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Virgin Media gets festive with the launch of a new Christmas microsite providing inspiration for gifts and advice on Christmas dilemmas

As the festive season fast approaches, Virgin Media has unveiled a brand new Christmas microsite providing inspiration for gifts and advice on family dilemmas.

The new Virgin Media microsite contains a host of top brands, such as Marks and Spencer, John Lewis, Toys R Us, Red Letter Days and Majestic Wine, and is bursting with Christmas gift ideas for everyone. With over four million products available to choose from, the new site makes it even easier to browse through the special gift sections to help find the perfect present for that special someone.

The new site also includes a host of daily updated features to help avoid any Christmas crises or family feuds. There is a wide range of articles available on the site covering the weird and the wonderful, to common Christmas questions, such as presents for pets, festive recipes and party planning, budgeting for Christmas, top skiing destinations, the best European Christmas markets, gift giving etiquette, ethical and eco-friendly Christmas tips and lots more.

To really get into the seasonal spirit, from 1st December, there will also be an interactive advent calendar which will feature some of the best Christmas steals and deals available, as well as competitions.

The new Virgin Media Christmas microsite offers a massive range of high street shops and must-have brands, including personalised gifts, most-wanted toys, snazzy gadgets, top-class wine and champagne, festive flowers, imaginative experiences and, gifts, designer clothing and sportswear, and awesome electronics.

About Virgin Media
Virgin Media is an innovative and pioneering UK entertainment and communications business. For the first time consumers can get everything they need from one company – the UK’s only quad-play of TV, broadband, phone and mobile, plus the most advanced TV on demand service, all delivered through its unique fibre-optic cable network. Virgin Media launched the UK’s first high definition TV service, is the only TV platform to carry BBC iPlayer, and offers a high-specification, HD-ready V+ personal video recorder. Virgin Media is the UK’s largest residential broadband provider, the largest virtual mobile network operator and the second-largest provider of pay TV and home phone.

Virgin Media has been voted the sixth Most Loved Brand in Britain in a Marketing magazine poll, as well as having been voted the Most Trusted ISP Brand 2008 by Reader’s Digest magazine. The Sunday Times also awarded Virgin Media its 2008 Best Buy awards for broadband and movies on demand.

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Bigmouthmedia launches campaign to promote search marketing as career option

Bigmouthmedia, independent digital marketing agency, has launched a new cross-industry campaign to promote a career in Search and digital marketing to university graduates.

The move follows the recent publication of survey results revealing that the majority of Scotland’s new graduates feel that higher education should do more to connect students to potential opportunities in emerging industries. The research, which was conducted earlier this year by bigmouthmedia, also revealed students’ beliefs that universities are failing to adequately prepare leavers for life in the real world.

Despite the fact that search marketing has grown from nothing to become a £1.2bn a year business in the last decade, until now none of the UK’s careers advisory bodies have listed search engine optimisation or digital marketing amongst the options available to graduates. However, following consultations with bigmouthmedia, Careers Scotland have now updated their records to reflect the industry’s growing significance.

While continuing to work with the relevant sector Skills Councils in Scotland to ensure that information is available to entry-level job seekers, bigmouthmedia now plans to carry the campaign to the rest of the UK and Europe.

“Every year companies like bigmouthmedia hire a raft of recent graduates, yet our experience attending university careers fairs tells us that many new entrants to the workforce are simply unaware of the opportunities available in the sector,” said Lyndsay Menzies, Managing Director of bigmouthmedia UK.

She continued, “With a wide range of roles on offer the search marketing sector can offer a career path to both science graduates with Maths, Statistics or IT related degrees and social sciences students with creative, language and communications skills. We believe that new career paths like this have a vital role to play in the economy, and will continue campaigning to ensure that the relevant advisory bodies are kept up to date.”

“It’s often been joked in the search marketing space that no one wanted to be a search marketer when they grew up. Such jobs didn’t exist. Now they do, and it’s great to see that careers services are catching up to help provide education for this important career,” said Danny Sullivan, Editor In Chief, SearchEngineLand.com.

About bigmouthmedia

Founded in 1997, bigmouthmedia is Europe’s largest independent digital marketing agency. With a team of over 200 staff located across 13 offices in 10 countries on 3 continents, the company maximises exposure for major brands online through a variety of fully integrated digital marketing channels: Search engine optimisation, PPC, Online Media Planning, Affiliate marketing, Social Networking, Brand Monitoring, Online PR and Web Analytics. Bigmouthmedia also provides up to date daily digital marketing news to ensure clients are fully informed and aware of all industry developments.

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Tracesmart Aim To Make IOD Fraud A Thing Of The Past

Making a concerted effort to stamp out Impersonation of the Deceased (IOD) fraud, Tracesmart, leading suppliers of identity verification tools, have this week launched Existence – a new suite of services with the potential to eliminate IOD fraud.

IOD is a form of identity fraud – it is estimated by the Home Office Identity Fraud Steering Committee, that identity fraud costs the UK economy £1.7 billion annually. Whilst IOD fraud has historically been hard to tackle due to the lack of death records being made available, recent changes in legislation have allowed the UK General Register Offices (GRO) to release death registration information (DRI) to commercial bodies with the aim of preventing fraud. It is this move that has enabled Tracesmart to develop their suite of services which will tackle IOD fraud head on.

