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Anametrix, a cloud-based, real-time digital analytics platform, introduces Anametrix Plug-in for Microsoft Excel, which embeds new marketing analytics capabilities directly into the Excel user interface. The product enables Anametrix users to easily create, refresh, upload, and schedule reports from multichannel marketing data in Anametrix, and it delivers real-time access to all vendor and corporate data.
Posted Jan 25, 2013
ProQuest, an information company central to global research, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ebook Library (EBL), which will expand its ebook delivery and aggregation capabilities with libraries worldwide. The acquisition will enable users to discover content across multiple formats including books, journals, dissertations, newspapers, and video. ProQuest acquired ebook pioneer ebrary in January 2011 and plans to combine the strongest features of ebrary and EBL into a single, comprehensive ebook platform once finalized.
Posted Jan 25, 2013
Epic Playground has launched MediaGauge, a real-time media insight delivery tool that allows site owners to send customized in-browser messages with specific targeted offers, invitations, surveys, or branding communications during media playback. MediaGauge is currently available on Epic Playground's website. Additionally, a limited number of companies are now being accepted for a special pilot program, which will roll out at SXSW 2013 in March.
Posted Jan 25, 2013
Amazon.com, Inc. announced that it has acquired text-to-speech technology company IVONA Software. IVONA delivers the technologies that power the "Text-to-Speech," "Voice Guide" and "Explore by Touch" features on Kindle Fire tablets. Additionally, IVONA delivers text-to-speech products and services for thousands of developers, businesses and customers around the world.
Posted Jan 24, 2013
TERMINALFOUR, a web content management company, announced the latest release of its WCM system, TERMINALFOUR Site Manager. The latest version, TERMINALFOUR Site Manager 7.3 benefits from more than one hundred feature enhancements to enable web developers to manage their organization's entire online world using the latest responsive design techniques.
Posted Jan 24, 2013
Approximately two-thirds of college students need financial aid to begin or continue their studies, according to the United States Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics. To help students find ways to fund their education, Credo announced it has partnered with Reference Service Press, an authority on college scholarships. Under the terms of the agreement, Credo will integrate financial aid information from Reference Service Press into its Literati solutions for schools, academic institutions, public libraries and student athlete programs.
Posted Jan 24, 2013
As libraries adjust their lending models to meet today's digital requirements, more are turning to Ingram's MyiLibrary platform. Ingram Content Group announced it will now offer Random House, Inc. U.S. titles to libraries via the platform.
Posted Jan 24, 2013
OverDrive announced it will enhance its library service platform with streaming video and audio technology. The new services will improve ease of use and device compatibility for OverDrive-hosted video, audiobook, and music collections at libraries and schools around the world.
Posted Jan 24, 2013
Knovel, a provider of web-based application that integrates technical information with analytical and search tools, announced its newest subject area, Engineering Management & Leadership. The offering addresses the needs of both new and experienced engineering leaders, as well as managers of teams of engineers, scientists, and other technical staff.
Posted Jan 24, 2013
The Boston Globe's longstanding Newspaper In Education (NIE) program is launching a digital pilot program that is putting iPads - as well as digital subscriptions to BostonGlobe.com - into public school classrooms in Boston and Stoneham.
Posted Jan 24, 2013
Credo, a provider of solutions for information skills, announced the availability of Literati School and Literati Student Athlete. Following the launch of Literati Academic and Literati Public, these two new solutions enable librarians and educators to cost-effectively help learners of all types gain the information skills they need.
Posted Jan 22, 2013
Expanding its multi-platform, end-to-end offering for game developers, Amazon announced a new in-app purchasing service that enables developers to let customers use their Amazon accounts to purchase virtual goods and currencies from within Mac, PC, and Web-based games. With the announcement, Amazon now provides in-app purchasing services for Mac, PC, web, Android, and Kindle Fire developers, enabling them to offer Amazon's customers a convenient, and secure buying experience.
