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Thomson Reuters announced the launch of its offering of domestic news, information, and services to U.S. publishers and broadcasters, providing tools meant to increase efficiency, reduce cost, and drive revenue.
Posted Dec 16, 2010
TIME magazine named Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg its 2010 Person of the Year. At 26, he is the youngest since Charles Lindbergh was named in 1927 at the age of 25.
Posted Dec 16, 2010
Springer announced that it would be exclusively responsible for production, marketing, and distribution for the French scientific publishing house Atlantis Press. Atlantis Press will continue to develop its own program of books, primarily in the fields of computer science, mathematics and physics, and will still use the Atlantis Press imprint.
Posted Dec 14, 2010
The Financial Times and Bloomberg announced that FT customers with a corporate licence will be able to access Financial Times journalism content via the Bloomberg Professional service. The service will be available to more than 295,000 Bloomberg subscribers.
Posted Dec 14, 2010
SkillSoft, a provider of SaaS e-learning and performance support solutions, announced the addition of over 90 new business titles from trade business book publisher Thomas Nelson to its Books24x7 digital books library. Available within SkillSoft's BusinessPro collection, the Thomas Nelson titles provide SkillSoft clients with a wide range of leadership, personal, and professional development resources to enhance their employees' skills and careers.
Posted Dec 14, 2010
LiveOffice, a provider of SaaS email archiving, email compliance, and email continuity solutions, launched LiveOffice Chatter Archive, an archiving, compliance, and e-discovery solution that automatically captures and indexes Salesforce Chatter content. The software is designed to extend the company's existing archiving services to meet a variety of regulatory requirements.
Posted Dec 14, 2010
Elsevier and WebLib announced that a new application, HealthMash, is now available on the SciVerse Applications beta. WebLib developed the HealthMash application to provide insights to scientific researchers with relevant biomedical concepts related to their searches including disorders, tests, diagnoses, treatments, and drugs.
Posted Dec 14, 2010
OpenText Corporation announced a series of enhancements to Extended ECM for use with SAP solutions. The enhancements let users access shared workspaces from their preferred user interface and more easily collaborate on content relating to SAP business transactions.
Posted Dec 14, 2010
DPCI, a provider of integrated web, print, and mobile publishing technology solutions announced a partnership with EnterMedia Inc., the developer of EnterMedia open source DAM software. The companies are already collaborating on several enterprise projects that utilize EnterMedia as a central DAM platform, including as part of a multi-channel publishing solution at Consumer Search, Inc.
Posted Dec 14, 2010
Dassault Systèmes announced that its subsidiary Exalead, a provider of search-based application platforms, is an extended package of CloudView modules developed specifically to integrate information from legacy CRM, ERP, HR enterprise applications, PLM systems and web content. The package, named CloudView 360, is built around Exalead's CloudView version 5 search technology and adds semantic processing and information mash-up capabilities to help create complete views of enterprise status and direction.
Posted Dec 14, 2010
XING announced the acquisition of amiando, a Munich-based provider of online event management and ticketing services in Europe. The company has organized and processed some 100,000 events through its platform since 2009. The acquisition price comprises a number of components. XING AG will initially pay EUR 5.1 million, followed by an additional payment of up to EUR 5.25 million on March 31, 2013, if various conditions are met.
Posted Dec 14, 2010
Credo Reference has signed an agreement with ProQuest to integrate The Annual Register into Credo General Reference. This will be the first ProQuest reference source available on the Credo Reference platform.
Posted Dec 09, 2010
Knovel Corp. announced new engineering content partnerships with four publishers and societies: the American Water Works Association, an international society that works to improve drinking water quality and safety; Editions Technip, a publisher of the oil and gas research industries; PennWell Corp., a B2B media company; and SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.
Posted Dec 09, 2010
Reprints Desk, Inc. announced that it has signed a direct agreement with the Massachusetts Medical Society for the electronic distribution of articles from the New England Journal of Medicine. Reprints Desk currently has direct distribution agreements with the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and The Lancet from Elsevier.
Posted Dec 09, 2010
Hyland Software has released OnBase 10.0, offering ECM capabilities in case-management areas such as healthcare patient records and insurance claims. OnBase 10.0 offers an improved look, a more flexible system administration, and the ability to accommodate multiple IT environments (SaaS, on-premise, offline, etc.).
Posted Dec 09, 2010
Copia book clubs have gone virtual, allowing members to read each others thoughts in the margins of their ebooks and to create discussions online about the books they are reading. Readers can share thoughts, highlight important or moving passages, recommend books, and engage with their peers and community in a digital manner.
