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Cloud-based social marketing platforms, Kenshoo Social and Shoutlet, unveiled an integrated solution for paid, owned, and earned media. The offering improves campaign analytics, enabling marketers to more accurately measure, attribute, and optimize social media campaigns and cross-channel marketing communications.
Posted Dec 05, 2012
IBM announced the closing of its acquisition of Kenexa. Kenexa allows IBM to help clients embrace social business capabilities while gaining actionable insights from the streams of information generated from social networks every day. The net purchase price is approximately $1.3 billion.
Posted Dec 04, 2012
Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Content Group's e-textbook solution for publishers, academic institutions, and students, announced that 60 new publishers have added more than 35,000 new digital textbooks and online course materials to its VitalSource Bookshelf platform.
Posted Dec 04, 2012
Glossi.com, a new publishing platform that enables anyone to create and share their own digital magazines, announced its public beta launch. Individuals and brands who receive invitations to the beta product will now be able to fully use Glossi.com to publish across devices. A free tool, Glossi.com empowers both casual and professional creators to capture and present ideas, information and creativity in an elegant form.
Posted Dec 04, 2012
It seems that News Corp.'s foray into the world of iPad-only newspapers is coming to an end - at least for now. With a reported annual operating cost of $30 million dollars, The Daily will be closing its virtual newsroom on December 15, according to Good Ereader.
Posted Dec 04, 2012
Breaking up is hard to do, which may be why Facebook and Zynga have simply opted to "see other people" rather than break off their relationship all together. On November 29, the two companies made regulatory filings that detailed changes to the partnership that has made virtual farming all the rage. In 2010 the companies signed a five year agreement, but they are now cutting it short.
Posted Nov 30, 2012
Random House is adding three new digital-only imprints to its line-up, according to Publisher's Weekly. The publishing giant -- which announced a merger with Penguin earlier this year -- will introduce Alibi, Flirt, and Hydra. The imprints will produce mysteries/thrillers, YA, and science fiction respectively. Random House is also, reportedly, expanding its romance digital imprint, Loveswept.
Posted Nov 29, 2012
Amazon.com, Inc. announced that a bonus of $1.5 million has been added to the KDP Select global fund this holiday season. This is on top of the regular monthly fund during from December-February. Authors worldwide can earn a share of the total global fund every time their book is borrowed from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de and Amazon.fr, and reach more readers than ever before.
Posted Nov 29, 2012
RSuite CMS, a content management system for publishers, announced the latest version of its software, RSuite 4. Combining a superior user experience with proven and secure content management provides publishers with the ability to create, store, manage, transform, and deliver any content to any format.
Posted Nov 29, 2012
Percussion has teamed up with DivvyHQ - the spreadsheet-free editorial calendar application - to bring you content planning solution. Percussion CM1 enables content marketers to create and publish more content more rapidly across their web properties than ever before. With DivvyHQ integrated into Percussion CM1's dashboard, you will be able to use Divvy's calendaring interface and collaboration tools to better manage the planning and production of all types of content across their organization.
Posted Nov 28, 2012
The idea behind Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA) is simple: to offer users access to all digital content, but only charge for actual use. Beginning in 2013, two of De Gruyter's publishing partners - Harvard University Press, and Böhlau Publishers - will offer their content globally through De Gruyter Online as part of the PDA distribution model. By participating in PDA distribution, these publishing houses will be able to provide customers with access to an expanded range of academic content.
Posted Nov 28, 2012
Truthloader, a new citizen journalism channel from ITN Productions, has launched on YouTube. Announced at MIPCOM as part of the YouTube original channels initiative, Truthloader showcases the work of citizen journalists from around the world with original daily programming from amateur eyewitnesses and passionate online campaigners. All reports are curated by social media experts and professional journalists at ITN Productions.
Posted Nov 27, 2012
Digital publishing house Vertical Media has obtained a €600,000 from investors. The funding will be used to introduce new products and expand existing business portfolios. The Berlin publishing house produces online magazines: Gründerszene.de and VentureVillage.eu and hosting the Heureka! conference, along with networking events and seminars.
Posted Nov 27, 2012
It's the time of year when predictions abound, and in the digital content world, few things are cause for more speculation than mobile revenues. ABI Research data says mobile app revenue will top out at over $30 billion by the end of the year, PCMag reports. That is nearly double what apps raked in last year.
