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Through an exclusive partnership, Recorded Books and iVerse Media will offer libraries and their patrons access to a selection of more than 10,000 digital comics, graphic novels, and manga titles both inside the library and remotely.
Posted Jun 25, 2015
moBack, a self-deployable MBaaS platform that helps developers build and deploy mobile and web apps, announced that it has joined the GENBAND Kandy Partner Ecosystem. Kandy is a real time communications software development platform built from GENBAND's global telecommunications network and security technologies.
Posted Jun 25, 2015
Discovery U.S. Hispanic, a division of Discovery Communications, and mitú, a technology-driven media brand comprised of a large group of Latino digital content creators and social media influencers, announced a multiplatform development agreement to produce a slate of original digital and television series around mitú's most successful social influencers. Programming will premiere on Discovery en Español and Discovery Familia, with complementing content across mitú's digital properties.
Posted Jun 25, 2015
Megalytic, an analytics reporting software as a service, announced an integration that allows customers to directly connect Google AdWords accounts for improved paid search reporting capabilities and accuracy. Megalytics says this is an example of its efforts to incorporate all major data sources needed by digital marketers to communicate performance.
Posted Jun 24, 2015
According to a new market research report "Web Content Management Market by Solution (Content Creation and Edit Tools, and Mobile Web CMS), Services (Managed Services, Support Training & Consulting), Deployment Type, User Type, Verticals, Regions - Global Forecast to 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, the WCM market is set to grow from $3.47 Billion in 2015 to $6.85 Billion by 2020, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 14.5%.
Posted Jun 23, 2015
Pinterest, the visual bookmarking tool, announced that Adaptly, Inc. has been named an Ads API Marketing Developer Partner (MDP) and has developed software products for purchasing and managing paid media campaigns on Pinterest. Adaptly has integrated Pinterest advertising into its technology which will offer its clients the ability to plan, deploy, optimize, and report on paid media campaigns across Pinterest.
Posted Jun 23, 2015
Simulmedia, an audience-targeting television advertising company, is working with Oracle Data Management Platform (DMP) to give Simulmedia TV campaigns the same level of accountability as other digital marketing initiatives. Through this technology integration, marketers and advertisers who currently use Oracle DMP to synchronize their offline and online customer data can track the performance of their Simulmedia TV campaigns to determine how they influence direct business outcomes.
Posted Jun 23, 2015
Limelight Networks, Inc., a digital content delivery provider, announced the results of its State of Digital Downloads research which revealed consumers are nearly always plugged in and are increasingly updating and adding content to their phones and other connected devices. In addition, the research shows that consumers, especially Millennials, expect and demand a seamless and consistent experience when downloading digital content.
Posted Jun 18, 2015
WWE launched UpUpDownDown, a new YouTube channel focusing on the world of video gaming, hosted by WWE Superstar and avid gamer, Xavier Woods. Woods, also known to online players by his handle "Austin Creed," will be joined by YouTube celebrities, WWE Superstars, and video game editors who will star in daily programming about everything in the world of gaming.
Posted Jun 18, 2015
LeadSift, a provider of social media intelligence solutions, announced that OMERS Ventures and Salesforce Ventures have invested in the company. The company says the investment will further product development efforts and fuel sales and marketing.
Posted Jun 18, 2015
Turner Broadcasting announced the unveiling of Courageous, a branded content studio for marketers utilizing Turner's multi-screen news brands CNN and HLN. First teased at the Turner Upfront event, Courageous will play a key role in the company's overall commitment to producing industry-leading premium branded content. The studio's production capabilities will range from multimedia "super stories" to longer-form flagship series, along with distinct integration opportunities that capitalize on CNN's all-screen global power.
Posted Jun 18, 2015
Evergage, a provider of real-time personalization, published the results of a new survey that found 91% of marketers either use or intend to use personalization for online customer interactions within the next year. Furthermore, 49% of marketers surveyed intends to increase their budgets for personalization over the year ahead, with 80% planning to increase them by more than 10%.
Posted Jun 18, 2015
Marketing services company Connexity Inc. announced that it has acquired PriceGrabber a retail lead-generation platform and network. Together the combined company will be a source of high intent shopping leads. PriceGrabber says its expansive shopping-focused publisher network offers more than 2,000 retailers marketing access to tens of millions of high intent shoppers each month from online shopping destinations such as Yahoo!, Ask.com and PriceGrabber.com.
