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The Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) board of directors has endorsed a new report format that expands how consumer magazines will report metrics for digital publications. The board endorsed a new Consolidated Media Report format for U.S. and Canadian publications.
Posted Mar 20, 2012
Windows 8, which is slated to launch in October, is rumored to be operable on devices aside from desktops, laptops, and tablets, such as smartphones, e-readers, and smart TVs.
Posted Mar 20, 2012
MarkLogic Corp., a provier of Big Data applications, announced Associated Press has launched a content analysis tool which is used to search AP archives to create custom archive products and datasets for AP customers in an effort to drive revenue and business insight.
Posted Mar 20, 2012
MarkLogic Corp., a provier of Big Data applications, announced Associated Press has launched a content analysis tool which is used to search AP archives to create custom archive products and datasets for AP customers in an effort to drive revenue and business insight.
Posted Mar 20, 2012
EBSCO Publishing and QUOSA, Inc., an Elsevier B.V. company, have partnered to create an EBSCOhost Premium Channel in the QUOSA System. The partnership enables mutual customers to utilize EBSCOhost in conjunction with QUOSA's management tools.
Posted Mar 20, 2012
Apple may not be profiting as greatly off the sale of each new iPad. Market research firm iSuppli Corp. took apart the third-generation tablet and it appears Apple is making it with more expensive parts, but it vends for the same $499 price tag the iPad 2 had at launch.
Posted Mar 20, 2012
Really Strategies, Inc. has changed its company name to RSI Content Solutions. In tandem with its rebranding, the company launched a new website at www.rsicms.com. The new name better reflects the company and its services, representatives said.
Posted Mar 19, 2012
Really Strategies, Inc. has changed its company name to RSI Content Solutions. In tandem with its rebranding, the company launched a new website at www.rsicms.com. The new name better reflects the company and its services, representatives said.
Posted Mar 19, 2012
Building off of a lawsuit by nine different authors that began developing in early January, Apple is now facing legal action from 22 Chinese writers. The writers claim that Apple has been selling unauthorized copies of their works through the App Store.
Posted Mar 19, 2012
MindTree Ltd., a global IT and product engineering services company, has partnered with Netbiscuits, a cloud platform provider for web apps. The companies will develop and deliver reusable solutions, templates, and development methodologies.
Posted Mar 19, 2012
Mzinga, Inc. and Pandemic Labs have partnered to deliver social technology and services solutions. The pair's goal is to help enterprises improve customer loyalty, increase revenue through collaboration, and gain insight into employee performance.
Posted Mar 19, 2012
According to a new report from the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, for every dollar that U.S. newspapers gained online last year, they lost $10 in print advertising revenue. The study adds that this reflects a deeper loss than in 2010.
Posted Mar 19, 2012
Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. announced that it will no longer print its Britannica encyclopedia set, having "complete[d] the transition from print to digital," editor-in-chief Dale Hoiberg said in a blog post. The company will still produce some print products, he said.
Posted Mar 15, 2012
Mzinga, Inc. and ISM, Inc. have entered into a partnership to deliver customer-centric solutions by combining Mzinga's OmniSocial platform and ISM's social CRM (customer relationship management) offerings for online communities.
Posted Mar 15, 2012
The National Library of Russia (NLR), located in St. Petersburg, will adopt Ex Libris Ltd.'s Aleph integrated library system for the management of the library's vast print and digitized collections. Aleph will replace numerous locally developed systems NLR currently uses.
Posted Mar 15, 2012
MapLight created a new tool to monitor legislation in the U.S. Congress and California and Wisconsin state legislatures. Topic Pages provides a snapshot view of bills by issue area as well as the campaign contributions from opposing and supporting organizations.
Posted Mar 15, 2012
Google is overhauling its web-search formula: Over the next few months, Google will water down the number of web links that a query returns in favor of more direct answers, which would appear at the top of the search results page, in an effort to yield more relevant results.
Posted Mar 15, 2012
CoreMedia AG enhanced its social software offering with the release of Elastic Social, which incorporates a new architecture based on NoSQL and cloud technology, all within a single web interface to help enterprises engage growing online communities.
Posted Mar 14, 2012
Magnolia International Ltd. released an updated version of its web-based CMS. Equipped with instant mobile websites, mobile content previews, and multichannel content targeting, the company says Magnolia 4.5 offers the largest upgrade to date.
Posted Mar 14, 2012
In an effort to transition from print to digital, Thompson Media Group, LLC (TMG) has signed an agreement with Atex. Atex's web-based CMS will provide online versions of TMG's compliance, regulatory, and market information publications.
Posted Mar 14, 2012
The total U.S. ad market grew only 0.8% for all of 2011, according to a new report released by research firm Kantar Media. Kantar, owned by global ad-agency conglomerate WPP, PLC, reported that 4Q 2011 was the worst 3-month period for U.S.
Posted Mar 13, 2012
Twitter has acquired blogging company Posterous in a deal that seems motivated by Posterous' staff rather than its product: "Posterous engineers, product managers and others will join our teams working on several key initiatives," Twitter said.
Posted Mar 13, 2012
Following up on its threat, Yahoo! has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook. The complaint was filed in San Jose, Calif., federal court. In it, Yahoo! cited 10 patents related to web-based advertising and privacy.
Posted Mar 13, 2012
DemographicsNow: Business & People is an online business and residential reference tool and the latest offering from Gale, part of Cengage Learning. It provides data on more than 23 million businesses and 206 million consumers.
Posted Mar 13, 2012
Reporters Without Borders released its latest "Enemies of the Internet" list, in which it classifies "enemies" as countries that severely curtail freedom of expression on and access to the web. The annual report also includes a list of states "under surveillance."
