Brossard, Canada -- Visicom Media Inc. today announced the release of VMN Toolbar Wizard, an online application that allows Web publishers to create their own branded toolbars. In about 10 minutes, publishers can deploy their toolbars on their Web sites.
The browser has now become the most wanted and strategic real estate on a PC. A toolbar is the best tool for a Web publisher to achieve high visibility in users' browsers and create top-of-mind awareness. VMN Toolbar Wizard puts the latest toolbar technology in the hands of publishers. Beside search functionality, a publisher's toolbar can be customized with popular features like RSS news, weather, games, antispyware scan, popup blocker, and more.
In November I wrote an article and referenced a trip that ICMediaDirect.com's VP of Business Development, Diana Lee, took to China. She participated in Shanghai's inaugural ad:tech conference. It was a great trip and our company's ties with China are stronger because of it. Like most Western companies doing business in China, we're just doing business and there are no extenuating circumstances. Google, the giant search engine, cannot say the same.
China is an economic giant warming up to the power of the Internet, but this hasn't been a perfect marriage so far. Centralized power and the decentralized nature of the Internet do not mesh well. Beijing feels compelled to exercise tight control over whatever flow of information they can in order to stifle potential dissent within Chinese society. A governmental missive from 2000 states plainly that Internet providers must restrict information that may 'harm the dignity and interests of the state'. And it is into the centrally run, Communist waters that Google waded into last week as they introduced their localized Chinese search engine, Google.cn.