Posted Jun 16, 2015
dtSearch Corp., a supplier of general enterprise and developer text retrieval software for searching terabytes of text in a variety of online and offline data formats, announced version 7.80 of its product line. All dtSearch products embed dtSearch's proprietary document filters. The latest release expands these document filters to directly support a broader range of encrypted PDFs, covering PDF files encrypted with an owner password up to 128-bit RC4 and 128-bit and 256-bit AES.
Posted Jun 16, 2015
451 Research, an information technology research and advisory company, has determined that cellular Internet of Things (IoT) and machine to machine (M2M) connections will increase nearly fourfold globally--from 252 million in 2014 to 908 million--in 2019. A monumental increase in active cellular IoT/M2M connections will be driven by a number of key factors.
Posted Jun 16, 2015
Ebooks by Sainsbury's has relaunched its website. The new site, built in-house, features the complete catalogue alongside a redesigned user experience. The new site also offers new features.
Posted Jun 11, 2015
Altova announced the availability of Version 2015 Release 4 (v2015r4) of its Altova MissionKit desktop developer tools and line of server software products. This release provides new functionality to increase validation speeds for XML and XBRL, adds frequently requested functionality for EDGAR filing validation, provides support for SQLite databases and the TRADACOMS EDI format, and much more.
Posted Jun 11, 2015
Boopsie, Inc., a mobile platform-as-a-service provider for libraries, announced the addition of Ratings and Reviews to its mobile platform. Users can now leave a 1-5 star rating and review for any title in their library's catalog. Reviews can be posted anonymously or through an alias.
Posted Jun 11, 2015
New data from Juniper Research indicates that the messaging market will decline from $113.5 billion in 2014 to $112.9bn in 2019 - a reduction of $600 million. Overall, messaging traffic is forecast to double by 2019. This is driven by OTT (over-the-top) messaging applications, such as WhatsApp and LINE, seeing a threefold increase in message traffic-from almost 31 trillion in 2014, to 100 trillion by 2019 globally.
Posted Jun 11, 2015
Brainshark, Inc., which delivers SaaS-based sales enablement solutions, announced Brainshark Live, bringing live presentation capabilities to the Brainshark Sales Accelerator. Based on Brainshark's SlideShark technology, Brainshark Live helps sales reps find and deliver the best presentation for every selling situation - right within Salesforce from their desktops and mobile devices.
Posted Jun 11, 2015
Lexalytics, a provider of cloud and on-prem text and sentiment analytics solutions, updated its Salience sentiment analytics platform. The company says Salience now offers quicker, more accurate processing, easier configuration of query topics in accented languages such as Portuguese and Spanish, and the ability to contextualize sentiment statements using Boolean search logic. Salience is Lexalytics' on-premise text analytics engine that processes over three billion documents per day.
Posted Jun 09, 2015
Brand Embassy, a digital customer service technology firm, announced the launch of its new customer service platform. Brand Embassy's cloud-based SaaS brings digital customer service channels like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, email, live chat, and discussion forums into one interface and then uses a variety of parameters like post influence and topic to intelligently route requests to the most relevant customer service agent. Brand Embassy also announced it has already signed up Vodafone, T-Mobile, and GE Money for its platform.
Posted Jun 09, 2015
CodeGuard has created a new pricing plan for its online service with the goal of making website backup and monitoring accessible to every small and midsize business. The company, which has offered website backup for over five years and says it currently monitors more than 250,000 websites for 50,000 companies, will now offer a free version of its service along with existing paid versions. CodeGuard Free costs nothing, comes with a guarantee, and supports one site, one database, and 5GB of storage per company.
Posted Jun 09, 2015
Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference is often the scene of big new announcements, and this year was no different. The company trotted out Jimmy Iovine, a co-founder of Beats, to announce Apple Music, which will allow users to stream over 30-million songs from iTunes, and incorporate playlists and videos. Apple Music is set to launch on June 30, and cost $9.99 per month-but comes with a 3-month free trial. If you need a family plan, you can support up to six people for $14.99 per month.
