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Cellar Tours Announce New Ultra-VIP Helicopter Wine Tours from
Barcelona

Company: Cellar Tours
Address: c/ Infantas, 27
Zipcode: 28004
City: Madrid
Country: Spain
Tel: 34 91 521 39 39
Fax: 34 91 521 47 57
url: http://www.cellartours.com

New luxury helicopter wine tours have been launched in association
with the famed Priorat wine producer, Costers del Siurana. Cellar
Tours are the only company offering such unusual and luxurious tours
in Spain’s untouched wine country. The new helicopter tours are
targeted at executives and ultra VIPs, and are not for price
sensitive clients. The helicopter concept is a completely unique and
deluxe wine experience.

“Whereas in Australia, Napa Valley and France, many companies and
wineries run these amazing helicopter wine tours, nobody was offering
this service in Spain”, explained owner Genevieve McCarthy. “Our
customers have pushed us even more upmarket over the last year and we
are constantly looking for unusual and super premium wine orientated
activities to satisfy our clients, both private and corporate”.

These “Flying Wine Tours” begin with a private flight from
Barcelona’s Puerto Olimpico by helicopter to the stunning terraced
vineyards of Priorat (where Spain’s most expensive wines are
produced), with a champagne toast in the air. The flight lasts about
forty minutes each way and takes in such dramatic scenery as the
mythical mountains of Montserrat, the sparkling Mediterranean Sea,
fishing villages spotting the coast and the rugged National Garraf
Park. Upon arrival to the wine region, the pilot actually lands amid
the vineyards of Clos de l’Obac, where the charismatic owner Carles
Pastrana waits for guests, only to then hop inside the helicopter.
Over the next few minutes, Carles explains to the delighted guests,
the topography and unique terroir of Priorat, all from the air while
gliding over the gentle valleys.

Once on “terra firma”, guests are treated to a 4X4 tour of the
vineyards, followed by a private VIP tour of the Clos de l’Obac
winery, one of the most prestigious wineries in the world. Guests
receive an unbelievable wine tasting (the full range) with the owner
himself. A special gastronomic lunch, paired with the elixir wines of
Clos de l’Obac are served in the owner’s private restaurant. Carles
even joins the VIP clients for this gourmet seven course long lunch,
which includes such delicacies as smoked cod carpaccio, Navarre
asparragus and cured duck.

Other VIP wine tours that Cellar Tours have added to their portfolio
this season include: Hot Air Balloons over the Pyrenees combined with
Michelin starred dining & wine tasting; Cooking classes with famous
Spanish chefs and various wine tasting events in spectacular venues
such as wine caves and private palaces.

For more information, visit http://www.cellartours.com


C-Car Car Finding Gadget Found by Geeks and Guys

Company: Lancetta, Inc.
Address: PO Box 210269
Zipcode: 78720
City: Austin
Country: USA
Tel: (512) 8329995
url: www.lancetta-inc.com

Cyberguys® and X-tremegeek® Catalogs add C-Car from Lancetta

Texas based Lancetta, Inc.’s first product, the C-Car car finding key
chain, has been added to the Christmas/Winter print and web catalogs
of Cyberguys and X-tremegeek. The catalogs are mailed to computer and
gadget lovers nationwide and have a combined annual circulation in
the millions.

Initially released in mid September, the C-Car is simple to use and
designed to help shoppers and others find their vehicles in big
crowded parking lots. The key chain fits easily in a pocket or
handbag and operates without batteries, electricity, antennas, or
Global Positioning Systems (GPS’s). Using simple magnetism, and the
earth’s magnetic field, the patent-pending C-Car records relative
positioning and direction between any two objects.

Outdoor sports enthusiasts, teachers, Boy and Girl scouts, hikers,
campers and many others can all use the C-Car and will appreciate the
high impact plastic construction, simplicity of use and affordable
price of just $4.95 MSRP. C-Car key chains can be special ordered
with custom imprinting of your company logo, product, mascot, or any
other artwork.

About Lancetta, Inc.
Lancetta, Inc., www.Lancetta-inc.com located in Austin, TX, is a
product development company comprised of experienced scientists and
technologists focusing on the development of low cost consumer
products. Lancetta is currently expanding and welcomes investment,
distribution and representation inquiries.


Mediafour Releases FREE XPlay Photo Browser for iPod Photo

Company: Mediafour
Address: 1854 Fuller Road
Zipcode: 50265
City: W Des Moines
Country: USA
Tel: 515-225-7409
Fax: 605-232-6465
url: http://www.mediafour.com

Mediafour, makers of MacDrive and XPlay software, today announced the
release of their second software product for the Apple iPod -- XPlay
Photo Browser. XPlay Photo Browser is the only product that enables
iPod photo owners to browse photos, save photos and view slideshows
directly from their iPods. XPlay Photo Browser also includes a
screensaver that automatically displays an iPod photo slideshow.

