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Nude photos of about 20 celebrities appeared on 4chan over the weekend, and speculation quickly led to Apple's iCloud taking much of the blame. But Business Insider's James Cook is skeptical that anyone actually hacked Apple's encrypted iCloud. Instead, he thinks it is more likely that the thief used "social engineering" to gain access to the celebrities' accounts the old-fashioned way, by simply guessing their passwords.
Posted Sep 02, 2014
Have you ever wondered how many people really see your tweets? Then Twitter has the tool for you, a new publicly available analytics board. The tool isn't entirely new. It's been around for awhile but was only available to verified users and advertisers. Now, anyone can use it.
Posted Aug 28, 2014
The new Facebook Messenger App isn't exactly making a lot of friends among consumers. As we reported earlier, it has raised many privacy concerns. Not to mention the anger users expressed at having to download a separate app for something the flagship Facebook app had been doing just fine. Now, Facebook has responded to user concerns.
Posted Aug 28, 2014
Good news for Apple enthusiasts and people who are just too busy to pull their iPhone out of their pockets: Apple is expected to launch its iWatch on September 9. According to re/code, a wearable device-likely a watch-will debut alongside the new iPhones in just a couple of short weeks. This is a departure from the iWatch's expected October arrival date.
Posted Aug 28, 2014
IMN, a digital marketing company that delivers branded newsletters and content for vertical markets, unveiled the results of its third annual multi-industry content marketing survey. IMN polled marketers to understand the current state of their content marketing programs and how those programs fit into their overarching marketing strategies.
Posted Aug 26, 2014
Kentico Software, a web content and customer experience management provider, announced the release of Kentico 8.1, featuring a variety of new enhancements. With new "Buy X, Get Y" discount capabilities, Kentico 8.1 also offers customers new ways to maximize their online sales.
Posted Aug 26, 2014
Amazon.com, Inc. announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Twitch Interactive, Inc., a live video platform for gamers. In July, more than 55 million unique visitors viewed more than 15 billion minutes of content on Twitch produced by more than 1 million broadcasters.
Posted Aug 26, 2014
Vine, the short video creation and sharing app, announced new editing and creation tools on its blog. Now users can use existing videos on their phones to create new Vines. They can also use a new editing tool to help create these new videos.
Posted Aug 21, 2014
OpenText, a provider of Enterprise Information Management (EIM), announced the launch of eDOCS DM 10, the latest version of its Document Management solution for the legal market. Customers can now capture, govern, find, and securely collaborate on work product in a secure, centralized library, accessible from mobile devices, and in the cloud.
Posted Aug 21, 2014
Monetate, a provider of testing and targeting, email optimization and personalization solutions, announced the launch of Monetate for Testing & Targeting -- an enterprise-grade, self-serve A/B/n and MVT testing solution.
Posted Aug 21, 2014
ProQuest Flow, a cloud-based research management solution, has released an add-on to operate with Google Docs. The add-on expands the collaborative writing capabilities of Google Docs by integrating the document management tools of Flow during the authoring phase of research. Researchers can find, share, and annotate documents in the cloud, then author as a team in a common virtual workspace, supported by automated citations and bibliographies. The free add-on is available in the Google Add-on Store.
Posted Aug 19, 2014
Signiant, a provider of intelligent file movement software, announced the availability of the Media Shuttle Mobile App, which allows users to submit files via Signiant's Media Shuttle hybrid SaaS file transfer solution from a mobile device. With the Mobile App, available for iPhone and iPad, it's now easier for users in the field to securely and reliably send any size file, from anywhere.
Posted Aug 19, 2014
Catalyst Repository Systems-known for designing, hosting, and supporting document repositories for large-scale discovery, regulatory compliance-unveiled a major enhancement to its e-discovery platform, Catalyst Insight, during the 37th Annual ILTA Education Conference Aug. 17-21. Results-side analytics provide a new way to refine search results, enabling users to cull and narrow document sets and reduce the cost and time of review.
Posted Aug 19, 2014
Amazon.com announced Amazon Local Register, a secure card reader and mobile app that provides local businesses with the ability to accept credit and debit cards from a smartphone or tablet. Amazon Local Register customers will have access to the Amazon.com customer support team, as well as in-app tracking tools. Customers who sign up for Amazon Local Register before October 31 will also receive a low promotional rate of 1.75% per card swipe on all major credit and debit cards until January 1, 2016.
