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eZ Systems announced a major expansion of its enterprise service, eZ Publish 4.5 release. The new services are only available for eZ Publish Enterprise subscribers. Key features of the expansion are extensible REST API, an asynchronous publishing mechanism to support parallel publishing, a rebuilt service concept based on the eZ Service Network, and the launch of the eZ Market app store.
Posted Mar 31, 2011
Online reference service Credo Reference is launching a new online community called Libraries Thriving, which provides a space dedicated to communicating the value of libraries and their ability to impact the learning moment. Libraries Thriving helps focus collaboration on the innovative use of e-resources and is free to all members of the educational community, including librarians, educators, researchers, publishers and library vendors.
Posted Mar 31, 2011
ebrary, a provider of e-books and research technology, and long-time partner YBP Library Services, announced the launch of an integrated Demand Driven Acquisition model that can be used in conjunction with Short Term Loans. The new program lets libraries cost-effectively provide patrons with access to vast amounts of information through their existing YBP workflow and only purchase e-books that are used.
Posted Mar 31, 2011
CRM vendor Salesforce.com announced that it will be acquiring social media tool developer Radian6 for $340 million, representing $276 million in cash up-front as well as $50 million in stock. $4 million in cash will also go to the founders of Radian6, subject to conditions over the next 2 years. The deal is expected to close by July 31.
Posted Mar 31, 2011
The Independent Scholarly Publishers Group (ISPG) announced that the Publishers Communication Group (PCG) will be representing its content in Europe. The ISPG collection includes well-known journals and is hosted on the HighWire platform. PCG, a division of Publishing Technology, will supply European market sales expertise and represent the complete collection of ISPG content to institutions and consortia throughout the region.
Posted Mar 29, 2011
Ingram Content Group, Inc., announced that the Lightning Source print on demand (POD) operation will be based in Melbourne, Australia. The company placed the group's fifth networked book manufacturing facility in Melbourne based on its proximity to a large concentration of major publishers and book distributors and to key metropolitan regions in Australia.
Posted Mar 29, 2011
DocPath announced that its document management software is now available to small- and medium-sized business (SMB) customers on a subscription basis. DocPath's software can be used in the design and creation of a document, as well as in the document's subsequent distribution and storage. The introduction of a channel program is intended to lower the cost of the solution to business of all sizes.
Posted Mar 29, 2011
Brightcove and Ektron announced a partnership and integration designed to streamline the process of online video publishing and content management. Ektron will feature a Brightcove widget on its user interface that will allow users to incorporate video into online properties and campaigns without leaving the Ektron platform.
Posted Mar 29, 2011
Alfresco Software partnered with Jive Software to combine breed content management and social business software for customers. The two companies are collaborating with Jive consulting partner SolutionSet to create an Alfresco-Jive connector that delivers enterprise-class repository functionality to Jive content while enabling Alfresco content to act as native Jive content.
Posted Mar 29, 2011
ZeroDesktop integrated its cloud-based ZeroPC "transferable desktop" with a productivity suite equivalent to Microsoft Office developed by ThinkFree. The bundle gives ZeroPC users familiar tools to create, open, view, and edit word processing documents, spreadsheets and graphic presentations, including existing Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents, online.
Posted Mar 29, 2011
ZoomInfo has released a plug-in that finds active business contacts in users' email messages and automatically uploads the information to the ZoomInfo B2B directory. Users who install the plug-in receive free access to the ZoomInfo B2B Database. According the company, the Community Edition improves the "contacts for content" market by simplifying the contact-sharing process.
Posted Mar 29, 2011
Alkacon Software GmbH worked with the international OpenCms developer community to construct an update for open source content management solution OpenCms. The new version 7.5.4 provides users with maintenance for cross-site scripting (XSS) security issues and improved compatibility with Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Oracle Database.
Posted Mar 29, 2011
Gale, part of Cengage Learning, and Portico, a part of the not-for-profit organization ITHAKA, announced that Gale will be preserving three additional digital historical collections with Portico. This follows the completed adoption of 10 Gale Digital Collections, including 19th Century U.S. Newspapers, The Making of Modern Law: Primary Resources and Eighteenth Century Collections Online. The collection represents over 80 million files, which doubled the size of the Portico archive in just one year.
