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SiteScape, a provider of secure Web-based workflow and collaboration solutions, has announced a bond offer management solution to enhance organizational performance for government agencies and financial institutions. The solution is designed help bond-issuing entities better control the timing and completion of new offerings by managing the flow of complex documents and related tasks to keep financial professionals informed and in-synch.
Posted Feb 15, 2005
Onfolio, Inc., an independent software company committed to helping professionals conduct research and manage Web information, has unveiled Onfolio 2.0. Onfolio 2.0 is a PC solution that’s built into the browser with integrated tools for reading RSS news feeds, collecting and organizing online content, and publishing to email, weblogs, and Web sites.
Posted Feb 15, 2005
Amplefuture, a provider of consumer interactivity solutions for television and mobile phones, has announced the launch of the AFL Pocket Portal. AFL Pocket Portal is an application that sits on the mobile handset menu and gives content providers and media companies the opportunity to provide consumers with a branded storefront in their customer’s pockets with magazine-like features. It also provides links to purchase a range of information services and content such as music, images, and games.
Posted Feb 15, 2005
FeedStream Inc., a provider of XML-based Web content management solutions, has announced an OEM partnership with the makers of native XML databases, Sleepycat Software. Under the agreement, FeedStream Inc. will embed Berkeley DB XML 2.0 in FLUiD CMS 4.5 Enterprise Edition.
Posted Feb 15, 2005
An educational resource for the digital asset management industry has been unveiled at www.digitalassetmanagement.com. The site, intended for organizations interested in learning more about digital asset management systems, was released to provide information about all aspects of digital asset management including return-on-investment, vendor selection, hosted versus software provider evaluation, and complementing applications.
Posted Feb 15, 2005
iUpload, a content management and corporate blogging solution provider, has launched Perspectives. iUpload Perspectives is designed to offer a business blogging application that allows users to create content in their blog and instantly reach multiple communities and sites.
Posted Feb 15, 2005
Fortiva Inc. has announced the availability of its hybrid solution for email archiving, compliance, and legal discovery. Featuring DoubleBlind Encryption technology, The Fortiva Archiving & Compliance Suite is intended to offer businesses the benefits of an in-house product with the advantages of a managed solution.
Posted Feb 15, 2005
Avalanche Mobile, a developer of network-based SMS management technologies, has acquired a 50% ownership stake in messaging and location service provider, 1rstWAP. By using 1rst WAP’s global infrastructure, Avalanche Mobile expects to expand the availability of advanced SMS messaging and location based systems and services, for telecom operators around the world.
Posted Feb 15, 2005
Verizon Communications Inc. and MCI, Inc. have announced that Verizon has agreed to acquire MCI for $4.8 billion in equity and $488 million in cash. In addition to MCI shareowner approval, the acquisition requires regulatory approvals, which the companies are targeting to obtain in about a year. The companies will determine operational plans, such as branding strategies and organizational structure, as the transaction moves closer to closing.
Posted Feb 15, 2005
The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA has chosen the Mediasurface Content Management Suite. The College’s Public Affairs site, which carries more than 1,500 pages and 1,000 images, is the first of three Holy Cross sites to use Mediasurface to contribute, edit, and manage Web content.
Posted Feb 11, 2005
IHS Inc. and SAE International have announced an agreement to provide improved access to SAE Historical Standards. The Engineering division of IHS will become the exclusive distributor of SAE Historical Aerospace Standards and SAE Historical Ground Vehicle Standards via online or DVD subscriptions--available immediately for the first time in electronic format.
Posted Feb 11, 2005
Chuckwalla Inc., a developer of enterprise digital asset management (DAM) technology that manages rich content across multiple communication channels, has announced that Quad/Graphics, a printer of magazines and catalogs, will use Chuckwalla v5 to power Quad/Library, its digital content management system
Posted Feb 11, 2005
LexisNexis U.S., a provider of legal, news, and business information services, has expanded its collection of Dun & Bradstreet content with the addition of the enhanced D&B Business Information Report and the Comprehensive Report, including new visual graphics, coverage of 5 million new U.S. businesses, and expanded D&B PAYDEX Information.
Posted Feb 11, 2005
Serials Solutions, a provider of ejournal access and management services, has announced that Article Linker Version 3.0 is now available. Based on the product’s original platform--an OpenURL link resolver--the new version of Article Linker adds new features and functionality.
