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Evolve 2017 Oslo showcased how beneficial the digital transformation can be for Norwegian software vendors

OSLO, Nov-8-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The 99X Technology team aired its first international breakfast seminar, on winning with the digital evolution this 25th at Kulturhuset in Oslo. As a first of a series of seminars to be kicked off in the coming years, Evolve 2017: Oslo was all about bringing the digitalization wave to Norway’s tech and innovation community, with knowledge and experience sharing sessions from industry thought leaders in the region.

Directed specifically at enthusiasts looking to transform their business models to digital, and enhance revenue by adding core value to products or services, the seminar was held in partnership with Netlife Design, Norway and was an insightful two hours for the audience. The speaker panel featured Dag Honningsvåg (Chairman of 99X Technology, Driw AS and Bylineme, and Former CEO of Making Waves), Jostein Magnussen (Co-founder of Netlife Design), Hasith Yaggahavita (CTO at 99X Technology and founder of IgniterSpace) and Per-Christian Svendsen (CEO of Boligmappa AS).

“The opportunities are endless with digital transformation. We know this first-hand and we have proven experiences where software products have achieved sustained growth over the years, working with many different ISVs across the world. The objective today was to bring to light how beneficial this would be for Norwegian software vendors, as well as general enthusiasts for their growth strategy,” said Dag Honningsvag, expressing his views at the seminar.

“Evolve Oslo also became a platform for like-minded digitalization enthusiasts to come together and share their views, and this was exactly what we were hoping for. As digital evangelists, we are looking forward to enabling this transformation for the entire European region very soon,” he further added.

Commencing with Dag’s comprehensive introduction to digitalization, the seminar was taken over by Jostein who shared very informative insights on handling clients in the digital era of information clutter, followed by Hasith who elaborated on the next big thing after the SaaS hype. Per-Christian then concluded with an interesting view of how the digital transformation journey works, taking his own success with Boligmappa AS as an example. Overall, the tips and learnings were a great directive for the audience.

This seminar marked the end of a fruitful engagement in Norway by the 99X Technology team, which also included a company showcase at Webdagene 2017, Scandinavia’s largest customer experience conference, last week.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

99X Technology played an active role in digitizing leading European ISVs (Independent Software Vendors)

Oslo, Norway, Oct-26-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading software product engineering specialist 99X Technology recently showcased at Webdagene 2017, Scandinavia’s largest customer experience conference, organized by Netlife Design Norway.

The show which housed over 15 Exhibitors and entertained more than 1,000 visitors is an annual convention which spans across two days, featuring a line-up of industry thought leaders and top players in the digital sphere in Europe on its speaker panel. The aim of the show is to bring participants up-to-date on latest trends in world-class digital user experiences. Webdagene was held from 18th to 20th of October this year, with the first day being a workshop-oriented session, and second and third days dedicated to the exhibition.

Having played an active role in digitizing leading European ISVs (Independent Software Vendors) with over 150 successful software products in its portfolio, it was a great platform for the team from 99X Technology to display some of Sri Lanka’s best product engineering skills to the European region and its IT community.

“While we have maintained an active presence in Norway over the past decade or so, Webdagene brought us face-to-face with some of the key players in the digital sphere in the whole European region. In addition to being a fantastic experience with so many inspiring individuals, it also proved to be a great opportunity, where we gained good insights into Europe’s evolving technology landscape. This exposure helped us align our digital offerings better for European market as a global software product co-creator,” said Hasith Yaggahavita, CTO of 99X Technology, while expressing his views on the event.

About 99X Technology

Headquartered in Sri Lanka with offices in Norway and Australia, 99X Technology has been adjudged one of Asia’s best workplaces and is a regional leader in Agile software product engineering and technology innovation. Its expertise has been proven through a 150+ portfolio of successful globally serving software products developed since the year 2000, by partnering with leading ISVs across Europe, Australasia and USA. 99X Technology has been ranked as a Great Place To Work for in Sri Lanka for five consecutive years, and is among the first IT companies in the country to enter the Great Place To Work Hall of Fame (2017).

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Web & Mobile Accelerator program seeks startups that can make use of AI, blockchain technology and sensors

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Amsterdam, NL, 05-Dec-2016 — /EPR Software News/ — Rockstart, the world’s greatest startup machine, announces applications are open for the 6th Web & Mobile Accelerator program. The program begins on March 1, 2017 and lasts for 150 days. Rockstart supports entrepreneurs with a strong purpose by connecting them with the brightest minds in the industry, including experienced mentors, successful founders, and investors.

Program Director Rutger van Waveren remarks, “When considering founders for the Accelerator, we look for a great team with a well built product that focuses on a problem worth solving. In particular, this year we’re looking for startups who are working to solve big problems under the banner of technology that lets us live meaningful lives: sharing economy, new financial services, productivity tools, making education better, and tools that make software development more efficient and accessible. We’re also interested in ideas to enable the company of the future such as tools that make companies more effective and efficient, creating better logistics systems, 3D printing and computer security. Teams should be able to make use of the latest technologies such as AI, blockchain technology and sensors.”

WEB & MOBILE ALUMNI
Rockstart Web & Mobile startups like 3D Hubs, Peerby, Wercker, Deskbookers and many more have created successful businesses across a variety of B2C and B2B categories. 2016 graduates include Otly!, a bank for kids and their parents and winner of the UberPitch award, which led to funding by Uber. TIQ, a time-tracking solution for the enterprise, won the Exact Software Emerging App of the Year award and was mentioned by the Financieele Dagblad and Lawyer magazine as one of the best startups in the area of legal tech. Surance helps people get more out of their savings by making professional asset management easy and accessible for everybody. Two leading financial institutions have chosen Surance as their exclusive provider for robo-advice technology. To learn more about all the alumni of the Web & Mobile program, please check our website.

