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Tools Round Up: Cision upgrade; SourceBottle comes to North America; and more

Cision has upgraded its Media Database.

SourceBottle, a free resource similar to HARO or ProfNet, has launched in North America. SourceBottle is focused on topics targeted to women, including beauty, business, and parenting.

The Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) has introduced a mobile app that provides social marketing news and the organization’s own editorial content.

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Cision Sells Print Monitoring Business to BurrellesLuce

Cision announced today that it has sold its U.S. print monitoring business to fellow media monitoring, data, and analytics company BurrellesLuce. Cision says its print monitoring business has steadily declined in recent years, so the company will instead continue its focus on digital capabilities.

Cision North America CEO Peter Granat told us this morning that print monitoring contributed about eight percent to the total group revenue. “For the last number of years, we have seen double-digit declines in low teens for PR print monitoring business,” he said.

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Cision Says Dow Jones Settlement is Part of a ‘Bigger Issue’

Cision‘s North American CEO Peter Granat says the settlement that the media data and analytics company has reached with Dow Jones & Company is part of a “bigger issue” that impacts other service providers and PR pros.

In a phone call with PRNewser today, Granat says it has started working with licensing bodies here in the U.S. to avoid issues like the one that spurred the Dow Jones case.

Yesterday, Dow Jones announced that it had reached a settlement with Cision for an undisclosed though “significant” sum of money. Dow Jones claimed that Cision had engaged in the “unauthorized reproduction, distribution, and other misuse of news content” from The Wall Street JournalBarron’s, and SmartMoney magazines.

“Rights management and licensing will have to be put in place in a more formal structure,” Granat told us.

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Dow Jones and Cision Reach a Settlement

Lots o’ lawsuits these days.

Dow Jones & Company has reached a settlement with Cision over a copyright infringement claim against the Sweden-based media monitoring, data, and analysis company. The original claim was Dow Jones’ response to what it says was “unauthorized reproduction, distribution, and other misuse of news content” that it publishes. Without going into the details, Dow Jones says Cision paid a “significant amount” to settle the issue.

Cision is not redistributing Dow Jones content anymore, but rather directing users to the Dow Jones sites. The content in question came from The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, and SmartMoney magazines.

“This settlement is another reminder that only paying customers enjoy full access to Dow Jones’ highly valuable journalism, and anyone who free rides on our content will face serious financial repercussions,” said Dow Jones GC Mark Jackson in a statement. Damn!

The issue has been settled without litigation. We’ve been in touch with Cision for comment.

Tech Roundup: Executives Fear Video Leaks; Cision Adds Search Tools

-Cision has released Seek or Shout, a new online community for journalists, bloggers, freelancers, and PR and marketing professionals that allows those writing stories to connect with sources and calls attention to those with published content. The Cision Media Database has also introduced new search tools to help filter results, pull media data, and build media lists faster.

-PR Newswire has launched PR Newswire… for bloggers, a resource for bloggers (of course) and other “self-publishers.” The goal is to provide resources and added visibility to the growing number of people publishing on the Web. In addition, PR Newswire will also review five new blogs per week.

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Cision Introduces a New Search Tool, Loses European CEO

Cision has introduced the Social Influencer Search, a new keyword search tool that allows users to seek out social media posts and blogs on a specific topic. Information can be further sorted by location, beat, and other categories. Users will also be able to identify the most influential reporters on the keyword topic and gather contact info and background information.

The company also announced that its European CEO, Yann Blandy, is leaving the company at the end of Q2 to become the CEO of Intellecta, a science and technology educational resource company. He’s been with the company for six years. In a statement, the company says it will have a replacement by the time of Blandy’s departure.

Just a couple of weeks ago, it was announced that North American CEO Joe Bernardo was leaving the company.

Roll Call: Cision, Kraft, 360 Public Relations, and More

Cision‘s North American CEO, Joe Bernardo, has chosen early retirement and will be stepping down from his post, effective March 1. He’s been with the company for 13 years. Over the past year, he’s been shifting duties to Peter Granat, president and COO of Cision North America. Granat assumed that role in January 2011 after spending two years as CEO of Cision Europe. [via, h/t]

Perry Yeatman, head of global corporate and government affairs for Kraft for the past seven years, will step down from her post at the end of the year, following a spin-off of the company’s snack business. Nancy Daigler, the SVP of business unit corporate affairs will lead corporate and government affairs for the grocery division and Ernest Duplessis, VP of corporate communications, will serve as VP of corp comms for the snack division. [via Holmes Report]

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Tech Round Up: Facebook’s IPO, Shazamming the Super Bowl, and More

-The big tech news this week is of course Facebook filing paperwork to go public, with some calling its financials “disappointing,” seeing how its $3.7 billion in revenue last year is just one-tenth of tech rival Google. An IPO could happen this spring.

-Speaking of Facebook, the Pew Research Internet Project released a report that shows that people behave on Facebook as they do in real life.

-Click here for an infographic that imagines a world without Google. (Gasp!)

-Need a good contact in the digital space? PR software maker Cision has introduced “Cision Influencer Lists,” which are nicely packaged records of influential contacts, compiled and constantly updated by Cision’s media research team. A news release is available here.

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Tech Round Up: Google+ Photo Upgrade; Cision for Smartphones; and More

Google+ today announced a few product updates, including one that affects how photos appear in its lightbox function. We’ve got a video above, care of Wired. The article says the improvements are meant to keep up with Facebook’s new Timeline feature, which is now slowly rolling out, and Twitter’s redesign. Twitter introduced brand pages and other features a couple of weeks ago.  Our colleagues at AllTwitter break down the bells and whistles.

Cision is now available on smartphones and tablets. Cision search capabilities are now accessible on iPhones, iPads, iTouch, and Android devices, and has been certified for use on Google Chrome.

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Three Tips to Increase Sharing on Facebook

Recent research conducted by PR Newswire and Crowd Factory found that Twitter is more effective than Facebook for sharing press releases. In many ways, that’s because Facebook isn’t really designed for this purpose.

“I’m not sure Facebook is often the ideal platform for sharing press releases,” Attention founder and partner Curtis Hougland told us during a phone conversation. It’s a sentiment shared by others we’ve spoken to.

Nevertheless, there are some ways that you can maximize Facebook ‘s ability to share your news.

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