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February 2001. News and Events
Feb-28
2001
MP3 Easy: download the MP3 file and play it

MP3 Easy allows you to key in song details, search the Internet for matches, download the MP3 file and play it. 6 of the best MP3 search engines are used by MP3 Easy. If the MP3 site won't give it 'for free' MP3 Easy will offer another MP3 music file, to swap for the one you want.

Feb-28
2001
Rapigator: share and download files

Rapigator lets you share and download files. It has the ability to share and search for any file type on servers. It allows you to be contacted by anyone on any Napster server (as long as they are all linked at that time).

Feb-28
2001
Introducing ReGet Junior the download utility

ReGet Junior, ReGet Pro's little brother, is a download utility which is intended for novice Internet users. ReGet Junior saves you time by resuming broken downloads, and it can also split the files being downloaded into sections and download all the sections at the same time!. It also supports skins.

Feb-27
2001
Strategic Finder: v2.011 is available!

The new update for this metasearch agent is available. Strategic Finder is capable of querying over 4000 databases at the same time. It is designed to enable you to use the Internet for competitive intelligence, monitoring the launches of replacement products, the appearance of new competitors or standards, etc.

Feb-27
2001
DealTime: now compares prices in four countries

DealTime, the comparison shopping service that lets you search stores across the Internet, is available in four countries: United States, United Kingdom, Germany and Japan. DealTime can also tracks online shopping sites, auctions, classified ads and sales, and notifies you directly to your desktop, as products become available at your optimal price.

Feb-27
2001
Swaptor: file sharing upgrade

Swaptor connects the computers of users who wish to share files in the Swaptor online community. Once connected to the Swaptor community, users can freely share and exchange all types of files. This version of Swaptor now has new features: you can specify all the file types you wish to share, control the number of files uploading, send private messages, etc. The search functionality has also been improved .

Feb-26
2001
Checkaprice: compare prices from UK on-line retailers

Checkaprice gives you the opportunity to compare prices of an extensive range of consumer goods and services from UK on-line retailers. Details, when available, are provided about delivery costs and times. Checkaprice also compares the prices of financial services, holidays, gas and electricity etc.

Feb-26
2001
Speaking Email Deluxe: new update

Speaking Email Deluxe uses Microsoft Agent characters to read your email messages. This update fixes some bugs. With this mail agent, the user can see how many emails are waiting in the screen saver mode, with the Email Saver.

Feb-26
2001
Mass Downloader: a new release

Mass Downloader, the program that allows you to download individual files (or lists of files) from the Web and FTP sites, has been updated. This agent also allows you to browse Zip archives before loading them and to choose only the desired files to download.

Feb-23
2001
MP3 Dancer: make your desktop dance!

MP3 Dancers are tiny video figures of real dancers who dance at the bottom of your computer screen.
After just a few seconds of rhythm testing, a dancer appears on the toolbar of your computer and begins to dance to the exact rhythm of the music, whatever music player you currently use.

Feb-23
2001
"La cantoche" has launched Living Actor.

"La Cantoche" has launched Living Actor™, the new real-time 3D Agent technology. "La Cantoche Production" is specialized in Microsoft Agent character development. They offer consulting, design, animation and development services for your own conversational Agent character. The Living Actor's site is in beta version.

Feb-23
2001
The shopbot DealTime Acquires Digital Jones, Inc

DealTime, the comparison shopping service that lets you search stores across the Internet, announced that it will acquire Digital Jones, Inc., the provider of a next generation platform for online guided selling that DealTime began using on its Web site during the fourth quarter of 2000. Digital Jones' innovative technology translates the knowledge of real world sales experts into an interactive recommendation tool or "virtual salesperson" that helps customers make buying decisions quickly and wisely.

Feb-23
2001
Offline Explorer: a new release

Offline Explorer, the offline browser that lets you edit, view or browse your downloaded Web pages using its built-in internal browser, has been updated. A GZip content encoding processing has been added in this new version.
The Pro version of this offline browser has been updated also.

Feb-22
2001
Facemail: half human, half e-mail!

Finally, humanity! Say goodbye to boring text e-mails. A new era for a more human interface with the web has begun! Facemail is a powerful, entertaining and easy-to-use technology that enables you to send and receive talking e-mails that have life-like human expressions.

Feb-22
2001
Napster: you said $1 billion?

Napster, fighting for its life, has offered to pay the recording industry $1 billion to settle the ongoing copyright infringement suit that threatens to shut down the wildly popular site: $150 million per year for five years to the five major labels and $50 million to independent labels and artists.
Interim Chief Executive Hank Barry for the first time outlined plans for Napster's conversion to a pay service. Users would pay $3 to $10 a month depending on the number of downloads.
The Recording Industry Association of America, representing the labels in the lawsuit, would not comment on Napster's new offer.

