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HubPages is launching its HubPages Ad Program, which will give its writers access to premium ad rates. The offering will help users get access to advertising revenues while retaining all rights to their own content. The HubPages Ad Program will also give digital advertisers and brands access to over a million pages of content via ad networks and exchanges, as well as through the direct sales team that HubPages is currently building.
Posted Mar 03, 2011
Visible Technologies has enhanced its Visible Intelligence platform, enabling businesses to make more accurate decisions based on data gathered from social media. According to Kelly Pennock, the CEO of Visible Technologies, the new platform "aggregates social media content...enhances it with business focused analytics, and then enables its distribution."
Posted Mar 01, 2011
Simple Software announced the latest version of its document scanning and indexing application, SimpleIndex 7. This release will include the ABBYY FineReader 9 OCR engine, and will allow users to view up to nine pages at once during ISIS scanning, to convert files to PDF, and to capture OCR data even on unstructured documents, among other features.
Posted Mar 01, 2011
Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware is improving the Tiki Trackers feature, which is designed to provide a simpler, user-friendly experience when creating structured content in Tiki. The CMS application uses browser-based configuration to create custom forms, images, dates, files, and custom lists, so no coding is required.
Posted Mar 01, 2011
SteelHouse is introducing an ad platform that aims to address frustrations with existing online advertising methods. It has adopted a segmentation approach, as well as a policy which allows users full transparency regarding ad placement, profit and performance. Additionally, SteelHouse maintains that it will only charge its clients for lift.
Posted Mar 01, 2011
Kalio Inc., formerly D.M.insite, will introduce an application for mobile ecommerce. The KalioMobile application will unify mobile and online retail sites, because online retailers will not need to create a separate mobile infrastructure. Instead, "customers can manage their mobile site as an extension of their primary website," according to Kalio co-founder and chief executive officer Larry Kavanagh.
Posted Mar 01, 2011
Socialtext has announced an updated release of its social software platform that focuses on connecting employees with the relevant colleagues, information and systems that drive their business. It aims to deliver analytics that assist IT departments in managing the platform, in addition to an intranet infrastructure that promotes the sharing of information. Employees can use the software to communicate, access content and rich media, and create a personalized intranet homepage called a dashboard.
Posted Mar 01, 2011
DotNetNuke Corp. has acquired Active Modules, one of the providers of ecommerce and social collaboration solutions for the DotNetNuke platform, in order to increase the functionality of DotNetNuke. The acquisition will provide more features to current DotNetNuke users, including the Active Forums, Active Social, and Active Purchase modules.
Posted Mar 01, 2011
Gale, part of Cengage Learning, will partner with the Economics for Equity and Environment (E3 Network) to feature additional resources on the GREENR website. E3 Network scholars will contribute a series of 10 essays as well as annotated bibliographies on environmental topics throughout this year. This content will be geared to meet the needs of college students and teachers who are looking into environmental debates.
Posted Feb 24, 2011
EBSCO Publishing is adding 24 new ebook subject sets to its collection. The sets join the existing collection of subject-grouped ebooks available from the company, which cover nine individual collection areas, including arts and humanities, business and economics, medical, personal growth, and science and technology.
Posted Feb 24, 2011
Three journals from Springer's Chinese Library of Science (CLoS) will be published as open access journals on SpringerOpen. This year Chinese Science Bulletin and Science China Life Sciences, co-published with Science China Press (SCP), and Photonic Sensor, co-published with the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, will be available in the SpringerOpen portfolio.
Posted Feb 24, 2011
WoodWing Software announced that it now supports publishing on the newly introduced HP TouchPad tablet, which runs on the HP webOS platform. During the HP Tablet product launch, the publishing capabilities of WoodWing's software were demonstrated through digital editions of Time Magazine, PEOPLE Magazine, and Sports Illustrated that were created with the software.
Posted Feb 24, 2011
CollabTrends.com launched its eponymous website, which is dedicated to analyzing the advantages of business collaboration. The site is designed to promote and examine the advancement and benefits of knowledge management and sharing, providing users with articles, studies, white papers, technology updates, customer solution stories, and surveys. CollabTrends.com is driven by Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and sponsored by Hitachi Consulting.
Posted Feb 24, 2011
Quark announced the April 2011 launch of QuarkXPress 9, the newest version of the graphic design and page-layout software. QuarkXPress 9 allows users to publish directly to digital devices without the use of programming code, in addition to supporting print, web and Flash media publishing.
