News Item

Social media company, LinkedIn, released its second quarter earnings last week and the company's revenue numbers were up, according to Business Insider. LinkedIn took in a total of $228 million in revenue, compared to $121 million during the same quarter last year. The advertising revenue grew from $38 million during the second quarter of 2011 to $63 million during the second quarter of 2012.
Posted Aug 08, 2012
Microsoft has been granted a patent for contextual ebook ads, according to Engadget. This means that ebooks could now have advertisements while users are reading. There is speculation as to how this might work, in that companies can try to sell ads in certain genres. Sports companies could find a market to advertise to in sports-related books, etc.
Posted Aug 08, 2012
RteamKZ announced the company has launched a more advanced website search tool for the company's search website, PDF Search Books, to make the process of searching for ebooks quicker. The company saw the need to improve the search feature with the number of ebook offerings growing as well as an expanded customer base.
Posted Aug 08, 2012
The New York Police Department plans to subpoena Twitter to release the name and information of the user who threatened to attack a New York theater. According to ABC News, the user wrote how he or she would attack the theater in a similar manner to how James Holmes killed 12 people during a showing of The Dark Knight Rises. While the NYPD had asked Twitter to hand over the information, the social media company has so far refused.
Posted Aug 08, 2012
Vodka maker, Smirnoff, faced an advertising complaint in Australia after users left comments on the company's Facebook page that depicted "obscenity, sexism, racism, and depictions of irresponsible drinking." The complaint was put before the Advertising Standards Board (ASB), Australia's governing body which ensures advertisers to ensure that ads are truthful and respectful.
Posted Aug 08, 2012
Experience Media Studios announced a new service called Piracy Protection to support the independent film and content publishing industry from piracy. The company says that with Piracy Protection, EMS can anticipate, detect, target, disrupt, and remove access on the channels where piracy occurs.
Posted Aug 07, 2012
Amazon UK is reporting it's selling more ebooks than print books. According to ZDNet, this news comes two years after the Kindle became available to the UK. Company statistics cite that for every 100 print books sold, there are 114 ebooks sold.
Posted Aug 07, 2012
Amazon announced the company has released its first game for Facebook called Living Classics, according to Forbes. The game will feature characters from classic literature and is free to play. Amazon believes its users will enjoy the social aspect of it.
Posted Aug 07, 2012
Court documents show that when Google invested $180 million to scan and make books available online, one of the driving forces of that effort was to take on Amazon, according to Biz Journals. Google is being sued by the Author's Guild and court papers show that one of the main goals of scanning books was to have consumers look on Google's websites instead of Amazon's.
Posted Aug 07, 2012
Finland-based company Fluid Interaction announced the release of a new app called twheel. With this app, iPhone users will be able to change the interface to be visualized as a rotating wheel, offering a game-like interface for Twitter. The app will display the most relevant data with visual pop-outs such as colors and form deviations.
Posted Aug 07, 2012
Digital publisher and multimedia content company, Open Road Media, has partnered up with BlogHer, a media network and publisher for women. As a result of this pairing, The BlogHer Voices of the Year: 2012 will be published as an ebook anthology. The selections for the anthology were chosen from a committee which selected 110 works from nearly 1,700 submissions. Open Road Media did not say when the anthology would be published.
Posted Aug 07, 2012
FourthWall Media, an interactive television company, announced a new division to the company called MassiveData. With this new division, the company will be able to deliver a suite of products and services aimed at helping its customers form more effective marketing and advertising strategies by finding the audience they want to reach.
Posted Aug 06, 2012
Internet radio service provider, Pandora, announced new metrics for the company in the month of July 2012. According to the company, listener hours during July were 1.12 billion, which is an increase of 76% from the same time last year. The share of total US radio for Pandora in July was 6.13%, which is an increase from the 3.51% it had last year.
