Press for Software, Systems and Services

ITA Software, Inc., a leading provider of innovative solutions for the travel industry, today announced the launch of its airfare shopping mobile app, OnTheFly™, for the Apple iPhone® and iPod touch®. Airlines and travel distributors can license and integrate OnTheFly into their branded mobile products and booking platforms to take advantage of this new sales and service channel. Travelers can also download the shopping-only version for free from the App Store to search for optimal fares and itineraries.

As we wrote last week, the most common mistakes that SaaS providers make often involve errors made while balancing the incoming subscription receipts with the need to go out and spend some money to acquire new subscribers.  Dharmesh Shah, CTO and founder of HubSpot, recently blogged his thoughts on a similar topic: the insights he's gleaned from the B2B SaaS startup. Describing these as "non-obvious SaaS startup lessons," Shah's blog post contains a list seven important observations.

38 Studios, an entertainment and IP creation company, just unveiled http://reckoningthegame.com, the product launch site(http://www.optaros.com/solution/new-product-launch) for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. The website was designed and developed by Optaros, a full-service provider of agile web solutions, and is designed to introduce 38 Studios and its role-playing game to the video gaming community. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning will be published by Electronic Arts and is planned for release in fall 2011.

Using cloud-based services for data avoids traditional business IT concerns of ensuring that locally stored data is protected and backed up -- but what if something happens to that cloud-based service, or your ability to connect to it?

"About one-third of data loss is due to user error, whether for local data on user drives or online," says Rob May, founder and CEO of Backupify. "For example, deleting an email message from Gmail, or somebody modifying or deleting a shared Google Doc, or an account being hacked and deleted.