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Ringtones Web site launched has been launched as the latest in Philadelphia-based Advanced Internet’s line of e-commerce websites, the company announced. The site aims to appeal to customers looking for ringtones without any gimmicks. offers cell phone ringtones, which are in MP3 format and sound true to the instrumentation of the actual song. The site will feature regularly updated content, including MP3 ringtones with vocals. has an expansive collection of sound effects and real voice and music ringtones. The site also offers a selection of the top polyphonic ringtones.

ExclamationSoft upgrades monitoring software

Doylestown-based ExclamationSoft Corp. released WebWatchBot version 3.0.7, the latest upgrade to their Web site availability and performance monitoring software.

WebWatchBot alerts designated personnel of errors, poor response time, availability and other customizable conditions via email, on screen display, cell phone or pager. Additionally, external Windows commands or programs can be executed to proactively resolve server problems.

WebWatchBot collects performance data which can be displayed customizable charts or used in customizable reports. Charting and reporting customization provide numerous options for grouping of data for trend analysis.

New features in 3.0.7 include an expanded graphical Dashboard, providing a comprehensive at-a-glance view of all watch items, detailed Scheduler, integration with Microsoft SQL Server, remote connectivity, and the ability to e-mail reports.

Verizon expands area services

Verizon Wireless announced the expansion of two industry-leading wireless data services in the Philadelphia region, one developed for the consumer market, the other primarily for business customers.

V CAST, the nation’s first wireless broadband multimedia service for consumers, and BroadbandAccess, a wide-area wireless Internet access service, are both available across an expanded area of Philadelphia, its outlying counties and southern New Jersey. The services are also available, for the first time, to residents and businesses in the northern portion of Delaware, including Wilmington.

In the Philadelphia region, Verizon Wireless’ EV-DO coverage area now includes the entire City of Philadelphia out to King of Prussia, extending northwest along Route 422 including Collegeville, Royersford, Limerick up to Pottstown and North from State Route 663 to I-476 to Milford Square.

Verticalnet buys English software company

Malvern-based Verticalnet Inc., which makes supply management software, acquired Digital Union Ltd., an English provider of on-demand sourcing and procurement software and services.

Verticalnet paid 4.5 million shares of common stock to Digital Union’s shareholders in the transaction.

Digital Union initially will be operated as a Verticalnet company under the Digital Union brand. Its sales, marketing and administrative operations will be combined with existing Verticalnet operations in Europe. Both companies’ customer-delivery operations will remain intact.

Clovis new Mindbridge director

Norristown-based Mindbridge Software added Mike Clovis as director of software development.

Clovis joined Mindbridge Software in 1998 as a senior application developer. His previous experience includes Director of Education at Pennco Tech in Philadelphia from 1999 to 2001 where he developed software and networking curriculum.

Mindbridge makes intranet and business portal software.

McAfee picks Aria Systems

Drexel Hill-based Aria Systems said McAfee Broadband selected Aria Systems’ AriaCore product to solve recurring billing and receivable management requirements for McAfee’s suite of wireless Internet services.

McAfee will use the AriaCore platform’s CRM features to upsell products and services and give customers total account management through a Web-based self-service control panel.

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