Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Online Sales Strategies Inc. Signs an Area Development Agreement for Phoenix, Arizona

Online Sales Strategies Inc. Signs an Area Development Agreement for Phoenix, Arizona Jan. 24, 2006--Online Sales Strategies, Inc. (Pink Sheets:OSSG) ("the Company") announced today that its subsidiary, The Online Outpost Licensing Corporation, has signed an Area Development Agreement for the city of Phoenix and surrounding areas. The Area Development Agreement (which includes revenue sharing with the developer) grants (for a fee) the rights to a territory and sets forth performance requirements to develop an area's potential, based upon the market size of the territory. The agreement with respect to Phoenix contemplates a minimum of eleven (11) stores opening over the next thirty-six (36) months. About Online Sales Strategies, Inc. Online Sales Strategies mission is to become a leading provider of all necessary resources to successfully manage and operate online sales and software related businesses. Online Sales Strategies, Inc. makes auctioning online easy for individuals and businesses. Online Outpost franchise locations offer an easy and convenient way to sell items online. The concept is a store where customers can take advantage of a service and turn unwanted items into cash. Online Outpost stores handle the entire selling process whether it is one or many items, a small piece of jewelry, electronics, vehicles or even real estate. The software package offered to franchisees allows stores to manage all aspects of the business from customer management, listing, auction templates, image hosting, shipping and reporting all from one interface and has been certified as an eBay compatible application. For more information, please visit our website at Investors are cautioned that certain statements contained in this document as well as some statements in periodic press releases and some oral statements of Online Sales Strategies, Inc. officials are "Forward-Looking Statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Act). Forward-Looking statements include statements which are predictive in nature, which depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, which include words such as "believes," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "expects," and similar expressions. In addition, any statements concerning future financial performance (including future revenues, earnings or growth rates), ongoing business strategies or prospects, and possible future Online Sales Strategies, Inc. actions, which may be provided by management, are also forward-looking statements as defined by the Act. Forward-Looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to materially differ from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and to vary significantly from reporting period to reporting period. Although management believes that the assumptions will, in fact, prove to be correct or that actual future results will not be different from the expectations expressed in this report. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and Online Sales Strategies, Inc. has no specific intention to update these statements. Contacts Online Sales Strategies, Inc., Tampa Matthew Brown, 813-470-7094 Funny Quotes Quotes Gatlinburg Cabins Quotes Directory Famous Quotes

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Site Search Provides a Major Boost for E-Commerce Sites During 2005 Holiday Shopping Season, According to WebSideStory

