Tax Filing Software Made More Affordable
March 30, 1999 - Peoples Income Tax, Inc.,
based in Richmond, recently entered into a partnership with SecureTax of Georgia in order
to provide taxpayers who prepare their own income tax with an affordable alternative to
purchasing traditional income tax software. SecureTax provides an interactive system for
taxpayers to prepare and electronically file their own Federal and state income tax
returns on the Internet. Through the Peoples' Web site,
taxpayers can access SecureTax and receive a discount for accessing the service using a
Local Group Focuses On Information Protection
March 29, 1999 - Para-Protect Services was
recently formed by four local information industry experts in order to address the growing
problem of information protection. Para-Protect, based in Alexandria, focuses on operational
protection, detection and reaction to computer security threats and offers a 24 hour-a-day
incident response hotline and online services, open information collection and analysis,
intrusion monitoring and penetration testing and exercises.
Maryland Traffic Information Featured Online
March 26, 1999 - The Department of Public Works and
Transportation of Montgomery County offers their Web site which includes information on
transit, highway and engineering services. The site also features the Advanced Transportation
Management System (ATMS) which offers up to date transit and traffic information including
live camera snapshots of traffic, "Ride-On" transit schedules and delay information.
Company Personalizes Electronic Documents
March 25, 1999 - Signature-mail.com LLC,
based in Alexandria, has introduced their Signature-mail software service. Signature-mail
allows subscribers to personalize their email, computer faxes and documents with a signature,
greeting, message or drawing. The software works with the AOL 4.0, Eudora Pro V4.1, Microsoft
Explorer, Microsoft Outlook 98 and Netscape email clients.
Telezoo.com Aids Telecom Industry
March 24, 1999 - Telezoo.com has created
a virtual sales channel that will allow vendors to upgrade their product specifications
in real time and provide them with qualified sales leads via the Internet. Their clients
include telecom equipment vendors, service providers, Information Technology (IT)/telecom
professionals, system integrators, suppliers and resellers. Telezoo.com, based in
Washington, D.C., is an independent e-commerce and search engine company that supports
the telecommunications industry.
Local Firm Launches Web Site
March 23, 1999 - Peyser Associates,
Inc. is a firm specializing in helping their clients gain the resources
needed to develop critical projects and programs. The company, based in
Washington, D.C., supports public and private sectors inside and outside
of Washington. The site features information about the firm and its services
as well as its Washington internship program.
Procurement Search Engine Unveiled
March 22, 1999 - Bidengine, based in
Washington, D.C., is a search engine that seeks public bid sites containing opportunities
to sell products and services. The search engine only uses procurement sites to find bid
and proposal opportunities posted by governments, educational institutions, public buying
cooperatives and large companies that have chosen to post their business opportunities
on the Web. Bidengine helps narrow searches by offering five categories including bid
opportunities, procurement forecasts and awards.
GMU Program Accepts Proposals
March 19, 1999 - George Mason University's Internet
Multimedia Center's (IMC) Innovative Project Development Program is now accepting
proposals for experimental long-term projects involving the merging of technology and art
focusing on content design and development. Proposals may be submitted via their Web site
and are due by April 15, 1999. The IMC is part of the university's Institute of the Arts,
in partnership between Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology, the Century Club of
George Mason University, and its corporate sponsors.
Perform Check Management Online
March 18, 1999 - CheckAGAIN, based in Vienna,
provides a complete check management solution for retail and account-based industries.
They have recently released their electronic check management system to recover funds
from bounced checks. This technology allows clients to view real-time reports via the
Internet and directly download the data into Microsoft Excel format.
Group Helps Improve Region
March 17, 1999 - The Metropolitan Washington Council
of Governments (COG) is an association of 17 local governments working together for a
better metropolitan region. One program helping them achieve that goal is
Commuter Connections, a regional
program that provides alternative commute information and assistance to employers in the
Greater Washington region. Their Web site includes a cost of commuting calculator, information
on commuting programs and an events calendar.
Small Business "Think Tank" Online
March 16, 1999 - Research Institute for Small & Emerging
Business (RISEbusiness) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the
formation and growth of the small and emerging business sector by developing and sponsoring
research on small and emerging businesses and then ensuring its effective dissemination. By
providing corporations, policymakers and business and trade groups with market, policy and
field research on issues affecting small and emerging businesses, RISEbusiness informs
decision-making pertaining to this important sector of the economy. Based in Washington, D.C.,
RISEbusiness' main areas of research interest are small and emerging businesses'
contribution to the economy; the impact of government regulation; access to capital;
the impact of the changing workplace and workforce; and the impact of changing technology
on small and emerging businesses.