HOW TO APPLY
Rockstart’s 2017 Web & Mobile Accelerator will be accepting applications until January 15, 2017 and the program begins March 1, 2017 in the center of Amsterdam. For more information, please take a look at our stats.

Apply now!

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Startup mentored by Promwad created one of the best IoT products in Europe

Vilnius, Lithuania, 2016-Oct-18 — /EPR Software News/ — ZIVE smart radiation monitor has reached the final of Elektra Awards 2016, a big influential contest for the electronics market players. This device designed by R-NOX startup with the assistance of Promwad Electronics Design House was named one of six best innovative products of Europe exploiting the Internet of Things potentialities.

ZIVE is a portable radiation monitor of the next generation that can connect to smartphones and tablets via Bluetooth. It’s the first device of professional level designed for common people. It has a user-friendly interface, a Geiger-Muller counter, and a low market price comparing with other high-precision radiation monitors.

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ZIVE radiation monitor measures gamma rays, ionizing radiation, and X-rays. Differentiating features of the device:

  • Calibrated by accredited European laboratories (CE).
  • High accuracy at a lower price in comparison with other similar devices.
  • “Smart monitor” mode that provides users with specific health and well-being advice: how to interpret the measurements and reduce the risks.
  • Working with maps to create eco-routes: save radiation spots, find cleaner routes.

The collected ZIVE data is used for the real-time global map of radiation contamination.

Roman Pakholkov, Promwad’s CEO and R-NOX’s mentor, says that the data collected by ZIVE users is stored in the eco-platform, which is becoming the most detailed in the world. This platform allows accelerating the innovations development for the environmental management and can be integrated into other devices and applications via the open API.

To date, R-NOX has developed partnerships with the largest tour operator in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Zone of Alienation; Greenpeace; companies and organizations in Japan, Finland, Singapore, and other countries.

Promwad continues its work in supporting new electronics design projects in the IoT field. The company believes in the high potential of this popular trend and are ready to share their experience in the development and manufacture of electronic products for the global consumer electronics market.

The best companies of Elektra Awards 2016 will be announced on Thursday, 1st December, at the awards ceremony taking place in The Ballroom, Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

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Nexus Repository the only repository manager with free support for Java, npm, Bower, NuGet, Docker, PyPI, RubyGems

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Fulton, MD, 19-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Sonatype, the leader in software supply chain automation, today introduced the latest version of Nexus Repository Pro. The 3.2 version of Nexus Repository Pro will include built-in support for active-active high availability configurations and enhanced security and license analysis for open source components. Sonatype has also expanded Nexus Repository’s free, universal component support to include PyPI and RubyGems.

The new features of Nexus Repository Pro will be demonstrated at Jenkins World (Sept 14 – 15) and JavaOne (Sept 18 – 22). The product is currently being tested in private beta and will be commercially available in Q4 2016.

With over 100,000 active installations, Sonatype’s Nexus Repository Pro now offers expanded capabilities including:

  • High-availability which is uniquely affordable, rapidly configured, and easily managed
  • Universal support for all popular component formats
  • Precise component intelligence for repositories and applications

“We are excited to offer high-availability with the latest version of our Nexus Repository Pro to ensure that companies can achieve their continuous delivery goals,” said Wayne Jackson, CEO, Sonatype. “Our customers will be able to seamlessly integrate high-availability into their existing production environments with this sophisticated, yet cost-effective offering that minimizes downtime and improves reliability. When coupled with our precise component intelligence and ever-expanding component support, Nexus Repository Pro makes building and releasing the best software easy.”

Meeting continuous delivery needs through high availability
Active-active high availability is a requirement for organizations seeking 99.999% up-time across their Continuous Delivery and DevOps toolchains. The latest version of Nexus Repository Pro supports the active-active high availability ensuring that if one server goes down, the other will continue running without interruption. The high availability feature is built into Nexus Repository Pro 3.2 and is remarkably easy to configure. Pricing starts at $1200 per year.

Expanding component support to PyPI and RubyGems
Nexus Repository is the only repository manager to offer free support for the world’s most popular component-based development languages including Java, npm, Bower, NuGet, and Docker, and now PyPI and RubyGems.

Providing precise component intelligence
Everyday, Nexus Repository customers evaluate the quality and security of millions of open source and third-party components across 70,000 repositories using Repository Health Check (RHC). RHC provides intelligence about the components, including license types, known security vulnerabilities, and other data such as relative usage popularity and age. This feature of Nexus Repository 2.x is now being made freely available to Nexus Repository 3.2 users.

Sonatype has now integrated the ability to perform a detailed analysis of the components and applications in Nexus Repository. Application Health Check (AHC) will enable Nexus Repository users to quickly evaluate components used in the applications. According to the 2016 State of the Software Supply Chain Report, 1 in 15 components used in applications includes a known security vulnerability. More advanced policy-based analysis of applications is available from Sonatype’s Nexus Lifecycle and Nexus Auditor solutions.

Upgrading Nexus Repository 2.x to 3.x
Starting with the release of Nexus Repository 3.1, Sonatype has included a seamless upgrade path for customers who are currently using Nexus Repository 2.14. Built-in upgrade tooling and documentation provide the current installed base an easy way to upgrade to take advantage of the latest features, including support for private Docker registries, high-availability, repository health check and universal component support.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Focusky Presentation Software Hits 132K Free Downloads

Hong Kong, China, April 29, 2015 — /EPR NETWORK/ — Focusky Presentation Maker, a flagship product of Focusky Software Co. Ltd., soars in popularity in the last few weeks. According to recent statistic, the latest free presentation software has already been downloaded a whopping 132,000 times.

