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Odyssey Interactive announced the Interact Partner Program, a global initiative to support the dissemination of Odyssey's intranet product, Interact. Odyssey says that the program provides a structure for partner companies to work together with Odyssey in delivering specific solutions according to geography and industry.
Posted Aug 31, 2010
According to TechCrunch, Etsy, a community website that allows users to buy and sell handmade creations, has raised an extra $20 million in its fifth venture round, led by Index Ventures. This development gives Etsy a premoney valuation of just under $300 million, roughly triple the valuation it received in its last $27 million round in January 2008.
Posted Aug 31, 2010
FIZ CHEMIE reported that it has, with the help of InfoChem's data-mining technologies, digitized the contents of the oldest abstracts journal published in the field of chemistry, Chemisches Zentralblatt. The journal was published for about 140 years beginning in the early 19th century, highlighting research progress in pharmaceutical science and chemistry.
Posted Aug 31, 2010
Hoover's, Inc. announced enhancements to its business information platform, including both the addition of 3 million new email addresses through Hoover's ConnectMail and more than 1,700 Morningstar Equity Research Reports. These enhancements build upon the features already present in Hoover's platform.
Posted Aug 31, 2010
SAGE announced that, with the support of HighWire 2.0 (H20) technology, it has completed the migration of its more than 560 journals to next generation of SAGE Journals Online. Some enhancements included with this latest iteration of SAGE Journals Online include advanced search across more than 50 disciplines, pop-up previews of article abstracts, and the ability to hide certain features (such as author affiliations and related links) from view.
Posted Aug 31, 2010
IBM and the European Union (EU) have expanded their research partnership called IMPACT (IMProving ACcess to Text), which will enable the digitization of rare and culturally significant historical texts, to include more than two-dozen national libraries, research institutions, companies, and universities across Europe. IMPACT, funded by EU, offers guidance and new technology to various European institutions.
Posted Aug 31, 2010
EBSCO Publishing has added text-to-speech functionality to EBSCOhost databases by embedding Texthelp Systems' SpeechStream toolbar. Aimed at users ranging from English language learners to people with vision impairments, the SpeechStream toolbar allows text to be read aloud by a computerized voice whose accent-American, British, or Australian-can be set by the individual.
Posted Aug 31, 2010
Google rolled out a new Gmail feature that allows users of the web-based email service to place calls directly to any phone. The company reported that calls to the U.S. and Canada will be free "for at least the rest of the year," with calls to other countries falling under the same rates as those applied to the Google Voice service.
Posted Aug 31, 2010
Open Text Corp. released a set of products and services, called the Open Text ECM Suite, designed to enterprise IT groups manage large numbers of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 sites from creation through archiving. Burnstand, joining Open Text after a recent acquisition, will head the newly released consulting services.
Posted Aug 31, 2010
Granicus has acquired Webcasting.com, a privately held provider of live and on-demand streaming services. The purchase, which Granicus was able to complete using existing capital, adds more than 60 government agencies to the organization's list of clients, expands its coverage in Northeast state and local government markets, and strengthens its government services portfolio.
Posted Aug 31, 2010
Seeking a review of the i4i v Microsoft patent infringement case by the U.S. Supreme Court, Microsoft filed a petition for a writ of certiorari. The U.S. Supreme Court has complete discretion as to whether or not it will choose to review the case.
Posted Aug 31, 2010
Springer relaunched its SpringerLink service with a redesigned site based on the results of a usability study conducted by the company. The site now features a variety of additional functionalities, including semantic linking, connections across ebooks and journals, and a PDF Preview feature that lets users look inside ebooks to determine if the content is what they're looking for.
Posted Aug 26, 2010
Inmagic released the latest version of Inmagic Presto, an application that enables non-technical business users to create and manage KnowledgeNets, Social Knowledge Networks (SKN) that are tied to a specific business objective. The new version includes enhanced functionality and new features, including discussion forums that facilitate topic-specific collaboration, extended single sign-on (SSO) third-party authentication, and optimization for enterprise installations.
Posted Aug 26, 2010
Amazon.com released figures showing that orders for the next gen Kindle during the first four weeks of availability exceeded sales for any other Kindle launch in the same timeframe. The company also announced that Kindles became the best-selling product across its Amazon,com and Amazon.co.uk sites.
Posted Aug 26, 2010
Cloupia, a cloud infrastructure management and automation software provider, released its Cloupia Unified Infrastructure Controller V2.2 into general availability. The CUIC provides automation and governance for next generation dynamic data centers, along with end-to-end policy-driven self-service provisioning and full life-cycle automation capabilities.
Posted Aug 26, 2010
Dialog, a developer of online information services for professional searchers, launched ProQuest Dialog, a new search service that simplifies access and searching of content across a variety of authoritative publications and resources. ProQuest Dialog includes an intuitive search interface and was designed specifically with pharmaceutical and biomedical applications in mind.
Posted Aug 26, 2010
The Financial Times announced a new Print and Digital Paid-for Circulation measure, which calculates the total number of people who access paid-for FT content through global print and digital channels on a daily basis. The metric will be released every quarter alongside the publication's traditional print circulation data.
