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HitFox, a game distribution website provided by GS Internet GmbH, has acquired Chili Entertainment GmbH. Chili Entertainment's game advertising network, ad2games, will join HitFox's marketing portfolio. HitFox is seeking further gaming partnerships.
Posted Feb 07, 2012
Oxford University Press has made the publications of the British Academy available online. British Academy Publications Online (BAPO) offers readers full-text access to 100 print titles, including both monographs and essay collections.
Posted Feb 07, 2012
Google is expected to upgrade its One Pass paid content system in the next few weeks. The updates, specifics of which are yet unknown, will reportedly be designed to increase slow take-up among publishers and are reportedly based on feedback from One Pass' trialist partners.
Posted Feb 06, 2012
The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) launched a YouTube channel that features content from its collection of video programming. The channel will showcase "Off Duty," a daily lifestyle show debuting Feb. 1 that is based on the section of the same name from WSJ Weekend.
Posted Feb 01, 2012
MusicRevolution, LLC expanded its collection of royalty-free music that is freely available via MP3 download at its website, www.musicrevolution.com. MusicRevolution is an online marketplace for production music that offers more than 16,000 tracks.
Posted Jan 31, 2012
Cambridge University Press added six more academic presses to its University Publishing Online (UPO) platform. Content from these publishers will roll out in the coming months, bringing UPO's offering to more than 14,000 titles from a total of ten global presses.
Posted Jan 23, 2012
EBSCO Publishing has introduced the Points of View Debate Blog to the Points of View Reference Center as to provide a forum for students to discuss topics in the news and debate them with their peers. The blog is free to subscribers of the reference center.
Posted Jan 20, 2012
The National Geographic Society has partnered with Gale, part of Cengage Learning, to create an online archive of more than 100 years of National Geographic magazine. The collection will be available to libraries this spring and is expected to contain more than 100,000 pages.
Posted Jan 20, 2012
Though best known for its rigorous educational material intended for college bound kids, William H. Sadlier decided that in early 2011, it wanted to expand its repertoire, and target struggling middle school students and English language learners as well. Working with educational experts, Sadlier settled on creating a vocabulary program that used audio and video to not only engage students, but provide an alternative teaching strategy for educators.
Posted Jan 20, 2012
Copper Services introduced Convey, a free business content catalog that Copper Services CEO Carolyn Bradfield said has been described as the YouTube of business information. Convey is designed to connect professionals searching for business expertise and continuing education.
Posted Jan 19, 2012
Springer's new open access journal SpringerPlus is an addition to the publishing company's SpringerOpen portfolio, underlining its flexible publication strategy. It is the publisher's first open access journal with a broad interdisciplinary approach covering the entire scientific spectrum.
Posted Jan 16, 2012
Springer Science+Business Media has added to its SpringerOpen portfolio with its first open access journal. SpringerPlus will feature interdisciplinary manuscripts describing original research, case studies, and methods. The group is currently accepting papers.
Posted Jan 12, 2012
Comcast Corp. introduced a new service that allows Xfinity subscribers to watch live TV shows on their iPad via a set-top box called AnyPlay. Through the Xfinity TV app on the iPad and their home Wi-Fi router, AnyPlay allows users to watch the channels that are included in their subscription lineup.
Posted Jan 11, 2012
Alexander Street Press, LLC has released two new collections: Classical Scores Library: Volume II and Anthropology Online. Both resources are available immediately. Product trials and pricing information is available for qualified faculty and library staff.
Posted Jan 04, 2012
Springer's SpringerLink science platform is now available in a free mobile app for iPhone and iPod touch, which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store. The app contains articles from over 2,000 peer-reviewed journals and chapters from 49,000 books, totaling over 5.4 million documents.
Posted Jan 03, 2012
Swets signed contracts with Brepols Publishers NV, Cairn.info, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), NecPlus, and RMIT Publishing. Future publications by these publishers will be available in Swets' ejournal gateway, SwetsWise Online Content.
Posted Dec 20, 2011
Ex Libris Ltd. launched the North American early adopter program for the Alma library management service, and has added 11 North American institutions to its roster. The program designates Alma to manage each member institution's full range of library operations, preceding Alma's general release in 2012.
Posted Dec 12, 2011
Gale, part of Cengage Learning, redesigned the interface for the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL), its library-friendly online ebook platform. Gale improved navigation and organization as well as the display. GVRL now offers a multi-page viewer and a page flipper feature.
Posted Dec 06, 2011
Big Fish Games, a video game publisher in Seattle, is using Apple's subscription feature to offer its titles on the iPad. Big Fish will let iPad users subscribe to access to dozens of its games for $6.99 per month. Games are streamed to the iPad from Big Fish's data centers and will require Wi-Fi.
Posted Nov 23, 2011
The New York Times plans to extend its all-access tablet and smartphone digital subscriptions to companies and organizations with more than 50 employees. NYT offers a self-management tool so a company can assign, delete, and substitute access to individual employees.
Posted Nov 21, 2011
The European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) approved four educational courses from CMEcast, a service launched by Informa Healthcare, as EBAC Accredited Educational Programmes. Informa Healthcare is reportedly the first publisher to receive EBAC accreditation for online continuing medical education (CME) courses.
Posted Nov 16, 2011
Credo Reference announced that Brill Publishing, a publisher of religion, humanities, and social science titles, will contribute the Brill Religion Collection to Credo Reference's Publisher Collections next year. The Brill Religion Collection includes seven titles which encompass a variety of religious topics.
Posted Nov 16, 2011
Springer Science+Business Media agreed to acquire the Wolters Kluwer Pharma Marketing and Publishing Services division (MPS). Springer will add MPS to its Springer Healthcare unit. MPS provides strategic marketing, publishing, and business intelligence products and services to medical libraries, research institutions, and the pharmaceutical industry.
Posted Nov 09, 2011
Alexander Street Press unveiled VAST, a streaming video package for academic and public libraries. A multidisciplinary solution, VAST contains video content from Alexander Street's 21 individual collections. Amassing content from producers like BBC and PBS, VAST's 10,000 titles are cross-searchable.
Posted Nov 07, 2011
Thomson Reuters needed to find a way to streamline its data monitoring and collection processes so that they could increase productivity and improve the quality of the data that they brought in. Content operation groups within the organization had been searching hundreds of websites manually, an ad hoc and unmanaged routine that didn't easily allow the sharing of best practices between the groups. Not only was it time-consuming, but it also posed a risk of coming up with inaccurate and incomplete data.
Posted Nov 04, 2011