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Trinity Mirror plc (the Group) announced a change in the management structure of the Group to create a more efficient model from which to develop its long term strategic direction as "One Trinity Mirror." The Nationals and Regionals divisions will be unified under one management structure -- ensuring that editorial, advertising and support functions can operate as effectively as possible across all of the Group's print and digital publishing operations. This will enable an accelerated rollout of digital products, says the company.
Posted Oct 15, 2012
The Chicago Tribune and Agate Digital announced the launch of the Chicago Tribune Ebook Collection, a growing library of standalone ebooks created from Tribune news and features stories, columns and photography. The collection runs to gamut from current affairs to biography, from sports to cooking. The ebooks will draw on contemporary material as well as the Tribune's archives.
Posted Oct 15, 2012
HarperCollins Publishers announced it will roll out a new global publishing system. Global Product Manager, developed in partnership with Publishing Technology, will enable HarperCollins to unify editorial, marketing and business data around the world. By integrating systems and assets across the globe, the new centralized system will provide the company with the infrastructure needed to maximize its extensive catalogue of books, e-books, and apps.
Posted Oct 11, 2012
Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a not-for-profit organization and provider of licensing solutions, announced the launch of Open Access Solutions. CCC helps publishers manage variable Open Access (OA) models through its RightsLink platform, which supports unique pricing rules, licenses and messaging for OA journals, encouraging compliance with funding agency requirements.
Posted Oct 11, 2012
As it turns out, Twitter hasn't just been concentrating on its own updates. On Wednesday, the company released TweetDeck updates. The most notable change will be the new lighter, brighter look - which you can get a look at on Twittter's blog.
Posted Oct 11, 2012
Just in case your online shopping carts don't make buying easy enough for you, Facebook is combining the visual interest of Pinterest with the purchasing power of Amazon. The social network rolled out "Facebook Collections" to some users - though it hasn't said how many - on Monday, October 8.
Posted Oct 10, 2012
Ganxy announced the launch of its Showcase service which offers a consistent interactive display across diverse marketing channels where readers can browse, buy, and connect with authors and publishers.
Posted Oct 09, 2012
Ebuzzing announced the launch of its new social video dashboard service that has been specifically designed to transform the measurement of video campaigns and provide new metrics for quantifying and qualifying ROI. Ebuzzing uses its technology to measure the reach, impact, tonality, sentiment, and share of voice of a social video campaign providing brands with a picture of the true value of social video campaigns.
Posted Oct 09, 2012
Apress, a publisher of technology books, announced the launch of ApressOpen, a program that offers technology companies and professionals the opportunity to publish technical and business content under an open access model. With ApressOpen, content will be freely available through online distribution channels and electronic formats with the goal of disseminating professionally edited and technically reviewed content to the worldwide community.
Posted Oct 09, 2012
Advanced Publishing Corporation announced the beta version of VIZION5, which enables the company to create and deliver rich interactive versions of magazines and other publications across multiple devices. Advanced Publishing's VIZION5 offers enhanced zoom capabilities, dynamic social media feeds, easy to use table of contents features, and cross device bookmarking and annotation tools.
Posted Oct 08, 2012
Google and book publishers have come to an understanding of sorts, ending a lawsuit that has been ongoing since 2005 when publishers first took legal action against the search engine which had begun scanning print copies of books from libraries and making them findable and searchable online.
Posted Oct 08, 2012
LinkedIn is taking a page out of Twitter's book...sort of. The social networking site for professionals is not letting users follow other users, but only a select few. LinkedIn has curated a list of users it believes are well-known and have a global reach, according to StudentWise. The social network is starting with a list of about 150 people.
Posted Oct 08, 2012
Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite started shipping earlier this week, and reviews have been rolling in--and the news is good for the Paperwhite. With built-in WiFi and higher resolution, the new e-reader is earning great reviews.
Posted Oct 04, 2012
OwnZones, which gathers premium subscription multimedia content tailored to user interests into a convenient ad-free site, has launched beta of the service. OwnZones is now open to anyone and registration is free. Consumers and potential media partners are invited to check out the site and provide valuable feedback that will help shape OwnZones for a full launch.
