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Ex Libris Group announced the general release of version 2.0 of the Company's Primo discovery and delivery solution.

Posted May 13, 2008

Internap Network Services Corporation, a global provider of end-to-end Internet business solutions, announced that it has implemented, and brought online, 12 new points of presence (PoPs) in its content delivery network (CDN) expanding coverage in North America, Singapore, and Australia.

Posted May 06, 2008

Digital Asset Delivery Network Velocix, has announced the availability of its new free Velocix Accelerator digital delivery service.

Posted May 02, 2008

Sezmi Corporation (formerly known as Building B, Inc.) unveiled its "next generation" television offering. Sezmi also announced that it is commencing trials in pilot markets in preparation for commercial launch with broadband service providers and national retailers later this year.

Posted May 02, 2008

The Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) was awarded a grant in February from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to further develop standards for museum data exchange.

Posted May 01, 2008

Sony Corporation of America (SCA) announced that it has signed a merger agreement with Gracenote, Inc.

Posted Apr 29, 2008

Nirvanix, "Cloud Storage" platform provider, announced that it has received funding from European Founders Fund, a German venture capital firm.

Posted Apr 22, 2008

NewsGator Technologies announced the release of Inbox 3.0, a free reader for Microsoft Outlook that has several new features including enhanced relevancy, attention reporting, easy subscription adding, flag synchronization, and an updated user interface.

Posted Apr 18, 2008

On Tuesday, Automotive News and News Technologies, LLC partnered to launch the TriggerWidget, a webpage-hosted widget designed to help users personalize the content that they receive.

Posted Apr 18, 2008

Level 3 Communications Content Markets Group, an international communications company, announced that it has expanded its suite of content delivery services to include a new service it calls Content Delivery for Extended Libraries (CDXL).

Posted Apr 15, 2008

Google has announced a preview release of Google App Engine, an application-hosting tool that developers can use to build scalable web apps on top of Google's infrastructure.

Posted Apr 11, 2008

Velocix, provider of a digital asset delivery network, announced the addition of a complete family of Live Video Streaming solutions to its current product portfolio.

Posted Mar 28, 2008

Ingram Digital, an Ingram Content company, announced that it is enhancing the structure of its organization in an attempt to meet the increasing demands of its customers.

Posted Mar 14, 2008

OverDrive, an eBook and digital audiobook distributor to retailers, libraries, and schools, announced that it is providing both inventory and the underlying technology for the new download audiobook service officially unveiled this month in Borders' new concept store located in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Posted Mar 11, 2008

The Pulp and Paper Products Council reported recently that more than 900,000 tons of newsprint were produced in June. In the U.S., 55 million newspapers are sold each day. That’s a lot of trees to cut down, process, print, and deliver, with lots of fossil fuels consumed in the process. What is the alternative—move everything to the web? Broadband isn’t always available (certainly on the DC Metro), so this would limit content access. Web delivery isn’t completely eco-friendly either. Estimates of our total national energy bill devoted to information technology range up to 14%. Unlike your laptop or refrigerator, web servers must run continuously.

Posted Mar 11, 2008

Mochila, an online media marketplace for text, photo, and video content and Broadcast Interactive Media (BIM), a provider of locally-focused web solutions for television and radio broadcasters announced a joint partnership.

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

Given the wide range of content and the many different objectives, it is difficult to evaluate the return on investment (ROI) on content. One way to get a handle on this information is to use web analytics software to help you identify a range of metrics that, depending on your goals, help you decide if you are getting a decent ROI.

Posted Mar 04, 2008

Panther Express, a provider of content delivery services, announced the completion of a $15.75 million Series B round of venture financing led by Index Ventures.

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

Zinio has announced two initiatives : the launch of an online Global Newsstand and a partnership spanning Europe and Latin America with Acceso Group, a company part-owned by both Havas Media and ISP.

Posted Feb 26, 2008

I have strong evidence that “negative” headlines often generate a lot more clicks than “positive” ones. Why do tabloid newspapers put scandals on the cover? Because those big, fat, nasty headlines sell newspapers. Several of my blogger friends have experimented with negative headlines with fascinating results. For example, Jonathan Kranz, a freelance copywriter who works with companies to create marketing materials has a link on his site www.kranzcom.com: “Important Reasons NOT to Hire Me.” Here are some of the reasons: “You like jargon,” “You want to play it safe,” and “You like vague messaging.” Kranz says the negative word “NOT” attracts attention.

Posted Feb 22, 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

I threw away my dictionary. Tossed it. Considered my cluttered desk and decided it was time to take a critical look at what was crowding this valuable real estate. I gathered a stack of books I've always kept near at hand and, as I wiped the dust off of them, came to the realization that, while I look up the occasional tricky bit of grammar in my tiny, trusty Strunk & White's The Elements of Style, I literally haven't used my dictionary or thesaurus in years.

Posted Feb 19, 2008

Sony launched eStories, its short stories initiative involving over 1,000 stories from America's authors, including all 120 stories by Philip K. Dick, whose stories and novels have inspired numerous Hollywood films including "Minority Report" and "Blade Runner".

Posted Feb 05, 2008

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