Posted Nov 27, 2012
Content Industry Staffing News for the Week of November 26, 2012
Posted Nov 26, 2012
British "Silicon Roundabout"-based social data analytics provider, Likely Limited, announced the completion of a $1.6 million (£1million) equity investment led by growth capital specialists New World Private Equity together with seed and early stage specialists Charlotte Street Capital.
Posted Nov 26, 2012
Future, the international media group and leading digital publisher, is to launch tech., a weekly international iPad magazine aimed at busy technology enthusiasts.On-sale November 29, priced at $0.99 for a single issue or $28.99 for an annual subscription, tech. summarizes the week in technology, putting its own unique interactive spin on the best reaction to each week's key consumer technology news stories, giving readers a full range of opinion in one bite-size chunk.
Posted Nov 26, 2012
Twitter wants to make darn sure you can share its content and bring new eyeballs to its site. Users will now be able to share Tweets via email to non-users and users alike-which has the added bonus of passing along any photos attached to the post.
Posted Nov 19, 2012
Alfresco announced a new version of mobile for iOS that transforms devices into productivity tools for the enterprise. While many mobile apps focus on content creation and productivity, Alfresco Mobile 1.4 ups the ante by integrating three key productivity features that save time and increase efficacy for business users.
Posted Nov 19, 2012
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., announced the launch of StatisticsViews.com, a new website created for professional statisticians, analysts, students, and any user of statistics in interdisciplinary subjects as the first place to go when looking for any information related to statistical research.StatisticsViews.com provides all users of statistics with access to the best statistics information that Wiley offers, delivering a new service and "one-stop shop" for the statistics community.
Posted Nov 19, 2012
OverDrive's newest app showcases the best aspects of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system and brings library ebooks to new devices including the Microsoft Surface tablet. Incorporating "action bars" and other dynamic features, OverDrive Media Console (OMC) for Windows 8 enables users to enjoy EPUB ebooks and MP3 audiobooks on computers and mobile devices running Windows 8 and Windows RT.
Posted Nov 19, 2012
Central Desktop, a cloud-based collaboration platform company, is addressing the digital evolution of the creative agency world with the addition of "Moodboards" to its SocialBridge collaboration solution. Moodboards match the convenience of a web-based inspiration board for each campaign or project with the security and permissions to keep these ideas private within a designated team.
Posted Nov 19, 2012
Mag+ introduced its new Mag+ App SDK (Software Development Kit), which opens the Mag+ engine to publishers, agencies and app developers. Now publishers can choose between using Mag+'s award-winning white-label app or building their own app with the SDK, while still taking advantage of the Mag+ creative toolset and powerful distribution backend.
Posted Nov 19, 2012
Bizo announced a significant expansion of Bizo Marketing Platform, Self-Service Edition, a solution that helps small and mid-sized (SMB) marketers reach and nurture their target prospects online. SMB marketers can now use Bizo to manage their B2B social marketing and display ad retargeting campaigns in a single platform.
Posted Nov 15, 2012
Southpaw Technology, a developer of digital asset management (DAM) technology for content creators, announced that it has launched Southpaw Solutions, a suite of new offerings designed to extend the functionality of the company's open source asset management software, TACTIC. These solutions, which handle common yet critical asset management challenges in many organizations, are built on top of TACTIC's core architecture, yet can be tailored to each company's unique IT environment and content creation workflow.
Posted Nov 15, 2012
Badgeville announced the launch of Badgeville Embed, a new product offering that enables technology and software providers to increase user engagement and reduce customer churn. Embed introduces OEM Networks, making it easier for technology providers to manage engagement mechanics for thousands of customers.
Posted Nov 15, 2012
InboundWriter, a content optimization system designed specifically for writers, announced the immediate commercial availability of its new Enterprise software tier with new functionality. Enterprise users will gain access to exclusive features and benefits designed specifically for medium- and large-sized organizations that have a strategic investment in publishing online content.
Posted Nov 15, 2012
netizeen, an application for tablets to unleash the social engagement potential of magazines launched its open beta. With netizeen, users are able to interact around content, creating a shared magazine reading experience. It offers readers the potential for real-time conversation with one another. With netizeen's topic-based social structure, readers have a way to discover, connect, and chat in real time. netizeen's social features reflect the growing trend of forming and facilitating communities around content and similar interests.
Posted Nov 14, 2012
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
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