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Viigo: Minimizing Email Clutter (Nan the Power User)

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Nan the Power User

Welcome back to Nan the Power User, where I blend my passion for BlackBerry use with a bit of a business twist. Today, we’re going to talk about a mashup that I use to minimize my email clutter by using Viigo, my RSS reader of choice. If you are confused about what RSS means to you, look no further than the excellent video explanation from Common Craft. No time? Here’s the quick rundown. Similar to push email on your BlackBerry, instead of you going out to your favorite websites to see if there is new information, the data is pushed to you from your choices.

Viigo: Minimizing Email Clutter

Viigo Invite A Friend Contest – use the election to your advantage!

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viigo ipod contestOur friends over at Viigo have informed us of a pretty sweet contest they’re running every month that could net you an iPod touch and a $200 iTunes gift certificate. All you have to do to enter is invite a friend to download the BlackBerry Cool To Go version of Viigo Project Tango. The more people you invite the better chance you have to win!

We hope that most of you are reading this right now while waiting in line to vote, and we’ve devised a method to help increase your odds of winning. While waiting to vote, simply look for people using their BlackBerry (like you) to pass the time. Approach them and let them know how great BlackBerry Cool To Go is and send them an invite. You could easily turn an hour-long wait in line into some sweet prizes from Viigo!

You can see the full contest details after the jump. Good luck!

Viigo Invite a Friend Contest details

Viigo unleashes NBA service

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Chris Bosh

Here’s something you may not know about me: I am a HUGE NBA fan. I cheer CB4, Jose Ole and the Hump through the best of times and the worst. I will never forgive He Who Shall Not Be Named. I bleed Raptors red.

So it was a great thing to learn today that Viigo has launched a new NBA service just in time for the start of the 08-09 season (the Raptors start their season off against the 76ers tomorrow night, in case you were wondering). Typical of Viigo, the NBA service is tricked out way beyond simple NBA news feeds, offering a variety of features perfect for ballheads like myself. For example, while viewing the upcoming NBA schedule, you can add specific games of interest (Raps vs. Lakers on Nov. 30th, for example) to your Calendar to make sure you don’t miss them. Another great one is the Scores feature, which allows you to view the latest scores from around the Association while they’re being played.

You can see a bunch of screen captures of the new NBA service for Viigo. To add them, follow this path in your Viigo client: Sports –> Add Sports –> Basketball.

NBA on Viigo Screenshots

WES 08 Interview: Mark Ruddok of Viigo

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Simon’s going interview crazy at WES this year, so I’m just going to let him roll with it. This time our 8′ friend interviews Viigo’s Mark Ruddok about Project Tango (video preview above), Enterprise Light, and communicating with open source platforms. You can listen to it over on the Best of WES page, or hit the streaming link below.

Listen to the Viigo interview