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Atex partnered with The Access Network Company on the development of new functionality for the Polopoly web CMS, focused on meeting the needs of branded publishers. The new solution is designed to provide a cost-efficient platform for small to mid-size publishers.
Posted Sep 22, 2011
Engadget announced the release of a free technology news e-magazine, called Distro, which will be available first on the iPad, and then rolled out to other major tablet platforms. The magazine will feature weekly long-form content and reviews from Engadget's editors.
Posted Sep 22, 2011
Public and school libraries powered by OverDrive can now lend ebooks to be read on the Kindle. Amazon and OverDrive first announced the service in April of this year. OverDrive expects to have the Kindle compatibility rolled out to all library sites within days.
Posted Sep 22, 2011
Glam Media, Inc., a social content platform company geared toward women, is acquiring Ning, an online social website building platform. With the acquisition, Glam Media plans to extend its social media platform, add new distribution channels, and leverage the talent from the Ning team to connect brands with customers.
Posted Sep 22, 2011
Amazon.com announced that Kindle and Kindle app customers can now borrow Kindle books from more than 11,000 local libraries in the United States. When a customer borrows a Kindle library book, they'll have all of the features they love about Kindle books, including Whispersync, which automatically synchronizes their margin notes, highlights and bookmarks, real page numbers, Facebook and Twitter integration, and more. For more information about borrowing library books for your Kindle or free Kindle apps, go to www.amazon.com/kindle/publiclibraries.
Posted Sep 21, 2011
Springer signed a license agreement with the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, under which they acquire STM titles for SpringerLink. The French bibliographic agency for higher education (ABES) coordinated the agreement, which adds archived articles from more than 1,000 electronic journals and more than 8,500 ebooks.
Posted Sep 20, 2011
Indigo Rose Software launched the Andromo App Maker for Android, a free application designed to enable simple, efficient Android app development. With a point-and-click process and instructions, Andromo can be used by developers at any experience level to create professional, fully-functional apps ready for upload to the Android Market.
Posted Sep 20, 2011
Wiley-Blackwell announced the launch of the Wiley Job Network, an online recruitment tool that enables employers to attract applicants from among the users of Wiley Online Library's products and services. Wiley Job Network brings job opportunities from an array of industries to job seekers by leveraging Wiley's network of professionals and scholars.
Posted Sep 20, 2011
The Wall Street Journal launched the beta version of WSJ Social, a Facebook app that lets users read, share, and comment on news articles from The Wall Street Journal within Facebook. Content includes articles and blogs from WSJ.com that cover breaking news, columns, analysis, and opinion.
Posted Sep 20, 2011
As reported on paidContent, TIME magazine is rolling out niche blogs in an effort to generate more traffic to its website, Time.com. The blogs created so far include Moneyland (finance), Techland (technology), Swampland (politics), and Battleland (military), with plans for more to come later this year.
Posted Sep 20, 2011
According to paidContent, Google reportedly acquired Daily Deal, a German daily deal site akin to Groupon. The Daily Deal site states that the barely 2-year-old startup will be combining with Google Offers. The search giant also began rolling out a mobile payment service called Google Wallet, available in the U.S. on Sprint's Nexus S device, in cooperation with MasterCard.
Posted Sep 20, 2011
Netflix will split into two brands: Netflix for streaming, and Qwikster for DVD rental, according to CEO Reed Hastings. As reported on paidContent, the company announced it would be separating the two services and increasing subscription cost earlier this summer, but was criticized for lack of adequate communication on the matter.
Posted Sep 20, 2011
Electronic publisher Alexander Street Press, LLC released Nursing Education in Video, a collection of educational and training videos for nurses from Medcom-Trainex. The partnership between Alexander Street Press and Medcom-Trainex resulted in a collection of 260 full-length titles.
Posted Sep 15, 2011
Publishing Technology, PLC, which provides software and services to the publishing industry, will build an academic publishing platform for GSE Research. The new online platform will use pub2web, Publishing Technology's semantic web-based publishing software. GSE Research hopes to build an interactive sharing community around the platform.
Posted Sep 15, 2011
Accumulate, a provider of mobile financial and security solutions, announced a partnership with PayPal. The two companies will collaborate on mobile services for the Swedish local market, based in Accumulate's Mobile Everywhere (ME) platform.
Posted Sep 15, 2011
Covario, Inc. and Kenshoo, providers of digital marketing solutions, announced an agreement to deliver search and social marketing solutions for enterprise marketers. Under the agreement, Covario will license Kenshoo's digital marketing software to enable scalable online media buying.
