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It's time for another social media IPO. Twitter is expected to makes it S-1 filing public this week. Valued at a reported $15 billion, Twitter filed with the SEC quietly in July and did not provide a timeline. Some worried that a government shutdown could delay the IPO, but according to Quartz - which originally reported the story - the SEC confirmed that it could stay open for weeks in the event of a shutdown.
Posted Oct 01, 2013
The Dallas Morning News announced it is discontinuing its paywall and creating a premium digital experience for subscribers. The paywall was instituted in the first quarter of 2011. Beginning Oct. 1, content from the Morning News will be accessible to everyone, free of charge.
Posted Oct 01, 2013
Adobe announced a series of technology innovations in Adobe(R) Primetime, a TV delivery and monetization platform for programmers and pay-TV service providers. New analytics capabilities improve the viewer experience by giving content owners access to a broad set of data to better understand their digital audience, including viewer engagement with both content and ads. In addition, Adobe announced a new cloud DRM service to simplify the deployment of content protected videos across devices.
Posted Sep 26, 2013
Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Content Group's e-textbook solution, announced the international expansion of its VitalSource Bookshelf platform with a new digital store in the U.K. The store offers tens of thousands of e-textbooks from leaders in academic publishing.
Posted Sep 26, 2013
OverDrive announced that more than 17,000 Penguin ebooks are now live and available for purchase in OverDrive Marketplace. Penguin's ebooks are available for public and college libraries, including consortium, in the U.S. in the one copy/one user lending model for a one year term. Availability of the Penguin ebooks to libraries outside the U.S. is coming soon.
Posted Sep 26, 2013
Amazon introduced the third generation of Kindle Fire. The new Kindle Fire HDX tablets combine groundbreaking hardware, the latest version of Fire OS, and exclusive new features and services like X-Ray for Music, Second Screen, Prime Instant Video downloads, and the new Mayday button.
Posted Sep 26, 2013
The internet is no longer safe for television fans. If you don't watch your favorite show when it airs live (And honestly, who does that anymore?) then you probably also avoid Twitter like the plague until you've caught up on the show. Enter Spoilerfoiler.com.
Posted Sep 24, 2013
Paris-based content aggregator Numérique Premium has teamed up with Publishing Technology to launch a new, custom-built site for all its ebook content. Now live on Publishing Technology's pub2web platform, the Numérique Premium hub is the new home of all of the ebook specialist's available content - over 1, 500 titles.
Posted Sep 24, 2013
BlackBerry Limited announced it has signed a letter of intent agreement under which a consortium to be led by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited has offered to acquire the company subject to due diligence. The letter of intent details a transaction in which BlackBerry shareholders would receive $9 in cash for each share they hold, in a transaction valued at approximately $4.7 billion.
Posted Sep 23, 2013
Random House LLC, a U.S. division of Penguin Random House has partnered with Flipboard, the news and social media aggregation application, to become the first book publisher to curate content for the platform of 85 million users. The collaboration kicks off with two custom digital magazines. The first, curated by Margaret Atwood, is inspired by her new novel, MaddAddam and the second, by Westeros.org, explores the fictional worlds of George R. R. Martin.
Posted Sep 23, 2013
Join us on September, 27 at 11 a.m. EST for another EContent Live Hangout on our Google+ page. Jose Castillo will be talking with Robert Rose from the Content Marketing Institute (and a member of our Content Marketing 50 list) and Michelle Manafy from the Online Publishers Association (and former editor of EContent).
Posted Sep 23, 2013
Bizo, a provider of business audience marketing, announced it has launched Bizo Full-Funnel Analytics, new reporting capabilities in the Bizo Marketing Platform that enable marketers to identify and measure the impact of display advertising at every stage of the marketing funnel. Using Bizo Full-Funnel Analytics, B2B marketers can more accurately measure the impact of their display advertising according to specific marketing objectives, rather than rely on "last-click" attribution.