Posted Feb 11, 2005
FinancialContent, Inc. , a provider of financial data and business applications to online media and financial services companies worldwide, has announced an initiative to expand its operations in China. FinancialContent will open an office in Shanghai in order to build a competitive newsroom and wire service that track the expansion of U.S. companies into China and the reciprocal penetration of Chinese companies into the U.S. market.
Posted Feb 11, 2005
Qpass, a provider of software for digital media and services, has unveiled its new product suite, following the recent acquisition of content delivery software provider ucp morgen. The new product set consists of four elements - the Qpass Content Delivery Platform, Qpass Service Management Platform, Qpass Payment Server, and the Qpass MultiMedia Album.
Posted Feb 11, 2005
MSNBC.com, a provider of breaking news and original journalism on the Internet, introduces Blog This, the latest communication tool designed to help online news consumers share information and ideas with friends and the public. Blog This is designed to allow users to quickly and efficiently write blogs related to specific MSNBC.com news stories and communicate their opinions to others.
Posted Feb 11, 2005
Telestream, a provider of automated encoding and IP delivery solutions for the media and entertainment industry, has announced new solutions designed to simplify access to digital media.
Posted Feb 11, 2005
Members of the Distributed Computing Industry Association (DCIA) have announced a new secure payment solution, piracy-proof peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing software, advanced micropayment aggregation engine, and technology for integrating cell-phone and P2P payments.
Posted Feb 11, 2005
Infotrieve, Inc., a provider of content software technology and information services, has announced its acquisition of GenSys Software, Inc., provider of the GenSys/ELN electronic laboratory notebook for life sciences, chemistry, and other research-intensive industries.
Posted Feb 11, 2005
WebSideStory, Inc., a provider of on-demand Web analytics, has announced an agreement to acquire Avivo Corporation, a California corporation doing business as “Atomz,” and the launch of a new suite of integrated services for online marketing professionals. Based in San Francisco, Ca., Atomz is a provider of on-demand digital marketing applications, including site search and Web content management.
Posted Feb 11, 2005
SilkRoad technology, inc., a provider of content management and collaboration software, has announced InstantEngage, a customer relationship management tool that is designed to help companies interact more efficiently with potential customers via a tailored chat function. InstantEngage enables businesses to track and analyze marketing campaigns with its Sales Analytics Tool and is designed to work in tandem with SilkRoad’s AffiliateShop partner relationship management tool to give business owners a means of driving more traffic to their Web site.
Posted Feb 08, 2005
Percussion Software has announced key changes in the company's management team. Michael Alden has been promoted to president from senior vice president of corporate operations, and Patricia Nagle has joined the company as vice president of worldwide sales and alliances.
Posted Feb 08, 2005
Ingenta, a technology and services provider for the publishing and information industries, and Infotrieve, Inc., a provider of content software technology and information services, have announced an expanded partnership that is intended to enable Ingenta-hosted content to be indexed by Infotrieve’s full-text crawler.
Posted Feb 08, 2005
Hummingbird Ltd., a provider of integrated enterprise content management (ECM) solutions, has announced the unveiling of Hummingbird Enterprise 2005, the next generation of its enterprise content management platform. Hummingbird Enterprise 2005 is designed to address three key market requirements: Manage end-to-end content lifecycle processes from within Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Explorer, Lotus Notes Desktop, the Web Top, and from mobile devices; Minimize deployment complexities and reduce total cost of ownership; and Ensure that critical business content is always traceable and auditable to mitigate risk and enable regulatory compliance and corporate governance processes.
Posted Feb 08, 2005
PubSub Concepts, Inc., a technology company based in New York City, has added real-time earthquake data from the US Geological Survey (USGS) to its Internet-scale matching engine. PubSub is a tool to monitor and receive instant updates on new information as it's published via blogs, press releases, SEC filings, newsgroups, and other sources.
Posted Feb 08, 2005
Mobius Management Systems, Inc., a provider of software for total content management (TCM), and Network Appliance, Inc., a provider of advanced networked storage solutions for data-intensive enterprise, have announced integration of Mobius ViewDirect TCM software with NetApp NearStore disk-based nearline storage systems. The new collaboration is designed to deliver a high-performance solution that simplifies the archiving, recall, and management of content from any source, on platforms including UNIX, Windows, Linux, and mainframe z/OS.
