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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was established by President Dwight D. Eisenhower as a partial response to the first artificial satellite launched by the Soviet Union. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., NASA currently focuses on four research categories: aeronautics, exploration systems, science, and space operations. Recently celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2008, NASA continues to be a leader in scientific research, declaring its mission "to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery, and aeronautics research."

Posted Jul 17, 2009

Pandora has raised a new $35 million round of funding led by Greylock Partners.

Posted Jul 14, 2009

Abacast Inc., a provider in real-time streaming solutions, announced the availability of Adobe Flash support on its Live Peer-Assisted (P2P) Delivery platform.

Posted Jul 07, 2009

Extensis, a division of Celartem Inc., announced the availability of Portfolio Server 9, a digital asset management and media delivery solution.

Posted Jul 07, 2009

OverDrive, a global digital distributor of audiobooks, eBooks, music, and video to libraries, announced a new program for libraries that share catalogs of downloadable media.

Posted Jun 26, 2009

Kapow Technologies, a provider in the web data services market, announced the general availability of the latest release of its flagship platform, the Kapow Web Data Server version 7.0.

Posted Jun 26, 2009

Following the completion of the MyCopy pilot project, the publishing group Springer Science+Business Media has extended this eBook service to all academic libraries in the USA and Canada that have purchased Springer eBook Collections.

Posted Jun 23, 2009

EBSCO announced a new feature of its A-to-Z listing service, which enables researchers to browse e-journal tables of contents and directly access articles. EBSCO also announced that it has expanded the availability of its newest collection management tool, E-Package Renewals on EBSCONET and has announced a distribution deal making EBSCO the exclusive worldwide distributor of for libraries and institutions.

Posted Jun 16, 2009

ExtraLabs Software announced the release of Feed Editor 5.5, designed for the Windows OS.

Posted Jun 12, 2009

The buzz about the e-reader market can make it easy to forget that these "new" devices have been in the works for decades. When the guy from Omaha sitting next to you on the plane raves about his Kindle, it's clear the e-reader movement is upon us. Consumers seem to be embracing e-readers, and publishers are churning out content for them, so what does the future of these devices look like?

Posted Jun 10, 2009

My sense is that the bigger a country is, the less likely it is that companies based there will market outside of its borders. Additionally, in my experience, the larger a company is, the more likely it is that its marketers will spend their valuable time managing up to the bosses and presenting PowerPoints to internal audiences instead of focusing on the marketplace.

Posted Jun 10, 2009

Grab Networks, created from the merger of Anystream and Voxant in September of 2008, announced it has closed a $12M round of debt and equity funding from its existing investors.

Posted Jun 05, 2009

Lightning Source Inc., an Ingram Content company focused on enhancing book sales for publishers, announced the availability of the Espresso Book Machine (EBM) distribution channel to all publishers that work with the company.

Posted Jun 02, 2009

Businesses rejoice—the paper trail is dead. Before you get the party started, however, allow me to introduce its replacement: the digital compliance trail. The new digital trail may take up less space on employees' desks, but it is no less formidable. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) quarterly filings can weigh in at more than a thousand pages. Pharmaceutical companies monitor hundreds of laboratories and studies daily to ensure Food & Drug Administration compliance. Legal practices must make sure every document they produce meets strict, new digital requirements per the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP). Federally regulated websites need to be accessible to all Americans, regardless of age, location, or physical ability.

Posted Jun 02, 2009

OverDrive, a provider of infrastructure for distributing digital content, announced that digital audiobook catalogs from publishers will be compatible with iPod and other Apple devices after an upgrade of OverDrive's free audiobook software.

Posted May 29, 2009

John Ingram announced the formation of a new company--Ingram Content Group Inc.--in order to provide better print and digital solutions for publishers and retail and institutional customers.

Posted May 29, 2009

Limelight Networks, Inc. announced the acquisition of Kiptronic, Inc., a provider of dynamic solutions for device-optimized content delivery and monetization.

Posted May 29, 2009

OverDrive announced an exclusive agreement with digital publisher ChineseAll to supply Chinese-language eBooks and audiobooks to public libraries in North America.

Posted May 19, 2009

Amazon went live with a beta program that allows bloggers to self-publish their content for the Kindle, using RSS subscriptions at Kindle Publishing for Blogs.

Posted May 19, 2009

BBC Audiobooks America, a publisher and distributor of unabridged audiobooks and radio dramatizations, is making its collection available in the United States as downloadable eAudiobooks through NetLibrary, OCLC's platform for eBooks and eAudiobooks for libraries.

Posted May 15, 2009

The New York Times announced that the Times Reader 2.0 is now available to download.

Posted May 15, 2009

Ovid, part of Wolters Kluwer Health, and a provider of the development and delivery of customizable electronic research information for the medical, healthcare, and academic markets, announced that 60 ebooks from Clinical Publishing, an independent medical publisher based in the United Kingdom, are scheduled to be available on OvidSP in 2009.

Posted May 01, 2009, Inc. has acquired Lexcycle, the company that created the iPhone reader, Stanza.

Posted May 01, 2009

Lightning Source, an Ingram Content company focused on enhancing book sales for publishers with on demand solutions, announced the launch of an Espresso Book Machine (EBM) title pilot with On Demand Books.

Posted Apr 21, 2009

OverDrive, a global distributor of ebooks, audiobooks, and more, recently signed an agreement with BBC Audiobooks to make digital audiobook titles available to libraries in the United Kingdom and other territories.

Posted Apr 17, 2009