Content Delivery

MyNewsVu announced a new technology for television news delivery and consumption, a back-end software platform that enables TV news web sites to deliver a personalized TV newscast to individual viewers. Web sites powered by MyNewsVu can deliver individually personalized TV newscasts to internet-enabled TVs, mobile devices, and PCs.

Posted Sep 09, 2010

With more than 100 million pages averaging about 6,000 words each, it goes without saying that NewspaperARCHIVE doesn't go easy on its database and search systems. The service is also constantly expanding and updating its database, which means that a solution that works today might easily prove inadequate tomorrow. When problems began cropping up with its old search solution, NewspaperARCHIVE realized it needed a platform that would be robust enough to handle the company's vast database of content while simultaneously ensuring that users had rapid access to search results.

Posted Sep 09, 2010

Twenty years ago when the web was young, the topic of standards was mainly the purview of computer scientists, engineers, and enterprise technologists. But these days, with the impact of standards on everything from how content displays in various browsers and delivery on emergent devices to cost savings and search engine optimization (SEO), web standards have become everyone's business. Analysis by Nancy Davis Kho.

Posted Sep 06, 2010

Apple announced an array of new features and updates for existing items in its product line, including updated versions of the iPod Nano and iPod Touch, as well as new features for its popular iTunes platform. According to Apple, iTunes 10 now features a social media component called Ping that will allow users to follow specific artists and friends in much the same was as Facebook and Twitter.

Posted Sep 02, 2010

It's easy to stop thinking about the changing content landscape over the summer. The days are long and hot, and you're more worried about avoiding the heat than you are about the future of media. However, at least two prominent figures still had media on their minds and were making (sometimes outlandish) predictions.

Posted Aug 31, 2010

Inkling launched its etextbook platform (also titled Inkling), with the platform's iPad app being available for immediate download. To support the platform, Inkling also announced content development partnerships with publishers, including McGraw-Hill, Wolters Kluwer, and Cengage Learning.

Posted Aug 24, 2010

A study conducted by Oliver Wyman for Next Issue Media, using Wyman's Future Marketplace Simulation platform, predicted the potential for $3 billion in revenue for interactive, digital publishing products in the U.S. newspaper and magazine industry by 2014. The study surveyed 1,800 U.S. customers, analyzing expected demand across nearly 230 periodicals.

Posted Aug 17, 2010

After the introduction of Lexis for Microsoft Office earlier this year, LexisNexis announced positive feedback for its desktop legal content delivery system. Lexis for Microsoft operates with Word, Outlook, and SharePoint, and offers search capabilities and one-click access to legal files within the Microsoft Office suite.

Posted Aug 10, 2010

enkHouse, a new digital division of Brown Books Publishing Group, is launching a joint venture with KiwiTech to develop enhanced ebooks and film-based applications for the mobile market. The partnership will give film and television producers new ways to market content by packaging existing video and audio into enhanced ebooks.

Posted Aug 05, 2010

Limelight Networks, Inc. made a foray into cloud-based video publishing and analytics with the purchase of Delve Networks, a privately-held provider of such services. Delve Networks was founded in 2006 in Seattle and provides online businesses with a platform for addition, management, syndication, analysis, and monetization of web video.

Posted Aug 03, 2010

Nuance Communications continued to try to pry market share away from Adobe Acrobat with the release of its latest PDF conversion software. Nuance PDF Converter Enterprise 7 is priced at about one-third the cost of Acrobat, and delivers virtual document assembly capabilities, allowing users to construct a single PDF from component files in multiple formats, including from paper.

Posted Aug 03, 2010 has introduce its new generation of Kindle eReaders, which feature a new electronic-ink screen, a 21 percent smaller body while still keeping the same 6-inch-size reading area, and a 15 percent lighter weight at just 8.7 ounces than the previous generation. Amazon says the new Kindle also offers 20 percent faster page turns, up to one month of battery life, double the storage to 3,500 books, built-in Wi-Fi, a graphite color option and more-all for $189, and still with free 3G wireless-which do not require annual service contracts. Also today, Amazon introduced a new addition to its family of portable reading devices-Kindle Wi-Fi, which will be priced at $139.

Posted Jul 29, 2010

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) launched a new ebooks site for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, incorporating numerous enhancements to its ebooks platform. According to the organization, the ASME will soon have 100 manuals and handbooks hosted on AIP's Scitation C3 platform by the end of the year.

Posted Jul 29, 2010

Workstreamer, a business listening platform secured $3.5 million in funding in a round of Series A funding. The new funds will be used to accelerate the growth of its service, which focuses on monetizing real-time business information. The funding round was led by Austin Ventures, a Texas-based equity firm with a focus on Internet and information services.

Posted Jul 29, 2010

Like many of you, I read voraciously. My nightstand is always overflowing, and I'm running out of bookshelf space. Meanwhile, the cost of print publications continues to grow. So how do you cope? One approach is to use an e-reader, but which one?

Posted Jul 23, 2010

STM publisher Informa Healthcare launched a new full-service website that combines its full journal archive with recently published book content, granting users access to approximately 170 journals and 600 ebooks from the same site. Combining the two sets of content allows users to cross-search.

Posted Jul 20, 2010

Content delivery company Highwinds announced that it has acquired BandCon, a Costa Mesa, Calif.-based internet infrastructure service provider. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Posted Jul 13, 2010

Being the owner of two of the most important e-readers on the market puts me in a unique position to speak to the best and the worst of what e-readers have to offer. In my view, the Kindle - iPad comparisons I have read are usually based on a rather arrogant assumption: that reading books is, somehow, a more worthwhile intellectual pursuit than magazines, newspapers, or other content sources.

Posted Jul 08, 2010

That Facebook is no longer just a way for college students to list their favorite bands is not news to anyone. Businesspeople, politicians, corporations, and civic organizations are setting up profiles and using them as important parts of their marketing and networking campaigns. Dyyno, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based video distribution company, is looking to capitalize on these trends with a new Facebook app designed to integrate a user's online broadcasting efforts into a Facebook profile.

Posted Jul 02, 2010

SpringerOpen will cover all disciplines within the science, technology and medicine (STM) fields and will be offered in cooperation with BioMed Central, the company announced. This means that the entire collection of SpringerOpen journals is fully and immediately open access, and is accessible to anyone with an internet connection without a subscription.

Posted Jun 29, 2010

OCLC is offering a new service where users can find information on WorldCat via Twitter. In order to access the service, #Ask4Stuff, a user inputs the hashtag into a Twitter message with keywords to be searched.

Posted Jun 29, 2010

Financial Markets Framework, a new technology platform aimed at designed to help financial services firms manage data and transaction volumes generated by capital markets around the world. Financial Markets Framework, an open standards-based technology platform, is designed to increase speed and security while lowering latency and the need for monitoring and involvement.

Posted Jun 22, 2010

Barnes & Noble, Inc., in attempt to gain an advantage in the increasingly-crowded e-reader market, announced the addition of the nook Wi-Fi to the company's line of products. The nook Wi-Fi will be the least expensive Barnes & Noble e-reader, at $149.

Posted Jun 22, 2010

Kno, Inc. unveiled its digital textbook and dynamic learning platform specifically designed for college students. Kno, a two-panel touchscreen tablet, is engineered to support textbooks, course material, note-taking, web access, educational applications, digital media, sharing and more.

Posted Jun 08, 2010

Lexink, a film production, information technology, and advertising company, announced the establishment of its new digital media resale tool. UNLODER, the platform in question, is designed to allow digital media venders to sell their wares at a lower price, helping to eliminate the temptation for customers to resort to downloading material illegally.

Posted Jun 08, 2010