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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
Pottermore, home of the Harry Potter ebooks, entered a distribution agreement with OverDrive, Inc. OverDrive will exclusively host the Harry Potter ebook and digital audiobook collection for its network of more than 18,000 public and school libraries.
Posted Feb 27, 2012
Wiley-Blackwell, part of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., expanded its partnership with the British Educational Research Association. In 2013, they will publish two journals together: the British Educational Research Journal and the new Review of Education.
Posted Feb 27, 2012
Covario, Inc. hosted a webinar for more than 100 digital marketers across the U.S. They discussed social media, content syndication, and search engine optimization (SEO). During the session, attendees were polled on their favorite social media and sharing sites.
Posted Feb 27, 2012
Altova has updated its MissionKit suite of XML, database, and UML tools for the second time this year. Altova has incorporated more features that are commonly requested by MissionKit users, like EPUB support and RichEdit functionality.
Posted Feb 24, 2012
After moving toward digital subscription models, Centaur Media, PLC and Informa, PLC have reported improved digital revenues. Centaur's digital revenue comprised 32% of overall 2011 revenue; Informa saw digital make up 74% of its total.
Posted Feb 23, 2012
Learn It Live, LLC has launched the Learn It Live Eudaimonia Symposium, a free global event that features more than 40 health, nutrition, and fitness experts. The symposium is being held online through Feb. 26 and offers more than 40 sessions.
Posted Feb 23, 2012
California Attorney General Kamala Harris ruled that any program downloaded from major app stores should present a privacy policy that details what user information the software will have access to and how that data will be used.
Posted Feb 23, 2012
CoreMedia AG developed a content management system tailored specifically for the media and entertainment industries. Users can create and deliver contextualized content in real time to their targeted online audiences.
Posted Feb 23, 2012
Sociable Labs has rolled out a new commerce solution, EverShare, which combines sharing via Facebook's Open Graph with social curation. The goal of EverShare is to propel referral traffic and on-site conversion in an effort to boost social ROI.
Posted Feb 22, 2012
Ex Libris Ltd. announced that Cairn.info has joined the group of more than 80 publishers whose scholarly content is searchable in Ex Libris' Primo Central Index. The Cairn.info platform contains academic journals in French, Belgian, and Swiss.
Posted Feb 22, 2012
Smartphone apps created with appsbar, Inc.'s platform can now be shared and used on any site supported by HTML5, including Facebook. Additionally, appsbar has provided three more means to enhance users' apps' discoverability.
Posted Feb 22, 2012
SpringCM updated Open Cloud Connector, its cloud-based content management integration service. The latest version has been designed to better connect content to structured data and end users across multiple web applications and portals.
Posted Feb 22, 2012
TechBargains.com conducted a survey to gauge the market's purchase intent of the iPad 3, and the results indicate that 48% of respondents intend to buy Apple's latest tablet. The survey also found that 53% of Kindle Fire owners plan to invest in an iPad 3.
Posted Feb 21, 2012
Getty Images, Inc., released Connect by Getty Images, a content distribution service. Connect users can integrate Getty Images' content and metadata within their publishing tools, products, and services through the company's API.
Posted Feb 21, 2012
Google claims that Microsoft's privacy protection feature in Internet Explorer (IE) is impractical to comply with while still providing modern web functionality. Microsoft had accused Google of circumventing privacy protections in Internet Explorer.
Posted Feb 21, 2012
The High Court of England and Wales has determined that filesharing site The Pirate Bay violates copyright laws on a large scale. Justice Richard Arnold said the site's operators "induce, incite or persuade its users to commit infringements. ..."
Posted Feb 21, 2012
Barnes&Noble unveiled the Nook Tablet - 8 GB, which is selling at $199 a pop and now competing even more directly with Amazon's tablet in terms of storage, processor RAM, and price. The bookseller also released its 3Q 2012 earnings report.
Posted Feb 21, 2012
Yandex has partnered with Twitter in an agreement that will license the full feed of all public tweets to Yandex's search engine. Tweets in Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, or Kazakh will appear in Yandex's Blog Search results in real time.
Posted Feb 21, 2012
Miles 33 Ltd. and Localstars Ltd. inked a partnership that will allow Miles 33 to integrate Localstars' digital ad production tools to Mile 33's FutureProof platform. The deal will allow Miles 33 to offer digital ad solutions without external production processes.
Posted Feb 17, 2012
News International, part of News Corp., released figures detailing print and digital subscriptions for The Times and The Sunday Times. While print circulation has steadily declined, it has yet to be trounced by digital counterparts.
Posted Feb 16, 2012
After a developer discovered mobile social network Path had been uploading his contacts' data to its servers, Apple announced it will implement requirements for iOS apps that will seek explicit user approval before accessing address book data.
Posted Feb 16, 2012
In wake of Apple's admission that mobile iOS apps have had access to users' contact data without permission, Google announced it's impossible for apps on an Android phone to share personal data with a developer unless users acquiesce.
Posted Feb 16, 2012
With Spectrum for Mobile, TwelvefoldMedia, formerly BuzzLogic, aims to help brands target, connect with, and persuade potential customers. Spectrum for Mobile extends a company's online targeting capabilities to mobile platforms and claims much higher engagements.
Posted Feb 15, 2012
Demandware, Inc. released a WordPress plug-in that provides retailers with the means to make content published on a WordPress blog "more social and shoppable." The app can be customized to meet individual brand requirements.
Posted Feb 15, 2012
Rumors are swirling that Apple will announce the iPad 3 in early March. The Wall Street Journal reported that both AT&T and Verizon will stock 4G LTE-enabled editions. Both carriers sell the iPad 2 with 3G connectivity as well as a Wi-Fi-only edition.
Posted Feb 14, 2012
The U.S. Department of Justice and the European Commission have approved Google's $12.5 billion offer to acquire Motorola. Both the Justice Department and the Commission did not deem the deal to be a threat to competition.
Posted Feb 14, 2012
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