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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
Matrix Logic Corp., Open Text partner and integrator of enterprise content management (ECM) solutions, released a wireless eDOCS DM Client for the BlackBerry PlayBook. The WirelessDMS PlayBook Client is included in Matrix Logic's WirelessDMS Suite portfolio, also known as the Open Text WirelessDMS for eDOCS by Matrix Logic.
Posted Aug 23, 2011
Miramax debuted a large-scale, multi-title Facebook streaming app called the Miramax eXperience through which Facebook users can rent movie titles directly from the Facebook interface. Miramax joins Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, and Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. in the small but growing group of studios to make movies available over Facebook.
Posted Aug 23, 2011
Skype will acquire GroupMe, a group messaging company founded in 2010 which lets users form impromptu groups with which they can text message, share data, and make conference calls free of charge. The price is reported to be between $50 million and $85 million. GroupMe service is supported on Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, and Windows phones.
Posted Aug 23, 2011
Extreme Internet Software released the Extreme Thumbnail Generator 1.18, the latest version of the company's online photo gallery creator. The software allows users to generate several different types of thumbnail galleries, including those with a Lightbox effect.
Posted Aug 18, 2011
Business video hosting platform vzaar announced its partnership with Volusion, a provider of ecommerce services and online shopping cart software. The partnership aims to create additional marketing and sales opportunities for brands and online retailers.
Posted Aug 18, 2011
Cabinet NG announced version 8 of CNG-WEB, its browser-based document management interface, which adds the ability to support folder workflow, folder notes, and folder alerts over the internet. A new folder alert mechanism helps users become aware of special items by drawing their attention to notes that are flagged in the system.
Posted Aug 18, 2011
Recommind released version 3.6 of Decisiv Email, its collaborative email management system. Decisiv Email 3.6 supports email management on mobile devices and is further integrated with Microsoft Outlook and Exchange 2010.
Posted Aug 18, 2011
Image-recognition app blippar launched in partnership with Cadbury in the U.K. and Ireland with its debut augmented reality game, which is triggered by the wrappers on Cadbury chocolate bars. The free blippar app opens the smartphone's camera mode, and the user simply points the camera at the Cadbury product.
Posted Aug 18, 2011
Zoove, a provider of StarStar Numbers for major U.S. wireless operators, secured an additional $15 million in a series D funding round led by Panorama Capital. Other investors included Cardinal Venture Capital, Highland Capital Partners, and Worldview Technology Partners.
Posted Aug 18, 2011
R.R. Donnelley & Sons, Co. acquired Libre Digital and Sequence Personal this week. LibreDigital provides digital publishing and distribution services, and Sequence Personal allows users to create customized publications from publishers' content. The acquisition helps R.R. Donnelley to expand its digital offerings to publishers.
Posted Aug 18, 2011
ProQuest's Early European Books program expanded its range to include digitized books from the National Library of the Netherlands and a new installment of content from the National Central Library of Florence. The online service digitally archives rare and early modern printed books from the birth of printing in the 1450s to the year 1700 from European libraries.
Posted Aug 16, 2011
EBSCO Publishing established an agreement with Philosophy Documentation Center that will allow users of EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) to access scholarly philosophy content. Researchers at institutions that subscribe to both EDS and Philosophy Documentation Center will be able to search for and view the full records of content from Philosophy Documentation Center.
Posted Aug 16, 2011
Q-Sensei, a search navigation solution provider, introduced FeedBooster, a free, web-based RSS feed reader designed to help searchers narrow results down to relevant and timely information. With a customizable dashboard to review feeds, FeedBooster uses Q-Sensei's multi-dimensional search technology to help readers search, browse, discover, and share results.
Posted Aug 16, 2011
Internet Media Services, Inc. (IMS) released SimplyProspects.com, an online marketplace that matches prospects, defined as consumers who have expressed interest in products or services, with businesses looking to increase revenue. SimplyProspects.com is designed to be a cost-effective solution for small businesses looking to acquire customers.