Posted Aug 14, 2014
Lotame, a global independent data management platform (DMP), announced a strategic partnership with Nasmedia, a Korean digital media agency and media network. Through the exclusive partnership, Lotame's DMP will be integrated within Nasmedia's tech stack, and will give the agency's publisher and brand clients the ability to enhance their digital advertising strategies across multiple screens.
Posted Aug 14, 2014
vjoon, a provider of software solutions for managing digital content, has released the new version 6.8 R1 of its vjoon K4 cross-media publishing platform. An optimized user experience and an extended set of automated processes feature prominently in this release. The central web clients K4 Overview and K4 Web Portal now offer simpler, more streamlined user interfaces and handling as well as several new features.
Posted Aug 14, 2014
Astoria Software, a division of TransPerfect, announced the completion of an effort to embed Acrolinx's content optimization platform into the Astoria Component Content Management solution. Astoria users can now invoke Acrolinx from the Astoria user interface, and Astoria's workflow processes can take action on the result of Acrolinx's content analysis.
Posted Aug 14, 2014
Nexidia, a developer of dialogue and audio analysis products and technologies, announced version 1.6 of Nexidia Dialogue Search, the company's solution that searches for any spoken word or phrase across massive media libraries in seconds. With Dialogue Search v1.6, Nexidia has expanded its third-party integrations for the Dalet Galaxy and Squarebox Systems CatDV media asset management (MAM) systems. In addition, Vizrt and IPV have now integrated dialog search capabilities into their respective MAM applications using the Dialogue Search API.
Posted Aug 12, 2014
AddThis announced the results of its quarterly content engagement and social sharing analysis of online behavior trends across the open web. The AddThis Q2 2014 Quarterly Report: How Scrolling Matters, provides publishers, advertisers and media planners with insights related to scrolling that can help inform content and media planning strategies.
Posted Aug 12, 2014
After Amazon posted on its blog, claiming that it's disagreements with Hachette are over ebook prices and its percentage of the sales cut, Hachette talked to the New York Times to dispute Amazon's version. Hachette says Amazon has been demanding payment for what the publisher considers standard service, like the pre-order button and a dedicated employee at Amazon who handles Hachette business.
Posted Aug 12, 2014
Facebook warned users that it would be moving its messaging function out of its flagship mobile app and to its own app, but that didn't stop an outcry from happening when the change finally came. While the app quickly zoomed to the top of the iOS App Store charts it also received abysmal reviews-though some of those reviews seemed more like sour grapes than an actual critique of the app's functions. But privacy concerns are being raised as well.
Posted Aug 12, 2014
Google introduced a new tool to help publishers in a blog post. In the past, Google says, changes to a publisher's site may have gone unnoticed unless the publisher took the time to alert Google. This could lead to content not being found and shared through Google. Enter Google News Publisher Center.
Posted Aug 07, 2014
More than 75% of global marketing leaders surveyed say content creation is their top priority for 2014, according to research by Ektron, a provider of content management and web experience management software. The research, in infographic format, "Digital Trends in 2014," identifies key trends and priorities for marketers, IT professionals, developers, and content authors based on a survey of over 400 global marketing, website, and digital agency professionals.
Posted Aug 07, 2014
TouchCommerce, a provider of custom online engagement solutions for brands, announced its newest solution, TouchStore, which enables retailers and enterprises with retail locations to enhance the omni-channel shopping experience for in-store customers by providing personalized online assistance through mobile devices. Instead of combating trends like showrooming (visiting a store to see a product before buying it online at a lower price), retailers are looking for ways to leverage these trends and offer new solutions that benefit both consumers and retailers.
Posted Aug 07, 2014
The Gannett Company isn't the first media company to split its business in two, but it's the latest. Gannett, the owner of USA Today announced on August 5 that it will create a new company for its print products in 2015. On the digital side, it owns CareerBuilder and Cars.com. This sort of split is becoming a time-honored tradition of sorts, after companies like News Corp. and Time Warner paved the way.
