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Amazon Studios, the original movie and series production arm of Amazon.com, announced it will add cult classic Zombieland to the line-up of pilots already in production for Prime Instant Video. Zombieland , which is the seventh comedy pilot added to Amazon's pilot line-up, will be made available for free on Amazon Instant Video and LOVEFiLM UK.
Posted Mar 25, 2013
One year after the acquisition of Texterity by Godengo, the digital and mobile publishing provider (formerly known as Godengo+Texterity) announced a new name and corporate vision as GTxcel.
Posted Mar 22, 2013
Acquia, the enterprise guide to Drupal, announced the general availability release of the Mollom Content Moderation Platform -- a cloud content moderation platform built for the enterprise. Acquia says Mollom reduces the time that's required to moderate large volumes of user-generated content.
Posted Mar 21, 2013
adMarketplace and Kenshoo announced a partnership to better enable digital agencies, brands, and other large search advertisers to seamlessly analyze data and optimize campaigns with adMarketplace and Kenshoo.
Posted Mar 21, 2013
Zuora announced Z-Business for Media, a relationship business management (RBM) solution that enables publishers to implement Paywall 2.0. Z-Business for Media and Paywall 2.0 enable media companies to broaden geographical reach, offering cross content bundling, delivering multi-device experiences, and provide creative pricing. The result is more predictable, growing revenue streams built on long lasting subscriber relationships.
Posted Mar 21, 2013
Reprints Desk, Inc. announced the launch of a new Open Access (OA) filter for the company's document delivery service. The OA filter sends customers to the source and supplements other Reprints Desk order filtering capabilities for subscription, token, print collection, and workgroup repository content, employing a dynamic process-driven approach to identify OA content.
Posted Mar 20, 2013
Hawq, a brand protection service for websites, has emerged from beta. To date Hawq has already found over 15 million website errors, analyzing data from small websites to Fortune 500 companies.
Posted Mar 20, 2013
Access Innovations, a data management firm, has partnered with AIP Publishing LLC, a physical science publisher, to produce a list of about 980,000 discrete academic authors and 33,000 institutions involved in publishing physics papers worldwide. Dating back to the early 20th century, the complete dataset contains more than 800,000 articles.
Posted Mar 20, 2013
Digital marketing intelligence provider AdGooroo, a Kantar Media company, announced it has expanded its service for clients with the addition of search marketing intelligence data on the Yahoo! Bing Network, including estimated PPC spend, clickthrough rates (CTR), cost per click (CPC) and impression share/share of voice by keyword, ad and advertiser.
Posted Mar 20, 2013
DotNetNuke (DNN), a provider of web content management systems (CMS), announced a social software solution aimed at optimizing customer engagement and loyalty through online communities. DNN Social gives businesses the ability to create and manage communities on their existing websites, giving end-users a one-stop destination for consuming content, exchanging ideas and interacting with other community members.
Posted Mar 20, 2013
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) announced it has chosen Kno, a leader in education software, as a digital learning platform to deliver its K-12 core curriculum content to schools in the U.S. Districts can now purchase curriculum directly from HMH that is enhanced with Kno's interactive features, social sharing, and learning analytics to promote student engagement through digital adoption. This content is available on all the leading platforms, including iOS, Android, Windows 7 and 8, and Web browsers.
Posted Mar 20, 2013
Searchmetrics, a provider of search and social analytics software, has expanded the localized search data it provides to allow online marketers to analyze search results in 154 cities and 14 countries around the world. Search engines are increasingly displaying results tailored to searchers' locations, driven by the growth of mobile devices and greater use of location data such as IP addresses.
Posted Mar 20, 2013
Pinfluencer, a provider of marketing and analytics for Pinterest, announced it has rebranded itself as Piqora, The Complete Marketing Suite for Pinterest, and has launched Gallery, a new fully-embeddable, social e-commerce product for brands using Pinterest and Facebook. Gallery by Piqora is a tablet optimized, automated visual feed of a brand's in-stock, top products trending on social networks. This creates a social e-commerce experience for consumers and helps marketers convert their social traffic. The new Piqora Suite now encompasses analytics, promotions, content management, and social e-commerce.
