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More than 400 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ebooks are coming to Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL). GVRL is the ebook platform offered by Gale, a publisher of research and education resources for libraries, schools, and businesses. The new titles include monographs covering subjects such as business and economics, medicine, computer science, and psychology, and are part of Gale's recently announced effort to expand its ebook offerings for the growing STEM market.
Posted Jun 05, 2014
After speculation that Apple was getting ready to unveil a smart home solution at the WWDC conference, the company did just that on Monday... sort of. Apple announced the new iOS 8 software development kit, which includes the HomeKit--among others like HealthKit. The kits are frameworks to deal with one-off devices sold by different companies but often used by the same user. In a sense, the HomeKit would turn your iPhone in a sort of universal remote for your house.
Posted Jun 03, 2014
Globys, a provider of big data analytics solutions that specializes in contextual marketing, announced a major release of its Mobile Occasions solution that puts Google-like marketing experimentation and dynamic machine learning into the hands of CMOs.
Posted Jun 02, 2014
Rakuten Marketing announced it has acquired DC Storm. A UK-based technology company, DC Storm provides digital marketers with an omni-channel attribution, measurement, and reporting platform, analytics tools, and consulting services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Posted Jun 02, 2014
Cenveo Publisher Services, a digital and print services company, announced the release of its latest editorial and production solution. Cenveo Publisher Suite, featuring Smart Edit, Smart Compose, and Smart Proof, is a cloud-based ecosystem of tools that facilitate the creation, development, structure, and delivery of content.
Posted May 29, 2014
Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), a global licensing and content solutions organization, has announced its next generation RightsLink for Open Access platform. The rapid growth of Open Access (OA) has introduced new complexities into scholarly and scientific publishing. RightsLink for Open Access streamlines the entire author fee transaction for OA charges, Article Processing Charges (APCs), page charges, color charges, and more. It integrates with publishers' manuscript management and production systems, providing billing and collections services, priority customer service to authors, and detailed reporting to both publishers and authors.
Posted May 29, 2014
e-Spirit Inc., a supplier of content management solutions, announced a signi?cant advancement in website personalization technology with the integration of Woopra real-time customer analytics with FirstSpirit CMS.
Posted May 29, 2014
Composite has released its 4.2 version of its .NET open source CMS. This release has specifically focused on improving an editor's experience by making the content creation and editing process faster, more intuitive, and ultimately more satisfying. The outcome is a richer web experience for visitors on the website.
Posted May 29, 2014
De Gruyter announced that all of its frontlist titles are now available in the ePub3 format. Alongside the PDF format, ePub is one of the most widely used ebook standards, enabling the mobile viewing of content on tablets, smartphones, and e-readers.
Posted May 29, 2014
Bit6, a communications-as-a-service platform provider, issued its latest beta release, adding features that include video messaging and real-time notifications for iOS and a new SDK for web platforms.
Posted May 29, 2014
Google made a move into your home with its purchase of Nest for $3.2 billion, and now Apple is getting into the game, according to The Financial Times. At the upcoming Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple is expected to make a "big play" in the world of the connected home.
Posted May 27, 2014
After the success of the last challenge in 2013--using the technical data of the mobile network of Orange in Ivory Coast--the next Data for Development (D4D) Challenge will use data sets from Senegal. It will reward the best research projects aimed at promoting development and improving the well-being of people in Senegal.
Posted May 27, 2014
A division of Simon & Schuster, Atria Publishing Group, is teaming up with United Talent Agency to create a new imprint-Keyword Press- that will focus on providing an outlet for social media stars. According to the New York Times, five book deals have already been made with the likes of YouTube personalities Shane Dawson and Justine Ezarik.
Posted May 27, 2014
EPiServer, a software provider for ecommerce and digital marketing solutions, announced the release of EPiServer Find, a next generation search solution that aims to help businesses solve important acquisition, retention and increased conversions of digital marketing and ecommerce sites.