Posted Oct 04, 2012
Demandbase, Inc., a real-time personalization and targeting platform for marketers, announced the availability of a Real-Time Company Identification Module for Google Analytics. Real-Time Company Identification for Google Analytics provides users with previously unavailable information about the companies visiting a website, giving B2B marketers a new way to view, analyze and segment web traffic, including the ability to report traffic and behavior based on specific companies, industries, company sizes, revenue bands, and even CRM-based account status.
Posted Oct 04, 2012
Barnes & Nobles consumers should be forgiven if they're more than a little confused by the appearance and then disappearance for Amazon books on their shelves-yes, the actual, physical shelves. Some Amazon titles are being published and distributed by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and they popped up on Barnes & Noble's shelves. But according to paidContent, the books were quickly pulled from shelves when an email was issued asking the local stores to take it down.
Posted Oct 04, 2012
The Oxford English Dictionary announces the launch of OED Appeals, a major online initiative set to involve the public in tracing the history of English words. Using a dedicated community space on the OED website, editors are soliciting help in unearthing new information about the history and usage of English. The website will enable the public to post evidence in direct response to OED editors online, fostering a collective effort to record the English language.
Posted Oct 04, 2012
Bookouture is a new digital publishing imprint launched by ex-Harlequin UK Marketing Controller Oliver Rhodes. Specializing in entertaining women's fiction, Bookouture will publish ebooks and print-on-demand globally; paying a 45% of net receipts royalty on eBooks.
Posted Oct 02, 2012
For most magazine readers, the physical experience of flipping through glossy pages and tearing out the things you want to share is the part they love the most. Now, readers can experience the joy of clipping and sharing content in the digital world as well, with a new feature from the MAZ platform called "Clippings."
Posted Oct 02, 2012
Nimble, a social relationship manager, announced its latest version of Nimble, which integrates social selling discovery, engagement and collaboration. Nimble was designed entirely with customer engagement in mind and empowers companies to nurture their customers through social listening and engagement, helping them turn their social communities into customers for life.
Posted Oct 02, 2012
Over 450,000 ebooks and e-journal contributions, over 15 million database entries, and some 17,000 open-access journal articles are now available at De Gruyter Online. The consolidation of all content at a single platform offers scholars advantages, as research can now be conducted conveniently from one interface, regardless of the publication format or distribution model. There are a range of helpful features at De Gruyter Online to make day-to-day use easier, including alerting services that inform users about new releases in a specific field, as well as export interfaces for all major citation services.
Posted Oct 02, 2012
Elsevier, a provider of STM information products and services, and Ex Libris Group, a provider of library automation solutions, announced a collaborative initiative that will enable joint customers to search the Scopus abstracting and indexing database via the Ex Libris Primo Central Index.
Posted Oct 02, 2012
OverDrive, a distributor of ebooks for libraries and schools, announced the release of the free OverDrive Media Console app for NOOK, making it easier for users to borrow ebooks and audiobooks from libraries and schools. With the new OverDrive app, users of NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color can wirelessly borrow ebooks and MP3 audiobooks from the library.
Posted Oct 02, 2012
Springer will begin migrating its global library customers to the new version of its platform, SpringerLink. The platform was re-engineered with a focus on improving the user experience based on three principles: speed, simplicity and optimization.
Posted Oct 01, 2012
Amazon.com, Inc. announced that the all-new Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Paperwhite 3G begin shipping today. Kindle Paperwhite is constructed with 62% more pixels and 25% higher contrast, a patented built-in front light for reading in all lighting conditions, uncompromised battery life of up to eight weeks, and a thin and light design.
Posted Oct 01, 2012
According to a recent study by Ovum, the proliferation of smart devices and mobile apps will give rise to a more sophisticated and interactive customer service experience over the next four years. With more than half of inbound customer service calls in key countries expected to be made from a mobile device by 2016, Ovum analysts warn enterprises to rethink customer services strategies.
