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Atex launched its new Atex Tablet Publishing Solution, which is designed to help media companies generate greater revenue on digital devices such as Apple's iPad and Samsung's Galaxy tablet. Atex's application allows media companies to build tablet apps that support multiple subscription models and also deliver targeted advertising.
Posted Nov 11, 2010
SpringCM announced the latest release of its Invoice Automation solution, delivered on its cloud enterprise content management platform. SpringCM's newest release helps companies automate invoice processing and provides new reporting and analytics features to provide insight into invoice cycle times and bottlenecks.
Posted Nov 11, 2010
Darwin Ecosystem, developer of the Darwin Awareness Engine news and content aggregator, is releasing its General News edition to demonstrate the capabilities of the Darwin Awareness Engine. The service is being provided at no cost, following a brief registration process.
Posted Nov 11, 2010
Ektron announced a new Enterprise Technology Partner Program. The initiative will pair Ektron with partners such as Brightcove, Lionbridge, and Webtrends to provide integrated solutions that protect and enhance customers' enterprise technology investments. Other notable Ektron integration solutions include Facebook, Microsoft Search Server, SharePoint, and Salesforce.com.
Posted Nov 11, 2010
Sony announced that its wireless Reader Daily Edition is now available in select retail outlets and online at SonyStyle.com. The new Reader Daily Edition can take advantage of both wi-fi in addition to AT&T's 3G network and will give users the ability to browse, purchase, and download books, as well as select newspapers and magazines. The Reader Daily Edition also features optical touch screen technology, which improves reading clarity.
Posted Nov 11, 2010
GroupMe, a New York-based company that is developing a group texting system for cell phones, completed a $9 million funding round led by Khosla Ventures. Previous investors First Round Capital, Betaworks, Lerer Ventures, and SV Angel also participated in this round.
Posted Nov 11, 2010
Ebyline announced that it has raised $1.5 million through a Series A investment from The E.W. Scripps Company. Based in Los Angeles, Ebyline publicly launched in September 2010 as a content marketplace for news publishers and professional freelance journalists. The E. W. Scripps Company is a diverse media concern with interests in newspaper publishing, broadcast television, and syndication.
Posted Nov 11, 2010
The Washington Post released its iPad app, currently available for download in the App Store. The app combines The Washington Post's articles and other content with social media, sharing capabilities, and multimedia.
Posted Nov 09, 2010
EBSCO Publishing released Jewish Studies Source, a full-text database devoted to the study of Judaism. The database offers a multidisciplinary look at the study of Jewish civilization from its historical origins to the present, covering a variety of areas of study, including archaeology, anthropology, area studies, ethnic studies, history, languages, philosophy, political science, religious studies, and women's studies.
Posted Nov 09, 2010
The American Institute of Physics announced the addition of UniPHY Discussion Groups to the UniPHY social networking platform (www.aipuniphy.org). This new feature allows members to form collaborative groups around a variety of common interests, including journals, disciplines, institutions, organizations, and upcoming events.
Posted Nov 09, 2010
Keynote Systems launched MITE 2, a tool for mobile content testing and verification. Using MITE 2, mobile content developers and operations teams can test and verify mobile web content using a built-in library of 1,800 devices and 11,000 devices profiles.
Posted Nov 09, 2010
Appitalism.com, a site that combines social networking with an online store to help users find the best apps and other digital content for their mobile devices, has launched. Debuting with a catalogue of more than 10 million apps, songs, books, games, and videos, the site is compatible with smartphones, tablets, PCs, and ebook readers.
Posted Nov 09, 2010
Interact and MindMeister have announced a partnership through which the two developers will be able to combine their software products. MindMeister provides mind-mapping software to assist with multi-user planning and project management, while Interact's flagship product is an intranet that learns as people use it.
Posted Nov 09, 2010
The European Publishers Council (EPC) had its idea for the advancement of 21st-century copyright management as one of the European Commission's "Big Ideas" to help forward its Digital Agenda strategy. EPC's "Big Idea," titled "The answer to the machine is in the machine," deals with the need for management of modern day copyright on the internet to be machine-mediated.
Posted Nov 09, 2010
Adobe Systems launched two new Adobe.com cloud services: Adobe SendNow and Adobe CreatePDF. SendNow is a file sharing service which allows users to send large files to one or many recipients, view files that were sent in the past, and keep track of files that have been sent to them.
Posted Nov 09, 2010
Safari Books Online released a free global iPad app called Safari To Go. The app allows Safari Books online subscribers to view book content on their iPad. While the app is similar in function to the Safari Books Online app currently available for the iPhone, iPod touch, BlackBerry, and Android mobile devices, the company reports that it built the iPad app from the ground up.
Posted Nov 09, 2010
SocialText has launched SocialText 4.5, the latest version of its flagship enterprise social software product. SocialText 4.5 allows employees to more easily share important information across departmental boundaries and sort, curate, and discover that information later with the context in which it was generated.
