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Update: All the fax on demand

Taking a leaf out of Intuit's book, the fax software house Delrina is trying to make money not just from programs, but also from value-added services. The firm has launched an information service for users of Winfax Pro 4.0. For the price of a pre mium-rate phone call, customers can receive news, weather reports, sports results, crosswords and prices of second-hand cars from Exchange and Mart. Existing customers can download the software from 0181-207 1301; the company's phone number is 0181-207 3

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