Scate Seeks Strategic Investors for Web 2.0 Social Media Product Line

FOR RELEASE November 13, 2008:

 

Scate Seeks Strategic Investors for Web 2.0 Social Media Product Line

Mature and Stable Products Ready for Full-Scale Global Marketing Program

Scate Technologies, Inc.
Scate Technologies, Inc.

(Orion, MI – November 13, 2008)  Scate Technologies, Inc. (Scate) has announced that it is now seeking strategic partners and investors to participate in a full-scale 2009 global marketing campaign for its Scate Ignite 4 software product line.

Scate Ignite 4 and its companion social media site IgniteCAST.com compete in the red hot web 2.0 social media market. Scate Ignite is currently used by thousands of users and in many Fortune 100 companies to create professional presentations that can be used for training, teaching, selling, marketing, sharing and entertaining.

“With the positive response from Ignite’s latest release (version 4.3) we have reached a point where we have a strong, mature portfolio of products and supporting infrastructure that are well equipped to support a global marketing campaign for home and corporate users.” said Stephen Sadler, Scate CEO and President.

Scate is currently entertaining offers from strategic investors to participate in the 2009 Scate Ignite global marketing plan. Scate is offering a significant project share (20-80%) to an investor based on negotiated conditions.  Scate defines “strategic investor” as a company or individual that wishes to profit from the social media technology landscape and desires to actively participate in a strategic marketing and sales campaign. Scate is a self-funded US private company with no debt or other outside investors.

The product portfolio includes three software applications, a social media hosting website, branding, registered trademarks and technology patents, all developed over eight years.  Scate’s web-based sales and support infrastructure complete with a reseller / referral program and existing customer base are all fully in place.  The USA-based development team possesses strong expertise in Web 2.0 social media technology. Product information is available at http://www.scateignite.com and http://www.ignitecast.com.

Direct serious inquiries only to: Stephen Sadler, President and CEO, investors@scateignite.com, 248-371-0315 Ext. 108.

Scate and IgniteCAST are registered service marks of Scate® Technologies, Inc.  Ignite is a registered trademark of Scate® Technologies, Inc.  The Ignite Flame logo, “Ignitables”, “Capture, Enhance, Publish, Share” and “You Know – You Show” are trademarks of Scate® Technologies, Inc.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Scate® Technologies, Inc. – 40 Engelwood Dr. – Suite B – Orion, MI  48359  USA- 248.371.0315 

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SCATE Technologies headed for mind-blowing growth, plans to double staff

Ignite 4 Standard and Professional

Ignite 4 Standard and Professional

Source: metromode, 9/25/2008

SCATE Technologies, a software development firm in Orion Township, is gearing up for, well, a heckuva lot of growth within the next year or so.

The company is behind the Ignite 4 program, software that allows users to mash up different computer media, such as images, text and audio files. It is planning to release new versions of the software that will make it compatible with popular products, such as YouTube, iPods and Facebook.

That should mean big growth for the firm.

“Next year should be relatively mind blowing,” Jeff Holth, chief technology officer for SCATE Technologies.

Right now the 7-year-old firm has grown to 11 employees and another 10-15 contractors and partners. It expects its revenue to grow 175-200 percent this year and another 300-400 percent next year. That will mean at least a doubling of the current staff.

And all of those people will be at its home base just north of Pontiac.

“We don’t do any development outside of Orion Township,” Holth says. “We don’t outsource anything. Anything you see was made in north Oakland County. Period. We are very proud of that.”

Source: Jeff Holth, chief technology officer for SCATE Technologies
Writer: Jon Zemke

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Why Every American Should Care About China

Why Every American Should Care About China
The Emerging Superpower Is Forging Relationships Where the U.S. Isn’t
By BOB WOODRUFF, GABRIELLE TENENBAUM, SUSAN SCHAEFER and MEENA HARTENSTEIN
Aug. 6, 2008 – From ABCNEWS.com

When the Olympics begin Friday in Beijing it will be a “coming out” party of sorts for China.
China’s economy continues to grow, and it’s having an impact on our country.

Beijing hopes this will be a bright spot in what has otherwise been a tough year — the country was hit by a devastating earthquake and rocked by scandals over tainted food and medicine and toxic toys.

There have been protests, both within China and in other countries, about its human rights policies in Tibet and Darfur.

Even the Olympic torch relay, normally a celebratory event, sparked demonstrations around the world.

Now billions of eyes will be focused on a nation that has become so important to so many, yet remains misunderstood. Many people, perhaps most vocally in the United States, fear China’s growing power and influence around the world. But it is unavoidable.

“The rise of China is the single most important geopolitical event of the 21st century,” said John Thornton, professor and director of Global Leadership at Tsingua University in Beijing. “And the implications of that rise are enormous.”

For complete news and video click the link below:

Why Every American Should Care About China

Source: abcnews.com

China’s Expanding Influence World Wide

Bob Woodruff examines China’s power
ABC correspondent went to three continents for documentary

By Paul J. Gough

Click here to view a slide show on ignitecast.com

NEW YORK — The reporting for “China Inside Out: Bob Woodruff Reports” took the ABC News correspondent to three continents for work on a one-hour documentary that examines China’s growing power in the world.

Woodruff and his crew traveled to Angola, Brazil and Cambodia tracking how the Chinese have become major players on the world scene. As documented by “China Inside Out,” the Chinese are doing business in Mato Grosso, Brazil’s soy fields so they can help feed their 1.3 billion people. Thousands of Chinese are working in the African country of Angola as the two countries help each other, with Angola receiving a major infrastructure boost while China gets access to millions of barrels of oil. But China is also looking to its neighbors like Cambodia for its relationships.

“The Chinese are all over the world in the age of China globalization,” Woodruff said. “Initially, we decided we’d do a story on China’s growth without going to China.”

Of course, in the nine months of reporting, Woodruff and his crew did go to China too. It’s a country that holds importance to Woodruff’s career. He was a lawyer and teacher in Beijing when the Tiananmen Square protests began in 1989. He was hired as a translator for American broadcast journalists covering the story, and discovered that he wanted to be a journalist. That’s the track he followed when he left China, eventually leading to ABC News.

“It’s a completely different country than when I was there,” Woodruff said.

Instead of mostly bicycles, there are cars everywhere. There’s a large rise in the middle class and a move from other parts of the country to the East Coast. And, as explained in the documentary, China has become a world power after years of isolation.

Woodruff said that it’s important that Americans understand China beyond what they’ll see this month during the Olympics.

“We have a long-term relationship with them and we need to know as much as we can about what it’s about and what is being accomplished and how it’s changing,” he said.

Click here to view a slide show on ignitecast.com

Source: www.hollywoodreporter.com