Posted Aug 16, 2011
Miivies, a specialist in internet-based 3D animation technology, launched its Made In Internet Movies technology, which allows 3D animations to be created collaboratively over the internet. The free-to-use, browser-based animation studio is designed for young people between ages 12 and 24.
Posted Aug 16, 2011
Adobe Systems, Inc. launched the Adobe Technical Communication Suite 3.5, an authoring toolkit for delivering content across multiple channels in the constantly evolving tech world. The new release of the suite is designed to help content providers generate output in multiple formats for a range of devices, including e-readers, smartphones, and tablets.
Posted Aug 16, 2011
Google announced that it will acquire Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc., a division of Motorola, Inc. responsible for smartphones and tablets, wireless accessories, end-to-end video and data delivery, and management solutions. Google will acquire Motorola Mobility for about $12.5 billion in cash.
Posted Aug 16, 2011
Limelight Networks, Inc. announced that Limelight Dynamic Site Platform is adding several new features in its latest series of updates. The upgrade is based on technology acquired by the purchase of Clickability in May 2011, and includes Web Content Management capabilities for enterprise marketers and online publishers.
Posted Aug 11, 2011
Etextbook publisher Kno is adding the ability for users to view their textbooks through a web-based reader, along with a number of other additions to the company's iPad app. Users will now be able to transfer notes, images, and highlights from their textbooks to a digital journal, and can construct quizzes for themselves by blacking out text.
Posted Aug 11, 2011
Chinese web services company Baidu announced that it was closing its microblogging platform Shuoba as a result of a "business adjustment." Launched last year, Shuoba provided Chinese users with a Twitter-like service for sharing short updates and other content. The exit of Baidu from the microblogging market leaves competitor Sina as the only significant player in that market in China.
Posted Aug 11, 2011
Platinum Equity announced the acquisition of Quark, a developer of design and publishing software for businesses. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. According to the company, the acquisition will benefit Quark by providing them with Platinum's expertise in mergers and acquisitions, as well as market strategy.
Posted Aug 11, 2011
Content creator and publisher Demand Media announced the acquisition of the Indieclick ad network, which serves ads to a wide variety of independent and alternative blogs. The company will also be extending its ad-serving deal with Google, which it hopes to use to boost its ad revenue and inventory.
Posted Aug 11, 2011
Wiley-Blackwell will partner with The Hastings Center to publish the Hastings Center Report, a journal that covers the bioethics field. Through the partnership, more libraries will be able to access the Hastings Center Report, which publishes essays, commentary, and research articles on the social and ethical issues raised by medical advancements.
Posted Aug 09, 2011
Satirical news source The Onion is implementing a subscription model for non-U.S. visitors. Those who want to read more than five stories within 30 days are charged a $2.95 monthly fee, or given the option to pay a $29.95 annual fee.
Posted Aug 09, 2011
EPiServer announced the launch of MobilePack for EPiServer, a set of templates and software for creating mobile web applications that drive users' online engagement with brands. MobilePack is designed to give marketers tools to quickly and efficiently extend brands' online presence on multiple channels, including web, ecommerce, and social media, to mobile devices.
Posted Aug 09, 2011
Powa, a secure content and commerce platform, and vzaar, an online video hosting platform for ecommerce and business video, partnered to provide integrated web video marketing to businesses. The video solution is designed to keep visitors on businesses' sites longer, to enhance online shopping, and to increase customer engagement.
Posted Aug 09, 2011
NYTimes.com is introducing new features to the public via a new site called beta620, in an effort to encourage more involvement from dedicated users and outside developers. All NYTimes.com registered members, both paid and unpaid, can access the beta620 site, which currently debuts seven projects and features.
Posted Aug 09, 2011
Travel Ad Network (TAN) will partner with See Jane Fly, Inc., a travel and local lifestyle media site that attracts a predominantly female audience. TAN will provide social media sponsorships and content advertising opportunities for brand advertisers across See Jane Fly's network of independent publishers, which will reach women looking for travel inspiration.
