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Joomla, an open source CMS used for everything from websites to blogs to custom apps to tntranets, announced the immediate availability of Joomla 3.2. The newest CMS offers a revamped extension development and installation process, and contains a record number of new features and improvements. The new enhancements-including version control, Rapid Application Development (RAD), an extension finder, bcrypt and two-factor authentication-are designed to make this the most simple and secure Joomla CMS yet.
Posted Nov 07, 2013
Amazon.com introduced Amazon Source, a new program that enables independent bookstores and other retailers to sell Kindle devices and accessories, and earn money while doing so. In addition to a discount on purchasing Kindles and Kindle accessories for resale, retailers will have the option of receiving 10% of every Kindle book purchased on Kindle devices sold by the bookstore for the first two years after a customer buys a device.
Posted Nov 07, 2013
LeadSift, which has ability to sift through millions of social conversations to deliver targeted social leads, announced The LeadSift Fingerprint. The dashboard is targeted toward social users who continue to try to understand how marketers use their public data to classify them as consumers.
Posted Nov 07, 2013
On the heels of announcing its acquisition of Openera, LiveQoS, a provider of Quality of Service (QoS) for mobile devices, announced it has closed a $4 million Series C round of financing led by Miralta Capital. The funds will be used for development and launch of LiveQaaS, a mobile Quality as a Service platform.
Posted Nov 07, 2013
PK4 Media, a performance-based digital media company, announced the launch of XPS, its proprietary cross-platform technology solution that deploys and optimizes display and video creative across online, mobile, and tablet distribution platforms. XPS analyzes targeting data, while optimizing campaigns across any screen to find the most relevant users to engage with the advertiser's brand.
Posted Nov 07, 2013
Investors are once again clamoring over the latest social media IPO. Twitter will go public on Thursday with shares estimated at $23-$25 each for its 70 million shares. Considering the precedent by Facebook and other social IPOs, you might think investors would be wary, but that doesn't seem to be the case. According to Reuters, "Sources close to the situation said demand among institutional investors was so strong that the final pricing is likely to go even higher than the new range announced on Monday."
Posted Nov 06, 2013
Amazon.com, Inc. announced the launch of Kindle First, a new program that offers customers access to Kindle books a month in advance of their official release date. Each month, Amazon Publishing editors select several titles from Kindle's most popular categories a month ahead of their official publication date, adding a note of recommendation, and a behind-the-scenes look at the stories and the authors.
Posted Nov 05, 2013
A new collaboration between OCLC and ProQuest automates the process to keep ebook holdings from ebrary and EBL - Ebook Library up to date in WorldCat and library catalogs and offers current links to library users. The initiative builds on OCLC's work with ProQuest's ebook businesses to support Demand-driven Acquisition (DDA) workflow and ebook access.
Posted Nov 05, 2013
dtSearch Corp., a supplier of document filters and general enterprise and developer text retrieval software, announced version 7.73 of its product line. The new version enhances .NET, C++ and Java API options for dtSearch Engine developers embedding the document filters for data parsing, conversion, extraction, and display of retrieved data with highlighted hits.
Posted Nov 05, 2013
Nimble, a provider of social relationship management software, announced the newest release of its platform with updates across the board. These new features enable social selling at an advanced level for users of Nimble.
Posted Nov 05, 2013
Nuxeo, provider of a content management platform for business applications, announced the availability of Nuxeo Platform 5.8, a major Long Term Support version of the open source content management platform - with advances in workflow, content synchronization, and REST APIs.
Posted Nov 05, 2013
OwnZones announced the opening of its advertising-free platform for premium niche content. It currently hosts more than 80,000 pieces of video, audio and text media, and will continue to expand its libraries to meet the growing demands for niche content. Users can explore via search or through its seventeen curated topic groups at launch.
Posted Nov 05, 2013
For Blackberry, the hits just keep coming. The Canadian company had been planning on being purchased by Fairfax Financial Holdings, Blackberry's largest shareholder. But the deal fell through, and Fairfax will, instead, be investing a billion dollars in Blackberry. In addition, CEO of Blackberry Thorsten Heins will step down in the wake of the crumbling deal. The news caused share prices to drop.