Posted Mar 19, 2013
SpringerPlus, the interdisciplinary, fully open access journal, is now indexed by PubMed Central and Scopus. Consequently, authors publishing with SpringerPlus will enjoy broader exposure of their research work. SpringerPlus is part of SpringerOpen, the publisher's portfolio of over 120 open access journals across all areas of science.
Posted Mar 19, 2013
Ex Libris Group, a provider of library automation solutions, announced an agreement with Swets, that will enable mutual customers to search the SwetsWise Online Content database via the Primo Central Index of scholarly electronic materials.
Posted Mar 19, 2013
Digital publishing platform Issuu announced its acquisition of Magma, an editorial platform that enables writers, editors, advertising salespeople, and art directors to collaborate in organizing, laying out, and proofing publications.
Posted Mar 19, 2013
Van Gennep announced the release of PublishingNOW! App, a mobile client for PublishingNOW!, the DAM-driven editorial management solution.
Posted Mar 18, 2013
In 2012, The New York Times Company introduced Ricochet, a tool that allows brands to connect a specific ad with a story, no matter where that story travels across the web. Now, big names such as Conde Nast, Forbes, PEOPLE Digital, and The New Yorker are signing on, according to the NYT .
Posted Mar 14, 2013
If you've come to rely on Google Reader to bring you your personally curated news, you probably won't like to hear that Google has announced it's shutting down Google Reader as of July 1, 2013. Google announced the news on Wednesday via a blog post, and positioned it as another step toward focusing on its core products.
Posted Mar 14, 2013
LinkedIn has been the focus of lots of attention lately. Rumors that the social networking site is looking to buy Pulse, probably for its free reader, have been swirling. CMSWire reports that the purchase price is somewhere between $50 and $100 million. Pulse recommends reading based on your interests, its most well-known competitor being the popular Flipboard app.
Posted Mar 14, 2013
It was, perhaps, inevitable that along with the changes Facebook announced to the News Feed last week, that Timeline changes - which were already being tested in New Zealand - would also be coming down the pipe. So it's no surprise that the company announced it would be rolling out these changes to select users starting today. As with the News Feed changes, Facebook appears to be moving back toward simplicity, and is putting an emphasis on the things users are actually interested in like apps.
Posted Mar 13, 2013
ebrary, a ProQuest business, announced a new German-language e-book subscription database for academic libraries. The ebrary Deutsche Sammlung collection includes STM, humanities and arts disciplines. It features more than 4,500 titles from publishers such as De Gruyter, Aarhus University Press, International Monetary Fund, Ohne Verlag, and Frank & Timme GmbH.
Posted Mar 12, 2013
Springer and the Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI) are partnering to publish the Journal of Analytical Science and Technology (JAST). As a fully sponsored open access journal, it will be part of the SpringerOpen portfolio, available on SpringerLink. This international peer-reviewed journal was launched by the KBSI in 2010, however, starting this year, it will be published in Springer's open access program.
Posted Mar 12, 2013
Ning 3.0 is now available for free trials. The company has rewritten and redesigned its publishing tools. Blogs are elegantly presented, with lead photos, excerpts, categorization, and custom URL. There is a new Social Channel feature to integrate videos from YouTube or Vimeo channel. And if you want to give non-members the ability to interact with your published content, you can choose Disqus or Facebook for commenting on that feature.
Posted Mar 12, 2013
ProQuest is expanding its selection of historical news content as the global distributor to libraries and other institutions for NewspaperARCHIVE.com, a 130 million-page database that captures coverage from local newspapers throughout North America, the U.K., and select countries from 1607 to the present.
Posted Mar 11, 2013
SDL announced that its machine translation (MT) solution -- SDL BeGlobal -- can now be integrated with text analytics solutions, enhancing businesses' ability to track and monitor global customer sentiment and business trends. With the ability to translate multilingual content such as social media, web content, and enterprise data in real-time, businesses can now rapidly identify and quickly respond to critical global trends and customer insights.