Posted Aug 09, 2011
Znak, Inc. will launch the public beta version of Znak it!, a digital content curation and monetization platform, this month. Designed to benefit content providers, web users, and advertisers simultaneously, Znak it! won the 2011 Florin Transaction Service Innovation Award.
Posted Aug 09, 2011
ProQuest, LLC acquired Expert Information Ltd., the U.K.-based publisher of Index to Theses and Theses.com, which provides citations and abstracts for British and Irish dissertations and master's theses. The addition will expand ProQuest's dissertations publishing program, which includes its graduate research resource, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (PQDT).
Posted Aug 09, 2011
Broadband and phone provider TalkTalk launched the TalkTalk Digital Heroes Awards 2011, a U.K-wide search to find people using digital technology to benefit their communities. The awards will be run as a partnership with Citizens Online and supported by Race Online 2012. Twelve winners, one from each region of the U.K., will each get £5,000 to enhance their digital projects, with one overall winner getting £10,000.
Posted Aug 04, 2011
ebrary announced the availability of a new ebook collection on Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The collection is priced under US$3,000 and offers a perpetual archive package that includes 40 current titles from renowned publishers such as Wiley, Springer, and Taylor & Francis. The ebooks may also be purchased individually, and they are not available in any ebrary subscription product.
Posted Aug 04, 2011
As of January 2012, Springer will begin publishing the Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering (CJME), an official Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (CMES) journal. CJME is a peer-reviewed publication, and will join Springer's Chinese Library of Science, a collection of more than 90 China-based international research journals.
Posted Aug 04, 2011
Telligent, a developer of social software for enterprises, released its Telligent Community 6.0 suite. The suite is designed to provide tools to create custom enterprise communities and is built on the new Telligent Evolution 6.0 platform. The suite features more than 50 new features, including social search and content discovery, native social integration, interactive profile and avatars, smart content recommendations, and social calendars.
Posted Aug 04, 2011
MTV Networks, a division of Viacom, released the results from its "Love 'Em or Leave 'Em: Adoption, Abandonment and the App-Addled Consumer" study. The research examined the different stages of the life cycle of apps, beginning with how consumers select which apps to download and continuing on through the end of their use.
Posted Aug 04, 2011
Vimeo, an operating business of IAC, launched the new Vimeo Pro service. Vimeo Pro accounts offer a professional video hosting solutions aimed at entrepreneurs and is priced at $199 U.S. per year. The accounts include 50GB of video hosting and 250,000 plays, in addition to a suite of core tools designed to simplify hosting online video within a company website.
Posted Aug 04, 2011
Social media giant Facebook snapped up Push Pop Press, a digital publishing company that developed a multi-touch interface for enhanced ebook publishing. The company, which was founded by two former Apple engineers, recently published Our Choice, an enhanced ebook by Al Gore detailing research and concepts for helping fight global warming.
Posted Aug 04, 2011
The Harry Potter fan and ebook website Pottermore.com, which officially launches to the public in October, began a contest on July 31 to grant 1 million winners access to the beta site. As part of the "Magical Quill" contest, a clue will be posted on the Pottermore homepage each day for a week. Those who solve the clue then have the opportunity to register for early access to the site. A limited number of people can register each day, and the Pottermore site and @Pottermore Twitter account will indicate when registration for the day has come to a close.
Posted Aug 02, 2011
Interim results from the first half of 2011 reveal that the Financial Times increased its audience and attracted more paying subscribers across all channels. As of June 2011, customers that subscribe to FT.com increased by 34% and the total number of registered users for the site grew to more than 3.7 million. This increase in registered users reflects a 49% growth compared to 2010.
Posted Aug 02, 2011
Game designer Zynga has taken one of its most popular mobile apps-Words With Friends, a two-player Scrabble-like game-and made it available on the Facebook platform. Best known for creating Angry Birds, Zynga created many games specifically for iOS and Android devices, including Words With Friends. With a larger user base on Facebook, Zynga has brought many of the games it originally launched on the Facebook platform to mobile devices, but this is the first time that it has launched one of its mobile apps on Facebook.
Posted Aug 02, 2011
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