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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All New Scate Ignite 4.3 Social Media Creation Software Released

New Options for iPod, YouTube, Podcasting, Facebook, MySpace and Dozens More

ORION, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Scate Technologies, Inc. (Scate) has officially released a FREE update for its popular Scate Ignite 4 social media creation software with publishing options for dozens of social media sites and devices. Scate Ignite 4.3 users can now transform their multi-media content for iPod, YouTube, podcasts, Facebook, MySpace, Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP), Blackberry, Treo, Windows Media Player, QuickTime and many more.

Scate Ignite 4.3 makes it easier than ever for anyone to transform media content, such as screenshots, movies, PowerPoint slides, images, text and audio into seamless presentations, videos and courses. New single file output options include .FLV, .MP4, .WMV, .AVI and .3GP. Scate Ignite 4.3 continues to provide publish options for websites, email, SCORM 1.2 / 2004 learning management systems (LMS), CD-ROM and print.

Scate’s own free media sharing website (IgniteCAST.com) has also been updated to support podcast syndication, blog posting, message board embedding and desktop sidebars. A small sample of the new IgniteCAST.com sharing options includes iTunes, iTunes Store, iTunes U, iGoogle, WordPress, Blogger, TypePad, Orkut, Friendster, Twitter, Bebo, Tagged, Xanga, Live Spaces, Windows Vista Sidebar, Yahoo Widgets and many others.

“Social networking platforms are fast becoming a standard for sharing knowledge, media and information,” said Scate CTO Jeff Holth. “Our customers want to be able to transform and share their content on almost any platform, site or mobile device that they wish, and Scate Ignite 4.3 delivers exactly that.”

For more information, please visit http://www.scateignite.com, or email Scate at sales@scateignite.com. Current Ignite 4.x users should click on Tools / Check for Updates in Ignite 4 to obtain the free update or email support@scateignite.com.

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.

Contacts

Scate Technologies
Press Relations, 248-371-0315 Ext. 3
sales@scateignite.com
www.scateignite.com

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SCATE IGNITE 4 – MONSTER MASHUP INVITATION

SCATE IGNITE 4 - MONSTER MEDIA MASHUP

SCATE IGNITE 4 - MONSTER MEDIA MASHUP

Come see LIVE how “Scate® Ignite® 4” can mashup all your media into seamless Podcasts, Videos and ELearning.

Our mad scientists have been extremely busy in our lab creating the best Scate Ignite version yet and we want to invite you all to see it live at the ‘Monster Mash-up’ lunch and launch.

Scate Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Jeff Holth will demonstrate how to mash-up HD videos, PowerPoint, screen animations, music, narration and closed captioning into one seamless output for iPod, YouTube, Blogs, SCORM, Facebook, PSP and much more.

Where: Scate Headquarters, 40 Engelwood Dr., Suite B, Orion, MI 48359
When: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Agenda:

12:00pm – 1:00pm    Refreshments and a light lunch
1:00pm – 1:10pm    Welcome: Dan Rea, Scate VP of Global Sales
1:10pm – 2:30pm    Scate Ignite 4.3 demonstration: Jeff Holth
2:30pm – 2:55pm    Question and Answers: Jeff Holth
2:55pm – 3:00pm    Closing: Steve Sadler, Scate CEO
RSVP to our corporate office at  248-371-0315 (push 3) or sales@scateignite.com

A printable .pdf document is available at https://www.scateignite.com/events/10-15-2008/mashup.pdf.

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

Link to original story.

Google Goodies Preloaded on T-mobile G1 Phone – Video

T-mobile G1 phone with Google Goddies

T-mobile G1 phone with Google Goddies

The following Google Goodies are preloaded on T-mobile G1 Phone.

– Google Search
– YouTube
– Gmail
– Contacts
– Calender
– IM (GTalk)

Click here to watch the video that explains about google goodies on tmobile g1 phone

T-Mobile G1 with Google – First Phone to Run on Android – Video and Pictures

T-Mobile G1 - Google Phone & Apple iPhone together

T-Mobile G1 - Google Phone & Apple iPhone together

T-Mobile today unveiled the highly anticipated T-Mobile G1 – the first phone to run on Android, the innovative open source mobile phone software platform. The Android Market allows users of the T-Mobile G1 to choose from a variety of applications in order to tailor their phone to suit their lifestyle. The T-Mobile G1 will be available exclusively from T-Mobile in the UK before Christmas this year.