The number counts downloads both for Windows and Mac OS based computers. Needless to say, it shows the demand of a good and effective digital presentation product in the market. Jason, CEO-Founder of Focusky Software Co. Ltd. says, “We are glad to report the numbers since we feel our dedicated effort toward creating a proper business presentation platform has finally paid off. What’s more – our customers like it! Focusky team is inspired and we are already planning to add more and more useful features in the coming times.”

Focusky is a digital presentation and animated video making software platform, whereby one can create presentations from PowerPoint and Flash. It comes with an improved zoom and pan effect that gives you the feel of watching an animated movie, and is graphically appealing like a mind map. One can add a variety of rich media including audio, video and images to the presentation. What makes it even better is the availability of animation features that can be customized and added to one’s presentation as and when needed. Coming with over 100 general and 30 themed templates, Jason says, “Anyone, without technical experience, can create an eye-catching presentation from scratch.”

Since it is global software, it comes with multiple language formats and can be extracted into a number of popular output options SWF, XML, HTML, EXE, APP, ZIP and video. For the SEO experts, this is a suitable platform since the text version serves search-engine friendly web-pages for better optimization.

The superior quality, the user-friendliness and the cost-effectiveness of Focusky has definitely caught people’s attention worldwide. For the digital users who regularly need to prepare presentations and animated videos, this might be a great solution to their problem.

About Focusky Software Co. Ltd.
Focusky Software Co. Ltd, headquartered in Hong Kong, is a world leading provider of digital presentation software, focused on the research and development of our outstanding range of private and professional software for users around the world. For more information, please click Focusky presentation.
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Lailie Tan
Focusky Software Co., Ltd.
Website: http://focusky.com
Email: pr@focusky.com
Phone: 13119535729
Address: G/F, Far East Consortium Building, 23 Des Voeux Road, Central, HK

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Focusky Free Online Presentation Maker Now Offers Cloud-based Service

HONG KONG, April 21, 2015 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Focusky, the new online cloud service, offers a variety of tools for professional presentation creation, setting it light-years ahead of other services. Individuals and businesses can now design, convert, and publish entire presentations online for free with the free online presentation maker.

Offering a wide array of helpful tools and information, Focusky free online presentation maker makes it easy for members to accomplish any of the following tasks :

•  Create an appealing, interactive homepage.

•  Make next presentation stand above the rest.

•  Collaborate with co-workers from the cloud.

•  Showcase attractive presentations and slideshows.

•  Seamlessly share SEO friendly content.

•  Much, much more!

A basic Fucosky membership is free and comes with 100 GB of cloud storage for one user to create presentations online with access to tools like search engine optimization and customizable templates. A professional membership starts at just $4 a month and includes unlimited cloud storage for up to three users to create and publish presentations both through the desktop app or online, the ability to publish ZIP, EXE, and APP formats, video presentations, and many more features more. See a side-by-side comparison here.

“The Focusky online cloud service is very convenient for businesses and individual users.” s ays Focusky president, Jason Chen. “ They don’t have to upload the presentation to their own servers. They can just use Focusky and embed the HTML presentation into their own web page by using simple codes. If one needs more professional animation editing features, he or she can download the desktop client for free.”

The software is available for both PC and Mac and comes with a variety of useful project building and editing features out of the box. Working with Focusky’s user-friendly interface to upload audio, video, and photos into interactive presentations is breeze.

Over 50,000 companies are already using Focusky for their next presentation including Dell, Time Warner Cable, Pepsico and many more. Focusky’s service is excellent for marketing, web design, and anyone who wants to create content that stands above the rest.

Sign up for a free Focusky membership or see everything that comes with a premium account here.

 

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Focusky Software Co., Ltd.
Website: http://focusky.com
Email: pr@focusky.com
Phone: 13119535729

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Sesame Smart Lock Accommodates New Technology

Palo Alto, CA, April 21, 2015 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Sesame – the world’s first instant smart lock – is now one of the hottest projects on Kickstarter, which has raised more than one million dollars since launch. Currently, more than 6,000 supporters have backed the project.

Sesame allows users to lock and unlock their doors using the Sesame app on their smartphones. It is the only smart lock that syncs the movement of the lock with the phone, providing exact control of the angle to which the lock turns.

Jerming Gu, the inventor of Sesame, said he wanted to bring the joy of technology to regular people with affordable prices. Sesame is also designed to accommodate the fast changing nature of technology.

In deed, the consumer electronics technology changes year by year. Any users of consumer electronic products – whether it’s a lock or a phone – they will be forced to upgrade the hardware often.

Here are some examples:
1) iPhone 4 (Bluetooth 3.0) is not compatible with iPhone 4S (Bluetooth 4.0);
2) RFID (clipper bus card) is not compatible with NFC (Apple Pay/some credit card);
3) z-wave (most old digital locks) is not compatible with Zigbee (newer digital locks);

“You might want to have a new phone every year but you may not want to construct the door every year just for a newer digital lock,” said Gu.

That’s the problem Sesame is trying to solve.

Now Bluetooth 4.2 is coming, Gu just swapped to the new version 3 Bluetooth chip in mass production.

“Also, the long-distance wireless charging technology is about to hit the market, I feel everything is changing too fast,” said Gu.

