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IRIS.TV, a programmatic content delivery system, announced a new dynamic, personalized end-screen plugin for Kaltura, provider of video technology platform. The plugin for Kaltura will offer clients of both a personalized and dynamic stream of video along with a personalized end-screen framework. Publishers can now provide users with both dynamic streams of video - powered by consumption and interaction - along with thumbnail choices specific to their real-time consumption habits. The partnership is aimed to help consumers discover relevant and engaging content while viewing across all connected devices.
Posted May 07, 2015
Amazon and JetBlue announced that they will bring unlimited, on-demand entertainment to airline travel later this year through JetBlue's free high-speed Fly-Fi broadband internet. The collaboration will enable Fly-Fi for Amazon Prime members to access tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes, including exclusive Amazon Original Series such as Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle and Bosch, at no additional cost to their membership.
Posted May 07, 2015
Incentive, a provider of a complete, socially powered enterprise collaboration platform for mid-market organizations and enterprise teams, announced at the Collision conference in Las Vegas, Nev. that it raised $1.7 million in a seed funding round. Led by a group of institutional and private investors, this round brings Incentive's total funding to date to $3.5 million.
Posted May 07, 2015
Marking its first original scripted content for non-linear distribution, Lifetime will launch the short-form digital platform Fall Into Me (a working title), featuring eight series of romantic drama stories. Catering to the fast-growing romance-fiction marketplace, each of the eight series on the Fall Into Me platform consists of eight webisodes, six-minutes in length, which can be discreetly enjoyed on phones and tablets.
Posted May 05, 2015
Rocket Software announced the launch of Rocket Discover, a self-service, intuitive data preparation and discovery solution to give business managers and executives the speed and confidence to make key decisions. Rocket Discover allows users to easily access, manipulate, prepare and visualize data to expose insights and help them make critical business decisions.
Posted May 05, 2015
Globys, a player in contextual marketing, announced the launch of Amplero, a self-optimizing personalization solution for mobile marketing campaigns powered by machine learning. According to Globys, existing personalization platforms depend on manually designed and developed rules for targeting. Marketers rely on traditional testing and optimization tools. However, with the growth in customer data, the traditional tools can't keep pace and development of targeting rules becomes a bottleneck to campaign performance.
Posted May 05, 2015
A new report from Juniper Research has found that the value of the global digital content market will reach $154 billion annually by 2019, an increase of nearly 60% on 2014. The research, Digital Content Business Models: OTT & Operator Strategies 2015-2019, observed that mobile and online games would account for the largest share of content sales (38% of cumulative revenues), with game formats continuing to transition from physical to digital.
Posted May 05, 2015
Cloudwords, a provider of cloud-based translation management and automation, announced new platform capabilities to simplify and automate the process of localizing web, desktop, and mobile applications for global markets. Designed for developers to integrate with all source code version control systems, Cloudwords' continuous integration capabilities enables companies to readily deliver localized product experiences to global users.
Posted Apr 30, 2015
Incentive, a provider of a socially-powered enterprise collaboration platform for mid-market organizations and enterprise teams, announced it has added one-click integration with Dropbox. The new integration provides secure access to all Dropbox folders within Incentive, enabling users of the file sharing application to search for, discuss, comment, share and collaborate on files across both internal and external groups.
Posted Apr 30, 2015
It's the time of year when companies are releasing their first quarter earnings reports, and Twitter is no exception. However, things did not go quite as planned when the earnings report was leaked 30 minutes before its scheduled release. More problematic, however, was the fact that earnings came in under Wall Street's expectations.
Posted Apr 30, 2015
Back in 2011 Facebook and Skype announced they would be working together to allow Facebook users to videochat with each other. Since then, Facebook Messenger has undergone a number of changes, including being separated from the main Facebook mobile app. Meanwhile, according to Business Insider, Facebook has quietly replaced Skype with its own video and voice calling technologies.
Posted Apr 30, 2015
App Data Room announced the release of the latest version of Media Manager, its content management system. This new version is built on an API platform to facilitate fuller integration of sales and marketing automation systems, CRM, and customer databases, as well as content libraries including SharePoint. App Data Room says it believes these improvements will meet customer demands and will help the already expanding company accelerate its rate of growth.
