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New StuffAlert Website and Improved eBay Alert Service Launched by SonicZero Limited

SonicZero London, England 31st May 2012 is pleased to announce the successful launch of its new upgraded website and improved email eBay alert service that helps increase the probability of buyers finding exactly what is being searched for on eBay.

eBay buyers have been using StuffAlert to locate hard to find items on eBay since 2007. Now, as well as setting up alerts when no matching items are found, users can create email alerts where up to 25 items have been found. A complete record of all the items found matching users searches is automatically created and available to users on the website.

With StuffAlert users can quickly and easily search eBay and set up email alerts for the items they are looking for. StuffAlert continues to search eBay all day everyday and automatically sends email eBay alerts notifying users of new listings with direct links to the item on eBay. Users can manage all their eBay searches and alerts in one place with no cap on how many alerts can be set up and with complete control over email alerts.Passwords are encrypted so only users know what searches they have set up.

“The decision to upgrade the service was made in response to users requests and coincided with a decision to get eBay approval to increase the frequency of our automatic eBay searches. The result has been to deliver more frequent and consistent eBays alerts to our users who in turn are successfully completing more transactions” stated Rene Bachman, Managing Director of SonicZero.

StuffAlert currently works on iPads and other similar tablet devices and should be accessible via smartphone later this year. It is available to eBay buyers using the US and UK eBay marketplaces. Plans are already underway for StuffAlert to be rolled out to other English speaking countries in the forthcoming weeks.

eBay buyers whether newcomers and seasoned users interested in learning more about StuffAlert’s eBay alert service can visit the website (http://www.stuffalert.com) or for more information Contact Us.

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“Data Dynamite” Published; How Liberating Information Will Transform Our World

Innovative, cheap ways to use real-time data plus removing restrictions to it will help companies make better decisions, streamline and improve government, and empower the public, according to “Data Dynamite,” published today.

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The book, subtitled “how data will transform our world,” was written by “data dude” W. David Stephenson, and published by Data4All Press. It is available in e-book and print versions.

The book draws parallels between a potential explosion in uses for data if it becomes accessible to everyone and if new tools make it easy to share and understand, and how publishing of new works bloomed after Luther translated the Bible into German so ordinary people could understand it and printed it rather than having monks copy it. Stephenson says legitimate reasons made it hard for government and companies to gather, process, and disseminate data in the past. Technology removed the barriers, but the old “data scarcity” mentality prevails on the part of management and must be ended.

The book calls for a 4-step process to liberate data:

  • apply “tags” to it the first time it is entered, giving data meaning and context
  • distribute it automatically and in real time, when it will be of most use
  • make it available to everyone in an organization – and often outside it – who needs the data (rather than to just a few elites)
  • provide new Web 2.0 tools letting non-technical users analyze and act on data collaboratively.

The book is aimed at senior managers in business and government and at the general public.

“Data Dynamite” details a wide range of pioneering examples of liberating data, including:

  • online medical records
  • an “Internet of Things” prescription jar that notifies your doctor when you take a pill
  • a Mexican concrete company gaining competitive advantage by operating with real-time data,
  • and an online patient community which shares information on their conditions to help drug companies find cures.

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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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