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PixelMags Inc. is a digital distribution company that delivers digital versions of magazines and catalogs to digital devices. It is a content distributor for digital platforms and an authorized developer for iPhone, iPad, Android, Redr and Kindle Fire. They also have a desktop viewer. It was co-founded by Ryan Marquis and Mark Stubbs in 2009 and was the world's first digital magazine publishing company to appear on iPhone. They publish magazines and books and push magazine content downloads to devices worldwide. They have secured over $20M US in funding.
Magazines and other publications that wish to have an online presence through this platform first upload a PDF of their content. PixelMags then prepares the material by providing these actions: content analysis, preparation and deconstruction; quality control; piracy tracking and distribution. The content is then made available in PixelMags' "Newsstands" for paid consumer consumption through created apps.
Digital media is any media that are encoded in machine-readable formats. Digital media can be created, viewed, distributed, modified and preserved on digital electronics devices. Digital can be defined as any data represented with a series of digits, and Media refers to a method of broadcasting or communicating information together digital media refers to any information that is broadcast to us through a screen. This includes text, audio, video, and graphics that is transmitted over the internet, for viewing on the internet.
Technological convergence, also known as digital convergence, is the tendency for technologies that were originally unrelated to become more closely integrated and even unified as they develop and advance. For example, telephones, television, and computers began as separate and mostly unrelated technologies, but have converged in many ways into interrelated parts of a telecommunication and media industry, sharing common elements of digital electronics and software. The concept is roughly analogous to convergent evolution in biological systems, such that the ancestors of whales became progressively more like fish in outward form and function, despite not being fish and not coming from a fish lineage.
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) was founded by a group of PC and consumer electronics companies in June 2003 to develop and promote a set of interoperability guidelines for sharing digital media among multimedia devices under the auspices of a certification standard. DLNA certified devices include smartphones, tablets, PCs, TV sets and storage servers.
Imagine Publishing was a UK-based magazine publisher, which published a number of video games, computing, creative and lifestyle magazines.
My5 is the brand name of video-on-demand services offered by Channel 5 in the United Kingdom. The service went live on 26 June 2008.
OverDrive, Inc. is an American digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, magazines and streaming video titles. The company provides secure management, digital rights management, and download fulfillment services for publishers, libraries, schools, corporations and retailers.
Digital newspaper technology is the technology used to create or distribute a digital newspaper.
Novarra is a mobile internet software company founded in 2000 and based in Itasca, Illinois, USA. It creates web-based services such as web internet access, portals, videos, widgets and advertising for mobile devices. Novarra provides access to the internet and other services through wireless handsets, PDAs and laptops and sells directly to operators, mobile handset manufacturers and internet brand companies. In 2010, Nokia acquired 100% of Novarra's shares.
Exact Editions is an integrated content management platform for magazine and book publishers. It was launched in 2005 by Adam Hodgkin, Daryl Rayner and Tim Bruce.
Alawar is a Russian developer, distributor and publisher of video games for PC, mobile platforms, games consoles and other devices. Its main areas of activity are mid-core games for experienced players, as well as casual downloadable and f2p games for PC, Mac, iOS, Android, PlayStation, Xbox, social networks and other platforms.
Pocket Gamer is a video game website that focuses on mobile, portable and handheld games. The site launched in 16 November 2005 and is published and owned by UK company Steel Media Ltd. The site covers all major portable and mobile gaming formats, including iPhone, iPad, Android, Nintendo Switch and others. It was one of the first to cover the iPhone gaming market. The publication also hands out awards for handheld games to recognize them in several categories. The British newspaper The Guardian at one time syndicated a list of recommended mobile games from Pocket Gamer, especially the list of recommended games for each month. In the years since launch, Steel Media Ltd has created many brand spin-offs, including the industry-facing PocketGamer.biz site and a series of conferences called Pocket Gamer Connects.
Graphicly was a platform for publishers which offered work flow integration, self-publishing, digital distribution, conversion, and promotion for digital content. Launched by Kevin Mann and Micah Baldwin, the website was initially a platform for digital comic books, but later added support for children's books, art books, and magazines. Graphicly accumulated more than 3,500 publishers and more than 10,000 independent creators. The website hosted an active social community, allowing creators and fans to interact directly. Graphicly shut down in May 2014, and some of its key staff moved on to fellow digital publisher Blurb.
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mag+ is a digital publishing platform to create content for tablets and smartphones.
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