Posted Apr 30, 2015
NUVI, a solution for real-time social media listening and reporting, announced a partnership with DataSift, a Human Data intelligence provider, to give access to aggregated and anonymous Facebook topic data for NUVI customers. Having access to this information gives marketers a deeper understanding of the topics people are engaging in on the world's largest social platform and the ability to turn this information into actionable insights. With NUVI's custom dashboards, customers will be able to see aggregate and anonymized insights such as age ranges and gender on Facebook posts.
Posted Apr 30, 2015
Altova announced the availability of MobileTogether 1.5. Version 1.5 includes about 18 new features and enhancements to this multi-platform mobile development framework for building and deploying in-house app solutions. The enhancements include changes to Actions and Action Groups that define behaviors of MobileTogether app solutions, new and enhanced UI controls, and new tools for improving developer efficiency.
Posted Apr 28, 2015
SapientNitro, a Publicis (PUB.PA) company, announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Adaptly, a media technology company which enables advertising across autonomous marketing platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Kik. Adaptly will become the agency's social advertising technology partner in North America enabling SapientNitro to leverage the company's software and marketing services to expand and improve social media advertising opportunities for its client base.
Posted Apr 28, 2015
Yahoo Inc. announced at its 2015 Digital Content NewFront, 18 new series across Live, Digital Magazines, and Original video programming as well as new advertising opportunities. The new series, along with other newly launched programming, make up 55 video series.
Posted Apr 28, 2015
Freelancer.com, a freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace, announced the release of Showcase -- a cross-platform design gallery of millions of portfolio items in a browsable format, allowing freelancers to show off their work to employers.
Posted Apr 23, 2015
Kony, Inc., an enterprise mobility company and SOASTA, a provider of performance analytics, announced a partnership that combines both companies' capabilities to optimize the performance of enterprise mobile apps across the mobile application development lifecycle. Through this partnership, Kony and SOASTA will work together to integrate technologies and combine expertise to deliver a comprehensive, integrated mobile solution across the DevOps lifecycle for customers.
Posted Apr 23, 2015
The Media Trust, which monitors and protects the online and mobile advertising ecosystem, announced the release of Resolution Services, a SaaS-based service that provides real-time information sharing with upstream and downstream business partners about malicious ads detected in a client's own operation. Designed for publishers, ad networks, ad exchanges, demand platforms, and paid-content engines, Resolution Services' continuous, real-time information sharing compresses cycle times for malware detection, notification, and remediation from several days to seconds, drastically reducing infected tags' ability to harm site visitors and its brand reputation. By compressing this cycle, companies can speed incident remediation, protect revenue by ensuring ad tags stay active, and strengthen business relationships by improving intra-industry communication and cooperation.
Posted Apr 23, 2015
Trapit launched its new platform, a complete system allowing companies to surface the most relevant and engaging content to their employees and manage sharing through social channels. Following a merger in late 2014, the all-new platform brings together Trapit's advanced content discovery and curation technology with Addvocate's employee advocacy tools.
Posted Apr 21, 2015
ThingLink announced its interactive images and videos are now supported on WordPress.com. When users paste a ThingLink URL into the WP editor, WordPress.com automatically converts the link into an interactive media unit. ThingLink is also supported for WordPress.org users.
Posted Apr 21, 2015
Searchmetrics, a provider of search and content optimization, announced new features to its award-winning Searchmetrics Suite that provide actionable insights and recommendations to guide brands in optimizing their search and content for mobile performance, enabling them to influence online consumer intent and win more business. It is also announcing a new Mobile SEO Visibility Score.
Posted Apr 21, 2015
Mapp Media announced that it has developed a new programmatic advertising buying service, which enables it to offer a greater level of support for its key platform partners, and complements its existing, targeted advertising solutions.
Posted Apr 21, 2015
Altiar full-service cloud-based enterprise content management (ECM) optimized for Microsoft Azure and dtSearch, a provider ofenterprise and developer text retrieval products, announce the integration of dtSearch's core developer product, the dtSearch Engine into the Altiar platform.
Posted Apr 21, 2015
Cloudwords, a provider of cloud-based translation management and automation, announced the availability of "In-Context Review," a new capability designed to further enhance, simplify, and accelerate the translation review process. Built into the platform's OneReview feature, In-Context Review enables customers and their in-house reviewers to view, edit, comment, and finalize translated content within its final layout, regardless of format or file type. By providing a web-based, intuitive and customizable review interface, Cloudwords aims to eliminate one of the biggest pain points in the localization process, dramatically reducing the time it takes to get translated content to market.
