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ping service

(1) An Internet service that pings computers on a regular basis to determine if they are still running. For example, a ping service would be used with a server farm to determine if any of the servers have failed. See ping.

(2) A service on the Internet that receives notifications (pings) from blogs that a new post is online. All subscribers signed up for that blog are notified of the update. Ping servers on the Internet, such as VeriSign's Weblogs.com (www.weblogs.com), provide the service at no charge.
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We are proud that mobile business users have recognized the value of our Ping Services and chosen it for this award," said Michael Luna, SEVEN chief technology officer.
With the SEVEN platform and Ping services, any device and any application on the device can now benefit from robust push and synchronization mechanisms that are critical to avoiding the overhead of directly and constantly polling multiple data sources from the handset, and are a must to preserve the device's battery life.