Posted Aug 06, 2012
Brooklyn based Huge, Inc. announced the launch of a new platform for authors to connect with fans called Togather. According to The Next Web, authors using Togather will have the opportunity to book talks, signings, and lectures based on demand set by fans. Authors will let the public know when they are available to talk and users will propose an event.
Posted Aug 06, 2012
Every week, EContentmag.com highlights hot stories and links on digital content and digital media. Here are the latest links for the week of July 30, 2012, with stories on Olympic tracking apps, interning in Silicon Valley, LinkedIn's college pilot program, and more.
Posted Aug 02, 2012
iPad users will be able to watch a lot more video as Amazon's Instant Video app is now available for the tablet, according to NPR. With this app, users can play all 120,000 titles in Amazon's video library for both rent and purchase. Those subscribed to Amazon Prime will be able to watch over 20,000 videos at no additional charge.
Posted Aug 02, 2012
While criticism of Olympic coverage is nothing new, UK journalist Guy Adams has been especially hard on NBC's coverage and used Twitter as the outlet. In one tweet, Adams posted the corporate email address of Gary Zenkel, president of NBC Olympics, so followers could email him with their displeasure. Adams later found that his Twitter account had been suspended.
Posted Aug 02, 2012
Automattic, the company behind web publishing platform WordPress, announced the expansion of its VIP Featured Partner Program to include interactive agencies. The company will also expand to new platform partners, such as Facebook and Flipboard. By expanding the VIP program, these partners will be able to promote their services and features to large-scale sites, including top media companies, sports leagues, and Fortune 500 companies.
Posted Aug 02, 2012
John Wiley & Sons, Inc, announced the launch of a new interdisciplinary review publication called WIREs Energy and Environment. This publication will serve as an interdisciplinary review work which the company says will highlight the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration in research and education.
Posted Aug 01, 2012
Scientific publisher, Springer Science + Business Media, announced the company has acquired UK-based Canopus Academic Publishing. Canopus is a publisher that specializes in the subjects of physics and astronomy. With this acquisition, Springer will absorb more than 50 published or planned works.
Posted Aug 01, 2012
Aspire Media, the parent company of Interweave Media, has been acquired by F+W Media, a content provider for print and digital media. Interweave is a multiplatform art and craft enthusiast media company and was acquired by Aspire in 2005. Interweave owned and operated 33 websites, 10 online stores, 30 special newsstand publications, and also sponsors 3 craft-themed television shows on public television.
Posted Aug 01, 2012
Internet radio service, Spotify, is now available to Android users free of charge, according to Spotify's blog. With this app from Spotify, users will be able to use the radio from almost anywhere they are, create stations based on artist, album or playlist, save favorite songs, and make song choice more personal by giving it a thumbs up or down rating.
Posted Jul 31, 2012
Interactive ebook company, Inkling, announced the debut of Version 3.0 which will make the company's ebooks available for both the iPhone and iPod Touch, according to TechCruch. Previously, the company responsible for interactive college textbooks, made them exclusively for the iPad. The company sees this as a way to expand Inkling's reach by getting into the hands of more consumers.
Posted Jul 31, 2012
StrategyFacts has announced that the company's Data Explorer, the data analytics and visualization tool, will have new capabilities for its users. Data Explorer aids corporate strategy, market intelligence, and business development-and with these improvements, StrategyFacts believe this will make Data Explorer even more marketable to clients.
Posted Jul 31, 2012
Cloud content platform company, Alfresco, released the results of the company's 2012 Global Tablet in the Enterprise survey, which polled 308 IT professionals. According to this survey, Alfresco found that mobile and tablet adoption is being led by IT departments. Alfresco believes this finding counteracts the general perception of the "consumerization of IT" trend, meaning employees do not necessarily bring consumer technology into the workplace.
Posted Jul 31, 2012
Digital marketing software company, Kenshoo, announced new impression-level measurement capabilities through its Kenshoo Social program across Facebook Premium and marketplace ads. With this new innovation, the company says the impression-level measurements will help marketers determine the full impact of Facebook ads on consumers.
