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IBM announced that MediaSpan Group, Inc., a provider of content management and workflow solutions for the web publishing, magazine, and newspaper markets, will support IBM's Informix Dynamic Server (IDS 11) software to help manage news content delivery to print, online, and wireless news services.

Posted Apr 11, 2008

MPS Technologies', a company that provides technology-driven services for publishers and librarians, has upgraded its BookStore platform with features that address the new challenges the book industry now faces--as Web 2.0 revolutionizes the way publishers market books to their readers.

Posted Apr 11, 2008

Controlled circulation trade pubs are now putting more of their print content online and uncontrolled for all to see, but despite the good press for "free" of late, the pay model is alive, even if it is struggling to find its proper place in an increasingly ad-driven digital media market.

Posted Apr 11, 2008

Kontera, a provider of In-Text solutions for web publishers and advertisers, announced an advertising partnership with Microsoft and LinkedIn.

Posted Apr 08, 2008

Vizrt, a provider of real-time, integrated broadcast graphics software, announced the signature of a heads of agreement to purchase Escenic, a provider of content management and publishing for the web.

Posted Apr 04, 2008

Last week, the Follett Corporation, a company that provides products and services to the educational marketplace, subscribed to Johnson's digital approach to learning by acquiring technology firm Fourteen40—thus expanding its digital content platform with the addition of CafeScribe.

Posted Apr 04, 2008

I earned a couple of memorable C’s in my academic history. One was for my capricious foray into physics, which I took as a college elective in an effort to follow the cryptic conversations my physics-major best friend had with her science pals. The other was in fifth grade handwriting. My teacher was appalled at my sloppy penmanship. She sent home a note to my mom, and they both stepped up the practice sessions … to no avail. Two years later, my grandmother bought me my first typewriter. I am forever indebted.

Posted Apr 04, 2008

Safari Books Online, a provider of digital libraries for IT professionals, announced an agreement with Packt Publishing to make Packt's books and other technical publications available online to corporate and individual library subscribers.

Posted Apr 01, 2008

Adobe Systems Incorporated announced Adobe Photoshop Express public beta, a free Rich Internet Application (RIA) available to anyone who wants to store, sort, and show off digital photos with effects.

Posted Apr 01, 2008

Shareholders of electronic publisher Thomson Corp have approved its takeover of financial news and data provider Reuters Group Plc.

Posted Mar 28, 2008

OverDrive, Inc., a distributor of digital books to public libraries, has unveiled drawings and details of a traveling community outreach exhibit entitled the Digital Bookmobile.

Posted Mar 28, 2008

HighWire Press, an online technology provider for over 140 publishers, announced the release of its new electronic publishing platform, H2O.

Posted Mar 28, 2008

OverDrive, a digital book distributor to online retailers, libraries, and schools, announced that it will expand its catalog of download audiobooks to include titles in MP3 format without DRM.

Posted Mar 21, 2008

The investment group Ambient Sound Investments (ASI) has announced a 400,000 Euro injection in an online publisher Versita.

Posted Mar 21, 2008

Changes in Microsoft Office and increasing comfort with web-based business tools could well provide an opportunity for online-only office suite vendors to make inroads into professional environments, but are these tools ready for the enterprise?

Posted Mar 21, 2008

outside.in, a fairly new website that is built primarily upon user-generated content, and the venerable washingtonpost.com have bridged the divide with their recently announced partnership.

Posted Mar 19, 2008

CrossRef, a publisher linking service, announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Sermo, an online physician community.

Posted Mar 11, 2008

Entriq, a digital media company that enables content providers and broadcasters to leverage the power of new media distribution, announced a definitive agreement to acquire DayPort, a provider of video publishing, content, workflow, and syndication solutions.

Posted Mar 11, 2008

Quark Inc. announced that it is leveraging its existing desktop publishing, server, and collaborative workflow knowledge to launch a new enterprise solution in the emerging dynamic publishing market.

Posted Mar 07, 2008

Offering a variety of gateways to access—from the familiarity of a web browser to the hand-held reader in an easy chair-—ebooks are here to stay. However, as the market matures, they continue to change … and to change the way we think about their print counterparts.

Posted Mar 06, 2008

CheckM8 Inc. (pronounced "checkmate"), an ad technology provider for publishers, announced it has released a new version of its Rich Media Manager (RMM) platform for publishers.

Posted Mar 04, 2008

NextPage, a provider of compliance and information risk management, announced the availability of its new NextPage Information Tracking Platform.

Posted Feb 29, 2008

Internet document-sharing site Scribd has announced a new format, called iPaper, which it has built for the web.

Posted Feb 26, 2008

I admit that I have been a longtime skeptical observer of the digital magazine format, although 6 or 7 years after its introduction the platform is getting some traction with readers and publishers. Generally designed as facsimiles of printed periodicals, the digi-mag always seemed to fill an unnecessary niche between old and new media, between physical magazines and websites. It has the interactivity and rich media potential of a digital product (hot links, embedded multimedia), but it retained the lush design sense of print. But was this a solution in search of a problem?

Posted Feb 19, 2008

CrossRef, an association behind the publisher-linking network, announced that it has launched the beta version of a new plug-in that allows bloggers to look up and insert DOI-enabled citations in the course of authoring a blog

Posted Feb 15, 2008

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