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Shore Communications Inc., a research and advisory service, has released a new report outlining the best practices for publishers and technologists to use in maximizing profits from existing sources of business-oriented online content.
Posted Apr 05, 2005
Context Media, Inc., a provider of enterprise content integration solutions, has announced the general availability of a new application developer kit (ADK) designed specifically to help IT organizations and service partners to rapidly build and deploy content applications in J2EE, .Net, and Portal environments, while using Context Media’s content integration software, Interchange Suite.
Posted Apr 05, 2005
Sprint has announced a new message archive service designed to assist businesses that depend on email communications to securely transfer important data. Message Archive, an off-site managed security service, is intended to efficiently secure, preserve, and retrieve information assets to help meet business continuity, legal discovery, and regulatory compliance needs.
Posted Apr 05, 2005
FeedBurner has announced, via a company blog, that it has completed a $7 million second round of financing for the company. Mobius Venture Capital led the round and was joined by new investor Sutter Hill Ventures and existing investors Portage Venture Partners and Draper Fisher Jurvetson.
Posted Apr 05, 2005
IHS, a provider of critical technical information, decision-support tools, and related services, has announced that the company has acquired American Technical Publishers Ltd (ATP) of Hertfordshire, England.
Posted Apr 05, 2005
Fortiva Inc, a provider of email archiving solutions for compliance and legal discovery, has raised an additional $4 million in equity financing from Ventures West and Mclean Watson Capital. This amount is in addition to the $1 million invested by McLean Watson in late 2004. The funds will be used to support sales and marketing efforts as well as further product development.
Posted Apr 05, 2005
Peppercoin, a payments company that aims to enable profitable new business models for low-priced digital content and physical goods, has announced that Wurld Media has selected the Peppercoin Small Transaction Suite. This payments software is intended to enable Wurld Media to sell legal, digital content through Peer Impact, its P2P network.
Posted Apr 01, 2005
As part of an ongoing program of product improvement reflecting insights and suggestions from its customers, H.W. Wilson has announced enhancements to WilsonWeb, the Web-based reference database service, are now in place.
Posted Apr 01, 2005
Orb Networks, Inc., a developer of streaming media software and services, has announced the company’s streaming media software, Orb Media, will now be free to all users.
Posted Apr 01, 2005
Cadmus Communications Corporation has announced the release of a Macintosh compatible version of its 3Path Digital Content Delivery System. The Mac version runs on Mac OS X v10.2.8 and v10.3.
Posted Apr 01, 2005
Leslie Moonves, chairman, CBS and co-president/co-COO, Viacom, has announced that Larry Kramer has been named president, CBS Digital Media. Kramer, who founded Dow Jones' MarketWatch, Inc. (formerly CBS MarketWatch), will now oversee all developing new media operations for CBS, including CBS.com, CBS SportsLine.com, CBSNews.com, and UPN.com, among others, as well as a new sales operation that will serve them.
Posted Apr 01, 2005
LexisNexis U.S. has announced the availability of LexisNexis Total Search v. 3.0, which is designed to improve a law firm's ability to maximize its investments in internal prior work product. The new release includes all of the searching capabilities of the LexisNexis service along with the Shepard's Citations Service applied to internal documents.
Posted Apr 01, 2005
MPEG NATION, a division of Digital Silo, Inc., a provider of integrated content delivery and streaming media services, has announced a new service designed to quickly encode and stream consumer and commercial video content via its worldwide content delivery network.
Posted Apr 01, 2005
Sun Microsystems, Inc. has announced the latest version of Sun Java System Instant Messaging, a component of Sun Java Communications Suite. With this latest release, Sun is supporting the eXtensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP), a protocol approved by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) as an Internet standard for instant messaging and presence technologies.
Posted Apr 01, 2005
Hummingbird Ltd., a provider of integrated enterprise content management (ECM) solutions, has unveiled Hummingbird Enterprise Client for Microsoft Outlook. The new Client provides an interactive, business-based view of the entire suite of Hummingbird Enterprise functionality from within Microsoft Outlook.
Posted Apr 01, 2005
Microsoft Corp. has announced the launch of MSN Video Downloads, which will provide daily television programming, including video content from MSNBC.com, Food Network, FOX Sports, and IFILM Corp., for download to Windows Mobile-based devices such as Portable Media Centers and select Smartphones and Pocket PCs.
Posted Apr 01, 2005
LookSmart has announced the launch of its first five vertical search destinations to provide niche audiences with search results. After analyzing audience and research data from FindArticles, LookSmart has developed five separate vertical content destinations.
Posted Apr 01, 2005
NXTbook Media (NBM), a technology-based company that provides multimedia digital publishing solutions, has selected Mirror Image Internet Inc.’s content delivery solution in an effort to reliably deliver its clients’ digital publications to readers all over the world.