Posted May 22, 2014
The "Netflix of Books" dreams just got one step closer to being a reality. Scribd and Oyster launched in 2013, offering access to unlimited books for less than $10 a month. However, the services have struggled to get buy-in from the big publishers. That all changed when Simon & Schuster announced it would make its backlist of about 10,000 ebooks available on both services, as Gigaom reports.
Posted May 22, 2014
TopQuadrant, a semantic data integration company, and Smartlogic, content intelligence company, announced a partnership to integrate both parties' capabilities for linking structured and unstructured data. This strategic alliance will include technology exchange, joint product development and sales collaboration to provide a semantically enabled solution that unifies diverse information across the enterprise.
Posted May 22, 2014
The National Advertising Division has recommended that Taboola LCC, modify its native advertising recommendation widget to better assure that consumers understand that clicking on links provided by Taboola will take them to sponsored content. NAD is an investigative unit of the advertising industry's self-regulation system, administered by the Council of Better Business Bureaus.
Posted May 22, 2014
Scope e-Knowledge Center, a provider of knowledge services and a Quatrro Global Services company, announced the launch of its indexing solution InDEXr. InDEXr is the latest addition to the list of platform-based services from Scope designed to serve as content enrichment and discovery solutions to help publishers and online information providers.
Posted May 22, 2014
M&G Media Lts announced the launch of Mail and Guardian Africa, a digital news platform for Africans to tell the African story. Mail and Guardian Africa aims to be the leading contemporary voice on African issues. News analysis, insight, commentary, and investigative journalism will be the hallmark of this Pan African platform.
Posted May 22, 2014
SDL announced the next release of SDL Web, the web pillar of the Customer Experience Cloud (CXC). SDL CXC now offers context brokering, which enables businesses to provide personal and contextualized interactive brand experiences for customers across all channels and devices throughout their individual customer journeys.
Posted May 20, 2014
Verivo Software, an enterprise mobile application platform provider, announced the launch of Akula 2.0. The latest release of the mobile application server provides enterprise IT departments more control, visibility, and governance of their enterprise mobile applications with new capabilities. Akula 2.0 is an open platform that enables IT departments to secure and govern mobile services and applications while allowing development teams to access and reuse these services leveraging the front-end tools of their choice.
Posted May 20, 2014
CoreMedia, a web content management (WCM) company, announced CoreMedia LiveContext 2.0, a next-generation digital engagement application integrated with IBM WebSphere Commerce that empowers e-Commerce and marketing professionals to transform their online stores with deeper, more visually appealing and immersive experiences.
Posted May 20, 2014
Zinio, a digital newsstand and magazine app for iOS, Android and web, announced a move to expand its digital offerings for libraries by adding 1,000 magazine titles to its digital magazine service for library patrons, including international titles with new language content. Zinio for Libraries is a digital magazine service offered in partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books.
Posted May 15, 2014
CMS provider e-Spirit has announced the release of its latest version of its FirstSpirit content management system. FirstSpirit 5.1 has many new features that will enable companies to improve their time to market. These new features are intended to enhance the user experience along the entire web experience supply chain. Marketing managers will now be able to target their website visitors with personalized online experiences and software developers and integrators will appreciate how easy it is to use.
Posted May 15, 2014
Springer is launching CrossMark, an identification service from CrossRef, for forthcoming journal articles, to help the user always get the latest updates and most current content. All Springer journal content published from now on will have the CrossMark logo.
Posted May 15, 2014
Splice Machine, provider of the only Hadoop RDBMS, announced that its real-time relational database management system is now available as a public beta. The Splice Machine database enables companies to replace traditional RDBMS systems. A full-featured, transactional SQL database on Hadoop, Splice Machine moves Hadoop beyond its batch analytics heritage to power operational applications and real-time analytics.
Posted May 13, 2014
Offerpop, a software-as-a-service company, introduced a platform for driving consumer action throughout the customer lifecycle. Offerpop's new product suite empowers brands to capitalize on the mobile-social marketing opportunity with a platform that makes it easier for marketers to automate the collection of user-generated content at scale; aggregate data collected at each point of consumer interaction; showcase content in real-time across all marketing channels and devices; generate website visits, conversions and revenue.
