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Adobe Systems introduced the new Adobe Acrobat X software family, which includes such products as Acrobat X, Reader X, the Acrobat X suite, and new document exchange services available through Acrobat.com. Acrobat X comes equipped with several new features, such as guided "Actions," which allow users to automate routine, multistep tasks.
Posted Oct 19, 2010
Overdrive announced that Insight Venture Partners has made a major investment in the company. The investment, subject to regulatory approval, will help Overdrive to expand its resources and capital.
Posted Oct 19, 2010
ChaCha recently closed a $20 million financing round led by new investors VantagePoint Venture Partners and Rho Ventures. Since its founding 5 years ago, ChaCha has also raised capital from numerous other technology organizations/individuals, venture capitalists, and angel investors, including Jeff Bezos, Rod Canion, and Jack Gill.
Posted Oct 19, 2010
Mendeley, a London-based technology startup that provides a research collaboration platform, opened an office in New York. Mendeley's desktop software automatically extracts relevant information from documents, allowing researchers to organize a personal digital library, as well as manage annotations and references effortlessly.
Posted Oct 15, 2010
Informatics Corporation of America (ICA) and Ulrich Medical Concepts are rolling out a joint program to encourage the adoption of electronic health records and the exchange of health care data in Paducah, Kentucky. The collaboration will enable physicians within the Paducah area to actively participate in the creation and exchange of health care data through the implementation and adoption of a fully functional HER system, integrated into a clinical care solution.
Posted Oct 14, 2010
Taboola, a New York-based startup, announced that The New York Times has implemented Taboola's EngageRank video recommendation technology on its online video section. Taboola video recommendations are based on algorithms that combine behavioral and contextual data to analyze users' engagement with the videos they watch and generate real-time predictions for additional videos of interest.
Posted Oct 14, 2010
Brainshark, Inc., a developer of on-demand multimedia for business, announced that myBrainshark is coming to the Google Apps Marketplace, Google's online storefront for Google Apps products and services. myBrainshark is a free web-based service that lets users create, share, and track online video presentations.
Posted Oct 14, 2010
EasyBib.com, the online bibliography service, is now integrated with Google Apps. The new integration provides seamless login for Google Apps users, making it possible for schools that use Google Apps Education Edition to provide all of their students with access of EasyBib's app.
Posted Oct 14, 2010
ChaCha, the free answers service, launched a new ChaCha.com that is further focused on user experience and advertising engagement. The new site takes advantage of HTML5 and CSS3 to add additional relevant, related images and videos to support questions and answers that come to the site.
Posted Oct 14, 2010
thePlatform released the gold edition of its mpx video management platform. The platform is a complete redesign of its previous mps platform, featuring a brand new video management console allowing for easier management of large content libraries, the ability to use federated deployment to enable redundancy and integrated caching, and a new Publish Profile, which helps users publish content to different destinations without the need to delve into complex configuration options.
Posted Oct 14, 2010
Axceler began distributing version 4.1 of ControlPoint, its administration product for SharePoint. Among the new features in ControlPoint 4.1 are detailed analysis and management of SharePoint groups, the ability to find duplicate files across a SharePoint farm, enhanced SharePoint user reporting, SharePoint policy enforcement, and the ability to perform actions across multiple farms.
Posted Oct 14, 2010
Fordela Corporation, an enterprise video management developer, released Version 3.2 of its cloud-based enterprise video management solution EVM 3.2. The release is spearheaded by Fordela's secure Virtual Screening Rooms, customizable and secure environments that let clients quickly create, customize, and distribute secure video screening rooms to their employees, partners, and customers.
Posted Oct 14, 2010
Creative Commons released the Public Domain Mark, a tool that enables works free of known copyright restrictions to be labeled in a way that clearly communicates that status to the public. The Mark is designed to make it clear to teachers, students, artists, and scientists that they are free to re-use indicated material.
Posted Oct 14, 2010
IP video technology developer VBrick Systems announced a partnership with LifeSize, a division of Logitech, to extend high-definition IP video delivery within the enterprise. The combined VBrick Systems and LifeSize solution enables capabilities that neither IP video streaming nor video conferencing provide alone.
Posted Oct 14, 2010
IBM announced the acquisition of PSS Systems, a privately held company based in Mountain View, Calif. PSS Systems designs software that helps organizations analyze, automate, and implement information governance policies across large amounts of electronic business information and dispose of that information in an automated way.
Posted Oct 14, 2010
Project MUSE announced that nine university presses have signed on to participate in its plan to offer ebook collections alongside its ejournal collections. Among these new participants are the Catholic University of America Press, Georgetown University Press, and Syracuse University Press.
