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Acquia, a commercial open source social publishing solution for Drupal, partnered with Engine Yard to offer a fully managed cloud solution for Drupal and Ruby on Rails. The cloud platform-as-a-service (PaaS) partnership is aimed at combining open source web content management with custom web application development to accelerate development of social websites for Drupal and RoR.
Posted Jun 09, 2011
Quark released Quark XML Author 4.0 for Microsoft Word, Quark's add-on for Microsoft Word that lets users create structured XML content. Quark XML Author 4.0 introduces new usability features, enhanced DITA mapping features, and an optional module for publishing to the DITA Open Toolkit. Quark XML Author 4.0 also supports Microsoft Office 2010.
Posted Jun 09, 2011
Optify, an online marketing software and services provider for the real time web, announced a new set of advanced keyword reports for SEO. Optify's advanced keyword reporting include support for grouped keywords, competitor keywords, keyword trends, and other forms of keyword reporting that can help companies get a better handle on their SEO tactics and trends.
Posted Jun 09, 2011
Figures released by IAB Europe showed a revival in digital Display in 2010, according to the group. Thanks to an average growth rate of 21.3%, the organization reports that Display overtook Search advertising as the fastest growing online ad format in Europe. Search increased 15.1% in the same period across the 25 markets measured. Video, mobile, and social media all contributed to the powerful performance of Display.
Posted Jun 09, 2011
WebVisible and Media General, Inc. announced a partnership that will provide online advertising technology to local businesses advertising with Media General's newspaper and television properties throughout the Southeast. The partnership is designed to provide new revenue opportunities to Media General by expanding the company's portfolio of advertising solutions.
Posted Jun 09, 2011
Learn It Live, an online network to give professional instructors and institutions a simple e-learning solution, announced the availability of its flagship Learn It Live service. The service is provided without cost to instructors, although instruction is restricted to select experts with a proven track record of excellence and who are generally authorized to provide certifications, continuing education credits, and accredited courses.
Posted Jun 09, 2011
ADmantX completed $2.8 million in growth funding from Atlante Ventures Mezzogiorno, the venture capital Fund of Intesa Sanpaolo, an Italian bank. ADmantX designed an advanced semantic page-level analysis that examines reader emotions, behaviors, motivations, and intentions to match ads with similar emotional appeal, without using tracking cookies. The round represents the first outside funding since ADmantX was spun off last year from Expert System.
Posted Jun 09, 2011
SAGE announced that it would be working with the HighWire Mobile Web interface to format its entire collection of online journal sites for mobile. When accessing a SAGE journal site on iPhones, Androids or other smartphones, viewers will be automatically redirected to the mobile version.
Posted Jun 07, 2011
Jahia, a provider of open source CMS solutions, announced the commercial release of Jahia 6.5, which benefits enterprises by bridging web, portal, social, search, mobile, and content management within a single composite platform, with no coding involved. Jahia 6.5 combines PHP and Java frameworks to build user-centric, content rich applications that include any enterprise and web content.
Posted Jun 07, 2011
Cabinet NG (CNG), announced enhancements to document management and workflow management software CNG-WEB, which makes CNG-SAFE more convenient and flexible. CNG-SAFE is document filing software that lets users scan, import, drag- and-drop, print-to, or save-as to input documents safely and securely, and users can also create new documents within the filing structure.
Posted Jun 07, 2011
appMobi revealed several enhancements to game creation within its HTML5 mobile app development platform, which are designed to show developers that HTML5 is fast enough for mobile game development. appMobi introducing DirectCanvas, which accelerates the HTML5 canvas element, speeding graphic rendering by up to 500%, making HTML5 sufficient for programming any type of mobile game.
Posted Jun 07, 2011
Covario, Inc. announced the latest version of its proprietary organic search management system, Covario Organic Search Insight, which is a tool for marketers to manage complex global SEO programs. The upgrade uses a cloud computing framework to support localized search engine ranking results.
