Patent Number: 8,719,339

Title: Software and method that enables selection of one of a plurality of online service providers

Abstract: A novel electronic information transport component can be incorporated in a wide range of electronic information products, for example magazine collections, to automate the mass distribution of updates, such as current issues, from a remote server to a wide user base having a diversity of computer stations. Advantages of economy, immediacy and ease of use are provided. Extensions of the invention permit automated electronic catalog shopping with order placement and, optionally, order confirmation. A server-based update distribution service is also provided. In addition, an offline web browser system, with hyperlink redirection capabilities, a novel recorded music product with automated update capabilities and an Internet charging mechanism are provided.

Inventors: Reisman; Richard R. (New York, NY)

Assignee: Intellectual Ventures I LLC

International Classification: G06F 15/16 (20060101); G06F 17/00 (20060101); G06Q 10/00 (20120101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018