Re: City gets $5.9 million in federal funds for landslide buyouts        
" it's received $5.9 million in federal funds to bail out homeowners who's dwellings were damaged due to landslides."

A more accurate way of writing that is that uninvolved taxpayers will be stripped of $5.9Million through forced taxes to bailout homeowners who gambled and didn't bother to get the right insurance for their homes. And yes, you can find landslide insurance.
Posted by Mike Randall
          Solar looks more attractive in terms of property taxes        
Solar starts to look really good. I found a place online that sells solar panels that don't qualify for PG&E rebates (BP solar brand new 70 watt panels) for $2.84 per watt. You can build a 5800 watt system for less than $16,000 not including the batteries or inverters. With 5 hours of average sunlight you would get about 25-30kwh of electricity produced per day. Currently I use about 14 KW per day in my house. When I run the swamp cooler this increases by 2-3KWH per day.

One thing most of you may not know is that in California solar panels cannot be taxed on your property, so this saves you versus a PG&E hookup. The assessor came out and re-assessed my neighbors property once power was hooked up at $25,000. 1% of that pear year is going to cost him about $250 in taxes or $20 per month. Over the long run, a 10 year investment alone in solar with the $20-$22 per month in tax savings equals $2500. Over 30 years the system in terms of taxes pays for itself at about 50% ($7500). For many like me the cost of not having to drag telephone poles down my property line, permits, trenching make solar worth it. PG&E will not assist you in financing. When I started this proess, power was supposed to cost me about $12,500 to hook up including the transformer. After a site visit and formal quote, that price doubled.

Basically I can build about a 9kw system for the price of PG&E hookup; -plus no tax disadvantages, or issues about where I build my home, less trenching, etc. Additionally, there are companies who will now finance solar panels in a lease at 12-14% with a $1 buyout at the end of the term.

I am also fortunate enough to have great wind around 8-10mph year round; so wind power will supplement my power in the roughest of times during the winter. Those of you looking at spending lots of money with PG&E should seriously look at solar and wind. In terms of a monthly cash-flow position, you are looking to save $100-$200 per month in utility bills alone which pays for your $20-$25k solar power system versus paying for hookup + monthly service.
          Dana White on UFC ownership's looming buyouts: 'I'm not going anywhere'        

Reports last week that Beverly Hills mega-talent agency WME/IMG has raised $1.1 billion from two international investors to buy out some of its UFC minority partners stirred some speculation that UFC President Dana White might be leaving the company.

“I’m not going anywhere, brother,” White told...


          Wood Shop Buyout        

 This weekend I bought out a woodworking shop. It wasn't planned. I just sort of happened. Someone Desi knows told her he couldn't work any more because of his health and needed some money for medical bills. He produced a list of his tools and Desi brought it home to me. Thanks to Zim and his truck, I was able to go out Saturday and take the whole lot off his hands.

I paid $1,750 for the whole bit, which is too much, but it was for a good cause. By my guess I would have paid $2,370 for all those tools new. Some of the tools are decidedly not new. The old table saw and sand paper of dubious value notwithstanding, I paid 80% of what it would have cost in a raid on Lowe's.

So, now I have a nearly complete woodworking studio. The highlights are: table saw, 3 routers, rotary cutter, jig saw, joiner, miter saw, and compressor with nail and staple guns. I have a complete inventory drawn up. To finish it off I would probably need a planer, drill press, band saw, and lathe.



















          The Pain Game 2013 - per-game breakdown (East)        
Having already looked at the Western Conference, below is a graphical breakdown of man-games lost to injury/illness (MGL) and the corresponding cap-hit of each injured player (CHIP) across the entire 2013 (ir)regular season for each team in the Eastern Conference as was, along with the team's rolling/cumulative Fenwick 5v5 close.

See the link above for a marginally more comprehensive explanation.

Data sourced from extraskater.com and tsn.ca.

[Click to enlarge charts]

Boston Bruins (season aggregates - MGL: 101, CHIP: $4,252k)


Basically healthy over the first half (excluding the Savardian baseline), before a handful of injuries over the second. The dip in possession numbers over Games 36-41 does neatly coincide with Patrice Bergeron's absence.

Buffalo Sabres (MGL: 132, CHIP: $5,176k)



Game 28's OT loss to the Senators clearly the high point of the season.

Carolina Hurricanes (MGL: 167, CHIP: $6,897k) 



A generally decent possession team, enough blue ink on the right-hand side of the chart to paint "Cam Ward is our only NHL goalie" in 10-foot high letters on the side of their building.

Florida Panthers (MGL: 325, CHIP: $10,136k) 



More of a struggle over the last 10 games or so, when presumably a better quality group of overpaid third liners was out compared to the group of overpaid third liners that was out over the previous 20 games.

Montreal Canadiens (MGL: 132, CHIP: $2,654k) 



Another team pretty much healthy over most of the first half of the season, although heroically overcoming the devastating absence of Tomas Kaberle in Game 4.

New Jersey Devils (MGL: 91, CHIP: $3,641k) 



The enormous rising levels of red ink will surely begin to subside over the next season.

New York Islanders (MGL: 85, CHIP: $1,059k) 



Freakishly, the blue bars are also a near-perfect representation of the cost of the DiPietro buyout over the next 48 years.

New York Rangers (MGL: 140, CHIP: $3,708k) 



Who was injured when?  None of your damn business.  Next question.

Ottawa Senators (MGL: 229, CHIP: $10,055k) 



Very injury-hit all season, but the middle stretch particularly notable - the heaviest patch of injuries, declining possession numbers, #1 goalie out, but still relatively successful.

Philadelphia Flyers (MGL: 312, CHIP: $10,239k) 



All injury numbers subject to Pronger-inflation, but a noticeable second-half swoon/towel-throwing, in particular everyone associated with the team struggling to cope without Zac Rinaldo over the last 12 games.

Pittsburgh Penguins (MGL: 79, CHIP: $5,399k) 



Whereas the absence of possession sink-hole Sidney Crosby over the Penguins' last 12 games had no noticeable effect whatsoever.

Tampa Bay Lightning (MGL: 152, CHIP: $5,468k) 



I might have actually used the team save percentage for the red line here, on closer inspection...

Toronto Maple Leafs (MGL: 92, CHIP: $2,763k) 



A lot of gritty play causing some injuries over the first half, then a lot of gritty play to protect their teammates, play through injury and/or a significant reduction in helmet heat over the second half.

Washington Capitals (MGL: 153, CHIP: $5,173k) 



Who knows how much more successful the Capitals could have been had Tom Poti not been healthy for half the season?

Winnipeg Jets (MGL: 180, CHIP: $4,177k) 


The likelihood of injuries presumably increased by the many extra miles logged due to the Jets' brutal travel schedule in the Southeast Division and the need to walk around Dustin Byfuglien to get out of the dressing room.

          Manchester United must pay ¬100m clause to sign Andrea Belotti - Torino        
Manchester United will have to meet Andrea Belotti's buyout clause if they want to sign the striker this summer, Torino president Urbano Cairo has told Gazetta dello Sport. Belotti, 23, has been linked with a move to Old Trafford as Jose Mourinho searches for a striker to replace the injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Italy international has a clause in his contract, which runs until 2021, that means he would be allowed to leave Torino if a club outside Italy offered €100 million. Cairo said...
          San Diego Padres Notes, Quotes 2008-11-16        
--RF Brian Giles had his 2009 contract picked up by the Padres at $9 million. The Padres had to decide whether to pick up the option or pay Giles a $3 million buyout. Giles, who turns 38 in January, had his option picked up at a time when the Padres were
          San Diego Padres Notes, Quotes 2008-11-16        
--RF Brian Giles had his 2009 contract picked up by the Padres at $9 million. The Padres had to decide whether to pick up the option or pay Giles a $3 million buyout. Giles, who turns 38 in January, had his option picked up at a time when the Padres were
          San Diego Padres Notes, Quotes 2008-11-14        
--RF Brian Giles had his 2009 contract picked up by the Padres at $9 million. The Padres had to decide whether to pick up the option or pay Giles a $3 million buyout. Giles, who turns 38 in January, had his option picked up at a time when the Padres were
          San Diego Padres Notes, Quotes 2008-11-14        
--RF Brian Giles had his 2009 contract picked up by the Padres at $9 million. The Padres had to decide whether to pick up the option or pay Giles a $3 million buyout. Giles, who turns 38 in January, had his option picked up at a time when the Padres were
          San Diego Padres Notes, Quotes 2008-11-10        
--RF Brian Giles' $9 million option for 2009 was picked up by the Padres. He would have received a $3 million buyout if the team had decided to turn him loose. The durable veteran played in 147 games this year, hitting .306 with 12 homers and 63 RBIs. --1
          San Diego Padres Notes, Quotes 2008-11-10        
--RF Brian Giles' $9 million option for 2009 was picked up by the Padres. He would have received a $3 million buyout if the team had decided to turn him loose. The durable veteran played in 147 games this year, hitting .306 with 12 homers and 63 RBIs. --1
          San Diego Padres Notes, Quotes 2008-11-10        
--RF Brian Giles' $9 million option for 2009 was picked up by the Padres. He would have received a $3 million buyout if the team had decided to turn him loose. The durable veteran played in 147 games this year, hitting .306 with 12 homers and 63 RBIs. --1
                  


          Linda Mack of Mack International Leads Panel at 5th Annual Private Equity Summit for Institutional Investors in San Francisco, Sept. 15-16        

Linda Mack of Chicago-based Mack International is a panel moderator at the 5th Annual Private Equity Summit for Institutional Investors. The Sept. 15-16 conference in San Francisco, produced by Opal Financial Group, addresses current trends in private equity, venture capital and leveraged buyouts.

(PRWeb September 16, 2011)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/9/prweb8802672.htm


          IDG Contributor Network: The slow death march of a great corporation starts when the culture is allowed to die        

Take note: This is not yet another company obituary for the sake of saying goodbye. It is a critical lesson in the importance of building, investing in, and maintaining a great corporate culture and the power that a genuine corporate culture can deliver. And if you – as a technology-focused business leader or a tech startup – are focused solely on the three-year buildup/buyout cycle, think that culture is too touchy-feely a subject to think about, or believe your startup has a natural culture about itself, you’re wrong.

I’ll argue that it’s not just about the product, its roadmap and continued development. It’s about the people working on it – and how they feel about your company. And if they all decide to leave tomorrow, you’re SOL. So pay attention. Talk about your culture at leadership meetings. Improve upon it. Make it intentional.

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          More companies may go private in new year - could the NYT Company be one of them? And might they have to write down the value of About.com?        
I've been blogging with increased regularity now for some time on the very real possibility of the NYT Company going public-to-private.

If you think it's just the rantings of some nutter in the Auvergne, read this.


More companies may go private in new year
By Simon MeadsReuters
Monday, November 17, 2008
LONDON: A dearth of capital provided by banks may drive public companies into the arms of cash-rich private equity firms and could help rekindle the moribund market for public-to-private buyouts.
Private equity companies say there have been some signs of revival in the market, which has been virtually shut for more than a year, as institutional investors seek a way out of companies whose share prices have dropped.
There has been a pickup in business in just the past couple of weeks, with two public-to-private deals going into the due diligence phase, said Andrew Roberts, a private equity partner at the law firm Travers Smith.
A slow drip-feed of liquidity back into the system next year could give more impetus to the market for mergers and acquisitions, Roberts said.
"It's still going to be relatively small deals, in the hundreds of millions rather than the billions," he said.
In the first nine months of 2008, there were only 15 public-to-private buyouts in Britain, according to figures from the Center for Management Buyout Research.
The £2 billion, or $3 billion at current exchange rates, buyout of Emap, a media company, was the largest. It was one of only three buyouts worth more than £1 billion.
This contrasts with the 24 public-to-private deals made last year, including the European high-water mark deal - the £11.1 billion takeover of Alliance Boots by a consortium led by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts.
And there is a precedent for a rise in this type of deal after a sharp fall in asset values. Toward the end of the dot-com boom, there were 46 public-to-private deals in 1999 and 42 in 2000, accounting for 28 percent and 39 percent of total buyout deal value, respectively. That total includes other deals between private equity firms and buyouts by privately held companies.
Private equity firms have to put in more of their own money when buying a company with borrowed cash, and the size of such leveraged deals has dropped drastically after the credit crunch slammed the door shut on credit markets.
Private equity firms are hoping tight financing conditions may bring back the heady days. With markets for initial public offerings shut and a mountain of refinancing awaiting already tight corporate debt and loan markets, companies have few options.
"Large shareholders are hugely important in these types of deals," said Roberts, the private equity partner at Travers Smith.
In London, the FTSE 100-share index has slumped by more than a third already this year and large institutional investors are set to dominate shareholder registers as the hedge fund industry shrinks and retail investors continue to stay away.
"Now that prices have come down on the listed market, it will open up the possibility of doing public-to-privates," said Richard Chapman, a partner at the private equity firm ECI Partners. "You also have willing vendors."
"There is a desire by institutional investors to pull out of the smaller and midcap companies."
Sam Hart, an analyst with the brokerage firm Charles Stanley, said he believed that investors in any quoted company would be extremely pleased to see interest from private equity firms.
"I'm sure they would look extremely favorably on any approach, and as long as the offers they were making for companies represented a reasonable premium to the current share price, I would have thought they would be quite inclined to accept those offers," he said.
But, Chapman said, although there is room for a pickup in public-to-private buyouts, activity may not restart until 2009, after banks complete reporting 2008 balance sheets and there is an easing of bank debt.

http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/11/17/business/deal.php

And if you think some of my posts about About.com have been off-the-mark (I think the NYT Company overpaid for an out-of-date, distinctly uncool, ageing demographic, behind the Internet curve dot com company) then you might like to check in on this little gem about companies having to write down the value of assets on their books, bought when times were good and money was cheap: http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/11/17/business/deal18.php

Of course, if they are looking at a public-to-private, that wouldn't be such a bad thing would it?

Meanwhile they plan to merge iht.com into www.nytimes.com, effectively wiping value off the balance sheet - given how much they (overpaid) for the IHT when times were good and money was cheap. WaPo must be delighted.





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A PLACE IN MY COUNTRY
by
Ian Walthew


'I read
A Place in My Country with absolute unalloyed delight. A glorious book.'
Jeremy Irons (actor)

‘Ian Walthew was a newspaper executive with a career that took him round the world, who one day did a mad thing. He saw a for-sale sign on a cottage in the Cotswolds, bought it, resigned and moved in. For the first few weeks he just lay on the grass in a daze. Then he started talking to his neighbours and digging into the rich history of this beautiful part of England. Out of his inquiries grew this affecting and inspiring memoir.What sets it apart from others of its ilk is the author’s enviable immunity to cliché and his determination to love his homeland better than he used to.
His elegiac account of relearning how to be an Englishman should be required reading for anyone who claims to know or love this country.’ Financial Times


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Business trip to the IHT in Paris or friends and family coming to visit you? Fed up with hotels? Bring the family (sleeps 6) to superb Montmartre apartment - weekend nights free of charge if minimum of 3 work nights booked;. Cable TV; wifi, free phone calls in France (landlines); large DVD and book library; kids toys, books, travel cot and beds; two double bedrooms; all mod cons; half an hour to Neuilly and 12 mins walk from Eurostar. T&E valid invoices.

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International Herald Tribune
IHT
New York Times
The NYT Company

          NYT Company stock now at distressed price: $7.70. What next? Capitalism 2.0's first philanthropic newspaper?        


It wasn't so long ago that I was writing that if NYT Company stock fell below $10, that we would be at a tipping point.

As of market close yesterday, NYT Company stock was at $7.70, just 2 cents higher than its lower ever price. I wonder how Mr. Santos and those private investors are feeling now, having seen the value of their investment nearly half in three months. (-43%)

About.com, which I critiqued some time before it was rumoured it would be sold, is no doubt proving to be a tougher sell than expected - basically the NYT Company owns a web site with lots of content but which the younger, more savvy, upscale web generation treat pretty much with disdain. Hard to shift to reduce that debt.

Boston Globe? Who wants to buy that?

And as for the IHT, there seems to be something in the argument that the NYT Company is in fact reducing the value of an asset it holds. They've already given up on www.iht.com with their plans to roll it into www.nytimes.com (hardly an asset value increase move).

My view is, that at these prices, the NYT Company family must be buying shares with a view to taking it private.

My long term prognosis now is leading me to think that unless the NYT Company can reveal a game changing idea or acquisition, the price will continue to be hammered, which leaves the family with the very attractive proposition of taking it private, perhaps with the assistance of some sort of management buyout and/or collection of very rich New York investors more interested in keeping 'their' newspaper alive, seeking modest dividends - or at least prepared to wait out a prolonged zero dividend period whilst debt is reduced.

On the subject of management or employee buyout, let's be honest: stock option packages at the moment aren't looking that thrilling and the job market for staff, B-side or edit, is hardly any better. So as part of this, everyone takes a 15-25% paycut. I can see lots of employees who would be more than happy with that in the current media employment market.
Even the likes of Kristof, Krugman and Dowd might be prepared to swallow it, given their attachment to the value of a free press and their liberal ideologies, and that goes for most of the newsroom.
As for the B-side, the job market is basically dead, so what else are they going to do. Some will go it alone into New Media, some editors too perhaps. But a lot love this institution.
Family says we won't be taking a dividend or a salary -Golden, Sulzberger - and you guys have got to take this as part of the new Sulzberger-Ochs Foundation NYT.
Subscribers may even be asked to put their hands in their pocket for some sort of stock/subscription deal or just a price increase. If you love us so much, pay more, because we're prepared to lose readers and hang on to wealthier ones because our profits are going to be coming crashing down anyway.

In other words, a private sector, philanthropic type bailout.

CSM may be going weekly and web only (and that's a non-profit organisation).

The NYT may become Capitalism 2.0's first philanthropic newspaper - a newspaper working as a genuine public service without all those nasty speculators and investors hassling the family. That gives them time to breathe, pay off the debt, and re-position, re-tool for a new future.

I'd say, if you love the NYT and want it to continue, and have spare cash and don't seek a return on it, start buying.

I'd also say there will be no money any time soon to market the IHT, which, with the end of http://www.iht.com/ makes the end of the IHT and the beginning of the International New York Times highly likely in 2010.

That's not to say that the INYT will become an international version of the NYT, nor that the content or even design (beyond the planned treading water re-design we will see next year) of the IHT will radically change.

Simply, this company can't afford to market two media brands, and one of them globally, in 2009/2010.

So it's fold into INYT - with possible cost reducing move from Paris - or sell brand to vanity publisher e.g an Emirate, based out of one of their media cities?

How much would the Sheiks love to be seen to own a primarily Jewish owned newspaper (in terms of family voting shares) but also be seen to be hands off, democratic media owners?

Frankly, in current market conditions who else is going to buy it? An Icelandic bank?

Dubai here we come, but we'll always have Paris.

There are alternative game changing ideas out there, but I'm sensing a degree of sang-froid cool or complete corporate inertia. This is disonsaurs standing in falling volcanic ash time. Move, adapt, change or die.



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The Oxford Times





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'I read
A Place in My Country with absolute unalloyed delight. A glorious book.'
Jeremy Irons (actor)


‘Ian Walthew was a newspaper executive with a career that took him round the world, who one day did a mad thing. He saw a for-sale sign on a cottage in the Cotswolds, bought it, resigned and moved in. For the first few weeks he just lay on the grass in a daze. Then he started talking to his neighbours and digging into the rich history of this beautiful part of England. Out of his inquiries grew this affecting and inspiring memoir.What sets it apart from others of its ilk is the author’s enviable immunity to cliché and his determination to love his homeland better than he used to.
Financial Times


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          Herbalife: The Ultimate Financial Plaything        

Herbalife has become the ultimate financial plaything. Carl Icahn cemented the status by joining uppity investors Bill Ackman and Dan Loeb in the war over the nutritional supplements seller. One idea of his is for Herbalife to go private - again. The controversial business model and rich cash flow make it easy for Wall Street to keep imprinting fresh narratives on the company.

The renewed batting around of Herbalife began last April when another agitator, Greenlight Capital’s David Einhorn, raised questions about whether the “distributors” of Herbalife weight-loss powders and vitamins actually sell them to other customers or mainly consume them personally. The shares swiftly tumbled from over $70 apiece to $46.

Then Ackman, founder of Pershing Square Capital, came along at the end of 2012 with his $1 billion short thesis about the company being a doomed pyramid scheme. That pushed the stock well below $30.

Third Point’s Loeb gave the market something else to think about. He said Ackman was trotting out a tired, old bogeyman about multi-level marketing and that government action against Herbalife was unlikely. Loeb pointed to a $950 million stock buyback plan as a reason to buy.

Icahn, the fourth activist to weigh in on Herbalife, disclosed a 13 percent stake on Thursday, sending the shares up initially about 14 percent. The 76-year-old billionaire, whose personal animosity toward Ackman blew up in spectacular fashion last month live on CNBC, reckons Herbalife is ripe for a leveraged buyout.

It’s an idea as old as Ackman’s skepticism. Private equity firm J.H. Whitney took Herbalife private in 2002 after the founder’s tabloid-fodder death sent the shares plunging. About two years later, Herbalife returned to the public markets, minting Whitney a fortune. In 2007, the firm tried to repeat the trick, but shareholders shot down the $38-a-share buyout offer.

For a company whose business is hard to comprehend and which operates in a constantly challenged gray area, it’s easy to alter perceptions. Its stock is 80 percent more volatile than average, according to Thomson Reuters. The many varied and confident opinions about Herbalife seem to have equally powerful influence. That’s why it’s so important for these multi-millionaire investors to get in the last word.

Read more at Reuters Breakingviews


          Heinz Deal Gives Taste of New Buyout Secret Sauce        

Heinz ketchup is giving markets a taste of private equity’s new secret sauce. Buyout firm 3G Capital is swallowing the condiment king for $28 billion with Warren Buffett’s help. In the past, such mega-LBOs required multiple firms to work. With so-called club deals all but dead, the Heinz takeover shows the new way forward.

Only six weeks ago, the group of Brazilians behind both Anheuser-Busch Inbev and 3G, which owns Burger King, made the pitch to Heinz. The U.S. icon quickly saw the benefits of the more globally-minded Jorge Paulo Lemann and his other fellow Gs, named for the Brazilian Banco Garantia they started together. While growth at Heinz is usually as slow as its ketchup flows, the cash still pours out quickly. Moody’s expects the company to generate about $450 million of free cash flow for the year ending April 30.

Even so, 3G would have been hard-pressed to pull off anything of this scale alone. Lemann enlisted his old Gillette board pal Buffett with a transaction perfectly suited to his burger, shake and value-investing appetite. Berkshire Hathaway is putting in the same $4.5 billion of equity as 3G. The Oracle of Omaha’s conglomerate also could reap a 9 percent dividend from some $8 billion of preferred stock he’s acquiring in the deal.

The arrangement is similar to one being used by Michael Dell to buy his eponymous PC maker. Instead of assembling a roster of private equity firms, as was the norm in the pre-crisis buyout boom, Silver Lake Partners and Dell turned to Microsoft for additional funding. And Dell kicked in some cash from his MSD investment vehicle to go along with his 14 percent stake in the company.

Despite how cheap it is to borrow, more creative pairings probably will be needed if more big public companies are to go private. Buyout firms are understandably reluctant to band together after their investors balked and regulators pried into clubby relationships. Berkshire Hathaway and Microsoft aren’t the only companies with hoards of cash they’d like to put to work. Teaming up with private equity might turn out to be a combination that works as well as ketchup on a Whopper.

Read more at Reuters Breakingviews


          Dell LBO Objectors in Tight Corner        

Objectors to the founder’s $24.4 billion leveraged buyout of Dell are in a tight corner. The likes of Southeastern Asset Management are right that Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners have made a lowball offer. Yet it’s at a respectable 25 percent premium, and the company’s shares haven’t topped the $13.65 per share deal price in months or Southeastern’s $23.72 per share valuation in years.

Dell’s net cash, its finance business at book value and the cost of recent acquisitions, which Dell says are doing well, add up to almost $13 a share, as Southeastern points out. That’s practically the whole of the LBO price, yet it ignores the value of Dell’s server and PC business and most of its IT consulting. Those businesses may be in decline, but they are not worthless.

Or look at it this way. Analysts expect Dell to generate $4.6 billion of EBITDA in the coming year. After capital expenditure, estimated interest costs following the buyout and taxes, the company will probably churn out more than $2 billion in free cash flow. That’s an impressive return on the buyers’ roughly $6 billion of equity - much more than sufficient to compensate for the risk of a continued slide in the PC business.

Southeastern is justified in worrying that the role of the founder and largest shareholder will deter rival bids, despite the board’s efforts to use independent advisers and allow a period to find a buyer at a higher price. Industry rivals might want to pick off some Dell units, but most likely not the whole. And without Michael Dell’s willing involvement, it is probably too big a bite for private equity funds. Moreover, short-term investors betting on the sale - who perhaps now hold a quarter of all Dell’s shares - will mostly vote for the bird in hand if the alternative is the stock returning to earth with a thud.

Southeastern’s other ideas require patience. For instance, a big special dividend financed by debt would still leave shareholders with a period of high leverage and potential earnings volatility before they have as much in their pockets as the buyout price. Yet returning about $4 billion to investors over the past two years via buybacks and a recent dividend has not done anything to persuade public investors of Dell’s charms.

Investors have had time to understand Michael Dell’s turnaround plan, but Dell’s shares traded at no more than about $11 apiece in the months before buyout rumors surfaced in early January. Not enough shareholders seem to be persuaded it’s worth waiting around. More optimistic owners like Southeastern, with its 8.5 percent stake, could be in a position to force the price higher. But barring a major surprise, it looks as though alternatives to the LBO provide too little certainty to match up.

Read more at Reuters Breakingviews.


          SeaWorld IPO May Not Make Second Investment Splash        

SeaWorld’s next investment splash might be smaller than its last. Blackstone Group is ready to take public the amusement parks it bought in 2009 from Anheuser-Busch InBev. Dividends have helped the buyout firm recoup a big part of its original cash outlay already and it may end up trebling its money. But new buyers hoping for a similar performance after the initial public offering should beware getting soaked.

Blackstone put in about $1 billion of equity to acquire SeaWorld for a headline price of $2.3 billion, according to the IPO prospectus. Since then, the firm led by Stephen Schwarzman has collected some $610 million in special payouts. Now it looks to be in line for even more.

Six Flags potentially shows how. The rival owner of 19 parks full of roller coasters and log flumes trades at an enterprise value of just over 11 times estimated EBITDA for 2013, according to Thomson Reuters data. Using the same multiple and assuming SeaWorld’s EBITDA hits $400 million this year, the company’s total value would be $4.4 billion.

Shamu the whale’s home is, however, weighed down by $1.7 billion of debt. That would leave SeaWorld with an equity value of $2.7 billion. When combined with the earlier dividends, the figures imply Blackstone’s investment - at least on paper - is now worth about $3.3 billion. Even after allowing for up to $400 million in performance bonuses Blackstone may have to hand over to the original seller, SeaWorld should deliver a handsome rate of return.

New investors may be hard-pressed to manage the same feat. Though IPO proceeds would help reduce the ratio a bit, SeaWorld’s debt is more than four times expected 2013 EBITDA, compared with less than three at Six Flags. Also, Blackstone’s acquisition timing, amid a consumer spending slump, was shrewd. As the company and its banking advisers start pitching and pricing the shares, investors should be careful not to buy into any fish tale.

Read more at Reuters Breakingviews.


          Reply #5186        
What's the latest Chasing Reports? Kind of slow here for a long weekend.

FloridaWinner, did you buyout the remaining supply around Gainesville and if so, how did you do
          MBO fuels expansion plans at laboratory        
A YORK based food intolerance testing laboratory is under new ownership following a private equity backed management buyout.
          Snapdeal-Flipkart deal moves a step ahead, SoftBank buys out Kalaari and founders’ shares        
In the latest development around the potential acquisition of Snapdeal by Flipkart,  Snapdeal’s major shareholder — Japanese investor SoftBank has bought out Kalaari Capital’s stake in the company. Additionally, it has also completed the buyout of the founders’ Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal’s shares as well. As per the reports, post this transaction, SoftBank will own around […]
          Reply #3557        
I was only joking about the buyout thing. I think based on the roll numbers being reported that $200MS and 50X SHOULD have a jackpot winner circulating somewhere out there, but there's no way to know. The roll numbers seem to suggest that there's plenty of books at what would be near the end of the printing to have the winners, but those same stats also say there should be some decent $100+ prizes left.

200MS seems like the best try. It said in the latest report that Oldghost posted awhile ba... [ More ]
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Ah, well at least you found a winner. I've encountered 10 duds in a row on 50X cash. In my experiences, it has paid out worse than the $10 Holiday Gifts. I agree that big spenders could buyout 50X cash easily with only 2-3% remaining (and possibly 100 books left across the state). The King's Ransom game could also be bought out easily by Lotto Post members, honestly. With it being $300 a book, it could be feasible. That game is brutal though. I've heard of people receiving $60-$70 back on a $300... [ More ]
          Charlie Weis's Millions (5/18/2017)        

Ty and Dan connect up to discuss the once-in-a-lifetime scenario of Charlie Weis's multimillion dollar buyout and their hypothetical strategies for spending $19 million. Plus, a look at which lousy teams from 2016 stand the best chance of springing back to life this fall.


          US Equities: Unwinding the Yellen Leveraged Buyout         

Massive monetary accommodation where interest rates have been driven to unprecedentedlow levels has resulted in a boom in financial engineering. Issuing new debt when it is so cheap is a no brainer when it can be used to reduce total debt servicing costs and to buy back relatively expensive equity.


          Buffett Go-To Billionaire Dealmaker Has Wall Street on Edge        

Warren Buffett’s cash and cash equivalents currently sits at $85 billion, according to Bloomberg. That is Berkshire Hathaway’s biggest cash holding since at least 1900 and most likely an all-time record. Moreover, it is presumably still growing.

We can interpret that in two ways. 1) Buffett is concerned about valuations and is building-up his cash reserves so that he can buy following at least a sharp correction. This has proved to be his preferred strategy over the decades. 2) Buffett may feel that with global GDP improving, plus Trump’s domestic economic policies, Wall Street may be right in propelling US share indices to new all-time highs. In that event, he may help Jorge Paulo Lemann to arrange a buyout of Coca-Cola.

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          SC005: Comixology Buyout        
The whole gang is here to discuss the acquisition of Comixology by Amazon.com. We would also like to wish as speedy recovery to our friend Jamie, who is currently battling cancer. Check out the awesome sketch Harold drew for Jamie below!
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          Venture Capital and Private Equity        

Venture Capital
is a form of "risk capital". In other words, capital that is invested in a business where there is a substantial element of risk relating to the future creation of profits and cash flows. Risk capital is invested as shares (equity) rather than as a loan and the investor requires a higher "rate of return" to compensate him for his risk.



Venture Capital provides long-term, committed share capital, to help unquoted companies grow and succeed. If an entrepreneur is looking to start-up, expand, buy-into a business, buy-out a business in which he works, turnaround or revitalize a company, venture capital could help do this. Obtaining venture capital is substantially different from raising debt or a loan from a lender. Lenders have a legal right to interest on a loan and repayment of the capital, irrespective of the success or failure of a business. As a shareholder, the venture capitalist's return is dependent on the growth and profitability of the business. This return is generally earned when the venture capitalist "exits" by selling its shareholding in the business.

Venture Capital in India

History of Venture Capital in India dates back to early 70's when Govt of India appointed a committee laid by Late Shri R.S.Bhatt to find out the ways to meet a void in conventional financing for funding start-up companies based on absolutely new innovative technologies. Such companies either did not get any financial support or the funding was inadequate which resulted into their early mortality. The committee recommended starting of Venture Capital industry in India. In mid 80's three all India financial institutions viz IDBI, ICICI, IFCI started investing into the equity of small technological companies.

In Nov 1988, Govt of India decided to institutionalize Venture Capital Industry and announce guidelines in the parliament. Controller of Capital issues implemented these guidelines known as CCI for VC. These guidelines were very restrictive and following a very narrow definition of VC. They required Venture Capital to be invested in companies based on innovative technologies started by first generation entrepreneur. This made VC investment highly risky and unattractive. Nonetheless many private initiatives were taken. At the same time World Bank selected 6 institutions to start VC investment in India. This included TDICICI (ICICI), GVFL, Canbank Venture Capital Fund, APIDC, RCTC (now known as IFCI Venture Capital Funds Ltd.) and ILF (now known as Pathfinder).

In 1995, Govt of India permitted Foreign Finance companies to make investments in India and many foreign VC private equity firms entered India. In 1996, government announced guidelines to regulate the VC industry. Though there were many shortcomings these guidelines were the starting point.

In 1997, IT boom in India made VC industry more significant. Due to symbiotic relationship between VC and IT industry, VC got more prominence as a major source of funding for the rapidly growing IT industry. Indian VC's which were so far investing in all the sectors changed their focus to IT and telecom industry.

The recession during 1999 - 2001 took the wind out of VC industry. Most of the VC either closed down or wound-up their operations. Almost all of them changed their focus to existing successful firms for their growth and expansion. VC firms also got engaged into funding buyouts, privatisation and restructuring. Currently, just a few firms are taking the risk of investing into the start-up technology based companies.

Difference between VC and private equity:

Private equity refers to equity or quasi-equity investments in high-growth companies and includes buyouts, mezzanine financing, privatization and public as well as private deals. The private equity asset class includes venture capital, buyouts, and mezzanine investment activity. While venture capital focuses on investing in private, young, fast growing companies, private equity players largely provide mezzanine or bridge funding.

What kind of businesses are attractive to venture capitalists:

Venture capitalists prefer to invest in "entrepreneurial businesses". This does not necessarily mean small or new businesses. Rather, it is more about the investment's aspirations and potential for growth, rather by current size. Venture capital investors are interested in companies with high growth prospects, which are managed by experienced and ambitious teams who are capable of turning their business plan into reality.

Process of investment by VC investors

VC funds receive the proposals for investment either directly or through financial intermediaries. The process of investment by a VC funds begins with desk research on a deal. In case the deal evinces interest of VC funds, the Management Team is requested to present the Business model of company, unique aspects of business, future prospects and the investment proposal. During interaction, VC fund assesses the quality & competence of Management team with a view to get perspective on overall business prospects of investment proposal. In case, after discussions with Management team, VC investor finds the deal as investible proposition, a document containing terms of proposed investment known as term sheet, is devised and negotiated with Promoters for their concurrence.

VC funds take up the venture for detailed due-diligence after getting final concurrence of Entrepreneurs on terms of proposed investment negotiated with them. The detailed due diligence of project is carried out by VC funds themselves or assigned to independent Advisors. The detailed due diligence of project is carried out to examine Business, financial and legal aspects of proposed investment. During the process of due diligence, VC funds also assess requirement of funds, stages & quantum of investment and related milestones for investment. The investee company is expected to provide all the cooperation to VC fund/ independent Advisor carrying out due diligence of its venture and explain material transactions undertaken by the company in the past.

On successful completion of due diligence, depending on findings and in process of getting internal approvals for investment, VC funds may modify or stipulate such other conditions as are considered appropriate by them for investment in the company and accordingly negotiate changes/ modifications in the term sheet with the Entrepreneurs (also called Promoters). In case revised terms for investment are agreeable to Entrepreneurs, VC funds issue Letter of Intent for investment and require investee companies to complete formalities for availing investment. These formalities include execution of legal agreements by Promoters/ Investee companies, passing of requisite Board/ Company's resolution, obtaining approval of Govt. & other statutory approvals, etc. for facilitating investment.

Thereafter, on request by companies for release the investment, VC funds, subject to compliance of pre-disbursement conditions and achievement of milestones stipulated for same, undertake investment in the company.

During currency of investment, VC funds regularly monitor functioning of Investee companies, give inputs on strategic plans and guide companies for optimizing their performance. VC funds also pursue the Investee companies to orient their business plans & achieve performance targets to qualify for bringing out Initial Public offers (IPOs) and get listed on stock exchanges for providing exit from investment to VC funds.

The process of investment and level of participation of VC funds in management of venture indicated above is illustrative and may vary depending on merits of a venture or strategy of a VC fund.

 

          SoundCloud Was Hiring Almost Up to the Point That It Laid Off 40 Percent of Its Workforce        

This post originally appeared on Business Insider.

“Two weeks ago I moved from Scotland to Germany to start a new job as an iOS engineer at SoundCloud,” wrote Matthew Healy on the Hackernoon website on July 10. "On Monday of last week I started that job. By Thursday evening I, along with 172 of my new colleagues, was officially being laid off.

"Why was a business that was about to cut 40 percent of its workforce still hiring so aggressively?" he asked.

It's a question that Healey and many other SoundCloud employees are still struggling to understand.

Reports started to appear online on July 5 that said SoundCloud was about to cut its 420-strong workforce by 40 percent. Bloomberg had read a draft blog post in which SoundCloud CEO Alex Ljung explained that the company was letting go of 173 staff, and shutting down its offices in London and San Francisco (leaving only offices in New York City and Berlin) as part of an effort to reduce costs at the company, whose losses have been spiraling out of control.

"Nobody saw it coming," a SoundCloud employee, who wishes to remain anonymous, told Business Insider. "It was a sudden announcement."

Those that remain at the company could be forgiven for feeling nervous. SoundCloud's existing cash reserves will only carry it through to the fourth quarter of the year, which is less than 50 days away, according to sources cited by TechCrunch. SoundCloud has attempted to downplay the TechCrunch report, although the company confirmed last week that it is in the process of trying to raise more capital.

The leaked blog post that Bloomberg saw was quickly published onto SoundCloud's website and there have been two company all-hands meetings since.

During last week's all-hands meeting—held on July 11 and monitored by a number of security personnel—"SoundClouders" were looking for answers as to why the company had to suddenly lay off almost half of its staff.

Staff wanted to know why they hadn't been warned that cuts were on the way, and the remaining employees wanted assurance that the cost reductions would keep the company in business for the foreseeable future.

"The all-hands today was absolutely horrible," another SoundCloud employee, who also wishes to remain anonymous, told Business Insider shortly after the meeting. "[There were] no real answers and [they were] politically avoiding questions."

Ljung and cofounder Eric Wahlforss accepted "no ownership of the responsibility and no admittance of fault," the source claimed, adding that they also failed to state whether there would be any repercussions for the executives that have led SoundCloud into the sticky position it now finds itself in.

SoundCloud was founded in Stockholm, Sweden, in August 2007. It launched in 2008 and started out as a cool, indie platform for people interested in discovering the latest and greatest new music.

"We build an online audio platform that's used by people working with music to be able to receive, send, and distribute their music," Ljung said in a YouTube video uploaded in October 2008 when SoundCloud had around 25,000 users.

"They use it on a daily basic to be able to get files they're working on over to other people ... or to be able to take their finished tracks and get them out to people who then sell the tracks or to other social networks. What we're basically doing in the long term is trying to build a cloud-based audio platform that anybody who is involved with music can work with."

The founders met while studying at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, which has a reputation for being one of the world's best computer science universities. They bonded over a shared love of music and decided to create a platform that was something like Flickr or Wordpress but for sound.

"We both were working in music and one way or another I used to be a sound designer for films and Eric used to release music," Ljung said in the same YouTube video. "We had a lot of trouble trying to collaborate with people. Trying to use the web and getting sent music all the time. Getting it to our inboxes and getting the weird FTP logins. One day we realised OK it's actually annoying when people send us new music they're working on when that should be like a really happy moment."

Shortly after setting up the company, the founders moved SoundCloud to Berlin, which was developing a reputation as one of the most startup-friendly cities in Europe at the time, partly due to its cheap accommodation and its abundance of talented programmers.

"If I look back 10 years ago, Berlin was a nascent [startup] ecosystem," Wahlforss said at a startup event in March. "It didn't have all of the infrastructure in place, but it certainly had some of the raw ingredients."

The company became one of Berlin's most-loved startups and in May 2014, SoundCloud was reported to have caught the eye of Twitter, which was considering buying the platform. Twitter had already tried to launch a music product to get people to stay longer on the platform, but the attempt failed.

Ultimately the Twitter talks fell through. This is thought to be partly because SoundCloud wanted a deal worth $1 billion when its valuation was only $700 million. It could also be because, despite its best efforts, SoundCloud had been plagued by copyright infringement issues.

In May 2015, Sony Music pulled music by several key artists from SoundCloud after the label decided it wasn't making enough money from music hosted on the streaming site. Original recordings from Sony artists like Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Miguel, and Hozier were removed. They were later added again after SoundCloud negotiated a new deal with Sony Music.

In August 2015, SoundCloud was sued for not paying musicians royalties. In an email sent to its members, the Performing Rights Society for Music (PRS for Music) announced that it felt it has "no alternative but to commence legal proceedings," following "five years of unsuccessful negotiations."

By November 2015, loyal SoundCloud users were starting to lose faith in the site as it shifted from a hangout for DJs and radio hosts to a commercial platform. Users said the music streaming app and website had strayed from its earlier focus on supporting DJs and felt that it was unfairly removing content and focusing on high-profile users and licensed music.

At the time, Business Insider spoke to Chris Reed, known as Plastician, owner of the Terrorhythm Recordings music label which he launched in 2002. He said that he "had trouble" with a track on his personal SoundCloud profile as well as the profile of his record label. "I own all the rights to it, it contains no illegal samples, and I even own the publishing to it," he said. "So I was really confused as to why this is happening."

Over time, the company managed to successfully negotiate deals with many of the major record labels—but this didn't come cheap. SoundCloud had to sacrifice some of its equity in the process, but bringing the major labels on board helped it to compete with the likes of Apple Music and Spotify.

Today, the company has deals with all three major music labels: Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, and Warner. In the process, it's given away a significant amount equity, with 3 to 5 percent going to Warner and possibly more going to Universal.

SoundCloud claims to have around 175 million listeners who can tune into listen to more than 150 million pieces of content. For most of its life, it was completely free and had no revenue stream.

It introduced advertisements in mid-2015 ahead of the launch of its $9.99 SoundCloud Go+ subscription streaming service, which launched in March 2016 to compete with Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music. There's also a cheaper $4.99 option that allows users to listen to content without ad interruptions but they don't get access to all of the music on the platform.

The deals with the major labels are what allowed Spotify to launch its premium service. That essentially means the company was forced to give away chunks of equity to launch its music streaming service.

But ultimately, SoundCloud remains unprofitable. The last official numbers show SoundCloud incurred an almost $59 million loss in 2015, higher than the almost $45 million loss it recorded in 2014. The company's revenues in 2015 were about $24 million.

During 2015, SoundCloud's headcount grew by 25 percent, up from 236 to 295 people. A Companies House filing shows that it spent $28 million on wages and salaries in the year. That meant the average annual salary at the company hit $95,000 in 2015–up 19 percent on the $80,000 average wage paid out to staff in 2014.

One major point of contention is the fact that SoundCloud hired a number of people into roles over the last few months knowing full well that they were going to have to make large redundancies, according to TechCrunch.

Developer Vojta Stavik and his girlfriend were planning to pack up their lives in Prague and move to Berlin where Stavik was planning to take his dream job at SoundCloud. He and his girlfriend were planning to let go of their apartment, say goodbye to their friends and family, and relocate to the German capital.

Stavik was due to start on July 17 but his engineering role was axed on July 7. He told Business Insider on the day he was due to start: "I'm moving there this week by my own without having any particular job."

Stavik applied for the job at SoundCloud in April. In May, after a 20-minute Skype call and a remote coding assignment that he spent 20 hours on, SoundCloud flew him to Berlin for a series of interviews and tests. He was offered a job at SoundCloud two days after his trip to Berlin.

"I was super happy and excited about moving to Berlin!" Stavik wrote in a blog post explaining the process on July 9.

SoundCloud told Stavik that it would provide him and his girlfriend with temporary accommodation for their first few weeks in Berlin. They were supposed to get the keys on July 13.

On July 6, Stavik saw a report about the job cuts at the company. He immediately sent an email to the recruiter asking whether they affected him.

On July 7, he received an email from the relocation agency saying it had paused his relocation process and it was waiting for SoundCloud HR to provide it with more information. The company also told him that everyone at SoundCloud had been given a day off to process the news. "That was the moment when I realised that I'm probably screwed," Stavik wrote on his blog.

"For the whole day, I was sending emails to every contact person at SoundCloud I had, asking them about my planned start day, having no response."

Finally, at 8 p.m. that evening, SoundCloud chief technology officer Artem Fishman called him up and told him his job has been canceled. "I told him I already quit my job, let my apartment in Prague go, and was supposed to move to Berlin in just a few days! I also asked him about the possible compensation. The response was negative."

Stavik claimed that Fishman said SoundCloud wanted to act like his application never happened.

Stavik is now on the hunt for a job in Berlin.

Elsewhere, software engineer Matthew Healy wrote a blog post on titled: "My week at SoundCloud."

In the post, Healy said: "Two weeks ago I moved from Scotland to Germany to start a new job as an iOS engineer at SoundCloud. On Monday of last week I started that job. By Thursday evening I, along with 172 of my new colleagues, was officially being laid off."

Healey had secured a lease on an apartment and sold many of his belongings in order to move to Berlin to work for SoundCloud.

"I had my first day at SoundCloud on the Monday before I signed that lease. It was a ridiculous start to a new job. First, there was the obligatory branded swag: a T-shirt, a water bottle, a pair of headphones, all in a branded tote bag. Then there was the office itself: an incredible space where every detail had been considered, with free snacks and drinks, and an espresso machine. I couldn’t believe how lucky I was to work there.

"Eleven other people started with me. Around the office, people were telling us it was the biggest intake in months."

Stavik, Healy, and many other SoundCloud staff have added their names to an open spreadsheet of SoundClouders for hire. Recruiters that are interested in hiring the laid off SoundClouders are also adding their names and details to a separate page on the spreadsheet.

TechCrunch reports that SoundCloud's founders told staff during one of the post-redundancy all-hands meetings that investors had asked them in March to make the job cuts as part of a $70 million debt funding deal that was first reported by Business Insider. SoundCloud was reportedly forced to raise the debt funding after it failed to raise $100 million in venture funding.

Several top-tier executives left SoundCloud in the months leading up to the job cuts, possibly because they knew they were on the way. SoundCloud's COO and finance director both left the company around February, while veteran SoundCloud employee David Noël left in March.

During a fireside chat with TechCrunch editor at large Mike Butcher in Berlin on July 12, Ljung carefully dodged questions that staff would no doubt love to know the answers to.

"We were hiring people up until we shifted strategy," Ljung said at the Tech Open Air conference. "We operate in many different countries. In some countries it takes a long time for people to be hired."

The company's current cash reserves will only last until the end of the fourth quarter, according to TechCrunch sources. Ljung confirmed on July 12 that he's in the process of trying to raise more money for the company after he was asked about a rumoured $250 million funding round.

Ljung repeatedly said during his interview with Butcher that he was adamant on building a strong and independent music streaming platform and refused to comment on Google and Spotify acquisition rumours. The Financial Times reported last September that Spotify was in "advanced talks" to buy SoundCloud for $1 billion, while Music Business Worldwide reported in January that Google was mulling an acquisition that was likely to be in the order of $500 million.

"It's a very sad event to let go of these people but if we zoom out and look at the entire company right now, I think people are missing a couple of key points," Ljung said in Berlin. He highlighted how SoundCloud was the twentieth most-downloaded app in the US App Store on the day before the interview. "We have an enormous user base and very good growth. Very good engagement too. Everything in terms of the business and user metrics is growing.

"Now is the time where we have to take more control over our situation," he said. "We're in the process of reducing our cost basis significantly. We're taking more control of our own future and ensuring our independence."

On July 13, as rumours circulated that SoundCloud was close to running out of money, hip hop artist Chancelor Bennett (aka Chance the Rapper) wrote on Twitter: "I'm working on the SoundCloud thing." The next day, he followed up with another tweet that read: "Just had a very fruitful call with Alex Ljung. @SoundCloud is here to stay."

What was said on the call isn't known. Some people speculated that Bennett's mysterious tweet meant that he had given SoundCloud some money, while others speculated that he might be buying the service. It wouldn't be the first time a solo artist has bought a music streaming platform — Jay Z acquired Tidal in 2015.

A representative for SoundCloud reportedly told Variety that the rapper is "essentially spreading good vibes about the company during a challenging time." The representative added that they were unaware of a more material commitment.

Shortly after Bennett's tweet, a post from Ljung appeared on SoundCloud's blog. It read:

Hey everyone,
There's an insane amount of noise about SoundCloud in the world right now. And it's just that, noise. The music you love on SoundCloud isn't going away, the music you shared or uploaded isn’t going away, because SoundCloud is not going away. Not in 50 days, not in 80 days or anytime in the foreseeable future. Your music is safe.
Along with each of you, we’ve built this incredible creative community of artists, podcasters, DJs, producers and more who are the driving force in pushing culture   forward in the world. That’s not going to change. Last week we had to make some tough decisions to let go of some of our staff, but we did this to ensure     SoundCloud remains a strong, independent company.
Thank you for the outpouring of love and support. Some of you have asked how you can help–spread the word that we’re not going anywhere and keep doing what you’re doing–creating, listening, uploading, sharing, liking, and discovering what’s new, now and next in music. SoundCloud is here to stay.
Peace,
Alex

It's safe to assume that the last two weeks have been among the most difficult for SoundCloud since it was founded.

But SoundCloud's co-founders appear to be trying to carry on as normal. Both co-founders have attended parties in Berlin over the last couple of weeks, with Wahlforss co-hosting one with his wife last Thursday at a rural site just outside Berlin. He refused to answer Business Insider's questions at the party, saying: "I don't want to do an interview."


          America Is a Tough Place for Older People. The GOP Health Care Plan Will Make It Much Worse.        

One of the expressed intentions of Republicans’ efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare is to undo some of the age-related distribution inherent in the system. Today, healthy young people pay more so that older, less-healthy people don’t have to pay quite as much.

The Republican plan unveiled in the Senate on Thursday sharply scales back the distributional nature of the system—on an income basis, and on an age basis. The tax credits that help people afford policies on the exchanges will be sharply scaled back. So let’s say you and your spouse are 60, your kids are grown, and you’re insured on the individual market. Poverty level for a family of two is $20,420. If you make $80,000 a year between you, you’ll have to pay as much as 16 percent of your income for a high-deductible plan under the Senate’s Better Care Act as its currently written. (CNN found that, if the House plan passed last month were to become law, a 64-year-old earning $24,600 in 2026 would pay a premium of about $14,600—about 60 percent of total income.)

Asking older people to pay so much for health care is particularly devastating given the ongoing structural changes in our economy. Most Americans don’t make that much money. The median household income in the U.S. is about $55,000. But the median household income for those in the 55–64 cohort is markedly below the median for those in the 45–54 and 35–44 cohorts. Most Americans don’t have much savings. The median retirement savings for people between the ages of 50 and 55 in 2013 was $8,000.

Now, the best way to avoid paying a large chunk of your income and savings for insurance for a few years until Medicare kicks in at 65 is to keep a payroll job with health insurance. But increasingly, American employers don’t want to keep people in their 50s on their payrolls. The closer Americans get to Medicare eligibility, they more likely they are to be pushed out of their jobs—and out of the workforce entirely. The data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics tells the tale. In 2014, 79.6 percent of Americans between the ages of 45 and 54 were in the workforce. But of those between the ages of 55 and 59, 71.4 percent were in the workforce, while 67 percent of those aged 60–61 were and just 53 percent of those between 62 and 64 were.

In virtually every industry, at virtually every level of the income ladder, employees are explicitly seeking to move people off the payroll as they age into their 50s. Which means more of those Americans must buy insurance on the market the Republicans are currently trying to remake.

After the financial crisis, the big autoworkers worked out two-tier wage systems with unions which protected existing wages and benefits for older workers while allowing them to add new people to the payroll at lower rates and with less extravagant promises. So, of course, these large employers have lots of incentives to hasten the retirement of older workers.

Earlier this year, Fidelity Investments offered voluntary buyout packages to employees over the age of 55. In April, Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston offered buyouts to employees over the age of 60. Last year the Museum of Modern Art in New York offered buyouts to, you guessed it, employees over the age of 55. In education, some states are trying to get rid of tenure, and Wisconsin has already taken steps in that direction.

You see it at the high end, too. Many professional services companies, like consulting and accounting firms, require partners to retire at the age of 60. Law firms routinely push older partners to go off counsel. At Goldman Sachs, it’s hard to find people working in senior positions past their mid-50s (unless they’re in the C-suite).

As for the media, I defy you to go into a television newsroom, digital media company, or newspaper and find more than a handful of people over the age of 50, let alone 60.

Given the relentless global competition and pressure continually to boost profits, it is likely that this dynamic will intensify in coming years. Which should push reasonable policymakers to make it easier for older people to afford health insurance on their own, either by maintaining existing premium support, or by, say, opening up Medicare to people over the age of 50. But of course, the Republican plans are going in precisely in the opposite direction.

There is one area where employees who enjoy generous payroll benefits, including health insurance, can age in place. The average age in the 115th Congress is 58.


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          Weekly Commentary: Data and a Carefree Bond Market        
July non-farm payrolls gained 209,000 versus estimates of 180,000. June payrolls were revised 9,000 higher to 231,000. It’s worth noting that manufacturing added 16,000 jobs (est. 5,000) in July, the strongest gains since March. So far in 2017, manufacturing employment has been expanding at the briskest pace in years, with y-t-d gains of 82,000 dwarfing comparable 2016’s zero and 2015’s 12,000. The unemployment rate dipped a tenth in July to 4.3%. Unemployment bottomed at 4.4% during the previous cycle low back in 2007. In fact, the unemployment rate has not been lower than the July level since February 2001.

The recent narrative holds that the economy has been in an extended “soft patch”. In general, economic data have somewhat missed expectations. “US Car Sales Continue to Skid, Drop 5.7% in July.” The decline in automobile sales was viewed as confirmation of a slowing manufacturing sector. Ongoing travails in retail also support the view of economic stagnation. The labor participation rate remains a dismal 62.9%.

The narrative of a weakening in both economic activity and inflationary pressures serves the markets well. With Fed funds now near the Federal Reserve’s “neutral rate,” rate normalization has apparently about run its course. Even after Friday’s stronger-than-expected job gains, the market places the probability of another 2017 hike at less than 40%. What could be more bullish than so-called rate “normalization” that avoids any tightening of financial conditions whatsoever? The Carefree Bond Market has been cruising along the PCH with the top down in a slick new autonomous sports car.

It’s my view that U.S. and global economic maladjustment has become extreme after years of policy-induced monetary disorder. The U.S. economy is structurally unsound, though this grim reality remains well-masked by the artistry of low rates, liquidity over-abundance, inflated securities markets and record household net worth. More succinctly, deep structural impairment ensures central bankers remain wedded to loose financial conditions.

On a more cyclical basis, however, economic activity is not that weak. Data aggregation definitely smooths an extraordinarily unbalanced economy, with some segments booming and others mired in stagnation. And, importantly, ongoing monetary stimulus will do anything but resolve imbalances and structural maladjustment. At this point in the cycle – after nine years of historic monetary stimulus - the Fed should focus policy attention on cyclical indicators and err on the side of reducing accommodation. There are perilous risks associated with pushing a structurally marred economic system to the limits.

July average earnings were up 0.3% m-o-m, with one-year gains of 2.5%. Tepid wage growth is viewed as a major factor keeping inflation (CPI) stubbornly below the Fed’s 2.0% target. Yet stagnant wages are clearly a structural issue. U.S. manufacturing workers must compete against labor from around the globe. Less appreciated, the massive U.S. service sector – that flourished in the backdrop of deindustrialization, aggressive monetary stimulus and asset inflation – has created tens of millions of low skill jobs. Moreover, it is increasingly difficult for the overbuilt service sector (i.e. retail, restaurant, hotels, etc.) to afford higher compensation expenses. And let’s not forget the enormous cost – and ongoing inflation – in healthcare and insurance.

Over recent months, there has been some focus on the divergence between robust “soft” and lagging “hard” data. The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index rose last month to 49.6, a level just below the previous cycle peak in 2006/07. One must go all the way back to 2001 to beat 2017 readings for the Bloomberg Weekly National Economy Index. July’s 113.4 reading for the University of Michigan Current Economic Conditions Index was the highest since July 2005 - and the second highest going all the way back to November 2000. Last month’s 147.8 reading for the Conference Board Consumer Confidence Present Situation Index was the highest since July 2001. The CEO Confidence Index has declined only slightly from the March level - which was the highest going back to December 2004.

These various confidence indices - in conjunction with a 4.3% unemployment rate and stock prices surging further into uncharted record territory - would have traditionally been viewed as indications of loose monetary conditions. But the Yellen Fed has hung its hat on the consumer price index (and, to a lesser extent, wage growth). And it matters little to the Fed that inflation is clearly a global structural issue – one arguably associated with a prolonged period of monetary mismanagement.

And it’s not as if “hard” data is all that weak. July’s 56.3 reading in the PMI Manufacturing Index compares to 52.3 from one year ago. Looking back to 2007, the high that year was 52.6 – with the 2006 peak (February) at 55.8. June Durable Goods Orders (up 6.5%) surprised on the upside. And Q2 GDP rose to 2.6%, up from Q1’s 1.2%. The Atlanta Fed forecasts 4% Q3 GDP growth.

And despite all the talk of heightened disinflationary pressures, the ISM Manufacturing Price Index jumped seven points in July to 62. The ISM Non-Manufacturing Price index rose 3.6 points in July to 55.7. Crude and most commodities have rallied sharply over the past six weeks, certainly bolstered by dollar weakness.

A lot of attention has been paid recently to weakening auto sales. July sales were reported at a weaker-than-expected (seasonally adjusted and annualized) 16.69 million units. This compares unfavorably to the year ago pace of 17.75 million. But before we get too carried away, sales averaged 16.35 million annualized during the 2006-2007 period. In fact, July sales were just slightly below the monthly average from the eight-years 2000-2007. Sure, sales have moderated from the 2015-2016 boom – a period stoked by booming subprime lending. But, for now, I don’t see the slowing auto sector as part of a general downturn in economic activity.

Housing starts jumped back in June to a stronger-than-expected 1.215 million pace. This was the strongest reading since February and compares to the year earlier 1.190 million. Over recent months, housing starts have been running at the strongest level since 2007. Building permits also popped higher in June. Existing Home Sales are running at the highest level since early 2007. At $263,800, June Median Existing Home Prices were a record and compare to the year ago $247,600. The supply of inventory at 4.3 months of sales, while up from January’s extreme 3.5 reading, remains significantly below the average 6.0 months over the period going back to 1999. The Case-Shiller National Price index increased to a record 190.61 in May (up 5.6% y-o-y).

Friday’s smaller-than-expected Trade Deficit was the result of a 1.2% m-o-m jump in exports (up 5.8% y-o-y), to the strongest level since December 2014. U.S. exports have recovered strongly from the 2015/16 pullback, reflecting a global trade revival. The jump in U.S. exports is consistent with recent data from China, Europe, Japan and elsewhere.

For now, it’s difficult for me to take a negative short-term view on U.S. economic activity so long as the housing and export sectors continue to boom. It’s remains a Bubble Economy and, while vulnerable, the Bubble is still expanding.

At this point, the bond market is content to disregard a lot of data, that is, so long as there are no upside surprises in consumer price indices or wages (the two data sets stuck deepest in the structural muck). This works to keep market yields artificially depressed – and mortgage rates extraordinarily low. With after-tax borrowing costs remaining significantly below the rate of housing appreciation (in many areas), the backdrop is favorable for a strengthening of an already potent housing market inflationary bias. The unusually low levels of housing inventory – and an expanding list of overheated local markets – coupled with the Fed’s fixation on CPI sow the seeds for Housing Bubble 2.0.

August 1 – Bloomberg (Alfred Liu): “China has made progress in slowing leverage in the economy, but still needs to do more with the total amount of financing expected to rise 13% this year, according to Autonomous Research analyst Charlene Chu. Total outstanding credit is expected to grow to 223 trillion yuan ($33 trillion) by December from 196.8 trillion yuan at the end of 2016, analysis by Chu shows. The estimated increase will be lower than last year’s 19% gain as the government’s campaign against leverage starts to bite, she said. Her estimates are far higher than the latest official figure of 167 trillion yuan in June, which she says doesn’t accurately represent the true state of financing as it doesn’t include items like local government bond issuance and some forms of off-balance sheet lending.”

Charlene Chu is one of the preeminent analysts of Chinese Credit. She currently forecasts almost $4.0 TN of Chinese Credit growth this year, with total Credit approaching 300% of GDP. It’s somewhat of a challenge to be negative on short-term global GDP trends with record Chinese Credit expansion, enormous ongoing global QE and booming securities markets. At the same time, there’s a strong case that we’re getting awfully close to peak QE, peak Chinese Credit and peak global securities Bubble. Things would get more interesting if economic data begins to surprise on the upside, forcing the Fed and other central banks to again rethink the meaning of “normalization”. That would awaken bonds. July payrolls could have been a start.


For the Week:

The S&P500 added 0.2% (up 10.6% y-t-d), and the Dow gained 1.2% (up 11.8%). The Utilities rose 1.3% (up 9.8%). The Banks jumped 2.1% (up 5.9%), and the Broker/Dealers added 0.2% (up 14.2%). The Transports increased 0.5% (up 2.6%). The S&P 400 Midcaps declined 0.6% (up 5.5%), and the small cap Russell 2000 fell 1.2% (up 4.1%). The Nasdaq100 slipped 0.2% (up 21.3%), while the Morgan Stanley High Tech index was unchanged (up 25.4%). The Semiconductors declined 1.2% (up 19.1%). The Biotechs fell 1.0% (up 28.4%). With bullion down $11, the HUI gold index dropped 2.3% (up 5.2%).

Three-month Treasury bill rates ended the week at 105 bps. Two-year government yields were unchanged at 1.35% (up 16bps y-t-d). Five-year T-note yields slipped two bps to 1.82% (down 11bps). Ten-year Treasury yields declined three bps to 2.26% (down 18bps). Long bond yields fell five bps to 2.84% (down 22bps).

Greek 10-year yields rose eight bps to 5.41% (down 161bps y-t-d). Ten-year Portuguese yields fell six bps to 2.87% (down 88bps). Italian 10-year yields dropped 10 bps to 2.02% (up 21bps). Spain's 10-year yields declined four bps to 1.48% (up 10bps). German bund yields dropped seven bps to 0.47% (up 26bps). French yields fell six bps to 0.75% (up 7bps). The French to German 10-year bond spread widened one to 28 bps. U.K. 10-year gilt yields declined four bps to 1.18% (down 6bps). U.K.'s FTSE equities index rallied 1.9% (up 5.2%).

Japan's Nikkei 225 equities index was unchanged (up 4.4% y-t-d). Japanese 10-year "JGB" yields slipped a basis point to 0.065% (up 3bps). France's CAC40 gained 1.4% (up 7.0%). The German DAX equities index recovered 1.1% (up 7.1%). Spain's IBEX 35 equities index gained 1.2% (up 14%). Italy's FTSE MIB index surged 2.4% (up 14%). EM equities were mostly higher. Brazil's Bovespa index rose 2.1% (up 11.1%), and Mexico's Bolsa added 0.2% (up 12.5%). South Korea's Kospi slipped 0.2% (up 18.2%). India’s Sensex equities index was unchanged (up 21.4%). China’s Shanghai Exchange increased 0.3% (up 5.1%). Turkey's Borsa Istanbul National 100 index gained 0.8% (up 38.9%). Russia's MICEX equities index rose 0.8% (down 12.5%).

Junk bond mutual funds saw inflows of $195 million (from Lipper).

Freddie Mac 30-year fixed mortgage rates added a basis point to 3.93% (up 50bps y-o-y). Fifteen-year rates slipped two bps to 3.18% (up 44bps). The five-year hybrid ARM rate declined three bps to 3.15% (up 42bps). Bankrate's survey of jumbo mortgage borrowing costs had 30-yr fixed rates down six bps to 4.05% (up 43bps).

Federal Reserve Credit last week declined $9.2bn to $4.426 TN. Over the past year, Fed Credit contracted $8.7bn. Fed Credit inflated $1.615 TN, or 58%, over the past 247 weeks. Elsewhere, Fed holdings for foreign owners of Treasury, Agency Debt rose $8.0bn last week to $3.333 TN. "Custody holdings" were up $113bn y-o-y, or 3.5%.

M2 (narrow) "money" supply last week rose $12.2bn to a record $13.620 TN. "Narrow money" expanded $727bn, or 5.6%, over the past year. For the week, Currency increased $1.4bn. Total Checkable Deposits jumped $55.9bn, while Savings Deposits slumped $44.9bn. Small Time Deposits gained $2.6bn. Retail Money Funds declined $2.9bn.

Total money market fund assets jumped $20.47bn to $2.660 TN. Money Funds fell $78.3bn y-o-y (2.9%).

Total Commercial Paper declined $8.2bn to $969.6bn. CP declined $57bn y-o-y, or 5.5%.

Currency Watch:

August 1 – Financial Times (Jennifer Hughes): “The Hong Kong dollar has fallen to its weakest level since the China-inspired turmoil of January 2016 as abundant liquidity continues to create a widening interest rate gap with the US. The move pushed the Hong Kong currency further into the weaker half of its tightly pegged trading range against the US dollar — in a shift from its position for most of the past decade of trading near the stronger end. Wednesday’s weakness took the currency to HK$7.8171 against the greenback — a level not seen since January 2016 when fears about China’s weakening economy sent shockwaves through global markets.”

The U.S. dollar index recovered 0.3% to 93.542 (down 8.7% y-t-d). For the week on the upside, the euro increased 0.2%. On the downside, the South African rand declined 3.1%, the Canadian dollar 1.7%, the New Zealand dollar 1.4%, the Australian dollar 0.8%, the British pound 0.7%, the Mexican peso 0.6%, the Swiss franc 0.4%, the Norwegian krone 0.4%, the Swedish krona 0.3%, the Singapore dollar 0.3%, and the South Korean won 0.2%. The Chinese renminbi added 0.12% versus the dollar this week (up 3.21% y-t-d).

Commodities Watch:

The Goldman Sachs Commodities Index slipped 0.5% (down 3.5% y-t-d). Spot Gold declined 0.9% to $1,259 (up 19.2%). Silver dropped 2.7% to $16.252 (up 1.7%). Crude slipped 13 cents to $49.58 (down 8%). Gasoline fell 1.8% (down 2%), and Natural Gas sank 5.7% (down 26%). Copper added 0.3% (up 15%). Wheat sank 5.5% (up 12%). Corn lost 1.8% (up 8%).

Trump Administration Watch:

August 3 – Wall Street Journal (Del Quentin Wilber and Byron Tau): “Special Counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury in Washington to investigate Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections, a sign that his inquiry is growing in intensity and entering a new phase, according to people familiar with the matter. The grand jury, which began its work in recent weeks, signals that Mr. Mueller’s inquiry will likely continue for months. Mr. Mueller is investigating Russia’s efforts to influence the 2016 election and whether President Donald Trump’s campaign or associates colluded with the Kremlin as part of that effort.”

August 1 – New York Times (Keith Bradsher): “The Trump administration is preparing a broad move against China over trade, according to people with knowledge of its plans, amid growing worries in the United States over a Chinese government-led effort to make the country a global leader in microchips, electric cars and other crucial technologies of the future. The move, which could come in the next several days, signals a shift by the administration away from its emphasis on greater cooperation between Washington and Beijing, in part because administration officials have become frustrated by China's reluctance to confront North Korea over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. The two sides have also struggled in trade negotiations despite claiming modest progress earlier this year, while American companies have complained they face pressure to share trade secrets with Chinese partners. The trade case will focus on alleged Chinese violations of American intellectual property, according to three people with a detailed knowledge of the administration's plans.”

July 31 – Wall Street Journal (Gerald F. Seib): “When folks here in Washington end a summer filled with White House hijinks and an epic but inconclusive health-care debate, they will look up and discover something unsettling: The world has become a more dangerous place while everybody has been distracted. That’s most obviously true in North Korea, where its rogue weapons program has leapt so far forward that the nation now has a missile with the range to reach much of the U.S…. Meanwhile, American relations with China, the country most able to cooperate in slowing down Pyongyang, are deteriorating amid presidential recriminations—delivered via Twitter—about Beijing’s behavior. Relations with Russia are sliding backward as well… Both sides agree that ties now are at their lowest point since the Cold War.”

July 30 – Wall Street Journal (Siobhan Hughes and Thomas M. Burton): “President Donald Trump’s tumultuous past week has widened rifts in his party, between those who vocally support the president’s combative style and others who bridle at it, according to interviews… Mr. Trump has long been a polarizing force among members of his party, but for the first several months of his tenure, the GOP was largely united by a shared desire to make the most of his election and the party’s total control of the government for the first time in a decade. After a week that included the president attacking his attorney general, the collapse of a GOP health bill, a surprise effort to bar transgender people in the military and a White House staff shakeup, divisions that were largely set aside at the start of 2017 have emerged anew.”

August 2 – Reuters (David Lawder and Lesley Wroughton): “Three top Democratic senators, in a rare show of bipartisanship, on Wednesday urged U.S. President Donald Trump to stand up to China as he prepares to launch an inquiry into Beijing's intellectual property and trade practices in coming days. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer pressed the Republican president to skip the investigation and go straight to trade action against China. ‘We should certainly go after them,’ said Schumer in a statement. Senators Ron Wyden of Oregon and Sherrod Brown of Ohio also urged Trump to rein in China.”

July 30 – Wall Street Journal (Kate Davidson): “Republicans are leaving town for an August recess after a failed attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act. When they return in September, they’ll have just 12 working days to avert another big problem. In a letter to lawmakers Friday, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the federal borrowing limit, or debt ceiling, needed to be raised by Sept. 29 or the government risked running out of money to pay its bills. The Treasury Department has been employing cash-conservation measures since March, when borrowing hit the formal ceiling of nearly $20 trillion.”

China Bubble Watch:

July 30 – New York Times (Chris Buckley): “China’s president, Xi Jinping, has opened a public campaign to deepen his grip on power in a coming leadership shake-up, using a huge military parade on Sunday, speeches and propaganda, along with a purge in the past week, to warn officials to back him as the nation’s most powerful leader in two decades. Wearing his mottled green uniform as commander in chief of the People’s Liberation Army, Mr. Xi watched as 12,000 troops marched and tanks, long-range missile launchers, jet fighters and other new weapons drove or flew past in impeccable arrays. Mao famously said political power comes from the barrel of a gun, and Mr. Xi signaled that he, too, was counting on the military to stay ramrod loyal while he chooses a new leading lineup to be unveiled at a Communist Party congress in the autumn.”

August 2 – Bloomberg: “President Xi Jinping’s top economic adviser commissioned a study earlier this year to see how China could avoid the fate of Japan’s epic bust in the 1990s and decades of stagnation that followed. The report covered a wide range of topics, from the Plaza Accord on currency to a real-estate bubble to demographics that made Japan the oldest population in Asia… While details are scarce, the person revealed one key recommendation that policy makers have since implemented: The need to curtail a global buying spree by some of the nation’s biggest private companies. Communist Party leaders discussed Japan’s experience in a Politburo meeting on April 26… State media came alive afterward, with reports trumpeting Xi’s warning that financial stability is crucial in economic growth.”

August 1 – BloombergBusinessweek (Kevin Hamlin): “For the past couple of years, Chinese companies roamed the world in an unprecedented $343 billion cross-border takeover spree. Among the splashiest deals: Dalian Wanda Group, whose founder, Wang Jianlin, is China’s second-richest executive, bought Hollywood production and finance company Legendary Entertainment for $3.5 billion in 2016. Anbang Insurance Group bought the Waldorf Astoria. Fosun International Ltd. purchased Club Méditerranée SA and Cirque du Soleil. But as the binge seemed ready to go on, China’s banking regulator in June ordered lenders to scrutinize their exposure to four high-­flying private conglomerates that have announced $75 ­billion-plus in deals at home and abroad since the start of 2016: Dalian Wanda, Anbang, Fosun, and aviation and shipping giant HNA Group Co.”

August 1 – Bloomberg: “China’s crusade against capital outflows and leverage has ensnared some of the nation’s largest property investors, including Anbang Insurance Group Co… The crackdown is rippling across the world, and will likely spur an 84% slump in Chinese overseas property investment this year, and a further 18% drop in 2018, according to… Morgan Stanley. The most vulnerable real-estate markets are those in the U.S., U.K., Hong Kong and Australia, with office properties the most exposed, analysts including economist Robin Xing wrote. Manhattan is a particular worry, with about 30% of transactions in the borough that’s home to Wall Street involving Chinese parties in 2017.”

August 1 – Bloomberg: “China’s foreign-exchange regulator is examining how some of the country’s biggest dealmakers used their domestic assets as collateral to get loans overseas, people familiar with the matter said. The State Administration of Foreign Exchange recently began reviewing loan guarantees for Anbang Insurance Group Co., Dalian Wanda Group Co., Fosun International Ltd., HNA Group Co. and the Chinese owner of the AC Milan soccer team, the people said…”

July 31 – Reuters (Kevin Yao): “China's central bank will continue to force financial institutions to cut debt but ensure the process is smooth and orderly to limit its impact on market liquidity, an assistant central bank governor said… Higher short-term funding costs, driven by a regulatory crackdown on banks' riskier financing, have started to spill over into the real economy, a risk to economic stability ahead of a five-yearly leadership transition later this year. The drive to force financial institutions to deleverage… could affect the stability in market supply and demand of funding, Zhang Xiaohui wrote in the bank's China Finance magazine.”

July 31 – Reuters (Elias Glenn): “Growth in China's manufacturing quickened in July, a private survey showed on Tuesday, as output and new orders rose at the fastest pace since February on strong export sales. But even as firms boosted purchasing in anticipation of more business, employment levels at factories fell at the fastest pace in 10 months and a reading on business outlook was the lowest since last August… The Caixin/Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rose to 51.1 in July… well ahead of the 50.4 in June which was also the median figure forecast…”

July 31 – Financial Times (Yuan Yang): “Multinationals in China are bracing to be cut off from the global internet as Beijing begins to shut down their only way of accessing uncensored foreign content. Companies offering virtual private network services, which bypass the country’s ‘Great Firewall’, have had their operations closed or obstructed in recent weeks — a blow to foreign groups that rely on VPN services to connect their staff to services such as Google-provided email and uncensored news. International companies are now preparing for an extended crackdown, according to Carolyn Bigg, senior lawyer at DLA Piper in Hong Kong. ‘The time for businesses to ignore these restrictions is over. The environment is changing weekly at the moment,’ she said.”

August 2 – Financial Times (Gabriel Wildau): “China’s finance ministry has acknowledged that public-private partnerships for infrastructure investment have become a vehicle for ‘disguised borrowing’ by local governments, as Beijing targets systemic risk from rising regional debt. The central government has sought to rein in runaway debt at local governments, a legacy of China’s post-2008 economic stimulus. But local officials have continued to exploit loopholes in local borrowing rules to keep infrastructure projects cashed up. The clampdown on PPP investment could add to growth headwinds for China’s economy. Infrastructure comprised 21.2% of urban fixed-asset investment in the first half — the highest share since 2010.”

July 30 – Financial Times (Louise Lucas and Sherry Fei Ju): “China’s pending regulatory crackdown on the $120bn peer-to-peer lending industry has claimed its first scalp before it has even begun, with one of the biggest players saying it will wind up its business in an industry full of bad loans and no profits. P2P lending, in which borrowers are matched with investors via online platforms, has mushroomed in the past five years, with China boasting more than 2,100 such platforms, but so too have scandals. Last year was marked by multibillion-dollar scams in China and a governance scandal that rocked New York-listed LendingClub. Beijing this month said it would delay regulations that will bar online lenders from guaranteeing principal or interest on loans they facilitate, cap the size of loans at Rmb1m for individuals and Rmb5m for companies, and force lenders to use custodian banks — a requirement only a fraction of the industry has met so far.”

Europe Watch:

July 29 – Reuters (Joseph Nasr): “The European Central Bank should start thinking about how it wants to return to normal monetary policy and when it wants to wind down it bond purchases, governing council member Sabine Lautenschlaeger said… ‘The expansionary monetary policy has both advantages and side effects. As time passes, the positive effects get weaker and the risks increase,’ she told the Mannheimer Morgen newspaper. ‘So it's important to prepare for the exit in good time. What's crucial in that context is a stable trend in the rate of inflation towards our objective of just under 2%. It's not quite there yet.’”

August 1 – Bloomberg (Catherine Bosley): “The euro-area economy expanded apace in the second quarter, a sign the bloc’s upswing is becoming increasingly robust and self-sustaining. Gross domestic product in the 19-country region rose 0.6% in the three months through June, after increasing 0.5% at the start of the year.”

August 3 – Bloomberg (Nikos Chrysoloras): “Public support for the euro rose to a 12-year high among citizens of the currency bloc, according to the… latest Eurobarometer survey… Almost three-quarters of respondents in the poll support the ‘economic and monetary union with one single currency, the euro,’ the highest reading since the fall of 2004. Adding to signs of increasing optimism, against the backdrop of a strengthening economic recovery, 56% of Europeans are now confident about the future of the EU -- an increase of six percentage points from fall 2016.”