Posted Sep 19, 2013
Aimee Soft is launched the Aimee On-Site Campaign Management solution to enable digital marketers to improve web metrics based on predictive analytics and business intelligence according to the metrics best-suited to the organization's goals, whether it is focused on increasing revenue, profits, loyalty, or another Key Performance Indicator (KPI).
Posted Sep 19, 2013
Searchmetrics has added a number of new features to its platform for digital marketers, including a new Social Engagement tool that automatically tracks social media engagement for specific URLs or landing pages. It identifies if and when a post becomes viral and which social networks are having the greatest impact.
Posted Sep 19, 2013
Acrolinx announced that its 3.2 release is now available. With significant enhancements in its reporting capabilities, this release aims to offer greater flexibility, accuracy, and convenience. Among other updates, this release allows Acrolinx customers to comply with local privacy laws by making sure that data from individual users remains anonymous.
Posted Sep 19, 2013
Cloudwords, a cloud-based translation management application, announced integration capabilities with Marketo, provider of a cloud-based marketing software platform for building and sustaining engaging customer relationships, to deliver multilingual content management for all marketing assets. The Cloudwords integration is the first translation management integration available for Marketo customers and will enable users to accelerate and simplify the process of localizing all types of marketing materials to increase global go-to-market timelines and reach multilingual audiences faster.
Posted Sep 17, 2013
It was 18 months ago that Upworthy launched to bring smart, informative, and uplifting viral videos to the masses. Now, the site is receiving $8 million in funding from Spark Capital, Catamount Ventures, Uprising, and the Knight Foundation.
Posted Sep 17, 2013
The Federal Trade Commission says it will host a workshop on December 4, 2013 in Washington, DC to examine the practice of blending advertisements with news, entertainment, and other content in digital media, referred to as "native advertising" or "sponsored content." This type of advertising has grown increasingly common as publishers look for ways to get the attention of consumers who simply look past banner ads.
Posted Sep 17, 2013
Effective immediately, Qumu Corporation, a provider of secure multimedia content management and delivery solutions, announced that it has changed the name of the company from Rimage Corporation to Qumu Corporation to reflect its commitment to the rapidly growing enterprise video communications market.
Posted Sep 17, 2013
ActionX introduced the first mobile commerce platform that connects the dots between mobile customer acquisition and mobile retargeting. In addition, the company closed a venture funding round, bringing the total raised to $5 million, led by SoftBank Capital, Verizon Investments, Lerer Ventures, AOL Ventures, Golden Venture Partners, and select angels.
Posted Sep 16, 2013
BrightInfo introduced a business-to-business (B2B) web content recommendation engine that turns anonymous visitors into known marketing leads. Leveraging existing online marketing materials, the engine dynamically delivers relevant content to website visitors at the right time, based on their preferences and behaviors. With an optimized solution for corporate websites, blogs and landing pages the content recommendations are made at key entry points into the site.
Posted Sep 16, 2013
Alive Software Inc. has released ePageCreator v. 5.5, a digital publishing application for Windows and Mac that lets you turn PDF, Flash, and image files into flipbooks that can be published to your website, blog, or CD/DVD, and to your customers' mobile device. ePageCreator creates ebooks, e-catalogs, and e-brochures from a single source file. The documents employ a realistic 3D page-flipping visual effect that displays your content professionally and memorably.
Posted Sep 16, 2013
On Monday Google announced the ability to embed Google+ posts on websites, blogs, etc. Simply select the "Embed Post" option from a dropdown list, and then copy and paste the code. It's a familiar process. The posts should be fully interactive, according to Google, making it possible for readers to +1 a post.
Posted Sep 12, 2013
Tina Brown has been making headlines regularly over the past few years, including for the guidance she provided in turning the venerated Newsweek magazine into a digital-only product. Now she's in the news again, this time for parting ways with IAC -- her financial backer -- and leaving The Daily Beast where she has long served as the editor-in-chief. Brown said in a statement that she will start Tina Brown Live Media, and will focus on growing her Women of the World conferences.
