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As Mary Meeker once predicted, money is now flowing to where consumers are spending their time. And yet, 2016 also started to spell the end of the phrase mobile-first, as Google coined a new, important phrase: AI-first. Mobile-as-a-device is becoming the connecting tissue between channels. As such, it's seen less as a device and more as a means for connecting deeply with your consumer in the moments that matter.
Posted Apr 24, 2017
Data Conversion Laboratory, Inc. (DCL) and the Center for Information Development Management (CIDM), have released the results of the 5th annual "Following the Trends - Is Your Content Ready?" survey, and the results show, among many other insights, that a surprising 51% of those polled responded "No," that their content is not ready - a 21% increase over last year.
Posted Apr 18, 2017
RBmedia, announced its launch on April 11, and simultaneously announced its acquisition of Audiobooks.com, a provider of on-demand audiobooks sector. With Audiobooks.com, RBmedia not only produces spoken audio content, it also offers a technology platform that distributes more than 700,000 digital media titles.
Posted Apr 13, 2017
Adobe announced the latest versions of its eLearning authoring tool, Adobe Captivate, and learning management system (LMS), Adobe Captivate Prime. Used in conjunction, as an end-to-end solution, or as standalone offerings, Adobe's powerful eLearning solutions continue to break new ground for specialists in learning and development, training, and corporate HR departments who want to deliver exceptional learning experiences that are personalized and delivered on any device.
Posted Apr 13, 2017
Over the past couple of years, the state of print and digital distribution has felt very similar to a busy cloverleaf highway intersection, with eight lanes speeding in every direction. There were print magazines and newspapers that moved to digital distribution only. Others maintained a print presence, but reduced their frequency in favor of an amped-up digital presence. Roaring into action from the opposite direction were digital publications introducing, or reintroducing, print. The options are endless.
Posted Apr 10, 2017
VitalSource Technologies LLC, Ingram Content Group's digital education content delivery solution, has acquired Verba Software, Inc., a San Francisco-based company dedicated to using technology to support campus stores and help students save money on course materials.
Posted Apr 04, 2017
Digital publishers eager to reach more eyeballs often turn to external distribution platforms to disseminate content to the masses. But new research reveals that this strategy may not be paying off as effectively as digital content providers have banked on.
Posted Mar 22, 2017
Content marketing is hot, but many companies find that actually producing quality content on a regular basis takes too much time. Similar to those companies, Envoy wanted to give back to its customers by creating engaging, useful content in the form a podcast, but the small 37-person team didn't have the resources to spare for in-depth content marketing efforts.
Posted Mar 20, 2017
Publishers now have a tool to create and distribute interactive content, thanks to a new collaboration between Gutenberg Technology Inc., a cloud-based tools creator for educational content, and VitalSource Technologies LLC, an Ingram Content Group company and educational technology provider.
Posted Mar 16, 2017
Publishers gave a lot of blood, sweat, and tears getting their content up-to-speed on mobile over the past few years. Now, things are getting audible with speakers such as Amazon's Alexa-powered Echo and Google Home, featuring Google Assistant. And, according to experts, publishers have to adjust. To do otherwise is to risk being drowned out by the sound waves of competitors and overlooked by consumers eager for immediate gratification audio.
Posted Mar 06, 2017
Instart Logic announced its Application Services Platform, an integrated set of speed, mobility, and security technologies designed to optimize digital revenue. It also announced a new business model which it says is designed to disrupt the $10 billion content and application delivery markets.
Posted Feb 16, 2017
Rainmaker Digital is introducing what it calls an "innovative hybrid solution." StudioPress Sites includes 20 mobile-optimized HTML5 designs, powered by the Genesis Framework.
Posted Feb 09, 2017
Do you often find yourself on a plane or otherwise without a reliable internet connection and wishing you could watch something from your Netflix queue? Now you can! Netflix announced that you can now download content to watch offline.
Posted Dec 01, 2016
Advantage Media announced the launch of its new business unit, resulting from the rebrand of a homegrown group within the Advantage Solutions family. The new group focuses on cross-channel digital media solutions that drive innovation in shopper marketing.
Posted Oct 18, 2016
Similar to many companies and organizations, SIIA found itself with a WCM system that no longer worked for its needs. As the expectations of audiences evolved, the organization's website needed to as well, but upgrading its open source WCM system was not feasible. In order to get the latest and greatest tools and capabilities, SIIA had to find a new platform to create its updated website. In addition, SIIA decided it needed a little help building the new site if it wanted to get it done on time.
Posted Oct 17, 2016
The practice of using DRM locks has so infuriated the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) that it is currently suing the US government to invalidate Section 1201 of the DMCA law. But whether the group wins its litigation or not, there's another pressing agenda the EFF is tackling in the interim that it wants publishers and consumers alike to be aware of: the fair labeling of digital products that come pre-locked by DRM.
Posted Sep 14, 2016
SDL announced that Appatura has selected SDL XPP, a XML publishing solution, to augment its newest content and digital publishing platform, Real Time Disclosure. SDL technology helps Appatura to better serve its clients by creating more relevant, personalized content on a global scale.
Posted Sep 08, 2016
ProQuest has joined forces with Wiley to make ebooks on the Wiley Online Library platform available for purchase via OASIS. The OASIS search, selection, and acquisition system already provides access to the largest ebook selection in the market via the EBL, ebrary, MyiLibrary, and Ebook Central ebook platforms, as well as the EBSCO platform.
Posted Sep 08, 2016
Forbes and PodcastOne, an advertiser-supported podcast network, announced a partnership to launch the Forbes on PodcastOne network. The deal includes joint efforts in podcast development and production, as well as distribution, promotion, marketing and advertising sales. The companies plan to collaborate on podcasts in the areas of video gaming, sports, tech, hip-hop and more, initially launching with four programs focused on business, women, and tech.
Posted Sep 01, 2016
Episerver, a global provider of a single platform to manage digital content, commerce, and marketing in the cloud, announced its acquisition of Peerius, a provider of intelligent omnichannel personalization in the cloud, accelerating the third wave of smart personalization technology called "autonomous personalization."
Posted Sep 01, 2016
The New York City Subway has been upgrading its WiFi access, and to celebrate the fact that 175 of its 278 stations now have WiFi Governo Andrew W. Cuomo announced the "Subway Reads" program.
Posted Aug 30, 2016
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in research, professional practice and education, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Atypon, a Silicon Valley-based publishing-software company, for $120 million in cash. Atypon is a technology partner that enables scholarly societies and publishers to deliver, host, enhance, market, and manage their content on the web. The transaction is expected to close October 1, 2016.
Posted Aug 23, 2016