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ScribbleLive has announced the release of a new product ScribbleLive Advanced Content Module, which was part of a collaborative effort with The Associated Press. This new product will allow for better real-time journalism, the company says, by allowing news teams to create live blog posts and articles that combine different content such as images, tweets, video, and audio.
Posted May 29, 2012
IBM has announced the closing of its acquisition of Vivisimo. IBM had announced the company was acquiring Vivisimo on April 25, 2012. As a result of the takeover, about 120 Vivisimo employees will join IBM's Software Group and IBM will gain Vivisimo's customers, such as Airbus, the Social Security Administration, the US Navy and Air Force, LexisNexis, and others. IBM believes this move will further strengthen its position in the field of large data analytics as the company sees this industry growing by 40% over the next few years.
Posted May 29, 2012
BA Insight, a company that works in agile information integration, has announced a partnership with MuseGlobal, a content integration firm. Under this partnership, MuseGlobal's library of connectors to hundreds of "beyond the firewall" content sources will now be added to BA Insight's existing library of connectors.
Posted May 24, 2012
Marketo has announced a new tool for marketing automation with the launch of its new Marketo Social Marketing. The new product is a suite of easy-to-use products the company says will make every marketing campaign inherently social.
Posted May 24, 2012
In an effort to broaden its reach across platforms, Yahoo has launched Axis, a new web browser for Apple's mobile devices. According to the Washington Post, Axis was designed to allow users to move between devices and look at the same searches. Users can sync up to other devices by logging into their Yahoo accounts.
Posted May 24, 2012
A significant decision in the patent infringement case, Oracle v Google, has been reached and a jury has decided that Google's involvement with Android did not infringe on Oracle's patents with Java, according to the Washington Post. As a result, there will be no damages awarded.
Posted May 24, 2012
The number of movies and television shows available on Amazon's Prime Instant Video got a little bit bigger with the announcement a licensing agreement with Paramount Pictures. The agreement will bring hundreds of movie titles to Prime Video over the next three years.
Posted May 23, 2012
Data integration firm Kapow Software has teamed up with SDL's WCM division to expedite the movement of legacy digital content to SDL Tridion. Kapow says that customers can now automate the migration of content from multiple sources into SDL Tridion using the Kapow Katalyst platform.
Posted May 23, 2012
Social video chat provider ooVoo has announced several new features to the service. The biggest is a new video chat app that works in conjunction with Facebook allowing up to 12 friends to chat at the same time. The feature can be used on a home computer or mobile devices.
Posted May 23, 2012
Big Data mobile location company Sense Networks announced two new products, AdMatch and AudienceSense, which the company says will allow marketers to reach new audiences and allow publishers to monetize mobile advertising. Sense Networks uses location and prediction to understand users' behavior, which will allow advertisers to target an audience.
Posted May 23, 2012
Google CEO Larry Page made it official -- though not "Facebook official" -- yesterday when he announced in a blog post that Google finally closed the Motorola mobility deal, buying the company for a reported $12.5 billion. Page stressed Motrola's willingness to bet on Google's Android operating system, and thanked CEO Sanjay Jha for his confidence before announcing that Jha had stepped down. Taking over as Motorola Mobility CEO is Dennis Woodside.
Posted May 23, 2012
Limelight has announced a number of upgrades to the Limelight Video Platform and Limelight Dynamic Site Platform. The most recent enhancement gives users the ability to publish videos across multiple online and mobile sites and manage video channels from within the Limelight Dynamic Site Platform interface. The company says by managing web and video assets from one dashboard, it will speed up internal process and increase publishing frequency.
Posted May 22, 2012
Adobe has announced a new way for media companies to broadcast channels online and replace ads in the broadcast stream with dynamically inserted ads. This new system, called Primetime Simulcast, is an enhancement to Project Primetime and is supported for iOS, Android and works with browsers across all major desktop platforms. According to Adobe, Primetime Simulcast provides an end-to-end workflow that enables media companies to simultaneously deliver that same content to connected devices while replacing ads in the broadcast stream with dynamically inserted ads.
Posted May 22, 2012
UK bookseller Waterstones has signed an agreement with Amazon to launch new e-reading services as well as offer Kindle digital services though its UK shops. With this agreement, it will allow Waterstones to give digital reading to customers in its stores and be a compliment to their traditional book selling services, which the company says it is committed to.
Posted May 22, 2012
If you were one of the people who rushed to buy Facebook stock last Friday, you're probably none too happy today. Stock prices fell about 11% from Friday's closing price of $38.23. Prices fell as low as $33 per share before rebounding a bit to $34.03 before closing.
Posted May 21, 2012
New data from digital business analytics company comSource says that Facebook users are not reliant on just Facebook for their social networking habits. Data shows that the percentage of Facebook users using other social networking sites, including Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest, are rising. At over 40%, the percentage of users using other social sites and sharing services is up from 20%.
Posted May 21, 2012
Online ad technology company Vizu announced the availability of a series of case studies developed to evaluate the effectiveness of different approaches to social media advertising. A survey Vizu conducted says 63% of brands it polled said they planned to increase advertising on social media sites, the company believes these studies will help companies looking to widen a brands' reach.