Posted Jul 31, 2012
ebrary has announced the company's ebook collection, College Complete, is about to get a lot bigger with the acquisition of over 1,000 new ebook titles. The collection, designed for community and career colleges, will be adding titles from publishers such as John Wiley & Sons, Packt Publishing, and Emerale Group Publishing.
Posted Jul 30, 2012
Barnes & Noble announced that the company's popular e-reader, Nook, will have a map feature available to be downloaded on the Nook app store. But instead of going with Google Maps, the company has decided to partner up with German company, skobbler, and the company's ForeverMap 2, according to paidContent.
Posted Jul 30, 2012
A new travel website called Skift has launched and founder Rafat Ali believes it will bring together a fractured world of travel sites. According to paidContent - which was originally founded by Ali - the site aims to give users a place to read about the different facets of travel, including air travel, cruises, hotel information, and rentals. It will also include stories on the travel industry, covering mergers and acquisitions, and startups.
Posted Jul 30, 2012
Results for the first half of 2012 show that more people than ever are paying for FT content, with digital subscriptions exceeding daily print circulation for the first time.FT.com subscriptions are up 31% year on year to over 300,000 and registered users increased 29% to 4.8 million. Its global paid-for circulation increased to almost 600,000 year on year, and corporate licenses grew 40%.
Posted Jul 27, 2012
Facebook's Q2 earnings report, which was detailed in a presentation today, was strong -- more than most companies could dream of -- but that didn't satisfy Wall Street. The company earned $992 million in ad revenue (a 28% increase), and is somehow still growing its user base, which is up to 955 million monthly active users. Still, the company reported a quarterly loss of $157 million. Overall, though, revenue exceeded expectations at $1.18 billion.
Posted Jul 26, 2012
Every week, EContentmag.com highlights hot stories and links on digital content and digital media. Here are the latest links for the week of July 23, 2012, with stories on VidCaster, GoGo Cast acquiring Dingo Mobile, V&A Publishing selecting CoreSource Platform, and more.
Posted Jul 26, 2012
uSamp announced the company is joining NBCUniversal's "Billion Dollar Olympic Lab" in an effort to study and track consumer behavior during the Olympic Games. uSamp, a company that provides technology and survey respondents used to obtain consumer and business insights, will make available its proprietary on-demand research technologies to track consumers' real-time reactions during the Games.
Posted Jul 26, 2012
People Magazine announced the company's mobile site will become fully optimized, according to paidContent. Using HTML5, m.people.com will be formatted to fit smart phones up to 7 inches in size. Along with the size change, the site will offer readers complete desktop content, including celebrity blogs and a snap banner at the bottom of the page.
Posted Jul 26, 2012
Streaming platform company, Roku, announced the company has received $45 million in funding from News Corp, British Sky Broadcasting, and other companies. With these new funds, Roku plans to use the money to build more brand awareness through advertising, develop new international markets, and increase engineering and production.
Posted Jul 26, 2012
QuestBack, an enterprise feedback management and social CRM company, announced the debut of Listen & Act, a social engagement tool allowing organizations to turn social media messages into actionable dialog. With Listen & Act, the company says businesses will be able to go through social media messages, view levels of influence, and utilize engagement tools to create unique experiences for customers.
Posted Jul 25, 2012
In an effort to increase learning and engagement at higher educational institutions, online video platform company, Kaltura, has released the company's newest version of Cross Campus Media Suite. With this new version, the company says it will be possible faculty and students to share video across courses, within a shared faculty repository, and across applications.
Posted Jul 25, 2012
Cloud content management company, SpringCM, announced the launch of Business Sync, an advanced file sync system. The company believes that with Business Sync, it will provide businesses with a high level of control and security for content located in a cloud. It will also provide increased controls to an organization with more freedom to share content.
