Content Delivery

Upon noticing the high rates of international traffic on its social networking site, the hi5 team decided to offer a plethora of international languages. The company started off by adding German, French, and Spanish, but it soon grew dissatisfied with its translation vendor. In September 2007, hi5 turned to Lionbridge for help.

Posted Jul 07, 2008

In an age when most information is transmitted digitally and most digital information takes the form of words and letters projected on a computer monitor, the visually impaired may often feel hopelessly and helplessly left out in the cold. The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) is taking efforts to ameliorate this all-too-common problem by launching the DAISY Digital Talking Book, a centerpiece for a free, downloadable plug-in to provide feature-rich, structured information for individuals who are blind or print-disabled.

Posted Jul 04, 2008

Elsevier, publisher of scientific, technical and medical (STM) information, announced an agreement with Portico, a not-for-profit digital preservation service, to aid ScienceDirect, Elsevier's online STM platform, in addressing the challenges of eBook preservation.

Posted Jun 27, 2008

OverDrive, provider of downloadable media in libraries and schools, announced that the District of Columbia Public Library now offers popular audiobook titles in MP3 download format.

Posted Jun 27, 2008

CDNetworks, a content delivery network (CDN), and Nirvanix, a global "Cloud Storage" platform provider optimized for media, announced a partnership to deliver a unified cloud storage and content delivery service.

Posted Jun 24, 2008

The ExtraLabs Software company, developer of software for creating RSS feeds, announced the new release of the Easy RSS Content Generator with some new features.

Posted Jun 24, 2008

The New York Times now provides summaries of its own stories. Newser, the online news synthesizer, will be pulling the "must-read" stories and giving a summary of each, housed in a NY Times grid you can scan in 60 seconds.

Posted Jun 13, 2008

Ingram Content Companies, provider of physical and digital services to the book industry, announced a new organizational structure called Ingram Lightning Group to provide coordination among the Ingram businesses that serve publishers, librarians, booksellers, and other creators and consumers of printed content throughout the industry.

Posted Jun 10, 2008

News Technologies, LLC, provider of real-time business and world news desktop alerts, announced an update of its "Trigger-branded" content delivery technology.

Posted Jun 10, 2008

Every day, the small editorial staff of the B2B publisher Smart Brief is responsible for churning out more than 60 email newsletters. Such an endeavor requires diligence, patience, sound editorial judgment … and a really good text analytics tool. Smart Brief found that tool Lexalytics, which offered a rapid installation time for its products in addition to all of the text analytics essentials.

Posted Jun 10, 2008

Experian, a global information services company, announced the launch of a new widget that includes business information from Experian's commercial database, BizSourceSM.

Posted Jun 06, 2008

Global publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and LibreDigital, a division of NewsStand, Inc., announced that Wiley has selected LibreDigital's Internet Digital Warehouse solution to provide eBook, custom content, and discovery tools to Wiley customers, partners, and users.

Posted Jun 03, 2008

LibreDigital, a division of NewsStand, Inc., and OverDrive, eBook and digital audiobook distributor, announced that they will be offering complimentary services such as delivering eBooks, audiobooks, music and video titles to consumers.

Posted May 30, 2008

In my 4 years of college, I don't ever recall giving the authors of the books we were reading for class any thought. I vaguely recall Milton Somebody wrote my Economics 101 text, but I don't recall any other authors' names. I never met any authors of the textbooks I used, and they were not a part of my learning experience whatsoever. There is a new model for learning today, and I'm thrilled to be a part of it.

Posted May 27, 2008

Mirror Image Internet, provider of content delivery solutions, announced the availability of Guardian Content Protection, a service that allows customers to control access to content that is delivered through the Mirror Image network. Guardian Content Protection offers a security option that protects content and bandwidth from unauthorized access and allows content providers to manage access by start and stop dates/times, user IP address, referring domain and geographical location.

Posted May 23, 2008

Vitrium Systems, provider of electronic document solutions, announced that it would launch the web-based docmetrics application at this year's Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) NetGain conference.

Posted May 20, 2008

Newstex, the Content on Demand company, announced NewsTwit, a new product that delivers Twitter content as a news feed to information providers and enterprise customers.

Posted May 20, 2008

ExtraLabs Software, specializing in the development of RSS and image-processing software, announced the release of Feed Editor 5.

Posted May 16, 2008

DailyLit, the digital publisher of books sent via e-mail/RSS, announced its newest feature that allows users to receive daily installments from Wikipedia.

Posted May 16, 2008

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