Site Search Provides a Major Boost for E-Commerce Sites During 2005 Holiday Shopping Season, According to WebSideStory Visitors Using the Search Box on a Web Site Nearly 3x More Likely to Convert Than the Average Visitor, According to WebSideStory Index SAN DIEGO, Jan. 12 -- Site search provided a huge boost to e-commerce sites during the holiday shopping season, helping convert visitors into buyers at nearly three times the rate of average site users, according to a new study by WebSideStory, Inc. (Nasdaq: WSSI), a leading provider of on-demand digital marketing applications. During the last three months of the year, the conversion rate for visitors using the search box on a web site was 7.54 percent -- 2.7 times higher than the conversion rate for average site users (2.79 percent), according to the WebSideStory Index, a new statistical barometer that features techno-graphic and e-commerce trends culled from the millions of users that visit web sites using the company's award-winning web analytics technology. Site search conversion rates also soared as the holiday shopping season progressed, jumping from just under 6 percent in October to more than 8 percent for the month of December, according to the index. "This data shows that effective site search is becoming one of the most critical conversion drivers in online commerce," said Ali Behnam, senior digital marketing consultant for WebSideStory. "Helping visitors find what they are looking for in a fast, convenient manner significantly increases the likelihood of their making a purchase. We only expect these conversion rates to increase as more and more e-commerce sites engage in best of breed site search implementations." The WebSideStory Index is a compilation of techno-graphic and e-commerce trends. It spans everything from browser and operating system trends to shopping cart usage and checkout conversion rates. Other findings of the latest index, which covered the last three months of the year and early 2006: * Branding and customer loyalty also continue to drive conversion rates, especially during the holiday season. Repeat visitor conversion rates (13.88 percent) were seven times higher than new visitor conversion rates (1.68 percent) during the last quarter of the year * Despite making strong gains in 2005, the Firefox browser did not meet its reported goal of 10 percent market share by year's end. As of Jan. 5, 2006, Firefox had a U.S. browser usage share of 8.88 percent, according to the index. Although Mozilla Corp. did not reach its intended goal -- a target first reported by ZDNet -- the browser still made significant strides over the last year, rising from a 4.23 percent share on Jan. 5, 2005. Three-quarters of that growth came during the first half of the year. The last time a non-Microsoft browser achieved close to a 9 percent market share was Netscape in April 2002, according to the index. "The good news for Firefox in 2005 is that it established itself as a viable Microsoft alternative with millions of users," said Geoff Johnston, a WebSideStory analyst. For more information about WebSideStory, please visit U.S. Browser Share Over the Past Year Browser Jan. 5, 2006 July 5, 2005 Jan. 5, 2005 Internet Explorer 87.63% 88.57% 90.55% Firefox 8.88% 7.44% 4.65% Other 3.49% 3.99% 4.80% Note: For consistency and accuracy, WebSideStory always compares weekday averages. About WebSideStory, Inc. Founded in 1996, WebSideStory, Inc. (Nasdaq: WSSI) is a leading provider of on-demand digital marketing applications that improve online marketing and sales. Its Active Marketing Suite(TM) consists of web analytics, site search, web content management and keyword bid management (scheduled for release in early 2006). WebSideStory is headquartered in San Diego, California, and has European headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. For more information, contact WebSideStory. Voice: 858.546.0040. Fax: 858.546.0480. Address: 10182 Telesis Court, 6th Floor, San Diego, CA 92121. Web site: HBX and Active Marketing Suite are trademarks and WebSideStory is a registered trademark of WebSideStory. Other trademarks belong to their respective owners. Forward-Looking Statements Statements in this press release that are not a description of historical facts are forward-looking statements. You should not regard any forward-looking statement as a representation by WebSideStory that any of its plans will be achieved. Actual results may differ materially from those set forth in this release due to the risks and uncertainties inherent in WebSideStory's business including, without limitation: WebSideStory's reliance on its web analytics services for the majority of its revenue; blocking or erasing of cookies or limitations on our ability to use cookies; WebSideStory's limited experience with digital marketing applications beyond web analytics; the risks associated with integrating the operations and products of Avivo Corporation with those of WebSideStory; privacy concerns and laws or other domestic or foreign regulations that may subject WebSideStory to litigation or limit our ability to collect and use Internet user information; the highly competitive markets in which we operate that could make it difficult for WebSideStory to acquire and retain customers; the risk that WebSideStory's customers fail to renew their agreements; WebSideStory's recent achievement of profitability and the risk that it may not maintain its profitability; the risk that WebSideStory's services may become obsolete in a market with rapidly changing technology and industry standards; and other risks described in WebSideStory's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including WebSideStory's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004, as amended, and quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2005. Do not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements which speak only as of the date of this news release. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, and WebSideStory undertakes no obligation to revise or update this news release to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this news release. SOURCE WebSideStory, Inc. Web Site: Online Free Recipes Famous Quotes Gatlinburg Cabins Christmas Recipes Healthy Chicken Recipes Cute Quotes Sales Books Chicken Recipes Wes Zimmerman Fireplace Mantles recipes Fast Cash Payday Loan Center Recipes Famous Quotes Debt Consolidation Mortgage Chicken Recipes Love Quotes sell home Auto Insurance BOOK Chicken Recipes Quotes Diabetic Recipes Funny Jokes