Posted Dec 09, 2010
Springer launched a new free analytics tool, Realtime.springer.com, which provides multiple visualizations of the usage generated by Springer's online products, including journals, books, images, and protocols.
Posted Dec 09, 2010
According to Google's Chrome Blog, Google Instant has been added to the browser window, allowing faster navigation to websites. Google has also overhauled V8, its JavaScript engine. Google claims V8 will now run JavaScript programs twice as fast as before.
Posted Dec 09, 2010
Amazon announced that its Kindle for the Web app will enable users to buy and read full Kindle books—no download or installation required. Bookstores and other retailers, authors, bloggers, and other website owners will be able to offer their readers the full text of Kindle books from their sites and will earn referral fees through the Amazon Associates Program for sales made through their sites. Website owners can embed the Kindle for the Web widget to offer Kindle books.
Posted Dec 09, 2010
CMS vendor Kentico Software announced that Kentico CMS 5.5 R2 will be released by Dec. 15, 2010. It will be showcased at the LeWeb'10 conference in Paris. The new version of Kentico's enterprise CMS provides document and project management, Microsoft Azure support, WebDAV, workgroups, and SharePoint 2010 support.
Posted Dec 09, 2010
DataMotion, Inc., a provider of secure information delivery solutions, launched SecureMail for Salesforce, a new application that les Salesforce users ensure sensitive emails and files sent from Salesforce Enterprise Edition are encrypted and secure. SecureMail can also be used when Salesforce is configured to automatically send out messages such as trouble ticket confirmations or messages generated from a programmed workflow, automatically encrypting such communications.
Posted Dec 07, 2010
Adobe Systems Incorporated announced that Google has licensed Adobe Content Server 4 software as its ebook content protection solution for Google eBooks. Adobe Content Server enables consumers to purchase or lend ebooks through numerous points-of-purchase without being tied to one store.
Posted Dec 07, 2010
Social search engine and analytics company PeopleBrowsr debuted Research.ly, a product that allows online marketers, brand managers, and social media experts to receive real-time analytics and conversations from the social web. ReSearch.ly provides demographic data, sentiment analysis, real-time and historic mentions, as well as viral analytics for a given keyword.
Posted Dec 07, 2010
Clay Tablet Technologies, a provider of integration software for content management systems, released the latest version of its Translation Connector for Sitecore CMS. Version 3.0 features a revised architecture many additional features and updates, including significant performance increases.
Posted Dec 07, 2010
Nature Publishing Group announced the next stage in the development of its "Workbench" development platform. NPG is inviting the community to develop customized applications to search, discover, and share scientific information. NPG declared its Workbench officially 'open' for new widgets at today's OpenSocial Europe Summit in the Netherlands.
Posted Dec 07, 2010
Digital and mobile publishing developer Texterity and design shop The Wonderfactory are launching a joint venture designed to help magazine publishers deliver content across tablet and smart phone operating systems as well as the Web. The companies are launching a newly designed reader interface and a comprehensive library of interactive modules to debut in Q1 2011.
Posted Dec 07, 2010
Google dove headlong into the ebooks arena with the Google eBookstore, an online storefront included more than 3,000,000 ebook titles. The store includes both current bestsellers and a variety of classics, and is compatible with numerous portable devices, smartphones, and tablets. The service is also tied into the Google eBooks Web Reader, which allows users to read, store, and purchase ebooks through cloud computing.
Posted Dec 07, 2010
LivingSocial announced a $175 million investment from Amazon, as well as an additional $8 million investment from Lightspeed Venture Partners. According to the company, LivingSocial will use this investment to maintain its worldwide growth efforts and overall business growth.
Posted Dec 07, 2010
Google is acquiring video optimization and DRM company Widevine for an undisclosed sum. Widevine develops digital media products for a wide variety of clients, including Cisco Systems, Charter Ventures, Liberty Global, Samsung and TELUS, with a particular focus on content protection through various forms of digital rights management.
Posted Dec 07, 2010
Perceptive Software, which was recently acquired by Lexmark International, is releasing Interact for Lexmark, a jointly developed embedded solutions framework application that integrates Perceptive's ImageNow document management imaging and workflow software into a number of Lexmark multifunction products.
Posted Dec 02, 2010
HighWire Press launched the HighWire Mobile Web Interface for six American Heart Association journals. The Mobile Web Interface is a publication website optimized for smartphone devices and is the first of a suite of mobile products from HighWire, which includes full text apps for iPhone and iPad, as well as an RSS-driven iPhone app and support for the Kindle reader.
