EBSCO and H.W. Wilson have merged in a deal that combines the two publishing companies’ operations with the intended goal of improving services for libraries. Wilson president and ceo Harry Regan said in a statement: “EBSCO and H.W. Wilson have been engaged as business partners for a number of years and are now officially operating as one. The result will be a broader and deeper range of products and services for the library reference community with significantly added value. Both companies have had separate, distinctive histories, but have always shared a common commitment for the highest order of customer satisfaction.”
Qualcomm has confirmed what was already long suspected: the Mirasol eReader is the latest product to turn into vaporware despite much fanfare and millions of dollars spent in development. Speaking at a briefing attended by Pocket-lint in San Diego, Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs said: “We were getting ready to launch a low volume ereader product, but I didn’t like the whole system. I didn’t want to launch our first product and have it be something that we didn’t really like, so we basically decided not to launch it, and instead just focus on the next version of it.” Instead, Jacobs hinted a Mirasol tablet might be in the works someday.
Regulatory filings indicate that Courier closed its paperback printing plant in Stoughton, MA at the end of April, laying off 110 workers. Courier said it would pay pre-tax restructuring costs of approximately $6 million for severance and other charges. Courier will have to pay $2.7 million through 2015 to settle its lease obligations, unless it can negotiate to reduce those costs, according to the filing.
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