Posted Sep 15, 2011
WeVideo launched its cloud-based social editing platform in open beta at DEMO Fall 2011. The solution is designed to make video storytelling and collaborating accessible to everyone by eliminating complex, expensive desktop software. Users can upload video content from their devices into the cloud.
Posted Sep 15, 2011
WeVideo launched its cloud-based social editing platform in open beta at DEMO Fall 2011. The solution is designed to make video storytelling and collaborating accessible to everyone by eliminating complex, expensive desktop software. Users can upload video content from their devices into the cloud.
Posted Sep 15, 2011
WeVideo launched its cloud-based social editing platform in open beta at DEMO Fall 2011. The solution is designed to make video storytelling and collaborating accessible to everyone by eliminating complex, expensive desktop software. Users can upload video content from their devices into the cloud.
Posted Sep 15, 2011
Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) partnered with cSubs, which provides subscription management services for books, newspapers, and econtent. Through the partnership, CCC's point-of-content licensing solution RightsLink Basic will be integrated directly into the cSubs workflow.
Posted Sep 15, 2011
The Financial Times introduced a free iPad app for How To Spend It, its luxury lifestyle magazine, which offers innovative new ways to present magazine content for iPad. It features searchable content from more than 60 editions of the magazine, with new magazine content posted every day.
Posted Sep 15, 2011
Amazon and the Hearst Corporation expanded their relationship regarding consumer marketing, ecommerce, and content. The companies announced that Amazon will become the largest third-party seller of print subscriptions for Hearst's magazines over digital channels, and will also work with Hearst in ecommerce.
Posted Sep 15, 2011
Amazon announced that customers with its Kindle with Special Offers and Kindle 3G with Special Offers will also start to receive special offers from AmazonLocal on their Kindle screensavers. Launching in New York City, AmazonLocal for the Kindle will expand to all AmazonLocal cities later this year.
Posted Sep 15, 2011
Genpact Ltd. acquired EmPower Research, an integrated media and business research company that specialized in social media research, media monitoring, and data management. The acquisition will boost analytics, research, reengineering, and risk management in Genpact's Smart Decision Services business.
Posted Sep 15, 2011
Exponential Interactive Inc. completed the acquisition of AdoTube, a centralized end-to-end digital video solution that offers publishers and advertisers access to proprietary in-stream video advertising. AdoTube will leverage Exponential Interactive's footprint across 23 countries to expand its global presence.
Posted Sep 15, 2011
Mobile ad network InMobi announced that it raised $200 million in its latest funding round from Softbank Corp., a Japanese company. The investment is the largest of the year in the mobile sector, and one of the biggest venture capital deals of the entire year.
Posted Sep 15, 2011
Springer Science + Business Media released a new web tool allowing catalogers and librarians to download batches of MARC records or ebook lists to their libraries' Springer ebook collections. The ebook title lists from Springer contain the main bibliographic information and a URL to each ebook on SpringerLink.
Posted Sep 13, 2011
Safari Books Online, an on-demand digital library for professionals, announced that the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) renewed its license to Safari Books Online, allowing active and retired members of the military and DOD and their families to access resources in the library.
Posted Sep 13, 2011
The Financial Times introduced Luxury 360, a subsection of FT.com that will contain articles related to the luxury industry. Luxury 360 will aggregate news, analysis, and special features that cover subjects such as high fashion, retail, arts, travel, food and wine, and real estate.
Posted Sep 13, 2011
Google acquired Zagat Survey, LLC, a restaurant review and recommendation guide founded more than 32 years ago. First delivering these recommendations on pocket-sized guides, Zagat will now become a part of Google's local offering, leveraging Google search and Google Maps to create a local service based on Zagat reviews, ratings, and insights.
Posted Sep 13, 2011
The McGraw-Hill Companies announced the approval of a new Growth and Value Plan that separates the entity into two public companies: McGraw-Hill Markets and McGraw-Hill Education. McGraw-Hill Markets will focus primarily on capital and commodities markets, and McGraw-Hill Education will focus on education services and digital learning.
Posted Sep 13, 2011
The Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon plans to launch a digital book rental service for a fixed monthly fee. The library of available books would primarily contain older works, and subscribers would have restrictions on how many books they could access each month. Amazon is currently in talks with book publishers about the service.
Posted Sep 13, 2011
TEMIS, which provides semantic content enrichment solutions for enterprises, worked to deploy Luxid, its content enrichment platform, within Alfresco's open source content management solutions. Luxid automatically extracts semantic metadata, such as topics, facts, sentiments, and categories, and this metadata can be leveraged throughout Alfresco Enterprise.
