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August 2000

August 30, 2000
Penton Media to Acquire Duke Communications
Arizona Republic to Use Electronic Ink
Pearson Education Forms Alliance With Questia Media
Fictionwise.com Launches Microsoft Reader Format eBooks
Ziff Davis Custom Media and Aquent Announce 1099 Magazine
Technology Execs Turn to Trades and Internet for News
Dimension Films Acquires Rights to Marvel's 'Ghost Rider
The Source Enterprises Launches Hip-Hop Portal

August 28, 2000
Microsoft Announces eBook Alliance With Amazon.com
Adobe Acquires Glassbook; Announces Alliances
101Communications to Acquire FCW Government Technology Group
Football Gurus Form Digital Sports Publishing, Inc.
Bigchalk.com Adds World Book Encyclopedia Content
Car and Driver Names Daniel Pund Associate Editor

August 25, 2000
Glassbook and Lightning Source Announce eBook Alliance
Travelocity.com Unveils Travelocity Magazine
Millionaire.com Announces Opulence Magazine
Acquisitions and Rights Director Joins QVC Publishing
Advanstar Communications Announces Streaming Media Publication
Daily Deal Debuts in Chicago
Tech Journalists to Gather At SABEW Workshop in California

August 23, 2000
Simon & Schuster to Publish eBooks Beginning Fall 2000
Inside.com to Launch Weekly Magazine With The Standard
Penguin Putnam, Lightning Source Enter into Strategic Alliance
Thomson Announces RCA-Brand eBook Reading Devices
Martin Eberhard, Rocket eBook Inventor, Joins AlexLit Board
Rule 660 and Hearst Magazines Announce Action Sports Magazine
HarperCollins Launches Rayo, Hispanic-focused Imprint
GORP.com and Themestream Sign Content Distribution Agreement
H&S Media Launches Mary Beth's Teddy Bears and More

August 21, 2000
National Geographic and iExplore Announce Alliance
Daniel Radcliffe Selected To Play Harry Potter in Motion Picture
iPublish.com Taps Bookface.com to Display Titles
IWantMedia.com Launches Resource for Media Professionals
TeenInk Expands Website

August 16, 2000
Martha Stewart Holiday Magazine Launches for Halloween
WorkingWoman.com Goes Online
New LA Monthly to Launch This October
Cheryl A. Lucanegro Named Publisher of TheStandard.com

August 15, 2000
Writers Sue Content Database Publishers
Chris-Craft, BHC and UTV to be Acquired by News Corporation
Barnes & Noble.com Opens Textbook Store
Media General to Form Interactive Media Division
OverDrive Releases eBook Authoring Tool For Microsoft Reader
Web Resource for Court Reporters Launches
GetConnected.com Introduces Hooked Webzine

August 11, 2000
Amazon.com and Toysrus.com Announce Alliance
IDG Books Acquires Hungry Minds
Electronic Arts To Create Harry Potter Games
Britannica.com To Acquire Educational Technology Firm
The Industry Standard GROK Debuts

August 9, 2000
BN.com Launches eBookstore
MAAP, Microsoft Announce Ebook Anti-Piracy Initiative
Simon & Schuster Launches Ebook Only Star Trek Series
Octopus.com Partners With Content Providers
OpenMind Creates New Standard for Personalized Textbook Publishing
Jill Seelig Named Publisher of O, The Oprah Magazine

August 7, 2000
Microsoft and BN.com to Launch Ebook Store
Access Magazine Launches Companion Website
Logan's Run Novels Return as Ebooks
Platinum Magazine Hits Newsstands

August 4, 2000
Online Diary Communities Becoming More Popular
Contentville and NWU Reach Agreement
Merriam-Webster Teams With yourDictionary.com
Inflightonline.com Launches Flying Newsstand

August 3, 2000
iPublish.com Unveils First List of eBook Titles
Holtzbrinck, Lightning Source Announce Digital Content Alliance
Motley Fool Unveils Content Marketplace
Starbucks And New York Times Announce Alliance
Most Hollywood Producers Believe Copyrights Can be Protected Online
Deadline Extended For Financial Writers and Editors Awards

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