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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
Workshare, a provider of document collaboration software, announced plans to quicken its expansion into the Asia Pacific region. The company attended the China Legal IT Summit for the first time, where Dan Filby, vice president of Workshare, was asked to chair the event.
Posted Nov 22, 2010
Telestream released Vantage 2.0, the latest version of its enterprise-grade workflow design and automation software. Among the major new features introduced in this version are the Vantage Workflow Portal, which enables the creation and deployment of operator user interfaces for browsing video, entering metadata, and forwarding media.
Posted Nov 22, 2010
Springer is releasing a new product line known as SpringerBriefs, featuring compact volumes of between 50 and 125 pages, which will be available in both ebook and print formats. SpringerBriefs will focus on a variety of subject matter, from professional to academic, including topics such as life sciences, mathematics, and business.
Posted Nov 22, 2010
Ektron launched an eIntranet plug-in built with Seesmic Desktop 2 (SD2). It allows users to access enterprise activity streams on the desktop alongside Facebook, Google Apps, Twitter, and other social network streams.
Posted Nov 22, 2010
Quark has partnered with IXIASOFT to integrate Quark XML Author for Microsoft Word into DITA CMS, IXIASOFT's content management software designed to manage the entire DITA documentation process. Quark XML Author is an XML authoring and editing add-in for Word that allows anyone using Word to create or edit XML content.
Posted Nov 22, 2010
Gnip and Twitter have partnered to make Twitter data commercially available through Gnip's Social Media API. Through this partnership, Twitter will sublicense access to public tweets, which Gnip reports is in response to the demand for better monitoring and analytics tools aimed at Twitter.
Posted Nov 22, 2010
Meebo launched an alpha version of a web check-in system, which is available through a browser extension called the Meebo Minibar in addition to new profile pages and sites. Beginning in December, Meebo will begin rolling out its web check-in system on certain websites, starting with partners such as Macy's, Sprint, and L'Oréal Professionnel.
Posted Nov 22, 2010
Vizrt entered into a terms sheet with LiberoVision through which Vizrt will purchase all of the issued and outstanding share capital of LiberoVision. The purchase will occur in three installments: 60% upon signing of the definitive agreement, 20% upon approval of the financial statements of LiberoVision for the year 2011, and 20% upon approval of the financial statements of LiberoVision for the year 2012.
Posted Nov 22, 2010
Novell, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement through which it will be acquired by the Attachmate Corp. at $6.10 per share, or approximately $2.2 billion. Novell also announced it will sell certain intellectual property assets to CPTN Holdings, LLC, a consortium of technology companies organized by Microsoft, for $450 million in cash.
Posted Nov 22, 2010
Elsevier is now participating in CrossRef's Cited-by Linking Service. Participants in the service are able to display links within an article to other sources that cite that article.
Posted Nov 18, 2010
Autonomy Corp. released the Autonomy Meaning Based Healthcare Platform (MBH), a set of clinical diagnosis and information governance applications designed to help Healthcare Delivery Organizations increase the quality of their care while reducing costs. The primary feature of MBH is Autonomy Auminence, a point-of-care analysis dashboard that is intended to help care providers make higher quality, evidence- and data-based diagnoses.
Posted Nov 18, 2010
Quark partnered with IXIASOFT in order to integrate Quark XML Author, an XML authoring and editing add-on for Microsoft Word, into DITA CMS, IXIASOFT's content management product. IXIASOFT reports that that this collaboration will allow non-technical subject matter experts to create content without the need for complex DITA or XML editors.
Posted Nov 18, 2010
Kapow Software launched Kapow Katalyst 8.0, the latest version of the company's platform for data delivery and integration. The platform makes use of the Kapow Extraction Browser, a patented, browser-based data integration engine that can extract data from web, enterprise, and cloud applications without the need for existing APIs.
Posted Nov 18, 2010
Zmags launched Zmags Professional Edition, which the company says will solve three key issues for marketers and ecommerce brands trying to deliver content to their mobile audience: integration between mobile and online shopping, security risks associated with mobile shopping, and delivering rich video.
Posted Nov 18, 2010
Elsevier launched SciVerse Applications beta, a new feature of the SciVerse platform that allows members of the scientific community to develop and share customized search and discovery programs through its marketplace and developer network. Additionally, more than a dozen applications for improving researcher workflow and enhancing the value of content are available through SciVerse Applications.
Posted Nov 18, 2010
Yahoo! launched the Yahoo! Contributor Network, a platform for people to publish creative content. Based on Yahoo!'s Associated Content service, the company reports that this new platform will showcase contributions from more than 400,000 writers, photographers, and videographers.
