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GN4 Version 2.1
Latest News Maine Today Media
Maine Today Media is the largest media group in the state of Maine and publishes The Portland Press Herald, the Maine Sunday Telegram, the Kennebec Journal, the Morning Sentinel and the Coastal Journal.
All publications are now live on the integrated advertising system with Ad Booking and Sales, an Online Customer Self Service portal, Ad Makeup, Production Tracking, eProofing, Invoicing, Credit Management and Accounts Receivables.
A two-way interface with Salesforce.com is also included.
The totally integrated advertising/financial system replaces a DTI system.
Virgin Radio signs for WebCMS
Virgin Radio, one of the largest international commercial radio groups globally has selected Miles 33 to deliver a WebCMS for their online presence.
In 2014 Contracts have been signed by publishers around the world, including:
UK and Europe Local World
Newbury Weekly News
Isle of Wight County Press
Seat Pagine Italy
D. Media Group Italy
Americas Boston Globe
Maine Today Media
The Berry Company
US Supreme Court
Presna Libre Guatemala
South East Asia
New Straits Times Press
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2014 reflections . . .
As 2014 comes to an end, we can look back upon a year that saw lots of good and positive things.
We are happy to report that the integration of VirtualCom Interactive and their products into the Miles 33 family is complete. It is clear that the synergy between the developers is extremely powerful and is delivering digital solutions that stand head and shoulders above other technologies. The ability to launch digital editions and make them profitable from day one is a reality and benefits YOU, our customer.
This year also saw the first Gemstone sites take their new advertising system live. With deep integration with Google DFP, Cxense, LocalStars and Janrain, a mind-blowing digital ad solution has emerged that every newspaper will want to take advantage of. Its "easy-to-use" feature-set totally de-mystifies the digital ad sales process. Sales departments can now, for the first time, use a common ad system to sell print, internet and mobile ads, generate a single invoice and track all revenues. A great reduction in IT complexity and infrastructure. All thanks to Gemstone!
Other significant events include the release of GN4 Version 2 which introduced the HTML5-based GNi4 client. The introduction of PaperEvolution, the ground-breaking new digital edition system and of course, the hiring of new staff in Asia, the UK and the US.
Our customers have been successful too.
Some of the customers that purchased, upgraded or went live in 2014.
We have seen multi-channel newsrooms go live in countries like Italy, Indonesia, the UK, the US and Guatemala. Advertising systems go live at large newspapers and groups like Newsquest (Gannett UK) and The Boston Globe and mobile digital editions being launched in Malaysia, UK, the US, Italy and Indonesia.
The migration to digital is truly full-on and Miles 33 is leading the trend with a slew of solutions that help newspapers roll-out and monetise their efforts.
Why don't you start 2015 with a demo and see how your digital editions can rise to new heights.
GN4 Version 2.1
Are you eagerly anticipating the release of V2.1 of the GN4 Editorial Content Management System? You should!
The build is code-complete and is in its final stages of testing. You will be receiving notice of its availability within the next few weeks.
Version 2.1 brings some great new features to the system. The GNi4 interface, the responsive design client that turns every browser and tablet device into a GN4 client, is packed with even more features. Not only can you publish directly to the website within GNi4, you now get a preview of how it will look, before committing.
GN4 Version 2.1 now also offers the creation of Media Galleries which lets you combine videos and images into an independent object. A great tool to easily enrich your digital editions, online and on mobile devices.
The way you can interface 3rd parties into GN4 has also been greatly enhanced thanks to the move to REST instead of SOAP protocols. GN4 was already a fully web-services-based system and has just become even more powerful and easier to integrate into your corporate web infrastructure.