Posted Sep 08, 2011
The Chief Marketing Officer Council announced a multi-channel, multi-format publishing initiative to deliver a new quarterly journal called PeerSphere. The official journal of the CMO Council, PeerSphere will be available in print as well as digital formats for web, mobile, and tablets.
Posted Sep 08, 2011
SDL, provider of global information management solutions, released SDL EasyTranslator in beta. A free downloadable desktop application, SDL EasyTranslator is designed to give users the tools to translate text from any document and to chat in real time across languages over its free chat services.
Posted Sep 08, 2011
TMNG Global, provider of software and services to the communications, digital media, and technology industries, launched the Cloud Value Model, its proprietary financial model that analyzes a company's costs and benefits before, during, and after migrating to the cloud. It is designed to provide deeper insight and accuracy into the process through a comprehensive five-year analysis.
Posted Sep 08, 2011
EasyBib worked with Google to introduce a feature that can associate EasyBib bibliography projects with papers in Google Docs. The student-friendly enhancement allows users to link new or existing Google Docs with the bibliographies they are working on; the users can then access their Google Docs directly from the EasyBib site.
Posted Sep 08, 2011
Google is performing a "fall spring-clean" over the coming months, according to its blog. As reported on paidContent, the company is shutting down some of its products and services, and modifying some of its existing products to incorporate features from the discontinued products. Among the shuttered products is Google's Fast Flip.
Posted Sep 08, 2011
The AOL Huffington Post Media Group is working with ebook distributor BookBrewer to release two ebook titles on Sept. 20. For $4.99 each, the ebooks can be purchased from the Amazon Kindle Store in the U.S., Germany, and U.K.; Barnes & Noble Nook Bookstore; Apple iBookstore; and Kobo.
Posted Sep 08, 2011
Publishing Technology, PLC, provider of publishing software and services, expanded into the Chinese market with Publishing Technology China, which will deliver Chinese publishers local online hosting platforms and domestic sales representation. Its offering includes ingentaconnect, a single platform research publishing solution.
Posted Sep 01, 2011
Oxford University Press has optimized its full range of journal websites for mobile delivery. The mobile-optimized versions of the Oxford Journals full websites are powered by the HighWire Press electronic publishing platform. The sites are designed for use across several different mobile devices.
Posted Sep 01, 2011
LOOKK, a platform that connects young fashion designers with consumers through an open social network, went live with a team of seed investors. LOOKK provides a platform for designers to showcase their fashion to a community of fashion lovers, giving aspiring designers and new labels a different way to enter the fashion market.
Posted Sep 01, 2011
Safari Books Online, an on-demand digital library for technology, digital media, and business professionals, launched a mobile website optimized for high-resolution touch screens to give users a better on-the-go experience with their Safari Books Online Accounts.
Posted Sep 01, 2011
Facebook will likely announce the addition of a music platform, which will allow users to listen to music from within Facebook, at the f8 conference in San Francisco on Sept. 22. Speculation about a Facebook music platform has been circulating after possible coding for it was spotted in the code for its video chat platform.
Posted Sep 01, 2011
Reports of a second Amazon tablet have surfaced in Taiwan. DigiTimes cites sources who say that Amazon will start manufacturing a 10-inch tablet in Q1 2012. Amazon is slated to come out with a smaller, 7-inch tablet device in October, although nothing has been confirmed by Amazon.
Posted Sep 01, 2011
Ingram Content Group Inc. introduced Global Connect, a program that brings Ingram's print and distribution services to a network of book manufacturers around the world. The expanded printer network combines Ingram's print on demand (PoD) technology with further connectivity to local networks of retailers.
Posted Sep 01, 2011
CNN acquired iPad-magazine start-up Zite. Zite's goal is intelligent media delivery, crafting a different Zite magazine for each reader depending on personal preferences, all from one app. It uses a smart feed reader to personalize content for each reader.
Posted Sep 01, 2011
Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) announced that Syngene International, an India-based contract research organization, expanded the access of the CAS SciFinder tool to all scientists at Syngene. The three-year contract provides scientists with unlimited access to SciFinder, a chemistry research tool.
Posted Aug 30, 2011
Ness Computing debuted its personal search engine app in Apple's App Store as a featured app. The free app, called Ness, tailors search results specifically to each user, learning a person's preferences over time and considering friend's recommendations when providing search results.
Posted Aug 30, 2011
Transend Corp., provider of email migration and conversion solutions, released version 10 of Transend Migrator, its flagship application, which performs batched email migration among dozens of email platforms. Transend Migrator 10 simultaneously transfers data from email messages, address books, calendars, and tasks for any size business.
Posted Aug 30, 2011
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