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A study conducted by Oliver Wyman for Next Issue Media, using Wyman's Future Marketplace Simulation platform, predicted the potential for $3 billion in revenue for interactive, digital publishing products in the U.S. newspaper and magazine industry by 2014. The study surveyed 1,800 U.S. customers, analyzing expected demand across nearly 230 periodicals.
Posted Aug 17, 2010
Twitter announced, via its blog, the creation of a new Tweet Button. The button can, with a few lines of HTML code, be embedded in any website and allow the user to more easily share a link to the website through his or her Twitter account.
Posted Aug 17, 2010
AccuWeather.com has introduced SkyGuard Online, an interactive, web-based mapping system that can help businesses track how weather will impact specific operations and events. Users of the system receive customized weather data and alerts, typically displayed on a single screen, that are specific to their sites of operation.
Posted Aug 17, 2010
OCLC has released a newly enhanced version of the WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway. An update to a product first introduced in July 2009, the Digital Collection Gateway allows any OAI-compliant repository to submit metadata to WorldCat.
Posted Aug 17, 2010
Mobifusion, a mobile services organization, announced the creation of a Professional Services Division. The new division will focus on furthering strategic partnerships and providing support for wireless operators and mobile software developers.
Posted Aug 17, 2010
EOS International has entered the digital library market with EOS.Web Digital, a library management software product. EOS.Web Digital offers several features specifically designed for electronic libraries, including classification management, reference tracking, and electronic resource management.
Posted Aug 17, 2010
Central Desktop, a maker of SaaS collaboration platforms, announced the release of its new cloud-based Microsoft Office collaboration tool, Central Desktop for Office. The new product allows integration Microsoft Office and the cloud, allowing people to easier collaborate using Microsoft Office applications.
Posted Aug 17, 2010
IBM is set to acquire Unica Corporation, a publicly held marketing software company based in Waltham, Mass. Unica will be acquired by IBM at a rate of $21 per share, or a rough net total of $480 million.
Posted Aug 17, 2010
Telestream, a California-based creator of digital media tools and workflow assistance products, has reached an agreement to acquire the Anystream division of Grab Networks. Telestream has stated that this acquisition will further solidify its position in the software video transcoding market.
Posted Aug 17, 2010
Reprints Desk, a content workflow company, secured an exclusive, multi-year contract to provide article reprinting services for the journals published by the American Medical Association. Included in the deal are the Journal of the American Medical Association, nine specialty Archives Journals, American medical News, and Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness.
Posted Aug 12, 2010
Marketing and communications research firm HCD Research introduced a new tool that uses social media-based sentiment and emotional analysis to give pharmaceutical marketers insight into brand power and scope. NetClassRX helps medical marketers sort through digital conversations on blogs, websites, forums, and social networks, finding and highlighting remarks that pertain to their brand.
Posted Aug 12, 2010
StoredIQ, a creator of compliance, information management, and ediscovery solutions, announced that its Intelligent Information Management (IIM) Platform is now compatible with the Microsoft File Classification Infrastructure (FCI) technology included in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2. StoredIQ says that this new compatibility will allow IIM to combine its resources with Microsoft's own data-classification technology.
Posted Aug 12, 2010
IBM and North Carolina State University (NC State) have teamed up for a project designed to accelerate the speed with which the inventions of NC State researchers transition from the laboratory to the greater marketplace, spurring economic growth in the process. NC State plans to accomplish this by making use of IBM's advanced analytics technology to more effectively match university research projects with potential investment opportunities.
Posted Aug 12, 2010
Market research company Quester and digital developer Omnigon are releasing a new service called FeedbackFX with Socrates, an online research tool that allows users to highlight and annotate sections of content. The tool's automated moderator, dubbed Scorates, then analyzes the comments and asks follow-up questions to generate more precise feedback for researchers.
Posted Aug 12, 2010
FIZ CHEMIE, a nonprofit German organization specializing in information services for the field of chemistry, has taken over the maintenance of the international InChI Trust website (www.InChI-Trust.org). Founded in July 2009, the InChI Trust works towards the dissemination and development of the International Chemical Identifier (InChI).
Posted Aug 12, 2010
IBM has announced its acquisition of Datacap, Inc., a private company based in Tarrytown, N.Y. Datacap specializes in software that helps organizations order and streamline the flow of business information in order to reduce hidden costs and errors. IBM intends to make use of Datacap's assets and technologies in order to improve its own ability to help organizations digitize and manage their information.
Posted Aug 12, 2010
After the introduction of Lexis for Microsoft Office earlier this year, LexisNexis announced positive feedback for its desktop legal content delivery system. Lexis for Microsoft operates with Word, Outlook, and SharePoint, and offers search capabilities and one-click access to legal files within the Microsoft Office suite.
Posted Aug 10, 2010
Visitors to stock multimedia marketplace iStockphoto will be greeted with a new website design. The facelift was made for both cosmetic and functional reasons, as the site has been divided into three sections: shop, participate, and help.
