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UBM TechWeb Launches BYTE
BYTE launched this week to fuel the demand for unbiased, deep editorial coverage of disruptive consumer technologies and applications that IT and business professionals are evaluating and adopting for businesses. In its new online format, BYTE, one of the technology industry's most revered brands, is dedicated to the application of consumer technology to everyday business challenges.

Ziff Davis Promotes Dan Costa to VP of Content and Editor-in-Chief of PC Mag
Dan Costa is now senior VP of content for Ziff Davis and editor-in-chief for PC Mag, harnessing his 17 years in technology journalism.

TechCrunch Unveils Redesigned Site and Logo
TechCrunch released significant enhancements to its site in an effort to continue to provide its readers with the most breaking technology news available today. This is the site's fourth major redesign - TechCrunch has been the number one source of breaking tech news since its inception in 2005 according toTechmeme Leaderboard.

Opt-Out Hell from General Motors
General Motors provides a striking lesson in what NOT to do with an opt-out policy. At a time when US and European government agencies are actively investigating whether digital advertising practices need new regualtions to protect user privacy, GM’s impossibly burdensome requirements to opt out of receiving their marketing is a glaring Worst Practices example.

JISC calls for publicly funded organisations to make metadata openly accessible
With 12 UK-based organisations having reportedly signed up to a new set of open metadata principles, the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) is inviting all publicly funded organisations to make the same commitment. These include universities, colleges, libraries, museums and archives.

Morningstar Australasia Appoints Nigel Crampton Head of Sales
Morningstar Australasia, a subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. has appointed Nigel Crampton Head of Sales, reporting to Morningstar Australasia Chief Executive Anthony Serhan.

NASDAQ OMX Appoints New Head of U.S. Equities for Transaction Services Business
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. announced that Michel Finzi has been appointed as Senior Vice President and Head of U.S. Equities of NASDAQ OMX Transaction Services. Mr. Finzi will join NASDAQ OMX later this summer and report to Eric Noll, Executive Vice President of NASDAQ OMX Transaction Services U.S. and U.K.

Morningstar Adds Sophisticated Asset Allocation Functionality to Morningstar Direct Platform for Institutions
Morningstar, Inc. has added sophisticated asset allocation and forecasting functionality to Morningstar Direct, a web-based global investment analysis platform for institutional investors.

Siga Resources Inc. Information to be Available Through Standard & Poor's Market Access Program
Siga Resources Inc. announced that its company information will be made available via Standard & Poor's Market Access Program, an information distribution service that enables subscribing publicly traded companies to have their company information disseminated to users of Standard & Poor's MarketScope Advisor.

Thomson Reuters Survey Highlights Top Four Areas of Bank Concern for OTC Derivatives Regulation
The uncertainty surrounding upcoming over-the-counter derivatives regulation is prompting concern amongst banks in four key areas, according to a recent survey by Thomson Reuters.

Doctoroff Named Chief Executive of Bloomberg L.P.
Daniel L. Doctoroff, a former deputy to Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York who became president of Bloomberg L.P. three and a half years ago, was promoted on Tuesday to be the company’s chief executive.

Four Leading Education Organizations Join Partnership for 21st Century Skills
Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) today officially welcomed four organizations to its national membership: The College Board's Advanced Placement Program, EdLeader21, Ford Motor Company Fund, and Goddard Systems, Inc.
E & T

LexisNexis Launches Accurint Mobile Application for Government and Law Enforcement Professionals
LexisNexis Risk Solutions announced the availability of the Accurint Mobile application for Apple iPhone and iPad. Accurint Mobile connects government and law enforcement agencies to more than thirty billion public records and critical investigative tools needed to verify information in the field, and rapidly follow up on new leads as they develop.

TNS Appoints Ad Industry Veteran as MD in Thailand
TNS has appointed ad agency veteran and former Lowe and Partners Chief Strategy Officer Abhijeet Dutta Ray as Managing Director of Thailand.

Synovate Working Party Looks at Non-Verbal Response
In London, Synovate has brought together a team of methodologists to investigate the value of non-verbal response techniques, and apply their findings to custom research projects.