Posted May 21, 2012
Microsoft has launched a new social networking site called So.cl, which is designed to combine social networking and search, according to ReadWriteWeb. Initially targeted at students, So.cl allows users to research a topic and then share what they think are the best pieces of information on that topic on their page.
Posted May 21, 2012
No one likes to pay for content but a new set of surveys not only suggests that people are becoming less hostile to the idea of paying for digital content, but also reveals what types of content people are willing to pay for. According to a survey from DigiCareers, which looked at habits of US digital media professionals, 42% of respondents say they will explore prices and actually consider a purchase decision.
Posted May 18, 2012
Lately Warren Buffett may be more famous for talking about his tax returns than his business savvy, but that's not stopping him from picking up some new properties. According to the Wall Street Journal, Berkshire Hathaway has agreed to buy 63 papers from Media General for $142 million.
Posted May 17, 2012
Online publisher Examiner.com has launched OnTopic, which the company says is a comprehensive service that provides topic and location specific content at scale for publishers, agencies and brand marketers. OnTopic will individually match each content request with a qualified contributor that will deliver consumer-based media across a variety of categories and locations.
Posted May 17, 2012
Digital business aggregator Factiva will begin to incorporate selected Twitter feeds on its site. The Twitter streams will act as compliments to the wide range of content in Factiva which include 8,000 business blogs. Factiva says is customers will be able to follow along with what industry leaders are talking about.
Posted May 17, 2012
In the months since Pottermore finally opened for business, e-reader enthusiasts have been buying the Harry Potter ebooks in droves. Now Kobo users can also get in on the action, but just like everyone else, they'll have to purchase the ebooks through Pottermore.
Posted May 17, 2012
Dutch publisher Brill, and software provider Publishing Technology, have partnered up to launch a new aggregated scholarly portal call Brill Online Books and Journals. As a result, all of Brill's content, including 2,400 ebooks and 175 journals, will be available in one location.
Posted May 17, 2012
Google has once again reworked its approach to search in an effort to better find what users are searching for by introducing Knowledge Graph. Many words or phrases have multiple meanings which search engines aren't always capable of recpgnizing.
Posted May 17, 2012
Zoho announced the launch of Zoho Sites which the company says is an easy to use website builder. By using Zoho Sites, the company believes it will allow businesses to quickly create professional websites without having to code.
Posted May 16, 2012
The new iPhone will have a screen that measures 4 inches diagonally from corner to corner, according to Reuters. This is an increase to previous iPhone screens which currently measure 3.5 inches. The move to a bigger screen might be a response to Samsung's Galaxy phone, which has a 4.8 inch screen and outsold the iPhone in the first quarter of 2012. Apple has reportedly already started ordering the bigger screens from suppliers.
Posted May 16, 2012
With Facebook's impending IPO approaching growing closer, the social media site has announced it will be offering over 421 million shares of stock in the company, according to the Washington Post. Founder Mark Zuckerberg will be selling 126 million personal shares which will lower his post-IPO voting power slightly.
Posted May 16, 2012
EBSCO has announced the availability of two digital archive databases entitled "Gateway to America: The People, Places, and Organizations of 19th Century New York" and "Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books." The "Gateway to America" collection is a series of historical directories, year books, registers, member lists, organization reports and primary source documents. "Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books" has over 30,000 pages of handwritten material from 1748 to 1817 documenting day-to-day military life with a concentration on the Revolutionary War.
Posted May 15, 2012
Seventeen new states have joined together in a class action law suit against Apple and various book publishers bringing the total to 31 states accusing the defendants of conspiring over pricing, according to paidContent. New details about the suit, such as behind the scenes price negotiations have been detailed-including an email from Steve Jobs writing about options publishers had in relation to e-publishing options.
Posted May 15, 2012
For the first quarter of 2012, revenue for online coupon vendor Groupon, Inc. soared 89% to $559.3 million, compared to $295.5 million posted in the prior year's quarter, according to Daily Deal Media. This news sent share of Groupon up 18.5%, or $1.84 per share, to $11.74 in after-hours trading.
Posted May 15, 2012
Academic publisher Springer will be working together with the Italian National Institute for Higher Mathematics to publish a series of books in the field of pure and applied mathematics called Springer INdaAM. Beginning in 2012, the Springer INdAM Series will publish textbooks, multi-author books, theses, and monographs which result from various academic activities and events carried out at the Italian National Institute for Higher Mathematics.
Posted May 14, 2012
Vital Source announced the company's conformance certification for IMS Global Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) v 1.1 with learning outcomes, which the company says will help more institutions, faculty and students take advantage of what the platform has to offer. The LTI platform will make textbooks easier to port into e-textbooks which Vital Source, a distributor of e-textbooks, sees as a significant plus and makes e-textbooks a much more appealing option for schools.
Posted May 14, 2012
GovDelivery, a provider of government-to-citizen solutions, announced the availability of a comprehensive guide to best practices for digital communication with an emphasis on the role of email. The guide, entitled "Public Sector Digital Communication Management Best Practices: The Critical Role of Email" shares the best practices for the most effective use of email.