XPlay Photo Browser is available as a free download from
www.mediafour.com/xplaypb

Mediafour is the developer of XPlay 2 and MacDrive 6, two products
which also work with iPod, iPod mini and iPod photo.

XPlay is well-known as the first product to provide Windows
connectivity for iPods, and as the only product ever to provide
Windows integration for Mac-formatted iPods. XPlay is also the only
way to use iPods with Windows 98SE and Windows Me.

MacDrive enables PC users to open, edit, and save files on all types
of Mac disks, and even formats Mac disks and burns Mac CDs and DVDs.

Requirements
XPlay Photo Browser requires Windows 2000 or XP and iPod photo. When
used with PC-formatted iPod photo, nothing else is required. When
used with Mac-formatted iPod photo, XPlay Photo Browser must be used
in conjunction with either XPlay or MacDrive.

About Mediafour Corporation
Based in West Des Moines, IA, Mediafour Corporation has become
recognized worldwide as a leader in cross-platform computing
solutions with MacDrive 6, software that enables Windows users to
read and write Mac-formatted media.
Mediafour can be reached by phone at 515-225-7409, on the Web at
www.mediafour.com, or via email at info@mediafour.com.

Mediafour and MacDrive are trademarks, and XPlay is a registered
trademark, of Mediafour Corporation. Apple and Macintosh are
registered trademarks and iPod is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.
registered in the USA and other countries. Microsoft and Windows are
either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the
United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the
property of their respective owners.


Pars markets fiberglass cloth line for hi-temp industrial
applications

Company: Pars Manufacturing Co.
Address: 101 S.Main Street, P.O. Box 149
Zipcode: 19002
City: Ambler
Country: USA
Tel: 215-646-1300
Fax: 215-646-1368
url: www.parsmfg.com

A line of heat-resistant, fiberglass cloth products, designed for
use in foundry, metalworking, heat treating and other high-
temperature industrial applications, is available from Pars
Manufacturing Company, Ambler, PA.

PARGLASS Fiberglass Cloth is a plain, tightly woven cloth
manufactured from texturized fiberglass yarn; it contains no
compound, cement or wire. Engineered to withstand temperatures up to
1000 F, PARGLASS fiberglass cloth meets United States Coast Guard
requirements for incombustible materials and will not burn or
smolder.

Recommended uses include welding curtains, fire blankets, insulation
blankets, industrial and marine lagging, asbestos cloth substitute
and drape cloth, among others.

In contrast to many high temperature fabrics, PARGLASS cloth is
exceptionally strong, retaining 25% of its tensile strength even when
service conditions reach temps of 1000 F. Other properties include
good thermal conductivity, high dielectric strength and low
constants.

Unlike other gasketing or insulating materials, the product will not
swell, shrink, deteriorate or change chemically even after long
exposure to water.

PARGLASS Cloth is available in a variety of weights (8.5 to 40
ounces per square yard), finishes (heat-treated, waterproofed, weave
set, renwet and/or flameproof), coatings (neoprene, vinyl, Teflon®,
and constructions (aluminized on one side for thermal reflection;
with brass or stainless steel wire inserts for increased tensile
strength).


FeedForAll, an RSS Feed Creation Tool, Makes Content
Distribution Easy

Company: NotePage, Inc.
Address: PO box 296
Zipcode: 02339
City: Hanover
Country: USA
Tel: 781.829.0500
Fax: 781.582.1869
url: http://www.feedforall.com

FeedForAll, a software tool designed to create, edit and publish RSS
feeds, has been released by NotePage, Inc. Now, with FeedForAll,
webmasters have the ability to create new RSS feeds from scratch, or
modify and enhance existing RSS feeds.

RSS is an acronym for Really Simple Syndication, an XML
format for distributing news headlines on the Web. RSS has
evolved into a popular means to syndicate headlines and
share content on the Internet.

FeedForAll makes RSS feed creation easy. The FeedForAll
wizard walks new users through the RSS feed setup process,
delivering ease of use and conformance to specifications.
FeedForAll automatically repairs improperly formatted feeds,
guaranteeing that all feeds used with FeedForAll, conform to
the RSS specification. FeedForAll can be used to create and
maintain an unlimited number of RSS feeds, enabling users to
flawlessly maintain and distribute multiple content streams.

Integrated tools like live spell checking, WYSIWYG HTML
editing, and image manipulation combine to deliver a
powerful tool for webmasters. Advanced features empower web
developers with automated feed creation and scheduling
capabilities.

In today's business environment, increased communication is
not a luxury, it is a priority. NotePage recognizes the need
for reliable streams of communication, and has added a
number of features into FeedForAll to assist webmasters with
content development.

FeedForAll version 1.0 requires Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000 or
XP running on a Pentium-class computer. FeedForAll costs
$39.95, and may be purchased securely online at
http://www.feedforall.com. You can download a free
fully-functional 30-day trial from the same web address.