Central Bank Watch:

August 3 – Bloomberg (David Goodman and Jill Ward): “Mark Carney said Brexit is casting the biggest shadow over the U.K.’s economic outlook, as his confidence in an orderly departure from the European Union starts to fade. The Bank of England governor’s comments follow slow progress in the initial round of exit talks after Prime Minister Theresa May lost her parliamentary majority in June. Carney said that there’s only so much monetary policy can do as the central bank cut its forecasts for economic growth and wages.”

Global Bubble Watch:

August 4 – Bloomberg (Theophilos Argitis): “Canada’s labor market continued its stellar performance in July, with the jobless rate falling to the lowest since before the financial crisis. The unemployment rate fell to 6.3%, the lowest since October 2008, as the labor market added another 10,900 jobs during the month, Statistics Canada reported from Ottawa. The total increase over the past year of 387,600 is the biggest 12-month gain since 2007.”

August 2 – Bloomberg (Katia Dmitrieva and Erik Hertzberg): “Home prices in Canada’s largest city posted their biggest monthly drop in at least 17 years in July and sales plunged as government efforts to cool the market and the near-collapse of a mortgage lender made buyers leery. The benchmark Toronto property price, which tracks a typical home over time, dropped 4.6% to C$773,000 ($613,000) from June.”

Fixed Income Bubble Watch:

August 2 – Wall Street Journal (Paul J. Davies): “The last financial crisis cleared out an alphabet soup of complex credit products. One type, however, has returned in droves in recent years, although popularity is now threatening their viability. This product is collateralized loan obligations, or CLOs, which buy portfolios of risky, leveraged loans often used by private-equity firms in buyouts. In the U.S., new CLO volumes have outstripped pre-crisis totals since 2014, while Europe is catching up to its previous levels fast. But returns from the loans they buy are getting squeezed as money from retail and institutional investors rushes in alongside CLOs to snap up loans. That could bring CLOs to a painful halt again.”

Federal Reserve Watch:

July 30 – Financial Times (Lena Komileva): “The US Federal Reserve raised rates for the third time in six months in June, even though inflation had stayed below its 2% target for much of the past decade. Why? The justification lies with the return to ‘economic normalisation’ (a more normal US growth and credit cycle), a reflationary global environment and easy financial conditions all combining to banish the extreme ‘tail risks’ of a deflationary slump that followed the financial crisis. Yet markets have been reluctant to heed the call of a return to more normal monetary conditions. Having lagged behind the Fed’s rate tightening and the discussion on shrinking its balance sheet this year, investors are still uncertain about the chances of another — well telegraphed — rate rise this year. A less than 40% probability is attached to this in the fed fund futures market. “

August 2 – Reuters (Richard Leong and Jonathan Spicer): “St. Louis Federal Reserve James Bullard is opposed to further U.S. interest rate increases by the central bank and warned that more hikes could hinder domestic inflation from achieving the Fed's 2-% goal… ‘Given the inflation outlook, which has deteriorated in 2017, I would not support further moves in the near term,’ Bullard told Market News… ‘It's possible data will turn around, but we'll have to see. I think for now we should remain on pause.’”

August 2 – Bloomberg (Christopher Condon): “Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester is keeping the faith that weak inflation will bounce back, even as she lowers her estimate for where unemployment begins to trigger higher prices. ‘My suspicion is it’s the idiosyncratic factors, it’s transitory and that the factors pushing down inflation are going to dissipate over time,’ Mester told reporters… ‘I still have a forecast for a gradual increase in inflation back to 2% over time.’”

August 2 – Wall Street Journal (Nick Timiraos): “Eric Rosengren, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, said increasingly tight labor markets should keep the U.S. central bank on its path to gradually raise rates and start slowly shrinking its portfolio of bonds and other assets, despite a surprising pause in inflation pressures this spring. In an interview, Mr. Rosengren said he sees ‘some reasonable risk’ that the unemployment rate drops below 4% in the next two years. ‘In my own view, that would not be sustainable,’ he said.”

U.S. Bubble Watch:

August 1 – CNBC (Diana Olick): “Home price gains are accelerating again, and in some cities those values are overheating. Four of the nation's largest cities are now considered overvalued, according to CoreLogic. Home prices in Denver, Houston, Miami and the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area now exceed sustainable levels. To determine if a market is overvalued, CoreLogic compares current prices to their long-run, sustainable levels, which are supported by local economic fundamentals like disposable income… ‘With no end to the escalation in sight, affordability is rapidly deteriorating nationally,’ said Frank Martell, president and CEO of CoreLogic.”

August 1 – Wall Street Journal (Sarah Krouse): “The fortunes of Wall Street’s cheapest and priciest funds are diverging fast. Exchange-traded funds held $1 trillion more in investor money than hedge funds globally for the first time ever at the end of June… Assets in ETFs, which trade on exchanges like stocks, first surpassed the amount of money in hedge funds two years ago and have continued to swell. Market-mimicking funds like ETFs have been helped by fresh market highs… Those gains have prodded investors already losing faith in star stock and bond pickers to plow even more money into the ultra low-cost funds.”

July 31 – CNBC (Fred Imbert): “Investors may be in for disappointing market returns in the decade to come with valuations at levels this high, if history is any indication. Analysts at Goldman Sachs Asset Management pointed out that annualized returns on the S&P 500 10 years out were in the single digits or negative 99% of the time when starting with valuations at current levels. In a chart, they point out that the S&P's cyclically adjusted price-to-earnings ratio (CAPE) is currently around its highest historical levels. CAPE is a widely followed valuation metric developed by Nobel Prize winners John Campbell and Robert Shiller.”

August 1 – CNBC (Tae Kim): “Mutual funds are piling into technology stocks to a record level, according to… Bank of America Merrill Lynch. But the overweighting may not be bullish for the sector going forward. In July ‘large cap active managers have yet again increased their positioning in tech, setting another record overweight of 25% (+5.8 percentage points) relative to the benchmark,’ strategist Savita Subramanian wrote… ‘This record overweight has helped managers beat their benchmarks so far this year, as tech continues to outperform all other sectors.’”

August 1 – Reuters (Joseph White and Paul Lienert): “U.S. carmakers said… they continued to slash low-margin sales to daily rental fleets in July as the overall pace of U.S. car and light truck sales fell for the fifth straight month. The annualized pace of U.S. car and light truck sales in July fell to 16.73 million vehicles, down from 17.8 million vehicles a year earlier…”

July 31 – Wall Street Journal (AnnaMaria Andriotis): “Credit-card losses are mounting, a reversal from a six-year trend that could be a warning sign for markets and the broader economy. The average net charge-off rate for large U.S. card issuers—the percentage of outstanding debt that issuers write off as a loss—increased to 3.29% in the second quarter, its highest level in four years, according to Fitch Ratings. The quarter was also the fifth consecutive period of year-over-year increases in the closely watched rate. All eight large issuers… had increases for the quarter.”

EM Bubble Watch:

August 2 – Wall Street Journal (Julie Wernau and Carolyn Cui): “Investors have been bracing for a Venezuela debt default for more than a year, but fallout from the country’s widely criticized election last weekend could prove to be the tipping point. The government and state-owned oil company Petróleos de Venezuela SA, also known as PdVSA, together owe $5 billion in principal and interest payments due between now and the end of the year… The country has $725 million due this month alone… The problem: Venezuela only has about $3 billion of its foreign reserves in cash, according to S&P Global Ratings. That means the country is dependent on oil exports to make up the difference.”

July 31 – CNBC (Lucia Kassai, Laura Blewitt, and Nathan Crooks): “The specter of tighter U.S. sanctions is pushing up the perception that Venezuela is getting closer to defaulting on its bonds. Venezuela is awaiting possible further restrictions after the U.S., its largest trading partner, sanctioned President Nicolas Maduro after he held elections Sunday for a new assembly that will rewrite the constitution. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in announcing the measures, including freezing Maduro’s assets in the U.S., that additional sanctions were ‘on the table.’”

July 29 – Reuters (Girish Gupta): “In a portend of steepening inflation in crisis-stricken Venezuela, money supply surged 10% in just one week earlier this month, its largest single-week rise in a quarter of a century. Venezuela is undergoing a major economic crisis, with millions suffering food shortages, monthly wages worth only the tens of U.S. dollars, and soaring inflation…”

August 2 – Bloomberg (Jeanette Rodrigues): “Business conditions in India have deteriorated the most since the global financial crisis as the roll out of a nationwide sales tax disrupted supply and distribution links just months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cash ban roiled markets. The Nikkei India Composite PMI Output Index fell to 46 in July from 52.7 in June, the steepest drop since March 2009… Activity in the key services sector plunged to 45.9 from 53.1 -- the lowest since September 2013 -- after data showed manufacturing slumped the most since 2009.”

Leveraged Speculation Watch:

August 3 – Bloomberg (Simone Foxman): “Billionaire Paul Singer is warning of a growing and menacing threat: passive investing. ‘Passive investing is in danger of devouring capitalism,’ Singer wrote... ‘What may have been a clever idea in its infancy has grown into a blob which is destructive to the growth-creating and consensus-building prospects of free market capitalism.’ Almost $500 billion flowed from active to passive funds in the first half of 2017. The founder of Elliott Management Corp. contends that passive strategies, which buy a variety of securities to match the overall performance of an index, aren’t truly ‘investing’ and that index fund providers don’t have incentive to push companies to change for the better and create shareholder value.”

August 3 – Bloomberg (Nishant Kumar, Javier Blas, and Suzy Waite): “If an oil trader so good that he was known as “God” can’t win in today’s markets, it’s hard to imagine who can. Andy Hall is closing down his main hedge fund after big losses in the first half of the year, according to people with knowledge of the matter. His flagship Astenbeck Master Commodities Fund II lost almost 30% through June… The capitulation of one of the best-known figures in the commodities industry comes after muted oil prices wrong-footed traders from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to BP Plc’s in-house trading unit.”

August 1 – Bloomberg (Nishant Kumar and Suzy Waite): “Europe is on a mini-streak with hedge-fund investors as the prospect of faster economic growth and fading political risk help restore confidence in the region. Money pools investing across Europe attracted additional capital for the second straight month in June, following a 12-month stretch in which almost $16 billion was pulled out, according to… eVestment. The continent’s success contrasts with Asia and the U.S., where investors have pulled money from hedge funds.”

August 1 – Bloomberg (Saijel Kishan): “Paul Tudor Jones’ investors are increasingly deserting him. The billionaire macro manager who helped give rise to the hedge fund industry saw clients pull about 15% of their assets from his main fund in the second quarter… That’s left client assets at about $3.6 billion, almost half the value a year ago. The withdrawals are a blow to Jones… and exemplify the asset bleed hurting the biggest names in the business, including Alan Howard and John Paulson… Macro hedge funds have posted their worst first half since 2013, losing 0.7%, and on average returned about 1% annually in the past five years, according to Hedge Fund Research Inc.”

Geopolitical Watch:

July 31 – Reuters (Philip Wen and Ben Blanchard): “China loves peace but will never compromise on defending its sovereignty, President Xi Jinping said… while marking 90 years since the founding of the People's Liberation Army. China has rattled nerves around Asia and globally with its increasingly assertive stance in territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas and an ambitious military modernization plan. Relations with self-ruled Taiwan have also worsened since Tsai Ing-wen from the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party won presidential elections there last year. China considers Taiwan a wayward province, to be brought under Beijing's control by force if necessary.”

August 2 – Financial Times (Emily Feng and Leo Lewis): “Xi Jinping has warned that China will not tolerate any infringement of its sovereignty or territory, in a speech delivered as the country finds itself embroiled in several territorial disputes with neighbours. ‘We will never seek aggression or expansion but we have the confidence to defeat all invasions,’ the Chinese president said in an hour-long speech on the 90th anniversary of the founding of the country’s army. ‘We will never allow any people, organisation or political party to split any part of Chinese territory out of the country.’ His comments came as Japan mounted a formal diplomatic protest to demand that China stop its renewed drilling operations in the East China Sea.”

August 4 – Associated Press: “Beijing is intensifying its warnings to Indian troops to get out of a contested region high in the Himalayas where China, India and Bhutan meet, saying China's ‘restraint has its limits’ and publicizing live-fire drills in Tibet. Indian troops entered the area in the Doklam Plateau in June after New Delhi's ally, Bhutan, complained a Chinese military construction party was building a road inside Bhutan's territory.”

July 31 – Reuters (Ben Blanchard and Elias Glenn): “China hit back on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted he was ‘very disappointed’ in China following North Korea's latest missile test, saying the problem did not arise in China and that all sides need to work for a solution. China has become increasingly frustrated with American and Japanese criticism that it should do more to rein in Pyongyang. China is North Korea's closest ally, but Beijing, too, is angry with its continued nuclear and missile tests.”

July 29 – Reuters (James Pearson and Michelle Nichols): “The United States flew two supersonic B-1B bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force on Sunday and the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said China, Japan and South Korea needed to do more after Pyongyang's latest missile tests. North Korea said it conducted another successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) on Friday that proved its ability to strike America's mainland, drawing a sharp warning from U.S. President Donald Trump. Trump's ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said… that the United States was ‘done talking’ about North Korea, which was ‘not only a U.S. problem.’”

July 29 – Reuters (Babak Dehghanpisheh): “The Iranian Revolutionary Guards said… that U.S. Navy ships came close to their vessels in the Gulf and shot flares. The USS Nimitz and an accompanying warship drew close to a rocket-bearing Iranian vessel on Friday and sent out a helicopter near a number of Guards vessels… ‘The Americans made a provocative and unprofessional move by issuing a warning and shooting flares at vessels ...,’ the statement said. ‘Islam’s warriors, without paying attention to this unconventional and unusual behaviour from the American vessels, continued their mission in the area and the aircraft carrier and accompanying battleship left the area.’”

July 31 – Wall Street Journal (Julian E. Barnes, Laurence Norman and Felicia Schwartz): “The U.S. Pentagon and State Department have devised plans to supply Ukraine with antitank missiles and other weaponry and are seeking White House approval, U.S. officials said, as Kiev battles Russia-backed separatists and ties between Moscow and Washington fray. American military officials and diplomats say the arms, which they characterized as defensive, are meant to deter aggressive actions by Moscow, which the U.S. and others say has provided tanks and other sophisticated armaments as well as military advisers to rebels fighting the Kiev government.”
          How to Invest With A Thesis (Forex Trading)        
Do You Know How to Invest With A Thesis (Forex Trading)?"Why did you buy it?" often stumps people. Beyond vague hopes that the stock's value will increase, goals are often hard to come by. All investors want their portfolio's value to rise, but to make it go up, a strong plan of action is necessary.

By explicitly writing down an investing thesis - specific goals for each investment in a portfolio - anyone can become better prepared to make decisions, re-allocate funds and analyze their performance over time. By beginning with the end in mind, we are always thinking about our long-term goals before each new investment is made, including our potential exit strategy. Read on to learn how to set goals for your portfolio.


Why Should I Write It Down?
Are you doing what the big boys do? Most buy-side money management firms won't lift a financial finger until a solid thesis is in place for every security purchased, waiting weeks or months before finally vetting the merits of a particular investment. Investors can use many of the same strategies as the big shops, such as organizing research tasks and pre-scheduling follow-up reviews on stock holdings. This is particularly helpful if they've put their hopes and assumptions about the investment in writing beforehand.

Behavioral finance introduces us to the heuristics concept. This means that investors often use approximations and generalizations when investing, rather than pure facts and objective analysis. The human aspect of investing will always be present, but by recording your thesis before making a purchase, you will be less likely to invest on a whim and more likely to take that extra look at the financial statements.

Forex Trading Thesis
Hindsight bias comes into play when we fool ourselves into thinking we're smarter than we actually are. It's all too easy to view a beautifully vertical stock chart one morning and think to yourself, "I remember last year I looked at this stock, and I knew this was coming."

Thus begins a small but frustrating cycle of "kicking yourself" and wishing you had acted on your idea. By writing down your ideas, especially the actionable ones, you can record this history, providing yourself with a better opportunity to act on it.

Loss aversion is another principle from behavioral finance that is quick to rear its ugly head. Most investors feel the pain of a loss more than the joy of a gain and, therefore, may be inclined to hold onto losing stock positions in the hope of making their money back. This scenario is a lot less likely to play out if the investor writes down an exit strategy before purchasing the stock.

Keep It Simple
Goals can be very simple, and a thesis for a specific stock is often just a compilation of goals related to industry performance, the company's size and the future growth of earnings and revenue. The key is for the investor to believe in the practice enough to sell or reduce the stock if the stated thesis proves too slow in playing out - or is just plain wrong.

Some broad categories that are goal-worthy include:

Growth vs. Value - This is a sometimes overused prescription for investing, but the core distinction between a stock that has a premium valuation and a cheap one is easy to comprehend. A broad market multiple as a benchmark is a good starting point.

When considering a growth stock, a simple and trackable goal is for the company to remain a growth stock. A company with a price-earnings ratio (P/E) in the mid-20s will need to grow earnings at a fast pace to retain the premium multiple. Meanwhile, a value stock with a P/E in the low teens may only need to grow earnings modestly and sport a healthy dividend to retain its current multiple.


Company Size - Small-cap stocks are often sought for their capital appreciation potential, while large-cap names are generally favored for their stable earnings and yield potential. Small-cap companies are not widely followed by analysts; a thesis could include the hope for increased attention as the company grows its earnings and market capitalization.

Buyout Targets - It is generally not wise to invest in a company just because it's a perceived takeover or leveraged buyout target. However, if a company is a good takeover candidate, it usually has fundamental metrics that make it a good stock on its own merits. Use these to complete a thesis for the investment, as M&A activity is often based on macro forces like prevailing interest rates and growth in gross domestic product (GDP), which are independent of the company itself.

Time Frames and Upkeep
How long do I want to hold this investment?
This is a vital question, and will go a long way in determining how often to research the company and how lofty the goals or targets should be. If you bought a stock intending to leave it to the grandkids, consider limiting yourself to reading the annual reports. If your initial thesis for the company is a long-term, must-have holding, it's better to not be swayed by short-term market noise. Trust your long-term view, as long as the evidence supports it.

For all time frames in between, quarterly EARNING REPORTS are the most comprehensive information source you're likely to find from the company. These quarterly reports are a great time to revisit the thesis for each company. If a holding is more of a trade, then you'll want to be sure to tap into a daily news source for your investment.

How will I judge the effectiveness of my holding, and whether my assumptions are right or wrong?
It is often more helpful to have targets based on earnings, margins or industry growth, as opposed to specific price targets. Valuations (and therefore price) can and will change over time, and not just in relation to the broad market. Individual companies hit their strides at different times, and nobody knows for sure how a specific market will mature. Investor sentiment will often rally behind a stock well in advance of actual earnings growth, and too much focus on the stock price can detract from the broad view of your investment thesis.

If a stated goal or thesis looks to be incorrect, you should have a consistent and swift plan to sell the stock, or at least reassess your thesis - in writing. This not only puts the decision impetus back on you, but also creates a written record, which is extremely helpful for taking a practical look at your performance over time. Many people find patterns in their mistakes, such as a consistent overestimation of industry growth, or too short a time frame. This feedback is vital for making more accurate assumptions in the future.

Know When to Concede
Many investors look to a basket of stocks, such as an exchange-traded fund (ETF), to fill certain parts of the portfolio, especially for hard-to-research industries like biotechnology or mining. When going this route, make sure the thesis involves a full knowledge of fees and the individual holdings within the fund. Upkeep is pretty simple and should consist of periodic checks of a relevant benchmark like a similar ETF or mutual fund.

What Your Thesis Should Include
Here is an example of how your thesis could look for fictional company XYZ Industries:

Example - Investing Thesis for XYZ Industries
May 31, 2013 - XYZ Industries is currently No.2 in market share in its core business of selling designer widgets. Market share is currently at 27%, and it has improved that from 23% a year ago. An industry trade group predicts that the total market for widgets will grow by 10% during 2013 and 2014.
Goals:
35% market share within two years
Total widget growth to remain at least 8%
Maintain current P/E of 21 by growing earnings by at least 20% annually
Maintain or grow operating margins from the current 22% level
Keep a healthy balance sheet; keep debt/equity below 40%
Exit Strategy - Sell position if XYZ loses market share during a full 12-month period, or if industry growth turns negative for more than two quarters.


          BRAC CEO Calls Shaw Buyout a Good Deal For Baton Rouge        
One week ago today, the Shaw Group announced it agreed to be acquired by Chicago Bridge and Iron.
          Phillies Willing to Spend $50 Million to Exile Ryan Howard        

Dafuq?

It came three years too late, but it seems as if some form of common sense has crept into the brain of Ruben Amaro Jr. As of an hour ago according to Aaron Gleeman at Hardball Talk, the Phillies are reportedly willing to eat up to and including $50 million of Ryan Howard's enormous (read, incredibly stupid) contract that runs through the end of next season. There is an option on his contract for the 2017 season, but let's not kid ourselves into believing that that will actually get picked up by, well, anyone. If the Phillies really do go ahead and swallow the $50 million remaining on Howard's deal, that leaves basically the $10 million buyout for 2017 for some team to give Howard before he walks away and disappears into the woods somewhere.


If Amaro really intends to dump Howard faster than a knocked up Prom Queen, he has to hurry. Howard's 10 and five rights kick in on May 2nd, allowing him to block any trade to any team whilst he trolls the Phillies cheesesteak loving fanbase. Until then, Howard has a limited no trade clause that allows him to block trades to 20 Major League teams, seven NPB teams, five KBO teams and two ABL teams*. The Major Leageue teams that Howard cannot block a trade to are the Orioles, Red Sox, Tigers, Royals, Angels, Yankees, Mariners, Rays and Rangers. And, yes, I did notice that all of those teams are American League teams. It seems the contract negotiators were well aware of Howard's inability to properly wear a baseball glove. It goes on your hand, Ryan, not your head.

Personally, I am in agreement with Gleeman and his stance in his article linked above. The kind of production that a team can bank on when it comes to Ryan Howard is the same kind of production that they can bank on from a player making the league minimum. In fact, teams could probably get it for cheaper if players weren't guaranteed to make at least $500,000 at the Major League level. Since the extension kicked in, Howard has been worth -1.0 fWAR. That's right, negative. He was worth a whopping 0.4 fWAR in 2013, but some players are worth that much by simply brushing their teeth and flossing properly every morning. Howard, however, is six inches taller than me, and because of that, I have been in contact with the Phillies organization in an attempt to work out a deal that centers around me sending three tuna fish sandwiches, two bags of sour cream and cheddar ruffles and a sprite. I could really use the help dusting the top of my refrigerator and hanging pictures. But if Amaro pushes for Cheez-Its, I am tabling the talks. I have my dignity to think about here.

Best of luck to you, Amaro. Howard started tanking before this extension even kicked in, and I'm almost positive that all 30 Major League teams have some warm body hanging out in their system who can play terrible defense, strike out like its a fashion statement and take the occasional walk. All while not rupturing their Achilles Tendon on a groundout. Just sayin', Ruben. Just, you know, sayin'.

* - I Believe that the Australian Baseball League really only has two teams. They just put different names on different colored uniforms to make people believe that they have a fully functioning league.
          After A Period Of Quiet Time, Canadian Buyout Of SYP Mills Resumes        
From: Timber Processing Editors West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. has entered into an agreement to acquire the operations of the Gilman Companies from the Howard Gilman Foundation and other shareholders for approximately US$430 million. The...
          Dell Hits $14; Southeastern Letter Seeks Books And Records        
Dell shares continue to inch higher, as Southeastern Asset Management continues to press its view that the pending $13.65-a-share buyout bid from founder Michael Dell and investment firm Silver Lake is too low. This morning, Southeastern disclosed a new letter to the the Dell board requesting access to the company's [...]
          Dana White on UFC ownership's looming buyouts: 'I'm not going anywhere'        

Reports last week that Beverly Hills mega-talent agency WME/IMG has raised $1.1 billion from two international investors to buy out some of its UFC minority partners stirred some speculation that UFC President Dana White might be leaving the company.

“I’m not going anywhere, brother,” White told...


          071 - Jose R. Lopez - Photo Brigade Podcast        

On this episode Robert Caplin chats with his friend, veteran New York Times staff photojournalist and editor, Jose R. Lopez. They talk about Jose's 31-year-long career at The Times covering major news events as a photographer and supporting many amazing staff and freelance photographers as an editor on various picture desks over the years!  So sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of the Photo Brigade Podcast. 

Jose R. Lopez recently took early retirement from The New York Times as one of the 100 journalists that were offered the buyout from the Times company. In his 31 years as a journalist at The Times, he was a staff photographer for the newspaper for 16 years, which included an 8.5 year stint in the Washington bureau and covered the last three years of the Reagan administration, all four years of the Bush (41) administration and the first 1.5 years of the Clinton Administration. He returned to New York and continued to shoot a variety of assignments including 2 Olympics- 88 Winter Games in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and the 96 Summer Games in Atlanta, GA, 5 Super Bowls, a couple of World Series, NCAA final four tournaments as well as other national and metro assignments. In December of 1995, he was sent to Bosnia Herzgovina to cover the end of the war there and the peace keeping duties that the American Military were going to take up as part of the Dayton Peace Accords. Lopez decided to become a picture editor as he felt he could better use his wisdom and talent in advocating for photographers work in the daily newspaper. He was a picture editor for the last 15 years of his career and worked on a variety of news desks. He was part of the team that won both Pulitzer Prizes in 2002 for the newspapers coverage of the Terrorist attacks of 9-11. His most recent assignment was picture editor of the digital platform, NYTNOW, the app of The New York Times. Over the course of his career, he was also an instructor in the New York Times Student Journalism Institute and taught the photojournalism aspect of this two week intensive in which 24 college journalism students, which include 4 photographers, are taught what it takes to perform at the level of a New York Times journalist. Many of his former students have gone to newspaper careers of their own as well as successful freelance careers. His time in the industry has provided him with a front row seat of the changes that the overall industry has gone through and continues to do. A native of Santa Fe, NM, he attended New Mexico State University where he holds a BA degree in journalism with a special emphasis in photojournalism. 

 


          Neymar's debut in French league could be delayed again        

PARIS — It's been nearly a week since Neymar landed in Paris, and the world's most expensive player still can't play for his new club in the French league.

Neymar's world-record 222 million euros ($262 million) transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain was completed last week, but the Brazil international has yet to be granted permission to play.

PSG wanted Neymar to start the season at the Parc des Princes last week against Amiens but his debut was delayed because his international transfer certificate (ITC) had not been received by the French league on time.

Neymar was unveiled to the PSG fans on Saturday, but watched from the stands as his new team started its league campaign with a 2-0 win.

The former Santos forward was then expected to play on Sunday night at Guingamp at the 18,000-capacity Stade du Roudourou, but PSG fans might have to wait a bit longer to see the star in action.

The French league said in an email to The Associated Press on Thursday that it had not received the document needed from the Spanish federation. It added the deadline for receiving the document was midnight local time.

The league however said Neymar could still be qualified for Sunday's game if PSG and the French federation decide against referring the issue to FIFA after the deadline expires.

"If the French federation does not start proceedings with FIFA, we could still receive the ICT up until Saturday night," the league said.

According to French newspaper L'Equipe, PSG is unlikely to ask FIFA to rule on the issue because it could slow down proceedings further. The club did not immediately answer a message from The Associated Press seeking comments.

FIFA told the AP that it "has not been contacted by the FFF (French football federation) in connection with the player Neymar and the ITC procedure."

The French league added that it "does not understand" why its Spanish counterpart "refuses to accept the payment for the buyout clause for Neymar."

Barcelona said there is nothing strange about the situation and that the wait is due to the banks, which have to make the 222 million euros available in the club's account before the transfer is authorized.

There has been speculation in France that Barcelona slowed down the whole process as a retaliation measure against PSG after the French league club lured one of its three biggest stars out of the Camp Nou.

Asked about his views on the issue after the Amiens game, PSG coach Unai Emery said last week he was not sure "Spain did everything" to ensure Neymar would be cleared to play for PSG without delay.

FFF president Noel Le Graet said another reason for the delay could be the current turmoil within the Spanish federation. Angel Maria Villar, who ran the Spanish soccer federation since 1988, was suspended from the presidency for one year in July by Spain's top sports authority for his suspected involvement in a case of misappropriation of private and public funds received by the federation since 2009.

"I don't need to tell you that the Spanish federation is having some problems at the moment," Le Graet told L'Equipe. "The transfer is complete, so this should not last."

In any case, the paperwork issues have left Neymar unfazed. He has making the most of his time off to head to Saint-Tropez, where he has been photographed partying with friends. Neymar has since returned to training with his teammates.

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Joe Wilson, in Barcelona, Spain, and AP Sports Writer Rob Harris in London contributed to this report.

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          Lufia III documents for sale        
Long time Lufia fans may remember Lufia III Ruins Chaser, the canceled sequel that was supposed to appear on Playstation in the late nineties. The game would have taken place 300 years after Lufia I.
Lufia III documents have recently shown up online on Yahoo Auction (a Japanese auction site)
A total of 320 A4 sized pages, with exception of some illustrations which are B4 sized instead.

With bidding starting at 500000 yen (about 4200 US Dollar/3800 Euro) it's not exactly cheap though.
The buyout price is 2000000 yen (about 17000 US dollar/15200 Euro).

The documents include:
-Scenario related (plot, dungeon maps) 109 pages
- Battle Screen Layout Design 43 pages
- Field Map Design Layout 8 pages
- World Map Design Layout 5 pages
- Camp Design Layout 30 pages
- Speech bubble designs 9 pages
- Movie illustrations (storyboard?) 27 pages
- Capsule Monsters rough designs 13 pages
- Party characters battle pattern(?), monsters 40 pages
- Image Board 22 pages
- Image board (B4 Size) 14 pages
-Floppy disk with scenario data is missing ?

          Trick and Treat        
Last night I leveled to 46. /cheer. I tried something I read on one of the WOW forums for tricks on leveling up. When you’re in town and your character starts to rest (you can tell by the ‘Zzzz’ next to your character's icon), your xp bar turns blue. When it’s blue, you can accumulate 200% more experience points for killing mobs. That’s huge when fighting against mobs 1 or 2 levels above you.

I chose Tanaris for the area, even though it doesn't give a ‘rested’ bonus, because the town was easy to reach when I needed to empty my bags of loot. Besides, there is a quest where if you hand in 5 water bags, you get a crate with food and water plus experience points each time you turn in the quest; I averaged 480 xp each time. Killing the local bandits and thieves drop the water bag, so I hit two birds with one stone. I kept at it until my xp bar turned purple, which meant I would no longer get the xp bonus, then headed back to town to turn in the quests and rest a little. There is a cap to this strategy - at one point it won't matter if you're rested or not, it will turn purple almost immediately when killing mobs. I’m not sure if there is a trick to keeping the xp bonus all the way to the end, but once that happened, I went and hunted anything that was 2 to 3 levels higher. I started with 5 bars and finished leveling up in about 3 hours.

I accumulated close to 100 mageweave and 60 silk from those bandits and thieves. I made all the armor I could, which maxed out my skill level and dis-enchanted them enough to max out my skill in enchanting, then sold the rest. I made close to 10g from all the loot and the armor I made. I was even lucky enough to get a nice green drop, a mace with +15 str/+15 sta 35.7dps, very nice. Vendor price was 4g. Took it to AH and placed it for 6g to start, 9g buyout...we’ll see if it sells. Well, I deemed this trick successful. I’ll do a little more testing though, especially regarding the cap on bonus points.

          Vortech Hosting Announces Acquisition of RocketColo        

MERRITT ISLAND, FL (10/17/2005) – M7 Interactive (http://www.m7interactive.com), a new Florida based online solutions provider, announced today that it has officially opened for business, and is now accepting clients.

The company, which has been preparing its launch for over 2 months, offers graphic design, web design, application development, and other related services. Its employees have more than 15 years of combined experience in their fields.

"Our mission is to provide excellent services to businesses around the world," said Rob Serfozo, M7 Interactive Owner and Marketing Specialist.

M7 Interactive also offers a distinctive website administration service, dubbed "Rapid Webmaster," carrying out day-to-day maintenance and periodic updates for small to medium sized business customers.

"Not only do we have staff members that are experienced in design, marketing, and search engine optimization, but we have all ran successful businesses that counted on a web presence to be successful," said Serfozo. "It gives us an edge, because we know what our customers are looking for."

For more information, visit http://www.m7interactive.com.

For more information regarding Rapid Webmaster, visit http://www.m7interactive.com/admin.php.

About M7 Interactive

Launched in October 2005, M7 Interactive (http://www.m7interactive.com) is a full service online solutions provider, offering print design, web design, application development, search engine optimization, and other related services. The company also offers "Rapid Webmaster," a website administration service.

Gainesville, FL (10/4/2005) – Built2Go.com (http://www.built2go.com), a new membership based turnkey website provider, announced today that it has released its new line of pre-made turnkey website templates and scripts, available to members of its site.

The site, which provides fully developed templates and scripts designed for online businesses and websites, is owned by Florida based Big Resources Incorporated, the developer of the largest template library in the world.

"Built2Go provides an in demand service of beautifully designed website templates with the functionality of fully developed PHP scripts that are ready to install," said Mark Greenberg, Big Resources, Inc. Marketing Director.

Built2Go has experienced phenomenal growth since its launch in early September, receiving approximately 10,000 unique visitors daily.

"Unlike most website scripts, Built2Go equips users with materials to establish their business, not just start their website. We provide full banner sets and corporate IDs that match each scripted template package. You just pick your look, and go," said Greenberg.

Downloads from Built2Go can be implemented with zero programming or development knowledge, and scripts are written in PHP. All source files, such as HTML pages and Photoshop PSD files are included. Built2Go has released its turnkey packages for many business models including online classifieds, auctions, shopping websites, search or link directories, as well as for "rate my photo" websites.

In addition, a full online banner marketing kit and corporate ID package, which includes a logo, letterhead, and envelope, are included with every turnkey website.

About Built2Go

Launched in September 2005, Built2Go is a membership based turnkey website provider, offering a vast array of fully developed turnkey website solutions. All downloads contain a banner marketing package, corporate ID package, as well as all source files, including HTML and PSD. Built2Go is owned by Florida based Big Resources, Inc.

About Big Resources, Inc.

Big Resources' Network of development websites has been a leading source of tools, resources and services in the webmaster community since 1998. The network fills a wide variety of needs with free and premium services including graphics, scripts, original articles, help forums, stock photography, hosting, and much more.

Gainesville, FL (10/4/2005) -- BoxedArt.com (http://www.boxedart.com), a website designer destination renowned for providing the web's largest membership collection of templates and related developer products, announced today that it has expanded its library of products, and released a new website design for its site.

The new products, which are separated into 8 newly created categories, include Valid CSS templates, a wide range of print materials for physical publishers, ebook covers, CD and DVD packaging, and more.

"Our new print materials are full quality and are ready for commercial presses or for home desktop printers," said Mark Greenberg, Marketing Director for Big Resources Inc., the owners of BoxedArt.com.

Templates for print media added, include postcard templates, print newsletter templates, flyers templates, menu templates, as well as labels CD/DVD discs and jewel box covers. All print templates are available in CMKY coloring, 300DPI resolution, and 3 different sizes.

"BoxedArt has been renowned for its enormous collection of website related products, now for the same low cost users also receive an unbelievable number of print products and enabling our users to create an offline identity as well," said Greenberg

About BoxedArt.com

Launched in 2001, BoxedArt.com (http://www.boxedart.com) is a unique database of thousands of original and high quality products available for download. The site's offering is unmatched in its industry in both size and quality with products available in over 32 different categories. Membership to the site is available for under $50, which includes unlimited access to all items in the members' area.

About Big Resources, Inc.

Big Resources' Network of development websites has been a leading source of tools, resources and services in the webmaster community since 1998. The network fills a wide variety of needs with free and premium services including graphics, scripts, original articles, help forums, stock photography, hosting, and much more.

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

CHICAGO, IL (9/26/2005) -- Windy City Web Solutions (http://www.windycitywebsolutions.com), a Chicago, IL based telecommunications provider, announced this week that it is currently offering its clients a unique set of tools and features, and plans to charge for them in the future.

The tools, which the company purchased rights to distribute, include a data backup tool that allows for scheduled backups of single accounts, or in the case of resellers, backups of large numbers of hosting accounts at once.

"Our current customers just can't say enough good things – they're fully automated and work great for resellers and individual hosting clients," said Kenneth Fox, CEO and co-founder of the company.

Other free tools include a MySQL backup tool, a site copy tool that allows individual clients and resellers to easily transfer their sites between servers, and a downloadable site uptime tool.

"I think it's clear that we are confident in our service when we offer our clients free uptime monitoring software," said Fox. "Most hosts just don't do this."

Fox's company, which has been around since mid-2004, hopes to continue to offer similar tools and services to its customers in the coming months.

"What we are offering our customers today is just the beginning," said Fox. "We fully intend to raise the bar in the hosting industry."

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

About Windy City Web Solutions

Founded in June 2004, Windy City Web Solutions (http://www.windycitywebsolutions.com) is the product of more than 11 years of web hosting and e-commerce experience. The company provides web hosting, development services, domains, SSL certificates, and a variety of custom developed applications and tools.

BOSTON, MA (9/27/2005) – cPanelBackup.com (http://www.cpanelbackup.com), a provider of automated backup solutions, announced today that it has released its line of cPanel backup products, providing low cost, reliable, and remotely hosted backups of cPanel powered websites.

The company, which is operated by Boston based InfluxHost (http://www.influxhost.com), hopes to provide a service that can be embraced by web hosts and individual customers. It also hopes to provide a smooth transition for individuals switching between cPanel powered web hosts.

"People never seem to realize how important backups are until its too late," said Greg Vanthong, cPanelBackup.com President. "It's time to change that."

cPanelBackup offers three automated backup plans, on monthly, weekly, and daily increments. All packages include home backups, alias/filter backups, and MySQL backups.

"It can't get any easier – we're all about simplicity and reliability," said Vanthong.

A backup restoration service, available for a one time fee, is also offered. Backups are kept by the company for up to three months, depending on the specific package.

"All clients have to do is focus on running their website – we'll worry about keeping their data safe," said Vanthong.

For more information regarding cPanelBackup.com, visit http://www.cpanelbackup.com.

For more information regarding services provided by cPanelBackup.com, visit http://www.cpanelbackup.com/services.html.

About cPanelBackup.com

Founded in 2003, cPanelBackup.com is a provider of fully automated, reliable, remotely hosted backup solutions for cPanel powered websites. The company is owned and operated by Boston, MA based InfluxHost.

SURREY, B.C. (9/23/2005) -- MonsterHosting.ca (http://www.monsterhosting.ca), a Canadian web hosting and e-commerce solutions provider, announced today that it plans to launch a Voice over Internet Protocol service, making it the first Canadian web host to do so, and opening a new chapter for the British Columbia based company.

The company's VoIP subsidiary, christened MonsterVoIP (http://www.monstervoip.ca), will target the US and Canadian telephone service market. MonsterVoIP will also offer a white label reseller model for web hosts looking to start their own local VoIP business.

"VoIP offers nearly the same voice quality of traditional landline telephones, but has twice as many features," said Rainer Schmoll, CEO of MonsterVoIP. "It's only natural that there is a growing demand in the market for this great technology."

MonsterVoIP will be launched on October 3.

For more information, visit http://www.monstervoip.ca.

About MonsterHosting.ca

MonsterHosting.ca, (http://www.monsterhosting.ca) a Surrey, British Columbia based web development solutions provider serving well over 2,000 clients, has been in the hosting market since January 2003. The company offers a wide variety of web development services, including domain name registration, email hosting, web hosting, merchant accounts, reseller backup software, and targeted web traffic.

BRISTOL, UK (9/13/2005) -- Acorn Rack (http://www.acornrack.com), a new provider of on-demand automatic website creation solutions, announced today that it has officially launched a public version of its highly anticipated website creation service, a move that will change the current landscape of the web hosting and development industry.

The new service, which is completely free to users at the basic level, gives users the option to instantly and securely create websites, as well as share and exchange design and development tips with fellow web designers and entrepreneurs.

"We are based in the United Kingdom, but our vast developer community includes users from all corners of the globe," said Olly Culverhouse, server administrator for Acorn Rack. Also contributing to the project was lead developer Chris Hill.

As of September, the site has gained over 2,000 members, mostly from participation in the public testing period.

"Our site has been fortunate to have unprecedented growth in our development period," said Culverhouse.

According to Acorn Rack's developers, there is a huge gap in the market for ready-made high powered websites that can be used as a stepping stone to more advanced projects for individuals new to the internet.

"Users can create up to 50 websites on our system," said Culverhouse. "It's all done with zero knowledge of HTML or scripting languages."

The public beta test lasted nearly 2 months, and included the implementation of user suggested features and the removal of software bugs.

Acorn Rack does not expect to charge for its service in the near future, and currently gives free website hosting to all of its users. No private information of its users is sold or distributed to 3rd parties, according to Culverhouse.

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

About Acorn Rack

Originally developed in January 2005, Acorn Rack (http://www.acornrack.com) is the collaboration of a team of highly skilled developers based out of the United Kingdom. It allows users to create high powered dynamic websites with zero knowledge of HTML or scripting languages.

ORLANDO, FL (9/6/05) - Vortech Incorporated (http://www.vortechhosting.com), a web hosting provider currently hosting over 120,000 domain names, announced today that it has acquired Florida based RocketColo.net (http://www.rocketcolo.net), a co-location and dedicated server provider.

The buyout, which was finalized on Thursday, included the RocketColo.net network, servers, and all other company assets. RocketColo.net is currently located in the same datacenter as Vortech Inc, so the transition is expected to be extremely smooth.

"We are hoping that by purchasing the assets of RocketColo, we will be able to grow our network and increase our customer base," said Vortech Inc owner Brad Pugh.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Pugh says payment was made up front for the company, and he plans to immediately make beneficial changes for the company's customers.

"All clients of RocketColo will enjoy additional connectivity at no additional charge, as we are including them in our network," said Pugh. Connectivity to Progress Telcom, AT&T, Level(3), Sprint, and Cogent has been added.

In addition, customers of RocketColo.net will be offered an upgrade to 1000 GB of monthly bandwidth at no additional charge. No downtime is expected during the transition.

Vortech currently operates a cluster of 9 mail servers, 40 Windows servers, 20 FreeBSD Systems, 5 MySql, 8 MSsql servers.

About Vortech Incorporated
Based in Orlando, Florida, Vortech, Inc. is a debt free, privately owned web hosting company that has served clients for over 5 years. Specializing in Dedicated, Co-located, and reseller hosting solutions, the company has a staff of 15. In September 2005, the company purchased Orlando based RocketColo.net

About RocketColo.net
Specializing in dedicated servers powered by FreeBSD, Fedora, and Windows Operating Systems, RocketColo.net operates nearly 100 dedicated, co-located and managed servers.
In September 2005, the company was acquired by Orlando based Vortech, Inc.

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          1PlanHost.com Provides Assistance for Hurricane Katrina Victims        

MERRITT ISLAND, FL (10/17/2005) – M7 Interactive (http://www.m7interactive.com), a new Florida based online solutions provider, announced today that it has officially opened for business, and is now accepting clients.

The company, which has been preparing its launch for over 2 months, offers graphic design, web design, application development, and other related services. Its employees have more than 15 years of combined experience in their fields.

"Our mission is to provide excellent services to businesses around the world," said Rob Serfozo, M7 Interactive Owner and Marketing Specialist.

M7 Interactive also offers a distinctive website administration service, dubbed "Rapid Webmaster," carrying out day-to-day maintenance and periodic updates for small to medium sized business customers.

"Not only do we have staff members that are experienced in design, marketing, and search engine optimization, but we have all ran successful businesses that counted on a web presence to be successful," said Serfozo. "It gives us an edge, because we know what our customers are looking for."

For more information, visit http://www.m7interactive.com.

For more information regarding Rapid Webmaster, visit http://www.m7interactive.com/admin.php.

About M7 Interactive

Launched in October 2005, M7 Interactive (http://www.m7interactive.com) is a full service online solutions provider, offering print design, web design, application development, search engine optimization, and other related services. The company also offers "Rapid Webmaster," a website administration service.

Gainesville, FL (10/4/2005) – Built2Go.com (http://www.built2go.com), a new membership based turnkey website provider, announced today that it has released its new line of pre-made turnkey website templates and scripts, available to members of its site.

The site, which provides fully developed templates and scripts designed for online businesses and websites, is owned by Florida based Big Resources Incorporated, the developer of the largest template library in the world.

"Built2Go provides an in demand service of beautifully designed website templates with the functionality of fully developed PHP scripts that are ready to install," said Mark Greenberg, Big Resources, Inc. Marketing Director.

Built2Go has experienced phenomenal growth since its launch in early September, receiving approximately 10,000 unique visitors daily.

"Unlike most website scripts, Built2Go equips users with materials to establish their business, not just start their website. We provide full banner sets and corporate IDs that match each scripted template package. You just pick your look, and go," said Greenberg.

Downloads from Built2Go can be implemented with zero programming or development knowledge, and scripts are written in PHP. All source files, such as HTML pages and Photoshop PSD files are included. Built2Go has released its turnkey packages for many business models including online classifieds, auctions, shopping websites, search or link directories, as well as for "rate my photo" websites.

In addition, a full online banner marketing kit and corporate ID package, which includes a logo, letterhead, and envelope, are included with every turnkey website.

About Built2Go

Launched in September 2005, Built2Go is a membership based turnkey website provider, offering a vast array of fully developed turnkey website solutions. All downloads contain a banner marketing package, corporate ID package, as well as all source files, including HTML and PSD. Built2Go is owned by Florida based Big Resources, Inc.

About Big Resources, Inc.

Big Resources' Network of development websites has been a leading source of tools, resources and services in the webmaster community since 1998. The network fills a wide variety of needs with free and premium services including graphics, scripts, original articles, help forums, stock photography, hosting, and much more.

Gainesville, FL (10/4/2005) -- BoxedArt.com (http://www.boxedart.com), a website designer destination renowned for providing the web's largest membership collection of templates and related developer products, announced today that it has expanded its library of products, and released a new website design for its site.

The new products, which are separated into 8 newly created categories, include Valid CSS templates, a wide range of print materials for physical publishers, ebook covers, CD and DVD packaging, and more.

"Our new print materials are full quality and are ready for commercial presses or for home desktop printers," said Mark Greenberg, Marketing Director for Big Resources Inc., the owners of BoxedArt.com.

Templates for print media added, include postcard templates, print newsletter templates, flyers templates, menu templates, as well as labels CD/DVD discs and jewel box covers. All print templates are available in CMKY coloring, 300DPI resolution, and 3 different sizes.

"BoxedArt has been renowned for its enormous collection of website related products, now for the same low cost users also receive an unbelievable number of print products and enabling our users to create an offline identity as well," said Greenberg

About BoxedArt.com

Launched in 2001, BoxedArt.com (http://www.boxedart.com) is a unique database of thousands of original and high quality products available for download. The site's offering is unmatched in its industry in both size and quality with products available in over 32 different categories. Membership to the site is available for under $50, which includes unlimited access to all items in the members' area.

About Big Resources, Inc.

Big Resources' Network of development websites has been a leading source of tools, resources and services in the webmaster community since 1998. The network fills a wide variety of needs with free and premium services including graphics, scripts, original articles, help forums, stock photography, hosting, and much more.

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

CHICAGO, IL (9/26/2005) -- Windy City Web Solutions (http://www.windycitywebsolutions.com), a Chicago, IL based telecommunications provider, announced this week that it is currently offering its clients a unique set of tools and features, and plans to charge for them in the future.

The tools, which the company purchased rights to distribute, include a data backup tool that allows for scheduled backups of single accounts, or in the case of resellers, backups of large numbers of hosting accounts at once.

"Our current customers just can't say enough good things – they're fully automated and work great for resellers and individual hosting clients," said Kenneth Fox, CEO and co-founder of the company.

Other free tools include a MySQL backup tool, a site copy tool that allows individual clients and resellers to easily transfer their sites between servers, and a downloadable site uptime tool.

"I think it's clear that we are confident in our service when we offer our clients free uptime monitoring software," said Fox. "Most hosts just don't do this."

Fox's company, which has been around since mid-2004, hopes to continue to offer similar tools and services to its customers in the coming months.

"What we are offering our customers today is just the beginning," said Fox. "We fully intend to raise the bar in the hosting industry."

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

About Windy City Web Solutions

Founded in June 2004, Windy City Web Solutions (http://www.windycitywebsolutions.com) is the product of more than 11 years of web hosting and e-commerce experience. The company provides web hosting, development services, domains, SSL certificates, and a variety of custom developed applications and tools.

BOSTON, MA (9/27/2005) – cPanelBackup.com (http://www.cpanelbackup.com), a provider of automated backup solutions, announced today that it has released its line of cPanel backup products, providing low cost, reliable, and remotely hosted backups of cPanel powered websites.

The company, which is operated by Boston based InfluxHost (http://www.influxhost.com), hopes to provide a service that can be embraced by web hosts and individual customers. It also hopes to provide a smooth transition for individuals switching between cPanel powered web hosts.

"People never seem to realize how important backups are until its too late," said Greg Vanthong, cPanelBackup.com President. "It's time to change that."

cPanelBackup offers three automated backup plans, on monthly, weekly, and daily increments. All packages include home backups, alias/filter backups, and MySQL backups.

"It can't get any easier – we're all about simplicity and reliability," said Vanthong.

A backup restoration service, available for a one time fee, is also offered. Backups are kept by the company for up to three months, depending on the specific package.

"All clients have to do is focus on running their website – we'll worry about keeping their data safe," said Vanthong.

For more information regarding cPanelBackup.com, visit http://www.cpanelbackup.com.

For more information regarding services provided by cPanelBackup.com, visit http://www.cpanelbackup.com/services.html.

About cPanelBackup.com

Founded in 2003, cPanelBackup.com is a provider of fully automated, reliable, remotely hosted backup solutions for cPanel powered websites. The company is owned and operated by Boston, MA based InfluxHost.

SURREY, B.C. (9/23/2005) -- MonsterHosting.ca (http://www.monsterhosting.ca), a Canadian web hosting and e-commerce solutions provider, announced today that it plans to launch a Voice over Internet Protocol service, making it the first Canadian web host to do so, and opening a new chapter for the British Columbia based company.

The company's VoIP subsidiary, christened MonsterVoIP (http://www.monstervoip.ca), will target the US and Canadian telephone service market. MonsterVoIP will also offer a white label reseller model for web hosts looking to start their own local VoIP business.

"VoIP offers nearly the same voice quality of traditional landline telephones, but has twice as many features," said Rainer Schmoll, CEO of MonsterVoIP. "It's only natural that there is a growing demand in the market for this great technology."

MonsterVoIP will be launched on October 3.

For more information, visit http://www.monstervoip.ca.

About MonsterHosting.ca

MonsterHosting.ca, (http://www.monsterhosting.ca) a Surrey, British Columbia based web development solutions provider serving well over 2,000 clients, has been in the hosting market since January 2003. The company offers a wide variety of web development services, including domain name registration, email hosting, web hosting, merchant accounts, reseller backup software, and targeted web traffic.

BRISTOL, UK (9/13/2005) -- Acorn Rack (http://www.acornrack.com), a new provider of on-demand automatic website creation solutions, announced today that it has officially launched a public version of its highly anticipated website creation service, a move that will change the current landscape of the web hosting and development industry.

The new service, which is completely free to users at the basic level, gives users the option to instantly and securely create websites, as well as share and exchange design and development tips with fellow web designers and entrepreneurs.

"We are based in the United Kingdom, but our vast developer community includes users from all corners of the globe," said Olly Culverhouse, server administrator for Acorn Rack. Also contributing to the project was lead developer Chris Hill.

As of September, the site has gained over 2,000 members, mostly from participation in the public testing period.

"Our site has been fortunate to have unprecedented growth in our development period," said Culverhouse.

According to Acorn Rack's developers, there is a huge gap in the market for ready-made high powered websites that can be used as a stepping stone to more advanced projects for individuals new to the internet.

"Users can create up to 50 websites on our system," said Culverhouse. "It's all done with zero knowledge of HTML or scripting languages."

The public beta test lasted nearly 2 months, and included the implementation of user suggested features and the removal of software bugs.

Acorn Rack does not expect to charge for its service in the near future, and currently gives free website hosting to all of its users. No private information of its users is sold or distributed to 3rd parties, according to Culverhouse.

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

About Acorn Rack

Originally developed in January 2005, Acorn Rack (http://www.acornrack.com) is the collaboration of a team of highly skilled developers based out of the United Kingdom. It allows users to create high powered dynamic websites with zero knowledge of HTML or scripting languages.

ORLANDO, FL (9/6/05) - Vortech Incorporated (http://www.vortechhosting.com), a web hosting provider currently hosting over 120,000 domain names, announced today that it has acquired Florida based RocketColo.net (http://www.rocketcolo.net), a co-location and dedicated server provider.

The buyout, which was finalized on Thursday, included the RocketColo.net network, servers, and all other company assets. RocketColo.net is currently located in the same datacenter as Vortech Inc, so the transition is expected to be extremely smooth.

"We are hoping that by purchasing the assets of RocketColo, we will be able to grow our network and increase our customer base," said Vortech Inc owner Brad Pugh.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Pugh says payment was made up front for the company, and he plans to immediately make beneficial changes for the company's customers.

"All clients of RocketColo will enjoy additional connectivity at no additional charge, as we are including them in our network," said Pugh. Connectivity to Progress Telcom, AT&T, Level(3), Sprint, and Cogent has been added.

In addition, customers of RocketColo.net will be offered an upgrade to 1000 GB of monthly bandwidth at no additional charge. No downtime is expected during the transition.

Vortech currently operates a cluster of 9 mail servers, 40 Windows servers, 20 FreeBSD Systems, 5 MySql, 8 MSsql servers.

About Vortech Incorporated

Based in Orlando, Florida, Vortech, Inc. is a debt free, privately owned web hosting company that has served clients for over 5 years. Specializing in Dedicated, Co-located, and reseller hosting solutions, the company has a staff of 15. In September 2005, the company purchased Orlando based RocketColo.net

About RocketColo.net

Specializing in dedicated servers powered by FreeBSD, Fedora, and Windows Operating Systems, RocketColo.net operates nearly 100 dedicated, co-located and managed servers.

In September 2005, the company was acquired by Orlando based Vortech, Inc.

MORRISTOWN, TENNESSEE (9/1/2005) - 1PlanHost.com (http://www.1planhost.com), a leading provider of Windows web hosting services announced today that it has waived all hosting fees for its customers affected by the Hurricane Katrina Disaster, and is donating 10% of all new account sales and existing renewals during the month of September to the relief effort.

"It would be unrealistic to expect our customers in New Orleans and the gulf coast area to have to worry about their web site hosting accounts expiring," said Darrell Williams, CEO of WebWeavers Internet Services, 1PlanHost.com's parent company. "They are struggling to feed themselves and their families -- we're not going to add additional stress."

Many customers who are located in the affected areas are currently without electricity, food, clean water, and access to telephone service. Some individuals have lost their homes and their jobs.

In addition to waving the hosting fees of affected customers, the company will donate 10% of revenue from all new web hosting account sales and renewals during the month of September 2005.

"We will evaluate the response and need at the end of September to determine if this donation program should be extended," said Williams.

According to the American Red Cross, the need for national support will be required for many coming months. Insurance claims have been estimated to exceed US$26Bil, and officials insist the rebuilding of infrastructure and housing will take years.

"We will also be involved in facilitating teams of people in our local area to volunteer and provide hands on assistance through Christian disaster relief ministries," said Williams.

1PlanHost.com is encouraging companies with customers in the affected areas to follow in its footsteps and waive hosting costs for customers hit by the storm.

"The industry's most reputable hosting companies truly are customer centric and are willing to help out when a severe need arises," said Williams.

About WebWeavers Internet Services
Based in Tennessee, WebWeavers Internet Services is a Windows Web Hosting Company founded in February 1996. The company is privately held and has experienced steady growth in the past nine years. Serving thousands of clients in 92 countries worldwide, the company operates http://www.1PlanHost.com.

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DARRELL WILLIAMS
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          Uplinkearth makes Pledge to Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief        

MERRITT ISLAND, FL (10/17/2005) – M7 Interactive (http://www.m7interactive.com), a new Florida based online solutions provider, announced today that it has officially opened for business, and is now accepting clients.

The company, which has been preparing its launch for over 2 months, offers graphic design, web design, application development, and other related services. Its employees have more than 15 years of combined experience in their fields.

"Our mission is to provide excellent services to businesses around the world," said Rob Serfozo, M7 Interactive Owner and Marketing Specialist.

M7 Interactive also offers a distinctive website administration service, dubbed "Rapid Webmaster," carrying out day-to-day maintenance and periodic updates for small to medium sized business customers.

"Not only do we have staff members that are experienced in design, marketing, and search engine optimization, but we have all ran successful businesses that counted on a web presence to be successful," said Serfozo. "It gives us an edge, because we know what our customers are looking for."

For more information, visit http://www.m7interactive.com.

For more information regarding Rapid Webmaster, visit http://www.m7interactive.com/admin.php.

About M7 Interactive

Launched in October 2005, M7 Interactive (http://www.m7interactive.com) is a full service online solutions provider, offering print design, web design, application development, search engine optimization, and other related services. The company also offers "Rapid Webmaster," a website administration service.

Gainesville, FL (10/4/2005) – Built2Go.com (http://www.built2go.com), a new membership based turnkey website provider, announced today that it has released its new line of pre-made turnkey website templates and scripts, available to members of its site.

The site, which provides fully developed templates and scripts designed for online businesses and websites, is owned by Florida based Big Resources Incorporated, the developer of the largest template library in the world.

"Built2Go provides an in demand service of beautifully designed website templates with the functionality of fully developed PHP scripts that are ready to install," said Mark Greenberg, Big Resources, Inc. Marketing Director.

Built2Go has experienced phenomenal growth since its launch in early September, receiving approximately 10,000 unique visitors daily.

"Unlike most website scripts, Built2Go equips users with materials to establish their business, not just start their website. We provide full banner sets and corporate IDs that match each scripted template package. You just pick your look, and go," said Greenberg.

Downloads from Built2Go can be implemented with zero programming or development knowledge, and scripts are written in PHP. All source files, such as HTML pages and Photoshop PSD files are included. Built2Go has released its turnkey packages for many business models including online classifieds, auctions, shopping websites, search or link directories, as well as for "rate my photo" websites.

In addition, a full online banner marketing kit and corporate ID package, which includes a logo, letterhead, and envelope, are included with every turnkey website.

About Built2Go

Launched in September 2005, Built2Go is a membership based turnkey website provider, offering a vast array of fully developed turnkey website solutions. All downloads contain a banner marketing package, corporate ID package, as well as all source files, including HTML and PSD. Built2Go is owned by Florida based Big Resources, Inc.

About Big Resources, Inc.

Big Resources' Network of development websites has been a leading source of tools, resources and services in the webmaster community since 1998. The network fills a wide variety of needs with free and premium services including graphics, scripts, original articles, help forums, stock photography, hosting, and much more.

Gainesville, FL (10/4/2005) -- BoxedArt.com (http://www.boxedart.com), a website designer destination renowned for providing the web's largest membership collection of templates and related developer products, announced today that it has expanded its library of products, and released a new website design for its site.

The new products, which are separated into 8 newly created categories, include Valid CSS templates, a wide range of print materials for physical publishers, ebook covers, CD and DVD packaging, and more.

"Our new print materials are full quality and are ready for commercial presses or for home desktop printers," said Mark Greenberg, Marketing Director for Big Resources Inc., the owners of BoxedArt.com.

Templates for print media added, include postcard templates, print newsletter templates, flyers templates, menu templates, as well as labels CD/DVD discs and jewel box covers. All print templates are available in CMKY coloring, 300DPI resolution, and 3 different sizes.

"BoxedArt has been renowned for its enormous collection of website related products, now for the same low cost users also receive an unbelievable number of print products and enabling our users to create an offline identity as well," said Greenberg

About BoxedArt.com

Launched in 2001, BoxedArt.com (http://www.boxedart.com) is a unique database of thousands of original and high quality products available for download. The site's offering is unmatched in its industry in both size and quality with products available in over 32 different categories. Membership to the site is available for under $50, which includes unlimited access to all items in the members' area.

About Big Resources, Inc.

Big Resources' Network of development websites has been a leading source of tools, resources and services in the webmaster community since 1998. The network fills a wide variety of needs with free and premium services including graphics, scripts, original articles, help forums, stock photography, hosting, and much more.

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

CHICAGO, IL (9/26/2005) -- Windy City Web Solutions (http://www.windycitywebsolutions.com), a Chicago, IL based telecommunications provider, announced this week that it is currently offering its clients a unique set of tools and features, and plans to charge for them in the future.

The tools, which the company purchased rights to distribute, include a data backup tool that allows for scheduled backups of single accounts, or in the case of resellers, backups of large numbers of hosting accounts at once.

"Our current customers just can't say enough good things – they're fully automated and work great for resellers and individual hosting clients," said Kenneth Fox, CEO and co-founder of the company.

Other free tools include a MySQL backup tool, a site copy tool that allows individual clients and resellers to easily transfer their sites between servers, and a downloadable site uptime tool.

"I think it's clear that we are confident in our service when we offer our clients free uptime monitoring software," said Fox. "Most hosts just don't do this."

Fox's company, which has been around since mid-2004, hopes to continue to offer similar tools and services to its customers in the coming months.

"What we are offering our customers today is just the beginning," said Fox. "We fully intend to raise the bar in the hosting industry."

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

About Windy City Web Solutions

Founded in June 2004, Windy City Web Solutions (http://www.windycitywebsolutions.com) is the product of more than 11 years of web hosting and e-commerce experience. The company provides web hosting, development services, domains, SSL certificates, and a variety of custom developed applications and tools.

BOSTON, MA (9/27/2005) – cPanelBackup.com (http://www.cpanelbackup.com), a provider of automated backup solutions, announced today that it has released its line of cPanel backup products, providing low cost, reliable, and remotely hosted backups of cPanel powered websites.

The company, which is operated by Boston based InfluxHost (http://www.influxhost.com), hopes to provide a service that can be embraced by web hosts and individual customers. It also hopes to provide a smooth transition for individuals switching between cPanel powered web hosts.

"People never seem to realize how important backups are until its too late," said Greg Vanthong, cPanelBackup.com President. "It's time to change that."

cPanelBackup offers three automated backup plans, on monthly, weekly, and daily increments. All packages include home backups, alias/filter backups, and MySQL backups.

"It can't get any easier – we're all about simplicity and reliability," said Vanthong.

A backup restoration service, available for a one time fee, is also offered. Backups are kept by the company for up to three months, depending on the specific package.

"All clients have to do is focus on running their website – we'll worry about keeping their data safe," said Vanthong.

For more information regarding cPanelBackup.com, visit http://www.cpanelbackup.com.

For more information regarding services provided by cPanelBackup.com, visit http://www.cpanelbackup.com/services.html.

About cPanelBackup.com

Founded in 2003, cPanelBackup.com is a provider of fully automated, reliable, remotely hosted backup solutions for cPanel powered websites. The company is owned and operated by Boston, MA based InfluxHost.

SURREY, B.C. (9/23/2005) -- MonsterHosting.ca (http://www.monsterhosting.ca), a Canadian web hosting and e-commerce solutions provider, announced today that it plans to launch a Voice over Internet Protocol service, making it the first Canadian web host to do so, and opening a new chapter for the British Columbia based company.

The company's VoIP subsidiary, christened MonsterVoIP (http://www.monstervoip.ca), will target the US and Canadian telephone service market. MonsterVoIP will also offer a white label reseller model for web hosts looking to start their own local VoIP business.

"VoIP offers nearly the same voice quality of traditional landline telephones, but has twice as many features," said Rainer Schmoll, CEO of MonsterVoIP. "It's only natural that there is a growing demand in the market for this great technology."

MonsterVoIP will be launched on October 3.

For more information, visit http://www.monstervoip.ca.

About MonsterHosting.ca

MonsterHosting.ca, (http://www.monsterhosting.ca) a Surrey, British Columbia based web development solutions provider serving well over 2,000 clients, has been in the hosting market since January 2003. The company offers a wide variety of web development services, including domain name registration, email hosting, web hosting, merchant accounts, reseller backup software, and targeted web traffic.

BRISTOL, UK (9/13/2005) -- Acorn Rack (http://www.acornrack.com), a new provider of on-demand automatic website creation solutions, announced today that it has officially launched a public version of its highly anticipated website creation service, a move that will change the current landscape of the web hosting and development industry.

The new service, which is completely free to users at the basic level, gives users the option to instantly and securely create websites, as well as share and exchange design and development tips with fellow web designers and entrepreneurs.

"We are based in the United Kingdom, but our vast developer community includes users from all corners of the globe," said Olly Culverhouse, server administrator for Acorn Rack. Also contributing to the project was lead developer Chris Hill.

As of September, the site has gained over 2,000 members, mostly from participation in the public testing period.

"Our site has been fortunate to have unprecedented growth in our development period," said Culverhouse.

According to Acorn Rack's developers, there is a huge gap in the market for ready-made high powered websites that can be used as a stepping stone to more advanced projects for individuals new to the internet.

"Users can create up to 50 websites on our system," said Culverhouse. "It's all done with zero knowledge of HTML or scripting languages."

The public beta test lasted nearly 2 months, and included the implementation of user suggested features and the removal of software bugs.

Acorn Rack does not expect to charge for its service in the near future, and currently gives free website hosting to all of its users. No private information of its users is sold or distributed to 3rd parties, according to Culverhouse.

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

About Acorn Rack

Originally developed in January 2005, Acorn Rack (http://www.acornrack.com) is the collaboration of a team of highly skilled developers based out of the United Kingdom. It allows users to create high powered dynamic websites with zero knowledge of HTML or scripting languages.

ORLANDO, FL (9/6/05) - Vortech Incorporated (http://www.vortechhosting.com), a web hosting provider currently hosting over 120,000 domain names, announced today that it has acquired Florida based RocketColo.net (http://www.rocketcolo.net), a co-location and dedicated server provider.

The buyout, which was finalized on Thursday, included the RocketColo.net network, servers, and all other company assets. RocketColo.net is currently located in the same datacenter as Vortech Inc, so the transition is expected to be extremely smooth.

"We are hoping that by purchasing the assets of RocketColo, we will be able to grow our network and increase our customer base," said Vortech Inc owner Brad Pugh.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Pugh says payment was made up front for the company, and he plans to immediately make beneficial changes for the company's customers.

"All clients of RocketColo will enjoy additional connectivity at no additional charge, as we are including them in our network," said Pugh. Connectivity to Progress Telcom, AT&T, Level(3), Sprint, and Cogent has been added.

In addition, customers of RocketColo.net will be offered an upgrade to 1000 GB of monthly bandwidth at no additional charge. No downtime is expected during the transition.

Vortech currently operates a cluster of 9 mail servers, 40 Windows servers, 20 FreeBSD Systems, 5 MySql, 8 MSsql servers.

About Vortech Incorporated

Based in Orlando, Florida, Vortech, Inc. is a debt free, privately owned web hosting company that has served clients for over 5 years. Specializing in Dedicated, Co-located, and reseller hosting solutions, the company has a staff of 15. In September 2005, the company purchased Orlando based RocketColo.net

About RocketColo.net

Specializing in dedicated servers powered by FreeBSD, Fedora, and Windows Operating Systems, RocketColo.net operates nearly 100 dedicated, co-located and managed servers.

In September 2005, the company was acquired by Orlando based Vortech, Inc.

MORRISTOWN, TENNESSEE (9/1/2005) - 1PlanHost.com (http://www.1planhost.com), a leading provider of Windows web hosting services announced today that it has waived all hosting fees for its customers affected by the Hurricane Katrina Disaster, and is donating 10% of all new account sales and existing renewals during the month of September to the relief effort.

"It would be unrealistic to expect our customers in New Orleans and the gulf coast area to have to worry about their web site hosting accounts expiring," said Darrell Williams, CEO of WebWeavers Internet Services, 1PlanHost.com's parent company. "They are struggling to feed themselves and their families -- we're not going to add additional stress."

Many customers who are located in the affected areas are currently without electricity, food, clean water, and access to telephone service. Some individuals have lost their homes and their jobs.

In addition to waving the hosting fees of affected customers, the company will donate 10% of revenue from all new web hosting account sales and renewals during the month of September 2005.

"We will evaluate the response and need at the end of September to determine if this donation program should be extended," said Williams.

According to the American Red Cross, the need for national support will be required for many coming months. Insurance claims have been estimated to exceed US$26Bil, and officials insist the rebuilding of infrastructure and housing will take years.

"We will also be involved in facilitating teams of people in our local area to volunteer and provide hands on assistance through Christian disaster relief ministries," said Williams.

1PlanHost.com is encouraging companies with customers in the affected areas to follow in its footsteps and waive hosting costs for customers hit by the storm.

"The industry's most reputable hosting companies truly are customer centric and are willing to help out when a severe need arises," said Williams.

About WebWeavers Internet Services

Based in Tennessee, WebWeavers Internet Services is a Windows Web Hosting Company founded in February 1996. The company is privately held and has experienced steady growth in the past nine years. Serving thousands of clients in 92 countries worldwide, the company operates http://www.1PlanHost.com.

SOMERSET, NJ (9/1/2005) - Uplinkearth (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a global award-winning Windows web hosting provider hosting over 30 thousand domain names, announced today that it has made the first pledge to the Web Hosts Unite program (http://www.webhostsunite.com), an industry group supporting the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The storm, which battered parts of Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi, provoked the largest ever peacetime evacuation, of over 400,000 thousand people. Katrina made landfall as a massive Category 4 hurricane, and caused an estimated 26 billion dollars in damage. Several levees designed to protect New Orleans have failed, and much of the city is completely under water.

"Hundreds of thousands have lost their homes, their belongings, and some even lost their life in the aftermath of this storm. The time has come for the world to unite and support the victims," said Mike Yablonowitz, uplinkearth President and CEO. "Those who are in a position to help are obligated to do so, which is why we have decided to give our full support of the relief efforts."

Uplinkearth has made an initial pledge of financial resources, and is donating free hosting services to the program's website. All funds are donated directly to the American Red Cross, who is actively participating in relief efforts for victims. The company has also created a website to serve as a portal for its customers who wish to donate.

The Red Cross currently has 239 evacuation shelters operating in states affected by the disaster, housing roughly 37,000 people.

"It's very important to empathize with people affected by this. Their lives will never be the same," said Yablonowitz.

For more information about uplinkearth's response to the disaster, visit http://community.uplinkearth.com/katrina.

About uplinkearth
Uplinkearth (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a New Jersey based web hosting provider, has been in the web hosting industry since 1997, and has remained a leader in the Windows web hosting sector. In August 2005, the company purchased Canadian based Nevidia Internet Solutions, increasing its market share by roughly 20 percent.

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MERRITT ISLAND, FL (10/17/2005) – M7 Interactive (http://www.m7interactive.com), a new Florida based online solutions provider, announced today that it has officially opened for business, and is now accepting clients.

The company, which has been preparing its launch for over 2 months, offers graphic design, web design, application development, and other related services. Its employees have more than 15 years of combined experience in their fields.

"Our mission is to provide excellent services to businesses around the world," said Rob Serfozo, M7 Interactive Owner and Marketing Specialist.

M7 Interactive also offers a distinctive website administration service, dubbed "Rapid Webmaster," carrying out day-to-day maintenance and periodic updates for small to medium sized business customers.

"Not only do we have staff members that are experienced in design, marketing, and search engine optimization, but we have all ran successful businesses that counted on a web presence to be successful," said Serfozo. "It gives us an edge, because we know what our customers are looking for."

For more information, visit http://www.m7interactive.com.

For more information regarding Rapid Webmaster, visit http://www.m7interactive.com/admin.php.

About M7 Interactive

Launched in October 2005, M7 Interactive (http://www.m7interactive.com) is a full service online solutions provider, offering print design, web design, application development, search engine optimization, and other related services. The company also offers "Rapid Webmaster," a website administration service.

Gainesville, FL (10/4/2005) – Built2Go.com (http://www.built2go.com), a new membership based turnkey website provider, announced today that it has released its new line of pre-made turnkey website templates and scripts, available to members of its site.

The site, which provides fully developed templates and scripts designed for online businesses and websites, is owned by Florida based Big Resources Incorporated, the developer of the largest template library in the world.

"Built2Go provides an in demand service of beautifully designed website templates with the functionality of fully developed PHP scripts that are ready to install," said Mark Greenberg, Big Resources, Inc. Marketing Director.

Built2Go has experienced phenomenal growth since its launch in early September, receiving approximately 10,000 unique visitors daily.

"Unlike most website scripts, Built2Go equips users with materials to establish their business, not just start their website. We provide full banner sets and corporate IDs that match each scripted template package. You just pick your look, and go," said Greenberg.

Downloads from Built2Go can be implemented with zero programming or development knowledge, and scripts are written in PHP. All source files, such as HTML pages and Photoshop PSD files are included. Built2Go has released its turnkey packages for many business models including online classifieds, auctions, shopping websites, search or link directories, as well as for "rate my photo" websites.

In addition, a full online banner marketing kit and corporate ID package, which includes a logo, letterhead, and envelope, are included with every turnkey website.

About Built2Go

Launched in September 2005, Built2Go is a membership based turnkey website provider, offering a vast array of fully developed turnkey website solutions. All downloads contain a banner marketing package, corporate ID package, as well as all source files, including HTML and PSD. Built2Go is owned by Florida based Big Resources, Inc.

About Big Resources, Inc.

Big Resources' Network of development websites has been a leading source of tools, resources and services in the webmaster community since 1998. The network fills a wide variety of needs with free and premium services including graphics, scripts, original articles, help forums, stock photography, hosting, and much more.

Gainesville, FL (10/4/2005) -- BoxedArt.com (http://www.boxedart.com), a website designer destination renowned for providing the web's largest membership collection of templates and related developer products, announced today that it has expanded its library of products, and released a new website design for its site.

The new products, which are separated into 8 newly created categories, include Valid CSS templates, a wide range of print materials for physical publishers, ebook covers, CD and DVD packaging, and more.

"Our new print materials are full quality and are ready for commercial presses or for home desktop printers," said Mark Greenberg, Marketing Director for Big Resources Inc., the owners of BoxedArt.com.

Templates for print media added, include postcard templates, print newsletter templates, flyers templates, menu templates, as well as labels CD/DVD discs and jewel box covers. All print templates are available in CMKY coloring, 300DPI resolution, and 3 different sizes.

"BoxedArt has been renowned for its enormous collection of website related products, now for the same low cost users also receive an unbelievable number of print products and enabling our users to create an offline identity as well," said Greenberg

About BoxedArt.com

Launched in 2001, BoxedArt.com (http://www.boxedart.com) is a unique database of thousands of original and high quality products available for download. The site's offering is unmatched in its industry in both size and quality with products available in over 32 different categories. Membership to the site is available for under $50, which includes unlimited access to all items in the members' area.

About Big Resources, Inc.

Big Resources' Network of development websites has been a leading source of tools, resources and services in the webmaster community since 1998. The network fills a wide variety of needs with free and premium services including graphics, scripts, original articles, help forums, stock photography, hosting, and much more.

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

CHICAGO, IL (9/26/2005) -- Windy City Web Solutions (http://www.windycitywebsolutions.com), a Chicago, IL based telecommunications provider, announced this week that it is currently offering its clients a unique set of tools and features, and plans to charge for them in the future.

The tools, which the company purchased rights to distribute, include a data backup tool that allows for scheduled backups of single accounts, or in the case of resellers, backups of large numbers of hosting accounts at once.

"Our current customers just can't say enough good things – they're fully automated and work great for resellers and individual hosting clients," said Kenneth Fox, CEO and co-founder of the company.

Other free tools include a MySQL backup tool, a site copy tool that allows individual clients and resellers to easily transfer their sites between servers, and a downloadable site uptime tool.

"I think it's clear that we are confident in our service when we offer our clients free uptime monitoring software," said Fox. "Most hosts just don't do this."

Fox's company, which has been around since mid-2004, hopes to continue to offer similar tools and services to its customers in the coming months.

"What we are offering our customers today is just the beginning," said Fox. "We fully intend to raise the bar in the hosting industry."

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

About Windy City Web Solutions

Founded in June 2004, Windy City Web Solutions (http://www.windycitywebsolutions.com) is the product of more than 11 years of web hosting and e-commerce experience. The company provides web hosting, development services, domains, SSL certificates, and a variety of custom developed applications and tools.

BOSTON, MA (9/27/2005) – cPanelBackup.com (http://www.cpanelbackup.com), a provider of automated backup solutions, announced today that it has released its line of cPanel backup products, providing low cost, reliable, and remotely hosted backups of cPanel powered websites.

The company, which is operated by Boston based InfluxHost (http://www.influxhost.com), hopes to provide a service that can be embraced by web hosts and individual customers. It also hopes to provide a smooth transition for individuals switching between cPanel powered web hosts.

"People never seem to realize how important backups are until its too late," said Greg Vanthong, cPanelBackup.com President. "It's time to change that."

cPanelBackup offers three automated backup plans, on monthly, weekly, and daily increments. All packages include home backups, alias/filter backups, and MySQL backups.

