Tenby Technologies
Volume 5  Issue 1

Welcome to 2012

Lynn & Dick Slackman
tenby technologies
Welcome to a new year, the start of another trip around the sun.  This is traditionally a time for resolutions and planning.  The team at Tenby Tech has been thinking about the new year, i.e. how we can do our work better, provide better services, and also have more fun everyday.  We have some interesting plans  for this year, but you will just have to wait and see as we unveil them.

Thanks for helping us make 2011 a great year!  We really appreciate your support and friendship.  We are looking forward to another terrific year in 2012.

Google Analytics to Change
Google will be making some significant changes to its Analytics tool.  This is the tool that tracks the usage of your website.  The changes will come out as a new version sometime during the beginning of 2012.  Unfortunately, the new version does not yet support email reports.  They say the email report feature should be ready in a few weeks.  For those of you who are Tenby Tech customers and receive Analytics reports via email, these reports may be delayed while Google works on this process.  When the new reports arrive they will probably look a bit differentWe will keep you apprised of the situation.

Price Increases Start January 1
We told you we had some surprises planned.  Effective January 1 our prices will be going up (but we still think they are very reasonable).  Our new hourly rate is now $60, which will raise the price of email newsletters to $30 and a web site page to $120.  We will honor all estimates already issued if the associated project starts before March 31, 2012.  Thanks so much for your continued support.

Patent 8,078,606  Rank-Based Estimate of Relevance Values

We were awarded another patent from the US Patent and Trademark Office on December 13.   Patent 8,078,606, entitled Rank-Based Estimate Of Relevance Values, is a method that can help search engines produce more relevant search results, especially where there are multiple disparate information sources.  This is our fourth patent related to information technology algorithms.

Internet Tips & Tricks:
Search engines offer a number of ways to narrow your search for information.   If you are looking for a particular website, but you don't quite recall its name, you can use the inurl parameter (lower case is required).  For example, you know the URL contains the word "metrocpa", use the string inurl: metrocpa as your search string.

Internet Trends:
Pinterest may or may not be the next big thing on the internet, but it is quirky, fun and totally addictive.  They call it an online "pinboard", but the results are much more interesting when you see them.

Quote for Today:  "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." - Leonardo da Vinci


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