For more information contact, NotePage, Inc. at PO Box 296,
Hanover, MA 02339. Phone: 781-829-0500. Fax: 781-582-1869.
E-mail: sales@feedforall.com . Internet:
http://www.feedforall.com . Evaluation Copy Available on
Request

About NotePage, Inc.
NotePage, Inc. is a Hanover, Massachusetts company
specializing in communication software solutions. In
addition to FeedForAll they market (1) PageGate, a network
paging and SMS gateway that allows for text or SMS messages
to be sent via a number of interfaces, and (2) NotePager
Pro, a desktop application that sends messages to pagers,
cellular phones, and PIMs.


The Only Factor That Really Matters is Fashion

Company: The Garner Circle PR
Address: www.fashionfactor.net
Zipcode: 30303
City: Atlanta
Country: USA
Tel: 770.256.1800
Fax: 770.256.1888
url: www.fashionfactor.net

Visually electrifying pictorial displays and priceless resources
infuse to produce the fashion industry's "official" black book -
Fashion Factor

Qimono Inc., Atlanta's premiere graphic and lifestyle imagery group,
has conceptualized an annual fashion industry guide geared towards
merging the city's fashion creative, professionals, trendy districts
and purveyors of style. The ultimate in chic and panache, Fashion
Factor, will preview January 2005.

Being an avant-garde publication among a sea of bland and drab,
Fashion Factor magazine promises to offer a fresh perspective by not
only showcasing astonishing design, but creating an informative piece
that serves as a platform for multi- colored vision, versatile
effects, diverse influences, and a stage for fashionable inhabitants
to display their flair. Atlanta is vastly emerging as a fashion
empire and Fashion Factor is a bona fide expression of the city's
stylistic growth.

Encouraging readers to "Wear their Style" Fashion Factor is for the
independent individual of expression ready to color outside the lines
of fashion and advertisers that push the aesthetic envelope to its
most outward limitations. Those who peruse the publication will range
from divas and fashionistas who are in pursuit of experts to re-
invent their style, industry beginners seeking a central network, and
fashionably extraordinaire professionals looking to amalgamate with
the crème de la crème.

The format of the publication is shy on useless jargon yet bold on
vivid images; the guide differentiates itself from anything else out
there. "We wanted to create an eclectic and distinct publication
capturing the power of connections while permeating the pages with
sensory explosions", stated Qimono Inc.'s head principal Quiana
Lloyd. Printed on an annual basis and re-issued mid year, this
exclusive magazine has a massive waiting list and it's online
counterpart FashionFactor.net, will serve as a twelve month
supplement to the annual guide.

Already creating status, Fashion Factor is featured on "The Look" a
ten-city tour featuring professionals and innovators who help give
the fashion industry a LOOK, and quoted by Atlanta's Fashion Icon
Event as being "The fashion industries Yellow Pages to the umpteenth
power".

Individuals and professionals can find the publication at select
boutiques, make-up retailers, salons, spas, major fashion -related
events and their downtown headquarters or visit www.FashionFactor.net

About Qimono Inc. - Qimono-inc., Atlanta's premier lifestyle and
design boutique caters exclusively to the fashion, apparel, and
beauty Industry. Clients include various Fashion Weeks, modeling
agencies, advertising campaigns, boutique and retails outlets. Their
services and packages are designed to offer an eclectic mix of visual
stimuli (promotional, identity, interactive, and logo apparel
design). Blending artistry with originality Qimono creates lifestyle
imagery that serves as a platform to assist in dressing companies
with images that represent them. Fashion is an influential part of
every day life and an avenue to explore and create deliverables that
are non traditional and unparallel to mainstream ideals. How can they
dress you?

Sign up for the most exclusive fashion mailing list at
www.fashionfirm.com


Recruitment in consulting sector continues to gain momentum

Company: Top-Consultant .com
Address: 18b Charles street, Mayfair
Zipcode: W1J 5DU
City: London
Country: UK
Tel: +44 (0)207 667 6880
Fax: +44 (0)207 667 6400
url: http://www.top-consultant.com

It's been a record month for Top-Consultant.com, the niche job board
for management and business consultants, with the business scaling
heights never before achieved on the back of an increasingly buoyant
management consultancy market.

Active recruitment campaigns, visitor numbers, page views and
revenues for the leading job board for consultants are all up
dramatically.

"During the course of 2004 we have seen almost every major brand name
in consulting re-evaluate their recruitment plans and re-double their
efforts to bring new talent on board,” Top-Consultant.com Director
Tony Restell said.

Top-Consultant.com was used by a record 222,000 people in November,
up from the previous high of 183,000 people in October and an average
of 100,000 people just a year ago*.

With management consultancy recruitment showing no signs of letting
up following a summer of strong growth, it is encouraging that both
candidates and recruiters are using the site in record numbers --
easing what would otherwise be a worsening war for talent scenario.

Reflecting on the latest figures, Mr. Restell commented: “Our
challenge was to ensure that as recruitment picked up, we found new
ways to reach suitable candidates and see that the supply of
candidates to consulting firms increased in line with their demand
for new hires. Having more than doubled our readership in the last
year, we have done everything we can to avert a candidate shortage as
the market becomes increasingly buoyant. We're delighted with these
achievements and will continue to do everything we can to maximise
the results advertisers achieve when using our site."