Posted Nov 04, 2013
MarkLogic Corporation announced an update to its Connector for Hadoop that allows Hadoop applications direct access to data indexed and managed by the MarkLogic Enterprise NoSQL database platform. The Connector helps companies realize the value of Hadoop by simplifying data management, reducing infrastructure costs, and increasing development agility.
Posted Oct 31, 2013
Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, announced a new purchase option - a Usage-Driven Acquisition (UDA) model - for its Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) ebook platform. This new purchase model will allow libraries to purchase ebooks based on actual usage, allowing libraries to perform evidence-based collection development. GVRL delivers reference content and series non-fiction titles to all types of libraries.
Posted Oct 31, 2013
Amazon announced a new program for Kindle in the US and UK: Kindle Countdown Deals. Kindle Countdown Deals provide readers with limited-time promotional discounts on Kindle-exclusive books. Customers will be able to see the regular price and the promotional price on the book's detail page, as well as a countdown clock telling them how much time is left at the promotional price.
Posted Oct 31, 2013
Accenture announced that it has built and will operate an end-to-end e-commerce and direct to consumer distribution solution for HarperCollins Publishers ebooks globally. The project will commence with the launch of HarperCollins' CSLewis.com and Narnia.com.
Posted Oct 31, 2013
Have you noticed more photos and videos popping up in your Twitter feed? Well, that's because--as Michael Sippey explained in a blog post--the company is making an effort to make your Twitter experience more visual. According to the post, users will also be able to reply, retweet, or favorite a Tweet without leaving their feeds. Mobile users will need to update their iOS and Android apps to see the change.
Posted Oct 31, 2013
Knovel, a provider of cloud-based application that integrates technical information with analytical and search tools, announced the addition of a new subject area: Software Engineering. The new subject area focuses on the aerospace, industrial equipment, and engineering design industries.
Posted Oct 29, 2013
Based on initial results with Ford Fiesta, Chiquita, Xbox, Salvation Army, United Way of Southeastern Michigan, Moosejaw, and Kabam, Are You a Human-- a Detroit start up that specializes in game-based verification systems -- has broadly launched PlayThru a verification ad unit that allows marketers to deliver a brand message while users play a quick game to prove they are, well, human. PlayThru can replace CAPTCHA, a series of distorted characters traditionally used by websites.
Posted Oct 29, 2013
Following the release of Amazon Cloud Player for PC earlier this year, Amazon.com, Inc. announced the availability of Amazon Cloud Player for Mac. The new app provides Mac users with a way to manage their entire music library - whether saved on their computer or in the cloud - and shop from the Amazon MP3 Store with a catalog of more than 25 million songs.
Posted Oct 29, 2013
Earlier this year we heard about Amazon's plan to provide free or low cost ebooks to buyers who purchase a hard copy, and now it is a reality. Amazon launched Kindle MatchBook on Tuesday, October 29, which gives customers the option to buy--for $2.99, $1.99, $0.99, or free--the Kindle edition of print books they have purchased new from Amazon. Over 70,000 books are enrolled in Kindle MatchBook.
Posted Oct 29, 2013
The New York Times is using the newsstand to reach digital subscribers, according to gigaom. If you buy the Sunday, Nov. 3 issue of the times at a newsstand or a Starbuck you'll get a four week trial digital subscription. Readers will find a sticker on the inside with a code to gain access via the web and smartphones-though the tablet editions are off limit.
Posted Oct 24, 2013
Do you miss the days when MTV actually showed music videos? Do you spend have your day searching for your favorite artists' videos on YouTube? Well, then we have some good news for you. Billboard is reporting that YouTube is introducing a subscription music service that includes video.
Posted Oct 24, 2013
Pinterest is not just taking over all your spare time, it has also raised a confirmed $225 million according to AllThingsD. Fidelity Ivedtments led the round, along with a number of other investors that have been part of Pinterest's previous fundraising efforts.