Posted May 13, 2014
Publishers have surprisingly little knowledge of which and how mhing any third-party companies - such as Google, advertising vendors, and others - are accessing and profiting from their user and audience data. The Cxense Publishing Profitability Survey, a survey of more than 380 qualified US publishing executives, conducted in conjunction with Editor and Publisher magazine, showed that nearly 80% of respondents simply do not know who accesses their audience data. The survey results were released at the International News Media Association (INMA) World Congress by Cxense.
Posted May 12, 2014
Altova announced the upcoming release of Altova MobileTogether, a cross-platform mobile solution that enables companies to put relevant data at the fingertips of their employees, wherever they are. Using MobileTogether, companies design custom enterprise mobile solutions that are accessible on any mobile device, with native support for Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8, and Windows 8 smartphones and tablets, as well as any other device via a browser-based client.
Posted May 12, 2014
Access Innovations, Inc. announced the Author Submit extension module as part of the Data Harmony Version 3.9 release. Author Submit is an application for integration of author-selected subject metadata information into a publishing workflow during the submissions or upload process. It also facilitates the addition of taxonomy terms by the author.
Posted May 12, 2014
Demandbase, a provider of B2B advertising and personalization, introduced the B2B Marketing Cloud, a subscription-based marketing platform that enables businesses to precisely target accounts across the web, plan marketing, and ad spending, visualize performance, and tie acquisition costs for target accounts to revenue.
Posted May 08, 2014
A new piece of software, developed by a self-published author, is aiming to solve some of the problems face by the self-publishing community. My Publishing Assistant is a new suite of Cloud-based software that allows authors to quickly create ebooks with a customizable and professional appearance, as well as provides original tools to spur sales and reach the right audience. It was designed by Alex Anders, a self-published author, who understands the challenges firsthand.
Posted May 08, 2014
Celtra Inc. unveiled AdCreator, a HTML5 technology developed for mobile, unifying display advertising across all screens. AdCreator 4 is built for agencies, media suppliers, and brand leaders to run programmatic cross-screen campaigns, using a single platform for streamlined ad creation, effective campaign management, and consolidated reporting with common metrics across all screens.
Posted May 08, 2014
blinkx plc, an internet media platform that connects consumers with brands through professionally generated content, announced that it has acquired LYFE Mobile, a mobile Demand Side Platform (DSP) and Data Management Platform (DMP), in an all cash transaction.
Posted May 08, 2014
Knovel has introduced the Knovel Software Development Kit (SDK) for Microsoft SharePoint. This toolkit allows enterprises using SharePoint as a Knowledge Management System to integrate with Knovel's engineering resources. When users research topics and query internal references on SharePoint, they will also find search results highlighting resources available on Knovel.
Posted May 06, 2014
Pulpo Media, a cross-platform digital media network reaching Hispanics across all acculturation levels and digital devices, launched the (i)Hispanic Acculturation Model. The Model will enlighten and enrich marketers interested in the ever-expanding (i)Hispanic market by providing deeper, actionable consumer insights and more efficient targeting segmentation.
Posted May 06, 2014
ProofHQ, an online proofing software provider, and North Plains Systems, which helps companies effectively connect with and engage their customers through visual media, announced the availability of the ProofHQ Xinet Connector. The connector integrates ProofHQ directly into Xinet giving Xinet users direct access to ProofHQ's content and creative asset review and approval capabilities.
Posted May 06, 2014
ProQuest has acquired U.K.-based Pi2 Solutions, provider of product literature databases, workflow tools, and related outsourcing services for global pharmaceutical companies. The company plans to align Pi2 with its ProQuest Dialog corporate information service to create an integrated solution for pharmacovigilance and expand ProQuest's presence in the pharmaceutical industry.
