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Wowza Media Systems LLC, the "Any Screen Done Right" media server software company, announced the release of Wowza Media Server 3.5. The latest version of the company's software introduces savvy enhancements that allow content developers to have the flexibility and capabilities they need to stream media reliably the way they want - protected, scalable, high-quality, and to any screen.
Posted Nov 13, 2012
Visualead announced the introduction of the Visual QR Code Generator that automatically converts any part of an image into a QR code, enhancing consumer engagement with brands. Visualead's generator enables users to embed QR codes into any image or advertisement in a user-friendly manner without the need for any graphic design skills.
Posted Nov 13, 2012
The B2B marketing landscape is shifting, and the use of content marketing is at all-time high; however, a lack of measurement for those programs confirms a need for learning and growth in the industry, according to the second annual B2B Marketing Survey from Curata, Inc. The results, derived from more than 450 marketing professionals found that while 87% of those surveyed are using content marketing to further their overall objectives, 43% of respondents do not measure the outcome of their programs.
Posted Nov 13, 2012
Maxifier, a programmatic premium optimization provider, announced an investment from WGI Group, a provider of early stage capital for internet entrepreneurs. The investment comes shortly after a strategic investment from Dentsu Digital Holdings, Inc.
Posted Nov 13, 2012
Recognizing the importance of quality content to the success of video advertising, PK4 Media announced a deal to bring more content to its Bishop Video Platform. Video news service Newsy is PK4 Media's newest content partner, now feeding an average of 200 news videos per week to the Bishop content library.
Posted Nov 12, 2012
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., announced a new collaboration with TED, the non-profit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, to create and supply instructor materials for its recently launched series of "TED Studies." To support the demand for integrating TEDTalks into classroom coursework, TED created TED Studies - 21 collections of curated talks, organized into popular academic subject areas. Wiley will commission instructor materials to accompany TED's offering to educators. These materials will be offered at no cost with TED's video content on iTunesU, Wiley.com, and other platforms.
Posted Nov 12, 2012
There are countless self-publishing solutions for book authors, but now Blurb is offering a solution for magazines, according to Good Ereader. The service allows customers digital publishing as well as Print-on-Demand.
Posted Nov 08, 2012
This won't be good news for comic book collectors of the future, but for millions of e-reader owners the announcement that DC Comics will now make its serialized comics available digitally from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Apple. Up until now, comic fans could only get graphic novels on their e-readers.
Posted Nov 08, 2012
EMC Corporation announced a series of new products and solutions across the Information Intelligence Group (IIG) portfolio. IIG helps its customers transform their business with cloud solutions.
Posted Nov 07, 2012
Brainshark, Inc., a provider of online and mobile video presentations, announced the integration of its Brainshark Presentations flagship solution with marketing automation provider Eloqua. Now, it's easier for Eloqua users to use Brainshark online videos to improve the effectiveness of demand generation and other marketing communications - as well as gain greater insight into how prospects are engaging with content. Brainshark is available through the Eloqua AppCloud.
Posted Nov 07, 2012
Curata, Inc., a content curation company that enables marketers and publishers to find, organize, and share content, announced that a mobile app is available in the iTunes store for iPhone and iPad users, and the Android Market for Android users. The app enables Curata users to curate on-the-go. Curata expects the mobile app to expedite the curation process as busy marketers are now able to review and sift through content on a mobile device.
Posted Nov 06, 2012
Attunity Ltd., a provider of information availability software solutions, announced the release of Attunity Managed File Transfer (MFT) for Hadoop. The new generation enterprise data transfer solution is designed to accelerate Big Data collection processes and integrate them seamlessly into and out of Hadoop, the open-source programming framework for large-scale data processing. Building on the enterprise-scale capabilities of Attunity MFT, the solution empowers organizations to collect and transfer Big Data in both the cloud and enterprise data centers for strategic initiatives including log and machine-data analytics, business intelligence (BI), and data archiving.
Posted Nov 06, 2012
Springer Science+Business Media has reached an agreement to acquire Mekentosj BV and Lifve Ltd. which includes the software tool Papers. Papers is a reference manager which allows researchers to organize, use, share and cite research literature more effectively.
