Folio: Publishing Technology | 3.02.07
Texterity to Provide Digital Publications for National Business Media
Texterity has been selected to provide the digital publications for National Business Media, a trade magazine publisher of 14 national publications and a producer of trade shows. The digital publications will be accessible through standard Web browsers.
NBM will begin offering digital editions with the March issue of Digital Graphics and the April issue of Sign Business. Texterity also will convert back issues of both publications to provide NBM readers with searchable digital archives. Digital Graphics magazine plans to add 10,000 digital-only readers that would not cost-effectively have been able to reach with the print magazine, said group publisher Mary Tohill.
Convera to Create Search Solution for Centaur Media
Search technology provider Convera Corp. has signed an agreement to develop a customized Web search solution for U.K. magazine publisher Centaur Media PLC. Centaur publishes 10 weekly magazines, 21 other magazines, more than 20 online products and services, and more than 125 events, exhibitions and conferences.
Financial details of the agreement between Centaur and Convera, which has offices in Vienna, Virginia and Carlsbad, California, were not disclosed.
MoMac, T-Mobile to Partner on Magazine Portal
T-Mobile has chosen MoMac’s ASP mobile publishing platform, Gomedia, to host a range of consumer lifestyle magazines on the t-zones mobile portal. MoMac is providing a fully hosted and managed service for T-Mobile, with the service being offered to all T-Mobile’s t-zone subscribers.
MoMac’s portal provides T-Mobile with a continuously updated, fresh service with the magazines managing and uploading their own content. The magazines included at the launch are Vogue, FHM, Glamour, GQ, Heat, NME and Nuts. The magazines’ content will include a mixture of editorial, competitions, user generated content, wallpapers, ringtones and videos.
IdentityMine’s News Reader Used by Forbes, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
IndentityMine, an interactive design and development firm, has launched news readers for Hearst Corp.’s Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Forbes.com. The news readers allow for a more readable format and permit advertisers to provide rich, interactive advertisements, according to IdentityMine.
The Post-Intelligencer news reader can be downloaded at here, and the Forbes.com reader can be downloaded here. The reader application works on any computer running Windows Vista or Windows XP.
The Week, RealClearPolitics.com Form Alliance
The Week has entered into an alliance with RealClearPolitics.com to market the site and its traffic to The Week’s advertising base. The two also plan to leverage cross-promotional editorial business opportunities to expand awareness to both brands.