Posted Jan 22, 2013
Senexx, Inc. announced the availability of SolvePath, an enterprise questions and answers (Q&A) collaboration platform that empowers businesses to provide their employees with fast, easy access to critical knowledge and expertise within their organization. SolvePath is a cloud-based solution that helps eliminate the obstacle of finding a subject matter expert or the right piece of information hidden within the massive volumes of "big data" that exist in today's corporate enterprises. Unlike existing Social Business Software (SBS) systems that force users to spend time going through videos, files, and other content to find the answers to specific questions, SolvePath uses advanced Natural Language Processing and machine learning algorithms to provide a targeted solution to the information consumption problem.
Posted Jan 22, 2013
The Search Agency, a global online marketing firm, released its quarterly State of Paid Search Report, which, among other findings, reports that smartphones and tablets drove 23% of total clicks in the fourth quarter of 2012, an 89% increase year over year. The quarterly report analyzes aggregated client data from various industries on paid search marketing trends across search engines and devices on a year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter basis.
Posted Jan 22, 2013
OpenX Software Ltd., a provider of digital and mobile advertising revenue products and services, announced it has completed a $22.5 million Series E funding round. This brings the total investment in OpenX to more than $70 million. New investor Samsung Venture Investment Corporation led the round. Existing investors Accel Partners, Index Ventures, SAP Ventures, Mitsui & Co. Global Investment, Inc., and Presidio Ventures also participated in the round. OpenX will use the funds to further accelerate growth, finance additional acquisitions, expand internationally and broaden adoption of its digital revenue platform.
Posted Jan 21, 2013
TEMIS, a provider of semantic content enrichment solutions, is announced the Luxid Community Platform will be going into open beta this month. The Luxid Community Platform is an online collaboration platform where semantic content enrichment practitioners can meet their peers, exchange best practices, share information extraction components, and accelerate their projects. TEMIS will unveil the Luxid Community Platform in four dedicated events in New York, Berlin, Paris, and London starting January 29, where TEMIS customers and partners will be invited to join the platform and help further shape its directions.
Posted Jan 17, 2013
Ovum has published three "Trends to watch reports" on Cloud computing and predicts that 2013 will see cloud computing continue to grow rapidly. "2013 Trends to Watch: Private and Public Clouds" report, drills downs into not only private and public cloud trends, but also infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), and software-as-a-service (SaaS) trends. Meanwhile, "2013 Trends to Watch: Cloud Services" report, looks at cloud computing from the point of view of IT service providers. Finally, "2013 Trends to Watch: Cloud Computing" report, looks at the way cloud service providers and consumers adapt to cloud computing both on their own and as part of increasingly sophisticated cloud ecosystems.
Posted Jan 17, 2013
Starting in January 2013, Springer and Scion, a New Zealand Crown Research Institute, will cooperate to publish the New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science. As of Volume 43, Issue 1, the journal will be part of the SpringerOpen portfolio. As a fully sponsored open access journal, it will be freely available on www.nzjforestryscience.com and SpringerLink without subscription charges or registration barriers.
Posted Jan 17, 2013
Nimble, a social relationship management platform, announced a new set of business productivity apps -- including Zapier, FreshDesk and Import2 -- has been added to the growing Nimble Apps Marketplace. Nimble empowers business teams to collectively engage with customers and turn social conversations into business opportunities with its simple web-based solution.
Posted Jan 17, 2013
Silvia Hartmann's The Dragon Lords, "the world's first" novel written and edited totally in the cloud, is now available for sale in both ebook and Paperback formats from all major retailers. The book is the outcome of the Naked Writer Project, in which Hartmann wrote the entire 76,000 word novel online in front of a global audience of thousands, who could look in on every key being typed, add their comments and influence the plot.
Posted Jan 16, 2013
EMC Corporation announced beta availability of EMC's Syncplicity cloud-based online file sharing service with the option for customers to use either EMC Isilon scale-out NAS or EMC Atmos object-based storage. Now customers can store files on-premise in addition to the cloud. Unlike competitive approaches that cobble together point-products from multiple vendors, this approach gives IT choice and control over where managed files reside, while users get a secure, easy-to-use solution for file sync and sharing across all of their computers and devices.
