PressReader + iPad2 Contest Highlights from Kate

August 20, 2011 Leave a comment

Hi everyone,

As you know by now, our first “Win an iPad2” contest ended last month. First off, I’d like to send a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to our winners from Facebook and Twitter. Enjoy those new iPad2s+PressReader!!!

We loved interacting with our fans throughout the contest, and we hope you had as much fun participating in the contest as we did. I’ve had an especially great time getting to know all you fans and followers throughout my short summer internship here at NewspaperDirect. Thank you for posting, tweeting, sharing, and getting the word out every day! Your poems, pictures, and constant creativity have made the contest so much fun!  In fact, we enjoyed your creative contributions so much, we decided to share the highlights with everyone. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy!

And don’t worry, this contest may be over, but our next contest is just around the corner. The PressDisplay folks are coming up with all kinds of challenges for you to solve, giving you multiple chances to win a new iPad2 + PressReader.

As for Kate the Intern, my summer schtick here has come to an end, and I have to say, I’m so sad to go! Thanks for keeping it fun and fresh all summer long, and I’m sure we’ll meet in the social media land again!

KIT!

Kate

Join NewspaperDirect at Ink + Beyond 2011

Hosted by Newspapers Canada in partnership with the British Columbia and Yukon Community Newspapers Association (BCYCNA), the 2011 edition of Ink + Beyond will focus on innovative online strategies and new directions in print publishing.

Being held on April 29th and 30th in Richmond, BC, Ink + Beyond 2011 will feature speakers, seminars and presentations covering a broad range of topics for daily and weekly newspapers including NewspaperDirect’s Nikolay Malyarov, VP of Publishing and Legal Affairs, sharing best practices and success stories in mobile applications and NIE.

Make sure to catch Nikolay at the following sessions:

Friday April 29, 2011 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Readers on the Go: Mobile Models for Success – Panel

All your mobile questions will be answered during this fast-paces session – everything from social media messaging to news content and ad campaigns.

Saturday April 30, 2011 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Reaching Young Readers: NIE Success – Breakout

Newspapers in Education programs are being revolutionized with the advent of eEditions. Learn how to deliver a NIE program that boosts circulation and reaches readers of all grade levels.

If you would like to learn more about NewspaperDirect and how we can help you develop a high-performing cross-platform distribution strategy for zero-operations cost, make sure to visit us at our Ink + Beyond booth or email us at publishing@newspaperdirect.com.

Cheers,

Michael

Earth Day 2011: Help Reach A Billion Acts of Green!

The motto for Earth Day 2011 is a simple one: Pledge an Act, Save Our Planet.

As we all know, we share a very delicate relationship with the world we live.  Unfortunately, this relationship is one mankind has and continues to abuse.  And although we’ve all come a long way in the last several years, we have to keep in mind that every eco-friendly effort or act we make and commit to will have a profound positive effect on the environment moving forward.

This year, Earth Day organizers have set a lofty but attainable goal asking for 1 billion green pledges.  Whether this pledge is as simple as turning off the lights in your house when they’re not needed or as complicated as reducing the number of times you fly per year, every act of green helps!

Are you looking for some green inspiration?

Well, if your favorite newspaper is still being delivered to your door each and every day, then why not make this the year you go digital with PressDisplay.com or PressReader! In doing so, you’ll immediately reduce your carbon footprint provided you turn your computer off when it’s not being used or unplug your favorite device when it’s not being charged.  It’s a pretty unique pledge if you ask me.

See what others from around the world have pledged this Earth Day by visiting http://act.earthday.org/ and don’t forget to submit your own act of green.  Again, every act large or small plays a significant role.

Pledge an Act, Save Our Planet!

Happy Earth Day to all.

Michael

New to NewspaperDirect: March 2011


Over the month of March, 19 new publications were added to NewspaperDirect’s Digital and Print-on-Demand networks.  Make sure to check them out online through PressDisplay.com or on your favorite tablet or mobile device through PressReader.

For a complete list of the titles available through NewspaperDirect’s publishing networks, please click here.

Cheers,

-Michael

Who will win the tablet wars?

