Saturday, June 30, 2007
AuctionAds Wins eBay Star Developer Award
MediaWhiz Division AuctionAds Wins eBay Star Developer Award for ''Most Innovative Application-Buyer'' eBay Developers Conference
June 21, 2007 - NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AuctionAds, a division of MediaWhiz Holdings Inc., today announced it received the eBay Star Developer Award for "Most Innovative Application-Buyer" at the sixth annual eBay Developers Conference. AuctionAds (www.auctionads.com) enables users to monetize their website by displaying live eBay auctions next to their related copy.
"We are honored to accept this prestigious award, which recognizes that AuctionAds is a successful tool for leveraging the lucrative eBay affiliate system, in a way that is easy for publishers to use," stated AuctionAds CTO David Dellanave.
"The eBay Star Developers Awards recognize developers for their innovation and commitment to the eBay platform," said Max Mancini, senior director of disruptive innovation at eBay. "AuctionAds was awarded for its efficiency using innovative caching techniques, allowing it to serve up 30 million impressions a month with only 200,000 API calls, an impressive volume of traffic per API call."
The eBay Developers Conference in Boston brings together more than 500 third-party developers, entrepreneurs and affiliates to meet with technologists and business leaders from eBay, PayPal, ProStores, Shopping.com and Skype.
AuctionAds (www,auctionads.com), a division of MediaWhiz Holdings Inc., users to monetize their website by displaying live eBay auctions next to their related copy.
MediaWhiz is a leading online marketing company delivering a fully integrated solution for brand advertisers, direct marketers and publishers by leveraging its suite of marketing services to achieve measurable results. Services include affiliate marketing, lead generation, email marketing, list management, display advertising, text link advertising and search marketing. MediaWhiz delivers more than 3 million monthly leads to over 3,000 advertisers through its database of more than 100 million consumer email addresses and relationships with over 20,000 publishers. Private equity firm Lake Capital first invested in MediaWhiz in August 2005. Through acquisitions and organic growth, MediaWhiz has established its position as a leading provider of integrated marketing. More information on MediaWhiz is available at www,mediawhiz.com.
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Friday, June 22, 2007
Email Newsletter Builder Released
Admail.net announced today that Email Builder has replaced their original email creation tool, eShop. Customers can now create professional email newsletters and marketing campaigns with a simple, user-friendly interface.
(PRWEB) June 21, 2007 -- Admail.net announced today that Email Builder has replaced their original email creation tool, eShop. Customers can now create professional email newsletters and marketing campaigns with a simple, user-friendly interface.
"We've been letting our existing customers try this out for several months," said Robert Hicks, Admail.net's President. "We think it's time to let the world see what we've been working on."
Using Email Builder, customers are able to upload their own HTML code and write plain text emails, but the new template system is the feature they are most proud of. "There are about twenty templates available right now and we're creating more every week," said Thaddeus Quintin, Lead Designer. "Email Builder makes it very easy to sort and find templates."
Email Builder's new templates offer unprecedented control over the way an email looks. The new rich text formatting tool bar lets anyone familiar with a word processor design an email. Email Builder can change the font, make text bigger or smaller, bold, italicize, change colors, insert a picture and more. Advanced users can use Design Mode for control over every aspect of their email's layout, including background color.
New and upgraded features of Email Builder include:
* Easy-to-use email Templates
* Online Image Storage & Insertion Tool
* Optional HTML uploads
* Plain Text Email Setup
* Dynamic Content Merge & Personalization
* Virtual File Attachment for PDF files and other office documents
Email Builder is but a part of Admail.net's services. It integrates with List Builder to allow fine tuned list segregation and Accu Trak for tracking of various statistics in an email campaign. These products are built to work on their customers' time schedule; clients are able to create, test and deploy an email campaign at any hour of any day.
Admail.net offers a range of cost effective solutions for email marketing and data management. Programs start at as little as $7 a month to send 1,000 emails and include programs that cater to lists of well over one million email addresses. "Our confidence in our product lets us offer potential clients a free thirty day trial and free technical support," said Hicks.
Admail.net has been delivering emails for clients since 1995. Their expertise and understanding of the changing needs of businesses makes them the technology leader in direct marketing and data management. Their services are driven by high quality customer service and their products are designed around the needs of their customers.
For more information and a demo of Email Builder, visit http://track.admail.net/pr17.php or call 800-479-6233.
Press Contact: ROBERT HICKS
Company Name: ADMAIL.NET
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Ebay AuctionAds Debut Coup?
EBay cancels ads in tiff with Google
Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
EBay is one of Google's biggest advertisers. The search engine funnels millions of Web surfers to the auction site. But the two companies have grown ...
EBay threatens to pull ads off Google
MSNBC - USA
Google's retreat came only after Ebay cut some of its advertising spending on the company's search site, in what appeared to be a blunt attempt to warn ...
Monday, June 11, 2007
Angels.com Owner Gets To Retain Ownership
National Arbitration Forum Issues Three Decisions on Internet Domain Name Disputes
Trademarks: Disney, Jimmy Buffett and Angels
MINNEAPOLIS, May 23, 2007 - The National Arbitration Forum recently issued decisions on three separate domain name disputes filed by Disney, Jimmy Buffett and Angels Baseball.
"We continue to see a trend towards filing complaints under the UDRP, rather than lawsuits, for these Internet conflicts," said Kristine Dorrain, Internet Legal Counsel of the National Arbitration Forum. "We're on the way to surpassing last year's record-breaking domain name filings." In 2006, the National Arbitration Forum saw its largest filing year ever, marking a 21% increase over 2005.
