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The iriver Story HD e-reader arrives in stores on July 17 for $139.99, and will be the first e-reader integrated with the open Google eBooks platform. The Story allows users to browse, buy, and read Google eBooks on the e-reader through Wi-Fi. It features a high resolution HD E Ink screen and a keyboard.

Posted Jul 12, 2011

Brainshark, Inc., a developer of online and mobile video presentations, released the Brainshark App for Android, which is available for free in Google's Android Market. The app is designed to provide a more interactive experience for users when they view Brainshark video presentations on Android-based smartphones and tablets.

Posted Jul 07, 2011

WoodWing is augmenting its Tablet Publishing Solution with a new program that's designed to help more publishers deliver digital issues of their daily, weekly, or monthly tablet editions. WoodWing´s new CDS Go! program targets smaller tablet publishers rather than larger enterprises, providing a more flexible and useful billing mode for small- and mid-sized businesses and agencies.

Posted Jun 30, 2011

CEM4Mobile, a customer experience management solution for mobile devices, rolled out the latest release of its eponymous mobile tool with an Open Export Interface for back office integrations. The new functionality allows for the easy exchange of analytics data with existing business support systems. The mobile analytics solution was also recently extended to fully support mobile operators' business case through direct mobile network integration capabilities.

Posted Jun 23, 2011

Meet the five new fundamentals of the information experience. Whether it's on a desktop monitor or a tiny mobile screen, ‘information experience' is the moment when the user experience and information-intensive applications meet. Over the past few years, as the volume of structured and unstructured data within organizations has exploded and the channels on which that information is consumed has diversified, content consumers have been revising their expectations for what qualifies as an acceptable information experience.

Posted Jun 22, 2011

Cloud9 IDE, Inc., a cloud-based integrated development environment (IDE) for web and mobile applications, raised $5.5 million in a round of funding from Accel Partners and Atlassian Software. The series A funding round provides the necessary support for Cloud 9 IDE to reach its goals in the emerging development-as-a-service (DaaS) market.

Posted Jun 21, 2011

we7, a cloud-based music streaming service in the U.K., closed a new round of funding that will allow the company to expand into Europe and continue to grow in the U.K. and Ireland. Using we7, 3 million unique users each month create personal radio stations with specific artist or song requests, and stream music from a library containing more than 7 million songs.

Posted Jun 21, 2011

AT&T announced the availability of AT&T Mobile Barcode Services, which allow businesses to create, publish and manage 1D (UPC) and 2D (QR and Data Matrix) barcodes. AT&T Mobile Barcode Services include AT&T Code Scanner, a free mobile application preloaded on many AT&T mobile devices, that uses smartphone cameras to scan barcodes found in magazines, stores, websites and billboards.

Posted Jun 16, 2011

Digital Element, a provider of geolocation and IP Intelligence technology, is extending its NetAcuity Edge online marketing international geographic data set. NetAcuity Edge targets down to ZIP code and postcode levels, helping use geolocation to provide more targeted advertising. The non-cookie-based technology helps advertising networks, web publishers, search engines, social networks and analytics platforms offer a more personalized online experience while protecting user privacy.

Posted Jun 16, 2011

OverDrive launched the free OverDrive Media Console app for Windows Phone. The app will give readers at 15,000 public, school, and corporate libraries the ability to download ebooks and audiobooks directly to their Windows Phone. Users can use the app to find a library that offers digital books, and then download EPUB ebooks as well as MP3 audiobooks.

Posted Jun 16, 2011

Despite the worldwide economic slowdown in key markets, mobile spending-as a means to deliver effective marketing messages and campaigns to acquire and retain customers-is unquestionably on the rise. Indeed, from simple display ad campaigns aimed at boosting brand awareness to more ambitious cross-media strategies integrating a mobile call to action, brands and media companies have never been more active in mobile.

Posted Jun 13, 2011

SAGE announced that it would be working with the HighWire Mobile Web interface to format its entire collection of online journal sites for mobile. When accessing a SAGE journal site on iPhones, Androids or other smartphones, viewers will be automatically redirected to the mobile version.

