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Archive for March 19th, 2010

Jeanette Cooke nominated for a Living Legend Award

March 19, 2010 By: Aaron Category: Uncategorized

We are always excited when a Virginia artist gets recognition for the contributions they have made to the southern gospel industry. In this case, it is Jeanette Cooke of the Singing Cookes out of Bristol, VA. Christian Voice Magazine holds a yearly awards show at SGM Fanfair in Piegeon Forge, TN May 3rd – 8th. The Living Legend Award is one of the many catagories you can vote for and will have awards passed out at the awards show. I would encourage you to go to the voting ballot and vote as you see fit. Click Here to learn more about the Singing Cookes and the Cooke Brothers.

Jeremy

Credit App for the Iphone

March 19, 2010 By: Aaron Category: Uncategorized

Technology just keeps getting better and better and once again Apple has the upper hand. This app is an improvement over current smart phone software. A company called Paware Mobile has introduced an app (and cradle) that will allow Iphone users to place their phone in a cradle and swipe credit cards through the cradle. Of course one of the break downs in the system is that the phone has to have service in order to connect to the verification company. No signal no connectivity. These transactions are still verified through VeriFone, so there wont be a whole lot of change there. Apps for other smart phones exist but credit card numbers have to be keyed in which also results in the “business” being charged higher verification limits, in most cases. This also takes the artists away from quality face to face time with fans and has security concerns. If you would like to know more information visit the Paywayre Mobile links up above.
Jeremy