Posted Oct 12, 2010
Oxford University Press (OUP) reached an agreement with EBSCO Publishing in which OUP will make its content available through the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). Users will be able to search OUP using EDS's interface, simplifying the research process.
Posted Oct 12, 2010
Ingram Content Group signed an agreement with Springer in which Springer will receive a new integrated services model for distribution. The new model will combine traditional physical book distribution with single-copy, print-on-demand services for Springer's entire Americas publishing program.
Posted Oct 12, 2010
PubMatic announced the completion of its first multi-party real-time bidding (RTB) case study, which shows how RTB methods compare to other types of digital advertising across several advertiser categories. The study include four Demand Side Platforms (DSPs) that used PubMatic's Sell Side Platform: MediaMath, [x+1], Turn, and DataXu.
Posted Oct 12, 2010
Outsell, Inc. released new research on mobile devices and their effects on the consumer magazine industry. The study involved 400 consumers who own a smartphone or e-reader and 200 consumer advertisers.
Posted Oct 12, 2010
iFactory and SAGE have begun an open beta of SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO), a search and discovery application for researchers. The beta software is available for free to anyone registering for a trial, and more information can be accessed at http://srmo.sagepub.com.
Posted Oct 12, 2010
Dictionary.com both announced a new API Development Center and opened its own API to the public. Developers who make use of Dictionary.com's API will have access to the site's resources and data, including access to related sites such as Thesaurus.com and Reference.com. With the API, developers will be able to allow users to access Dictionary.com definitions within an app, rather than having to launch a browser to visit the site itself.
Posted Oct 12, 2010
Intranet DASHBOARD (iD), developers of the similarly named software platform, released the SharePoint Connector, which offers increased collaboration with Microsoft SharePoint. The application is the first to be developed using the new iD API, which allows for the extension and customization of iD.
Posted Oct 12, 2010
Elsevier has launched Article-Based Publishing, a new publishing model that allows articles to be published as citable without having to wait for the completion of the journal issue that they're set to appear in. The model was created in response to the increased prevalence of online publishing and the need for publishing focused on individual articles rather than traditional print-based issues.
Posted Oct 12, 2010
MediaPass released its automatic price point testing feature, which estimates the amount of money customers pay to access certain content. This new feature will help publishers set optimized prices that will reach a greater number of customers.
Posted Oct 12, 2010
Ebrary announced that it has partnered with librarians and publishers in order to develop a new patron-driven acquisition (PDA) model. With ebrary's PDA, libraries can create collections of their choice, provide full access to end-users, and have titles added to their collection, in real-time, based on usage.
Posted Oct 12, 2010
The Publishers Information Bureau (PIB) announced that total PIB advertising pages and rate-card-reported revenue saw increases 3Q 2010. This marks an increase in magazines' PIB growth for the second consecutive quarter.
Posted Oct 12, 2010
Attensity, a developer of customer experience management software applications, announced Attensity Respond for Social Media. Attensity Respond for Social Media extends the value of Attensity's platform for social media monitoring and measurement, Attensity360.
Posted Oct 07, 2010
Elsevier announced a new version of its online research tool BrainNavigator. The updated version, BrainNavigator 3.0, includes a variety of new content and functionality to give researchers additional tools to accelerate research.
Posted Oct 07, 2010
e-Spirit is introducing a new version of its FirstSpirit CMS. With version 4.2 Release 4 (also called "4.2R4" by the company), e-Spirit AG is adding a series of functional enhancements and usability optimizations to help manage digital content across a wide range of communication options and editorial tasks. The CMS version is initially available being offered exclusively for pilot customers in the current roll-out phase.
Posted Oct 07, 2010
Alfresco, an open platform for social content management, made available Alfresco Community 3.4. Alfresco 3.4 broadens the reach of the company's open source and open standards-based content management platform with new tools and services for Spring-based developers.
Posted Oct 07, 2010
EPiServer, a provider of platforms that drive online engagement, launched the EPiServer MobileCenter app for iPhone and iPad. The app is a mobile version of EPiServer OnlineCenter and is designed to give interactive marketers, content publishers, and web developers more control over their online properties.
Posted Oct 07, 2010
Attributor announced partnerships with Macmillan and Kensington Publishing Corp. to support the Attributor Protected Badge program. The global campaign is a collaborative industry effort to drive consumer awareness about fair trade and distribution of e-books, along with protection of author royalties.
Posted Oct 07, 2010
Digital Reef, a provider of ediscovery and digital information governance software, released a new version of its ediscovery software platform. The new Portable Collections capability enables users to quickly create large, case-specific portable matters that can be distributed to ediscovery data centers of legal service providers, enterprise companies, and law firms.