Posted Mar 29, 2005
Siderean Software, Inc., a provider of flexible navigation solutions to organize and manage information, has announced that Siderean's Seamark Navigation Server is providing navigation and search capabilities for a new education portal developed for the Indiana Humanities Council.
Posted Mar 29, 2005
Cybergolf, a provider of online marketing tools for the golf industry, has launched Cybergolf Search. This new search engine has been designed and developed to offer relevant Web search results for the golf industry and consumer.
Posted Mar 29, 2005
NetManage, Inc., a software company that provides solutions for integrating, Web enabling and accessing enterprise information systems, has announced the introduction of OnWeb Mobile. The new product, which is an extension of OnWeb’s presentation and composite application capabilities, is designed to enable remote employees’ connectivity to existing corporate applications.
Posted Mar 29, 2005
Insightful Corporation, a provider of software solutions for analysis of numeric and text data, has announced the launch of InFact 3.0, for text analysis and relationship search. InFact 3.0 is designed to offer a new interactive text query language that enables users to execute custom, flexible, and complex searches from a simple Web interface (much like familiar Internet search tools).
Posted Mar 29, 2005
Informatica Corporation, a provider of data integration software, has announced a development and OEM partnership with Composite Software, a provider of enterprise information integration (EII) solutions. Under the agreement, Informatica will immediately offer the Composite Information Server as a complement to the Informatica PowerCenter data integration platform.
Posted Mar 29, 2005
Eliyon Technologies Corporation has changed its name to Zoom Information, Inc. Zoom Information is a search engine that extracts and summarizes information about people.
Posted Mar 29, 2005
Nerac, an information resource for scientists, engineers, and Intellectual Property (IP) professionals, has selected Mark Logic Corporation, provider of an XML content server, to implement a smart content management system and develop a real-time patent search platform for its end-user customers.
Posted Mar 29, 2005
Oracle has completed the acquisition of Oblix, Inc., a privately held developer of identity-based security solutions for heterogeneous computing environments. Founded in 1996 in Cupertino, Calif., Oblix is a developer of identity management software that allows Web access control including Single Sign On (SSO), identity administration, and user provisioning.
Posted Mar 29, 2005
SunGard, a provider of integrated software and processing solutions primarily for financial services and provider of information availability services, together with a consortium of seven private equity investment firms, announced the execution of a definitive agreement under which the consortium will acquire SunGard in a transaction valued at approximately $11.3 billion.
Posted Mar 29, 2005
Google Inc. has agreed to acquire Urchin Software Corporation, a San Diego, California based Web analytics company. Urchin is a Web site analytics solution used by Web site owners and marketers to better understand their users' experiences, optimize content, and track marketing performance.
Posted Mar 29, 2005
asknet, a provider of outsourced electronic software sales and distribution services (ESD), has launched a worldwide eCommerce platform for DivXNetworks, Inc., the creator of the DivX video compression technology. asknet built and now hosts DivXNetworks eCommerce store, featuring official DivX licensed software and hardware products.
Posted Mar 25, 2005
Bitrix company has announced release of the new version of Bitrix Site Manager 4.0 content management system. The Bitrix Site Manager 4.0 can be used both by corporate customers and individual Web developers as the base to develop new sites from scratch and manage the existing sites. The Bitrix Site Manager 4.0 enables users to build as many sites as necessary, using a single copy (license) of the product.
Posted Mar 25, 2005
Science.gov now offers a free “Alert” service, created by Deep Web Technologies (DWT), that sends alerts to patron’s email each week based on their area of interest in science. Science.gov, a collaboration of the U.S. Department of Energy and 11 other federal agencies, is intended to ease the process of accessing federal science information by offering the public a one stop search page that crawls government R&D results, government information resources, and databases on scientific topics.
Posted Mar 25, 2005
ProQuest Information and Learning will distribute nine journals published by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) to the library and education market. All nine full-text titles are new to electronic distribution. ACM is an organization for computing professionals, delivering resources that advance the computing and IT disciplines, enable professional development, and promote policies and research that benefit society.
Posted Mar 25, 2005
Skype, an Internet telephony company, has launched Skype for Windows version 1.2 (v 1.2) with enhanced user benefits including a centralized Contacts list, which allows users access to their list of contacts from multiple devices from wherever they connect to Skype, and a new 'Getting Started Wizard,' which is designed to make finding friends, importing contacts and making test calls easier.
Posted Mar 25, 2005
HyperOffice, a hosted intranet provider, has announced the availability of its Starter Pack plan, which is designed to give Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) businesses access to an affordable custom intranet solution.
