You probably read Medium, but you may not know it. The blogging platform (of sorts) is the brainchild of Twitter co-founder Ev Williams. Up until now, it has focused on giving anyone the free and easy-to-use tools needed to publish to the web--only without the pressure of maintaining and regularly posting to a blog. It also promotes interactivity from readers-letting them highlight passages, and become a part of the conversation in the comments. Now, though, Medium is taking aim at Wordpress-and other WCM systems--and trying to entice publishers to its service.
Posted Apr 06, 2016
Reuters has announced that a selection of Red Bull Media House's most authentic, entertaining, inspiring and engaging sports and lifestyle content will be made available through Reuters Media Express. Consumer appetite for action-sport content is through the roof, and Red Bull Media House takes fans to the front lines.
Posted Apr 05, 2016
I am the first to admit that, in the digital age, it is easy to play fast and loose with attribution. We are all guilty of it sometimes. For instance, when most of your writing is for the web, you get so used to linking to an article-rather than meticulously naming it and its author-that when you are writing for print, you might forget how to let your readers know exactly where a quote or statistic came from without the help of a hyperlink. This isn't a scholarly journal--no one wants to read footnotes, least of all me--but it's still important to give credit where credit it is due. It's one of those gray areas in which some people expect precise attribution for every fact and figure, and the rest of us are happy with a good faith effort that says, "This came from somewhere else." But lately, I've seen some plagiaristic antics that make my head spin--all in the name of content curation.
Posted Mar 10, 2016
Magzter, a digital magazine store and newsstand, with more than 28 million users globally, announced a partnership with Time Inc., one of the world's leading media companies. This new alliance adds 20 Time Inc. brands, including Entertainment Weekly, Fortune, InStyle, People, Sports Illustrated, and Time to Magzter's digital offering.
Posted Feb 16, 2016
SendtoNews Video Inc. has teamed with the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the syndication of NBA highlights. SendtoNews will deliver daily highlights for the NBA, WNBA, and NBA D-League to its network of online sites for local newspapers, radio and television stations.
Posted Jan 12, 2016
Ingram Content Group announces the acquisition of Aer.io, a service that allows publishers, retailers, and authors to sell and fulfill print and digital books directly to readers via their websites, blogs, and social networks. In addition, through Aer.io's marketing platform Aer.io Flyer, publishers, authors, and booksellers can promote ebooks and print books with a direct link to buy while taking advantage of Ingram's global distribution network.
Posted Dec 17, 2015
At CCC, our mission is to make it easy for people around the world to get, use and share content while protecting the interests of creators, publishers and other copyright holders. Our RightFindTM content workflow solution suite provides employees with fast, easy access to the full range of high-value copyrighted information they want - anytime, anywhere. Integrated content spend analytics helps information managers make data-driven decisions related to subscriptions, licensing and more. No other content workflow solution today delivers the powerful combination of content, rights and information management expertise.
Posted Dec 01, 2015
Here at Acquire Media, we pride ourselves in serving customers all along the digital content supply line. This includes acquiring and licensing content all the way to creating user interfaces to display and link content from different providers. And, as the landscape of content providers, formats, protocols, and uses change, it has forced us to stay on the cutting edge. With this laser-like focus on innovation, Acquire Media gets to participate at the forefront of every new innovation in the ECM space. This includes those from the provider side of the equation and those from the content user side. As such, we at Acquire Media have a unique perspective on the entire landscape.
Posted Dec 01, 2015
Now with a new research-centric design optimized for downloading, Al Manhal is the only digital content platform containing full-text search, contextual linking, and document downloading of Arabic scholarly materials Al Manhal, the a provider of digital scholarly content from the Arab world, announced the launch of its fully redesigned academic research and learning platform.
Posted Sep 01, 2015
Amigos Library Services is in the final stages of testing the Amigos eShelf Service ebook platform. Planned to launch this fall, the service aims to be an affordable, flexible option for libraries seeking to capitalize on their patrons' growing use of ebooks. An early release program is underway. Participating libraries are offering ebooks to their patrons via the eShelf Service as the final step before full rollout.
Posted Aug 18, 2015
Springer has signed an agreement with the publishing technology company ReadCube to increase the discoverability of its journal articles, book chapters and conference proceedings via ReadCube's web, desktop and mobile applications.