Posted Mar 24, 2011
Demand Media and Getty Images are launching a joint licensing agreement. Under the agreement with Getty Images, Demand Media will be able to use Getty Images' library of premium quality, rights-managed images, video footage, and audio clips for use on its owned and operated websites, which include typeF, LIVESTRONG.com, and eHow.
Posted Mar 24, 2011
Quark is preparing to release of a large number of XTensions that expand the functionality of the recently-announced QuarkXPress 9, the company's graphic design and page-layout software. QuarkXPress 9 XTensions will give users hundreds of additional ways to add more functionality to QuarkXPress, and were developed by members of QuarkAlliance. XTensions software cover a range of applications, from advanced spell check, pre-flighting, and exporting solutions to translation applications.
Posted Mar 24, 2011
Elearning marketplace OpenSesame announced a new philanthropic partnership with LINGOs (Learning in Non Governmental Organizations), a global consortium of humanitarian organizations. The company plans to work with LINGOs to use the OpenSesame community of elearning buyers and sellers to donate courses and services to LINGOs member organizations. OpenSesame hopes to develop additional elearning resources for LINGOs members and bring more attention to LINGOs' mission.
Posted Mar 24, 2011
New research released by Publishing Technology at BML's annual Books & Consumers Conference found that a third of UK trade publishers surveyed predict that over 10% of their total book revenue will come from ebooks by 2012. The research project was conducted by BML and aimed to survey a selection of hand-picked senior executives at top publishers in the UK publishing industry.
Posted Mar 24, 2011
GigaTrust, a provider of enterprise rights management (ERM) content protection software solutions for Microsoft Active Directory Rights Management Services, is announcing the release of its DLP Protector for CA DLP. The GigaTrust Protector for CA DLP identifies and controls sensitive data while in storage, transmission, and use. It can determine what data needs to be controlled, prompting users to select digital rights to be applied when attempting to send sensitive data via email inside and outside the organization.
Posted Mar 24, 2011
Adicio Inc., a provider of interactive classified advertising software solutions for media companies, is adding some enhanced search features to its platform that are designed to increase usability and revenue opportunities for Adicio's Careers clients. The new features include faceted search, streaming updates, enhanced location search, additional spotlight listings, a new design and layout for search results, and SEO enhancements.
Posted Mar 24, 2011
EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) released the preview of eBooks on EBSCOhost, a year after its March 2010 acquisition of NetLibrary. The integration of NetLibrary's eBooks with EBSCOhost database content provides libraries and end users with a more functional way to easily access a library's collected electronic content.
Posted Mar 24, 2011
The Meltwater Group, a social media and news monitoring company, announced the acquisition of social CRM software JitterJam. The companies plan to focus on creating tools for tracking and engaging customers for marketing, communications, and advertising professionals. The purchase was made for $6 million, and per the terms of the agreement all of JitterJam's employees will be joining Meltwater.
Posted Mar 24, 2011
Journalism Online with its Press+ offering, which enables publishers to seamlessly integrate an innovative paid content engine with their web sites, has been sold to R.R. Donnelley & Sons, a global provider of integrated communications with more than 60,000 customers worldwide.
Posted Mar 24, 2011
The Google Books settlement saga continued this week as a federal court rejected the search giant's proposed $125 million settlement on the grounds that it would unfairly grant control over published works to Google, to the potential detriment of authors and competitors such as Amazon or Apple.
Posted Mar 24, 2011
Public, school, and college libraries now provide direct EPUB eBook downloads on BlackBerry mobile devices with the free OverDrive Media Console app for BlackBerry. Users at more than 13,000 libraries worldwide can wirelessly download and enjoy EPUB e-books, as well as MP3 audiobooks, on their BlackBerry devices.
April 2011 Issue, Posted Apr 07, 2011
WoodWing Software announced that Meredith Corporation launched three of its most popular magazine brands on the iPad using WoodWing's Tablet Publishing Solution. Interactive tablet editions of Better Homes and Gardens, Fitness, and Parents are currently available for the iPad, and Meredith plans to expand to other tablet devices, including Android devices.
