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ACM TechNews Goes Mobile

iPhone and iPad Apps for Tech News Briefs Now Available at iTunes Store

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The Association for Computing Machinery
Advancing Computing as a Science & Profession

Contact: Virginia Gold
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NEW YORKDecember 29, 2010 – ACM TechNews, the tri-weekly email digest that delivers the latest news for IT professionals, is now accessible as an easy-to-use mobile application for iPhones and iPads.  These new apps, downloadable from the Apple iTunes store, enable ACM’s nearly 100,000 members to stay current on news, trends, and developments affecting the global IT and computing communities.  They also offer personalized tools for sharing, searching, and storing important news stories. 

            “In this competitive international economy, ACM TechNews provides an ideal source of late-breaking news and information in a mobile format that follows you wherever you go, making it an indispensable tool for savvy computing professionals,” said Scott E. Delman, director of group publishing for ACM.  “Users can access concise summaries of the most relevant IT news from all over the world, with links to the complete original articles published in more than 3,000 news outlets.” 

            The ACM TechNews mobile apps also feature:

  •        Touch screen navigation to find articles with a fingertip scroll bar
  •        Article sharing with friends and colleagues via email, text messaging, and social networking sites
  •        Searches the entire ACM TechNews archive, dating back to 1999, by keyword, author or title
  •        One-click saving option for current news or archived summaries in a personal binder 

            Users of the ACM TechNews apps must be registered individual members of ACM with valid Web Accounts in order to receive regularly updated content.  Entering and saving ACM Web Account login information for the apps will automatically update the content with the latest news from TechNews, which is published every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.                       

            For access to downloadable TechNews apps for iPhones, click on:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/acm-technews/id405041862?mt=8

            For iPads, click on:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/acm-technews-hd/id405042989?mt=8

 

About ACM

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery www.acm.org, is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field’s challenges. ACM strengthens the computing profession’s collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking.   

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