Outsell on Moreover’s MetaMonitor

May 17, 2010 at 2:30 pm 2 comments

Respected research and advisory firm for the information industry, Outsell, have taken a look at our new content discovery application product MetaMonitor and been impressed with the way MetaMonitor builds upon the existing Moreover framework.

MetaMonitor serves to allow publishers to track and compare their original content across our ever-growing list of 35,000 news sources and 800,000 social media sources.  Publishers can match original work to derivative content, identifying who is using what, how they are using it and where, allowing for fair attribution and the engagement of prospective partners.

What so captivated Outsell was Moreover’s ability to take our core offering, the News Metabase, but with additional development time to productize it in a fresh and different manner, adding value with a targeted product extension.  Outsell subscribers can read the full article here: https://clients.outsellinc.com/insights/?p=11193 and we look forward to sharing more exciting product news with you all soon!

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With ink costing $10,000 a gallon, consider electronic media monitoring Well-organized digital content leads to employee, customer contentment

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  • 1. Ted Sumrall  |  August 6, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    The actual cost of ink is much much lower than $10,000/gallon. The cost of cartridge ink is being manipulated.

    Boston man has filed a class-action lawsuit accusing hardware maker HP and office supply retailer Staples of colluding to inflate the price of printer ink cartridges in violation of federal antitrust law. According to the suit, HP allegedly paid Staples $100 million to refrain from selling inexpensive third-party ink cartridges, although the suit doesn’t make it clear how plaintiff Ranjit Bedi arrived at that figure.

    For most printer companies, ink is the bread and butter of their business. The price of ink for HP ink-jet printers can be as much as $8,000 per gallon, a figure that makes gas-pump price gouging look tame. HP is currently the dominant company in the printing market, and a considerable portion of the company’s profits come from ink.

    The printer makers have been waging an all-out war against third-party vendors that sell replacement cartridges at a fraction of the price. The tactics employed by the printer makers to maintain monopoly control over ink distribution for their printing products have become increasingly aggressive. In the past, we have seen HP, Epson, Lenovo and other companies attempt to use patents and even the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in their efforts to crush third-party ink distributors.

    The companies have also turned to using the ink equivalent of DRM, the use of microchips embedded in ink cartridges that work with a corresponding technical mechanism in the printer that blocks the use of unauthorized third-party ink. Adding insult to injury, most printers are lying, filthy ink thieves, according to a recent study, misreporting that they are low on ink when they are not.

    Bedi’s suit asks for unspecified damages and an injunction barring the two companies from engaging in anticompetitive business practices.

    I can assure you that the cost for newspaper ink is not near $10,000/gallon.

  • 2. Ted Sumrall  |  August 6, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    To clarify my earlier post.

    The actual cost of ink is much much lower than $10,000/gallon. The cost of cartridge ink is apparantly being manipulated according to a federal antitrust law suit filed in Boston..

    A Boston man has filed a class-action lawsuit accusing hardware maker HP and office supply retailer Staples of colluding to inflate the price of printer ink cartridges in violation of federal antitrust law. According to the suit, HP allegedly paid Staples $100 million to refrain from selling inexpensive third-party ink cartridges, although the suit doesn’t make it clear how plaintiff Ranjit Bedi arrived at that figure.

    For most printer companies, ink is the bread and butter of their business. The price of ink for HP ink-jet printers can be as much as $8,000 per gallon, a figure that makes gas-pump price gouging look tame. HP is currently the dominant company in the printing market, and a considerable portion of the company’s profits come from ink.

    The printer makers have been waging an all-out war against third-party vendors that sell replacement cartridges at a fraction of the price. The tactics employed by the printer makers to maintain monopoly control over ink distribution for their printing products have become increasingly aggressive. In the past, we have seen HP, Epson, Lenovo and other companies attempt to use patents and even the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in their efforts to crush third-party ink distributors.

    The companies have also turned to using the ink equivalent of DRM, the use of microchips embedded in ink cartridges that work with a corresponding technical mechanism in the printer that blocks the use of unauthorized third-party ink. Adding insult to injury, most printers are lying, filthy ink thieves, according to a recent study, misreporting that they are low on ink when they are not.

    Bedi’s suit asks for unspecified damages and an injunction barring the two companies from engaging in anticompetitive business practices.

    I can assure you that the cost for newspaper ink is not near $10,000/gallon.

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