Posted Mar 25, 2005
MadCap Software, Inc. has announced MadCap Flare, a new XML-based authoring tool that is designed to empower technical writers, Help authors, and other documentation professionals to compose content in XML format without requiring any knowledge of the XML language or XML programming. MadCap Flare features a visual editor that allows users to compose content similar to how they would in Microsoft Word.
Posted Mar 25, 2005
Elsevier has announced xqDoc, an open source cross-referencing tool for XQuery applications, and recognizes Darin McBeath, an Elsevier employee in the company's Advanced Technology Group, as the developer of the code. The tool is now freely available to the open source community.
Posted Mar 25, 2005
Hummingbird Ltd., a provider of integrated enterprise content management (ECM) solutions has unveiled Content Drive, a new technology designed to streamline the way desktop applications interact with the Hummingbird Enterprise content repository.
Posted Mar 25, 2005
E Ink Corporation, a developer and marketer of electronic paper display technology, has announced that Intel Capital has invested an undisclosed amount in the company. E Ink Corporation products are designed to enable a new type of electronic display with a bright white background and crisp text and pictures similar to printed documents.
Posted Mar 25, 2005
Topix.net has announced that Gannett Co., Inc., Knight-Ridder, Inc., and Tribune Company jointly have acquired a 75% stake in Topix.net. Ownership is split evenly, with each media company owning 25% and the Topix.net founders retaining a 25% stake. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Posted Mar 25, 2005
Cadmus Communications Corporation has announced that the American Chemical Society (ACS) has signed a multi-year contract extension for printing and related services. The ACS, a society publisher of scientific content, has relied on Cadmus for the printing and distribution of its 32 scholarly journals for many years.
Posted Mar 22, 2005
H.W. Wilson's Biography Reference Bank database now includes some 5,000 profiles from Oxford University Press's American National Biography, a biographical reference series on people who have shaped American history and culture. In all, Biography Reference Bank covers over 500,000 people. This latest expansion follows the recent addition of some 100,000 names to the database, reflecting personal names cited as subjects in more than 50 WilsonWeb periodicals reference databases.
Posted Mar 22, 2005
Verity Inc. has announced that IBM has upgraded the search and content organization capabilities of its digital asset management solution for publishing with the integration of Verity K2 Developer (K2D). IBM's NICA (Networked Interactive Content Access) is a solution that is designed to provide the ability to manage, archive, retrieve, and reuse content such as text, images, graphics, PDFs, QuarkXpress, or InDesign pages as well as audio and video clips.
Posted Mar 22, 2005
Onfolio, Inc., an independent software company committed to helping people in business and academics conduct research and manage Web information, has announced a partnership with Thomson ResearchSoft, a business of the Thomson Corporation. Under the agreement, ResearchSoft will distribute and market Onfolio Professional 2.0 through its domestic and international sales channels.
Posted Mar 22, 2005
RedDot Solutions, a provider of enterprise content management (ECM) solutions, has announced a new version of its Web content management system, RedDot CMS 6.1. The latest version offers several new features designed to make complex Web projects easier to administer, faster to implement, and simpler to test against diverse standards.
Posted Mar 22, 2005
Elluminate, Inc., a provider of live elearning and Web collaboration solutions, has announced that it will integrate Elluminate Live! Enterprise Edition with Microsoft Office Communicator. With the addition of Elluminate Live!, consumers of the new version of Communicator can expect seamless access to a learning environment that supports many-to-many Voice-over-the-Internet (VoIP), as well as the ability to engage users on other platforms such as Macs and Linux.
Posted Mar 22, 2005
LookSmart, an Internet search company, has announced a redesign of FindArticles including tools and functionality that are designed to ease frustrations often associated with search, and improve the specificity and quality of the content returned.
Posted Mar 22, 2005
Zinio Systems, Inc. has announced the production release of Zinio Reader 3, a new version of its Reader software, following a successful beta trial. In addition, the company also announced the release of a second version of their new browser-based magazine viewer, Zinio Express. Zinio's new products, available immediately for download, are designed to offer a complete solution for magazine publishers and their readers.
Posted Mar 22, 2005
O'Reilly Media and Safari Books Online have announced SafariU, a new service that offers computer technology educators and trainers a rich platform for creating both online and print materials tailored to their teaching needs. Safari Books Online is a joint venture of O'Reilly and the Pearson Technology Group (PTG), a division of Pearson plc.
Posted Mar 22, 2005
EMC Corporation, a provider of information storage and management solutions, has announced the next-generation EMC Documentum enterprise content management (ECM) platform. As an integral element of EMC’s strategy to help customers align their IT infrastructures with their business based upon the changing value of information, the platform showcases a unified architecture. In addition, EMC introduced a set of content management products.
Posted Mar 22, 2005
Although there has been no official statement made by either company, Yahoo! has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Flickr and its parent company, Ludicorp. No details are available, except what Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake has written on her blog.
Posted Mar 22, 2005
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