Highlights from the latest figures include:
-- Visitor numbers topped 200,000 for the first ever time, with
222,000 readers using the site in November compared to the previous
record of 183,000*
-- Over 1 million Top-Consultant pages were viewed by readers in the
month, the first time the 1 million threshold has been broken
-- The number of career opportunities posted to the site exceeded
1,050 during the month, up from an average of 900 in the summer
months and 620 early in 2004
-- Revenues have more than doubled year on year

* Readership figures denote Unique Visitor numbers, an industry
standard for measuring job board traffic volumes.


NetLingo to offer free Internet Dictionary Search Box

Company: Elemental PR
Address: Second Floor, 145-157 St John Street
Zipcode: EC1V 4PY
City: London, Greater London
Country: UK
Tel: +44 0870 745 9292
Fax: +44 0870 745 9293
url: http://www.elementalpr.co.uk

NetLingo marketing to start with free Internet Dictionary Search Box
offer

NetLingo, the Internet Dictionary to Start Marketing With Free
NetLingo Search Box

NetLingo, the Internet dictionary, http://www.netlingo.com is
offering the NetLingo Search Box http://www.netlingo.com/programs.cfm
for website owners for free. The Search Box combines NetLingo’s most
popular search features; the Search Function and the Browse Feature,
and gives users quick and easy access to the extensive NetLingo
dictionary.

Created in 1995, NetLingo is a source of insight for millions of
Internet users from around the world every month, helping them make
sense of the jargon that consumes the Internet. This authoritative
reference guide on Internet language has won numerous awards
including ‘One of the top 100 websites’ by PC Magazine two years
running, and ranked at number 656 in Google’s top 1,000 websites.

Erin Jansen, Creator of NetLingo explains, “The NetLingo Search Box
was created to help Web publishers integrate NetLingo.com into their
websites. It is also beneficial for businesses as it was designed to
assist in customer service and retention and to train new users and
industry professionals about the technology and community of the
Internet. Many companies currently find it useful on their Intranet
or website including Daimler-Chrysler.

Our reason for offering free use of the Search Box is ultimately to
raise the profile of NetLingo globally, and provide Internet users
with a flexible and consistently updated tool on their own websites
and Intranets. There is no payment or permission necessary, and
website owners can find clear and simple instructions on the NetLingo
site on how to incorporate the Search Box, in their own choice of
colour, on our site,” concludes Jansen.

The NetLingo Search Box is being promoted using an integrated
marketing and PR campaign managed by UK PR consultancy Elemental PR
http://www.elementalpr.co.uk with a soft launch approach for the rest
of 2004.

Consultancy and production work is to commence until the end of 2004
and will address B2B, B2C and P2P audiences, and includes raising the
profile of NetLingo’s Creator Erin Jansen.

“Elemental PR will be working with NetLingo to use a self-
perpetuating strategic linking campaign to promote the use of the
Search Box, in line with working with key offline media. We are
hoping that in time, this campaign will have a natural integrated
viral effect (word of mouth offline and as well as online);
especially with the added incentive of organisations having the
option to be being listed in NetLingo’s reciprocal links directory
http://www.netlingo.com/resources/menu.cfm” Tim Gibbon, Account
Director at Elemental PR comments.

"In addition to this, our support will help NetLingo complete the
latest version of the NetLingo e-book (to be published in 2005),
commence their SEO and SEM (search engine optimisation and marketing)
and enhance the first communication of NetLingo’s ‘Newsletter of New
Internet Terms’ http://www.netlingo.com/newsletter.cfm. We will be
guiding NetLingo and Erin through the main steps and developments
mentioned above, which will ensure that they are introduced to their
target media, and can then build relationships as the rest of their
proposition and marketing activity unfolds throughout 2005,”
concludes Gibbon.


Advanced Installer Professional v2.2 Released

Company: Caphyon LLC
Address: str. Mosilor nr.31
Zipcode: 5689
City: San Francisco
Country: USA
Tel: +40-0723789113
Fax: +40-0723789113
url: http://www.advancedinstaller.com/

Caphyon LLC is pleased to announce the release of Advanced Installer
Professional 2.2, a Windows Installer authoring tool which enables
developers and system administrators to easily build reliable MSI
packages. Advanced Installer runs on Windows 2000/XP, and the install
packages it creates run on all Microsoft Windows 9x/ME/NT/2k/XP
operating systems.

Windows Installer is a powerful, but very complex technology.
Mastering it on your own takes months of hard work. That's where
Advanced Installer comes to help. It creates a high level abstraction
on top of the underlying technology. With a clean, simple user
interface, each operation is logical and intuitive. Everything is
done in the user interface, without complicated scripts to learn or
arcane database tables to edit.

