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Adtec Digital recently became a member of the MPEG Industry Forum, an organization aiming to further the adoption of MPEG standards, by establishing them as accepted and widely used standards among creators of content, developers, manufacturers, providers of services, and end users. Adtec Digital designs and manufactures technology for digital television delivery, IP streaming, commercial insertion, and multimedia digital video applications.
Posted Feb 22, 2005
PixAlert, a software supplier that aims to protect firms' PCs from inappropriate and illegal images originating from any source, has announced the North American introduction of its flagship product, PixAlert Enterprise. The PixAlert Enterprise software suite delivers a multi-source image detection and analysis solution that is designed to provide comprehensive protection against inappropriate and illegal images originating from network entry points and PC add-ons.
Posted Feb 22, 2005
Outsell, Inc., a research and advisory firm, has released a HotTopics report entitled: Better, Faster, Cheaper - Technical Information at the Engineer's Desktop, in which Outsell Chief Analyst Leigh Watson Healy looks at the changing R&D landscape, how engineers are disrupting the information-delivery status quo, who's supplying the content they use, and how content providers can meet engineers at their point of need.
Posted Feb 22, 2005
DAX Solutions, a Los Angeles-based supplier of production asset management and creative collaboration solutions, has announced new features, including Rough Cut Manager. Built into existing systems already in use, and available to new users, Rough Cut Manager is designed to allow instant viewing of rough-cuts, trailers, promos, screeners, commercials, and more.
Posted Feb 22, 2005
Moreover Technologies, a provider of aggregated current awareness information from the Internet, and Factiva, a Dow Jones and Reuters Company and a provider of digital business content and services, have announced that Web content from Moreover will be integrated into the Factiva Insight line of media monitoring and reputation management solutions.
Posted Feb 22, 2005
MessageCast, Inc. has announced that its free LiveMessage alerting service is being used by podcasters as a way to let listeners know when a podcast is released. The RSS-compatible LiveMessage locates listeners on real-time networks then sends requested alerts to the best device--cell phone, PDA, PC desktop, or email. Podcasters using LiveMessage include The Rock and Roll Report, Hardcore Insomnia Radio, Michael Lehman, and Endurance Radio.
Posted Feb 22, 2005
Kintera Inc., a provider of software as a service to nonprofit organizations, has announced the launch of its Communities of Giving Web, which is designed to serve as a tool to drive new donors and volunteers to nonprofits. The Communities of Giving site features directories of charities, causes, and events, in an effort to attract consumers to the interactive area where they can connect with causes and organizations.
Posted Feb 22, 2005
ChoiceStream, Inc., a provider of personalization solutions for online consumer services, search services, eretailers, and iTV providers, has raised $7 million in a Series A financing round led by Cambridge, MA-based General Catalyst Partners. Proceeds will fund the expansion of engineering and development activities. ChoiceStream’s technology is designed to serve personalized content to users.
Posted Feb 22, 2005
The New York Times Company has reached an agreement to acquire About, Inc., an online consumer information provider, from Primedia Inc. in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $410 million. The acquisition is subject to customary regulatory approvals and is expected to be completed late this quarter or early in the second quarter.
Posted Feb 22, 2005
The Wall Street Journal Online at WSJ.com, a paid subscription news site, and Outercurve Technologies, a provider of wireless handheld business solutions, have announced the launch of The Wall Street Journal Online for the BlackBerry platform from Research In Motion. To introduce "The Wall Street Journal for BlackBerry," Outercurve and the Online Journal are offering this service free of charge through April 30, 2005.
Posted Feb 18, 2005
Recommind, a provider of advanced text management systems for the corporate and federal markets, has teamed with Force 3 to offer GSA-approved schedule pricing (GS-35F-0785J). Force 3 is an information technology (IT) solutions provider that supplies an integrated set of products and services to help people better manage their network and bandwidth requirements.
Posted Feb 18, 2005
AquaFold, Inc has announced the availability of Aqua Data Studio 4.0, the latest version of Aqua Data Studio, which provides database administration features for relational databases in one interface. Developed with the Java programming language, Aqua Data Studio supports major operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Mac OSX, Solaris and the Linux operating system.