April 11, 2011 2 comments

Hey everyone,

Did you see the new forecast by Gartner? Analysts there are saying that the Apple iOS will dominate the media tablet market through 2015, owning more than half of it for the next 3 years.

Well, that’s certainly a bold statement given the fact that the Android tablets have hardly scratched the surface of retail store shelves.

According to Gartner,  “Google’s decision not to open up the Honeycomb, its first OS version dedicated to tablets, to third parties will prevent fragmentation, but it will also slow the price decline and ultimately cap market share at 39%.”

As for RIM, Carolina Milanesi, research vice president at Gartner said, ““It will take time and significant effort for RIM to attract developers and deliver a compelling ecosystem of applications and services around QNX to position it as a viable alternative to Apple or Android. This will limit RIM’s market share growth over the forecast period.  It will be mainly organizations that will be interested in RIM’s tablets because they either already have RIM’s infrastructure deployed or have stringent security requirements.”

It was only two months ago that Research firm IHS iSuppli estimated that by 2013, the iPad’s market share would decline to less than 50% of the overall market.

LOL!  Tablet wars haven’t really even started yet, but the analysts are already boxing it out in the numbers game.  I’m surprised that they are that far apart in their predictions, but I guess that makes good headlines.

At this point, I don’t think anyone really knows what will happen, but it certainly makes for interesting reading and gives me something to blog about 🙂

I’m curious…Who do you think will have the largest tablet market share in 2015?

Gayle

LiveTouch Broadcast Solutions partners with NewspaperDirect

Today at the 2011 Nab Show held in Las Vegas, Nevada, LiveTouch Broadcast Solutions, a provider of interactive touch screens for on-air use, announced a new and exciting partnership with NewspaperDirect that will see PressDisplay.com provide more than 1,800 full-content newspapers from 94 countries to its turnkey solution for broadcasters.

With the announcement, broadcasters can now integrate real-time review and discussion of today’s news into on-air programming.

The selection of news content provided by PressDisplay.com enables on-air presenters to interactively review and comment on headlines, news stores and photography, providing viewers with insight into the best journalism from leading newspapers from around the world.

Check out the demo here:

“News is one of the most profitable programming elements for broadcasters, so placing the best news from across the nation or around the world at the fingertips of on-air presenters offers a new form of programming that can boost viewer engagement,” said Jason Maire, director of marketing for LiveTouch Broadcast Solutions. “NewspaperDirect, known for leading innovation in the publishing industry, has proven to be the perfect partner for us. Their technical team worked closely with us to adapt their flexible news feed to our system, resulting in a smooth and immersive experience for our broadcast customers.”

“This is an industry first and showcases the potential of adapting newspapers for use in new channels,” said Alexander Kroogman, CEO of NewspaperDirect. “Our PressDisplay.com technology provides an open platform that can be tailored for use in every conceivable manner, enabling publishers to reach new audiences while ensuring the security of their content.”

Daily newspaper reviews are an essential piece of programming for many TV stations so make sure to keep your eyes peeled for review and discussion of your favorite read on-air near you!

Cheers,

Michael

Visit NewspaperDirect at Online Information Asia-Pacific!

With successful conferences held in the UK over the last 30 years, Online Information will be heading to Hong Kong for a brand new annual event dedicated to the Pan-Asian Information Profession.

Open to venders, publishers, businesses and the general public on March 23-24, 2011 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, the conference will look to examine the latest innovations and ideas from the information world through a broad range of learning opportunities.

So whether you’re a publisher looking to expand your digital distribution or a business or library looking for new tools to meet your growing needs, make a point to meet up with NewspaperDirect’s  Vice President, Digital, Igor Smirnoff and Global Business Development Manager, Mark Ritchie at STAND 203 to discuss NewspaperDirect’s innovative publishing solutions!

Also make sure to catch the following exciting talks by Igor and Mark at the conference!

Igor Smirnoff, VP, Digital: Wednesday March 23rd @ 11:30 am

Newspapers on Tablets & Mobile Devices

Mark Ritchie, Manager, Global Business Development: Thursday March 24th @ 2:00 pm

Beyond the Printed Newspaper

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Cheers,

Michael