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MightyChat technology used by eBay

Fort Worth-based software company is now an eBay certified developer providing sellers of online auctions with a patent-pending message board and FAQ embedded automatically into their online auction enabling instant communication between sellers and buyers.

Mighty Chat’s embedded message board has a dynamic FAQ that allows sellers to pre-populate default questions and answers before and after an auction has ended.

Mighty Chat’s FAQ provides an instant text search on all of your buyer and seller communications.

With Mighty Chat’s open forum, all communication between buyer and seller remains visible before, during and after the auction. This can potentially stop fraudulent buyers with the self-governance of the eBay community.

Intechra noted by Gartner

The Gartner Group recently named Intechra (previously Recycled Computers International) one of the leading commercial recyclers for the technology industry in the U.S.

Housed in a state-of-the-art, 193,000 square foot facility near Dallas, Intechra provides services for investment recovery, data destruction and e-waste recycling with environmental liability protection all in one location.

Proceeds from the sale of refurbished equipment are shared with the original owners or manufacturers.

Texas business leaders upbeat about economy

Texas business leaders remain confident in the economy and have modest expectations for economic improvement and expansion for the upcoming quarter, according to the latest Texas Business Leaders Confidence Index, or BLCI.

Overall, the index increased slightly from 62.2 to 63.0 for the first quarter of 2005, indicating cautious optimism.

According to the most recent BLCI survey, panel members ranked key business factors including sales, profits, capital expenditures and hiring with greater confidence for the first quarter of 2005 as compared to last quarter.

Sales expectations increased by 1.2 points to 65.6, with 69 percent of panelists expecting better sales in the first three months of the new year.

Clerc buys HomeTech Support

Clerc Computer Consulting recently purchased the assets of HomeTech Support LLC and assumed their operations.

Clerc specializes in providing complete computer support for small businesses and home users, providing hardware, software, network and Internet consulting, purchasing, installation, training and support.

Blue Wireless buys colocation facility

Dallas-based Blue Wireless & Data Inc. bought Canton Technology Center.

Canton Technology Center is a secure telecommunications colocation facility, based in Dallas, that provides carrier-neutral access to tier-1 broadband Internet services for its customers.

Blue is a broadband service provider delivering high-speed wireless Internet access to residential customers and small to medium-sized businesses.

Dovarri expands partnership with HP

Houston-based software provider Dovarri Inc. expanded its relationship with Hewlett-Packard to deliver solutions to HP partners.

The firm agreed to deliver Dovarri products via its small-to-midsize resellers across the country.

The original agreement between the two companies called for Dovarri’s sales force automation software product to run on HP’s iPaq Pocket PC and HP Compaq Tablet PCs.

By combining the solutions, Dovarri says salespeople are able to prospect, qualify and close deals “right in front of the customer on a mobile device.”

HP’s SMB partners focus on supporting the information technology needs of companies with less than 1,000 employees, allowing HP customers to purchase and implement bundled solutions through an HP partner such as Dovarri.

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