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SAGE announced the launch of SAGE Stats, an interactive statistical resource that provides vetted, hard-to-find data from private and public sources to students and researchers. SAGE Stats includes state and local data, and will add future statistical collections that cover the broad range of the social sciences.
Posted Jun 26, 2014
Seal Software, a provider of Contract Discovery and Contract Analytics solutions, announced it has secured $4 million in funding to support the next stage of the company's growth. The round was led by Vinny Smith's Toba Capital and supported by many of Seal's existing investors. Seal also announced that software industry veteran Paul Sallaberry has joined its board of directors.
Posted Jun 26, 2014
SOASTA, a provider of cloud and mobile testing, announced complete native app support with mPulse, its Real User Monitoring (RUM) solution, which now delivers multi-dimensional views of actual user behavior whether on mobile web, web ,or native mobile applications. Using the same advanced touch-tracking technology as SOASTA┬╣s TouchTest, mPulse records precise mobile user gestures and actions to monitor native Apple iOS and Google Android mobile applications.
Posted Jun 26, 2014
TreSensa, a mobile game distribution company, announced the availability of Game Feed, a new product providing media properties and mobile publishers with a custom feed of mobile web games. TreSensa says publishers can increase mobile engagement and retain traffic on their sites rather than sending people to app stores for mobile gaming content. Game feed also enables new revenue streams through advertising and in-game purchases.
Posted Jun 24, 2014
Entravision Communications Corporation, a diversified Spanish-language media company, announced that it has acquired Pulpo Media, Inc., a leading provider of digital advertising services and solutions focused on Hispanics in the U.S. and Latin America. The transaction will be funded from Entravision's cash on hand, and includes an initial payment of approximately $15 million and up to $3 million in contingent earn out payments based upon the achievement of certain performance benchmarks.
Posted Jun 24, 2014
Back in January, Nest was acquired by Google for $3.2 billion, which put an end to its plans to open its API, but now Google is looking to extend Nest's platform-perhaps to compete with Apple's HomeKit. According to Nest, it is partnering with everyone from Mercedes Benz to Whirlpool. This follows the news that Nest is buying video monitoring company Dropcam for $555 million.
Posted Jun 24, 2014
In a week full of smartphone news, BlackBerry CEO John Chen announced during its quarterly financial results call that the company would be holding a September launch party for its new mobile phone in London. The Passport still has the famed BlackBerry keyboard, and is (As you might expect) about the size and shape of a passport.
Posted Jun 19, 2014
AddThis announced an online marketplace featuring tools that enable online publishers to serve more targeted and relevant content to website visitors. The company has also expanded its offerings of recommended content and enhanced its analytics dashboard.
Posted Jun 19, 2014
DigiTrust is the first non-profit, industry-wide collaborative organization that will build technology solutions that improve the digital experience for consumers, publishers, advertisers, and technology platform. Just launched, DigiTrust was founded by twenty of the leading digital advertising technology platforms including 33Across, Casale Media, Centro, Dstillery, OpenX, PubMatic, Rubicon Project, RUN, Sizmek, and SpotXchange. As a first order of business, DigiTrust plans to take on the challenge of reducing the number of third-party requests on web pages.
Posted Jun 19, 2014
Amazon unveiled Fire, the first smartphone designed by Amazon. Fire has Dynamic Perspective and Firefly, two new technologies that allow you to see and interact with the world through a whole new lens. Dynamic Perspective uses a sensor system to respond to the way you hold, view, and move Fire. Firefly recognizes things in the real world--web and email addresses, phone numbers, QR and bar codes, movies, music, and millions of products, and lets you take action in seconds--all with the press of the Firefly button.
Posted Jun 18, 2014
Ebook subscription service Oyster--sometimes referred to as the Netflix of books--has expanded its availability. Previously, the service was only available on iOS devices, but is now available on Nook HD, Android devices, and Kindle Fire. According to Gigaom, the new Oyster apps also boasts some new features, such as "time to read" which lets you know how much of the book you have left to read, and the ability to turn the page with volume buttons on Android devices.
