Author: Bryan Perkins

Google and Slack deepen partnership to help teams work better together

Google and Slack are now officially working together to connect Slack’s popular corporate messaging product more closely with Google Drive cloud storage services, with more product tie-ins to come, executives from both companies said. “Google and Slack share the same vision for the future of work: that smart software can bring teams together and make all of their work and conversations seamlessly available in one place.” they said. Continuing “We also share the same commitment with Slack to offer our customers choice through open platforms. We want our customers to use the tools they need to be successful and...

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Google Apps renamed to G Suite

The latest news from Google is a change of brand, transforming Google apps or Google for Work in G Suite. What does this mean for current and future customers? Well, not that much. This change is actually a rebranding of the package and only comes with a new logo and a new name. Otherwise, everything is the same and you will still have to be logged in with your Gmail address to have access to your account. Even more, even if it’s wrapped as big news and a fancy event, it’s not the first time when Google changed its...

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ZEEN101 releases Anvil, the All-In-One Digital Publishing Platform

Zeen101 are known by for making great WordPress plugins for magazine publishing. One of their plugins, Leaky Paywall, is the #1 metered paywall for WordPress. With it you can sell manage access to premium content without sacrificing search and social visibility. Set the number of times posts, pages, or articles can be viewed by non-subscribers. The free IssueM plugin lets you quickly add issue management to WordPress magazine and news sites. Load your articles and launch each issue in 1 click. Past issues are automatically archived for easy browsing and search visibility. Finally…mobile is easy. Your WordPress Site, Paywall,...

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Why you should run your business on Google Apps for Business

You may or may not have heard it – but Google’s platform for email and documents, etc. has evolved to the point where it is one of the most competitive corporate platform these days. Gone are the days when Gmail was simply only the hippest email platform for your personal email. What is Google Apps for Business? Google Apps for Business is a suite of online tools built to help companies and their employees communicate and collaborate more effectively. You get professional email, shared calendars, video meetings, documents, online storage and a bunch of other tools in one homogeneous...

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Publishers are underwhelmed with Apple News app

When Time Inc. CEO Joe Ripp expressed frustration with his company’s performance on Apple News last week, his complaints apparently were just the tip of the iceberg. Other publishing execs are unhappy about everything from the traffic they’re getting from the two-month-old news aggregation app to the user experience to the data Apple’s giving them. It’s hard to really know how much traffic to expect from a new platform. But when Apple launched the mobile app Sept. 16, it was baked into the home screen for iOS 9, which reportedly has had the fastest adoption rate ever for Apple,...

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New dashboards in RunMags

RunMags just announced the latest addition to their software platform for Magazine Publishers: a set new dashboards in RunMags for users to use in order to gain insight to how their business is doing. First off RunMags have released two dashboards: one for sales data and one for financial information. We’re eagerly awaiting to see what’s coming next!...

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Hosting both your domain and your email with Google

We have previously covered the advantages of switching to Google’s hosting service for email – Google Apps for Business. Google Apps for Business is a suite of online tools built to help companies and their employees communicate and collaborate more effectively. You get professional email, shared calendars, video meetings, documents, online storage and a bunch of other tools in one homogeneous platform. If you have a personal Gmail account, you have probably already used the free version of Google Apps, which includes Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive/Docs and Google Sites, but with the $50 per year and person paid...

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RunMags – new Magazine Publishing Software

RunMags Inc. a US based start-up is releasing a new software platform for magazine publishers in September 2014. It’s an all-in-one integrated solution for managing CRM, ad sales, proposals, contracts, pagination, billing, reports and more. Check out the features at www.runmags.com or their Slideshare presentation. RunMags magazine publishing software from...

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Google I/O – what’s in it for magazine publishers?

Google I/O 2014 has passed and we at RunMags want to report out on some of the things that will change the lives for magazine publishers. Android Wear, Auto, and TV Google is already well-acquainted with the living room, having launched its Google TV platform at the I/O conference four years ago. This year revealing its next play in home entertainment with Android TV, a brand-new platform that’s part of Android L, and it’s bringing Google’s OS back to the big screen. In addition to Android TV, Google also launched Android Auto and Android Wear. Google is definitely going...

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