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2010-12-17 00:00:44

Inkstone Software today announces MegaReader 2.0 for iOS, an update to their best-selling, customizable iOS eBook reader that gives users access to over 1.8 million free books. Updated, it is now a Universal app, ideal for running native on iPad's large screen. Featuring in-app connectivity with such book catalogs as Feedbooks, Project Gutenberg, Baen Free Books, Smashwords, and the Internet Archive, both classic and modern books may be downloaded free and stored indefinitely. Portland, OR...

2010-12-15 07:20:00

CORVALLIS, Ore., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- MidCenturyTV.com, a comprehensive guide to classic TV shows on the Web and DVD, has published a new directory to connect viewers to The Internet Archive's classic TV sub-collection of digital media. The new guide at http://www.midcenturytv.com/ia adds a user-friendly layer of indexing to over 2,000 historic videos at Internet Archive, a loosely organized repository which until now has had no such directory of shows. Internet TV viewers can now...

2010-08-30 09:35:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three compilations of images from more than half a century of NASA history are available for comment on a section of the photo-sharing site Flickr known as The Commons. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Visitors to NASA on The Commons can help tell the photos' story by adding tags, or keywords, to the images to identify objects and people. In addition,...

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2010-08-30 11:00:00

Three compilations of images from more than half a century of NASA history are available for comment on a section of the photo-sharing site Flickr known as The Commons. Visitors to NASA on The Commons can help tell the photos' story by adding tags, or keywords, to the images to identify objects and people. In addition, viewers can communicate with other visitors by sharing comments. These contributions will help make the images easier to find online and add insight about NASA's history. The...

2010-07-27 10:35:00

WASHINGTON, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Streaming downloadable video and audio from the conference "Israel's Nuclear Arsenal: Espionage, Opacity and Future" is now available from PULSE Media and the Internet Archive: http://pulsemedia.org/2010/07/14/israels-nuclear-arsenal-espionage-opacity-and-future/ High-definition video of this panel discussion was recorded at the International Spy Museum in downtown Washington, DC on July 7, 2010. Three panelists and moderator Jeffrey...

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2010-05-06 11:05:00

The number of book titles accessible to people who are blind or dyslexic is small, even though audio versions of best-sellers fill store shelves and new technology fuels the popularity of digitized books. The nonprofit organization Internet Archive in San Francisco is attempting a new service that will change that.  The group has hired hundreds of people to scan thousands of books into its digital database, which will more than double the available titles for people who are not able to...

2010-02-11 20:39:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Open Book Alliance today issued the following statement in response to Google's Request for an Amended Google Books Settlement Approval: The Open Book Alliance and many other objectors, including the U.S. Department of Justice, authors, publishers, academics, libraries and privacy advocates from around the world have collectively made the case for rejection of the amended settlement agreement proposed by Google, the Association of...

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2009-08-21 12:38:18

A newly formed coalition of Microsoft, Yahoo and Amazon is attempting to rally against Google's digital book ambitions and ultimately persuade a federal judge to block or revise the company's efforts, The Associated Press reported. The Open Book Alliance is an attempt by the Internet Archive to stop Google's crusade to make digital copies of as many printed books as possible. With three of the world's best-known technology companies on board, the Open Book Alliance figures to make a dent in...

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2009-05-09 12:27:57

Across the U.S., a number of state attorneys general have begun taking a closer look at a proposed deal between Google Inc. and several author and publisher groups that would allow the Internet giant to digitize millions of books, a participant in the discussions told reporters on Friday. In an hour-long conference call on Tuesday, state legal authorities examined and discussed the deal in depth together, according to director of the Internet Archive, Peter Brantley. The U.S. Justice...

2008-11-11 12:00:17

StreamGuys, Inc., a streaming media and content delivery provider based in northern California, today announced that it is now hosting video streams for the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI), an independent non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Texas film heritage. Popular collections include Texas House Speakers, The Texas Film Sampler and the films of itinerant film maker Melton Barker, all of which feature multiple videos dedicated to the preservation, study and...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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