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NewsGator Technologies, Inc., a RSS software platform company, has closed a third round of funding led by Masthead Venture Partners and with continuing support from existing investor Mobius Venture Capital. This brings the total capital raised by the company since June of 2004 to over $10 million.
Posted Apr 22, 2005
NetManage, Inc., a software company that provides solutions for integrating, Web enabling, and accessing enterprise information systems, has announced the extension of a relationship that integrates NetManage’s library of Librados Adapters into ClearNova’s flagship rapid application development platform, ThinkCAP 6.0 Enterprise.
Posted Apr 19, 2005
JSTOR has announced a new Biological Sciences Collection that will contain the complete back-runs of at least 100 scholarly journals in the field. The collection will introduce titles in academic areas that are new to the JSTOR archive, such as cell biology and zoology, and will offer greater depth in fields now offered through the existing Ecology & Botany Collection.
Posted Apr 19, 2005
Swets Information Services has announced that CSIRO PUBLISHING's entire electronic journal collection is now available to Chinese users via a broadband connection to SwetsWise Online Content. In 2004, Swets forged a deal with CERNET, the China Education and Research Network, linking Chinese universities and academic research institutions directly to SwetsWise.
Posted Apr 19, 2005
Dieselpoint, a provider of search software, has announced a new version of Dieselpoint Search, which is designed to provide an all-Java solution to the problem of finding information in documents, databases, and XML. Dieselpoint Search fully supports full-text search, but the software also allows metadata facets to be exposed in the search interface, enabling guided browsing via dynamically-generated hyperlinks.
Posted Apr 19, 2005
ClearStory Systems, a provider of enterprise content management solutions, has announced the release of the Radiant Enterprise Media Server (EMS) 2.0, an enhanced version of its media services software platform. Radiant EMS features functionality for managing complex video, graphics, compound documents, and other rich media, and a flexible foundation for forward-looking enterprise content management (ECM).
Posted Apr 19, 2005
iPressroom, which offers dynamic communications software tools and services to help organizations extend the impact of their public relations, corporate communications, and marketing programs, has added podcasting functionality to their application. The expanded capabilities are available to all organizations that currently use iPressroom to power their online media centers.
Posted Apr 19, 2005
Onfolio, Inc., an independent software company committed to helping students and professionals find and manage Web information, has announced the general availability of Onfolio 2.0. Onfolio 2.0 is a PC solution 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 Apr 19, 2005
Verity Inc. has announced the availability of a business process management (BPM) solution with full-text search for access to time-sensitive content across the entire business process lifecycle. Verity LiquidOffice version 4.0 includes the capability to search, evaluate, and monitor in-process content and other information.
Posted Apr 19, 2005
thePlatform, a provider of digital audio and video publishing solutions, has announced the release of thePlatform Media Publishing System (MPS) 5.0. thePlatform MPS is a digital media publishing solution, designed to enable content owners, aggregators, and enterprises to manage their digital media content once, and deliver it anywhere.
Posted Apr 19, 2005
China Government policy making organizations and media certification agencies, along with Chinese technology and broadband companies, have come together to celebrate the formation of a China Media-on-Demand (MOD) Coalition to create a new media on-demand platform encompassing software, hardware, content, encryption, encoding, content certification, distribution network, payment system, and business protocols for the delivery of rich media content, worldwide.
Posted Apr 19, 2005
Idiom Technologies, Inc. (Idiom), an enterprise software company that combines XML publishing and globalization, has closed a $6 million round of venture financing. The Series E round includes investors Sigma Partners, North Bridge Venture Partners, Globespan Capital Partners, and Greylock.
Posted Apr 19, 2005
Adobe Systems Incorporated has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Macromedia in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $3.4 billion. Under the terms of the agreement, which has been approved by both boards of directors, Macromedia stockholders will receive, at a fixed exchange ratio, 0.69 shares of Adobe common stock for every share of Macromedia common stock in a tax-free exchange.
Posted Apr 19, 2005
Knovel Corporation, a provider of Web-based information services for engineers, scientists, and librarians, has announced that the company is partnering with the National Academies Press (NAP), publisher for the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council, to create an electronic version of the Institute of Medicine’s Food Chemicals Codex (FCC).
Posted Apr 15, 2005
KnowNow Inc., a provider of event-driven integration solutions, and Syndic8, a directory of syndicated news feeds, have announced a strategic relationship that will deliver live RSS updates to Syndic8’s user base. Under the terms of the agreement, Syndic8 has licensed the KnowNow 3 Web Syndication Solution with SpeedReader, a Web-based, event-driven RSS aggregator.
Posted Apr 15, 2005
LexisNexis and Weiss Ratings, Inc. have announced that Weiss Ratings' independent investment ratings and analyses will be delivered through the LexisNexis services. LexisNexis customers will have access to Weiss Ratings' independent research and analyses on more than 6,000 stocks, including almost every stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange, and NASDAQ.