Wednesday, January 11, 2006


STRESS MANAGEMENT SEMINAR TO BE HELD AT THE AZ SMALL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION. February 1 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Call ASBA 602-265-4563 to register. Seminar by Marie Dalloway, CEO of Performance Media and Lee Shapiro, MEd., ACPC. Stress hardy people seem to dance through stressful periods. These individuals not only navigate the stressful times well, they thrive on stress. Be a Thriver, one who can thrive on change and the fast pace of today's workplace. Experience higher performance and increased productivity, as well as enjoyment and less stress by learning the lessons from those who are excellent at dealing with stressful situations. Learn the practical techniques that help you achieve your best results, while being calm and relaxed, so that you can enhance your personal and professional success. Flyer attached with more information. Marie Dalloway ******************************************* Performance Media: Products for Maximizing Performance Peak Performance Information and Training: Books, Videos, CDs, and Online Courses Marie Dalloway, Ph.D., President 5501 N. 7th Ave., No 921 Phoenix, AZ 85013-1755 USA 602.274.1889 Fx 602.274.0466 dalloway @ Free Recipes Sales Book Chicken Recipes Quotes recipes Funny Quotes Quotes Central Crockpot Recipes Funny Jokes

Sunday, January 01, 2006

N2 Network Solutions, LLC Joins the Citrix Alliance Partner Program

N2 Network Solutions, LLC Joins the Citrix Alliance Partner Program N2 joins over 1,700 Citrix Alliance Partners that include independent software vendors, hardware vendors, security and strong authentication vendors, hosting and service providers, and consultants whose solutions target the enterprise creating a complete access infrastructure solution. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) N2 Network Solutions, LLC, a leading Arizona based information technology firm providing IT consulting services, announced that it has joined the Citrix® Alliance Partner Program. Through the partnership Citrix Systems, Inc., the global leader in access infrastructure solutions, N2 will provide superior server based computer solutions, products and services. Through this program N2 gains the access to the Citrix technology, education, training and technology support that are essential in meeting the needs of its southwestern client base. “At N2, we are very proud to be a member of the Citrix Alliance Program” said Matt Peterson, Director of Operations for N2 Network Solutions, LLC. "Citrix products and technologies provide a superior solution and have added great value for our clients. Citrix technologies allow us to integrate secure, remote access to applications and corporate resources for our clients, when ever and where ever they are. This partnership will allow our clients to get the most out of their IT investment and we look forward to a long relationship with Citrix." “Our mission is to increase the productivity and profitability of our clients businesses by providing tailored consulting services and technology solutions.” added Matt Peterson, Director of Operations. “Citrix technologies provide the infrastructure and we leverage these technologies to provide the best solution possible for our clients.” About N2 Network Solutions, LLC N2 Network Solutions, LLC is a leading Arizona based information technology firm providing IT outsourcing and consulting services. Visit N2 on the web at About Citrix Alliance Partners The Citrix Alliance Partner program includes over 1,700 Citrix Alliance Partners that leverage or add value to Citrix access infrastructure solutions. These partners, which have established technical and marketing relationships with Citrix, include global and regional independent software vendors, hardware vendors, hosting providers and consultants. Their solutions target the enterprise and require Citrix access infrastructure for a complete offering. Quotes Love Quotes Love Quotes Love Quotes Life Quotes Life Quotes Insurance Quotes Funny Quotes Funny Quotes Funny Quotes Friendship Quotes Friendship Quotes Friendship Quotes Famous Quotes Famous Quotes Famous Quotes Famous Quotations Famous Quotations Famous Quotations Cute Quotes Cute Quotes Cute Quotes Car Quotes Car Quotes Car Quotes Thanksgiving Quotes Thanksgiving Quotes Thanksgiving Quotes Christmas Quotes Christmas Quotes Christmas Quotes Inspirational Quotes Inspirational Quotes Inspirational Quotes Motivational Quotes Motivational Quotes Motivational Quotes Zig Ziglar Quotes/ Stock Quotes Movie Quotes Movie Quotes Movie Quotes