Feb-22
2001
FileCat: a new peer to peer agent

FileCat develops advanced peer-to-peer Internet infrastructure software. The client, FileCat Explorer allows users to connect to any server running the FileCat Content Server software - seemlessly and transparently. You can search for files by category, popularity, quality, keywords, author, publish date or by filename.

Feb-21
2001
Talking Stocks: listen to your stock quotes!

Talking Stocks retrieves current stock quotes from the Internet, then broadcasts them using a talking character. You can also listen to the current stock prices, without stopping your work.
More than 10 international stock markets are supported, including markets in North America, Europe, Australia and more.

Feb-21
2001
Flycode: a new file sharing agent

A platform for the secure and efficient distribution and sharing of video and image files, Flycode's peer-to-peer (P2P) solution connects members' hard drives to create a global, virtual library of non-infringing content.

Feb-21
2001
Talk 2Desktop: talk to your computer!

Talk 2Desktop enables you to control your PC using your own voice. An animated character will provide feedback and guide you as you go along. You can launch programs, go to your favorite web sites, open any document on your PC without touching the keyboard or mouse. All you need to do is simply talk to your PC using a standard microphone.

Feb-20
2001
A new real-time 3D Agent technology by "La Cantoche"

"La Cantoche" will launch Living Actor™, a new real-time 3D Agent technology adapted especially for use on the Internet. "La Cantoche Production" is specialized in Microsoft Agent character development. They offer consulting, design, animation and development services for your own conversational Agent character.

Feb-20
2001
Talking E-mail: a new mail agent

Talking E-mail is a highly customizable E-mail notifier that enables you to listen to your messages as they arrive, via animated cartoon characters. Without interfering with your other work, Talking E-mail lets you know who is trying to contact you, and what they have to say.

Feb-20
2001
WebStripper: new beta version

The beta version of WebStripper v2.0 Beta 22 is now available. WebStripper makes it easy to copy websites to your hard disk for you to browse offline later. You can download anything from a single page to an entire site. This version is free of advertising.

Feb-19
2001
AgentSheets: the new beta of this development tool

The new beta version for Windows has been released. The AgentSheets environment is an agent-based Web authoring tool enabling a wide range of end users, ranging from children to professionals, to create their own SimCity-like interactive simulations, domain-oriented visual programming languages, knowbots, cellular automata and games.

Feb-19
2001
MP3 Grouppie: a new release

With MP3 Grouppie you can listen to a preview before downloading the complete file. And since you're downloading from a computer located at your Internet service provider, your downloads always occur at the fastest possible speed This MP3 agent has the combined advantage of monitoring newsgroups as well.
In this new version, the advertising sponsorship has been removed. You can now set the Local Article Limit to more than 10,000 articles per newsgroup. And News Server Setup Wizard now includes over 6000 ISP's news servers for easy setup.

Feb-19
2001
Alert LinkRunner: the version 4.5 has been released

Alert LinkRunner, the link validation utility that allows you to fix dead links and locate missing resources, has released a new version 4.5 Build 3. This agent validates Web hyperlinks, images, plug-ins and more.

Feb-16
2001
KaZaA: a new file sharing agent

KaZaA is a media community, where the community members can share their media files with each other. It's a full featured peer-to-peer file sharing application. You can search, download, organise and play your media files (audio, video, images and documents) with it.

Feb-16
2001
Poopa: a new shopbot

Poopa allows you to quickly and easily compare prices at leading UK merchant sites, whether you're looking for music, books, games or movies or other products.

Feb-16
2001
SongSpy: new music sharing

SongSpy is a new music sharing program whose "give and take" philosophy is just the seriously tricked out gateway to 24/7 downloads you've been looking for. SongSpy is what its developers call a "perpetual beta".

Feb-15
2001
BearShare: a new file sharing agent

BearShare is a file sharing program from Free Peers, Inc. that lets you, your friends, and everyone in the world share files! Built on Gnutella technology, BearShare provides a simple, easy to use interface combined with a powerful connection and search engine that puts thousands of different files in easy reach!

Feb-15
2001
MyIgor: a new Specialized shopbot

Intended for healthcare professionals. Create a shopping list of medical supplies and let MyIgor find you the best overall deal (including shipping & taxes) from over 100 medical suppliers and place your order for you. MyIgor keeps you up to date on the status of your order so your medical supplies arrive worry-free.

Feb-15
2001
Konspire: a new an open source distributed file-sharing

Konspire is an open source distributed file-sharing system featuring fast, exhaustive searches and modest network bandwidth requirements. Konspire separates the file system into two distinct sets of tasks: 1. hosting and transferring files (the clients) and 2. indexing and searching files (the servers).