"It can't get any easier – we're all about simplicity and reliability," said Vanthong.

A backup restoration service, available for a one time fee, is also offered. Backups are kept by the company for up to three months, depending on the specific package.

"All clients have to do is focus on running their website – we'll worry about keeping their data safe," said Vanthong.

For more information regarding cPanelBackup.com, visit http://www.cpanelbackup.com.

For more information regarding services provided by cPanelBackup.com, visit http://www.cpanelbackup.com/services.html.

About cPanelBackup.com

Founded in 2003, cPanelBackup.com is a provider of fully automated, reliable, remotely hosted backup solutions for cPanel powered websites. The company is owned and operated by Boston, MA based InfluxHost.

SURREY, B.C. (9/23/2005) -- MonsterHosting.ca (http://www.monsterhosting.ca), a Canadian web hosting and e-commerce solutions provider, announced today that it plans to launch a Voice over Internet Protocol service, making it the first Canadian web host to do so, and opening a new chapter for the British Columbia based company.

The company's VoIP subsidiary, christened MonsterVoIP (http://www.monstervoip.ca), will target the US and Canadian telephone service market. MonsterVoIP will also offer a white label reseller model for web hosts looking to start their own local VoIP business.

"VoIP offers nearly the same voice quality of traditional landline telephones, but has twice as many features," said Rainer Schmoll, CEO of MonsterVoIP. "It's only natural that there is a growing demand in the market for this great technology."

MonsterVoIP will be launched on October 3.

For more information, visit http://www.monstervoip.ca.

About MonsterHosting.ca

MonsterHosting.ca, (http://www.monsterhosting.ca) a Surrey, British Columbia based web development solutions provider serving well over 2,000 clients, has been in the hosting market since January 2003. The company offers a wide variety of web development services, including domain name registration, email hosting, web hosting, merchant accounts, reseller backup software, and targeted web traffic.

BRISTOL, UK (9/13/2005) -- Acorn Rack (http://www.acornrack.com), a new provider of on-demand automatic website creation solutions, announced today that it has officially launched a public version of its highly anticipated website creation service, a move that will change the current landscape of the web hosting and development industry.

The new service, which is completely free to users at the basic level, gives users the option to instantly and securely create websites, as well as share and exchange design and development tips with fellow web designers and entrepreneurs.

"We are based in the United Kingdom, but our vast developer community includes users from all corners of the globe," said Olly Culverhouse, server administrator for Acorn Rack. Also contributing to the project was lead developer Chris Hill.

As of September, the site has gained over 2,000 members, mostly from participation in the public testing period.

"Our site has been fortunate to have unprecedented growth in our development period," said Culverhouse.

According to Acorn Rack's developers, there is a huge gap in the market for ready-made high powered websites that can be used as a stepping stone to more advanced projects for individuals new to the internet.

"Users can create up to 50 websites on our system," said Culverhouse. "It's all done with zero knowledge of HTML or scripting languages."

The public beta test lasted nearly 2 months, and included the implementation of user suggested features and the removal of software bugs.

Acorn Rack does not expect to charge for its service in the near future, and currently gives free website hosting to all of its users. No private information of its users is sold or distributed to 3rd parties, according to Culverhouse.

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

About Acorn Rack

Originally developed in January 2005, Acorn Rack (http://www.acornrack.com) is the collaboration of a team of highly skilled developers based out of the United Kingdom. It allows users to create high powered dynamic websites with zero knowledge of HTML or scripting languages.

ORLANDO, FL (9/6/05) - Vortech Incorporated (http://www.vortechhosting.com), a web hosting provider currently hosting over 120,000 domain names, announced today that it has acquired Florida based RocketColo.net (http://www.rocketcolo.net), a co-location and dedicated server provider.

The buyout, which was finalized on Thursday, included the RocketColo.net network, servers, and all other company assets. RocketColo.net is currently located in the same datacenter as Vortech Inc, so the transition is expected to be extremely smooth.

"We are hoping that by purchasing the assets of RocketColo, we will be able to grow our network and increase our customer base," said Vortech Inc owner Brad Pugh.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Pugh says payment was made up front for the company, and he plans to immediately make beneficial changes for the company's customers.

"All clients of RocketColo will enjoy additional connectivity at no additional charge, as we are including them in our network," said Pugh. Connectivity to Progress Telcom, AT&T, Level(3), Sprint, and Cogent has been added.

In addition, customers of RocketColo.net will be offered an upgrade to 1000 GB of monthly bandwidth at no additional charge. No downtime is expected during the transition.

Vortech currently operates a cluster of 9 mail servers, 40 Windows servers, 20 FreeBSD Systems, 5 MySql, 8 MSsql servers.

About Vortech Incorporated

Based in Orlando, Florida, Vortech, Inc. is a debt free, privately owned web hosting company that has served clients for over 5 years. Specializing in Dedicated, Co-located, and reseller hosting solutions, the company has a staff of 15. In September 2005, the company purchased Orlando based RocketColo.net

About RocketColo.net

Specializing in dedicated servers powered by FreeBSD, Fedora, and Windows Operating Systems, RocketColo.net operates nearly 100 dedicated, co-located and managed servers.

In September 2005, the company was acquired by Orlando based Vortech, Inc.

MORRISTOWN, TENNESSEE (9/1/2005) - 1PlanHost.com (http://www.1planhost.com), a leading provider of Windows web hosting services announced today that it has waived all hosting fees for its customers affected by the Hurricane Katrina Disaster, and is donating 10% of all new account sales and existing renewals during the month of September to the relief effort.

"It would be unrealistic to expect our customers in New Orleans and the gulf coast area to have to worry about their web site hosting accounts expiring," said Darrell Williams, CEO of WebWeavers Internet Services, 1PlanHost.com's parent company. "They are struggling to feed themselves and their families -- we're not going to add additional stress."

Many customers who are located in the affected areas are currently without electricity, food, clean water, and access to telephone service. Some individuals have lost their homes and their jobs.

In addition to waving the hosting fees of affected customers, the company will donate 10% of revenue from all new web hosting account sales and renewals during the month of September 2005.

"We will evaluate the response and need at the end of September to determine if this donation program should be extended," said Williams.

According to the American Red Cross, the need for national support will be required for many coming months. Insurance claims have been estimated to exceed US$26Bil, and officials insist the rebuilding of infrastructure and housing will take years.

"We will also be involved in facilitating teams of people in our local area to volunteer and provide hands on assistance through Christian disaster relief ministries," said Williams.

1PlanHost.com is encouraging companies with customers in the affected areas to follow in its footsteps and waive hosting costs for customers hit by the storm.

"The industry's most reputable hosting companies truly are customer centric and are willing to help out when a severe need arises," said Williams.

About WebWeavers Internet Services

Based in Tennessee, WebWeavers Internet Services is a Windows Web Hosting Company founded in February 1996. The company is privately held and has experienced steady growth in the past nine years. Serving thousands of clients in 92 countries worldwide, the company operates http://www.1PlanHost.com.

SOMERSET, NJ (9/1/2005) - Uplinkearth (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a global award-winning Windows web hosting provider hosting over 30 thousand domain names, announced today that it has made the first pledge to the Web Hosts Unite program (http://www.webhostsunite.com), an industry group supporting the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The storm, which battered parts of Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi, provoked the largest ever peacetime evacuation, of over 400,000 thousand people. Katrina made landfall as a massive Category 4 hurricane, and caused an estimated 26 billion dollars in damage. Several levees designed to protect New Orleans have failed, and much of the city is completely under water.

"Hundreds of thousands have lost their homes, their belongings, and some even lost their life in the aftermath of this storm. The time has come for the world to unite and support the victims," said Mike Yablonowitz, uplinkearth President and CEO. "Those who are in a position to help are obligated to do so, which is why we have decided to give our full support of the relief efforts."

Uplinkearth has made an initial pledge of financial resources, and is donating free hosting services to the program's website. All funds are donated directly to the American Red Cross, who is actively participating in relief efforts for victims. The company has also created a website to serve as a portal for its customers who wish to donate.

The Red Cross currently has 239 evacuation shelters operating in states affected by the disaster, housing roughly 37,000 people.

"It's very important to empathize with people affected by this. Their lives will never be the same," said Yablonowitz.

For more information about uplinkearth's response to the disaster, visit http://community.uplinkearth.com/katrina.

About uplinkearth

Uplinkearth (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a New Jersey based web hosting provider, has been in the web hosting industry since 1997, and has remained a leader in the Windows web hosting sector. In August 2005, the company purchased Canadian based Nevidia Internet Solutions, increasing its market share by roughly 20 percent.

TORONTO, ONTARIO (9/1/2005) – CPSkins.com (http://www.cpskins.com), the industry's largest provider of cPanel, DirectAdmin, Ensim, and Plesk Skins & addons announced today that it has lowered its prices on its line of Ensim and DirectAdmin Skins, as well as its cPanel and Plesk Auto-installers.

The new promotion, which also includes a limited time separate 10 percent off coupon on all products, is designed to increase awareness about the company's control panel skins, as well as its auto-installers.

"Our auto-installers are comparable to packages like Fantastico, yet our prices are lower and we offer more scripts," said CPSkins.com CEO William Wilson. "The time to make the switch is now."

Wilson hopes to target web hosts in the industry who are looking for cleaner, more cutting edge control panel skins. All skins offered by CPSkins.com install in under 5 minutes, and can be customized to match a company's website.

"We have the best looking skins out there, nobody can match what we offer," said Wilson.

CPSkins.com has a library of 9 unique cPanel skins, 3 DirectaAmin skins, and 2 Ensim skins. All products are included in the promotion.

Free support for skins is offered via Live Chat, MSN, ICQ, AIM, and via a ticket system. Automatic updates are available at no additional charge for most skins and auto-installer packages.

About CPSkins.com
Launched roughly 4 years ago, CPSkins.com (http://www.cpskins.com) is the industry's largest maker of CPanel, DirectAdmin, Ensim, and Plesk control panel skins & auto-installers. Supplying over 400 web hosts, the company's products have become an integral part of the hosting industry.

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MERRITT ISLAND, FL (10/17/2005) – M7 Interactive (http://www.m7interactive.com), a new Florida based online solutions provider, announced today that it has officially opened for business, and is now accepting clients.

The company, which has been preparing its launch for over 2 months, offers graphic design, web design, application development, and other related services. Its employees have more than 15 years of combined experience in their fields.

"Our mission is to provide excellent services to businesses around the world," said Rob Serfozo, M7 Interactive Owner and Marketing Specialist.

M7 Interactive also offers a distinctive website administration service, dubbed "Rapid Webmaster," carrying out day-to-day maintenance and periodic updates for small to medium sized business customers.

"Not only do we have staff members that are experienced in design, marketing, and search engine optimization, but we have all ran successful businesses that counted on a web presence to be successful," said Serfozo. "It gives us an edge, because we know what our customers are looking for."

For more information, visit http://www.m7interactive.com.

For more information regarding Rapid Webmaster, visit http://www.m7interactive.com/admin.php.

About M7 Interactive

Launched in October 2005, M7 Interactive (http://www.m7interactive.com) is a full service online solutions provider, offering print design, web design, application development, search engine optimization, and other related services. The company also offers "Rapid Webmaster," a website administration service.

Gainesville, FL (10/4/2005) – Built2Go.com (http://www.built2go.com), a new membership based turnkey website provider, announced today that it has released its new line of pre-made turnkey website templates and scripts, available to members of its site.

The site, which provides fully developed templates and scripts designed for online businesses and websites, is owned by Florida based Big Resources Incorporated, the developer of the largest template library in the world.

"Built2Go provides an in demand service of beautifully designed website templates with the functionality of fully developed PHP scripts that are ready to install," said Mark Greenberg, Big Resources, Inc. Marketing Director.

Built2Go has experienced phenomenal growth since its launch in early September, receiving approximately 10,000 unique visitors daily.

"Unlike most website scripts, Built2Go equips users with materials to establish their business, not just start their website. We provide full banner sets and corporate IDs that match each scripted template package. You just pick your look, and go," said Greenberg.

Downloads from Built2Go can be implemented with zero programming or development knowledge, and scripts are written in PHP. All source files, such as HTML pages and Photoshop PSD files are included. Built2Go has released its turnkey packages for many business models including online classifieds, auctions, shopping websites, search or link directories, as well as for "rate my photo" websites.

In addition, a full online banner marketing kit and corporate ID package, which includes a logo, letterhead, and envelope, are included with every turnkey website.

About Built2Go

Launched in September 2005, Built2Go is a membership based turnkey website provider, offering a vast array of fully developed turnkey website solutions. All downloads contain a banner marketing package, corporate ID package, as well as all source files, including HTML and PSD. Built2Go is owned by Florida based Big Resources, Inc.

About Big Resources, Inc.

Big Resources' Network of development websites has been a leading source of tools, resources and services in the webmaster community since 1998. The network fills a wide variety of needs with free and premium services including graphics, scripts, original articles, help forums, stock photography, hosting, and much more.

Gainesville, FL (10/4/2005) -- BoxedArt.com (http://www.boxedart.com), a website designer destination renowned for providing the web's largest membership collection of templates and related developer products, announced today that it has expanded its library of products, and released a new website design for its site.

The new products, which are separated into 8 newly created categories, include Valid CSS templates, a wide range of print materials for physical publishers, ebook covers, CD and DVD packaging, and more.

"Our new print materials are full quality and are ready for commercial presses or for home desktop printers," said Mark Greenberg, Marketing Director for Big Resources Inc., the owners of BoxedArt.com.

Templates for print media added, include postcard templates, print newsletter templates, flyers templates, menu templates, as well as labels CD/DVD discs and jewel box covers. All print templates are available in CMKY coloring, 300DPI resolution, and 3 different sizes.

"BoxedArt has been renowned for its enormous collection of website related products, now for the same low cost users also receive an unbelievable number of print products and enabling our users to create an offline identity as well," said Greenberg

About BoxedArt.com

Launched in 2001, BoxedArt.com (http://www.boxedart.com) is a unique database of thousands of original and high quality products available for download. The site's offering is unmatched in its industry in both size and quality with products available in over 32 different categories. Membership to the site is available for under $50, which includes unlimited access to all items in the members' area.

About Big Resources, Inc.

Big Resources' Network of development websites has been a leading source of tools, resources and services in the webmaster community since 1998. The network fills a wide variety of needs with free and premium services including graphics, scripts, original articles, help forums, stock photography, hosting, and much more.

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

CHICAGO, IL (9/26/2005) -- Windy City Web Solutions (http://www.windycitywebsolutions.com), a Chicago, IL based telecommunications provider, announced this week that it is currently offering its clients a unique set of tools and features, and plans to charge for them in the future.

The tools, which the company purchased rights to distribute, include a data backup tool that allows for scheduled backups of single accounts, or in the case of resellers, backups of large numbers of hosting accounts at once.

"Our current customers just can't say enough good things – they're fully automated and work great for resellers and individual hosting clients," said Kenneth Fox, CEO and co-founder of the company.

Other free tools include a MySQL backup tool, a site copy tool that allows individual clients and resellers to easily transfer their sites between servers, and a downloadable site uptime tool.

"I think it's clear that we are confident in our service when we offer our clients free uptime monitoring software," said Fox. "Most hosts just don't do this."

Fox's company, which has been around since mid-2004, hopes to continue to offer similar tools and services to its customers in the coming months.

"What we are offering our customers today is just the beginning," said Fox. "We fully intend to raise the bar in the hosting industry."

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

About Windy City Web Solutions

Founded in June 2004, Windy City Web Solutions (http://www.windycitywebsolutions.com) is the product of more than 11 years of web hosting and e-commerce experience. The company provides web hosting, development services, domains, SSL certificates, and a variety of custom developed applications and tools.

BOSTON, MA (9/27/2005) – cPanelBackup.com (http://www.cpanelbackup.com), a provider of automated backup solutions, announced today that it has released its line of cPanel backup products, providing low cost, reliable, and remotely hosted backups of cPanel powered websites.

The company, which is operated by Boston based InfluxHost (http://www.influxhost.com), hopes to provide a service that can be embraced by web hosts and individual customers. It also hopes to provide a smooth transition for individuals switching between cPanel powered web hosts.

"People never seem to realize how important backups are until its too late," said Greg Vanthong, cPanelBackup.com President. "It's time to change that."

cPanelBackup offers three automated backup plans, on monthly, weekly, and daily increments. All packages include home backups, alias/filter backups, and MySQL backups.

"It can't get any easier – we're all about simplicity and reliability," said Vanthong.

A backup restoration service, available for a one time fee, is also offered. Backups are kept by the company for up to three months, depending on the specific package.

"All clients have to do is focus on running their website – we'll worry about keeping their data safe," said Vanthong.

For more information regarding cPanelBackup.com, visit http://www.cpanelbackup.com.

For more information regarding services provided by cPanelBackup.com, visit http://www.cpanelbackup.com/services.html.

About cPanelBackup.com

Founded in 2003, cPanelBackup.com is a provider of fully automated, reliable, remotely hosted backup solutions for cPanel powered websites. The company is owned and operated by Boston, MA based InfluxHost.

SURREY, B.C. (9/23/2005) -- MonsterHosting.ca (http://www.monsterhosting.ca), a Canadian web hosting and e-commerce solutions provider, announced today that it plans to launch a Voice over Internet Protocol service, making it the first Canadian web host to do so, and opening a new chapter for the British Columbia based company.

The company's VoIP subsidiary, christened MonsterVoIP (http://www.monstervoip.ca), will target the US and Canadian telephone service market. MonsterVoIP will also offer a white label reseller model for web hosts looking to start their own local VoIP business.

"VoIP offers nearly the same voice quality of traditional landline telephones, but has twice as many features," said Rainer Schmoll, CEO of MonsterVoIP. "It's only natural that there is a growing demand in the market for this great technology."

MonsterVoIP will be launched on October 3.

For more information, visit http://www.monstervoip.ca.

About MonsterHosting.ca

MonsterHosting.ca, (http://www.monsterhosting.ca) a Surrey, British Columbia based web development solutions provider serving well over 2,000 clients, has been in the hosting market since January 2003. The company offers a wide variety of web development services, including domain name registration, email hosting, web hosting, merchant accounts, reseller backup software, and targeted web traffic.

BRISTOL, UK (9/13/2005) -- Acorn Rack (http://www.acornrack.com), a new provider of on-demand automatic website creation solutions, announced today that it has officially launched a public version of its highly anticipated website creation service, a move that will change the current landscape of the web hosting and development industry.

The new service, which is completely free to users at the basic level, gives users the option to instantly and securely create websites, as well as share and exchange design and development tips with fellow web designers and entrepreneurs.

"We are based in the United Kingdom, but our vast developer community includes users from all corners of the globe," said Olly Culverhouse, server administrator for Acorn Rack. Also contributing to the project was lead developer Chris Hill.

As of September, the site has gained over 2,000 members, mostly from participation in the public testing period.

"Our site has been fortunate to have unprecedented growth in our development period," said Culverhouse.

According to Acorn Rack's developers, there is a huge gap in the market for ready-made high powered websites that can be used as a stepping stone to more advanced projects for individuals new to the internet.

"Users can create up to 50 websites on our system," said Culverhouse. "It's all done with zero knowledge of HTML or scripting languages."

The public beta test lasted nearly 2 months, and included the implementation of user suggested features and the removal of software bugs.

Acorn Rack does not expect to charge for its service in the near future, and currently gives free website hosting to all of its users. No private information of its users is sold or distributed to 3rd parties, according to Culverhouse.

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

About Acorn Rack

Originally developed in January 2005, Acorn Rack (http://www.acornrack.com) is the collaboration of a team of highly skilled developers based out of the United Kingdom. It allows users to create high powered dynamic websites with zero knowledge of HTML or scripting languages.

ORLANDO, FL (9/6/05) - Vortech Incorporated (http://www.vortechhosting.com), a web hosting provider currently hosting over 120,000 domain names, announced today that it has acquired Florida based RocketColo.net (http://www.rocketcolo.net), a co-location and dedicated server provider.

The buyout, which was finalized on Thursday, included the RocketColo.net network, servers, and all other company assets. RocketColo.net is currently located in the same datacenter as Vortech Inc, so the transition is expected to be extremely smooth.

"We are hoping that by purchasing the assets of RocketColo, we will be able to grow our network and increase our customer base," said Vortech Inc owner Brad Pugh.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Pugh says payment was made up front for the company, and he plans to immediately make beneficial changes for the company's customers.

"All clients of RocketColo will enjoy additional connectivity at no additional charge, as we are including them in our network," said Pugh. Connectivity to Progress Telcom, AT&T, Level(3), Sprint, and Cogent has been added.

In addition, customers of RocketColo.net will be offered an upgrade to 1000 GB of monthly bandwidth at no additional charge. No downtime is expected during the transition.

Vortech currently operates a cluster of 9 mail servers, 40 Windows servers, 20 FreeBSD Systems, 5 MySql, 8 MSsql servers.

About Vortech Incorporated

Based in Orlando, Florida, Vortech, Inc. is a debt free, privately owned web hosting company that has served clients for over 5 years. Specializing in Dedicated, Co-located, and reseller hosting solutions, the company has a staff of 15. In September 2005, the company purchased Orlando based RocketColo.net

About RocketColo.net

Specializing in dedicated servers powered by FreeBSD, Fedora, and Windows Operating Systems, RocketColo.net operates nearly 100 dedicated, co-located and managed servers.

In September 2005, the company was acquired by Orlando based Vortech, Inc.

MORRISTOWN, TENNESSEE (9/1/2005) - 1PlanHost.com (http://www.1planhost.com), a leading provider of Windows web hosting services announced today that it has waived all hosting fees for its customers affected by the Hurricane Katrina Disaster, and is donating 10% of all new account sales and existing renewals during the month of September to the relief effort.

"It would be unrealistic to expect our customers in New Orleans and the gulf coast area to have to worry about their web site hosting accounts expiring," said Darrell Williams, CEO of WebWeavers Internet Services, 1PlanHost.com's parent company. "They are struggling to feed themselves and their families -- we're not going to add additional stress."

Many customers who are located in the affected areas are currently without electricity, food, clean water, and access to telephone service. Some individuals have lost their homes and their jobs.

In addition to waving the hosting fees of affected customers, the company will donate 10% of revenue from all new web hosting account sales and renewals during the month of September 2005.

"We will evaluate the response and need at the end of September to determine if this donation program should be extended," said Williams.

According to the American Red Cross, the need for national support will be required for many coming months. Insurance claims have been estimated to exceed US$26Bil, and officials insist the rebuilding of infrastructure and housing will take years.

"We will also be involved in facilitating teams of people in our local area to volunteer and provide hands on assistance through Christian disaster relief ministries," said Williams.

1PlanHost.com is encouraging companies with customers in the affected areas to follow in its footsteps and waive hosting costs for customers hit by the storm.

"The industry's most reputable hosting companies truly are customer centric and are willing to help out when a severe need arises," said Williams.

About WebWeavers Internet Services

Based in Tennessee, WebWeavers Internet Services is a Windows Web Hosting Company founded in February 1996. The company is privately held and has experienced steady growth in the past nine years. Serving thousands of clients in 92 countries worldwide, the company operates http://www.1PlanHost.com.

SOMERSET, NJ (9/1/2005) - Uplinkearth (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a global award-winning Windows web hosting provider hosting over 30 thousand domain names, announced today that it has made the first pledge to the Web Hosts Unite program (http://www.webhostsunite.com), an industry group supporting the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The storm, which battered parts of Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi, provoked the largest ever peacetime evacuation, of over 400,000 thousand people. Katrina made landfall as a massive Category 4 hurricane, and caused an estimated 26 billion dollars in damage. Several levees designed to protect New Orleans have failed, and much of the city is completely under water.

"Hundreds of thousands have lost their homes, their belongings, and some even lost their life in the aftermath of this storm. The time has come for the world to unite and support the victims," said Mike Yablonowitz, uplinkearth President and CEO. "Those who are in a position to help are obligated to do so, which is why we have decided to give our full support of the relief efforts."

Uplinkearth has made an initial pledge of financial resources, and is donating free hosting services to the program's website. All funds are donated directly to the American Red Cross, who is actively participating in relief efforts for victims. The company has also created a website to serve as a portal for its customers who wish to donate.

The Red Cross currently has 239 evacuation shelters operating in states affected by the disaster, housing roughly 37,000 people.

"It's very important to empathize with people affected by this. Their lives will never be the same," said Yablonowitz.

For more information about uplinkearth's response to the disaster, visit http://community.uplinkearth.com/katrina.

About uplinkearth

Uplinkearth (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a New Jersey based web hosting provider, has been in the web hosting industry since 1997, and has remained a leader in the Windows web hosting sector. In August 2005, the company purchased Canadian based Nevidia Internet Solutions, increasing its market share by roughly 20 percent.

TORONTO, ONTARIO (9/1/2005) – CPSkins.com (http://www.cpskins.com), the industry's largest provider of cPanel, DirectAdmin, Ensim, and Plesk Skins & addons announced today that it has lowered its prices on its line of Ensim and DirectAdmin Skins, as well as its cPanel and Plesk Auto-installers.

The new promotion, which also includes a limited time separate 10 percent off coupon on all products, is designed to increase awareness about the company's control panel skins, as well as its auto-installers.

"Our auto-installers are comparable to packages like Fantastico, yet our prices are lower and we offer more scripts," said CPSkins.com CEO William Wilson. "The time to make the switch is now."

Wilson hopes to target web hosts in the industry who are looking for cleaner, more cutting edge control panel skins. All skins offered by CPSkins.com install in under 5 minutes, and can be customized to match a company's website.

"We have the best looking skins out there, nobody can match what we offer," said Wilson.

CPSkins.com has a library of 9 unique cPanel skins, 3 DirectaAmin skins, and 2 Ensim skins. All products are included in the promotion.

Free support for skins is offered via Live Chat, MSN, ICQ, AIM, and via a ticket system. Automatic updates are available at no additional charge for most skins and auto-installer packages.

About CPSkins.com

Launched roughly 4 years ago, CPSkins.com (http://www.cpskins.com) is the industry's largest maker of CPanel, DirectAdmin, Ensim, and Plesk control panel skins & auto-installers. Supplying over 400 web hosts, the company's products have become an integral part of the hosting industry.

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August 30, 2005 - Softplicity has enlarged its family of Windows utilities, known under the Coolutils brand, with a new member, Total PDF Converter. The newcomer's line of duty can be guessed from its name. Yet again a number of interesting features distinguish the program's functionality and make it a valuable addition to the Softplicity's Coolutils collection.

Coolutils have already endowed customers with many handy supplements to the Windows core functionality. Their sphere of application ranges form graphics and multimedia to data processing and management. Particular attention has been paid to PDF documents, which is quite natural, given their widespread use in the net. Known for its capacity to facilitate the exchange of rich content documents, PDF has become a standard carrier of important business, scientific and other information. And although PDF firmly entrenched itself as an information vessel, handling PDF docs is not always an easy thing. And not a cheap one either, when it comes to fully-functional Adobe products. To override these two major flaws, you can convert PDF to a format friendlier to editing. Total PDF Converter can make information in the web more available and easy to deal with. With its help you can extract data form its embellished vessel and put it into a more practical one, which fits your editing tasks.

Total PDF Converter features a wide range of conversion options. Along with Word Doc, Excel, HTML, Text and CSV files, it offers a number of graphic formats supported by Sony PSP and appliances for visual presentation. The converter supports multi-string characters and can be effectively used for documents with Asian layout and encoding. The speed and accuracy of conversion provided by Total PDF Converter deserve special attention. Conversion of rich content files, even of a considerable size, becomes a matter of a few seconds. High-resolution images retain no less than 98% quality of original files. Comfortable work panel allows choosing a format and launching conversion with the same button click. Flexibility of the tool satisfies most PDF conversion needs, including command line and batch conversion.

Many users have already found Total PDF Converter a useful addition to their collection of Coolutils tools. "New Total PDF Converter has become great help in my everyday routine. I use lots of PDF docs in my research work. Now I convert them into text files and add my comments. It's become much easier to reuse some bits of PDF. Well done, guys!" says Tim Walker, customer from Canada. "My husband and I work in the same field and often discuss things we dig out in the net. Now we make home presentations and get a lot of fun out of it. It's amazing how many new ways can be found for ordinary PDFs" says The Armits, New Zealand.

Features at a Glance
Support for Word Doc, Excel, HTML, Text and CSV conversion.
Support for BMP, JPEG, WNF, EMF, PNG, GIF, TIFF, EPS formats.
Batch and command line modes.
Multi-bit language support.
Converted file retains original layout.
Intuitive user interface.

Availability and Pricing
Total PDF Converter runs under Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP platforms and costs $39.90 USD for a single user edition. Flexible discount policy is offered for bulk orders. All registered users are entitled to free technical support. A fully-functional evaluation version is available as a free download at http://www.coolutils.com/download/TotalPDFConverter.exe.

About Softplicity
Since its establishment in 1998, Softplicity has been demonstrating stable growth and expansion in their product line. The two main directions of the software development efforts are file management systems and popular utilities. Frigate file manager, their flagship product, and Coolutils family have brought multiple awards and a deserved reputation of reliable and highly functional tools among business and home users.

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Product page link: http://www.coolutils.com/TotalPDFConverter
Download link: http://www.coolutils.com/download/TotalPDFConverter.exe
Web: http://www.coolutils.com

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Media Relations Contact

Alexander Buzaev
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MERRITT ISLAND, FL (10/17/2005) – M7 Interactive (http://www.m7interactive.com), a new Florida based online solutions provider, announced today that it has officially opened for business, and is now accepting clients.

The company, which has been preparing its launch for over 2 months, offers graphic design, web design, application development, and other related services. Its employees have more than 15 years of combined experience in their fields.

"Our mission is to provide excellent services to businesses around the world," said Rob Serfozo, M7 Interactive Owner and Marketing Specialist.

M7 Interactive also offers a distinctive website administration service, dubbed "Rapid Webmaster," carrying out day-to-day maintenance and periodic updates for small to medium sized business customers.

"Not only do we have staff members that are experienced in design, marketing, and search engine optimization, but we have all ran successful businesses that counted on a web presence to be successful," said Serfozo. "It gives us an edge, because we know what our customers are looking for."

For more information, visit http://www.m7interactive.com.

For more information regarding Rapid Webmaster, visit http://www.m7interactive.com/admin.php.

About M7 Interactive

Launched in October 2005, M7 Interactive (http://www.m7interactive.com) is a full service online solutions provider, offering print design, web design, application development, search engine optimization, and other related services. The company also offers "Rapid Webmaster," a website administration service.

Gainesville, FL (10/4/2005) – Built2Go.com (http://www.built2go.com), a new membership based turnkey website provider, announced today that it has released its new line of pre-made turnkey website templates and scripts, available to members of its site.

The site, which provides fully developed templates and scripts designed for online businesses and websites, is owned by Florida based Big Resources Incorporated, the developer of the largest template library in the world.

"Built2Go provides an in demand service of beautifully designed website templates with the functionality of fully developed PHP scripts that are ready to install," said Mark Greenberg, Big Resources, Inc. Marketing Director.

Built2Go has experienced phenomenal growth since its launch in early September, receiving approximately 10,000 unique visitors daily.

"Unlike most website scripts, Built2Go equips users with materials to establish their business, not just start their website. We provide full banner sets and corporate IDs that match each scripted template package. You just pick your look, and go," said Greenberg.

Downloads from Built2Go can be implemented with zero programming or development knowledge, and scripts are written in PHP. All source files, such as HTML pages and Photoshop PSD files are included. Built2Go has released its turnkey packages for many business models including online classifieds, auctions, shopping websites, search or link directories, as well as for "rate my photo" websites.

In addition, a full online banner marketing kit and corporate ID package, which includes a logo, letterhead, and envelope, are included with every turnkey website.

About Built2Go

Launched in September 2005, Built2Go is a membership based turnkey website provider, offering a vast array of fully developed turnkey website solutions. All downloads contain a banner marketing package, corporate ID package, as well as all source files, including HTML and PSD. Built2Go is owned by Florida based Big Resources, Inc.

About Big Resources, Inc.

Big Resources' Network of development websites has been a leading source of tools, resources and services in the webmaster community since 1998. The network fills a wide variety of needs with free and premium services including graphics, scripts, original articles, help forums, stock photography, hosting, and much more.

Gainesville, FL (10/4/2005) -- BoxedArt.com (http://www.boxedart.com), a website designer destination renowned for providing the web's largest membership collection of templates and related developer products, announced today that it has expanded its library of products, and released a new website design for its site.

The new products, which are separated into 8 newly created categories, include Valid CSS templates, a wide range of print materials for physical publishers, ebook covers, CD and DVD packaging, and more.

"Our new print materials are full quality and are ready for commercial presses or for home desktop printers," said Mark Greenberg, Marketing Director for Big Resources Inc., the owners of BoxedArt.com.

Templates for print media added, include postcard templates, print newsletter templates, flyers templates, menu templates, as well as labels CD/DVD discs and jewel box covers. All print templates are available in CMKY coloring, 300DPI resolution, and 3 different sizes.

"BoxedArt has been renowned for its enormous collection of website related products, now for the same low cost users also receive an unbelievable number of print products and enabling our users to create an offline identity as well," said Greenberg

About BoxedArt.com

Launched in 2001, BoxedArt.com (http://www.boxedart.com) is a unique database of thousands of original and high quality products available for download. The site's offering is unmatched in its industry in both size and quality with products available in over 32 different categories. Membership to the site is available for under $50, which includes unlimited access to all items in the members' area.

About Big Resources, Inc.

Big Resources' Network of development websites has been a leading source of tools, resources and services in the webmaster community since 1998. The network fills a wide variety of needs with free and premium services including graphics, scripts, original articles, help forums, stock photography, hosting, and much more.

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

CHICAGO, IL (9/26/2005) -- Windy City Web Solutions (http://www.windycitywebsolutions.com), a Chicago, IL based telecommunications provider, announced this week that it is currently offering its clients a unique set of tools and features, and plans to charge for them in the future.

The tools, which the company purchased rights to distribute, include a data backup tool that allows for scheduled backups of single accounts, or in the case of resellers, backups of large numbers of hosting accounts at once.

"Our current customers just can't say enough good things – they're fully automated and work great for resellers and individual hosting clients," said Kenneth Fox, CEO and co-founder of the company.

Other free tools include a MySQL backup tool, a site copy tool that allows individual clients and resellers to easily transfer their sites between servers, and a downloadable site uptime tool.

"I think it's clear that we are confident in our service when we offer our clients free uptime monitoring software," said Fox. "Most hosts just don't do this."

Fox's company, which has been around since mid-2004, hopes to continue to offer similar tools and services to its customers in the coming months.

"What we are offering our customers today is just the beginning," said Fox. "We fully intend to raise the bar in the hosting industry."

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

About Windy City Web Solutions

Founded in June 2004, Windy City Web Solutions (http://www.windycitywebsolutions.com) is the product of more than 11 years of web hosting and e-commerce experience. The company provides web hosting, development services, domains, SSL certificates, and a variety of custom developed applications and tools.

BOSTON, MA (9/27/2005) – cPanelBackup.com (http://www.cpanelbackup.com), a provider of automated backup solutions, announced today that it has released its line of cPanel backup products, providing low cost, reliable, and remotely hosted backups of cPanel powered websites.

The company, which is operated by Boston based InfluxHost (http://www.influxhost.com), hopes to provide a service that can be embraced by web hosts and individual customers. It also hopes to provide a smooth transition for individuals switching between cPanel powered web hosts.

"People never seem to realize how important backups are until its too late," said Greg Vanthong, cPanelBackup.com President. "It's time to change that."

cPanelBackup offers three automated backup plans, on monthly, weekly, and daily increments. All packages include home backups, alias/filter backups, and MySQL backups.

"It can't get any easier – we're all about simplicity and reliability," said Vanthong.

A backup restoration service, available for a one time fee, is also offered. Backups are kept by the company for up to three months, depending on the specific package.

"All clients have to do is focus on running their website – we'll worry about keeping their data safe," said Vanthong.

For more information regarding cPanelBackup.com, visit http://www.cpanelbackup.com.

For more information regarding services provided by cPanelBackup.com, visit http://www.cpanelbackup.com/services.html.

About cPanelBackup.com

Founded in 2003, cPanelBackup.com is a provider of fully automated, reliable, remotely hosted backup solutions for cPanel powered websites. The company is owned and operated by Boston, MA based InfluxHost.

SURREY, B.C. (9/23/2005) -- MonsterHosting.ca (http://www.monsterhosting.ca), a Canadian web hosting and e-commerce solutions provider, announced today that it plans to launch a Voice over Internet Protocol service, making it the first Canadian web host to do so, and opening a new chapter for the British Columbia based company.

The company's VoIP subsidiary, christened MonsterVoIP (http://www.monstervoip.ca), will target the US and Canadian telephone service market. MonsterVoIP will also offer a white label reseller model for web hosts looking to start their own local VoIP business.

"VoIP offers nearly the same voice quality of traditional landline telephones, but has twice as many features," said Rainer Schmoll, CEO of MonsterVoIP. "It's only natural that there is a growing demand in the market for this great technology."

MonsterVoIP will be launched on October 3.

For more information, visit http://www.monstervoip.ca.

About MonsterHosting.ca

MonsterHosting.ca, (http://www.monsterhosting.ca) a Surrey, British Columbia based web development solutions provider serving well over 2,000 clients, has been in the hosting market since January 2003. The company offers a wide variety of web development services, including domain name registration, email hosting, web hosting, merchant accounts, reseller backup software, and targeted web traffic.

BRISTOL, UK (9/13/2005) -- Acorn Rack (http://www.acornrack.com), a new provider of on-demand automatic website creation solutions, announced today that it has officially launched a public version of its highly anticipated website creation service, a move that will change the current landscape of the web hosting and development industry.

The new service, which is completely free to users at the basic level, gives users the option to instantly and securely create websites, as well as share and exchange design and development tips with fellow web designers and entrepreneurs.

"We are based in the United Kingdom, but our vast developer community includes users from all corners of the globe," said Olly Culverhouse, server administrator for Acorn Rack. Also contributing to the project was lead developer Chris Hill.

As of September, the site has gained over 2,000 members, mostly from participation in the public testing period.

"Our site has been fortunate to have unprecedented growth in our development period," said Culverhouse.

According to Acorn Rack's developers, there is a huge gap in the market for ready-made high powered websites that can be used as a stepping stone to more advanced projects for individuals new to the internet.

"Users can create up to 50 websites on our system," said Culverhouse. "It's all done with zero knowledge of HTML or scripting languages."

The public beta test lasted nearly 2 months, and included the implementation of user suggested features and the removal of software bugs.

Acorn Rack does not expect to charge for its service in the near future, and currently gives free website hosting to all of its users. No private information of its users is sold or distributed to 3rd parties, according to Culverhouse.

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

About Acorn Rack

Originally developed in January 2005, Acorn Rack (http://www.acornrack.com) is the collaboration of a team of highly skilled developers based out of the United Kingdom. It allows users to create high powered dynamic websites with zero knowledge of HTML or scripting languages.

ORLANDO, FL (9/6/05) - Vortech Incorporated (http://www.vortechhosting.com), a web hosting provider currently hosting over 120,000 domain names, announced today that it has acquired Florida based RocketColo.net (http://www.rocketcolo.net), a co-location and dedicated server provider.

The buyout, which was finalized on Thursday, included the RocketColo.net network, servers, and all other company assets. RocketColo.net is currently located in the same datacenter as Vortech Inc, so the transition is expected to be extremely smooth.

"We are hoping that by purchasing the assets of RocketColo, we will be able to grow our network and increase our customer base," said Vortech Inc owner Brad Pugh.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Pugh says payment was made up front for the company, and he plans to immediately make beneficial changes for the company's customers.

"All clients of RocketColo will enjoy additional connectivity at no additional charge, as we are including them in our network," said Pugh. Connectivity to Progress Telcom, AT&T, Level(3), Sprint, and Cogent has been added.

In addition, customers of RocketColo.net will be offered an upgrade to 1000 GB of monthly bandwidth at no additional charge. No downtime is expected during the transition.

Vortech currently operates a cluster of 9 mail servers, 40 Windows servers, 20 FreeBSD Systems, 5 MySql, 8 MSsql servers.

About Vortech Incorporated

Based in Orlando, Florida, Vortech, Inc. is a debt free, privately owned web hosting company that has served clients for over 5 years. Specializing in Dedicated, Co-located, and reseller hosting solutions, the company has a staff of 15. In September 2005, the company purchased Orlando based RocketColo.net

About RocketColo.net

Specializing in dedicated servers powered by FreeBSD, Fedora, and Windows Operating Systems, RocketColo.net operates nearly 100 dedicated, co-located and managed servers.

In September 2005, the company was acquired by Orlando based Vortech, Inc.

MORRISTOWN, TENNESSEE (9/1/2005) - 1PlanHost.com (http://www.1planhost.com), a leading provider of Windows web hosting services announced today that it has waived all hosting fees for its customers affected by the Hurricane Katrina Disaster, and is donating 10% of all new account sales and existing renewals during the month of September to the relief effort.

"It would be unrealistic to expect our customers in New Orleans and the gulf coast area to have to worry about their web site hosting accounts expiring," said Darrell Williams, CEO of WebWeavers Internet Services, 1PlanHost.com's parent company. "They are struggling to feed themselves and their families -- we're not going to add additional stress."

Many customers who are located in the affected areas are currently without electricity, food, clean water, and access to telephone service. Some individuals have lost their homes and their jobs.

In addition to waving the hosting fees of affected customers, the company will donate 10% of revenue from all new web hosting account sales and renewals during the month of September 2005.

"We will evaluate the response and need at the end of September to determine if this donation program should be extended," said Williams.

According to the American Red Cross, the need for national support will be required for many coming months. Insurance claims have been estimated to exceed US$26Bil, and officials insist the rebuilding of infrastructure and housing will take years.

"We will also be involved in facilitating teams of people in our local area to volunteer and provide hands on assistance through Christian disaster relief ministries," said Williams.

1PlanHost.com is encouraging companies with customers in the affected areas to follow in its footsteps and waive hosting costs for customers hit by the storm.

"The industry's most reputable hosting companies truly are customer centric and are willing to help out when a severe need arises," said Williams.

About WebWeavers Internet Services

Based in Tennessee, WebWeavers Internet Services is a Windows Web Hosting Company founded in February 1996. The company is privately held and has experienced steady growth in the past nine years. Serving thousands of clients in 92 countries worldwide, the company operates http://www.1PlanHost.com.

SOMERSET, NJ (9/1/2005) - Uplinkearth (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a global award-winning Windows web hosting provider hosting over 30 thousand domain names, announced today that it has made the first pledge to the Web Hosts Unite program (http://www.webhostsunite.com), an industry group supporting the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The storm, which battered parts of Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi, provoked the largest ever peacetime evacuation, of over 400,000 thousand people. Katrina made landfall as a massive Category 4 hurricane, and caused an estimated 26 billion dollars in damage. Several levees designed to protect New Orleans have failed, and much of the city is completely under water.

"Hundreds of thousands have lost their homes, their belongings, and some even lost their life in the aftermath of this storm. The time has come for the world to unite and support the victims," said Mike Yablonowitz, uplinkearth President and CEO. "Those who are in a position to help are obligated to do so, which is why we have decided to give our full support of the relief efforts."

Uplinkearth has made an initial pledge of financial resources, and is donating free hosting services to the program's website. All funds are donated directly to the American Red Cross, who is actively participating in relief efforts for victims. The company has also created a website to serve as a portal for its customers who wish to donate.

The Red Cross currently has 239 evacuation shelters operating in states affected by the disaster, housing roughly 37,000 people.

"It's very important to empathize with people affected by this. Their lives will never be the same," said Yablonowitz.

For more information about uplinkearth's response to the disaster, visit http://community.uplinkearth.com/katrina.

About uplinkearth

Uplinkearth (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a New Jersey based web hosting provider, has been in the web hosting industry since 1997, and has remained a leader in the Windows web hosting sector. In August 2005, the company purchased Canadian based Nevidia Internet Solutions, increasing its market share by roughly 20 percent.

TORONTO, ONTARIO (9/1/2005) – CPSkins.com (http://www.cpskins.com), the industry's largest provider of cPanel, DirectAdmin, Ensim, and Plesk Skins & addons announced today that it has lowered its prices on its line of Ensim and DirectAdmin Skins, as well as its cPanel and Plesk Auto-installers.

The new promotion, which also includes a limited time separate 10 percent off coupon on all products, is designed to increase awareness about the company's control panel skins, as well as its auto-installers.

"Our auto-installers are comparable to packages like Fantastico, yet our prices are lower and we offer more scripts," said CPSkins.com CEO William Wilson. "The time to make the switch is now."

Wilson hopes to target web hosts in the industry who are looking for cleaner, more cutting edge control panel skins. All skins offered by CPSkins.com install in under 5 minutes, and can be customized to match a company's website.

"We have the best looking skins out there, nobody can match what we offer," said Wilson.

CPSkins.com has a library of 9 unique cPanel skins, 3 DirectaAmin skins, and 2 Ensim skins. All products are included in the promotion.

Free support for skins is offered via Live Chat, MSN, ICQ, AIM, and via a ticket system. Automatic updates are available at no additional charge for most skins and auto-installer packages.

About CPSkins.com

Launched roughly 4 years ago, CPSkins.com (http://www.cpskins.com) is the industry's largest maker of CPanel, DirectAdmin, Ensim, and Plesk control panel skins & auto-installers. Supplying over 400 web hosts, the company's products have become an integral part of the hosting industry.

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August 30, 2005 - Softplicity has enlarged its family of Windows utilities, known under the Coolutils brand, with a new member, Total PDF Converter. The newcomer's line of duty can be guessed from its name. Yet again a number of interesting features distinguish the program's functionality and make it a valuable addition to the Softplicity's Coolutils collection.

Coolutils have already endowed customers with many handy supplements to the Windows core functionality. Their sphere of application ranges form graphics and multimedia to data processing and management. Particular attention has been paid to PDF documents, which is quite natural, given their widespread use in the net. Known for its capacity to facilitate the exchange of rich content documents, PDF has become a standard carrier of important business, scientific and other information. And although PDF firmly entrenched itself as an information vessel, handling PDF docs is not always an easy thing. And not a cheap one either, when it comes to fully-functional Adobe products. To override these two major flaws, you can convert PDF to a format friendlier to editing. Total PDF Converter can make information in the web more available and easy to deal with. With its help you can extract data form its embellished vessel and put it into a more practical one, which fits your editing tasks.

Total PDF Converter features a wide range of conversion options. Along with Word Doc, Excel, HTML, Text and CSV files, it offers a number of graphic formats supported by Sony PSP and appliances for visual presentation. The converter supports multi-string characters and can be effectively used for documents with Asian layout and encoding. The speed and accuracy of conversion provided by Total PDF Converter deserve special attention. Conversion of rich content files, even of a considerable size, becomes a matter of a few seconds. High-resolution images retain no less than 98% quality of original files. Comfortable work panel allows choosing a format and launching conversion with the same button click. Flexibility of the tool satisfies most PDF conversion needs, including command line and batch conversion.

Many users have already found Total PDF Converter a useful addition to their collection of Coolutils tools. "New Total PDF Converter has become great help in my everyday routine. I use lots of PDF docs in my research work. Now I convert them into text files and add my comments. It's become much easier to reuse some bits of PDF. Well done, guys!" says Tim Walker, customer from Canada. "My husband and I work in the same field and often discuss things we dig out in the net. Now we make home presentations and get a lot of fun out of it. It's amazing how many new ways can be found for ordinary PDFs" says The Armits, New Zealand.

Features at a Glance

Support for Word Doc, Excel, HTML, Text and CSV conversion.

Support for BMP, JPEG, WNF, EMF, PNG, GIF, TIFF, EPS formats.

Batch and command line modes.

Multi-bit language support.

Converted file retains original layout.

Intuitive user interface.

Availability and Pricing

Total PDF Converter runs under Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP platforms and costs $39.90 USD for a single user edition. Flexible discount policy is offered for bulk orders. All registered users are entitled to free technical support. A fully-functional evaluation version is available as a free download at http://www.coolutils.com/download/TotalPDFConverter.exe.

About Softplicity

Since its establishment in 1998, Softplicity has been demonstrating stable growth and expansion in their product line. The two main directions of the software development efforts are file management systems and popular utilities. Frigate file manager, their flagship product, and Coolutils family have brought multiple awards and a deserved reputation of reliable and highly functional tools among business and home users.

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Product page link: http://www.coolutils.com/TotalPDFConverter

Download link: http://www.coolutils.com/download/TotalPDFConverter.exe

Web: http://www.coolutils.com

Vero Beach, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/29/2005 -- LoPresti Speed Merchants, the foremost provider of aviation performance solutions, announced today the introduction of a line of Hi Performance wheel pants for Piper models PA28's and PA32's.

LoPresti "Speed Spats" are designed to lower drag, enhance appearance and simplify routine maintenance. This new design provides vastly simplified access, such as servicing the brakes and tires is now accomplished with ease. Also, to complement these new "Speed Spats" and keep your aircraft looking great, LoPresti has also designed a "No Scratch" tow bar.

The Speed Merchants line of performance enhancements has long been the standard by which others are measured. LoPresti enhancements lead the pack by reducing drag and enhancing appearance.

According to Curt LoPresti, the CEO of Speed Merchants, "Our company was built on the principle that you should get all the speed you pay for. We release the performance trapped inside your aircraft without the penalties of extra weight and fuel consumption."

For more information contact LoPresti Speed Merchants at 772-562-4757 – 800-859-4757 – www.SpeedMods.com.

About LoPresti Speed Merchants
LoPresti Speed Merchants is the world's foremost provider of aviation performance solutions. Speed Merchants designs and manufactures modifications to dramatically improve the performance of General Aviation aircraft. LoPresti Engineering has also provided technical services to Lockheed, Martin, Lycoming Engine Company, Hartzell Propeller Company, Fairchild Aircraft, Pilatus, American General Aircraft, Cirrus Design, Adam, Lancair and AJ Aerospace, among others. For more than three decades, founder Roy LoPresti was the reigning prince of light aircraft design. Roy was responsible for the design and manufacture of more successful airplanes than any designer in aviation history. Mooney, Grumman, Beech, Piper, each company laying claim for a time to producing the works of his creative mind. In 1991, the legendary engineer formed LoPresti Speed Merchants, located in Vero Beach, Florida. Innovation is the mantra. With more than 40 Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) and Parts Manufacturing Authorizations (PMAs), plus patents and copyrights, Speed Merchants leads the way in performance and innovation time and again.

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-4031.htm

Media Relations Contact

Anne LoPresti
Telephone: 772-562-4757
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Web: http://www.speedmods.com


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MERRITT ISLAND, FL (10/17/2005) – M7 Interactive (http://www.m7interactive.com), a new Florida based online solutions provider, announced today that it has officially opened for business, and is now accepting clients.

The company, which has been preparing its launch for over 2 months, offers graphic design, web design, application development, and other related services. Its employees have more than 15 years of combined experience in their fields.

"Our mission is to provide excellent services to businesses around the world," said Rob Serfozo, M7 Interactive Owner and Marketing Specialist.

M7 Interactive also offers a distinctive website administration service, dubbed "Rapid Webmaster," carrying out day-to-day maintenance and periodic updates for small to medium sized business customers.

"Not only do we have staff members that are experienced in design, marketing, and search engine optimization, but we have all ran successful businesses that counted on a web presence to be successful," said Serfozo. "It gives us an edge, because we know what our customers are looking for."

For more information, visit http://www.m7interactive.com.

For more information regarding Rapid Webmaster, visit http://www.m7interactive.com/admin.php.

About M7 Interactive

Launched in October 2005, M7 Interactive (http://www.m7interactive.com) is a full service online solutions provider, offering print design, web design, application development, search engine optimization, and other related services. The company also offers "Rapid Webmaster," a website administration service.

Gainesville, FL (10/4/2005) – Built2Go.com (http://www.built2go.com), a new membership based turnkey website provider, announced today that it has released its new line of pre-made turnkey website templates and scripts, available to members of its site.

The site, which provides fully developed templates and scripts designed for online businesses and websites, is owned by Florida based Big Resources Incorporated, the developer of the largest template library in the world.

"Built2Go provides an in demand service of beautifully designed website templates with the functionality of fully developed PHP scripts that are ready to install," said Mark Greenberg, Big Resources, Inc. Marketing Director.

Built2Go has experienced phenomenal growth since its launch in early September, receiving approximately 10,000 unique visitors daily.

"Unlike most website scripts, Built2Go equips users with materials to establish their business, not just start their website. We provide full banner sets and corporate IDs that match each scripted template package. You just pick your look, and go," said Greenberg.

Downloads from Built2Go can be implemented with zero programming or development knowledge, and scripts are written in PHP. All source files, such as HTML pages and Photoshop PSD files are included. Built2Go has released its turnkey packages for many business models including online classifieds, auctions, shopping websites, search or link directories, as well as for "rate my photo" websites.

In addition, a full online banner marketing kit and corporate ID package, which includes a logo, letterhead, and envelope, are included with every turnkey website.

About Built2Go

Launched in September 2005, Built2Go is a membership based turnkey website provider, offering a vast array of fully developed turnkey website solutions. All downloads contain a banner marketing package, corporate ID package, as well as all source files, including HTML and PSD. Built2Go is owned by Florida based Big Resources, Inc.

About Big Resources, Inc.

Big Resources' Network of development websites has been a leading source of tools, resources and services in the webmaster community since 1998. The network fills a wide variety of needs with free and premium services including graphics, scripts, original articles, help forums, stock photography, hosting, and much more.

Gainesville, FL (10/4/2005) -- BoxedArt.com (http://www.boxedart.com), a website designer destination renowned for providing the web's largest membership collection of templates and related developer products, announced today that it has expanded its library of products, and released a new website design for its site.

The new products, which are separated into 8 newly created categories, include Valid CSS templates, a wide range of print materials for physical publishers, ebook covers, CD and DVD packaging, and more.

"Our new print materials are full quality and are ready for commercial presses or for home desktop printers," said Mark Greenberg, Marketing Director for Big Resources Inc., the owners of BoxedArt.com.

Templates for print media added, include postcard templates, print newsletter templates, flyers templates, menu templates, as well as labels CD/DVD discs and jewel box covers. All print templates are available in CMKY coloring, 300DPI resolution, and 3 different sizes.

"BoxedArt has been renowned for its enormous collection of website related products, now for the same low cost users also receive an unbelievable number of print products and enabling our users to create an offline identity as well," said Greenberg

About BoxedArt.com

Launched in 2001, BoxedArt.com (http://www.boxedart.com) is a unique database of thousands of original and high quality products available for download. The site's offering is unmatched in its industry in both size and quality with products available in over 32 different categories. Membership to the site is available for under $50, which includes unlimited access to all items in the members' area.

About Big Resources, Inc.

Big Resources' Network of development websites has been a leading source of tools, resources and services in the webmaster community since 1998. The network fills a wide variety of needs with free and premium services including graphics, scripts, original articles, help forums, stock photography, hosting, and much more.

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

CHICAGO, IL (9/26/2005) -- Windy City Web Solutions (http://www.windycitywebsolutions.com), a Chicago, IL based telecommunications provider, announced this week that it is currently offering its clients a unique set of tools and features, and plans to charge for them in the future.

The tools, which the company purchased rights to distribute, include a data backup tool that allows for scheduled backups of single accounts, or in the case of resellers, backups of large numbers of hosting accounts at once.

"Our current customers just can't say enough good things – they're fully automated and work great for resellers and individual hosting clients," said Kenneth Fox, CEO and co-founder of the company.

Other free tools include a MySQL backup tool, a site copy tool that allows individual clients and resellers to easily transfer their sites between servers, and a downloadable site uptime tool.

"I think it's clear that we are confident in our service when we offer our clients free uptime monitoring software," said Fox. "Most hosts just don't do this."

Fox's company, which has been around since mid-2004, hopes to continue to offer similar tools and services to its customers in the coming months.

"What we are offering our customers today is just the beginning," said Fox. "We fully intend to raise the bar in the hosting industry."

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

About Windy City Web Solutions

Founded in June 2004, Windy City Web Solutions (http://www.windycitywebsolutions.com) is the product of more than 11 years of web hosting and e-commerce experience. The company provides web hosting, development services, domains, SSL certificates, and a variety of custom developed applications and tools.

BOSTON, MA (9/27/2005) – cPanelBackup.com (http://www.cpanelbackup.com), a provider of automated backup solutions, announced today that it has released its line of cPanel backup products, providing low cost, reliable, and remotely hosted backups of cPanel powered websites.

The company, which is operated by Boston based InfluxHost (http://www.influxhost.com), hopes to provide a service that can be embraced by web hosts and individual customers. It also hopes to provide a smooth transition for individuals switching between cPanel powered web hosts.

"People never seem to realize how important backups are until its too late," said Greg Vanthong, cPanelBackup.com President. "It's time to change that."

cPanelBackup offers three automated backup plans, on monthly, weekly, and daily increments. All packages include home backups, alias/filter backups, and MySQL backups.

"It can't get any easier – we're all about simplicity and reliability," said Vanthong.

A backup restoration service, available for a one time fee, is also offered. Backups are kept by the company for up to three months, depending on the specific package.

"All clients have to do is focus on running their website – we'll worry about keeping their data safe," said Vanthong.

For more information regarding cPanelBackup.com, visit http://www.cpanelbackup.com.

For more information regarding services provided by cPanelBackup.com, visit http://www.cpanelbackup.com/services.html.

About cPanelBackup.com

Founded in 2003, cPanelBackup.com is a provider of fully automated, reliable, remotely hosted backup solutions for cPanel powered websites. The company is owned and operated by Boston, MA based InfluxHost.

SURREY, B.C. (9/23/2005) -- MonsterHosting.ca (http://www.monsterhosting.ca), a Canadian web hosting and e-commerce solutions provider, announced today that it plans to launch a Voice over Internet Protocol service, making it the first Canadian web host to do so, and opening a new chapter for the British Columbia based company.

The company's VoIP subsidiary, christened MonsterVoIP (http://www.monstervoip.ca), will target the US and Canadian telephone service market. MonsterVoIP will also offer a white label reseller model for web hosts looking to start their own local VoIP business.

"VoIP offers nearly the same voice quality of traditional landline telephones, but has twice as many features," said Rainer Schmoll, CEO of MonsterVoIP. "It's only natural that there is a growing demand in the market for this great technology."

MonsterVoIP will be launched on October 3.

For more information, visit http://www.monstervoip.ca.

About MonsterHosting.ca

MonsterHosting.ca, (http://www.monsterhosting.ca) a Surrey, British Columbia based web development solutions provider serving well over 2,000 clients, has been in the hosting market since January 2003. The company offers a wide variety of web development services, including domain name registration, email hosting, web hosting, merchant accounts, reseller backup software, and targeted web traffic.

BRISTOL, UK (9/13/2005) -- Acorn Rack (http://www.acornrack.com), a new provider of on-demand automatic website creation solutions, announced today that it has officially launched a public version of its highly anticipated website creation service, a move that will change the current landscape of the web hosting and development industry.

The new service, which is completely free to users at the basic level, gives users the option to instantly and securely create websites, as well as share and exchange design and development tips with fellow web designers and entrepreneurs.

"We are based in the United Kingdom, but our vast developer community includes users from all corners of the globe," said Olly Culverhouse, server administrator for Acorn Rack. Also contributing to the project was lead developer Chris Hill.

As of September, the site has gained over 2,000 members, mostly from participation in the public testing period.

"Our site has been fortunate to have unprecedented growth in our development period," said Culverhouse.

According to Acorn Rack's developers, there is a huge gap in the market for ready-made high powered websites that can be used as a stepping stone to more advanced projects for individuals new to the internet.

"Users can create up to 50 websites on our system," said Culverhouse. "It's all done with zero knowledge of HTML or scripting languages."

The public beta test lasted nearly 2 months, and included the implementation of user suggested features and the removal of software bugs.

Acorn Rack does not expect to charge for its service in the near future, and currently gives free website hosting to all of its users. No private information of its users is sold or distributed to 3rd parties, according to Culverhouse.

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

About Acorn Rack

Originally developed in January 2005, Acorn Rack (http://www.acornrack.com) is the collaboration of a team of highly skilled developers based out of the United Kingdom. It allows users to create high powered dynamic websites with zero knowledge of HTML or scripting languages.

ORLANDO, FL (9/6/05) - Vortech Incorporated (http://www.vortechhosting.com), a web hosting provider currently hosting over 120,000 domain names, announced today that it has acquired Florida based RocketColo.net (http://www.rocketcolo.net), a co-location and dedicated server provider.

The buyout, which was finalized on Thursday, included the RocketColo.net network, servers, and all other company assets. RocketColo.net is currently located in the same datacenter as Vortech Inc, so the transition is expected to be extremely smooth.

"We are hoping that by purchasing the assets of RocketColo, we will be able to grow our network and increase our customer base," said Vortech Inc owner Brad Pugh.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Pugh says payment was made up front for the company, and he plans to immediately make beneficial changes for the company's customers.

"All clients of RocketColo will enjoy additional connectivity at no additional charge, as we are including them in our network," said Pugh. Connectivity to Progress Telcom, AT&T, Level(3), Sprint, and Cogent has been added.

In addition, customers of RocketColo.net will be offered an upgrade to 1000 GB of monthly bandwidth at no additional charge. No downtime is expected during the transition.

Vortech currently operates a cluster of 9 mail servers, 40 Windows servers, 20 FreeBSD Systems, 5 MySql, 8 MSsql servers.

About Vortech Incorporated

Based in Orlando, Florida, Vortech, Inc. is a debt free, privately owned web hosting company that has served clients for over 5 years. Specializing in Dedicated, Co-located, and reseller hosting solutions, the company has a staff of 15. In September 2005, the company purchased Orlando based RocketColo.net

About RocketColo.net

Specializing in dedicated servers powered by FreeBSD, Fedora, and Windows Operating Systems, RocketColo.net operates nearly 100 dedicated, co-located and managed servers.

In September 2005, the company was acquired by Orlando based Vortech, Inc.

MORRISTOWN, TENNESSEE (9/1/2005) - 1PlanHost.com (http://www.1planhost.com), a leading provider of Windows web hosting services announced today that it has waived all hosting fees for its customers affected by the Hurricane Katrina Disaster, and is donating 10% of all new account sales and existing renewals during the month of September to the relief effort.

"It would be unrealistic to expect our customers in New Orleans and the gulf coast area to have to worry about their web site hosting accounts expiring," said Darrell Williams, CEO of WebWeavers Internet Services, 1PlanHost.com's parent company. "They are struggling to feed themselves and their families -- we're not going to add additional stress."

Many customers who are located in the affected areas are currently without electricity, food, clean water, and access to telephone service. Some individuals have lost their homes and their jobs.

In addition to waving the hosting fees of affected customers, the company will donate 10% of revenue from all new web hosting account sales and renewals during the month of September 2005.

"We will evaluate the response and need at the end of September to determine if this donation program should be extended," said Williams.

According to the American Red Cross, the need for national support will be required for many coming months. Insurance claims have been estimated to exceed US$26Bil, and officials insist the rebuilding of infrastructure and housing will take years.

"We will also be involved in facilitating teams of people in our local area to volunteer and provide hands on assistance through Christian disaster relief ministries," said Williams.

1PlanHost.com is encouraging companies with customers in the affected areas to follow in its footsteps and waive hosting costs for customers hit by the storm.

"The industry's most reputable hosting companies truly are customer centric and are willing to help out when a severe need arises," said Williams.

About WebWeavers Internet Services

Based in Tennessee, WebWeavers Internet Services is a Windows Web Hosting Company founded in February 1996. The company is privately held and has experienced steady growth in the past nine years. Serving thousands of clients in 92 countries worldwide, the company operates http://www.1PlanHost.com.

SOMERSET, NJ (9/1/2005) - Uplinkearth (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a global award-winning Windows web hosting provider hosting over 30 thousand domain names, announced today that it has made the first pledge to the Web Hosts Unite program (http://www.webhostsunite.com), an industry group supporting the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The storm, which battered parts of Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi, provoked the largest ever peacetime evacuation, of over 400,000 thousand people. Katrina made landfall as a massive Category 4 hurricane, and caused an estimated 26 billion dollars in damage. Several levees designed to protect New Orleans have failed, and much of the city is completely under water.

"Hundreds of thousands have lost their homes, their belongings, and some even lost their life in the aftermath of this storm. The time has come for the world to unite and support the victims," said Mike Yablonowitz, uplinkearth President and CEO. "Those who are in a position to help are obligated to do so, which is why we have decided to give our full support of the relief efforts."

Uplinkearth has made an initial pledge of financial resources, and is donating free hosting services to the program's website. All funds are donated directly to the American Red Cross, who is actively participating in relief efforts for victims. The company has also created a website to serve as a portal for its customers who wish to donate.

The Red Cross currently has 239 evacuation shelters operating in states affected by the disaster, housing roughly 37,000 people.

"It's very important to empathize with people affected by this. Their lives will never be the same," said Yablonowitz.

For more information about uplinkearth's response to the disaster, visit http://community.uplinkearth.com/katrina.

About uplinkearth

Uplinkearth (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a New Jersey based web hosting provider, has been in the web hosting industry since 1997, and has remained a leader in the Windows web hosting sector. In August 2005, the company purchased Canadian based Nevidia Internet Solutions, increasing its market share by roughly 20 percent.

TORONTO, ONTARIO (9/1/2005) – CPSkins.com (http://www.cpskins.com), the industry's largest provider of cPanel, DirectAdmin, Ensim, and Plesk Skins & addons announced today that it has lowered its prices on its line of Ensim and DirectAdmin Skins, as well as its cPanel and Plesk Auto-installers.

The new promotion, which also includes a limited time separate 10 percent off coupon on all products, is designed to increase awareness about the company's control panel skins, as well as its auto-installers.

"Our auto-installers are comparable to packages like Fantastico, yet our prices are lower and we offer more scripts," said CPSkins.com CEO William Wilson. "The time to make the switch is now."

Wilson hopes to target web hosts in the industry who are looking for cleaner, more cutting edge control panel skins. All skins offered by CPSkins.com install in under 5 minutes, and can be customized to match a company's website.

"We have the best looking skins out there, nobody can match what we offer," said Wilson.

CPSkins.com has a library of 9 unique cPanel skins, 3 DirectaAmin skins, and 2 Ensim skins. All products are included in the promotion.

Free support for skins is offered via Live Chat, MSN, ICQ, AIM, and via a ticket system. Automatic updates are available at no additional charge for most skins and auto-installer packages.

About CPSkins.com

Launched roughly 4 years ago, CPSkins.com (http://www.cpskins.com) is the industry's largest maker of CPanel, DirectAdmin, Ensim, and Plesk control panel skins & auto-installers. Supplying over 400 web hosts, the company's products have become an integral part of the hosting industry.

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August 30, 2005 - Softplicity has enlarged its family of Windows utilities, known under the Coolutils brand, with a new member, Total PDF Converter. The newcomer's line of duty can be guessed from its name. Yet again a number of interesting features distinguish the program's functionality and make it a valuable addition to the Softplicity's Coolutils collection.

Coolutils have already endowed customers with many handy supplements to the Windows core functionality. Their sphere of application ranges form graphics and multimedia to data processing and management. Particular attention has been paid to PDF documents, which is quite natural, given their widespread use in the net. Known for its capacity to facilitate the exchange of rich content documents, PDF has become a standard carrier of important business, scientific and other information. And although PDF firmly entrenched itself as an information vessel, handling PDF docs is not always an easy thing. And not a cheap one either, when it comes to fully-functional Adobe products. To override these two major flaws, you can convert PDF to a format friendlier to editing. Total PDF Converter can make information in the web more available and easy to deal with. With its help you can extract data form its embellished vessel and put it into a more practical one, which fits your editing tasks.

Total PDF Converter features a wide range of conversion options. Along with Word Doc, Excel, HTML, Text and CSV files, it offers a number of graphic formats supported by Sony PSP and appliances for visual presentation. The converter supports multi-string characters and can be effectively used for documents with Asian layout and encoding. The speed and accuracy of conversion provided by Total PDF Converter deserve special attention. Conversion of rich content files, even of a considerable size, becomes a matter of a few seconds. High-resolution images retain no less than 98% quality of original files. Comfortable work panel allows choosing a format and launching conversion with the same button click. Flexibility of the tool satisfies most PDF conversion needs, including command line and batch conversion.

Many users have already found Total PDF Converter a useful addition to their collection of Coolutils tools. "New Total PDF Converter has become great help in my everyday routine. I use lots of PDF docs in my research work. Now I convert them into text files and add my comments. It's become much easier to reuse some bits of PDF. Well done, guys!" says Tim Walker, customer from Canada. "My husband and I work in the same field and often discuss things we dig out in the net. Now we make home presentations and get a lot of fun out of it. It's amazing how many new ways can be found for ordinary PDFs" says The Armits, New Zealand.

Features at a Glance

Support for Word Doc, Excel, HTML, Text and CSV conversion.

Support for BMP, JPEG, WNF, EMF, PNG, GIF, TIFF, EPS formats.

Batch and command line modes.

Multi-bit language support.

Converted file retains original layout.

Intuitive user interface.

Availability and Pricing

Total PDF Converter runs under Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP platforms and costs $39.90 USD for a single user edition. Flexible discount policy is offered for bulk orders. All registered users are entitled to free technical support. A fully-functional evaluation version is available as a free download at http://www.coolutils.com/download/TotalPDFConverter.exe.

About Softplicity

Since its establishment in 1998, Softplicity has been demonstrating stable growth and expansion in their product line. The two main directions of the software development efforts are file management systems and popular utilities. Frigate file manager, their flagship product, and Coolutils family have brought multiple awards and a deserved reputation of reliable and highly functional tools among business and home users.

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Product page link: http://www.coolutils.com/TotalPDFConverter

Download link: http://www.coolutils.com/download/TotalPDFConverter.exe

Web: http://www.coolutils.com

Vero Beach, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/29/2005 -- LoPresti Speed Merchants, the foremost provider of aviation performance solutions, announced today the introduction of a line of Hi Performance wheel pants for Piper models PA28's and PA32's.

LoPresti "Speed Spats" are designed to lower drag, enhance appearance and simplify routine maintenance. This new design provides vastly simplified access, such as servicing the brakes and tires is now accomplished with ease. Also, to complement these new "Speed Spats" and keep your aircraft looking great, LoPresti has also designed a "No Scratch" tow bar.

The Speed Merchants line of performance enhancements has long been the standard by which others are measured. LoPresti enhancements lead the pack by reducing drag and enhancing appearance.

According to Curt LoPresti, the CEO of Speed Merchants, "Our company was built on the principle that you should get all the speed you pay for. We release the performance trapped inside your aircraft without the penalties of extra weight and fuel consumption."

For more information contact LoPresti Speed Merchants at 772-562-4757 – 800-859-4757 – www.SpeedMods.com.

About LoPresti Speed Merchants

LoPresti Speed Merchants is the world's foremost provider of aviation performance solutions. Speed Merchants designs and manufactures modifications to dramatically improve the performance of General Aviation aircraft. LoPresti Engineering has also provided technical services to Lockheed, Martin, Lycoming Engine Company, Hartzell Propeller Company, Fairchild Aircraft, Pilatus, American General Aircraft, Cirrus Design, Adam, Lancair and AJ Aerospace, among others. For more than three decades, founder Roy LoPresti was the reigning prince of light aircraft design. Roy was responsible for the design and manufacture of more successful airplanes than any designer in aviation history. Mooney, Grumman, Beech, Piper, each company laying claim for a time to producing the works of his creative mind. In 1991, the legendary engineer formed LoPresti Speed Merchants, located in Vero Beach, Florida. Innovation is the mantra. With more than 40 Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) and Parts Manufacturing Authorizations (PMAs), plus patents and copyrights, Speed Merchants leads the way in performance and innovation time and again.

South Plainfield, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/26/2005 -- Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. (Dallas Contracting) was contracted to demolish the entire old rubber plant. The site is approximately 6.5 acres and includes various industrial buildings including several outside tank farms and a power/boiler house. As part of this demolition, a large amount of railroad track associated with the railroad spur into the facility needed to be removed.

During demolition of the railroad spur, Dallas Contracting was able to salvage a capstan rail car puller. This item was donated to the New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center (website: http://www.NJTHC.org). This historic railroad artifact will be a central part of an educational exhibit in the New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center focusing on coal.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. is an expert in demolition and equipment salvage. Additional information on our services can be obtained at our website http://www.dallascontracting.com/

About Dallas Contracting Co., Inc.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. has been in business for 26 years, is financially sound (D&B Rating of 3A2), is bondable, and works on a nationwide basis. Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. offers a turnkey approach to demolition, concrete recycling and remediation projects by offering the following services under one roof:

Demolition, Onsite Concrete Aggregate Crushing and Recycling, Environmental Remediation, Rigging, Brownfield Redevelopment, Surplus and Used Equipment Sales, Interior Demolition, Equipment Removals, Dismantlement, Equipment Salvage and Scrap Metal Recycling.

Dallas Contracting Co. Inc. sells used and surplus equipment and inventory at their storefront on EBAY (http://stores.ebay.com/Dallas-Contracting?refid=store).

Contact:

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc.
1260 New Market Avenue
South Plainfield, New Jersey 07080
P: (908) 668-0600
F: (908) 668-0601
Contact: Damon Kozul, PE, CHMM
Email: dkozul@dallascontracting.com
Website http://www.dallascontracting.com

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-4037.htm

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Damon Kozul
Telephone: 908-668-0600
Email: Click to Email Damon Kozul
Web: http://www.dallascontracting.com


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MERRITT ISLAND, FL (10/17/2005) – M7 Interactive (http://www.m7interactive.com), a new Florida based online solutions provider, announced today that it has officially opened for business, and is now accepting clients.

The company, which has been preparing its launch for over 2 months, offers graphic design, web design, application development, and other related services. Its employees have more than 15 years of combined experience in their fields.

"Our mission is to provide excellent services to businesses around the world," said Rob Serfozo, M7 Interactive Owner and Marketing Specialist.

M7 Interactive also offers a distinctive website administration service, dubbed "Rapid Webmaster," carrying out day-to-day maintenance and periodic updates for small to medium sized business customers.

"Not only do we have staff members that are experienced in design, marketing, and search engine optimization, but we have all ran successful businesses that counted on a web presence to be successful," said Serfozo. "It gives us an edge, because we know what our customers are looking for."

For more information, visit http://www.m7interactive.com.

For more information regarding Rapid Webmaster, visit http://www.m7interactive.com/admin.php.

About M7 Interactive

Launched in October 2005, M7 Interactive (http://www.m7interactive.com) is a full service online solutions provider, offering print design, web design, application development, search engine optimization, and other related services. The company also offers "Rapid Webmaster," a website administration service.

Gainesville, FL (10/4/2005) – Built2Go.com (http://www.built2go.com), a new membership based turnkey website provider, announced today that it has released its new line of pre-made turnkey website templates and scripts, available to members of its site.

The site, which provides fully developed templates and scripts designed for online businesses and websites, is owned by Florida based Big Resources Incorporated, the developer of the largest template library in the world.

"Built2Go provides an in demand service of beautifully designed website templates with the functionality of fully developed PHP scripts that are ready to install," said Mark Greenberg, Big Resources, Inc. Marketing Director.

Built2Go has experienced phenomenal growth since its launch in early September, receiving approximately 10,000 unique visitors daily.

"Unlike most website scripts, Built2Go equips users with materials to establish their business, not just start their website. We provide full banner sets and corporate IDs that match each scripted template package. You just pick your look, and go," said Greenberg.

Downloads from Built2Go can be implemented with zero programming or development knowledge, and scripts are written in PHP. All source files, such as HTML pages and Photoshop PSD files are included. Built2Go has released its turnkey packages for many business models including online classifieds, auctions, shopping websites, search or link directories, as well as for "rate my photo" websites.

In addition, a full online banner marketing kit and corporate ID package, which includes a logo, letterhead, and envelope, are included with every turnkey website.

About Built2Go

Launched in September 2005, Built2Go is a membership based turnkey website provider, offering a vast array of fully developed turnkey website solutions. All downloads contain a banner marketing package, corporate ID package, as well as all source files, including HTML and PSD. Built2Go is owned by Florida based Big Resources, Inc.

About Big Resources, Inc.

Big Resources' Network of development websites has been a leading source of tools, resources and services in the webmaster community since 1998. The network fills a wide variety of needs with free and premium services including graphics, scripts, original articles, help forums, stock photography, hosting, and much more.

Gainesville, FL (10/4/2005) -- BoxedArt.com (http://www.boxedart.com), a website designer destination renowned for providing the web's largest membership collection of templates and related developer products, announced today that it has expanded its library of products, and released a new website design for its site.

The new products, which are separated into 8 newly created categories, include Valid CSS templates, a wide range of print materials for physical publishers, ebook covers, CD and DVD packaging, and more.

"Our new print materials are full quality and are ready for commercial presses or for home desktop printers," said Mark Greenberg, Marketing Director for Big Resources Inc., the owners of BoxedArt.com.

Templates for print media added, include postcard templates, print newsletter templates, flyers templates, menu templates, as well as labels CD/DVD discs and jewel box covers. All print templates are available in CMKY coloring, 300DPI resolution, and 3 different sizes.