Combining in-depth mortality screening and residency verification, the service allows users to ascertain whether an individual is alive and if they reside at their given address. Paul Weathersby, Technical Director at Tracesmart, commented on the data which drives these checks.

“The mortality screening element of our Existence services draws upon the GRO’s DRI data and the residency verifier calls upon a variety of consumer datasets including historic Electoral Rolls, leading gone away files and BT OSIS amongst others. The combination of these checks allows us to confidently identify deceased individuals and gone aways.”

The Existence suite comprises three services with which clients can conduct existence checks. Existence Search is an online facility which can be used to conduct single ad-hoc checks; Existence Batch is a batch screening service where multiple persons can be verified and the third, and possibly most significant service, is Existence Alert – an early warning system that notifies users of mortalities at the earliest possible opportunity.

Tracesmart has long provided tools for conducting identity checks and has a strong history in the field of fraud prevention. The combination of this experience and access to DRI will enable the Existence services to effectively help put an end to IOD fraud. Mike Trezise, Managing Director at Tracesmart, has already seen a high volume of interest in the product.

“Prior to launch we approached several key clients in the pension and financial sectors to gauge market interest in the product. As we suspected, the demand is most certainly there and we already have prominent pensions administrators and large schemes utilising the system to replace certificate of existence exercises, and many in the financial sector are employing it as part of their know your customer checks. Preventing IOD fraud will save businesses considerable amounts of money and protect consumers from both fiscal and emotional harm.”

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Small And Mid-Size Businesses Can Decrease Expenses, Increase Productivity And Remain Profitable Despite The Current Economic Crisis With Hosted Messaging And Collaboration Solutions

123Together.com – a mindSHIFT Technologies company and the leading provider of hosted enterprise-class messaging and collaboration solutions such as hosted Exchange Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 — today announced that it has eliminated setup fees for all new customers who sign up for its hosted Exchange Server service, available immediately.

“Our goal is to help businesses of all sizes remain profitable despite the current economic downturn,” said Ravi Agarwal, founder and Senior Executive Officer of 123Together.com, a mindSHIFT company. “By eliminating all setup fees for our hosted Exchange Server services, we make it possible for businesses, regardless of their size, to make use of the functionality that this industry-leading, enterprise-class messaging and collaboration application provides without having to incur significant financial expenses or hire additional personnel.”

As a result of the current economic downturn, many small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) are required to decrease overhead, cut operational costs and reallocate existing funds to get the most value from every dollar they spend. At the same time, business owners expect increased productivity and efficiency among their existing employees, with additional human and financial resources unlikely or impossible.

The economic climate has forced SMBs to search for more cost-effective alternatives for critical business applications, such as email, to maximize the effectiveness of existing business resources without having to incur any additional expenses. Hosted software services such as 123Together.com’s hosted Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 have become viable alternatives to in-house email server deployment and can be utilized in exactly the same manner as the in-house application but at a significantly reduced cost.

In order to assist businesses even further and help their employees remain productive, 123Together.com has eliminated the setup fee requirement for all shared and dedicated hosted Exchange packages and any additional mailboxes activated through the month of November 2008.

Many SMBs do not have the financial or human resources or even the time necessary to deploy Microsoft Exchange Server in-house, as it requires significant investments in hardware and software, training and hiring of IT personnel, as well as around-the-clock server maintenance, monitoring and upgrades. 123Together.com’s new special offer makes it possible for SMBs to reap the same benefits from this industry-leading email application as most Fortune 500 companies but at a significantly reduced cost. It provides employees with anytime, anywhere access to their business e-mail no matter where they may be, as well as 2-way wireless synchronization of mail, calendar, contacts, notes and tasks with most mobile devices, including BlackBerry and Apple iPhone 3G.

In addition, 123Together.com offers 24×7 live U.S.-based technical support and 24×7 server maintenance, monitoring and upgrades, enabling businesses without an internal technical staff to profit from this service. All hosted Exchange users also receive free Outlook 2007.

123Together.com’s offer of no setup fees on all of its hosted Exchange packages is available immediately and continues through the end of November 2008.

About 123Together.com
Headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, 123Together.com, a mindSHIFT company, is the leading provider of hosted enterprise-class messaging and collaboration solutions including hosted Microsoft Exchange Server, Windows SharePoint Services and Dynamics CRM. These hosted services are offered on shared and dedicated servers to small and mid-size businesses and can be resold as a completely white labeled service. Full mobile access is also offered for BlackBerry, Treo, iPhone, PocketPC, and Windows Mobile handheld devices. Exchange hosting customers receive free Outlook 2007, live 24×7 U.S.-based technical support, advanced spam and virus filtering and a 100% uptime guarantee on dedicated servers. A 30-day no-obligation trial is available for shared customers. Additional information can be found at www.123Together.com

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The Increasing Number Of Online Predators And The Explicit Content Available On The Internet Are The Main Reasons Amplusnet Has Developed A Parental Control Dedicated Website

Together with their first parental control software released, Amplusnet Company is pleased to announce you the launch of a new website, www.ApplicationBlocker.com. As its name says, the site is specially created for the parental control software previously released.

And because there are two special events celebrated, Amplusnet offers their evaluators the chance to purchase the parental control software with a 25% discount. Parents interested in protecting their children on the internet and to assure that they are using the computer for activities appropriate to their age should take the opportunity as the discount is available this month only (November 2008).