Posted Feb 24, 2011
The Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware project is releasing Tiki 6.2, which includes a variety of fixes and updates. The release comprises more than 240 code contributions from Tiki Community members; full release notes for the upgrade are available through the Tiki development website.
Posted Feb 24, 2011
VBrick Systems, which develops enterprise IT video solutions, is acquiring Fliqz Media Corporation. Fliqz develops video platforms that let websites provide video to users and improve website search engine ranking. The solutions will be integrated with VBrick's VBoss streaming service, which helps organizations meet live and on-demand video needs.
Posted Feb 24, 2011
The Drupal Associationand community announced the general availability of Drupal 7, the not-for-profit organization's latest web content management platform. Drupal is an open source content management platform already in use by millions of sites, such as WhiteHouse.gov and Warner Media Group. Drupal 7 includes a variety of user experience improvements and is already in use by sites such as Examiner.com.
Posted Feb 17, 2011
Google simultaneously announced and released Google One Pass, a new service from the search giant that lets publishers dictate pricing and subscription models for accessing digital content. The service is designed to allow users to access their content on tablets, smartphones, and desktops, using a single sign-on. The service can also accomodate existing subscribers.
Posted Feb 17, 2011
Elsevier and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) reached an agreement to automatically deliver the metadata of 90 J-STAGE journals in SciVerse Scopus. JST has been utilizing Scopus custom data to analyze scientific research in Japan at a national level.
Posted Feb 17, 2011
Wiley-Blackwell is partnering with the American Counseling Association to publish their ten formerly self-published journals, beginning in 2012. The Association, which currently manages nineteen chartered divisions and has nearly 45, 000 members, currently manages Adultspan Journal, The Career Development Quarterly, Counseling and Values, Counselor Education and Supervision, The Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling and several other journals.
Posted Feb 17, 2011
Social search firm Greplin announced the completion of a $4 million fund-raising round through Sequoia Capital and Peter Chane. Greplin helps users index and search online social media and communication tools, including Facebook, Gmail, and Twitter. Users can authorize the tool to access their accounts, then conduct searches across them.
Posted Feb 17, 2011
Translations.com, a provider of language services and translation-related technologies, is releasing the latest version of its localization management suite, GlobalLink 4.0. GlobalLink lets organizations quickly translate, review, and deploy any multilingual content online or offline. The latest release matches GlobalLink's modular design to an improved user interface and a flexible application architecture
Posted Feb 17, 2011
According to figures released by DisplaySearch, Apple is now the dominant seller of mobile computers based on units sold, thanks in large part to sales of its popular iPad tablet. The company sold a total of 10.2 million mobile computers (which includes both laptops and tablets) during the fourth quarter of 2010, seizing 17.2% of the total market. Its nearest competitors were HP and Acer, which held shares of 15.6% and 14% respectively.
Posted Feb 17, 2011
Access Intelligence will be closing a deal on Feb. 18, to acquire Red 7 Media, producer of event industry brands such as EXPO, Event Marketer, Event Design, and Best Events. AI also recently purchased OR Manager, a media brand and events company targeting OR doctors and managers. Red 7's brands will form a new division in AI, dubbed the Media and Event Marketing Group. The division will be overseen by Kerry Smith, founder and president of Red 7. Smith will also become an SVP at AI.
Posted Feb 17, 2011
Springer ebooks can now also be purchased via Google's eBookstore. Google currently holds the biggest collection of Springer ebooks with more than 52,000 books, which is a combination of physically scanned books published prior to 2006 and PDF file submissions since 2006. Springer adds 4,000 newly published titles per year.
Posted Feb 15, 2011
EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released a new evidence-based resource for corporate learning. Competency Watch includes more than 200 evidence-based reports covering all aspects of professional "soft skills."
Posted Feb 15, 2011
Netbiscuits, a cloud software service for cross-platform development, publishing, and monetization of mobile sites and apps, today announces the "HTML5+" extension of its Rich UI Development Framework. A set of new rich user interface components allows Netbiscuits' developers to create the most advanced user experiences for mobile web applications using the latest in HTML5 technology.
Posted Feb 15, 2011
Magnolia, an open source content management vendor, announced that it has picked Vaadin web framework as the basis for the new user interface for Magnolia 5.0. The new user interface will employ next-generation technology that cuts development time by partners and Java developers by up to 50%.