Posted Jan 16, 2013
Epom, the international ad serving and ad management solutions provider, has received $1.2M of private pooling investments. According to the company's CEO Anton Ruin, the investment pool has become one more stepping stone in Epom business growth and will enable it to realize its ambitious plans for expansion and development of cutting-edge technologies.
Posted Jan 16, 2013
EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and Ingram announced an agreement aimed at benefitting mutual customers of Ingram's OASIS (Online Acquisitions and Selection Information System) and eBooks on EBSCOhost. The agreement will allow libraries to order eBooks on EBSCOhost through OASIS.
Posted Jan 16, 2013
Facebook put speculators out of their misery nearly a week after inviting members of the press to "come see what we're building" by finally letting everyone in on the secret at today's event. And as it turns out, some of the prognosticators turned out to be right: it's a search engine.
Posted Jan 15, 2013
Owned it, an Oxygen Accelerator start-up, has launched its social referral platform which helps retailers to increase referrals, revenue and conversions by turning the retailer's order confirmation page into a springboard for social sharing of tailored offers and incentives.
Posted Jan 15, 2013
The MIT Press announced it will partner with Oxford University Press to launch MIT Press Scholarship Online on OUP's University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO) platform to take advantage of a fully enabled XML environment.
Posted Jan 15, 2013
Qumu, a business video platform provider and a Rimage company, announced that its Video Control Center product now has the capability to search for the spoken words within a video or a series of videos from any computer or mobile device.
Posted Jan 15, 2013
Talis announced the launch of its new software service -- Talis Aspire Digitised Content. Developed with the collaboration of university library partners, The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA), and using data supplied via the OCLC xISBN service, the new software service will help universities and colleges in the United Kingdom manage complex digitization workflows, and help ensure they are compliant with copyright legislation.
Posted Jan 15, 2013
Vidyard, a video marketing platform for business, announced its integration with all-in-one inbound marketing software firm HubSpot, powering the first-ever video analytics platform in the HubSpot marketplace.
Posted Jan 15, 2013
Mobile software developer, Phonitive, has received a first round angel investment of 400k Euros from Toulouse-based seed investors, Capitole Angels, and DP Invest. Confirmed and received in late-December, the potential shown by Phonitive's flagship technology, Touchalize, secured the investment deal.
Posted Jan 14, 2013
Every week, EContentmag.com highlights hot stories and links on digital content and digital media. Here are the latest links for the week of January 7, 2013, with stories on Random House, mobile entertainment revenues, and more.
Posted Jan 10, 2013
The rumor mill is in overdrive thanks to a vague invitation from Facebook to reporters to "come see what we're building." The invite went out on Tuesday, and stocks started to rise on Wednesday while speculation ran wild. The event isn't scheduled until January 15, giving the media plenty of time to guess just what it is that Facebook is building -- and unlike an Apple event, it seems that no one actually knows what will be revealed.
Posted Jan 10, 2013
EBSCO Publishing has released a new library resource featuring a comprehensive digital collection of poetry and short stories available for use by students, teachers and researchers. Poetry & Short Story Reference Center offers users access to a collection of hundreds of thousands of classic and contemporary full-text poems, as well as short stories, biographies, and authoritative essays.
Posted Jan 10, 2013
EBSCO Publishing has expanded its evidence-based healthcare content with the acquisition of PEMSoft, a pediatric point-of-care clinical information resource. PEMSoft is an online clinical library and multimedia decision support system that addresses acute and chronic illness, as well as injury conditions in children from newborn to young adult. PEMSoft was founded in 2003 by Ronald Dieckmann, MD, MPH, and Rob Pitt, MD.
Posted Jan 09, 2013
Semantico, the digital publishing solutions company, has launched the new ebook platform, VLeBooks. Semantico developed the online reader using their core product Scolaris, and has provided its SAMS solution to manage student authentication.
