Method and apparatus for enabling real time monitoring and notification of data updates for WEB-based data synchronization services

  • US 6,633,910 B1
  • Filed: 12/14/1999
  • Issued: 10/14/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/16/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An Internet subscription system for alerting subscribers to changes in data maintained at Internet sites, comprising:

  • an input interface for a subscriber to specify a data condition to be monitored and a condition for notification;

    a gatherer for gathering data changes from one or more Internet sites;

    a guard for comparing data changes with the condition for notification; and

    a notification alert system for notifying the subscriber, at a communication device other than an Internet-connected device, of a change that meets the condition for notification;

    characterized in that the alert includes specific data gathered from the specified Internet sites.

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