Content Distribution

Voxant, an open distribution network for online news, has announced its Viral Syndication Network, an approach to distributing and monetizing news online.

Posted May 19, 2006

Comtex News Network, Inc., a provider of electronic real-time news, content, and market alerts, has announced that the AP Financial News service is now available to Comtex clients.

Posted May 12, 2006

Communicating with target audiences through Web content initiatives is also an extremely cost-effective form of marketing. If you’ve got an hour or two a week to devote to it, a blog is virtually free to produce. Contrast that to, say, an expensive direct mail campaign. Other forms of marketing also take time to produce, but cost tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars to execute. As much as I rant about Web content as a viral marketing tool on the speaking circuit and riff about it on my blog, I’ve never had detailed insight into the specific metrics around one viral marketing effort using Web content—until now.

Posted May 09, 2006

Pluck Corporation, a social media technology provider, has announced that several major newspapers, including The San Francisco Chronicle and the Austin American-Statesman, have begun syndicating and displaying blog content from the BlogBurst syndication network through their online media properties.

Posted May 02, 2006

Brightcove, a provider of Internet TV, has announced it is making the standard edition of its Internet TV service available through a Fr*e, open commercial preview.

Posted May 02, 2006

Baffled by the difference between .3gp, .3gp2, .avi, .dv, .mpg, .mpg4, .mov .mqv, .wmv, .asf? Hung up on how to upload these pesky digital video formats into your business Web site, blog, eBay account, or online store? Unsure whether your format plays nice with your customers’ preferred players? Well, the mystifying business of publishing digital video content online just got a whole lot easier.

Posted May 01, 2006

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, 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