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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
Attivio's has announced its AIE for SharePoint Integration, a platform that combines diverse information sources in a universal index and links entities from SharePoint and other content to relevant data. AIE also includes search features such as relevancy profiles, document classification, and clustering, as well as text analytics, sentiment analysis, and statistical entity extraction.
Posted Oct 28, 2010
An international coalition, led by MovieLabs, CableLabs, Comcast, and Rovi Corporation, is launching the Entertainment Identifier Registry (EIDR), a non-profit global independent registry that provides a uniform approach to cataloging movies, television shows, and other commercial audio/video assets with unique IDs. The group is also supported by Deluxe, Universal Pictures, Neustar, Paramount Pictures, Sonic Solutions, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and a host of other major entertainment companies.
Posted Oct 28, 2010
EBSCO Publishing announced that ABC-CLIO ebooks are now available through the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). Users who already subscribe to both EDS and ABC-CLIO's eBook Collection will be able to access all content in ABC-CLIO's library through a single search box in EDS, simplifying the research process.
Posted Oct 26, 2010
VBrick Systems announced that the United States Department of Justice purchased its recently released IP streaming video integration for Microsoft's Lync (formerly known as Office Communicator) and SharePoint products. The integration allows users to communicate via streaming video using these Microsoft products, allowing for a more unified communications experience.
Posted Oct 26, 2010
Elsevier released Protein Viewer, a new interactive feature of SciVerse ScienceDirect for the Journal of Molecular Biology. The viewer allows users to expand and rotate molecules within the actual article itself, embedding features from the World Protein Database and Jmol, increasing ease of access.
Posted Oct 26, 2010
Image Fortress and Masterpiece Marketing Group (MMG), as part of a joint venture, have launched Advanced Image Archiving (AIA), a digital image archiving service for use with large collections of photographs. The service is aimed at newspapers, magazines, universities, museums, and other owners of large or unique image collections.
Posted Oct 26, 2010
Moreover Technologies, an organization specializing in media aggregation, released Newsdesk 4, a real-time news discovery and sharing service. The product gives users access to a unified portal of millions of daily news articles and other content, with the ability to refine results using multi-faceted search filters.
Posted Oct 26, 2010
SpringCM released SpringCM 2010, the latest version of their flagship, cloud-based enterprise content management platform. The company reports that SpringCM 2010 features improvements that allow customers to more easily perform multiple deployments of applications such as case management, contract management, resume management, and invoice automation.
Posted Oct 26, 2010
Teradata Corp. announced its Unified Logical Data Model Framework and Product Portfolio (Teradata Unified LDM), which will assist organizations in managing their warehouse content. It further enables customers to quickly model and integrate internal and external business processes and data.
Posted Oct 26, 2010
Investment Technology (ITG) acquired Majestic Research Corp., an independent provider of data-driven equity research which will now be known, post-acquisition, as ITG Investment Research. Majestic provides coverage of more than 200 companies and furnishes macroeconomics and bespoke research reports for about 200 clients throughout the U.S. and Europe.
Posted Oct 26, 2010
Adobe Systems made several announcements at its annual MAX conference, which is being held from Oct. 23-37 in Los Angeles. Among these were several new components for AIR 2.5, the latest iteration of its Flash platform.
Posted Oct 26, 2010
GigaOm, the media and tech blog network, raised $2.5 million in its fourth round of funding, according to an SEC filing, which brings the total capital raised by GigaOm to $8.33 million. The participants in the round included Alloy Ventures and True Ventures.
Posted Oct 26, 2010
Sario Marketing announced the completion of a multi-million euro growth financing round, carried out through funds advised by ViewPoint Capital Partners. Sario reports that the finances will be used to spur growth in existing markets and expand into new markets both within Europe and beyond.
Posted Oct 26, 2010
IBM acquired Clarity Systems, a developer of financial governance software. IBM reports that this acquisition will extend its business analytics initiatives and expand its portfolio of business analytics software.
Posted Oct 26, 2010
Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest LLC, is making some significant enhancements to its family of 360 Services for discovery. The enhancements include language selection features, new bibliographic citation management options, new sorting functions for Chinese and Korean languages, custom text options, and additional language support, and are designed to enable librarians to enrich research experiences and provide additional avenues of resource discovery.
Posted Oct 21, 2010
ADAM Software announced the opening of its first US-based office, which the company hopes will further increase its ability to compete in the global DAM market. Dagbert Sansen has been appointed to the position of US Sales Manager for ADAM Software and will helm the office. He previously worked as sales manager for the Americas & Africa for Meucci Solutions, Ghent.