Posted Mar 11, 2013
Facebook users have grown used to the griping of fellow users who are upset over the latest changes to the layout, but the News Feed changes proposed last week seem to be flying under the radar. With these changes, CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised a "personalized newspaper" - which seems like a wise decision, considering the popularity of tools like Flipboard, that create personalized newspaper by pulling in content from users' social media accounts.
Posted Mar 11, 2013
Kenshoo, a provider of digital marketing technology, announced updated functionality for Kenshoo Enterprise and Kenshoo Editor, including enhanced support for Google AdWords, Google Product Listings Ads, as well as the Yahoo! Bing Network.
Posted Mar 07, 2013
Get ready for another wave of complaints from Facebook users upset about the latest changes to their news feeds. At 10 a.m. PT, Facebook is holding an event, the invitation to which says, "Come see a new look for News Feed." Yesterday, Google+ got a head start on its social media rival with a profile overhaul of its own.
Posted Mar 07, 2013
Adobe Systems Incorporated has a lot of news coming out of its Adobe Summit, The Digital Marketing Conference. The company announced the availability of an update to Adobe Experience Manager, part of Adobe Marketing Cloud. With advances across its WCM and new DAM software, users can deliver personalized experiences across the web, mobile devices, social communities, and video.
Posted Mar 06, 2013
Customers should remain wary of WCM vendors reinventing themselves as "Customer Experience Management (CXM)" suite providers, according to a new marketplace analysis released by analyst firm The Real Story Group. The new advisory briefing, 2013 Market Trends and Analysis of Web Content & Experience Management Systems, categorizes 36 Web CMS vendors and charts the relative customer risks with each solution.
Posted Mar 06, 2013
Ingram Content Group announced it will add thousands of popular Harlequin titles to its MyiLibrary platform. Harlequin will add more than 12,000 titles to the MyiLibrary platform. Titles will be frontlist and backlist, nonfiction and fiction titles, and will be from multiple Harlequin imprints. The company will continue to use Ingram's Lightning Source print-on-demand solution for its print needs.
Posted Mar 06, 2013
According to new survey data from Constant Contact, Inc., small business owners are evaluating their technology tools through an engagement lens. Over half (60%) of respondents said online survey tools were the most effective at engaging existing customers, followed closely by digital loyalty tracking systems (56%), with customer relationship management systems (46%), email marketing (45%), and contact management tools (38%) rounding out the top five responses.
Posted Mar 06, 2013
Amazon has made a big dent in Apple's hold on the table market with its Android-based Kindle devices. Android, of course, is the operating system created by Google. Now, according to The Verge, Amazon is taking a bit of a shot across the bow at Google, and introducing an API to allow users "Amazon-based ads in their apps in lieu of (or in addition to) ads from other networks - Google, for example."
Posted Mar 05, 2013
On Monday, Twitter announced it was going to concentrate its efforts on developing its web-based apps - which will likely be no surprise to anyone who has tried to use its mobile apps. The apps will be moved from the app marketplace in early May.
Posted Mar 05, 2013
Bazaarvoice is now piloting the Mobile Associate App, powered by user-generated content, the app turns store associates into advisors by arming them with the knowledge and content that can convert "show-rooming" into sales.
Posted Mar 05, 2013
Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a publisher of research and reference resources, and the Smithsonian Institution announced a licensing agreement to distribute Smithsonian assets into the library and academic space.
Posted Mar 05, 2013
Spotify announced the release of their updated iOS app version 0.6.0. This update has been released to address some known issues but also to launch new features. It includes fixes to a few bugs, such as having "Now Playing" showing while the phone is locked. Additionally, there have been reported complaints from iPhone 5 users that the old Spotify app did not accommodate the new phone's screen size particularly well.