Posted Oct 01, 2012
Twitter has been on an announcement spree lately. Most recently, Twitter said it would expand the Discover tab. Twitter added the tab last December, billing it as a place where users could go to find tweets that were relevant to them. Now, according to a blog post, "when you visit the Discover tab on twitter.com, you'll see a continuous stream of Tweets, which automatically expand to show you the most relevant stories and most engaging photos."
Posted Oct 01, 2012
No on has taken a more hard line stance against search engine indexing of news content that Rupert Murdoch, but some two years after declaring that Google (and other search engines) would no longer be able to crawl News Corps' The Times, paidContent is reporting that the news site will now allow the first two sentences of its articles to be indexed.
Posted Sep 27, 2012
RAMP, a next generation search and video experience provider, announced a Series C financing led by New York-based StarVest Partners. As part of the transaction, Deborah Farrington, co-founder and general partner at StarVest will be joining RAMP's board of directors. StarVest is also joined by Hearst Interactive Media and EDBI as new investors in RAMP, along with participation from existing RAMP investors Fairhaven Capital, Accel Partners, General Catalyst Partners, and Comcast Ventures. This round brings the total capital raised to $40 million for the company.
Posted Sep 27, 2012
Quark announced its new enterprise publishing platform for customer communications. Quark Publishing PlatformTM is an integrated solution that automates the creation and delivery of rich, interactive content across print, web, and digital formats. As an open solution, Quark Publishing Platform is architected to work with existing enterprise infrastructures and business systems to optimize the publishing process.
Posted Sep 27, 2012
WoodWing Software announced the release of version 8 of its multi-channel publishing system Enterprise, including the editorial management application Content Station. With version 8, WoodWing has made extensive changes to the architecture of its publishing system, ensuring it will meet future publishing industry requirements. New communication protocols JSON and AMF have been added to the core.
Posted Sep 27, 2012
AOL has focused, almost pathologically, on local news over the past few years. The center piece of that strategy has been Patch, which is now getting a makeover. The new look focuses on social networking, and according to paidContent it will debut on five Long Island Patch sites, and slowly roll out to more - and that Patch CEO Jon Brod says the site is focusing on "content, conversation, and commerce."
Posted Sep 25, 2012
If you were hoping for a long-term record of every link you ever shared and errant thought you ever tweeted, there may be a solution for you in the works. According to CNET, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo told an audience at the Online News Association conference that users may soon be able to download a history of their tweets.
Posted Sep 24, 2012
It appears that the battle of the retail behemoths is in full swing. Last week Wal-Mart announced it would no longer carry Kindles. Wal-Mart has long been one of the biggest book sellers in America. Amazon, of course, is not only known for being the largest online book retailer, it's now one of the leaders in the e-reader market and is leading Wal-Mart in the online and mobile commerce world.
Posted Sep 24, 2012
While the DOJ's lawsuit against Apple and several publishers - which accuses them of price-fixing - has gotten most of our attention, a similar lawsuit has been working its way through the European legal system. While three publishers settled here in the States, Apple and the other publishers have vowed to fight on. In Europe, however, it's been a different story.
Posted Sep 20, 2012
Mag+ went live with version 4.0 of its digital publishing platform. Major enhancements to Mag+ include its support for Apple iOS 6, and for publishing to Android smartphones and iPhone, including to the brand new iPhone 5.
Posted Sep 20, 2012
Twitter has apparently learned nothing from Facebook's missteps when it comes to user profile designs. Every time Facebook changes its profiles, users turn to social media to gripe about every little thing, and now Twitter is updating its look with what some are a calling a Facebook-like emphasis on profiles.
Posted Sep 20, 2012
appRenaissance, a provider of mobile application software and infrastructure, announced the beta release of Artisan, a new optimization platform built specifically for native mobile apps. Artisan is a comprehensive optimization platform that transforms static native mobile apps into powerful and dynamic marketing channels with the capabilities of today's best web optimization solutions.