Posted Jun 17, 2014
ProQuest has added more than 1,650 ebook titles from publishers such as Wiley and Wolters Kluwer Health to Academic Complete, the flagship ebook database from ebrary. The new content will help improve research outcomes, while a new enhancement for the database - LibraryThing for Libraries Book Display Widget -- will enable libraries to easily display the titles visually for better discoverability and usage.
Posted Jun 17, 2014
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has increased the number of databases included in its policy for metadata sharing and technology collaboration partnerships with discover vendors. Now, EBSCO makes all metadata -- and full text when contractually allowed -- available for a new total of 179 EBSCO full-text databases, as well as all 74 EBSCO full-text historical digital archives and all 550,000+ EBSCO ebooks.
Posted Jun 17, 2014
Websense, Inc. released the first report of the Ponemon Institute survey, "Exposing the Cybersecurity Cracks: A Canadian Perspective," uncovering the deficient, and disconnected realities that challenge IT security professionals. The new survey of nearly 240 Canadian IT security professionals reveals a deficit in enterprise security systems, a disconnect in how confidential data is valued, and limited visibility into cybercriminal activity.
Posted Jun 17, 2014
A new platform, BlogMeetsBrand.com, allows marketers to build custom social campaigns that channel the value of bloggers and other social drivers. Blog Meets Brand features a self-serve campaign planning module that gives marketers, PR Firms, Ad Agencies, and small businesses a structured approach for creating and developing influencer marketing programs.
Posted Jun 13, 2014
FunMobility, a provider of mobile engagement software and services, announced FunMobility Mobile Engagement Ad Units. These new ads offer an all-in-one solution for creating, targeting, launching, and measuring rich media mobile advertising. FunMobility has taken a complex process that has traditionally required multiple vendors and special technical expertise, and brought it under a single point solution. A market pilot with Burger King is currently underway.
Posted Jun 12, 2014
Insite Software, a provider of B2B commerce platforms, announced extended functionality of its InsiteCommerce platform to leverage customization data from the Sitecore Experience Platform. The Sitecore platform contains digital marketing and automation tools, including analytics, testing, email and personalization.
Posted Jun 12, 2014
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, professional practice, and education, announced that it has acquired SimBioSys Inc., a provider of scientific software tools that facilitate the drug discovery process. Terms were not disclosed.
Posted Jun 12, 2014
Fans of The Colbert Report have probably already heard that Amazon is in a tiff with Hachette publishers. While Hachette and Amazon haggle over a new contract, Amazon has made Hachette books unavailable for pre-order and shipments of its books are being delayed. Hachette, however, is not the only company in Amazon's crosshairs. Warner Bros. is having similar problems regarding its upcoming DVD releases for titles like The Lego Movie, according to Gigaom.
Posted Jun 12, 2014
Amazon announced that Kindle for Android and Kindle for iOS are getting an update, which builds a seamless listening experience right into the app. With Whispersync for Voice, recently called "Amazon's killer new app for books" by the Wall Street Journal, the Kindle app now lets you switch instantly between reading a Kindle book and listening to the companion audiobook from Audible--all with just one tap, without leaving the book.
Posted Jun 10, 2014
BrightTag, a provider of real-time, cross-channel marketing technologies, announced it has changed its name to Signal to reflect its focus on helping marketers strengthen the signals between brands and customers.The company also unveiled its Open Data Platform, a patented suite of products that helps brands make data and marketing technologies work better together to drive increased engagement, loyalty, and conversions.
Posted Jun 10, 2014
Ingram Content Group Inc. announced it has enhanced the patron-driven acquisition (PDA) tools available for ebooks on its OASIS platform for academic libraries. Through an enhanced integration with EBSCO Information Services, libraries have access to a greater range of ebook content and collection development options through the OASIS platform.
Posted Jun 10, 2014
Colligo, a provider of enterprise SharePoint collaboration tools, announced that it is part of the MobileIron AppConnect ecosystem. Colligo Briefcase integrated with MobileIron AppConnect ensures employees can collaborate on SharePoint, Office 365, and OneDrive for Business content from their favorite iOS device while IT has the policy controls it needs to secure and manage corporate data.