Beside the useful information it contains, the new site is easy to navigate and keeps parents up to date with the latest online dangers and provides solutions to avoid them. Planed for parents, the site not only provides information and description about parental control software but also has a section for statistics regarding child abuse and internet human trafficking. More than that, our team has made a special parental control guide to advice parents in facing Internet traps child might fall in.

The reason why our Company decided to dedicate a site for parental control tools and tips is because of the increasing number of online predators, explicit content available on the Internet and because of requests received from parents concerned about their children computer activity. So do you want to assure your child a safe online environment? Than take a look at http://www.applicationblocker.com and see how easy is to protect your child.

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Bigmouthmedia selected by Europcar to drive its natural search strategy across Europe

Europcar, the number one car rental company in Europe, has selected Bigmouthmedia to drive its natural search strategy across Europe.

Bigmouthmedia, Europe’s largest independent digital marketing agency will direct the company’s SEO activities across its portfolio of corporate websites. Designed to inject fresh impetus to the firm’s digital marketing strategy, the campaign will be responsible for boosting traffic to Europcar’s sites in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium and Portugal.

“This promises to be a challenging campaign. Aimed at a highly competitive market and requiring our team to work using a variety of languages, it’s the kind of contract you can really get your teeth into and we’re looking forward to meeting it head-on,” said Lyndsay Menzies, Managing Director of bigmouthmedia UK.

Guirec Grand-Clement, Global Sales & Marketing Director at Europcar International commented, Search Engine Optimisation is an ever-changing area that requires a special blend of skill and experience. Europcar selected Bigmouthmedia for its industry-leading status and unique multilingual capabilities which make them the perfect partner to help move us forward online.”

This partnership further develops the reputation of bigmouthmedia which currently leads the digital marketing strategies of a third of the UK’s most trusted brands. In addition to Europcar, Bigmouthmedia now services over 300 big-brand customers globally including: Hilton, British Airways, Tesco, Aer Lingus, Barclays, Conrad International, Dorling Kindersley, Early Learning Centre, Fasthosts, Jumeirah, Canon, Samsung, Starbucks, Top Man, Debenhams, Which?, Euler Hermes and Wall Street Institute.

About Europcar
Owned by the French private equity firm
Eurazeo, Europcar is the European leader in passenger car and light utility vehicle rentals. The company serves business and leisure customers throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region. Excluding franchise operations, in 2007 Europcar signed more than 10 million rental contracts, with 7,700 employees and a fleet exceeding 215,000 vehicles. In September 2008, Europcar and the leading player in North America, Enterprise Rent a Car, joined forces in a strategic alliance which forms the world’s largest car rental network, with more than 1.2 million vehicles and 13,000 locations in 162 countries.

About bigmouthmedia
Founded in 1997, bigmouthmedia is Europe’s largest independent digital marketing agency. With a team of over 200 staff located across 13 offices in 10 countries on 3 continents, the company maximises exposure for major brands online through a variety of fully integrated digital marketing channels: Search engine optimisation, PPC, Online Media Planning,
Affiliate marketing, Social Networking, Brand Monitoring, Online PR and Web Analytics. Bigmouthmedia also provides up to date daily digital marketing news to ensure clients are fully informed and aware of all industry developments.

 

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Trackthisnow.com is a unique website that tracks news articles on any topic across the world in real time

Trackthisnow.com is a unique website that tracks news articles on any topic across the world in real time. The service at the moment tracks 236 countries world wide and presents it on a view of the world map. Using the service is simple. You can enter a keyword and trackthisnow.com will track a graphical representation of where news stories on your chosen topic are appearing, overlayed onto a world map. You can then click on the countries on the map to see the news from them. Tracking happensat the click of a button without the need for the user to login or go through any other formalities and delays.

“The novelty of this site is the topic specific global search that it launches with instant results, rendered in a crisp format for a quick and easy view.” Says Gauri Narayan, Co-Founder of trackthisnow.com.

Right now, the service tracks news in every country in the world but plans are on to enable tracking at the city level as well. The site uses web 2.0 to find news from different countries and uses Google Maps for plotting the coverage. The software is currently tracking in access of over …??……… publications across 236 countries. This number is expected to rise in the next development phase of the website in December 2008.

Here is what some of the initial users of trackthisnow.com have to say about the website;

“Since the news is always the most recent, it is particularly useful when you want to track something on a daily basis”David Friedman, UK

“It’s a great tool for people like us to keep track of the latest developments and trends in the global context; making comparative assessments, studying the impact and planning ahead.” Vidur Kohli, India

“I work for a digital marketing firm and I find this site so user friendly. It’s the quickest way I’ve found, to discover what the entire world feels on any given topic. Excellent.” Thiago Meister, Brazil

“I discovered this site 3 days ago and I have already been on it 15 times. Just to show its quick, easy and ever so relevant. Great asset for people like us involved with public affairs and diplomacy.” Sharath Saxena, India


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Mckremie Web Hosting Solutions Offers Free Web Hosting Services To US-Based Non Profit Organizations And Public Schools

McKremie Web Hosting Solutions is proud to announce the launch of the Nonprofit and Public School Web Hosting Program. This is a program that offers all US-based registered 501(c)(3) non profit organizations and public schools free web hosting services. This is a new service being offered by McKremie Web Hosting Solutions and it is available to all US-based non-profits, not just those located in Las Vegas! In order to request more information or to find out if your service qualifies for free web hosting, there is a request form available at the McKremie website (http://www.mckremie.com/nonprofits.php).