Posted Oct 24, 2013
It's the time of year when announcements about new devices are starting to come out fast and furious to capitalize on the holiday shopping rush. Apple kicked the season off with the introduction of the iPad Air that is 20% smaller than the company's current generation of tablets (because tablets weren't small and light enough?). The iPad Air is also faster than the old tablets. But the real surprise came when Apple also announced it will now give away its Mac OS and iWorks suite to users for free.
Posted Oct 22, 2013
Join our panel of content experts, including Jose Castillo, Scott Abel, and Val Swisher, for this month's #ECLive Hangout on Friday, October 25, at 11 a.m. EST. Simply go to the EContent Google+ page and listen to our experts discuss the content news and topics that impact your business.
Posted Oct 22, 2013
LiveQoS, a provider of Quality of Experience (QoE) for mobile devices, announced the acquisition of Openera. Openera's technology will add a core piece to LiveQoS' product roadmap. This acquisition will bolster the current LiveQoS technology by leveraging the email and file document management and harvesting capabilities of Openera.
Posted Oct 22, 2013
SDL, a provider of Customer Experience Management tools, and Acrolinx announced a partnership that aims to deliver more effective content across all customer touchpoints through SDL LiveContent. SDL will integrate Acrolinx's content optimization technology with SDL's content creation, management, and delivery technologies to provide a powerful content delivery solution.
Posted Oct 22, 2013
Contatta launched as a public beta at the DEMO Fall 2013 conference. The first 10,000 to sign up early will get Contatta free for 60 days. Contatta is built around relationship-based messaging and contextual collaboration, bringing together all the ways you communicate on one platform.
Posted Oct 22, 2013
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., announced the transition of four journals to the Wiley Open Access publishing program, bringing the total number of Wiley's open access titles to 28. Starting in 2014, all newly published articles in Aging Cell,Cancer Science, Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, and the Journal of Diabetes Investigation, will be open access and free to view, download, and share.
Posted Oct 22, 2013
On Monday, October 28, Kimpton's 70 park avenue hotel will launch its new "Reads on the Road" program in partnership with The Atria Publishing Group, part of Simon & Schuster, Inc., offering on-site guests exclusive access to books from an array of New York Times bestselling authors. The first installment of the new program will feature three Halloween-themed tales. Guests will be able to download these spooky books onto their personal devices such as tablets and laptops via the hotel's website, with an option to purchase upon check-out.
Posted Oct 22, 2013
Silicon Valley-based KuroBase, Inc. launched its new Database-as-as-Service (DBaaS), a fully-managed cloud-based data store. This is the first element in the KuroBase Orchestration Platform Architecture, which allows web, game, and mobile app developers to manage and control data stores with scalability. With this release, KuroBase offers a fully managed DBaaS hosting both the industry leading Couchbase NoSQL database and the recently released Couchbase Sync Gateway in the cloud.
Posted Oct 17, 2013
Aquafadas, developer of digital publishing solutions, previewed its new cloud-based digital platform, AQ Cloud Authoring, at the Frankfurt Book Fair. AQ Cloud Authoring lets just about anyone looking to publish an ebook convert PDF files into digital format and distribute across tablets, smartphones, and the web. With simple production tools, users can re-order and crop pages as well as add enrichments like Guided Reading. AQ Cloud Authoring's flexible export options include ePUB, AVE (for publishing apps), and the WebReader.
Posted Oct 17, 2013
Anametrix, the cloud-based, real-time marketing analytics platform, introduced Anametrix for News and Entertainment Media. Optimized for multi-platform media and publishing companies, Anametrix offers news and entertainment media real-time decision-support by connecting web, social, and media-specific reference sources -- including Nielsen and comScore -- for automated reporting, drill-down segmentation and predictive analytics.
Posted Oct 17, 2013
Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL), which digitizes, converts, and reorganizes content to facilitate universal access and expand revenue streams, announced availability of its Automated Document Processing (DCL-ADP) system. Processing hundreds of thousands of pages per day, and operating 24/7 without human intervention, the system is ideal for organizations needing to process high volumes of documents, and accurately extract information.