Posted Oct 07, 2010
eTouch SamePage, a dynamic enterprise wiki, released SamePage Community Edition, a free version of its On-Premise Enterprise Edition. The Community Edition offers many of the same features as its enterprise software, designed to enable enterprise 2.0 deployment in small and mid-sized businesses, students, research groups, and small groups within enterprises.
Posted Oct 07, 2010
IBM announced the closing of its acquisition of Unica Corporation, acquiring enterprise and cloud-based marketing software solutions that help businesses streamline marketing processes. According to the company, Unica has helped more than 1,500 organizations around the world analyze customer preferences and trends.
Posted Oct 07, 2010
Palo Alto-based Alphonso Labs, maker of the Pulse series of apps for iPhone and iPad, has raised $1M in seed funding from Redpoint Ventures, Greycroft Partners, Mayfield Fund and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Pulse is the fastest growing news reader for iPad and iPhone and got a bump over the Summer when Steve Jobs mentioned the product at the Worldwide developers conference.
Posted Oct 07, 2010
Gale, part of Cengage Learning, has announced Biography in Context, a new online resource, which evolved from and will replace, the Biography Resource Center database. Designed as an online learning environment, Biography in Context delivers content designed to build collaboration from the library to the classroom.
Posted Oct 05, 2010
Reprints Desk, Inc., has released the aggregate results of its ePrints Medical Marketing Survey, which polled medical marketers, produc, and brand managers, agency account managers, e-marketing and meeting management professionals, sales management professionals, and executives about the their opinions and experiences regarding the procurement and use of reprints of peer-reviewed journal articles.
Posted Oct 05, 2010
The analyst and consulting organization, Outsell's Gilbane Group, has announced the release of its latest study, "Smart Content in the Enterprise: How Next Generation XML Applications Deliver New Value to Multiple Stakeholders." Rather than focus on why companies adopt XML in the first place, this research examines the factors that contribute to broader adoption across an organization.
Posted Oct 05, 2010
EPiServer launched its EPiServer MobileCenter App for Apple's iPhone and iPad mobile devices. The app is essentially a mobile version EPiServer OnlineCenter designed to give web developers, interactive marketers, and content publishers greater control over their online properties.
Posted Oct 05, 2010
The Consortium Directory, originally published by Frontline GMS Ltd will become available as an online database in partnership with Ringgold Inc, creating a unique resource for the information industry. The new Directory, renamed the Consortium Directory Online (CDO) will include over 600 library consortia in 100 countries.
Posted Oct 05, 2010
According to Ovum, data of poor quality is now costing U.S. businesses an estimated $700 billion a year due to inefficiency and lost customers. Bad data is generally defined as data that includes outdated values, missing information, and inconsistent formats.
Posted Oct 05, 2010
Quark announced that Quark Publishing System can now be integrated with Microsoft SharePoint 2010. In uniting the Quark Publishing System with SharePoint, knowledge workers are able to better collaborate within a single system to create, edit, revise, and publish all types of marketing communications.
Posted Oct 05, 2010
Vasont Systems launched Vasont WebLNX, a new web-based product for content contributors. Vasont WebLNX allows content contributors to create, update, and submit XML content for final publishing to the Vasont CMS via a secure website.
Posted Oct 05, 2010
Network Global Companies now offers users the ability to stream its Red Carpet Network video library on the iPhone and iPad via its RCN app. The Red Carpet Network interviews celebrities who star in popular films and television shows at Hollywood's red carpet events, and it remains an independent entertainment news outlet.
Posted Oct 05, 2010
Dow Jones Investment Banker launched DJIBanker.com, a web service which will deliver Dow Jones Investment Banker's news, opinion, research, and data visualization to an online audience. Dow Jones Investment Banker is also available for integration into proprietary client portals as well as the FactSet platform.
Posted Oct 05, 2010
Information Today, Inc. (ITI) and the Informed Librarian Online (ILO) have announced a partnership through which, beginning in October 2010, Information Today premium content will be made available to subscribers of ILO. Every month, two selected full-text articles from ITI's library of journals will appear on ILO.
Posted Oct 05, 2010
ADAM Software is set to release Creative Suite Connector 2.0, the latest version of its software for accessing ADAM-stored online assets from a Mac or Windows computer. The new version will utilize Adobe Drive 2.0, making Creative Suite Connector 2.0 the first digital asset management (DAM) application to interface fully with Adobe Creative Suite 5.
Posted Oct 05, 2010
Managing Editor, Inc. (MEI) is now offering training, consulting, and design services for publishers looking to create tablet editions of their products. These new MEI services cover all stages of development, from planning to app deployment.
Posted Oct 05, 2010
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