Posted Apr 16, 2015
Sitecore, a provider of customer experience management, announced the availability of Sitecore Mobile SDK for Xamarin (software development kit). Sitecore is partnering with Xamarin, a mobile development solution that gives developers the ability to create native apps for iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows. Through this partnership, content from the Sitecore Experience Platform can be used natively across multiple mobile platforms.
Posted Apr 16, 2015
Provalis Research announced the integration of WordStat, a text analysis software, with Stata, a data analysis and statistical software. This new collaboration couples the numerical analysis of Stata with the text analytics functionality of Provalis Research. The combined technologies will enable business analysts and researchers to perform thorough statistical analysis and process unstructured data in a much faster and more accurate manner.
Posted Apr 16, 2015
AccuWeather, Inc., a provider of weather information and digital media, announces the complete integration of user-generated content (UGC) in StoryTeller, revealed at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show.
Posted Apr 16, 2015
Atlantic Media's Government Executive Media Group launched Route Fifty, a digital, business-to-business publication and events brand covering and connecting state, county, and city governments across the United States.
Posted Apr 16, 2015
Boston-based Bedrock Data announced the launch of its data integration platform for businesses, along with $3.11 million in Series A funding led by .406 Ventures. This announcement marks the official launch of the company after over a year of development, testing, and customer on-boarding.
Posted Apr 16, 2015
After Jay-Z announced his newest venture--a streaming music service called Tidal that he bought a majority stake in for $54 million--with the help of a lot of very famous musicians, there was a bit of a backlash. Meanwhile, Spotify raised $400 million from Goldman Sachs and Abu Dhabi's sovereign wealth fund. And Apple's Beats Music service is pursuing artists for exclusive deals.
Posted Apr 14, 2015
The third annual "Following the Trends -Is Your Content Ready" survey found content developers have increased the range of tools they use to deliver technical content, and while they recognize the need to manage digital content across platforms and outputs, they struggle with resource constraints in meeting customer demands. The survey was jointly conducted by Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL) and the Center for Information Development Management (CIDM).
Posted Apr 14, 2015
Kaltura, provider of video technology platforms, announced a Universal DRM (Digital Rights Management) solution, adding support for DASH and the Common Encryption (CENC) standard, which enables media companies, content rights owners, and OTT providers to stream premium content without needing to worry about which browser, device, or platform is being used. The solution also aims to reduce storage costs and integration fees. With Google and others moving to deprecate or disable existing content protection systems, and Google choosing to disable NPAPI (Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface) support in the Chrome browser in April 2015, Kaltura's Modular DRM allows video service providers to transition without disrupting service.
Posted Apr 14, 2015
Piano Media, a paywall providers revealed the signing of a new OEM partner agreement with Cxense enabling the company to provide a content recommendation engine to its clients, increasing audience engagement to help publishers convert site users into paying digital subscribers. Piano will integrate several Cxense products with its paywall enabling publishers to better identify, segment, and convert site users.
Posted Apr 09, 2015
ProQuest, through its affiliate Bowker, has acquired Palo Alto-basedSIPX, creator of a digital course materials solution that addresses a variety of copyright and costs concerns for universities. SIPX eliminates duplicate spending on course packs (collections of assigned readings) by connecting students to materials already purchased and available to them through their university library.
Posted Apr 09, 2015
Yahoo announced that in addition to Yahoo data, first-party CRM data and third-party data advertisers can now use more than 40 Flurry Personas, such as "Business Travelers" and "Social Influencers," to reach the right mobile audiences through Yahoo Gemini, Yahoo's mobile search and native advertising marketplace. Flurry from Yahoo builds Personas based on users who are particularly heavy users of particular apps.
Posted Apr 09, 2015
RevTrax announced the introduction of RevTrax Advisors, a suite of offerings designed to evaluate and optimize the digital marketing mix. RevTrax will provide in-depth assessment, benchmarking, and strategy and analytics services for the promotions space.