Posted Feb 15, 2011
Webnodes AS, a company developing an ASP.NET based semantic content management system, announced full support for OData in the newest release of their CMS. In the latest version of Webnodes CMS, there's built-in support for creating OData feeds. OData, also called the Open Data Protocol is an open protocol for sharing content. Content is shared using tried and tested web standards, and makes it easy to access the information from a variety of applications, services, and stores.
Posted Feb 15, 2011
The Coveo Platform 6.5 was released, which includes dynamic, personalized, and interactive business analytics and dashboards. Coveo's new dashboard widgets provide users with immediate access to a unified view of the information they need, across any number of repositories. Coveo dashboards help departments - from sales and marketing, to operations, and customer support - make better, more informed business decisions based on real-time information.
Posted Feb 15, 2011
TKGB launched today to produce customized, original content for corporate brand clients. The company will be headed by journalist, PR executive and media industry veteran David Noble. For each custom digital publication, TKGB will partner with select corporate and other clients to integrate ads, editorial, and sponsor sections as well as the high-quality original content provided by TKGB's editorial team.
Posted Feb 15, 2011
TweetDeck, a popular third-party Twitter client, has been purchased by UberMedia-the owner of Echofon, Twidroyd, and UberTwitter, according to TechCrunch.
Posted Feb 15, 2011
SoleraTec LLC, a provider of video lifecycle management and storage software solutions, has partnered with Cohu Electronics of Poway, CA, to provide compatibility and interoperability between the two firms' products. Cohu Electronics produces the Helios family of RTSP-enabled IP video surveillance cameras, which is now fully supported by SoleraTec's Phoenix RSM surveillance video management software.
Posted Feb 10, 2011
MVB, VLB, and the Copyright Clearance Center are teaming up to offer the VLB Books in Print Catalog through "MVB RightsLink - Powered by CCC," an automated and standardized rights trade system for small licence deals for the German-language sector. As part of this cooperation, the software and technology from CCC's Rightslink will be integrated into the VLB.
Posted Feb 10, 2011
Gale, part of Cengage Learning, is completing its line of AccessMyLibrary apps with the release of the College and School editions of its Android applications. The apps join the AccessMyLibrary School Edition application for the iPad, which became available in early January. These most recent additions make Gale library resources accessible from all the major mobile device platforms.
Posted Feb 10, 2011
Outliner software MemoMaster is releasing its latest version, MemoMaster 4. MemoMaster lets users store important facts in a modern knowledge database that functions similarly to a file cabinet. Users can store texts, pictures, or PDFs, and can also import e-mails. Users can also create Memos by using the internal Word-compatible word processing or the Excel-compatible spreadsheet processing feature.
Posted Feb 10, 2011
Digital technology library Safari Books Online is releasing a new video player that aims to improve the video watching experience for its users across multiple platforms. Users will be able to tag or write notes on video clips and can share 30-second video clips with friends, as well as seeing improved delivery speeds thanks to the adoption of a content delivery network.
Posted Feb 10, 2011
Carousel Industries, which develops data networking and unified communications products, signed a letter of intent to acquire the assets of Marlborough, MA-based OmniPresence, Inc. OmniPresence, which integrates audio-visual and visual collaboration services, will form the basis for Carousel's Visual Communications and Collaboration Group once the acquisition is completed.
Posted Feb 10, 2011
Interact, a supplier in intelligent intranet software, announced it has entered into an agreement to join the Rackspace Partner Programme with Rackspace Hosting, a specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry.This agreement will enable Interact to provide its customers with a fast and reliable secure intranet solution hosted by Rackspace. The use of hosted software has become a sensible option for many businesses and offers a great alternative to a network based application. Hosting enables access to the intranet anywhere, anytime via a web browser which enhances collaboration opportunities for distributed or remote users. It also reduces pressure on limited in-house IT resources as there is no software to deploy or servers to maintain.
Posted Feb 08, 2011
SpotOption Ltd. has announced their latest strategic decision - selling their B2C operation, TraderXP. After a successful week in London at the International Gaming Exhibition and London Affiliate Conference, SpotOption made the decision to concentrate the core of their business on their B2B operation and made the sale to a private buyer in the gaming industry.Established in 2009, TraderXP allows end-users from around the world to trade binary options. The advanced, reliable platform was conceived just after the creation of binary options trading, making it a forerunner of the industry.