Posted Nov 06, 2012
North Plains announced it has launched a rebrand of its company, including a new mission and visual identity. North Plains has redefined its mission to help its customers -- including marketers, content creators and publishers -- to unleash the power of their visual media in order to better communicate with target audiences. North Plains unveiled a fresher, more agile brand and visual identity that focuses on empowering customers to better leverage the influx of visual content created.
Posted Nov 05, 2012
Mzinga, a provider of enterprise social software solutions and services serving the learning, marketing and customer experience markets, announced the release of OmniSocial Engaged. OmniSocial Engaged is a flexible social business platform that helps enterprises connect with target audiences on a deeper level to drive website traffic, amplify customer and buyer loyalty, and increase customer satisfaction.
Posted Nov 05, 2012
SOA Software,a provider of Enterprise API Management and SOA Governance solutions announced the launch of the First Enterprise API Platform, to help enterprises reach new channels and gain business advantage, throughout all stages of the API lifecycle. The SOA Software Enterprise API Platform addresses enterprise requirements across the entire API lifecycle, with planning, development, runtime, and community management capabilities.
Posted Nov 05, 2012
If the success of apps like Instagram has taught us anything, it's that the ability to take a high quality photo with your phone and instantly upload it to the internet just isn't enough anymore. No, mobile phone photographers - and tablet users too - want to be able to add filters and alter those photos before posting them. According to the New York Times, Twitter is figuring that out as well, and will be offering photo filters to users in the near future.
Posted Nov 05, 2012
Kenshoo, a provider of premium digital marketing software, announced it has raised $12 million in a late stage financing round led by Tenaya Capital. All existing Kenshoo investors, including Sequoia Capital, Sequoia Growth Fund, and Arts Alliance participated in this latest round.Kenshoo will use the funding to support ongoing double and triple digit annual growth rates within its search marketing and social media business units as well as further penetrate key geographic markets. Kenshoo plants to more aggressively create new opportunities for brands and agencies to address the entire purchase funnel while driving revenue across channels and devices.
Posted Nov 05, 2012
The State of California is once again taking up privacy issue on consumers' behalf, this time with mobile app developers. According to Information Week, app developers that fail to post easy-to-find privacy policies can be fined $2,500 per download.
Posted Nov 01, 2012
After Facebook saw its stock prices rise after better than anticipated Q3 results, employees got their first chance to sell off their pre-IPO stock. Despite a lack of concrete numbers, it's clear that plenty of people did sell, and stock dipped a bit. According to CNET, Facebook's stock traded at nearly twice its normal volume and ended up down just under 4%.
Posted Nov 01, 2012
EPiServer, a provider of multichannel digital marketing and e-commerce software, announced the availability of EPiServer 7 CMS, a content management system that allows marketers and editors to create content that works across channels. Businesses can optimize their online presence for conversions and results by delivering a consistent customer experience across mobile, tablet, and desktop screens from one platform.
Posted Oct 31, 2012
Mirror Image Internet announced the availability of Publisher, a powerful online video publishing solution. The service is an all-inclusive video solution that combines the video streaming services with video on demand features available today.
Posted Oct 30, 2012
Zinio announced a magazine reading app for Windows 8. The release of Zinio for Windows 8 draws upon the unique features of the new operating system to further expand Zinio's host of magazine reading applications for PCs and tablets.
Posted Oct 29, 2012
Serials Solutions, a ProQuest business and the Japan Medical Abstracts Society (JAMAS) have improved access to Japanese-language article abstracts in Ichushi-Web through the Summon web-scale discovery service. The inclusion of metadata from the JAMAS abstracting and indexing database for more than 5,800 journals covering medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy subjects will be available to mutual subscribers of each company's service.
Posted Oct 29, 2012
Amazon.com, Inc. introduced a new Kindle app tailored for Windows 8. Customers around the world can now download this free app and read Amazon's millions of ebooks. Kindle books are "Buy Once, Read Everywhere" enabling customers to read ebooks on any Kindle e-reader or Kindle Fire, as well as the various Kindle apps.