"BoxedArt has been renowned for its enormous collection of website related products, now for the same low cost users also receive an unbelievable number of print products and enabling our users to create an offline identity as well," said Greenberg

About BoxedArt.com

Launched in 2001, BoxedArt.com (http://www.boxedart.com) is a unique database of thousands of original and high quality products available for download. The site's offering is unmatched in its industry in both size and quality with products available in over 32 different categories. Membership to the site is available for under $50, which includes unlimited access to all items in the members' area.

About Big Resources, Inc.

Big Resources' Network of development websites has been a leading source of tools, resources and services in the webmaster community since 1998. The network fills a wide variety of needs with free and premium services including graphics, scripts, original articles, help forums, stock photography, hosting, and much more.

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

CHICAGO, IL (9/26/2005) -- Windy City Web Solutions (http://www.windycitywebsolutions.com), a Chicago, IL based telecommunications provider, announced this week that it is currently offering its clients a unique set of tools and features, and plans to charge for them in the future.

The tools, which the company purchased rights to distribute, include a data backup tool that allows for scheduled backups of single accounts, or in the case of resellers, backups of large numbers of hosting accounts at once.

"Our current customers just can't say enough good things – they're fully automated and work great for resellers and individual hosting clients," said Kenneth Fox, CEO and co-founder of the company.

Other free tools include a MySQL backup tool, a site copy tool that allows individual clients and resellers to easily transfer their sites between servers, and a downloadable site uptime tool.

"I think it's clear that we are confident in our service when we offer our clients free uptime monitoring software," said Fox. "Most hosts just don't do this."

Fox's company, which has been around since mid-2004, hopes to continue to offer similar tools and services to its customers in the coming months.

"What we are offering our customers today is just the beginning," said Fox. "We fully intend to raise the bar in the hosting industry."

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

About Windy City Web Solutions

Founded in June 2004, Windy City Web Solutions (http://www.windycitywebsolutions.com) is the product of more than 11 years of web hosting and e-commerce experience. The company provides web hosting, development services, domains, SSL certificates, and a variety of custom developed applications and tools.

BOSTON, MA (9/27/2005) – cPanelBackup.com (http://www.cpanelbackup.com), a provider of automated backup solutions, announced today that it has released its line of cPanel backup products, providing low cost, reliable, and remotely hosted backups of cPanel powered websites.

The company, which is operated by Boston based InfluxHost (http://www.influxhost.com), hopes to provide a service that can be embraced by web hosts and individual customers. It also hopes to provide a smooth transition for individuals switching between cPanel powered web hosts.

"People never seem to realize how important backups are until its too late," said Greg Vanthong, cPanelBackup.com President. "It's time to change that."

cPanelBackup offers three automated backup plans, on monthly, weekly, and daily increments. All packages include home backups, alias/filter backups, and MySQL backups.

"It can't get any easier – we're all about simplicity and reliability," said Vanthong.

A backup restoration service, available for a one time fee, is also offered. Backups are kept by the company for up to three months, depending on the specific package.

"All clients have to do is focus on running their website – we'll worry about keeping their data safe," said Vanthong.

For more information regarding cPanelBackup.com, visit http://www.cpanelbackup.com.

For more information regarding services provided by cPanelBackup.com, visit http://www.cpanelbackup.com/services.html.

About cPanelBackup.com

Founded in 2003, cPanelBackup.com is a provider of fully automated, reliable, remotely hosted backup solutions for cPanel powered websites. The company is owned and operated by Boston, MA based InfluxHost.

SURREY, B.C. (9/23/2005) -- MonsterHosting.ca (http://www.monsterhosting.ca), a Canadian web hosting and e-commerce solutions provider, announced today that it plans to launch a Voice over Internet Protocol service, making it the first Canadian web host to do so, and opening a new chapter for the British Columbia based company.

The company's VoIP subsidiary, christened MonsterVoIP (http://www.monstervoip.ca), will target the US and Canadian telephone service market. MonsterVoIP will also offer a white label reseller model for web hosts looking to start their own local VoIP business.

"VoIP offers nearly the same voice quality of traditional landline telephones, but has twice as many features," said Rainer Schmoll, CEO of MonsterVoIP. "It's only natural that there is a growing demand in the market for this great technology."

MonsterVoIP will be launched on October 3.

For more information, visit http://www.monstervoip.ca.

About MonsterHosting.ca

MonsterHosting.ca, (http://www.monsterhosting.ca) a Surrey, British Columbia based web development solutions provider serving well over 2,000 clients, has been in the hosting market since January 2003. The company offers a wide variety of web development services, including domain name registration, email hosting, web hosting, merchant accounts, reseller backup software, and targeted web traffic.

BRISTOL, UK (9/13/2005) -- Acorn Rack (http://www.acornrack.com), a new provider of on-demand automatic website creation solutions, announced today that it has officially launched a public version of its highly anticipated website creation service, a move that will change the current landscape of the web hosting and development industry.

The new service, which is completely free to users at the basic level, gives users the option to instantly and securely create websites, as well as share and exchange design and development tips with fellow web designers and entrepreneurs.

"We are based in the United Kingdom, but our vast developer community includes users from all corners of the globe," said Olly Culverhouse, server administrator for Acorn Rack. Also contributing to the project was lead developer Chris Hill.

As of September, the site has gained over 2,000 members, mostly from participation in the public testing period.

"Our site has been fortunate to have unprecedented growth in our development period," said Culverhouse.

According to Acorn Rack's developers, there is a huge gap in the market for ready-made high powered websites that can be used as a stepping stone to more advanced projects for individuals new to the internet.

"Users can create up to 50 websites on our system," said Culverhouse. "It's all done with zero knowledge of HTML or scripting languages."

The public beta test lasted nearly 2 months, and included the implementation of user suggested features and the removal of software bugs.

Acorn Rack does not expect to charge for its service in the near future, and currently gives free website hosting to all of its users. No private information of its users is sold or distributed to 3rd parties, according to Culverhouse.

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

About Acorn Rack

Originally developed in January 2005, Acorn Rack (http://www.acornrack.com) is the collaboration of a team of highly skilled developers based out of the United Kingdom. It allows users to create high powered dynamic websites with zero knowledge of HTML or scripting languages.

ORLANDO, FL (9/6/05) - Vortech Incorporated (http://www.vortechhosting.com), a web hosting provider currently hosting over 120,000 domain names, announced today that it has acquired Florida based RocketColo.net (http://www.rocketcolo.net), a co-location and dedicated server provider.

The buyout, which was finalized on Thursday, included the RocketColo.net network, servers, and all other company assets. RocketColo.net is currently located in the same datacenter as Vortech Inc, so the transition is expected to be extremely smooth.

"We are hoping that by purchasing the assets of RocketColo, we will be able to grow our network and increase our customer base," said Vortech Inc owner Brad Pugh.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Pugh says payment was made up front for the company, and he plans to immediately make beneficial changes for the company's customers.

"All clients of RocketColo will enjoy additional connectivity at no additional charge, as we are including them in our network," said Pugh. Connectivity to Progress Telcom, AT&T, Level(3), Sprint, and Cogent has been added.

In addition, customers of RocketColo.net will be offered an upgrade to 1000 GB of monthly bandwidth at no additional charge. No downtime is expected during the transition.

Vortech currently operates a cluster of 9 mail servers, 40 Windows servers, 20 FreeBSD Systems, 5 MySql, 8 MSsql servers.

About Vortech Incorporated

Based in Orlando, Florida, Vortech, Inc. is a debt free, privately owned web hosting company that has served clients for over 5 years. Specializing in Dedicated, Co-located, and reseller hosting solutions, the company has a staff of 15. In September 2005, the company purchased Orlando based RocketColo.net

About RocketColo.net

Specializing in dedicated servers powered by FreeBSD, Fedora, and Windows Operating Systems, RocketColo.net operates nearly 100 dedicated, co-located and managed servers.

In September 2005, the company was acquired by Orlando based Vortech, Inc.

MORRISTOWN, TENNESSEE (9/1/2005) - 1PlanHost.com (http://www.1planhost.com), a leading provider of Windows web hosting services announced today that it has waived all hosting fees for its customers affected by the Hurricane Katrina Disaster, and is donating 10% of all new account sales and existing renewals during the month of September to the relief effort.

"It would be unrealistic to expect our customers in New Orleans and the gulf coast area to have to worry about their web site hosting accounts expiring," said Darrell Williams, CEO of WebWeavers Internet Services, 1PlanHost.com's parent company. "They are struggling to feed themselves and their families -- we're not going to add additional stress."

Many customers who are located in the affected areas are currently without electricity, food, clean water, and access to telephone service. Some individuals have lost their homes and their jobs.

In addition to waving the hosting fees of affected customers, the company will donate 10% of revenue from all new web hosting account sales and renewals during the month of September 2005.

"We will evaluate the response and need at the end of September to determine if this donation program should be extended," said Williams.

According to the American Red Cross, the need for national support will be required for many coming months. Insurance claims have been estimated to exceed US$26Bil, and officials insist the rebuilding of infrastructure and housing will take years.

"We will also be involved in facilitating teams of people in our local area to volunteer and provide hands on assistance through Christian disaster relief ministries," said Williams.

1PlanHost.com is encouraging companies with customers in the affected areas to follow in its footsteps and waive hosting costs for customers hit by the storm.

"The industry's most reputable hosting companies truly are customer centric and are willing to help out when a severe need arises," said Williams.

About WebWeavers Internet Services

Based in Tennessee, WebWeavers Internet Services is a Windows Web Hosting Company founded in February 1996. The company is privately held and has experienced steady growth in the past nine years. Serving thousands of clients in 92 countries worldwide, the company operates http://www.1PlanHost.com.

SOMERSET, NJ (9/1/2005) - Uplinkearth (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a global award-winning Windows web hosting provider hosting over 30 thousand domain names, announced today that it has made the first pledge to the Web Hosts Unite program (http://www.webhostsunite.com), an industry group supporting the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The storm, which battered parts of Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi, provoked the largest ever peacetime evacuation, of over 400,000 thousand people. Katrina made landfall as a massive Category 4 hurricane, and caused an estimated 26 billion dollars in damage. Several levees designed to protect New Orleans have failed, and much of the city is completely under water.

"Hundreds of thousands have lost their homes, their belongings, and some even lost their life in the aftermath of this storm. The time has come for the world to unite and support the victims," said Mike Yablonowitz, uplinkearth President and CEO. "Those who are in a position to help are obligated to do so, which is why we have decided to give our full support of the relief efforts."

Uplinkearth has made an initial pledge of financial resources, and is donating free hosting services to the program's website. All funds are donated directly to the American Red Cross, who is actively participating in relief efforts for victims. The company has also created a website to serve as a portal for its customers who wish to donate.

The Red Cross currently has 239 evacuation shelters operating in states affected by the disaster, housing roughly 37,000 people.

"It's very important to empathize with people affected by this. Their lives will never be the same," said Yablonowitz.

For more information about uplinkearth's response to the disaster, visit http://community.uplinkearth.com/katrina.

About uplinkearth

Uplinkearth (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a New Jersey based web hosting provider, has been in the web hosting industry since 1997, and has remained a leader in the Windows web hosting sector. In August 2005, the company purchased Canadian based Nevidia Internet Solutions, increasing its market share by roughly 20 percent.

TORONTO, ONTARIO (9/1/2005) – CPSkins.com (http://www.cpskins.com), the industry's largest provider of cPanel, DirectAdmin, Ensim, and Plesk Skins & addons announced today that it has lowered its prices on its line of Ensim and DirectAdmin Skins, as well as its cPanel and Plesk Auto-installers.

The new promotion, which also includes a limited time separate 10 percent off coupon on all products, is designed to increase awareness about the company's control panel skins, as well as its auto-installers.

"Our auto-installers are comparable to packages like Fantastico, yet our prices are lower and we offer more scripts," said CPSkins.com CEO William Wilson. "The time to make the switch is now."

Wilson hopes to target web hosts in the industry who are looking for cleaner, more cutting edge control panel skins. All skins offered by CPSkins.com install in under 5 minutes, and can be customized to match a company's website.

"We have the best looking skins out there, nobody can match what we offer," said Wilson.

CPSkins.com has a library of 9 unique cPanel skins, 3 DirectaAmin skins, and 2 Ensim skins. All products are included in the promotion.

Free support for skins is offered via Live Chat, MSN, ICQ, AIM, and via a ticket system. Automatic updates are available at no additional charge for most skins and auto-installer packages.

About CPSkins.com

Launched roughly 4 years ago, CPSkins.com (http://www.cpskins.com) is the industry's largest maker of CPanel, DirectAdmin, Ensim, and Plesk control panel skins & auto-installers. Supplying over 400 web hosts, the company's products have become an integral part of the hosting industry.

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August 30, 2005 - Softplicity has enlarged its family of Windows utilities, known under the Coolutils brand, with a new member, Total PDF Converter. The newcomer's line of duty can be guessed from its name. Yet again a number of interesting features distinguish the program's functionality and make it a valuable addition to the Softplicity's Coolutils collection.

Coolutils have already endowed customers with many handy supplements to the Windows core functionality. Their sphere of application ranges form graphics and multimedia to data processing and management. Particular attention has been paid to PDF documents, which is quite natural, given their widespread use in the net. Known for its capacity to facilitate the exchange of rich content documents, PDF has become a standard carrier of important business, scientific and other information. And although PDF firmly entrenched itself as an information vessel, handling PDF docs is not always an easy thing. And not a cheap one either, when it comes to fully-functional Adobe products. To override these two major flaws, you can convert PDF to a format friendlier to editing. Total PDF Converter can make information in the web more available and easy to deal with. With its help you can extract data form its embellished vessel and put it into a more practical one, which fits your editing tasks.

Total PDF Converter features a wide range of conversion options. Along with Word Doc, Excel, HTML, Text and CSV files, it offers a number of graphic formats supported by Sony PSP and appliances for visual presentation. The converter supports multi-string characters and can be effectively used for documents with Asian layout and encoding. The speed and accuracy of conversion provided by Total PDF Converter deserve special attention. Conversion of rich content files, even of a considerable size, becomes a matter of a few seconds. High-resolution images retain no less than 98% quality of original files. Comfortable work panel allows choosing a format and launching conversion with the same button click. Flexibility of the tool satisfies most PDF conversion needs, including command line and batch conversion.

Many users have already found Total PDF Converter a useful addition to their collection of Coolutils tools. "New Total PDF Converter has become great help in my everyday routine. I use lots of PDF docs in my research work. Now I convert them into text files and add my comments. It's become much easier to reuse some bits of PDF. Well done, guys!" says Tim Walker, customer from Canada. "My husband and I work in the same field and often discuss things we dig out in the net. Now we make home presentations and get a lot of fun out of it. It's amazing how many new ways can be found for ordinary PDFs" says The Armits, New Zealand.

Features at a Glance

Support for Word Doc, Excel, HTML, Text and CSV conversion.

Support for BMP, JPEG, WNF, EMF, PNG, GIF, TIFF, EPS formats.

Batch and command line modes.

Multi-bit language support.

Converted file retains original layout.

Intuitive user interface.

Availability and Pricing

Total PDF Converter runs under Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP platforms and costs $39.90 USD for a single user edition. Flexible discount policy is offered for bulk orders. All registered users are entitled to free technical support. A fully-functional evaluation version is available as a free download at http://www.coolutils.com/download/TotalPDFConverter.exe.

About Softplicity

Since its establishment in 1998, Softplicity has been demonstrating stable growth and expansion in their product line. The two main directions of the software development efforts are file management systems and popular utilities. Frigate file manager, their flagship product, and Coolutils family have brought multiple awards and a deserved reputation of reliable and highly functional tools among business and home users.

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Product page link: http://www.coolutils.com/TotalPDFConverter

Download link: http://www.coolutils.com/download/TotalPDFConverter.exe

Web: http://www.coolutils.com

Vero Beach, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/29/2005 -- LoPresti Speed Merchants, the foremost provider of aviation performance solutions, announced today the introduction of a line of Hi Performance wheel pants for Piper models PA28's and PA32's.

LoPresti "Speed Spats" are designed to lower drag, enhance appearance and simplify routine maintenance. This new design provides vastly simplified access, such as servicing the brakes and tires is now accomplished with ease. Also, to complement these new "Speed Spats" and keep your aircraft looking great, LoPresti has also designed a "No Scratch" tow bar.

The Speed Merchants line of performance enhancements has long been the standard by which others are measured. LoPresti enhancements lead the pack by reducing drag and enhancing appearance.

According to Curt LoPresti, the CEO of Speed Merchants, "Our company was built on the principle that you should get all the speed you pay for. We release the performance trapped inside your aircraft without the penalties of extra weight and fuel consumption."

For more information contact LoPresti Speed Merchants at 772-562-4757 – 800-859-4757 – www.SpeedMods.com.

About LoPresti Speed Merchants

LoPresti Speed Merchants is the world's foremost provider of aviation performance solutions. Speed Merchants designs and manufactures modifications to dramatically improve the performance of General Aviation aircraft. LoPresti Engineering has also provided technical services to Lockheed, Martin, Lycoming Engine Company, Hartzell Propeller Company, Fairchild Aircraft, Pilatus, American General Aircraft, Cirrus Design, Adam, Lancair and AJ Aerospace, among others. For more than three decades, founder Roy LoPresti was the reigning prince of light aircraft design. Roy was responsible for the design and manufacture of more successful airplanes than any designer in aviation history. Mooney, Grumman, Beech, Piper, each company laying claim for a time to producing the works of his creative mind. In 1991, the legendary engineer formed LoPresti Speed Merchants, located in Vero Beach, Florida. Innovation is the mantra. With more than 40 Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) and Parts Manufacturing Authorizations (PMAs), plus patents and copyrights, Speed Merchants leads the way in performance and innovation time and again.

South Plainfield, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/26/2005 -- Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. (Dallas Contracting) was contracted to demolish the entire old rubber plant. The site is approximately 6.5 acres and includes various industrial buildings including several outside tank farms and a power/boiler house. As part of this demolition, a large amount of railroad track associated with the railroad spur into the facility needed to be removed.

During demolition of the railroad spur, Dallas Contracting was able to salvage a capstan rail car puller. This item was donated to the New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center (website: http://www.NJTHC.org). This historic railroad artifact will be a central part of an educational exhibit in the New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center focusing on coal.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. is an expert in demolition and equipment salvage. Additional information on our services can be obtained at our website http://www.dallascontracting.com/

About Dallas Contracting Co., Inc.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. has been in business for 26 years, is financially sound (D&B Rating of 3A2), is bondable, and works on a nationwide basis. Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. offers a turnkey approach to demolition, concrete recycling and remediation projects by offering the following services under one roof:

Demolition, Onsite Concrete Aggregate Crushing and Recycling, Environmental Remediation, Rigging, Brownfield Redevelopment, Surplus and Used Equipment Sales, Interior Demolition, Equipment Removals, Dismantlement, Equipment Salvage and Scrap Metal Recycling.

Dallas Contracting Co. Inc. sells used and surplus equipment and inventory at their storefront on EBAY (http://stores.ebay.com/Dallas-Contracting?refid=store).

Contact:

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc.

1260 New Market Avenue

South Plainfield, New Jersey 07080

P: (908) 668-0600

F: (908) 668-0601

Contact: Damon Kozul, PE, CHMM

Email: dkozul@dallascontracting.com

Website http://www.dallascontracting.com

Union City, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/25/2005 -- uCertify, an eminent provider of IT Certification exam preparation solutions, has announced to launch its Exam Simulation PrepKit for the CIW Security Professional Exam (1D0-470 ) on September 15, 2005. uCertify has also announced a 50% Pre-release discount on the PrepKit. Customers can pre-order this PrepKit for only US$39.99 and save US$40.00.

A free evaluation version with limited number of questions and study notes is now available for free download at: http://www.ucertify.com/exams/CIW/1D0-470.html

"With the extensive use of the Internet and other networks in our day to day life, security has become and important issue, and there is a huge demand for security personnel. CIW Security Professional is a well recognized certification today, and we are pleased to offer this new PrepKit, which is based on the latest CIW exam pattern and provides all the information needed to successfully pass this exam." Says David Jackson, Product Manager, uCertify.

CIW- Certified Internet Webmaster Certification certifies the skills of Internet professionals responsible for marketing, purchasing methods and securing transactions in business to business and business to consumer e-commerce. The CIW certification program provides various certifications according to the need and wants of a candidate. These certifications are: CIW Associate Certification, CIW Professional Certification, and CIW Master Certification. CIW Security Professional certification exam is a requirement for the Master CIW Administrator certification.

The CIW Security Professional exam focuses on management and deployment of e-business transaction and payment security solutions. This certification validates the knowledge and skills of a professional in implementing e-business security policies; identifying security threats, developing countermeasures using firewall systems and attack-recognition technologies; and managing the deployment of security solutions.

A team of certified and experienced experts has developed the new PrepKit, after a profound research. The objective of this PrepKit is to provide adequate resources for the preparation of the CIW Security Professional exam. The PrepKit offers 4 simulation tests that help the candidates to judge the level of their preparations. The simulation tests include 280 questions with 129 explanations and study notes, which enhance the knowledge and enrich the skills of the candidates. The PrepKit also contains 60 pop quiz questions.

The highly realistic questions in this PrepKit provide the environment of the real exam, which increases the confidence level of the candidates. The candidates can identify their strong and weak areas, and improve themselves with the help of explanations given for the correct as well as incorrect answers.

uCertify guarantees a full refund of money on this PrepKit, in case a candidate does not pass the Exam in a single attempt.

About uCertify

Conceived in 1996, uCertify.com specializes in the development of computer assisted test preparation software. The company provides exam simulation PrepKits for the certification exams of Microsoft, CIW, CompTIA, Oracle, Sun and other leading vendors. The Prepkits are developed after rigorous research and innovation by a panel of highly experienced and certified authors to equip the aspirants with the latest and accurate study material for IT certifications.
Learn more about uCertify: http://www.ucertify.com/about/about.html

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-4033.htm

Media Relations Contact

Roger Stuart
Email: Click to Email Roger Stuart
Web: http://www.ucertify.com


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MERRITT ISLAND, FL (10/17/2005) – M7 Interactive (http://www.m7interactive.com), a new Florida based online solutions provider, announced today that it has officially opened for business, and is now accepting clients.

The company, which has been preparing its launch for over 2 months, offers graphic design, web design, application development, and other related services. Its employees have more than 15 years of combined experience in their fields.

"Our mission is to provide excellent services to businesses around the world," said Rob Serfozo, M7 Interactive Owner and Marketing Specialist.

M7 Interactive also offers a distinctive website administration service, dubbed "Rapid Webmaster," carrying out day-to-day maintenance and periodic updates for small to medium sized business customers.

"Not only do we have staff members that are experienced in design, marketing, and search engine optimization, but we have all ran successful businesses that counted on a web presence to be successful," said Serfozo. "It gives us an edge, because we know what our customers are looking for."

For more information, visit http://www.m7interactive.com.

For more information regarding Rapid Webmaster, visit http://www.m7interactive.com/admin.php.

About M7 Interactive

Launched in October 2005, M7 Interactive (http://www.m7interactive.com) is a full service online solutions provider, offering print design, web design, application development, search engine optimization, and other related services. The company also offers "Rapid Webmaster," a website administration service.

Gainesville, FL (10/4/2005) – Built2Go.com (http://www.built2go.com), a new membership based turnkey website provider, announced today that it has released its new line of pre-made turnkey website templates and scripts, available to members of its site.

The site, which provides fully developed templates and scripts designed for online businesses and websites, is owned by Florida based Big Resources Incorporated, the developer of the largest template library in the world.

"Built2Go provides an in demand service of beautifully designed website templates with the functionality of fully developed PHP scripts that are ready to install," said Mark Greenberg, Big Resources, Inc. Marketing Director.

Built2Go has experienced phenomenal growth since its launch in early September, receiving approximately 10,000 unique visitors daily.

"Unlike most website scripts, Built2Go equips users with materials to establish their business, not just start their website. We provide full banner sets and corporate IDs that match each scripted template package. You just pick your look, and go," said Greenberg.

Downloads from Built2Go can be implemented with zero programming or development knowledge, and scripts are written in PHP. All source files, such as HTML pages and Photoshop PSD files are included. Built2Go has released its turnkey packages for many business models including online classifieds, auctions, shopping websites, search or link directories, as well as for "rate my photo" websites.

In addition, a full online banner marketing kit and corporate ID package, which includes a logo, letterhead, and envelope, are included with every turnkey website.

About Built2Go

Launched in September 2005, Built2Go is a membership based turnkey website provider, offering a vast array of fully developed turnkey website solutions. All downloads contain a banner marketing package, corporate ID package, as well as all source files, including HTML and PSD. Built2Go is owned by Florida based Big Resources, Inc.

About Big Resources, Inc.

Big Resources' Network of development websites has been a leading source of tools, resources and services in the webmaster community since 1998. The network fills a wide variety of needs with free and premium services including graphics, scripts, original articles, help forums, stock photography, hosting, and much more.

Gainesville, FL (10/4/2005) -- BoxedArt.com (http://www.boxedart.com), a website designer destination renowned for providing the web's largest membership collection of templates and related developer products, announced today that it has expanded its library of products, and released a new website design for its site.

The new products, which are separated into 8 newly created categories, include Valid CSS templates, a wide range of print materials for physical publishers, ebook covers, CD and DVD packaging, and more.

"Our new print materials are full quality and are ready for commercial presses or for home desktop printers," said Mark Greenberg, Marketing Director for Big Resources Inc., the owners of BoxedArt.com.

Templates for print media added, include postcard templates, print newsletter templates, flyers templates, menu templates, as well as labels CD/DVD discs and jewel box covers. All print templates are available in CMKY coloring, 300DPI resolution, and 3 different sizes.

"BoxedArt has been renowned for its enormous collection of website related products, now for the same low cost users also receive an unbelievable number of print products and enabling our users to create an offline identity as well," said Greenberg

About BoxedArt.com

Launched in 2001, BoxedArt.com (http://www.boxedart.com) is a unique database of thousands of original and high quality products available for download. The site's offering is unmatched in its industry in both size and quality with products available in over 32 different categories. Membership to the site is available for under $50, which includes unlimited access to all items in the members' area.

About Big Resources, Inc.

Big Resources' Network of development websites has been a leading source of tools, resources and services in the webmaster community since 1998. The network fills a wide variety of needs with free and premium services including graphics, scripts, original articles, help forums, stock photography, hosting, and much more.

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

CHICAGO, IL (9/26/2005) -- Windy City Web Solutions (http://www.windycitywebsolutions.com), a Chicago, IL based telecommunications provider, announced this week that it is currently offering its clients a unique set of tools and features, and plans to charge for them in the future.

The tools, which the company purchased rights to distribute, include a data backup tool that allows for scheduled backups of single accounts, or in the case of resellers, backups of large numbers of hosting accounts at once.

"Our current customers just can't say enough good things – they're fully automated and work great for resellers and individual hosting clients," said Kenneth Fox, CEO and co-founder of the company.

Other free tools include a MySQL backup tool, a site copy tool that allows individual clients and resellers to easily transfer their sites between servers, and a downloadable site uptime tool.

"I think it's clear that we are confident in our service when we offer our clients free uptime monitoring software," said Fox. "Most hosts just don't do this."

Fox's company, which has been around since mid-2004, hopes to continue to offer similar tools and services to its customers in the coming months.

"What we are offering our customers today is just the beginning," said Fox. "We fully intend to raise the bar in the hosting industry."

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

About Windy City Web Solutions

Founded in June 2004, Windy City Web Solutions (http://www.windycitywebsolutions.com) is the product of more than 11 years of web hosting and e-commerce experience. The company provides web hosting, development services, domains, SSL certificates, and a variety of custom developed applications and tools.

BOSTON, MA (9/27/2005) – cPanelBackup.com (http://www.cpanelbackup.com), a provider of automated backup solutions, announced today that it has released its line of cPanel backup products, providing low cost, reliable, and remotely hosted backups of cPanel powered websites.

The company, which is operated by Boston based InfluxHost (http://www.influxhost.com), hopes to provide a service that can be embraced by web hosts and individual customers. It also hopes to provide a smooth transition for individuals switching between cPanel powered web hosts.

"People never seem to realize how important backups are until its too late," said Greg Vanthong, cPanelBackup.com President. "It's time to change that."

cPanelBackup offers three automated backup plans, on monthly, weekly, and daily increments. All packages include home backups, alias/filter backups, and MySQL backups.

"It can't get any easier – we're all about simplicity and reliability," said Vanthong.

A backup restoration service, available for a one time fee, is also offered. Backups are kept by the company for up to three months, depending on the specific package.

"All clients have to do is focus on running their website – we'll worry about keeping their data safe," said Vanthong.

For more information regarding cPanelBackup.com, visit http://www.cpanelbackup.com.

For more information regarding services provided by cPanelBackup.com, visit http://www.cpanelbackup.com/services.html.

About cPanelBackup.com

Founded in 2003, cPanelBackup.com is a provider of fully automated, reliable, remotely hosted backup solutions for cPanel powered websites. The company is owned and operated by Boston, MA based InfluxHost.

SURREY, B.C. (9/23/2005) -- MonsterHosting.ca (http://www.monsterhosting.ca), a Canadian web hosting and e-commerce solutions provider, announced today that it plans to launch a Voice over Internet Protocol service, making it the first Canadian web host to do so, and opening a new chapter for the British Columbia based company.

The company's VoIP subsidiary, christened MonsterVoIP (http://www.monstervoip.ca), will target the US and Canadian telephone service market. MonsterVoIP will also offer a white label reseller model for web hosts looking to start their own local VoIP business.

"VoIP offers nearly the same voice quality of traditional landline telephones, but has twice as many features," said Rainer Schmoll, CEO of MonsterVoIP. "It's only natural that there is a growing demand in the market for this great technology."

MonsterVoIP will be launched on October 3.

For more information, visit http://www.monstervoip.ca.

About MonsterHosting.ca

MonsterHosting.ca, (http://www.monsterhosting.ca) a Surrey, British Columbia based web development solutions provider serving well over 2,000 clients, has been in the hosting market since January 2003. The company offers a wide variety of web development services, including domain name registration, email hosting, web hosting, merchant accounts, reseller backup software, and targeted web traffic.

BRISTOL, UK (9/13/2005) -- Acorn Rack (http://www.acornrack.com), a new provider of on-demand automatic website creation solutions, announced today that it has officially launched a public version of its highly anticipated website creation service, a move that will change the current landscape of the web hosting and development industry.

The new service, which is completely free to users at the basic level, gives users the option to instantly and securely create websites, as well as share and exchange design and development tips with fellow web designers and entrepreneurs.

"We are based in the United Kingdom, but our vast developer community includes users from all corners of the globe," said Olly Culverhouse, server administrator for Acorn Rack. Also contributing to the project was lead developer Chris Hill.

As of September, the site has gained over 2,000 members, mostly from participation in the public testing period.

"Our site has been fortunate to have unprecedented growth in our development period," said Culverhouse.

According to Acorn Rack's developers, there is a huge gap in the market for ready-made high powered websites that can be used as a stepping stone to more advanced projects for individuals new to the internet.

"Users can create up to 50 websites on our system," said Culverhouse. "It's all done with zero knowledge of HTML or scripting languages."

The public beta test lasted nearly 2 months, and included the implementation of user suggested features and the removal of software bugs.

Acorn Rack does not expect to charge for its service in the near future, and currently gives free website hosting to all of its users. No private information of its users is sold or distributed to 3rd parties, according to Culverhouse.

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

About Acorn Rack

Originally developed in January 2005, Acorn Rack (http://www.acornrack.com) is the collaboration of a team of highly skilled developers based out of the United Kingdom. It allows users to create high powered dynamic websites with zero knowledge of HTML or scripting languages.

ORLANDO, FL (9/6/05) - Vortech Incorporated (http://www.vortechhosting.com), a web hosting provider currently hosting over 120,000 domain names, announced today that it has acquired Florida based RocketColo.net (http://www.rocketcolo.net), a co-location and dedicated server provider.

The buyout, which was finalized on Thursday, included the RocketColo.net network, servers, and all other company assets. RocketColo.net is currently located in the same datacenter as Vortech Inc, so the transition is expected to be extremely smooth.

"We are hoping that by purchasing the assets of RocketColo, we will be able to grow our network and increase our customer base," said Vortech Inc owner Brad Pugh.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Pugh says payment was made up front for the company, and he plans to immediately make beneficial changes for the company's customers.

"All clients of RocketColo will enjoy additional connectivity at no additional charge, as we are including them in our network," said Pugh. Connectivity to Progress Telcom, AT&T, Level(3), Sprint, and Cogent has been added.

In addition, customers of RocketColo.net will be offered an upgrade to 1000 GB of monthly bandwidth at no additional charge. No downtime is expected during the transition.

Vortech currently operates a cluster of 9 mail servers, 40 Windows servers, 20 FreeBSD Systems, 5 MySql, 8 MSsql servers.

About Vortech Incorporated

Based in Orlando, Florida, Vortech, Inc. is a debt free, privately owned web hosting company that has served clients for over 5 years. Specializing in Dedicated, Co-located, and reseller hosting solutions, the company has a staff of 15. In September 2005, the company purchased Orlando based RocketColo.net

About RocketColo.net

Specializing in dedicated servers powered by FreeBSD, Fedora, and Windows Operating Systems, RocketColo.net operates nearly 100 dedicated, co-located and managed servers.

In September 2005, the company was acquired by Orlando based Vortech, Inc.

MORRISTOWN, TENNESSEE (9/1/2005) - 1PlanHost.com (http://www.1planhost.com), a leading provider of Windows web hosting services announced today that it has waived all hosting fees for its customers affected by the Hurricane Katrina Disaster, and is donating 10% of all new account sales and existing renewals during the month of September to the relief effort.

"It would be unrealistic to expect our customers in New Orleans and the gulf coast area to have to worry about their web site hosting accounts expiring," said Darrell Williams, CEO of WebWeavers Internet Services, 1PlanHost.com's parent company. "They are struggling to feed themselves and their families -- we're not going to add additional stress."

Many customers who are located in the affected areas are currently without electricity, food, clean water, and access to telephone service. Some individuals have lost their homes and their jobs.

In addition to waving the hosting fees of affected customers, the company will donate 10% of revenue from all new web hosting account sales and renewals during the month of September 2005.

"We will evaluate the response and need at the end of September to determine if this donation program should be extended," said Williams.

According to the American Red Cross, the need for national support will be required for many coming months. Insurance claims have been estimated to exceed US$26Bil, and officials insist the rebuilding of infrastructure and housing will take years.

"We will also be involved in facilitating teams of people in our local area to volunteer and provide hands on assistance through Christian disaster relief ministries," said Williams.

1PlanHost.com is encouraging companies with customers in the affected areas to follow in its footsteps and waive hosting costs for customers hit by the storm.

"The industry's most reputable hosting companies truly are customer centric and are willing to help out when a severe need arises," said Williams.

About WebWeavers Internet Services

Based in Tennessee, WebWeavers Internet Services is a Windows Web Hosting Company founded in February 1996. The company is privately held and has experienced steady growth in the past nine years. Serving thousands of clients in 92 countries worldwide, the company operates http://www.1PlanHost.com.

SOMERSET, NJ (9/1/2005) - Uplinkearth (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a global award-winning Windows web hosting provider hosting over 30 thousand domain names, announced today that it has made the first pledge to the Web Hosts Unite program (http://www.webhostsunite.com), an industry group supporting the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The storm, which battered parts of Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi, provoked the largest ever peacetime evacuation, of over 400,000 thousand people. Katrina made landfall as a massive Category 4 hurricane, and caused an estimated 26 billion dollars in damage. Several levees designed to protect New Orleans have failed, and much of the city is completely under water.

"Hundreds of thousands have lost their homes, their belongings, and some even lost their life in the aftermath of this storm. The time has come for the world to unite and support the victims," said Mike Yablonowitz, uplinkearth President and CEO. "Those who are in a position to help are obligated to do so, which is why we have decided to give our full support of the relief efforts."

Uplinkearth has made an initial pledge of financial resources, and is donating free hosting services to the program's website. All funds are donated directly to the American Red Cross, who is actively participating in relief efforts for victims. The company has also created a website to serve as a portal for its customers who wish to donate.

The Red Cross currently has 239 evacuation shelters operating in states affected by the disaster, housing roughly 37,000 people.

"It's very important to empathize with people affected by this. Their lives will never be the same," said Yablonowitz.

For more information about uplinkearth's response to the disaster, visit http://community.uplinkearth.com/katrina.

About uplinkearth

Uplinkearth (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a New Jersey based web hosting provider, has been in the web hosting industry since 1997, and has remained a leader in the Windows web hosting sector. In August 2005, the company purchased Canadian based Nevidia Internet Solutions, increasing its market share by roughly 20 percent.

TORONTO, ONTARIO (9/1/2005) – CPSkins.com (http://www.cpskins.com), the industry's largest provider of cPanel, DirectAdmin, Ensim, and Plesk Skins & addons announced today that it has lowered its prices on its line of Ensim and DirectAdmin Skins, as well as its cPanel and Plesk Auto-installers.

The new promotion, which also includes a limited time separate 10 percent off coupon on all products, is designed to increase awareness about the company's control panel skins, as well as its auto-installers.

"Our auto-installers are comparable to packages like Fantastico, yet our prices are lower and we offer more scripts," said CPSkins.com CEO William Wilson. "The time to make the switch is now."

Wilson hopes to target web hosts in the industry who are looking for cleaner, more cutting edge control panel skins. All skins offered by CPSkins.com install in under 5 minutes, and can be customized to match a company's website.

"We have the best looking skins out there, nobody can match what we offer," said Wilson.

CPSkins.com has a library of 9 unique cPanel skins, 3 DirectaAmin skins, and 2 Ensim skins. All products are included in the promotion.

Free support for skins is offered via Live Chat, MSN, ICQ, AIM, and via a ticket system. Automatic updates are available at no additional charge for most skins and auto-installer packages.

About CPSkins.com

Launched roughly 4 years ago, CPSkins.com (http://www.cpskins.com) is the industry's largest maker of CPanel, DirectAdmin, Ensim, and Plesk control panel skins & auto-installers. Supplying over 400 web hosts, the company's products have become an integral part of the hosting industry.

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August 30, 2005 - Softplicity has enlarged its family of Windows utilities, known under the Coolutils brand, with a new member, Total PDF Converter. The newcomer's line of duty can be guessed from its name. Yet again a number of interesting features distinguish the program's functionality and make it a valuable addition to the Softplicity's Coolutils collection.

Coolutils have already endowed customers with many handy supplements to the Windows core functionality. Their sphere of application ranges form graphics and multimedia to data processing and management. Particular attention has been paid to PDF documents, which is quite natural, given their widespread use in the net. Known for its capacity to facilitate the exchange of rich content documents, PDF has become a standard carrier of important business, scientific and other information. And although PDF firmly entrenched itself as an information vessel, handling PDF docs is not always an easy thing. And not a cheap one either, when it comes to fully-functional Adobe products. To override these two major flaws, you can convert PDF to a format friendlier to editing. Total PDF Converter can make information in the web more available and easy to deal with. With its help you can extract data form its embellished vessel and put it into a more practical one, which fits your editing tasks.

Total PDF Converter features a wide range of conversion options. Along with Word Doc, Excel, HTML, Text and CSV files, it offers a number of graphic formats supported by Sony PSP and appliances for visual presentation. The converter supports multi-string characters and can be effectively used for documents with Asian layout and encoding. The speed and accuracy of conversion provided by Total PDF Converter deserve special attention. Conversion of rich content files, even of a considerable size, becomes a matter of a few seconds. High-resolution images retain no less than 98% quality of original files. Comfortable work panel allows choosing a format and launching conversion with the same button click. Flexibility of the tool satisfies most PDF conversion needs, including command line and batch conversion.

Many users have already found Total PDF Converter a useful addition to their collection of Coolutils tools. "New Total PDF Converter has become great help in my everyday routine. I use lots of PDF docs in my research work. Now I convert them into text files and add my comments. It's become much easier to reuse some bits of PDF. Well done, guys!" says Tim Walker, customer from Canada. "My husband and I work in the same field and often discuss things we dig out in the net. Now we make home presentations and get a lot of fun out of it. It's amazing how many new ways can be found for ordinary PDFs" says The Armits, New Zealand.

Features at a Glance

Support for Word Doc, Excel, HTML, Text and CSV conversion.

Support for BMP, JPEG, WNF, EMF, PNG, GIF, TIFF, EPS formats.

Batch and command line modes.

Multi-bit language support.

Converted file retains original layout.

Intuitive user interface.

Availability and Pricing

Total PDF Converter runs under Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP platforms and costs $39.90 USD for a single user edition. Flexible discount policy is offered for bulk orders. All registered users are entitled to free technical support. A fully-functional evaluation version is available as a free download at http://www.coolutils.com/download/TotalPDFConverter.exe.

About Softplicity

Since its establishment in 1998, Softplicity has been demonstrating stable growth and expansion in their product line. The two main directions of the software development efforts are file management systems and popular utilities. Frigate file manager, their flagship product, and Coolutils family have brought multiple awards and a deserved reputation of reliable and highly functional tools among business and home users.

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Product page link: http://www.coolutils.com/TotalPDFConverter

Download link: http://www.coolutils.com/download/TotalPDFConverter.exe

Web: http://www.coolutils.com

Vero Beach, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/29/2005 -- LoPresti Speed Merchants, the foremost provider of aviation performance solutions, announced today the introduction of a line of Hi Performance wheel pants for Piper models PA28's and PA32's.

LoPresti "Speed Spats" are designed to lower drag, enhance appearance and simplify routine maintenance. This new design provides vastly simplified access, such as servicing the brakes and tires is now accomplished with ease. Also, to complement these new "Speed Spats" and keep your aircraft looking great, LoPresti has also designed a "No Scratch" tow bar.

The Speed Merchants line of performance enhancements has long been the standard by which others are measured. LoPresti enhancements lead the pack by reducing drag and enhancing appearance.

According to Curt LoPresti, the CEO of Speed Merchants, "Our company was built on the principle that you should get all the speed you pay for. We release the performance trapped inside your aircraft without the penalties of extra weight and fuel consumption."

For more information contact LoPresti Speed Merchants at 772-562-4757 – 800-859-4757 – www.SpeedMods.com.

About LoPresti Speed Merchants

LoPresti Speed Merchants is the world's foremost provider of aviation performance solutions. Speed Merchants designs and manufactures modifications to dramatically improve the performance of General Aviation aircraft. LoPresti Engineering has also provided technical services to Lockheed, Martin, Lycoming Engine Company, Hartzell Propeller Company, Fairchild Aircraft, Pilatus, American General Aircraft, Cirrus Design, Adam, Lancair and AJ Aerospace, among others. For more than three decades, founder Roy LoPresti was the reigning prince of light aircraft design. Roy was responsible for the design and manufacture of more successful airplanes than any designer in aviation history. Mooney, Grumman, Beech, Piper, each company laying claim for a time to producing the works of his creative mind. In 1991, the legendary engineer formed LoPresti Speed Merchants, located in Vero Beach, Florida. Innovation is the mantra. With more than 40 Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) and Parts Manufacturing Authorizations (PMAs), plus patents and copyrights, Speed Merchants leads the way in performance and innovation time and again.

South Plainfield, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/26/2005 -- Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. (Dallas Contracting) was contracted to demolish the entire old rubber plant. The site is approximately 6.5 acres and includes various industrial buildings including several outside tank farms and a power/boiler house. As part of this demolition, a large amount of railroad track associated with the railroad spur into the facility needed to be removed.

During demolition of the railroad spur, Dallas Contracting was able to salvage a capstan rail car puller. This item was donated to the New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center (website: http://www.NJTHC.org). This historic railroad artifact will be a central part of an educational exhibit in the New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center focusing on coal.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. is an expert in demolition and equipment salvage. Additional information on our services can be obtained at our website http://www.dallascontracting.com/

About Dallas Contracting Co., Inc.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. has been in business for 26 years, is financially sound (D&B Rating of 3A2), is bondable, and works on a nationwide basis. Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. offers a turnkey approach to demolition, concrete recycling and remediation projects by offering the following services under one roof:

Demolition, Onsite Concrete Aggregate Crushing and Recycling, Environmental Remediation, Rigging, Brownfield Redevelopment, Surplus and Used Equipment Sales, Interior Demolition, Equipment Removals, Dismantlement, Equipment Salvage and Scrap Metal Recycling.

Dallas Contracting Co. Inc. sells used and surplus equipment and inventory at their storefront on EBAY (http://stores.ebay.com/Dallas-Contracting?refid=store).

Contact:

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc.

1260 New Market Avenue

South Plainfield, New Jersey 07080

P: (908) 668-0600

F: (908) 668-0601

Contact: Damon Kozul, PE, CHMM

Email: dkozul@dallascontracting.com

Website http://www.dallascontracting.com

Union City, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/25/2005 -- uCertify, an eminent provider of IT Certification exam preparation solutions, has announced to launch its Exam Simulation PrepKit for the CIW Security Professional Exam (1D0-470 ) on September 15, 2005. uCertify has also announced a 50% Pre-release discount on the PrepKit. Customers can pre-order this PrepKit for only US$39.99 and save US$40.00.

A free evaluation version with limited number of questions and study notes is now available for free download at: http://www.ucertify.com/exams/CIW/1D0-470.html

"With the extensive use of the Internet and other networks in our day to day life, security has become and important issue, and there is a huge demand for security personnel. CIW Security Professional is a well recognized certification today, and we are pleased to offer this new PrepKit, which is based on the latest CIW exam pattern and provides all the information needed to successfully pass this exam." Says David Jackson, Product Manager, uCertify.

CIW- Certified Internet Webmaster Certification certifies the skills of Internet professionals responsible for marketing, purchasing methods and securing transactions in business to business and business to consumer e-commerce. The CIW certification program provides various certifications according to the need and wants of a candidate. These certifications are: CIW Associate Certification, CIW Professional Certification, and CIW Master Certification. CIW Security Professional certification exam is a requirement for the Master CIW Administrator certification.

The CIW Security Professional exam focuses on management and deployment of e-business transaction and payment security solutions. This certification validates the knowledge and skills of a professional in implementing e-business security policies; identifying security threats, developing countermeasures using firewall systems and attack-recognition technologies; and managing the deployment of security solutions.

A team of certified and experienced experts has developed the new PrepKit, after a profound research. The objective of this PrepKit is to provide adequate resources for the preparation of the CIW Security Professional exam. The PrepKit offers 4 simulation tests that help the candidates to judge the level of their preparations. The simulation tests include 280 questions with 129 explanations and study notes, which enhance the knowledge and enrich the skills of the candidates. The PrepKit also contains 60 pop quiz questions.

The highly realistic questions in this PrepKit provide the environment of the real exam, which increases the confidence level of the candidates. The candidates can identify their strong and weak areas, and improve themselves with the help of explanations given for the correct as well as incorrect answers.

uCertify guarantees a full refund of money on this PrepKit, in case a candidate does not pass the Exam in a single attempt.

About uCertify

Conceived in 1996, uCertify.com specializes in the development of computer assisted test preparation software. The company provides exam simulation PrepKits for the certification exams of Microsoft, CIW, CompTIA, Oracle, Sun and other leading vendors. The Prepkits are developed after rigorous research and innovation by a panel of highly experienced and certified authors to equip the aspirants with the latest and accurate study material for IT certifications.

Learn more about uCertify: http://www.ucertify.com/about/about.html

Atlanta, GA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/25/2005 -- The annual Flooring B2B conference was held on August 16th and 17th at the 191 Club in downtown Atlanta. The conference was well attended by the major mills, distributors and software companies. The number of first time attendees included Gulistan Carpet, Adleta, All Tile, Tri –West, JJ Haines and Royalty Carpets.

RFMS, the leading provider of business management software and B2B capability to the floor covering industry, announced that nearly 15% of its client base – 225 dealers – are using the RFMS B2B software solution to streamline their business operations. Terry Wheat, President of RFMS, stated that "dealer response to B2B has exceeded expectations and the adoption rate will continue to grow rapidly into 2006 as more distributors begin offering electronic capability to dealers". Working in concert with the industry's major suppliers, RFMS has been instrumental in helping nearly 100 of the B2B enabled dealers send POs electronically on a daily basis. It is estimated that the $10 million of electronic POs currently being transacted monthly will double in the next six months.

B2B E-Commerce is a proven business technology that incorporates internet communication capabilities to automate routine business transactions between dealers and their suppliers including tasks such as maintaining product/price catalogs, processing invoices and transmitting purchase orders. Significant administrative savings are realized due to the elimination of manual data entry of new products and price changes, faxing of purchase orders and data entry of invoices - allowing dealers of all sizes to slash administrative transaction costs, increase accuracy and boost customer service.
Because all suppliers and software companies use a common set of standards to communicate and transmit data (see www.FlooringB2BStandard.com), the B2B process for a dealer is the same whether connecting to a mill, distributor or supplier. All the dealer needs to get started is business software that is B2B compliant, a high-speed Internet connection, initial training and access to a help desk when additional training or support is needed.

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-4034.htm

Media Relations Contact

Maria Cauchon
Telephone: 205-553-5257
Email: Click to Email Maria Cauchon
Web: http://www.rfms.com


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MERRITT ISLAND, FL (10/17/2005) – M7 Interactive (http://www.m7interactive.com), a new Florida based online solutions provider, announced today that it has officially opened for business, and is now accepting clients.

The company, which has been preparing its launch for over 2 months, offers graphic design, web design, application development, and other related services. Its employees have more than 15 years of combined experience in their fields.

"Our mission is to provide excellent services to businesses around the world," said Rob Serfozo, M7 Interactive Owner and Marketing Specialist.

M7 Interactive also offers a distinctive website administration service, dubbed "Rapid Webmaster," carrying out day-to-day maintenance and periodic updates for small to medium sized business customers.

"Not only do we have staff members that are experienced in design, marketing, and search engine optimization, but we have all ran successful businesses that counted on a web presence to be successful," said Serfozo. "It gives us an edge, because we know what our customers are looking for."

For more information, visit http://www.m7interactive.com.

For more information regarding Rapid Webmaster, visit http://www.m7interactive.com/admin.php.

About M7 Interactive

Launched in October 2005, M7 Interactive (http://www.m7interactive.com) is a full service online solutions provider, offering print design, web design, application development, search engine optimization, and other related services. The company also offers "Rapid Webmaster," a website administration service.

Gainesville, FL (10/4/2005) – Built2Go.com (http://www.built2go.com), a new membership based turnkey website provider, announced today that it has released its new line of pre-made turnkey website templates and scripts, available to members of its site.

The site, which provides fully developed templates and scripts designed for online businesses and websites, is owned by Florida based Big Resources Incorporated, the developer of the largest template library in the world.

"Built2Go provides an in demand service of beautifully designed website templates with the functionality of fully developed PHP scripts that are ready to install," said Mark Greenberg, Big Resources, Inc. Marketing Director.

Built2Go has experienced phenomenal growth since its launch in early September, receiving approximately 10,000 unique visitors daily.

"Unlike most website scripts, Built2Go equips users with materials to establish their business, not just start their website. We provide full banner sets and corporate IDs that match each scripted template package. You just pick your look, and go," said Greenberg.

Downloads from Built2Go can be implemented with zero programming or development knowledge, and scripts are written in PHP. All source files, such as HTML pages and Photoshop PSD files are included. Built2Go has released its turnkey packages for many business models including online classifieds, auctions, shopping websites, search or link directories, as well as for "rate my photo" websites.

In addition, a full online banner marketing kit and corporate ID package, which includes a logo, letterhead, and envelope, are included with every turnkey website.

About Built2Go

Launched in September 2005, Built2Go is a membership based turnkey website provider, offering a vast array of fully developed turnkey website solutions. All downloads contain a banner marketing package, corporate ID package, as well as all source files, including HTML and PSD. Built2Go is owned by Florida based Big Resources, Inc.

About Big Resources, Inc.

Big Resources' Network of development websites has been a leading source of tools, resources and services in the webmaster community since 1998. The network fills a wide variety of needs with free and premium services including graphics, scripts, original articles, help forums, stock photography, hosting, and much more.

Gainesville, FL (10/4/2005) -- BoxedArt.com (http://www.boxedart.com), a website designer destination renowned for providing the web's largest membership collection of templates and related developer products, announced today that it has expanded its library of products, and released a new website design for its site.

The new products, which are separated into 8 newly created categories, include Valid CSS templates, a wide range of print materials for physical publishers, ebook covers, CD and DVD packaging, and more.

"Our new print materials are full quality and are ready for commercial presses or for home desktop printers," said Mark Greenberg, Marketing Director for Big Resources Inc., the owners of BoxedArt.com.

Templates for print media added, include postcard templates, print newsletter templates, flyers templates, menu templates, as well as labels CD/DVD discs and jewel box covers. All print templates are available in CMKY coloring, 300DPI resolution, and 3 different sizes.

"BoxedArt has been renowned for its enormous collection of website related products, now for the same low cost users also receive an unbelievable number of print products and enabling our users to create an offline identity as well," said Greenberg

About BoxedArt.com

Launched in 2001, BoxedArt.com (http://www.boxedart.com) is a unique database of thousands of original and high quality products available for download. The site's offering is unmatched in its industry in both size and quality with products available in over 32 different categories. Membership to the site is available for under $50, which includes unlimited access to all items in the members' area.

About Big Resources, Inc.

Big Resources' Network of development websites has been a leading source of tools, resources and services in the webmaster community since 1998. The network fills a wide variety of needs with free and premium services including graphics, scripts, original articles, help forums, stock photography, hosting, and much more.

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

CHICAGO, IL (9/26/2005) -- Windy City Web Solutions (http://www.windycitywebsolutions.com), a Chicago, IL based telecommunications provider, announced this week that it is currently offering its clients a unique set of tools and features, and plans to charge for them in the future.

The tools, which the company purchased rights to distribute, include a data backup tool that allows for scheduled backups of single accounts, or in the case of resellers, backups of large numbers of hosting accounts at once.

"Our current customers just can't say enough good things – they're fully automated and work great for resellers and individual hosting clients," said Kenneth Fox, CEO and co-founder of the company.

Other free tools include a MySQL backup tool, a site copy tool that allows individual clients and resellers to easily transfer their sites between servers, and a downloadable site uptime tool.

"I think it's clear that we are confident in our service when we offer our clients free uptime monitoring software," said Fox. "Most hosts just don't do this."

Fox's company, which has been around since mid-2004, hopes to continue to offer similar tools and services to its customers in the coming months.

"What we are offering our customers today is just the beginning," said Fox. "We fully intend to raise the bar in the hosting industry."

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

About Windy City Web Solutions

Founded in June 2004, Windy City Web Solutions (http://www.windycitywebsolutions.com) is the product of more than 11 years of web hosting and e-commerce experience. The company provides web hosting, development services, domains, SSL certificates, and a variety of custom developed applications and tools.

BOSTON, MA (9/27/2005) – cPanelBackup.com (http://www.cpanelbackup.com), a provider of automated backup solutions, announced today that it has released its line of cPanel backup products, providing low cost, reliable, and remotely hosted backups of cPanel powered websites.

The company, which is operated by Boston based InfluxHost (http://www.influxhost.com), hopes to provide a service that can be embraced by web hosts and individual customers. It also hopes to provide a smooth transition for individuals switching between cPanel powered web hosts.

"People never seem to realize how important backups are until its too late," said Greg Vanthong, cPanelBackup.com President. "It's time to change that."

cPanelBackup offers three automated backup plans, on monthly, weekly, and daily increments. All packages include home backups, alias/filter backups, and MySQL backups.

"It can't get any easier – we're all about simplicity and reliability," said Vanthong.

A backup restoration service, available for a one time fee, is also offered. Backups are kept by the company for up to three months, depending on the specific package.

"All clients have to do is focus on running their website – we'll worry about keeping their data safe," said Vanthong.

For more information regarding cPanelBackup.com, visit http://www.cpanelbackup.com.

For more information regarding services provided by cPanelBackup.com, visit http://www.cpanelbackup.com/services.html.

About cPanelBackup.com

Founded in 2003, cPanelBackup.com is a provider of fully automated, reliable, remotely hosted backup solutions for cPanel powered websites. The company is owned and operated by Boston, MA based InfluxHost.

SURREY, B.C. (9/23/2005) -- MonsterHosting.ca (http://www.monsterhosting.ca), a Canadian web hosting and e-commerce solutions provider, announced today that it plans to launch a Voice over Internet Protocol service, making it the first Canadian web host to do so, and opening a new chapter for the British Columbia based company.

The company's VoIP subsidiary, christened MonsterVoIP (http://www.monstervoip.ca), will target the US and Canadian telephone service market. MonsterVoIP will also offer a white label reseller model for web hosts looking to start their own local VoIP business.

"VoIP offers nearly the same voice quality of traditional landline telephones, but has twice as many features," said Rainer Schmoll, CEO of MonsterVoIP. "It's only natural that there is a growing demand in the market for this great technology."

MonsterVoIP will be launched on October 3.

For more information, visit http://www.monstervoip.ca.

About MonsterHosting.ca

MonsterHosting.ca, (http://www.monsterhosting.ca) a Surrey, British Columbia based web development solutions provider serving well over 2,000 clients, has been in the hosting market since January 2003. The company offers a wide variety of web development services, including domain name registration, email hosting, web hosting, merchant accounts, reseller backup software, and targeted web traffic.

BRISTOL, UK (9/13/2005) -- Acorn Rack (http://www.acornrack.com), a new provider of on-demand automatic website creation solutions, announced today that it has officially launched a public version of its highly anticipated website creation service, a move that will change the current landscape of the web hosting and development industry.

The new service, which is completely free to users at the basic level, gives users the option to instantly and securely create websites, as well as share and exchange design and development tips with fellow web designers and entrepreneurs.

"We are based in the United Kingdom, but our vast developer community includes users from all corners of the globe," said Olly Culverhouse, server administrator for Acorn Rack. Also contributing to the project was lead developer Chris Hill.

As of September, the site has gained over 2,000 members, mostly from participation in the public testing period.

"Our site has been fortunate to have unprecedented growth in our development period," said Culverhouse.

According to Acorn Rack's developers, there is a huge gap in the market for ready-made high powered websites that can be used as a stepping stone to more advanced projects for individuals new to the internet.

"Users can create up to 50 websites on our system," said Culverhouse. "It's all done with zero knowledge of HTML or scripting languages."

The public beta test lasted nearly 2 months, and included the implementation of user suggested features and the removal of software bugs.

Acorn Rack does not expect to charge for its service in the near future, and currently gives free website hosting to all of its users. No private information of its users is sold or distributed to 3rd parties, according to Culverhouse.

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

About Acorn Rack

Originally developed in January 2005, Acorn Rack (http://www.acornrack.com) is the collaboration of a team of highly skilled developers based out of the United Kingdom. It allows users to create high powered dynamic websites with zero knowledge of HTML or scripting languages.

ORLANDO, FL (9/6/05) - Vortech Incorporated (http://www.vortechhosting.com), a web hosting provider currently hosting over 120,000 domain names, announced today that it has acquired Florida based RocketColo.net (http://www.rocketcolo.net), a co-location and dedicated server provider.

The buyout, which was finalized on Thursday, included the RocketColo.net network, servers, and all other company assets. RocketColo.net is currently located in the same datacenter as Vortech Inc, so the transition is expected to be extremely smooth.

"We are hoping that by purchasing the assets of RocketColo, we will be able to grow our network and increase our customer base," said Vortech Inc owner Brad Pugh.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Pugh says payment was made up front for the company, and he plans to immediately make beneficial changes for the company's customers.

"All clients of RocketColo will enjoy additional connectivity at no additional charge, as we are including them in our network," said Pugh. Connectivity to Progress Telcom, AT&T, Level(3), Sprint, and Cogent has been added.

In addition, customers of RocketColo.net will be offered an upgrade to 1000 GB of monthly bandwidth at no additional charge. No downtime is expected during the transition.

Vortech currently operates a cluster of 9 mail servers, 40 Windows servers, 20 FreeBSD Systems, 5 MySql, 8 MSsql servers.

About Vortech Incorporated

Based in Orlando, Florida, Vortech, Inc. is a debt free, privately owned web hosting company that has served clients for over 5 years. Specializing in Dedicated, Co-located, and reseller hosting solutions, the company has a staff of 15. In September 2005, the company purchased Orlando based RocketColo.net

About RocketColo.net

Specializing in dedicated servers powered by FreeBSD, Fedora, and Windows Operating Systems, RocketColo.net operates nearly 100 dedicated, co-located and managed servers.

In September 2005, the company was acquired by Orlando based Vortech, Inc.

MORRISTOWN, TENNESSEE (9/1/2005) - 1PlanHost.com (http://www.1planhost.com), a leading provider of Windows web hosting services announced today that it has waived all hosting fees for its customers affected by the Hurricane Katrina Disaster, and is donating 10% of all new account sales and existing renewals during the month of September to the relief effort.

"It would be unrealistic to expect our customers in New Orleans and the gulf coast area to have to worry about their web site hosting accounts expiring," said Darrell Williams, CEO of WebWeavers Internet Services, 1PlanHost.com's parent company. "They are struggling to feed themselves and their families -- we're not going to add additional stress."

Many customers who are located in the affected areas are currently without electricity, food, clean water, and access to telephone service. Some individuals have lost their homes and their jobs.

In addition to waving the hosting fees of affected customers, the company will donate 10% of revenue from all new web hosting account sales and renewals during the month of September 2005.

"We will evaluate the response and need at the end of September to determine if this donation program should be extended," said Williams.

According to the American Red Cross, the need for national support will be required for many coming months. Insurance claims have been estimated to exceed US$26Bil, and officials insist the rebuilding of infrastructure and housing will take years.

"We will also be involved in facilitating teams of people in our local area to volunteer and provide hands on assistance through Christian disaster relief ministries," said Williams.

1PlanHost.com is encouraging companies with customers in the affected areas to follow in its footsteps and waive hosting costs for customers hit by the storm.

"The industry's most reputable hosting companies truly are customer centric and are willing to help out when a severe need arises," said Williams.

About WebWeavers Internet Services

Based in Tennessee, WebWeavers Internet Services is a Windows Web Hosting Company founded in February 1996. The company is privately held and has experienced steady growth in the past nine years. Serving thousands of clients in 92 countries worldwide, the company operates http://www.1PlanHost.com.

SOMERSET, NJ (9/1/2005) - Uplinkearth (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a global award-winning Windows web hosting provider hosting over 30 thousand domain names, announced today that it has made the first pledge to the Web Hosts Unite program (http://www.webhostsunite.com), an industry group supporting the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The storm, which battered parts of Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi, provoked the largest ever peacetime evacuation, of over 400,000 thousand people. Katrina made landfall as a massive Category 4 hurricane, and caused an estimated 26 billion dollars in damage. Several levees designed to protect New Orleans have failed, and much of the city is completely under water.

"Hundreds of thousands have lost their homes, their belongings, and some even lost their life in the aftermath of this storm. The time has come for the world to unite and support the victims," said Mike Yablonowitz, uplinkearth President and CEO. "Those who are in a position to help are obligated to do so, which is why we have decided to give our full support of the relief efforts."

Uplinkearth has made an initial pledge of financial resources, and is donating free hosting services to the program's website. All funds are donated directly to the American Red Cross, who is actively participating in relief efforts for victims. The company has also created a website to serve as a portal for its customers who wish to donate.

The Red Cross currently has 239 evacuation shelters operating in states affected by the disaster, housing roughly 37,000 people.

"It's very important to empathize with people affected by this. Their lives will never be the same," said Yablonowitz.

For more information about uplinkearth's response to the disaster, visit http://community.uplinkearth.com/katrina.

About uplinkearth

Uplinkearth (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a New Jersey based web hosting provider, has been in the web hosting industry since 1997, and has remained a leader in the Windows web hosting sector. In August 2005, the company purchased Canadian based Nevidia Internet Solutions, increasing its market share by roughly 20 percent.

TORONTO, ONTARIO (9/1/2005) – CPSkins.com (http://www.cpskins.com), the industry's largest provider of cPanel, DirectAdmin, Ensim, and Plesk Skins & addons announced today that it has lowered its prices on its line of Ensim and DirectAdmin Skins, as well as its cPanel and Plesk Auto-installers.

The new promotion, which also includes a limited time separate 10 percent off coupon on all products, is designed to increase awareness about the company's control panel skins, as well as its auto-installers.

"Our auto-installers are comparable to packages like Fantastico, yet our prices are lower and we offer more scripts," said CPSkins.com CEO William Wilson. "The time to make the switch is now."

Wilson hopes to target web hosts in the industry who are looking for cleaner, more cutting edge control panel skins. All skins offered by CPSkins.com install in under 5 minutes, and can be customized to match a company's website.

"We have the best looking skins out there, nobody can match what we offer," said Wilson.

CPSkins.com has a library of 9 unique cPanel skins, 3 DirectaAmin skins, and 2 Ensim skins. All products are included in the promotion.

Free support for skins is offered via Live Chat, MSN, ICQ, AIM, and via a ticket system. Automatic updates are available at no additional charge for most skins and auto-installer packages.

About CPSkins.com

Launched roughly 4 years ago, CPSkins.com (http://www.cpskins.com) is the industry's largest maker of CPanel, DirectAdmin, Ensim, and Plesk control panel skins & auto-installers. Supplying over 400 web hosts, the company's products have become an integral part of the hosting industry.

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August 30, 2005 - Softplicity has enlarged its family of Windows utilities, known under the Coolutils brand, with a new member, Total PDF Converter. The newcomer's line of duty can be guessed from its name. Yet again a number of interesting features distinguish the program's functionality and make it a valuable addition to the Softplicity's Coolutils collection.

Coolutils have already endowed customers with many handy supplements to the Windows core functionality. Their sphere of application ranges form graphics and multimedia to data processing and management. Particular attention has been paid to PDF documents, which is quite natural, given their widespread use in the net. Known for its capacity to facilitate the exchange of rich content documents, PDF has become a standard carrier of important business, scientific and other information. And although PDF firmly entrenched itself as an information vessel, handling PDF docs is not always an easy thing. And not a cheap one either, when it comes to fully-functional Adobe products. To override these two major flaws, you can convert PDF to a format friendlier to editing. Total PDF Converter can make information in the web more available and easy to deal with. With its help you can extract data form its embellished vessel and put it into a more practical one, which fits your editing tasks.

Total PDF Converter features a wide range of conversion options. Along with Word Doc, Excel, HTML, Text and CSV files, it offers a number of graphic formats supported by Sony PSP and appliances for visual presentation. The converter supports multi-string characters and can be effectively used for documents with Asian layout and encoding. The speed and accuracy of conversion provided by Total PDF Converter deserve special attention. Conversion of rich content files, even of a considerable size, becomes a matter of a few seconds. High-resolution images retain no less than 98% quality of original files. Comfortable work panel allows choosing a format and launching conversion with the same button click. Flexibility of the tool satisfies most PDF conversion needs, including command line and batch conversion.

Many users have already found Total PDF Converter a useful addition to their collection of Coolutils tools. "New Total PDF Converter has become great help in my everyday routine. I use lots of PDF docs in my research work. Now I convert them into text files and add my comments. It's become much easier to reuse some bits of PDF. Well done, guys!" says Tim Walker, customer from Canada. "My husband and I work in the same field and often discuss things we dig out in the net. Now we make home presentations and get a lot of fun out of it. It's amazing how many new ways can be found for ordinary PDFs" says The Armits, New Zealand.

Features at a Glance

Support for Word Doc, Excel, HTML, Text and CSV conversion.

Support for BMP, JPEG, WNF, EMF, PNG, GIF, TIFF, EPS formats.

Batch and command line modes.

Multi-bit language support.

Converted file retains original layout.

Intuitive user interface.

Availability and Pricing

Total PDF Converter runs under Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP platforms and costs $39.90 USD for a single user edition. Flexible discount policy is offered for bulk orders. All registered users are entitled to free technical support. A fully-functional evaluation version is available as a free download at http://www.coolutils.com/download/TotalPDFConverter.exe.

About Softplicity

Since its establishment in 1998, Softplicity has been demonstrating stable growth and expansion in their product line. The two main directions of the software development efforts are file management systems and popular utilities. Frigate file manager, their flagship product, and Coolutils family have brought multiple awards and a deserved reputation of reliable and highly functional tools among business and home users.

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Product page link: http://www.coolutils.com/TotalPDFConverter

Download link: http://www.coolutils.com/download/TotalPDFConverter.exe

Web: http://www.coolutils.com

Vero Beach, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/29/2005 -- LoPresti Speed Merchants, the foremost provider of aviation performance solutions, announced today the introduction of a line of Hi Performance wheel pants for Piper models PA28's and PA32's.

LoPresti "Speed Spats" are designed to lower drag, enhance appearance and simplify routine maintenance. This new design provides vastly simplified access, such as servicing the brakes and tires is now accomplished with ease. Also, to complement these new "Speed Spats" and keep your aircraft looking great, LoPresti has also designed a "No Scratch" tow bar.

The Speed Merchants line of performance enhancements has long been the standard by which others are measured. LoPresti enhancements lead the pack by reducing drag and enhancing appearance.

According to Curt LoPresti, the CEO of Speed Merchants, "Our company was built on the principle that you should get all the speed you pay for. We release the performance trapped inside your aircraft without the penalties of extra weight and fuel consumption."

For more information contact LoPresti Speed Merchants at 772-562-4757 – 800-859-4757 – www.SpeedMods.com.

About LoPresti Speed Merchants

LoPresti Speed Merchants is the world's foremost provider of aviation performance solutions. Speed Merchants designs and manufactures modifications to dramatically improve the performance of General Aviation aircraft. LoPresti Engineering has also provided technical services to Lockheed, Martin, Lycoming Engine Company, Hartzell Propeller Company, Fairchild Aircraft, Pilatus, American General Aircraft, Cirrus Design, Adam, Lancair and AJ Aerospace, among others. For more than three decades, founder Roy LoPresti was the reigning prince of light aircraft design. Roy was responsible for the design and manufacture of more successful airplanes than any designer in aviation history. Mooney, Grumman, Beech, Piper, each company laying claim for a time to producing the works of his creative mind. In 1991, the legendary engineer formed LoPresti Speed Merchants, located in Vero Beach, Florida. Innovation is the mantra. With more than 40 Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) and Parts Manufacturing Authorizations (PMAs), plus patents and copyrights, Speed Merchants leads the way in performance and innovation time and again.

South Plainfield, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/26/2005 -- Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. (Dallas Contracting) was contracted to demolish the entire old rubber plant. The site is approximately 6.5 acres and includes various industrial buildings including several outside tank farms and a power/boiler house. As part of this demolition, a large amount of railroad track associated with the railroad spur into the facility needed to be removed.

During demolition of the railroad spur, Dallas Contracting was able to salvage a capstan rail car puller. This item was donated to the New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center (website: http://www.NJTHC.org). This historic railroad artifact will be a central part of an educational exhibit in the New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center focusing on coal.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. is an expert in demolition and equipment salvage. Additional information on our services can be obtained at our website http://www.dallascontracting.com/

About Dallas Contracting Co., Inc.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. has been in business for 26 years, is financially sound (D&B Rating of 3A2), is bondable, and works on a nationwide basis. Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. offers a turnkey approach to demolition, concrete recycling and remediation projects by offering the following services under one roof:

Demolition, Onsite Concrete Aggregate Crushing and Recycling, Environmental Remediation, Rigging, Brownfield Redevelopment, Surplus and Used Equipment Sales, Interior Demolition, Equipment Removals, Dismantlement, Equipment Salvage and Scrap Metal Recycling.

Dallas Contracting Co. Inc. sells used and surplus equipment and inventory at their storefront on EBAY (http://stores.ebay.com/Dallas-Contracting?refid=store).

Contact:

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc.

1260 New Market Avenue

South Plainfield, New Jersey 07080

P: (908) 668-0600

F: (908) 668-0601

Contact: Damon Kozul, PE, CHMM

Email: dkozul@dallascontracting.com

Website http://www.dallascontracting.com

Union City, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/25/2005 -- uCertify, an eminent provider of IT Certification exam preparation solutions, has announced to launch its Exam Simulation PrepKit for the CIW Security Professional Exam (1D0-470 ) on September 15, 2005. uCertify has also announced a 50% Pre-release discount on the PrepKit. Customers can pre-order this PrepKit for only US$39.99 and save US$40.00.

A free evaluation version with limited number of questions and study notes is now available for free download at: http://www.ucertify.com/exams/CIW/1D0-470.html

"With the extensive use of the Internet and other networks in our day to day life, security has become and important issue, and there is a huge demand for security personnel. CIW Security Professional is a well recognized certification today, and we are pleased to offer this new PrepKit, which is based on the latest CIW exam pattern and provides all the information needed to successfully pass this exam." Says David Jackson, Product Manager, uCertify.

CIW- Certified Internet Webmaster Certification certifies the skills of Internet professionals responsible for marketing, purchasing methods and securing transactions in business to business and business to consumer e-commerce. The CIW certification program provides various certifications according to the need and wants of a candidate. These certifications are: CIW Associate Certification, CIW Professional Certification, and CIW Master Certification. CIW Security Professional certification exam is a requirement for the Master CIW Administrator certification.

The CIW Security Professional exam focuses on management and deployment of e-business transaction and payment security solutions. This certification validates the knowledge and skills of a professional in implementing e-business security policies; identifying security threats, developing countermeasures using firewall systems and attack-recognition technologies; and managing the deployment of security solutions.

A team of certified and experienced experts has developed the new PrepKit, after a profound research. The objective of this PrepKit is to provide adequate resources for the preparation of the CIW Security Professional exam. The PrepKit offers 4 simulation tests that help the candidates to judge the level of their preparations. The simulation tests include 280 questions with 129 explanations and study notes, which enhance the knowledge and enrich the skills of the candidates. The PrepKit also contains 60 pop quiz questions.

The highly realistic questions in this PrepKit provide the environment of the real exam, which increases the confidence level of the candidates. The candidates can identify their strong and weak areas, and improve themselves with the help of explanations given for the correct as well as incorrect answers.

uCertify guarantees a full refund of money on this PrepKit, in case a candidate does not pass the Exam in a single attempt.

About uCertify

Conceived in 1996, uCertify.com specializes in the development of computer assisted test preparation software. The company provides exam simulation PrepKits for the certification exams of Microsoft, CIW, CompTIA, Oracle, Sun and other leading vendors. The Prepkits are developed after rigorous research and innovation by a panel of highly experienced and certified authors to equip the aspirants with the latest and accurate study material for IT certifications.

Learn more about uCertify: http://www.ucertify.com/about/about.html

Atlanta, GA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/25/2005 -- The annual Flooring B2B conference was held on August 16th and 17th at the 191 Club in downtown Atlanta. The conference was well attended by the major mills, distributors and software companies. The number of first time attendees included Gulistan Carpet, Adleta, All Tile, Tri –West, JJ Haines and Royalty Carpets.

RFMS, the leading provider of business management software and B2B capability to the floor covering industry, announced that nearly 15% of its client base – 225 dealers – are using the RFMS B2B software solution to streamline their business operations. Terry Wheat, President of RFMS, stated that "dealer response to B2B has exceeded expectations and the adoption rate will continue to grow rapidly into 2006 as more distributors begin offering electronic capability to dealers". Working in concert with the industry's major suppliers, RFMS has been instrumental in helping nearly 100 of the B2B enabled dealers send POs electronically on a daily basis. It is estimated that the $10 million of electronic POs currently being transacted monthly will double in the next six months.

B2B E-Commerce is a proven business technology that incorporates internet communication capabilities to automate routine business transactions between dealers and their suppliers including tasks such as maintaining product/price catalogs, processing invoices and transmitting purchase orders. Significant administrative savings are realized due to the elimination of manual data entry of new products and price changes, faxing of purchase orders and data entry of invoices - allowing dealers of all sizes to slash administrative transaction costs, increase accuracy and boost customer service.

Because all suppliers and software companies use a common set of standards to communicate and transmit data (see www.FlooringB2BStandard.com), the B2B process for a dealer is the same whether connecting to a mill, distributor or supplier. All the dealer needs to get started is business software that is B2B compliant, a high-speed Internet connection, initial training and access to a help desk when additional training or support is needed.

New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/25/2005 -- The worldwide market for implant-based dental reconstruction products will approach nearly $3.5 billion by 2010, according to a new study released today from Kalorama Information. Although the dental implant sector accounts for only about 9% of the global dental market, it is the fastest growing segment with a forecast growth rate of almost 15%.

The new study, Implant-Based Dental Reconstruction: The Worldwide Implant and Bone Graft Market, estimates that growth in implant devices and abutments and dental bone grafts will outstrip other areas of dental devices and products. The aging of the developed world's population will, despite improved dental health, actually create a larger potential market and provide an excellent opportunity for suppliers and innovators.

"With oral health improving and people living longer, the number of teeth to be maintained is increasing at a rate faster than the population is growing," notes Anne Anscomb, the author of the final report. "It was once thought that the decline in dental caries, particularly in children, would result in reducing the treatment needs of the population. Instead the opposite is true: Increasing retention of teeth has created new needs and greater demand. As adults retain more teeth, they experience a greater severity of periodontal involvement, which is the leading cause of tooth loss."