Posted May 14, 2012
Amazon will be debuting three new blogs in the near future, according to The Daily. One blog will be about tech gear and gadgets offering reviews of new products, which will then link back to the Amazon site for purchase. Another blog will be entertainment based discussing comics, movies, and TV shows. The third blog will revolve around digital photography and apps that accompany it.
Posted May 14, 2012
If you are one of the few people left who haven't read the Harry Potter novels, perhaps you just haven't had the right access: hardcovers, paperbacks, ebooks sold through the Pottermore website. None of those options worked for you, but don't fret. Starting on June 19, you'll be able to borrow the ebooks from the Kindle Lending Library, giving you one more option to read J.K. Rowling's ubiquitous series.
Posted May 11, 2012
AddThis has launched a number of new social plugins, analytics, and audience products to provide a full suite of sharing and engagement tools for publishers and brands. With these new tools, the flow of big data will become more actionable for advertisers and allow for enhanced real-time analytics.
Posted May 11, 2012
The personalized magazine app, Flipboard, is now available for Android phone users, according to ReadWriteWeb.com. Previously, this popular app was only available to iPhone and iPad users but has finally been ported for Android by a developer at XDA Forums.
Posted May 10, 2012
A study conducted by iYogi Insights reveals that 42% of consumers subscribe to new products and services after experiencing them for free. The findings were based off more than 2,000 iYogi customers and the data shows that a Freemium offering is vital to the success and market penetration for new products and services.
Posted May 10, 2012
Facebook announced plans to develop the App Center, which Facebook says will provide users with high-quality apps. According to ReadWriteWeb.com, "Facebook has announced a strict set of style and quality guidelines to get apps placed in App Center. Apps that are considered high-quality, as decided by Facebook's Insights analytics platform, will get prominent placement."
Posted May 10, 2012
Joomla, an open source content management system, announced that students will contribute to the Joomla CMS core and platform this summer as part of Google Summer of Code. There are eight students working on eight separate projects that could eventually be used by Joomla.
Posted May 09, 2012
Amazon Web Services announced new managed services for Windows developers with the launch of Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS). This worldwide launch will serve Microsoft SQL Server and ASP NET support for AWS Elastic Beanstalk. Amazon says RDS will remove the complexity from deploying and managing databases while making it easy to set up, operate and scale a relational database.
Posted May 09, 2012
Boticca.com, an online jewelry and accessories store, took a sample from 50,000 referrals from Facebook and Pinterest, and found that Pinterest users spent more money, according to GigOm. According to Boticca Pinterest users spent $180 per user as opposed to $85 per Facebook user. The tracking also found out that while Pinterest users spent more money, Facebook users will spend more time browsing the various items and tend to be more engaged in the online community.
Posted May 09, 2012
Jenna Bush Hager and Mia Baxter have announced the launch of TheNovoProject.com, which will highlight people and organizations that are creating change. The site will launch on Mother's Day and feature interviews with the two founders' mothers, former first lady Laura Bush and interior designer Debbie Baxter.
Posted May 09, 2012
Knovel -a provider of web-based apps which combine technical information with analytic and search tools -- has added five publishing partners in order to continue expanding its content collections to meet demand across several industries. Knovel will look to these new partners to provide engineers in various fields with technical data skills needed to get jobs done as well as leadership strategies for managers.
Posted May 08, 2012
A partnership has developed between ConceptShare and OpenText in a move that both companies feel its customers will benefit from. The partnership aims to allow distributed creative and marketing teams to initiate reviews, view and annotate creative assets in OpenText Media Management, and track stakeholder feedback, change requests, and approval status.
Posted May 08, 2012
Perfect 10, which sells photographs of nude models, has sued the popular blogging site Tumblr in a complaint filed on Monday for failing to remove copyrighted photos from its website, according to an article on paidContent. Perfect 10 says it emailed Tumblr a number of times with requests to remove certain images from the Tumblr website and never got a response.
Posted May 08, 2012
Current Analytics has announced the release of mCOMPETE, a new web app that allows subscribers to obtain information and analytics on companies, products, and industry events on their smart phones and tablets. By clicking on an icon on their mobile device, subscribers can get up to date information on a company or product of their choosing and on tablets can compare them side by side. Current Analysis says this will allow subscribers to gain an advantage in business by being able to see reports and other date instantly. This app is available to Apple, Android, and Blackberry operating systems.
Posted May 07, 2012
A new plugin developed by iStockphoto is now available for Adobe's just released Creative Suite 6 with the aim to make Adobe's program easier for users to operate. This new plugin will allow users to search and download images within iStockphoto's inventory of comp images without disrupting workflow. iStock believes this plugin will save companies time and by doing so will increase productivity.
Posted May 07, 2012
Ingram Content Group has reworked the search options on ipage, its digital and print book search engine. The revamped site has been given a host of new features. The new site allows users to better track best sellers and offers enhanced options when users search for titles. ipage can locate search terms across the entire spectrum of ipage items, such as books, e-books, audio books, and other products.
Posted May 07, 2012
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