Posted Feb 08, 2005
South River Technologies has announced the release of version 3.0 of their GroupDrive File Collaboration Suite. GroupDrive is designed to give users a simple solution to collaborate on files securely over the Internet. Documents are stored in a central location, so that users have the most current version and manual integrating of edits from multiple content contributors is eliminated.
Posted Feb 08, 2005
AppGate has added secure Mobile Instant Messaging (MIM) to its solution in an effort to provide its customers with a secure Instant Messaging system where users can communicate instantly regardless of type of device, PC, Mac or mobile. With the integrated secure MIM system all communication is encrypted and user access is controlled and managed, to prevent users from using aliases and faked identities in the system.
Posted Feb 08, 2005
Inxight Software, Inc., a provider of enterprise software solutions for information discovery, has announced the general availability of Inxight ThingFinder Advanced, which is designed to extend the power of Inxight’s entity extraction by enabling the definition of custom, pattern-based entities. The original Inxight ThingFinder identifies and extracts 27 entities – such as people, dates, places, companies, or other things – from text data sources, in multiple languages.
Posted Feb 08, 2005
eMeta Corporation, a provider of digital access control and commerce solutions, has announced the availability of its eRights Suite for the software industry. The eMeta eRights Suite is intended to provide off-the-shelf applications for licensing, commerce, billing, and reporting that enable software vendors and service providers to reach beyond traditional licensing to increase sales and subscriptions, minimize customer price resistance, expand markets, and increase recurring revenue.
Posted Feb 08, 2005
Ask Jeeves, Inc., a provider of information retrieval technologies, brands, and Internet advertising services, has acquired Trustic, Inc., the company that owns and operates Bloglines. Bloglines is a free online service for searching, subscribing, publishing, and sharing RSS feeds, blogs, and rich Web content. Bloglines will continue to operate uninterrupted as an independent brand in the Ask Jeeves portfolio and retain its name and unique URL: www.bloglines.com.
Posted Feb 08, 2005
LexisNexis U.S., a provider of legal, news, and business information services, has announced an expansion of its news and international content for the academic and library community. Titles from McClatchy, United Press International Arabia 2000, and NoticiasFinancieras are now available in LexisNexis Academic. LexisNexis corporate clients have been able to access these sources via the nexis.com and lexis.com services.
Posted Feb 04, 2005
Penn Media has announced that it will publish fifty of its flagship owned and operated ezines as blogs. The company has contracted with Pheedo, Inc. to guide them through the evolution and provide RSS and Weblog advertising services. Penn Media plans to continue publishing the ezines and run them concurrently, but allow readers to communicate with each other through the blog.
Posted Feb 04, 2005
Endeavor Information Systems has announced details of recent user-focused design activities instrumental in the creation of the company's Meridian product developed for efficient, effective management of electronic resources. This new usability initiative is intended to bring user-centered design practices into the development process for Endeavor systems and offers libraries improved staff workflows and more intuitive user interfaces.
Posted Feb 04, 2005
Xrefer and A&C Black have announced that Who's Who 2005 and the full Who's Who archive Who Was Who are now available to search and browse on the xreferplus Specialist Reference platform. Who's Who is a U.K.-based annual resource for information on people of influence and interest. It was first published in 1849 and contains over 30,000 biographies of people from all walks of life. Institutions where libraries purchase access to Who's Who 2005 online via xrefer will enable their users to search and browse for anyone whose biography has been included in the latest edition of the reference work.
Posted Feb 04, 2005
Questel.Orbit, a provider of intellectual property information services, has announced the release of FamPat, its new international patent family database. FamPat is based on PlusPat, Questel.Orbit's international patent database. The FamPat patent family design groups together the patent records from the countries and patent issuing authorities in which protection for one particular invention has been applied for and/or granted. FamPat is intended to uphold the family spirit by considering the invention as the sole criterion, which enables a more precise search and a concise display which can be expanded to related inventions.
Posted Feb 04, 2005
StreamShield Networks, a provider of real-time Internet content security solutions, has announced a new partnership by becoming a funding member of the Internet Watch Foundation. The partnership is intended to enable ISPs to simply and cost-effectively prevent their subscribers from accessing illegal child abuse Web sites over their network, thus helping to prevent access to abusive images of children that contravene the Protection of Children Act 1978.
