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Daily Tech News – 2010-04-28

Annual NW Business Pitch (Liverpool, UK)

Just returned to office from pitching both edocr.com and Techcelerate at the Annual NW Business Pitch on Digital, New Media & ICT sector at Liverpool Science Park. From more than 25 companies pitched, I noted four companies that could be considered as tech businesses, these being, edocr.com, Collabor8online, Mediatank from Skylab and bisTrack from Progressive Solutions International. Event was useful in terms of strengthening existing relationships (Skylab, STFC Innovations, How-Do, etc) and building new relationships (Liverpool Science Park, Hatimo Games, etc).

Ravensoft gaining traction with Tweets60

Crains Manchester Business reported today that Manchester based mobile software developer, Ravensoft has seen half-a-million downloads of its Tweets60 and Battery Extender apps during February and March 2010.

What would be interesting more than above statistic is to understand, how many of the downloaders, if any, decided to connect with me on Twitter simply because of the image on their website.

Ravensoft UK was established in 2007, as a subsidiary of Ravensoft OY and Nordic Software Solutions. 3 Directors; Andrew, Chris and Mark each owns 16.67 of shares.

Not sure why they want to display Google Ads on their website, if the UK company has the backing and resources of a larger, international organisation. Whilst it works for a product such as edocr.com, I am not convinced companies should add Google Ads to their websites for small revenues the adverts generate.

According to Crains Manchester Business,  Chris Byrne, managing director said: “We are delighted by the success of our applications. It’s rapidly becoming a crowded market out there in terms of mobile software, so it is pleasing to see tangible evidence of the demand for our products. We are currently working on several new applications, both in-house and third-party products. These new apps will be available on Nokia, Blackberry, Android and Apple platforms. As a result of our continued success, we are also looking to grow the business by taking on new staff towards the second half of the year.”

Thinking aloud, would Ravensoft attract the attention of Greater Manchester based 2ergo, which has appetite for acquisitions?

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  • I agree that a serious company shouldn’t use Google Adds on their corporate websites though it would be applicable for small businesses.