The web hosting plan offered by McKremie Web Hosting Solutions (http://www.mckremie.com) provides non-profits and public schools with features like 3,000 GB’s transfer, 15,000 MB disk space, unlimited MySQL databases and unlimited sub-domains. Normally this plan would cost buyers well over two hundred dollars!

“We are pleased to give back to the organizations and schools that are the backbone to our society. To us, there is nothing more rewarding than contributing to these worthy causes.” Says Stuart McHenry, the president of McKremie, LLC—the company that owns McKremie Web Hosting Solutions.

McKremie, LLC is a company that began offering web hosting services because its owners were frustrated with the large amounts of downtime and terrible customer support that they were experiencing with their former web hosting company. McKremie Web Hosting Solutions boasts customer support that is US-based and available all day, every day. The McKremie Web Hosting Solutions servers are located in Michigan and provide all clients with Tier1 bandwidth from AT&T, MCI, Level3 and Savvis. On hand emergency generators provide each server with twenty four hours of back up power in the event of an electrical failure.

The entire team at McKremie Web Hosting Solutions is extremely excited about the Nonprofit and Public School Web Hosting Program and wants to encourage nonprofit organizations, no matter where in the US they are located, to sign up and get free web hosting!

For further information on McKremie Web Hosting Solutions and the Nonprofit and Public School Web Hosting Program, contact Stuart McHenry at stuart@mckremie.com.

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New Online Press Release Distribution Service – www.PressReleaseBureau.com

The service www.PressReleaseBureau.com is targeted toward small and middle size business and is intended for delivering news releases straight from the customers to reader most interested in getting its content. The service offers both free-of-charge and paid options.

The service delivers news release to journalists most interested in getting the latest news, spread it through a number of news sites and specialized websites. The service website is good SEO optimized and has simple and easily understood structure. Customer news will be indexed in a short term by popular search engines like Google, Yahoo, Ask and others. www.PressReleaseBureau.com improves informational visibility in the Internet.

The www.PressReleaseBureau.com offers the options to delivery news with a popular RSS 2.0 feed technology which provides targeted readers with posted news in a timely and easy fashion. With RSS 2.0 technology many websites publish press release at their pages that gives advantage of a higher rank of the news in search engines.

Editorial team on daily basis manually verifies and checks every submitted press release to deny poorly written or bad formatted news, bulletins or releases as well as preventing spam publication. www.PressReleaseBureau.com works to bring high-class crafted news to our readers.

Development team makes efforts to increase the visibility of the news releases in the Internet and to attract new customers to www.PressReleaseBureau.com news delivery service. The team constantly improves the quality of the service to match your highest expectations.

Development team offers to expand your business audience with www.PressReleaseBureau.com

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Bigmouthmedia Has Been Named The Uks Fifth Fastest Growing Company In The Deloitte Fast 50 2008

Bigmouthmedia has been named as the UK’s fifth fastest growing company in the Deloitte Fast 50 for 2008.

Bigmouthmedia, Europe’s largest independent digital marketing agency made the list of major winners after another successful year of exponential expansion. Recording a growth rate of 3357% over the past ten years, the company’s inclusion was cited by the judging panel as evidence of the online sector’s growing influence.

In a unique double, bigmouthmedia’s Munich office is also celebrating after coming second in the Rising Stars category in Deloitte’s German awards programme.

“We’re delighted to have received this honour and are obviously happy that bigmouthmedia’s continued success across the group has been recognised. It’s a great boost for the entire team and underlines what a talented group of people we have here,” said Lyndsay Menzies, Managing Director of bigmouthmedia UK.

The Deloitte Technology Fast 50, one of the UK’s foremost technology award programmes, is a ranking of the country’s fastest-growing technology companies based on percentage growth over five years. Now in its eleventh year, the programme honours business growth, technological innovation and UK entrepreneurial spirit.

David Halstead, Partner TMT practice and Fast 50 Chairman, Deloitte said: “The large number of software and digital marketing companies in the 2008 Deloitte Fast 50 reflects the growing maturity of online enterprises. The web is approaching the next stage of its evolution, and successful business models are becoming entrenched.”

About bigmouthmedia
Founded in 1997, bigmouthmedia is Europe’s largest independent digital marketing agency. With a team of over 200 staff located across 13 offices in 10 countries on 3 continents, the company maximises exposure for major brands online through a variety of fully integrated digital marketing channels: Search engine optimisation, PPC, Online Media Planning, Affiliate marketing, Social Networking, Brand Monitoring, Online PR and Web Analytics. Bigmouthmedia also provides up to date daily digital marketing news to ensure clients are fully informed and aware of all industry developments.

Leading the digital marketing strategies of a third of the UK’s most trusted brands, bigmouthmedia services over 300 big-brand customers globally including: Hilton, British Airways, Tesco, Aer Lingus, Barclays, Conrad International, Dorling Kindersley, Early Learning Centre, Fasthosts, Jumeirah, Canon, Samsung, Starbucks, Top Man, Debenhams, Which?, Euler Hermes and Wall Street Institute.

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Often Referred To As dotMobi, .mobi Is A Top-Level Domain Committed To Delivering The Internet To Mobile Devices Through The Mobile Web

Websites that use the .mobi extension are created specifically for mobile devices such as mobile phones and handheld computers to make them easy to browse and reduce download time. If you see a .mobi domain name, then the website on your phone will work. If you see a .com website today, it may work or you may download more content than your phone or budget is set to receive.

