Tech Thursday (2/7): News From WinZip, Verio, Go Daddy and TripIt

It’s Tech Thursday from Each week we take a quick look at business and technology news and updates for the small business community and shares them with you in a quick and simple round-up. 




WinZip® 17 Update Adds Direct Support For Box Cloud Service


Protect and Share Files on the Cloud and Social Media with WinZip® 17: Now offers direct integration with Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive as well as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter


WinZip Computing, a Corel Company, has introduced a free update to WinZip® 17, now adding Box to its list of supported cloud storage services. WinZip 17 delivers safer and easier file sharing with direct integration to popular platforms including Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and SkyDrive.

Offering a better way to manage, protect and share in the cloud, WinZip 17 gives you a single place to access the files you’ve saved on your Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and SkyDrive accounts. Banking-level AES encryption helps you keep files safe from prying eyes. Zip compression lets you get the most from your free and paid-for storage space while saving time and bandwidth on upload and download. WinZip 17 also makes it easy to convert your files to the best possible formats for sharing and provides convenient ways to deliver files and links to your contacts through email and social media.

For more information about this update, click here.


Verio Announces the Availability of goMobi


Powerful and easy-to-use website creation tool enables small businesses to create compelling mobile websites to grow business


Verio Inc., the leading provider of online business solutions to SMBs worldwide, has announced the availability of goMobi, a new mobile website creation tool. Unlike other offerings that provide a conversion tool that takes existing web content and attempts to make it mobile-friendly, goMobi guides users through the creation of their mobile presence with a simple interface that ensures an effortless user experience. While certain information from the existing website can be pre-populated automatically, it can be edited any time. Users can leverage their existing site while having the flexibility to make changes.

According to a recent study from World Bank, three quarters of the world’s population now has access to a mobile phone and optimizing a website for mobile is key to increasing online sales. goMobi is a fast, easy-to-use tool for SMBs to create a compelling mobile website to increase traffic, convert leads and grow revenue.

For more on this new tool, click here.


First Data & Go Daddy Introduce Go Daddy Payment Solutions


New Integrated Application Allows Small to Mid-Sized Businesses to Sign Up for Website, Shopping Cart and Payment Acceptance All at Once


First Data Corporation, a global leader in electronic commerce and payment processing, and Web hosting giant Go Daddy, a one-stop shop for small businesses looking to leverage the power of the Internet, today announced Go Daddy Payment Solutions. The application is designed to better serve the electronic payment needs of the small business community.

Go Daddy customers will be able to leverage Go Daddy Payment Solutions to process eCommerce transactions online. Go Daddy gives customers the ability to go from an idea to a full-blown Web presence – including a website, shopping cart and online payment acceptance – in a few simple steps.

For more on this story, click here.


TripIt for Teams: An Easier Way to Organize Multiple Travelers’ Plans in One Place


Two Years Since Launch, Teams of All Sizes are Kicking Paper Itineraries to the Curb and Giving Their Travelers Instant Access to Plans On-the-Go


TripIt, the leading mobile trip organizer from Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), is now joined by TripIt for Teams, the easiest way to keep all travelers in an organization, department or company, organized in one place.

First launched two years ago as TripIt for Business, the new name reflects the variety of organizations that have ditched the old way of manually creating itineraries for travelers or struggling to keep track of who’s out of the office. 

TripIt for Teams gives travel planners an efficient way to organize travel arrangements for multiple travelers and reservations in one place. To get an itinerary instantly, the administrator simply forwards flight, hotel, car rentals and other travel confirmation emails with the travelers’ email in the subject line to In one central dashboard, TripIt for Teams provides visibility into who’s traveling, where they’re staying, whether reservations are complete, and how much the trip will cost.

For more information on TripIt for Teams, click here.


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Carolyn Crummey is a business and technology strategist and the owner of VirTasktic (, an agency dedicated to providing high-level virtual services to small businesses and entrepreneurs. A lover of technology and small business, Carolyn has built a career on the intelligent use of technology to increase business efficiency and productivity, which ultimately leads to greater profitability. Carolyn works closely with her clients to understand their challenges and helps them integrate the best technology solutions into their businesses so they too can enjoy great successes. You can follow Carolyn on Twitter at @CarolynCrummey or @VirTasktic.

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