The following three decisions were made in accordance with the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) by independent and neutral arbitrators on the National Arbitration Forum's panel.
One of the world's largest entertainment corporations, Disney Enterprises, Inc., submitted a complaint electronically on February 15, 2007. The National Arbitration Forum panel found that the domain name DisneyComics.com was being cybersquatted by Dayanand Kamble of India who used the website to offer advertising links and products, some related to Disney's trademarks.
The panel found that the domain name was confusingly similar to the DISNEY mark. In addition, the respondent used the website for commercial gain and therefore had no legitimate rights in it. Furthermore, DisneyComics.com was registered and being used in bad faith by the respondent who took advantage of the confusing similarity between the disputed domain name and Disney's famous mark. Because the complainant proved all three elements required of the ICANN Policy, the request to transfer DisneyComics.com to Disney Enterprises, Inc. was granted on March 27, 2007.
On February 22, 2007, Margaritaville Enterprises, LLC, controlled by popular singer Jimmy Buffett, submitted a complaint electronically with the National Arbitration Forum asserting legal rights to the domain names BuffettUniversity.com, JBuffett.com, JimmyBuffettUniversity.com and UniversityOfBuffett.com.
The panel concluded that the Jimmy Buffett-themed domain names were identical or confusingly similar to the registered trademark JIMMY BUFFETT. Furthermore, the respondent and registered owner Whapp Innovations, Inc. was using the domain names to operate pay-per-click websites and thusly for commercial gain. It was clear to the panel that the respondent had no rights or legitimate interests in the domain names and had registered and used them in bad faith. On April 2, 2007, the panel found that the complainant had established all three elements required under the ICANN Policy and had defended successfully its trademark in domain name dispute resolution. The four domain names were ordered to be transferred to Jimmy Buffett.
On February 26, 2007, the Los Angeles Major League Baseball team, Angels Baseball, filed a complaint electronically with the National Arbitration Forum against Lee Dongyeon, the registered owner of Angels.com. The respondent, of Korea, requested the dispute be decided by a three-member panel.
The panel found that Angels.com was identical to the complainant's ANGELS trademark. However, it was found that the Respondent had registered the ANGELS mark in Korea without any opposition from the American baseball team. Because the respondent has trademark rights in the domain name, Angels Baseball failed to prove this element. Finally, the panel found that the respondent may not have known of complainant and therefore did not register Angels.com in bad faith. Although the baseball team uses ANGELS as a trademark, it failed to prove two of three elements required under the ICANN policy to transfer a domain name. The panel denied the transfer of Angels.com to Angels Baseball on May 14, 2007.
About the National Arbitration Forum
The National Arbitration Forum, an industry leader in arbitration and mediation services for over 20 years, is an expert in the resolution of Internet-based disputes. An innovator in the industry, the National Arbitration Forum serves as one of three primary providers of the ICANN domain name dispute resolution program, resolving issues involving disputed trademarks. Over 8,000 intellectual property cases have been filed through the National Arbitration Forum's state-of-the-art case management system. For more information, visit http://www.adrforum.com/.
For more information:
Domain Name Dispute Resolution Fact Sheet, Searchable Case Database, Disney Enterprises, Inc. v. Dayanand Kamble Decision, Margaritaville Enterprises, LLC v. Whapp Innovations Decision, or Angels Baseball, L.P. v. Lee Dongyeon Decision.
Thursday, June 07, 2007
County Expands Email Encryption Service
St. Louis County Expands Email Encryption Service from Zix Corporation
ZixConnectT Allows Minnesota County to Send and Receive Secure Emails with Key Business Partners
June 07, 2007 - DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zix Corporation (ZixCorp®), (Nasdaq:ZIXI), the leader in hosted services for email encryption and e-prescribing, today announced that St. Louis County has selected the Company's latest encryption offering, ZixConnectT, a managed Transport Layer Security protocol (TLS) service designed for secure business communications.
St. Louis County uses ZixCorp's Email Encryption Service and added on the additional ZixConnect service to communicate directly with the State of Minnesota. ZixCorp has many local, state and national government agencies that safeguard email communications with its policy-based service. The Company's government customers include county governments such as St. Louis County, various state health regulators, 13 state banking regulators and several federal banking regulatory agencies.
"ZixCorp's success and expertise in the government sector make it an easy encryption choice for government organizations such as St. Louis County. We found that many organizations have a need to secure their email communication, but they didn't want to manage TLS connections or host an appliance onsite. ZixCorp designed a service that offers a single TLS connection linked to our SysTrust certified data center that can be used to communicate with multiple business partners," said Rick Spurr, chief executive officer for ZixCorp. "For ZixConnect, we handle all of the setup and maintenance of establishing the TLS connection and then our customers can send secure emails. It's that simple."
As the leading email encryption provider with over 8 million protected email recipients, ZixCorp's vast directory allows seamless encrypted email delivery to healthcare organizations, insurers, financial institutions and regulators, including the federal banking regulatory agencies. ZixCorp supports five encrypted email delivery mechanisms, including S/MIME, TLS, OpenPGP, secure portal and "push" delivery.
About Zix Corporation
ZixCorp is the leading provider of easy-to-use-and-deploy email encryption and e-prescribing services that Connect entities with their customers and partners to Protect and Deliver sensitive information in the healthcare, finance, insurance and government industries. ZixCorp's hosted Email Encryption Service provides an easy and cost-effective way to ensure customer privacy and regulatory compliance for corporate email. Its PocketScript® e-prescribing service saves lives and saves money by automating the prescription process between payors, doctors and pharmacies. For more information, visit www.zixcorp.com.
Farrah Corley, 214-370-2175
Peter Wilensky, 214-515-7357