Posted Sep 12, 2013
Nuxeo, the provider of a content management platform for business applications, announced an influx of venture capital of $3.8 million from OTC Asset Management and OTC Extend, to support expansion in the U.S. market. Nuxeo has raised $9.5 million in venture capital to date.
Posted Sep 12, 2013
Kenshoo, a provider of premium digital marketing technology, reveals Kenshoo Halogen Technology, a new machine learning solution that provides marketers with insight and visibility into the future performance of advertising campaigns. Halogen powers the Kenshoo Budget Center, where marketers can view predictions for budgets required to achieve specific campaign goals, such as ROI or revenue.
Posted Sep 11, 2013
iPhone enthusiasts across the globe are getting ready to queue up for the newest iteration of the Apple device. At an event at the company's Cupertino, CA headquarters CEO Tim Cook kicked off the event that introduced the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C to the world. The 5C is a less expensive version of the phone, and was announced by the Apple SVP Phil Schiller.
Posted Sep 10, 2013
A print subscription to People will no longer get you free web access, according to paidContent. The magazine launched new digital products - including one that costs $200 a year -- and though it has bundled digital access with print subscription in the past, new subscribers won't get that same perk. For $112 a year you can get a print subscriptions or the People Digital Plus package (which includes digital and tablet access as well as access to the CelebWatch and CelebFood apps). For $20 more you can add a print subscription to the Digital Plus package.
Posted Sep 10, 2013
According to a blog post on Livefyre's website, the company - whose StreamHub platform powers real-time conversation and social curation - has acquired Storify. The post says Storify will enable Livefyre to "integrate drag-and-drop editorial curation capabilities into our StreamHub platform."
Posted Sep 10, 2013
TechCrunch reported on September 9, 2013 that Twitter bought MoPub for $350 million worth of stock. MoPub is a startup focused on enabling mobile publishers to manage their ad inventory. Twitter and MoPub have confirmed the acquisition though not the price.
Posted Sep 10, 2013
InboundWriter, which specializes in content performance improvement, announced the latest release of its software platform. This new release makes it possible for enterprises and publishers developing rich, text-oriented online content to measurably improve content quality, and consistently predict how content will perform prior to investing significant time and resources into writing, publishing, and promotion.
Posted Sep 10, 2013
Knovel unveiled a fully redesigned platform offering more precise search results, a simplified user interface, enhanced navigation capabilities and more. Knovel offers a cloud-based application that integrates technical information from more than 100 engineering publishers and societies with analytical and search tools.
Posted Sep 09, 2013
Sporting News Media, a PERFORM Group Company, announced an agreement with the National Football League (NFL), bringing the NFL's premium video content year-round to Sporting News Media's SN ePlayer, a digital sports video-on-demand (VOD) broadcast platform.
Posted Sep 09, 2013
The German economics journal Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik ("Economic Policy Perspectives") will be published in print and electronically by De Gruyter beginning in 2014. For the past 14 years the journal has been one of the two journals of the Vereins für Socialpolitik ("Association for Social Policy").
Posted Sep 09, 2013
HARRASSOWITZ, international booksellers and subscription agents, announced a new distribution agreement with Ebook Library (EBL), an ebook aggregator for academic, corporate, and research libraries worldwide and a ProQuest business. Under the agreement, HARRASSOWITZ customers will have access to EBL's ebook catalog, which features titles in all subject areas from over 520 major academic and scholarly publishers worldwide.
Posted Sep 09, 2013
Beenius announced its new Android Set-Top Box (STB) client. The Android app extends Beenius' Beesmart open and flexible interactive TV middleware platform. Operators benefit from the lower deployment costs of Android along with the power of Beesmart to deliver customised, scalable services through IPTV, OTT, and hybrid cable on all devices.
Posted Sep 05, 2013
Forbidden Technologies plc, the owner and developer of the cloud video platform FORscene, announced it has added new features and capabilities that strengthen FORscene's utility in news, sports, or traditional broadcast post-production environments.
