ran out of inventory according to a recent press release. The book seller quickly increased production and by mid-February was delivering new devices to all its stores nationwide. The device competes with the popular Amazon Kindle and several other eBook readers on the market. It is reasonably at $259 compared to more expensive competitor models.
Based on Google’s Android operating system, news spread quickly that the device could be hacked and used for other purposes. Developers have been producing other software to run on the device now that access to the operating system has been illegally obtained. These additional unwanted features might actually help Barnes and Noble sell more devices in the long run.
In-store Wi-Fi access allows nook owners to browse millions of eBook offerings with relaxing in the chain’s locations. Free in-store content and special offers makes owners of the eBook device want to bring their readers back to the store whenever possible according to the company.
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Lulu Opens Up API For Developers
The self publishing website, Lulu.com, in a press release today announced that they are opening up their API to developers. Developers will now have direct access to the company’s publishing engine, allowing for new innovation. With the API a company could quickly publish hundreds of manuals for world-wide distribution. Or a developer could create an interface to allow publishing within a different branded environment.
Lulu hopes to continue to provide innovative technologies for the publishing industry. The company currently allows anyone to publish a hardcover, paperback, or eBook and have the material discovered quickly through their social discovery platform. The publishing is free while the amount of earnings on a written piece of work are limitless.
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Climber.com is Like a Dating Site for Job Seekers
If you are looking for a passive recruiting environment were you can continue to work while still having a presence in the open job market, Climber.com might be for you. The company bills itself as a ‘Dating Site for Job Seekers’. You create a Career Fingerprint which has all the normal resume details with some additional ideal job information. When a new job becomes available that is a perfect match for you, you are contacted through email.
The company uses a work-values assessment similar in some ways to eHarmony’s matching software to compare your style and needs to the company and job that has become available. Climber.com has been one of the fastest growing online business over the years and reported 250% growth during the middle of 2007. The passive job seeking style is popular with professionals that are not available to pursue job positions regularly or search other sites on a daily basis.
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VistaPrint Giveback Giveaway Contest
VistaPrint has begun a contest called the Giveback Giveaway were Twitter followers and email recipients are entered daily in drawings for prizes. The prizes range from a Nikon digital camera and a Dell Netbook to a Toys R Us gift card and VistaPrint products. Recent winners won a Hardcover Photobook from the company. VistaPrint hopes the contest draws attention to their small business and home marketing materials that they provide to millions every year.
Entering the contest is possible through the website http://www.vistaprintgiveaway.com. Once a day, entrants can enter the contest either through Twitter or through emails. In addition to the daily prizes there is a grand prize of an Apple MacBook Pro. On the site, there is a scrolling Twitter update of individuals mentioning VistaPrint and Tweating for the contest.
FastWeb.com Provides the Best Value Colleges for 2010
FastWeb.com is a leader in college scholarship search and has recently presented the top value college selections for 2010. Their investigation has found that many colleges have added to their student aid options in step with the struggles of state of federal economies. Along with The Princeton Review, they looked at 700 different 4 year colleges in the US. They considered academics, costs, and financial aid in their ranking.
The University of Virginia was first among the 700 colleges looked at. Three others were on the list last year and continue to be including Harvard, Florida State and the University of Georgia. Schools that are new to the list in 2010 are the University of Colorado Boulder, MIT, Texas A&M, the University of Oklahoma, Virginia Tech and Wellesley to name a few. Take a look at the complete list.
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StubHub Provides a Look Inside 2009 Concert Revenue
The majority of data released from one of the top ticket vendors in the music business provides top grossing tour information along with year-over-year data. Some of the overall trends for the year included increases in revenue for StubHub (40%) and declining ticket prices (16%). Ticket volume shot up 65% for the year as concert goers were able to attend more shows on the reduced ticket prices.
Gross Sales leaders for 2009 included some familiar names with U2’s 360 degree tour leading all time sales for StubHub. Behind U2 was Bruce Springsteen, Phish, Taylor Swift, and Britney Spears. More common names completed the top 10 list with Dave Matthews at 6, Elton John, Jonas Brothers, Kenny Chesney, and Metallica. U2 had the top 9 selling shows in 2009 with Bruce Springsteen coming in 10th with his show at Giants Stadium in October.
There were a number of tickets the common ticket buyer would have trouble purchasing with the most expensive ticket being a $424 ticket for the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Benefit Concert. Phish also had a couple very expensive tickets with individual prices in the $300 range for a couple of shows they had in March at the Hampton Coliseum.
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