Posted Nov 18, 2010
MarkLogic Corp. released updated toolkits that allow content authors to more easily access, reuse, and repurpose content created using Microsoft Office. The toolkits contain customizable applications for Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint that enable authors to tag, search, and reuse previously created content.
Posted Nov 18, 2010
Wolters Kluwer Germany Holding GmbH announced that it will acquire LexisNexis Deutschland GmbH. The transaction, which Wolters Kluwer Germany says will expand its online legal services portfolio, is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to close by the end of the year.
Posted Nov 18, 2010
The United Nations-based World Summit Award announced the winners of its contest to determine the best mobile content and apps. The winners will be called on stage at the Abu Dhabi Gala on December 6th. India and the United States led the field with 4 awards each in the 8 categories of the WSA-mobile. Russia and Germany scored high in content quality with 3 winners each. The contest saw participation from more than 420 products from nearly 100 UN member states.
Posted Nov 16, 2010
Online reference library Credo Reference is expanding its agreement with the Berkshire Publishing Group. Five major Berkshire resources, 31 volumes in all, will be available for the first time through the Credo Publisher Collection service. Berkshire Publishing specializes in international relations, cross-cultural communication, global business and economic information, and environmental sustainability.
Posted Nov 16, 2010
The IP Solutions business of Thomson Reuters is showing off the upcoming Japanese Language Search functionality in Thomson Innovation, the company's intellectual property research and analysis program. The Japanese search capability will be publicly available in December and will let researchers search Japanese patent documents in Japanese and seamlessly link to global patent content for comprehensive research.
Posted Nov 16, 2010
Cambridge Journals Online, the online publishing service for journals at Cambridge University Press, has launched a mobile version to help readers browse or carry out research on the move. CJO Mobile (CJOm) offers a streamlined version of the journals platform CJO and allows users to search for journal content, read articles, save favorite articles, and register for journal content alerts on their hand-held devices. Anything saved in mobile can be picked up again when back at a desktop machine, and vice versa.
Posted Nov 16, 2010
IBM completed the acquisition of Massachusetts-based Netezza, a creator of data warehouse appliances with which IBM initiated a definitive acquisition agreement in late September. Netezza's appliances are geared towards analytics, and the two companies had been strategic partners for several years.
Posted Nov 16, 2010
FatWire Software, a provider of Web Experience Management (WEM) solutions, is making available its cloud-based WEM offering, which the customers began piloting with customers in early 2010. FatWire gives customers a choice of several cloud deployment models to accelerate time-to-market and help meet specific business goals.
Posted Nov 16, 2010
STM publisher Elsevier released Image Search, a new SciVerse ScienceDirect feature that helps users find images and figures relevant to their specific research objectives.The new feature lets researchers search more than 15 million images contained within SciVerse ScienceDirect. Results include tables, photos, figures, graphs and videos from trusted, peer-reviewed sources.
Posted Nov 16, 2010
Adobe Systems Incorporated announced the availability of Adobe Acrobat X solutions, including both Acrobat X and a new document exchange service at Acrobat.com. Using new guided Actions, Acrobat X software users can automate routine, multi-step tasks, and share them with coworkers and collaborators, reducing the burden of training. Also added are a series of new layouts, visual themes, and color palettes in PDF Portfolios.
Posted Nov 16, 2010
On Monday, Facebook revealed the details of its rumored "Project Titan," a communication project that was speculated to be a rival to Google's popular Gmail service. The service, which will exist within Facebook itself and give users the option to acquire a facebook.com email address, seeks to combine several different forms of communication into one interface, including SMS, email, and instant messaging.
Posted Nov 16, 2010
An agreement between EBSCO Publishing and ingentaconnect is expanding the resources discoverable through EBSCO Discovery Service by incorporating selected scholarly journals from ingentaconnect to be indexed in EDS-EBSCO's discovery service.
Posted Nov 11, 2010
Atypon, a provider of publishing and media software, announced that Informa Healthcare selected Literatum for Mobile to provide its mobile content delivery strategy. Informa Healthcare, which is a division of Informa plc, publishes authoritative research and analysis, as well as up-to-date news for all sectors of the healthcare and life sciences community.
Posted Nov 11, 2010
Pragmatech, an information technology company funded by the United Development Company, announced the release of CTRL, a semantic engine for text processing of news-like documents. CTRL is a purely semantic engine that can be used to extract a document's key topics, generate lucid summaries of documents, and index and retrieve relevant documents based on concepts and key topics, rather than keywords.
Posted Nov 11, 2010
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