This study provides a comprehensive analysis of available dental implant and bone graft products, including etiology and epidemiological data for tooth loss. Market size, growth, and competitive market share are provided for each segment, and revenue distribution by world geographical region is estimated. In addition, the report thoroughly reviews clinical, demographic, and regulatory trends and profiles 15 key competitors.

Implant-Based Dental Reconstruction can be purchased directly from Kalorama Information by clicking http://www.kaloramainformation.com/pub/1099235.html. It is also available at MarketResearch.com.

About Kalorama Information
Kalorama Information, a division of MarketResearch.com, supplies the latest in independent market research for the life sciences. For more information, contact Steven Heffner at 212-807-2634 or sheffner@kaloramainformation.com, or visit www.KaloramaInformation.com.

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          Hosting Company Sets Standard with ‘Total Satisfaction’ program        

MERRITT ISLAND, FL (10/17/2005) – M7 Interactive (http://www.m7interactive.com), a new Florida based online solutions provider, announced today that it has officially opened for business, and is now accepting clients.

The company, which has been preparing its launch for over 2 months, offers graphic design, web design, application development, and other related services. Its employees have more than 15 years of combined experience in their fields.

"Our mission is to provide excellent services to businesses around the world," said Rob Serfozo, M7 Interactive Owner and Marketing Specialist.

M7 Interactive also offers a distinctive website administration service, dubbed "Rapid Webmaster," carrying out day-to-day maintenance and periodic updates for small to medium sized business customers.

"Not only do we have staff members that are experienced in design, marketing, and search engine optimization, but we have all ran successful businesses that counted on a web presence to be successful," said Serfozo. "It gives us an edge, because we know what our customers are looking for."

For more information, visit http://www.m7interactive.com.

For more information regarding Rapid Webmaster, visit http://www.m7interactive.com/admin.php.

About M7 Interactive

Launched in October 2005, M7 Interactive (http://www.m7interactive.com) is a full service online solutions provider, offering print design, web design, application development, search engine optimization, and other related services. The company also offers "Rapid Webmaster," a website administration service.

Gainesville, FL (10/4/2005) – Built2Go.com (http://www.built2go.com), a new membership based turnkey website provider, announced today that it has released its new line of pre-made turnkey website templates and scripts, available to members of its site.

The site, which provides fully developed templates and scripts designed for online businesses and websites, is owned by Florida based Big Resources Incorporated, the developer of the largest template library in the world.

"Built2Go provides an in demand service of beautifully designed website templates with the functionality of fully developed PHP scripts that are ready to install," said Mark Greenberg, Big Resources, Inc. Marketing Director.

Built2Go has experienced phenomenal growth since its launch in early September, receiving approximately 10,000 unique visitors daily.

"Unlike most website scripts, Built2Go equips users with materials to establish their business, not just start their website. We provide full banner sets and corporate IDs that match each scripted template package. You just pick your look, and go," said Greenberg.

Downloads from Built2Go can be implemented with zero programming or development knowledge, and scripts are written in PHP. All source files, such as HTML pages and Photoshop PSD files are included. Built2Go has released its turnkey packages for many business models including online classifieds, auctions, shopping websites, search or link directories, as well as for "rate my photo" websites.

In addition, a full online banner marketing kit and corporate ID package, which includes a logo, letterhead, and envelope, are included with every turnkey website.

About Built2Go

Launched in September 2005, Built2Go is a membership based turnkey website provider, offering a vast array of fully developed turnkey website solutions. All downloads contain a banner marketing package, corporate ID package, as well as all source files, including HTML and PSD. Built2Go is owned by Florida based Big Resources, Inc.

About Big Resources, Inc.

Big Resources' Network of development websites has been a leading source of tools, resources and services in the webmaster community since 1998. The network fills a wide variety of needs with free and premium services including graphics, scripts, original articles, help forums, stock photography, hosting, and much more.

Gainesville, FL (10/4/2005) -- BoxedArt.com (http://www.boxedart.com), a website designer destination renowned for providing the web's largest membership collection of templates and related developer products, announced today that it has expanded its library of products, and released a new website design for its site.

The new products, which are separated into 8 newly created categories, include Valid CSS templates, a wide range of print materials for physical publishers, ebook covers, CD and DVD packaging, and more.

"Our new print materials are full quality and are ready for commercial presses or for home desktop printers," said Mark Greenberg, Marketing Director for Big Resources Inc., the owners of BoxedArt.com.

Templates for print media added, include postcard templates, print newsletter templates, flyers templates, menu templates, as well as labels CD/DVD discs and jewel box covers. All print templates are available in CMKY coloring, 300DPI resolution, and 3 different sizes.

"BoxedArt has been renowned for its enormous collection of website related products, now for the same low cost users also receive an unbelievable number of print products and enabling our users to create an offline identity as well," said Greenberg

About BoxedArt.com

Launched in 2001, BoxedArt.com (http://www.boxedart.com) is a unique database of thousands of original and high quality products available for download. The site's offering is unmatched in its industry in both size and quality with products available in over 32 different categories. Membership to the site is available for under $50, which includes unlimited access to all items in the members' area.

About Big Resources, Inc.

Big Resources' Network of development websites has been a leading source of tools, resources and services in the webmaster community since 1998. The network fills a wide variety of needs with free and premium services including graphics, scripts, original articles, help forums, stock photography, hosting, and much more.

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

CHICAGO, IL (9/26/2005) -- Windy City Web Solutions (http://www.windycitywebsolutions.com), a Chicago, IL based telecommunications provider, announced this week that it is currently offering its clients a unique set of tools and features, and plans to charge for them in the future.

The tools, which the company purchased rights to distribute, include a data backup tool that allows for scheduled backups of single accounts, or in the case of resellers, backups of large numbers of hosting accounts at once.

"Our current customers just can't say enough good things – they're fully automated and work great for resellers and individual hosting clients," said Kenneth Fox, CEO and co-founder of the company.

Other free tools include a MySQL backup tool, a site copy tool that allows individual clients and resellers to easily transfer their sites between servers, and a downloadable site uptime tool.

"I think it's clear that we are confident in our service when we offer our clients free uptime monitoring software," said Fox. "Most hosts just don't do this."

Fox's company, which has been around since mid-2004, hopes to continue to offer similar tools and services to its customers in the coming months.

"What we are offering our customers today is just the beginning," said Fox. "We fully intend to raise the bar in the hosting industry."

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

About Windy City Web Solutions

Founded in June 2004, Windy City Web Solutions (http://www.windycitywebsolutions.com) is the product of more than 11 years of web hosting and e-commerce experience. The company provides web hosting, development services, domains, SSL certificates, and a variety of custom developed applications and tools.

BOSTON, MA (9/27/2005) – cPanelBackup.com (http://www.cpanelbackup.com), a provider of automated backup solutions, announced today that it has released its line of cPanel backup products, providing low cost, reliable, and remotely hosted backups of cPanel powered websites.

The company, which is operated by Boston based InfluxHost (http://www.influxhost.com), hopes to provide a service that can be embraced by web hosts and individual customers. It also hopes to provide a smooth transition for individuals switching between cPanel powered web hosts.

"People never seem to realize how important backups are until its too late," said Greg Vanthong, cPanelBackup.com President. "It's time to change that."

cPanelBackup offers three automated backup plans, on monthly, weekly, and daily increments. All packages include home backups, alias/filter backups, and MySQL backups.

"It can't get any easier – we're all about simplicity and reliability," said Vanthong.

A backup restoration service, available for a one time fee, is also offered. Backups are kept by the company for up to three months, depending on the specific package.

"All clients have to do is focus on running their website – we'll worry about keeping their data safe," said Vanthong.

For more information regarding cPanelBackup.com, visit http://www.cpanelbackup.com.

For more information regarding services provided by cPanelBackup.com, visit http://www.cpanelbackup.com/services.html.

About cPanelBackup.com

Founded in 2003, cPanelBackup.com is a provider of fully automated, reliable, remotely hosted backup solutions for cPanel powered websites. The company is owned and operated by Boston, MA based InfluxHost.

SURREY, B.C. (9/23/2005) -- MonsterHosting.ca (http://www.monsterhosting.ca), a Canadian web hosting and e-commerce solutions provider, announced today that it plans to launch a Voice over Internet Protocol service, making it the first Canadian web host to do so, and opening a new chapter for the British Columbia based company.

The company's VoIP subsidiary, christened MonsterVoIP (http://www.monstervoip.ca), will target the US and Canadian telephone service market. MonsterVoIP will also offer a white label reseller model for web hosts looking to start their own local VoIP business.

"VoIP offers nearly the same voice quality of traditional landline telephones, but has twice as many features," said Rainer Schmoll, CEO of MonsterVoIP. "It's only natural that there is a growing demand in the market for this great technology."

MonsterVoIP will be launched on October 3.

For more information, visit http://www.monstervoip.ca.

About MonsterHosting.ca

MonsterHosting.ca, (http://www.monsterhosting.ca) a Surrey, British Columbia based web development solutions provider serving well over 2,000 clients, has been in the hosting market since January 2003. The company offers a wide variety of web development services, including domain name registration, email hosting, web hosting, merchant accounts, reseller backup software, and targeted web traffic.

BRISTOL, UK (9/13/2005) -- Acorn Rack (http://www.acornrack.com), a new provider of on-demand automatic website creation solutions, announced today that it has officially launched a public version of its highly anticipated website creation service, a move that will change the current landscape of the web hosting and development industry.

The new service, which is completely free to users at the basic level, gives users the option to instantly and securely create websites, as well as share and exchange design and development tips with fellow web designers and entrepreneurs.

"We are based in the United Kingdom, but our vast developer community includes users from all corners of the globe," said Olly Culverhouse, server administrator for Acorn Rack. Also contributing to the project was lead developer Chris Hill.

As of September, the site has gained over 2,000 members, mostly from participation in the public testing period.

"Our site has been fortunate to have unprecedented growth in our development period," said Culverhouse.

According to Acorn Rack's developers, there is a huge gap in the market for ready-made high powered websites that can be used as a stepping stone to more advanced projects for individuals new to the internet.

"Users can create up to 50 websites on our system," said Culverhouse. "It's all done with zero knowledge of HTML or scripting languages."

The public beta test lasted nearly 2 months, and included the implementation of user suggested features and the removal of software bugs.

Acorn Rack does not expect to charge for its service in the near future, and currently gives free website hosting to all of its users. No private information of its users is sold or distributed to 3rd parties, according to Culverhouse.

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

About Acorn Rack

Originally developed in January 2005, Acorn Rack (http://www.acornrack.com) is the collaboration of a team of highly skilled developers based out of the United Kingdom. It allows users to create high powered dynamic websites with zero knowledge of HTML or scripting languages.

ORLANDO, FL (9/6/05) - Vortech Incorporated (http://www.vortechhosting.com), a web hosting provider currently hosting over 120,000 domain names, announced today that it has acquired Florida based RocketColo.net (http://www.rocketcolo.net), a co-location and dedicated server provider.

The buyout, which was finalized on Thursday, included the RocketColo.net network, servers, and all other company assets. RocketColo.net is currently located in the same datacenter as Vortech Inc, so the transition is expected to be extremely smooth.

"We are hoping that by purchasing the assets of RocketColo, we will be able to grow our network and increase our customer base," said Vortech Inc owner Brad Pugh.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Pugh says payment was made up front for the company, and he plans to immediately make beneficial changes for the company's customers.

"All clients of RocketColo will enjoy additional connectivity at no additional charge, as we are including them in our network," said Pugh. Connectivity to Progress Telcom, AT&T, Level(3), Sprint, and Cogent has been added.

In addition, customers of RocketColo.net will be offered an upgrade to 1000 GB of monthly bandwidth at no additional charge. No downtime is expected during the transition.

Vortech currently operates a cluster of 9 mail servers, 40 Windows servers, 20 FreeBSD Systems, 5 MySql, 8 MSsql servers.

About Vortech Incorporated

Based in Orlando, Florida, Vortech, Inc. is a debt free, privately owned web hosting company that has served clients for over 5 years. Specializing in Dedicated, Co-located, and reseller hosting solutions, the company has a staff of 15. In September 2005, the company purchased Orlando based RocketColo.net

About RocketColo.net

Specializing in dedicated servers powered by FreeBSD, Fedora, and Windows Operating Systems, RocketColo.net operates nearly 100 dedicated, co-located and managed servers.

In September 2005, the company was acquired by Orlando based Vortech, Inc.

MORRISTOWN, TENNESSEE (9/1/2005) - 1PlanHost.com (http://www.1planhost.com), a leading provider of Windows web hosting services announced today that it has waived all hosting fees for its customers affected by the Hurricane Katrina Disaster, and is donating 10% of all new account sales and existing renewals during the month of September to the relief effort.

"It would be unrealistic to expect our customers in New Orleans and the gulf coast area to have to worry about their web site hosting accounts expiring," said Darrell Williams, CEO of WebWeavers Internet Services, 1PlanHost.com's parent company. "They are struggling to feed themselves and their families -- we're not going to add additional stress."

Many customers who are located in the affected areas are currently without electricity, food, clean water, and access to telephone service. Some individuals have lost their homes and their jobs.

In addition to waving the hosting fees of affected customers, the company will donate 10% of revenue from all new web hosting account sales and renewals during the month of September 2005.

"We will evaluate the response and need at the end of September to determine if this donation program should be extended," said Williams.

According to the American Red Cross, the need for national support will be required for many coming months. Insurance claims have been estimated to exceed US$26Bil, and officials insist the rebuilding of infrastructure and housing will take years.

"We will also be involved in facilitating teams of people in our local area to volunteer and provide hands on assistance through Christian disaster relief ministries," said Williams.

1PlanHost.com is encouraging companies with customers in the affected areas to follow in its footsteps and waive hosting costs for customers hit by the storm.

"The industry's most reputable hosting companies truly are customer centric and are willing to help out when a severe need arises," said Williams.

About WebWeavers Internet Services

Based in Tennessee, WebWeavers Internet Services is a Windows Web Hosting Company founded in February 1996. The company is privately held and has experienced steady growth in the past nine years. Serving thousands of clients in 92 countries worldwide, the company operates http://www.1PlanHost.com.

SOMERSET, NJ (9/1/2005) - Uplinkearth (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a global award-winning Windows web hosting provider hosting over 30 thousand domain names, announced today that it has made the first pledge to the Web Hosts Unite program (http://www.webhostsunite.com), an industry group supporting the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The storm, which battered parts of Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi, provoked the largest ever peacetime evacuation, of over 400,000 thousand people. Katrina made landfall as a massive Category 4 hurricane, and caused an estimated 26 billion dollars in damage. Several levees designed to protect New Orleans have failed, and much of the city is completely under water.

"Hundreds of thousands have lost their homes, their belongings, and some even lost their life in the aftermath of this storm. The time has come for the world to unite and support the victims," said Mike Yablonowitz, uplinkearth President and CEO. "Those who are in a position to help are obligated to do so, which is why we have decided to give our full support of the relief efforts."

Uplinkearth has made an initial pledge of financial resources, and is donating free hosting services to the program's website. All funds are donated directly to the American Red Cross, who is actively participating in relief efforts for victims. The company has also created a website to serve as a portal for its customers who wish to donate.

The Red Cross currently has 239 evacuation shelters operating in states affected by the disaster, housing roughly 37,000 people.

"It's very important to empathize with people affected by this. Their lives will never be the same," said Yablonowitz.

For more information about uplinkearth's response to the disaster, visit http://community.uplinkearth.com/katrina.

About uplinkearth

Uplinkearth (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a New Jersey based web hosting provider, has been in the web hosting industry since 1997, and has remained a leader in the Windows web hosting sector. In August 2005, the company purchased Canadian based Nevidia Internet Solutions, increasing its market share by roughly 20 percent.

TORONTO, ONTARIO (9/1/2005) – CPSkins.com (http://www.cpskins.com), the industry's largest provider of cPanel, DirectAdmin, Ensim, and Plesk Skins & addons announced today that it has lowered its prices on its line of Ensim and DirectAdmin Skins, as well as its cPanel and Plesk Auto-installers.

The new promotion, which also includes a limited time separate 10 percent off coupon on all products, is designed to increase awareness about the company's control panel skins, as well as its auto-installers.

"Our auto-installers are comparable to packages like Fantastico, yet our prices are lower and we offer more scripts," said CPSkins.com CEO William Wilson. "The time to make the switch is now."

Wilson hopes to target web hosts in the industry who are looking for cleaner, more cutting edge control panel skins. All skins offered by CPSkins.com install in under 5 minutes, and can be customized to match a company's website.

"We have the best looking skins out there, nobody can match what we offer," said Wilson.

CPSkins.com has a library of 9 unique cPanel skins, 3 DirectaAmin skins, and 2 Ensim skins. All products are included in the promotion.

Free support for skins is offered via Live Chat, MSN, ICQ, AIM, and via a ticket system. Automatic updates are available at no additional charge for most skins and auto-installer packages.

About CPSkins.com

Launched roughly 4 years ago, CPSkins.com (http://www.cpskins.com) is the industry's largest maker of CPanel, DirectAdmin, Ensim, and Plesk control panel skins & auto-installers. Supplying over 400 web hosts, the company's products have become an integral part of the hosting industry.

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August 30, 2005 - Softplicity has enlarged its family of Windows utilities, known under the Coolutils brand, with a new member, Total PDF Converter. The newcomer's line of duty can be guessed from its name. Yet again a number of interesting features distinguish the program's functionality and make it a valuable addition to the Softplicity's Coolutils collection.

Coolutils have already endowed customers with many handy supplements to the Windows core functionality. Their sphere of application ranges form graphics and multimedia to data processing and management. Particular attention has been paid to PDF documents, which is quite natural, given their widespread use in the net. Known for its capacity to facilitate the exchange of rich content documents, PDF has become a standard carrier of important business, scientific and other information. And although PDF firmly entrenched itself as an information vessel, handling PDF docs is not always an easy thing. And not a cheap one either, when it comes to fully-functional Adobe products. To override these two major flaws, you can convert PDF to a format friendlier to editing. Total PDF Converter can make information in the web more available and easy to deal with. With its help you can extract data form its embellished vessel and put it into a more practical one, which fits your editing tasks.

Total PDF Converter features a wide range of conversion options. Along with Word Doc, Excel, HTML, Text and CSV files, it offers a number of graphic formats supported by Sony PSP and appliances for visual presentation. The converter supports multi-string characters and can be effectively used for documents with Asian layout and encoding. The speed and accuracy of conversion provided by Total PDF Converter deserve special attention. Conversion of rich content files, even of a considerable size, becomes a matter of a few seconds. High-resolution images retain no less than 98% quality of original files. Comfortable work panel allows choosing a format and launching conversion with the same button click. Flexibility of the tool satisfies most PDF conversion needs, including command line and batch conversion.

Many users have already found Total PDF Converter a useful addition to their collection of Coolutils tools. "New Total PDF Converter has become great help in my everyday routine. I use lots of PDF docs in my research work. Now I convert them into text files and add my comments. It's become much easier to reuse some bits of PDF. Well done, guys!" says Tim Walker, customer from Canada. "My husband and I work in the same field and often discuss things we dig out in the net. Now we make home presentations and get a lot of fun out of it. It's amazing how many new ways can be found for ordinary PDFs" says The Armits, New Zealand.

Features at a Glance

Support for Word Doc, Excel, HTML, Text and CSV conversion.

Support for BMP, JPEG, WNF, EMF, PNG, GIF, TIFF, EPS formats.

Batch and command line modes.

Multi-bit language support.

Converted file retains original layout.

Intuitive user interface.

Availability and Pricing

Total PDF Converter runs under Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP platforms and costs $39.90 USD for a single user edition. Flexible discount policy is offered for bulk orders. All registered users are entitled to free technical support. A fully-functional evaluation version is available as a free download at http://www.coolutils.com/download/TotalPDFConverter.exe.

About Softplicity

Since its establishment in 1998, Softplicity has been demonstrating stable growth and expansion in their product line. The two main directions of the software development efforts are file management systems and popular utilities. Frigate file manager, their flagship product, and Coolutils family have brought multiple awards and a deserved reputation of reliable and highly functional tools among business and home users.

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Product page link: http://www.coolutils.com/TotalPDFConverter

Download link: http://www.coolutils.com/download/TotalPDFConverter.exe

Web: http://www.coolutils.com

Vero Beach, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/29/2005 -- LoPresti Speed Merchants, the foremost provider of aviation performance solutions, announced today the introduction of a line of Hi Performance wheel pants for Piper models PA28's and PA32's.

LoPresti "Speed Spats" are designed to lower drag, enhance appearance and simplify routine maintenance. This new design provides vastly simplified access, such as servicing the brakes and tires is now accomplished with ease. Also, to complement these new "Speed Spats" and keep your aircraft looking great, LoPresti has also designed a "No Scratch" tow bar.

The Speed Merchants line of performance enhancements has long been the standard by which others are measured. LoPresti enhancements lead the pack by reducing drag and enhancing appearance.

According to Curt LoPresti, the CEO of Speed Merchants, "Our company was built on the principle that you should get all the speed you pay for. We release the performance trapped inside your aircraft without the penalties of extra weight and fuel consumption."

For more information contact LoPresti Speed Merchants at 772-562-4757 – 800-859-4757 – www.SpeedMods.com.

About LoPresti Speed Merchants

LoPresti Speed Merchants is the world's foremost provider of aviation performance solutions. Speed Merchants designs and manufactures modifications to dramatically improve the performance of General Aviation aircraft. LoPresti Engineering has also provided technical services to Lockheed, Martin, Lycoming Engine Company, Hartzell Propeller Company, Fairchild Aircraft, Pilatus, American General Aircraft, Cirrus Design, Adam, Lancair and AJ Aerospace, among others. For more than three decades, founder Roy LoPresti was the reigning prince of light aircraft design. Roy was responsible for the design and manufacture of more successful airplanes than any designer in aviation history. Mooney, Grumman, Beech, Piper, each company laying claim for a time to producing the works of his creative mind. In 1991, the legendary engineer formed LoPresti Speed Merchants, located in Vero Beach, Florida. Innovation is the mantra. With more than 40 Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) and Parts Manufacturing Authorizations (PMAs), plus patents and copyrights, Speed Merchants leads the way in performance and innovation time and again.

South Plainfield, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/26/2005 -- Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. (Dallas Contracting) was contracted to demolish the entire old rubber plant. The site is approximately 6.5 acres and includes various industrial buildings including several outside tank farms and a power/boiler house. As part of this demolition, a large amount of railroad track associated with the railroad spur into the facility needed to be removed.

During demolition of the railroad spur, Dallas Contracting was able to salvage a capstan rail car puller. This item was donated to the New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center (website: http://www.NJTHC.org). This historic railroad artifact will be a central part of an educational exhibit in the New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center focusing on coal.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. is an expert in demolition and equipment salvage. Additional information on our services can be obtained at our website http://www.dallascontracting.com/

About Dallas Contracting Co., Inc.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. has been in business for 26 years, is financially sound (D&B Rating of 3A2), is bondable, and works on a nationwide basis. Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. offers a turnkey approach to demolition, concrete recycling and remediation projects by offering the following services under one roof:

Demolition, Onsite Concrete Aggregate Crushing and Recycling, Environmental Remediation, Rigging, Brownfield Redevelopment, Surplus and Used Equipment Sales, Interior Demolition, Equipment Removals, Dismantlement, Equipment Salvage and Scrap Metal Recycling.

Dallas Contracting Co. Inc. sells used and surplus equipment and inventory at their storefront on EBAY (http://stores.ebay.com/Dallas-Contracting?refid=store).

Contact:

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc.

1260 New Market Avenue

South Plainfield, New Jersey 07080

P: (908) 668-0600

F: (908) 668-0601

Contact: Damon Kozul, PE, CHMM

Email: dkozul@dallascontracting.com

Website http://www.dallascontracting.com

Union City, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/25/2005 -- uCertify, an eminent provider of IT Certification exam preparation solutions, has announced to launch its Exam Simulation PrepKit for the CIW Security Professional Exam (1D0-470 ) on September 15, 2005. uCertify has also announced a 50% Pre-release discount on the PrepKit. Customers can pre-order this PrepKit for only US$39.99 and save US$40.00.

A free evaluation version with limited number of questions and study notes is now available for free download at: http://www.ucertify.com/exams/CIW/1D0-470.html

"With the extensive use of the Internet and other networks in our day to day life, security has become and important issue, and there is a huge demand for security personnel. CIW Security Professional is a well recognized certification today, and we are pleased to offer this new PrepKit, which is based on the latest CIW exam pattern and provides all the information needed to successfully pass this exam." Says David Jackson, Product Manager, uCertify.

CIW- Certified Internet Webmaster Certification certifies the skills of Internet professionals responsible for marketing, purchasing methods and securing transactions in business to business and business to consumer e-commerce. The CIW certification program provides various certifications according to the need and wants of a candidate. These certifications are: CIW Associate Certification, CIW Professional Certification, and CIW Master Certification. CIW Security Professional certification exam is a requirement for the Master CIW Administrator certification.

The CIW Security Professional exam focuses on management and deployment of e-business transaction and payment security solutions. This certification validates the knowledge and skills of a professional in implementing e-business security policies; identifying security threats, developing countermeasures using firewall systems and attack-recognition technologies; and managing the deployment of security solutions.

A team of certified and experienced experts has developed the new PrepKit, after a profound research. The objective of this PrepKit is to provide adequate resources for the preparation of the CIW Security Professional exam. The PrepKit offers 4 simulation tests that help the candidates to judge the level of their preparations. The simulation tests include 280 questions with 129 explanations and study notes, which enhance the knowledge and enrich the skills of the candidates. The PrepKit also contains 60 pop quiz questions.

The highly realistic questions in this PrepKit provide the environment of the real exam, which increases the confidence level of the candidates. The candidates can identify their strong and weak areas, and improve themselves with the help of explanations given for the correct as well as incorrect answers.

uCertify guarantees a full refund of money on this PrepKit, in case a candidate does not pass the Exam in a single attempt.

About uCertify

Conceived in 1996, uCertify.com specializes in the development of computer assisted test preparation software. The company provides exam simulation PrepKits for the certification exams of Microsoft, CIW, CompTIA, Oracle, Sun and other leading vendors. The Prepkits are developed after rigorous research and innovation by a panel of highly experienced and certified authors to equip the aspirants with the latest and accurate study material for IT certifications.

Learn more about uCertify: http://www.ucertify.com/about/about.html

Atlanta, GA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/25/2005 -- The annual Flooring B2B conference was held on August 16th and 17th at the 191 Club in downtown Atlanta. The conference was well attended by the major mills, distributors and software companies. The number of first time attendees included Gulistan Carpet, Adleta, All Tile, Tri –West, JJ Haines and Royalty Carpets.

RFMS, the leading provider of business management software and B2B capability to the floor covering industry, announced that nearly 15% of its client base – 225 dealers – are using the RFMS B2B software solution to streamline their business operations. Terry Wheat, President of RFMS, stated that "dealer response to B2B has exceeded expectations and the adoption rate will continue to grow rapidly into 2006 as more distributors begin offering electronic capability to dealers". Working in concert with the industry's major suppliers, RFMS has been instrumental in helping nearly 100 of the B2B enabled dealers send POs electronically on a daily basis. It is estimated that the $10 million of electronic POs currently being transacted monthly will double in the next six months.

B2B E-Commerce is a proven business technology that incorporates internet communication capabilities to automate routine business transactions between dealers and their suppliers including tasks such as maintaining product/price catalogs, processing invoices and transmitting purchase orders. Significant administrative savings are realized due to the elimination of manual data entry of new products and price changes, faxing of purchase orders and data entry of invoices - allowing dealers of all sizes to slash administrative transaction costs, increase accuracy and boost customer service.

Because all suppliers and software companies use a common set of standards to communicate and transmit data (see www.FlooringB2BStandard.com), the B2B process for a dealer is the same whether connecting to a mill, distributor or supplier. All the dealer needs to get started is business software that is B2B compliant, a high-speed Internet connection, initial training and access to a help desk when additional training or support is needed.

New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/25/2005 -- The worldwide market for implant-based dental reconstruction products will approach nearly $3.5 billion by 2010, according to a new study released today from Kalorama Information. Although the dental implant sector accounts for only about 9% of the global dental market, it is the fastest growing segment with a forecast growth rate of almost 15%.

The new study, Implant-Based Dental Reconstruction: The Worldwide Implant and Bone Graft Market, estimates that growth in implant devices and abutments and dental bone grafts will outstrip other areas of dental devices and products. The aging of the developed world's population will, despite improved dental health, actually create a larger potential market and provide an excellent opportunity for suppliers and innovators.

"With oral health improving and people living longer, the number of teeth to be maintained is increasing at a rate faster than the population is growing," notes Anne Anscomb, the author of the final report. "It was once thought that the decline in dental caries, particularly in children, would result in reducing the treatment needs of the population. Instead the opposite is true: Increasing retention of teeth has created new needs and greater demand. As adults retain more teeth, they experience a greater severity of periodontal involvement, which is the leading cause of tooth loss."

This study provides a comprehensive analysis of available dental implant and bone graft products, including etiology and epidemiological data for tooth loss. Market size, growth, and competitive market share are provided for each segment, and revenue distribution by world geographical region is estimated. In addition, the report thoroughly reviews clinical, demographic, and regulatory trends and profiles 15 key competitors.

Implant-Based Dental Reconstruction can be purchased directly from Kalorama Information by clicking http://www.kaloramainformation.com/pub/1099235.html. It is also available at MarketResearch.com.

About Kalorama Information

Kalorama Information, a division of MarketResearch.com, supplies the latest in independent market research for the life sciences. For more information, contact Steven Heffner at 212-807-2634 or sheffner@kaloramainformation.com, or visit www.KaloramaInformation.com.

About MarketResearch.com

MarketResearch.com is the leading provider of global market intelligence products and services. With over 91,000 research publications from 350 research publishers, it's the world's most extensive database of expert insights on global industries. For more information, contact Irina Frukhtbeyn at 301-468-3650 x.203 or ifrukhtbeyn@marketresearch.com, or visit www.MarketResearch.com.

Wired Hub Incorporated (http://www.wiredhub.net), a hosting provider serving clients globally for over three years, announced today that it has fully implemented its one of a kind, "Total Satisfaction" program, designed to offer its clients unparalleled service guarantees.

The company's new program, which was launched in mid-august, is designed to build on WiredHub's reputation as an affordable, high quality, customer oriented web host.

"Our new program promises to make some of the biggest and most important service and support level guarantees in the entire hosting industry," said Yudhishter Sethi, WiredHub founder.

Such guarantees include a rapid response guarantee for support requests, raid protection for all data stored on WiredHub servers, and a platform of Intel Xeon hardware on all hosting packages.

"This program essentially means that we are doing everything humanly possible to ensure our clients' data is safe, and they are treated very well," said Sethi.

WiredHub is also offering a 90 day money back guarantee as part of the program, a large extension of the 15 or 30 day guarantees most web hosting providers offer.

In addition, WiredHub promises to buy back the remainder of any hosting contract with a rival web host.

"I get emails all the time from people who are locked into long term hosting contracts with our competitors," said Sethi. "Effective immediately, we're willing to buy our customers out of their obligations with a rival host, so they can experience the WiredHub difference."

For more information about WiredHub Incorporated, visit http://www.wiredhub.net.

About WiredHub
A Canadian based hosting provider, WiredHub Incorporated has been hosting its clients since May 2002, when it was founded by entrepreneur Yudhishter Sethi. The company's reputation as a high quality hosting provider has been reinforced by its satisfied and happy client base.

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          Uplinkearth Acquires Nevidia, Continues Promise of Excellence        

MERRITT ISLAND, FL (10/17/2005) – M7 Interactive (http://www.m7interactive.com), a new Florida based online solutions provider, announced today that it has officially opened for business, and is now accepting clients.

The company, which has been preparing its launch for over 2 months, offers graphic design, web design, application development, and other related services. Its employees have more than 15 years of combined experience in their fields.

"Our mission is to provide excellent services to businesses around the world," said Rob Serfozo, M7 Interactive Owner and Marketing Specialist.

M7 Interactive also offers a distinctive website administration service, dubbed "Rapid Webmaster," carrying out day-to-day maintenance and periodic updates for small to medium sized business customers.

"Not only do we have staff members that are experienced in design, marketing, and search engine optimization, but we have all ran successful businesses that counted on a web presence to be successful," said Serfozo. "It gives us an edge, because we know what our customers are looking for."

For more information, visit http://www.m7interactive.com.

For more information regarding Rapid Webmaster, visit http://www.m7interactive.com/admin.php.

About M7 Interactive

Launched in October 2005, M7 Interactive (http://www.m7interactive.com) is a full service online solutions provider, offering print design, web design, application development, search engine optimization, and other related services. The company also offers "Rapid Webmaster," a website administration service.

Gainesville, FL (10/4/2005) – Built2Go.com (http://www.built2go.com), a new membership based turnkey website provider, announced today that it has released its new line of pre-made turnkey website templates and scripts, available to members of its site.

The site, which provides fully developed templates and scripts designed for online businesses and websites, is owned by Florida based Big Resources Incorporated, the developer of the largest template library in the world.

"Built2Go provides an in demand service of beautifully designed website templates with the functionality of fully developed PHP scripts that are ready to install," said Mark Greenberg, Big Resources, Inc. Marketing Director.

Built2Go has experienced phenomenal growth since its launch in early September, receiving approximately 10,000 unique visitors daily.

"Unlike most website scripts, Built2Go equips users with materials to establish their business, not just start their website. We provide full banner sets and corporate IDs that match each scripted template package. You just pick your look, and go," said Greenberg.

Downloads from Built2Go can be implemented with zero programming or development knowledge, and scripts are written in PHP. All source files, such as HTML pages and Photoshop PSD files are included. Built2Go has released its turnkey packages for many business models including online classifieds, auctions, shopping websites, search or link directories, as well as for "rate my photo" websites.

In addition, a full online banner marketing kit and corporate ID package, which includes a logo, letterhead, and envelope, are included with every turnkey website.

About Built2Go

Launched in September 2005, Built2Go is a membership based turnkey website provider, offering a vast array of fully developed turnkey website solutions. All downloads contain a banner marketing package, corporate ID package, as well as all source files, including HTML and PSD. Built2Go is owned by Florida based Big Resources, Inc.

About Big Resources, Inc.

Big Resources' Network of development websites has been a leading source of tools, resources and services in the webmaster community since 1998. The network fills a wide variety of needs with free and premium services including graphics, scripts, original articles, help forums, stock photography, hosting, and much more.

Gainesville, FL (10/4/2005) -- BoxedArt.com (http://www.boxedart.com), a website designer destination renowned for providing the web's largest membership collection of templates and related developer products, announced today that it has expanded its library of products, and released a new website design for its site.

The new products, which are separated into 8 newly created categories, include Valid CSS templates, a wide range of print materials for physical publishers, ebook covers, CD and DVD packaging, and more.

"Our new print materials are full quality and are ready for commercial presses or for home desktop printers," said Mark Greenberg, Marketing Director for Big Resources Inc., the owners of BoxedArt.com.

Templates for print media added, include postcard templates, print newsletter templates, flyers templates, menu templates, as well as labels CD/DVD discs and jewel box covers. All print templates are available in CMKY coloring, 300DPI resolution, and 3 different sizes.

"BoxedArt has been renowned for its enormous collection of website related products, now for the same low cost users also receive an unbelievable number of print products and enabling our users to create an offline identity as well," said Greenberg

About BoxedArt.com

Launched in 2001, BoxedArt.com (http://www.boxedart.com) is a unique database of thousands of original and high quality products available for download. The site's offering is unmatched in its industry in both size and quality with products available in over 32 different categories. Membership to the site is available for under $50, which includes unlimited access to all items in the members' area.

About Big Resources, Inc.

Big Resources' Network of development websites has been a leading source of tools, resources and services in the webmaster community since 1998. The network fills a wide variety of needs with free and premium services including graphics, scripts, original articles, help forums, stock photography, hosting, and much more.

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

CHICAGO, IL (9/26/2005) -- Windy City Web Solutions (http://www.windycitywebsolutions.com), a Chicago, IL based telecommunications provider, announced this week that it is currently offering its clients a unique set of tools and features, and plans to charge for them in the future.

The tools, which the company purchased rights to distribute, include a data backup tool that allows for scheduled backups of single accounts, or in the case of resellers, backups of large numbers of hosting accounts at once.

"Our current customers just can't say enough good things – they're fully automated and work great for resellers and individual hosting clients," said Kenneth Fox, CEO and co-founder of the company.

Other free tools include a MySQL backup tool, a site copy tool that allows individual clients and resellers to easily transfer their sites between servers, and a downloadable site uptime tool.

"I think it's clear that we are confident in our service when we offer our clients free uptime monitoring software," said Fox. "Most hosts just don't do this."

Fox's company, which has been around since mid-2004, hopes to continue to offer similar tools and services to its customers in the coming months.

"What we are offering our customers today is just the beginning," said Fox. "We fully intend to raise the bar in the hosting industry."

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

About Windy City Web Solutions

Founded in June 2004, Windy City Web Solutions (http://www.windycitywebsolutions.com) is the product of more than 11 years of web hosting and e-commerce experience. The company provides web hosting, development services, domains, SSL certificates, and a variety of custom developed applications and tools.

BOSTON, MA (9/27/2005) – cPanelBackup.com (http://www.cpanelbackup.com), a provider of automated backup solutions, announced today that it has released its line of cPanel backup products, providing low cost, reliable, and remotely hosted backups of cPanel powered websites.

The company, which is operated by Boston based InfluxHost (http://www.influxhost.com), hopes to provide a service that can be embraced by web hosts and individual customers. It also hopes to provide a smooth transition for individuals switching between cPanel powered web hosts.

"People never seem to realize how important backups are until its too late," said Greg Vanthong, cPanelBackup.com President. "It's time to change that."

cPanelBackup offers three automated backup plans, on monthly, weekly, and daily increments. All packages include home backups, alias/filter backups, and MySQL backups.

"It can't get any easier – we're all about simplicity and reliability," said Vanthong.

A backup restoration service, available for a one time fee, is also offered. Backups are kept by the company for up to three months, depending on the specific package.

"All clients have to do is focus on running their website – we'll worry about keeping their data safe," said Vanthong.

For more information regarding cPanelBackup.com, visit http://www.cpanelbackup.com.

For more information regarding services provided by cPanelBackup.com, visit http://www.cpanelbackup.com/services.html.

About cPanelBackup.com

Founded in 2003, cPanelBackup.com is a provider of fully automated, reliable, remotely hosted backup solutions for cPanel powered websites. The company is owned and operated by Boston, MA based InfluxHost.

SURREY, B.C. (9/23/2005) -- MonsterHosting.ca (http://www.monsterhosting.ca), a Canadian web hosting and e-commerce solutions provider, announced today that it plans to launch a Voice over Internet Protocol service, making it the first Canadian web host to do so, and opening a new chapter for the British Columbia based company.

The company's VoIP subsidiary, christened MonsterVoIP (http://www.monstervoip.ca), will target the US and Canadian telephone service market. MonsterVoIP will also offer a white label reseller model for web hosts looking to start their own local VoIP business.

"VoIP offers nearly the same voice quality of traditional landline telephones, but has twice as many features," said Rainer Schmoll, CEO of MonsterVoIP. "It's only natural that there is a growing demand in the market for this great technology."

MonsterVoIP will be launched on October 3.

For more information, visit http://www.monstervoip.ca.

About MonsterHosting.ca

MonsterHosting.ca, (http://www.monsterhosting.ca) a Surrey, British Columbia based web development solutions provider serving well over 2,000 clients, has been in the hosting market since January 2003. The company offers a wide variety of web development services, including domain name registration, email hosting, web hosting, merchant accounts, reseller backup software, and targeted web traffic.

BRISTOL, UK (9/13/2005) -- Acorn Rack (http://www.acornrack.com), a new provider of on-demand automatic website creation solutions, announced today that it has officially launched a public version of its highly anticipated website creation service, a move that will change the current landscape of the web hosting and development industry.

The new service, which is completely free to users at the basic level, gives users the option to instantly and securely create websites, as well as share and exchange design and development tips with fellow web designers and entrepreneurs.

"We are based in the United Kingdom, but our vast developer community includes users from all corners of the globe," said Olly Culverhouse, server administrator for Acorn Rack. Also contributing to the project was lead developer Chris Hill.

As of September, the site has gained over 2,000 members, mostly from participation in the public testing period.

"Our site has been fortunate to have unprecedented growth in our development period," said Culverhouse.

According to Acorn Rack's developers, there is a huge gap in the market for ready-made high powered websites that can be used as a stepping stone to more advanced projects for individuals new to the internet.

"Users can create up to 50 websites on our system," said Culverhouse. "It's all done with zero knowledge of HTML or scripting languages."

The public beta test lasted nearly 2 months, and included the implementation of user suggested features and the removal of software bugs.

Acorn Rack does not expect to charge for its service in the near future, and currently gives free website hosting to all of its users. No private information of its users is sold or distributed to 3rd parties, according to Culverhouse.

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

About Acorn Rack

Originally developed in January 2005, Acorn Rack (http://www.acornrack.com) is the collaboration of a team of highly skilled developers based out of the United Kingdom. It allows users to create high powered dynamic websites with zero knowledge of HTML or scripting languages.

ORLANDO, FL (9/6/05) - Vortech Incorporated (http://www.vortechhosting.com), a web hosting provider currently hosting over 120,000 domain names, announced today that it has acquired Florida based RocketColo.net (http://www.rocketcolo.net), a co-location and dedicated server provider.

The buyout, which was finalized on Thursday, included the RocketColo.net network, servers, and all other company assets. RocketColo.net is currently located in the same datacenter as Vortech Inc, so the transition is expected to be extremely smooth.

"We are hoping that by purchasing the assets of RocketColo, we will be able to grow our network and increase our customer base," said Vortech Inc owner Brad Pugh.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Pugh says payment was made up front for the company, and he plans to immediately make beneficial changes for the company's customers.

"All clients of RocketColo will enjoy additional connectivity at no additional charge, as we are including them in our network," said Pugh. Connectivity to Progress Telcom, AT&T, Level(3), Sprint, and Cogent has been added.

In addition, customers of RocketColo.net will be offered an upgrade to 1000 GB of monthly bandwidth at no additional charge. No downtime is expected during the transition.

Vortech currently operates a cluster of 9 mail servers, 40 Windows servers, 20 FreeBSD Systems, 5 MySql, 8 MSsql servers.

About Vortech Incorporated

Based in Orlando, Florida, Vortech, Inc. is a debt free, privately owned web hosting company that has served clients for over 5 years. Specializing in Dedicated, Co-located, and reseller hosting solutions, the company has a staff of 15. In September 2005, the company purchased Orlando based RocketColo.net

About RocketColo.net

Specializing in dedicated servers powered by FreeBSD, Fedora, and Windows Operating Systems, RocketColo.net operates nearly 100 dedicated, co-located and managed servers.

In September 2005, the company was acquired by Orlando based Vortech, Inc.

MORRISTOWN, TENNESSEE (9/1/2005) - 1PlanHost.com (http://www.1planhost.com), a leading provider of Windows web hosting services announced today that it has waived all hosting fees for its customers affected by the Hurricane Katrina Disaster, and is donating 10% of all new account sales and existing renewals during the month of September to the relief effort.

"It would be unrealistic to expect our customers in New Orleans and the gulf coast area to have to worry about their web site hosting accounts expiring," said Darrell Williams, CEO of WebWeavers Internet Services, 1PlanHost.com's parent company. "They are struggling to feed themselves and their families -- we're not going to add additional stress."

Many customers who are located in the affected areas are currently without electricity, food, clean water, and access to telephone service. Some individuals have lost their homes and their jobs.

In addition to waving the hosting fees of affected customers, the company will donate 10% of revenue from all new web hosting account sales and renewals during the month of September 2005.

"We will evaluate the response and need at the end of September to determine if this donation program should be extended," said Williams.

According to the American Red Cross, the need for national support will be required for many coming months. Insurance claims have been estimated to exceed US$26Bil, and officials insist the rebuilding of infrastructure and housing will take years.

"We will also be involved in facilitating teams of people in our local area to volunteer and provide hands on assistance through Christian disaster relief ministries," said Williams.

1PlanHost.com is encouraging companies with customers in the affected areas to follow in its footsteps and waive hosting costs for customers hit by the storm.

"The industry's most reputable hosting companies truly are customer centric and are willing to help out when a severe need arises," said Williams.

About WebWeavers Internet Services

Based in Tennessee, WebWeavers Internet Services is a Windows Web Hosting Company founded in February 1996. The company is privately held and has experienced steady growth in the past nine years. Serving thousands of clients in 92 countries worldwide, the company operates http://www.1PlanHost.com.

SOMERSET, NJ (9/1/2005) - Uplinkearth (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a global award-winning Windows web hosting provider hosting over 30 thousand domain names, announced today that it has made the first pledge to the Web Hosts Unite program (http://www.webhostsunite.com), an industry group supporting the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The storm, which battered parts of Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi, provoked the largest ever peacetime evacuation, of over 400,000 thousand people. Katrina made landfall as a massive Category 4 hurricane, and caused an estimated 26 billion dollars in damage. Several levees designed to protect New Orleans have failed, and much of the city is completely under water.

"Hundreds of thousands have lost their homes, their belongings, and some even lost their life in the aftermath of this storm. The time has come for the world to unite and support the victims," said Mike Yablonowitz, uplinkearth President and CEO. "Those who are in a position to help are obligated to do so, which is why we have decided to give our full support of the relief efforts."

Uplinkearth has made an initial pledge of financial resources, and is donating free hosting services to the program's website. All funds are donated directly to the American Red Cross, who is actively participating in relief efforts for victims. The company has also created a website to serve as a portal for its customers who wish to donate.

The Red Cross currently has 239 evacuation shelters operating in states affected by the disaster, housing roughly 37,000 people.

"It's very important to empathize with people affected by this. Their lives will never be the same," said Yablonowitz.

For more information about uplinkearth's response to the disaster, visit http://community.uplinkearth.com/katrina.

About uplinkearth

Uplinkearth (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a New Jersey based web hosting provider, has been in the web hosting industry since 1997, and has remained a leader in the Windows web hosting sector. In August 2005, the company purchased Canadian based Nevidia Internet Solutions, increasing its market share by roughly 20 percent.

TORONTO, ONTARIO (9/1/2005) – CPSkins.com (http://www.cpskins.com), the industry's largest provider of cPanel, DirectAdmin, Ensim, and Plesk Skins & addons announced today that it has lowered its prices on its line of Ensim and DirectAdmin Skins, as well as its cPanel and Plesk Auto-installers.

The new promotion, which also includes a limited time separate 10 percent off coupon on all products, is designed to increase awareness about the company's control panel skins, as well as its auto-installers.

"Our auto-installers are comparable to packages like Fantastico, yet our prices are lower and we offer more scripts," said CPSkins.com CEO William Wilson. "The time to make the switch is now."

Wilson hopes to target web hosts in the industry who are looking for cleaner, more cutting edge control panel skins. All skins offered by CPSkins.com install in under 5 minutes, and can be customized to match a company's website.

"We have the best looking skins out there, nobody can match what we offer," said Wilson.

CPSkins.com has a library of 9 unique cPanel skins, 3 DirectaAmin skins, and 2 Ensim skins. All products are included in the promotion.

Free support for skins is offered via Live Chat, MSN, ICQ, AIM, and via a ticket system. Automatic updates are available at no additional charge for most skins and auto-installer packages.

About CPSkins.com

Launched roughly 4 years ago, CPSkins.com (http://www.cpskins.com) is the industry's largest maker of CPanel, DirectAdmin, Ensim, and Plesk control panel skins & auto-installers. Supplying over 400 web hosts, the company's products have become an integral part of the hosting industry.

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August 30, 2005 - Softplicity has enlarged its family of Windows utilities, known under the Coolutils brand, with a new member, Total PDF Converter. The newcomer's line of duty can be guessed from its name. Yet again a number of interesting features distinguish the program's functionality and make it a valuable addition to the Softplicity's Coolutils collection.

Coolutils have already endowed customers with many handy supplements to the Windows core functionality. Their sphere of application ranges form graphics and multimedia to data processing and management. Particular attention has been paid to PDF documents, which is quite natural, given their widespread use in the net. Known for its capacity to facilitate the exchange of rich content documents, PDF has become a standard carrier of important business, scientific and other information. And although PDF firmly entrenched itself as an information vessel, handling PDF docs is not always an easy thing. And not a cheap one either, when it comes to fully-functional Adobe products. To override these two major flaws, you can convert PDF to a format friendlier to editing. Total PDF Converter can make information in the web more available and easy to deal with. With its help you can extract data form its embellished vessel and put it into a more practical one, which fits your editing tasks.

Total PDF Converter features a wide range of conversion options. Along with Word Doc, Excel, HTML, Text and CSV files, it offers a number of graphic formats supported by Sony PSP and appliances for visual presentation. The converter supports multi-string characters and can be effectively used for documents with Asian layout and encoding. The speed and accuracy of conversion provided by Total PDF Converter deserve special attention. Conversion of rich content files, even of a considerable size, becomes a matter of a few seconds. High-resolution images retain no less than 98% quality of original files. Comfortable work panel allows choosing a format and launching conversion with the same button click. Flexibility of the tool satisfies most PDF conversion needs, including command line and batch conversion.

Many users have already found Total PDF Converter a useful addition to their collection of Coolutils tools. "New Total PDF Converter has become great help in my everyday routine. I use lots of PDF docs in my research work. Now I convert them into text files and add my comments. It's become much easier to reuse some bits of PDF. Well done, guys!" says Tim Walker, customer from Canada. "My husband and I work in the same field and often discuss things we dig out in the net. Now we make home presentations and get a lot of fun out of it. It's amazing how many new ways can be found for ordinary PDFs" says The Armits, New Zealand.

Features at a Glance

Support for Word Doc, Excel, HTML, Text and CSV conversion.

Support for BMP, JPEG, WNF, EMF, PNG, GIF, TIFF, EPS formats.

Batch and command line modes.

Multi-bit language support.

Converted file retains original layout.

Intuitive user interface.

Availability and Pricing

Total PDF Converter runs under Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP platforms and costs $39.90 USD for a single user edition. Flexible discount policy is offered for bulk orders. All registered users are entitled to free technical support. A fully-functional evaluation version is available as a free download at http://www.coolutils.com/download/TotalPDFConverter.exe.

About Softplicity

Since its establishment in 1998, Softplicity has been demonstrating stable growth and expansion in their product line. The two main directions of the software development efforts are file management systems and popular utilities. Frigate file manager, their flagship product, and Coolutils family have brought multiple awards and a deserved reputation of reliable and highly functional tools among business and home users.

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Product page link: http://www.coolutils.com/TotalPDFConverter

Download link: http://www.coolutils.com/download/TotalPDFConverter.exe

Web: http://www.coolutils.com

Vero Beach, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/29/2005 -- LoPresti Speed Merchants, the foremost provider of aviation performance solutions, announced today the introduction of a line of Hi Performance wheel pants for Piper models PA28's and PA32's.

LoPresti "Speed Spats" are designed to lower drag, enhance appearance and simplify routine maintenance. This new design provides vastly simplified access, such as servicing the brakes and tires is now accomplished with ease. Also, to complement these new "Speed Spats" and keep your aircraft looking great, LoPresti has also designed a "No Scratch" tow bar.

The Speed Merchants line of performance enhancements has long been the standard by which others are measured. LoPresti enhancements lead the pack by reducing drag and enhancing appearance.

According to Curt LoPresti, the CEO of Speed Merchants, "Our company was built on the principle that you should get all the speed you pay for. We release the performance trapped inside your aircraft without the penalties of extra weight and fuel consumption."

For more information contact LoPresti Speed Merchants at 772-562-4757 – 800-859-4757 – www.SpeedMods.com.

About LoPresti Speed Merchants

LoPresti Speed Merchants is the world's foremost provider of aviation performance solutions. Speed Merchants designs and manufactures modifications to dramatically improve the performance of General Aviation aircraft. LoPresti Engineering has also provided technical services to Lockheed, Martin, Lycoming Engine Company, Hartzell Propeller Company, Fairchild Aircraft, Pilatus, American General Aircraft, Cirrus Design, Adam, Lancair and AJ Aerospace, among others. For more than three decades, founder Roy LoPresti was the reigning prince of light aircraft design. Roy was responsible for the design and manufacture of more successful airplanes than any designer in aviation history. Mooney, Grumman, Beech, Piper, each company laying claim for a time to producing the works of his creative mind. In 1991, the legendary engineer formed LoPresti Speed Merchants, located in Vero Beach, Florida. Innovation is the mantra. With more than 40 Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) and Parts Manufacturing Authorizations (PMAs), plus patents and copyrights, Speed Merchants leads the way in performance and innovation time and again.

South Plainfield, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/26/2005 -- Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. (Dallas Contracting) was contracted to demolish the entire old rubber plant. The site is approximately 6.5 acres and includes various industrial buildings including several outside tank farms and a power/boiler house. As part of this demolition, a large amount of railroad track associated with the railroad spur into the facility needed to be removed.

During demolition of the railroad spur, Dallas Contracting was able to salvage a capstan rail car puller. This item was donated to the New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center (website: http://www.NJTHC.org). This historic railroad artifact will be a central part of an educational exhibit in the New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center focusing on coal.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. is an expert in demolition and equipment salvage. Additional information on our services can be obtained at our website http://www.dallascontracting.com/

About Dallas Contracting Co., Inc.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. has been in business for 26 years, is financially sound (D&B Rating of 3A2), is bondable, and works on a nationwide basis. Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. offers a turnkey approach to demolition, concrete recycling and remediation projects by offering the following services under one roof:

Demolition, Onsite Concrete Aggregate Crushing and Recycling, Environmental Remediation, Rigging, Brownfield Redevelopment, Surplus and Used Equipment Sales, Interior Demolition, Equipment Removals, Dismantlement, Equipment Salvage and Scrap Metal Recycling.

Dallas Contracting Co. Inc. sells used and surplus equipment and inventory at their storefront on EBAY (http://stores.ebay.com/Dallas-Contracting?refid=store).

Contact:

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc.

1260 New Market Avenue

South Plainfield, New Jersey 07080

P: (908) 668-0600

F: (908) 668-0601

Contact: Damon Kozul, PE, CHMM

Email: dkozul@dallascontracting.com

Website http://www.dallascontracting.com

Union City, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/25/2005 -- uCertify, an eminent provider of IT Certification exam preparation solutions, has announced to launch its Exam Simulation PrepKit for the CIW Security Professional Exam (1D0-470 ) on September 15, 2005. uCertify has also announced a 50% Pre-release discount on the PrepKit. Customers can pre-order this PrepKit for only US$39.99 and save US$40.00.

A free evaluation version with limited number of questions and study notes is now available for free download at: http://www.ucertify.com/exams/CIW/1D0-470.html

"With the extensive use of the Internet and other networks in our day to day life, security has become and important issue, and there is a huge demand for security personnel. CIW Security Professional is a well recognized certification today, and we are pleased to offer this new PrepKit, which is based on the latest CIW exam pattern and provides all the information needed to successfully pass this exam." Says David Jackson, Product Manager, uCertify.

CIW- Certified Internet Webmaster Certification certifies the skills of Internet professionals responsible for marketing, purchasing methods and securing transactions in business to business and business to consumer e-commerce. The CIW certification program provides various certifications according to the need and wants of a candidate. These certifications are: CIW Associate Certification, CIW Professional Certification, and CIW Master Certification. CIW Security Professional certification exam is a requirement for the Master CIW Administrator certification.

The CIW Security Professional exam focuses on management and deployment of e-business transaction and payment security solutions. This certification validates the knowledge and skills of a professional in implementing e-business security policies; identifying security threats, developing countermeasures using firewall systems and attack-recognition technologies; and managing the deployment of security solutions.

A team of certified and experienced experts has developed the new PrepKit, after a profound research. The objective of this PrepKit is to provide adequate resources for the preparation of the CIW Security Professional exam. The PrepKit offers 4 simulation tests that help the candidates to judge the level of their preparations. The simulation tests include 280 questions with 129 explanations and study notes, which enhance the knowledge and enrich the skills of the candidates. The PrepKit also contains 60 pop quiz questions.

The highly realistic questions in this PrepKit provide the environment of the real exam, which increases the confidence level of the candidates. The candidates can identify their strong and weak areas, and improve themselves with the help of explanations given for the correct as well as incorrect answers.

uCertify guarantees a full refund of money on this PrepKit, in case a candidate does not pass the Exam in a single attempt.

About uCertify

Conceived in 1996, uCertify.com specializes in the development of computer assisted test preparation software. The company provides exam simulation PrepKits for the certification exams of Microsoft, CIW, CompTIA, Oracle, Sun and other leading vendors. The Prepkits are developed after rigorous research and innovation by a panel of highly experienced and certified authors to equip the aspirants with the latest and accurate study material for IT certifications.

Learn more about uCertify: http://www.ucertify.com/about/about.html

Atlanta, GA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/25/2005 -- The annual Flooring B2B conference was held on August 16th and 17th at the 191 Club in downtown Atlanta. The conference was well attended by the major mills, distributors and software companies. The number of first time attendees included Gulistan Carpet, Adleta, All Tile, Tri –West, JJ Haines and Royalty Carpets.

RFMS, the leading provider of business management software and B2B capability to the floor covering industry, announced that nearly 15% of its client base – 225 dealers – are using the RFMS B2B software solution to streamline their business operations. Terry Wheat, President of RFMS, stated that "dealer response to B2B has exceeded expectations and the adoption rate will continue to grow rapidly into 2006 as more distributors begin offering electronic capability to dealers". Working in concert with the industry's major suppliers, RFMS has been instrumental in helping nearly 100 of the B2B enabled dealers send POs electronically on a daily basis. It is estimated that the $10 million of electronic POs currently being transacted monthly will double in the next six months.

B2B E-Commerce is a proven business technology that incorporates internet communication capabilities to automate routine business transactions between dealers and their suppliers including tasks such as maintaining product/price catalogs, processing invoices and transmitting purchase orders. Significant administrative savings are realized due to the elimination of manual data entry of new products and price changes, faxing of purchase orders and data entry of invoices - allowing dealers of all sizes to slash administrative transaction costs, increase accuracy and boost customer service.

Because all suppliers and software companies use a common set of standards to communicate and transmit data (see www.FlooringB2BStandard.com), the B2B process for a dealer is the same whether connecting to a mill, distributor or supplier. All the dealer needs to get started is business software that is B2B compliant, a high-speed Internet connection, initial training and access to a help desk when additional training or support is needed.

New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/25/2005 -- The worldwide market for implant-based dental reconstruction products will approach nearly $3.5 billion by 2010, according to a new study released today from Kalorama Information. Although the dental implant sector accounts for only about 9% of the global dental market, it is the fastest growing segment with a forecast growth rate of almost 15%.

The new study, Implant-Based Dental Reconstruction: The Worldwide Implant and Bone Graft Market, estimates that growth in implant devices and abutments and dental bone grafts will outstrip other areas of dental devices and products. The aging of the developed world's population will, despite improved dental health, actually create a larger potential market and provide an excellent opportunity for suppliers and innovators.

"With oral health improving and people living longer, the number of teeth to be maintained is increasing at a rate faster than the population is growing," notes Anne Anscomb, the author of the final report. "It was once thought that the decline in dental caries, particularly in children, would result in reducing the treatment needs of the population. Instead the opposite is true: Increasing retention of teeth has created new needs and greater demand. As adults retain more teeth, they experience a greater severity of periodontal involvement, which is the leading cause of tooth loss."

This study provides a comprehensive analysis of available dental implant and bone graft products, including etiology and epidemiological data for tooth loss. Market size, growth, and competitive market share are provided for each segment, and revenue distribution by world geographical region is estimated. In addition, the report thoroughly reviews clinical, demographic, and regulatory trends and profiles 15 key competitors.

Implant-Based Dental Reconstruction can be purchased directly from Kalorama Information by clicking http://www.kaloramainformation.com/pub/1099235.html. It is also available at MarketResearch.com.

About Kalorama Information

Kalorama Information, a division of MarketResearch.com, supplies the latest in independent market research for the life sciences. For more information, contact Steven Heffner at 212-807-2634 or sheffner@kaloramainformation.com, or visit www.KaloramaInformation.com.

About MarketResearch.com

MarketResearch.com is the leading provider of global market intelligence products and services. With over 91,000 research publications from 350 research publishers, it's the world's most extensive database of expert insights on global industries. For more information, contact Irina Frukhtbeyn at 301-468-3650 x.203 or ifrukhtbeyn@marketresearch.com, or visit www.MarketResearch.com.

Wired Hub Incorporated (http://www.wiredhub.net), a hosting provider serving clients globally for over three years, announced today that it has fully implemented its one of a kind, "Total Satisfaction" program, designed to offer its clients unparalleled service guarantees.

The company's new program, which was launched in mid-august, is designed to build on WiredHub's reputation as an affordable, high quality, customer oriented web host.

"Our new program promises to make some of the biggest and most important service and support level guarantees in the entire hosting industry," said Yudhishter Sethi, WiredHub founder.

Such guarantees include a rapid response guarantee for support requests, raid protection for all data stored on WiredHub servers, and a platform of Intel Xeon hardware on all hosting packages.

"This program essentially means that we are doing everything humanly possible to ensure our clients' data is safe, and they are treated very well," said Sethi.

WiredHub is also offering a 90 day money back guarantee as part of the program, a large extension of the 15 or 30 day guarantees most web hosting providers offer.

In addition, WiredHub promises to buy back the remainder of any hosting contract with a rival web host.

"I get emails all the time from people who are locked into long term hosting contracts with our competitors," said Sethi. "Effective immediately, we're willing to buy our customers out of their obligations with a rival host, so they can experience the WiredHub difference."

For more information about WiredHub Incorporated, visit http://www.wiredhub.net.

About WiredHub

A Canadian based hosting provider, WiredHub Incorporated has been hosting its clients since May 2002, when it was founded by entrepreneur Yudhishter Sethi. The company's reputation as a high quality hosting provider has been reinforced by its satisfied and happy client base.

SOMERSET, NJ (8/22/2005) – Uplinkearth (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a global award-winning Windows web hosting provider hosting over 30 thousand domain names, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Nevidia Internet Solutions (http://www.nevidia.com), a dynamic Canadian based Windows web host.

The acquisition has been in planning for several months, and Nevidia customers will not notice an interruption of service or support. All current employees of Nevidia Internet Solutions will be retained, and the Nevidia brand name will remain in tact.

In addition, customers of Nevidia will remain on the same servers, as they are currently located in the uplinkearth data center.

"We anticipate an extremely smooth move and excellent transition for all employees and customers of Nevidia, due to the planning we have taken to ensure stability," said Mike Yablonowitz, uplinkearth President and CEO

Services provided by Nevidia include web hosting, domain names, web design, and an array of other customer oriented products that closely integrate with services already offered by uplinkearth.

"Nevidia is a highly respected Canadian hosting company that has the same philosophy as we do," said Yablonowitz. "They treat their customers like Gold."

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"Our acquisition of Nevidia allows uplinkearth to both increase market share and create opportunities for us in the Canadian market," said Yablonowitz.

About uplinkearth
Uplinkearth web solutions (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a New Jersey based web hosting provider hosting thousands of domain names, has been in the web hosting industry since 1997, and has remained a leader in the Windows web hosting sector. In July 2005, the company announced its full support of Coldfusion MX7, continuing its mission to be a cutting edge and innovative company.

About Nevidia Internet Solutions
Nevidia Internet Solutions, a Canadian based web hosting provider and a leader in customer service and support, has been providing real-world pricing and cutting edge technologies to its customers world-wide since 2002. Its superior response times, 24/7 support, and exceptional connectivity has made the company stand out among many in the industry.

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Media Relations Contact

Dan Garon
Telephone: 888-834-7426 x 704
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          Interior Demolition Project Completed by Dallas Contracting Co., Inc.        

MERRITT ISLAND, FL (10/17/2005) – M7 Interactive (http://www.m7interactive.com), a new Florida based online solutions provider, announced today that it has officially opened for business, and is now accepting clients.

The company, which has been preparing its launch for over 2 months, offers graphic design, web design, application development, and other related services. Its employees have more than 15 years of combined experience in their fields.

"Our mission is to provide excellent services to businesses around the world," said Rob Serfozo, M7 Interactive Owner and Marketing Specialist.

M7 Interactive also offers a distinctive website administration service, dubbed "Rapid Webmaster," carrying out day-to-day maintenance and periodic updates for small to medium sized business customers.

"Not only do we have staff members that are experienced in design, marketing, and search engine optimization, but we have all ran successful businesses that counted on a web presence to be successful," said Serfozo. "It gives us an edge, because we know what our customers are looking for."

For more information, visit http://www.m7interactive.com.

For more information regarding Rapid Webmaster, visit http://www.m7interactive.com/admin.php.

About M7 Interactive

Launched in October 2005, M7 Interactive (http://www.m7interactive.com) is a full service online solutions provider, offering print design, web design, application development, search engine optimization, and other related services. The company also offers "Rapid Webmaster," a website administration service.

Gainesville, FL (10/4/2005) – Built2Go.com (http://www.built2go.com), a new membership based turnkey website provider, announced today that it has released its new line of pre-made turnkey website templates and scripts, available to members of its site.

The site, which provides fully developed templates and scripts designed for online businesses and websites, is owned by Florida based Big Resources Incorporated, the developer of the largest template library in the world.

"Built2Go provides an in demand service of beautifully designed website templates with the functionality of fully developed PHP scripts that are ready to install," said Mark Greenberg, Big Resources, Inc. Marketing Director.

Built2Go has experienced phenomenal growth since its launch in early September, receiving approximately 10,000 unique visitors daily.

"Unlike most website scripts, Built2Go equips users with materials to establish their business, not just start their website. We provide full banner sets and corporate IDs that match each scripted template package. You just pick your look, and go," said Greenberg.

Downloads from Built2Go can be implemented with zero programming or development knowledge, and scripts are written in PHP. All source files, such as HTML pages and Photoshop PSD files are included. Built2Go has released its turnkey packages for many business models including online classifieds, auctions, shopping websites, search or link directories, as well as for "rate my photo" websites.

In addition, a full online banner marketing kit and corporate ID package, which includes a logo, letterhead, and envelope, are included with every turnkey website.

About Built2Go

Launched in September 2005, Built2Go is a membership based turnkey website provider, offering a vast array of fully developed turnkey website solutions. All downloads contain a banner marketing package, corporate ID package, as well as all source files, including HTML and PSD. Built2Go is owned by Florida based Big Resources, Inc.

About Big Resources, Inc.

Big Resources' Network of development websites has been a leading source of tools, resources and services in the webmaster community since 1998. The network fills a wide variety of needs with free and premium services including graphics, scripts, original articles, help forums, stock photography, hosting, and much more.

Gainesville, FL (10/4/2005) -- BoxedArt.com (http://www.boxedart.com), a website designer destination renowned for providing the web's largest membership collection of templates and related developer products, announced today that it has expanded its library of products, and released a new website design for its site.

The new products, which are separated into 8 newly created categories, include Valid CSS templates, a wide range of print materials for physical publishers, ebook covers, CD and DVD packaging, and more.

"Our new print materials are full quality and are ready for commercial presses or for home desktop printers," said Mark Greenberg, Marketing Director for Big Resources Inc., the owners of BoxedArt.com.

Templates for print media added, include postcard templates, print newsletter templates, flyers templates, menu templates, as well as labels CD/DVD discs and jewel box covers. All print templates are available in CMKY coloring, 300DPI resolution, and 3 different sizes.

"BoxedArt has been renowned for its enormous collection of website related products, now for the same low cost users also receive an unbelievable number of print products and enabling our users to create an offline identity as well," said Greenberg

About BoxedArt.com

Launched in 2001, BoxedArt.com (http://www.boxedart.com) is a unique database of thousands of original and high quality products available for download. The site's offering is unmatched in its industry in both size and quality with products available in over 32 different categories. Membership to the site is available for under $50, which includes unlimited access to all items in the members' area.

About Big Resources, Inc.

Big Resources' Network of development websites has been a leading source of tools, resources and services in the webmaster community since 1998. The network fills a wide variety of needs with free and premium services including graphics, scripts, original articles, help forums, stock photography, hosting, and much more.

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

CHICAGO, IL (9/26/2005) -- Windy City Web Solutions (http://www.windycitywebsolutions.com), a Chicago, IL based telecommunications provider, announced this week that it is currently offering its clients a unique set of tools and features, and plans to charge for them in the future.

The tools, which the company purchased rights to distribute, include a data backup tool that allows for scheduled backups of single accounts, or in the case of resellers, backups of large numbers of hosting accounts at once.

"Our current customers just can't say enough good things – they're fully automated and work great for resellers and individual hosting clients," said Kenneth Fox, CEO and co-founder of the company.

Other free tools include a MySQL backup tool, a site copy tool that allows individual clients and resellers to easily transfer their sites between servers, and a downloadable site uptime tool.

"I think it's clear that we are confident in our service when we offer our clients free uptime monitoring software," said Fox. "Most hosts just don't do this."

Fox's company, which has been around since mid-2004, hopes to continue to offer similar tools and services to its customers in the coming months.

"What we are offering our customers today is just the beginning," said Fox. "We fully intend to raise the bar in the hosting industry."

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

About Windy City Web Solutions

Founded in June 2004, Windy City Web Solutions (http://www.windycitywebsolutions.com) is the product of more than 11 years of web hosting and e-commerce experience. The company provides web hosting, development services, domains, SSL certificates, and a variety of custom developed applications and tools.

BOSTON, MA (9/27/2005) – cPanelBackup.com (http://www.cpanelbackup.com), a provider of automated backup solutions, announced today that it has released its line of cPanel backup products, providing low cost, reliable, and remotely hosted backups of cPanel powered websites.

The company, which is operated by Boston based InfluxHost (http://www.influxhost.com), hopes to provide a service that can be embraced by web hosts and individual customers. It also hopes to provide a smooth transition for individuals switching between cPanel powered web hosts.

"People never seem to realize how important backups are until its too late," said Greg Vanthong, cPanelBackup.com President. "It's time to change that."

cPanelBackup offers three automated backup plans, on monthly, weekly, and daily increments. All packages include home backups, alias/filter backups, and MySQL backups.

"It can't get any easier – we're all about simplicity and reliability," said Vanthong.

A backup restoration service, available for a one time fee, is also offered. Backups are kept by the company for up to three months, depending on the specific package.

"All clients have to do is focus on running their website – we'll worry about keeping their data safe," said Vanthong.

For more information regarding cPanelBackup.com, visit http://www.cpanelbackup.com.

For more information regarding services provided by cPanelBackup.com, visit http://www.cpanelbackup.com/services.html.

About cPanelBackup.com

Founded in 2003, cPanelBackup.com is a provider of fully automated, reliable, remotely hosted backup solutions for cPanel powered websites. The company is owned and operated by Boston, MA based InfluxHost.

SURREY, B.C. (9/23/2005) -- MonsterHosting.ca (http://www.monsterhosting.ca), a Canadian web hosting and e-commerce solutions provider, announced today that it plans to launch a Voice over Internet Protocol service, making it the first Canadian web host to do so, and opening a new chapter for the British Columbia based company.

The company's VoIP subsidiary, christened MonsterVoIP (http://www.monstervoip.ca), will target the US and Canadian telephone service market. MonsterVoIP will also offer a white label reseller model for web hosts looking to start their own local VoIP business.

"VoIP offers nearly the same voice quality of traditional landline telephones, but has twice as many features," said Rainer Schmoll, CEO of MonsterVoIP. "It's only natural that there is a growing demand in the market for this great technology."

MonsterVoIP will be launched on October 3.

For more information, visit http://www.monstervoip.ca.

About MonsterHosting.ca

MonsterHosting.ca, (http://www.monsterhosting.ca) a Surrey, British Columbia based web development solutions provider serving well over 2,000 clients, has been in the hosting market since January 2003. The company offers a wide variety of web development services, including domain name registration, email hosting, web hosting, merchant accounts, reseller backup software, and targeted web traffic.

BRISTOL, UK (9/13/2005) -- Acorn Rack (http://www.acornrack.com), a new provider of on-demand automatic website creation solutions, announced today that it has officially launched a public version of its highly anticipated website creation service, a move that will change the current landscape of the web hosting and development industry.

The new service, which is completely free to users at the basic level, gives users the option to instantly and securely create websites, as well as share and exchange design and development tips with fellow web designers and entrepreneurs.

"We are based in the United Kingdom, but our vast developer community includes users from all corners of the globe," said Olly Culverhouse, server administrator for Acorn Rack. Also contributing to the project was lead developer Chris Hill.

As of September, the site has gained over 2,000 members, mostly from participation in the public testing period.

"Our site has been fortunate to have unprecedented growth in our development period," said Culverhouse.

According to Acorn Rack's developers, there is a huge gap in the market for ready-made high powered websites that can be used as a stepping stone to more advanced projects for individuals new to the internet.

"Users can create up to 50 websites on our system," said Culverhouse. "It's all done with zero knowledge of HTML or scripting languages."

The public beta test lasted nearly 2 months, and included the implementation of user suggested features and the removal of software bugs.

Acorn Rack does not expect to charge for its service in the near future, and currently gives free website hosting to all of its users. No private information of its users is sold or distributed to 3rd parties, according to Culverhouse.

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

About Acorn Rack

Originally developed in January 2005, Acorn Rack (http://www.acornrack.com) is the collaboration of a team of highly skilled developers based out of the United Kingdom. It allows users to create high powered dynamic websites with zero knowledge of HTML or scripting languages.

ORLANDO, FL (9/6/05) - Vortech Incorporated (http://www.vortechhosting.com), a web hosting provider currently hosting over 120,000 domain names, announced today that it has acquired Florida based RocketColo.net (http://www.rocketcolo.net), a co-location and dedicated server provider.

The buyout, which was finalized on Thursday, included the RocketColo.net network, servers, and all other company assets. RocketColo.net is currently located in the same datacenter as Vortech Inc, so the transition is expected to be extremely smooth.

"We are hoping that by purchasing the assets of RocketColo, we will be able to grow our network and increase our customer base," said Vortech Inc owner Brad Pugh.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Pugh says payment was made up front for the company, and he plans to immediately make beneficial changes for the company's customers.

"All clients of RocketColo will enjoy additional connectivity at no additional charge, as we are including them in our network," said Pugh. Connectivity to Progress Telcom, AT&T, Level(3), Sprint, and Cogent has been added.

In addition, customers of RocketColo.net will be offered an upgrade to 1000 GB of monthly bandwidth at no additional charge. No downtime is expected during the transition.

Vortech currently operates a cluster of 9 mail servers, 40 Windows servers, 20 FreeBSD Systems, 5 MySql, 8 MSsql servers.

About Vortech Incorporated

Based in Orlando, Florida, Vortech, Inc. is a debt free, privately owned web hosting company that has served clients for over 5 years. Specializing in Dedicated, Co-located, and reseller hosting solutions, the company has a staff of 15. In September 2005, the company purchased Orlando based RocketColo.net

About RocketColo.net

Specializing in dedicated servers powered by FreeBSD, Fedora, and Windows Operating Systems, RocketColo.net operates nearly 100 dedicated, co-located and managed servers.

In September 2005, the company was acquired by Orlando based Vortech, Inc.

MORRISTOWN, TENNESSEE (9/1/2005) - 1PlanHost.com (http://www.1planhost.com), a leading provider of Windows web hosting services announced today that it has waived all hosting fees for its customers affected by the Hurricane Katrina Disaster, and is donating 10% of all new account sales and existing renewals during the month of September to the relief effort.

"It would be unrealistic to expect our customers in New Orleans and the gulf coast area to have to worry about their web site hosting accounts expiring," said Darrell Williams, CEO of WebWeavers Internet Services, 1PlanHost.com's parent company. "They are struggling to feed themselves and their families -- we're not going to add additional stress."

Many customers who are located in the affected areas are currently without electricity, food, clean water, and access to telephone service. Some individuals have lost their homes and their jobs.

In addition to waving the hosting fees of affected customers, the company will donate 10% of revenue from all new web hosting account sales and renewals during the month of September 2005.

"We will evaluate the response and need at the end of September to determine if this donation program should be extended," said Williams.

According to the American Red Cross, the need for national support will be required for many coming months. Insurance claims have been estimated to exceed US$26Bil, and officials insist the rebuilding of infrastructure and housing will take years.

"We will also be involved in facilitating teams of people in our local area to volunteer and provide hands on assistance through Christian disaster relief ministries," said Williams.

1PlanHost.com is encouraging companies with customers in the affected areas to follow in its footsteps and waive hosting costs for customers hit by the storm.

"The industry's most reputable hosting companies truly are customer centric and are willing to help out when a severe need arises," said Williams.

About WebWeavers Internet Services

Based in Tennessee, WebWeavers Internet Services is a Windows Web Hosting Company founded in February 1996. The company is privately held and has experienced steady growth in the past nine years. Serving thousands of clients in 92 countries worldwide, the company operates http://www.1PlanHost.com.

