Three or four headline articles about some FEDLINK vendors:
Information Handling Service (IHS); Chemical Abstracts; SAGE Publishing; and FACTIVA.
CME Group Launches New Industrial Steel Futures Based on Platts' Physical Price Assessments
Platts' physical price data have been selected as the basis for three new industrial steel futures contracts by CME Group, including scrap, billet and hot-rolled coil.
Flat World Knowledge Puts Faculty in Control with “Make It Your Own” Textbook Platform
Flat World Knowledge announced the release of a new platform called MIYO (Make It Your Own). The fully-automated system gives professors greater control over textbook content, and the ability, with one click, to make their modified book available to students free online or in multiple, low-cost digital and print formats.
Gannett's newspaper ad woes drag down 1Q earnings
A prolonged slide in Gannett Co.'s newspaper business overshadowed improvements in the company's broadcast and online operations as the publisher of USA Today reported a sharp drop in first-quarter earnings.
SAGE begins publishing Alternatives: Global, Local, Political
SAGE has begun to publish the journal Alternatives: Global, Local, Political. Established in 1975, Alternatives has long sought to promote a wide range of approaches to political, social, cultural and ecological developments, and to encourage more creative and imaginative ways of thinking and acting globally.
IHS Buys Offshore Energy Specialist
Energy and environment intelligence specialist IHS has announced the acquisition of ODS-Petrodata (ODSP), which provides information about the offshore energy sector. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
SciFinder's New SciPlanner Tool Provides Chemists New Ways to Plan Their Research
Chemical Abstracts Service introduced major enhancements to its SciFinder research tool. One new feature is SciPlanner, a ground-breaking interactive workspace that enables scientists to more quickly identify synthesis options for designing the best research pathways and approaches.
IBM’s Watson Becomes Nuanced For Healthcare
Earlier this year, IBM and Nuance Communications Inc announced a research agreement to commercialize the analytics capabilities of IBM’s Watson computing system in the healthcare industry. This combination of natural language and speech recognition technologies could have a major impact on the development of healthcare IT systems.
Elsevier Discontinuing 2collab Service
Elsevier will discontinue its 2collab research and collaboration service as of April 15. Users are being advised to export their bookmarks and are given specific instructions on how to do so.
Yandex Goes Into Mapping
Yandex now makes its own electronic maps. The first digital map created by the company’s own mapmakers - a detailed map of Moscow and Moscow region - was rolled out today at maps.yandex.ru.
Factiva Announces App and Other Features
Dow Jones is announcing a series of enhancements to Factiva coming out over the next few weeks that will make the service more global, mobile, and even more accessible. The focus is on helping people get more value out of information.
Demands Media Says Business OK
Despite reports to the contrary, Demand Media insists that Google's latest algorithm change has had no material impact on its business. In a statement, the eHow.com owner said: "Certain third parties that have published reports attempting to estimate the effect of recent search engine algorithm changes made by Google on traffic to [Demand's] owned and operated Web sites have significantly overstated the negative impact of those changes on traffic to eHow.com."
Zillow files for $52 million IPO
Real estate site Zillow.com filed for a $51.75 million initial public offering. The Seattle-based company didn't say in its Form S-1 filing how many shares it planned to sell, nor how it would price each share.
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