Now you can navigate on your cell phone as you search for the perfect website when you are on the go. Thanks to the .mobi concept, users will receive a smooth and enjoyable online experience.

.mobi sites are popping up on posters in subways and on .com sites of corporations advertising their .mobi sites and best of all in EXCLUSIVELY .mobi directories.

.mobi is backed by leading mobile operators, network and device manufacturers, and Internet content providers, including Ericsson, GSM Association, Hutchison 3, Microsoft, Nokia, Orascom Telecom, Samsung Electronics, Syniverse, T-Mobile, Telefonica Moviles, TIM, and Visa and Vodafone.

According to Ipsos Insight’s Latest “The Face of the Web Study”, Mobile Phones are on the brink of surpassing the PC as the major internet platform in many markets.

The study revealed that in the United States,“three in four households own a mobile phone.” Consumers are now demanding better access and a better experience when using their phones to access the internet. With 4 cell phones purchased to 1 pc sale, the number of people that access the internet with a cell phone is expected to increase significantly. To be apart of the .mobi revolution and join our team, please visit franchises.mobi

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Entrepreneurial Challenge Sparks Media Interest in Tracesmart

Tracesmart has received attention from the national press following their MD’s entry into the Bank of Scotland Corporate £35 Million Entrepreneur Challenge.

Tracesmart, renowned for providing online people tracing, anti-money-laundering and know your customer (KYC) services, has recently received major interest from the national press. Having entered the South West England and Wales regional heat of the Bank of Scotland Corporate Entrepreneur Challenge, the story of Tracesmart’s Managing Director and founder, Mike Trezise, caught the attention of the Sunday Times.

The Bank of Scotland Corporate Entrepreneur Challenge is comprised of several regional heats and receives entries from all over Great Britain. Each regional winner will receive the prize of a loan up to the value of £5 million interest free and be eligible for entry into the national final in which they could win the coveted title of “Bank of Scotland Corporate Entrepreneur of the Year”.

Of the approximate 160 regional entrants, Trezise was highly received – this standing and his company’s inimitable suite of services consequently caught the attention of the Sunday Times and resulted in an article highlighting Trezise’s success being published. Speaking from the company’s Cardiff Bay headquarters, Tracesmart’s Communications Manager, Owen Roberts, commented, “Whilst Mike did not rank quite as high as we would have liked, the resulting press coverage has been great – we have received many calls from companies interested in our services. This is an exciting time for Tracesmart as we are currently experiencing rapid growth and coverage in the national press is helping to fuel our momentum further.”

Entitled “On the right track” the article, published on the 12 October, depicted Trezise’s career up to the formation of Tracesmart in 2004, it also highlighted how the rise in interest surrounding the use of online services designed to trace people has helped the company to flourish. Discussing the current high levels of interest in people tracing Trezise commented, “I know from my own professional experience that tracing is somewhat of a niche business, yet the demand has increased exponentially since I was a tracer – the current economic climate where companies are keen to reunite individuals with unclaimed assets or trace debtors has spurned this growth.”

The Sunday Times feature also identified the wide spectrum of industries that Tracesmart currently service, a list which includes banks, universities, solicitors, accountants and estate agents amongst others; demonstrating the wide range of cross-industry applications that their portfolio of tracing, data cleansing and id verification services hold.

  • Tracesmart was formed in 2004 and supply a diverse range of consumer data cleansing, identity check and tracing tools to a wide variety of industries. Their client base ranges from SME to Blue Chip, who are all recipients of bespoke solutions, built around their specific needs.
  • The Bank of Scotland £35 Million Entrepreneur Challenge offers entrepreneurs throughout Great Britain the opportunity to be rewarded for their achievements and their businesses the chance for some much deserved exposure. The challenge aims to support driven, well established businesses that are aiming to grow and become dominant forces in their markets.
  • Michael Trezise is the founder and Managing Director of Tracesmart. With over 25 years tracing and fraud analysis experience his unrivalled knowledge provides the company with a distinct competitive advantage.
  • Owen Roberts is Tracesmart’s Communications Manager and has over 25 years in the creative and advertising industries including 7 years with the BBC. Owen recently joined Tracesmart with the view of keeping one eye on public relations whilst also overseeing business development projects.

Bigmouthmedia Sounds Cautious Welcome To The Google About-Turn On Paid Search Advertising For Gambling Websites In The UK

Bigmouthmedia has sounded a cautious welcome to the news that Google is set to make a dramatic u-turn tomorrow when it lifts its ban on paid search advertising for gambling websites in the UK.

The decision, which overturns the search giant’s policy of refusing to carry AdWords advertisements for gambling operations such as online bingo and casino sites, is expected to presage an online gold rush as bidders hurry to tap into a potentially lucrative new sales vertical.

In addition to opening up a new keywords bidding war, the move could also have a substantial impact on Yahoo. The search engine has until now profited from the PPC revenue from gambling advertisers barred from using Google, but with the field now open stands to lose a considerable chunk of its turnover.

“This is another sudden change that has taken most of the sector by surprise. It will certainly lead to a big switch in the way that advertisers and agencies manage search engine optimisation campaigns for gambling sector clients and opens up a potentially lucrative new vertical for the industry,” said Lyndsay Menzies, Managing Director of bigmouthmedia UK.