SOMERSET, NJ (9/1/2005) - Uplinkearth (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a global award-winning Windows web hosting provider hosting over 30 thousand domain names, announced today that it has made the first pledge to the Web Hosts Unite program (http://www.webhostsunite.com), an industry group supporting the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The storm, which battered parts of Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi, provoked the largest ever peacetime evacuation, of over 400,000 thousand people. Katrina made landfall as a massive Category 4 hurricane, and caused an estimated 26 billion dollars in damage. Several levees designed to protect New Orleans have failed, and much of the city is completely under water.

"Hundreds of thousands have lost their homes, their belongings, and some even lost their life in the aftermath of this storm. The time has come for the world to unite and support the victims," said Mike Yablonowitz, uplinkearth President and CEO. "Those who are in a position to help are obligated to do so, which is why we have decided to give our full support of the relief efforts."

Uplinkearth has made an initial pledge of financial resources, and is donating free hosting services to the program's website. All funds are donated directly to the American Red Cross, who is actively participating in relief efforts for victims. The company has also created a website to serve as a portal for its customers who wish to donate.

The Red Cross currently has 239 evacuation shelters operating in states affected by the disaster, housing roughly 37,000 people.

"It's very important to empathize with people affected by this. Their lives will never be the same," said Yablonowitz.

For more information about uplinkearth's response to the disaster, visit http://community.uplinkearth.com/katrina.

About uplinkearth

Uplinkearth (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a New Jersey based web hosting provider, has been in the web hosting industry since 1997, and has remained a leader in the Windows web hosting sector. In August 2005, the company purchased Canadian based Nevidia Internet Solutions, increasing its market share by roughly 20 percent.

TORONTO, ONTARIO (9/1/2005) – CPSkins.com (http://www.cpskins.com), the industry's largest provider of cPanel, DirectAdmin, Ensim, and Plesk Skins & addons announced today that it has lowered its prices on its line of Ensim and DirectAdmin Skins, as well as its cPanel and Plesk Auto-installers.

The new promotion, which also includes a limited time separate 10 percent off coupon on all products, is designed to increase awareness about the company's control panel skins, as well as its auto-installers.

"Our auto-installers are comparable to packages like Fantastico, yet our prices are lower and we offer more scripts," said CPSkins.com CEO William Wilson. "The time to make the switch is now."

Wilson hopes to target web hosts in the industry who are looking for cleaner, more cutting edge control panel skins. All skins offered by CPSkins.com install in under 5 minutes, and can be customized to match a company's website.

"We have the best looking skins out there, nobody can match what we offer," said Wilson.

CPSkins.com has a library of 9 unique cPanel skins, 3 DirectaAmin skins, and 2 Ensim skins. All products are included in the promotion.

Free support for skins is offered via Live Chat, MSN, ICQ, AIM, and via a ticket system. Automatic updates are available at no additional charge for most skins and auto-installer packages.

About CPSkins.com

Launched roughly 4 years ago, CPSkins.com (http://www.cpskins.com) is the industry's largest maker of CPanel, DirectAdmin, Ensim, and Plesk control panel skins & auto-installers. Supplying over 400 web hosts, the company's products have become an integral part of the hosting industry.

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August 30, 2005 - Softplicity has enlarged its family of Windows utilities, known under the Coolutils brand, with a new member, Total PDF Converter. The newcomer's line of duty can be guessed from its name. Yet again a number of interesting features distinguish the program's functionality and make it a valuable addition to the Softplicity's Coolutils collection.

Coolutils have already endowed customers with many handy supplements to the Windows core functionality. Their sphere of application ranges form graphics and multimedia to data processing and management. Particular attention has been paid to PDF documents, which is quite natural, given their widespread use in the net. Known for its capacity to facilitate the exchange of rich content documents, PDF has become a standard carrier of important business, scientific and other information. And although PDF firmly entrenched itself as an information vessel, handling PDF docs is not always an easy thing. And not a cheap one either, when it comes to fully-functional Adobe products. To override these two major flaws, you can convert PDF to a format friendlier to editing. Total PDF Converter can make information in the web more available and easy to deal with. With its help you can extract data form its embellished vessel and put it into a more practical one, which fits your editing tasks.

Total PDF Converter features a wide range of conversion options. Along with Word Doc, Excel, HTML, Text and CSV files, it offers a number of graphic formats supported by Sony PSP and appliances for visual presentation. The converter supports multi-string characters and can be effectively used for documents with Asian layout and encoding. The speed and accuracy of conversion provided by Total PDF Converter deserve special attention. Conversion of rich content files, even of a considerable size, becomes a matter of a few seconds. High-resolution images retain no less than 98% quality of original files. Comfortable work panel allows choosing a format and launching conversion with the same button click. Flexibility of the tool satisfies most PDF conversion needs, including command line and batch conversion.

Many users have already found Total PDF Converter a useful addition to their collection of Coolutils tools. "New Total PDF Converter has become great help in my everyday routine. I use lots of PDF docs in my research work. Now I convert them into text files and add my comments. It's become much easier to reuse some bits of PDF. Well done, guys!" says Tim Walker, customer from Canada. "My husband and I work in the same field and often discuss things we dig out in the net. Now we make home presentations and get a lot of fun out of it. It's amazing how many new ways can be found for ordinary PDFs" says The Armits, New Zealand.

Features at a Glance

Support for Word Doc, Excel, HTML, Text and CSV conversion.

Support for BMP, JPEG, WNF, EMF, PNG, GIF, TIFF, EPS formats.

Batch and command line modes.

Multi-bit language support.

Converted file retains original layout.

Intuitive user interface.

Availability and Pricing

Total PDF Converter runs under Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP platforms and costs $39.90 USD for a single user edition. Flexible discount policy is offered for bulk orders. All registered users are entitled to free technical support. A fully-functional evaluation version is available as a free download at http://www.coolutils.com/download/TotalPDFConverter.exe.

About Softplicity

Since its establishment in 1998, Softplicity has been demonstrating stable growth and expansion in their product line. The two main directions of the software development efforts are file management systems and popular utilities. Frigate file manager, their flagship product, and Coolutils family have brought multiple awards and a deserved reputation of reliable and highly functional tools among business and home users.

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Product page link: http://www.coolutils.com/TotalPDFConverter

Download link: http://www.coolutils.com/download/TotalPDFConverter.exe

Web: http://www.coolutils.com

Vero Beach, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/29/2005 -- LoPresti Speed Merchants, the foremost provider of aviation performance solutions, announced today the introduction of a line of Hi Performance wheel pants for Piper models PA28's and PA32's.

LoPresti "Speed Spats" are designed to lower drag, enhance appearance and simplify routine maintenance. This new design provides vastly simplified access, such as servicing the brakes and tires is now accomplished with ease. Also, to complement these new "Speed Spats" and keep your aircraft looking great, LoPresti has also designed a "No Scratch" tow bar.

The Speed Merchants line of performance enhancements has long been the standard by which others are measured. LoPresti enhancements lead the pack by reducing drag and enhancing appearance.

According to Curt LoPresti, the CEO of Speed Merchants, "Our company was built on the principle that you should get all the speed you pay for. We release the performance trapped inside your aircraft without the penalties of extra weight and fuel consumption."

For more information contact LoPresti Speed Merchants at 772-562-4757 – 800-859-4757 – www.SpeedMods.com.

About LoPresti Speed Merchants

LoPresti Speed Merchants is the world's foremost provider of aviation performance solutions. Speed Merchants designs and manufactures modifications to dramatically improve the performance of General Aviation aircraft. LoPresti Engineering has also provided technical services to Lockheed, Martin, Lycoming Engine Company, Hartzell Propeller Company, Fairchild Aircraft, Pilatus, American General Aircraft, Cirrus Design, Adam, Lancair and AJ Aerospace, among others. For more than three decades, founder Roy LoPresti was the reigning prince of light aircraft design. Roy was responsible for the design and manufacture of more successful airplanes than any designer in aviation history. Mooney, Grumman, Beech, Piper, each company laying claim for a time to producing the works of his creative mind. In 1991, the legendary engineer formed LoPresti Speed Merchants, located in Vero Beach, Florida. Innovation is the mantra. With more than 40 Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) and Parts Manufacturing Authorizations (PMAs), plus patents and copyrights, Speed Merchants leads the way in performance and innovation time and again.

South Plainfield, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/26/2005 -- Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. (Dallas Contracting) was contracted to demolish the entire old rubber plant. The site is approximately 6.5 acres and includes various industrial buildings including several outside tank farms and a power/boiler house. As part of this demolition, a large amount of railroad track associated with the railroad spur into the facility needed to be removed.

During demolition of the railroad spur, Dallas Contracting was able to salvage a capstan rail car puller. This item was donated to the New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center (website: http://www.NJTHC.org). This historic railroad artifact will be a central part of an educational exhibit in the New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center focusing on coal.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. is an expert in demolition and equipment salvage. Additional information on our services can be obtained at our website http://www.dallascontracting.com/

About Dallas Contracting Co., Inc.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. has been in business for 26 years, is financially sound (D&B Rating of 3A2), is bondable, and works on a nationwide basis. Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. offers a turnkey approach to demolition, concrete recycling and remediation projects by offering the following services under one roof:

Demolition, Onsite Concrete Aggregate Crushing and Recycling, Environmental Remediation, Rigging, Brownfield Redevelopment, Surplus and Used Equipment Sales, Interior Demolition, Equipment Removals, Dismantlement, Equipment Salvage and Scrap Metal Recycling.

Dallas Contracting Co. Inc. sells used and surplus equipment and inventory at their storefront on EBAY (http://stores.ebay.com/Dallas-Contracting?refid=store).

Contact:

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc.

1260 New Market Avenue

South Plainfield, New Jersey 07080

P: (908) 668-0600

F: (908) 668-0601

Contact: Damon Kozul, PE, CHMM

Email: dkozul@dallascontracting.com

Website http://www.dallascontracting.com

Union City, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/25/2005 -- uCertify, an eminent provider of IT Certification exam preparation solutions, has announced to launch its Exam Simulation PrepKit for the CIW Security Professional Exam (1D0-470 ) on September 15, 2005. uCertify has also announced a 50% Pre-release discount on the PrepKit. Customers can pre-order this PrepKit for only US$39.99 and save US$40.00.

A free evaluation version with limited number of questions and study notes is now available for free download at: http://www.ucertify.com/exams/CIW/1D0-470.html

"With the extensive use of the Internet and other networks in our day to day life, security has become and important issue, and there is a huge demand for security personnel. CIW Security Professional is a well recognized certification today, and we are pleased to offer this new PrepKit, which is based on the latest CIW exam pattern and provides all the information needed to successfully pass this exam." Says David Jackson, Product Manager, uCertify.

CIW- Certified Internet Webmaster Certification certifies the skills of Internet professionals responsible for marketing, purchasing methods and securing transactions in business to business and business to consumer e-commerce. The CIW certification program provides various certifications according to the need and wants of a candidate. These certifications are: CIW Associate Certification, CIW Professional Certification, and CIW Master Certification. CIW Security Professional certification exam is a requirement for the Master CIW Administrator certification.

The CIW Security Professional exam focuses on management and deployment of e-business transaction and payment security solutions. This certification validates the knowledge and skills of a professional in implementing e-business security policies; identifying security threats, developing countermeasures using firewall systems and attack-recognition technologies; and managing the deployment of security solutions.

A team of certified and experienced experts has developed the new PrepKit, after a profound research. The objective of this PrepKit is to provide adequate resources for the preparation of the CIW Security Professional exam. The PrepKit offers 4 simulation tests that help the candidates to judge the level of their preparations. The simulation tests include 280 questions with 129 explanations and study notes, which enhance the knowledge and enrich the skills of the candidates. The PrepKit also contains 60 pop quiz questions.

The highly realistic questions in this PrepKit provide the environment of the real exam, which increases the confidence level of the candidates. The candidates can identify their strong and weak areas, and improve themselves with the help of explanations given for the correct as well as incorrect answers.

uCertify guarantees a full refund of money on this PrepKit, in case a candidate does not pass the Exam in a single attempt.

About uCertify

Conceived in 1996, uCertify.com specializes in the development of computer assisted test preparation software. The company provides exam simulation PrepKits for the certification exams of Microsoft, CIW, CompTIA, Oracle, Sun and other leading vendors. The Prepkits are developed after rigorous research and innovation by a panel of highly experienced and certified authors to equip the aspirants with the latest and accurate study material for IT certifications.

Learn more about uCertify: http://www.ucertify.com/about/about.html

Atlanta, GA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/25/2005 -- The annual Flooring B2B conference was held on August 16th and 17th at the 191 Club in downtown Atlanta. The conference was well attended by the major mills, distributors and software companies. The number of first time attendees included Gulistan Carpet, Adleta, All Tile, Tri –West, JJ Haines and Royalty Carpets.

RFMS, the leading provider of business management software and B2B capability to the floor covering industry, announced that nearly 15% of its client base – 225 dealers – are using the RFMS B2B software solution to streamline their business operations. Terry Wheat, President of RFMS, stated that "dealer response to B2B has exceeded expectations and the adoption rate will continue to grow rapidly into 2006 as more distributors begin offering electronic capability to dealers". Working in concert with the industry's major suppliers, RFMS has been instrumental in helping nearly 100 of the B2B enabled dealers send POs electronically on a daily basis. It is estimated that the $10 million of electronic POs currently being transacted monthly will double in the next six months.

B2B E-Commerce is a proven business technology that incorporates internet communication capabilities to automate routine business transactions between dealers and their suppliers including tasks such as maintaining product/price catalogs, processing invoices and transmitting purchase orders. Significant administrative savings are realized due to the elimination of manual data entry of new products and price changes, faxing of purchase orders and data entry of invoices - allowing dealers of all sizes to slash administrative transaction costs, increase accuracy and boost customer service.

Because all suppliers and software companies use a common set of standards to communicate and transmit data (see www.FlooringB2BStandard.com), the B2B process for a dealer is the same whether connecting to a mill, distributor or supplier. All the dealer needs to get started is business software that is B2B compliant, a high-speed Internet connection, initial training and access to a help desk when additional training or support is needed.

New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/25/2005 -- The worldwide market for implant-based dental reconstruction products will approach nearly $3.5 billion by 2010, according to a new study released today from Kalorama Information. Although the dental implant sector accounts for only about 9% of the global dental market, it is the fastest growing segment with a forecast growth rate of almost 15%.

The new study, Implant-Based Dental Reconstruction: The Worldwide Implant and Bone Graft Market, estimates that growth in implant devices and abutments and dental bone grafts will outstrip other areas of dental devices and products. The aging of the developed world's population will, despite improved dental health, actually create a larger potential market and provide an excellent opportunity for suppliers and innovators.

"With oral health improving and people living longer, the number of teeth to be maintained is increasing at a rate faster than the population is growing," notes Anne Anscomb, the author of the final report. "It was once thought that the decline in dental caries, particularly in children, would result in reducing the treatment needs of the population. Instead the opposite is true: Increasing retention of teeth has created new needs and greater demand. As adults retain more teeth, they experience a greater severity of periodontal involvement, which is the leading cause of tooth loss."

This study provides a comprehensive analysis of available dental implant and bone graft products, including etiology and epidemiological data for tooth loss. Market size, growth, and competitive market share are provided for each segment, and revenue distribution by world geographical region is estimated. In addition, the report thoroughly reviews clinical, demographic, and regulatory trends and profiles 15 key competitors.

Implant-Based Dental Reconstruction can be purchased directly from Kalorama Information by clicking http://www.kaloramainformation.com/pub/1099235.html. It is also available at MarketResearch.com.

About Kalorama Information

Kalorama Information, a division of MarketResearch.com, supplies the latest in independent market research for the life sciences. For more information, contact Steven Heffner at 212-807-2634 or sheffner@kaloramainformation.com, or visit www.KaloramaInformation.com.

About MarketResearch.com

MarketResearch.com is the leading provider of global market intelligence products and services. With over 91,000 research publications from 350 research publishers, it's the world's most extensive database of expert insights on global industries. For more information, contact Irina Frukhtbeyn at 301-468-3650 x.203 or ifrukhtbeyn@marketresearch.com, or visit www.MarketResearch.com.

Wired Hub Incorporated (http://www.wiredhub.net), a hosting provider serving clients globally for over three years, announced today that it has fully implemented its one of a kind, "Total Satisfaction" program, designed to offer its clients unparalleled service guarantees.

The company's new program, which was launched in mid-august, is designed to build on WiredHub's reputation as an affordable, high quality, customer oriented web host.

"Our new program promises to make some of the biggest and most important service and support level guarantees in the entire hosting industry," said Yudhishter Sethi, WiredHub founder.

Such guarantees include a rapid response guarantee for support requests, raid protection for all data stored on WiredHub servers, and a platform of Intel Xeon hardware on all hosting packages.

"This program essentially means that we are doing everything humanly possible to ensure our clients' data is safe, and they are treated very well," said Sethi.

WiredHub is also offering a 90 day money back guarantee as part of the program, a large extension of the 15 or 30 day guarantees most web hosting providers offer.

In addition, WiredHub promises to buy back the remainder of any hosting contract with a rival web host.

"I get emails all the time from people who are locked into long term hosting contracts with our competitors," said Sethi. "Effective immediately, we're willing to buy our customers out of their obligations with a rival host, so they can experience the WiredHub difference."

For more information about WiredHub Incorporated, visit http://www.wiredhub.net.

About WiredHub

A Canadian based hosting provider, WiredHub Incorporated has been hosting its clients since May 2002, when it was founded by entrepreneur Yudhishter Sethi. The company's reputation as a high quality hosting provider has been reinforced by its satisfied and happy client base.

SOMERSET, NJ (8/22/2005) – Uplinkearth (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a global award-winning Windows web hosting provider hosting over 30 thousand domain names, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Nevidia Internet Solutions (http://www.nevidia.com), a dynamic Canadian based Windows web host.

The acquisition has been in planning for several months, and Nevidia customers will not notice an interruption of service or support. All current employees of Nevidia Internet Solutions will be retained, and the Nevidia brand name will remain in tact.

In addition, customers of Nevidia will remain on the same servers, as they are currently located in the uplinkearth data center.

"We anticipate an extremely smooth move and excellent transition for all employees and customers of Nevidia, due to the planning we have taken to ensure stability," said Mike Yablonowitz, uplinkearth President and CEO

Services provided by Nevidia include web hosting, domain names, web design, and an array of other customer oriented products that closely integrate with services already offered by uplinkearth.

"Nevidia is a highly respected Canadian hosting company that has the same philosophy as we do," said Yablonowitz. "They treat their customers like Gold."

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"Our acquisition of Nevidia allows uplinkearth to both increase market share and create opportunities for us in the Canadian market," said Yablonowitz.

About uplinkearth

Uplinkearth web solutions (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a New Jersey based web hosting provider hosting thousands of domain names, has been in the web hosting industry since 1997, and has remained a leader in the Windows web hosting sector. In July 2005, the company announced its full support of Coldfusion MX7, continuing its mission to be a cutting edge and innovative company.

About Nevidia Internet Solutions

Nevidia Internet Solutions, a Canadian based web hosting provider and a leader in customer service and support, has been providing real-world pricing and cutting edge technologies to its customers world-wide since 2002. Its superior response times, 24/7 support, and exceptional connectivity has made the company stand out among many in the industry.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. (Dallas Contracting) was contracted to perform the gutting out of three retail spaces in a strip mall for two new tenants. The interior demolition project consisted of the following tasks:

· Removal of all drop ceilings
· Removal of interior non-load bearing walls
· Stripping of wall coverings
· Removal of ceramic and vinyl floor tiles
· Demolition of HVAC
· Demolition of miscellaneous equipment, interior partitions, and wall coverings

To accomplish this task, Dallas Contracting utilized several pieces of equipment and an average labor force of 6 workers. Several skid steers were utilized; one skid steer was equipped with a demolition bucket to assist with removal of debris and the other was equipped with a hydraulic hammer attachment to facilitate flooring removal. Several scissor lifts were also utilized to assist the workers remove the HVAC, ceiling and pipe hangers. The laborers utilized various hand tools to complete the demolition work including saw-salls, sledge hammers, pry bars and pneumatic chisel guns.

The project had an accelerated schedule and needed to be completed in eight (8) working days. The project was completed on schedule and without incident or injury.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. is an expert in interior demolition, strip-outs and gut outs. Additional information on our interior demolition services can be obtained at our website http://www.dallascontracting.com//interior_demolition.html

About Dallas Contracting Co., Inc.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. has been in business for 26 years, is financially sound (D&B Rating of 3A2), is bondable, and works on a nationwide basis. Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. offers a turnkey approach to demolition, concrete recycling and remediation projects by offering the following services under one roof:

Demolition, Onsite Concrete Aggregate Crushing and Recycling, Environmental Remediation, Rigging, Brownfield Redevelopment, Surplus and Used Equipment Sales, Interior Demolition, Equipment Removals, Dismantlement, Equipment Salvage and Scrap Metal Recycling.

Dallas Contracting Co. Inc. sells used and surplus equipment and inventory at their storefront on EBAY (http://stores.ebay.com/Dallas-Contracting?refid=store).

Contact:

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc.
1260 New Market Avenue
South Plainfield, New Jersey 07080
P: (908) 668-0600
F: (908) 668-0601
Contact: Damon Kozul, PE, CHMM
Email: dkozul@dallascontracting.com
Website http://www.dallascontracting.com

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          Ulead Announces CD & DVD PictureShow 4 - New Version of Software for Creating Slideshows to Watch on TV        

MERRITT ISLAND, FL (10/17/2005) – M7 Interactive (http://www.m7interactive.com), a new Florida based online solutions provider, announced today that it has officially opened for business, and is now accepting clients.

The company, which has been preparing its launch for over 2 months, offers graphic design, web design, application development, and other related services. Its employees have more than 15 years of combined experience in their fields.

"Our mission is to provide excellent services to businesses around the world," said Rob Serfozo, M7 Interactive Owner and Marketing Specialist.

M7 Interactive also offers a distinctive website administration service, dubbed "Rapid Webmaster," carrying out day-to-day maintenance and periodic updates for small to medium sized business customers.

"Not only do we have staff members that are experienced in design, marketing, and search engine optimization, but we have all ran successful businesses that counted on a web presence to be successful," said Serfozo. "It gives us an edge, because we know what our customers are looking for."

For more information, visit http://www.m7interactive.com.

For more information regarding Rapid Webmaster, visit http://www.m7interactive.com/admin.php.

About M7 Interactive

Launched in October 2005, M7 Interactive (http://www.m7interactive.com) is a full service online solutions provider, offering print design, web design, application development, search engine optimization, and other related services. The company also offers "Rapid Webmaster," a website administration service.

Gainesville, FL (10/4/2005) – Built2Go.com (http://www.built2go.com), a new membership based turnkey website provider, announced today that it has released its new line of pre-made turnkey website templates and scripts, available to members of its site.

The site, which provides fully developed templates and scripts designed for online businesses and websites, is owned by Florida based Big Resources Incorporated, the developer of the largest template library in the world.

"Built2Go provides an in demand service of beautifully designed website templates with the functionality of fully developed PHP scripts that are ready to install," said Mark Greenberg, Big Resources, Inc. Marketing Director.

Built2Go has experienced phenomenal growth since its launch in early September, receiving approximately 10,000 unique visitors daily.

"Unlike most website scripts, Built2Go equips users with materials to establish their business, not just start their website. We provide full banner sets and corporate IDs that match each scripted template package. You just pick your look, and go," said Greenberg.

Downloads from Built2Go can be implemented with zero programming or development knowledge, and scripts are written in PHP. All source files, such as HTML pages and Photoshop PSD files are included. Built2Go has released its turnkey packages for many business models including online classifieds, auctions, shopping websites, search or link directories, as well as for "rate my photo" websites.

In addition, a full online banner marketing kit and corporate ID package, which includes a logo, letterhead, and envelope, are included with every turnkey website.

About Built2Go

Launched in September 2005, Built2Go is a membership based turnkey website provider, offering a vast array of fully developed turnkey website solutions. All downloads contain a banner marketing package, corporate ID package, as well as all source files, including HTML and PSD. Built2Go is owned by Florida based Big Resources, Inc.

About Big Resources, Inc.

Big Resources' Network of development websites has been a leading source of tools, resources and services in the webmaster community since 1998. The network fills a wide variety of needs with free and premium services including graphics, scripts, original articles, help forums, stock photography, hosting, and much more.

Gainesville, FL (10/4/2005) -- BoxedArt.com (http://www.boxedart.com), a website designer destination renowned for providing the web's largest membership collection of templates and related developer products, announced today that it has expanded its library of products, and released a new website design for its site.

The new products, which are separated into 8 newly created categories, include Valid CSS templates, a wide range of print materials for physical publishers, ebook covers, CD and DVD packaging, and more.

"Our new print materials are full quality and are ready for commercial presses or for home desktop printers," said Mark Greenberg, Marketing Director for Big Resources Inc., the owners of BoxedArt.com.

Templates for print media added, include postcard templates, print newsletter templates, flyers templates, menu templates, as well as labels CD/DVD discs and jewel box covers. All print templates are available in CMKY coloring, 300DPI resolution, and 3 different sizes.

"BoxedArt has been renowned for its enormous collection of website related products, now for the same low cost users also receive an unbelievable number of print products and enabling our users to create an offline identity as well," said Greenberg

About BoxedArt.com

Launched in 2001, BoxedArt.com (http://www.boxedart.com) is a unique database of thousands of original and high quality products available for download. The site's offering is unmatched in its industry in both size and quality with products available in over 32 different categories. Membership to the site is available for under $50, which includes unlimited access to all items in the members' area.

About Big Resources, Inc.

Big Resources' Network of development websites has been a leading source of tools, resources and services in the webmaster community since 1998. The network fills a wide variety of needs with free and premium services including graphics, scripts, original articles, help forums, stock photography, hosting, and much more.

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

CHICAGO, IL (9/26/2005) -- Windy City Web Solutions (http://www.windycitywebsolutions.com), a Chicago, IL based telecommunications provider, announced this week that it is currently offering its clients a unique set of tools and features, and plans to charge for them in the future.

The tools, which the company purchased rights to distribute, include a data backup tool that allows for scheduled backups of single accounts, or in the case of resellers, backups of large numbers of hosting accounts at once.

"Our current customers just can't say enough good things – they're fully automated and work great for resellers and individual hosting clients," said Kenneth Fox, CEO and co-founder of the company.

Other free tools include a MySQL backup tool, a site copy tool that allows individual clients and resellers to easily transfer their sites between servers, and a downloadable site uptime tool.

"I think it's clear that we are confident in our service when we offer our clients free uptime monitoring software," said Fox. "Most hosts just don't do this."

Fox's company, which has been around since mid-2004, hopes to continue to offer similar tools and services to its customers in the coming months.

"What we are offering our customers today is just the beginning," said Fox. "We fully intend to raise the bar in the hosting industry."

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

About Windy City Web Solutions

Founded in June 2004, Windy City Web Solutions (http://www.windycitywebsolutions.com) is the product of more than 11 years of web hosting and e-commerce experience. The company provides web hosting, development services, domains, SSL certificates, and a variety of custom developed applications and tools.

BOSTON, MA (9/27/2005) – cPanelBackup.com (http://www.cpanelbackup.com), a provider of automated backup solutions, announced today that it has released its line of cPanel backup products, providing low cost, reliable, and remotely hosted backups of cPanel powered websites.

The company, which is operated by Boston based InfluxHost (http://www.influxhost.com), hopes to provide a service that can be embraced by web hosts and individual customers. It also hopes to provide a smooth transition for individuals switching between cPanel powered web hosts.

"People never seem to realize how important backups are until its too late," said Greg Vanthong, cPanelBackup.com President. "It's time to change that."

cPanelBackup offers three automated backup plans, on monthly, weekly, and daily increments. All packages include home backups, alias/filter backups, and MySQL backups.

"It can't get any easier – we're all about simplicity and reliability," said Vanthong.

A backup restoration service, available for a one time fee, is also offered. Backups are kept by the company for up to three months, depending on the specific package.

"All clients have to do is focus on running their website – we'll worry about keeping their data safe," said Vanthong.

For more information regarding cPanelBackup.com, visit http://www.cpanelbackup.com.

For more information regarding services provided by cPanelBackup.com, visit http://www.cpanelbackup.com/services.html.

About cPanelBackup.com

Founded in 2003, cPanelBackup.com is a provider of fully automated, reliable, remotely hosted backup solutions for cPanel powered websites. The company is owned and operated by Boston, MA based InfluxHost.

SURREY, B.C. (9/23/2005) -- MonsterHosting.ca (http://www.monsterhosting.ca), a Canadian web hosting and e-commerce solutions provider, announced today that it plans to launch a Voice over Internet Protocol service, making it the first Canadian web host to do so, and opening a new chapter for the British Columbia based company.

The company's VoIP subsidiary, christened MonsterVoIP (http://www.monstervoip.ca), will target the US and Canadian telephone service market. MonsterVoIP will also offer a white label reseller model for web hosts looking to start their own local VoIP business.

"VoIP offers nearly the same voice quality of traditional landline telephones, but has twice as many features," said Rainer Schmoll, CEO of MonsterVoIP. "It's only natural that there is a growing demand in the market for this great technology."

MonsterVoIP will be launched on October 3.

For more information, visit http://www.monstervoip.ca.

About MonsterHosting.ca

MonsterHosting.ca, (http://www.monsterhosting.ca) a Surrey, British Columbia based web development solutions provider serving well over 2,000 clients, has been in the hosting market since January 2003. The company offers a wide variety of web development services, including domain name registration, email hosting, web hosting, merchant accounts, reseller backup software, and targeted web traffic.

BRISTOL, UK (9/13/2005) -- Acorn Rack (http://www.acornrack.com), a new provider of on-demand automatic website creation solutions, announced today that it has officially launched a public version of its highly anticipated website creation service, a move that will change the current landscape of the web hosting and development industry.

The new service, which is completely free to users at the basic level, gives users the option to instantly and securely create websites, as well as share and exchange design and development tips with fellow web designers and entrepreneurs.

"We are based in the United Kingdom, but our vast developer community includes users from all corners of the globe," said Olly Culverhouse, server administrator for Acorn Rack. Also contributing to the project was lead developer Chris Hill.

As of September, the site has gained over 2,000 members, mostly from participation in the public testing period.

"Our site has been fortunate to have unprecedented growth in our development period," said Culverhouse.

According to Acorn Rack's developers, there is a huge gap in the market for ready-made high powered websites that can be used as a stepping stone to more advanced projects for individuals new to the internet.

"Users can create up to 50 websites on our system," said Culverhouse. "It's all done with zero knowledge of HTML or scripting languages."

The public beta test lasted nearly 2 months, and included the implementation of user suggested features and the removal of software bugs.

Acorn Rack does not expect to charge for its service in the near future, and currently gives free website hosting to all of its users. No private information of its users is sold or distributed to 3rd parties, according to Culverhouse.

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

About Acorn Rack

Originally developed in January 2005, Acorn Rack (http://www.acornrack.com) is the collaboration of a team of highly skilled developers based out of the United Kingdom. It allows users to create high powered dynamic websites with zero knowledge of HTML or scripting languages.

ORLANDO, FL (9/6/05) - Vortech Incorporated (http://www.vortechhosting.com), a web hosting provider currently hosting over 120,000 domain names, announced today that it has acquired Florida based RocketColo.net (http://www.rocketcolo.net), a co-location and dedicated server provider.

The buyout, which was finalized on Thursday, included the RocketColo.net network, servers, and all other company assets. RocketColo.net is currently located in the same datacenter as Vortech Inc, so the transition is expected to be extremely smooth.

"We are hoping that by purchasing the assets of RocketColo, we will be able to grow our network and increase our customer base," said Vortech Inc owner Brad Pugh.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Pugh says payment was made up front for the company, and he plans to immediately make beneficial changes for the company's customers.

"All clients of RocketColo will enjoy additional connectivity at no additional charge, as we are including them in our network," said Pugh. Connectivity to Progress Telcom, AT&T, Level(3), Sprint, and Cogent has been added.

In addition, customers of RocketColo.net will be offered an upgrade to 1000 GB of monthly bandwidth at no additional charge. No downtime is expected during the transition.

Vortech currently operates a cluster of 9 mail servers, 40 Windows servers, 20 FreeBSD Systems, 5 MySql, 8 MSsql servers.

About Vortech Incorporated

Based in Orlando, Florida, Vortech, Inc. is a debt free, privately owned web hosting company that has served clients for over 5 years. Specializing in Dedicated, Co-located, and reseller hosting solutions, the company has a staff of 15. In September 2005, the company purchased Orlando based RocketColo.net

About RocketColo.net

Specializing in dedicated servers powered by FreeBSD, Fedora, and Windows Operating Systems, RocketColo.net operates nearly 100 dedicated, co-located and managed servers.

In September 2005, the company was acquired by Orlando based Vortech, Inc.

MORRISTOWN, TENNESSEE (9/1/2005) - 1PlanHost.com (http://www.1planhost.com), a leading provider of Windows web hosting services announced today that it has waived all hosting fees for its customers affected by the Hurricane Katrina Disaster, and is donating 10% of all new account sales and existing renewals during the month of September to the relief effort.

"It would be unrealistic to expect our customers in New Orleans and the gulf coast area to have to worry about their web site hosting accounts expiring," said Darrell Williams, CEO of WebWeavers Internet Services, 1PlanHost.com's parent company. "They are struggling to feed themselves and their families -- we're not going to add additional stress."

Many customers who are located in the affected areas are currently without electricity, food, clean water, and access to telephone service. Some individuals have lost their homes and their jobs.

In addition to waving the hosting fees of affected customers, the company will donate 10% of revenue from all new web hosting account sales and renewals during the month of September 2005.

"We will evaluate the response and need at the end of September to determine if this donation program should be extended," said Williams.

According to the American Red Cross, the need for national support will be required for many coming months. Insurance claims have been estimated to exceed US$26Bil, and officials insist the rebuilding of infrastructure and housing will take years.

"We will also be involved in facilitating teams of people in our local area to volunteer and provide hands on assistance through Christian disaster relief ministries," said Williams.

1PlanHost.com is encouraging companies with customers in the affected areas to follow in its footsteps and waive hosting costs for customers hit by the storm.

"The industry's most reputable hosting companies truly are customer centric and are willing to help out when a severe need arises," said Williams.

About WebWeavers Internet Services

Based in Tennessee, WebWeavers Internet Services is a Windows Web Hosting Company founded in February 1996. The company is privately held and has experienced steady growth in the past nine years. Serving thousands of clients in 92 countries worldwide, the company operates http://www.1PlanHost.com.

SOMERSET, NJ (9/1/2005) - Uplinkearth (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a global award-winning Windows web hosting provider hosting over 30 thousand domain names, announced today that it has made the first pledge to the Web Hosts Unite program (http://www.webhostsunite.com), an industry group supporting the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The storm, which battered parts of Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi, provoked the largest ever peacetime evacuation, of over 400,000 thousand people. Katrina made landfall as a massive Category 4 hurricane, and caused an estimated 26 billion dollars in damage. Several levees designed to protect New Orleans have failed, and much of the city is completely under water.

"Hundreds of thousands have lost their homes, their belongings, and some even lost their life in the aftermath of this storm. The time has come for the world to unite and support the victims," said Mike Yablonowitz, uplinkearth President and CEO. "Those who are in a position to help are obligated to do so, which is why we have decided to give our full support of the relief efforts."

Uplinkearth has made an initial pledge of financial resources, and is donating free hosting services to the program's website. All funds are donated directly to the American Red Cross, who is actively participating in relief efforts for victims. The company has also created a website to serve as a portal for its customers who wish to donate.

The Red Cross currently has 239 evacuation shelters operating in states affected by the disaster, housing roughly 37,000 people.

"It's very important to empathize with people affected by this. Their lives will never be the same," said Yablonowitz.

For more information about uplinkearth's response to the disaster, visit http://community.uplinkearth.com/katrina.

About uplinkearth

Uplinkearth (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a New Jersey based web hosting provider, has been in the web hosting industry since 1997, and has remained a leader in the Windows web hosting sector. In August 2005, the company purchased Canadian based Nevidia Internet Solutions, increasing its market share by roughly 20 percent.

TORONTO, ONTARIO (9/1/2005) – CPSkins.com (http://www.cpskins.com), the industry's largest provider of cPanel, DirectAdmin, Ensim, and Plesk Skins & addons announced today that it has lowered its prices on its line of Ensim and DirectAdmin Skins, as well as its cPanel and Plesk Auto-installers.

The new promotion, which also includes a limited time separate 10 percent off coupon on all products, is designed to increase awareness about the company's control panel skins, as well as its auto-installers.

"Our auto-installers are comparable to packages like Fantastico, yet our prices are lower and we offer more scripts," said CPSkins.com CEO William Wilson. "The time to make the switch is now."

Wilson hopes to target web hosts in the industry who are looking for cleaner, more cutting edge control panel skins. All skins offered by CPSkins.com install in under 5 minutes, and can be customized to match a company's website.

"We have the best looking skins out there, nobody can match what we offer," said Wilson.

CPSkins.com has a library of 9 unique cPanel skins, 3 DirectaAmin skins, and 2 Ensim skins. All products are included in the promotion.

Free support for skins is offered via Live Chat, MSN, ICQ, AIM, and via a ticket system. Automatic updates are available at no additional charge for most skins and auto-installer packages.

About CPSkins.com

Launched roughly 4 years ago, CPSkins.com (http://www.cpskins.com) is the industry's largest maker of CPanel, DirectAdmin, Ensim, and Plesk control panel skins & auto-installers. Supplying over 400 web hosts, the company's products have become an integral part of the hosting industry.

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August 30, 2005 - Softplicity has enlarged its family of Windows utilities, known under the Coolutils brand, with a new member, Total PDF Converter. The newcomer's line of duty can be guessed from its name. Yet again a number of interesting features distinguish the program's functionality and make it a valuable addition to the Softplicity's Coolutils collection.

Coolutils have already endowed customers with many handy supplements to the Windows core functionality. Their sphere of application ranges form graphics and multimedia to data processing and management. Particular attention has been paid to PDF documents, which is quite natural, given their widespread use in the net. Known for its capacity to facilitate the exchange of rich content documents, PDF has become a standard carrier of important business, scientific and other information. And although PDF firmly entrenched itself as an information vessel, handling PDF docs is not always an easy thing. And not a cheap one either, when it comes to fully-functional Adobe products. To override these two major flaws, you can convert PDF to a format friendlier to editing. Total PDF Converter can make information in the web more available and easy to deal with. With its help you can extract data form its embellished vessel and put it into a more practical one, which fits your editing tasks.

Total PDF Converter features a wide range of conversion options. Along with Word Doc, Excel, HTML, Text and CSV files, it offers a number of graphic formats supported by Sony PSP and appliances for visual presentation. The converter supports multi-string characters and can be effectively used for documents with Asian layout and encoding. The speed and accuracy of conversion provided by Total PDF Converter deserve special attention. Conversion of rich content files, even of a considerable size, becomes a matter of a few seconds. High-resolution images retain no less than 98% quality of original files. Comfortable work panel allows choosing a format and launching conversion with the same button click. Flexibility of the tool satisfies most PDF conversion needs, including command line and batch conversion.

Many users have already found Total PDF Converter a useful addition to their collection of Coolutils tools. "New Total PDF Converter has become great help in my everyday routine. I use lots of PDF docs in my research work. Now I convert them into text files and add my comments. It's become much easier to reuse some bits of PDF. Well done, guys!" says Tim Walker, customer from Canada. "My husband and I work in the same field and often discuss things we dig out in the net. Now we make home presentations and get a lot of fun out of it. It's amazing how many new ways can be found for ordinary PDFs" says The Armits, New Zealand.

Features at a Glance

Support for Word Doc, Excel, HTML, Text and CSV conversion.

Support for BMP, JPEG, WNF, EMF, PNG, GIF, TIFF, EPS formats.

Batch and command line modes.

Multi-bit language support.

Converted file retains original layout.

Intuitive user interface.

Availability and Pricing

Total PDF Converter runs under Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP platforms and costs $39.90 USD for a single user edition. Flexible discount policy is offered for bulk orders. All registered users are entitled to free technical support. A fully-functional evaluation version is available as a free download at http://www.coolutils.com/download/TotalPDFConverter.exe.

About Softplicity

Since its establishment in 1998, Softplicity has been demonstrating stable growth and expansion in their product line. The two main directions of the software development efforts are file management systems and popular utilities. Frigate file manager, their flagship product, and Coolutils family have brought multiple awards and a deserved reputation of reliable and highly functional tools among business and home users.

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Product page link: http://www.coolutils.com/TotalPDFConverter

Download link: http://www.coolutils.com/download/TotalPDFConverter.exe

Web: http://www.coolutils.com

Vero Beach, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/29/2005 -- LoPresti Speed Merchants, the foremost provider of aviation performance solutions, announced today the introduction of a line of Hi Performance wheel pants for Piper models PA28's and PA32's.

LoPresti "Speed Spats" are designed to lower drag, enhance appearance and simplify routine maintenance. This new design provides vastly simplified access, such as servicing the brakes and tires is now accomplished with ease. Also, to complement these new "Speed Spats" and keep your aircraft looking great, LoPresti has also designed a "No Scratch" tow bar.

The Speed Merchants line of performance enhancements has long been the standard by which others are measured. LoPresti enhancements lead the pack by reducing drag and enhancing appearance.

According to Curt LoPresti, the CEO of Speed Merchants, "Our company was built on the principle that you should get all the speed you pay for. We release the performance trapped inside your aircraft without the penalties of extra weight and fuel consumption."

For more information contact LoPresti Speed Merchants at 772-562-4757 – 800-859-4757 – www.SpeedMods.com.

About LoPresti Speed Merchants

LoPresti Speed Merchants is the world's foremost provider of aviation performance solutions. Speed Merchants designs and manufactures modifications to dramatically improve the performance of General Aviation aircraft. LoPresti Engineering has also provided technical services to Lockheed, Martin, Lycoming Engine Company, Hartzell Propeller Company, Fairchild Aircraft, Pilatus, American General Aircraft, Cirrus Design, Adam, Lancair and AJ Aerospace, among others. For more than three decades, founder Roy LoPresti was the reigning prince of light aircraft design. Roy was responsible for the design and manufacture of more successful airplanes than any designer in aviation history. Mooney, Grumman, Beech, Piper, each company laying claim for a time to producing the works of his creative mind. In 1991, the legendary engineer formed LoPresti Speed Merchants, located in Vero Beach, Florida. Innovation is the mantra. With more than 40 Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) and Parts Manufacturing Authorizations (PMAs), plus patents and copyrights, Speed Merchants leads the way in performance and innovation time and again.

South Plainfield, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/26/2005 -- Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. (Dallas Contracting) was contracted to demolish the entire old rubber plant. The site is approximately 6.5 acres and includes various industrial buildings including several outside tank farms and a power/boiler house. As part of this demolition, a large amount of railroad track associated with the railroad spur into the facility needed to be removed.

During demolition of the railroad spur, Dallas Contracting was able to salvage a capstan rail car puller. This item was donated to the New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center (website: http://www.NJTHC.org). This historic railroad artifact will be a central part of an educational exhibit in the New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center focusing on coal.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. is an expert in demolition and equipment salvage. Additional information on our services can be obtained at our website http://www.dallascontracting.com/

About Dallas Contracting Co., Inc.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. has been in business for 26 years, is financially sound (D&B Rating of 3A2), is bondable, and works on a nationwide basis. Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. offers a turnkey approach to demolition, concrete recycling and remediation projects by offering the following services under one roof:

Demolition, Onsite Concrete Aggregate Crushing and Recycling, Environmental Remediation, Rigging, Brownfield Redevelopment, Surplus and Used Equipment Sales, Interior Demolition, Equipment Removals, Dismantlement, Equipment Salvage and Scrap Metal Recycling.

Dallas Contracting Co. Inc. sells used and surplus equipment and inventory at their storefront on EBAY (http://stores.ebay.com/Dallas-Contracting?refid=store).

Contact:

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc.

1260 New Market Avenue

South Plainfield, New Jersey 07080

P: (908) 668-0600

F: (908) 668-0601

Contact: Damon Kozul, PE, CHMM

Email: dkozul@dallascontracting.com

Website http://www.dallascontracting.com

Union City, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/25/2005 -- uCertify, an eminent provider of IT Certification exam preparation solutions, has announced to launch its Exam Simulation PrepKit for the CIW Security Professional Exam (1D0-470 ) on September 15, 2005. uCertify has also announced a 50% Pre-release discount on the PrepKit. Customers can pre-order this PrepKit for only US$39.99 and save US$40.00.

A free evaluation version with limited number of questions and study notes is now available for free download at: http://www.ucertify.com/exams/CIW/1D0-470.html

"With the extensive use of the Internet and other networks in our day to day life, security has become and important issue, and there is a huge demand for security personnel. CIW Security Professional is a well recognized certification today, and we are pleased to offer this new PrepKit, which is based on the latest CIW exam pattern and provides all the information needed to successfully pass this exam." Says David Jackson, Product Manager, uCertify.

CIW- Certified Internet Webmaster Certification certifies the skills of Internet professionals responsible for marketing, purchasing methods and securing transactions in business to business and business to consumer e-commerce. The CIW certification program provides various certifications according to the need and wants of a candidate. These certifications are: CIW Associate Certification, CIW Professional Certification, and CIW Master Certification. CIW Security Professional certification exam is a requirement for the Master CIW Administrator certification.

The CIW Security Professional exam focuses on management and deployment of e-business transaction and payment security solutions. This certification validates the knowledge and skills of a professional in implementing e-business security policies; identifying security threats, developing countermeasures using firewall systems and attack-recognition technologies; and managing the deployment of security solutions.

A team of certified and experienced experts has developed the new PrepKit, after a profound research. The objective of this PrepKit is to provide adequate resources for the preparation of the CIW Security Professional exam. The PrepKit offers 4 simulation tests that help the candidates to judge the level of their preparations. The simulation tests include 280 questions with 129 explanations and study notes, which enhance the knowledge and enrich the skills of the candidates. The PrepKit also contains 60 pop quiz questions.

The highly realistic questions in this PrepKit provide the environment of the real exam, which increases the confidence level of the candidates. The candidates can identify their strong and weak areas, and improve themselves with the help of explanations given for the correct as well as incorrect answers.

uCertify guarantees a full refund of money on this PrepKit, in case a candidate does not pass the Exam in a single attempt.

About uCertify

Conceived in 1996, uCertify.com specializes in the development of computer assisted test preparation software. The company provides exam simulation PrepKits for the certification exams of Microsoft, CIW, CompTIA, Oracle, Sun and other leading vendors. The Prepkits are developed after rigorous research and innovation by a panel of highly experienced and certified authors to equip the aspirants with the latest and accurate study material for IT certifications.

Learn more about uCertify: http://www.ucertify.com/about/about.html

Atlanta, GA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/25/2005 -- The annual Flooring B2B conference was held on August 16th and 17th at the 191 Club in downtown Atlanta. The conference was well attended by the major mills, distributors and software companies. The number of first time attendees included Gulistan Carpet, Adleta, All Tile, Tri –West, JJ Haines and Royalty Carpets.

RFMS, the leading provider of business management software and B2B capability to the floor covering industry, announced that nearly 15% of its client base – 225 dealers – are using the RFMS B2B software solution to streamline their business operations. Terry Wheat, President of RFMS, stated that "dealer response to B2B has exceeded expectations and the adoption rate will continue to grow rapidly into 2006 as more distributors begin offering electronic capability to dealers". Working in concert with the industry's major suppliers, RFMS has been instrumental in helping nearly 100 of the B2B enabled dealers send POs electronically on a daily basis. It is estimated that the $10 million of electronic POs currently being transacted monthly will double in the next six months.

B2B E-Commerce is a proven business technology that incorporates internet communication capabilities to automate routine business transactions between dealers and their suppliers including tasks such as maintaining product/price catalogs, processing invoices and transmitting purchase orders. Significant administrative savings are realized due to the elimination of manual data entry of new products and price changes, faxing of purchase orders and data entry of invoices - allowing dealers of all sizes to slash administrative transaction costs, increase accuracy and boost customer service.

Because all suppliers and software companies use a common set of standards to communicate and transmit data (see www.FlooringB2BStandard.com), the B2B process for a dealer is the same whether connecting to a mill, distributor or supplier. All the dealer needs to get started is business software that is B2B compliant, a high-speed Internet connection, initial training and access to a help desk when additional training or support is needed.

New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/25/2005 -- The worldwide market for implant-based dental reconstruction products will approach nearly $3.5 billion by 2010, according to a new study released today from Kalorama Information. Although the dental implant sector accounts for only about 9% of the global dental market, it is the fastest growing segment with a forecast growth rate of almost 15%.

The new study, Implant-Based Dental Reconstruction: The Worldwide Implant and Bone Graft Market, estimates that growth in implant devices and abutments and dental bone grafts will outstrip other areas of dental devices and products. The aging of the developed world's population will, despite improved dental health, actually create a larger potential market and provide an excellent opportunity for suppliers and innovators.

"With oral health improving and people living longer, the number of teeth to be maintained is increasing at a rate faster than the population is growing," notes Anne Anscomb, the author of the final report. "It was once thought that the decline in dental caries, particularly in children, would result in reducing the treatment needs of the population. Instead the opposite is true: Increasing retention of teeth has created new needs and greater demand. As adults retain more teeth, they experience a greater severity of periodontal involvement, which is the leading cause of tooth loss."

This study provides a comprehensive analysis of available dental implant and bone graft products, including etiology and epidemiological data for tooth loss. Market size, growth, and competitive market share are provided for each segment, and revenue distribution by world geographical region is estimated. In addition, the report thoroughly reviews clinical, demographic, and regulatory trends and profiles 15 key competitors.

Implant-Based Dental Reconstruction can be purchased directly from Kalorama Information by clicking http://www.kaloramainformation.com/pub/1099235.html. It is also available at MarketResearch.com.

About Kalorama Information

Kalorama Information, a division of MarketResearch.com, supplies the latest in independent market research for the life sciences. For more information, contact Steven Heffner at 212-807-2634 or sheffner@kaloramainformation.com, or visit www.KaloramaInformation.com.

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Wired Hub Incorporated (http://www.wiredhub.net), a hosting provider serving clients globally for over three years, announced today that it has fully implemented its one of a kind, "Total Satisfaction" program, designed to offer its clients unparalleled service guarantees.

The company's new program, which was launched in mid-august, is designed to build on WiredHub's reputation as an affordable, high quality, customer oriented web host.

"Our new program promises to make some of the biggest and most important service and support level guarantees in the entire hosting industry," said Yudhishter Sethi, WiredHub founder.

Such guarantees include a rapid response guarantee for support requests, raid protection for all data stored on WiredHub servers, and a platform of Intel Xeon hardware on all hosting packages.

"This program essentially means that we are doing everything humanly possible to ensure our clients' data is safe, and they are treated very well," said Sethi.

WiredHub is also offering a 90 day money back guarantee as part of the program, a large extension of the 15 or 30 day guarantees most web hosting providers offer.

In addition, WiredHub promises to buy back the remainder of any hosting contract with a rival web host.

"I get emails all the time from people who are locked into long term hosting contracts with our competitors," said Sethi. "Effective immediately, we're willing to buy our customers out of their obligations with a rival host, so they can experience the WiredHub difference."

For more information about WiredHub Incorporated, visit http://www.wiredhub.net.

About WiredHub

A Canadian based hosting provider, WiredHub Incorporated has been hosting its clients since May 2002, when it was founded by entrepreneur Yudhishter Sethi. The company's reputation as a high quality hosting provider has been reinforced by its satisfied and happy client base.

SOMERSET, NJ (8/22/2005) – Uplinkearth (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a global award-winning Windows web hosting provider hosting over 30 thousand domain names, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Nevidia Internet Solutions (http://www.nevidia.com), a dynamic Canadian based Windows web host.

The acquisition has been in planning for several months, and Nevidia customers will not notice an interruption of service or support. All current employees of Nevidia Internet Solutions will be retained, and the Nevidia brand name will remain in tact.

In addition, customers of Nevidia will remain on the same servers, as they are currently located in the uplinkearth data center.

"We anticipate an extremely smooth move and excellent transition for all employees and customers of Nevidia, due to the planning we have taken to ensure stability," said Mike Yablonowitz, uplinkearth President and CEO

Services provided by Nevidia include web hosting, domain names, web design, and an array of other customer oriented products that closely integrate with services already offered by uplinkearth.

"Nevidia is a highly respected Canadian hosting company that has the same philosophy as we do," said Yablonowitz. "They treat their customers like Gold."

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"Our acquisition of Nevidia allows uplinkearth to both increase market share and create opportunities for us in the Canadian market," said Yablonowitz.

About uplinkearth

Uplinkearth web solutions (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a New Jersey based web hosting provider hosting thousands of domain names, has been in the web hosting industry since 1997, and has remained a leader in the Windows web hosting sector. In July 2005, the company announced its full support of Coldfusion MX7, continuing its mission to be a cutting edge and innovative company.

About Nevidia Internet Solutions

Nevidia Internet Solutions, a Canadian based web hosting provider and a leader in customer service and support, has been providing real-world pricing and cutting edge technologies to its customers world-wide since 2002. Its superior response times, 24/7 support, and exceptional connectivity has made the company stand out among many in the industry.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. (Dallas Contracting) was contracted to perform the gutting out of three retail spaces in a strip mall for two new tenants. The interior demolition project consisted of the following tasks:

· Removal of all drop ceilings

· Removal of interior non-load bearing walls

· Stripping of wall coverings

· Removal of ceramic and vinyl floor tiles

· Demolition of HVAC

· Demolition of miscellaneous equipment, interior partitions, and wall coverings

To accomplish this task, Dallas Contracting utilized several pieces of equipment and an average labor force of 6 workers. Several skid steers were utilized; one skid steer was equipped with a demolition bucket to assist with removal of debris and the other was equipped with a hydraulic hammer attachment to facilitate flooring removal. Several scissor lifts were also utilized to assist the workers remove the HVAC, ceiling and pipe hangers. The laborers utilized various hand tools to complete the demolition work including saw-salls, sledge hammers, pry bars and pneumatic chisel guns.

The project had an accelerated schedule and needed to be completed in eight (8) working days. The project was completed on schedule and without incident or injury.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. is an expert in interior demolition, strip-outs and gut outs. Additional information on our interior demolition services can be obtained at our website http://www.dallascontracting.com//interior_demolition.html

About Dallas Contracting Co., Inc.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. has been in business for 26 years, is financially sound (D&B Rating of 3A2), is bondable, and works on a nationwide basis. Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. offers a turnkey approach to demolition, concrete recycling and remediation projects by offering the following services under one roof:

Demolition, Onsite Concrete Aggregate Crushing and Recycling, Environmental Remediation, Rigging, Brownfield Redevelopment, Surplus and Used Equipment Sales, Interior Demolition, Equipment Removals, Dismantlement, Equipment Salvage and Scrap Metal Recycling.

Dallas Contracting Co. Inc. sells used and surplus equipment and inventory at their storefront on EBAY (http://stores.ebay.com/Dallas-Contracting?refid=store).

Contact:

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc.

1260 New Market Avenue

South Plainfield, New Jersey 07080

P: (908) 668-0600

F: (908) 668-0601

Contact: Damon Kozul, PE, CHMM

Email: dkozul@dallascontracting.com

Website http://www.dallascontracting.com

Ulead Announces CD & DVD PictureShow 4 - New Version of Software for Creating Slideshows to Watch on TV

Latest Version provides a perfect mix of ease-of-use and creative control

Torrance, CA - August 18, 2005 - Ulead Systems, Inc., a 15-year industry leader in video, image and DVD software, today announced the release of CD & DVD PictureShow
4, the latest version of its award-winning slideshow creation software. CD & DVD PictureShow 4 is the must-have software accessory for digital camera users who want a fast, easy way to make a photo album slideshow that can be viewed
on a TV screen and shared with family and friends.

CD & DVD Picture Show 4 is designed specifically for novice or first-time users and yet has powerful features that should satisfy most enthusiasts.

Users can select an Instant-Show theme template which gives them all the aspects of an entertaining slideshow with just one click. Templates mix meaningful themes with rich special effects for stunning results. There are also many powerful
features, including built-in audio and video trim functionality, intelligent photo enhancement tools, customizable audio and transition settings and DVD menu
creation capabilities.

With Ulead Photo Explorer 8.5 included in this package, users have a complete digital media management solution and comprehensive yet easy-to-use tools for acquiring, viewing, organizing, and adjusting digital images, as well as anaging
audio and video clips.

"The growth of both digital cameras and DVD burners has opened the door to a world of new and exciting slideshow possibilities," said Colwin Chan, product manager at Ulead Systems, North America. "People are taking more pictures than ever. Watching them on TV in the comfort of the living room is a great way to enjoy the memories. This software provides the perfect mix of ease-of-use and customization, which should appeal to a whole new mass-market segment of consumers."

New Features in CD & DVD PictureShow 4:
· New Instant-Show theme templates provide one-click slideshow creation, complete
with stylish DVD navigation menus, background music, pan & zoom, transition and motion effects.
· Customizable Pan and Zoom adds excitement as users can pan across or zoom into the details of their photos.
· Built-in photo repairs with the ExpressFix™ Wizard enables users to quickly
fix common photo problems such as incorrect exposure, color cast, saturation,
and focus - they can also "beautify" skin.
· Trim audio lets users adjust music to the desired length. It's the perfect built-in tool to add small clips or sections of audio to a slideshow.
· Multi-trim video is a unique feature that lets users select segments from a video file and insert them into a slideshow so they can view their photos and video together on one disc.
· CD audio support enables users to add their favorite music from CDs as background audio in the slideshow.
· The Audio & Effects interface lets users easily customize every aspect of a slideshow. They can add multiple audio files to the slideshow, view and change individual transitions between photos, apply different pan & zoom effects, control each photo's duration and much more.
· Save Photo as a Separate File is a convenient function that enables users to save any photos that have been enhanced, repaired or customized.
· Save Slideshow as Video File enables users to share their slideshows in an email, on the Web, on a portable media device or a computer using any popular media player.

Pricing and Availability
Ulead CD & DVD PictureShow 4 is available in North American retail stores, catalogs and at www.ulead.com for $49.99. Previous CD & DVD PictureShow customers can upgrade to the latest version at www.ulead.com <http://www.ulead.com/> for $29.99. See site for full details.

About Ulead Systems
Ulead Systems, Inc. is a leading developer of innovative video, imaging and graphics software for desktop, server, mobile and Internet platforms. As more people use digital technologies at home, school and the workplace, Ulead software empowers users of all levels with the tools to easily and affordably personalize, manage and share digital content. For more information on the company, its products
and services, please visit Ulead's Web site at www.ulead.com or call 800-85-ULEAD (800-858-5323).

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Ulead is a registered trademark and Ulead CD & DVD PictureShow, Instant-Show and Ulead Photo Explorer are trademarks of Ulead Systems, Inc. All other trademarks
are the property of their respective holders.

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-4017.htm

Media Relations Contact

Joanna DeKlavon
Telephone: (510) 651-0888, ext.
Email: Click to Email Joanna DeKlavon
Web: http://www.ulead.com


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MERRITT ISLAND, FL (10/17/2005) – M7 Interactive (http://www.m7interactive.com), a new Florida based online solutions provider, announced today that it has officially opened for business, and is now accepting clients.

The company, which has been preparing its launch for over 2 months, offers graphic design, web design, application development, and other related services. Its employees have more than 15 years of combined experience in their fields.

"Our mission is to provide excellent services to businesses around the world," said Rob Serfozo, M7 Interactive Owner and Marketing Specialist.

M7 Interactive also offers a distinctive website administration service, dubbed "Rapid Webmaster," carrying out day-to-day maintenance and periodic updates for small to medium sized business customers.

"Not only do we have staff members that are experienced in design, marketing, and search engine optimization, but we have all ran successful businesses that counted on a web presence to be successful," said Serfozo. "It gives us an edge, because we know what our customers are looking for."

For more information, visit http://www.m7interactive.com.

For more information regarding Rapid Webmaster, visit http://www.m7interactive.com/admin.php.

About M7 Interactive

Launched in October 2005, M7 Interactive (http://www.m7interactive.com) is a full service online solutions provider, offering print design, web design, application development, search engine optimization, and other related services. The company also offers "Rapid Webmaster," a website administration service.

Gainesville, FL (10/4/2005) – Built2Go.com (http://www.built2go.com), a new membership based turnkey website provider, announced today that it has released its new line of pre-made turnkey website templates and scripts, available to members of its site.

The site, which provides fully developed templates and scripts designed for online businesses and websites, is owned by Florida based Big Resources Incorporated, the developer of the largest template library in the world.

"Built2Go provides an in demand service of beautifully designed website templates with the functionality of fully developed PHP scripts that are ready to install," said Mark Greenberg, Big Resources, Inc. Marketing Director.

Built2Go has experienced phenomenal growth since its launch in early September, receiving approximately 10,000 unique visitors daily.

"Unlike most website scripts, Built2Go equips users with materials to establish their business, not just start their website. We provide full banner sets and corporate IDs that match each scripted template package. You just pick your look, and go," said Greenberg.

Downloads from Built2Go can be implemented with zero programming or development knowledge, and scripts are written in PHP. All source files, such as HTML pages and Photoshop PSD files are included. Built2Go has released its turnkey packages for many business models including online classifieds, auctions, shopping websites, search or link directories, as well as for "rate my photo" websites.

In addition, a full online banner marketing kit and corporate ID package, which includes a logo, letterhead, and envelope, are included with every turnkey website.

About Built2Go

Launched in September 2005, Built2Go is a membership based turnkey website provider, offering a vast array of fully developed turnkey website solutions. All downloads contain a banner marketing package, corporate ID package, as well as all source files, including HTML and PSD. Built2Go is owned by Florida based Big Resources, Inc.

About Big Resources, Inc.

Big Resources' Network of development websites has been a leading source of tools, resources and services in the webmaster community since 1998. The network fills a wide variety of needs with free and premium services including graphics, scripts, original articles, help forums, stock photography, hosting, and much more.

Gainesville, FL (10/4/2005) -- BoxedArt.com (http://www.boxedart.com), a website designer destination renowned for providing the web's largest membership collection of templates and related developer products, announced today that it has expanded its library of products, and released a new website design for its site.

The new products, which are separated into 8 newly created categories, include Valid CSS templates, a wide range of print materials for physical publishers, ebook covers, CD and DVD packaging, and more.

"Our new print materials are full quality and are ready for commercial presses or for home desktop printers," said Mark Greenberg, Marketing Director for Big Resources Inc., the owners of BoxedArt.com.

Templates for print media added, include postcard templates, print newsletter templates, flyers templates, menu templates, as well as labels CD/DVD discs and jewel box covers. All print templates are available in CMKY coloring, 300DPI resolution, and 3 different sizes.

"BoxedArt has been renowned for its enormous collection of website related products, now for the same low cost users also receive an unbelievable number of print products and enabling our users to create an offline identity as well," said Greenberg

About BoxedArt.com

Launched in 2001, BoxedArt.com (http://www.boxedart.com) is a unique database of thousands of original and high quality products available for download. The site's offering is unmatched in its industry in both size and quality with products available in over 32 different categories. Membership to the site is available for under $50, which includes unlimited access to all items in the members' area.

About Big Resources, Inc.

Big Resources' Network of development websites has been a leading source of tools, resources and services in the webmaster community since 1998. The network fills a wide variety of needs with free and premium services including graphics, scripts, original articles, help forums, stock photography, hosting, and much more.

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

CHICAGO, IL (9/26/2005) -- Windy City Web Solutions (http://www.windycitywebsolutions.com), a Chicago, IL based telecommunications provider, announced this week that it is currently offering its clients a unique set of tools and features, and plans to charge for them in the future.

The tools, which the company purchased rights to distribute, include a data backup tool that allows for scheduled backups of single accounts, or in the case of resellers, backups of large numbers of hosting accounts at once.

"Our current customers just can't say enough good things – they're fully automated and work great for resellers and individual hosting clients," said Kenneth Fox, CEO and co-founder of the company.

Other free tools include a MySQL backup tool, a site copy tool that allows individual clients and resellers to easily transfer their sites between servers, and a downloadable site uptime tool.

"I think it's clear that we are confident in our service when we offer our clients free uptime monitoring software," said Fox. "Most hosts just don't do this."

Fox's company, which has been around since mid-2004, hopes to continue to offer similar tools and services to its customers in the coming months.

"What we are offering our customers today is just the beginning," said Fox. "We fully intend to raise the bar in the hosting industry."

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

About Windy City Web Solutions

Founded in June 2004, Windy City Web Solutions (http://www.windycitywebsolutions.com) is the product of more than 11 years of web hosting and e-commerce experience. The company provides web hosting, development services, domains, SSL certificates, and a variety of custom developed applications and tools.

BOSTON, MA (9/27/2005) – cPanelBackup.com (http://www.cpanelbackup.com), a provider of automated backup solutions, announced today that it has released its line of cPanel backup products, providing low cost, reliable, and remotely hosted backups of cPanel powered websites.

The company, which is operated by Boston based InfluxHost (http://www.influxhost.com), hopes to provide a service that can be embraced by web hosts and individual customers. It also hopes to provide a smooth transition for individuals switching between cPanel powered web hosts.

"People never seem to realize how important backups are until its too late," said Greg Vanthong, cPanelBackup.com President. "It's time to change that."

cPanelBackup offers three automated backup plans, on monthly, weekly, and daily increments. All packages include home backups, alias/filter backups, and MySQL backups.

"It can't get any easier – we're all about simplicity and reliability," said Vanthong.

A backup restoration service, available for a one time fee, is also offered. Backups are kept by the company for up to three months, depending on the specific package.

"All clients have to do is focus on running their website – we'll worry about keeping their data safe," said Vanthong.

For more information regarding cPanelBackup.com, visit http://www.cpanelbackup.com.

For more information regarding services provided by cPanelBackup.com, visit http://www.cpanelbackup.com/services.html.

About cPanelBackup.com

Founded in 2003, cPanelBackup.com is a provider of fully automated, reliable, remotely hosted backup solutions for cPanel powered websites. The company is owned and operated by Boston, MA based InfluxHost.

SURREY, B.C. (9/23/2005) -- MonsterHosting.ca (http://www.monsterhosting.ca), a Canadian web hosting and e-commerce solutions provider, announced today that it plans to launch a Voice over Internet Protocol service, making it the first Canadian web host to do so, and opening a new chapter for the British Columbia based company.

The company's VoIP subsidiary, christened MonsterVoIP (http://www.monstervoip.ca), will target the US and Canadian telephone service market. MonsterVoIP will also offer a white label reseller model for web hosts looking to start their own local VoIP business.

"VoIP offers nearly the same voice quality of traditional landline telephones, but has twice as many features," said Rainer Schmoll, CEO of MonsterVoIP. "It's only natural that there is a growing demand in the market for this great technology."

MonsterVoIP will be launched on October 3.

For more information, visit http://www.monstervoip.ca.

About MonsterHosting.ca

MonsterHosting.ca, (http://www.monsterhosting.ca) a Surrey, British Columbia based web development solutions provider serving well over 2,000 clients, has been in the hosting market since January 2003. The company offers a wide variety of web development services, including domain name registration, email hosting, web hosting, merchant accounts, reseller backup software, and targeted web traffic.

BRISTOL, UK (9/13/2005) -- Acorn Rack (http://www.acornrack.com), a new provider of on-demand automatic website creation solutions, announced today that it has officially launched a public version of its highly anticipated website creation service, a move that will change the current landscape of the web hosting and development industry.

The new service, which is completely free to users at the basic level, gives users the option to instantly and securely create websites, as well as share and exchange design and development tips with fellow web designers and entrepreneurs.

"We are based in the United Kingdom, but our vast developer community includes users from all corners of the globe," said Olly Culverhouse, server administrator for Acorn Rack. Also contributing to the project was lead developer Chris Hill.

As of September, the site has gained over 2,000 members, mostly from participation in the public testing period.

"Our site has been fortunate to have unprecedented growth in our development period," said Culverhouse.

According to Acorn Rack's developers, there is a huge gap in the market for ready-made high powered websites that can be used as a stepping stone to more advanced projects for individuals new to the internet.

"Users can create up to 50 websites on our system," said Culverhouse. "It's all done with zero knowledge of HTML or scripting languages."

The public beta test lasted nearly 2 months, and included the implementation of user suggested features and the removal of software bugs.

Acorn Rack does not expect to charge for its service in the near future, and currently gives free website hosting to all of its users. No private information of its users is sold or distributed to 3rd parties, according to Culverhouse.

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

About Acorn Rack

Originally developed in January 2005, Acorn Rack (http://www.acornrack.com) is the collaboration of a team of highly skilled developers based out of the United Kingdom. It allows users to create high powered dynamic websites with zero knowledge of HTML or scripting languages.

ORLANDO, FL (9/6/05) - Vortech Incorporated (http://www.vortechhosting.com), a web hosting provider currently hosting over 120,000 domain names, announced today that it has acquired Florida based RocketColo.net (http://www.rocketcolo.net), a co-location and dedicated server provider.

The buyout, which was finalized on Thursday, included the RocketColo.net network, servers, and all other company assets. RocketColo.net is currently located in the same datacenter as Vortech Inc, so the transition is expected to be extremely smooth.

"We are hoping that by purchasing the assets of RocketColo, we will be able to grow our network and increase our customer base," said Vortech Inc owner Brad Pugh.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Pugh says payment was made up front for the company, and he plans to immediately make beneficial changes for the company's customers.

"All clients of RocketColo will enjoy additional connectivity at no additional charge, as we are including them in our network," said Pugh. Connectivity to Progress Telcom, AT&T, Level(3), Sprint, and Cogent has been added.

In addition, customers of RocketColo.net will be offered an upgrade to 1000 GB of monthly bandwidth at no additional charge. No downtime is expected during the transition.

Vortech currently operates a cluster of 9 mail servers, 40 Windows servers, 20 FreeBSD Systems, 5 MySql, 8 MSsql servers.

About Vortech Incorporated

Based in Orlando, Florida, Vortech, Inc. is a debt free, privately owned web hosting company that has served clients for over 5 years. Specializing in Dedicated, Co-located, and reseller hosting solutions, the company has a staff of 15. In September 2005, the company purchased Orlando based RocketColo.net

About RocketColo.net

Specializing in dedicated servers powered by FreeBSD, Fedora, and Windows Operating Systems, RocketColo.net operates nearly 100 dedicated, co-located and managed servers.

In September 2005, the company was acquired by Orlando based Vortech, Inc.

MORRISTOWN, TENNESSEE (9/1/2005) - 1PlanHost.com (http://www.1planhost.com), a leading provider of Windows web hosting services announced today that it has waived all hosting fees for its customers affected by the Hurricane Katrina Disaster, and is donating 10% of all new account sales and existing renewals during the month of September to the relief effort.

"It would be unrealistic to expect our customers in New Orleans and the gulf coast area to have to worry about their web site hosting accounts expiring," said Darrell Williams, CEO of WebWeavers Internet Services, 1PlanHost.com's parent company. "They are struggling to feed themselves and their families -- we're not going to add additional stress."

Many customers who are located in the affected areas are currently without electricity, food, clean water, and access to telephone service. Some individuals have lost their homes and their jobs.

In addition to waving the hosting fees of affected customers, the company will donate 10% of revenue from all new web hosting account sales and renewals during the month of September 2005.

"We will evaluate the response and need at the end of September to determine if this donation program should be extended," said Williams.

According to the American Red Cross, the need for national support will be required for many coming months. Insurance claims have been estimated to exceed US$26Bil, and officials insist the rebuilding of infrastructure and housing will take years.

"We will also be involved in facilitating teams of people in our local area to volunteer and provide hands on assistance through Christian disaster relief ministries," said Williams.

1PlanHost.com is encouraging companies with customers in the affected areas to follow in its footsteps and waive hosting costs for customers hit by the storm.

"The industry's most reputable hosting companies truly are customer centric and are willing to help out when a severe need arises," said Williams.

About WebWeavers Internet Services

Based in Tennessee, WebWeavers Internet Services is a Windows Web Hosting Company founded in February 1996. The company is privately held and has experienced steady growth in the past nine years. Serving thousands of clients in 92 countries worldwide, the company operates http://www.1PlanHost.com.

SOMERSET, NJ (9/1/2005) - Uplinkearth (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a global award-winning Windows web hosting provider hosting over 30 thousand domain names, announced today that it has made the first pledge to the Web Hosts Unite program (http://www.webhostsunite.com), an industry group supporting the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The storm, which battered parts of Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi, provoked the largest ever peacetime evacuation, of over 400,000 thousand people. Katrina made landfall as a massive Category 4 hurricane, and caused an estimated 26 billion dollars in damage. Several levees designed to protect New Orleans have failed, and much of the city is completely under water.

"Hundreds of thousands have lost their homes, their belongings, and some even lost their life in the aftermath of this storm. The time has come for the world to unite and support the victims," said Mike Yablonowitz, uplinkearth President and CEO. "Those who are in a position to help are obligated to do so, which is why we have decided to give our full support of the relief efforts."

Uplinkearth has made an initial pledge of financial resources, and is donating free hosting services to the program's website. All funds are donated directly to the American Red Cross, who is actively participating in relief efforts for victims. The company has also created a website to serve as a portal for its customers who wish to donate.

The Red Cross currently has 239 evacuation shelters operating in states affected by the disaster, housing roughly 37,000 people.

"It's very important to empathize with people affected by this. Their lives will never be the same," said Yablonowitz.

For more information about uplinkearth's response to the disaster, visit http://community.uplinkearth.com/katrina.

About uplinkearth

Uplinkearth (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a New Jersey based web hosting provider, has been in the web hosting industry since 1997, and has remained a leader in the Windows web hosting sector. In August 2005, the company purchased Canadian based Nevidia Internet Solutions, increasing its market share by roughly 20 percent.

TORONTO, ONTARIO (9/1/2005) – CPSkins.com (http://www.cpskins.com), the industry's largest provider of cPanel, DirectAdmin, Ensim, and Plesk Skins & addons announced today that it has lowered its prices on its line of Ensim and DirectAdmin Skins, as well as its cPanel and Plesk Auto-installers.

The new promotion, which also includes a limited time separate 10 percent off coupon on all products, is designed to increase awareness about the company's control panel skins, as well as its auto-installers.

"Our auto-installers are comparable to packages like Fantastico, yet our prices are lower and we offer more scripts," said CPSkins.com CEO William Wilson. "The time to make the switch is now."

Wilson hopes to target web hosts in the industry who are looking for cleaner, more cutting edge control panel skins. All skins offered by CPSkins.com install in under 5 minutes, and can be customized to match a company's website.

"We have the best looking skins out there, nobody can match what we offer," said Wilson.

CPSkins.com has a library of 9 unique cPanel skins, 3 DirectaAmin skins, and 2 Ensim skins. All products are included in the promotion.

Free support for skins is offered via Live Chat, MSN, ICQ, AIM, and via a ticket system. Automatic updates are available at no additional charge for most skins and auto-installer packages.

About CPSkins.com

Launched roughly 4 years ago, CPSkins.com (http://www.cpskins.com) is the industry's largest maker of CPanel, DirectAdmin, Ensim, and Plesk control panel skins & auto-installers. Supplying over 400 web hosts, the company's products have become an integral part of the hosting industry.

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August 30, 2005 - Softplicity has enlarged its family of Windows utilities, known under the Coolutils brand, with a new member, Total PDF Converter. The newcomer's line of duty can be guessed from its name. Yet again a number of interesting features distinguish the program's functionality and make it a valuable addition to the Softplicity's Coolutils collection.

Coolutils have already endowed customers with many handy supplements to the Windows core functionality. Their sphere of application ranges form graphics and multimedia to data processing and management. Particular attention has been paid to PDF documents, which is quite natural, given their widespread use in the net. Known for its capacity to facilitate the exchange of rich content documents, PDF has become a standard carrier of important business, scientific and other information. And although PDF firmly entrenched itself as an information vessel, handling PDF docs is not always an easy thing. And not a cheap one either, when it comes to fully-functional Adobe products. To override these two major flaws, you can convert PDF to a format friendlier to editing. Total PDF Converter can make information in the web more available and easy to deal with. With its help you can extract data form its embellished vessel and put it into a more practical one, which fits your editing tasks.

Total PDF Converter features a wide range of conversion options. Along with Word Doc, Excel, HTML, Text and CSV files, it offers a number of graphic formats supported by Sony PSP and appliances for visual presentation. The converter supports multi-string characters and can be effectively used for documents with Asian layout and encoding. The speed and accuracy of conversion provided by Total PDF Converter deserve special attention. Conversion of rich content files, even of a considerable size, becomes a matter of a few seconds. High-resolution images retain no less than 98% quality of original files. Comfortable work panel allows choosing a format and launching conversion with the same button click. Flexibility of the tool satisfies most PDF conversion needs, including command line and batch conversion.

Many users have already found Total PDF Converter a useful addition to their collection of Coolutils tools. "New Total PDF Converter has become great help in my everyday routine. I use lots of PDF docs in my research work. Now I convert them into text files and add my comments. It's become much easier to reuse some bits of PDF. Well done, guys!" says Tim Walker, customer from Canada. "My husband and I work in the same field and often discuss things we dig out in the net. Now we make home presentations and get a lot of fun out of it. It's amazing how many new ways can be found for ordinary PDFs" says The Armits, New Zealand.