The T-Mobile G1 has full touch-screen functionality and a QWERTY keyboard, which makes navigating the different functions of the device easy. It’s perfect for whatever communication users prefer, whether it’s calling, texting, email, or having instant messenger conversations. It’s also optimised for accessing the internet on your phone, so users can keep up-to-date with social networking sites such as Facebook, search for locations on Google Maps, or upload photographs to image-sharing websites.

The T-Mobile G1 is also the first phone to provide access to Android Market, where customers can find and download unique applications to expand and further customise their phone to fit their lifestyle.

Summary points:

– This is the first phone to offer access to Android Market, which will host hundreds of unique applications and mash ups of new and existing services from developers around the world.

– T-Mobile and Google teamed up with manufacturer HTC to integrate the phone’s form and function. The T-Mobile G1’s vibrant, high quality screen slides open to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard. As another option for accessing the device, the T-Mobile G1 comes equipped with a convenient trackball for more precise, one-handed navigation.

– A full HTML internet browser allows users to see any website the way it was designed to be seen, and then easily zoom in to expand any section by simply tapping on the screen.

– With built-in support for T-Mobile’s 3G (HSDPA) network as well as Wi-Fi, the T-Mobile G1 automatically connects to the best available high-speed data connection for surfing the internet and downloading information quickly and effortlessly.

– The T-Mobile G1 will be available for free on price plans from Pounds Sterling 40 a month, which will include unlimited mobile internet browsing(i).

Big Bang Experiment – First test successful

GENEVA – The world’s largest particle collider successfully completed its first major test by firing a beam of protons around a 17-mile underground ring Wednesday in what scientists hope is the next great step to understanding the makeup of the universe.

After a series of trial runs, two white dots flashed on a computer screen at 10:36 a.m. indicating that the protons had traveled the full length of the $3.8 billion Large Hadron Collider.

“There it is,” project leader Lyn Evans said when the beam completed its lap.

Champagne corks popped in labs as far away as Chicago, where contributing scientists watched the proceedings by satellite. Physicists around the world now have much greater power than ever before to smash the components of atoms together in attempts to see how they are made.

“Well done everybody,” said Robert Aymar, director-general of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, to cheers from the assembled scientists in the collider’s control room at the Swiss-French border.

The organization, known by its French acronym CERN, began firing the protons — a type of subatomic particle — around the tunnel in stages less than an hour earlier.

Now that the beam has been successfully tested in clockwise direction, CERN plans to send it counterclockwise. Eventually two beams will be fired in opposite directions with the aim of recreating conditions a split second after the big bang, which scientists theorize was the massive explosion that created the universe.

The start of the collider — described as the biggest physics experiment in history — comes over the objections of some skeptics who fear the collision of protons could eventually imperil the earth.

The skeptics theorized that a byproduct of the collisions could be micro black holes, subatomic versions of collapsed stars whose gravity is so strong they can suck in planets and other stars.

“It’s nonsense,” said James Gillies, chief spokesman for CERN, before Wednesday’s start.

CERN is backed by leading scientists like Britain’s Stephen Hawking in dismissing the fears and declaring the experiments to be absolutely safe.

Gillies told the AP that the most dangerous thing that could happen would be if a beam at full power were to go out of control, and that would only damage the accelerator itself and burrow into the rock around the tunnel.

Nothing of the sort occurred Wednesday, though accelerator is still probably a year away from full power.

“On Wednesday we start small,” said Gillies. “A really good result would be to have the other beam going around, too, because once you’ve got a beam around once in both directions you know that there is no show-stopper.”

The project organized by the 20 European member nations of CERN has attracted researchers from 80 nations. Some 1,200 are from the United States, an observer country which contributed US$531 million. Japan, another observer, also is a major contributor.

The collider is designed to push the proton beam close to the speed of light, whizzing 11,000 times a second around the tunnel.

Smaller colliders have been used for decades to study the makeup of the atom. Less than 100 years ago scientists thought protons and neutrons were the smallest components of an atom’s nucleus, but in stages since then experiments have shown they were made of still smaller quarks and gluons and that there were other forces and particles.

The CERN experiments could reveal more about “dark matter,” antimatter and possibly hidden dimensions of space and time. It could also find evidence of the hypothetical particle — the Higgs boson — believed to give mass to all other particles, and thus to matter that makes up the universe.

Some scientists have been waiting for 20 years to use the LHC.

(By ALEXANDER G. HIGGINS, Associated Press Writer from Yahoo!)