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Business Wire  –  Mon Feb 23 07:01:00 CST 2009

Safari Books Online Optimizes for Top Mobile Devices

Added Support Makes Safari Books Online Ubiquitous for Users On-the-Go

SEBASTOPOL, Calif. (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Safari Books Online (www.safaribooksonline.com), the provider of the leading on-demand digital library for technology, creative and business professionals, today announced it is fully optimized to support the top mobile devices in the United States. The new website, m.safaribooksonline.com, optimizes Safari Books Online’s content and reading experience for the majority of mobile phones (such as Nokia, BlackBerry, iPhone, and Windows Mobile), making it possible for users to read while on-the-go.

Safari Books Online has responded to users’ needs in completing the mobile optimization: 81 percent of Safari Books Online customers say they use their mobile devices to read reference books and other personal development content. With the mobile optimization now available, Safari Books Online ensures its library is available to all of its users, including more than 40,000 individual subscribers and employees from more than 1,500 corporate and government accounts. Not only can users download and synchronize PDF versions to read on mobile devices, but now they can search, read and learn on-the-go using Safari Books Online’s on-demand digital library that is optimized for mobile devices.

“Safari Books Online is continually evolving to meet the needs of our enterprise and individual subscribers, helping them to stay competitive and improve productivity,” said John Chodacki, Director of Consumer Market at Safari Books Online. “Since many of our subscribers already use these devices on a regular basis, m.safaribooksonline.com opens the door to fast, easy access to the vast array of materials in our library no matter where they may be.”

This optimization enables Safari Books Online’s content to be read from virtually any mobile device with Internet connectivity and a browser, such as Nokia, BlackBerry, iPhone, and Windows Mobile. Users have a number of functions available to them such as search, bookmarking and favorites, and now subscribers can use preset access keys to their choice of a number key to activate or launch a variety of functions. Similar to “hot keys” on a computer keyboard, the access keys make using the Safari Books Online functions faster and easier while on-the-go.

About Safari Books Online

Safari Books Online (www.safaribooksonline.com) is an on-demand digital library delivering expert content in both book and video form from the world’s leading authors in technology and business. Technology professionals, software developers, Web designers, and business and creative professionals use Safari Books Online as their primary resource for research, problem solving, learning and certification training. Safari Books Online offers a range of business-to-business product mixes and pricing programs for every sized organization, as well as business-to-consumer options for individual users. Thousands of books, prepublication manuscripts, short documents, articles and instructional videos are available at Safari Books Online in one fully searchable database from publishers like Prentice Hall Professional, O'Reilly Media, Addison-Wesley Professional, Microsoft Press, Sams, Que, Peachpit Press, John Wiley & Sons, Elsevier, lynda.com, IBM Press, Adobe Press, Cisco Press, Sun Microsystems Press, FT Press, Wharton School Publishing, Apress, Manning, New Riders, Apple Certified, Course Technology, Splash Media and dozens more. For more information about Safari Books Online, please visit us online.