Posted Jul 25, 2012
Social analytics company, CoverCake, announced that the company has entered into a data sharing agreement with Ingram Content Group, Inc. CoverCake works exclusively with book publishers and this agreement will allow the company to overlay a rich context of book metadata over social media book conversations. This agreement will also provide book category analytics and influencer discovery to its customers.
Posted Jul 24, 2012
Multimedia company, Kidela.com, announced the end of the company's beta test and official launch of its website. Kidela.com says the site will feature news stories about start-ups, growing businesses and innovative groups while sharing stories of inspired companies and not-for-profit groups.
Posted Jul 24, 2012
Subscription commerce platform company, OneBill, announced that OneBill 2.4, the company's latest update, is available now. The company believes this version will improve upon previous OneBill for any cloud service provider's subscription business in the areas of pricing, promotions, customer management, self care, and partner interaction.
Posted Jul 24, 2012
Pangea Media/SnapApp announced the sale of its quiz and sweepstakes website to Ad-Knowledge, a Kansas City-based company. Despite selling the website, Pangea Media/SnapApp will retain the company's SnapApp platform, a social media tool for marketers and publishers.
Posted Jul 24, 2012
Digital publisher and multimedia content company, Open Road Integrated Media, announced that the company has acquired the rights to publish a graphic novel based on the Windy Hollows computer game for children. Jumpstarter.com is the site that hosts the Windy Hollows game.
Posted Jul 24, 2012
Safari Books Online announced the launch of a new app called Safari To Go, which will allow users to consume and manage all Safari Books Online content from mobile devices. The app was designed specifically for Apple and Android devices. With this app, users can pick up a reading on a mobile device from where the user left off on a desktop.
Posted Jul 23, 2012
The June 2012 Triton Webcast Metrics report was released and it shows that the audience for internet radio service Pandora is growing. According to PR Newswire, Pandora had a weekly cumulative audience increase of 6% from March of 2012 to June 2012 in the adult 18-49 demographic. With the amount of total listeners in that demographic, it ranks Pandora as the largest radio network in the US.
Posted Jul 23, 2012
Scope eKnowledgeCenter announced the newest version of ConSCIse, which generates abstracts and keywords for scholarly literature. According to the company, ConSCIse has the ability to extract keywords from the document based on sophisticated statistical linguistic rules and will then take sentences from the document to form the abstract.
Posted Jul 19, 2012
iCopyright, a clearinghouse service and provider of licensing for digital content, announced the company has been granted a US patent on its instant copyright licensing and verification system. With this invention, it will allow users to instantly verify that someone using copyrighted material has the proper license to do so, while also enabling users to obtain their own license to use the work directly from the copied work.
Posted Jul 19, 2012
In an effort to become more digitally diverse, USA Today will begin publishing a daily guide of internet videos and podcasts for its readers. According to paidContent, the feature will be called "TV on the Web" and it will run daily in both online and print versions of the national newspaper, highlighting what editors and reporters feel is noteworthy.
Posted Jul 19, 2012
Every week, EContentmag.com highlights hot stories and links on digital content and digital media. Here are the latest links for the week of July 16, 2012, with stories on the best time to post to social media, global mobile payment platforms, videogames on kickstarter, and more.
Posted Jul 19, 2012
Magnolia announced the company will be offering a preview of its new Magnolia CMS 5.0 at the Magnolia Conference in September. According to the company, Magnolia CMS 5.0 will be focused on an entirely new user interface, where content is created and edited with customizable apps.
Posted Jul 18, 2012
Pages
1234567891011121314151617181920212223
24
25
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
101102103104105106107108109110111112113114115116117118119120121122123124125
126127128129130131132133134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150
151152153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171172173174175
176177178179180181182183184185186187188189190191192193194195196197198199200
201202203204205206207208209210211212213214215216217218219220221222223224225
226227228229230231232233234235236237238239240241242243244245246