Posted Jun 09, 2015
Global data and personalization technology company Cxense ASA has announced its intention to acquire ad optimization company Maxifier from Dentsu Digital Holding, Eurovestech, and Fieldhelm. Maxifier is used by publishers--such as Condé Nast, Forbes, The Atlantic, and Bauer Media--to visualize and optimize all direct-sold premium advertising campaigns. Cxense and Maxifier also have common customers, including GFR Media and Grupo Globo, who currently license both companies' services independently. The acquisition significantly expands the Cxense operations and customer base in the United States, and further strengthens EMEA business.
Posted Jun 04, 2015
Visual Action Software, provider of the industry-leading Flaremap Application Suite, announced a strategic partnership with Hortonworks, a contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache Hadoop. The partnership brings enterprise-strength treemap technology together with the Hortonworks data platform.
Posted Jun 04, 2015
In a statement on its blog, Google announced a new feature called My Account that allows users to control all their privacy settings from one place. The post says, users can take the Privacy Checkup and Security Checkup. This will guide you "through your most important privacy and security settings." Additionally, you can "manage the information that can be used from Search, Maps, YouTube and other products to enhance your experience on Google."
Posted Jun 04, 2015
Webs, the digital services business of Vistaprint, announced the availability of social ads on its flagship social media marketing tool, Pagemodo. With this new tool, small businesses can design, target, publish, and analyze ad campaigns on Facebook.
Posted Jun 04, 2015
Adobe announced the 2015 release of Adobe Technical Communication Suite, the next generation of its single-source authoring and multi-device publishing toolkit for technical writers, help and policy authors, and instructional designers. The latest version of the end-to-end content development toolkit, streamlines the creation of standards-compliant, bidirectional technical content for global audiences.
Posted Jun 04, 2015
Hootsuite, a social relationship platform, announced the launch of its Custom Education Program from Connect via Hootsuite: London. Hootsuite Custom Education offers organizations tailored social media training programs to develop employee competencies, increase employee engagement online, build brand advocacy, and mitigate social risk.
Posted Jun 02, 2015
As the one-year anniversary of Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) draws near, new research from Constant Contact, Inc. underscores the continued importance of email marketing. Contrary to popular belief, Canadian consumers rate email as their number one method for staying in touch with businesses and by a long shot. Sixty-eight percent prefer email compared to just 12% who prefer staying in touch via telephone, 8% via mail, 7% via in person conversations, and 5% via social media.
Posted Jun 02, 2015
Wolper Information Services was acquired by the LM Information Delivery Group in 2012. Today, LM Information Delivery is known as an international provider of information services, while Wolper is an established provider of subscription and information management services in the US. In order to position Wolper as part of the LM Information Delivery Group, the company will change its name in the U.S. to LM Wolper Information Delivery. This name change will be accompanied by a transition of the corporate identity to fit the new global brand.
Posted Jun 02, 2015
Zenterio and Stream Group have partnered to launch an integrated end-to-end solution that enables content providers and operators to deliver value added services, such as Video-On-Demand, Catch up TV, and Live TV via the internet, cable, satellite, or terrestrial TV. The solution can either be fully cloud based or hosted locally.
Posted Jun 02, 2015
Constratus, LLC introduced the Constratus Consent Engine, the first in a suite of software products Constratus is developing to help network service providers integrate into the digital ecosystem. The Constratus Consent Engine leverages the Apigee Edge intelligent API platform, including Apigee's backend-as-a-service (BaaS) technology, to allow subscribers to share information about their location and preferences, as well as to enable applications to send push notifications and monitor online behavior.
Posted Jun 02, 2015
Expert System, a provider of semantic technology for the effective management of unstructured information, announced that it has signed a binding agreement to acquire TEMIS, a provider of text analytics solutions with offices in France, Germany, the U.K., the U.S., and Canada.
Posted Jun 02, 2015
Jumpshot, a marketing analytics platform, announced it has received $22 million in Series A funding from Avast Software. Jumpshot will use the funds to scale operations and enrich its two core offerings: the Jumpshot Plus web platform and Jumpshot Strategic Analytics.
Posted May 28, 2015
Marketers are predicted to spend $11.5 billion on data and related solutions across the three most prominent channels (email, direct mail, and display advertising) in 2015, according to recent research by Winterberry Group and DMA - demonstrating data's increasing value in today's marketplace. This expected spending represents a growth of more than one billion dollars over five years, driven by advances in technology. This finding is one of many in DMA's 2015 Statistical Fact Book.