Posted Oct 26, 2012
EBSCO Publishing's recent agreement with content partner, Digitalia will enable Spanish content, serving a vast range of interest and needs, to be discoverable within EBSCO Discovery Service. Digitalia has thousands of ebooks from Spanish and Latin American publishing houses, as well as relevant Spanish journals.
Posted Oct 26, 2012
VoloMetrix -- an enterprise SaaS company providing insights to improve organizational responsiveness -- announced the VoloMetrix Sales Module. The analytics application is designed to enable sales teams to better connect with the right people, align with the top business priorities, and respond to the most important customer issues. The sales module further expands VoloMetrix's Social Enterprise Intelligence platform, which analyzes anonymous, real-time email, calendar, instant messaging, and social networking data to allow organizations to better align team resources with business priorities.
Posted Oct 26, 2012
Amazon revealed its third quarter earning results today, and reported the cpmpany's first quarterly loss in four years. According to the company, the net loss was $274 million in the third quarter. Shares dipped 9% but bounced back quickly.
Posted Oct 25, 2012
Amazon.co.jp announced the new Kindle Paperwhite is coming to Japan for ¥12,980. Amazon also announced the Kindle Store on Amazon.co.jp, with the most titles from this week's Oricon top 100 books, top 50 bunko, and top 100 manga lists and a total of over 50,000 Japanese-language Kindle books including over 10,000 free Japanese titles.
Posted Oct 25, 2012
Traditional publishers may still have a love-hate relationship with ebooks and e-readers, but self-publishers aren't feeling the least bit conflicted about digital books. In fact, according to a Bowker report, the number of books published digitally has nearly tripled-287% since 2007 to be exact. Many of these digital-only books are self-published.
Posted Oct 25, 2012
LinkedIn has been introducing a lot of change lately, starting with profile changes earlier this year. Now, the social network aimed at professionals is adding videos ads to its self-service interface. The videos ads are available now, through LinkedIn Ads, the DIY ad platform for marketers of all sizes.
Posted Oct 25, 2012
SDL LiveContent, a new family of software products, debuted, empowering companies to meet their customers' needs to find the right technical information through all the relevant touch points in the customer journey. An SDL survey conducted in August 2012 found that 79% of respondents agreed that high-quality product information makes it more likely they will purchase additional products from the same manufacturer and 87% agreed that high-quality product information makes it easier for them to solve service problems on their own.
Posted Oct 23, 2012
The iPad Mini is no longer just a figment of Apple enthusiasts' imaginations. This afternoon, during an event in San Jose, Calif., Apple finally introduced the Mini to the masses. The tablet comes in a 7.9 inches long, and 7.22 mm thick with a $329 starting price.
Posted Oct 23, 2012
The Daily Pilot is making some changes to its distribution, and embracing apps. According to its website, the publication has developed apps for iPad, iPhone, and Android devices, and will subsequently print one less physical edition per week.
Posted Oct 23, 2012
It's been a bad start to the week for Amazon. One Kindle owner is alleging that Amazon deleted her Kindle library and basically said "too bad" when she asked what happened. The story originated on a Norwegian blog, where Amazon UK's response to the Kindle owner's inquiries was posted.
Posted Oct 23, 2012
Syncro Soft, the developer of the Oxygen XML suite of products, announced the immediate availability of version 14.1 of its Oxygen XML Editor, Oxygen XML Author and Oxygen XML Developer products containing a comprehensive set of tools supporting all the XML related technologies.
Posted Oct 22, 2012
ProQuest announced The Globe and Mail will be accessible in the ProQuest digital research environment. As part of ProQuest's Historical Newspaper collection, the archive of The Globe and Mail will be cross-searchable with a worldwide selection of both major and specialty newspapers - from The New York Times and The Guardian to the Chicago Defender and the Jerusalem Post.
Posted Oct 22, 2012
Rio SEO, a provider of SEO automation tools as well as search engine optimization and social media analytic modules, unveiled an advanced software automation product designed to help corporate marketers and search practitioners at digital agencies discover the specific keywords and phrases that consumers actually use when searching online for goods and services.
