Starting in 2002, ipi.net began investing seriously in the commercialization of internal products. The products on these page either have patents filed, awarded or pending and each has been fully deployed commercially or in a pilot program with a major brand.
Patented aggregation with proven results
The USPTO recently awarded our proprietary Glue™ framework US Patent #7,546,290 covering "Systems and methods for the extracting and adapting data." Glue has been used for everything from bringing flight booking functions to online banners for Virgin Atlantic to ecommerce banners for XBox and broadband bundle signup at EarthLink.
Channel integration for online storefronts
ChannelCart™ is an ecommerce-specific framework for Glue. If you're a manufacturer with retail partners who sell online, Glue can aggregate all your products wherever they're sold into a single one-stop portal on your site. Best of all, actual orders still get sent to (and fulfilled by) your channel partners, so there's no channel interference to worry about.
Cut your PPC spend in half & drive sell-thru up 600%
A few years ago, we had a theory. We hypothesized that sell-thru would go up and expensive, irrelevant click-thru would go down if Google AdWords listings changed from "Thousands of used Hondas near you" to "2003 Honda Accord EX, Silver, 10k miles, $8,995 in Atlanta." We wrote the code, ran a pilot with AutoGuide, and the social marketing book sensation Socialnomics gave a shout-out to our efficacy.
WiFi + Cash micropayments = POPSpot™
We've always thought that whoever owns your Internet start page owns a lot of your online mindshare. EarthLink got duped into giving-up their start page to Google. But we think someone like Coca-Cola could take it back by giving you free hotspot access and a landing page full of free music & videos. Want some of the good stuff to go? Drop $1.50 in the vending machine for a Coke and an undercap promo code that's good for a 99¢ download online – no credit card required.
Turn any computer into whatever you love
Real passion is part intellectual and part what you can touch. Instant Environments™ put both halves together. USB devices take a distinct shape related to their functionality. And when you plug them into any PC, they launch a consistent, unified experience that's the same wherever you go. Applications include kid-safe use of family or work PC's, or location-specific USB keys give you special access to the places you visit.
Bend the rules℠
Given: Napster and subsequent years of file sharing/torrents have taken a heavy toll on music industry profits. Given: File sharing and torrent sites remain gray market, so that using them requires a certain geeky hacker mentality and situational ethic. Suppose: Reverb let people "bend the rules" by tagging shared music with suppressible ads that legitimate (a.k.a., paid-up) content owners don't have to hear. That's exactly the system that ipi.net built in 2001.