Features at a Glance

Support for Word Doc, Excel, HTML, Text and CSV conversion.

Support for BMP, JPEG, WNF, EMF, PNG, GIF, TIFF, EPS formats.

Batch and command line modes.

Multi-bit language support.

Converted file retains original layout.

Intuitive user interface.

Availability and Pricing

Total PDF Converter runs under Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP platforms and costs $39.90 USD for a single user edition. Flexible discount policy is offered for bulk orders. All registered users are entitled to free technical support. A fully-functional evaluation version is available as a free download at http://www.coolutils.com/download/TotalPDFConverter.exe.

About Softplicity

Since its establishment in 1998, Softplicity has been demonstrating stable growth and expansion in their product line. The two main directions of the software development efforts are file management systems and popular utilities. Frigate file manager, their flagship product, and Coolutils family have brought multiple awards and a deserved reputation of reliable and highly functional tools among business and home users.

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Vero Beach, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/29/2005 -- LoPresti Speed Merchants, the foremost provider of aviation performance solutions, announced today the introduction of a line of Hi Performance wheel pants for Piper models PA28's and PA32's.

LoPresti "Speed Spats" are designed to lower drag, enhance appearance and simplify routine maintenance. This new design provides vastly simplified access, such as servicing the brakes and tires is now accomplished with ease. Also, to complement these new "Speed Spats" and keep your aircraft looking great, LoPresti has also designed a "No Scratch" tow bar.

The Speed Merchants line of performance enhancements has long been the standard by which others are measured. LoPresti enhancements lead the pack by reducing drag and enhancing appearance.

According to Curt LoPresti, the CEO of Speed Merchants, "Our company was built on the principle that you should get all the speed you pay for. We release the performance trapped inside your aircraft without the penalties of extra weight and fuel consumption."

For more information contact LoPresti Speed Merchants at 772-562-4757 – 800-859-4757 – www.SpeedMods.com.

About LoPresti Speed Merchants

LoPresti Speed Merchants is the world's foremost provider of aviation performance solutions. Speed Merchants designs and manufactures modifications to dramatically improve the performance of General Aviation aircraft. LoPresti Engineering has also provided technical services to Lockheed, Martin, Lycoming Engine Company, Hartzell Propeller Company, Fairchild Aircraft, Pilatus, American General Aircraft, Cirrus Design, Adam, Lancair and AJ Aerospace, among others. For more than three decades, founder Roy LoPresti was the reigning prince of light aircraft design. Roy was responsible for the design and manufacture of more successful airplanes than any designer in aviation history. Mooney, Grumman, Beech, Piper, each company laying claim for a time to producing the works of his creative mind. In 1991, the legendary engineer formed LoPresti Speed Merchants, located in Vero Beach, Florida. Innovation is the mantra. With more than 40 Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) and Parts Manufacturing Authorizations (PMAs), plus patents and copyrights, Speed Merchants leads the way in performance and innovation time and again.

South Plainfield, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/26/2005 -- Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. (Dallas Contracting) was contracted to demolish the entire old rubber plant. The site is approximately 6.5 acres and includes various industrial buildings including several outside tank farms and a power/boiler house. As part of this demolition, a large amount of railroad track associated with the railroad spur into the facility needed to be removed.

During demolition of the railroad spur, Dallas Contracting was able to salvage a capstan rail car puller. This item was donated to the New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center (website: http://www.NJTHC.org). This historic railroad artifact will be a central part of an educational exhibit in the New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center focusing on coal.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. is an expert in demolition and equipment salvage. Additional information on our services can be obtained at our website http://www.dallascontracting.com/

About Dallas Contracting Co., Inc.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. has been in business for 26 years, is financially sound (D&B Rating of 3A2), is bondable, and works on a nationwide basis. Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. offers a turnkey approach to demolition, concrete recycling and remediation projects by offering the following services under one roof:

Demolition, Onsite Concrete Aggregate Crushing and Recycling, Environmental Remediation, Rigging, Brownfield Redevelopment, Surplus and Used Equipment Sales, Interior Demolition, Equipment Removals, Dismantlement, Equipment Salvage and Scrap Metal Recycling.

Dallas Contracting Co. Inc. sells used and surplus equipment and inventory at their storefront on EBAY (http://stores.ebay.com/Dallas-Contracting?refid=store).

Contact:

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc.

1260 New Market Avenue

South Plainfield, New Jersey 07080

P: (908) 668-0600

F: (908) 668-0601

Contact: Damon Kozul, PE, CHMM

Email: dkozul@dallascontracting.com

Website http://www.dallascontracting.com

Union City, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/25/2005 -- uCertify, an eminent provider of IT Certification exam preparation solutions, has announced to launch its Exam Simulation PrepKit for the CIW Security Professional Exam (1D0-470 ) on September 15, 2005. uCertify has also announced a 50% Pre-release discount on the PrepKit. Customers can pre-order this PrepKit for only US$39.99 and save US$40.00.

A free evaluation version with limited number of questions and study notes is now available for free download at: http://www.ucertify.com/exams/CIW/1D0-470.html

"With the extensive use of the Internet and other networks in our day to day life, security has become and important issue, and there is a huge demand for security personnel. CIW Security Professional is a well recognized certification today, and we are pleased to offer this new PrepKit, which is based on the latest CIW exam pattern and provides all the information needed to successfully pass this exam." Says David Jackson, Product Manager, uCertify.

CIW- Certified Internet Webmaster Certification certifies the skills of Internet professionals responsible for marketing, purchasing methods and securing transactions in business to business and business to consumer e-commerce. The CIW certification program provides various certifications according to the need and wants of a candidate. These certifications are: CIW Associate Certification, CIW Professional Certification, and CIW Master Certification. CIW Security Professional certification exam is a requirement for the Master CIW Administrator certification.

The CIW Security Professional exam focuses on management and deployment of e-business transaction and payment security solutions. This certification validates the knowledge and skills of a professional in implementing e-business security policies; identifying security threats, developing countermeasures using firewall systems and attack-recognition technologies; and managing the deployment of security solutions.

A team of certified and experienced experts has developed the new PrepKit, after a profound research. The objective of this PrepKit is to provide adequate resources for the preparation of the CIW Security Professional exam. The PrepKit offers 4 simulation tests that help the candidates to judge the level of their preparations. The simulation tests include 280 questions with 129 explanations and study notes, which enhance the knowledge and enrich the skills of the candidates. The PrepKit also contains 60 pop quiz questions.

The highly realistic questions in this PrepKit provide the environment of the real exam, which increases the confidence level of the candidates. The candidates can identify their strong and weak areas, and improve themselves with the help of explanations given for the correct as well as incorrect answers.

uCertify guarantees a full refund of money on this PrepKit, in case a candidate does not pass the Exam in a single attempt.

About uCertify

Conceived in 1996, uCertify.com specializes in the development of computer assisted test preparation software. The company provides exam simulation PrepKits for the certification exams of Microsoft, CIW, CompTIA, Oracle, Sun and other leading vendors. The Prepkits are developed after rigorous research and innovation by a panel of highly experienced and certified authors to equip the aspirants with the latest and accurate study material for IT certifications.

Learn more about uCertify: http://www.ucertify.com/about/about.html

Atlanta, GA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/25/2005 -- The annual Flooring B2B conference was held on August 16th and 17th at the 191 Club in downtown Atlanta. The conference was well attended by the major mills, distributors and software companies. The number of first time attendees included Gulistan Carpet, Adleta, All Tile, Tri –West, JJ Haines and Royalty Carpets.

RFMS, the leading provider of business management software and B2B capability to the floor covering industry, announced that nearly 15% of its client base – 225 dealers – are using the RFMS B2B software solution to streamline their business operations. Terry Wheat, President of RFMS, stated that "dealer response to B2B has exceeded expectations and the adoption rate will continue to grow rapidly into 2006 as more distributors begin offering electronic capability to dealers". Working in concert with the industry's major suppliers, RFMS has been instrumental in helping nearly 100 of the B2B enabled dealers send POs electronically on a daily basis. It is estimated that the $10 million of electronic POs currently being transacted monthly will double in the next six months.

B2B E-Commerce is a proven business technology that incorporates internet communication capabilities to automate routine business transactions between dealers and their suppliers including tasks such as maintaining product/price catalogs, processing invoices and transmitting purchase orders. Significant administrative savings are realized due to the elimination of manual data entry of new products and price changes, faxing of purchase orders and data entry of invoices - allowing dealers of all sizes to slash administrative transaction costs, increase accuracy and boost customer service.

Because all suppliers and software companies use a common set of standards to communicate and transmit data (see www.FlooringB2BStandard.com), the B2B process for a dealer is the same whether connecting to a mill, distributor or supplier. All the dealer needs to get started is business software that is B2B compliant, a high-speed Internet connection, initial training and access to a help desk when additional training or support is needed.

New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/25/2005 -- The worldwide market for implant-based dental reconstruction products will approach nearly $3.5 billion by 2010, according to a new study released today from Kalorama Information. Although the dental implant sector accounts for only about 9% of the global dental market, it is the fastest growing segment with a forecast growth rate of almost 15%.

The new study, Implant-Based Dental Reconstruction: The Worldwide Implant and Bone Graft Market, estimates that growth in implant devices and abutments and dental bone grafts will outstrip other areas of dental devices and products. The aging of the developed world's population will, despite improved dental health, actually create a larger potential market and provide an excellent opportunity for suppliers and innovators.

"With oral health improving and people living longer, the number of teeth to be maintained is increasing at a rate faster than the population is growing," notes Anne Anscomb, the author of the final report. "It was once thought that the decline in dental caries, particularly in children, would result in reducing the treatment needs of the population. Instead the opposite is true: Increasing retention of teeth has created new needs and greater demand. As adults retain more teeth, they experience a greater severity of periodontal involvement, which is the leading cause of tooth loss."

This study provides a comprehensive analysis of available dental implant and bone graft products, including etiology and epidemiological data for tooth loss. Market size, growth, and competitive market share are provided for each segment, and revenue distribution by world geographical region is estimated. In addition, the report thoroughly reviews clinical, demographic, and regulatory trends and profiles 15 key competitors.

Implant-Based Dental Reconstruction can be purchased directly from Kalorama Information by clicking http://www.kaloramainformation.com/pub/1099235.html. It is also available at MarketResearch.com.

About Kalorama Information

Kalorama Information, a division of MarketResearch.com, supplies the latest in independent market research for the life sciences. For more information, contact Steven Heffner at 212-807-2634 or sheffner@kaloramainformation.com, or visit www.KaloramaInformation.com.

About MarketResearch.com

MarketResearch.com is the leading provider of global market intelligence products and services. With over 91,000 research publications from 350 research publishers, it's the world's most extensive database of expert insights on global industries. For more information, contact Irina Frukhtbeyn at 301-468-3650 x.203 or ifrukhtbeyn@marketresearch.com, or visit www.MarketResearch.com.

Wired Hub Incorporated (http://www.wiredhub.net), a hosting provider serving clients globally for over three years, announced today that it has fully implemented its one of a kind, "Total Satisfaction" program, designed to offer its clients unparalleled service guarantees.

The company's new program, which was launched in mid-august, is designed to build on WiredHub's reputation as an affordable, high quality, customer oriented web host.

"Our new program promises to make some of the biggest and most important service and support level guarantees in the entire hosting industry," said Yudhishter Sethi, WiredHub founder.

Such guarantees include a rapid response guarantee for support requests, raid protection for all data stored on WiredHub servers, and a platform of Intel Xeon hardware on all hosting packages.

"This program essentially means that we are doing everything humanly possible to ensure our clients' data is safe, and they are treated very well," said Sethi.

WiredHub is also offering a 90 day money back guarantee as part of the program, a large extension of the 15 or 30 day guarantees most web hosting providers offer.

In addition, WiredHub promises to buy back the remainder of any hosting contract with a rival web host.

"I get emails all the time from people who are locked into long term hosting contracts with our competitors," said Sethi. "Effective immediately, we're willing to buy our customers out of their obligations with a rival host, so they can experience the WiredHub difference."

For more information about WiredHub Incorporated, visit http://www.wiredhub.net.

About WiredHub

A Canadian based hosting provider, WiredHub Incorporated has been hosting its clients since May 2002, when it was founded by entrepreneur Yudhishter Sethi. The company's reputation as a high quality hosting provider has been reinforced by its satisfied and happy client base.

SOMERSET, NJ (8/22/2005) – Uplinkearth (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a global award-winning Windows web hosting provider hosting over 30 thousand domain names, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Nevidia Internet Solutions (http://www.nevidia.com), a dynamic Canadian based Windows web host.

The acquisition has been in planning for several months, and Nevidia customers will not notice an interruption of service or support. All current employees of Nevidia Internet Solutions will be retained, and the Nevidia brand name will remain in tact.

In addition, customers of Nevidia will remain on the same servers, as they are currently located in the uplinkearth data center.

"We anticipate an extremely smooth move and excellent transition for all employees and customers of Nevidia, due to the planning we have taken to ensure stability," said Mike Yablonowitz, uplinkearth President and CEO

Services provided by Nevidia include web hosting, domain names, web design, and an array of other customer oriented products that closely integrate with services already offered by uplinkearth.

"Nevidia is a highly respected Canadian hosting company that has the same philosophy as we do," said Yablonowitz. "They treat their customers like Gold."

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"Our acquisition of Nevidia allows uplinkearth to both increase market share and create opportunities for us in the Canadian market," said Yablonowitz.

About uplinkearth

Uplinkearth web solutions (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a New Jersey based web hosting provider hosting thousands of domain names, has been in the web hosting industry since 1997, and has remained a leader in the Windows web hosting sector. In July 2005, the company announced its full support of Coldfusion MX7, continuing its mission to be a cutting edge and innovative company.

About Nevidia Internet Solutions

Nevidia Internet Solutions, a Canadian based web hosting provider and a leader in customer service and support, has been providing real-world pricing and cutting edge technologies to its customers world-wide since 2002. Its superior response times, 24/7 support, and exceptional connectivity has made the company stand out among many in the industry.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. (Dallas Contracting) was contracted to perform the gutting out of three retail spaces in a strip mall for two new tenants. The interior demolition project consisted of the following tasks:

· Removal of all drop ceilings

· Removal of interior non-load bearing walls

· Stripping of wall coverings

· Removal of ceramic and vinyl floor tiles

· Demolition of HVAC

· Demolition of miscellaneous equipment, interior partitions, and wall coverings

To accomplish this task, Dallas Contracting utilized several pieces of equipment and an average labor force of 6 workers. Several skid steers were utilized; one skid steer was equipped with a demolition bucket to assist with removal of debris and the other was equipped with a hydraulic hammer attachment to facilitate flooring removal. Several scissor lifts were also utilized to assist the workers remove the HVAC, ceiling and pipe hangers. The laborers utilized various hand tools to complete the demolition work including saw-salls, sledge hammers, pry bars and pneumatic chisel guns.

The project had an accelerated schedule and needed to be completed in eight (8) working days. The project was completed on schedule and without incident or injury.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. is an expert in interior demolition, strip-outs and gut outs. Additional information on our interior demolition services can be obtained at our website http://www.dallascontracting.com//interior_demolition.html

About Dallas Contracting Co., Inc.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. has been in business for 26 years, is financially sound (D&B Rating of 3A2), is bondable, and works on a nationwide basis. Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. offers a turnkey approach to demolition, concrete recycling and remediation projects by offering the following services under one roof:

Demolition, Onsite Concrete Aggregate Crushing and Recycling, Environmental Remediation, Rigging, Brownfield Redevelopment, Surplus and Used Equipment Sales, Interior Demolition, Equipment Removals, Dismantlement, Equipment Salvage and Scrap Metal Recycling.

Dallas Contracting Co. Inc. sells used and surplus equipment and inventory at their storefront on EBAY (http://stores.ebay.com/Dallas-Contracting?refid=store).

Contact:

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc.

1260 New Market Avenue

South Plainfield, New Jersey 07080

P: (908) 668-0600

F: (908) 668-0601

Contact: Damon Kozul, PE, CHMM

Email: dkozul@dallascontracting.com

Website http://www.dallascontracting.com

Ulead Announces CD & DVD PictureShow 4 - New Version of Software for Creating Slideshows to Watch on TV

Latest Version provides a perfect mix of ease-of-use and creative control

Torrance, CA - August 18, 2005 - Ulead Systems, Inc., a 15-year industry leader in video, image and DVD software, today announced the release of CD & DVD PictureShow

4, the latest version of its award-winning slideshow creation software. CD & DVD PictureShow 4 is the must-have software accessory for digital camera users who want a fast, easy way to make a photo album slideshow that can be viewed

on a TV screen and shared with family and friends.

CD & DVD Picture Show 4 is designed specifically for novice or first-time users and yet has powerful features that should satisfy most enthusiasts.

Users can select an Instant-Show theme template which gives them all the aspects of an entertaining slideshow with just one click. Templates mix meaningful themes with rich special effects for stunning results. There are also many powerful

features, including built-in audio and video trim functionality, intelligent photo enhancement tools, customizable audio and transition settings and DVD menu

creation capabilities.

With Ulead Photo Explorer 8.5 included in this package, users have a complete digital media management solution and comprehensive yet easy-to-use tools for acquiring, viewing, organizing, and adjusting digital images, as well as anaging

audio and video clips.

"The growth of both digital cameras and DVD burners has opened the door to a world of new and exciting slideshow possibilities," said Colwin Chan, product manager at Ulead Systems, North America. "People are taking more pictures than ever. Watching them on TV in the comfort of the living room is a great way to enjoy the memories. This software provides the perfect mix of ease-of-use and customization, which should appeal to a whole new mass-market segment of consumers."

New Features in CD & DVD PictureShow 4:

· New Instant-Show theme templates provide one-click slideshow creation, complete

with stylish DVD navigation menus, background music, pan & zoom, transition and motion effects.

· Customizable Pan and Zoom adds excitement as users can pan across or zoom into the details of their photos.

· Built-in photo repairs with the ExpressFix™ Wizard enables users to quickly

fix common photo problems such as incorrect exposure, color cast, saturation,

and focus - they can also "beautify" skin.

· Trim audio lets users adjust music to the desired length. It's the perfect built-in tool to add small clips or sections of audio to a slideshow.

· Multi-trim video is a unique feature that lets users select segments from a video file and insert them into a slideshow so they can view their photos and video together on one disc.

· CD audio support enables users to add their favorite music from CDs as background audio in the slideshow.

· The Audio & Effects interface lets users easily customize every aspect of a slideshow. They can add multiple audio files to the slideshow, view and change individual transitions between photos, apply different pan & zoom effects, control each photo's duration and much more.

· Save Photo as a Separate File is a convenient function that enables users to save any photos that have been enhanced, repaired or customized.

· Save Slideshow as Video File enables users to share their slideshows in an email, on the Web, on a portable media device or a computer using any popular media player.

Pricing and Availability

Ulead CD & DVD PictureShow 4 is available in North American retail stores, catalogs and at www.ulead.com for $49.99. Previous CD & DVD PictureShow customers can upgrade to the latest version at www.ulead.com <http://www.ulead.com/> for $29.99. See site for full details.

About Ulead Systems

Ulead Systems, Inc. is a leading developer of innovative video, imaging and graphics software for desktop, server, mobile and Internet platforms. As more people use digital technologies at home, school and the workplace, Ulead software empowers users of all levels with the tools to easily and affordably personalize, manage and share digital content. For more information on the company, its products

and services, please visit Ulead's Web site at www.ulead.com or call 800-85-ULEAD (800-858-5323).

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Ulead is a registered trademark and Ulead CD & DVD PictureShow, Instant-Show and Ulead Photo Explorer are trademarks of Ulead Systems, Inc. All other trademarks

are the property of their respective holders.

For immediate release

August 18, 2005

Contact: Michael Tretyakov
Company: Actual Tools
E-mail: press@actualtools.com

ACTUAL WINDOW MANAGER
TO HELP STOCK TRADERS IMPROVE BUSINESS EFFICIENCY

Actual Tools today announced the launch of Actual Window Manager for Traders program which is designed to provide stock traders with adequate software tools for simple and convenient working with multiple trading programs on the Windows-based platforms. The company is planning to provide corporate stock trading communities with a 30-day evaluation version, and flexible pricing options for the purchase of Actual Window Manager, as well as, free technical support and upgrades.

Actual Window Manager is the top selling desktop enhancement suite that features over 40 new utilitarian functions for fast and convenient multitasking in several applications. Traders will be able to put any selected windows on top, roll them up like blinds, minimize applications to any suitable place on the desktop, set window size and position, etc. As the program is resident and active transparently throughout the Operating System, new functions are available in any application or system window and can be triggered via Windows-style title bar buttons.

Stock traders are most likely to benefit from the Stay-on-Top function which enables them to place various charts, chat room windows, time and sales windows on top of other trading applications so that their content remains always visible. With the Roll-Up/Unroll function, applications, which are floating on top, can be minimized to their title bars. This option allows traders to free the desktop space and glance at background windows while saving the taskbar from window clutter. Also, traders can minimize inactive applications to the system tray or any other suitable desktop place.

Actual Window Manager is already helping stock traders at Gapping Stocks R Us improve their efficiency. David Kuvelas, president of the company, says: "I am a stock trader and I work with INET and ARCA plus various java charts, time and sales windows, scanning software, chat rooms that sit on top of other windows, mostly L2 trading software. So, it becomes a huge pain to have to bring those windows up every time you make a trade. Literally, you can be bringing up 5-10 windows 100-200 times during the trading day. Recently we turned to Actual Window Manager. With its Stay-on-Top and Roll-Up functions, it has become a true lifesaver for us."

Windows is multifunctional and sometimes we work with several different applications. While typing something in MS Word, you need for example, to follow information in internet browser. Push Win-T (on/off transparent effect) and one window will become transparent and you will solve your task easily. Besides, usage of transparent windows reduces negative effect on your eyes! Our user Kevin Wisner wrote us: "I'm a stock daytrader with four monitors, and many applications running. I currently use 70% transparency with ghosting to overlay one stock chart over another stock chart. This allows me access to the "lower" stock chart while still viewing the transparent ghosted stock chart.".

The enhancement of the standard window navigating system will help traders organize their computer working environment and eliminate such common problems as window clutter in the taskbar, nonflexible window behavior and unexpected data loss. Besides, traders will no longer have to make thousands of distracting clicks, bringing up each application window 200 times a day. Less confusion will obviously lead to less tension, stress and fatigue.

Actual Window Manager is designed for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/Me/XP/2003 and priced at $39.95 (USD) for individual traders. Corporate customers are encouraged to take advantage of our special volume sales discounts. For more information, visit our website at: http://www.ActualTools.com/windowmanager/for_traders/ .

About Actual Tools
Founded in 2001, Actual Tools is the leading innovator in desktop enhancement technology, focused on producing powerful system enhancement applications for the Windows platforms. We help people innovate and increase efficiencies by offering powerful and cost-effective solutions and services worldwide.

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Product page: http://www.ActualTools.com/windowmanager/
Direct download link: http://www.ActualTools.com/files/aimsetup.exe
E-mail: press@actualtools.com
Web: http://www.ActualTools.com

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-4015.htm

Media Relations Contact

Michael Tretyakov
Email: Click to Email Michael Tretyakov
Web: http://www.ActualTools.com


          VANDOR MOTION PICTURES MARKS TENTH YEAR ON LINE        

MERRITT ISLAND, FL (10/17/2005) – M7 Interactive (http://www.m7interactive.com), a new Florida based online solutions provider, announced today that it has officially opened for business, and is now accepting clients.

The company, which has been preparing its launch for over 2 months, offers graphic design, web design, application development, and other related services. Its employees have more than 15 years of combined experience in their fields.

"Our mission is to provide excellent services to businesses around the world," said Rob Serfozo, M7 Interactive Owner and Marketing Specialist.

M7 Interactive also offers a distinctive website administration service, dubbed "Rapid Webmaster," carrying out day-to-day maintenance and periodic updates for small to medium sized business customers.

"Not only do we have staff members that are experienced in design, marketing, and search engine optimization, but we have all ran successful businesses that counted on a web presence to be successful," said Serfozo. "It gives us an edge, because we know what our customers are looking for."

For more information, visit http://www.m7interactive.com.

For more information regarding Rapid Webmaster, visit http://www.m7interactive.com/admin.php.

About M7 Interactive

Launched in October 2005, M7 Interactive (http://www.m7interactive.com) is a full service online solutions provider, offering print design, web design, application development, search engine optimization, and other related services. The company also offers "Rapid Webmaster," a website administration service.

Gainesville, FL (10/4/2005) – Built2Go.com (http://www.built2go.com), a new membership based turnkey website provider, announced today that it has released its new line of pre-made turnkey website templates and scripts, available to members of its site.

The site, which provides fully developed templates and scripts designed for online businesses and websites, is owned by Florida based Big Resources Incorporated, the developer of the largest template library in the world.

"Built2Go provides an in demand service of beautifully designed website templates with the functionality of fully developed PHP scripts that are ready to install," said Mark Greenberg, Big Resources, Inc. Marketing Director.

Built2Go has experienced phenomenal growth since its launch in early September, receiving approximately 10,000 unique visitors daily.

"Unlike most website scripts, Built2Go equips users with materials to establish their business, not just start their website. We provide full banner sets and corporate IDs that match each scripted template package. You just pick your look, and go," said Greenberg.

Downloads from Built2Go can be implemented with zero programming or development knowledge, and scripts are written in PHP. All source files, such as HTML pages and Photoshop PSD files are included. Built2Go has released its turnkey packages for many business models including online classifieds, auctions, shopping websites, search or link directories, as well as for "rate my photo" websites.

In addition, a full online banner marketing kit and corporate ID package, which includes a logo, letterhead, and envelope, are included with every turnkey website.

About Built2Go

Launched in September 2005, Built2Go is a membership based turnkey website provider, offering a vast array of fully developed turnkey website solutions. All downloads contain a banner marketing package, corporate ID package, as well as all source files, including HTML and PSD. Built2Go is owned by Florida based Big Resources, Inc.

About Big Resources, Inc.

Big Resources' Network of development websites has been a leading source of tools, resources and services in the webmaster community since 1998. The network fills a wide variety of needs with free and premium services including graphics, scripts, original articles, help forums, stock photography, hosting, and much more.

Gainesville, FL (10/4/2005) -- BoxedArt.com (http://www.boxedart.com), a website designer destination renowned for providing the web's largest membership collection of templates and related developer products, announced today that it has expanded its library of products, and released a new website design for its site.

The new products, which are separated into 8 newly created categories, include Valid CSS templates, a wide range of print materials for physical publishers, ebook covers, CD and DVD packaging, and more.

"Our new print materials are full quality and are ready for commercial presses or for home desktop printers," said Mark Greenberg, Marketing Director for Big Resources Inc., the owners of BoxedArt.com.

Templates for print media added, include postcard templates, print newsletter templates, flyers templates, menu templates, as well as labels CD/DVD discs and jewel box covers. All print templates are available in CMKY coloring, 300DPI resolution, and 3 different sizes.

"BoxedArt has been renowned for its enormous collection of website related products, now for the same low cost users also receive an unbelievable number of print products and enabling our users to create an offline identity as well," said Greenberg

About BoxedArt.com

Launched in 2001, BoxedArt.com (http://www.boxedart.com) is a unique database of thousands of original and high quality products available for download. The site's offering is unmatched in its industry in both size and quality with products available in over 32 different categories. Membership to the site is available for under $50, which includes unlimited access to all items in the members' area.

About Big Resources, Inc.

Big Resources' Network of development websites has been a leading source of tools, resources and services in the webmaster community since 1998. The network fills a wide variety of needs with free and premium services including graphics, scripts, original articles, help forums, stock photography, hosting, and much more.

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

CHICAGO, IL (9/26/2005) -- Windy City Web Solutions (http://www.windycitywebsolutions.com), a Chicago, IL based telecommunications provider, announced this week that it is currently offering its clients a unique set of tools and features, and plans to charge for them in the future.

The tools, which the company purchased rights to distribute, include a data backup tool that allows for scheduled backups of single accounts, or in the case of resellers, backups of large numbers of hosting accounts at once.

"Our current customers just can't say enough good things – they're fully automated and work great for resellers and individual hosting clients," said Kenneth Fox, CEO and co-founder of the company.

Other free tools include a MySQL backup tool, a site copy tool that allows individual clients and resellers to easily transfer their sites between servers, and a downloadable site uptime tool.

"I think it's clear that we are confident in our service when we offer our clients free uptime monitoring software," said Fox. "Most hosts just don't do this."

Fox's company, which has been around since mid-2004, hopes to continue to offer similar tools and services to its customers in the coming months.

"What we are offering our customers today is just the beginning," said Fox. "We fully intend to raise the bar in the hosting industry."

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

About Windy City Web Solutions

Founded in June 2004, Windy City Web Solutions (http://www.windycitywebsolutions.com) is the product of more than 11 years of web hosting and e-commerce experience. The company provides web hosting, development services, domains, SSL certificates, and a variety of custom developed applications and tools.

BOSTON, MA (9/27/2005) – cPanelBackup.com (http://www.cpanelbackup.com), a provider of automated backup solutions, announced today that it has released its line of cPanel backup products, providing low cost, reliable, and remotely hosted backups of cPanel powered websites.

The company, which is operated by Boston based InfluxHost (http://www.influxhost.com), hopes to provide a service that can be embraced by web hosts and individual customers. It also hopes to provide a smooth transition for individuals switching between cPanel powered web hosts.

"People never seem to realize how important backups are until its too late," said Greg Vanthong, cPanelBackup.com President. "It's time to change that."

cPanelBackup offers three automated backup plans, on monthly, weekly, and daily increments. All packages include home backups, alias/filter backups, and MySQL backups.

"It can't get any easier – we're all about simplicity and reliability," said Vanthong.

A backup restoration service, available for a one time fee, is also offered. Backups are kept by the company for up to three months, depending on the specific package.

"All clients have to do is focus on running their website – we'll worry about keeping their data safe," said Vanthong.

For more information regarding cPanelBackup.com, visit http://www.cpanelbackup.com.

For more information regarding services provided by cPanelBackup.com, visit http://www.cpanelbackup.com/services.html.

About cPanelBackup.com

Founded in 2003, cPanelBackup.com is a provider of fully automated, reliable, remotely hosted backup solutions for cPanel powered websites. The company is owned and operated by Boston, MA based InfluxHost.

SURREY, B.C. (9/23/2005) -- MonsterHosting.ca (http://www.monsterhosting.ca), a Canadian web hosting and e-commerce solutions provider, announced today that it plans to launch a Voice over Internet Protocol service, making it the first Canadian web host to do so, and opening a new chapter for the British Columbia based company.

The company's VoIP subsidiary, christened MonsterVoIP (http://www.monstervoip.ca), will target the US and Canadian telephone service market. MonsterVoIP will also offer a white label reseller model for web hosts looking to start their own local VoIP business.

"VoIP offers nearly the same voice quality of traditional landline telephones, but has twice as many features," said Rainer Schmoll, CEO of MonsterVoIP. "It's only natural that there is a growing demand in the market for this great technology."

MonsterVoIP will be launched on October 3.

For more information, visit http://www.monstervoip.ca.

About MonsterHosting.ca

MonsterHosting.ca, (http://www.monsterhosting.ca) a Surrey, British Columbia based web development solutions provider serving well over 2,000 clients, has been in the hosting market since January 2003. The company offers a wide variety of web development services, including domain name registration, email hosting, web hosting, merchant accounts, reseller backup software, and targeted web traffic.

BRISTOL, UK (9/13/2005) -- Acorn Rack (http://www.acornrack.com), a new provider of on-demand automatic website creation solutions, announced today that it has officially launched a public version of its highly anticipated website creation service, a move that will change the current landscape of the web hosting and development industry.

The new service, which is completely free to users at the basic level, gives users the option to instantly and securely create websites, as well as share and exchange design and development tips with fellow web designers and entrepreneurs.

"We are based in the United Kingdom, but our vast developer community includes users from all corners of the globe," said Olly Culverhouse, server administrator for Acorn Rack. Also contributing to the project was lead developer Chris Hill.

As of September, the site has gained over 2,000 members, mostly from participation in the public testing period.

"Our site has been fortunate to have unprecedented growth in our development period," said Culverhouse.

According to Acorn Rack's developers, there is a huge gap in the market for ready-made high powered websites that can be used as a stepping stone to more advanced projects for individuals new to the internet.

"Users can create up to 50 websites on our system," said Culverhouse. "It's all done with zero knowledge of HTML or scripting languages."

The public beta test lasted nearly 2 months, and included the implementation of user suggested features and the removal of software bugs.

Acorn Rack does not expect to charge for its service in the near future, and currently gives free website hosting to all of its users. No private information of its users is sold or distributed to 3rd parties, according to Culverhouse.

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

About Acorn Rack

Originally developed in January 2005, Acorn Rack (http://www.acornrack.com) is the collaboration of a team of highly skilled developers based out of the United Kingdom. It allows users to create high powered dynamic websites with zero knowledge of HTML or scripting languages.

ORLANDO, FL (9/6/05) - Vortech Incorporated (http://www.vortechhosting.com), a web hosting provider currently hosting over 120,000 domain names, announced today that it has acquired Florida based RocketColo.net (http://www.rocketcolo.net), a co-location and dedicated server provider.

The buyout, which was finalized on Thursday, included the RocketColo.net network, servers, and all other company assets. RocketColo.net is currently located in the same datacenter as Vortech Inc, so the transition is expected to be extremely smooth.

"We are hoping that by purchasing the assets of RocketColo, we will be able to grow our network and increase our customer base," said Vortech Inc owner Brad Pugh.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Pugh says payment was made up front for the company, and he plans to immediately make beneficial changes for the company's customers.

"All clients of RocketColo will enjoy additional connectivity at no additional charge, as we are including them in our network," said Pugh. Connectivity to Progress Telcom, AT&T, Level(3), Sprint, and Cogent has been added.

In addition, customers of RocketColo.net will be offered an upgrade to 1000 GB of monthly bandwidth at no additional charge. No downtime is expected during the transition.

Vortech currently operates a cluster of 9 mail servers, 40 Windows servers, 20 FreeBSD Systems, 5 MySql, 8 MSsql servers.

About Vortech Incorporated

Based in Orlando, Florida, Vortech, Inc. is a debt free, privately owned web hosting company that has served clients for over 5 years. Specializing in Dedicated, Co-located, and reseller hosting solutions, the company has a staff of 15. In September 2005, the company purchased Orlando based RocketColo.net

About RocketColo.net

Specializing in dedicated servers powered by FreeBSD, Fedora, and Windows Operating Systems, RocketColo.net operates nearly 100 dedicated, co-located and managed servers.

In September 2005, the company was acquired by Orlando based Vortech, Inc.

MORRISTOWN, TENNESSEE (9/1/2005) - 1PlanHost.com (http://www.1planhost.com), a leading provider of Windows web hosting services announced today that it has waived all hosting fees for its customers affected by the Hurricane Katrina Disaster, and is donating 10% of all new account sales and existing renewals during the month of September to the relief effort.

"It would be unrealistic to expect our customers in New Orleans and the gulf coast area to have to worry about their web site hosting accounts expiring," said Darrell Williams, CEO of WebWeavers Internet Services, 1PlanHost.com's parent company. "They are struggling to feed themselves and their families -- we're not going to add additional stress."

Many customers who are located in the affected areas are currently without electricity, food, clean water, and access to telephone service. Some individuals have lost their homes and their jobs.

In addition to waving the hosting fees of affected customers, the company will donate 10% of revenue from all new web hosting account sales and renewals during the month of September 2005.

"We will evaluate the response and need at the end of September to determine if this donation program should be extended," said Williams.

According to the American Red Cross, the need for national support will be required for many coming months. Insurance claims have been estimated to exceed US$26Bil, and officials insist the rebuilding of infrastructure and housing will take years.

"We will also be involved in facilitating teams of people in our local area to volunteer and provide hands on assistance through Christian disaster relief ministries," said Williams.

1PlanHost.com is encouraging companies with customers in the affected areas to follow in its footsteps and waive hosting costs for customers hit by the storm.

"The industry's most reputable hosting companies truly are customer centric and are willing to help out when a severe need arises," said Williams.

About WebWeavers Internet Services

Based in Tennessee, WebWeavers Internet Services is a Windows Web Hosting Company founded in February 1996. The company is privately held and has experienced steady growth in the past nine years. Serving thousands of clients in 92 countries worldwide, the company operates http://www.1PlanHost.com.

SOMERSET, NJ (9/1/2005) - Uplinkearth (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a global award-winning Windows web hosting provider hosting over 30 thousand domain names, announced today that it has made the first pledge to the Web Hosts Unite program (http://www.webhostsunite.com), an industry group supporting the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The storm, which battered parts of Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi, provoked the largest ever peacetime evacuation, of over 400,000 thousand people. Katrina made landfall as a massive Category 4 hurricane, and caused an estimated 26 billion dollars in damage. Several levees designed to protect New Orleans have failed, and much of the city is completely under water.

"Hundreds of thousands have lost their homes, their belongings, and some even lost their life in the aftermath of this storm. The time has come for the world to unite and support the victims," said Mike Yablonowitz, uplinkearth President and CEO. "Those who are in a position to help are obligated to do so, which is why we have decided to give our full support of the relief efforts."

Uplinkearth has made an initial pledge of financial resources, and is donating free hosting services to the program's website. All funds are donated directly to the American Red Cross, who is actively participating in relief efforts for victims. The company has also created a website to serve as a portal for its customers who wish to donate.

The Red Cross currently has 239 evacuation shelters operating in states affected by the disaster, housing roughly 37,000 people.

"It's very important to empathize with people affected by this. Their lives will never be the same," said Yablonowitz.

For more information about uplinkearth's response to the disaster, visit http://community.uplinkearth.com/katrina.

About uplinkearth

Uplinkearth (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a New Jersey based web hosting provider, has been in the web hosting industry since 1997, and has remained a leader in the Windows web hosting sector. In August 2005, the company purchased Canadian based Nevidia Internet Solutions, increasing its market share by roughly 20 percent.

TORONTO, ONTARIO (9/1/2005) – CPSkins.com (http://www.cpskins.com), the industry's largest provider of cPanel, DirectAdmin, Ensim, and Plesk Skins & addons announced today that it has lowered its prices on its line of Ensim and DirectAdmin Skins, as well as its cPanel and Plesk Auto-installers.

The new promotion, which also includes a limited time separate 10 percent off coupon on all products, is designed to increase awareness about the company's control panel skins, as well as its auto-installers.

"Our auto-installers are comparable to packages like Fantastico, yet our prices are lower and we offer more scripts," said CPSkins.com CEO William Wilson. "The time to make the switch is now."

Wilson hopes to target web hosts in the industry who are looking for cleaner, more cutting edge control panel skins. All skins offered by CPSkins.com install in under 5 minutes, and can be customized to match a company's website.

"We have the best looking skins out there, nobody can match what we offer," said Wilson.

CPSkins.com has a library of 9 unique cPanel skins, 3 DirectaAmin skins, and 2 Ensim skins. All products are included in the promotion.

Free support for skins is offered via Live Chat, MSN, ICQ, AIM, and via a ticket system. Automatic updates are available at no additional charge for most skins and auto-installer packages.

About CPSkins.com

Launched roughly 4 years ago, CPSkins.com (http://www.cpskins.com) is the industry's largest maker of CPanel, DirectAdmin, Ensim, and Plesk control panel skins & auto-installers. Supplying over 400 web hosts, the company's products have become an integral part of the hosting industry.

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August 30, 2005 - Softplicity has enlarged its family of Windows utilities, known under the Coolutils brand, with a new member, Total PDF Converter. The newcomer's line of duty can be guessed from its name. Yet again a number of interesting features distinguish the program's functionality and make it a valuable addition to the Softplicity's Coolutils collection.

Coolutils have already endowed customers with many handy supplements to the Windows core functionality. Their sphere of application ranges form graphics and multimedia to data processing and management. Particular attention has been paid to PDF documents, which is quite natural, given their widespread use in the net. Known for its capacity to facilitate the exchange of rich content documents, PDF has become a standard carrier of important business, scientific and other information. And although PDF firmly entrenched itself as an information vessel, handling PDF docs is not always an easy thing. And not a cheap one either, when it comes to fully-functional Adobe products. To override these two major flaws, you can convert PDF to a format friendlier to editing. Total PDF Converter can make information in the web more available and easy to deal with. With its help you can extract data form its embellished vessel and put it into a more practical one, which fits your editing tasks.

Total PDF Converter features a wide range of conversion options. Along with Word Doc, Excel, HTML, Text and CSV files, it offers a number of graphic formats supported by Sony PSP and appliances for visual presentation. The converter supports multi-string characters and can be effectively used for documents with Asian layout and encoding. The speed and accuracy of conversion provided by Total PDF Converter deserve special attention. Conversion of rich content files, even of a considerable size, becomes a matter of a few seconds. High-resolution images retain no less than 98% quality of original files. Comfortable work panel allows choosing a format and launching conversion with the same button click. Flexibility of the tool satisfies most PDF conversion needs, including command line and batch conversion.

Many users have already found Total PDF Converter a useful addition to their collection of Coolutils tools. "New Total PDF Converter has become great help in my everyday routine. I use lots of PDF docs in my research work. Now I convert them into text files and add my comments. It's become much easier to reuse some bits of PDF. Well done, guys!" says Tim Walker, customer from Canada. "My husband and I work in the same field and often discuss things we dig out in the net. Now we make home presentations and get a lot of fun out of it. It's amazing how many new ways can be found for ordinary PDFs" says The Armits, New Zealand.

Features at a Glance

Support for Word Doc, Excel, HTML, Text and CSV conversion.

Support for BMP, JPEG, WNF, EMF, PNG, GIF, TIFF, EPS formats.

Batch and command line modes.

Multi-bit language support.

Converted file retains original layout.

Intuitive user interface.

Availability and Pricing

Total PDF Converter runs under Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP platforms and costs $39.90 USD for a single user edition. Flexible discount policy is offered for bulk orders. All registered users are entitled to free technical support. A fully-functional evaluation version is available as a free download at http://www.coolutils.com/download/TotalPDFConverter.exe.

About Softplicity

Since its establishment in 1998, Softplicity has been demonstrating stable growth and expansion in their product line. The two main directions of the software development efforts are file management systems and popular utilities. Frigate file manager, their flagship product, and Coolutils family have brought multiple awards and a deserved reputation of reliable and highly functional tools among business and home users.

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Product page link: http://www.coolutils.com/TotalPDFConverter

Download link: http://www.coolutils.com/download/TotalPDFConverter.exe

Web: http://www.coolutils.com

Vero Beach, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/29/2005 -- LoPresti Speed Merchants, the foremost provider of aviation performance solutions, announced today the introduction of a line of Hi Performance wheel pants for Piper models PA28's and PA32's.

LoPresti "Speed Spats" are designed to lower drag, enhance appearance and simplify routine maintenance. This new design provides vastly simplified access, such as servicing the brakes and tires is now accomplished with ease. Also, to complement these new "Speed Spats" and keep your aircraft looking great, LoPresti has also designed a "No Scratch" tow bar.

The Speed Merchants line of performance enhancements has long been the standard by which others are measured. LoPresti enhancements lead the pack by reducing drag and enhancing appearance.

According to Curt LoPresti, the CEO of Speed Merchants, "Our company was built on the principle that you should get all the speed you pay for. We release the performance trapped inside your aircraft without the penalties of extra weight and fuel consumption."

For more information contact LoPresti Speed Merchants at 772-562-4757 – 800-859-4757 – www.SpeedMods.com.

About LoPresti Speed Merchants

LoPresti Speed Merchants is the world's foremost provider of aviation performance solutions. Speed Merchants designs and manufactures modifications to dramatically improve the performance of General Aviation aircraft. LoPresti Engineering has also provided technical services to Lockheed, Martin, Lycoming Engine Company, Hartzell Propeller Company, Fairchild Aircraft, Pilatus, American General Aircraft, Cirrus Design, Adam, Lancair and AJ Aerospace, among others. For more than three decades, founder Roy LoPresti was the reigning prince of light aircraft design. Roy was responsible for the design and manufacture of more successful airplanes than any designer in aviation history. Mooney, Grumman, Beech, Piper, each company laying claim for a time to producing the works of his creative mind. In 1991, the legendary engineer formed LoPresti Speed Merchants, located in Vero Beach, Florida. Innovation is the mantra. With more than 40 Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) and Parts Manufacturing Authorizations (PMAs), plus patents and copyrights, Speed Merchants leads the way in performance and innovation time and again.

South Plainfield, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/26/2005 -- Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. (Dallas Contracting) was contracted to demolish the entire old rubber plant. The site is approximately 6.5 acres and includes various industrial buildings including several outside tank farms and a power/boiler house. As part of this demolition, a large amount of railroad track associated with the railroad spur into the facility needed to be removed.

During demolition of the railroad spur, Dallas Contracting was able to salvage a capstan rail car puller. This item was donated to the New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center (website: http://www.NJTHC.org). This historic railroad artifact will be a central part of an educational exhibit in the New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center focusing on coal.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. is an expert in demolition and equipment salvage. Additional information on our services can be obtained at our website http://www.dallascontracting.com/

About Dallas Contracting Co., Inc.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. has been in business for 26 years, is financially sound (D&B Rating of 3A2), is bondable, and works on a nationwide basis. Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. offers a turnkey approach to demolition, concrete recycling and remediation projects by offering the following services under one roof:

Demolition, Onsite Concrete Aggregate Crushing and Recycling, Environmental Remediation, Rigging, Brownfield Redevelopment, Surplus and Used Equipment Sales, Interior Demolition, Equipment Removals, Dismantlement, Equipment Salvage and Scrap Metal Recycling.

Dallas Contracting Co. Inc. sells used and surplus equipment and inventory at their storefront on EBAY (http://stores.ebay.com/Dallas-Contracting?refid=store).

Contact:

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc.

1260 New Market Avenue

South Plainfield, New Jersey 07080

P: (908) 668-0600

F: (908) 668-0601

Contact: Damon Kozul, PE, CHMM

Email: dkozul@dallascontracting.com

Website http://www.dallascontracting.com

Union City, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/25/2005 -- uCertify, an eminent provider of IT Certification exam preparation solutions, has announced to launch its Exam Simulation PrepKit for the CIW Security Professional Exam (1D0-470 ) on September 15, 2005. uCertify has also announced a 50% Pre-release discount on the PrepKit. Customers can pre-order this PrepKit for only US$39.99 and save US$40.00.

A free evaluation version with limited number of questions and study notes is now available for free download at: http://www.ucertify.com/exams/CIW/1D0-470.html

"With the extensive use of the Internet and other networks in our day to day life, security has become and important issue, and there is a huge demand for security personnel. CIW Security Professional is a well recognized certification today, and we are pleased to offer this new PrepKit, which is based on the latest CIW exam pattern and provides all the information needed to successfully pass this exam." Says David Jackson, Product Manager, uCertify.

CIW- Certified Internet Webmaster Certification certifies the skills of Internet professionals responsible for marketing, purchasing methods and securing transactions in business to business and business to consumer e-commerce. The CIW certification program provides various certifications according to the need and wants of a candidate. These certifications are: CIW Associate Certification, CIW Professional Certification, and CIW Master Certification. CIW Security Professional certification exam is a requirement for the Master CIW Administrator certification.

The CIW Security Professional exam focuses on management and deployment of e-business transaction and payment security solutions. This certification validates the knowledge and skills of a professional in implementing e-business security policies; identifying security threats, developing countermeasures using firewall systems and attack-recognition technologies; and managing the deployment of security solutions.

A team of certified and experienced experts has developed the new PrepKit, after a profound research. The objective of this PrepKit is to provide adequate resources for the preparation of the CIW Security Professional exam. The PrepKit offers 4 simulation tests that help the candidates to judge the level of their preparations. The simulation tests include 280 questions with 129 explanations and study notes, which enhance the knowledge and enrich the skills of the candidates. The PrepKit also contains 60 pop quiz questions.

The highly realistic questions in this PrepKit provide the environment of the real exam, which increases the confidence level of the candidates. The candidates can identify their strong and weak areas, and improve themselves with the help of explanations given for the correct as well as incorrect answers.

uCertify guarantees a full refund of money on this PrepKit, in case a candidate does not pass the Exam in a single attempt.

About uCertify

Conceived in 1996, uCertify.com specializes in the development of computer assisted test preparation software. The company provides exam simulation PrepKits for the certification exams of Microsoft, CIW, CompTIA, Oracle, Sun and other leading vendors. The Prepkits are developed after rigorous research and innovation by a panel of highly experienced and certified authors to equip the aspirants with the latest and accurate study material for IT certifications.

Learn more about uCertify: http://www.ucertify.com/about/about.html

Atlanta, GA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/25/2005 -- The annual Flooring B2B conference was held on August 16th and 17th at the 191 Club in downtown Atlanta. The conference was well attended by the major mills, distributors and software companies. The number of first time attendees included Gulistan Carpet, Adleta, All Tile, Tri –West, JJ Haines and Royalty Carpets.

RFMS, the leading provider of business management software and B2B capability to the floor covering industry, announced that nearly 15% of its client base – 225 dealers – are using the RFMS B2B software solution to streamline their business operations. Terry Wheat, President of RFMS, stated that "dealer response to B2B has exceeded expectations and the adoption rate will continue to grow rapidly into 2006 as more distributors begin offering electronic capability to dealers". Working in concert with the industry's major suppliers, RFMS has been instrumental in helping nearly 100 of the B2B enabled dealers send POs electronically on a daily basis. It is estimated that the $10 million of electronic POs currently being transacted monthly will double in the next six months.

B2B E-Commerce is a proven business technology that incorporates internet communication capabilities to automate routine business transactions between dealers and their suppliers including tasks such as maintaining product/price catalogs, processing invoices and transmitting purchase orders. Significant administrative savings are realized due to the elimination of manual data entry of new products and price changes, faxing of purchase orders and data entry of invoices - allowing dealers of all sizes to slash administrative transaction costs, increase accuracy and boost customer service.

Because all suppliers and software companies use a common set of standards to communicate and transmit data (see www.FlooringB2BStandard.com), the B2B process for a dealer is the same whether connecting to a mill, distributor or supplier. All the dealer needs to get started is business software that is B2B compliant, a high-speed Internet connection, initial training and access to a help desk when additional training or support is needed.

New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/25/2005 -- The worldwide market for implant-based dental reconstruction products will approach nearly $3.5 billion by 2010, according to a new study released today from Kalorama Information. Although the dental implant sector accounts for only about 9% of the global dental market, it is the fastest growing segment with a forecast growth rate of almost 15%.

The new study, Implant-Based Dental Reconstruction: The Worldwide Implant and Bone Graft Market, estimates that growth in implant devices and abutments and dental bone grafts will outstrip other areas of dental devices and products. The aging of the developed world's population will, despite improved dental health, actually create a larger potential market and provide an excellent opportunity for suppliers and innovators.

"With oral health improving and people living longer, the number of teeth to be maintained is increasing at a rate faster than the population is growing," notes Anne Anscomb, the author of the final report. "It was once thought that the decline in dental caries, particularly in children, would result in reducing the treatment needs of the population. Instead the opposite is true: Increasing retention of teeth has created new needs and greater demand. As adults retain more teeth, they experience a greater severity of periodontal involvement, which is the leading cause of tooth loss."

This study provides a comprehensive analysis of available dental implant and bone graft products, including etiology and epidemiological data for tooth loss. Market size, growth, and competitive market share are provided for each segment, and revenue distribution by world geographical region is estimated. In addition, the report thoroughly reviews clinical, demographic, and regulatory trends and profiles 15 key competitors.

Implant-Based Dental Reconstruction can be purchased directly from Kalorama Information by clicking http://www.kaloramainformation.com/pub/1099235.html. It is also available at MarketResearch.com.

About Kalorama Information

Kalorama Information, a division of MarketResearch.com, supplies the latest in independent market research for the life sciences. For more information, contact Steven Heffner at 212-807-2634 or sheffner@kaloramainformation.com, or visit www.KaloramaInformation.com.

About MarketResearch.com

MarketResearch.com is the leading provider of global market intelligence products and services. With over 91,000 research publications from 350 research publishers, it's the world's most extensive database of expert insights on global industries. For more information, contact Irina Frukhtbeyn at 301-468-3650 x.203 or ifrukhtbeyn@marketresearch.com, or visit www.MarketResearch.com.

Wired Hub Incorporated (http://www.wiredhub.net), a hosting provider serving clients globally for over three years, announced today that it has fully implemented its one of a kind, "Total Satisfaction" program, designed to offer its clients unparalleled service guarantees.

The company's new program, which was launched in mid-august, is designed to build on WiredHub's reputation as an affordable, high quality, customer oriented web host.

"Our new program promises to make some of the biggest and most important service and support level guarantees in the entire hosting industry," said Yudhishter Sethi, WiredHub founder.

Such guarantees include a rapid response guarantee for support requests, raid protection for all data stored on WiredHub servers, and a platform of Intel Xeon hardware on all hosting packages.

"This program essentially means that we are doing everything humanly possible to ensure our clients' data is safe, and they are treated very well," said Sethi.

WiredHub is also offering a 90 day money back guarantee as part of the program, a large extension of the 15 or 30 day guarantees most web hosting providers offer.

In addition, WiredHub promises to buy back the remainder of any hosting contract with a rival web host.

"I get emails all the time from people who are locked into long term hosting contracts with our competitors," said Sethi. "Effective immediately, we're willing to buy our customers out of their obligations with a rival host, so they can experience the WiredHub difference."

For more information about WiredHub Incorporated, visit http://www.wiredhub.net.

About WiredHub

A Canadian based hosting provider, WiredHub Incorporated has been hosting its clients since May 2002, when it was founded by entrepreneur Yudhishter Sethi. The company's reputation as a high quality hosting provider has been reinforced by its satisfied and happy client base.

SOMERSET, NJ (8/22/2005) – Uplinkearth (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a global award-winning Windows web hosting provider hosting over 30 thousand domain names, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Nevidia Internet Solutions (http://www.nevidia.com), a dynamic Canadian based Windows web host.

The acquisition has been in planning for several months, and Nevidia customers will not notice an interruption of service or support. All current employees of Nevidia Internet Solutions will be retained, and the Nevidia brand name will remain in tact.

In addition, customers of Nevidia will remain on the same servers, as they are currently located in the uplinkearth data center.

"We anticipate an extremely smooth move and excellent transition for all employees and customers of Nevidia, due to the planning we have taken to ensure stability," said Mike Yablonowitz, uplinkearth President and CEO

Services provided by Nevidia include web hosting, domain names, web design, and an array of other customer oriented products that closely integrate with services already offered by uplinkearth.

"Nevidia is a highly respected Canadian hosting company that has the same philosophy as we do," said Yablonowitz. "They treat their customers like Gold."

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"Our acquisition of Nevidia allows uplinkearth to both increase market share and create opportunities for us in the Canadian market," said Yablonowitz.

About uplinkearth

Uplinkearth web solutions (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a New Jersey based web hosting provider hosting thousands of domain names, has been in the web hosting industry since 1997, and has remained a leader in the Windows web hosting sector. In July 2005, the company announced its full support of Coldfusion MX7, continuing its mission to be a cutting edge and innovative company.

About Nevidia Internet Solutions

Nevidia Internet Solutions, a Canadian based web hosting provider and a leader in customer service and support, has been providing real-world pricing and cutting edge technologies to its customers world-wide since 2002. Its superior response times, 24/7 support, and exceptional connectivity has made the company stand out among many in the industry.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. (Dallas Contracting) was contracted to perform the gutting out of three retail spaces in a strip mall for two new tenants. The interior demolition project consisted of the following tasks:

· Removal of all drop ceilings

· Removal of interior non-load bearing walls

· Stripping of wall coverings

· Removal of ceramic and vinyl floor tiles

· Demolition of HVAC

· Demolition of miscellaneous equipment, interior partitions, and wall coverings

To accomplish this task, Dallas Contracting utilized several pieces of equipment and an average labor force of 6 workers. Several skid steers were utilized; one skid steer was equipped with a demolition bucket to assist with removal of debris and the other was equipped with a hydraulic hammer attachment to facilitate flooring removal. Several scissor lifts were also utilized to assist the workers remove the HVAC, ceiling and pipe hangers. The laborers utilized various hand tools to complete the demolition work including saw-salls, sledge hammers, pry bars and pneumatic chisel guns.

The project had an accelerated schedule and needed to be completed in eight (8) working days. The project was completed on schedule and without incident or injury.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. is an expert in interior demolition, strip-outs and gut outs. Additional information on our interior demolition services can be obtained at our website http://www.dallascontracting.com//interior_demolition.html

About Dallas Contracting Co., Inc.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. has been in business for 26 years, is financially sound (D&B Rating of 3A2), is bondable, and works on a nationwide basis. Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. offers a turnkey approach to demolition, concrete recycling and remediation projects by offering the following services under one roof:

Demolition, Onsite Concrete Aggregate Crushing and Recycling, Environmental Remediation, Rigging, Brownfield Redevelopment, Surplus and Used Equipment Sales, Interior Demolition, Equipment Removals, Dismantlement, Equipment Salvage and Scrap Metal Recycling.

Dallas Contracting Co. Inc. sells used and surplus equipment and inventory at their storefront on EBAY (http://stores.ebay.com/Dallas-Contracting?refid=store).

Contact:

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc.

1260 New Market Avenue

South Plainfield, New Jersey 07080

P: (908) 668-0600

F: (908) 668-0601

Contact: Damon Kozul, PE, CHMM

Email: dkozul@dallascontracting.com

Website http://www.dallascontracting.com

Ulead Announces CD & DVD PictureShow 4 - New Version of Software for Creating Slideshows to Watch on TV

Latest Version provides a perfect mix of ease-of-use and creative control

Torrance, CA - August 18, 2005 - Ulead Systems, Inc., a 15-year industry leader in video, image and DVD software, today announced the release of CD & DVD PictureShow

4, the latest version of its award-winning slideshow creation software. CD & DVD PictureShow 4 is the must-have software accessory for digital camera users who want a fast, easy way to make a photo album slideshow that can be viewed

on a TV screen and shared with family and friends.

CD & DVD Picture Show 4 is designed specifically for novice or first-time users and yet has powerful features that should satisfy most enthusiasts.

Users can select an Instant-Show theme template which gives them all the aspects of an entertaining slideshow with just one click. Templates mix meaningful themes with rich special effects for stunning results. There are also many powerful

features, including built-in audio and video trim functionality, intelligent photo enhancement tools, customizable audio and transition settings and DVD menu

creation capabilities.

With Ulead Photo Explorer 8.5 included in this package, users have a complete digital media management solution and comprehensive yet easy-to-use tools for acquiring, viewing, organizing, and adjusting digital images, as well as anaging

audio and video clips.

"The growth of both digital cameras and DVD burners has opened the door to a world of new and exciting slideshow possibilities," said Colwin Chan, product manager at Ulead Systems, North America. "People are taking more pictures than ever. Watching them on TV in the comfort of the living room is a great way to enjoy the memories. This software provides the perfect mix of ease-of-use and customization, which should appeal to a whole new mass-market segment of consumers."

New Features in CD & DVD PictureShow 4:

· New Instant-Show theme templates provide one-click slideshow creation, complete

with stylish DVD navigation menus, background music, pan & zoom, transition and motion effects.

· Customizable Pan and Zoom adds excitement as users can pan across or zoom into the details of their photos.

· Built-in photo repairs with the ExpressFix™ Wizard enables users to quickly

fix common photo problems such as incorrect exposure, color cast, saturation,

and focus - they can also "beautify" skin.

· Trim audio lets users adjust music to the desired length. It's the perfect built-in tool to add small clips or sections of audio to a slideshow.

· Multi-trim video is a unique feature that lets users select segments from a video file and insert them into a slideshow so they can view their photos and video together on one disc.

· CD audio support enables users to add their favorite music from CDs as background audio in the slideshow.

· The Audio & Effects interface lets users easily customize every aspect of a slideshow. They can add multiple audio files to the slideshow, view and change individual transitions between photos, apply different pan & zoom effects, control each photo's duration and much more.

· Save Photo as a Separate File is a convenient function that enables users to save any photos that have been enhanced, repaired or customized.

· Save Slideshow as Video File enables users to share their slideshows in an email, on the Web, on a portable media device or a computer using any popular media player.

Pricing and Availability

Ulead CD & DVD PictureShow 4 is available in North American retail stores, catalogs and at www.ulead.com for $49.99. Previous CD & DVD PictureShow customers can upgrade to the latest version at www.ulead.com <http://www.ulead.com/> for $29.99. See site for full details.

About Ulead Systems

Ulead Systems, Inc. is a leading developer of innovative video, imaging and graphics software for desktop, server, mobile and Internet platforms. As more people use digital technologies at home, school and the workplace, Ulead software empowers users of all levels with the tools to easily and affordably personalize, manage and share digital content. For more information on the company, its products

and services, please visit Ulead's Web site at www.ulead.com or call 800-85-ULEAD (800-858-5323).

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Ulead is a registered trademark and Ulead CD & DVD PictureShow, Instant-Show and Ulead Photo Explorer are trademarks of Ulead Systems, Inc. All other trademarks

are the property of their respective holders.

For immediate release

August 18, 2005

Contact: Michael Tretyakov

Company: Actual Tools

E-mail: press@actualtools.com

ACTUAL WINDOW MANAGER

TO HELP STOCK TRADERS IMPROVE BUSINESS EFFICIENCY

Actual Tools today announced the launch of Actual Window Manager for Traders program which is designed to provide stock traders with adequate software tools for simple and convenient working with multiple trading programs on the Windows-based platforms. The company is planning to provide corporate stock trading communities with a 30-day evaluation version, and flexible pricing options for the purchase of Actual Window Manager, as well as, free technical support and upgrades.

Actual Window Manager is the top selling desktop enhancement suite that features over 40 new utilitarian functions for fast and convenient multitasking in several applications. Traders will be able to put any selected windows on top, roll them up like blinds, minimize applications to any suitable place on the desktop, set window size and position, etc. As the program is resident and active transparently throughout the Operating System, new functions are available in any application or system window and can be triggered via Windows-style title bar buttons.

Stock traders are most likely to benefit from the Stay-on-Top function which enables them to place various charts, chat room windows, time and sales windows on top of other trading applications so that their content remains always visible. With the Roll-Up/Unroll function, applications, which are floating on top, can be minimized to their title bars. This option allows traders to free the desktop space and glance at background windows while saving the taskbar from window clutter. Also, traders can minimize inactive applications to the system tray or any other suitable desktop place.

Actual Window Manager is already helping stock traders at Gapping Stocks R Us improve their efficiency. David Kuvelas, president of the company, says: "I am a stock trader and I work with INET and ARCA plus various java charts, time and sales windows, scanning software, chat rooms that sit on top of other windows, mostly L2 trading software. So, it becomes a huge pain to have to bring those windows up every time you make a trade. Literally, you can be bringing up 5-10 windows 100-200 times during the trading day. Recently we turned to Actual Window Manager. With its Stay-on-Top and Roll-Up functions, it has become a true lifesaver for us."

Windows is multifunctional and sometimes we work with several different applications. While typing something in MS Word, you need for example, to follow information in internet browser. Push Win-T (on/off transparent effect) and one window will become transparent and you will solve your task easily. Besides, usage of transparent windows reduces negative effect on your eyes! Our user Kevin Wisner wrote us: "I'm a stock daytrader with four monitors, and many applications running. I currently use 70% transparency with ghosting to overlay one stock chart over another stock chart. This allows me access to the "lower" stock chart while still viewing the transparent ghosted stock chart.".

The enhancement of the standard window navigating system will help traders organize their computer working environment and eliminate such common problems as window clutter in the taskbar, nonflexible window behavior and unexpected data loss. Besides, traders will no longer have to make thousands of distracting clicks, bringing up each application window 200 times a day. Less confusion will obviously lead to less tension, stress and fatigue.

Actual Window Manager is designed for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/Me/XP/2003 and priced at $39.95 (USD) for individual traders. Corporate customers are encouraged to take advantage of our special volume sales discounts. For more information, visit our website at: http://www.ActualTools.com/windowmanager/for_traders/ .

About Actual Tools

Founded in 2001, Actual Tools is the leading innovator in desktop enhancement technology, focused on producing powerful system enhancement applications for the Windows platforms. We help people innovate and increase efficiencies by offering powerful and cost-effective solutions and services worldwide.

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Product page: http://www.ActualTools.com/windowmanager/

Direct download link: http://www.ActualTools.com/files/aimsetup.exe

E-mail: press@actualtools.com

Web: http://www.ActualTools.com

Los Angeles, CA – Vandor Motion Pictures, Phonorecords and Music Publishing Group - VMG World Wide (vmgworldwide.com) - marked it tenth anniversary of internet access, August 14th, 2005. In those ten years, VMG/Vandor has earned over 200 Gold and Platinum Plaques, dozens of Grammy Nominations and charted over 2,600 Artists world wide via its Bobby Farrell International Network (BFIN).

Founded by industry-maverick, General Bobby Farrell, who recorded for Cozy Records from 1943 until 1954, Vandor Music Group has grown from a one-track studio in 1959 at Dayton, Ohio, into one of the surviving Super Seven General Licensers with release, promotion, sub-publishing, distribution, license and manufacture world wide. A fire-breather, Bobby Farrell has kept the industry doors open to independent Film Producers, Artists, Record and Concert Producers, Labels, Songwriters, Script Writers, Authors, Publishers, Promoters, Agents and Managers f

           Much anticipated Spiritual Healing Center opens in Bingham Farms, MI.        

MERRITT ISLAND, FL (10/17/2005) – M7 Interactive (http://www.m7interactive.com), a new Florida based online solutions provider, announced today that it has officially opened for business, and is now accepting clients.

The company, which has been preparing its launch for over 2 months, offers graphic design, web design, application development, and other related services. Its employees have more than 15 years of combined experience in their fields.

"Our mission is to provide excellent services to businesses around the world," said Rob Serfozo, M7 Interactive Owner and Marketing Specialist.

M7 Interactive also offers a distinctive website administration service, dubbed "Rapid Webmaster," carrying out day-to-day maintenance and periodic updates for small to medium sized business customers.

"Not only do we have staff members that are experienced in design, marketing, and search engine optimization, but we have all ran successful businesses that counted on a web presence to be successful," said Serfozo. "It gives us an edge, because we know what our customers are looking for."

For more information, visit http://www.m7interactive.com.

For more information regarding Rapid Webmaster, visit http://www.m7interactive.com/admin.php.

About M7 Interactive

Launched in October 2005, M7 Interactive (http://www.m7interactive.com) is a full service online solutions provider, offering print design, web design, application development, search engine optimization, and other related services. The company also offers "Rapid Webmaster," a website administration service.

Gainesville, FL (10/4/2005) – Built2Go.com (http://www.built2go.com), a new membership based turnkey website provider, announced today that it has released its new line of pre-made turnkey website templates and scripts, available to members of its site.

The site, which provides fully developed templates and scripts designed for online businesses and websites, is owned by Florida based Big Resources Incorporated, the developer of the largest template library in the world.

"Built2Go provides an in demand service of beautifully designed website templates with the functionality of fully developed PHP scripts that are ready to install," said Mark Greenberg, Big Resources, Inc. Marketing Director.

Built2Go has experienced phenomenal growth since its launch in early September, receiving approximately 10,000 unique visitors daily.

"Unlike most website scripts, Built2Go equips users with materials to establish their business, not just start their website. We provide full banner sets and corporate IDs that match each scripted template package. You just pick your look, and go," said Greenberg.

Downloads from Built2Go can be implemented with zero programming or development knowledge, and scripts are written in PHP. All source files, such as HTML pages and Photoshop PSD files are included. Built2Go has released its turnkey packages for many business models including online classifieds, auctions, shopping websites, search or link directories, as well as for "rate my photo" websites.

In addition, a full online banner marketing kit and corporate ID package, which includes a logo, letterhead, and envelope, are included with every turnkey website.

About Built2Go

Launched in September 2005, Built2Go is a membership based turnkey website provider, offering a vast array of fully developed turnkey website solutions. All downloads contain a banner marketing package, corporate ID package, as well as all source files, including HTML and PSD. Built2Go is owned by Florida based Big Resources, Inc.

About Big Resources, Inc.

Big Resources' Network of development websites has been a leading source of tools, resources and services in the webmaster community since 1998. The network fills a wide variety of needs with free and premium services including graphics, scripts, original articles, help forums, stock photography, hosting, and much more.

Gainesville, FL (10/4/2005) -- BoxedArt.com (http://www.boxedart.com), a website designer destination renowned for providing the web's largest membership collection of templates and related developer products, announced today that it has expanded its library of products, and released a new website design for its site.

The new products, which are separated into 8 newly created categories, include Valid CSS templates, a wide range of print materials for physical publishers, ebook covers, CD and DVD packaging, and more.

"Our new print materials are full quality and are ready for commercial presses or for home desktop printers," said Mark Greenberg, Marketing Director for Big Resources Inc., the owners of BoxedArt.com.

Templates for print media added, include postcard templates, print newsletter templates, flyers templates, menu templates, as well as labels CD/DVD discs and jewel box covers. All print templates are available in CMKY coloring, 300DPI resolution, and 3 different sizes.

"BoxedArt has been renowned for its enormous collection of website related products, now for the same low cost users also receive an unbelievable number of print products and enabling our users to create an offline identity as well," said Greenberg

About BoxedArt.com

Launched in 2001, BoxedArt.com (http://www.boxedart.com) is a unique database of thousands of original and high quality products available for download. The site's offering is unmatched in its industry in both size and quality with products available in over 32 different categories. Membership to the site is available for under $50, which includes unlimited access to all items in the members' area.

About Big Resources, Inc.

Big Resources' Network of development websites has been a leading source of tools, resources and services in the webmaster community since 1998. The network fills a wide variety of needs with free and premium services including graphics, scripts, original articles, help forums, stock photography, hosting, and much more.

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

CHICAGO, IL (9/26/2005) -- Windy City Web Solutions (http://www.windycitywebsolutions.com), a Chicago, IL based telecommunications provider, announced this week that it is currently offering its clients a unique set of tools and features, and plans to charge for them in the future.

The tools, which the company purchased rights to distribute, include a data backup tool that allows for scheduled backups of single accounts, or in the case of resellers, backups of large numbers of hosting accounts at once.

"Our current customers just can't say enough good things – they're fully automated and work great for resellers and individual hosting clients," said Kenneth Fox, CEO and co-founder of the company.

Other free tools include a MySQL backup tool, a site copy tool that allows individual clients and resellers to easily transfer their sites between servers, and a downloadable site uptime tool.

"I think it's clear that we are confident in our service when we offer our clients free uptime monitoring software," said Fox. "Most hosts just don't do this."

Fox's company, which has been around since mid-2004, hopes to continue to offer similar tools and services to its customers in the coming months.

"What we are offering our customers today is just the beginning," said Fox. "We fully intend to raise the bar in the hosting industry."

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

About Windy City Web Solutions

Founded in June 2004, Windy City Web Solutions (http://www.windycitywebsolutions.com) is the product of more than 11 years of web hosting and e-commerce experience. The company provides web hosting, development services, domains, SSL certificates, and a variety of custom developed applications and tools.

BOSTON, MA (9/27/2005) – cPanelBackup.com (http://www.cpanelbackup.com), a provider of automated backup solutions, announced today that it has released its line of cPanel backup products, providing low cost, reliable, and remotely hosted backups of cPanel powered websites.

The company, which is operated by Boston based InfluxHost (http://www.influxhost.com), hopes to provide a service that can be embraced by web hosts and individual customers. It also hopes to provide a smooth transition for individuals switching between cPanel powered web hosts.

"People never seem to realize how important backups are until its too late," said Greg Vanthong, cPanelBackup.com President. "It's time to change that."

cPanelBackup offers three automated backup plans, on monthly, weekly, and daily increments. All packages include home backups, alias/filter backups, and MySQL backups.

"It can't get any easier – we're all about simplicity and reliability," said Vanthong.

A backup restoration service, available for a one time fee, is also offered. Backups are kept by the company for up to three months, depending on the specific package.

"All clients have to do is focus on running their website – we'll worry about keeping their data safe," said Vanthong.

For more information regarding cPanelBackup.com, visit http://www.cpanelbackup.com.

For more information regarding services provided by cPanelBackup.com, visit http://www.cpanelbackup.com/services.html.

About cPanelBackup.com

Founded in 2003, cPanelBackup.com is a provider of fully automated, reliable, remotely hosted backup solutions for cPanel powered websites. The company is owned and operated by Boston, MA based InfluxHost.

SURREY, B.C. (9/23/2005) -- MonsterHosting.ca (http://www.monsterhosting.ca), a Canadian web hosting and e-commerce solutions provider, announced today that it plans to launch a Voice over Internet Protocol service, making it the first Canadian web host to do so, and opening a new chapter for the British Columbia based company.

The company's VoIP subsidiary, christened MonsterVoIP (http://www.monstervoip.ca), will target the US and Canadian telephone service market. MonsterVoIP will also offer a white label reseller model for web hosts looking to start their own local VoIP business.

"VoIP offers nearly the same voice quality of traditional landline telephones, but has twice as many features," said Rainer Schmoll, CEO of MonsterVoIP. "It's only natural that there is a growing demand in the market for this great technology."

MonsterVoIP will be launched on October 3.

For more information, visit http://www.monstervoip.ca.

About MonsterHosting.ca

MonsterHosting.ca, (http://www.monsterhosting.ca) a Surrey, British Columbia based web development solutions provider serving well over 2,000 clients, has been in the hosting market since January 2003. The company offers a wide variety of web development services, including domain name registration, email hosting, web hosting, merchant accounts, reseller backup software, and targeted web traffic.

BRISTOL, UK (9/13/2005) -- Acorn Rack (http://www.acornrack.com), a new provider of on-demand automatic website creation solutions, announced today that it has officially launched a public version of its highly anticipated website creation service, a move that will change the current landscape of the web hosting and development industry.

The new service, which is completely free to users at the basic level, gives users the option to instantly and securely create websites, as well as share and exchange design and development tips with fellow web designers and entrepreneurs.

"We are based in the United Kingdom, but our vast developer community includes users from all corners of the globe," said Olly Culverhouse, server administrator for Acorn Rack. Also contributing to the project was lead developer Chris Hill.

As of September, the site has gained over 2,000 members, mostly from participation in the public testing period.

"Our site has been fortunate to have unprecedented growth in our development period," said Culverhouse.

According to Acorn Rack's developers, there is a huge gap in the market for ready-made high powered websites that can be used as a stepping stone to more advanced projects for individuals new to the internet.

"Users can create up to 50 websites on our system," said Culverhouse. "It's all done with zero knowledge of HTML or scripting languages."

The public beta test lasted nearly 2 months, and included the implementation of user suggested features and the removal of software bugs.

Acorn Rack does not expect to charge for its service in the near future, and currently gives free website hosting to all of its users. No private information of its users is sold or distributed to 3rd parties, according to Culverhouse.

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

About Acorn Rack

Originally developed in January 2005, Acorn Rack (http://www.acornrack.com) is the collaboration of a team of highly skilled developers based out of the United Kingdom. It allows users to create high powered dynamic websites with zero knowledge of HTML or scripting languages.

ORLANDO, FL (9/6/05) - Vortech Incorporated (http://www.vortechhosting.com), a web hosting provider currently hosting over 120,000 domain names, announced today that it has acquired Florida based RocketColo.net (http://www.rocketcolo.net), a co-location and dedicated server provider.

The buyout, which was finalized on Thursday, included the RocketColo.net network, servers, and all other company assets. RocketColo.net is currently located in the same datacenter as Vortech Inc, so the transition is expected to be extremely smooth.

"We are hoping that by purchasing the assets of RocketColo, we will be able to grow our network and increase our customer base," said Vortech Inc owner Brad Pugh.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Pugh says payment was made up front for the company, and he plans to immediately make beneficial changes for the company's customers.

"All clients of RocketColo will enjoy additional connectivity at no additional charge, as we are including them in our network," said Pugh. Connectivity to Progress Telcom, AT&T, Level(3), Sprint, and Cogent has been added.

In addition, customers of RocketColo.net will be offered an upgrade to 1000 GB of monthly bandwidth at no additional charge. No downtime is expected during the transition.

Vortech currently operates a cluster of 9 mail servers, 40 Windows servers, 20 FreeBSD Systems, 5 MySql, 8 MSsql servers.

About Vortech Incorporated

Based in Orlando, Florida, Vortech, Inc. is a debt free, privately owned web hosting company that has served clients for over 5 years. Specializing in Dedicated, Co-located, and reseller hosting solutions, the company has a staff of 15. In September 2005, the company purchased Orlando based RocketColo.net

About RocketColo.net

Specializing in dedicated servers powered by FreeBSD, Fedora, and Windows Operating Systems, RocketColo.net operates nearly 100 dedicated, co-located and managed servers.

In September 2005, the company was acquired by Orlando based Vortech, Inc.

MORRISTOWN, TENNESSEE (9/1/2005) - 1PlanHost.com (http://www.1planhost.com), a leading provider of Windows web hosting services announced today that it has waived all hosting fees for its customers affected by the Hurricane Katrina Disaster, and is donating 10% of all new account sales and existing renewals during the month of September to the relief effort.