Posted Jun 10, 2014
Mirror Image, a provider of edge computing, streaming, and content delivery solutions, announced the production launch of the Geo-Distributed Database service to extend the capability of the company's Edge Computing service to handle big data in real-time at the edge of the internet. Based on ad tech companies' requirements to be able to work with their ever growing data sets at the edge, Mirror Image implemented active, synchronized NoSQL database servers in all Mirror Image data centers worldwide.
Posted Jun 10, 2014
Society Consulting, an analytics and Big Data services organization announced the official launch of Amper its first flagship product in the emerging Big Data space. Amper harnesses a cloud-based offering enabling data analysts to create insights to capitalize on the benefits of Big Data technologies without the need to develop complex software or involve traditional IT departments. Amper's solution reduces common data preparation tasks by months, leveraging an intuitive interface, built-in templates, and native scheduling automation.
Posted Jun 10, 2014
Vdopia, a provider of mobile video advertising, reports that smartphone advertising is having a significant impact on the way that consumers interact with various forms of entertainment. The number of people who consumed entertainment content on their smartphones ever in a month jumped 28% in the past year to 109 million. Buying movie or event tickets via mobile has grown nearly 40% in the past year. Mobile entertainment audiences not only are twice as likely to click on mobile ads but 45% recall seeing ads vs. only 24% for non-mobile entertainment audiences.
Posted Jun 05, 2014
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Infotrieve Inc. have partnered to allow mutual customers to combine their search, content access, rights management and document delivery in one platform. Customers will be able to use Infotrieve's Mobile Library as their e-content access and management platform while using the search and metadata from EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS).
Posted Jun 05, 2014
Kenshoo, a provider of predictive media optimization technology, announced the beta release of its newest digital marketing targeting solution, Intent-Driven Audiences (IDA). IDA matches clicks on search engine ads to audiences on Facebook in real-time. This allows marketers to show ads to consumers that have searched for specific keywords and also use Facebook's targeting capabilities.
Posted Jun 05, 2014
More than 400 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ebooks are coming to Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL). GVRL is the ebook platform offered by Gale, a publisher of research and education resources for libraries, schools, and businesses. The new titles include monographs covering subjects such as business and economics, medicine, computer science, and psychology, and are part of Gale's recently announced effort to expand its ebook offerings for the growing STEM market.
Posted Jun 05, 2014
After speculation that Apple was getting ready to unveil a smart home solution at the WWDC conference, the company did just that on Monday... sort of. Apple announced the new iOS 8 software development kit, which includes the HomeKit--among others like HealthKit. The kits are frameworks to deal with one-off devices sold by different companies but often used by the same user. In a sense, the HomeKit would turn your iPhone in a sort of universal remote for your house.
Posted Jun 03, 2014
Globys, a provider of big data analytics solutions that specializes in contextual marketing, announced a major release of its Mobile Occasions solution that puts Google-like marketing experimentation and dynamic machine learning into the hands of CMOs.
Posted Jun 02, 2014
Rakuten Marketing announced it has acquired DC Storm. A UK-based technology company, DC Storm provides digital marketers with an omni-channel attribution, measurement, and reporting platform, analytics tools, and consulting services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Posted Jun 02, 2014
Cenveo Publisher Services, a digital and print services company, announced the release of its latest editorial and production solution. Cenveo Publisher Suite, featuring Smart Edit, Smart Compose, and Smart Proof, is a cloud-based ecosystem of tools that facilitate the creation, development, structure, and delivery of content.
Posted May 29, 2014
Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), a global licensing and content solutions organization, has announced its next generation RightsLink for Open Access platform. The rapid growth of Open Access (OA) has introduced new complexities into scholarly and scientific publishing. RightsLink for Open Access streamlines the entire author fee transaction for OA charges, Article Processing Charges (APCs), page charges, color charges, and more. It integrates with publishers' manuscript management and production systems, providing billing and collections services, priority customer service to authors, and detailed reporting to both publishers and authors.
Posted May 29, 2014
e-Spirit Inc., a supplier of content management solutions, announced a signi?cant advancement in website personalization technology with the integration of Woopra real-time customer analytics with FirstSpirit CMS.
Posted May 29, 2014
Composite has released its 4.2 version of its .NET open source CMS. This release has specifically focused on improving an editor's experience by making the content creation and editing process faster, more intuitive, and ultimately more satisfying. The outcome is a richer web experience for visitors on the website.