Posted Sep 20, 2012
GENWI announced that FLOODGATE, and the partners of ELEVATION PARTNERS, spearheaded by Mike Maples, Jr. and Roger McNamee respectively, have invested in GENWI's vision and cloud-based mobile content management system.
Posted Sep 20, 2012
The name Epix may not mean a lot to you, but it means a lot to Netflix and Amazon. Epix is a premium movie channel, and Amazon struck a deal with the channel for streaming rights to its content which includes blockbusters like The Avengers, Ironman 2, and The Hunger Games.
Posted Sep 20, 2012
Demandbase, a real-time personalization and targeting platform for B2B, announced the availability of a Real-Time Identification API for Salesforce.com, a solution that enhances Salesforce with critical details on prospects' engagement with a company's website. With Real-Time Identification for Salesforce.com, valuable customer insight from Demandbase's proprietary platform that identifies otherwise anonymous web visitors and key corporate data, is pushed right into the CRM platform.
Posted Sep 18, 2012
Those of us who have come to rely on Amazon reviews in our buying decisions will no doubt find recent study results from Gartner truly disturbing. According to the research firm, by 2014 users can expect about 10%-15% of social media reviews to be paid by the companies selling the products being reviewed.
Posted Sep 18, 2012
Google has been playing catch-up with Facebook for years - at least when it comes to the social media market. Now it's followed up Facebook's acquisition of super popular social photography app Instagram, with its own purchase of Snapseed - or more specifically, of Nik Software, the company behind Snapseed.
Posted Sep 18, 2012
With a click, users of Salesforce.com can now instantly update data in their accounts, contacts and leads with just-verified information from ZoomInfo's profiles of 65 million businesspeople and six million businesses. With the new ZoomInfo for Salesforce app, a ZoomInfo panel is added to a Salesforce.com user's accounts, contacts and leads pages. The panel highlights data available from ZoomInfo that is more recent than - or missing from - the existing record in Salesforce.com. Additionally, a user can instantly find other contacts at a prospect's company without ever having to leave Salesforce.com.
Posted Sep 17, 2012
MarkLogic Corporation, provider of the enterprise NoSQL database, introduced MarkLogic 6, a product designed to make it faster and easier for organizations to generate reliable, scalable, and secure Big Data results. The product includes new tools for faster application development, powerful analytics, and visualization widgets for greater insight, and the ability to create user-defined functions for fast and flexible analysis of huge volumes of data.
Posted Sep 17, 2012
Founded by Christian Puricelli, former CEO of Onrest Web Services, and Filmon Ghirmai, MyNews.is began a quest to transform how people discover and read news articles. MyNews.is is a personalized discovery magazine, that let's people discover news that is of interest to them. Users choose their categories and sources that interest them and then rate these sources. MyNews.is then selects news stories that may interest the user.
Posted Sep 17, 2012
You're probably most familiar with Buzzfeed as the site you visits for adorable pictures of kittens, but according to GigaOm, the company recently purchased Kingfish Labs for an undisclosed amount of money. Kingfish works in the natural language processing field, and aimed to use Facebook profiles to match up users for online dating.
Posted Sep 17, 2012
According to InfoDocket, OverDrive-which delivers ebooks to libraries for publishers-has warned library customers that Hachette will be raising its prices by 220%. Hachette allows libraries to purchase some 3,500 backlist titles in digital format.
Posted Sep 17, 2012
Adblade, an ultra-premium ad network, announced the launch of Adblade for Mobile, a new mobile program designed to help marketers reach and engage consumers on-the-go. Adblade for Mobile offers attention-grabbing formats, click-assurance, and massive scale across 1,000 premium sites, including NBC News, Fox News and USA Today.
Posted Sep 17, 2012
Amazon is notorious for intentionally vague sales figures. "The Kindle is the top selling item on Amazon.com," it is always boasting, but never really offers concrete figures about what that means. So paidContent's "unearthing" of an email from Amazon Publishing VP Jeff Belle to literary agents is more interesting than it might seem on the surface.
Posted Sep 14, 2012
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