Posted Apr 15, 2005
Vignette Corp. has announced the general availability of Vignette Portal release 7.2, a portal solution designed for organizations looking to benefit from greater reuse of technology resources, faster delivery of Web-based business applications, and increased ability to locate and make use of business resources.
Posted Apr 15, 2005
Liquid Machines, Inc., a provider of enterprise rights management (ERM) solutions, has announced a new Solutions Provider program that is designed to enable Value Added Resellers (VARs), Independent Software Vendors (ISV), and System Integrators to leverage Liquid Machines ERM solutions.
Posted Apr 15, 2005
XyEnterprise, a provider of XML content management and enterprise publishing solutions, has announced the availability of the latest releases of its flagship products: Content@ 3.2 XML content management software and XML Professional Publisher (XPP) 7.3 enterprise publishing application.
Posted Apr 15, 2005
Interactive Networks Inc., has announced the latest release of Instan-t 4.5 freeware, an update to the public instant messaging (IM) service it offers. New features include voice and video chat compatible with AOL, MSN, ICQ, and Yahoo Messengers.
Posted Apr 15, 2005
Serena Software, Inc. has announced that the next release of Serena Collage, the company's Web content and change management solution will integrate with Macromedia Contribute 3.1, a Web authoring environment enabling customers to contribute, manage, and update Web site content with minimal support from IT.
Posted Apr 15, 2005
thePlatform, a provider of digital video publishing solutions, has announced partnerships with North Plains Systems and VitalStream, Inc.
Posted Apr 15, 2005
Google Inc. has released two new local services that are designed to enable people on-the-go to quickly and easily connect to the information they want from their mobile phones or wireless device. From local business listings to interactive street maps, users can now access Google Local information via a mobile Web browser and driving directions using Google SMS.
Posted Apr 15, 2005
Userplane, a provider of social software, has announced Userplane Sitesearch, a hosted search engine that is designed to easily integrate into any community-based site. Userplane Sitesearch is the product of a partnership with Transparensee.
Posted Apr 15, 2005
AIIM, the enterprise content management standards developer, has announced a new activity to develop a service oriented architecture (SOA) framework for Interoperable Enterprise Content Management (iECM). The project currently referred to as iECM, through the development of standards intends to address the growing need for a common integration layer between different enterprise content management related systems and multiple business applications.
Posted Apr 15, 2005
HighBeam Research has announced a suite of blogging tools designed to offer bloggers a more trustworthy voice and blog readers access to its content collection. HighBeam Research Blog Enhancer is intended to help bloggers to improve their blogs by facilitating the process of incorporating content from the HighBeam Research Engine's collection of articles (many of which are not typically found on the Web), including those from newspaper, magazine, book, journal, and transcript publishers.
Posted Apr 15, 2005
The MSN network of Internet services has launched the latest versions of MSN Messenger and MSN Spaces. Integration among MSN Messenger, MSN Spaces, and other MSN network services, including MSN Search, is expected to give people a more flexible way to connect with others through instant messaging, blogging, and sharing music lists and photos.
Posted Apr 12, 2005
Ovid Technologies, a provider of electronic medical, scientific, and social sciences information solutions, has announced the exclusive availability of the Social Policy and Practice bibliographic database on the SilverPlatter platform.
Posted Apr 12, 2005
Video Without Boundaries, Inc., a provider of interactive, media-convergent home entertainment devices, has announced the forming of a United Kingdom (UK) subsidiary to develop wholesale and retail distribution opportunities for its MediaREADY broadband media devices. With the opening of a UK office, VWB plans to exploit the demand for entertainment devices in broadband-equipped homes throughout Europe.
Posted Apr 12, 2005
In honor of National Library Week, April 10-16, 2005, ebrary, an information services and technology provider, has announced that it is offering American Library Association (ALA) members free access to a collection of more than 55 library science titles for a one-year term. ebrary has also announced that it has partnered with the Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET) to distribute the ebrary Dynamic Content Platform (DCP) to SOLINET's member libraries.
Posted Apr 12, 2005
Thomson Gale, a part of The Thomson Corporation, has announced the launch of The Life and Works of Jorge Luis Borges: A Digital Database and The Making of the Modern Economy: The Goldsmiths’-Kress Collection of Economic Literature 1450-1850.
Posted Apr 12, 2005
Percussion Software has introduced version 5.6 of its Rhythmyx Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solution. Rhythmyx 5.6 is tailored for organizations that require support for multiple Web properties, with a strong emphasis on reusing content and building engaging Web sites.
Posted Apr 12, 2005
TEMIS, a European text mining provider, and Mondeca, a software vendor specializing in solutions for knowledge and content organization, have announced the conclusion of a sales and technology alliance. The alliance created the opportunity for an integrated solution based on TEMIS' Insight Discoverer suite of Text Mining software and Mondeca's Intelligent Topic Manager.
Posted Apr 12, 2005
Emic Networks, a provider of application clustering solutions for open source, has announced its partnership with Zenplex Inc., a technology-based company specializing in designing and integrating workflow solutions for the media, print, and publishing industries.