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Twelve of 28 U.S. Metro Markets Rise to Record Highs in November, According to the Monster Local Employment Index

Twelve of 28 U.S. Metro Markets Rise to Record Highs in November, According to the Monster Local Employment Index NEW YORK Dec. 15, 2005--Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNST): -- Eleven Other Markets Remain Flat, but Still at Highest Levels, Demonstrating Continued Strength in Local Online Recruitment Activity -- Broad Demand for Military, Protective Service, Engineering, IT, Legal, and Production Workers Drives Online Hiring Growth in November -- Houston Registers Largest Rate of Increase, Reflecting Intensified Reconstruction Efforts; Minneapolis Extends Six-Month Upward Growth Trend Online recruitment activity and related employment opportunities increased in 12 of the top 28 U.S. metropolitan areas in November, according to the latest findings of the Monster Local Employment Index. Houston and Phoenix saw the greatest rate of increase in online hiring activity during the month, while Minneapolis continued a six-month upward growth trend in online job demand. Eleven other markets remained unchanged from their record highs in October, demonstrating ample online job availability, driven by continued strong demand for workers in the military, protective service, engineering, IT, legal, and manufacturing areas. Online job availability for military-related occupations rose in 24 local markets during November, indicating higher demand for workers in the aerospace and defense industries, and stepped up online recruitment activity by the U.S. Armed Forces, as the Department of Defense now aims to sign up 180,000 new recruits a year. Online opportunities for protective service workers also increased, reflecting higher demand for workers in homeland security functions (airports, ports, and nuclear power plants), greater investments in IT/network security and seasonal hiring of additional security personnel around holiday events. Eighteen of 28 markets registered significantly higher online recruitment activity in the manufacturing sector during the month, reflecting further improved conditions in the sector overall despite continued weakness in the automotive industry. Demand for production workers soared in a number of metro areas, rising five points or more in Houston, Baltimore, Dallas, Indianapolis, Phoenix and Sacramento. Online opportunities for engineering and IT professionals also continued an upward growth trend across most markets, indicating a steadily improving hiring outlook for workers with strong technical skills, and a continued up-tick in investment within the aerospace/defense and IT/computing sectors. Of the 28 markets, Houston and Phoenix registered the sharpest increases in online job demand in November, each rising three points, while Baltimore, Los Angeles and Orlando added two points during the month. Seven markets edged up one point, including Minneapolis, which extended a six-month growth trend, and is now the only market that has grown every month since the inception of the Index. Eleven markets remained unchanged during the month, but held steady at high levels of online hiring activity, while five markets saw slight to moderate declines. Atlanta, Boston, Portland and Washington, D.C. each dipped one point, while Miami fell two points. "The November findings of the Monster Local Employment Index show continued strength in online recruitment activity across the majority of U.S. major metro markets, with encouraging demand for workers in industries, such as IT and manufacturing, that are key barometers for the health of the U.S. economy," said Steve Pogorzelski, Group President, International at Monster Worldwide. "Compared to the sharp gains registered in October, the flatness in eleven markets points to what is likely a relatively mild end-of-year slowdown, as employers wrapped-up their temporary, holiday-related hiring. Nevertheless, most markets remained at their highest levels to date. Encouraging increases in Houston and Dallas suggest a strengthening Texas labor market as reconstruction efforts along the Gulf Coast intensify." During November, online job demand rose sharply in the Houston metro area, reflecting higher demand for workers involved in the post-hurricane relief and reconstruction efforts, the area's booming energy sector and improvements in the southeastern Texas economy. Phoenix remained the fastest-growing metro area, having jumped 12 points over the past six months on high demand for sales; office and administration; IT and engineering occupations. Online job availability in Baltimore, Los Angeles and Orlando all showed solid increases, suggesting strengthened demand for workers, while Minneapolis edged higher for the sixth consecutive month driven by a greater number of online opportunities in management, construction and military occupations. Miami saw the sharpest decline during the month, dipping two points possibly due to the adverse impacts of the recent hurricane season. Overall results for the top 28 U.S. metro markets over the past seven months are as follows: ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Market NOV 05 OCT 05 SEPT 05 AUG 05 JUL 05 JUN 05 MAY 05 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Atlanta 105 106 104 103 101 100 100 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Baltimore 107 105 103 101 100 101 99 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Boston 104 105 104 101 100 100 100 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Chicago 