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8 InformationToday June 2010 www.infotoday.com Pushing the Limits NewsBytes (continued from page 6) And finally, there’s friendly but firm. Li- brarians and other info pros love a vendor documents and historical records in many that loves them. It’s great to meet vendor forms. The bill is intended to encourage pals at conferences, to call user support state and local governments to preserve (continued from page 7) desks and recognize the voices, to have a these records for public access. Five other sales rep on speed dial who knows every- senators, one Republican and four Demo- thing about a database or who can get to crats, co-sponsored the bill. when it comes to the academic librarians the person who does. Source: U.S. Senate (http://senate.gov) deciding on licenses. An information serv- But at the same time, perfect vendors ice only good on campus might still have with all that vision, universal access, and from its rolls. Rosenthal had served as value to faculty patrons, but it wouldn’t lofty goals would not let us get too com- PubMatic Closes Ning’s COO until March, when he re- fortable. They would keep reminding us, even nagging us, to be all that we can be, Funding Round placed outgoing CEO Gina Bianchini as the head of the company. to provide the broadest level of service to PubMatic closed a Series C funding Source: Ning (www.ning.com) We need vendors the broadest range of users, and to use round worth $7.5 million. PubMatic raised who see ahead and their products expansively. They would $18 million in total. This round, led by encourage us to give them constant feed- previous investor Helion Venture Part- HP Faces Bribery Probe adapt to future back for fixing, improving, and expand- ners, included Draper Fisher Jurvetson HP is under investigation in multiple prospects, including ing their services. They would recommend and Nexus Venture Partners. The fund- countries regarding a 2003 incident in us and promote our value in their outreach ing will be used to accelerate the adoption which the company allegedly paid €8 mil- the scary ones. to their own clients. of PubMatic’s new offerings, including a lion (about $10.4 million U.S.) in bribes Heck, they might even hire us to serv- new ad auction and analytics capabilities. to land a contract with the office of the ice the specialized needs of their clients. Source: PubMatic (www.pubmatic.com) prosecutor general of the Russian Feder- make sense for the librarians to Of course, being perfect, they would never
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