Posted Apr 12, 2005
ProQuest Information and Learning has introduced the MLA Module for Literature Online and Publicaciones y Revistas Sociales y Humanísticas (Prisma).
Posted Apr 12, 2005
IBM has unveiled a solution specifically designed to provide businesses with support for information requirements of the Basel II Accord. The new offering, The IBM Risk and Compliance - Basel II Information Management Offering, is integrated with Fair Isaac’s TRIAD adaptive control system, allowing businesses to make strategic decisions regarding customer and account management, scoring, collections, credit line management, and marketing communications.
Posted Apr 12, 2005
Mirror Image Internet, a provider of content delivery solutions, has announced a partnership with On2 Technologies, a video compression technology firm. Together, the companies will be delivering the On2 Video Java player to advertising customers worldwide using Mirror Image’s global Content Access Point network for online content, application, and transaction delivery.
Posted Apr 12, 2005
Newstex, a Content On Demand company, has announced the availability of instant, full-text newsfeeds, giving content distributors and enterprise customers access to tailored newsfeeds from branded newswires, newspapers, magazines, financial and business sources, official government feeds, and weblogs.
Posted Apr 12, 2005
RealNetworks and Accordent Technologies have partnered in an effort to provide educators and instructional designers with a set of tools for creating a variety of streaming media experiences for students and publishing these directly into the BlackBoard Learning System. The new tools, collectively known as Accordent’s BlackBoard Integration Suite, are designed to enable non-technical content authors to save time and reduce complexity by automating the otherwise manual process of making streaming media presentations available to students within the BlackBoard Learning System.
Posted Apr 12, 2005
Copyright Clearance Center, a provider of copyright licensing and compliance solutions, and Sirsi Corporation, a provider of library information management services, have announced a partnership that has delivered two integrated library solutions to streamline copyright compliance for libraries.
Posted Apr 08, 2005
XyEnterprise, a developer of XML content management and enterprise publishing software, has announced that its XML Professional Publisher (XPP) publishing software now integrates with Design Science's standards-based MathFlow Editor. XPP is an XML-based publishing system used to produce scientific, technical, and medical journals, as well as many other types of print and electronic publications.
Posted Apr 08, 2005
Akamai Technologies, Inc., a service provider for accelerating content and business processes online, confirmed that Paul Sagan has assumed the role of chief executive officer of Akamai. Sagan holds the title of president & CEO, and also serves on the company's board of directors.
Posted Apr 08, 2005
Canto, a provider of digital asset management (DAM) solutions, has announced the immediate availability of Internet Client Pro 2.0.1 and Web Publisher Pro 2.0.1. Designed for users who do not merely publish their assets but also intend to use them for marketing and generating business, these options are compatible with Cumulus 6.5.
Posted Apr 08, 2005
FinancialContent, Inc., a provider of financial data and business applications to online media and financial services companies, has announced that the company plans to launch its IMV 1.0 application next month with the backing of new online media partners. The company previously announced that it had agreed to jointly develop and launch the IMV 1.0 software application with Grigg's, Inc. and had valued the deal at approximately $350,000.
Posted Apr 08, 2005
Data Depth Corporation, a/k/a: iCopyright.net, has announced that its free toolbar for the browser has been upgraded to include a host of new content services. In addition to facilitating enterprise site licenses, single-use licenses, and permissions requests, the toolbar now adds additional content services. Toolbar
Posted Apr 08, 2005
SOA Software (formerly Digital Evolution), a provider of SOA and Web services management, security, and governance solutions, has announced the addition of a registry-based dashboard to its Service Manager. Through real-time alerts and live charts, SOA Software’s registry-based dashboard is designed to dramatically improve enterprise customer’s ability to discover, manage, and troubleshoot Web services.
Posted Apr 08, 2005
Six Apart, a provider of weblogging software and services, and Adobe collaborated to build a set of visual tools that lets designers create and update Movable Type and TypePad templates right from the GoLive design environment.
Posted Apr 08, 2005
Microsoft Corp. has announced that it is extending the Microsoft Connected Services Framework to organizations in the broadcast and film industries. The Connected Services Framework, an integrated, server-based software solution, is designed to enable broadcast companies and film studios to streamline the creation, management, and delivery of digital content.
Posted Apr 08, 2005
RedDot Solutions, a provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions, has announced the launch of its new Web Compliance Manager. Developed with the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT, RedDot’s Web Compliance Manager is an add-on module to the CMS and XCMS enterprise content management offerings designed to ensure Web sites, portals, and intranets are 508 and WCAG compliant.
Posted Apr 08, 2005
Mediasurface plc, a content management provider, has announced the acquisition of Class-Act Bv, the Netherlands-based supplier of the Silverbullet content management system. The deal for the intellectual property of Silverbullet and the services of its authors, is valued at approximately $515,000, and is made up partly of cash and equity.
Posted Apr 08, 2005
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