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Tuesday, February 22, 2011



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NewsBreaks
Greplin Lets You Find Your Stuff in the Cloud
by Avi Rappoport
The new Greplin service is much the same as desktop search, only it indexes and makes searchable online social networking accounts—what some people are calling a "personal cloud." The free version indexes content from accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Gmail, Google Docs & Calendar, Dropbox, and LinkedIn, while the paid versions add other sources and more index space. Simple to install, Greplin works quickly; it just doesn't find one's own posts, email, and documents scattered around the various services, but it posts and documents shared by friends' accounts.

Weekly News Digests
Crocodoc Announces Embeddable HTML5 Document Viewer
Crocodoc announced the availability of "the world's first embeddable HTML5 document viewer," which can display high-fidelity documents online (including PDFs, Word docs, PowerPoint, and JPEG) without the need for Flash or third-party plugins. The Crocodoc HTML5 embeddable viewer is available immediately and is free for noncommercial use. A consumer version of Crocodoc is available at crocodoc.com free of charge.
ResearchGATE Rolls Out New Design and Functionality Updates
The ResearchGATE network announced "a massive update in the way the platform looks and operates." The new design is intended to make site navigation simpler and more efficient, improving access to the information, and making it easier for users to contribute to the research community. The Boston- and Berlin-based startup reports it has more than 700,000 registered users from nearly 200 countries.
Google Introduces Google One Pass for Purchasing Digital Content
At Humboldt University in Berlin on Feb. 16, 2011, Eric Schmidt announced Google One Pass, a service that lets publishers set their own prices and terms for their digital content. With Google One Pass, publishers can maintain direct relationships with their customers and give readers access to digital content across websites and mobile apps.

NewsLink Spotlight
Update on Gale—Mobile, Global, and In Context
by Paula J. Hane
At the recent ALA Midwinter meeting, I caught up with Nader Qaimari, senior vice president of marketing at Cengage Learning, to talk about recent developments at Gale and get a peek at some forthcoming products. Gale continues to be excited about the streamlined company structure implemented last summer—the integration of Gale and Cengage. Qaimari says it lets the company make content connections and help libraries serve as the conduit to information and textbooks. Other news he was eager to discuss included the company's mobile initiatives, its new Gale World Scholar product line, enhancements to PowerSearch, new administrative tools, and ongoing work on the In Context products.

ITI Blogs

If you regularly read blogs, add these to your reader:

ITI Books Blog booksblog.infotoday.comnews, observations, and commentary from the authors, editors, and publishers of Information Today, Inc.'s many book offerings.

ITI Conference Blog libconf.com – covering ITI's library conferences worldwide.

Library Stuff librarystuff.net – the library blog dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development, written by Steven M. Cohen.

InfoToday Europe Blog infotodayeurope.com – The latest news, analysis and opinion on the information industry in Europe and the UK.

Business of Video blog blog.streamingmedia.com – Daily posts about the online video industry, business trends and analysis, market data, and research as well as the online video business models in the media and entertainment, broadcast, publishing, advertising and enterprise industries.

destinationCRM Blog destinationcrmblog.coma blog from the editors of CRM magazine, dedicated to providing Customer Relationship Management information in a timely manner to connect decision makers and providers.

SpeechTech Blog speechtechblog.com – updates on speech technology and its applications in daily life. Covers everything from ASR to VUI, with lots of links, threads, and even a few pictures thrown in for good measure.

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