With five-patented design, Sesame works with just about any deadbolt in the world. Users can install it in seconds, without replacing existing lock or removing anything. Current model is optimized for US/Canada/northern Europe Markets.

CANDY HOUSE also offers optional access point, which connects Sesame to the Internet when plugged into any nearby outlet. It lets users control Sesame wherever they are.

With Internet connection capability, users can allow guests in remotely. They can also control who has access and when. To ensure safety, the Sesame app also sends out a notification whenever the door opens or closes.

About CANDY HOUSE
Founded and developed by Stanford University students, CANDY HOUSE, Inc. is a candy store that sells dreams, putting the joy and surprise of innovative technology in the hands of consumers, just like candy. It is also a design house, developing and manufacturing products that inspire a minimal lifestyle. It launched its first product – Sesame, the world’s first instant smart lock – in February 2015. For more information about CANDY HOUSE, Inc., visit the site online or follow it on Facebook or Twitter.

Contact CANDY HOUSE
media@candyhouse.co
(650) 644-5681

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Stanford Student Entrepreneur Raised $800K on Kickstarter

Palo Alto, CA, April 02, 2015 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Stanford student Jerming Gu, founder of CANDY HOUSE Inc., raised more than $800,000 dollars after his product launch on Kickstarter. Sesame – the world’s first instant smart lock – reached its funding goal in nine hours when first introduced. Currently, nearly 5,000 supporters have backed the project.

Sesame allows users to lock and unlock their doors using the Sesame app on their smartphones. It is the only smart lock that syncs the movement of the lock with the phone, providing exact control of the angle to which the lock turns.

Gu is a mechanical engineering master candidate from Stanford University. Originally from Taiwan, Gu is someone who usually thinks outside the box. Disruptor, troublemaker, entrepreneur, as he calls himself.

“There has got to be smarter ways to live our life,” Gu said.

Gu said he got the idea for smart lock due to his experience living in Asia where technology is relatively less developed.

With five-patented design, Sesame works with just about any deadbolt in the world. Users can install it in seconds, without replacing existing lock or removing anything. Current model is optimized for US/Canada/northern Europe Markets.

CANDY HOUSE also offers optional access point, which connects Sesame to the Internet when plugged into any nearby outlet. It lets users control Sesame wherever they are.

With Internet connection capability, users can allow guests in remotely. They can also control who has access and when. To ensure safety, the Sesame app also sends out a notification whenever the door opens or closes.

About CANDY HOUSE
Founded and developed by Stanford University students, CANDY HOUSE, Inc. is a candy store that sells dreams, putting the joy and surprise of innovative technology in the hands of consumers, just like candy. It is also a design house, developing and manufacturing products that inspire a minimal lifestyle. It launched its first product – Sesame, the world’s first instant smart lock – in February 2015. For more information about CANDY HOUSE, Inc., visit the site online or follow it on Facebook or Twitter.

Contact CANDY HOUSE
media@candyhouse.co
(650) 644-5681

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FlipHTML5 Highly Recommends Flip Book Maker to Governments Going Digital

Hong Kong, March 30, 2015 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — FlipHTML5 has recently taken the initiative to show governments how beneficial flip book maker software can be to streamline their public announcements, content creation efforts, documents, and delivery methods in their daily operations. Citizens want excellent services in all localities, and digitalization guarantees that citizen services will be greatly enhanced in the “information era” that the world is currently in. As more and more governments make the move to go digital, they will need strong solutions to make their content delivery approaches efficient and secure. FlipHTML5 not only helps digitalized governments to create great content, it helps them too effectively and securely deliver the content across many channels simultaneously as well. Security is a high priority to every government since so many regulations are in place, so FlipHTML5 is the perfect cost-effective solution for governments on local, state, and national levels.

The benefits of governments using FlipHTML5 are numerous. They will be able to convert their announcements, reports, and other important documents into stunning HTML5 flipbooks with ease. Users will have the ability to covert PDF documents, Word documents, and other document types to jQuery and HTML5 flipbooks that are engaging and easy to read. The software supports up to 17 languages, and it gives governments the ability to make the experience highly interactive for viewers. FlipHTML5 has tons of high quality templates that can be customized in every way. From backgrounds and navigation options, to buttons, logos, color schemes, and more, users will have plenty of choices to make attractive flipbooks that will more than meet their needs. Other amazing features include but are not limited to media rich editing options, the ability to make flipbooks shoppable, annotation and note taking capabilities, photo and video slideshows, and advanced event editing. Going digital by using FlipHTML5 will be a sweeping transformation for governments, but the move will be well worth it since citizens will appreciate the effort to have their services enhanced.

To obtain further information about the FlipHTML5 flip book maker or to register for free, visit http://fliphtml5.com/.

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Address: G/F, Far East Consortium Building, 23 Des Voeux Road, Central, HK

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Sesame – smart lock that changes the world

Palo Alto, CA, March 27, 2015 — /EPR SOFTWARE NEWS/ — Sesame, the world’s first instant smart lock, raised more than seven times of its funding goal on Kickstarter. Launched on Kickstarter on Feb. 25, 2015, Sesame has raised more than $760,000 from backers all over the world.

The smart lock, which allows users to control their door with a smartphone app, attracted thousands.

Connected to users’ phone via Bluetooth, Sesame allows users full control of the lock, even to the exact angle a lock turns. With the optional Wi-Fi Access Point that connects Sesame to the Internet, users don’t even have to be physically near Sesame. The remote control feature allows people to send access to their friends and keep track of whether the door’s locked wherever they are.