Posted May 06, 2014
Zinio, a digital newsstand and magazine app for iOS, Android and web, announced that it has acquired Audience Media, a developer of mobile app solutions, to translate print publications into mobile apps optimized for the smartphone and table.
Posted May 01, 2014
Kenshoo, a provider of predictive media optimization technology, announced a $20 million growth financing round led by Bain Capital Ventures. Kenshoo's existing investors, Sequoia Capital, Arts Alliance, and Tenaya Capital also participated. The company plans to use the funding to further its proprietary approach to predictive media optimization.
Posted May 01, 2014
Sitecore, a provider of customer experience management, announced early access to the next generation of its experience platform including the Sitecore Experience Database, a highly scalable big data repository that collects and connects actionable customer data to deliver unique customer experiences in real-time. Marketers can view the entire experience of every individual customer that engages with their brand through the Sitecore Experience Profile.
Posted May 01, 2014
Media technology startup Snap Skout announced the release of its newest product. Skout Blocks is a content-driven recommendation engine which displays relevant offers and deals at the bottom of web articles. Snap Skout has partnered with offer providers and advertisers-such as Groupon, LivingSocial, Yelp and Gilt-to deliver targeted deals and offers directly into an online reading experience.
Posted Apr 30, 2014
Performance marketing company Matomy Media Group announced the launch of its video advertising and content monetization service, Matomy Video. The service is being launched in partnership with Vidible, a multi-device exchange for distributing and discovering content.
Posted Apr 29, 2014
Guides.co, the guide publishing platform formerly known as Accel.io, announced its new name along with its hosted corporate publishing service. Content living on a company's resource webpage, such as PDFs, white papers, and other traditional static documents, can now be interactive and social allowing authors and readers to form long-term relationships.
Posted Apr 29, 2014
Cloudwords, a cloud-based marketing globalization platform, announced the launch of Cloudwords for Eloqua on the Oracle Eloqua AppCloud. Cloudwords is the first marketing globalization platform to provide direct integration capabilities for Eloqua's marketing automation software.
Posted Apr 29, 2014
Demandbase, a targeting and personalization company, announced that its marketing platform now includes the ability target specific business audiences on mobile devices. The new mobile targeting functionality adds to the company's programmatic display and retargeting solutions. It offers B2B marketers the most robust cross-channel B2B advertising solution to target specific companies wherever they are online, on any device they use.
Posted Apr 29, 2014
Good news for Sopranos and The Wire fans! Amazon.com, Inc. announced a content licensing agreement with HBO, making Prime Instant Video the exclusive online-only subscription home for select HBO programming. This means that, even if you don't have an HBO subscription--or access to someone's HBO GO--you'll be able to stream older content straight to your living room. But you'll have to wait for access to some of HBO's newer hits.
Posted Apr 24, 2014
Hippo has launched Hippo CMS 7.9 with extended functionality for all users. Notable changes include Advanced Channel Management and the introduction of CKEditor, SCXML Workflows, and Secure Content Replication. These changes bring increased control over website navigation and content presentation into the hands of end-users, and enable developers to develop more advanced workflow scenarios. By introducing a secure replication mechanism between the delivery and authoring environments, Hippo CMS 7.9 adds an additional layer of security to content in staging and embargo phases.
Posted Apr 24, 2014
Cloudwords, a cloud-based marketing globalization platform, announced the availability of machine translation as part of its newest product release. With machine translation, Cloudwords now enables customers to globalize marketing campaigns and content using whichever localization method and model is suited for their content and budget needs. The options include translation by preferred external vendors; in-house translation; translation by vendors in the Cloudwords marketplace; or machine translation. The Machine Translation feature enables customers to translate marketing content that requires short turnaround times or extremely low costs.
Posted Apr 24, 2014
NetBase, a provider of social intelligence, announced the launch of Brand LIVE Pulse, giving executives visibility into the social movement of brands, without the need for clicks or additional analysis. Brand LIVE Pulse is a visual social dashboard that works on smartphones, tablets, and billboards.
Posted Apr 23, 2014
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