Posted Aug 10, 2010
EBSCO Publishing and NoveList teamed up to release a new interface for all NoveList and NoveList products. The new interface will include changes to the search function, including the ability to search by "appeal" words such as "fast-paced" or "character-driven."
Posted Aug 10, 2010
Ovid, part of Wolters Kluwer Health, signed partnership agreements with nine publishers to deliver full-text content across a wide variety of disciplines through its OvidSP search, discovery, and management platform. The nine new publishing partners, EB Medicine, Future Science, Expert Reviews, Future Medicine, Ltd., Manson Publishing, MJ Powers and Co., Thomas Land Publishers, and Willan Publishing, run the gamut of topics from mechanical chemistry to post-genomic medicine.
Posted Aug 10, 2010
Quark announced a partnership with PageOnDemand.com, a provider of hosted catalog production services, to help catalog publishers, retailers, mail order producers, and agencies streamline their multichannel catalog production process. PageOnDemand.com, based in part on QuarkXPress Server, offers production and print online publishing of catalogs.
Posted Aug 10, 2010
Information infrastructure software provider MarkLogic Corporation announced a value added reseller (VAR) agreement with Koios Group, a consultant in the defense and intelligence markets in the U.K. Koios serves the publishing, medical, and governmental markets, including international organizations such as NATO.
Posted Aug 10, 2010
Tenmiles Corporation released Teamtalk, a secure online messaging service. Delivered as a SaaS offering, Teamtalk is set up by installing a desktop client and uses SSL encryption, the same as banks, for all of the communications and file transfers that it handles.
Posted Aug 10, 2010
Open source content management vendor Magnolia released a new module that integrates its eponymous CMS with the Spring Framework. The new module, called Blossom, is a Spring-CMS integration that lets developers define custom Magnolia elements, such as dialogs, page templates, and content objects.
Posted Aug 10, 2010
The Tiki Community Software Association lifted the curtain on version 5.1 of its Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware. More than a dozen members of the Tiki Community contributed 140 changes to Tiki 5.1, including improved compatibility for Microsoft Windows and IIS and support for UTF-8.
Posted Aug 10, 2010
According to an SEC filing, Demand Media filed for an IPO, listing up to a $125 million stake in the company. The date, share price, number of sales, and how much of the company is actually being put up have not been disclosed.
Posted Aug 10, 2010
Professional social networking company LinkedIn announced the acquisition of mSpoke, a startup that develops recommendation technology with offerings for content publishers, research analysts, and individuals. LinkedIn, which, at 75 million users, is the largest networking site of its kind, would not disclose the terms of the transaction.
Posted Aug 10, 2010
Library information and knowledge management company EOS International is teaming up with NewspaperARCHIVE to market and support the world's largest historical online database of digitized newspapers. Under the terms of the agreement, EOS libraries and participants will gain access to NewspaperARCHIVE's vast array of newspapers.
Posted Aug 05, 2010
Serials Solutions, a provider of digital discovery and management tools for libraries, announced the addition of new reports to its 360 Counter e-resource assessment service. The reports will help libraries assess with greater detail the extent of their collections and possible expenditures and purchases.
Posted Aug 05, 2010
thePlatform is expanding its video publishing features to help customers enforce video business policies, content restrictions, and monetization models. The new features are built around the company's mpx Beta video management system, which was introduced earlier this year and is designed to make it easier to manage and monetize large content libraries.
Posted Aug 05, 2010
enkHouse, a new digital division of Brown Books Publishing Group, is launching a joint venture with KiwiTech to develop enhanced ebooks and film-based applications for the mobile market. The partnership will give film and television producers new ways to market content by packaging existing video and audio into enhanced ebooks.
Posted Aug 05, 2010
Universal Mind, a digital solutions agency, announced iBrainstorm, a multi-device collaboration tool developed for Apple devices. iBrainstorm lets users seamlessly share ideas between the iPad and iPhone, and was designed to easily collect and organize ideas in a collaborative environment.
Posted Aug 05, 2010
Online document management suite KnowledgeTree is teaming up with SaaS web app suite Zoho to let users share content and document processes between the two platforms. Thanks to new integration features, users can create and save documents in KnowledgeTree in a wide variety of file types using Zoho Writer and Zoho Sheet.
Posted Aug 05, 2010
Open source microblogging developer StatusNet Inc. scored some new investors in a funding round led by FirstMark Capital, along with BOLDstart Ventures, iNovia Capital, and Montreal Start Up. FirstMark venture partner and angel investor Scott Switzer will also be joining the StatusNet board.
Posted Aug 05, 2010
Investopedia, a financial information and investing education website owned by Forbes, has been acquired by ValueClick for $42 million in cash. ValueClick, which predicts Investopedia will generate $10 million in revenue for the 2010 financial year, is also assuming certain financial liabilities of its new acquisition.
