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WeVideo launched its cloud-based social editing platform in open beta at DEMO Fall 2011. The solution is designed to make video storytelling and collaborating accessible to everyone by eliminating complex, expensive desktop software. Users can upload video content from their devices into the cloud.
Posted Sep 15, 2011
WeVideo launched its cloud-based social editing platform in open beta at DEMO Fall 2011. The solution is designed to make video storytelling and collaborating accessible to everyone by eliminating complex, expensive desktop software. Users can upload video content from their devices into the cloud.
Posted Sep 15, 2011
Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) partnered with cSubs, which provides subscription management services for books, newspapers, and econtent. Through the partnership, CCC's point-of-content licensing solution RightsLink Basic will be integrated directly into the cSubs workflow.
Posted Sep 15, 2011
The Financial Times introduced a free iPad app for How To Spend It, its luxury lifestyle magazine, which offers innovative new ways to present magazine content for iPad. It features searchable content from more than 60 editions of the magazine, with new magazine content posted every day.
Posted Sep 15, 2011
Amazon and the Hearst Corporation expanded their relationship regarding consumer marketing, ecommerce, and content. The companies announced that Amazon will become the largest third-party seller of print subscriptions for Hearst's magazines over digital channels, and will also work with Hearst in ecommerce.
Posted Sep 15, 2011
Amazon announced that customers with its Kindle with Special Offers and Kindle 3G with Special Offers will also start to receive special offers from AmazonLocal on their Kindle screensavers. Launching in New York City, AmazonLocal for the Kindle will expand to all AmazonLocal cities later this year.
Posted Sep 15, 2011
Genpact Ltd. acquired EmPower Research, an integrated media and business research company that specialized in social media research, media monitoring, and data management. The acquisition will boost analytics, research, reengineering, and risk management in Genpact's Smart Decision Services business.
Posted Sep 15, 2011
Exponential Interactive Inc. completed the acquisition of AdoTube, a centralized end-to-end digital video solution that offers publishers and advertisers access to proprietary in-stream video advertising. AdoTube will leverage Exponential Interactive's footprint across 23 countries to expand its global presence.
Posted Sep 15, 2011
Mobile ad network InMobi announced that it raised $200 million in its latest funding round from Softbank Corp., a Japanese company. The investment is the largest of the year in the mobile sector, and one of the biggest venture capital deals of the entire year.
Posted Sep 15, 2011
Springer Science + Business Media released a new web tool allowing catalogers and librarians to download batches of MARC records or ebook lists to their libraries' Springer ebook collections. The ebook title lists from Springer contain the main bibliographic information and a URL to each ebook on SpringerLink.
Posted Sep 13, 2011
Safari Books Online, an on-demand digital library for professionals, announced that the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) renewed its license to Safari Books Online, allowing active and retired members of the military and DOD and their families to access resources in the library.
Posted Sep 13, 2011
The Financial Times introduced Luxury 360, a subsection of FT.com that will contain articles related to the luxury industry. Luxury 360 will aggregate news, analysis, and special features that cover subjects such as high fashion, retail, arts, travel, food and wine, and real estate.
Posted Sep 13, 2011
Google acquired Zagat Survey, LLC, a restaurant review and recommendation guide founded more than 32 years ago. First delivering these recommendations on pocket-sized guides, Zagat will now become a part of Google's local offering, leveraging Google search and Google Maps to create a local service based on Zagat reviews, ratings, and insights.
Posted Sep 13, 2011
The McGraw-Hill Companies announced the approval of a new Growth and Value Plan that separates the entity into two public companies: McGraw-Hill Markets and McGraw-Hill Education. McGraw-Hill Markets will focus primarily on capital and commodities markets, and McGraw-Hill Education will focus on education services and digital learning.
Posted Sep 13, 2011
The Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon plans to launch a digital book rental service for a fixed monthly fee. The library of available books would primarily contain older works, and subscribers would have restrictions on how many books they could access each month. Amazon is currently in talks with book publishers about the service.
Posted Sep 13, 2011
TEMIS, which provides semantic content enrichment solutions for enterprises, worked to deploy Luxid, its content enrichment platform, within Alfresco's open source content management solutions. Luxid automatically extracts semantic metadata, such as topics, facts, sentiments, and categories, and this metadata can be leveraged throughout Alfresco Enterprise.
Posted Sep 08, 2011
The Chief Marketing Officer Council announced a multi-channel, multi-format publishing initiative to deliver a new quarterly journal called PeerSphere. The official journal of the CMO Council, PeerSphere will be available in print as well as digital formats for web, mobile, and tablets.
