Mozilla claims Guinness Record for downloads

July 4, 2008

Mozilla, developer of open-source Web browser Firefox, said on Wednesday it set a new Guinness World Record for the largest number of software downloads in 24 hours.

Over 8 million people downloaded Firefox 3 in the period following its official launch, the company said in a statement.

Key rivals to Firefox are market leader Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Apple Inc’s Safari browser.

Mozilla is in a battle with Microsoft, which unveiled an experimental version of its Internet Explorer 8 in Las Vegas in April and has been looking to expand its presence on the Web.

Firefox 3’s additions boost security and allow users to run Web sites when they are not connected to the Internet.

Source:CIOL News Report

Leading Consulting Firm to Deploy SugarCRM to 9,000 Users

December 22, 2005

BDO Seidman LLP, a leading national professional services firm, standardizes on SugarCRM to help enable distributed CRM for employees and partners of BDO Seidman and its Alliance Members

SugarCRM Inc., the world's leading provider of commercial open source customer relationship management (CRM) software, today announced that BDO Seidman will offer SugarCRM to over 9,000 BDO Seidman and BDO Seidman Alliance member employees. The project, named BDO Link, will use SugarCRM to help improve opportunity and resource sharing, along with executive reporting. BDO Seidman is the U.S. member firm of BDO International, the fifth largest global accounting organization.

"SugarCRM delivers the flexibility we need to deploy a unique solution across our entire U.S. operation," said Valerie Kozikowski, Partner, BDO Seidman. "The ease-of-use of the SugarCRM application and its strong CRM capabilities means that BDO Seidman will be able to improve information sharing and deliver improved reporting capabilities across employee teams and the BDO Seidman Alliance Network."

"We are excited to work with BDO Seidman," said Lars Nordwall, Worldwide VP of Sales at SugarCRM. "For nearly 100 years, BDO Seidman has stood for excellence in professional services. SugarCRM is delighted to support their continued success."

Google Click-to-Call

November 25, 2005

1. What's the phone icon on Google search results? How does it work?
We're testing a new product that gives you a free and fast way to speak directly to the advertiser you found on a Google search results page – over the phone.
Here's how it works: When you click the phone icon, you can enter your phone number. Once you click 'Connect For Free,' Google calls the number you provided. When you pick up, you hear ringing on the other end as Google connects you to the other party.
We won't share your telephone number with anyone, including the advertiser. When you're connected with the advertiser, your number is blocked so the advertiser can't see it. In addition, we'll delete the number from our servers after a short period of time.

2. Am I charged to connect to an advertiser?
No. Google foots the bill for all calls – local and long-distance. However, if we call a mobile phone number, you may incur airtime fees depending on the mobile phone plan. Check your mobile phone provider for details.

3. Is this just a way for Google to track me?
No. We take your privacy very seriously. Google does not share your telephone number with anyone (without your consent), including the advertiser. When you're connected with the advertiser, your number is blocked. The advertiser can't see your phone number.

In addition, we retain your information (including your phone number, date, time, and call length) only temporarily. It will be deleted from our servers after a period reasonably necessary to operate, audit, and evaluate the service.

4. Whose caller ID do I see when connected?
The advertiser's number appears on your caller ID when Google connects you. This way, you can save the merchant's number for future call-backs.

Ready – Set – 4.0!

November 23, 2005

Sugar Suite 4.0 marks the seventh major release by SugarCRM. Sugar Suite's fast innovation development rate is driven by the SugarCRM community of 3,000 developers and 10,000 members, which provides product direction, testing, translations, and modules to Sugar Suite 4.0.

Sugar Suite 4.0 enhances and extends functionality across sales, marketing, service, collaboration, reporting and administration. See what SugarCRM's community and customers deem valuable for today's business tools.

We invite you to experience and test the new functionality to see how it will positively affect your business. As a SugarCRM community member, we look to you for insights about the functionality and the direction that Sugar Suite should follow to improve your business needs. This is the earliest we've made a new release available for public review prior to General Availability.

Yahoo, Google to launch new wireless services

November 7, 2005

Yahoo Inc. (YHOO.O: Quote, Profile, Research) and Google Inc. (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research) are set to roll out new wireless services, taking advantage of advanced networks and cellphones to provide features similar to those available on computers, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

Yahoo soon will introduce a cellphone it will sell through a partnership with SBC Communications (SBC.N: Quote, Profile, Research) , according to SBC executives. The phone will take Yahoo a step closer to linking music, photos and email with consumers' existing online accounts, address books and preferences, the paper said.

IT links CRM, analytical tools to keep customers

November 5, 2005

Companies are increasingly looking to tie traditional CRM systems to analytical tools to retain and boost the value of customers, according to users at SAS Institute Inc.'s BetterManagement Live Worldwide Business Conference 2005 here this week.

Aegon Direct Marketing Services Inc., the Baltimore-based direct marketing arm of Aegon USA Inc., this week began a year-long rollout of SAS CRM and analytical tools that will replace four legacy CRM systems that run marketing campaigns at four locations.

Can Open Source Outdo the IPod?

November 5, 2005

Consumer electronics manufacturer Neuros Audio is tapping the open-source community to convert its upcoming portable media player from iPod road kill into a contender.

This could be a stroke of genius. Open-source Linux has taken on Microsoft's dominant Windows operating system, and Mozilla has challenged the ubiquitous Internet Explorer web browser. In the same way, open source would seem suited to breaking Apple Computer's digital music stranglehold. Open-source geeks might not represent the typical consumer, demographics-wise. But hackers don't like to waste time with a clumsy user interface.