Advanced Installer is built on standard, open formats. The project
files are saved as XML files for easy integration with source control
systems. Advanced Installer is FREE for the simplest, most common
usages. If additional capabilities are needed, they are available at
some of the lowest prices in the industry.

What's new in Advanced Installer 2.2
====================================
This new version adds support for for multiple volume installs and
Microsoft Authenticode Digital ID signature. The Custom Action
implementation was expanded to include six new types scheduled in any
stage of the install sequence.

- Support for multiple volume installs.
- Schedule Custom Actions in any stage of the install sequence.
- Six new Custom Action types.
- The ability to edit the Custom Action condition and options.
- Microsoft Authenticode Digital ID signature support.
- Ability to create new components for files.

Advanced Installer Professional costs USD $149.

The application can be downloaded from:
http://www.advancedinstaller.com/download.html

More details about the application can be found at:
http://www.advancedinstaller.com


Anti-Migraine Therapies 2005 – B2B Conferences (visiongain)

Company: visiongain
Address: 40, Tooting High Street
Zipcode: SW17 0RG
City: London
Country: UK
Tel: 44(0) 20 87 676711
Fax: 44(0) 20 87 675001
url: www.visiongain.com

Attend the visiongain’s b2b conference, ANTI-MIGRAINE THERAPIES 2005: IMPROVING DISEASE UNDERSTANDING, DRUG DELIVERY AND FUTURE TARGETS. This conference’s objective is to provide a unique forum to discuss the new developments in significant
areas of the anti-migraine therapies market. This includes new research data to innovations in drug delivery to future targets for drugs.

Migraine is the most common neurological condition in the developed
world. In the seven major pharmaceutical markets, (US, France,
Germany, Italy, Spain, UK and Japan) migraine afflicted more than 74
million people in 2002. It affects 11% of the UK population and is
more prevalent than diabetes, epilepsy and asthma combined.

Over the two days, this event will provide a comprehensive focus on
the potential for genetic research in the future of migraine
treatments and discovery the possibilities for new drugs. Leaders
from the Pharmaceutical sector will also investigate the main
challenges involved in alternative therapies and the new
possibilities for Botox as an anti-migraine treatment. Learn directly
from the experts: focused and detailed case studies from industry
leaders GSK, Boehringer-Ingelheim; Aradigm. Additional, discover the
possible future targets for anti-migraine therapies and learn which
are the areas to watch: ensure your company gains its share of the
market and the benefit from the new technology available and achieve
more efficient drug delivery for your drugs

The ANTI-MIGRAINE THERAPIES CONFERENCE will take place on March 8th &
9th at the Hilton Kensington Hotel, London.

Companies and organisations participating in the conference program:

Dr. Michael James, Head of Preclinical MRI, Neurology &
Gastrointestinal CEDD , GlaxoSmithKline
Dr. Henry Doods, Head of Pain Research, Boehringer-Ingelheim
Dr. Stephen Farr, Chief Scientific Officer, Aradigm
Dr. Chas Bountra, Head, Pain Research, GlaxoSmithKline
Barry Cohen, Vice President & New Product Development, NovaDel
Dr. Stephen Silberstein, Director, Jefferson Headache Center
Dr. Don Penzien, Director & Founder, UMC Head Pain Center
Dr. Ann Pakalnis, Clinical Associate Professor of Paediatrics &
Neurology, Ohio State University & Columbus Children’s Hospital

Complementing this conference, is a Pre-conference Interactive
Workshop (Thursday 7th March 2005) entitled PRICING AND POSITIONING
FOR AN INNOVATIVE ANTI-MIGRAINE TREATMENT which will be led by:

Mr. Christian Schuler, Director, Health Sciences Division, Simon-
Kucher & Partners

This pre-conference workshop focuses on pricing and reimbursement
environment in the anti-migraine market and value based pricing for
a new anti-migraine treatment. With an in-depth analysis of the ideal
positioning of an innovative anti-migraine therapy and how to derive
optimal prices.

For more information about this event, please visit www.b2b-
conferences.com


SMS in the U.S. - The Right Technology for Cellular Messaging
Success?

Company: visiongain
Address: 40, Tooting High Street
Zipcode: SW17 0RG
City: London
Country: UK
Tel: 44(0) 20 87 676711
Fax: 44(0) 20 87 675001
url: www.visiongain.com

According to the latest visiongain report " SMS in the U.S. - The
Right Technology for Cellular Messaging Success?” text Messaging, or
SMS, has been hugely successful in many parts of the world, but not
so in the United States. The report question why this is and debates
whether SMS ever be as popular in the U.S. market compared with the
rest of the world.

With 270 billion messages sent globally last year, and the figure
continuing to grow year-on-year, this communications tool has
revolutionized the way that consumers and businesses across the world
interact. Pricing issues and a lack of awareness of the service, are
both factors that can be easily overcome by American carriers,
however the results show the US market failing to embrace SMS
technology as widely as the rest of the world. Speculations of other
non-voice cellular communications technology, such as MMS, Mobile
Instant Messaging or Mobile E-mail, could be the reason for fueling
data-revenue growth in the U.S. instead.