Posted Sep 08, 2011
SDL, provider of global information management solutions, released SDL EasyTranslator in beta. A free downloadable desktop application, SDL EasyTranslator is designed to give users the tools to translate text from any document and to chat in real time across languages over its free chat services.
Posted Sep 08, 2011
TMNG Global, provider of software and services to the communications, digital media, and technology industries, launched the Cloud Value Model, its proprietary financial model that analyzes a company's costs and benefits before, during, and after migrating to the cloud. It is designed to provide deeper insight and accuracy into the process through a comprehensive five-year analysis.
Posted Sep 08, 2011
EasyBib worked with Google to introduce a feature that can associate EasyBib bibliography projects with papers in Google Docs. The student-friendly enhancement allows users to link new or existing Google Docs with the bibliographies they are working on; the users can then access their Google Docs directly from the EasyBib site.
Posted Sep 08, 2011
Google is performing a "fall spring-clean" over the coming months, according to its blog. As reported on paidContent, the company is shutting down some of its products and services, and modifying some of its existing products to incorporate features from the discontinued products. Among the shuttered products is Google's Fast Flip.
Posted Sep 08, 2011
The AOL Huffington Post Media Group is working with ebook distributor BookBrewer to release two ebook titles on Sept. 20. For $4.99 each, the ebooks can be purchased from the Amazon Kindle Store in the U.S., Germany, and U.K.; Barnes & Noble Nook Bookstore; Apple iBookstore; and Kobo.
Posted Sep 08, 2011
Publishing Technology, PLC, provider of publishing software and services, expanded into the Chinese market with Publishing Technology China, which will deliver Chinese publishers local online hosting platforms and domestic sales representation. Its offering includes ingentaconnect, a single platform research publishing solution.
Posted Sep 01, 2011
Oxford University Press has optimized its full range of journal websites for mobile delivery. The mobile-optimized versions of the Oxford Journals full websites are powered by the HighWire Press electronic publishing platform. The sites are designed for use across several different mobile devices.
Posted Sep 01, 2011
LOOKK, a platform that connects young fashion designers with consumers through an open social network, went live with a team of seed investors. LOOKK provides a platform for designers to showcase their fashion to a community of fashion lovers, giving aspiring designers and new labels a different way to enter the fashion market.
Posted Sep 01, 2011
Safari Books Online, an on-demand digital library for technology, digital media, and business professionals, launched a mobile website optimized for high-resolution touch screens to give users a better on-the-go experience with their Safari Books Online Accounts.
Posted Sep 01, 2011
Facebook will likely announce the addition of a music platform, which will allow users to listen to music from within Facebook, at the f8 conference in San Francisco on Sept. 22. Speculation about a Facebook music platform has been circulating after possible coding for it was spotted in the code for its video chat platform.
Posted Sep 01, 2011
Reports of a second Amazon tablet have surfaced in Taiwan. DigiTimes cites sources who say that Amazon will start manufacturing a 10-inch tablet in Q1 2012. Amazon is slated to come out with a smaller, 7-inch tablet device in October, although nothing has been confirmed by Amazon.
Posted Sep 01, 2011
Ingram Content Group Inc. introduced Global Connect, a program that brings Ingram's print and distribution services to a network of book manufacturers around the world. The expanded printer network combines Ingram's print on demand (PoD) technology with further connectivity to local networks of retailers.
Posted Sep 01, 2011
CNN acquired iPad-magazine start-up Zite. Zite's goal is intelligent media delivery, crafting a different Zite magazine for each reader depending on personal preferences, all from one app. It uses a smart feed reader to personalize content for each reader.
Posted Sep 01, 2011
Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) announced that Syngene International, an India-based contract research organization, expanded the access of the CAS SciFinder tool to all scientists at Syngene. The three-year contract provides scientists with unlimited access to SciFinder, a chemistry research tool.
Posted Aug 30, 2011
Ness Computing debuted its personal search engine app in Apple's App Store as a featured app. The free app, called Ness, tailors search results specifically to each user, learning a person's preferences over time and considering friend's recommendations when providing search results.
Posted Aug 30, 2011
Transend Corp., provider of email migration and conversion solutions, released version 10 of Transend Migrator, its flagship application, which performs batched email migration among dozens of email platforms. Transend Migrator 10 simultaneously transfers data from email messages, address books, calendars, and tasks for any size business.
Posted Aug 30, 2011
RapidBuyr, a daily deals site catering to small and medium businesses (SMBs), launched its local daily deals program in Boston. Businesses can receive discounts of 30% to 80% on business products and services from Boston-based merchants.