Posted Mar 12, 2012
SteelHouse, Inc., a behavioral commerce company and marketing solutions provider, has partnered with IBM's Coremetrics. The joint solution combines the advertiser's online shopping data with SteelHouse's Retargeting and Real Time Offers.
Posted Mar 12, 2012
FremantleMedia Enterprises, from FremantleMedia Ltd., and Hulu have announced a global first look deal. The agreement enables Fremantle to distribute Hulu original series globally across all platforms, including traditional media.
Posted Mar 12, 2012
Schipul Technologies will release its content management system, Tendenci, as an open source product, beginning at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in April. Tendenci is designed specifically for nonprofit organizations and associations.
Posted Mar 12, 2012
CNN is expected to purchase Mashable -- the title digital culture, social media, and technology blog from Mashable, Inc. -- for $200 million, according to Reuters blogger Felix Salmon. CNN is expected to announce the deal on Tuesday, March 13.
Posted Mar 12, 2012
Burbn, Inc.'s iOS photo-sharing app, Instagram, reported that it now has 27 million registered users. Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom said the app is seeing "Facebook-level engagement" and 67% of users accessed the app "yesterday."
Posted Mar 12, 2012
Apple has sold out of initial supplies of the new iPad in every country where the tablet is slated to launch Friday. New orders will not ship for up to 3 weeks, the company told buyers. In the U.S. and Canada, pre-orders placed through Apple will ship March 19.
Posted Mar 12, 2012
Chris Hughes, Facebook co-founder and founder of social action site Jumo, bought online magazine The New Republic. Hughes has purchased a majority stake in TNR but terms of the sale were not disclosed.
Posted Mar 12, 2012
Gametek, LLC is seeking legal action against Facebook, Zynga, and other like companies with a lawuist that claims rights to in-game payments -- the process by which players can buy and sell virtual items within a game.
Posted Mar 08, 2012
Google rebranded its app store, formerly the Android Market, now Google Play. The reported rationale behind this move is to make consumers perceive the marketplace as a go-to ecosystem -- the way the Apple App Store is regarded.
Posted Mar 08, 2012
As is Apple's MO, the company made big waves today with the announcement of its latest iteration of the iPad. The new iPad features a faster processor and a higher resolution screen. On the outside, however, the new tablet will be virtually identical to the iPad 2.
Posted Mar 07, 2012
Now available is the eBook Academic Subscription Collection from EBSCO Publishing. The collection supplies full-text ebooks, amassing to nearly 70,000 individual titles that cover a number of academic subjects. New titles will be added each month.
Posted Mar 07, 2012
Mobile media company Zumobi, Inc. launched what it's calling an advertising advancement: The Zumobi Brand Integration (ZBi) platform melds advertising with content in mobile apps in a way that the company ensures is both interactive and relevant.
Posted Mar 07, 2012
Though many newspaper executives report struggling to find a digital revenue model, there are some papers that are succeeding, a new study by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism.
Posted Mar 06, 2012
OpenText Corp. announced the general availability of its content management solution OpenText Tempo and also introduced Tempo Express Edition, a cloud-based sharing platform. Tempo Express can be used alone or alongside other content repositories.
Posted Mar 06, 2012
Founded by editorial, PR, and marketing professionals, Original9 Media is a new content company that, with its content creation, distribution, and consulting services, aims to help businesses grow and engage their target audiences.
Posted Mar 06, 2012
As it neared a milestone, Apple opened the Countdown to 25 Billion Apps competition, announcing that the person to download the 25-billionth app could win a $10,000 iTunes gift card. The free version of Where's My Water? set the record.
Posted Mar 06, 2012
Ebook and audiobook distributor OverDrive, Inc. acquired ebook company Booki.sh, from Inventive Labs, in a deal of which terms were not disclosed. OverDrive plans to integrate Booki.sh's cloud-based, web-accessible platform.
Posted Mar 06, 2012
EPiServer AB acquired Mediachase Ltd. for an undisclosed amount. The move merges EPiServer's existing digital marketing capabilities and Mediachase's ecommerce framework. New and existing customers have access to EPiServer's Commerce solution.
Posted Mar 02, 2012
MadCap Software, Inc. released MadCap Flare 8.0, a single-source technical authoring application. Version 8.0 adds HTML5 web output, EPUB ebook output, and enhanced PDF print functionality, and features a revamped user interface.
Posted Mar 01, 2012
Yandex tweaked its search results page in an effort to make it easier for users to find the latest information. For example, when users enter queries about events, Yandex will provide links to the most recent web documents, including links shared on Twitter.
Posted Feb 29, 2012
At the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in San Francisco, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said that cable will eventually become an on-demand internet platform, leaving room for Netflix to become another programming provider.
Posted Feb 29, 2012
Accumulate AB launched a mobile payment app for small merchants and trading events. The app is based on Pera Mobile and functions as a standalone point of sale terminal. Accumulate reports that the purchases are made as a money transfer.
Posted Feb 28, 2012
Wiley-Blackwell, part of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., will add 44 titles new to its journal program, including 16 new launches and 40 journals published in collaboration with societies and other organizations. The titles will be rolled out this year.
Posted Feb 28, 2012
WebDAM Solutions and Box have partnered to offer cloud-enabled collaboration, sharing, and digital asset management functionalities. The partnership is premised on offering greater flexibility, enhanced workflows, expedited sharing, and media control.
Posted Feb 28, 2012
Vasont Systems released the next interim version of its component content management system (CMS), Vasont ST 2.3. This release includes enhanced productivity tools and more support for third-party editing and publishing tools.
Posted Feb 27, 2012
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