Archive for July, 2012

New summer contest from Popfax: subscribe and take a chance to win!, the global provider of professional unified messaging solutions is excited to announce the beginning of a new summer contest for its new and existing customers. The winner will receive the New Samsung Galaxy S III !

Are you out of your office this summer? Don’t worry, Popfax helps you to stay connected with your office and manage your communication remotely. How? By subscribing to the new Summer Promotion pack that includes a 40% discount and an all-in-one unified messaging solution with:

  1. A local fax number for 2 years
  2. 500 fax pages to send and unlimited reception
  3. All productivity options included (fax to email, SMS, conference call, voice mail, …)
  4. A chance to win the New Samsung Galaxy S III by taking part in the Popfax Summer Contest!

Popfax Summer Contest

How to take part in the Popfax Summer Contest? It’s this easy:

  1. Access the page.
  2. Subscribe to Summer Promo Offer (or at least to the 1 Year Send and Receive package) during the contest period, from July 20th, 2012 until August 20th, 2012.
  3. Send us a picture or a short description about “How Popfax helps you stay connected with your office this summer” to, along with your subscription details.

The author of the most original answer will be selected by the Popfax marketing team and will be announced on September 3rd, 2012. The winner will be notified by email and the information will be published on all Popfax media communication channels.

“We want to help our customers to stay connected with their offices from wherever they are. So, we are happy to announce our new Summer Package with all unified messaging features included, along with our new Summer Contest that gives the participants an exciting opportunity to win the New Samsung Galaxy S III. We wish good luck to all participants, the prize is waiting for the winner.” declared Vladimir Popesco, founder and CEO of Popfax.

Still thinking about it? More information about the new Popfax Summer Contest is available here: Contest Terms & Conditions.



Autodesk Buys Socialcam for $60 Million

Autodesk has bought video sharing service Socialcam for $60 million.

The deal is expected to close in the third quarter, according to a statement from Autodesk.

Formed 18 months ago as a spinoff from, Socialcam has 54.7 million monthly active users, according to AppData. Meanwhile, competitor Viddy was reported to have 26 million users in early May and carry a valuation of $200 million. Both figures are long way from the $1 billion that Facebook paid for Instagram, the photo-sharing app.

Autodesk is known for 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software. The company currently offers several mobile apps including Autodesk SketchBook Mobile, a “Professional-grade painting and drawing app with a full set of sketching tools,’ and Tinkerbox a game that lets you “create 3D contraptions and solve mechanical riddles.”

In a statement, Samir Hanna, VP, Autodesk Consumer Group, said that, “Video is an ideal medium for professionals and consumers alike to communicate and share their design ideas. We are excited to have Socialcam join our growing portfolio of applications, services and communities for digital art, personal design and fabrication, home design and entertainment.”


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Galaxy Nexus sales frozen: Google promises imminent fix

Google has pulled the Galaxy Nexus from its official Play store, no longer offering the unlocked, HSPA+ version of the Samsung smartphone after Apple convinced a judge to preserve its preliminary injunction. As of this morning, the Galaxy Nexus listing shows the handset as “coming soon” with a sign-up box for notifications; exactly when it will go on sale is unclear, though some suggestions indicate a workaround might mean that happens sooner rather than later and Google has promised it will hit shelves again sometime next week.

According to earlier reports, Samsung and Google are cooking up a temporary fix to Google Now that the two companies believe will rescue it from Apple’s injunction. That, it’s believed, will include removing some of the local results from Google Now – a new part of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean announced at Google IO last week – and it will be pushed out “imminently” according to AllThingsD.

Nonetheless, if you want to buy a Galaxy Nexus any time soon, it looks like you’ll have a struggle finding one at Google’s $349 price. Expansys USA is listing that there is “no confirmed lead time” for stock to go on sale again, and while Amazon Marketplace sellers are still offering the phone, they’re generally doing so at a $100 premium.

Meanwhile Verizon’s CDMA/LTE version of the Galaxy Nexus is still apparently for sale via the carrier’s site, though it’s uncertain if orders will actually go through or if the company is merely yet to update its product pages.

Meanwhile, Google and Samsung are readying a challenge at the US Patent and Trademark office to have Apple’s patents struck down. Google will also support Samsung in its specific attempts to have the injunction overturned.


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