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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
Darwin Ecosystem released the Darwin Awareness Engine, a product able to analyze complex underlying patterns in markets over time in addition to the events that have an impact on these markets. The Awareness Engine further allows organizations to create, test, and refine hypotheses regarding the driving forces behind market events, and compare and inform those hypotheses with conversations and data that appear on the web.
Posted Oct 19, 2010
Bitrix, Inc. launched new Enterprise 2.0 features for Bitrix Intranet Portal, which the company says are aimed helping HR executives attain more effective team management and employee engagement. Among the key features of Bitrix Intranet Portal are rich social networking, an integrated SCORM-compatible e-learning function, and an integration with Microsoft Outlook.
Posted Oct 19, 2010
Lucid Imagination announced LucidWorks Enterprise, a commercially-supported search platform that builds on Apache Lucene and Solr. Lucene reports that LucidWorks Enterprise extends the capabilities of Apache and Solr, giving users access to more enterprise-grade features.
Posted Oct 19, 2010
Sharethrough recently closed a Series A equity financing round at $5 million. The round was led by North Bridge Venture Partners and Floodgate.
Posted Oct 19, 2010
United Business Media Ltd. (UBM) acquired OBGYN.net and related properties and assets from Medispeciality.com, Inc. for a total of $0.8 million. This acquisition expands UBM's network of sites aimed at medical professionals and gives the organization access to an audience of online healthcare readers, which UBM reports are in-demand for advertisers.
Posted Oct 19, 2010
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
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