With five-patented design, Sesame works with just about any deadbolt in the world. Users can install it in seconds, without replacing existing lock or removing anything. Current model is optimized for US/Canada/Singapore/Norway/Sweden Markets.

With market of Internet of Things (IoT) expanding rapidly, backers are turning more and more attention to smart gadgets that make their life easier. Founded by two students from Stanford University, CANDY HOUSE Inc. designs and manufactures products that inspire a minimal yet joyful lifestyle.

“People will carry less and less things when leave the house, that’s the trend,” said Jerming Gu, founder of Candy House.

Wallet, keys, and cell phone. People used to bring three things when they leave home. Now walltet is gradually replaced by keys. The Starbucks app pays your green tea frappuccino, you Venmo money to a friend for getting late-night pizza, you hop on a Uber without worrying about cab fare or tip.

“With Sesame, the next thing to disappear are the keys,” said Gu.

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FullSpeed Provides Spreadsheet-like Macros in Cloud-based Accounting Apps: QuickBooks Online, Xero, and Others

Madison, Missouri, September 26, 2014 , Most people who have used word processing software know what a macro is: a group of commands you can put together quickly to do a repetitive job, like adding blank spaces at the beginnings of several lines, or changing underlined words to italics on an entire page. Wouldn’t it be great if someday macros could apply calculations to multiple lines of data in applications like QuickBooks Online, Xero, or other cloud-based accounting software?

That day is here! FullSpeed lets you set up simple formulas in its own internal spreadsheet and applies them to data in other programs at the press of hotkey. In fact you can have multiple macros defined, each with its own unique hotkey.

What kinds of things can FullSpeed do? …calculations involving multiple columns of an invoice, column subtotals and totals, calculate discounts or freight surcharges or special taxes, autonumber lines, provide customized messages like “A discount of $123.45 is available if paid by October 15, 2014”, and a lot more. FullSpeed supports a wide range of Excel-compatible spreadsheet features such as numeric and statistical functions, IF logic, date/time functions, text manipulation, and plenty of ways to format results: currency, numeric, date/time, etc.; even the ability to display decimal amounts as fractions.

FullSpeed works in invoices, estimates, purchase orders, sales orders, bills, checks, sales receipts, grids, etc.–almost anywhere you can enter accounting data. It is compatible with any Windows-based Web browser which supports Microsoft’s UI Automation technology, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Internet Explorer. FullSpeed is not limited to browser-based apps though: it also works in some native Windows applications like QuickBooks desktop editions. (Though FullSpeed can work with a variety of application types, it has mostly been certified to work with accounting applications in this first release of the product.)

Many cloud-based accounting applications have limited space available for data or calculated results. For example, neither QuickBooks Online nor Xero currently supports custom fields in the line items area of invoices. But FullSpeed overcomes this problem in two ways:

(1) It supports storing data in the Description field of sale or purchase items, and can extract it to use in calculations. For instance, users can store a per-unit shipping weight in each item’s Description, and FullSpeed can use it to calculate the total shipping weight for an invoice.

(2) FullSpeed’s Scratchpad feature allows macros to temporarily store results of intermediate calculations, so they don’t have to be written to the target application where no space may be available to hold them.

Maybe the most unique feature of FullSpeed is that it works directly on data in the target application. Users get to see the results of calculations immediately while working in an invoice, purchase order, or other form. There’s no need to export the form’s data to do calculations in Microsoft Excel or some other program, and no need to re-import or Copy and Paste results that were calculated elsewhere.

FullSpeed is priced at $119 for a single-user license, less for multi-user licensing. FullSpeed is compatible with Microsoft Windows XP (SP3) and all later versions including Windows 7 and Windows 8.

A downloadable 30-day free trial and step-by-step examplesare are available from FullSpeed’s main Web page: http://www.goflagship.com/products/fullspeed.htm

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Flagship Technologies, Inc.
14976 Monroe Road 1039
Madison, MO, USA

info@goflagship.com
660-291-3000

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Growth Drives AgreeYa to Move Its Global Headquarters

AgreeYa Solutions today moved its Global Headquarters to their new office building in Folsom, CA. In response to the strong growth that AgreeYa has witnessed in past few years, the Folsom, CA based technology solutions, and staffing services company has outgrown its current premises.

The new location is based on the 605 Coolidge Drive, Folsom, CA. AgreeYa will continue to provide technology solutions and staffing services for existing and new customers. The new building houses advanced technology, multiple forms of audio and video communications, provides infrastructure and services that promotes teamwork and synergy across all and offers excellent transportation links. The new office with over 23,000 sq feet is more than double in size from previous office based on the Woodmere Road, Folsom, CA.

Commenting on the move, Ajay Kaul, Managing Partner of AgreeYa said, “This is an exciting time for AgreeYa. Our existing HQ facility had little room for expansion. We are delighted to have acquired the new facility as this move will support our plans for scaling up our operations and for upcoming growth into 2013 and beyond.”

Ajay added “Our business has shown strong growth in the past few years underpinned by our passion to achieve success together with our customers. With recent success of our Microsoft SharePoint Enterprise Social Collaboration solution – SocialXtend, our move to larger premise reflects a confidence in our ability to continue to grow and provide high quality software, solutions, and staffing services to our customers.”

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ICAgile Announces Partnership with ASPE to Offer the First Complete Agile Certificate Program

International Consortium of Agile (ICAgile), the industry-leading Agile training accreditation consortium, announced today that ASPE, Inc. has posted its schedule of classes that offer students the opportunity to become a Certified ICAgile Professional. ASPE is on track to offer well over 100 Certified ICAgile Professional, (CIP) classes in 2013. This is only the beginning of ASPE’s ICAgile course offerings, as the company is working toward offering classes in every track of the ICAgile Learning Roadmap.