Posted Jan 09, 2013
Accedo, a provider of TV application solutions announced the launch of its TV Everywhere (TVE) Solution. Accedo's TVE Solution enables pay TV operators and media companies to launch new multi-screen services across a range of connected devices quickly.
Posted Jan 08, 2013
If you live in New Zealand you may have noticed some changes to your Facebook page. According to The Next Web, Facebook is trying out a new single-column design for the much-maligned Timeline. TNW says the new layout has status updates, and other activity appearing only in the left-hand column while the right side of your page is static, which is a small change that many people may not even notice.
Posted Jan 08, 2013
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) and the Specialized Information Publishers Association (SIPA) announced that they are merging. SIPA will become a division of SIIA and will continue to offer its membership programs, without change. SIIA, the principal trade association for the software and information industries, will continue to offer all of the same programs and services that are currently available to its members, along with new programs.
Posted Jan 08, 2013
Elsevier, a provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced the acquisition of Knovel Corp. New York City-based Knovel provides a web-based application that integrates technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust.
Posted Jan 07, 2013
Every week, EContentmag.com highlights hot stories and links on digital content and digital media. Here are the latest links for the week of December 31, 2012, with stories on Random House, mobile entertainment revenues, and more.
Posted Jan 03, 2013
Classified ads have been the workhorses of the newspaper revenue world for as long as anyone can remember. So is it any surprise that Oodle, a large online classified ad network, is so in demand that it's being carved up between three buyers. It has, however, resulted in a rather confusing arrangement.
Posted Jan 03, 2013
Andrew Sullivan is taking The Dish and going it alone. In a post made on the first workday of the 2013, Sullivan announced he was taking The Dish and leaving The Daily Beast. When the contract expired at the end of 2012, Sullivan says he started mulling over his options:"As usual, we sought your input and the blogosphere's - hence the not-terribly subtle thread that explored whether online readers will ever pay for content, and how. The answer is: no one really knows. But as we debated and discussed that unknowable future, we felt more and more that getting readers to pay a small amount for content was the only truly solid future for online journalism..."
Posted Jan 02, 2013
Barnes & Noble is kicking off the new year by selling a five percent stake in Nook Media to Person, according to Fierce Content Management. For $89.5 million, Pearson now has the right to publish its education content on the Nook and perhaps even distribute devices.
Posted Jan 02, 2013
The Tribune Company closed out 2012 by emerging from bankruptcy ready to sell off much of its holdings, according to The Chicago Tribune. The company's new board has plans to eventually sell off its eight newspapers, 23 television stations, and stakes in other companies according to the article.
Posted Jan 01, 2013
Every week, EContentmag.com highlights hot stories and links on digital content and digital media. Here are the latest links for the week of December 17, 2012, with stories on Random House, mobile entertainment revenues, and more.
Posted Dec 20, 2012
Amazon Studios, the original film and series production arm of Amazon.com, announced that it plans to produce pilots for six original comedy series. The series come from a diverse set of writers including newcomers to Hollywood and industry veterans. This marks the studios' first pilot production since expanding into original programming development earlier this year.
Posted Dec 20, 2012
IBM announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire StoredIQ Inc., a privately held company based in Austin, Texas. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Posted Dec 19, 2012
Brainshark, Inc., a provider of online and mobile video presentations solutions, unveiled the Brainshark Mobile Player. This HTML5-based player gives iOS and Android users a more interactive experience when they view Brainshark video presentations on their smartphones and tablets. The player also enables organizations to increase their level of engagement with mobile users - who can access, view and share high-impact content anytime.
Posted Dec 19, 2012
If Instagram has you feeling like a professional photographer the news tweaks to its terms of service may have you concerned about your intellectual property. Starting January 16, 2013, the photosharing app will share data with Facebook. How will your data - and your photos - be used?
Posted Dec 18, 2012
Amazon is jumping into the advertising game. According to AdWeek, Amazon has built a real-time bidding platform that can be plugged into "exchanges and supply-side platforms, including Google's AdX and PubMatic."
Posted Dec 18, 2012
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