Posted May 29, 2014
De Gruyter announced that all of its frontlist titles are now available in the ePub3 format. Alongside the PDF format, ePub is one of the most widely used ebook standards, enabling the mobile viewing of content on tablets, smartphones, and e-readers.
Posted May 29, 2014
Bit6, a communications-as-a-service platform provider, issued its latest beta release, adding features that include video messaging and real-time notifications for iOS and a new SDK for web platforms.
Posted May 29, 2014
Google made a move into your home with its purchase of Nest for $3.2 billion, and now Apple is getting into the game, according to The Financial Times. At the upcoming Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple is expected to make a "big play" in the world of the connected home.
Posted May 27, 2014
After the success of the last challenge in 2013--using the technical data of the mobile network of Orange in Ivory Coast--the next Data for Development (D4D) Challenge will use data sets from Senegal. It will reward the best research projects aimed at promoting development and improving the well-being of people in Senegal.
Posted May 27, 2014
A division of Simon & Schuster, Atria Publishing Group, is teaming up with United Talent Agency to create a new imprint-Keyword Press- that will focus on providing an outlet for social media stars. According to the New York Times, five book deals have already been made with the likes of YouTube personalities Shane Dawson and Justine Ezarik.
Posted May 27, 2014
EPiServer, a software provider for ecommerce and digital marketing solutions, announced the release of EPiServer Find, a next generation search solution that aims to help businesses solve important acquisition, retention and increased conversions of digital marketing and ecommerce sites.
Posted May 22, 2014
The "Netflix of Books" dreams just got one step closer to being a reality. Scribd and Oyster launched in 2013, offering access to unlimited books for less than $10 a month. However, the services have struggled to get buy-in from the big publishers. That all changed when Simon & Schuster announced it would make its backlist of about 10,000 ebooks available on both services, as Gigaom reports.
Posted May 22, 2014
TopQuadrant, a semantic data integration company, and Smartlogic, content intelligence company, announced a partnership to integrate both parties' capabilities for linking structured and unstructured data. This strategic alliance will include technology exchange, joint product development and sales collaboration to provide a semantically enabled solution that unifies diverse information across the enterprise.
Posted May 22, 2014
The National Advertising Division has recommended that Taboola LCC, modify its native advertising recommendation widget to better assure that consumers understand that clicking on links provided by Taboola will take them to sponsored content. NAD is an investigative unit of the advertising industry's self-regulation system, administered by the Council of Better Business Bureaus.
Posted May 22, 2014
Scope e-Knowledge Center, a provider of knowledge services and a Quatrro Global Services company, announced the launch of its indexing solution InDEXr. InDEXr is the latest addition to the list of platform-based services from Scope designed to serve as content enrichment and discovery solutions to help publishers and online information providers.
Posted May 22, 2014
M&G Media Lts announced the launch of Mail and Guardian Africa, a digital news platform for Africans to tell the African story. Mail and Guardian Africa aims to be the leading contemporary voice on African issues. News analysis, insight, commentary, and investigative journalism will be the hallmark of this Pan African platform.
Posted May 22, 2014
SDL announced the next release of SDL Web, the web pillar of the Customer Experience Cloud (CXC). SDL CXC now offers context brokering, which enables businesses to provide personal and contextualized interactive brand experiences for customers across all channels and devices throughout their individual customer journeys.
Posted May 20, 2014
Verivo Software, an enterprise mobile application platform provider, announced the launch of Akula 2.0. The latest release of the mobile application server provides enterprise IT departments more control, visibility, and governance of their enterprise mobile applications with new capabilities. Akula 2.0 is an open platform that enables IT departments to secure and govern mobile services and applications while allowing development teams to access and reuse these services leveraging the front-end tools of their choice.
Posted May 20, 2014
CoreMedia, a web content management (WCM) company, announced CoreMedia LiveContext 2.0, a next-generation digital engagement application integrated with IBM WebSphere Commerce that empowers e-Commerce and marketing professionals to transform their online stores with deeper, more visually appealing and immersive experiences.
Posted May 20, 2014
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