104 104 102 100 99 99 101 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Cincinnati 106 106 106 104 102 101 99 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Cleveland 101 101 103 102 99 100 100 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Dallas 104 103 100 100 99 100 100 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Denver 108 107 106 104 101 102 98 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Detroit 108 108 107 103 104 101 99 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Houston 105 102 100 100 100 100 100 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Indianapolis 104 104 101 100 98 99 101 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Kansas City 103 103 102 101 101 100 100 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Los Angeles 107 105 103 102 100 101 99 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Miami 101 103 103 101 98 102 98 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Minneapolis 109 108 107 106 102 101 99 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- New York City 104 103 102 102 99 100 100 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Orlando 100 98 100 100 99 104 96 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Philadelphia 104 104 102 101 100 101 99 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Phoenix 112 109 106 104 101 100 100 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Pittsburgh 107 106 104 103 101 100 100 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Portland 106 107 104 103 100 100 100 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Sacramento 105 104 101 101 99 101 99 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- San Diego 109 108 106 104 100 101 99 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- San Francisco 105 105 103 102 100 101 99 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Seattle 108 108 107 106 102 101 99 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- St. Louis 104 104 102 101 100 100 100 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Tampa 105 105 102 102 99 100 100 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Washington, D.C. 104 105 103 102 102 101 99 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- The December 2005 results of the Monster Local Employment Index will be released on January 23, 2006. About the Monster Local Employment Index Providing a broad, comprehensive monthly analysis of online job demand in the top 28 U.S. metro markets, the Monster Local Employment Index is an extension of the national Monster Employment Index, which is compiled each month by researchers at Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNST), parent company of the leading global online career and recruitment resource, Monster(R). Based on a real-time review of millions of employer job opportunities culled from more than 1,500 Web sites, including Monster(R), the Monster Local Employment Index presents a snapshot of employer online recruitment activity in the top 28 U.S. markets with the largest working populations. The Index counts job postings as an indicator of employer demand for employees or, in other words, job availability. Job postings are online advertisements placed by an employer looking to fill one or more vacant, or recently created, job positions. All of the data and findings have been validated for accuracy through independent, monthly third party auditing conducted by ARC Research of Cranford, New Jersey. Individual Index reports containing September data for each of the 28 metro markets, as well as additional information on occupational demand in each area, are now available at About Monster Worldwide Founded in 1967, Monster Worldwide, Inc. is the parent company of Monster(R), the leading global online careers and recruitment resource. The company also owns TMP Worldwide, one of the world's largest Recruitment Advertising agency networks. Headquartered in New York with approximately 4,800 employees in 26 countries, Monster Worldwide (NASDAQ: MNST) is a member of the S&P 500 Index. More information about Monster Worldwide is available at About Monster Monster(R) is the leading global online careers and recruitment resource. A division of Monster Worldwide, Monster was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Maynard, Massachusetts, USA. Monster has 26 local language and content sites in 24 countries worldwide. Monster is known for connecting quality job seekers at all levels with leading employers across all industries and offers employers innovative technology and superior services that give them more control over the recruiting process. More information is available at or by calling 1-800-MONSTER. To learn more about Monster's industry-leading employer products and services, please visit Special Note: Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Except for historical information contained herein, the statements made in this release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding Monster Worldwide, Inc.'s strategic direction, prospects and future results. Certain factors, including factors outside of Monster Worldwide's control, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward- looking statements, including economic and other conditions in the markets in which Monster Worldwide operates, risks associated with acquisitions, competition, seasonality and the other risks discussed in Monster Worldwide's Form 10-K and other filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which discussions are incorporated in this release by reference.