Posted Nov 09, 2010
Ephox Corporation released EditLive! 7.5, the latest update in its set of web authoring products. Notable new features in this latest release include faster loading speeds, new commands for editing tables, enhanced API features, and a new option called Select Edit.
Posted Nov 09, 2010
Open Text announced plans to embed Oracle technology in its enterprise content products, expanding its relationship with the business software and hardware systems company. Specifically, Open Text is obtaining a technology and distribution license for the Oracle Universal Online Archive Content Management SDK, which will allow Open Text to fully make use of the capabilities of Oracle Database 11g as an enterprise content repository.
Posted Nov 09, 2010
Thomson Reuters released the BoardLink iPad app, a productivity tool for boards of directors and corporate secretaries that will allow these users to make informed decisions while out of the office, in addition to helping the business meet compliance and regulatory obligations. Among the key features of the app are its ability to keep documents organized from one board to the next, the delivery of timely headlines and articles dealing with emerging business and legal trends, and board and company meeting tracking.
Posted Nov 09, 2010
Demandware, Inc. launched Demandware Mobile, a mobile web storefront for companies selling direct-to-consumer. The product integrates with and extends any ecommerce platform, including ATG and IBM WebSphere, and it enables retailers to quickly launch a mobile storefront with enterprise-class features.
Posted Nov 09, 2010
RockMelt, Inc. has released an early version of the RockMelt web browser for public use. The browser is notable for being built on Chromium, the open-source project behind Google's Chrome browser, for having social network functionality built into its interface, and for being cloud-based.
Posted Nov 09, 2010
Online reference library Credo Reference signed an agreement with Johns Hopkins University Press to integrate their Encyclopedia of American Studies (EAS) into the Credo General Reference service. Johns Hopkins University Press is the latest university press to make reference content available on the Credo Reference platform.
Posted Nov 04, 2010
VBrick Systems announced that NASA will be adopting its IP video streaming technology. The space agency will use VBrick's platform to broadcast video taken aboard the International Space Station to its entire network, and to the global community of space enthusiasts who follow the agency's pursuits via NASA.gov.
Posted Nov 04, 2010
Springer is becoming the exclusive distributor of the ebook versions of titles published by Wageningen Academic Publishers. The electronic versions of the Wageningen Academic Publishers' titles will become part of the Springer eBook packages, available on Springer's SpringerLink service.
Posted Nov 04, 2010
Vizrt Ltd., a provider of content production tools for the digital media industry, announced an agreement with Informa plc, a UK-based publishing company with over 2,500 subscription-based information services in their portfolio. As a result of the agreement, Informa plc will use Vizrt's new Viz App Framework to publish its magazines to portable devices such as iPads and Android smart phones.
Posted Nov 04, 2010
The Gilbane Group, sponsored by Aptara, released a new report, titled "A Blueprint for Book Publishing Transformation: Seven Essential Processes to Re-Invent Publishing." The report explores the book publishing industry and examines how leading publishers are modifying their business to adjust to the realities of a digital and mobile-centric society.
Posted Nov 04, 2010
DeepDyve and the American Physical Society (APS) jointly announced that APS has agreed to make its articles available through DeepDyve's online rental service for research articles as part of a nine-month pilot program. APS will be bringing a wealth of physics-related journals and other scholarly publications to DeepDyve's library of content.
Posted Nov 04, 2010
Life-sciences publisher CABI and Semantico completed a project to open a large number of CAB Direct's life sciences abstracts to the Google search engine. This move vastly increases the visibility of the information the platform provides, and the companies have announced that it has more than doubled the usage of the CAB Direct platform.
Posted Nov 04, 2010
LinkedIn launched Company Pages, a service designed to help businesses of all sizes attract new customers using professional product and service recommendations. Company Pages help showcase standout products and services on LinkedIn. By making it easy for customers and employees to become brand ambassadors, Company Pages can help a business expand itself through word-of-mouth.
Posted Nov 04, 2010
Brightcove released Brightcove 5, a new iteration of its online video platform. This latest version includes enhancements that help customers expand audience reach, maximize the return on online video investments, and accelerate productivity. New features in Brightcove 5 include distribution and synchronization with YouTube, Apple HTTP streaming for the mobile web and apps, Adobe Flash analytics, and HTML5 video.
Posted Nov 04, 2010
NewsGator introduced a new software module for its social computing suite, designed to improve information sharing and business results. News Stream for Social Sites 2010 is an optional extension to NewsGator Social Sites 2010 designed to help paid users more effectively collaborate with colleagues.
Posted Nov 04, 2010
Knovel, a provider of Web-based application integration for technical information and analytical tools, announced that members of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) now have access to Knovel. Notable functionality includes simplified navigation, improved browsing and user interface, as well as the ability to save and organize frequent searches, titles, and content. ASME is also offering free access to a collection of Knovel's content and interactive tools.
Posted Nov 04, 2010
Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, launched two new mobile apps: AccessMyLibrary Public Edition for Android, and AccessMyLibrary College Edition for iOS. The AccessMyLibrary (AML) family of apps allows students to more easily find credible library reference sources, rather than manually sift through sources that may or may not be reliable.