Posted Jun 07, 2011

appMobi revealed several enhancements to game creation within its HTML5 mobile app development platform, which are designed to show developers that HTML5 is fast enough for mobile game development. appMobi introducing DirectCanvas, which accelerates the HTML5 canvas element, speeding graphic rendering by up to 500%, making HTML5 sufficient for programming any type of mobile game.

Posted Jun 07, 2011

The Financial Times has launched a new, faster and automatically updating app available directly through a web browser at The FT is the first major news publisher to launch an app of this type, which will allow readers to access its journalism across a broad range of tablet and smartphone devices.

Posted Jun 07, 2011

During a Thursday afternoon press conference, Google announced Google Wallet, a mobile payment platform that allows Android device users to "tap to pay" and garner the loyalty rewards from a particular store using a mobile device. During the press conference, Google said it expects 2011 to be the year of "mobile local" -- or "MoLo."

Posted May 26, 2011

By now, most of us know the basic ingredients for a good website. The mobile experience, though, is still a relatively new concept compared to the traditional web—so figuring out how to provide the best mobile search interface remains a work in progress. Yet organizations with digital content are wasting no time working with the technology to expand their traditional web search capabilities into the mobile space.

Posted May 25, 2011

On May 17, in Boston, Mass.-the same city that gave us the first telephone call and first email-information professionals gathered at SIIA NetGain 2011, to discuss how organizations can integrate major information trends into business models to promote growth and expand customer reach. With "road trip to innovation" as its catchphrase, and with sessions that tackled topics such as the use of social media in marketing, SIIA NetGain presented attendees with a variety of strategies to help them not only survive in today's competitive market, but to succeed in the future.

Posted May 19, 2011

Digital publishing company YUDU Media published its latest quarterly report examining how users interact with reader Apps for the iPad and iPhone. The report is based on an analysis of 80 branded reader Apps that YUDU developed for customers, including Reader's Digest, UK, Newsmax Magazine, US Tech, The College Journal, and Runway Magazine.

Posted May 19, 2011

Elsevier is launching a contest to create app ideas for its SciVerse service. Dubbed the SciVerse Apps for Library Idea Challenge, the international competition will encourage librarians and information professionals to come up with app ideas that respond to challenges faced by info pros when dealing with the search and discovery of information.

Posted May 19, 2011

Sequent Software, a provider of NFC (near field communication) software and systems, closed a round of series A financing that saw participation from Opus Capital and SK Telecom Ventures. The company plans to use the financing to drive commercial NFC mobile payment deployments.

Posted May 12, 2011

DigiMo announced the completion of its mobile payment solution, which requires no software or hardware change to point-of-sale (POS) systems or mobile devices including cell phones, tablets, and smartphones. Customers register online, supplying their billing information and phone numbers, and then receive a PIN which allows them to pay at any participating retailer.

Posted May 10, 2011

Cryptzone announced the availability of AppGate, a complete role-based access control system that integrates necessary security, VPN, and access management functionality into one easy to manage solution. AppGate supports secure access to email, intranet, and other applications from an iPhone or iPad over standard bandwidth connections, which improves out-of-office productivity.

Posted May 05, 2011

Fishbowl Solutions, an Oracle Enterprise Content Management and WebCenter Specialized Gold Partner, is releasing its iOS Mobility Suite API for Oracle Universal Content Management (Oracle UCM). The API gives organizations a set of rules and specifications to create custom applications that use Apple's mobile operating system to interface with Oracle UCM.

Posted Apr 14, 2011

Zoho announced the addition of five more applications to the Google Apps Marketplace. Zoho Creator, Zoho Discussions, Zoho Meeting, Zoho Reports and Zoho Wiki have all been added to Google's app marketplace, making Zoho one of the largest software providers for Google's online storefront for Google Apps and services.

Posted Apr 14, 2011

WCM company CoreMedia announced the results of an international consumer survey on online user experience satisfaction. The study surveyed over 1,100 German and U.S. internet users and is designed to provide insight into consumer satisfaction with digital experiences in several areas, including website personalization and mobile website usage.

Posted Apr 14, 2011