The U.S. market for cellular communications grew 13.5% from 2002 to a
value of $88 billion in 2003 and the market for wireless service in
the U.S. is extremely concentrated with the top six companies sharing
more than 70% of the total market. As of second quarter of 2004 the
number of U.S. wireless subscribers was 163.5 million, up from
slightly under 154 million at the close of 2003. The top-tier
national carriers are no longer adding subscribers at the sustained
rates of the past, and other factors such as ARPU, CPGA, and churn
are becoming a more critical basis upon which to assess their
relative strengths, weaknesses, challenges, and opportunities.

In the United States, more than 33% of mobile users are actively
using text messaging- a total of 38 million. As of first quarter of
2004, mobile subscribers in Western Europe reached 332 million, for a
penetration rate of 85%. Fifty million of these subscribers live in
the United Kingdom, and 73% of UK subscribers use text messaging. As
in continental Europe, text messaging in the UK is appealing to
mobile users of all incomes and education levels. However in America
texting is biased to the young - 57% of SMS users (of the 53% of
mobile owners) are within the 18-25 year old age bracket.

By studying trends and business models from Europe and Asia, and the
SMS strategies and solutions of the major U.S. carriers this report
provides recommendations and forecasts to help companies understand
the market potential of SMS, and other non-voice cellular
communications technologies in the U.S. The studies of the psychology
of both the European and American consumer in order to offer an
understanding of what action needs to be taken to realize the market
opportunities in the U.S.

The report “SMS in the U.S. - The Right Technology for Cellular
Messaging Success?” investigates the American market, and explains
why SMS has not reached European levels of usage. The report also
details what work must be completed to tap into this vital non-voice
revenue potential, and where MMS, mobile IM and E-mail will be
positioned in the market over the coming years.

There are extensive examples across the globe of how the SMS market
has exploded into a wealth of instant communications situations,
thereby vastly improving the quality, interactivity and cost of
advertising, media, and business, and at the same time generating
vital revenues across the wireless industry. Globally, consumers and
businesses have applied SMS to their daily business applications and
have received startling results. Visiongain believes that currently
270 billion messages are sent globally each year, and growth in many
European markets continues to soar.

If you are interested in an overview of “SMS in the U.S. - The Right
Technology for Cellular Messaging Success?” – Please send an email to
Senh Ip Senh.ip@visiongain.com including: full name, Title of
publication, contact telephone number, Email, and details of where
you saw this release. Upon receipt of this information, an overview
will be emailed to you.


Visiongain predicts that SavaJe could take a 17 per cent
share of the middle level handset market by 2009

Company: visiongain
Address: 40, Tooting High Street
Zipcode: SW17 0RG
City: London
Country: UK
Tel: 44(0) 20 87 676711
Fax: 44(0) 20 87 675001
url: www.visiongain.com

Visiongain predicts that SavaJe could take a 17 per cent share of the
middle level handset market by 2009

San Francisco, CA and London, UK; 03 December 2004– visiongain
Publishing According to the latest visiongain report "SavaJe -
Challenging the Mobile Operating Market", the mobile handset market
operating system market has evolved rapidly in the last 3 years as
handsets become increasingly sophisticated. SavaJe (pronounced savage
- the name is an comes from of Java SE) is one of a handful of
companies hoping to compete in the market which is currently
dominated by Symbian, with Microsoft also vying for control.

Visiongain expects the mobile OS market to shift rapidly in the next
five years as mobile network operators look to implement a uniform
user experience on mobile handsets, potentially at the expense of
established handset manufacturers such as Nokia. Visiongain predicts
that SavaJe could take a 17 per cent share of the middle level
handset market by 2009.

Although handsets based on the SavaJe OS are not yet commercially
available at Q4 2004, the entrance of SavaJe to the mobile operating
system market is timely. As the mobile market continues to evolve,
network operators are increasingly wary of becoming overly dependent
on handset manufacturers or software companies. Handsets are becoming
increasingly sophisticated in terms of features and functions, and
network operators are seeing a rise in the proportion of revenue that
comes from data rather than voice services. Visiongain predicts that
the global average for non-voice ARPU will almost double from 16% in
2004 to 33% in 2009, when it will account for more than €55 billion
in revenue.

Simon Burnett, visiongain’s Telecommunication’s analyst comments, in
2003, smartphones only accounted for around 3% of the total handset
market. Of 560 million phones shipped, only around 16 million were
what could be termed smartphones. In many emerging markets where
sales of handsets are high in volume, for example, China, India and
Latin America, handsets are marketed primarily as voice-led devices
albeit with SMS capacity. The most obvious reason for this is price
driven. Handsets in these territories need simply to be functional
for voice, and be mass-market affordable.