Posted Jun 07, 2011
Interactive display advertising company Spongecell completed another round of financing, although the amount was not disclosed. Eric Schmidt, Google's executive chairman, and Jim Pallotta, chairman and managing director of Raptor Group, led the round, and other participants include Brian Rooney, board member of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and SilverHaze Partners.
Posted Jun 07, 2011
EBSCO Publishing merged with the H.W. Wilson Company to improve discovery services for libraries. EBSCO databases will have enhanced indexing because the Wilson controlled vocabularies will be integrated into EBSCO's controlled vocabularies. Subscribers of Wilson databases will be able to search the EBSCO Discovery Service for all Wilson indexing, abstracts, and full text.
Posted Jun 07, 2011
The Financial Times has launched a new, faster and automatically updating app available directly through a web browser at app.ft.com. The FT is the first major news publisher to launch an app of this type, which will allow readers to access its journalism across a broad range of tablet and smartphone devices.
Posted Jun 07, 2011
Publishers Communication Group (PCG) opened an office in New Delhi, India. PCG, a division of Publishing Technology plc (LSE: PTO), is a provider of software and services to the publishing industry and will now be offering sales and marketing activities targeting the growing academic readership in India to US and European scholarly publishers.
Posted Jun 02, 2011
Paratext added links to the reference works from the Sharpe Online Reference collection to Reference Universe, a resource that contains nearly 50,000 scholarly subject encyclopedias and other reference titles. Sharpe Online Reference (SOLR) includes the titles that make up the U.S. and Global History and Culture collections and combines award-wining subject coverage with online research.
Posted Jun 02, 2011
The Aura Group announced the official launch of its MovieConnect App for Facebook. The media advertising and consulting firm is partnering with major Hollywood studios to use MovieConnect on Facebook, which officially launched with the release of the film The Hangover Part II.
Posted Jun 02, 2011
Springer launched a network of job sites designed to attract and showcase talent from the Springer tools audience. The Springer network of job sites is a recruitment solution for global employers across the healthcare and life science industry, featuring more than 5,000 up-to-date job listings available at launch.
Posted Jun 02, 2011
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc and Faber and Faber Limited announced a new partnership to develop a digital content platform for libraries, educators, students and researchers to be sold via subscription and perpetual access to academic institutions. Drama Online, launching in October 2012, is an online resource for plays, critical analysis, and performance.
Posted Jun 02, 2011
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc announced the establishment of a new digital global publisher, Bloomsbury Reader. Bloomsbury Reader will publish books currently unavailable in print where all English-language rights have already reverted to the author or the author's estate and where there is no edition currently in print. Bloomsbury Reader is a digital imprint, since all the books will be sold as ebooks or via print-on-demand.
Posted Jun 02, 2011
ProQuest acquired BNI, a database for nursing and midwifery in the U.K. BNI - shortened from British Nursing Index -- has been compiled through a partnership of the libraries at Bournemouth University, Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the Royal College of Nursing and Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. ProQuest built a long-term relationship with BNI through its distribution via Dialog, its business unit serving the professional market.
Posted Jun 02, 2011
During a Thursday afternoon press conference, Google announced Google Wallet, a mobile payment platform that allows Android device users to "tap to pay" and garner the loyalty rewards from a particular store using a mobile device. During the press conference, Google said it expects 2011 to be the year of "mobile local" -- or "MoLo."
Posted May 26, 2011
Harvard International plc announced a partnership with ANT, a provider of software and services for the delivery of digital TV. The focus of the partnership is the design and development of software for the next generation of set-top box (STB) products, which will provide HD DTR (high definition digital television recorder) functionality and allow for the delivery of services that combine digital media with broadband internet access using the ANT Galio Platform.
Posted May 26, 2011
Knovel is expanding its market trend analysis tools to cover the fields of mining engineering and extractive metallurgy. The added subject area will provide information and guidance on topics pertaining to managing health and safety, mineral processing, and extraction efficiency.