Posted Apr 09, 2015
Americans are more likely to subscribe to Amazon Prime for free two-day shipping than for Prime Instant Video. Additionally, in the U.S. when they do subscribe, people are more likely to use Netflix than Prime Instant Video, according to global intelligence firm Strategy Analytics. In fact, nearly two-thirds (63%) of Amazon Prime subscribers used Netflix in the previous month compared to 59% who used Prime Instant Video.
Posted Apr 08, 2015
Creating addictive and engaging, original, digital content is challenging. Hone, a content marketing and native advertising technology company, launched with the aim of meeting that challenge. Hone provides content creators, publishers, and brands the tools to produce interactive visual quizzes, surveys and polls that have social value, while creating a monetization channel. Dozens are creating content through Hone, including Teen Vogue, Shelborne Wyndham Grand, and Nativo.
Posted Apr 07, 2015
Absio Corporation (Absio), a cybersecurity and data control software development company, announced the release of a secure email application called Absio Dispatch. Absio Dispatch is an easy-to-use application, or plug-in to Microsoft Outlook, that automatically encrypts every email message and attachment, and maintains that encryption everywhere without changing the way people use email.
Posted Apr 07, 2015
Google is always up to something. According to The Telegraph, Google is talking to the owner of mobile operator Three about allowing Americans to use their mobile phones while traveling at no extra cost. This is a problem that has long plagued business travelers as well as people on vacation, who find the costs of using their phones abroad prohibitive.
Posted Apr 06, 2015
Magzter, a digital magazine store and newsstand, with more than 25 million users, announced the addition of over 500 new titles to Magzter GOLD, the "all-you-can-read" digital magazine subscription service that gives users unlimited access to the library of digital magazines across mobile, tablet, and web for $9.99 a month.
Posted Apr 02, 2015
SDL introduced industry specific language platforms, to help organizations address the needs of their global customers within the industries they operate. The language platforms, a key extension to the Language pillar of SDL's Customer Experience Cloud (CXC) can be integrated to provide delivery of global customer experiences. The eight industries include Travel and Hospitality, Finance, Life Sciences, Global Marketing, IT & Software,Manufacturing, eCommerce and Consumer Electronics.
Posted Apr 02, 2015
eClerx, a specialist Knowledge and Business Process Outsourcing (KPO/BPO) company, announced the acquisition of CLX Europe, a media content creation, and delivery solution company with over 40 years of experience working with retailers, publishers and luxury brands, for a total purchase consideration of up to EUR 25 million.
Posted Apr 02, 2015
HighWire Press, Inc., a technology platform and strategic partner to scholarly publishers and societies, announced the launch of its latest product, Stackly (Stackly.org), a web-based toolset for content collection, organization, storage, and peer-to-peer collaboration. Stackly integrates into publication sites, offering publishers a proactive way to promote content and engage with the research community. Stackly enables readers to build article collections without leaving a publication site.
Posted Apr 02, 2015
Facebook's network of apps just keeps growing. This time it is introducing Riff, which allows friends to collaborate on short videos. Here's how it works: You log into Riff using your Facebook account, enter a hashtag subject, and record a video that is up to 20 seconds long. You can then post it to your Facebook page where your friends can pick up the thread and add their own video. Then their friends can chime in and so on. There is currently no limit to how long these conversations can get.
Posted Apr 02, 2015
IPR License, a rights and licensing trading platform, and Digi-Rights, a provider of automated rights solutions, have announced the launch of a promotional campaign to help greater numbers of US-based self-published authors to showcase and monetize the rights they hold to their works.
Posted Mar 31, 2015
Factory Media, a European lifestyle sports and culture content business, intends to close its magazine operations and divert the resources into digital production. The change comes as a result of the acceleration in both growth and demand for the Forward Private Equity-backed company's digital-only brands and video.
Posted Mar 31, 2015
Modus Operandi, which provides contextual pattern recognition for government customers, introduced its MOVIA Big Data analytics platform to the commercial sector. MOVIA leverages military intelligence analysis capabilities to help commercial organizations watch for important patterns in their data and generate instant alerts to users or other systems.
Posted Mar 31, 2015
Appboy, a provider of mobile marketing automation, announced the launch of Appboy Open Access, allowing marketers to manage a reciprocal exchange of customer data and campaign analytics with other platforms via API. In addition, it announced the launch of personalization, letting marketers customize any part of a message from subject line to sign-off to reflect any data stored on the user profile and send it across all messaging channels.
Posted Mar 26, 2015
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