SI Tests Digital Editions Sports Illustrated began promoting the 2006 version of its popular annual “Swimsuit Edition” with its first-ever digital magazine preview. SI worked with Texterity, a provider of digital magazine editions, on the multimedia project that included movies, slide shows and high-quality photographs available to be viewed through a Web browser. Downloads were not required to view the digital edition. The preview was made available by SI in the week leading up to the “Swimsuit” issue’s release. “We created the ‘Swimsuit’ digital edition as a tool to support our subscription programs,” says Bob Kanell, director of operations for Sports Illustrated. “Texterity
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DAYTON, Ohio -- The Peter Li Education Group will not pursue its nonbinding letter of intent to acquire ENC Focus from ENC Learning. "We are sad to announce that we have terminated our efforts to reach a contract agreement with ENC Learning," says Bret D. Thomas, president and publisher of the Peter Li Education Group. "The lack of clear lines of ownership is the sole reason we have decided not to pursue the acquisition. We remain open to future publishing endeavors and are actively seeking alternate mergers and acquisitions to grow our vibrant magazine division." ENC Learning is transitioning from the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse, a federally