In markets such as Japan or the UK, smartphones account for a larger
proportion of the market place as greater proportion of consumers are
able to afford emerging technology. Visiongain estimates that
extended-feature smartphones accounted for 7% of new handset sales in
the UK in the first quarter 2004. Demand for value-added features
grows as market-awareness spreads. Unlike older, less complex voice-
oriented handsets, feature phones and smartphones require an
operating system that works in much the same way as that of a PC. An
OS looks after and enables many important functions such as the user
interface, access to applications and the phone's memory. The leading
mobile OS from 2000-2004 has been Symbian, predominately through its
adoption by Nokia and several other leading manufacturers.

Smartphone handsets that use an advanced operating system will grow
in volume in the medium term, i.e. the next five years, from a global
total of 3% in 2003, to over a quarter of the total handset market by
2009. “This growth will mainly stem from business users and the wider
consumer market. An important factor in this growth will be how
smartphones meet the demands of different markets through offering a
wide variety of applications to meet differing needs”, states
Burnett.

If you are interested in an overview of "SavaJe - Challenging the
Mobile Operating Market"– Please send an email to Senh Ip
Senh.ip@visiongain.com including: full name, Title of publication,
contact telephone number, Email, and details of where you saw this
release. Upon receipt of this information, an overview will be
emailed to you. Also view:
http://www.ewirelessnews.com/Products/3/362/visiongain/vg/np-
1/SavaJe-Challenging-the-Mobile-Operating-Market.html


rentvillas.com remains a good value for european travellers

Company: Rentvillas.com
Address: 700 E. Main Street
Zipcode: 93001
City: Ventura
Country: USA
url: www.rentvillas.com

Renting a villa in the Tuscan countryside is more economical than
most people imagine. A family can immerse themselves in the culture
and attractions of a country from the perspective and convenience of
an authentic European villa for as much or less than it costs to stay
in hotels. In spite of the recent increases in the Euro, Rentvillas
has not increased their rates for 2005 making this a better value for
American travelers.

Rentvillas.com is ready to fulfill guest’s fantasy of renting an
authentic European villa. It’s never been so accessible.
Rentvillas.com has an inventory of over 1,400 properties in Italy,
France, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Great Britain, Ireland, and Turkey
from quaint pastoral country homes to luxury villas and city
residences. These properties offer the best of traditional old world
architecture and style with modern amenities.

Booking the high demand summer season often means obtaining that
favorite property months in advance. Villas are an increasingly
popular option where guests will make their arrangements six to
eights prior to arrival. More Americans are booking more private
homes and villa. Since the previous year rentals have increased 20%.

Suzanne Pidduck, the founder of Rentvillas, rented her first villa in
1984 to house her family as well as a friend's family. "The
experience of renting our grand 19th century villa in the Chianti
hills was so wonderful that I wanted to figure out a way to share the
experience with others. With two families living, traveling and
cooking together, we were amazed by how economical the trip was!"

Guests can view all the details about a property on our extensive
website, www.Rentvillas.com, including requesting availability and
booking a property. And because Rentvillas.com believes in personal
customer service each guest is assigned a travel advisor who will
matches the guest to the ideal property for their needs.

What better way to look forward to 2005 than spending your holiday in
a Tuscan villa or French estate. View Rentvillas’ properties at
www.Rentvillas.com or call us at 800-726-6702 (U.S. and Canada) or
805-641-1650 (international).


Sketsa 2.2.1 - SVG Graphics Editor

Company: Kiyut
Address: Barata Jaya 20/60
Zipcode: 60284
City: Surabaya
Country: Indonesia
Tel: +62 31 5046465
url: http://www.kiyut.com

Kiyut just released Sketsa SVG Graphics Editor 2.2.1, a cross
platform vector drawing application based on SVG. It features various
tools for optimizing content creation, giving designers unsurpassed
support for creativity. These tools include property palette, source
editor, resources editor, SVG specific shape tools, transformation
tools, and additional illustration tools. Sketsa uses SVG as a native
file format.

What's new:
- Add use element support.
- Improved Selection Tool.
- Improved Resource Editor.
- Change Java Requirement from 1.4.1 to 1.4.2 or higher.
- Change default Look and Feel to System Look and Feel.
- Fix canvas size bug if width/height attribute in percentage.
- Fix export with image element bug.
- Fix DOM Editor DOM tree bug.
- Fix Source Editor and Canvas Selection bug with CR/LF line break.
- Other improvements and bug fixes.

Features:
- SVG native file format
- Property palette
- DOM Editor
- Source Editor
- Resource Editor: gradient and filter
- SVG specific shape tools rect, ellipse, line, polyline, polygon
- Additional illustration tools: Pencil tool for freeform shape and
Pen tool for curve shape
- Transformation tool: rotate, skew, scale, and translate
- Basic Text Tool
- Export or rasterize to JPEG and PNG
- Written entirely in Java(tm)

For more information about Sketsa SVG Graphics Editor, please visit
http://www.kiyut.com/products/sketsa/index.html


Digital Camera Help Website MalekTips Offers a Holiday Digital
Camera Buying Guide

Company: MalekTips
Address: PO Box 11592
Zipcode: 37923
City: Knoxville
Country: USA
Tel: 865-691-0783
url: http://www.malektips.com/

Knoxville, TN -- Computer and digital camera help website MalekTips
(http://www.malektips.com) announced a free Holiday Digital Camera
Buying Guide. As digital cameras are a popular holiday gift idea,
this guide provides advice on what to look for when purchasing a
digital camera, and what to avoid.