Posted Feb 04, 2005
Trusted Edge, Inc., a provider of automated retention software for records management solutions and services, and Open Text Corporation, a provider of enterprise content management (ECM) software, will partner in an effort to deliver software solutions that extend records and retention management capabilities beyond central document repositories, capture content saved on desktops or shared network drives, and dispose of expired information wherever it exists.
Posted Feb 04, 2005
Stellent, Inc., a provider of content management solutions, has announced the release of version 7.5 of the Stellent Sarbanes-Oxley Solution and the Universal Content Management Solution.

The new features and functionality in Stellent Sarbanes-Oxley Solution version 7.5 are customer-driven enhancements developed to speed implementations, increase ease-of-use, and augment reporting capabilities. The enhancements also were shaped in conjunction with input from Protiviti Inc., an internal audit and business and technology risk consulting firm, with whom Stellent holds a strategic integration and consulting agreement.

Stellent Universal Content Management 7.5’s new features and functionality are customer-driven enhancements that are designed to speed deployments and increase ease-of-use. The new capabilities are further bolstered by Stellent’s Universal Content Management architecture, which provides one content management platform that can be applied across multiple applications — including compliance and records management, multi-site Web content management, partner and customer extranets, infrastructure consolidation, and financial processes.
Posted Feb 04, 2005
Ovid Technologies, a provider of electronic medical, scientific, and academic information research solutions, has announced its new statistical reporting tool, Ovid Stats, for the Ovid Web Gateway interface. Ovid Stats will provide administrators with a reporting tool that allows for usage monitoring of their Ovid databases, books, and journals.
Posted Feb 04, 2005
Intellext has announced that it has emerged from its research and development stage and is now commercially marketing and shipping its software solution, Watson. The product of research conducted by Intellext co-founders Dr. Jay Budzik and Dr. Kristian Hammond at Northwestern University, Watson is intended to remove the burden of search from the shoulders of computer users. By reading and understanding what people are working on and using that knowledge to proactively find and deliver useful information to the user, Watson is designed to find information the user didn't know existed, in places they otherwise might not have looked.
Posted Feb 04, 2005
ProQuest Information and Learning has completed the acquisition of privately held Voyager Expanded Learning, a provider of in-school core reading programs, reading intervention programs, and professional development programs for school districts throughout the United States. Voyager’s senior management team will remain with the company and report to Ron Klausner, president of ProQuest Information and Learning and acting president of Voyager Expanded Learning. Voyager’s headquarters will remain in Dallas, Texas.
Posted Feb 04, 2005
Factiva, a Dow Jones and Reuters Company, has acquired the business and assets of 2B Reputation Intelligence Limited and Benchmarking Solutions Limited, a London-based technology and consulting business specializing in media monitoring and reputation management. The acquisition of 2B’s is expected to provide Factiva customers with editorial and visualization tools that permit the graphical representation of trends and relationships uncovered by analyzing a relevant selection of Web content along with Factiva’s collection of sources. Factiva has stated that the acquisition is intended to accelerate its strategy to offer media monitoring and reputation management solutions for corporate communications and marketing professionals based on human expertise, visualization tools, taxonomies, and text-mining technology.
Posted Feb 04, 2005
Liquid Machines, Inc., a provider of enterprise rights management (ERM) solutions, has moved its corporate headquarters to Waltham, Massachusetts to accommodate growth driven by increasing customer demand, partner interest, and product line expansion.
Posted Feb 01, 2005
Verizon Wireless has chosen the Microsoft Windows Media Format to power V CAST, a 3G consumer wireless broadband multimedia service, delivered over Verizon Wireless‚ high-speed 3G EV-DO (Evolution-Data Optimized) network.
Posted Feb 01, 2005
FIZ Karlsruhe, the European partner of science and technology online service STN International, has added EPFULL (the European Patents Full Text database) to its portfolio of patent databases.
Posted Feb 01, 2005
Vignette Corp. and Access Distribution, a General Electric company and distributor of complex computing solutions, have announced a distribution relationship whereby Access Distribution will make a mutually agreed selection of Vignette solutions available to its reseller partners.
Posted Feb 01, 2005
Thomson Gale, part of The Thomson Corporation, has announced new enhancements and additional entries to several of the company's online databases. Thomson Gale has also announced a free Web site designed to help families and students explore Black History Month.
Posted Feb 01, 2005
Quask, a provider of browser-based data collection and analysis software, has announced the launch of the FormFlow workflow application.
Posted Feb 01, 2005
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