Posted Aug 30, 2011
Random House Children's Books announced its first Little Golden Books app, The Poky Little Puppy app. Now available on iTunes and complete with the distinctive Little Golden Books gold spine, the app is designed to appeal to children of all reading levels on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Posted Aug 30, 2011
Tapit Media Pty Ltd., a near field communication (NFC) content delivery startup, closed its seed funding round from Sydney Angels Investors. The round closed 22 days after its pitch, a record for the investment group.
Posted Aug 30, 2011
Taboola.com, Inc., an online video recommendation provider, increased its total funding to $15 million after a $9 million B-round of capital investments. The company also surpassed 250 million daily recommendations generated and served to its publishing partners.
Posted Aug 30, 2011
eZ Systems AS, an open source WCM developer, announced the acquisition of YOOCHOOSE GmbH. YOOCHOOSE will be integrated into eZ Systems AS' product portfolio and offered under the name eZ Recommender Engine as part of the eZ Publish Enterprise Edition Platform. The eZ Recommender Engine from YOOCHOOSE can provide a unique experience each time a customer visits a website, collecting data and creating real-time updates to the user profile.
Posted Aug 25, 2011
M-Files Inc., developer of document management software and the cloud-based document management service M-Files Cloud Vault, announced the availability of M-Files for NetSuite, provider of cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP), CRM, and ecommerce software. The integration aims to facilitate collaboration while increasing security and access to documents.
Posted Aug 25, 2011
Allrecipes.com, a Reader's Digest Association digital food brand, announced the launch of eight new original web shows premiering across web channels this fall. Allrecipes already maintains a collection of food videos, including Food Wishes, a YouTube collection of how-to food videos, and Allrecipes.com What's Cooking, the recipient of six Telly Awards.
Posted Aug 25, 2011
Acquia partnered with Commerce Guys, a provider of ecommerce solutions for Drupal, to support services and sales on the ecommerce platform Drupal Commerce. Enterprises using Drupal Commerce will receive worldwide coverage, expertise, and professional support services for online commerce applications.
Posted Aug 25, 2011
Sports media site Bleacher Report raised $22 million in a round led by Oak Investment Partners, bringing Bleacher Report's total funding to $40.5 million. Crosslink Capital and Hillsven Capital also contributed. Bleacher Report plans to use the funding to build new content and expand into areas like video and mobile.
Posted Aug 25, 2011
Vizibility Inc., an online identity management platform, closed its follow-on seed round at $1.3 million. Vizibility launched a personal branding platform geared toward both individuals and companies 18 months ago, and plans to use the funds to accelerate its integrations with partners, expand marketing efforts, and increase research and development.
Posted Aug 25, 2011
Amazon launched the Kindle Daily Deal, which offers Amazon customers a discount on one Kindle book each day. The deals will start at midnight Pacific time and continue for a 24 hour period. The discounted titles may be ones which Amazon, rather than the publisher, sets the price on.
Posted Aug 25, 2011
Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, Inc., has stepped down from the position of CEO, saying he was unable to continue to fulfill his duties. COO Tim Cook will be filling his shoes as CEO. Jobs resigned from the position on Wednesday, and will continue as chairman of the board of directors.
Posted Aug 25, 2011
Zinio, a global magazine newsstand, became one of the three highest-grossing apps for iPad, beating out Angry Birds. The two highest-grossing iPad apps were Smurf Village and a productivity suite. It was the most popular iTunes News app in 52 countries, and its Android app has been installed more than 300,000 times in the first 60 days of its launch on Android.
Posted Aug 23, 2011
According to a Deloitte report, wireless telecom companies in the U.S. may invest from $25 billion to $53 billion in supporting and creating 4G wireless networks between 2012 and 2016. The investment would create 371,000 to 771,000 jobs and increase gross domestic product (GDP) by $73 billion to $151 billion.
Posted Aug 23, 2011
According to a report by RISI, a provider of information for the forest products industry, media tablets are on track to become a mass-market device faster than any other technological device that's previously been released. The study, titled "The Impact of Media Tablets on Publication Paper Markets," shows that sales of tablets will likely reach 195 million units by 2015.
Posted Aug 23, 2011
Orbitz, LLC launched Orbitz 50 Faves, a free Facebook game that gives fans of Orbitz the opportunity to win 50 vacations, worth up to $15,000. Players must first like Orbitz on Facebook, and then they will receive an initial five bids, each representing one entry to the drawing. They can browse the different trips and choose which ones they would like to enter.
Posted Aug 23, 2011
SDL, provider of global information management solutions, offers new tools designed to deliver more personalized, targeted content to its users. SDL's targeting, profiling, and personalization (TPP) solution is a key component in its Pervasive Engagement Management (PEM) solution, which allows marketers to provide relevant, cross-channel customer engagement.
Posted Aug 23, 2011
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