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On Monday the DOJ's trial against Apple -- which is charged with colluding to raise ebook prices in an antitrust case -- got underway in New York. Though Apple was originally charged along with publishers, those companies have long since settled the case and are now testifying against Apple.
Posted Jun 06, 2013
On Wednesday, June 5, Washington Post announced in a blog post that it will begin phasing in its metered subscription model on June 12. Non-subscribers will be able to see 20 pieces of content per month. The blog also detailed other aspects of the new paywall.
Posted Jun 06, 2013
Anametrix, a cloud-based, real-time marketing analytics platform, introduces Anametrix Social Analytics. This solution aggregates all social-media data in one place and allows marketers to quantify the ROI of this earned media by analyzing and correlating key marketing metrics and comparing it to paid and owned media.
Posted Jun 06, 2013
Post Planner, a Facebook content curation and scheduling app, released its newest feature that helps page managers find and post trending content on and topic or keyword. The feature uses a unique algorithm to search for trending content on a variety of topics and generates a stream of shareable articles for page managers.
Posted Jun 05, 2013
Real Time Logic, device web server and security specialist, has released the Mako Server, a compact web server designed for rapid design of server-side web applications. Using the Lua scripting language, Mako Server offers fast, efficient development of web applications, ranging from database-driven business applications to customized applications managing microcontroller-based devices.
Posted Jun 05, 2013
LRP Publications, a source for practical and legal education guidance since 1985, announced that it has acquired the acclaimed Education Library from Thompson Media Group. By incorporating the Education Library into LRP Publications' content, LRP will be positioned to accelerate their ability to supply a wider variety of newsletters, books, pamphlets, eLearning courses, and training tools across all print and digital platforms.
Posted Jun 05, 2013
Scripted.com, a marketplace for businesses to create quality content at scale, announced its Series A financing led by Crosslink Capital and Redpoint Ventures. Scripted sells content to businesses looking to increase inbound marketing efforts. Scripted has a user-base of more than 80,000 pre-vetted, US-based writers. Scripted vets every writer, pitches topics to businesses, generates content, and automatically copy edits work through its technology solution.
Posted Jun 05, 2013
The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announced the publication of a new recommended practice, Improving OpenURLs Through Analytics (IOTA): Recommendations for Link Resolver Providers. These recommendations are the result of a three-year study performed by the NISO IOTA Working Group in which millions of OpenURLs were analyzed and a Completeness Index was developed as a means of quantifying OpenURL quality.
Posted Jun 04, 2013
PublishThis announced the launch of a new WordPress Plugin and partnership with WordPress.com VIP to become a Featured Partner and deliver all of the benefits of the PublishThis Content Marketing Management System to WordPress.com VIP and WordPress clients.
Posted Jun 04, 2013
Xojo, Inc. announced the immediate availability of Xojo 2013 Release 1, which it bills as a faster development tool for web and desktop apps. Xojo is a cross-platform, object-oriented software development tool that enables developers of all backgrounds to create applications for the desktop (OS X, Windows, and Linux), web and soon, mobile.
Posted Jun 04, 2013
In April of 2012 a suit was filed in New York by the Department of Justice against Apple and five publishers -- Penguin Group, Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster, Hachette and Macmillan - alleging that the companies colluded to keep ebook prices high. Over the past year the publishers have settled, but Apple refused and is now getting its day in court. The trial started on Monday.
Posted Jun 04, 2013
SDL announced a new global partner program that empowers SDL Content Management Technologies partners to enhance their customer experience management (CXM) solutions across all media, channels and languages. The Global Multinational Alliance Partner (GMAP) Program provides partners with what they need to develop and execute go-to-market strategies and solutions. The new program is designed for digital agencies, system integrators, technology alliances, and marketing operations.
Posted May 30, 2013
On May 29, 2013, Issuu launched a platform update that aims to deliver an immersive reading experience. Issuu provides a reading experience where one can flip through publications as they were originally intended to be seen, complete with graphics and eye-catching layouts. And readers can access Issuu on their desktop, laptop, iPad or other mobile device--with social media sharing capabilities built in.
Posted May 30, 2013
Comm100, a provider of enterprise-level customer service and communication solutions, announced an upgrade to its Comm100 Live Chat solution that further optimizes the platform's capabilities for mobile devices.
Posted May 30, 2013
Random House, Inc., announced the release of the mobile version of BookScout, its Facebook app, which enables book lovers to connect with friends and receive personalized book recommendations. Developed in response to user feedback, this mobile release follows recent tablet optimization and enhancements to the app's social-sharing features.
Posted May 30, 2013
IgnitionOne, a provider of digital marketing solutions, announced a major enhancement to LiveMarketer, the real-time data visualization tool within the Marketing Automation component of the Digital Marketing Suite. LiveMarketer shows individual user-level scores within the purchase funnel on a marketer's site.