Posted Mar 22, 2011
Interact announced the release of Interact Answers, a crowd-sourcing feature that allows users to post questions on the intranet and receive accurate solutions, using Interact Intranet's intelligence store and the knowledge of other users. Available with Interact Intranet 4.8, Interact Answers responds to a user-posted question with possible solutions, first using intelligent capabilities to supply information, and then recommending colleagues who may be able to answer the question.
Posted Mar 22, 2011
Snowbound is demonstrating its latest Android and tablet viewer applications at the AIIM OnDemand Expo 2011 in Washington DC on March 22-24. The document viewing and conversion software company is introducing a mobile viewing application for Android smartphones and tablets, which was created using its RasterMaster Java SDK app development software.
Posted Mar 22, 2011
Spectra Logic announced that it is now offering free data integrity verification for its complete series of tape libraries from SME to Enterprise. The company's BlueScale Data Integrity Verification ensures that data written to tape is retrievable now and into the future. According to Spectra, its tape libraries are currently the only tape storage systems that actively, automatically check the media and the data on tape throughout the storage life of the data.
Posted Mar 22, 2011
ThingLink, a provider of image interaction tools, and SoundCloud, an audio platform, announced a collaboration of technologies that enables anyone to add sound and music directly to their images. Users can link a SoundCloud waveform player to any photo or picture, connecting the picture and its viewer to sound effects, music, voice annotations, and narrations.
Posted Mar 22, 2011
LogMeIn, Inc., has introduced a new version of their app LogMeIn Ignition, which combines remote control with file management to let users view, transfer, and save files between their computers and iOS mobile devices. In the updated app, users can remotely move, edit, and organize files directly from their iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch.
Posted Mar 22, 2011
The Hearst Corporation has joined with Analog Analytics to offer daily deals to supplement its online revenue. Analog Analytics is a white-label local daily deals service that offers digital coupons and deal certificates, which reportedly works with more than 850 publishers and broadcasters, including NBC, CBS, and MediaNews Group.
Posted Mar 22, 2011
AT&T agreed to acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom for $39 billion of combined cash and stock. According to AT&T, the acquisition provides the network assets necessary to add capacity, and it will offer the carrier an opportunity to improve network quality for customers of both AT&T and T-Mobile.
Posted Mar 22, 2011
An agreement between EBSCO and IGI Global will allow metadata for 131 journals and more than 1,500 reference books to be added to the base index of EDS. IGI Global is an international publishing company that specializes in scholarly research publications and databases. Metadata that will be available via EDS includes IGI Global's peer reviewed journals, which focus on information/computer science and technology applied to business and public administration, engineering, education, medicine and healthcare, and social sciences.
Posted Mar 17, 2011
Online reference service Credo Reference signed an agreement to expand the M.E. Sharpe content available through its platform. Users will now have access to the added content as a Credo Reference Publisher Collection and the forthcoming Subject Collections. M.E. Sharpe publishes social sciences and humanities resources, including titles in economics, political science, management and public administration, history, and literature.
Posted Mar 17, 2011
ActiveDocs announced integration between Salesforce.com and its Opus software. Salesforce.com will now let users take advantage of Opus' Data View architecture, which lets Opus users create custom services that use standard web services provided by other systems to pull data and insert it into required documents. This allows multiple data sources, both internal and external to the company, to be used to generate a single document.
Posted Mar 17, 2011
Bluestream, makers of the XDocs DITA-enabled component content management system, announced a strategic technology partnership with SyncRO Soft, developers of oXygen XML Editor and oXygen XML Author. The integration between XDocs CCMS, oXygen XML Editor, and oXygen XML Author allows organizations of all sizes to deploy a DITA (Darwin Information typing Architecture) solution regardless of the size or number of departments to which it will apply.
Posted Mar 17, 2011
Social shopping company Wantlet officially launched its site for North American users at the SXSW festival. The company's socially facilitated commerce service, which already has a strong presence in Europe according to the company, is designed to solve the problem of having to go to multiple sites to research products and deals and provides advice from users and advertisers.
Posted Mar 17, 2011
DocuLex, Inc., a developer of document management software, announced the availability of its WebSearch Connector V2, a desktop solution for integrating the DocuLex Archive Studio's WebSearch document management software with popular business applications such as Microsoft Dynamics GP, QuickBooks, Sage, and Needles.
