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(SYS-CON Media) - Hot Banana Software, Inc. (, a provider of Web content management for marketing, has announced that it has won 20 new clients and achieved a number of key operational milestones since August, when J.L. Halsey acquired the company. The company’s more than 200-strong client base grew by 10 percent during the period. The diverse cross-section of new accounts includes Arnold Clark Finance, Hot Banana’s first UK client, and Fortune 500 giant Ingersoll Rand. New channel partners have been signed to sell, implement and support Hot Banana, including ipXperts in Mexico, UK firm White October and Oasis Technology Partners in the United States. To further solidify its international presence, Hot Banana established U.S. headquarters in Menlo Park, CA, near its fellow Halsey subsidiary, EmailLabs. The company also grew its workforce by more t... (more)

Macromedia's New Pet Market Application Shows Benefits of Rich Internet Applications

(August 2, 2002) - Macromedia, Inc. has just introduced Pet Market, a sample application built using the entire Macromedia MX product family. Pet Market, a fictitious online pet retailer, illustrates both the benefits of rich Internet applications and the ability to deliver these experiences across different server architectures, including the Java TM platform and Microsoft .NET Framework. Pet Market is accompanied online by source code, and more than a dozen articles to show designers and developers how to create their own rich Internet applications that drive down cost and ban... (more)

FuseTalk E-mail List Synch Module Joins Forums and E-Mail Lists into One Seamless Resource

(May 28, 2002) - e-Zone Media Inc. has introduced FuseTalk E-mail List Synch Module, a new tool to synchronize FuseTalk discussion forums with e-mailing lists to create a powerful integrated way of communication. The new Module automatically posts e-mails sent to e-mail subscribers on the forums so that forum users can receive the same information. Administrators can choose to have selected posts or threads automatically turned into an e-mail that can be sent to the e-mail subscriber community. The FuseTalk E-mail List Synch Module allows mailing list users and FuseTalk discussion... (more)

Interview with Shawn "Hanzo" Holmes

Midnight approaches and you're still battling with your latest Web application. You may feel the urge to kill the darn thing. Well, there's good news: now you can, thanks to Shawn "Hanzo" Holmes and Unweb ( Playing Unweb enables you to exact your revenge, with extreme prejudice, on those pesky Web pages. Unweb is an online game that allows you to "fight" and hopefully "kill" a Web page. In the last few months it has taken off like a southern California wildfire. I had a chance to talk to Hanzo and get the developer's perspective on this unique and addictive new... (more)

Macromedia Releases Flex Builder to Enhance Flex Development

Macromedia has released Flex Builder; a new, integrated development environment (IDE) that the company says will streamline Flex application development. With the Flex Builder rollout, Macromedia hopes to provide momentum to its applications development initiative. The latest addition is to provide easier development using Flex. To further encourage Flex development, Macromedia is giving the IDE away for free with the download of a trial or full version of Flex. Since releasing Flex in March, a number of organizations have integrated its functionality with their systems. Compani... (more)