She continued, “While many will welcome the addition of a new and highly competitive advertising platform for gambling advertisers, it remains to be seen what impact the move will have on other services. Competition is good for business, and it would be a great shame if this were to further weaken Yahoo’s hold on the market.”

When it first introduced the ban 16 months ago, Google was heavily criticised by gaming and gambling companies for not providing them with evidence that its users wanted the ban. The company, which claims that the change has been under review for some time, says that it consulted the Gambling Commission prior to changing its policy.

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Iamdelhi.com Is An Online Commercial And Industrial Yellow Pages Delhi, Trade Forum And Trade Blog For Delhites

It is a brain child of Rajiv Kumar Chughan entrepreneur, who was born and brought up in Delhi and founder of Economicalhost.com offering Web Hosting India services. As per him it is his dream project and firmly believes that it is going to succeed for the reason that Delhites will be able to identify themselves with this interactive website where they can share their issues, grievances or needs etc. It will be surely a great vent for many to voice their frustrations, issues, expectations and desires for a better society and living.

IamDelhi.com threads into 150+ Delhi Colonies online through its website where people living in these colonies will be offered a platform to showcase their product and services through Yellow Pages, Blogs, Forums and as well as share their views, ideas, issues and grievances etc. Few of the names are AmarColony.inBadli.inAnandLok.in, Bahadurgarh.in,  AshokVihar.inBengaliMarket.inBhikajiCamaPlace.in, CRPark.in, ChanakyaPuri.in, ChiragDelhi.inbhikajicamaplace.com and in total more than 150 colonies, Market Place, Industrial areas and commercial places.

To make it more viable IamDelhi.com will also be offering free email ids also in the name of every colony like if one is living or doing business in Greaterkailash then he can have email id as yourname@greaterkailash.in plus as per the information gathered they are trying to connect all the major colleges of Delhi University by offering such email id as per their college like for example name@hansrajcollege.com, name@zakirhusaincollege.com etc.

Also in the offering are more than 50 Yellow Pages belonging to different places in India as per their location or as per the business category through IamDelhi.com and the plan is offer similar kind of services there too. Few of the names are yellowpagesgujarat.com, chemicalsinindia.comyellowpagesnoida.comyellowpagesgurgaon.in, yellowpagesghaziabad.comokhla.in etc.

The team at IamDelhi.com is working hard to bring this concept into shape with a belief that it has good prospects for growth. Hopefully Delhi will soon have a place where anyone can voice his issues and reach the top brasses of the country.

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Apress Announces The Agreement To Include Apress And Friends Of ED Titles In Safari Books Online

Apress announces the agreement to include Apress and friends of ED titles in Safari Books Online, a premier on-demand digital library, as part of its continued commitment to supporting the needs of its technology professionals.

The availability of Apress and friends of ED books to Safari Books Online subscribers is a key part of Apress’ ongoing commitment to providing high-quality information to its readers in the ways they need and want. Safari Books Online is a widely popular service that will provide flexible, on-demand access to Apress books on a subscription basis. Apress is pleased to be joining an elite group of business and technology publishers whose titles are available to Safari customers.

According to Paul Manning, President of Apress“…Safari’s client base is a perfect match with Apress’ content. We’ve heard from many friends and customers recently that they wanted Apress books available on the Safari Platform. In the end, that feedback, that message, is what drove the partnership. We also believe that this is great exposure for our authors, and that is a core value at Apress.”

70 Apress and friends of ED titles have been available for download at Safari Books Online since October 2008, and Apress is looking forward to feedback on other titles to offer going forward. Currently available titles include:

Founders at Work by Jessica Livingston
CSS Mastery by Andy Budd
Microsoft SharePoint: Building Office 2007 Solutions in C# 2005 by Scot P Hillier
Pro Spring 2.5 by Jan Machacek et al.
The Definitive Guide to Django by Adrian Holovaty and Jacob Kaplan-Moss
Pro C# 2008 and the .NET 3.5 Platform by Andrew Troelsen
Practical Common LISP by Peter Seibel

Mark Brokering, Director of Content Management and Acquisitions for Safari Books Online, explains why Apress is a great fit for Safari: “We are very pleased that we can now offer Apress’ prestigious line of technical books to our subscribers. We’ve had so many requests for their titles over the years—and for good reason. Apress has an outstanding editorial team with a well-earned reputation for publishing high-quality books on important topics on which reliable information is hard to come by.”

Apress’ entire list of published books has been available in PDF eBook format since 2005 via the Apress eBookshop, http://eBookshop.apress.com, and will continue to be sold direct from the publisher.

About Apress: Apress is a technical publisher devoted to meeting the needs of IT professionals, software developers, and programmers, with more than 700 books in print and a continually expanding portfolio of publications. Apress provides high-quality, no-fluff content in print and electronic formats that help serious technology professionals build a comprehensive pathway to career success. Apress and friends of ED are part of Springer Science + Business Media. Read more at http://www.apress.com/info.

About Safari Books Online: Safari Books Online (www.safaribooksonline.com), founded in 2001 as a joint venture of pre-eminent technology publishers O’Reilly Media Inc. and Pearson Education, is the leading on-demand digital library, providing access to thousands of books, manuscripts, short topics, articles and instructional videos from the world’s thought-leaders in business and technology innovation. Safari Books Online empowers technology professionals, software developers, web designers, and business and creative professionals to quickly and easily search for reliable, definitive answers to mission-critical questions. Learn more at http://www.safaribooksonline.com/company/company.php.