Posted Feb 08, 2011
Following positive feedback from the recent release of its latest version of its business continuity management software, ClearView announced the launch of two new modules to its continuity management platform. Clearview's new and innovative approach to business impact analysis uniquely blends the benefits of automation with Business Continuity professionals' expertise in a framework which allows both flexibility and ease of use for plan owners, together with structure and control for BC administrators.The exercise management module allows users to ensure that resulting plans are subject to a structured exercise program to support continual improvement. This is all in a flexible dashboard and reporting function, which enables key variables to be identified and highlighted quickly and efficiently.
Posted Feb 08, 2011
With continued focus on its role as an industry-leading provider of cloud storage access solutions, Gladinet has released Cloud Desktop 3.0 with file sync, significant enhancements in usability, and performance.Cloud Desktop now adds file synchronization across multiple PCs by leveraging any cloud storage service. It adds file sync with Google Docs, Amazon S3, AT&T Synaptic Storage, OpenStack, Mezeo, EMC Atmos, Windows Azure, and others.
Posted Feb 08, 2011
dtSearch Corp., a supplier of enterprise and developer text retrieval and file conversion software, announced Version 7.66 of the dtSearch product line, including a native 64-bit .NET 4 SDK for the dtSearch Engine. The .NET 4 SDK covers the Spider API for indexing local and remote, static and dynamic web-based content, encompassing both public internet and secure intranet data. The .NET 4 release also has a sample application for the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. And the new SDK offers performance enhancements for faceted searching involving millions of document metadata tags or database records. The dtSearch Engine for Win & .NET and the dtSearch Engine for Linux make available dtSearch's data searching and file format support for use in a wide variety of internet, intranet, and other commercial applications.
Posted Feb 08, 2011
SwiftKnowledge, LLC, a global provider of web-based business intelligence (BI) software, announced SwiftKnowledge for Banking On Demand, the first and only cloud computing-based suite designed to help banks quickly and easily identify and manage risk; enhance customer insight; and improve product, pricing and channel efforts.Key BI functionalities - including reporting/analytics, predictive modeling, and proactive notification - and bank-specific applications are featured in SwiftKnowledge's new SaaS offering, with more than 100 pre-built bank reports ready to use upon deployment. Banks benefit from SwiftKnowledge for Banking On Demand's pay-as-you-go pricing option, fast deployment, support of industry standards, reduced in-house IT support requirements, and out-of-the-box integrations with major banking core processors.
Posted Feb 08, 2011
Mobile workforce data protection leader attracts funding to fuel growth after signing multiple new channel partnership agreements.Datacastle, a provider of mobile workforce data protection solutions, announced completion of a $2 million financing. The company's latest funding round is led by CM Capital and Haag Ltd., both of Australia. The financing comes on the heels of several recently-announced agreements including relationships with Seagate i365, Systemax MISCO Germany, and Computerlinks to distribute Datacastle's endpoint backup and data protection solution - Datacastle RED.
Posted Feb 08, 2011
NexGen Storage, a provider in SAN storage for virtual server environments, announced it has secured Series A financing led by Grotech Ventures with participation from Access Venture Partners. The financing round will be used to accelerate product availability and recruit additional talent. NexGen Storage's innovative storage area network (SAN) solutions deliver deterministic performance and Quality of Service (QoS) for virtual server environments.
Posted Feb 08, 2011
AOL Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire The Huffington Post for $315 million, the news, analysis, and lifestyle website founded in 2005, which now counts nearly 25 million unique monthly visitors.The new group will have a combined base of 117 million unique visitors a month in the United States and 270 million around the world. Following the close of this transaction, AOL will accelerate its strategy to deliver a scaled and differentiated array of premium news, analysis, and entertainment produced by thousands of writers, editors, reporters, and videographers around the globe.
Posted Feb 07, 2011
Taboola, an online video discovery and distribution platform for content publishers, announced that it has expanded its partnership with Brightcove, creators of the eponymous online video platform. The partnership will allow small and medium-sized businesses to run Taboola's video recommendation engine in conjunction with the Brightcove platform.
Posted Feb 03, 2011
Springer announced that it now offers more than 10,000 books for review on springer.com. The online book review copies encompass all fields of the English-language ebooks that have been published since 2006 and are intended for use by journalists, editors, and book reviewers who are granted temporary reading access. The list of available titles will be updated continually.
Posted Feb 03, 2011
Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. established a referral partnership with the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), in which ALPSP members can earn revenue from their online content through CCC's Rightslink Plus service at a discounted rate. Rightslink makes it possible to license text and multimedia direct from publishers' online content.
Posted Feb 03, 2011
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