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KODAK collaborates with On Demand Books

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(Best Syndication News) - Eastman Kodak Company announced in September, a new collaboration with On Demand Books and ReaderLink. The partnership will have in-store On Demand Books’ Espresso Book Machine deployed at retail locations that have the KODAK Picture Kiosks. The combination of services will offer consumers a full-service digital-to-print media. With the partnership, consumers will be able to get photo books and custom/local self-published titles, educational supplements, and more at retail locations.

Twitter support for Instagram Photos Vaporizes

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(Best Syndication News) - Instagram fans were shocked to not be able to share their filtered photos on Twitter today. Facebook, who purchased Instagram this year, ended support for Twitter cards. This meant that Twitter users that used the Instagram photo-sharing app will now be inconvenienced.

Today, Twitter users are tweeting their shock; Instagram photos are no longer being displayed on the website. Twitter announced the status change on their website this afternoon. They wrote:

"Instagram has disabled photo integration with Twitter. As a result, photos are no longer appearing in Tweets or user photo galleries.

Netflix enters Multi-year Agreement with Disney

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(Best Syndication News) - Netflix subscribers will be able to see the Disney theatrical films during the same period as Pay TV customers starting in 2016. Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) announced the multi-year agreement with The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) today.

The new licensing agreement will commence in 2013 with high-profile Disney direct-to-video new-releases that will be made available on Netflix. Starting in 2016, theatrically released feature films from Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, and Disneynature will become available to view on Netflix on their streaming “Watch Instantly” service at the same time Premium Pay TV gets to air the film. The streaming will be allowed on televisions, tablets, computers, and mobile phones.

2012 Cyber Monday Sales reach Record Numbers

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(Best Syndication News) - IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced that Cyber Monday 2012 online sales grew by 30.3 percent compared to the same time last year. According to IBM's analysis, this was the biggest spending day ever seen online.

Jill Puleri, IBM Global Retail Leader, says more consumers spent more time shopping online on Thanksgiving Day. Consumers now use multiple devices at the same time, such as their mobile phone and their laptop. They now have tools to find the best prices for products, and they use social networking to tweet and blog about their purchases. Puleri said the big problem retailers faced this year was their brick-and-mortar stores were becoming the showroom. The consumer tries out the product at the store and then goes home to buy it online to save money.

Having too many Facebook Friends can be Stressful

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(Best Syndication News) - Having bundles of friends on Facebook may sound cool, but a new report suggests that the more social the person is online the more stressful social media becomes. The report from the University of Edinburgh Business School found that adding employers, parents, and more groups of people into their Facebook friends circle, the more likely a person will be stressed from the activity.

The stress factor comes out when the user is sharing their life on Facebook that might not be acceptable to some of their online social circles. Usually this behavior involved swearing, being reckless, drinking, or smoking.

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