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push technology

Transmitting data from an internal network or a cloud-based service to the user's computer or mobile device. Notifications for a wide variety of events such as stock quotes and Facebook posts are pushed in real time. In contrast, email is typically pushed when users open their mail program. Application updates may be automatically pushed when the app is opened or only when requested by the user.

Push Is Automatic - Pull Requires a Request
Contrast push with "pull" technology, in which the user initiates a request for the data each time. Retrieving a Web page is an example of the pull model.

PointCast Was the First
In the mid-1990s, PointCast was the first Internet product to become popular for pushing selected news and stock quotes into a user's computer (see PointCast). See real time, BackWeb and Active Channel.

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The research and implement of agriculture information push technology based on RSS.
With its new Web 2.0 Push technology, NetScaler can transmit the data to application users directly from the NetScaler systems deployed in front of the data centre, relieving the back-end server infrastructure from having to manage tens or hundreds of thousands of individual connections.
The Treo 755p offers VersaMail(R) 3.5.45 with built-in Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync(R) support for Microsoft Direct Push Technology that delivers e-mail and calendar updates from a home or office PC using Outlook(R).
You can access your e-mail account the old-fashioned way or use Outlook with the phone's Direct Push technology.
Skinkers, a provider of push technology, has raised 2 million [pounds sterling] ($3.9 million) from its current shareholders to fund the launch of the Skinkers Live Delivery Network, a peer-to-peer network to support live video streaming and real-time notifications.
Both new devices feature the latest version of Windows Mobile 5, which is pre-loaded with Microsoft's Exchange Direct Push technology. This makes both products 'push' e-mail capable, meaning users can gain instant access to e-mails, in addition to being able to open and view Microsoft Office attachments in Word, Excel and PowerPoint Mobile formats."Microsoft Windows Mobile phones are now the preferred solution for business users to access data on the move," Crane added.The SP JAS and JasJam are available now at US $888 and $544 respectively.
"The Cortado Services of our Gold Certified Partners ThinPrint are exemplary for Hosted Exchange because ThinPrint not only hosts Exchange, it expands our entire Direct Push technology with its own extensive mobile business services", stated Thomas Geh, ISV Partner Account Manager at Microsoft.
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Although the cost is yet to be announced, the service is expected to be competitive because corporate clients can use their Windows 2003 server to "push" emails through to their phone using Direct Push Technology, rather than install a separate mobile server or use other email sites such as Yahoo or Hotmail to "pull" or retrieve their mail.
The creative side is also driven by directors being more involved in digital creation which can lead to revisions as they see what is possible and push technology to its creative limits.