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Newsletter System Combines Blogs and Emails

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Newsletter System Combines Blogs and Email Newsletters

HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND - 26th March, 2008 - Pear Software today announces the launch of the WordJot Newsletters, an online service that enables organisations to publish news onto the web, and direct to subscribers via email and RSS feeds.

WordJot was created primarily for small and medium sized businesses and organisations who need to send out newsletters, news, articles and other information to members, clients, customers or staff.

Director and founder Tim Bromhead says WordJot is similar in style to blogging software, which makes it easy to publish information and news quickly onto the web.

"Where WordJot stands apart is with its email sending capabilities, which allows users to subscribe and unsubscribe themselves to your newsletter with ease" says Mr Bromhead. "Most blogging systems do not include email sending functionality by default, so WordJot is well suited for organisations who may already have an email based mailing list".

WordJot helps businesses comply with the recently introduced New Zealand anti-spam legislation, with easy one click unsubscribe capability and the ability to easily identify who emails come from.

The system also supports categories allowing news and messages to target a specific group of users, for example staff, but not customers. Comments can also be left on posts, creating a quick and easy way to receive feedback from customers.

Pear Software is initially promoting WordJot to New Zealand businesses, but international customers will also be able to use the system. "We think there's huge potential to sell Internet services like WordJot to a worldwide audience. With services like PayPal it's easy for New Zealand businesses to automatically accept credit card payments from international users." explains Mr Bromhead.

WordJot has been under development since October 2007, and has been under private testing for about 2 months. WordJot pricing information and a free trial are now available at the WordJot website www.wordjot.co.nz

About Pear Software

Pear Software (www.pear.co.nz) is a Hamilton based web development company founded in 1993 by Tim Bromhead. Services provided by Pear include WordJot Newsletters, PowerSite website building system, and the Bla.st advertising network and directory.

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