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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
XanEdu, a provider of coursepacks and custom textbooks, launched an iPad publishing program in concert with several academic institutions and Harvest Business School Publishing. The platform is designed to give students and instructors more flexibility in accessing course materials through Apple's recently-released iPad platform.
Posted Jul 29, 2010
Google announced Google Apps for Government, a suite of Google applications designed specifically for government users and others in the public sector. The applications were designed with guidance from the federal government, and the cities of Los Angeles and Orlando, all of which have adopted Google Apps to varying extents.
Posted Jul 29, 2010
Workstreamer, a business listening platform secured $3.5 million in funding in a round of Series A funding. The new funds will be used to accelerate the growth of its service, which focuses on monetizing real-time business information. The funding round was led by Austin Ventures, a Texas-based equity firm with a focus on Internet and information services.
Posted Jul 29, 2010
Elemental Technologies, a provider of massively parallel video processing solutions, raised $7.5 million in a round of Series B financing that featured participation from several investors, including Steamboat Ventures, General Catalyst, and Voyager Capital.
Posted Jul 29, 2010
Adobe Systems Incorporated and Day Software Holding AG entered into a definitive agreement for Adobe to acquire all of the publicly held registered shares of Day Software, thereby acquiring the company. The transaction is valued at approximately $240 million, based on current exchange rates.
Posted Jul 29, 2010
Online citation service EasyBib.com revealed a new feature that allows writers to a fully formatted bibliography to Google Docs. EasyBib creates APA, MLA, and Chicago-style citations that can be saved on the site or to a Microsoft Word document.
Posted Jul 27, 2010
Open source ECM company Nuxeo announced a new application designed to reduce the time and resources needed to file and keep track of correspondence. Nuexo Correspondence Management automates tracking of large volumes of incoming, outgoing or internal correspondence regardless of format or nature.
Posted Jul 27, 2010
Online Marketing Suite, the business optimization platform from Adobe Systems Incorporated, will now link to new mobile and social media features. The Omniture-powered suite now features advanced bid strategies for Facebook ads, image ad support for Google, and personalization capabilities for BlackBerry and Android mobile apps.
Posted Jul 27, 2010
Virtual directory technology provider Radiant Logic lifted the curtain on ID-Connect and Context Browser, two web-based client applications from version 5.3 of RadiantOne VDS Context Edition. ID-Connect allows businesses to connect to social networking services through a single interface integrated through Microsoft SharePoint.
Posted Jul 27, 2010
AOL Inc. ventured into the mobile space with a new mobile portal, m.aol.com, designed for smartphone users. AOL also released a new app for Android phones, allowing those users to access AOL features, including email, MapQuest, and AOL's news sites, from their smartphones.
Posted Jul 27, 2010
The Writers Block (TWB) and Author-it Software Corporation (ASC) partnered to offer content creation and authoring services to the growing Asian market. The alliance will provide users in India with a combination of expertise from TWB and technology from ASC.
Posted Jul 27, 2010
Caringo Inc. announced it has closed $5 million in a new series of funding. The company, which was founded in 2005, provides object based storage software designed to make the storage process scalable and affordable.
Posted Jul 27, 2010
Venture firms Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) and Sequoia Capital have reunited to invest $30 million in Jive Software, Inc., a creator of social networking technology for the use of businesses. With this deal in place, Jive will have raised $57 million in three rounds of funding, with the previous $27 million having been invested by Sequoia
Posted Jul 22, 2010
Northeastern University has decided to adopt EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) to assist its library in more easily cataloguing and accessing its collection. EBSCO has also annouced the additions of SAGE databases to its collection.
Posted Jul 22, 2010
Outerthought, an open source content application provider, announced the "proof of architecture" release of Lily, an NoSQL-based content repository.
Posted Jul 22, 2010
CommonTime, a creator of mobile enterprise applications, announced that several of its products are now compatible with the iPhone 4.
Posted Jul 22, 2010
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