First there were books on tape. Now visitors to the Government Computer News Web site have the opportunity to listen to the full version of the site's stories on the site itself or in an mp3 format, the company recently announced. Government Computer News and Newsworthy Inc. are working together to launch Tech Media Cast;audio versions of GCN news stories.
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McGraw-Hill Professional recently launched Harrison's Practice, a Web, wireless, and PDA tool that answers questions on-demand at the point of medical care. The tool was developed in collaboration with Unbound Medicine, a leading provider of knowledge management solutions for healthcare. The tool costs $199 for a one-year subscription.
A new four-color publication about Texas for Texans will go to 625,000 residents inside their local newspapers beginning in September. Scheduled for the third week of every month, Texas Profile will run stories on people, events, food, and culture that make life great across the Texas countryside.
Respiratory Management, an industry publication targeting home medical equipment respiratory suppliers, sleep disorder professionals and respiratory therapists, will debut at Medtrade 2006 this September, 1105 Media Inc. has announced. Respiratory Management is the newest member of 1105's HME Media Group, headed by publisher Karen Cavallo. The magazine's editor is Deborah Cooper.
Industrial Utility Vehicle magazine and its annual trade show, IUV Technology Conference, have been purchased by newly-formed Long Pond Publishing, a limited liability corporation formed by Peter Armour, senior vice president of consumer marketing for Cond� Nast Publications. Armour plans to retire from Conde Nast in September.
United Business Media has acquired Commonwealth Business Media Inc. for $152 million cash, United Business announced in a press release today. The acquisition of Commonwealth provides UBM with a strong position in the international trade and transportation business intelligence market, the company said. The Jordan, Edmiston Group represented Commonwealth in this transaction.
Birmingham-based Grand View Media today announced that it has acquired NTP Media, a Latham, New York publisher. The acquisition of NTP's four monthly titles will bring Grandview's b-to-b publishing platform to seven titles, which include Processing, Flow, Control and Archery Business.
What capital items does Cygnus plan to purchase this year? Fisher: Cygnus Business Media is a relatively low capex business. We segment (purchases) into three categories: Maintenance capex, which is consistent from year-to-year, and includes replacement and upgrades to office equipment.
Ziff Davis' virtual trade show business has taken off since its 2004 launch that the company plans to hold six trade shows this year, that's up from four in 2005 and just one in 2004, said Elliot Markowitz, editorial director, Ziff Davis Media eSeminars, this week.
Industry sources said today that Cygnus Business Media is looking for a buyer. The sources said the deal is at the stage where potential buyers are preparing a first round of bids. Cygnus spokeswoman Kathy Scott would neither confirm nor deny the report. Messages left for Cygnus CEO Paul Mackler and chief financial officer Ken Fisher were not immediately returned.