Posted Mar 17, 2011
Vizibility also chose this year's SXSW event to announce the addition of QR codes to its Vizibility SearchMe links, which can be added to resumes, presentations, business cards, or other printed or online materials. QR codes are a form of specialized barcode, and when used in conjunction with Vizibility they allow job-seekers to present additional information on themselves outside the context of a formal resume or other identifying document.
Posted Mar 17, 2011
In further SXSW news, USA TODAY announced two new APIs at the Austin-based event. The APIs let developers construct custom feeds of USA TODAY's music, movie, and book reviews going back as far as 2004, and can also provide access to a customized feed of USA TODAY Snapshots, easy-to-read statistical graphics that present information on different issues and trends.
Posted Mar 17, 2011
AT&T and One Economy-a global nonprofit that works towards bringing broadband opportunity to underserved communities-chose this week's South by Southwest (SXSW) festival to announce a contest for developers to design mobile applications that help low-income users improve their lives. AT&T and One Economy are offering $50,000 in prizes to software developers who can design applications that help families with tasks such as finding jobs, improving health and well being, improving education, and building financial security.
Posted Mar 17, 2011
The University System of Ohio and Flat World Knowledge have teamed up for a joint pilot program that will allow 1,000 Ohio students to receive digital textbooks for free. Faculty in the pilot who select Flat World textbooks for their courses, and agree to participate in a research project focused on student learning, can offer their students free access to the Flat World Knowledge suite of digital learning materials and low-cost access to print textbooks.
Posted Mar 15, 2011
IBM launched a global skills initiative to inform and educate clients, business partners, and college students about IBM software and the Watson computing system, covering topics such as Big Data, analytics, data management, and open source technologies. The initiative provides IT professionals free access to 1,200 on-site skills bootcamps at client, partner, and university locations worldwide, at 38 IBM Innovation Centers, and online at DB2University.com.
Posted Mar 15, 2011
XS2TheWorld, a mobile marketing and application building company, launched 360-Degree Video, an immersive moving video app for iPhone 4 and iPad. Working in a similar way to online 360 degree image viewers like Google StreetView, the mobile app places consumers at the center of continuously moving footage and uses the accelerometer on the iPhone 4 and iPad so that they can look around the recreated environment.
Posted Mar 15, 2011
Eccentex Corp. will introduce its Glen Schrank as its new CEO, as well as its PaaS (platform-as-a-service) AppBase at the upcoming AIIM on March 21. The company's AppBase platform allows organizations to design, develop, and deliver cloud business apps.
Posted Mar 15, 2011
StreamGuys, Inc., a streaming media and content delivery provider, is establishing a transparent virtualized platform with an economical path to 100gbps host clusters. StreamGuys launched its streaming virtualization service to provide content delivery and multimedia streaming. Virtualization separates the hardware layer from the services, which allows more storage and recovery options and increases streaming capacity.
Posted Mar 15, 2011
FaceItPages has unveiled more than 10 new features, giving users additional control over the design of their Facebook pages. FaceItPages, which offers customizable templates for Facebook business pages, routinely adds applications that let businesses manage the branding and look of their content on Facebook, allowing them to create a more personalized, and customer-oriented experience.
Posted Mar 15, 2011
Demandware, Inc., announced the release of a new Demandware Commerce platform, which features enhanced product content management capabilities, available this spring. The new functionality aims to aid merchants in preparing product information, creating a brand image, and delivering to consumers across multiple channels, applications, and devices.
Posted Mar 15, 2011
EBSCO and Credo Reference are extending their partnership allowing the reference content from Credo Reference to be discoverable within EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). Metadata from Credo General Reference, Credo Topic Pages, and Publisher Collections will be added to the EDS Base Index, providing reference content and overviews of top research topics within discovery.
Posted Mar 10, 2011
Springer Science+Business Media is expanding its open access offerings with the acquisition of 12 journals from Hindawi Publishing Corporation, a commercial publisher of peer-reviewed journals covering a wide range of academic disciplines. The journals include seven titles published in cooperation with the European Association for Signal Processing, as well as four mathematics journals and one medical journal. The takeover of the twelve journals is scheduled for the end of March.
Posted Mar 10, 2011
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