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Voxant, an open distribution network for online news, has announced that NewsCom, a company that provides publishers with content from global sources, will license 8,000 photos, graphics, and stock images daily to Voxant for distribution through its partner and online network.

Posted Apr 21, 2006

NetLibrary, a division of OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., and a provider of full-text digital content to libraries worldwide, has signed a distribution agreement that will make all Springer Science+Business Media journal titles available through NetLibrary’s Electronic Collections Online service.

Posted Apr 18, 2006

Factiva, a Dow Jones and Reuters Company, and ProQuest Information and Learning have announced that they have expanded their existing partnership.

Posted Apr 14, 2006

Newstex, a Content On Demand company, has announced that blog content from Gawker Media and Corante will be made available via the Blogs On Demand product.

Posted Apr 11, 2006

DigitalContainers Inc. has announced that it received a Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its “Delivering Electronic Content" technology.

Posted Mar 21, 2006

vMix, an online community for the distribution of video content, has announced it has secured its first round of private equity funding from Mission Ventures and Enterprise Partners Venture Capital (EPVC).

Posted Mar 17, 2006

Newstex, provider of Content On Demand, has announced a new strategic relationship with AFX News Ltd., a European financial news agency.

Posted Mar 14, 2006

Hot Banana Software, a provider of Web Content Management (WCM) and Active Marketing solutions, and PRWeb, an Internet press release distribution platform, have announced a partnership that allows users of Hot Banana’s Active Marketing Web Content Management Suite to distribute press releases to multiple online news, syndication, and newswire services via a technology integration with PRWeb.

Posted Mar 07, 2006

Newstex, the Content On Demand company, has announced that it will deliver real-time Newstex Newsfeeds to Illumen, a workflow tool used by individuals in trade associations, Fortune 500 companies, lobbying and law firms, and public relations agencies.

Posted Mar 03, 2006

Google co-founder Larry Page’s much ballyhooed unveiling of the Google Video Store made official the company’s plan to launch a video content marketplace. The announcement came in January at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas where über-geek Page’s keynote was punctuated by onstage banter with comedian Robin Williams and two-time NBA champion Kenny Smith. It wasn’t all fun and games though; Page’s announcement is big news for video content providers and consumers alike.

Posted Mar 01, 2006

EBSCO Publishing has announced enhancements to the International Security and Counter-Terrorism Reference Center (ISCTRC), a database in this field of research.

Posted Feb 28, 2006

Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein and Google Co-Founder and President of Technology Sergey Brin have announced the launch of a pilot program to make holdings of the National Archives available for free online.

Posted Feb 28, 2006

Google’s announcement that it was launching its very own Video Store dazzled a lot of folks. While the interface is anything but high-gloss (in fact, it is so understated—like all things Google—it’s almost silly), this “search engine’s” further push into media-mogul territory captured a whole lot of attention. Now that Google has not only taken on the biggies but joined their ranks, it isn’t surprising that it will counter Apple’s iTunes success with a stream mall of its own. Still, streaming video is hot, hot, hot, and a lot of ink (e- and otherwise) will be spilled analyzing this move and the populist approach Google has taken by putting “Joe’s home movies” on a virtual shelf right next to super-successful television series.

Posted Feb 28, 2006

PRWeb, providers of Direct-to-Consumer press release distribution and a press release visibility company, has announced the availability of TrackBacks within press releases featured on the PRWeb newswire.

Posted Feb 24, 2006

Macrovision Corporation has announced that it has agreed to acquire eMeta Corporation, a provider of software solutions that enable companies to control and sell digital goods and services online.

Posted Feb 17, 2006

Traction Software Inc., a developer of enterprise blog software for team collaboration, has announced that it has signed two new European resellers to distribute, integrate, and support Traction's enterprise blog solution, TeamPage.

Posted Feb 10, 2006

NetLibrary, a division of OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., and a platform for full-text digital content in libraries worldwide, together with Recorded Books, Inc., has expanded distribution of their eAudiobook program to libraries in Latin America and Asia Pacific.

Posted Feb 07, 2006

China Directory Publishing (CDP) LLC, a developer and provider of information resources for small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in China to conduct and reinforce global business efforts, and Houghton Mifflin Company, a U.S.-based educational publisher have announced the launch of www.103.net, a dictionary resource for the People’s Republic of China.

Posted Feb 03, 2006

Brother Industries, Ltd. has announced that in cooperation with the Grid Technology Research Center of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Muraoka Research Lab. of Waseda University and Xing Inc., it has developed a content distribution system using grid technology.

Posted Dec 20, 2005

I’m sick and tired of the media elite bitching and moaning about their diminishing role in society. There’s lots of blame and finger-pointing going on at big media these days: people don’t watch network TV news “because they work long hours”; newspaper and magazine revenues are down, which is “the advertiser’s fault”; and everyone’s favorite scapegoat—blogging—is “not real journalism.” That’s the world according to traditional media. I disagree. The news cycle has changed, and with it, so must many of the rules of the game.

Posted Aug 05, 2005

We hear in the news about famine-stricken areas of Africa, but due to connectivity problems, much of Africa is also information-starved. And, like a shortage of food, a shortage of information can be a disaster. Founded in 2000 to mitigate the third world’s dire digital communications problems, the WiderNet Project is a largely volunteer, nonprofit organization based at the University of Iowa.

Posted Jul 22, 2005

How soon companies can protect digital content is the next big hurdle to overcome in the multi-billion-dollar race to control the living room--even more than licensing the content, according to the newest market report from Digital Tech Consulting.

Posted Jun 21, 2005

Open access is an initiative to distribute content over the Web at no charge to the reader. It is not an attack on copyrights, nor does it imply that no money is to be made on the content. Innovative business models suggest that sales of physical items like books and technical reports might actually improve if the content is freely available for browsing and searching on the Web--with some important caveats.

Posted Jun 21, 2005

In the Old Economy, those who owned the exclusive rights to a product or service could become very wealthy. Today the tables have turned; it’s openness and the free availability of good ideas that drive value. The mindset of not only the content consumer is shifting, but also that of vendors and even content providers, which seek to find ways to profit from the new (digital) economy. peggy anne salz

Posted Jun 15, 2005

NXTbook Media, a provider of technology-based solutions for digital magazines, and Digital Alternatives Ltd., a supplier to the UK market for on-line digital editions of catalogs and brochures, have signed an exclusive technology agreement for NXTbook distribution rights for the United Kingdom.

Posted Jun 10, 2005

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