Feb-14
2001
The O'Reilly Peer-to-Peer Conference

The O'Reilly Peer-to-Peer Conference has begun. It's being held in San Francisco, CA, February 14-16, 2001. The program includes over fifty sessions in three tracks, covering everything from file sharing systems to distributed computation, Web services, and p2p architectures for mobile and embedded systems. Expect hard-core technical content, as well as a strong business track, covering business models, market opportunities, and application case studies for peer-to-peer technologies.

Feb-14
2001
Swaptor: a new file sharing agent

Swaptor is a new file sharing agent that connects the computers of users who wish to share files in the Swaptor online community. Once connected to the Swaptor community users can freely share and exchange all types of files.

Feb-14
2001
Active World: welcome To The 3D Internet

The Active Worlds Universe is home to hundreds of thousands of users and millions of kilometers of virtual territory. AlphaWorld, part of the Active Worlds Universe, has become the home of virtual homesteaders. It consists of virtual real estate on which users can create virtual structures using objects from a library of more than 3,000 objects and textures. If you'd like to explore AlphaWorld on your own, and stake your claim for your rightful virtual real estate, download the new v3.1 (with hardware acceleration) of Active Worlds now. If you don't have a 3D accelerated video card you can get the version 2.2.

Feb-14
2001
Microsoft Agent Scripting Helper: a new version

Bring your desktop to life with Microsoft Agent technologies and join this exciting revolution in desktop computing with animated, talking characters capable of listening and reacting to voice commands. Microsoft Agent Scripting Helper -MASH- is an easy, time saving program that separates the code from the content, allowing you to compose and playback entertaining Microsoft Agent scripts and presentations - with little or no programming!.
Download the latest version of MASH and easily create presentations for Web Sites, Email Messages, Visual Basic and Office Applications, and Executable programs.

Feb-13
2001
Napster defeated: the court battle

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Napster must prevent users from gaining access to copyrighted content through the lists of songs archived by its users. The appeals court ruling does not immediately shut down the file sharing service. It returns the case to Northern District Court Judge Marilyn Hall Patel, who in July ordered Napster to shut down pending a trial on copyright infringement. "We are very disappointed in this ruling by the three judge panel and will seek appellate review" said Napster interim CEO Hank Barry.
Napster can stay in business until U.S. District Judge Marilyn Hall Patel retools her injunction, which the appellate court called overly broad.
Napster is not shut down, but under this decision it could be.

Feb-13
2001
Alchemy Eye: a new Webmastering Agent

Alchemy Eye is a system management tool that continuously monitors server availability. It automatically notifies your network administrator of server errors and malfunctions. These notifications can be sent to e-mail addresses, cellular phone numbers (SMS), alphanumeric pagers, and ICQ numbers.
With Alchemy Eye you can build server availability reports showing how long your servers were unavailable, what network errors occurred during the monitoring and more.

Feb-13
2001
eMail Alert!: a new version

eMail Alert!, the email monitoring agent, scan your mailboxes on a regular basis, and notifies you when new messages are available. This new version includes brand new features like an integrated Address Book, multi-threaded account checking, customized appearance settings, an enhanced message viewer, new notification options and more.

Feb-12
2001
Napster: a new update

Napster, the specialized MP3 search and file sharing agent, has been updated. There are less transfer errors and timeouts in this new 2.0 beta 9.6 version. If you want to exclude a term from your search results, just add a minus sign before it. You can rename MP3 and WMA files from within the "My Files" area of Napster.

Feb-12
2001
QuoteTracker: a new version

Medved QuoteTracker , the agent that allows you to maintain and track stock portfolios, has released a new version. A lot of bugs have been fixed : E-mail charts, Login script, Datek Streaming (Symbols with - and . now work), QuickAlerts reflect portfolio changes immediately.
New features have also been added: the "Clear after trade" option, the E*Trade Streaming quotes, rjt.com ( the online trading site) is now supported etc.

Feb-12
2001
Highway 61: the new version

The new version of this metasearch engine is available. As well as using Highway 61 as a general metasearcher, you can also use it as a shopbot to look for the best price on books, hardware, music, software, toys, video, and video Games. Highway 61 is also an auctions metasearch engine.

Feb-09
2001
WhenUShop: a new shopbot

WhenUShop is a free toolbar that appears in your browser when you go to a popular shopping site. This software aims to save you time and money by giving key information right at the moment you shop online. It is dedicated to U.S. online shoppers.

Feb-09
2001
Memory Agent: a new MS Agent

Memory Agent is a small application that has been developed to keep a watchful eye on your system resources. It monitors virtual, physical and page file memory to let you know when things are running low. As with any other application Memory Agent also consumes memory whilst it is loaded, so you have the option of specifying how often it should check your resources to keep everything running crisp.

