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February 18, 2010 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITI’s Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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NewspaperDirect Updates PressReader for iPhone, Readies News App for iPad

NewspaperDirect, Inc. ( has added numerous enhancements to its PressReader application for iPhone and iPod touch. Users can download their favorite daily read from a selection of more than 1,400 newspapers and magazines from 90 countries in 42 languages. NewspaperDirect also announced that it will release a special version of PressReader for the upcoming Apple iPad, which offers a larger screen and a dramatically improved reading experience, making it ideal for browsing newspapers the way they read best-in their original format.

The PressReader iPhone app is available as a free download from the iTunes App Store ( Additional titles can be purchased individually for 99 cents per issue or downloaded in conjunction with a paid subscription on A growing list of prestigious international and national titles is available. Olympics fans can get 1 month free access of PressDisplay by visiting the PressDisplay Facebook page (

PressReader has been completely optimized for iPhone and iPod touch, enabling users to flip through pages just as they would browse a real newspaper and then zoom in to view any article or photograph. PressReader presents publications as full-content digital replicas in their original layout. Every article, advertisement, crossword puzzle, and cartoon is presented in its original context in the paper, with the ability to instantly zoom in on any element. PressReader offers rich-graphics or text-only viewing options, an interactive table of contents, cross-title searching, sharing of articles, and live, clickable elements such as URLs, telephone numbers, email addresses and hyperlinks to other articles.

Source: NewspaperDirect, Inc.

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