Posted Oct 17, 2013
Ektron announced a strategic partnership with Tealium, a provider of enterprise tag management and digital data distribution. As part of the agreement, Tealium iQ will be integrated with Ektron so that organizations can better manage their multi-channel marketing campaigns.
Posted Oct 15, 2013
Global content can be tricky business, especially when it comes to translation. BuzzFeed has a new approach. Rather than relying solely on regional editors and translation tools for its new Spanish, French, and Portuguese sites - launching this month - it will use Duolingo, which helps users learn six languages through its free apps. According to Gigaom, though, BuzzFeed will be paying for the translation services.
Posted Oct 15, 2013
MarkLogic Corporation announced the latest version of its Enterprise NoSQL database platform, MarkLogic® 7. To help organizations gain better operational agility and optimize storage costs, MarkLogic 7 supports cloud computing, can run natively on the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), and has new features that enable database elasticity and searchable tiered storage. Additionally, to help users understand and gain more meaning from their data, MarkLogic 7 introduces MarkLogic Semantics.
Posted Oct 11, 2013
Digimind, a social media monitoring and competitive intelligence company, announced the launch of Digimind Social. Digimind Social incorporates data from both social platforms and search engines. This gives brands a more complete picture of their digital footprints, and helps them better anticipate audience needs based on search behavior. Digimind Social is now widely available for the first time in more than 195 countries and in 80 languages.
Posted Oct 11, 2013
France is taking on Amazon, or at least that's what it looks like. According to GigaOm, lawmakers in France have passed an amendment that will make it illegal for booksellers to offer a 5% discount and free shipping at the same time. The very specific law, seems to be aimed squarely at Amazon-and a French retailer.
Posted Oct 10, 2013
Cenveo Publisher Services, a digital and print services company, announced updates to its entire suite of technology solutions. Editorial and workflow tools have new front-end interfaces that facilitate content interaction.
Posted Oct 10, 2013
An analysis of U.S. ISBN data by ProQuest affiliate Bowker revealed that the number of self-published titles in 2012 jumped to more than 391,000, up 59% over 2011 and 422% over 2007. Ebooks continue to gain on print, comprising 40% of the ISBNs that were self-published in 2012, up from just 11% in 2007.
Posted Oct 10, 2013
From on-boarding through the closing of your deals, content is an integral part of your sales and business strategy. Explore the sales enablement content path with this infographic.
Posted Oct 09, 2013
Many of you are probably surprised that Instagram doesn't already have ads (especially after Facebook acquired it), but it's true: thus far, your photos of food and dogs have not been monetized. That is all changing, according to a blog post from Instagram.
Posted Oct 08, 2013
When Amazon purchased Goodreads earlier this year, many eyebrows were raised. Would Amazon's mission to sell books compromise the quality of the Goodreads community? Well, the social network for book-lovers, has experienced its first mass exodus after Goodreads announced it would be deleting reviews based on "author behavior" rather than the quality of the book.
Posted Oct 08, 2013
Thuuz Sports, a mobile and connected TV service, announced the Glassware release of its popular Thuuz sports app. Thuuz is one of the first sports Glassware to be available on Google Glass. The new service is designed to alert Glass owners to trending games in their favorite sports and provide them with score updates for their favorite teams.
Posted Oct 08, 2013
Aquafadas, ieveloper of digital publishing solutions, announced updates to its Digital Publishing System. Version 3.1 now features support for iOS 7 app development, newly available premium enrichments including real world physics and games, and improvements for Android apps creation.
Posted Oct 08, 2013
App Annie, a business intelligence and market data platform for apps and digital content, announced that it is moving into the book world with its latest offering App Annie for Ebooks. The product line provides publishers, authors, agents and marketers with a free dashboard for tracking their own ebooks sales and downloads as well as research information on market trends worldwide.
Posted Oct 08, 2013
Emily Books is an independent digital bookstore that focuses on bringing "transgressive memoir and fiction" that has never appeared in digital form before to its readers. Customers can subscribe to Emily Books for $13.99 a month, or $159.99 for a years. Until now, users would receive and email with a link to download that month's book in a variety of DRM free formats, and now there is another option: the iOS7 app.
Posted Oct 03, 2013
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