“Working with ASPE to offer ICAgile classes has been tremendously validating,” said Jennifer Stone, Managing Director of ICAgile. “ASPE is a highly respected training provider in the software development community. When a company of ASPE’s stature values our accreditation process, we know our model is satisfying a real need for the Agile community.”

“I have been thoroughly impressed with the amount of forethought they have put into this program as well as the rigor they apply when certifying courses,” says ASPE blogger, Natalie Morgan. “It has been a challenging process but one that bore a tremendous amount of value, as it provided me a great deal of time to evaluate our courseware and how it served those individuals that were looking for an Agile education.”

“This is a wonderful step forward for the agile field, that a company with the breadth and experience in teaching as ASPE has, recognizes the value in having its Agile courses examined and accredited by ICAgile,” says Dr. Alistair Cockburn, co-author of the Agile Manifesto and special advisor to ICAgile.

The International Consortium for Agile is the only course accreditation body with a methodology-neutral set of learning objectives created and carefully vetted by agile experts. ASPE’s core mission is the development of hands-on, real-world courses designed to fill pressing skills gaps to make employees more effective and empowering companies to gain critical competitive advantage.

ICAgile is developing the definitive learning roadmap for agile development in collaboration with the best experts drawn from around the world. The consortium builds learning roadmaps, accredits courses and trainers, makes those lists available to students, and offers certification and recognition to students as they progress. The founders of this effort are Dr. Alistair Cockburn, Dr. Ahmed Sidky, Dr. Ash Rofail, and Dennis Steves.

 

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iPad/iPhone version 2.0 of Join It – Jigsaw Puzzle is released!

In gratitude to patience and loyalty our Users we are pleased to announce that in the nearest future we are going to start the Contest Time! for our the most active and dedicated fans.

Like/follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/joinitpuzzle) and Twitter (@joinitpuzzle) and be up-to-date with our announcements! You will get a chance to win one of iTunes Gift Certificates. Stay turned on our website to be the first who takes the chance to win just playing on your favorite Jigsaw Puzzle and share your achievements among puzzle’s fans. Do not miss your chance – the action will last only one week!

We also will be glad to invite new Users, who are just discovering the world of puzzles. And on the eve of the two-year anniversary at the App Store market, we reduce the price on Join It – Jigsaw Puzzle by 33%. The Universal version of the game is only $3.99 from now.

During almost two years of development we came a long and interesting way, with each step improving and making our game more and more convenient and diverse for our Users. From its first vestion, which was developed for iPad only, Join It – Jigsaw Puzzle provides you a perfect opportunity to experience the feeling of vivid jigsaw puzzles.

Each new update brought more and more elements to move further, in order to be up-to-date with new iOSs, to look great on Retina display, to satisfy our fans recommendations and meet their expectations.

The major news for the Universal version of Join It – Jigsaw Puzzle – we have added support for iPhone/iPod. From now crazy jigsow puzzles’ fans got a possibility to use the most convenient for puzzle assembling mobile device on their choice. We believe, that almost new in colors and not only the updated interface desing will satisfy also the most enthusiastic users, who spend hours and got the terrific results which are known from the Game Center.

For all Users who prefer playing on iPad we have prepared a surprise – the innitial range of pieces for assembling is increased – now there are 500 pieces to play with! Keeping in mind the imminent release of a new iOS 6.0 system, we have updated/tested Universal version of Join It – Jigsaw Puzzle to be fully ready for new system.

Along with the improvements in the various options (turn on/off rotation and sticking, Reference Picture Visibility on/off, etc) and design, we try to make our games accessible to people in different countries around the world. Released Version 2.0 is available on 9 localization – English, Japanese, Russian, Ukrainian, French, Spanish, German, Italia, Chinese.

Earlier versions of Join It – Jigsaw Puzzle for iPad have become popular in many countries and got a lot of positive reviews, so d-Studio, Ltd. hopes that the new Universal 2.0 version will not disappoint long-term fans and new users will be interesting, as we are happy to find out our new friends on our page on Facebook and Twitter.

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Is 2012 set to be a bumper year for outsourcing?

With the New Year upon us, many companies are now looking at their business processes in order to assess what they can change in 2012. With companies continuing to struggle amidst a challenging economic climate, many are likely to dramatically change how their company operates this year, with outsourcing likely to become the preserve of many businesses attempting to rationalise their cost base.

Last year was a record year for companies operating in the outsourcing sector, with a huge number of businesses looking into the concept in an attempt to cut fixed costs and become more flexible. With the ability to drastically reduce fixed overheads whilst maintaining business operations without interruption and providing access to skilled staff, outsourcing has been a lifesaver for many in 2011, which is why the new year is likely to bring a further uplift in demand for outsourcing services; not only in the UK but overseas too.

In a recent survey conducted by dictate2us, a dictation and transcription service, it was found that 62% of companies plan to outsource administrative jobs this year, to cut the costs of overheads. Chief Executive of dictate2us, Daryl Leigh said :“Many of the administrative tasks typically undertaken by secretaries are necessary but incredibly time consuming. For that reason, it’s important that business owners look objectively at their organisation to question whether outmoded methods of operation are still relevant.”

It is thought that the increased interest companies have in relation to outsourcing is due to the many small business that continue to struggle to find employees with the necessary skills. Research carried out by the Federation of small Businesses (FSB) found that 27% of start up companies struggle to find qualified and skilled staff.

