Content Delivery

Lijit Networks, Inc. has secured over $900,000 in funding from an investment syndicate including Colorado Fund I, managed by High Country Venture; Brad Feld, managing director of Foundry Group; Seth Goldstein, co-founder of, Majestic Research and ROOT Markets; and Paul Berberian, former CEO of Raindance Communications.

Posted Jan 30, 2007

Newstex, the Content On Demand company, has announced a major addition to the Blogs On Demand product with the addition of 164 blogs from b5media Inc., a global new media network delivering blogs on subjects ranging from entertainment and news to technology and sports.

Posted Jan 26, 2007

NotePage has announced a new release of FeedForAll. FeedForAll is software that allows webmasters and publishers to create, edit, and publish: RSS feeds, podcasts, and video podcasts.

Posted Jan 26, 2007

NewsGator Technologies, a RSS company, has released NewsGator Enterprise On-Demand, an enterprise RSS solution delivered via a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model.

Posted Jan 26, 2007

The web has transformed the once lowly news release into a strategic marketing tool used by thousands of smart organizations to reach buyers directly. What was once a paper document (typically sent via fax and only to journalists) has morphed into a way for marketing and PR people to deliver messages directly to consumers and professionals alike. Now, the challenge is to write and distribute a release that will be read by all kinds of people with access to news releases online, not just a handful of journalists.

Posted Jan 25, 2007

OverDrive, a provider of digital media content distribution for libraries, has announced it will add download digital games and interactive software to its Digital Library Reserve service offering.

Posted Jan 23, 2007

Behavioral targeting is the hot topic this year among publishers and advertisers, and for good reason. I have been covering this approach to online advertising since core providers like Revenue Science and Tacoda emerged several years ago. The dark art of behavioral ad targeting (“BT” in the trade) started out as a hard sell because it was the kind of web technology that was difficult for clients to see in action and it relied on following users with ads in a way that feels a little creepy. BT may actually represent the natural evolution of interactive marketing, because it takes information from a user (her recent browsing patterns) and feeds back to her ads that are more relevant to her immediate needs and interests.

Posted Jan 23, 2007

PR Newswire, a provider of commercial news distribution, and Technorati, a source for citizen media, have announced that readers of press releases can track online conversations in the blogosphere directly from press releases on

Posted Jan 19, 2007

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. has announced that it has extended its electronic publishing partnership with Atypon Systems, Inc. for an additional five years.

Posted Jan 16, 2007

AOL and Napster have announced that Napster will become the exclusive music subscription provider integrated into AOL Music, replacing AOL Music Now.

Posted Jan 16, 2007

Newstex has announced significant new additions to the Blogs On Demand product from Know More Media, a publisher of business information and news and a business blog network.

Posted Jan 12, 2007

Motorola, Inc. has announced that it has signed an agreement with NewsGator Technologies, Inc., a RSS platform company, to mobilize RSS content for enterprises.

Posted Jan 12, 2007

NetLibrary, a division of OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., and a platform for econtent to libraries worldwide, has announced an agreement with Random House Audio Group to distribute Books on Tape, Listening Library, and Living Language titles.

Posted Jan 12, 2007

Apago Inc., a software developer for the graphic arts and document management industries, has announced the availability of PDF Shrink 4.1, a utility that reduces PDF file sizes, designed to make them easier to use in email attachments, on the web, for on-screen reading, and more.

Posted Jan 09, 2007

Sonic Solutions, a provider of digital media software, has launched Qflix, a licensing and certification program to enable the legal, secure, and reliable burning of video content to DVDs playable on standard and high-definition players.

Posted Jan 05, 2007

MyMediaRoom has announced the Personal Media Room, an online media room solution for individuals, and other improvements to its website.

Posted Dec 29, 2006

VeriSign, Inc., a provider of intelligent infrastructure for the networked world, has announced that AxiomTV will be the first movie download service launched on the new VeriSign Intelligent Content Delivery Network (CDN), distributing secure, family-friendly films.

Posted Dec 22, 2006

NewsGator Technologies, Inc., a RSS platform company, has announced a partnership with Edelman, an independent public relations firm, to market a new, jointly-developed product that combines hosted, topic-based communities and dynamic conversational advertising with aspects of social media, including RSS, commenting, blogging, and rating.

Posted Dec 22, 2006

OverDrive, Inc., a digital media distributor, has launched School Download Library, a new service for students, educators, and parents to borrow and download audiobooks and ebooks.

Posted Dec 15, 2006

IBM has introduced a series of quick start software bundles for the DB2 9 data server designed to help clients adapt their information management environments to meet new standards for handling XML data.

Posted Dec 08, 2006

Newstex, the Content On Demand company, has announced an alliance to deliver Newstex Content On Demand and Newstex Blogs On Demand through FPinfomart, CanWest MediaWorks’ news and business information service in Canada.

Posted Dec 05, 2006

Pluck Corporation has announced the immediate availability of version 1.0 of the BlogBurst blog syndication network, a service that manages and syndicates content from bloggers to online properties and publisher websites around the world.

Posted Dec 05, 2006

On the web, marketing and communications has shifted from the one-way, one-size-fits-all approach of TV advertising to delivering just-in-time and just-right content to consumers and internal audiences. Successful web marketers understand that online, content sells ideas. It brands an organization as worthy to do business with. Companies, non-profits, political campaigns, and rock bands are the new publishers, delivering ideas and stories just like traditional media companies--and RSS needs to be part of the publishing plan.

Posted Dec 05, 2006

Telestream, a provider of multi-format media encoding and delivery solutions, has released FlipFactory Version 5.1 software.

Posted Dec 01, 2006

So who put the “e” in econtent? I’d like to meet this guy. When collections are digitized, why don’t we call it “econtent”? Instead, we talk about creating a “digital library.” The information industry has been busy making content digital for 30 years or so. Yet somehow the idea of turning print indexes into online databases or digitizing entire runs of scholarly journals so that they are full-text searchable just doesn’t capture the public’s attention. It’s only when we call it “econtent” that everyone gets all interested and excited.

Posted Nov 28, 2006