Posted Aug 06, 2014
Metanautix, a big data startup, came out of stealth to a warm welcome, including $7 million in first-round funding from Sequoia Capital, the Stanford University endowment fund, and former Google VP of engineering Shiva Shivakumar. According to a blog post from Metanautix co-founder and CEO Theo Vassilakis, "Metanautix is about bridging data silos across the enterprise and making the end-to-end process of analysis radically easier and more productive, especially in the face of today's unprecedented complexity and scale."
Posted Aug 05, 2014
Even though most brands still can't run ads on Instagram, they are highly active on the social network. According to AdWeek and data from Shareablee, "Facebook garnered 2.5 million brand posts, a year-over-growth of 22 percent" while "Instagram had 493,000 of such posts, a 49 percent year-over-year jump." But Instagram is beating Facebook in total actions per post.
Posted Aug 05, 2014
Stoddard + Partners, an ad-tech driven advertising agency providing services to support the needs of today's brands and consumers, has unveiled two proprietary products developed in partnership with Jeep, Chrysler, and Fiat. Blix, a retail analytics platform, and Tarp Tracker, a tool for brands, agencies, and broadcasters to measure TV spots and creative impact, were conceived as solutions for solving the attribution and measurement puzzle many marketers face.
Posted Aug 05, 2014
Ebooks published by Hachette Book Group are now available from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). Hachette, a "Big 5" trade and educational publisher, has partnered with EBSCO to give customers of EBSCO eBooks access to titles from authors like David Baldacci, Michael Connelly, Elin Hilderbrand, Anne River Siddons, and more.
Posted Aug 05, 2014
Publishing startup Tablo announced the launch of new social features for its cloud-based ebook publishing service. This marks the biggest shift in the platform since its launch in 2013. Off the back of a seed funding round, the developments are part of a wider effort to transform the writer from a solitary character into a social one by encouraging collaboration among authors and likeminded individuals within an online community.
Posted Jul 31, 2014
According to Re/code, Facebook is about to end its Gifts service. For many, the biggest surprise here is that Facebook still had its Gifts program. The idea was that Facebook would encourage users to order and send gifts to their friends, but about a year ago it discontinued the physical part of the gifts program. Now it's ending the part that suggested you send digital gift cards to friends.
Posted Jul 31, 2014
A blog post on Amazon's Kindle forum gave some insight into the ongoing feud between the internet retailer and Hachette, one of the Big 5 publishers. Negotiations broke down months ago, and Amazon stopped allowing pre-orders of Hachette books and users reported delayed shipping on the publisher's books. Many asked if Amazon had too much power including big name authors. Now, Amazon is making it clear what's at stake: lower ebook prices and 30% cut for Amazon.
Posted Jul 31, 2014
A survey of 400 marketers, conducted by OneSpot and The 614 Group, found that targeting precision is the top attribute that marketers value (65%) when it comes to distribution of the content marketing campaign but 47% of respondents said that they are not satisfied with their ability to target content distribution to the right audience. When scrutinizing the reasons behind this dissatisfaction, the study reveals that the number one (87%) method of distribution for content marketing programs is a company's own website.
Posted Jul 31, 2014
Zillow, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Trulia, Inc. for $3.5 billion in a stock-for-stock transaction. The Boards of Directors of both companies have approved the transaction, which is expected to close in 2015. The combined company will maintain both the Zillow and Trulia consumer brands, offering buyers, sellers, homeowners, and renters access to vital information about homes and real estate for free, and providing advertising and software solutions that help real estate professionals.
Posted Jul 29, 2014
Flatirons Solutions, a provider of content lifecycle management (CLM) consulting, technology, and outsourcing solutions to Fortune 1000 companies, announced it has formally launched its new Digital MediaSuite for D2 product. Digital MediaSuite for D2 is a full-featured DAM solution that leverages EMC Documentum D2's widget-based interface, easy configuration, and platform features.
Posted Jul 29, 2014
Brightcove Inc., a provider of cloud services for video, announced that Yelp, which connects people with great local businesses, has launched a new video feature powered by Brightcove. Yelp users can upload video clips up to 12 seconds long with the help of the Brightcove Video Cloud online video platform and the Brightcove Zencoder cloud-based encoding service.
Posted Jul 29, 2014
Facebook is phasing out messaging in its flagship app, according to Tech Crunch. Mobile users who still want to use Facebook's messaging service will have to download a standalone messaging app.
