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Imagine if your computer could be used to define your TV preferences by program, genre and keywords from the selection of hundreds of channels that are available to you?   By implementing widget technology, a forward-thinking satellite TV provider is making it possible for its customers to do exactly that.   In early testing, Israel-based YES Satellite Services has exceeded expectations with customer acceptance of the new technology. This is a bellwether of how media companies and content providers can differentiate themselves.   YES, a leading television provider based in Israel with over 570,000 subscribers, has launched MyYes – a personalized television guide widget, now made available on desktops, Facebook and personalized homepages such as iGoogle.   Powered by WorkLight, the multi-channel widget is integrated with YES Satellite Services’ television progr... (more)

WorkLight Launches New Dev Zone for Mobile and Web Developers

Normal.dotm 0 0 1 291 1660 SYS-CON Media 13 3 2038 12.0 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false On Thursday WorkLight announced the availability of the WorkLight Dev Zone with the release of WorkLight 3.3, allowing developers to efficiently build, integrate and optimize multi-channel applications for smartphones, desktops and websites. Developers can now download a free evaluation version of the platform along with a community forum, training resources, samples and documentation. "We've seen a growing need among developers for a complete technology platform that not only enab... (more)

WorkLight and SAGE Partner to Deliver Mobile Applications

WorkLight ( and SAGE SA ( have announced an agreement which will make it easier for financial institutions around the world to extend their offerings to the growing array of smartphones and tablets. Under the partnership, SAGE will integrate the WorkLight Mobile Platform with SAGE's Prospero, and develop mobile applications that enable its customers to mobilize all aspects of financial operations, including asset management, wealth management and fund administration. "We have seen increasing demand from our customers and the general market for rich... (more)

Half of Banking Customers Not Satisfied with Smartphone Apps

NEW YORK - June 8, 2010 – In a survey just released, 48 percent of respondents indicated they are not satisfied with the smartphone application offered by their banking institution. Despite recent reports of increasing smartphone usage and growing investments by financial institutions, this latest survey reveals customers are simply not happy with the user experience and feature offerings of banking applications, and have serious security concerns. The survey of 300 banking customers in the U.S. was conducted by WorkLight, a provider of multi-channel software and services. Accor... (more)

IBM Now Offering Microsoft Customers Lotus Symphony Software with Widgets

IBM is now offering Microsoft customers free of charge Lotus Symphony software that is compatible with Microsoft Office formats and supports a wide range of widgets which extend the functionality of the software. IBM and a variety of third parties -- including independent software vendors, individual developers, customers and IBM business partners -- are writing a variety of widgets to take advantage of this new feature. Popularized by consumer Web sites and third parties, widgets allow Symphony users to tap into everything from Web-based Google Gadgets, Lotus Sametime, Lotus Qu... (more)

WorkLight Strengthens Technology Team with New CTO and VP of R&D

CTO Journal on Ulitzer WorkLight, a leader in multi-channel software and services, has expanded its executive team with the appointment of Ron Perry and Yaron Goldberg as, respectively, chief technology officer and vice president of research and development. They will be instrumental in leading the company’s technology vision and innovation. “Ron and Yaron both bring tremendous depth of talent and experience to WorkLight, and I have great confidence in their ability to lead our technology team as we continue to enhance our innovative solutions, platform and tools,” said Shahar K... (more)