Experian Marketing Services Launches New Consumer Economic Barometer
Experian Marketing Services, a leading provider of data, analytics and marketing technologies to help organizations target and engage their customers more effectively, launched the Experian Consumer Expectation Index.

Kadence International Rolls Out Across India
Research consultancy Kadence International has opened 55 fieldwork offices across India, staffed by 225 new permanent members of staff supported by more than 700 telephone and face-to-face interviewers and supervisors.

GfK Promotes Madawala to Lead Middle East Arm
In the Middle East, GfK has promoted Praveen Madawala to the post of CEO, leading the Custom Research business across the region.

Edelman’s StrategyOne Acquires Leading MROC Firm PluggedIN
Edelman announced that its research company StrategyOne has acquired PluggedIN, an insights firm specializing in building and managing market research online communities (MROCs).

Murdoch bid for network opposed by UK gov't
The British government on Tuesday joined in calls for Rupert Murdoch to shelve his ambition of taking full control of British Sky Broadcasting as a widening investigation of phone hacking and bribery at his newspapers fed the backlash against the powerful media mogul.

NewsCorp plans £3bn share buy-back
Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation has unveiled plans to buy back five billion US dollars (£3.1 billion) worth of its own shares as the media giant’s proposed bid for BSkyB was put on ice.

News Corp.’s Lost $7 Billion Shows Investor Concern Over Hacking
News Corp.’s loss of $7 billion in market value over four trading days shows investor concerns that a probe into alleged phone hacking by journalists at one London newspaper could have a broader impact on the company.

Elsevier To Market The Quality Group’s Lean Six Sigma Blended Online Learning Solutions For The Healthcare Market
Elsevier has struck a partnership with The Quality Group, a leader in blended online learning solutions for process improvement. Elsevier will market and distribute TQG’s customized process improvement (Lean Six Sigma) training solution for health care professionals, The Health Care Series.

Knovel Math Expands Mathcad Worksheets for Engineering Calculations
Knovel announces the addition of more than 600 new Mathcad worksheets from PTC e-Libraries. These new worksheets are fully compatible with Mathcad 14.0, 15.0 and the recently introduced Mathcad Prime 1.0. Knovel Math delivers engineering reference content in a Web-based format directly into the Mathcad work environment.

IEEE announces expanded partnership with Copyright Clearance Center
Technical professional association IEEE, US, has announced an expanded partnership with non-profit copyright licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) to automate permissions, reprints and author services for all of its publications.

Elsevier Launches Current Opinion in Virology
Elsevier has announced the publication of the first issue of Current Opinion in Virology - a new journal in its prestigious Current Opinion series, publishing six issues a year.

Copyright Clearance Center's Academic Pay-Per-Use Services Offer Entire Book Reuse Rights
Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. announced an enhancement to its Pay-Per-Use Services for academic institutions. Users can obtain reuse rights for entire books, including many that are currently commercially unavailable. Publishers can offer reuse rights for their books, including those that are commercially unavailable, through CCC.

Apple Taps New Top Patent Lawyer
Tangled as it is in a thicket of patent suits, this might seem an odd time for Apple to be making personnel changes at the top of its legal department, yet that’s exactly what has happened. Apple’s chief intellectual property counsel, Richard “Chip” Lutton Jr., will leave the company as soon as next month, Reuters reports.
T & C

Publisher Penguin Waddles Into Social Media Experiment With Peer Index
A little social media experiment is underway at the publishers Hamish Hamilton/Penguin UK: the publisher has tied up with the social media site PeerIndex to try out a new way of promoting its books.
T & C

Hearst to Launch Cosmo for Guys for iPad
Hearst staple Cosmopolitan is entering new territory in the digital realm with Cosmo For Guys, an exclusively digital offering available on the iPad August 1.
T & C

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Experian plc
GfK Custom Research, Inc.
Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)
Knovel Corporation
Morningstar, Inc.
News Corporation, Ltd
Partnership for 21st Century Skills
Penguin Group
PluggedIN Co.
Standard & Poor's
TNS Global
The College Board
The Hearst Corporation
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
Thomson Reuters
UBM Technology Businesses
Ziff Davis, Inc.

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