Posted Oct 22, 2012
Newsweek shocked the publishing world, announcing that as of December 31, 2012, the nearly 80-year-old magazine will cease to be a print publication and will, instead, go all-digital. But the magazine isn't just concentrating on enhancing its web presence.
Posted Oct 18, 2012
Adult Swim launched a new digital comedy website called Thing X, led by former Onion editor Joe Randazzo and several other members of the popular humor site. Thing X uses the conceptual launch point of a click-hungry web portal to satirize everything on the Internet through exclusive videos, columns, interviews, reviews, e-mails, podcasts, and more. The site also boasts an active social media presence, as well as original interviews and performances from comedians.
Posted Oct 18, 2012
MuseGlobal, provider of content integration and data virtualization platforms worldwide, announced the availability of Muse version 2.6.0.0, which includes a new module and a variety of enhancements.
Posted Oct 18, 2012
MarkLogic Corporation, provider of the enterprise NoSQL database, and SGI, provider of Hadoop Big Data solutions, announced the SGI DataRaptor with MarkLogic database. An integrated and optimized hardware and software solution, SGI DataRaptor is designed to make it faster and easier for organizations to generate reliable, scalable, and secure Big Data results.
Posted Oct 18, 2012
Demandbase, Inc., a real-time targeting and personalization platform, launched Demandbase Company-Targeted Advertising, an advertising solution for company targeting, which enables B2B advertisers to target and personalize display advertising to specific companies or to companies that meet a predetermined list of corporate attributes. Demandbase now gives brands a way to deliver and measure online advertising based on specific target accounts, stage in the sales funnel, or corporate attributes like industry, revenue, size or geography. Prospects can be identified on the web visitor's first visit to a site, without the use of cookies or other tracking mechanisms, and ads are served only to the predetermined company targets.
Posted Oct 18, 2012
Webcollage Inc. announced it has launched a new program that will enable smaller manufacturers to instantly create and syndicate rich media product information to retailer websites.
Posted Oct 18, 2012
In addition to using scholarly journals for active research projects, business faculty rely on materials that share insights and ideas ahead of publication, according to a new study from ProQuest. Business faculty members are using working papers, printed books, pre-prints, conference proceedings, and dissertations to explore,specific research topics. When asked about passive forms of research -- such as staying up-to-date in the field or identifying ideas for further research -- newspapers join books at the top of most-used resources.
Posted Oct 18, 2012
Amazon.com, Inc. announced Whispercast for Kindle, giving schools and business customers a scalable online tool for deploying Kindle devices and Kindle content. Whispercast provides a single access point to purchase and distribute Kindle books and documents for educational, marketing, and employee incentive programs across Kindle devices and free Kindle reading applications for iPad, iPhone, Android phones and tablets, PCs and Macs. In the coming months, Whispercast will support distribution of Kindle Fire applications.
Posted Oct 17, 2012
If you've been buying your ebooks at Amazon or Apple, you may have some credits coming your way. According to CNN Money, Kindle users who bought ebooks between April 1, 2010 and May 21, 2012 will receive credits ranging from $0.30 to $1.32 per book. Apple did not specify an amount.
Posted Oct 16, 2012
Acrolinx 2.10 is now available with new support for the oXygen XML editor, enhanced support for user authentication and terminology contribution, and other new features. All Acrolinx customers will receive this release as part of their maintenance and support service.
Posted Oct 16, 2012
Readmill, a social reading platform, has released an updated edition of its iPad app that will support Adobe DRM protected ePub and PDF formats. Readmill enables its users to read, discuss, highlight and share the books they love, either within its community or across their social networks; and now with access to a larger range of titles, there is more opportunity for discovery and recommendation than ever before.
Posted Oct 16, 2012
Kenshoo, a digital marketing software provider, published its inaugural quarterly report, "Kenshoo Global Search Advertising Trends." The report examines the performance of paid search ads by analyzing aggregate campaign data across search engines including Google, Yahoo!, Bing, Baidu, and Yahoo! Japan based on more than $3 billion in annual paid search budgets managed through Kenshoo.
Posted Oct 16, 2012
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