Posted Dec 02, 2010
Magnolia 4.4, the latest release of the open source Magnolia CMS, is adding a number of features designed to improve team-driven content creation. It allows editorial teams to see who else is working simultaneously on the same page and allows authors to compare page versions and review changes.
Posted Dec 02, 2010
Gale, part of Cengage Learning, is releasing Gale NewsVault, an online platform that enables cross-searching of Gale's range of historical newspaper and periodical collections from within a single interface. The service will be available to libraries that have purchased any Gale historical newspaper or periodical collection, and will allow users to simultaneously search or browse multiple products offered by their institution.
Posted Dec 02, 2010
LinkedIn is adding a share button, which lets publishers more easily spread their content on the service and helps users share content with a professional network. Publishers will be able to choose from between three varieties of share buttons, two of which include a counter to track its popularity.
Posted Dec 02, 2010
Thomson Reuters acquired GeneGo, a provider of biology and disease information, analytics, and decision support solutions for pharmaceutical research and development. GeneGo will become part of the Healthcare & Science business of Thomson Reuters. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Posted Dec 02, 2010
Wolters Kluwer Health announced that one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries has entered into an agreement to acquire Pharmacy OneSource, a healthcare Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider that helps hospitals manage compliance and efficiency issues.
Posted Dec 02, 2010
ProQuest is expanding its service to government markets through the acquisition of the Congressional Information Service (CIS) and University Publications of America (UPA) product lines from LexisNexis. CIS includes an exhaustive online collection of legislative content and statistical works, while UPA includes deep historical sets and information. The acquisition includes digital products and a diverse microfilm vault.
Posted Dec 02, 2010
The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) is making its metadata searchable through EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), a product from EBSCO Publishing. Subscribers to EDS will be able to search for federal records from the GPO's Catalog of U.S. Government Publications. GPO works that will be available include the Congressional Serial Set Catalog, GPO Access Publications, and Internet Publications.
Posted Dec 01, 2010
The Compendia products from life-sciences publisher CABI have been relaunched on a new platform and with new content, making it easier for subscribers to access and use expert, encyclopaedic information covering the economic species of the world.
Posted Nov 30, 2010
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. announced that it has recently signed an agreement with Kyorinsha Co., Ltd. to provide support and maintenance to Wiley-Blackwell society journals in Japan that are managed in the ScholarOne Manuscripts system.
Posted Nov 30, 2010
InterSystems Corporation announced support for the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) platform.
Posted Nov 30, 2010
AIP Publishing, a division of the American Institute of Physics, announced the launch of AIP Advances a fast-track, community-style open access journal, focusing on applied research in the physical sciences.
Posted Nov 30, 2010
Star, a provider of on-demand computing and communication services to UK businesses, released results from an independent survey, revealing that one in five British workers use up a total of 32 working days a year managing email. The 2010 Star Email Survey also reveals that 57% of workers experience issues or are unable to retrieve an email that is three months old.
Posted Nov 30, 2010
New research from Parks Associates finds preferences for mobile apps over web browsers are growing among younger demographics, impacting the market for mobile content, and accelerating the flow of advertising dollars to app-based content services.
Posted Nov 30, 2010
SKALI, a local e-Business solution specialist company, announced the launch of its cloud computing services in Malaysia.
Posted Nov 30, 2010
The Hyperwords Company announced a major update to the Hyperwords Firefox Add-On Version 7.
Posted Nov 30, 2010
Innodata Isogen, Inc., an Apple-approved provider of digital publishing and conversion services, has announced the launch of a wide array of custom-designed ebook production services created specifically for publishers and authors to make their work available through Apple's iBookstore.
Posted Nov 30, 2010
Online customer behavior analysis firm Site Intelligence has received an unknown amount of equity funding from Oxford Capital Partners, while appointing Peter Ryan as CEO.
Posted Nov 30, 2010
AOL Inc. announced the creation of AOL Video to aggregate its online video library assets under one strategic umbrella, and to drive the creation, production, and syndication of high-quality online video content for its millions of users.
Posted Nov 30, 2010
Sitecore launched the Sitecore E-Commerce platform, which the company says will enable ecommerce businesses to provide engaging web experiences, react quickly to customer needs, and provide a personalized experience for individual shoppers. The platform is built on Sitecore's CMS and includes wizard-driven processes for building a customized checkout, creating sophisticated forms, managing account data and maintaining purchase history for targeted promotions.
Posted Nov 22, 2010
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