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GadgetTrak Wins WebVisionary Award
Friday, May 22, 2009


Last night GadgetTrak won the 2009 WebVisionary Award for best application. Now in its second year, the Webvisionary Awards recognizes outstanding work in categories that range from web apps to community sites. The entries are judged by leading visionaries in design, technology, advertising and business strategy.

We had a great time at the awards show and met quite a few really talented folks and were humbled to even be included in the pool, let alone win the award.  GadgetTrak has had a great run the last few weeks, first by winning the Oregon Technology Awards “Cool Product of the Year” and now the WebVisionary Awards, it is amazing to receive these honors from our peers.

GadgetTrak is not done innovating yet, we are already hard at work on the next generation of our applications with some revolutionary new features.

June 2009 MacLife Magazine – Outwit Thieves with GadgetTrak
Wednesday, May 20, 2009


GadgetTrak’s MacTrak is featured in the June 2009 issue of MacWorld in their special on mobility. The issue focuses on solutions for travelers and the mobile work force and MacTrak is featured in their article titled “Outwit Thieves” ( PDF 110K)

Starting at $24.95 a year, GadgetTrak’s MacTrak service ( www.gadgettrak.com ) employs a variety of means – including Wi-Fi positioning, Max OS X’s built-in security features, and even your ‘Book’s iSight camera, to locate your MacBook after theft and help you get the inof you need to get it back, while keeping your data out of the wrong hands.

Most Stolen Electronics – Forbes Revisited
Sunday, May 10, 2009


Forbes wrote a great article on GadgetTrak that I wanted to revisit with a quote from Steve Bertoni regarding theft statistics

According to the FBI’s National Crime Information Center, the number of reported laptop thefts increased almost 48% over the last two years, from 73,700 to almost 109,000. The number of reported phone robberies jumped 33% over the same period, from 60,100 to nearly 80,300…GadgetTrak devlops  systems like this to help quash the rising rate of electronics robberies in the U.S. The small size, sleekness and mobility that make today’s electronics convenient also make them great targets for thieves. These high-tech, mobile devices dominate Forbes’ list of most stolen electronics.

Read Full Article “Stolen Electronics”

[GadgetTrak] TechAmerica Oregon Announces 2009 Oregon Technology Awards Winners
Saturday, May 9, 2009


TechAmerica Oregon Announces 2009 Oregon Technology Awards Winners

More than 400 guests attended this year’s awards program to acknowledge the technical, business and community achievements of all the finalists

Lake Oswego, OR – TechAmerica Oregon (formerly the Oregon Council of AeA) announced at a ceremony last evening the winners of this year’s Oregon Technology Awards. The winners represent the top companies in five categories that include: System/Hardware, Software, Technology-Service, Emerging Company, and Cool Product. This year, more than 60 nominations were received, with the top three in each category being selected as finalists. The winners were selected based on the biggest positive impact they were able to make in their industry and within the region.

This year’s winners are:

Cool Product of the Year

GadgetTrak Inc. — GadgetTrak®

System/Hardware Company of the Year

TriQuint Semiconductor

Software Company of the Year

Tripwire Inc.

Technology-Service Company of the Year

ACME Business Consulting LLC

Emerging Company of the Year

Jive Software

Ralph Quinsey, president and CEO of TriQuint Semiconductor, was also honored as Technology Executive of the Year. He was selected based on his leadership in his company, the greater Oregon community and the technology industry. Quinsey was chosen by a collection of the program’s previous Technology Executive of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award recipients who make up the Selection Committee. Nominations were evaluated from the committee and from the technology community at large.

This year three products were previously selected as finalists for this year’s Cool Product of the Year. These products were voted on live by event attendees using state-of-the-art polling technology. Through the use of a mobile phone, each person in attendance was able to vote live and see the results tabulated in real time. The winner of this award is:

Cool Product of the Year

GadgetTrak Inc. — GadgetTrak®

“We wish to thank all the finalists for making this year’s competition very competitive,” said Jennifer Bosze, executive director, TechAmerica Oregon. “Oregon’s technology community is robust and offers some of the world’s most innovative products. It is an honor to come together for a fun evening to acknowledge these technical, business and community achievements.”

The Oregon Technology Awards are underwritten and produced by financial and in-kind sponsors. The presenting sponsor is UnitedHealthcare. Other sponsors include Pop Art, McClenahan Bruer Communications, Webtrends, Oracle, Woodruff Sawyer, Perkins Coie LLP, Stoel Rives LLP, Momentum Management Resources, First Tech Credit Union, KPMG and USI Northwest.

To learn more about this year’s Oregon Technology Awards event, please visit http://www.oregontechawards.com.

About TechAmerica

TechAmerica is the leading voice for the U.S. technology industry, which is the driving force behind productivity growth and jobs creation in the United States and the foundation of the global innovation economy. Representing approximately 1,500 member companies of all sizes from the public and commercial sectors of the economy, it is the industry’s largest advocacy organization and is dedicated to helping members’ top and bottom lines. It is also the technology industry’s only grassroots-to-global advocacy network, with offices in state capitals around the United States, Washington, D.C., Europe (Brussels) and Asia (Beijing).  TechAmerica was formed by the merger of AeA (formerly the American Electronics Association), the Cyber Security Industry Alliance (CSIA), the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) and the Government Electronics & Information Technology Association (GEIA). Learn more at www.techamerica.org.

GadgetTrak Wins Oregon Tech Awards “Cool Product of the Year”
Friday, May 8, 2009


Last night at the Oregon Tech Awards, GadgetTrak was voted “Cool Product of the Year”. This is quite an honor considering the other two excellent companies and products in our category, Clearwire and Ontier. All three companies presented to the audience and at the end of the presentations the audience voted via SMS. As a winner not only do we receive respect  from our peers, but are also being sent to a larger high profile tech conference in Washington D.C.

Below is the video we played as part of our presentation, introducing our latest theft recovery solutions for laptops:

GadgetTrak Sponsors Webvisions: May 20-22
Friday, May 1, 2009



We are excited to be a sponsor as well as have a booth at this years Webvisions event. Explore the future of Web design, user experience and business strategy at the Oregon Convention Center for three days of mind-melding on what’s new in the digital world. Get a glimpse into the future, along with practical information that you can apply to your Web site, company and career. Don’t forget to stop by the GadgetTrak booth! Learn more about Webvisions.

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