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30Mar/110

Fed official announces October retirement|Lastest Kindle News]

Fed official announces October retirement
Thomas M. Hoenig, the longest serving of the Federal Reserve's 12 regional bank presidents, announced on Friday that he will retire on Oct. 1.
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30Mar/110

Hoenig announces retirement from Fed|Lastest Kindle News]

Hoenig announces retirement from Fed
WASHINGTON — Thomas M. Hoenig, the longest serving of the Federal Reserve's 12 regional bank presidents, announced Friday that he will retire on Oct. 1.
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29Mar/110

MPS announces ePub 3.0 and HTML5 services

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From the press release:

MPS Limited, a Macmillan company, today formally launched its new ePub 3.0 and HTML5 content creation and conversion services. MPS has been working with several major players in the publishing industry to prepare their content for ePub 3.0 and HTML5 so they can take advantage of the many new opportunities in the digital arena that these two formats offer.

The ePub 3.0 standard, due to be released soon, has four major innovations. The format allows rich media and interactivity to be incorporated into regular eBooks, enabling publishers to more efficiently create enhanced eBooks that are compatible with multiple devices. Support for foreign language material, particularly non-Roman scripts, and improved accessibility is set to open up many more eBook markets. And design-intensive books, comics, and magazines will be able to use the ePub standard for the first time thanks to new page layout capabilities.

The HTML5 working standard, which became of urgent interest to the publishing world with the arrival of the iPad in 2010, offers the only cross-platform, cross-device solution for eBook apps. To avoid developing multiple versions of each app, and for greater independence from hardware- and software-makers, publishers are increasingly choosing HTML5 rather than the closed native software of specific devices and platforms.


29Mar/110

MPS announces ePub 3.0 and HTML5 services

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From the press release:

MPS Limited, a Macmillan company, today formally launched its new ePub 3.0 and HTML5 content creation and conversion services. MPS has been working with several major players in the publishing industry to prepare their content for ePub 3.0 and HTML5 so they can take advantage of the many new opportunities in the digital arena that these two formats offer.

The ePub 3.0 standard, due to be released soon, has four major innovations. The format allows rich media and interactivity to be incorporated into regular eBooks, enabling publishers to more efficiently create enhanced eBooks that are compatible with multiple devices. Support for foreign language material, particularly non-Roman scripts, and improved accessibility is set to open up many more eBook markets. And design-intensive books, comics, and magazines will be able to use the ePub standard for the first time thanks to new page layout capabilities.

The HTML5 working standard, which became of urgent interest to the publishing world with the arrival of the iPad in 2010, offers the only cross-platform, cross-device solution for eBook apps. To avoid developing multiple versions of each app, and for greater independence from hardware- and software-makers, publishers are increasingly choosing HTML5 rather than the closed native software of specific devices and platforms.

29Mar/110

Fed official announces October retirement|Lastest Kindle News]

Fed official announces October retirement
Thomas M. Hoenig, the longest serving of the Federal Reserve's 12 regional bank presidents, announced on Friday that he will retire on Oct. 1.
Read more on KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls

27Mar/110

Hoenig announces October retirement from Fed|Lastest Kindle News]

Hoenig announces October retirement from Fed
Thomas M. Hoenig, the longest serving of the Federal Reserve's 12 regional bank presidents, announced on Friday that he will retire on Oct. 1.
Read more on Provo Daily Herald

26Mar/110

Fed official announces October retirement|Lastest Kindle News]

Fed official announces October retirement
Thomas M. Hoenig, the longest serving of the Federal Reserve's 12 regional bank presidents, announced on Friday that he will retire on Oct. 1.
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24Mar/110

Memidex announces internet’s first definition, audio and etymology index

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Haven’t had a chance to try this out yet, but it looks really interesting.  If anyone uses it please let us know how it works.  Here’s the press release:

Montreal (Canada), March 23, 2011 — The Memidex free online dictionary and thesaurus (memidex.com) announces the release of the Internet’s first combined index of external definitions, audio, and etymology. Memidex now has over 12.5 million detailed references making it a useful and unique English language reference tool for students, teachers, researchers, professional writers, and casual browsers alike.

Memidex external references currently include over 5.4 million definition references, 5.3 million audio references, and 1.8 million etymology references. Each reference has a title, a list of any other associated terms, an excerpt or description of the resource, a link to the actual web page, and a link to cite that specific resource in various established bibliographic styles. The references are from over a dozen leading online reference sources.

Each audio reference has a button to play the audio directly from the Memidex web page. You have unlimited playback for audio from open-license sources such as Wikipedia and Wiktionary, and one playback per session for copyright-protected sources. Most of the audio is for pronunciation while other audio demonstrates or describes the associated term.

Depending on browser support and the format of a given audio, Memidex playback automatically detects and uses HTML5, Flash, QuickTime, Java, Silverlight, or other plug-ins. Because of this adaptive playback and other accessibility features, Memidex pages are sometimes the only online way to play certain audio with some devices. For example, iPhones and iPads support HTML5 but not Flash while many websites haven’t yet implemented HTML5 support.

With its millions of reference links along with other features such as auto-suggest, adult-filtering, mobile support, and free tools, Memidex is one of the quickest and easiest ways to get and compare online definitions, synonyms, etymology, and audio pronunciation.

22Mar/110

Quick Note: Apple announces iPad 2 prices in UK

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From The Inquirer:

Apple has released a full set of prices for all the options the Ipad2 will come in on Friday this week. The WiFi only version will start at £399 for 16GB, and then move to £479 for 32GB and end at £559 for 64GB. If you add 3G capabilities into the equation then you’re looking at £499 for 16GB, £579 for 32GB and finally the crème de la crème will put you £659 out of pocket for 64GB.

16Mar/110

M-Edge Announces Accessories For Barnes & Noble’s Nook Color|Lastest Kindle News]

M-Edge Announces Accessories For Barnes & Noble’s Nook Color
ODENTON, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--M-Edge Announces Accessories For Barnes & Noble’s Nook Color. Select M-Edge Nook Color products now available at Best Buy stores nationwide.
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