Posted May 26, 2011
EPiServer, a provider of software platforms that drive online engagement, conducted a survey of more than 100 companies at the Web 2.0 Expo that revealed that 34 percent of the respondents said that personalized campaigns have delivered "highly effective and measurable ROI," while 14 percent had seen "better response rate than mass-market" delivery methods such as print, TV, and newspaper advertising.
Posted May 26, 2011
WoodWing Software announced new versions of its cross-media publishing system Enterprise and its iPad Reader App. WoodWing Enterprise consists of the Enterprise Server, the Content Management application Content Station, and the Smart Connection Plug-ins for Adobe InDesign and InCopy.
Posted May 26, 2011
Alkacon released the Alkacon OpenCMS Enterprise Extensions, commercial extensions that offer support for LDAP, clustering, replication and improved performance in the open source web content management system OpenCms. The latest OCEE release version 3.0 is a compatibility update to work with the new OpenCms 8.
Posted May 26, 2011
Zmags introduced CommercePro, a merchandising and intelligence platform specifically optimized for e-commerce. CommercePro is a rich media merchandising solution that lets brands and retailers transform content into digital experiences across multiple platforms, including online, mobile, and social.
Posted May 26, 2011
Springer Science+Business Media extended its collaboration with TEMIS to work on semantic enrichment and content linking for the SpringerLink platform. SpringerLink is one of the largest distribution platforms for STM ebooks and digital journals. TEMIS's Luxid content enrichment platform combines linguistic and statistical methods to calculate semantic relatedness among SpringerLink's millions of publications.
Posted May 24, 2011
SyncRO Soft Ltd. announced version 12.2 of its oXygen XML Editor and Author, which contain tools that support all XML-related technologies. Version 12.2 of oXygen XML introduces new features: support for editing XSLT and XML Schema modules, a Palette view, EPUB validation, and Ant integration.
Posted May 24, 2011
InTech, a multidisciplinary open access (OA) publisher with a focus on book publishing, employed TBI Communications Ltd., to conduct a survey to discern the varying attitudes about OA, and made the results available. Of InTech's author-base of 25,000, more than 8,000 authors (32%) responded, with the majority of respondents (78%) identifying themselves as researchers.
Posted May 24, 2011
iPerceptions announced its 4Q Suite, a SaaS (software-as-a-service) solution that lets users combine voice of the customer (VoC) and Google Analytics data. Since it collects the data at the session level, 4Q Suite is intended to tie what customers did to why they did it.
Posted May 24, 2011
Managing Editor Inc. (MEI) released a new version of its InPorter file-import utility that supports version 6 of the vjoon K4 Cross-Media Publishing Platform. vjoon K4 is a database that integrates Adobe InDesign and Adobe InCopy, and InPorter 3 is a server-side module that streamlines and automates the process of getting content from external sources into the vjoon K4 database.
Posted May 24, 2011
IBM unveiled new software and services to help clients more effectively gain competitive insight, optimize infrastructure and better manage resources to address internet-scale data. Using IBM's solutions, organizations will be able to integrate and analyze tens-of-petabytes of data in its native format and gain intelligence within sub-second response times.
Posted May 24, 2011
Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Content Group's e-textbook solution, announced that it supported the International Digital Publishing Forum's (IDPF) EPUB 3 standard for digital publications and documents. With 1.6 million users and a presence on 6000 campuses in 180 countries, VitalSource currently delivers tens of thousands of titles from many of the world's leading textbook publishers.
Posted May 24, 2011
Global information management solution provider SDL announced the release of SDL LiveContent 2011, an application that makes product-related information interactive and context-driven on multiple platforms to promote customer engagement. SDL LiveContent responds to a customer's requests with targeted product information, which it generates from a content database.
