Welcome!

News Feed Item

getAbstract Announces New Apps for All Popular Mobile Platforms

getAbstract, a leading online media company, with a mission to find, expertly compress and provide universal access to critical business knowledge in a format that can be quickly and easily absorbed, is pleased to announce a new app that is now available for all popular platforms. The app allows subscribers to access the full library of 10,000 getAbstract business book summaries, TED Talk briefs and compressed financial reports from virtually any mobile device. Completely re-designed for this release there are now native implementations on iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8, BlackBerry OS 10, as well as on iPad and Android Tablets. Now, wherever you are, whenever you want and whatever platform you use – mobile users can read or stream audio without limits.

According to Bersin by Deloitte’s 2013 Corporate Learning Factbook, mobile devices are increasingly being used for learning purposes. Up to 31% of large organizations deploy educational content to mobile devices. At least half of getAbstract’s millions of users access summaries through their favorite mobile devices. “Everyone is overloaded with information these days. So employers are increasingly supplementing formal classroom training programs with a continuous stream of more bite-sized, informal resources that are available on-demand, when specific questions or problems crop-up. Around 30% of organizations we surveyed recently, for example, now use digital book summaries,” said Todd Tauber, VP of Enterprise Learning Research at Deloitte Consulting LLP’s human capital research practice, Bersin by Deloitte.

The getAbstract app facilitates micro-learning with user-friendly features such as customized reading lists on start screens while social sharing and analytics capabilities make it possible to anticipate trends and see what others are reading. A Personal Favorites folder lets you transfer and sync from one device to another – fast and seamless. The complete spectrum of getAbstract language options are available: English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Chinese, and Russian. In addition, the apps allow seamless Single-Sign On into corporate LMS systems for simplified integration and improved adoption by end-users.

getAbstract is also announcing major improvements to the layout and design of summary PDFs that is more in line with their current web appearance. The changes were made to improve readability and comprehension while maximizing page space for the abstract text. Each summary will feature direct links to an ecommerce site so the complete book can be purchased on-the-spot.

“I really like the new layout. It’s clean, easy on the eyes and mind, and more graphically appealing,” said Justin Mass, Learning Technology & Design Senior Manager at Adobe. “Functionally, it helps me make a quick decision on whether I should commit the time to reading the full book.” Thomas Glatt, Senior Consultant eLearning at Credit Suisse, adds, “I like the new abstract layout very much, it looks fresh and is consistent with the new offerings from getAbstract (TED, Finance Report) – great stuff.”

About getAbstract

Founded in 1999, getAbstract is a leading online media company with a mission to help business professionals make better decisions and turn them and their companies into more successful entities by finding, expertly compressing and providing universal access to critical business knowledge in a format that can be quickly and easily absorbed. Millions of users worldwide subscribe to its on-demand compressed knowledge. Its solutions include a library of more than 10,000 getAbstract business book summaries, TED Talk briefs and compressed financial reports, available in text and audio format on popular platforms. Over one-third of Fortune 100 companies use getAbstract to help their employees to make more informed decisions and to drive business performance. For more information, please visit http://www.getabstract.com.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Video experiences should be unique and exciting! But that doesn’t mean you need to patch all the pieces yourself. Users demand rich and engaging experiences and new ways to connect with you. But creating robust video applications at scale can be complicated, time-consuming and expensive. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Zohar Babin, Vice President of Platform, Ecosystem and Community at Kaltura, will discuss how VPaaS enables you to move fast, creating scalable video experiences that reach your...
More and more companies are looking to microservices as an architectural pattern for breaking apart applications into more manageable pieces so that agile teams can deliver new features quicker and more effectively. What this pattern has done more than anything to date is spark organizational transformations, setting the foundation for future application development. In practice, however, there are a number of considerations to make that go beyond simply “build, ship, and run,” which changes ho...
"We have several customers now running private clouds. They're not as large as they should be but it's getting there. The adoption challenge has been pretty simple. Look at the world today of virtualization vs cloud," stated Nara Rajagopalan, CEO of Accelerite, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"My role is working with customers, helping them go through this digital transformation. I spend a lot of time talking to banks, big industries, manufacturers working through how they are integrating and transforming their IT platforms and moving them forward," explained William Morrish, General Manager Product Sales at Interoute, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
SYS-CON Events announced today that China Unicom will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. China United Network Communications Group Co. Ltd ("China Unicom") was officially established in 2009 on the basis of the merger of former China Netcom and former China Unicom. China Unicom mainly operates a full range of telecommunications services including mobile broadband (GSM, WCDMA, LTE F...
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life sett...
In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Lee Atchison, Principal Cloud Architect and Advocate at New Relic, discussed cloud as a ‘better data center’ and how it adds new capacity (faster) and improves application availability (redundancy). The cloud is a ‘Dynamic Tool for Dynamic Apps’ and resource allocation is an integral part of your application architecture, so use only the resources you need and allocate /de-allocate resources on the fly.
Is your aging software platform suffering from technical debt while the market changes and demands new solutions at a faster clip? It’s a bold move, but you might consider walking away from your core platform and starting fresh. ReadyTalk did exactly that. In his General Session at 19th Cloud Expo, Michael Chambliss, Head of Engineering at ReadyTalk, will discuss why and how ReadyTalk diverted from healthy revenue and over a decade of audio conferencing product development to start an innovati...
Complete Internet of Things (IoT) embedded device security is not just about the device but involves the entire product’s identity, data and control integrity, and services traversing the cloud. A device can no longer be looked at as an island; it is a part of a system. In fact, given the cross-domain interactions enabled by IoT it could be a part of many systems. Also, depending on where the device is deployed, for example, in the office building versus a factory floor or oil field, security ha...
“We're a global managed hosting provider. Our core customer set is a U.S.-based customer that is looking to go global,” explained Adam Rogers, Managing Director at ANEXIA, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. SoftLayer’s customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management solutions, helping companies worldwide activate their data to drive more value and business insight and to transform moder...
The vision of a connected smart home is becoming reality with the application of integrated wireless technologies in devices and appliances. The use of standardized and TCP/IP networked wireless technologies in line-powered and battery operated sensors and controls has led to the adoption of radios in the 2.4GHz band, including Wi-Fi, BT/BLE and 802.15.4 applied ZigBee and Thread. This is driving the need for robust wireless coexistence for multiple radios to ensure throughput performance and th...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Secure Channels will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The bedrock of Secure Channels Technology is a uniquely modified and enhanced process based on superencipherment. Superencipherment is the process of encrypting an already encrypted message one or more times, either using the same or a different algorithm.
I’m going to cry tonight, long and hard. I’ll do so as I remember and mourn Jeremy Geelan. I knew Jeremy for almost 20 years, from the time he showed up one day at Cloud Expo’s headquarters in Bergen County, New Jersey, and went to work. The show wasn’t called Cloud Expo then, of course – it was still known as Java Edge, a pioneering event that grabbed developers, architects, and enterprise IT users alike for twice-yearly confabs. Jeremy didn’t have a job there, or even a job offer. He was s...