Posted Aug 05, 2010
Limelight Networks, Inc. made a foray into cloud-based video publishing and analytics with the purchase of Delve Networks, a privately-held provider of such services. Delve Networks was founded in 2006 in Seattle and provides online businesses with a platform for addition, management, syndication, analysis, and monetization of web video.
Posted Aug 03, 2010
Japanese mobile service NTT DOCOMO, Inc. announced the acquisition of PacketVideo Corporation, formerly a subsidiary of NextWave Wireless Inc. DOCOMO, which had acquired a 35% stake in the phone-based multimedia company in July 2009, purchased the remaining 65% equity interest in PacketVideo for $111.6 million.
Posted Aug 03, 2010
AccuWeather's new long-range forecast service, SkyGuard Long-Range, is aimed at businesses whose operations may have been clouded by uncertainty about the weather. SkyGuard Long-Range is offered in several packages, from 15-Day Forecast, which provides daily temperature forecasts and five-day average temperatures for more than 60 U.S. and Canadian cities, to a seasonal forecast service that uses historical trends to predict the weather.
Posted Aug 03, 2010
CMS Products, Inc., unveiled its "Instant Server Recovery" software for small-to-medium businesses running Microsoft's Foundation or Small Business Server operating systems. The solution, called BounceBack, consists of a two-drive desktop storage device with a capacity of either 2TB or 4TB.
Posted Aug 03, 2010
Video syndication platform 5min Media partnered with Answers.com to give the search engine a new medium, video.answers.com. Answers.com, which includes WikiAnswers and ReferenceAnswers, now boasts 200,000 videos from 5min Media's syndication library, VideoSeed.
Posted Aug 03, 2010
Access Innovations, Inc., collaborated with the American Institute of Physics (AIP), to convert AIP's Physics and Astronomy Classification Scheme (PACS) into a thesaurus. The new thesaurus is designed to allow scientists and researchers quicker and more efficient access to the nearly 2 million articles contained within PACS.
Posted Aug 03, 2010
Nuance Communications continued to try to pry market share away from Adobe Acrobat with the release of its latest PDF conversion software. Nuance PDF Converter Enterprise 7 is priced at about one-third the cost of Acrobat, and delivers virtual document assembly capabilities, allowing users to construct a single PDF from component files in multiple formats, including from paper.
Posted Aug 03, 2010
IBM closed on its acquisition of San Mateo, Calif.-based web analytics software company Coremetrics. IBM plans to use Coremetrics' cloud-based technology to expand its business analytics software offerings, as well as the capabilities of its 5,000-person Business Analytics and Optimization Consulting organization.
Posted Aug 03, 2010
Amazon.com has introduce its new generation of Kindle eReaders, which feature a new electronic-ink screen, a 21 percent smaller body while still keeping the same 6-inch-size reading area, and a 15 percent lighter weight at just 8.7 ounces than the previous generation. Amazon says the new Kindle also offers 20 percent faster page turns, up to one month of battery life, double the storage to 3,500 books, built-in Wi-Fi, a graphite color option and more-all for $189, and still with free 3G wireless-which do not require annual service contracts. Also today, Amazon introduced a new addition to its family of portable reading devices-Kindle Wi-Fi, which will be priced at $139.
Posted Jul 29, 2010
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business unveiled AntitrustConnect, a new blog that offers a forum for discussion, analysis, and commentary about antitrust issues in the United States. The blog is designed as a place where antitrust professionals can gain access to insights and commentary from expert sources, while also fostering a community among users of Wolters Kluwer's legal products.
Posted Jul 29, 2010
The American Institute of Physics (AIP) launched a new ebooks site for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, incorporating numerous enhancements to its ebooks platform. According to the organization, the ASME will soon have 100 manuals and handbooks hosted on AIP's Scitation C3 platform by the end of the year.
Posted Jul 29, 2010
Question and answer-based site Ask.com began testing a newly revamped version of its flagship site, which will focus more on answering questions. The new site is part of an announced strategy by the company to move away from providing links in response to queries, instead providing specific answers.
Posted Jul 29, 2010
Layer 2 GmbH unveiled its new Tag Suggester for SharePoint 2010, a solution that helps simplify the process of tagging and categorizing items and documents in Microsoft SharePoint 2010. The Tag Suggester offers a set of content-based keyword suggestions while tagging, analyzing term store taxonomies and metadata to make intelligent tagging suggestions.
Posted Jul 29, 2010
dotCMS released version 1.9 of its web-based content management system. The new version features a variety of new functions and capabilities, including multi-site support, compliance with CMIS 1.0, an integrated form builder, a new user interface, and support for enterprise databases and app servers.
Posted Jul 29, 2010
Canto Software deployed an update to its Cumulus product line, making available several significant feature additions to Cumulus Sites, the browser-based Web publishing tool that the company released in March. The new features include an option to send email links for downloads, as well as improvements to the service's file sharing functionality.
Posted Jul 29, 2010
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