imeem and EMI Music announced a comprehensive music and video content partnership that will give fans free, on-demand access to stream EMI Musicâ€™s available global digital catalog on imeemâ€™s ad-supported online service. Starting today, imeem’s 18 million users will be able to enjoy music and video from artists such as Radiohead, Coldplay, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, 30 Seconds to Mars, Norah Jones, Interpol, KT Tunstall, Daft Punk, Joss Stone, the Beastie Boys and more.
Insider Pages, a subsidiary of Citysearch, announced the nationwide rollout of its revolutionary online fundraising program enabling organizations to quickly raise money by writing online reviews of local businesses. Supporters simply write reviews on Insider Pages about businesses they use such as doctors, hairstylists, home contractors, or restaurants. For each review they write, Insider Pages makes a donation to their organization. Now schools, little leagues, clubs and even national foundations can raise thousands of dollars without having to sell anything or ask supporters for donations.
The program is open to all types of organizations. Organizations can raise thousands of dollars in as little as three weeks depending on the level of participation. Not only does this program take the hassle out of fundraising, it also provides the community with a rich source of customer referrals and tips that can be viewed by anyone for free.
Fresh off a recent renewal with the SCI FI Channel that will keep WWE Extreme Championship Wrestling on the network through 2008, World Wrestling Entertainment has begun streaming the weekly program on its highly trafficked website, WWE.com, which currently receives 17 million unique visitors each month.
WWE offers visitors to its website the chance to view ECWâ€™s most recently televised episode free of charge. The program, which airs Tuesday evenings on SCI FI, is made available as a video stream each week on Wednesday afternoons, and is shown through the following Monday. Viewers are able to see each show in its entirety and have the ability to fast-forward, rewind and pause the digital content.
In addition to the televised ECW programming, online viewers are also treated to additional WWE action each week in the form of â€œAfter the Bell,â€ a special feature already available to AT&T mobile customers as part of WWEâ€™s exclusive partnership with the mobile provider. Mobile customers still receive the extra content soon after the televised broadcast, but WWE.com visitors are now also privy to the footage the following day as they stream the ECW video on WWE.com.
NYTimes.com announced the launch of Reading Room: Conversations About Great Books, a new, online forum of expert panelists in discussion with editors from The New York Times Book Review about classic books. The book club is one of several enhancements The Times recently made to its book coverage online and in the print edition.
Reading Room features in-depth analysis of classic books, with regular updates from the panelists, in response to plot summaries and questions from the host. Readersâ€™ comments are invited and the panelists will sometimes respond in subsequent posts.
Fotofix.com today launched its online photo retouching service giving the general public the ability to upload snapshots and, after a brief wait, receive retouched, magazine-quality photos.
Now anyone can enjoy the celebrity treatment, partaking of the alteration top models and stars take advantage of to improve and enhance their images. Fotofix.com provides high-quality digital enhancements like skin smoothing, complexion evening, body slimming, and tooth whitening.
A team of professionally trained photographers and artists work on the photos, ensuring the best quality available in online photo touch-ups. Fotofix.com gives people the power to envision themselves with different hair or eye colors, relocated to new backgrounds or to have poor photo color rebalanced. The process has a 24-hour turnaround, with customers posting photos directly to the site or sending them via email or a cell phone. The photos are then altered at low or no cost to the consumer.