Feb-09
2001
Apollo7: a new German metasearch agent

Use this metasearch agent to simultaneously query 10 German search engines. It uses the engines: "Nathan", "Acoon", "bellnet.de", "Sharelook", "Flix", "Blitzsuche", "Witch", "Dino-Online", "Business", and "Jesus.de".

Feb-08
2001
BonziBUDDY: a new update.

BonziBuddy, the active MS Agent who surfs the web with you as your sidekick, talks and jokes with you, has been updated. The new 3.7.6 version now explores the Internet with 'Jungle Vines' rather than the "banana surfboard". Plus, a new 'Quick Access' menu has been added, so you can interact with BonziBUDDY easier than ever before.

Feb-08
2001
Pricetone: a new shopbot

PriceTone makes shopping easy by providing price, availability on countless products across a great number of merchants. The product listing covers a wider range of categories including Computer, Electronics, Toys, Flowers etc. With Pricetone you can also search jobs over all top career sites, search products from all major B2B exchanges, search on multiple online auction sites at once.

Feb-08
2001
Seventh Scandinavian Conference on Artificial Intelligence.

The Seventh Scandinavian Conference on Artificial Intelligence (SCAI'01) will be held at Odense, Denmark 19-21 February at the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute for Production Technology at the University of Southern Denmarks main campus at Odense University. The conference will treat all branches of AI, including some of the exciting recent developments in bioinformatics, machine learning, multi-agent systems, electronic commerce and behavioural robotics.

Feb-07
2001
Jotter has evolved

Jotter, which automatically fill forms for you, has become JotterSAF. The main feature in this new software is that JotterSAF allows you to "Forget your Password" and instead use your biometrics to access your personal, private information. Instead of using traditional numbers and letters as your password, you can now use your voice, fingerprint or face as your password. The final release isn't available yet but you can download the free beta version.

Feb-07
2001
Semaphora: a new artificial life company

Semaphora develops dynamic and entertaining 3D agents able to interact with the Web surfer. Semaphora's agents use a 3D animation engine, voice synthesis, voice recognition and a semantic analysis engine to offer better interactivity. You can visit Semaphora web site using a 3D agent that interacts with you. Choose between "Angie" the angel or "Diablo" the devil. They guide you through the site. But note that you have to install the plug-in Quixel ActiveX control (from Semaphora) in order to see the animations.

Feb-07
2001
Infogate: partnership with DealTime

Infogate, an Internet-based news, information and alerting delivery service, has announced an agreement with DealTime, the world's leading online comparison-shopping service, whereby DealTime will be the exclusive shopping partner on Infogate.
Infogate users will now have one-click access to DealTime through a button on the Infogate toolbar-which sits on the user's desktop. This will connect them to the comparison-shopping features on DealTime's Web site. Shoppers will have access to dozens of popular categories such as financial services, books, computers and electronics.

Feb-06
2001
Strategic Finder: a new update

The new version 2.010 of the metasearch engine Strategic Finder is available for downloading.

Feb-06
2001
A1Monitor: a new version is available

The version 3.7.5 uses less memory. If you had problems with v3.7.4 or v3.7.3 where you had multiple instances of A1Monitor running, get this version. But if you have no trouble with V3.7.4, this version is not necessary.

Feb-06
2001
RoboForm: Version 3.5 released

The latest version of the one-click web form filler and password manager AIRoboForm has been released.
This new version:
  • memorizes and fills in web site passwords
  • protects RoboForm Identities with a password

Feb-05
2001
SubmitWolf: the enterprise version

For additional features, batch submissions, or to start your own submission service, an Enterprise version of SubmitWolf has been released.

Feb-05
2001
Introducing: Go!Zilla Classic!

Radiate,Inc. has reintroduced Go!Zilla v3.5 as Go!Zilla Classic. But note that Go!Zilla Classic may not be compatible with WindowsME, Microsoft Internet 5.0 and above, or Netscape.

Feb-05
2001
WebCopier: the new Beta 2 version

It includes several new features and 14 days access to Premium Options (Download Report, List of URLs) available in REGISTERED version of WebCopier.

Feb-02
2001
Copernic: a new update

The new Copernic 4.56 is available for downloading.

Feb-02
2001
BidFind: new sites added

New online auction sites added: Afternic and Dozee Auctions for buying and selling Domain Names.

Feb-01
2001
Quote Ticker Bar: a new version

The new version 6.1 of Quote Ticker Bar is available for downloading.

Feb-01
2001
QuoteTracker: beta version

A new beta version of QuoteTracker is available for beta testing.

Feb-01
2001
The new and free WebReaper

Version Changes:
  • Removed advertising system
  • Added keyword/content filter
  • Fixed 'base' tag problem

Feb-01
2001
Update for adFilter.

What's New in adFilter Version 3.29
- Improved adFilter diagnostics that also show running processes.

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