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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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NewsBreaks
Sony Transitions Out of the North American Ebook Market
by Brandi Scardilli
At 6 p.m. EST on March 20, 2014, the Sony Reader Store will close its virtual doors to customers in the U.S. and Canada. The ebook libraries for customers of Reader e-ink devices and Xperia tablets and smartphones in these countries will transfer to accounts at the Toronto-based Kobo, another ebook retailer. As a last hurrah, Sony is offering 30% off on a selection of ebooks from its store.

Weekly News Digests
SIIA Releases Marketing Survey Results
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) reported the findings of "The Software Division Marketing Industry Report," its annual survey of more than 100 marketing executives. Key results include the continued high use of social media in corporate marketing (92%), the increased use of mobile marketing (37%, up from 25% last year), and the increased ability to measure online marketing efforts' ROI (64%, up from 55% last year).
GPO Offers Free Ebooks
The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) will expand its ebook program to allow free public access to titles in the GPO's Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP), a finding tool for federal historical and current publications. About 100 ebooks are now available for download, with new additions each month.
EPAM and Concurrent Collaborate on Big Data Management
EPAM, a software services and solutions provider from Central and Eastern Europe, teamed up with Concurrent, Inc., a software platform for Big Data applications. EPAM will leverage Cascading, Concurrent's open source application framework, to help companies enable faster time-to-market and deliver repeatable solutions with a standard infrastructure and flexible support for Hadoop distributions.

NewsLink Spotlight
Who's Who in Ebook Subscription Services
by Brandi Scardilli
If you need a less expensive way to feed your e-reading habit than purchasing one title at a time at full price, you can opt to sign up for one of the ebook subscription services that have been gaining attention in the marketplace. These services offer a selection of ebooks at a set price that won't put too big a dent in your wallet, and most have thousands of titles from which to choose.

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.


This newsletter is published by Information Today, Inc.
Editor: Brandi Scardilli
Website: http://www.infotoday.com/NewsLink
Email: bscardilli@infotoday.com