Posted Jul 23, 2015
Cosmopolitan.com and Wattpad announced a cross-syndication partnership which allows Cosmopolitan.com and Wattpad to share like-minded content to their communities of millennial women. Cosmopolitan.com says it currently boasts an audience of more than 35 million monthly millennial visitors and Wattpad says it has more than 40 million monthly users, the majority of whom are female and under 30-years-old.
Posted Jul 14, 2015
OWNZONES, an ad-free, subscription-based digital content aggregator, announced the launch of its partner program for nonprofit organizations. The program offers nonprofit organizations a complimentary channel on the OWNZONES platform to host text, audio, and video content of their choosing. All proceeds stemming from channel subscriptions will go back to the organization.
Posted Jun 30, 2015
ProQuest launched a beta program for its new ebook platform. ProQuest Ebook Central integrates key elements from both ebrary, and EBL - Ebook Library,along with all-new functionality. Beta users include libraries at Oxford University, University of Michigan, Fordham Law Library and University of Wollongong.
Posted Jun 25, 2015
Through an exclusive partnership, Recorded Books and iVerse Media will offer libraries and their patrons access to a selection of more than 10,000 digital comics, graphic novels, and manga titles both inside the library and remotely.
Posted Jun 25, 2015
Boopsie, Inc., a mobile platform-as-a-service provider for libraries, announced the addition of Ratings and Reviews to its mobile platform. Users can now leave a 1-5 star rating and review for any title in their library's catalog. Reviews can be posted anonymously or through an alias.
Posted Jun 11, 2015
But the concept of "Europe" is so frequently bandied about that it bears closer scrutiny. In an age when companies and brands are promoting themselves globally, it's a significant issue. Is there such a thing as "Europe?" Of course, European countries are united by many ?cultural norms and practices. At the same time, there are clear, practical distinctions that challenge cross-European campaigns. Content that works in one national market will not necessarily have the same impact in a different country.
Posted May 05, 2015
After Jay-Z announced his newest venture--a streaming music service called Tidal that he bought a majority stake in for $54 million--with the help of a lot of very famous musicians, there was a bit of a backlash. Meanwhile, Spotify raised $400 million from Goldman Sachs and Abu Dhabi's sovereign wealth fund. And Apple's Beats Music service is pursuing artists for exclusive deals.
Posted Apr 14, 2015
ProQuest, through its affiliate Bowker, has acquired Palo Alto-basedSIPX, creator of a digital course materials solution that addresses a variety of copyright and costs concerns for universities. SIPX eliminates duplicate spending on course packs (collections of assigned readings) by connecting students to materials already purchased and available to them through their university library.
Posted Apr 09, 2015
Magzter, a digital magazine store and newsstand, with more than 25 million users, announced the addition of over 500 new titles to Magzter GOLD, the "all-you-can-read" digital magazine subscription service that gives users unlimited access to the library of digital magazines across mobile, tablet, and web for $9.99 a month.
Posted Apr 02, 2015
IPR License, a rights and licensing trading platform, and Digi-Rights, a provider of automated rights solutions, have announced the launch of a promotional campaign to help greater numbers of US-based self-published authors to showcase and monetize the rights they hold to their works.
Posted Mar 31, 2015
It seems that Hollywood is starting to catch on to what many viewers already know: Some of the best shows on TV are not on a network; they're streaming over your internet connection. Shows such as House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black from Netflix have been capturing people's imagination for years, although major awards have often eluded them. But in the first months of 2015, one announcement after another pointed toward a sort of streaming content renaissance.
Posted Mar 30, 2015
In its quest to dominate your online experience, Facebook has revealed--or, rather, the New York Times has reported--its plans to start hosting media sites' content, rather than simply being a repository for links to outside content. According to the New York Times, the social media giant has been talking to media companies about hosting their content.
Posted Mar 25, 2015
This month, I finally pulled the plug on the dead-tree version of my Sunday paper. I meant to do it for months, but at long last, I couldn't stifle the guilt for even one more second. It was too sad to watch while the paper slowly rotted at the end of the driveway or simply ended up--unread--in my recycling bin every week.
Posted Mar 17, 2015
UpdateZen, a mobile-first status reporting solution, provides CEOs, executives and business owners a way to stay updated on the key things their people are working on. UpdateZen says it significantly reduces information overload for these executives. UpdateZen has launched and is offering a free 30-day trial to new users.
Posted Mar 16, 2015