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Correct in-text contextual linked words via LinkedWords’ contextual platform help small to mid level sites gain web visibility and attract truly targeted traffic

Launched back in the middle of 2006 LinkedWords has essentially proven over the past years to be very effective vehicle in helping web sites get contextually linked on a content area level so that Internet users and smart robots discover their information in context. Since then the contextual platform has rapidly grown from 30,000 uniques per month back in its early days during 2006 to over 1 million unique visitors per month these past months of 2008.

The successful formula seems to be simple yet very effective: the higher the number of small to mid level sites’ content areas contextually linked in LW’s platform – the higher the number of contextually targeted unique visitors shared among those web sites linked in.

The results: More than 4.5 million contextually targeted unique visitors have effectively been shared among the web sites contextually linked in during the entire 2007. This year the figures seem even better and the site is currently on track to surpass the 10M uniques mark for the entire 2008. Small to mid level sites are really benefiting from having their web sites, pages and content areas contextually linked in LinkedWords’ massive contextual platform built upon 38 Million English words, phrases and whole sentences organized into semantic structures from contextual paths to deep meaningful categories.

What does LinkedWords do after all?

LinkedWords (LW) is an innovative contextual platform built upon millions of English words and phrases organized into contextual categories, paths, and semantic URLs whose mission is to maximize contextual linking among web sites across the Web. Since its launch in June 2006 LW’s concept has essentially proven to be very effective vehicle in helping web sites getcontextually linked on a content area level so thatInternet users and smart robots discover their information in context. Correct in-text contextual linked words (hyper links) help our platform, 3rd party sites and semantic search engines all direct relevant Internet users to the web sites contextually linked in.

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Once your site is contextually connected with LW’s platform (by hyper-linking strategic words and phrases in the texts of your site to the same words/phrases at LW within the appropriate categories and contextual paths) it helps us send you targeted traffic from what the platform’s reach is – 4.5M for the entire 2007 and 5M for the first 4 months of the 2008;
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It also helps contextually connected web sites through LW drive precisely targeted traffic among themselves by connecting content areas with the same context around Web anytime other sites link to the same words/phrases at LW from within the same or highly relevant context;
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It guides software agents and algorithmic robots discover (your) information in context. Contextual categories, paths, semantic URLs and in-context hyper-links are format that can be read, understood and used by software agents, thus permitting them to find, classify and organize your information in context on Web;
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It helps common users find relevant information (could be yours) on-demand, in the context of the subject they are reading around the Web, by clicking on the same contextually… linked words! Visitors coming from static in-context hyper-links inside meaningful text contextually relevant to your content are highly likely to be targeted at the highest precise level possible;
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And the last but not the least, it is FREE for your web site to contextually connect to the LW’s platform and start getting targeted traffic, today.

Ok, but how do I contextually link my site to LW’s platform? After getting familiar with how it’s done you can browse or search the 38,050,000+ English words-, phrases- and sentences-based pages and categories organized into contextual paths, find the strategic ones for your web site / content and get then contextually linked with. Small to mid-level web publishers looking to improve the visibility and increase the targeted traffic of their web sites can make as many as possible contextual links through LW’s platform. Alternatively, practical examples of already linked words can anytime be seen on the site’s home page.

The last, but not the least, LW is all about contextual information therefore to assure best results make sure 1) the context of your page, in which you make your linked words, matches the contextual path to the words/phrases you make the contextual links to at LW’s platform, and 2) you link only words/phrases that grammatically belong to and are organically found within sentences inside your text and these linked words are surrounded by meaningful content otherwise no contextual connections can be created, which yields no results and is ground for deletion. Proper contextual paths/categories and in-text linked words yield better contextual results. If no words or phrases are found for your specific content, or they are not in the right contextual paths/categories, you can always create your own words and phrases in the most appropriate paths/categories to match your page’s context.

You can find out more by visiting us at the following web address: linkedwords.com

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Webstation Australia Deployed The New Appointmentdiary V8 ALF For Client Total Chemicals

An innovative technology system called AppointmentDiary V8 ALF (auto-lead-filtering) developed by appointment scheduling specialists GObookings Systems has been deployed by web designers and managers WebStation Australia. GObookings is an Australian based company with government, university, corporate and business clients within Australia and the USA.

The unique AppointmentDiary Version 8 ALF system was recently added to a new web site for industry leader Total Chemicals, manufacturers and distributors of a large and complex range of industrial chemical products. Total Chemicals pride themselves on their customer service and needed a way to further streamline their online customer services by quickly coupling customers with a consultant conversant in the particular product range of interest.

The ALF solution allows the customer to firstly select a product range. Once the customer has selected the product range and day; available times are then displayed reflecting the availability of the consultant(s) for that product. Customer appointments are then made in an easy seamless and user-friendly way. The customer is able to book the ‘right consultant’ to telephone them at a time and day which suits them, with an instant email confirmation.

Simultaneously the auto-lead-filtering process initiates an instant SMS text message and email to that particular consultant. The Total Chemicals Sales Manager also receives an email confirmation for each appointment made and has the capability to view and report on the activity of the various consultants across any number of locations.

Total Chemicals Co-Founder Chris Barton commented – “AppointmentDiary ALF has increased sales dramatically whilst delivering improved service to existing and new customers. With our large range of products it allows better access for customers to the appropriate qualified sales consultant.”

