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August 6, 2009 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Blerp Goes From Alpha to Beta

RocketOn, Inc. (www.rocketon.com), a venture-funded startup, is taking Blerp from alpha to beta with the launch of browser plug-ins for Internet Explorer and Firefox, full integration with Facebook Connect and Twitter, as well as other new features (www.blerp.com). Blerp's users can now post comments anywhere they surf online. The new plug-ins enable users to instantly see posts and activity on whatever sites they visit. At a glance, users can spot where their friends are commenting and join their conversations.

Blerp is now fully integrated with Facebook, Twitter, and other social sites. Users don't have to register for Blerp; they can simply use their existing Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, or Yahoo! accounts to access the service.
 
Users can take any YouTube video, Flickr photo, or other widget and post them on top of any website they choose. Blerp also has a collection of advanced widgets allowing users to post everything from movie reviews to live polls, maps, trivia, and interactive objects. These widgets give users the power to create instant mashups over their favorite sites and weave them into ongoing dialogue with other users.

Source: RocketOn, Inc.



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