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June 2008

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Is the US ready?

Property Letting Aces

New Firefox - 8 million downloads in one day

Business networking


Is the US ready?
A few months ago we told you about 'Kilts Across America', two of our friends who will be motorcycling across the US on a couple of Harleys to raise funding into the research of Moebius Syndrome.

Well, they've just left on their adventure. The trip was launched with a media event on Calton Hill and the two left on their bikes under police escort (no-one fell off!)

The pair are sharing their experiences with us through a regular spot on Talk 107 and a blog at www.kiltsacrossamerica.co.uk/blog/, which contains downloads of their radio activities, and unfortunately, some footage of them singing.

Anyway, it's for a great cause - £250,000 is the target for the research. Check in regularly to see how they are doing.

2nd week of Wimbledon - it must be the Blot June Newsletter!
  • Property Letting Aces
  • Ace Property Management is a vibrant Edinburgh property letting agency, run by Alan Nash and Stuart Johnston. They needed a web site that showcased their client's properties in the best possible way and also gave them the facilities to manage it themselves.

    Enter the Blot Property System. Now they can:

    • add/modify/delete over 100 items of information for any number of properties
    • show property locations with Google Maps
    • link leases to the properties
    • manage tenant and landlord details for any properties
    • be informed of certificates about to expire
    If you're in the buy-to-let market and need a company who will market your property professionally, just give Alan, Stuart or Susan a call on 0131 229 4400.

    Browse the Ace properties....
  • New Firefox - 8 million downloads in one day
  • Mozilla released the newest version of their Firefox browser this month. Version 3 was downloaded approximately 8.3 million times in the 24hr period that was Download Day.

    The browser, known for its standards compliance and the large community that develops useful plug-ins that add to its functionality, boasts increased security, faster downloads, one-click bookmarks and overall faster performance in the new version.

    We like it for the developers plug-in and the spell checker that checks anything you key into a form, and it is the best browser to test your HTML.

    However, with only around a 4% share of the browser market, don't think Microsoft is too concerned.

    Download the new version.....
  • Business networking
  • Blot Design is a member of the most successful business networking group in the world.

    Each week we meet on a Thursday morning for breakfast and to exchange and refer business between our members. It's a great way of doing business (only one company from any business area can join, so there is no competition between members).

    Any business is welcome to attend as a guest, but we're particularly looking for visitors in these categories:

    • Photographer
    • Architect
    • Sign Company
    • General Insurance
    • Travel Agent
    • IT support
    • Vehicle Supplier
    If you think your business could benefit from meeting a group of like-minded business owners each week, just contact us using the details below to come along and see how the meetings work.

    +44 (0)131 478 2606
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