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NewsBreaks
Mobile Privacy Issues Come to Capitol Hill—Apple’s iOS4 to be Examined in Senate Hearing
by Nancy K. Herther
Apple's April 2010 press releases for iOS4 focused on the operating system's multitasking, threaded email, and "over 100 new features that make it easier to interact with apps, manage email, read books, and more." Apple's iAd, "a breakthrough mobile advertising platform," was also included in the announcements without any detailed descriptions for consumers. A year later, on April 20, 2011, technologists Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden set off a firestorm with their O'Reilly Radar blog post "Got an iPhone or 3G iPad? Apple is recording your moves." The authors noted that Apple's iOS4 operating system for the iPhone and 3G iPad included software that is "regularly recording the position of your device into a hidden file. We're not sure why Apple is gathering this data, but it's clearly intentional, as the database is being restored across backups, and even device migrations."

Weekly News Digests
Wall Street Journal Launches 'SafeHouse' Submission Site
The Wall Street Journal launched SafeHouse, a service that allows users to upload and submit tips, information, documents, or files directly to the Journal. SafeHouse is a stand-alone site located on secure servers and managed directly by Journal editors. Users can submit materials along with their contact information or remain anonymous.
Recommind Forms Strategic Alliance With LexisNexis for Hosted eDiscovery
Recommind announced a strategic hosting and sales alliance with LexisNexis to provide an advanced hosted eDiscovery review and analysis. The new solution enables rapid deployment of Axcelerate On-Demand, Recommind's end-to-end eDiscovery review platform with Predictive Coding capabilities. The alliance with Recommind provides LexisNexis clients with more options and greater flexibility in discovery. The U.S.-based service will enable enterprises and law firms to dramatically reduce the costs and timelines associated with document review and analysis as part of litigation and regulatory investigations.
YouTube Founders Acquire Delicious From Yahoo!
Delicious.com, the social bookmarking site, has been acquired from Yahoo! by the founders of YouTube, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. Yahoo! will continue to operate Delicious until approximately July 2011. Delicious will become part of AVOS, a new internet company that plans to build "the best information discovery service on the web."

NewsLink Spotlight
Book Recommendation Services
by Paula J. Hane
My family and friends have long been valued sources of recommendations for that next good read. We eagerly trade paperbacks, and we don't get bent out of shape if our preferences don't always match someone's recommendations. Amazon's recommendations have proven helpful to me over the years (Customers who bought this also …), and sometimes it highlights items I might not have thought of checking. But with the increased interest in ebooks and the phenomenal sales of e-readers, it's worth knowing about some other very helpful sources for book recommendations. There's a growing number of them popping up, and I was quite surprised to find so many when I started digging. Each has its own special strengths, so you might want to check out several.

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Applications and Innovations for the Worldwide Mobile Ecosystem
Edited by Peter A. Bruck and Madanmohan Rao

Editors Bruck and Rao bring together an international cast of thought leaders and practitioners. Thirty-one chapters examine the foundations of the worldwide mobile ecosystem and present an array of case studies and perspectives on how mobile is transforming human enterprise—from business and healthcare to education, employment, entertainment, government, and the media.

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Conference Connection

CONFERENCE CALENDAR 

Sept. 3–4, The 16th European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM 2015)
Place: Udine, Italy
Sponsor/Organizer: Academic Conferences and Publishing International
URL: academic-conferences.org/eckm/eckm2015/eckm15-home.htm

Sept. 9–11, The 9th Metadata and Semantics Research Conference (MTSR 2015)
Place: Manchester, U.K.
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: mtsr-conf.org

Sept. 9–11, ALPSP Conference 2015
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: ALPSP (Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers)
URL: alpspconference.org

Sept. 10–12, The International Conference on Database, Data Warehouse, Data Mining and Big Data (DDDMBD2015)
Place: Banten, Indonesia
Sponsor/Organizer: Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (SDIWC)
URL: sdiwc.net/conferences/dddmbd2015

Sept. 14–17, The 11th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations (AIAI'15)
Place: Bayonne/Biarritz, France
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: aiai2015.sigappfr.org

Sept. 14–18, The 19th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL 2015)
Place: Poznan, Poland
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: tpdl2015.info

Sept. 15–17, The 7th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP)
Place: Amsterdam
Sponsor/Organizer: Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA)
URL: oaspa.org/conference

Sept. 16–17, SEMANTiCS 2015
Place: Vienna
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing committee
URL: semantics.cc

Sept. 17–18, Web Search University 2015
Place: Arlington, Va.
Sponsor/Organizer: 
Information Today, Inc.
URL: websearchu.com/2015

Sept. 23, NISO Virtual Conference: Scholarly Communication Models: Evolution or Revolution?
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: NISO (National Information Standards Organization)
URL: niso.org/news/events/2015/virtual_conferences/scholarly_models

... View our complete conference calendar here.

ITI Blogs

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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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