Posted Mar 04, 2013
We all know the risk you take whenever you agree to a software update, especially when it comes to mobile operating systems. One day you're happily using Google maps and the next day Apple is getting you lost with its inferior mapping system. Well, it seems Kindle app users have something to complain about now. According to reports, yesterday Amazon warned users that there was a glitch in its 3.6.1 update for iOS that could, in a worst case scenario, wipe out the user's library.
Posted Feb 28, 2013
TrafficCaptain has introduced the Genre-Oriented AdManager, which addresses a range of different target audiences. It is a self-optimizing tool, allowing publishers to select the game genre (e.g. social/casual, action, or complete games portfolio) that best reflects the specific target group. Requiring no additional effort from the publisher, the campaigns are continuously optimized for high conversion rates and maximum payout.
Posted Feb 28, 2013
Paste Media Group, publisher of online popular culture destination PasteMagazine.com, announced the launch of PASTE.COM, a new members-only digital magazine reviving the tradition of Paste's print magazine (published 2002-2010) in an online format. PASTE.com is ideal for longer reads, listening to new music, and exclusive video, while PasteMagazine.com will continue to live on as a news website.
Posted Feb 28, 2013
BrightTag announced general availability of BrightTag Fuse, a real-time data integration product that connects customer activities across channels on demand. Marketers struggle to have relevant conversations across the rapidly increasing number of places where they interact with customers and to connect the data about these interactions on their websites, mobile apps, social media, call centers, point-of-sale and other offline channels. BrightTag Fuse addresses this gap by creating a unified stream of cross-channel data that is connected in real time to marketing partners through its patent-pending Server-Direct technology.
Posted Feb 27, 2013
Anametrix, a cloud-based, real-time marketing analytics platform, introduced Anametrix Mobile App, which gives marketers access to up-to-date marketing-analytics data on any tablet or smartphone. Now available for download in iOS, Android and BlackBerry formats, Anametrix Mobile App enables users to visualize, interact with, and share real-time marketing analytics reporting from any tablet or smartphone.
Posted Feb 27, 2013
Topsy, the real-time social analytics company, introduced Topsy Alerts and Topsy Reports, two new alerting tools in Topsy Pro Analytics that instantly analyze billions of social conversations and deliver timely updates and early warning on breaking news and emerging trends.
Posted Feb 26, 2013
De Gruyter is proud to announce the acquisition of two academic publishers, Akademie Verlag, based in Berlin, and Oldenburg Wissenschaftsverlag, based in Munich. Both companies were acquired retroactively as of January 1, 2013 from Franz Cornelsen Bildungsgruppe, which is seeking to streamline its business.
Posted Feb 26, 2013
The Search Agency, a global online marketing firm and independent U.S. search marketing agency, announced the launch of h(Paid). The Search Agency aims to optimize the reach and engagement of brands online by taking a customer-centric rather than channel-centric approach to paid media marketing with (h)Paid).
Posted Feb 26, 2013
Native advertising company Sharethrough announced the launch of Sharethrough Sponsored Stories, a native advertising solution that allows brands to promote articles, posts, reviews, and more across the open web. With Sharethrough Sponsored Stories, marketers can expand their promotion of non-video content beyond Facebook and Twitter to include native placements across Sharethrough's network of digital publishers.
Posted Feb 26, 2013
Barnes & Noble's future is once again up in the air, with the company's founder and chairman, Leonard Riggio, reportedly telling the board of directors that he's interested in buying the retail business - and only the retail business. Barnes & Noble put out a press release confirming the speculation. Riggio wants the stores, and the website but not Nook Media. The news of a possible split led to stock prices jumping, and seems to be a hit with investors.
Posted Feb 26, 2013
The recently launched PressApp is a content management system that connects with a brand's existing mobile apps, letting them communicate with, and receive content from, their mobile communities.
Posted Feb 22, 2013
Digital asset management (DAM) software maker Picturepark announced DAM Guru Program, a new DAM community service that connects digital asset management "Gurus" with DAM "Newbies" looking for advice, and with DAM employers looking to hire.
Posted Feb 21, 2013
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