When purchasing a new digital camera over the holidays, consider the
following advice:

Set a budget before buying a digital camera, and be sure to factor
accessories into your budget. Don't 'break the bank' in buying a gift
for yourself, a family member, or friend. You'll need to save money
for batteries, memory, a cleaning kit, a printer to make hard copies
of your photos, and other equipment to make your digital photography
more enjoyable.

Although many salespeople would disagree, completely ignore
advertised digital zoom specifications. Digital zooming performs an
interpolation, or computer-based 'guesswork', of an image to try to
increase the perceived zoom distance. These can result in 'fuzzy'
images, especially if you blow them up into 8x10 or larger photos.
However, optical zoom provides for a true zoom-in or zoom-out on your
subject.

Be careful of cheap prices and package deals. While you should
consider purchasing a digital camera online using a comparative
shopping search engine, don't always go for the cheapest price. Some
dealers may aggressively try to sell you 'package deals' to bump up
their commissions, and these may not include items you want or need.

The MalekTips Holiday Digital Camera Buying Guide is available at
http://malektips.com/holidayguide/, and other digital camera
purchasing advice can be found at
http://malektips.com/buying_a_digital_camera_help_and_tips.html.

About MalekTips
MalekTips is a computer and digital camera information website run by
Envision Programming, a software company based in Knoxville, TN.
Online since 1998, MalekTips maintains and follows its mission
statement by 'offering free computer help, hints, and tips to the
Internet populace.' Thousands of viewers every month utilize the help
library to answer questions and gain advice. MalekTips can be found
on the World Wide Web at http://www.malektips.com


Software602 Simplifies Web Content Filtering in the Workplace
and Schools

Company: Software602, Inc.
Address: 8833 Perimeter Park Boulevard, Suite 702
Zipcode: 32216
City: Jacksonville
Country: USA
Tel: +1-904-642-5400
url: http://www.software602.com

Software602, Inc. announced today the release of a new, updated
version of 602LAN SUITE, the popular all-in-one network software
suite. This new update features a greatly improved proxy server with
integrated PureSight technology, the next generation in web content
filtering.

Internet web browsing creates a daily challenge for any organization.
Objectionable and productivity-robbing web content is a problem every
organization must face. The legal liability from employee exposure to
objectionable content is an increasing problem as well. Public
libraries and schools concerned with meeting CIPA (Children's
Internet Protection Act) requirements are in need of an easy way to
filter inappropriate web content.

Software602 has addressed these challenges in their latest version of
its flagship 602LAN SUITE product. Unlike conventional website
filtering solutions that focus on a keyword blacklist or a database
of objectionable web pages, the integrated PureSight engine uses
proprietary Artificial Content Recognition (ACR) technology to
accurately determine the content of a web page. The ACR analyzes the
text of the page within the context of the page itself against the
organization's acceptable use policies; this strategy reduces "false
positives" that result when objectionable keywords or images appear
on an otherwise acceptable page. This process is fully automated and
does not require daily updates that are common in database driven
solutions.

"The 602LAN SUITE Content Filter presents a new way of filtering web
content through a series of intelligent algorithms," said Premysl
Pech, President of Software602. "Only a 'smart' filter can
effectively compete with the exponential growth of Internet content."

The 602LAN SUITE Content Filter will automatically classify web
content into over 20 different categories, such as: Sex, Gambling,
Violence, Drugs, Shopping, Sports, and more. A URL Whitelist and
Blacklist provide an easy way to customize the solution for any
organization. A 24/7-time schedule lets the filter process rules
during certain hours or days to provide flexibility in Internet
policy enforcement. Support for the industry standard ICRA (RSACi)
PICS and SurfSafe rating system provides appropriate labeling of the
web page by the author.

Pricing
The 602LAN SUITE Content Filter is available as an optional, add-on
component to 602LAN SUITE, the secure mail server with anti-virus &
anti-spam, built-in firewall with NAT and proxy for controlled
Internet sharing. Pricing ranges from $99.95 for five-users to
$1,299.95 for unlimited users. A yearly subscription is not required,
making this a sound network investment for any organization.

To learn more and download the trial version, visit:
http://www.software602.com/products/ls/

About Software602
Software602 is an international software vendor providing
technologies for personal and business computing. The company offers
a wide range of software designed to simplify everyday computing. Its
other popular products are 602PC SUITE-an alternative to Microsoft®
Office-along with 602PRINT PACK-an easy PDF creator and eDock Server-
secure document storage. Software602 is based in Jacksonville,
Florida with customers in over 200 countries.

For more information, visit:
http://www.software602.com/


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