Posted Jul 29, 2014
Amazon Publishing and Alloy Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Television Group, announced a digital-first imprint that will focus on young adult, new adult, and commercial fiction. The new imprint, named Alloy Entertainment, will be part of Amazon Publishing's Powered by Amazon program.
Posted Jul 29, 2014
Crosswise launched a cross-device identification service to provide the ad tech industry with a "data only" service that is completely neutral - free of media bias - and validated for accuracy. Crosswise offers DSPs, DMPs, retargeters, agency trading desks, affiliate platforms, analytics companies, and attribution providers accurate device graph based on data analysis, machine learning, and proprietary algorithms.
Posted Jul 24, 2014
Telerik announced the latest release of its content management system, Sitefinity, providing users greater information governance capabilities, along with new productivity improvements. It's become essential to utilize an automated, streamlined process and environment to manage digital assets and deliver digital experiences. The System Audit Trail, now available in the Telerik Sitefinity CMS, provides a measure of transparent protection and accountability by helping organizations supervise processes while managing digital assets.
Posted Jul 24, 2014
Video platform company uStudio, Inc. announced the availability of VideoShare, a solution that allows businesses to use and measure video across their sales, marketing, and services operations. uStudio is enabling teams to use Salesforce to share video among users internally and with prospects, customers and partners, while also correlating those video investments with revenue impact.
Posted Jul 24, 2014
Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. announced the general availability of the Lionbridge onDemand API. The onDemand API is the first translation API that provides support for a broad range of translation options, cost levels and content types. This enables technology platforms to write to a single API, rather than managing separate integrations and custom development with numerous providers.
Posted Jul 22, 2014
Following the success of its pilot Accelerator last year, Dogfish announced the launch of the second cycle of Dogfish Accelerator, a comprehensive development financing program that offers funding, mentorship, and partnership opportunities. The program will provide $10,000 to each candidate or team to establish initial financing and will offer business development and networking support over a nine-week period, from September 22 to November 19, 2014, at the company's headquarters in New York City.
Posted Jul 21, 2014
SponsorPay, a mobile supply-side platform, announced that it has rebranded to Fyber. Fyber enables publishers to integrate, manage and optimize all ad revenues sources through a single, unified platform. Since its inception in 2009, the company has grown globally to over 180 employees and plans to add 70 more by the end of this year. The San Francisco office is slated to triple its headcount this year.
Posted Jul 21, 2014
After teasing the internet with fleeting test pages earlier this week, Amazon.com today introduced Kindle Unlimited, a new subscription service which allows customers to read as much as they want from over 600,000 Kindle books, and listen as much as they want to thousands of Audible audiobooks, for $9.99 a month. There are never any due dates--just look for the Kindle Unlimited logo on eligible titles and click "Read for Free."
Posted Jul 18, 2014
raw engineering, a software technology company specializing in mobile app and web application development in the cloud, announced contentstack.io - a mobile-first CMS for the enterprise. contentstack.io empowers accelerated content delivery across all web properties, web apps, mobile sites, and mobile apps managed by today's enterprises.
Posted Jul 17, 2014
TigerLogic Corporation announced it has added several new creative features to Postano, its flagship social product and visual marketing platform. The Postano version 2.5 release includes advanced social filtering options, a Style Editor for custom visualizations, new dynamic data visualizations, and other platform enhancements. Postano provides a platform that allows brands to creatively work with user generated content in new ways to develop campaigns. With Postano 2.5, brands now have the ability to customize their visualizations on the fly with added intelligence for approving content.
Posted Jul 17, 2014
Amazon tantalized readers and the press-and ticked off some authors-when it briefly posted a test page for something called Kindle Unlimited on Wednesday before pulling it down again-though, according to Gigaom, some test pages can still be found. The service promises unlimited access to over 600,000 ebooks and audiobooks for $9.99 a month.
Posted Jul 17, 2014
Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL), which organizes and converts content into digital formats, announced its collaboration with Elsevier, a publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, as their new partner in a multi-year conversion initiative to enrich and enhance content on the Scopus database.
Posted Jul 17, 2014
Gagein, a provider of actionable news for sales, announced the availability of Gagein Pro for Salesforce (GP4SF) to enhance proactive selling. The solution adds an array of new features, including unlimited prospecting, which enables users to build out their sales pipeline with new high-value prospects, all from within the Salesforce1 Sales Cloud.
Posted Jul 17, 2014
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