Posted May 29, 2013
The Financial Times unveiled fastFT, a service that provides market-moving news and views 24 hours a day. Tailored for the active news consumer, fastFT delivers up-to-the-minute reporting and commentary in short, sharp and informed dispatches. Staffed by a team of journalists around the world, it will be updated 24 hours a day, Monday to Friday, and supplemented with exclusive content from the FT's network of journalists and guest contributors.
Posted May 29, 2013
Media forecast and research firm Simba Information has released the 2013 edition of "Trends in Digital and Trade Book Retailing." This new report found that a quarter of adults who have used a Kindle to read an ebook in the last three months have also bought at least one book at an independent, local, or used bookstore. More than one in five have used a chain bookstore.
Posted May 29, 2013
EBSCO Information Services and Gale, part of Cengage Learning, have agreed to make Gale databases and archives discoverable through EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). The agreement allows EBSCO to index Gale metadata and make it discoverable for mutual customers through EBSCO Discovery Service.
Posted May 29, 2013
Search and social analytics specialist, Searchmetrics, has released a list of web sites that have been affected by the May 22, 2013 Google Penguin 2.0 update. This is Google's latest algorithm update in its fight to promote high quality content in search results.
Posted May 28, 2013
News Corp. says that on June 28 2013 the split between its entertainment and publishing arms will be official. Current chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch will head both wings of the company.
Posted May 28, 2013
Freelancer.com announced that its contest feature is no longer limited to just design categories, allowing SMEs and entrepreneurs to crowdsource anything, from websites and software to architecture and engineering. Freelancers can now directly compete with each other to complete a contest in any industry.
Posted May 28, 2013
Hearst Magazines Digital Media announced the launch of five unique solutions that integrate sponsored features across Hearst's mobile, video, and traditional online content as well as social platforms. The suite of products offers easily identified, effective, elegant solutions that work for brands and resonate with consumers.
Posted May 28, 2013
LexisNexis Legal & Professional, a provider of content and technology solutions, announced that, together with Reed Elsevier Properties SA, it has acquired the publishing brands and businesses of Sheshunoff and A.S. Pratt from the Thompson Media Group. Financial details were not disclosed.
Posted May 23, 2013
IMImobile, a global specialist provider of mobile data platform and services, announced a strategic partnership with Content Connect Africa (CCA) to provide premium local independent music and video content across Africa.
Posted May 23, 2013
Kenshoo, a provider of premium digital marketing technology, announced support for Yahoo! Japan's new Unified Campaigns. Continuing support for search marketers advertising on Yahoo! Japan, Kenshoo will provide advanced functionality for Unified Campaigns through the Kenshoo Search platform.
Posted May 23, 2013
Amazon Publishing announced Kindle Worlds, a commercial publishing platform that will enable any writer to create fan fiction based on a range of original stories and characters and earn royalties for doing so. Amazon Publishing has secured licenses from Warner Bros. Television Group's Alloy Entertainment division for its New York Times best-selling book series Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, and Vampire Diaries.
Posted May 23, 2013
The Financial Times launched a new service in Latin America providing FT news and analysis translated into Spanish. Available through the FT Syndication service, which offers media organizations the right to republish FT content, subscribers will receive 10 articles per week covering international trends and developments relevant to Latin America.
Posted May 23, 2013
Sitecore, a provider of customer experience management software, announced the availability of Sitecore 7, the newest release of the company's unified software suite. Sitecore 7 offers a search-based architecture, allowing CMOs and digital marketers to deliver relevant and personalized digital experiences to audiences.
Posted May 23, 2013
Nimble, the social CRM solution, announced the debut of its 3.0 offering. The new version offers a "Today Screen" where users land when they open Nimble and can immediately act on the intelligence Nimble surfaces each day. The complete experience includes a to-do list, engagement opportunities personalized to users' network, deals in the pipeline, milestones such as birthdays and job changes among contacts. Nimble also offers "Today's Top 3" which pulls contacts from your network to engage and follow-up with effectively.
Posted May 21, 2013
Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer is making news again: this time with the $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr. All Things D, among a bevy of other publications, reported late last week that anonymous sources said Mayer had met with Tumblr CEO David Karp and was interested in bringing the popular blogging service into the Yahoo! fold. Then, Monday morning the companies announced the deal was final via a press release.
Posted May 20, 2013
NetroStar's content management system now features a new drag and drop tool, intuitive page creation and management functionalities, a wide range of page elements, and e-commerce solutions. NetroCMS empowers even novice technology users to create aesthetically pleasing, dynamic websites.
Posted May 20, 2013
Burst Media, an online media company and wholly owned subsidiary of blinkx PLC, released the results of a survey revealing how and why web users interact with brands via social media. Conducted in March among 2,577 U.S. online adults, the study found that the effectiveness of social cues in advertisements varies by the medium.
Posted May 20, 2013
Convey Services unveiled 'Convey,' an online platform to host and manage content, training, and events. Convey sites are built on the Convey Platform and can be either public or private. Convey features a built-in event management engine to promote, register, and remind participants to attend trainings, live, or virtual events.