Posted Nov 02, 2010
SDL released SDL BeGlobal, a cloud-based platform that allows the management and delivery of real-time automated translations of multilingual interactions in all sorts of corporate communications. Combined with SDL TrustScore, the company says, SDL BeGlobal allows content managers and business users to communicate more easily with their global customers.
Posted Nov 02, 2010
Scholastic Corp. announced its plans to buy back approximately 5.2 million shares (an increase over the 5 million it originally announced last month) of its stock for $156.9 million, or $30 per share. This price was reached based on the amount of stock proffered as well as the prices specified by shareholders.
Posted Nov 02, 2010
Deep Web Technologies entered into a partnership with TechKnowledge, through which Deep Web's core federated search engine will be integrated with TechKnowledge's eLibrary Portal management products. TechKnowledge, based in Dubai, specializes in designing electronic content software for corporate libraries, hospitals, and government agencies.
Posted Nov 02, 2010
Dow Jones Indexes launched the Dow Jones U.S. Venture Capital Index, which is designed to measure changes in the market value of venture capital-financed companies in the U.S. This new index was licensed to Chicago Alternative Investment Partners to serve as a basis for financial products.
Posted Nov 02, 2010
Demand Media, Inc., announced that, in a bid to enhance its community moderation offerings, it is releasing a Moderation Services suite in addition to a dedicated Moderation Manager tool. Moderation Services is available now, while Moderation Manager is expected to be made available later this fall.
Posted Nov 02, 2010
Open Text Corp. acquired StreamServe, Inc., which Open Text reports will supply the Open Text ECM Suite with complementary document output and customer communication management software. In addition, Open Text's reach will be extended in the Nordic market while also enhancing its SAP partnership.
Posted Nov 02, 2010
Thomson Reuters has announced its acquisition of Highline Financial, a financial information and analytics provider focused on the US banking sector. The acquisition is intended to support Thomson Reuters plan to expand its offerings to include differentiated financial content and analytics for the banking and capital markets sector.
Posted Nov 02, 2010
HiSoftware Inc., a provider of web content and social computing compliance solutions, released HiSoftware Compliance Sheriff version 4.0, the company's enterprise compliance automation solution. Version 4.0 includes a new compliance performance management console consisting of a scorecard, reports and dashboards; an API for enterprise system integration; and the addition of several out-of-box compliance checkpoints for privacy (HIPAA), accessibility (Section 508, HIPAA), and search engine optimization (SEO).
Posted Oct 28, 2010
ForgeRock launched the open source OpenIDM project, which seeks to to create an identity management system for enterprise software systems. OpenIDM provides a web interface for system administrators to create, update and delete user accounts with their respective privileges and identity data on diverse systems. It works in conjunction with a wide range of identity software, including the ForgeRock I3 platform. The project aims to deliver an enterprise provisioning solution in early 2011.
Posted Oct 28, 2010
ADAM Software and Van Gennep - Media Automation Consulting BV announced plans to develop seamless integration of their software systems to meet modern workflow requirements. The companies hope the collaboration will produce an easily deployed platform for digital asset management, business process management, and multi-channel publishing workflows.
Posted Oct 28, 2010
Publishing Technology plc, a provider of software and services to the publishing industry, announced the launch of three new pub2web websites: PierOnline (for Sunmedia), the World Bank eLibrary, and the OECD iLibrary. pub2web provides custom web platforms tailor-made to various business models and content types.
Posted Oct 28, 2010
More than 150 major reference works from Springer will be integrated into Paratext's Reference Universe service, according to an announcement from the two companies. Springer's electronic and print major reference works serve a broad spectrum of scientific, technical, and medical disciplines.
Posted Oct 28, 2010
Microsoft Corp. announced three European research partnerships designed to support the European research community with access to cloud computing resources and technical support. The company is launching partnerships with Europe's VENUS-C (Virtual Multidisciplinary EnviroNments USing Cloud Infrastructures) consortium, France's INRIA (National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control), and with the U.K.'s University of Nottingham Horizon Institute.
Posted Oct 28, 2010
ZoomInfo, a provider of continuously updated business information, announced a free "test drive" of ZoomInfo Pro, the company's SaaS search, export, and alert tool suite. The 24-hour test period will begin with a product demonstration, after which free trial accounts will be provided for the following day.
Posted Oct 28, 2010
IntraLinks, a provider of critical information exchange solutions, introduced IntraLinks for Corporate Legal Management, an expanded suite of solutions providing general counsels and corporate legal teams with tools to manage their increased responsibilities throughout the enterprise.
Posted Oct 28, 2010
OCLC is releasing a new OCLC Research prototype, WorldCat Publisher Pages. The prototype tool presents a page each for more than 1800 publishers from around the world and is an outgrowth of the OCLC Publisher Name Authority File, as well as the OCLC WorldMap and the OCLC Audience Level activities.
Posted Oct 28, 2010
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