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Web Innovator Launches Unique New Service at Delivering Global Id, Web-based Business Cards and a Truly Self-Populating and Self-Updating Address Book.

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--August 4,, Inc. today launched its patent pending eCode concept, addressing the needs of consumers and business users alike to effortlessly ef·fort·less  
Calling for, requiring, or showing little or no effort. See Synonyms at easy.

effort·less·ly adv.
 stay in touch with friends and business associates. For a limited time, is giving away life-long eCodes, feature rich web-based Address (BizE) Books and, Business (BizE) Cards at Early adopters will also qualify for a drawing for a free trip to Paris. exploits the essence of the web to allow users to network with each other and stay in touch. An eCode is a one-word alias that never changes, and substitutes the lines of text that make up your forever-changing contact information. Pick an eCode, enter your contact information - as much or as little as you choose, and the system automatically generates a cool graphical business card that you can exchange with anyone to gain instant electronic access to each other's contact information (BizE Cards). At the click of a button, these cards can be added to one's personal Address Book, provided at NO CHARGE to subscribers. When a subscriber updates his or her contact information, it is updated automatically in all the address books that contain the eCode. Users will soon be able to download To receive a file transmitted over a network. In any communications session, "download" means receive, and "upload" means send. The download/upload often implies a big/little scenario, in which data is being downloaded from the "big" server into the "little" user's computer.  a stand-alone version of the address book for use when they are not connected to the Internet.

Secure, Private, and Simple to Use -0- leverages the multimedia, global access and push
capabilities of the World Wide Web while addressing the issues that
are of paramount concern to users:

--   It is Secure: does not offer directory searching.
     Subscribers can only access information about other subscribers
     who have voluntarily exchanged eCodes.

--   It is Private: the maintenance and access to information on the
     web-site is controlled solely by the users.

--   It is Simple to Use: Besides a Java enabled Web browser and an
     Internet connection, requires no software or plugins to
     be installed on a user's computer. It is simple to use and yet it
     provides features and functions, which far surpass those of
     traditional contact management systems. In addition,
     allows users to design their BizE cards with the ability to pick
     from fun and cool: logos, paper textures, paper colors, ink
     colors, and a variety of styles. also offers an
     easy-to-use way to add non-subscribers ("sleeper") to one's
     address book.

Staying in Touch...easily offers users around the globe a way to free themselves from the cumbersome cum·ber·some  
1. Difficult to handle because of weight or bulk. See Synonyms at heavy.

2. Troublesome or onerous.

 chores of Address Book maintenance, and change of address notification.

"Users will no longer have to manage, populate To plug in chips or components into a printed circuit board. A fully populated board is one that contains all the devices it can hold. , or, update their address books - ever! Our vision is to utilize the ubiquitous Found in large quantities everywhere. This English word means "all over the place."  nature of the Web to enable people to stay in touch with each other no matter where in the world they move. is a giant step in realizing this vision," says Rohit Chandra, President & CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  of "Our mission is have an eCode on every business card in the world."

System Requirements To be used efficiently, all computer software needs certain hardware components or other software resources to be present on a computer system. These pre-requisites are known as (computer) system requirements and are often used as a guideline as opposed to an absolute rule.

Java enabled Browser browser

Software that allows a computer user to find and view information on the Internet. The first text-based browser for the World Wide Web became available in 1991; Web use expanded rapidly after the release in 1993 of a browser called Mosaic, which used
 and an access to the World Wide Web.

Pricing and Availability

eCode is free for life and is available NOW.


Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California Sunnyvale ([sʌniveil]) is a city in Santa Clara County, California, United States. It is one of the major cities that make up the Silicon Valley. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 131,760. , was founded by Rohit Chandra with the vision to help people stay in touch. offers free, globally accessible, eCodes, web-based business cards, and address books to all users, along with personalised Adj. 1. personalised - made for or directed or adjusted to a particular individual; "personalized luggage"; "personalized advice"
individualised, individualized, personalized
 advertising for corporate promotions.

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