O’Reilly Media & Safari Books Online Donate Over $100 Million in Technology Education Resources to US K-12 Schools

February 5th, 2014 · Comments Off

Sebastopol, CA—O’Reilly Media, in partnership with Safari Books Online, has committed to making over $100 million in educational content and tools available, for free, to 15,000 schools in America. The donation, announced by President Obama today, supports the ConnectED initiative to enrich K-12 education and provide students with the technological skills they need to be […]

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Safari Books Acquires PubFactory Interface from RDW Group

January 7th, 2013 · Comments Off

Interesting news from Safari Books and RDW Group regarding the acquisition of the PubFactory technology interface.  I have featured the PubFactory interface and it’s development team in previous posts and interviews (Tom Beyer and Marc Segers).  I’m happy to see it is growing.  Here is the official press release on the acquisition by Safari.  Below […]

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Safari Books Online celebrates ten years – infographic

September 14th, 2011 · Comments Off

Marydee Ojala  from Online Magazine brought this interesting infographic to my attention.  It’s from Safari Books Online, highlighting their accomplishments from the past ten years.  Check it out here.  Safari now offers access to over 16,000 titles.  For more info, visit:  (http://www.safaribooksonline.com).

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Safari Books Online Expands Mobile Device Options

September 28th, 2010 · Comments Off

Safari Books Online has further optimized it’s content for mobile devices.  Notes, tags, and save to custom folders options are now accessible from any mobile device that supports 320×480 screen resolution.  Sharing (even with non subscribers), enhanced categories, and use analytics are also new.  More information is available from Business Wire.  Hat tip to Resource […]

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