Posted May 24, 2011
Demandware, Inc. unveiled a prototype application called Facebook Shop that lets users extend ecommerce to the more than 600 million users of Facebook by selling directly through a branded Facebook store. Through the Facebook Shop application, retailers can set up a storefront on Facebook with all of the capabilities of the Demandware Commerce platform.
Posted May 24, 2011
Imtiger Technologies released SuperTintin version 1.2, a Windows application that enables users to record audio and video streams, including Skype and MSN phone calls and videos. Instead of using screen-capture techniques to collect the audio and video streams, SuperTintin captures the original media data, so users can open, close, or resize windows during the recording without affecting the quality of the recorded videos.
Posted May 24, 2011
LinkedIn, the largest professional social network, went public with an IPO last week, with 7,840,000 shares of common stock. Of the total number of shares, 4,827,804 are being offered by LinkedIn Corp. and 3,012,196 are offered by selling stockholders. LinkedIn will not receive proceeds from the sales of shares by the stockholders.
Posted May 24, 2011
Thomson Reuters announced that Building Simulation, an international journal co-published by Springer and Tsinghua University Press, is now listed in the Science Citation Index-Expanded (SCI-E). The English-language journal is part of Springer's Chinese Library of Science (CLoS), which currently includes 94 journals. According to Springer, CLoS is the largest collection of research from China in English.
Posted May 19, 2011
Element Fusion, developer of Web content management system LightCMS, announced a major expansion of the platform's e-commerce functionalities. The platform now gives users the ability to create and maintain a dynamic online presence for users who want to buy and sell online. Through the integrated online store, LightCMS provides site owners with the ability to highlight content such as blogs, forms, and photo galleries alongside products. The new e-commerce functionality gives users the ability to make changes right on the page so that businesses and designers have an easy way to manage all aspects of their website.
Posted May 19, 2011
Digital publishing company YUDU Media published its latest quarterly report examining how users interact with reader Apps for the iPad and iPhone. The report is based on an analysis of 80 branded reader Apps that YUDU developed for customers, including Reader's Digest, UK, Newsmax Magazine, US Tech, The College Journal, and Runway Magazine.
Posted May 19, 2011
Bowker released its annual report on U.S. print book publishing, compiled from from the company‘s Books In Print database. Based on preliminary figures from U.S. publishers, Bowker is projecting that traditional U.S. print title output in 2010 increased 5%, despite the increased popularity of ebooks. The output of new titles and editions increased from 302,410 in 2009 to a projected 316,480 in 2010.
Posted May 19, 2011
Beyond Commerce, Inc, a media hub for high traffic web properties, is releasing the version 2.0 update of 10 Minute Websit, a user-friendly website builder, email client, and SEO application. 10 Minute Website lets users quickly create their own websites using the a drag-and-drop CMS interface.
Posted May 19, 2011
RingCube Technologies, a provider of personalization solutions for virtual desktops, announced the general availability of vDesk v 4.0. vDesk v.4.0 is a new enterprise desktop virtualization solution that expands an organization's virtual desktop user base and enables faster and more efficient VDI rollouts.
Posted May 19, 2011
Facebook is adding a new Send button to its popular social networking service. The button is designed to replicate the functionality of "E-mail to a friend" options popular on some websites, and is meant to allow links or pages to be shared among groups of friends on the service. Uses of the button count towards a page's overall number of Likes.
Posted May 19, 2011
Elsevier is launching a contest to create app ideas for its SciVerse service. Dubbed the SciVerse Apps for Library Idea Challenge, the international competition will encourage librarians and information professionals to come up with app ideas that respond to challenges faced by info pros when dealing with the search and discovery of information.
Posted May 19, 2011
Information Today, Inc.'s vice president of content, Richard T. Kaser is now blogging at http://kaser.infotodayblog.com/ Over the coming days, Kaser will chronicle his mobile evolution as he goes on the road, sans laptop, for two weeks with only his iPad to keep him company.
Posted May 17, 2011
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