Loudoun Business Opportunities Promoted Via The Web
March 15, 1999 - LoudounBusiness.com
is an Internet gateway helping users find business information and resources within Loudoun
County. The site, intended to promote businesses in the county, contains information on the
county government, listings of local and regional business organizations, a business
calendar and employment opportunities. Businesses and business organizations with a presence
in Loudoun County are encouraged to send press releases, employment openings and events for
publication to the site. Businesses considering locating in Loudoun County are able to find
information about official contracts in the county and region, information about communities
within the county and other resources.
MusicMaker.com Customizes Music Buying
March 12, 1999 - Reston-based MusicMaker allows
customers to browse through listings of songs licensed to them and create custom audio
compact disks. Visitors can search through archives of genres ranging from alternative
to zydeco. Currently, MusicMaker.com is the largest custom compact disk resource on the
Internet. MusicMaker.com was created by The Music Connection Corporation.
Maryland Information On The Web
March 11, 1999 - The Maryland Electronic
Capital is an Internet gateway into Maryland. The site includes information about the
federal and state government, the General Assembly and the Governor. The site also addresses
business, education and technology in Maryland. The Web site was made possible by corporate
sponsors and the Maryland State Archives.
CDT Promotes Privacy
March 10, 1999 - The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT)
works to promote democratic values and constitutional liberties in the digital age. The CDT,
in Washington D.C., focuses on practical solutions to enhance free expression and privacy in
communications technologies. The site features news headlines, publications and links to
other Web sites.
NADO Helps Regional Development Organizations
March 9, 1999 - National Association of Development
Organizations (NADO), based in Washington D.C., provides training, information and
representation for regional development organizations in small metropolitan and rural
America. The site provides information on membership, meetings and job opportunities.
NADO's Web site also features news about Internet taxation, the Small Business
Administration and workforce investment.
Company Provides Multimedia Courseware And Presentations
March 8, 1999 - LearnWare International Corporation,
based in Baltimore, provides services for the creation and electronic distribution of
custom-designed interactive multimedia courseware and presentations for educational
institutions, associations and businesses. LearnWare's staff includes computer programmers,
digital media specialists, distributed learning specialists, instructional designers,
interface designers, multimedia artists, and video producers. The Web site includes
information about the company, their products and services and a search feature.
Web Site Promotes Small Businesses
March 5, 1999 - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
provides customer-oriented, full-service programs and accurate, timely information to the
entrepreneurial community. Their Web site offers information about the SBA's loan programs as
well as giving users downloadable forms. The newest feature is the SBA Classroom which schools
users with interactive courses such as raising capital and generating a business plan which
is available in English or Spanish.
Company Administers Tests
March 4, 1999 - Sylvan Prometric,
based in Baltimore, delivers technology-based assessment services for Information
Technology (IT) industry certification, academic admissions, and professional
licensure/certification. Sylvan Prometric serves clients in organizations that administer
testing programs for academic admissions and those that administer certification/licensure
programs for professionals. Their Web site offers a test center locator, information on
their clients and partners as well as themselves.
Alliance Pushes for Greater Involvement in Technology
March 3, 1999 - The Alliance for Public Technology (APT),
in Washington D.C., is a non-profit membership organization concerned with fostering access
to affordable and useful information, communication services and technologies by all people.
APT is composed of public interest groups and individuals who have not historically been
involved in the Information Age, including the elderly, minorities, low income groups and
people with disabilities. The Web site features information on membership, events and
Information Technology Focused Law Firm Opens Office In Region
March 2, 1999 - Pillsbury Madison & Sutro LLP
will open a new office in Tysons Corner serving Information Technology and biotech clients.
The office will specialize in intellectual property, corporate securities and transactional
work for high-tech companies. Attorneys will offer assistance in general business
transactions, raising capital, joint ventures, securities, technology licensing, Internet
issues and the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, including Internet,
biotech, software and related "methods of doing business" patents.
Internship Network Now Online
March 1, 1999 - An Online database has been created for college students seeking high
tech internships with regional employers in the Greater Washington region for the 1998-99
school year, summer of 1999, or both. The database was created by the Greater Washington
Regional Partnership, a collaboration of the Greater Washington
Board of Trade, the High Technology Council of
Maryland and the Northern Virginia Technology Council.
There are currently over 2000 employers accessing the database. Organization that would
like to have access to this database may email firstname.lastname@example.org (subject:gwrpintern).
College students wishing to participate may email resumes to email@example.com and
indicate what term you would like your internship to take place. The intern database is free
to all students as well as members of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, the High
Technology Council of Maryland and the Northern Virginia Technology Council.