Outsourcing was also a hot topic in the news last year, and this trend appears to continuing in 2012. In one article in particular, published in the Daily Mail, John Neilson, Managing Director of NHS Shared Business Services, has urged the NHS to outsource more of its call centres to India, to further cut costs; a predicted saving of £20 billion by 2014. With articles such as these featuring in various different publications on a daily basis, it is no wonder that more companies are wanting to know what is to be gained through outsourcing, with there being more of a demand for outsourcing companies than there has ever been before.

One outsourcing website in particular that has reaped the benefits of the increase in outsourcing is OutsourceMyProject. With over £1 million worth of projects posted onto the site in 2011, the business is looking forward to what 2012 brings. Loren Holland, Managing Director of OutsourceMyProject said: “Over the course of last year we witnessed a drastic increase in the number of small and SME companies looking to outsource their business functions to professional and freelance experts. Smaller businesses are now waking up to outsourcing, which historically has been viewed as the preserve of only large organizations. The principal benefits of outsourcing are twofold; cutting down fixed cost overheads and accessing skilled services which may not be available in-house.”

About OutsourceMyProject:
Established in January 2011, OutsourceMyProject.com aims to bring together organisations and individuals looking to outsource business functions or projects with freelance providers of professional services. Following the website launch, more than 10,000 providers, including freelance web designers, legal specialists, freelance editing professionals and copywriters have registered with OutsourceMyProject.com to bid on over £1 million worth of freelance work.

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Koyote Software Announce the Launch of Free YouTube Downloader Software

Having already stunned media consumers across the world with impressive software packages, software development company, Koyote Software, today add another offering to their growing list – Free YouTube Downloader Plus.

The YouTube downloader software allows users to download YouTube videos with a single click, and save them for future use. The software is unique as it has been placed onto the market 100% free.

“Everybody uses YouTube these days, and it can be hard to keep track of all of your favourite videos” Says the company’s Yogev Tuval. He continues “So, we decided to answer the call by providing a free YouTube download software that anyone can use”.

The software will allow users to enjoy their favourite videos ad-free, on any device that can play a standard video file.

However, it isn’t just YouTube videos that can be downloaded. Videos living on sites including DailyMotion, MetaCafe and Vimeo are also compatible with the software.

Yogev and his team of experiences software developers are proud to have releases such a needed piece of software

“While we all love YouTube, it’s often impossible to be online all of the time. We’ve worked solidly to create a software platform that will allow you to quickly download your favourite videos, convert them to popular formats and enjoy them on the go” he concludes.

To find out more information about Koyote Software’s Free Video Converter, please visit: http://www.koyotesoft.com/video-software/youtube-downloader.html.

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The New Game Tsunami Is Coming, Record Your Awesome Moments With Bandicam, Fraps Alternative Software

The New Game tsunami is coming, record your awesome moments with Bandicam, Fraps Alternative software

The new game tsunami is coming with a host of new and upcoming games such as Skyrim which was released in the middle of November 2011. Gamers all around the world are enjoying this astonishing game and also waiting for the next big releases like Diablo III, Grand Theft Auto V, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City to name a few.

These days, gamers are not just playing in front of a TV or a computer. Some of them meet new friends and chat with strangers in the game. Some people record their awesome gameplays and upload their commentary videos on YouTube. Some of them become YouTube stars because of their gameplay videos.

If you want to record XBOX 360 or PlayStation 3 gameplay, you need a capture card and game recording software. However, if you want to record your gameplay on PC, you just need a game recording program like Fraps.

Fraps is one of the most popular game recording software among game users. Fraps can record the original gameplay by DirectX and OpenGL hooking technology, so the video quality is better than other software.

Despite the high video quality, it has 2 problems.

One problem of this software is that it only can record DirectX/OpenGL programs; it can’t record non-DirectX/OpenGL programs like flash or java games. Another problem of this software is a big file size. If you record for a minute, the file size might be around 1GB. Imagine! When you try to upload a minute video onto YouTube, it may take a very long time to upload the whole video. To avoid these problems, some people are trying to findFraps alternative software.

Bandicam is a good alternative to Fraps because it records not only the DirectX/OpenGL programs like Fraps but also it can record anything on your PC screen including flash/java games. In addition, Bandicam compresses the video when recording, so the recorded file size is much smaller than Fraps without any loss of video quality.

As a result, gamers can get a high quality gameplay video and a reduced video file size due to the video compressing technology from Bandicam

Why don’t you record your awesome moments and figure out which game recording software is better.

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News from Join It – Jigsaw Puzzle for iPad. Halloween and more…

A very nice holiday Halloween is coming and an independent development company d-Studio, Ltd. wants to share its latest news and some plans about future versions of its puzzle applications. Today, “Join It – Jigsaw Puzzle” – the main puzzle game for iPad developed by the company – has reached a huge number of users all round the world, and became one of the most popular, interesting and natural jigsaw puzzle made for iPad.

Join It – Jigsaw Puzzle has already gained a loyal following of fans who truly love the game; with more than 320 ratings on the App Store, and with an average rating of or above 4.5 stars, Join It – Jigsaw Puzzle for iPad is an absolute winner.

Join It – Jigsaw Puzzle provides your a perfect opportunity to experience the feeling of vivid jigsaw puzzles. The game features highly natural and intuitive controls with a unique set of gestures that makes the virtual jigsaw puzzle experience even better than the traditional puzzle on your table.

Among all this, d-Studio, Ltd. has already lunched two beautiful and unique holiday editions of Join It – Jigsaw Puzzle game. Both of them, Hell Puzzle and Join the Hearts – Jigsaw Puzzle, are perfectly developed and designed to give you, your friends and family an unforgettable impression of assembling puzzles.