The AppointmentDiary V8 ALF system is secured by 128 bit SSL encryption throughout and has many powerful and unique features including time zones, daylight saving features, multi-location capability, irregular time slots, a forward time feature to control the flow of appointments and customizable interfaces for each consultant and support staff. Should it be needed a built-in option also exists for an intelligent auto-rostering system across sales personnel for the same product. In addition the same solution will work in conjunction with a call centre to better manage sales leads from multiple sources. The AppointmentDiary V8 ALF system is available in Hosted Enterprise and Server Enterprise versions.

WebStation also installed the proven GOpay credit card payment system wholesale/retail shopping cart to handle online sales for TOTAL.

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Take11 provides a web service for online cataloging of videos and dvds

Every technology has limitations and drawbacks. In the case of home entertainment systems, a drawback is the need to organize and manage a collection of videos and dvds. Even when many videos are borrowed, rather than owned, we’d like to be able to track what we’ve seen, make a wish list, assign our own ratings, and create notes about particular movies. Ever stand in a video store with dvd in hand and wonder whether you already own that particular title?

The solution is a system for cataloging—but the system must be easy to use; that is, it must take advantage of what we already know. Software developers Mitch and Jim Haileare creating such a system—a web site called Take11.com where users can catalog their video collections.

Take11 is a web service: there is no software to buy, download, or update. Anyone who can use a web browser can use Take11. If you have a web-enabled mobile phone, you can access Take11 remotely, such as from your local dvd store. To add to your collection, you input just three or four key terms, and Take11 will fill in many details: actors, director, studio, running time—even a cover image. You can then add your own tags, comments, and ratings. As the number of Take11 users grows, so will its database, and this will allow users to explore other collections and search for little known gems from the film industry.

Take11 has just been released for public beta-testing: the developers need users who will explore the site, test features, and give constructive feedback. Anyone who regularly watches videos at home should give Take11 a look.

About the Developers
Mitch Haile earned a degree in computer science from The College of Wooster. He has been employed by Motorola and several Silicon Valley startups. Currently he is a freelance software engineer based in Boston.

Jim Haile earned an engineering degree from Vanderbilt and a PhD in engineering from the University of Florida. He has twenty-four years experience teaching science, engineering, and computer programming. Currently he resides in upstate South Carolina, where he is a freelance technical writer, editor, and web developer.

Their site is in public beta testing and developments can be followed on Twitter.

 

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Swiss offshore Hosting Provider Artmotion Ltd – the first offshore hosting provider who offers unlimited 10 Mbit/s Dedicated Server Products for $149 USD/mo

According to Artmotion, it is no secret that Switzerland is becoming a main attraction for high security server applications. During the last few months the company has came across many US customers seeking for unlimited dedicated server solutions with a high secure datacenter location. The partnership with many international upstream providers allows Artmotion to deliver 10 Mbit/s Dedicated Server including unlimited traffic at extremely cost-efficient price.

As Mateo Meier, President and CEO of Artmotion Ltd, explained “An offshore dedicated server with a 10 Mbit/s port usually costs over $350/mo. Our new partnership with many international upstream providers enables us to deliver dedicated servers with unlimited bandwidth for under $150 USD.” He also said “With hosted server solutions we find that every customer’s requirements can be quite different, the best approach is to make the server fit its application and not the other way around. Therefore we also lunched business dedicated servers which are fully customized for each client”

Artmotion Ltd allows the customers to host their IT infrastructure as well as their Website on a secure offshore location. According to the company, Switzerland has a central European location and offers many benefits such as an extremely low risk of natural disasters (hurricanes, earthquakes etc.) and a high level of privacy protection.

About Artmotion Ltd

Founded in 2000, Artmotion Ltd is a privately held offshore Internet Solutions Provider. The company provides a full range of Internet-based solutions focused on small and medium businesses. Artmotion has offices in Zug – Switzerland as well as in London – England. Its data center operations are located in a highly secure Swiss offshore location. The datacenter is multi homed and connected to 17 different peerings and providers, enabling the company to offer a 99,9% network uptime guarantee.

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Welcome to EPR Internet News

EPR Internet News is a new blog, part of EPR Network, that is going to be focused on and will be covering the Internet news and stories from press releases published on EPR Network.

EPR Network (EPR stands for express press release) is one of the nation’s largest press release distribution networks on Web. The EPR’s nationwide network includes 12 State based PR sites, one major PR forum and a number of industry specific PR blogs and what started as a hobby on Internet years ago turned out to be a rapidly growing business today. EPR Network is also known as one of the most trusted (human optimized, published, edited and monitored, spam/scam/low quality PR content free) PR sites on the web with more than 10,000 company and individual press releases distributed per month. EPR Network is putting your press releases on top of all major search engines’ results and is reaching thousands of individuals, companies, PR specialists, media professionals, bloggers and journalists every day.

EPR Network has thousands of clients around the world including global 500 corporations like Hilton Hotels, Barclays Bank, AXA Insurance, Tesco UK, eBay/Skype, Emirates, just to name a few. The network’s PR web sites are currently reaching from 150,000 to sometimes 500,000 unique visitors per month while our viral reach could possibly go to as much as 1M people per month through our presence across various social media sites. EPR Network was established in 2004 and as of May 2008 it had more than 800,000 press releases (pages) published on its network.

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