Posted Sep 05, 2013
Credo, a provider of information skills solutions, has launched 19 new and updated Subject and Publisher Collections, adding to the more than 80 collections currently available for perpetual purchase or subscription.
Posted Sep 05, 2013
Those people who are eagerly awaiting the widespread availability of Google Glass got a tantalizing bit of news recently, with the revelation that an app store for Glass will be available next year. Google confirmed the news to Marketing Land.
Posted Sep 05, 2013
Filmmakers with an independent spirit will soon have a new source of funding and distribution within reach. According to paidContent, Vimeo will show the world its take on funding at the Toronto Film Festival which takes place this week.
Posted Sep 03, 2013
Amazon introduced Kindle MatchBook, a new benefit that gives customers the option to buy-for $2.99, $1.99, $0.99, or free-the Kindle edition of print books they have purchased new from Amazon. Print purchases all the way back to 1995-when Amazon first opened its online bookstore-will qualify once a publisher enrolls a title in Kindle MatchBook.
Posted Sep 03, 2013
Primestream released FORK 4.5, the latest version of its FORK Production Suite for managing and automating broadcast workflows. FORK 4.5 features Workflow Manager 1.0, a new add-on module for designing internal video production processes across multiple departments. FORK 4.5 with Workflow Manager is suited for all IT infrastructures, including broadcast, postproduction, and corporate enterprise.
Posted Sep 03, 2013
Press+, which provides monetization solutions for publisher (mostly in the form of metered pay walls) has announced a new solution for entertainment and news entities that focuses on monetizing video content. According to The Wrap, Courtroom View Network-and online service that streams courtroom video-launched the Press+ solution which allows viewers to watch a few minutes before they are asked to pay.
Posted Aug 29, 2013
Amazon launched the Mexico Kindle Store), offering Mexican customers a vast selection of popular ebooks, Spanish-language best sellers, over 1,500 free books in Spanish, and a broad selection of titles from leading Mexican authors and publishers. In total, the Kindle Store offers over 2 million titles, hundreds of thousands of which are exclusive, and more than 70,000 in Spanish. In addition, Amazon announced that Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite are now on sale locally in Mexico at Gandhi stores.
Posted Aug 29, 2013
Publishing Technology and CNPIEC, the China National Publications Import and Export (Group) Corporation, announced the CNP e-reading platform at the Beijing International Book Fair this week. At launch, the site carries over 200,000 titles from more than 300 international publishers.
Posted Aug 29, 2013
LinkSmart, a provider of in-content audience development solutions, announced the LinkSmart Marketplace, which enables online publishers to develop and share high-quality reader traffic through in-content links. Many large digital publishers currently use LinkSmart's audience development platform to direct their reader traffic to high-value areas such as breaking news, video, e-commerce and sponsored landing pages.
Posted Aug 27, 2013
Primestream announced FORK Xchange Suite 2.5, the latest version of its companion application for the FORK media asset management and automation platform. FORK Xchange Suite gives broadcasters instant cloud access to content on their FORK Production servers from any Windows, Mac, or tablet device.
Posted Aug 27, 2013
If you've been looking for new revenue streams to monetize your app, Amazon may have just answered your prayers. It introduced the Mobile Associates API for Kindle Fire and other Android devices, enabling developers to sell millions of physical and digital items from Amazon.com within their apps and games.
Posted Aug 27, 2013
Zenya, which developed a categorical repository of search engine marketing keywords, announced the launch of a new search retargeting service. The service, Zenya Retargeting, forgoes the use of traditional browser cookies for tracking, instead utilizing a best-of-breed technology that analyzes search history and other browser activity to identify audiences. These insights combine with Zenya's keyword intelligence, including comprehensive coverage of competitor keywords.
Posted Aug 22, 2013
Seattle-based WordRake officially released WordRake Version 1.3, the newest addition to its editing software for clarity and brevity. WordRake 1.3 provides compatibility with the 32-bit version of Office 2013, and all versions of 64-bit Office on Windows 8.
Posted Aug 22, 2013
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