Posted Oct 21, 2010
Intranet Connections released the newest version of its intranet 2.0 CMS platform, which is designed to reduce administration overhead for intranet managers and simplify the design of site navigation. Intranet Connections version 10.5 is geared towards small and medium size businesses looking for SharePoint-like functionality without the price tag or management overhead.
Posted Oct 21, 2010
ISYS Search Software, a developer of embedded search and universal information access solutions, released ISYS Document Filters 2010, the new version of the company's text extraction, printing, and viewing platform. The solution gives enterprises a component for text analytics, e-discovery, email archiving, data loss prevention, and other content processing systems.
Posted Oct 21, 2010
Dow Jones & Company is debuting a new service that provides ongoing, active monitoring of a wide range of potential threats in risk management. Dow Jones Supplier & Risk Monitor offers proactive monitoring of numerous types of risk, including supplier failure, supply continuity, political exposure, reputation management, product safety, plant and port closures, staffing disruptions, and others.
Posted Oct 21, 2010
Endeca Technologies and MeLLmo announced a strategic partnership to develop and deliver new mobile BI applications. The apps are designed to enable on-the-go decision-making and will involve the integration of their disparate flagship BI products, Endeca Latitude and Roambi ES3.
Posted Oct 21, 2010
Socialcast, a company that develops software to tie together people, information, and applications across the enterprise, announced the immediate availability of Socialcast Reach, an extension to the core Socialcast enterprise microblogging platform. Reach provides in-context views of relevant conversations across critical business systems such as SharePoint, Intranets, ERP, and CRM systems.
Posted Oct 21, 2010
Social shopping site LivingSocial announced the acquisition of social adventure company Urban Escapes. Through the acquisition, LivingSocial will begin offering its 10 million subscribers a host of diverse urban adventures and experiences, produced by a team of on-the-ground experts.
Posted Oct 21, 2010
Microsoft Corp. has announced Microsoft Office 365, which brings together Microsoft Office, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, and Lync Online in an always-up-to-date cloud service. With Office 365, people can work together from anywhere on virtually any device, while collaborating with others inside and outside their organization. As part of today's news, Microsoft is also opening a limited beta program for Office 365 in 13 countries and regions; it is expected to be available worldwide next year.
Posted Oct 21, 2010
Starbucks launched the Starbucks Digital Network in its U.S. company-operated stores. Created through a partnership with Yahoo!, the Starbucks Digital Network will provide customers with a collection of hand-picked premium news, entertainment, and lifestyle content, plus info on local insights and events. The network will be delivered by free Wi-Fi and is available only in Starbucks stores via laptops, smartphones, and tablets.
Posted Oct 21, 2010
EBSCO Publishing and the American Psychological Association (APA) have forged an agreement through which rich APA content will appear on the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). The APA resources that will appear on EDS are PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS, and PsycCRITIQUES.
Posted Oct 19, 2010
Ovid announced a partnership with the American Nurses Association (ANA). Through the partnership, ANA will offer a selection of its professional reference titles through OvidSP and Nursing@Ovid, which are both health information search, discovery, and management services.
Posted Oct 19, 2010
Financial Planning and CEG Worldwide announced the launch of the Elite Advisor Forum. The forum offers users the opportunity to see how leading advisors came to achieve their high market positions and how they work with their team, institutions, and strategic partners in order to realize and maintain their goals.
Posted Oct 19, 2010
LexisNexis revealed a new Analytics tool for its LexisNexis PatentOptimizer, which allows attorneys and in-house counsels to identify detailed aspects of entire patent portfolios, hidden trends, and ranked language variations, among other criteria. Legal professionals, LexisNexis reports, will be able to use this tool in order to analyze specific clusters of patent records at a detailed level, and also develop specifically-tailored patent applications.
Posted Oct 19, 2010
Canto announced new mobile apps, based on its Cumulus service, for iOS, Android, and BlackBerry mobile devices. The suite of apps, named SuduS, allows Cumulus users to access files, production status updates, and catalogs remotely.
Posted Oct 19, 2010
XING released new iPhone and BlackBerry apps, both of which are now available for free download from their respective mobile app stores. The iPhone app, in particular, now sports an upgraded interface and a number of new features.
Posted Oct 19, 2010
MarkLogic Corporation has announced a new version of its database, MarkLogic Server 4.2. The new release includes MarkLogic Information Studio, an ETL (extract, transformation, and loading) tool for managing unstructured information as well as new features for availability and recovery including full database replication.
Posted Oct 19, 2010
365 Media launched UPTIME, a web-based application that analyzes business news across the public web, identifies company and executive changes, and writes them to data automatically. Data owners can register online, upload a subject database, and then track changes as they occur.
Posted Oct 19, 2010
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