Posted May 28, 2015
TouchCommerce, a provider of omni-channel engagement solutions, announced its newest solution, TouchMedia, which enables large advertisers to transform their brand's media message into a rich, interactive conversation using personalized engagement tools. Designed to boost conversion and improve advertising attribution, TouchMedia provides brands with a means to seamlessly integrate live chat and personalized self-service options into their advertising efforts.
Posted May 26, 2015
Monetate, a provider of multi-channel personalization to, announced at its fifth annual Monetate Summit the launch of a new solution that fuels customer-centric, data-driven marketing. Now available, the Monetate Customer Intelligence Layer reveals valuable insights from big data. As a result, marketers can deliver personalized experiences by recognizing customers as they journey across devices and channels.
Posted May 21, 2015
Lycos maintains a large portfolio of patented technologies ranging from search engine technology to on-line advertising and online gaming that it is making available for sale. As Lycos prepares to launch a suite of hard good products in the coming weeks, the company has decided to sell some of its technologies.
Posted May 21, 2015
ReachLocal Inc., which powera online marketing for local businesses, announced ReachDisplay InApp, a new solution that delivers location-based dynamic advertisements to consumer smartphones. ReachDisplay InApp is able to reach new consumers within a geo-fenced radius, targeting users on iOS and Android devices.
Posted May 21, 2015
A new study has found over half (57%) of business leaders do not understand the Digital Economy, highlighting that organizations are not yet fully prepared to deliver the digital experiences and access buyers desire and require. The study by OnePoll, commissioned by Ness Software Engineering Services (SES), a provider of software product engineering services, asked 1,000 business leaders in the UK, from a mix of industries, how they feel about the Digital Economy and their company's role in it.
Posted May 21, 2015
Akoonu, Inc. announced the general availability of its cloud-based content marketing platform, a solution empowering B2B marketers to drive an integrated, data-driven content marketing strategy. Akoonu's built-in best practices and customizable frameworks enable marketers to develop and integrate buyer personas and journey maps.
Posted May 21, 2015
Rhiza, an online platform that helps marketers and salespeople make Big Data actionable, announced the launch of Rhiza for Marketing, a new tool designed to sort through large datasets and pinpoint actionable insights. Using the product, marketers can discover granular characteristics on existing and prospective customers.
Posted May 21, 2015
WD, a Western Digital company, and a world leader in storage solutions is expanding its apps offerings by introducing Plex, an entertainment app that can now be downloaded to and deployed on the My Cloud NAS series. Plex organizes video, music and photos from personal media libraries and streams them to smart TVs, streaming boxes and mobile devices.
Posted May 19, 2015
Gamut, a digital media services company owned by Cox Media Group that serves agencies and publishers, programmatically and direct, announced the launch of GamutHD. The new feature, which is already available on Gamut's exchange, aims to provide more transparency and rich data around impressions bought and sold on the open exchange. Gamut says the feature has improved existing impression data 70% of the time, while adding net-new fields 40% of the time.
Posted May 19, 2015
New data from Juniper Research says that subscriber numbers to over-the-top (OTT) TV services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime will increase from 92.1 million in 2014, to 332.2 million globally by 2019. Continued growth in the North American market will see it remain as the leading region in terms of subscriber numbers, but closely followed by the Far East.
Posted May 19, 2015
Built.io, a software technology company specializing in digital solutions and mobile application development, announced that it is releasing realtime capabilities to subscribers of its flagship mobile Backend-as-a-Service (mBaaS). With this enhancement of its architecture, Built.io Backend offers full support for cross-platform realtime integration.
Posted May 14, 2015
Lexalytics, a provider of cloud and on-premises text and sentiment analytics solutions, announced the availability of a wizard and graphical user interface (GUI) for its Semantria software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform and Excel plugin. The new wizard, called SWIZ, is part of the Semantria Online Configurator, SWEB 1.3.
Posted May 14, 2015
Mediabong, a European network for contextual video advertising solutions, announced it has accepted $5 million in Series B funding in order to expand to the United States. Entrepreneur Venture and Conegliano Venture, two European funds who both have active businesses in the U.S., led the investment round.
Posted May 14, 2015
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