updated 10:20 am EST, Fri February 23, 2007
iPhone at CeBIT, LightWave
In brief: Apple is planning its return to CeBIT after eight years to display its iPhone, and NewTek has launched a time-limited offer on its LightWave 9 3D software bundled with training resources. Red Sweater Software has announced its acquisition of the MarsEdit blog publishing application, nova media updated its launch2net software, and Google Apps Premier Edition is set to take on the enterprise market. Apple is planning to return to the CeBIT computer expo in Hanover, Germany to present the iPhone after an eight year absence. The Cupertino-based company will not attend the show as a full exhibitor, but will provide its own staff to showcase its products.
NewTek launches LightWave, training bundle
NewTek has launched its LightWave 9 Training Bundle, offering consumers training materials for free with the purchase of LightWave 3D. Purchasers of new full or upgrade LightWave licenses will be eligible to receive a book, two training DVDs, 'getting started' courseware, and a package of royalty-free content for use with LightWave.
Red Sweater acquires MarsEdit
Red Sweater Software has acquired MarsEdit blog publishing software from NewsGator Technologies, promising to provide an intuitive email-like interface to the application. The software enables users to easily share thoughts with the world or friends, and Red Sweater promises to continue development with new features following the acquisition.
Nova media has released launch2net 1.5.8, fixing problems with WWan Update for XU870 ExpressCards. Launch2net is a mobile connection manager for Mac OS X that supports more than 150 devices, and already includes more than 300 network settings to connect to mobile networks around the globe. The update is available for free on nova media's website.
Google Apps Premier Edition
Google is hoping small and large businesses are willing to pay for use of its online basic application suite. Google Apps Premier Edition includes spreadsheet, email, word processing, calendar, and instant messaging support. The search giant is offering Google Apps Premier Edition for $50 per account per year.