The most recent game announced by d-Studio, Ltd. – Hell Puzzle – which has just come to the App Store market and is now available on the iPad! Released just in time for Halloween, Hell Puzzle brings the easy tilt controlled game play and hours of fun to kids and parents alike.

Hell Puzzle for iPad offers action-packed Halloween fun for the whole family. In this game, well known jigsaw puzzle gets traditional Halloween style and inherits the best features from the Join It – Jigsaw Puzzle. It still has the most advanced puzzle engine with the most comfortable, realistic and natural control that will make you to enjoy the best possible holiday gaming.

Now you can feel the spirit of the Halloween wherever you want, because the jigsaw puzzle game Hell Puzzle will always be with you on your iPad. Beautiful graphics in the atmosphere of the Halloween, excellent collection of themed pictures and a big range of pieces to play with makes Hell Puzzle from d-Studio, Ltd exciting puzzle game for iPad that will bring much joy to you, your friends and your family and even won’t give a chance to get bored and stop enjoy yourself while assembling jigsaw puzzles. The Halloween spirit continues all over the game. An interesting surprise, which could become frightening for those who doesn’t know about it, is waiting for each user in the Gameplay.

We highly recommended “Join It – Jigsaw Puzzle”, “Hell Puzzle” and “Join the Hearts – Jigsaw Puzzle” apps to those who what to make an interesting, colorful and valuable present to friends and family on any holiday. Use “Gift This App” from iTunes and do not loose the chance to make a small, but very nice present to your children, girlfriend, boyfriend, friends and your relatives!

Among the main features of all d-Studio, Ltd. puzzles are:

  • Absolutely realistic control
  • A unique set of in-game gestures
  • Beautiful interface design
  • Ability to play puzzles ranging from 4-300 pieces
  • Zoom and ability to move around the game table
  • A variety of backgrounds to choose from
  • Ability to save finished puzzle images to iPad Photo Library
  • Puzzle assembly timer and top score tracking with and ability to tweet about results
  • Sound effects can be turned on or off
  • Full iOS 5 compatibility

Although, Join It – Jigsaw Puzzle has already got a lot of wonderful features which make gaming comfortable for everyone, d-Studio, Ltd. team does not spot on this point and continues to improve application for you. The next major update is coming soon before Thanksgiving Day and will bring few presents for you.

Previous versions of Join It – Jigsaw Puzzle for iPad have become popular in many countries and got a lot of positive reviews, so d-Studio, Ltd. hopes that latest puzzle products will also become one of the favorite apps for many iPad users.

d-Studio, Ltd and Join It team will be very glad to hear your thoughts and wishes as for the new version.

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A New App for Blackberry Makes Holding on to Your Blackberry Worthwhile

Bluefree Messenger a new app for Blackberry phones launched this week with some very impressive features than may make Blackberry users want to hold on to their phones.

Bluefree Messenger is a new free Instant Messenger application that uses Bluetooth along with your 3G data package to help find new business contacts in several languages such as French, English, Greek, Spanish, Russian, Dutch, German and Italian with more languages being added each week.

After downloading from the company website using the short web address www.bfm.im the install took a short while as the application is two megabytes in size which got me thinking, This must be something interesting or something heavy and boring.

The application starts with a language selection and then a simple name, email and password input, nothing strange here. After login I was greeted with a short page of text advising me on the next steps to setting up my application. Was given a‘Bluefree ID’ that needed to be copied into the Bluetooth device name description this is the name (that you see if you have ever done a Bluetooth scan) a button to help me copy the ID was placed at the bottom of the home screen.

After I pasted the ‘Bluefree ID’ and returned back it to the application the message had disappeared the application has detected that I had changes the Bluetooth name on my phone which I thought was very cleaver and it got me more interested.

I clicked the menu key and found lots of options and pages to go through, Setting up my Business Card Profile, Setting up my Personal profile, Options and much more. With all these data entry fields like Facebook ID, Linkedin ID, BBM Pin, Email address, Phone numbers and many more I really liked the idea that I can share everything from one place to all my contacts.

Bluefree Messenger turned very quickly it Got Exciting! as I did not have anyone else around me the ‘Bluetooth Scan’ did not find any new contacts, desperate to add a contact I sent a BBM to my friends and asked them to setup Bluefree so we can give it a try, soon enough people had Bluefree Messenger installed and they had there‘Bluefree IDs’ at the ready, adding a contact using the ‘Bluefree ID’ was easy just two clicks direct under the ‘Contacts’ menu.

Two of my friends where near each other they where able to add each other by one of them doing a ‘Bluetooth Scan’ and finding the other persons business card and then viewing and sending an invitation, They said it was “Effortless”.

Chatting was easy as you expect from any chat app but Bluefree Messenger has some nice features that I liked such as the @READ times showing me when my message was read similar to the Apple Iphone ios5 imessage. And the Smilies are very cool, the best I have seen on any messenger application.

After we finished chatting, I explored the Options menu, I was amazed at the number of options and details that I could change like my LED light colour and how by Bluetooth should collect business cards. I even change the language to see how it looks. And one very important feature that’s missing from other messenger application the ‘Logout’ button finally I have an Instant messenger that I can logout off and log back in when I need to,

Returning back to the home screen I had some ‘Latest Updates’ similar to BBM and I could also view my contact Business card or Personal profile. It also has ‘Broadcast Message’ and ‘Chat History’ features I found when I press the menu key on a select contact.

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