A couple articles about FEDLINK vendors;  SWETS; Infogroup- InfoUSA; Nature publishing.

Jim Oliver

FEDLINK Vendor Services

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Information Industry Headlines :: 20-Sep-11


BusinessAgility.com to Focus on Adaptable Technology
BusinessAgility.com opened an information-rich community to serve C-level executives, IT managers, and business managers tasked with improving business processes and competing more effectively using analytics, cloud, mobile, social, and other evolving technologies.

Coca-Cola, AT&T, Others Out to Reinvent Web Measurement
Three of the biggest advertising trade organizations are banding together with 40 marketers, agencies and publishers to give it another try to fix the web measurement issue. They're launching a new effort dubbed "3MS," short for "Making Measurement Make Sense," to create new standards for how digital advertising is measured, bought and sold -- aiming to have digital ads measured in ways easily comparable to other media, and creating a level playing field that's never existed through 16 years of online advertising.

Infogroup Sues Gupta’s New Firm
Database giant and former ORC parent Infogroup is suing its founder and former CEO Vin Gupta for illegal practices including the alleged theft of its database.

Kroll to bring bond ratings agency to London
Jules Kroll plans to bring his bond ratings agency to the UK next year after receiving an enthusiastic response from issuers and investors in the City of London.

E&T in China - Not Easy, But Worthwhile for Publishers
Outsell’s recent report on the opportunities for educational content providers in the Chinese K-12 and higher education market portrays a market with potential, but also one which is replete with challenges.
E & T

Pearson announces deal for New York City offices
Pearson PLC announced it will relocate some of its U.S. operations to New York City, adding 600 jobs by the summer of 2014 as part of a deal that includes $13.5 million in tax breaks and other savings.
E & T

The Princeton Review Appoints Frank F. Britt as Interim President of Penn Foster
The Princeton Review, Inc. has appointed Frank F. Britt as interim president of Penn Foster, succeeding Thomas O'Keefe who will be resigning at the end of September to pursue other interests.
E & T

NICE Buys VOC Software Firm Fizzback
UK-based real-time voice of the customer software specialist Fizzback has been bought by NICE, provider of cross-channel analytics-based solutions - for $80 million in cash. The deal is expected to close next month.

Market Force Buys Retail Eyes
US-based customer intelligence firm Market Force Information has bought into Europe with the acquisition of UK-based customer experience and mystery shopping provider Retail Eyes. Terms were not disclosed.

Wicked Local Homes now powered by HomeFinder
GateHouse Media has grown its partnership with HomeFinder.com with the addition of nearly 160 Wicked Local website sites, including wickedlocalsaugus.com

Scripps Consolidates All Digital Efforts Into a Single Organization
The E.W. Scripps Company launched a reorganization of its digital operations, pulling all resources under one umbrella in a move to accelerate the launch of new products and services for quickly evolving digital platforms.

FT names first investigations and special projects editor
The Financial Times has appointed Christine Spolar as to the newly-created role of investigations and special projects editor. She joins the paper from Bloomberg News where she was economy/enterprise editor.

JAMA editor takes reins in a new communication age
One of the crown jewels of our AMA and our profession is JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association. So when we have a new editor, it is a momentous occasion. I want to take this opportunity to welcome Howard Bauchner, MD, as the editor-in-chief of JAMA.

Ithaka S+R announces Research Support Services for Scholars programme
Ithaka S+R, the strategy and research arm of Ithaka, has announced a new programme, Research Support Services for Scholars.

Nature Publishing Group announces open access options for Japanese titles
Scientific publisher Nature Publishing Group (NPG) has announced an increase in open access options for its Japanese titles from September 2011. NPG Asia Materials is now receiving submissions as part of its re-launch as an online only, open access journal in January 2012.

Google to launch mobile payments service
Google is to launch its mobile payments service Google Wallet, according to reports. The search giant unveiled its plans to launch the service earlier this year, with Citi, MasterCard and US mobile operator Sprint as its trial partners.

Swets adds Impact Factor analysis to SwetsWise Selection Support
Swets announced the successful implementation and release of impact factor analysis into SwetsWise Selection Support, the most comprehensive holdings evaluation tool currently available.

Google acquires group-buying firm
Google has acquired group-buying company DailyDeal for an undisclosed sum, according to reports. Google has yet to officially confirm reports of the purchase but a post on the official DailyDeal blog claimed the two-year-old German start-up has been acquired by the search giant.

China's Sina to step-up censorship of Weibo
Sina Corp, is enhancing self-censorship to stamp out 'rumours' as it copes with explosive growth in user numbers, its chief executive Charles Chao said, according to a news report.

Netflix Separates DVD Business as Qwikster, Adds Video Games
Netflix Inc. plans to separate its mail-order DVD business from movie streaming, a move the company said will give both businesses a better chance to grow.
T & C

Scholastic Inks Deal to Offer Sourcebooks' Children's Titles as e-Books on New Scholastic e-Reading App
Scholastic announced a partnership agreement with Sourcebooks to offer their children's titles through the Scholastic proprietary distribution channels as e-books on the new Scholastic e-reading application launching this fall.
T & C

Lizzie Kershaw leaves Hearst after 29 years
Lizzie Kershaw, executive group publishing director of Hearst's Women's Interest Group, is leaving the UK publisher in the midst of a restructure after 29 years service.
T & C

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Headlines Company Index

American Medical Association
China Education Publishing & Media Group Ltd.
Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press (FLTRP)
GateHouse Media, Inc.
Google, Inc.
Infogroup, Inc.
Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB)
Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc.
Market Force Information, Inc.
NICE Systems
Nature Publishing Group
Netflix, Inc.
New Oriental Education and Technology Group
Nielsen Online
Noah Educational Holdings
Pearson Education
Pearson plc
Quantcast Corporation
Retail Eyes (UK) Limited
SINA Corporation
Scholastic Corporation
Sourcebooks, Inc.
The E.W. Scripps Company
The Financial Times Ltd.
The Hearst Corporation
The Princeton Review
UBM Technology Businesses

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