Brings Software, Web, Graphics, Video, Web Marketing and eLearning Ideas to Life!

(Orion, MI – March 12, 2009) Scate Technologies, Inc. (Scate) has announced that it has expanded its custom desktop software and web application development division. The group offers a wide array of services that can build projects from the ground up, or help to finish projects already under way.

The Michigan-based development team possesses strong expertise in Web 2.0 social media technology, desktop multi-media applications, e-commerce, eLearning and many others. Scate-developed applications are currently deployed globally in industries such as Sports and Entertainment, Social Media Networking, Engineering, Manufacturing and Quality, Education and Knowledge, Human Resources, Marketing, Medical and more. Visit www.scate.com for a complete list of projects and customers including links to production applications.

“Our expertise is highly valued by our current customers, and we have a strong, mature portfolio of products, staff and infrastructure that are all well equipped to support new projects.” said Stephen Sadler, Scate CEO and President. “This offers us a fantastic opportunity to extend our expertise to additional customers who wish to work with an experienced global development company based right here in southeast Michigan” he added.

Scate provides complete development teams to design, develop and project manage the build of your software or media technology. Scate has been developing desktop, web, mobile and client / server applications for corporations and the commercial market since 2001, and has extensive development capabilities in the following areas:

Windows / Mac OS / Linux / Mobile applications, web applications, project management and online tracking/collaboration, user interface design and process storyboarding, logic and programming, testing, quality control and bug tracking, graphic design and video production, 3D modeling and animation, voice narration and podcasting, web marketing and search engine optimization (SEO), eLearning – instructional system design as well as global patent and trademark consulting.

Examples of Scate’s work, contact information and customer lists can be found at www.scate.com.

Scate is a registered service mark 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


In today’s crazy world of buyouts, attrition, layoffs, early retirements, what are companies doing to capture and disseminate knowledge to the remaining or upcoming workforce?

It seems like we keep reinventing the wheel over and over again.

What do you think?

Vodpod videos no longer available.

As we all know, you have to attack a castle from many angles to bring down the walls. The same principal applies to marketing.

From my experience, the only way to create a successful marketing campaign in today’s competitive world is a hybrid of both social media and traditional methods.

We at Scate are currently incorporating social media into our marketing mix. It is slowly starting to help sell one of our software products Scate Ignite. However, due to the fact that Ignite already plays within the social media world that might not be a good example for other types of products and services.

Even so, using social media to create a positive word of mouth is very power. Just make sure the products you’re marketing provide value or it will backfire very quickly.

What do you think?

If you know me, then you know I am passionate about technology and I am also passionate about the area I live (Michigan, Ontario technology corridor).

New technology companies like Scate are helping to create more jobs in diverse industries. Michigan and Ontario contain highly talented and technical people in which many of you I know. We just need to get our motivation and creativity back on track.

If we want to move our area out of this economic mess, then we need to stop watching the news, panicking, blaming others and start working on new ideas.

So, if you’re unemployed, then that is perfect time to start dreaming of something new and start a small business.

Let’s go Michigan and Ontario and stop following and start leading!

What do you think?

ITS ON – Obama McCain Dance-Off

It finally boils down to this… the fabled backroom dance-offs of politics… we haven’t seen the likes of these since Nixon broke out the Charleston against McGovern back in ’72… many believe it was this that floated Nixon to a second term…

Birds fly from Alaska to New Zealand nonstop

The bar-tailed godwit, a plump shore bird, has blown the record for
nonstop, muscle-powered flight right out of the sky. A study being
published today reports that godwits can fly up to 7,242 miles nonstop
in their annual fall migration from Alaska to New Zealand. The previous
record, set by eastern curlews, was 4,000 miles from eastern Australia
to China. The godwits flew for five to nine days, tracked by satellite.
The birds weigh no more than 1.5 pounds when they leave. Half of that
is fat, which they burn off completely during the flight. The route
they take is the shortest and safest to fly. — The Washington Post.

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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See Google Chrome Live

See Google Chrome Live

Google Launched the “beta” version of it’s long anticipated Chrome Browser yesterday, Sept. 1, 2008. Google Chrome, one of the worst kept secrets in modern computing, promises to provide faster browsing, and an easy to understand environment. While those benefits might help us consumers right now, Google’s long term strategy behind Chrome is to better support web-based applications, and of course, to get a foothold on our desktops. Yes, it can be said that Google Chrome is Google’s first serious attempt to chip away at the desktop operating system, like Windows and even Mac OS. The future, as Google sees it, is a web-based world, and they are either just plain right, or it will become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Either way, Google wins.

SCATE’s CTO Jeff Holth recently evaluated Google Chrome and created this Ignitable at ignitecast.com. Enjoy!

http://www.ignitecast.com/p/QHNfqYVlLg/

Steve

Sorry Everyone – I can’t always be serious!

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