Posted May 17, 2013
Apigee, the API company, launched the Apigee Institute, a research and strategy organization formed to help Global 2000 companies extend their leadership in the app economy. The Apigee Institute delivers strategic insights and practical recommendations based on real-world benchmarks and original research, with a focus on guiding organizations as they build strong digital ecosystems through apps, APIs and data.
Posted May 17, 2013
Unicorn Media, a provider of internet video solutions that allow publishers to dynamically serve video ads to IP-enabled devices, and Apptelic Ltd., a UK-based company that specialize in streaming video media app and player development, announced a partnership. The companies are working together to provide monetization and video solutions to media organizations by integrating Unicorn Media's patented Unicorn Once technology with Apptelic's video player for Windows platforms.
Posted May 16, 2013
The Nation, America's oldest political newsweekly, announced the launch of eBookNation, a new digital book initiative designed to make The Nation's most notable contributors, past and present, easily available to readers on tablets, smartphones, and computers.
Posted May 16, 2013
Medio, which specializes in optimizing the acquisition, retention, and monetization of mobile users, announced the launch of K-Invite. Named after the viral coefficient "K," K-Invite empowers mobile app developers and marketers to create and track the virality of their mobile applications. The net result is higher quality installs at a fraction of the cost charged by traditional ad networks.
Posted May 16, 2013
Pheed, a social media platform that has been called an alternative to sites like Twitter and Facebook, has just released its Android app, now available on Google Play.
Posted May 16, 2013
Metalogix, a provider of content infrastructure software to improve the use and performance of enterprise content on Microsoft SharePoint, Exchange and Cloud platforms, announced the launch of Content Matrix Migration Express for simple, fast SharePoint migrations. The new Migration Express edition is suited for SharePoint customers with focused migrations or Office 365 deployment projects. The new product is available as a free offering for 25 GBs along with additional small and departmental editions opportunistically priced and purchased online.
Posted May 16, 2013
Brightcove Inc., a provider of cloud content services, announced Brightcove Video Cloud Live, a multi-bitrate live streaming module for the Video Cloud Studio that allows marketers and media companies to deliver high-quality, live video events across desktops, smartphones, tablets, and connected TVs. Within a familiar Video Cloud workflow, customers will be able to manage the entire lifecycle of a live video event, access real-time analytics, monetize live content with advertising, and seamlessly create video on demand assets from live events.
Posted May 14, 2013
Kenshoo Social, a social marketing platform, published a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting, "The Key to Successful Social Advertising," that evaluates how marketers are using social advertising, with the goal of educating marketers on how to develop social media strategy and activate the most effective tactics.
Posted May 14, 2013
ProQuest, an information company, has completed its acquisition of Ebook Library (EBL), significantly expanding its e-book delivery and aggregation capabilities with libraries worldwide. Kari Paulson, president of EBL, and EBL's current staff have joined ProQuest with Paulson in the role of VP and GM of the combined ebrary and EBL e-book business unit.
Posted May 14, 2013
CafePress Inc. announced the launch of PressIt, an e-commerce plug-in that creates opportunities for bloggers and other small online businesses to monetize their original content without relying solely on outside advertising placements that may detract from a site's unique focus.
Posted May 14, 2013
A Tapjoy survey of 25 million moms on its network and found out quote a bit about when, where and how this powerful demographic is using smartphones. It's probably not a surprise that when it comes to moms, "social beats gaming" as the most popular leisure time activity for moms on their smartphones, with Facebook and Instagram as their top two favorite apps.
Posted May 13, 2013
Amazon announced that customers can now use Amazon Coins to purchase apps, games and in-app items in the Amazon Appstore and on Kindle Fire. Existing and new Kindle Fire customers in the U.S. have had 500 free Coins-a $5 value-deposited into their Amazon accounts. According to Amazon the Coins represent an easy way for customers purchase apps and in-app items on Kindle Fire, and for developers it's an opportunity to drive traffic, downloads, and increased monetization. With discounts of up to 10% for purchasing Coins in bulk, it's also an opportunity for customers to save.
Posted May 13, 2013
On Thursday, May 8, Clipboard -- a visual web clipping service -- announced it has been acquired by Salesforce. As a result the company will shut down its services on June 30, 2013. This leaves time for current users to download the content they have amassed during their time with Clipboard, and view it offline.
Posted May 13, 2013
evolphin Software announced new workflow features for its flagship Digital Asset Management (DAM) product, Zoom. The new functionality eases the implementation of workflow automation and project management, simplifying management of the creative process.
Posted May 10, 2013
The Financial Times launched on Flipboard, combining its authoritative journalism with Flipboard's personalized reading experience. Flipboard users across all Android and iOS devices will now have access to a broad range of FT content, including news, commentary, analysis, blogs, and video.
Posted May 10, 2013
New business analytics technologies available from Jive Software, Inc. enable businesses to measure the reach, reaction, and influence of their work, and use predictive analysis to anticipate customer behavior, including loyalty, likelihood to buy, and predict customer churn.
Posted May 09, 2013
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