"It would be unrealistic to expect our customers in New Orleans and the gulf coast area to have to worry about their web site hosting accounts expiring," said Darrell Williams, CEO of WebWeavers Internet Services, 1PlanHost.com's parent company. "They are struggling to feed themselves and their families -- we're not going to add additional stress."

Many customers who are located in the affected areas are currently without electricity, food, clean water, and access to telephone service. Some individuals have lost their homes and their jobs.

In addition to waving the hosting fees of affected customers, the company will donate 10% of revenue from all new web hosting account sales and renewals during the month of September 2005.

"We will evaluate the response and need at the end of September to determine if this donation program should be extended," said Williams.

According to the American Red Cross, the need for national support will be required for many coming months. Insurance claims have been estimated to exceed US$26Bil, and officials insist the rebuilding of infrastructure and housing will take years.

"We will also be involved in facilitating teams of people in our local area to volunteer and provide hands on assistance through Christian disaster relief ministries," said Williams.

1PlanHost.com is encouraging companies with customers in the affected areas to follow in its footsteps and waive hosting costs for customers hit by the storm.

"The industry's most reputable hosting companies truly are customer centric and are willing to help out when a severe need arises," said Williams.

About WebWeavers Internet Services

Based in Tennessee, WebWeavers Internet Services is a Windows Web Hosting Company founded in February 1996. The company is privately held and has experienced steady growth in the past nine years. Serving thousands of clients in 92 countries worldwide, the company operates http://www.1PlanHost.com.

SOMERSET, NJ (9/1/2005) - Uplinkearth (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a global award-winning Windows web hosting provider hosting over 30 thousand domain names, announced today that it has made the first pledge to the Web Hosts Unite program (http://www.webhostsunite.com), an industry group supporting the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The storm, which battered parts of Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi, provoked the largest ever peacetime evacuation, of over 400,000 thousand people. Katrina made landfall as a massive Category 4 hurricane, and caused an estimated 26 billion dollars in damage. Several levees designed to protect New Orleans have failed, and much of the city is completely under water.

"Hundreds of thousands have lost their homes, their belongings, and some even lost their life in the aftermath of this storm. The time has come for the world to unite and support the victims," said Mike Yablonowitz, uplinkearth President and CEO. "Those who are in a position to help are obligated to do so, which is why we have decided to give our full support of the relief efforts."

Uplinkearth has made an initial pledge of financial resources, and is donating free hosting services to the program's website. All funds are donated directly to the American Red Cross, who is actively participating in relief efforts for victims. The company has also created a website to serve as a portal for its customers who wish to donate.

The Red Cross currently has 239 evacuation shelters operating in states affected by the disaster, housing roughly 37,000 people.

"It's very important to empathize with people affected by this. Their lives will never be the same," said Yablonowitz.

For more information about uplinkearth's response to the disaster, visit http://community.uplinkearth.com/katrina.

About uplinkearth

Uplinkearth (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a New Jersey based web hosting provider, has been in the web hosting industry since 1997, and has remained a leader in the Windows web hosting sector. In August 2005, the company purchased Canadian based Nevidia Internet Solutions, increasing its market share by roughly 20 percent.

TORONTO, ONTARIO (9/1/2005) – CPSkins.com (http://www.cpskins.com), the industry's largest provider of cPanel, DirectAdmin, Ensim, and Plesk Skins & addons announced today that it has lowered its prices on its line of Ensim and DirectAdmin Skins, as well as its cPanel and Plesk Auto-installers.

The new promotion, which also includes a limited time separate 10 percent off coupon on all products, is designed to increase awareness about the company's control panel skins, as well as its auto-installers.

"Our auto-installers are comparable to packages like Fantastico, yet our prices are lower and we offer more scripts," said CPSkins.com CEO William Wilson. "The time to make the switch is now."

Wilson hopes to target web hosts in the industry who are looking for cleaner, more cutting edge control panel skins. All skins offered by CPSkins.com install in under 5 minutes, and can be customized to match a company's website.

"We have the best looking skins out there, nobody can match what we offer," said Wilson.

CPSkins.com has a library of 9 unique cPanel skins, 3 DirectaAmin skins, and 2 Ensim skins. All products are included in the promotion.

Free support for skins is offered via Live Chat, MSN, ICQ, AIM, and via a ticket system. Automatic updates are available at no additional charge for most skins and auto-installer packages.

About CPSkins.com

Launched roughly 4 years ago, CPSkins.com (http://www.cpskins.com) is the industry's largest maker of CPanel, DirectAdmin, Ensim, and Plesk control panel skins & auto-installers. Supplying over 400 web hosts, the company's products have become an integral part of the hosting industry.

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August 30, 2005 - Softplicity has enlarged its family of Windows utilities, known under the Coolutils brand, with a new member, Total PDF Converter. The newcomer's line of duty can be guessed from its name. Yet again a number of interesting features distinguish the program's functionality and make it a valuable addition to the Softplicity's Coolutils collection.

Coolutils have already endowed customers with many handy supplements to the Windows core functionality. Their sphere of application ranges form graphics and multimedia to data processing and management. Particular attention has been paid to PDF documents, which is quite natural, given their widespread use in the net. Known for its capacity to facilitate the exchange of rich content documents, PDF has become a standard carrier of important business, scientific and other information. And although PDF firmly entrenched itself as an information vessel, handling PDF docs is not always an easy thing. And not a cheap one either, when it comes to fully-functional Adobe products. To override these two major flaws, you can convert PDF to a format friendlier to editing. Total PDF Converter can make information in the web more available and easy to deal with. With its help you can extract data form its embellished vessel and put it into a more practical one, which fits your editing tasks.

Total PDF Converter features a wide range of conversion options. Along with Word Doc, Excel, HTML, Text and CSV files, it offers a number of graphic formats supported by Sony PSP and appliances for visual presentation. The converter supports multi-string characters and can be effectively used for documents with Asian layout and encoding. The speed and accuracy of conversion provided by Total PDF Converter deserve special attention. Conversion of rich content files, even of a considerable size, becomes a matter of a few seconds. High-resolution images retain no less than 98% quality of original files. Comfortable work panel allows choosing a format and launching conversion with the same button click. Flexibility of the tool satisfies most PDF conversion needs, including command line and batch conversion.

Many users have already found Total PDF Converter a useful addition to their collection of Coolutils tools. "New Total PDF Converter has become great help in my everyday routine. I use lots of PDF docs in my research work. Now I convert them into text files and add my comments. It's become much easier to reuse some bits of PDF. Well done, guys!" says Tim Walker, customer from Canada. "My husband and I work in the same field and often discuss things we dig out in the net. Now we make home presentations and get a lot of fun out of it. It's amazing how many new ways can be found for ordinary PDFs" says The Armits, New Zealand.

Features at a Glance

Support for Word Doc, Excel, HTML, Text and CSV conversion.

Support for BMP, JPEG, WNF, EMF, PNG, GIF, TIFF, EPS formats.

Batch and command line modes.

Multi-bit language support.

Converted file retains original layout.

Intuitive user interface.

Availability and Pricing

Total PDF Converter runs under Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP platforms and costs $39.90 USD for a single user edition. Flexible discount policy is offered for bulk orders. All registered users are entitled to free technical support. A fully-functional evaluation version is available as a free download at http://www.coolutils.com/download/TotalPDFConverter.exe.

About Softplicity

Since its establishment in 1998, Softplicity has been demonstrating stable growth and expansion in their product line. The two main directions of the software development efforts are file management systems and popular utilities. Frigate file manager, their flagship product, and Coolutils family have brought multiple awards and a deserved reputation of reliable and highly functional tools among business and home users.

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Product page link: http://www.coolutils.com/TotalPDFConverter

Download link: http://www.coolutils.com/download/TotalPDFConverter.exe

Web: http://www.coolutils.com

Vero Beach, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/29/2005 -- LoPresti Speed Merchants, the foremost provider of aviation performance solutions, announced today the introduction of a line of Hi Performance wheel pants for Piper models PA28's and PA32's.

LoPresti "Speed Spats" are designed to lower drag, enhance appearance and simplify routine maintenance. This new design provides vastly simplified access, such as servicing the brakes and tires is now accomplished with ease. Also, to complement these new "Speed Spats" and keep your aircraft looking great, LoPresti has also designed a "No Scratch" tow bar.

The Speed Merchants line of performance enhancements has long been the standard by which others are measured. LoPresti enhancements lead the pack by reducing drag and enhancing appearance.

According to Curt LoPresti, the CEO of Speed Merchants, "Our company was built on the principle that you should get all the speed you pay for. We release the performance trapped inside your aircraft without the penalties of extra weight and fuel consumption."

For more information contact LoPresti Speed Merchants at 772-562-4757 – 800-859-4757 – www.SpeedMods.com.

About LoPresti Speed Merchants

LoPresti Speed Merchants is the world's foremost provider of aviation performance solutions. Speed Merchants designs and manufactures modifications to dramatically improve the performance of General Aviation aircraft. LoPresti Engineering has also provided technical services to Lockheed, Martin, Lycoming Engine Company, Hartzell Propeller Company, Fairchild Aircraft, Pilatus, American General Aircraft, Cirrus Design, Adam, Lancair and AJ Aerospace, among others. For more than three decades, founder Roy LoPresti was the reigning prince of light aircraft design. Roy was responsible for the design and manufacture of more successful airplanes than any designer in aviation history. Mooney, Grumman, Beech, Piper, each company laying claim for a time to producing the works of his creative mind. In 1991, the legendary engineer formed LoPresti Speed Merchants, located in Vero Beach, Florida. Innovation is the mantra. With more than 40 Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) and Parts Manufacturing Authorizations (PMAs), plus patents and copyrights, Speed Merchants leads the way in performance and innovation time and again.

South Plainfield, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/26/2005 -- Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. (Dallas Contracting) was contracted to demolish the entire old rubber plant. The site is approximately 6.5 acres and includes various industrial buildings including several outside tank farms and a power/boiler house. As part of this demolition, a large amount of railroad track associated with the railroad spur into the facility needed to be removed.

During demolition of the railroad spur, Dallas Contracting was able to salvage a capstan rail car puller. This item was donated to the New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center (website: http://www.NJTHC.org). This historic railroad artifact will be a central part of an educational exhibit in the New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center focusing on coal.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. is an expert in demolition and equipment salvage. Additional information on our services can be obtained at our website http://www.dallascontracting.com/

About Dallas Contracting Co., Inc.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. has been in business for 26 years, is financially sound (D&B Rating of 3A2), is bondable, and works on a nationwide basis. Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. offers a turnkey approach to demolition, concrete recycling and remediation projects by offering the following services under one roof:

Demolition, Onsite Concrete Aggregate Crushing and Recycling, Environmental Remediation, Rigging, Brownfield Redevelopment, Surplus and Used Equipment Sales, Interior Demolition, Equipment Removals, Dismantlement, Equipment Salvage and Scrap Metal Recycling.

Dallas Contracting Co. Inc. sells used and surplus equipment and inventory at their storefront on EBAY (http://stores.ebay.com/Dallas-Contracting?refid=store).

Contact:

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc.

1260 New Market Avenue

South Plainfield, New Jersey 07080

P: (908) 668-0600

F: (908) 668-0601

Contact: Damon Kozul, PE, CHMM

Email: dkozul@dallascontracting.com

Website http://www.dallascontracting.com

Union City, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/25/2005 -- uCertify, an eminent provider of IT Certification exam preparation solutions, has announced to launch its Exam Simulation PrepKit for the CIW Security Professional Exam (1D0-470 ) on September 15, 2005. uCertify has also announced a 50% Pre-release discount on the PrepKit. Customers can pre-order this PrepKit for only US$39.99 and save US$40.00.

A free evaluation version with limited number of questions and study notes is now available for free download at: http://www.ucertify.com/exams/CIW/1D0-470.html

"With the extensive use of the Internet and other networks in our day to day life, security has become and important issue, and there is a huge demand for security personnel. CIW Security Professional is a well recognized certification today, and we are pleased to offer this new PrepKit, which is based on the latest CIW exam pattern and provides all the information needed to successfully pass this exam." Says David Jackson, Product Manager, uCertify.

CIW- Certified Internet Webmaster Certification certifies the skills of Internet professionals responsible for marketing, purchasing methods and securing transactions in business to business and business to consumer e-commerce. The CIW certification program provides various certifications according to the need and wants of a candidate. These certifications are: CIW Associate Certification, CIW Professional Certification, and CIW Master Certification. CIW Security Professional certification exam is a requirement for the Master CIW Administrator certification.

The CIW Security Professional exam focuses on management and deployment of e-business transaction and payment security solutions. This certification validates the knowledge and skills of a professional in implementing e-business security policies; identifying security threats, developing countermeasures using firewall systems and attack-recognition technologies; and managing the deployment of security solutions.

A team of certified and experienced experts has developed the new PrepKit, after a profound research. The objective of this PrepKit is to provide adequate resources for the preparation of the CIW Security Professional exam. The PrepKit offers 4 simulation tests that help the candidates to judge the level of their preparations. The simulation tests include 280 questions with 129 explanations and study notes, which enhance the knowledge and enrich the skills of the candidates. The PrepKit also contains 60 pop quiz questions.

The highly realistic questions in this PrepKit provide the environment of the real exam, which increases the confidence level of the candidates. The candidates can identify their strong and weak areas, and improve themselves with the help of explanations given for the correct as well as incorrect answers.

uCertify guarantees a full refund of money on this PrepKit, in case a candidate does not pass the Exam in a single attempt.

About uCertify

Conceived in 1996, uCertify.com specializes in the development of computer assisted test preparation software. The company provides exam simulation PrepKits for the certification exams of Microsoft, CIW, CompTIA, Oracle, Sun and other leading vendors. The Prepkits are developed after rigorous research and innovation by a panel of highly experienced and certified authors to equip the aspirants with the latest and accurate study material for IT certifications.

Learn more about uCertify: http://www.ucertify.com/about/about.html

Atlanta, GA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/25/2005 -- The annual Flooring B2B conference was held on August 16th and 17th at the 191 Club in downtown Atlanta. The conference was well attended by the major mills, distributors and software companies. The number of first time attendees included Gulistan Carpet, Adleta, All Tile, Tri –West, JJ Haines and Royalty Carpets.

RFMS, the leading provider of business management software and B2B capability to the floor covering industry, announced that nearly 15% of its client base – 225 dealers – are using the RFMS B2B software solution to streamline their business operations. Terry Wheat, President of RFMS, stated that "dealer response to B2B has exceeded expectations and the adoption rate will continue to grow rapidly into 2006 as more distributors begin offering electronic capability to dealers". Working in concert with the industry's major suppliers, RFMS has been instrumental in helping nearly 100 of the B2B enabled dealers send POs electronically on a daily basis. It is estimated that the $10 million of electronic POs currently being transacted monthly will double in the next six months.

B2B E-Commerce is a proven business technology that incorporates internet communication capabilities to automate routine business transactions between dealers and their suppliers including tasks such as maintaining product/price catalogs, processing invoices and transmitting purchase orders. Significant administrative savings are realized due to the elimination of manual data entry of new products and price changes, faxing of purchase orders and data entry of invoices - allowing dealers of all sizes to slash administrative transaction costs, increase accuracy and boost customer service.

Because all suppliers and software companies use a common set of standards to communicate and transmit data (see www.FlooringB2BStandard.com), the B2B process for a dealer is the same whether connecting to a mill, distributor or supplier. All the dealer needs to get started is business software that is B2B compliant, a high-speed Internet connection, initial training and access to a help desk when additional training or support is needed.

New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/25/2005 -- The worldwide market for implant-based dental reconstruction products will approach nearly $3.5 billion by 2010, according to a new study released today from Kalorama Information. Although the dental implant sector accounts for only about 9% of the global dental market, it is the fastest growing segment with a forecast growth rate of almost 15%.

The new study, Implant-Based Dental Reconstruction: The Worldwide Implant and Bone Graft Market, estimates that growth in implant devices and abutments and dental bone grafts will outstrip other areas of dental devices and products. The aging of the developed world's population will, despite improved dental health, actually create a larger potential market and provide an excellent opportunity for suppliers and innovators.

"With oral health improving and people living longer, the number of teeth to be maintained is increasing at a rate faster than the population is growing," notes Anne Anscomb, the author of the final report. "It was once thought that the decline in dental caries, particularly in children, would result in reducing the treatment needs of the population. Instead the opposite is true: Increasing retention of teeth has created new needs and greater demand. As adults retain more teeth, they experience a greater severity of periodontal involvement, which is the leading cause of tooth loss."

This study provides a comprehensive analysis of available dental implant and bone graft products, including etiology and epidemiological data for tooth loss. Market size, growth, and competitive market share are provided for each segment, and revenue distribution by world geographical region is estimated. In addition, the report thoroughly reviews clinical, demographic, and regulatory trends and profiles 15 key competitors.

Implant-Based Dental Reconstruction can be purchased directly from Kalorama Information by clicking http://www.kaloramainformation.com/pub/1099235.html. It is also available at MarketResearch.com.

About Kalorama Information

Kalorama Information, a division of MarketResearch.com, supplies the latest in independent market research for the life sciences. For more information, contact Steven Heffner at 212-807-2634 or sheffner@kaloramainformation.com, or visit www.KaloramaInformation.com.

About MarketResearch.com

MarketResearch.com is the leading provider of global market intelligence products and services. With over 91,000 research publications from 350 research publishers, it's the world's most extensive database of expert insights on global industries. For more information, contact Irina Frukhtbeyn at 301-468-3650 x.203 or ifrukhtbeyn@marketresearch.com, or visit www.MarketResearch.com.

Wired Hub Incorporated (http://www.wiredhub.net), a hosting provider serving clients globally for over three years, announced today that it has fully implemented its one of a kind, "Total Satisfaction" program, designed to offer its clients unparalleled service guarantees.

The company's new program, which was launched in mid-august, is designed to build on WiredHub's reputation as an affordable, high quality, customer oriented web host.

"Our new program promises to make some of the biggest and most important service and support level guarantees in the entire hosting industry," said Yudhishter Sethi, WiredHub founder.

Such guarantees include a rapid response guarantee for support requests, raid protection for all data stored on WiredHub servers, and a platform of Intel Xeon hardware on all hosting packages.

"This program essentially means that we are doing everything humanly possible to ensure our clients' data is safe, and they are treated very well," said Sethi.

WiredHub is also offering a 90 day money back guarantee as part of the program, a large extension of the 15 or 30 day guarantees most web hosting providers offer.

In addition, WiredHub promises to buy back the remainder of any hosting contract with a rival web host.

"I get emails all the time from people who are locked into long term hosting contracts with our competitors," said Sethi. "Effective immediately, we're willing to buy our customers out of their obligations with a rival host, so they can experience the WiredHub difference."

For more information about WiredHub Incorporated, visit http://www.wiredhub.net.

About WiredHub

A Canadian based hosting provider, WiredHub Incorporated has been hosting its clients since May 2002, when it was founded by entrepreneur Yudhishter Sethi. The company's reputation as a high quality hosting provider has been reinforced by its satisfied and happy client base.

SOMERSET, NJ (8/22/2005) – Uplinkearth (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a global award-winning Windows web hosting provider hosting over 30 thousand domain names, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Nevidia Internet Solutions (http://www.nevidia.com), a dynamic Canadian based Windows web host.

The acquisition has been in planning for several months, and Nevidia customers will not notice an interruption of service or support. All current employees of Nevidia Internet Solutions will be retained, and the Nevidia brand name will remain in tact.

In addition, customers of Nevidia will remain on the same servers, as they are currently located in the uplinkearth data center.

"We anticipate an extremely smooth move and excellent transition for all employees and customers of Nevidia, due to the planning we have taken to ensure stability," said Mike Yablonowitz, uplinkearth President and CEO

Services provided by Nevidia include web hosting, domain names, web design, and an array of other customer oriented products that closely integrate with services already offered by uplinkearth.

"Nevidia is a highly respected Canadian hosting company that has the same philosophy as we do," said Yablonowitz. "They treat their customers like Gold."

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"Our acquisition of Nevidia allows uplinkearth to both increase market share and create opportunities for us in the Canadian market," said Yablonowitz.

About uplinkearth

Uplinkearth web solutions (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a New Jersey based web hosting provider hosting thousands of domain names, has been in the web hosting industry since 1997, and has remained a leader in the Windows web hosting sector. In July 2005, the company announced its full support of Coldfusion MX7, continuing its mission to be a cutting edge and innovative company.

About Nevidia Internet Solutions

Nevidia Internet Solutions, a Canadian based web hosting provider and a leader in customer service and support, has been providing real-world pricing and cutting edge technologies to its customers world-wide since 2002. Its superior response times, 24/7 support, and exceptional connectivity has made the company stand out among many in the industry.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. (Dallas Contracting) was contracted to perform the gutting out of three retail spaces in a strip mall for two new tenants. The interior demolition project consisted of the following tasks:

· Removal of all drop ceilings

· Removal of interior non-load bearing walls

· Stripping of wall coverings

· Removal of ceramic and vinyl floor tiles

· Demolition of HVAC

· Demolition of miscellaneous equipment, interior partitions, and wall coverings

To accomplish this task, Dallas Contracting utilized several pieces of equipment and an average labor force of 6 workers. Several skid steers were utilized; one skid steer was equipped with a demolition bucket to assist with removal of debris and the other was equipped with a hydraulic hammer attachment to facilitate flooring removal. Several scissor lifts were also utilized to assist the workers remove the HVAC, ceiling and pipe hangers. The laborers utilized various hand tools to complete the demolition work including saw-salls, sledge hammers, pry bars and pneumatic chisel guns.

The project had an accelerated schedule and needed to be completed in eight (8) working days. The project was completed on schedule and without incident or injury.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. is an expert in interior demolition, strip-outs and gut outs. Additional information on our interior demolition services can be obtained at our website http://www.dallascontracting.com//interior_demolition.html

About Dallas Contracting Co., Inc.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. has been in business for 26 years, is financially sound (D&B Rating of 3A2), is bondable, and works on a nationwide basis. Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. offers a turnkey approach to demolition, concrete recycling and remediation projects by offering the following services under one roof:

Demolition, Onsite Concrete Aggregate Crushing and Recycling, Environmental Remediation, Rigging, Brownfield Redevelopment, Surplus and Used Equipment Sales, Interior Demolition, Equipment Removals, Dismantlement, Equipment Salvage and Scrap Metal Recycling.

Dallas Contracting Co. Inc. sells used and surplus equipment and inventory at their storefront on EBAY (http://stores.ebay.com/Dallas-Contracting?refid=store).

Contact:

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc.

1260 New Market Avenue

South Plainfield, New Jersey 07080

P: (908) 668-0600

F: (908) 668-0601

Contact: Damon Kozul, PE, CHMM

Email: dkozul@dallascontracting.com

Website http://www.dallascontracting.com

Ulead Announces CD & DVD PictureShow 4 - New Version of Software for Creating Slideshows to Watch on TV

Latest Version provides a perfect mix of ease-of-use and creative control

Torrance, CA - August 18, 2005 - Ulead Systems, Inc., a 15-year industry leader in video, image and DVD software, today announced the release of CD & DVD PictureShow

4, the latest version of its award-winning slideshow creation software. CD & DVD PictureShow 4 is the must-have software accessory for digital camera users who want a fast, easy way to make a photo album slideshow that can be viewed

on a TV screen and shared with family and friends.

CD & DVD Picture Show 4 is designed specifically for novice or first-time users and yet has powerful features that should satisfy most enthusiasts.

Users can select an Instant-Show theme template which gives them all the aspects of an entertaining slideshow with just one click. Templates mix meaningful themes with rich special effects for stunning results. There are also many powerful

features, including built-in audio and video trim functionality, intelligent photo enhancement tools, customizable audio and transition settings and DVD menu

creation capabilities.

With Ulead Photo Explorer 8.5 included in this package, users have a complete digital media management solution and comprehensive yet easy-to-use tools for acquiring, viewing, organizing, and adjusting digital images, as well as anaging

audio and video clips.

"The growth of both digital cameras and DVD burners has opened the door to a world of new and exciting slideshow possibilities," said Colwin Chan, product manager at Ulead Systems, North America. "People are taking more pictures than ever. Watching them on TV in the comfort of the living room is a great way to enjoy the memories. This software provides the perfect mix of ease-of-use and customization, which should appeal to a whole new mass-market segment of consumers."

New Features in CD & DVD PictureShow 4:

· New Instant-Show theme templates provide one-click slideshow creation, complete

with stylish DVD navigation menus, background music, pan & zoom, transition and motion effects.

· Customizable Pan and Zoom adds excitement as users can pan across or zoom into the details of their photos.

· Built-in photo repairs with the ExpressFix™ Wizard enables users to quickly

fix common photo problems such as incorrect exposure, color cast, saturation,

and focus - they can also "beautify" skin.

· Trim audio lets users adjust music to the desired length. It's the perfect built-in tool to add small clips or sections of audio to a slideshow.

· Multi-trim video is a unique feature that lets users select segments from a video file and insert them into a slideshow so they can view their photos and video together on one disc.

· CD audio support enables users to add their favorite music from CDs as background audio in the slideshow.

· The Audio & Effects interface lets users easily customize every aspect of a slideshow. They can add multiple audio files to the slideshow, view and change individual transitions between photos, apply different pan & zoom effects, control each photo's duration and much more.

· Save Photo as a Separate File is a convenient function that enables users to save any photos that have been enhanced, repaired or customized.

· Save Slideshow as Video File enables users to share their slideshows in an email, on the Web, on a portable media device or a computer using any popular media player.

Pricing and Availability

Ulead CD & DVD PictureShow 4 is available in North American retail stores, catalogs and at www.ulead.com for $49.99. Previous CD & DVD PictureShow customers can upgrade to the latest version at www.ulead.com <http://www.ulead.com/> for $29.99. See site for full details.

About Ulead Systems

Ulead Systems, Inc. is a leading developer of innovative video, imaging and graphics software for desktop, server, mobile and Internet platforms. As more people use digital technologies at home, school and the workplace, Ulead software empowers users of all levels with the tools to easily and affordably personalize, manage and share digital content. For more information on the company, its products

and services, please visit Ulead's Web site at www.ulead.com or call 800-85-ULEAD (800-858-5323).

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Ulead is a registered trademark and Ulead CD & DVD PictureShow, Instant-Show and Ulead Photo Explorer are trademarks of Ulead Systems, Inc. All other trademarks

are the property of their respective holders.

For immediate release

August 18, 2005

Contact: Michael Tretyakov

Company: Actual Tools

E-mail: press@actualtools.com

ACTUAL WINDOW MANAGER

TO HELP STOCK TRADERS IMPROVE BUSINESS EFFICIENCY

Actual Tools today announced the launch of Actual Window Manager for Traders program which is designed to provide stock traders with adequate software tools for simple and convenient working with multiple trading programs on the Windows-based platforms. The company is planning to provide corporate stock trading communities with a 30-day evaluation version, and flexible pricing options for the purchase of Actual Window Manager, as well as, free technical support and upgrades.

Actual Window Manager is the top selling desktop enhancement suite that features over 40 new utilitarian functions for fast and convenient multitasking in several applications. Traders will be able to put any selected windows on top, roll them up like blinds, minimize applications to any suitable place on the desktop, set window size and position, etc. As the program is resident and active transparently throughout the Operating System, new functions are available in any application or system window and can be triggered via Windows-style title bar buttons.

Stock traders are most likely to benefit from the Stay-on-Top function which enables them to place various charts, chat room windows, time and sales windows on top of other trading applications so that their content remains always visible. With the Roll-Up/Unroll function, applications, which are floating on top, can be minimized to their title bars. This option allows traders to free the desktop space and glance at background windows while saving the taskbar from window clutter. Also, traders can minimize inactive applications to the system tray or any other suitable desktop place.

Actual Window Manager is already helping stock traders at Gapping Stocks R Us improve their efficiency. David Kuvelas, president of the company, says: "I am a stock trader and I work with INET and ARCA plus various java charts, time and sales windows, scanning software, chat rooms that sit on top of other windows, mostly L2 trading software. So, it becomes a huge pain to have to bring those windows up every time you make a trade. Literally, you can be bringing up 5-10 windows 100-200 times during the trading day. Recently we turned to Actual Window Manager. With its Stay-on-Top and Roll-Up functions, it has become a true lifesaver for us."

Windows is multifunctional and sometimes we work with several different applications. While typing something in MS Word, you need for example, to follow information in internet browser. Push Win-T (on/off transparent effect) and one window will become transparent and you will solve your task easily. Besides, usage of transparent windows reduces negative effect on your eyes! Our user Kevin Wisner wrote us: "I'm a stock daytrader with four monitors, and many applications running. I currently use 70% transparency with ghosting to overlay one stock chart over another stock chart. This allows me access to the "lower" stock chart while still viewing the transparent ghosted stock chart.".

The enhancement of the standard window navigating system will help traders organize their computer working environment and eliminate such common problems as window clutter in the taskbar, nonflexible window behavior and unexpected data loss. Besides, traders will no longer have to make thousands of distracting clicks, bringing up each application window 200 times a day. Less confusion will obviously lead to less tension, stress and fatigue.

Actual Window Manager is designed for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/Me/XP/2003 and priced at $39.95 (USD) for individual traders. Corporate customers are encouraged to take advantage of our special volume sales discounts. For more information, visit our website at: http://www.ActualTools.com/windowmanager/for_traders/ .

About Actual Tools

Founded in 2001, Actual Tools is the leading innovator in desktop enhancement technology, focused on producing powerful system enhancement applications for the Windows platforms. We help people innovate and increase efficiencies by offering powerful and cost-effective solutions and services worldwide.

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Product page: http://www.ActualTools.com/windowmanager/

Direct download link: http://www.ActualTools.com/files/aimsetup.exe

E-mail: press@actualtools.com

Web: http://www.ActualTools.com

Los Angeles, CA – Vandor Motion Pictures, Phonorecords and Music Publishing Group - VMG World Wide (vmgworldwide.com) - marked it tenth anniversary of internet access, August 14th, 2005. In those ten years, VMG/Vandor has earned over 200 Gold and Platinum Plaques, dozens of Grammy Nominations and charted over 2,600 Artists world wide via its Bobby Farrell International Network (BFIN).

Founded by industry-maverick, General Bobby Farrell, who recorded for Cozy Records from 1943 until 1954, Vandor Music Group has grown from a one-track studio in 1959 at Dayton, Ohio, into one of the surviving Super Seven General Licensers with release, promotion, sub-publishing, distribution, license and manufacture world wide. A fire-breather, Bobby Farrell has kept the industry doors open to independent Film Producers, Artists, Record and Concert Producers, Labels, Songwriters, Script Writers, Authors, Publishers, Promoters, Agents and Manager

          WinRAR 3.50 Final Version Released!        

MERRITT ISLAND, FL (10/17/2005) – M7 Interactive (http://www.m7interactive.com), a new Florida based online solutions provider, announced today that it has officially opened for business, and is now accepting clients.

The company, which has been preparing its launch for over 2 months, offers graphic design, web design, application development, and other related services. Its employees have more than 15 years of combined experience in their fields.

"Our mission is to provide excellent services to businesses around the world," said Rob Serfozo, M7 Interactive Owner and Marketing Specialist.

M7 Interactive also offers a distinctive website administration service, dubbed "Rapid Webmaster," carrying out day-to-day maintenance and periodic updates for small to medium sized business customers.

"Not only do we have staff members that are experienced in design, marketing, and search engine optimization, but we have all ran successful businesses that counted on a web presence to be successful," said Serfozo. "It gives us an edge, because we know what our customers are looking for."

For more information, visit http://www.m7interactive.com.

For more information regarding Rapid Webmaster, visit http://www.m7interactive.com/admin.php.

About M7 Interactive

Launched in October 2005, M7 Interactive (http://www.m7interactive.com) is a full service online solutions provider, offering print design, web design, application development, search engine optimization, and other related services. The company also offers "Rapid Webmaster," a website administration service.

Gainesville, FL (10/4/2005) – Built2Go.com (http://www.built2go.com), a new membership based turnkey website provider, announced today that it has released its new line of pre-made turnkey website templates and scripts, available to members of its site.

The site, which provides fully developed templates and scripts designed for online businesses and websites, is owned by Florida based Big Resources Incorporated, the developer of the largest template library in the world.

"Built2Go provides an in demand service of beautifully designed website templates with the functionality of fully developed PHP scripts that are ready to install," said Mark Greenberg, Big Resources, Inc. Marketing Director.

Built2Go has experienced phenomenal growth since its launch in early September, receiving approximately 10,000 unique visitors daily.

"Unlike most website scripts, Built2Go equips users with materials to establish their business, not just start their website. We provide full banner sets and corporate IDs that match each scripted template package. You just pick your look, and go," said Greenberg.

Downloads from Built2Go can be implemented with zero programming or development knowledge, and scripts are written in PHP. All source files, such as HTML pages and Photoshop PSD files are included. Built2Go has released its turnkey packages for many business models including online classifieds, auctions, shopping websites, search or link directories, as well as for "rate my photo" websites.

In addition, a full online banner marketing kit and corporate ID package, which includes a logo, letterhead, and envelope, are included with every turnkey website.

About Built2Go

Launched in September 2005, Built2Go is a membership based turnkey website provider, offering a vast array of fully developed turnkey website solutions. All downloads contain a banner marketing package, corporate ID package, as well as all source files, including HTML and PSD. Built2Go is owned by Florida based Big Resources, Inc.

About Big Resources, Inc.

Big Resources' Network of development websites has been a leading source of tools, resources and services in the webmaster community since 1998. The network fills a wide variety of needs with free and premium services including graphics, scripts, original articles, help forums, stock photography, hosting, and much more.

Gainesville, FL (10/4/2005) -- BoxedArt.com (http://www.boxedart.com), a website designer destination renowned for providing the web's largest membership collection of templates and related developer products, announced today that it has expanded its library of products, and released a new website design for its site.

The new products, which are separated into 8 newly created categories, include Valid CSS templates, a wide range of print materials for physical publishers, ebook covers, CD and DVD packaging, and more.

"Our new print materials are full quality and are ready for commercial presses or for home desktop printers," said Mark Greenberg, Marketing Director for Big Resources Inc., the owners of BoxedArt.com.

Templates for print media added, include postcard templates, print newsletter templates, flyers templates, menu templates, as well as labels CD/DVD discs and jewel box covers. All print templates are available in CMKY coloring, 300DPI resolution, and 3 different sizes.

"BoxedArt has been renowned for its enormous collection of website related products, now for the same low cost users also receive an unbelievable number of print products and enabling our users to create an offline identity as well," said Greenberg

About BoxedArt.com

Launched in 2001, BoxedArt.com (http://www.boxedart.com) is a unique database of thousands of original and high quality products available for download. The site's offering is unmatched in its industry in both size and quality with products available in over 32 different categories. Membership to the site is available for under $50, which includes unlimited access to all items in the members' area.

About Big Resources, Inc.

Big Resources' Network of development websites has been a leading source of tools, resources and services in the webmaster community since 1998. The network fills a wide variety of needs with free and premium services including graphics, scripts, original articles, help forums, stock photography, hosting, and much more.

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

CHICAGO, IL (9/26/2005) -- Windy City Web Solutions (http://www.windycitywebsolutions.com), a Chicago, IL based telecommunications provider, announced this week that it is currently offering its clients a unique set of tools and features, and plans to charge for them in the future.

The tools, which the company purchased rights to distribute, include a data backup tool that allows for scheduled backups of single accounts, or in the case of resellers, backups of large numbers of hosting accounts at once.

"Our current customers just can't say enough good things – they're fully automated and work great for resellers and individual hosting clients," said Kenneth Fox, CEO and co-founder of the company.

Other free tools include a MySQL backup tool, a site copy tool that allows individual clients and resellers to easily transfer their sites between servers, and a downloadable site uptime tool.

"I think it's clear that we are confident in our service when we offer our clients free uptime monitoring software," said Fox. "Most hosts just don't do this."

Fox's company, which has been around since mid-2004, hopes to continue to offer similar tools and services to its customers in the coming months.

"What we are offering our customers today is just the beginning," said Fox. "We fully intend to raise the bar in the hosting industry."

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

About Windy City Web Solutions

Founded in June 2004, Windy City Web Solutions (http://www.windycitywebsolutions.com) is the product of more than 11 years of web hosting and e-commerce experience. The company provides web hosting, development services, domains, SSL certificates, and a variety of custom developed applications and tools.

BOSTON, MA (9/27/2005) – cPanelBackup.com (http://www.cpanelbackup.com), a provider of automated backup solutions, announced today that it has released its line of cPanel backup products, providing low cost, reliable, and remotely hosted backups of cPanel powered websites.

The company, which is operated by Boston based InfluxHost (http://www.influxhost.com), hopes to provide a service that can be embraced by web hosts and individual customers. It also hopes to provide a smooth transition for individuals switching between cPanel powered web hosts.

"People never seem to realize how important backups are until its too late," said Greg Vanthong, cPanelBackup.com President. "It's time to change that."

cPanelBackup offers three automated backup plans, on monthly, weekly, and daily increments. All packages include home backups, alias/filter backups, and MySQL backups.

"It can't get any easier – we're all about simplicity and reliability," said Vanthong.

A backup restoration service, available for a one time fee, is also offered. Backups are kept by the company for up to three months, depending on the specific package.

"All clients have to do is focus on running their website – we'll worry about keeping their data safe," said Vanthong.

For more information regarding cPanelBackup.com, visit http://www.cpanelbackup.com.

For more information regarding services provided by cPanelBackup.com, visit http://www.cpanelbackup.com/services.html.

About cPanelBackup.com

Founded in 2003, cPanelBackup.com is a provider of fully automated, reliable, remotely hosted backup solutions for cPanel powered websites. The company is owned and operated by Boston, MA based InfluxHost.

SURREY, B.C. (9/23/2005) -- MonsterHosting.ca (http://www.monsterhosting.ca), a Canadian web hosting and e-commerce solutions provider, announced today that it plans to launch a Voice over Internet Protocol service, making it the first Canadian web host to do so, and opening a new chapter for the British Columbia based company.

The company's VoIP subsidiary, christened MonsterVoIP (http://www.monstervoip.ca), will target the US and Canadian telephone service market. MonsterVoIP will also offer a white label reseller model for web hosts looking to start their own local VoIP business.

"VoIP offers nearly the same voice quality of traditional landline telephones, but has twice as many features," said Rainer Schmoll, CEO of MonsterVoIP. "It's only natural that there is a growing demand in the market for this great technology."

MonsterVoIP will be launched on October 3.

For more information, visit http://www.monstervoip.ca.

About MonsterHosting.ca

MonsterHosting.ca, (http://www.monsterhosting.ca) a Surrey, British Columbia based web development solutions provider serving well over 2,000 clients, has been in the hosting market since January 2003. The company offers a wide variety of web development services, including domain name registration, email hosting, web hosting, merchant accounts, reseller backup software, and targeted web traffic.

BRISTOL, UK (9/13/2005) -- Acorn Rack (http://www.acornrack.com), a new provider of on-demand automatic website creation solutions, announced today that it has officially launched a public version of its highly anticipated website creation service, a move that will change the current landscape of the web hosting and development industry.

The new service, which is completely free to users at the basic level, gives users the option to instantly and securely create websites, as well as share and exchange design and development tips with fellow web designers and entrepreneurs.

"We are based in the United Kingdom, but our vast developer community includes users from all corners of the globe," said Olly Culverhouse, server administrator for Acorn Rack. Also contributing to the project was lead developer Chris Hill.

As of September, the site has gained over 2,000 members, mostly from participation in the public testing period.

"Our site has been fortunate to have unprecedented growth in our development period," said Culverhouse.

According to Acorn Rack's developers, there is a huge gap in the market for ready-made high powered websites that can be used as a stepping stone to more advanced projects for individuals new to the internet.

"Users can create up to 50 websites on our system," said Culverhouse. "It's all done with zero knowledge of HTML or scripting languages."

The public beta test lasted nearly 2 months, and included the implementation of user suggested features and the removal of software bugs.

Acorn Rack does not expect to charge for its service in the near future, and currently gives free website hosting to all of its users. No private information of its users is sold or distributed to 3rd parties, according to Culverhouse.

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

About Acorn Rack

Originally developed in January 2005, Acorn Rack (http://www.acornrack.com) is the collaboration of a team of highly skilled developers based out of the United Kingdom. It allows users to create high powered dynamic websites with zero knowledge of HTML or scripting languages.

ORLANDO, FL (9/6/05) - Vortech Incorporated (http://www.vortechhosting.com), a web hosting provider currently hosting over 120,000 domain names, announced today that it has acquired Florida based RocketColo.net (http://www.rocketcolo.net), a co-location and dedicated server provider.

The buyout, which was finalized on Thursday, included the RocketColo.net network, servers, and all other company assets. RocketColo.net is currently located in the same datacenter as Vortech Inc, so the transition is expected to be extremely smooth.

"We are hoping that by purchasing the assets of RocketColo, we will be able to grow our network and increase our customer base," said Vortech Inc owner Brad Pugh.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Pugh says payment was made up front for the company, and he plans to immediately make beneficial changes for the company's customers.

"All clients of RocketColo will enjoy additional connectivity at no additional charge, as we are including them in our network," said Pugh. Connectivity to Progress Telcom, AT&T, Level(3), Sprint, and Cogent has been added.

In addition, customers of RocketColo.net will be offered an upgrade to 1000 GB of monthly bandwidth at no additional charge. No downtime is expected during the transition.

Vortech currently operates a cluster of 9 mail servers, 40 Windows servers, 20 FreeBSD Systems, 5 MySql, 8 MSsql servers.

About Vortech Incorporated

Based in Orlando, Florida, Vortech, Inc. is a debt free, privately owned web hosting company that has served clients for over 5 years. Specializing in Dedicated, Co-located, and reseller hosting solutions, the company has a staff of 15. In September 2005, the company purchased Orlando based RocketColo.net

About RocketColo.net

Specializing in dedicated servers powered by FreeBSD, Fedora, and Windows Operating Systems, RocketColo.net operates nearly 100 dedicated, co-located and managed servers.

In September 2005, the company was acquired by Orlando based Vortech, Inc.

MORRISTOWN, TENNESSEE (9/1/2005) - 1PlanHost.com (http://www.1planhost.com), a leading provider of Windows web hosting services announced today that it has waived all hosting fees for its customers affected by the Hurricane Katrina Disaster, and is donating 10% of all new account sales and existing renewals during the month of September to the relief effort.

"It would be unrealistic to expect our customers in New Orleans and the gulf coast area to have to worry about their web site hosting accounts expiring," said Darrell Williams, CEO of WebWeavers Internet Services, 1PlanHost.com's parent company. "They are struggling to feed themselves and their families -- we're not going to add additional stress."

Many customers who are located in the affected areas are currently without electricity, food, clean water, and access to telephone service. Some individuals have lost their homes and their jobs.

In addition to waving the hosting fees of affected customers, the company will donate 10% of revenue from all new web hosting account sales and renewals during the month of September 2005.

"We will evaluate the response and need at the end of September to determine if this donation program should be extended," said Williams.

According to the American Red Cross, the need for national support will be required for many coming months. Insurance claims have been estimated to exceed US$26Bil, and officials insist the rebuilding of infrastructure and housing will take years.

"We will also be involved in facilitating teams of people in our local area to volunteer and provide hands on assistance through Christian disaster relief ministries," said Williams.

1PlanHost.com is encouraging companies with customers in the affected areas to follow in its footsteps and waive hosting costs for customers hit by the storm.

"The industry's most reputable hosting companies truly are customer centric and are willing to help out when a severe need arises," said Williams.

About WebWeavers Internet Services

Based in Tennessee, WebWeavers Internet Services is a Windows Web Hosting Company founded in February 1996. The company is privately held and has experienced steady growth in the past nine years. Serving thousands of clients in 92 countries worldwide, the company operates http://www.1PlanHost.com.

SOMERSET, NJ (9/1/2005) - Uplinkearth (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a global award-winning Windows web hosting provider hosting over 30 thousand domain names, announced today that it has made the first pledge to the Web Hosts Unite program (http://www.webhostsunite.com), an industry group supporting the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The storm, which battered parts of Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi, provoked the largest ever peacetime evacuation, of over 400,000 thousand people. Katrina made landfall as a massive Category 4 hurricane, and caused an estimated 26 billion dollars in damage. Several levees designed to protect New Orleans have failed, and much of the city is completely under water.

"Hundreds of thousands have lost their homes, their belongings, and some even lost their life in the aftermath of this storm. The time has come for the world to unite and support the victims," said Mike Yablonowitz, uplinkearth President and CEO. "Those who are in a position to help are obligated to do so, which is why we have decided to give our full support of the relief efforts."

Uplinkearth has made an initial pledge of financial resources, and is donating free hosting services to the program's website. All funds are donated directly to the American Red Cross, who is actively participating in relief efforts for victims. The company has also created a website to serve as a portal for its customers who wish to donate.

The Red Cross currently has 239 evacuation shelters operating in states affected by the disaster, housing roughly 37,000 people.

"It's very important to empathize with people affected by this. Their lives will never be the same," said Yablonowitz.

For more information about uplinkearth's response to the disaster, visit http://community.uplinkearth.com/katrina.

About uplinkearth

Uplinkearth (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a New Jersey based web hosting provider, has been in the web hosting industry since 1997, and has remained a leader in the Windows web hosting sector. In August 2005, the company purchased Canadian based Nevidia Internet Solutions, increasing its market share by roughly 20 percent.

TORONTO, ONTARIO (9/1/2005) – CPSkins.com (http://www.cpskins.com), the industry's largest provider of cPanel, DirectAdmin, Ensim, and Plesk Skins & addons announced today that it has lowered its prices on its line of Ensim and DirectAdmin Skins, as well as its cPanel and Plesk Auto-installers.

The new promotion, which also includes a limited time separate 10 percent off coupon on all products, is designed to increase awareness about the company's control panel skins, as well as its auto-installers.

"Our auto-installers are comparable to packages like Fantastico, yet our prices are lower and we offer more scripts," said CPSkins.com CEO William Wilson. "The time to make the switch is now."

Wilson hopes to target web hosts in the industry who are looking for cleaner, more cutting edge control panel skins. All skins offered by CPSkins.com install in under 5 minutes, and can be customized to match a company's website.

"We have the best looking skins out there, nobody can match what we offer," said Wilson.

CPSkins.com has a library of 9 unique cPanel skins, 3 DirectaAmin skins, and 2 Ensim skins. All products are included in the promotion.

Free support for skins is offered via Live Chat, MSN, ICQ, AIM, and via a ticket system. Automatic updates are available at no additional charge for most skins and auto-installer packages.

About CPSkins.com

Launched roughly 4 years ago, CPSkins.com (http://www.cpskins.com) is the industry's largest maker of CPanel, DirectAdmin, Ensim, and Plesk control panel skins & auto-installers. Supplying over 400 web hosts, the company's products have become an integral part of the hosting industry.

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August 30, 2005 - Softplicity has enlarged its family of Windows utilities, known under the Coolutils brand, with a new member, Total PDF Converter. The newcomer's line of duty can be guessed from its name. Yet again a number of interesting features distinguish the program's functionality and make it a valuable addition to the Softplicity's Coolutils collection.

Coolutils have already endowed customers with many handy supplements to the Windows core functionality. Their sphere of application ranges form graphics and multimedia to data processing and management. Particular attention has been paid to PDF documents, which is quite natural, given their widespread use in the net. Known for its capacity to facilitate the exchange of rich content documents, PDF has become a standard carrier of important business, scientific and other information. And although PDF firmly entrenched itself as an information vessel, handling PDF docs is not always an easy thing. And not a cheap one either, when it comes to fully-functional Adobe products. To override these two major flaws, you can convert PDF to a format friendlier to editing. Total PDF Converter can make information in the web more available and easy to deal with. With its help you can extract data form its embellished vessel and put it into a more practical one, which fits your editing tasks.

Total PDF Converter features a wide range of conversion options. Along with Word Doc, Excel, HTML, Text and CSV files, it offers a number of graphic formats supported by Sony PSP and appliances for visual presentation. The converter supports multi-string characters and can be effectively used for documents with Asian layout and encoding. The speed and accuracy of conversion provided by Total PDF Converter deserve special attention. Conversion of rich content files, even of a considerable size, becomes a matter of a few seconds. High-resolution images retain no less than 98% quality of original files. Comfortable work panel allows choosing a format and launching conversion with the same button click. Flexibility of the tool satisfies most PDF conversion needs, including command line and batch conversion.

Many users have already found Total PDF Converter a useful addition to their collection of Coolutils tools. "New Total PDF Converter has become great help in my everyday routine. I use lots of PDF docs in my research work. Now I convert them into text files and add my comments. It's become much easier to reuse some bits of PDF. Well done, guys!" says Tim Walker, customer from Canada. "My husband and I work in the same field and often discuss things we dig out in the net. Now we make home presentations and get a lot of fun out of it. It's amazing how many new ways can be found for ordinary PDFs" says The Armits, New Zealand.

Features at a Glance

Support for Word Doc, Excel, HTML, Text and CSV conversion.

Support for BMP, JPEG, WNF, EMF, PNG, GIF, TIFF, EPS formats.

Batch and command line modes.

Multi-bit language support.

Converted file retains original layout.

Intuitive user interface.

Availability and Pricing

Total PDF Converter runs under Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP platforms and costs $39.90 USD for a single user edition. Flexible discount policy is offered for bulk orders. All registered users are entitled to free technical support. A fully-functional evaluation version is available as a free download at http://www.coolutils.com/download/TotalPDFConverter.exe.

About Softplicity

Since its establishment in 1998, Softplicity has been demonstrating stable growth and expansion in their product line. The two main directions of the software development efforts are file management systems and popular utilities. Frigate file manager, their flagship product, and Coolutils family have brought multiple awards and a deserved reputation of reliable and highly functional tools among business and home users.

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Product page link: http://www.coolutils.com/TotalPDFConverter

Download link: http://www.coolutils.com/download/TotalPDFConverter.exe

Web: http://www.coolutils.com

Vero Beach, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/29/2005 -- LoPresti Speed Merchants, the foremost provider of aviation performance solutions, announced today the introduction of a line of Hi Performance wheel pants for Piper models PA28's and PA32's.

LoPresti "Speed Spats" are designed to lower drag, enhance appearance and simplify routine maintenance. This new design provides vastly simplified access, such as servicing the brakes and tires is now accomplished with ease. Also, to complement these new "Speed Spats" and keep your aircraft looking great, LoPresti has also designed a "No Scratch" tow bar.

The Speed Merchants line of performance enhancements has long been the standard by which others are measured. LoPresti enhancements lead the pack by reducing drag and enhancing appearance.

According to Curt LoPresti, the CEO of Speed Merchants, "Our company was built on the principle that you should get all the speed you pay for. We release the performance trapped inside your aircraft without the penalties of extra weight and fuel consumption."

For more information contact LoPresti Speed Merchants at 772-562-4757 – 800-859-4757 – www.SpeedMods.com.

About LoPresti Speed Merchants

LoPresti Speed Merchants is the world's foremost provider of aviation performance solutions. Speed Merchants designs and manufactures modifications to dramatically improve the performance of General Aviation aircraft. LoPresti Engineering has also provided technical services to Lockheed, Martin, Lycoming Engine Company, Hartzell Propeller Company, Fairchild Aircraft, Pilatus, American General Aircraft, Cirrus Design, Adam, Lancair and AJ Aerospace, among others. For more than three decades, founder Roy LoPresti was the reigning prince of light aircraft design. Roy was responsible for the design and manufacture of more successful airplanes than any designer in aviation history. Mooney, Grumman, Beech, Piper, each company laying claim for a time to producing the works of his creative mind. In 1991, the legendary engineer formed LoPresti Speed Merchants, located in Vero Beach, Florida. Innovation is the mantra. With more than 40 Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) and Parts Manufacturing Authorizations (PMAs), plus patents and copyrights, Speed Merchants leads the way in performance and innovation time and again.

South Plainfield, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/26/2005 -- Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. (Dallas Contracting) was contracted to demolish the entire old rubber plant. The site is approximately 6.5 acres and includes various industrial buildings including several outside tank farms and a power/boiler house. As part of this demolition, a large amount of railroad track associated with the railroad spur into the facility needed to be removed.

During demolition of the railroad spur, Dallas Contracting was able to salvage a capstan rail car puller. This item was donated to the New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center (website: http://www.NJTHC.org). This historic railroad artifact will be a central part of an educational exhibit in the New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center focusing on coal.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. is an expert in demolition and equipment salvage. Additional information on our services can be obtained at our website http://www.dallascontracting.com/

About Dallas Contracting Co., Inc.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. has been in business for 26 years, is financially sound (D&B Rating of 3A2), is bondable, and works on a nationwide basis. Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. offers a turnkey approach to demolition, concrete recycling and remediation projects by offering the following services under one roof:

Demolition, Onsite Concrete Aggregate Crushing and Recycling, Environmental Remediation, Rigging, Brownfield Redevelopment, Surplus and Used Equipment Sales, Interior Demolition, Equipment Removals, Dismantlement, Equipment Salvage and Scrap Metal Recycling.

Dallas Contracting Co. Inc. sells used and surplus equipment and inventory at their storefront on EBAY (http://stores.ebay.com/Dallas-Contracting?refid=store).

Contact:

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc.

1260 New Market Avenue

South Plainfield, New Jersey 07080

P: (908) 668-0600

F: (908) 668-0601

Contact: Damon Kozul, PE, CHMM

Email: dkozul@dallascontracting.com

Website http://www.dallascontracting.com

Union City, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/25/2005 -- uCertify, an eminent provider of IT Certification exam preparation solutions, has announced to launch its Exam Simulation PrepKit for the CIW Security Professional Exam (1D0-470 ) on September 15, 2005. uCertify has also announced a 50% Pre-release discount on the PrepKit. Customers can pre-order this PrepKit for only US$39.99 and save US$40.00.

A free evaluation version with limited number of questions and study notes is now available for free download at: http://www.ucertify.com/exams/CIW/1D0-470.html

"With the extensive use of the Internet and other networks in our day to day life, security has become and important issue, and there is a huge demand for security personnel. CIW Security Professional is a well recognized certification today, and we are pleased to offer this new PrepKit, which is based on the latest CIW exam pattern and provides all the information needed to successfully pass this exam." Says David Jackson, Product Manager, uCertify.

CIW- Certified Internet Webmaster Certification certifies the skills of Internet professionals responsible for marketing, purchasing methods and securing transactions in business to business and business to consumer e-commerce. The CIW certification program provides various certifications according to the need and wants of a candidate. These certifications are: CIW Associate Certification, CIW Professional Certification, and CIW Master Certification. CIW Security Professional certification exam is a requirement for the Master CIW Administrator certification.

The CIW Security Professional exam focuses on management and deployment of e-business transaction and payment security solutions. This certification validates the knowledge and skills of a professional in implementing e-business security policies; identifying security threats, developing countermeasures using firewall systems and attack-recognition technologies; and managing the deployment of security solutions.

A team of certified and experienced experts has developed the new PrepKit, after a profound research. The objective of this PrepKit is to provide adequate resources for the preparation of the CIW Security Professional exam. The PrepKit offers 4 simulation tests that help the candidates to judge the level of their preparations. The simulation tests include 280 questions with 129 explanations and study notes, which enhance the knowledge and enrich the skills of the candidates. The PrepKit also contains 60 pop quiz questions.

The highly realistic questions in this PrepKit provide the environment of the real exam, which increases the confidence level of the candidates. The candidates can identify their strong and weak areas, and improve themselves with the help of explanations given for the correct as well as incorrect answers.

uCertify guarantees a full refund of money on this PrepKit, in case a candidate does not pass the Exam in a single attempt.

About uCertify

Conceived in 1996, uCertify.com specializes in the development of computer assisted test preparation software. The company provides exam simulation PrepKits for the certification exams of Microsoft, CIW, CompTIA, Oracle, Sun and other leading vendors. The Prepkits are developed after rigorous research and innovation by a panel of highly experienced and certified authors to equip the aspirants with the latest and accurate study material for IT certifications.

Learn more about uCertify: http://www.ucertify.com/about/about.html

Atlanta, GA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/25/2005 -- The annual Flooring B2B conference was held on August 16th and 17th at the 191 Club in downtown Atlanta. The conference was well attended by the major mills, distributors and software companies. The number of first time attendees included Gulistan Carpet, Adleta, All Tile, Tri –West, JJ Haines and Royalty Carpets.

RFMS, the leading provider of business management software and B2B capability to the floor covering industry, announced that nearly 15% of its client base – 225 dealers – are using the RFMS B2B software solution to streamline their business operations. Terry Wheat, President of RFMS, stated that "dealer response to B2B has exceeded expectations and the adoption rate will continue to grow rapidly into 2006 as more distributors begin offering electronic capability to dealers". Working in concert with the industry's major suppliers, RFMS has been instrumental in helping nearly 100 of the B2B enabled dealers send POs electronically on a daily basis. It is estimated that the $10 million of electronic POs currently being transacted monthly will double in the next six months.

B2B E-Commerce is a proven business technology that incorporates internet communication capabilities to automate routine business transactions between dealers and their suppliers including tasks such as maintaining product/price catalogs, processing invoices and transmitting purchase orders. Significant administrative savings are realized due to the elimination of manual data entry of new products and price changes, faxing of purchase orders and data entry of invoices - allowing dealers of all sizes to slash administrative transaction costs, increase accuracy and boost customer service.

Because all suppliers and software companies use a common set of standards to communicate and transmit data (see www.FlooringB2BStandard.com), the B2B process for a dealer is the same whether connecting to a mill, distributor or supplier. All the dealer needs to get started is business software that is B2B compliant, a high-speed Internet connection, initial training and access to a help desk when additional training or support is needed.

New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/25/2005 -- The worldwide market for implant-based dental reconstruction products will approach nearly $3.5 billion by 2010, according to a new study released today from Kalorama Information. Although the dental implant sector accounts for only about 9% of the global dental market, it is the fastest growing segment with a forecast growth rate of almost 15%.

The new study, Implant-Based Dental Reconstruction: The Worldwide Implant and Bone Graft Market, estimates that growth in implant devices and abutments and dental bone grafts will outstrip other areas of dental devices and products. The aging of the developed world's population will, despite improved dental health, actually create a larger potential market and provide an excellent opportunity for suppliers and innovators.

"With oral health improving and people living longer, the number of teeth to be maintained is increasing at a rate faster than the population is growing," notes Anne Anscomb, the author of the final report. "It was once thought that the decline in dental caries, particularly in children, would result in reducing the treatment needs of the population. Instead the opposite is true: Increasing retention of teeth has created new needs and greater demand. As adults retain more teeth, they experience a greater severity of periodontal involvement, which is the leading cause of tooth loss."

This study provides a comprehensive analysis of available dental implant and bone graft products, including etiology and epidemiological data for tooth loss. Market size, growth, and competitive market share are provided for each segment, and revenue distribution by world geographical region is estimated. In addition, the report thoroughly reviews clinical, demographic, and regulatory trends and profiles 15 key competitors.

Implant-Based Dental Reconstruction can be purchased directly from Kalorama Information by clicking http://www.kaloramainformation.com/pub/1099235.html. It is also available at MarketResearch.com.

About Kalorama Information

Kalorama Information, a division of MarketResearch.com, supplies the latest in independent market research for the life sciences. For more information, contact Steven Heffner at 212-807-2634 or sheffner@kaloramainformation.com, or visit www.KaloramaInformation.com.

About MarketResearch.com

MarketResearch.com is the leading provider of global market intelligence products and services. With over 91,000 research publications from 350 research publishers, it's the world's most extensive database of expert insights on global industries. For more information, contact Irina Frukhtbeyn at 301-468-3650 x.203 or ifrukhtbeyn@marketresearch.com, or visit www.MarketResearch.com.

Wired Hub Incorporated (http://www.wiredhub.net), a hosting provider serving clients globally for over three years, announced today that it has fully implemented its one of a kind, "Total Satisfaction" program, designed to offer its clients unparalleled service guarantees.

The company's new program, which was launched in mid-august, is designed to build on WiredHub's reputation as an affordable, high quality, customer oriented web host.

"Our new program promises to make some of the biggest and most important service and support level guarantees in the entire hosting industry," said Yudhishter Sethi, WiredHub founder.

Such guarantees include a rapid response guarantee for support requests, raid protection for all data stored on WiredHub servers, and a platform of Intel Xeon hardware on all hosting packages.

"This program essentially means that we are doing everything humanly possible to ensure our clients' data is safe, and they are treated very well," said Sethi.

WiredHub is also offering a 90 day money back guarantee as part of the program, a large extension of the 15 or 30 day guarantees most web hosting providers offer.

In addition, WiredHub promises to buy back the remainder of any hosting contract with a rival web host.

"I get emails all the time from people who are locked into long term hosting contracts with our competitors," said Sethi. "Effective immediately, we're willing to buy our customers out of their obligations with a rival host, so they can experience the WiredHub difference."

For more information about WiredHub Incorporated, visit http://www.wiredhub.net.

About WiredHub

A Canadian based hosting provider, WiredHub Incorporated has been hosting its clients since May 2002, when it was founded by entrepreneur Yudhishter Sethi. The company's reputation as a high quality hosting provider has been reinforced by its satisfied and happy client base.

SOMERSET, NJ (8/22/2005) – Uplinkearth (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a global award-winning Windows web hosting provider hosting over 30 thousand domain names, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Nevidia Internet Solutions (http://www.nevidia.com), a dynamic Canadian based Windows web host.

The acquisition has been in planning for several months, and Nevidia customers will not notice an interruption of service or support. All current employees of Nevidia Internet Solutions will be retained, and the Nevidia brand name will remain in tact.

In addition, customers of Nevidia will remain on the same servers, as they are currently located in the uplinkearth data center.

"We anticipate an extremely smooth move and excellent transition for all employees and customers of Nevidia, due to the planning we have taken to ensure stability," said Mike Yablonowitz, uplinkearth President and CEO

Services provided by Nevidia include web hosting, domain names, web design, and an array of other customer oriented products that closely integrate with services already offered by uplinkearth.

"Nevidia is a highly respected Canadian hosting company that has the same philosophy as we do," said Yablonowitz. "They treat their customers like Gold."

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"Our acquisition of Nevidia allows uplinkearth to both increase market share and create opportunities for us in the Canadian market," said Yablonowitz.

About uplinkearth

Uplinkearth web solutions (http://www.uplinkearth.com), a New Jersey based web hosting provider hosting thousands of domain names, has been in the web hosting industry since 1997, and has remained a leader in the Windows web hosting sector. In July 2005, the company announced its full support of Coldfusion MX7, continuing its mission to be a cutting edge and innovative company.

About Nevidia Internet Solutions

Nevidia Internet Solutions, a Canadian based web hosting provider and a leader in customer service and support, has been providing real-world pricing and cutting edge technologies to its customers world-wide since 2002. Its superior response times, 24/7 support, and exceptional connectivity has made the company stand out among many in the industry.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. (Dallas Contracting) was contracted to perform the gutting out of three retail spaces in a strip mall for two new tenants. The interior demolition project consisted of the following tasks:

· Removal of all drop ceilings

· Removal of interior non-load bearing walls

· Stripping of wall coverings

· Removal of ceramic and vinyl floor tiles

· Demolition of HVAC

· Demolition of miscellaneous equipment, interior partitions, and wall coverings

To accomplish this task, Dallas Contracting utilized several pieces of equipment and an average labor force of 6 workers. Several skid steers were utilized; one skid steer was equipped with a demolition bucket to assist with removal of debris and the other was equipped with a hydraulic hammer attachment to facilitate flooring removal. Several scissor lifts were also utilized to assist the workers remove the HVAC, ceiling and pipe hangers. The laborers utilized various hand tools to complete the demolition work including saw-salls, sledge hammers, pry bars and pneumatic chisel guns.

The project had an accelerated schedule and needed to be completed in eight (8) working days. The project was completed on schedule and without incident or injury.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. is an expert in interior demolition, strip-outs and gut outs. Additional information on our interior demolition services can be obtained at our website http://www.dallascontracting.com//interior_demolition.html

About Dallas Contracting Co., Inc.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. has been in business for 26 years, is financially sound (D&B Rating of 3A2), is bondable, and works on a nationwide basis. Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. offers a turnkey approach to demolition, concrete recycling and remediation projects by offering the following services under one roof:

Demolition, Onsite Concrete Aggregate Crushing and Recycling, Environmental Remediation, Rigging, Brownfield Redevelopment, Surplus and Used Equipment Sales, Interior Demolition, Equipment Removals, Dismantlement, Equipment Salvage and Scrap Metal Recycling.

Dallas Contracting Co. Inc. sells used and surplus equipment and inventory at their storefront on EBAY (http://stores.ebay.com/Dallas-Contracting?refid=store).

Contact:

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc.

1260 New Market Avenue

South Plainfield, New Jersey 07080

P: (908) 668-0600

F: (908) 668-0601

Contact: Damon Kozul, PE, CHMM

Email: dkozul@dallascontracting.com

Website http://www.dallascontracting.com

Ulead Announces CD & DVD PictureShow 4 - New Version of Software for Creating Slideshows to Watch on TV

Latest Version provides a perfect mix of ease-of-use and creative control

Torrance, CA - August 18, 2005 - Ulead Systems, Inc., a 15-year industry leader in video, image and DVD software, today announced the release of CD & DVD PictureShow

4, the latest version of its award-winning slideshow creation software. CD & DVD PictureShow 4 is the must-have software accessory for digital camera users who want a fast, easy way to make a photo album slideshow that can be viewed

on a TV screen and shared with family and friends.

CD & DVD Picture Show 4 is designed specifically for novice or first-time users and yet has powerful features that should satisfy most enthusiasts.

Users can select an Instant-Show theme template which gives them all the aspects of an entertaining slideshow with just one click. Templates mix meaningful themes with rich special effects for stunning results. There are also many powerful

features, including built-in audio and video trim functionality, intelligent photo enhancement tools, customizable audio and transition settings and DVD menu

creation capabilities.

With Ulead Photo Explorer 8.5 included in this package, users have a complete digital media management solution and comprehensive yet easy-to-use tools for acquiring, viewing, organizing, and adjusting digital images, as well as anaging

audio and video clips.

"The growth of both digital cameras and DVD burners has opened the door to a world of new and exciting slideshow possibilities," said Colwin Chan, product manager at Ulead Systems, North America. "People are taking more pictures than ever. Watching them on TV in the comfort of the living room is a great way to enjoy the memories. This software provides the perfect mix of ease-of-use and customization, which should appeal to a whole new mass-market segment of consumers."

New Features in CD & DVD PictureShow 4:

· New Instant-Show theme templates provide one-click slideshow creation, complete

with stylish DVD navigation menus, background music, pan & zoom, transition and motion effects.

· Customizable Pan and Zoom adds excitement as users can pan across or zoom into the details of their photos.

· Built-in photo repairs with the ExpressFix™ Wizard enables users to quickly

fix common photo problems such as incorrect exposure, color cast, saturation,

and focus - they can also "beautify" skin.

· Trim audio lets users adjust music to the desired length. It's the perfect built-in tool to add small clips or sections of audio to a slideshow.

· Multi-trim video is a unique feature that lets users select segments from a video file and insert them into a slideshow so they can view their photos and video together on one disc.

· CD audio support enables users to add their favorite music from CDs as background audio in the slideshow.

· The Audio & Effects interface lets users easily customize every aspect of a slideshow. They can add multiple audio files to the slideshow, view and change individual transitions between photos, apply different pan & zoom effects, control each photo's duration and much more.

· Save Photo as a Separate File is a convenient function that enables users to save any photos that have been enhanced, repaired or customized.

· Save Slideshow as Video File enables users to share their slideshows in an email, on the Web, on a portable media device or a computer using any popular media player.

Pricing and Availability

Ulead CD & DVD PictureShow 4 is available in North American retail stores, catalogs and at www.ulead.com for $49.99. Previous CD & DVD PictureShow customers can upgrade to the latest version at www.ulead.com <http://www.ulead.com/> for $29.99. See site for full details.

About Ulead Systems

Ulead Systems, Inc. is a leading developer of innovative video, imaging and graphics software for desktop, server, mobile and Internet platforms. As more people use digital technologies at home, school and the workplace, Ulead software empowers users of all levels with the tools to easily and affordably personalize, manage and share digital content. For more information on the company, its products

and services, please visit Ulead's Web site at www.ulead.com or call 800-85-ULEAD (800-858-5323).

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Ulead is a registered trademark and Ulead CD & DVD PictureShow, Instant-Show and Ulead Photo Explorer are trademarks of Ulead Systems, Inc. All other trademarks

are the property of their respective holders.

For immediate release

August 18, 2005

Contact: Michael Tretyakov

Company: Actual Tools

E-mail: press@actualtools.com

ACTUAL WINDOW MANAGER

TO HELP STOCK TRADERS IMPROVE BUSINESS EFFICIENCY

Actual Tools today announced the launch of Actual Window Manager for Traders program which is designed to provide stock traders with adequate software tools for simple and convenient working with multiple trading programs on the Windows-based platforms. The company is planning to provide corporate stock trading communities with a 30-day evaluation version, and flexible pricing options for the purchase of Actual Window Manager, as well as, free technical support and upgrades.

Actual Window Manager is the top selling desktop enhancement suite that features over 40 new utilitarian functions for fast and convenient multitasking in several applications. Traders will be able to put any selected windows on top, roll them up like blinds, minimize applications to any suitable place on the desktop, set window size and position, etc. As the program is resident and active transparently throughout the Operating System, new functions are available in any application or system window and can be triggered via Windows-style title bar buttons.

Stock traders are most likely to benefit from the Stay-on-Top function which enables them to place various charts, chat room windows, time and sales windows on top of other trading applications so that their content remains always visible. With the Roll-Up/Unroll function, applications, which are floating on top, can be minimized to their title bars. This option allows traders to free the desktop space and glance at background windows while saving the taskbar from window clutter. Also, traders can minimize inactive applications to the system tray or any other suitable desktop place.

Actual Window Manager is already helping stock traders at Gapping Stocks R Us improve their efficiency. David Kuvelas, president of the company, says: "I am a stock trader and I work with INET and ARCA plus various java charts, time and sales windows, scanning software, chat rooms that sit on top of other windows, mostly L2 trading software. So, it becomes a huge pain to have to bring those windows up every time you make a trade. Literally, you can be bringing up 5-10 windows 100-200 times during the trading day. Recently we turned to Actual Window Manager. With its Stay-on-Top and Roll-Up functions, it has become a true lifesaver for us."

Windows is multifunctional and sometimes we work with several different applications. While typing something in MS Word, you need for example, to follow information in internet browser. Push Win-T (on/off transparent effect) and one window will become transparent and you will solve your task easily. Besides, usage of transparent windows reduces negative effect on your eyes! Our user Kevin Wisner wrote us: "I'm a stock daytrader with four monitors, and many applications running. I currently use 70% transparency with ghosting to overlay one stock chart over another stock chart. This allows me access to the "lower" stock chart while still viewing the transparent ghosted stock chart.".

The enhancement of the standard window navigating system will help traders organize their computer working environment and eliminate such common problems as window clutter in the taskbar, nonflexible window behavior and unexpected data loss. Besides, traders will no longer have to make thousands of distracting clicks, bringing up each application window 200 times a day. Less confusion will obviously lead to less tension, stress and fatigue.

Actual Window Manager is designed for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/Me/XP/2003 and priced at $39.95 (USD) for individual traders. Corporate customers are encouraged to take advantage of our special volume sales discounts. For more information, visit our website at: http://www.ActualTools.com/windowmanager/for_traders/ .

About Actual Tools

Founded in 2001, Actual Tools is the leading innovator in desktop enhancement technology, focused on producing powerful system enhancement applications for the Windows platforms. We help people innovate and increase efficiencies by offering powerful and cost-effective solutions and services worldwide.

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Product page: http://www.ActualTools.com/windowmanager/

Direct download link: http://www.ActualTools.com/files/aimsetup.exe

E-mail: press@actualtools.com

Web: http://www.ActualTools.com

Los Angeles, CA – Vandor Motion Pictures, Phonorecords and Music Publishing Group - VMG World Wide (vmgworldwide.com) - marked it tenth anniversary of internet access, August 14th, 2005. In those ten years, VMG/Vandor has earned over 200 Gold and Platinum Plaques, dozens of Grammy Nominations and charted over 2,600 Artists world wide via its Bobby Farrell International Network (BFIN).

Founded by industry-maverick, General Bobby Farrell, who recorded for Cozy Records from 1943 until 1954, Vandor Music Group has grown from a one-track studio in 1959 at Dayton, Ohio, into one of the surviving Super Seven General Licensers with release, promotion, sub-publishing, distribution, license and manufacture world wide. A fire-breather, Bobby Farrell has kept the industry doors open to independent Film Producers, Artists, Record and Concert Producers, Labels, Songwriters, Script Writers, Authors, Publishers, Promoters, Agents and Mana

          Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Stock Surges on Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFM) Buyout        

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Amazon sprinted into the organics business Friday with a buyout of Whole Foods Market (WFM) at a 27% premium. AMZN stock is up big in response.

The post Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Stock Surges on Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFM) Buyout appeared first on InvestorPlace.


          AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS) Stock Booms on Buyout Rumors        

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AK Steel (AKS) shot up by 8% on Friday amid unsubstantiated rumors that Mitsui was mulling a buyout. Shorts in AKS stock are scattering.

The post AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS) Stock Booms on Buyout Rumors appeared first on InvestorPlace.


          Brian Kelly Doesn't Like Money        
Brian Kelly has made the odd decision to buyout the last year of his $3.2 million contract and test the free agency waters. Considering Kelly is 32 and has missed 20 games over the past two years because of injury I doubt he will get the big payday he hopes for. Kelly's best chance is to go for a multi-year contract with a decent signing bonus.

While this appears to be the perfect chance to resign Kelly at a lower price, Kelly's squabbles with Bruce Allen. Last offseason Kelly skipped voluntary workouts because Allen refused to negotiate a new deal. Seeing as how this came right after Allen negotiated a new deal with Ronde Barber you can see how Kelly would be miffed.

For next season the Bucs should be in good shape with Phillip Buchanon starting in Kelly's place, which worked pretty well for the Bucs last season. Although the Bucs should consider drafting a corner to eventually replace Barber, and in that vein Buc'Em has a list of the corners in the draft.
          Discerning Drinkers: Consumers demand clarity on who is brewing their craft beer        

New research published today shows the majority of beer drinkers want greater clarity over who is brewing the beer they drink, following an increase in the popularity of craft beer and a number of buyouts of independent craft breweries by global brewers. The independent YouGov survey of more than 1,000 beer drinkers was commissioned by […]

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          Independent Brewers say consumers deserve to know who is behind their ‘craft’ beer        

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) have today highlighted the need for greater clarity for beer drinkers following a number of buyouts of previously independent craft breweries in the UK by global beer companies, including Camden Town, Meantime, Sharp’s, and most recently London Fields brewery. The London Fields brand and site was recently purchased by […]

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          Why An ACADIA Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACAD) Stock Buyout Is Likely After Surprisingly Strong Nuplazid Sales        

Strong Nuplazid sales confirm that off label usage is very likely, thereby making Acadia Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACAD) a likely buyout opportunity.

The post Why An ACADIA Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACAD) Stock Buyout Is Likely After Surprisingly Strong Nuplazid Sales appeared first on BNL Finance.


          News around the world on renewable energies.        

Estas son algunas de las noticias publicadas en la segunda semana de mayo 2012.

Renewable Energy in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Energy production faces unprecedented uncertainty. Increased awareness about the effects of climate change and dependence on fossil fuels has prompted policymakers and scientists to rethink their strategies. The Renewable Energy industry in Australia ...
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GCL Solar Energy Places Order for 22.5MW of Satcon Equinox 500kW Inverters and ...
MarketWatch (press release)
BOSTON, May 14, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Satcon Technology Corporation(R) (NASDAQ:SATC) , a leading provider of utility-scale power conversion solutions for the renewable energy market, today announced that it has been selected by GCL Solar Energy, ...
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Solar project in desert gets boost from California Legislature
Los Angeles Times
(Mark Boster, Los Angeles Times / November 4, 2011) By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times Despite strong opposition from environmentalists, the state Assembly on Thursday approved controversial legislation that allows a solar energy developer to bypass ...
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Los Angeles Times

Truth Needle: Inslee's claims about renewable energy half true
The Seattle Times
It's impossible to quantify how much the state's Initiative 937 — which set the renewable-energy quota for large utilities — was responsible for attracting new investments in wind, solar and biomass technologies. By Susan Kelleher Inslee is proud of ...
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The Seattle Times

CBD Energy Signs Definitive Deal For Westinghouse Solar
Wall Street Journal
CBD Energy Ltd. (CBD.AU) agreed to acquire Westinghouse Solar Inc. (WEST) in an all-stock deal that values Westinghouse at roughly A$2.49 million ($2.5 million) as the Australian renewable energy company looks to gain access to the US market.
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Renewable Energy Solution Systems Creates Investor Relations Packet
MarketWatch (press release)
PORT WASHINGTON, NY, May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Renewable Energy Solution Systems, Inc., (RES Systems) a publicly traded Nevada corporation, (pinksheets:RESS) has made available an Investor Relations information packet in response to the ...
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