Posted Feb 18, 2005
InterSystems Corporation has announced that its CACHÉ post-relational database is available for deployment on Mac OS X. InterSystems, a database provider specializing in the healthcare market, develops and markets the CACHÉ post-relational database and the Ensemble universal integration platform. The CACHÉ database is designed to deliver a rich feature set combined with automated system management.
Posted Feb 18, 2005
TRADOS Inc., a provider of global information solutions, has announced the TRADOS Globalization Partner Program. The new program is designed to bring together globalization software and services companies to remove complex, persistent barriers that prevent enterprises from effectively reaching global markets.
Posted Feb 18, 2005
Liquid Machines, Inc., a provider of enterprise rights management (ERM) solutions, has announced the Beta release of Liquid Machines Document Control 5.0 for Microsoft Windows Rights Management Services (RMS) for Windows Server 2003.
Posted Feb 18, 2005
Califa’s Digital Library Consortium has launched an online digital library that offers patrons immediate access to hundreds of eBook and Audiobook titles. The online collection is available at http://califa.lib.overdrive.com. It serves patrons of seven participating library systems including Contra Costa County Library, Downey City Library, MARINet, Palo Alto City Library, Peninsula Library System, Pleasanton Public Library, and Sunnyvale Public Library.
Posted Feb 18, 2005
Authentica, Inc., a provider of enterprise rights management (ERM) solutions, has introduced its next-generation active rights management (ARM) platform, an integrated ERM solution that is designed to combine document and email protection in a single platform. Authentica's ARM is intended to deliver a range of integration support, extending its benefits to enterprise compliance/archiving, content management, and mobile email applications.
Posted Feb 18, 2005
NXTbook Media (NBM), a technology-based company that provides multimedia digital publishing solutions, has signed an exclusive agreement with Advanstar Communications, Inc. (Advanstar), a business information company serving specialized markets with information resources and integrated marketing solutions. NBM has been selected by Advanstar’s senior management to become their exclusive external digital publishing platform vendor.
Posted Feb 18, 2005
Parks Associates has released a new report entitled Digital Music: Analysis and Forecasts, which suggests that portable music services will not have a big impact this year. Respondents in the recent Parks Associates survey Global Digital Living strongly favored the single-track purchase model over a subscription when presented with both options.
Posted Feb 18, 2005
KeepMedia, Inc., a provider of online premium content, has announced that president and CEO Douglas J. Herrington has resigned from the company to pursue personal interests and other opportunities. Louis H. Borders, founder of Borders Books and Webvan and currently chairman of the board at KeepMedia, will assume the position of president and CEO, replacing Herrington.
Posted Feb 18, 2005
Fast Search & Transfer (FAST), a developer of enterprise search and real-time alerting technologies, has announced the launch of its FAST Search Best Practices consulting services (FAST SBP).
Posted Feb 18, 2005
Thomson Scientific & Healthcare, a part of The Thomson Corporation, has announced a solution to meet the Structured Product Labeling (SPL) challenge. Thomson expects to enable pharmaceutical companies to submit labeling and immediately go to market with labeling in the impending FDA-required format.
Posted Feb 15, 2005
Sendandsee LLC, publisher of mobile magazines and developer of mobiprint publisher, a mobile publishing toolkit, has introduced an extension to its Digital Media mobilization product line--mobiprint modular. Current modules include Credit Card-payment implementation, Mobile Video Services-interface development, Service Discovery Tool-development, Customer Service-functionality deployment, and Enterprise Use-functionality [includes Nokia Communicator 9300/9500 and SonyEricsson P800/P910i-support].
Posted Feb 15, 2005
NextPage has released NextPage 1.5, which is designed to eliminate ad hoc document chaos for business professionals who use Microsoft Office. NextPage 1.5 is a new subscription service that provides users with real-time status and notifications about all documents on which they collaborate.
Posted Feb 15, 2005
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
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