Posted Aug 26, 2010
SwiftKnowledge, LLC, a developer of web-based business intelligence software, announced that KMWorld, a magazine covering the knowledge management industry, named SwiftKnowledge for the Enterprise a "Trend-Setting Product of 2010" in its September 2010 issue. The product, a piece of analysis software for businesses, was noted by KMWorld for its ability to unite structured data with unstructured content, as well as its "mashboard" functionality.
Posted Aug 24, 2010
MediaBeacon, Inc., a developer of digital asset management and rich media products and software, has entered into an agreement with Aysling Digital Media Solutions which will allow MediaBeacon's digital asset management platform to be integrated and distributed with Aysling's WoodWing Suite of electronic publishing tools. MediaBeacon's presence in WoodWing Suite products will allow more options in the management of rich media during the development of publications.
Posted Aug 24, 2010
ImagineEasy Solutions has updated EasyBib, its citation and bibliography creation tool, with new features for student writers. These features include over 58 different source types.
Posted Aug 24, 2010
The Hemholtz Association, a German scientific organization composed of 16 research centers specializing in areas such as health, transport, and energy, has signed an agreement with SpringerOpen for an open access membership. Through this membership, the Hemholtz Association will be able to more easily publish research results from participating Hemholtz research centers in both SpringerOpen and BioMed Central journals.
Posted Aug 24, 2010
SourceMedia, the New York-based publisher of The American Banker, has opened a syndicated research and data unit, which will operate in conjunction with the publisher's news and analysis, events, and custom media divisions. The research and data unit, headed by managing director of research and data Jim Moore, will initially focus on expanding data tools and content available under The American Banker brand.
Posted Aug 24, 2010
Inkling launched its etextbook platform (also titled Inkling), with the platform's iPad app being available for immediate download. To support the platform, Inkling also announced content development partnerships with publishers, including McGraw-Hill, Wolters Kluwer, and Cengage Learning.
Posted Aug 24, 2010
Hearst Magazines has installed a division known as The App Lab in Hearst Tower, New York, with the aim of creating a space in which Hearst's creative team can collaborate with marketers and agency partners in order to more effectively meet consumer expectations. The App Lab initiative will begin in September with educational sessions on emerging mobile content, advertiser and agency roundtables, and consumer insight panels.
Posted Aug 24, 2010
ColumbiaSoft, a provider of document management software, has released version 6 of its Document Locator software. The latest version includes such new and updated features as business process automation tools, dashboard reporting features, and integrations with Microsoft Office and other applications.
Posted Aug 24, 2010
Workshare, a developer of document collaboration software, announced the beta program for a new document and email management product, which amplifies the enterprise content management capabilities of Microsoft SharePoint 2010. The product, a collaboration platform targeted towards law firms, allows lawyers to manage documents and email from within their own Microsoft Office applications.
Posted Aug 24, 2010
This year, the World Summit Awards will debut its first Mobile-specific competition for mobile content. The World Summit Award Mobile is a global initiative to select and promote the world's top mobile content and innovative applications.
Posted Aug 19, 2010
Sybase, Inc., a developer of enterprise and mobile software, is launching a variety of partnerships through its Sybase IQ partner program. The long list of companies involved in the partnerships include such names as ISYS Search Software, Kapow Technologies, SAS, Tableau Software, Zend Technologies, and Fuzzy Logix. According to Sybase, the relationships will allow the company to strengthen its Sybase IQ analytics solution.
Posted Aug 19, 2010
LexisNexis, a provider of content workflow solutions, signed an agreement with SRA International, Inc. to integrate SRA's text analytics product NetOwl into its service. NetOwl will function as an enterprise tool that delivers enhanced search and discovery capabilities for legal and business professionals.
Posted Aug 19, 2010
DotNetNuke Corp. released the Enterprise Edition of its widely-used DotNetNuke content management platform. The release includes the new DotNetNuke Content Staging feature, which lets users edit and approve content on a staging server prior to publishing the content on the live site. Also new to the release is the Content Localization feature, which simplifies the management of multi-language web sites.
Posted Aug 19, 2010
Interact is making available Interact Intranet Version 4.6, which includes a number of enhancements and new capabilities for the employee workspace. In addition to collaboration functionality, the offering actively promotes internal communication and idea sharing through a news feed and microblogging features.
Posted Aug 19, 2010
Ektron Inc. announced a new software product that integrates Facebook with corporate websites. The new tool is part of Ektron's Marketing Optimization Suite, which is designed to simplify the personalization of a website. Ektron's Facebook Social Targeting Software allows marketers to match social behavior to relevant experiences on a corporate website, allowing them to personalize product recommendations, offers, promotions, and other types of content to site visitors.
Posted Aug 19, 2010
ECM developer Open Text Corporation announced Open Text Semantic Navigation, an innovative tool that helps audiences naturally navigate through volumes of information based on content meaning. The tool is designed with an eye towards increasing web marketing and online search effectiveness and is available as both a cloud-offering and an on-premise installation.
Posted Aug 19, 2010
The New York Times Co. has reached an agreement with Flat World Knowledge, a publisher of college textbooks, to provide Flat World's library for free to users of The New York Times Knowledge Network Content Repository. The Content Repository includes issues of The New York Times and other resources dating from 1851.
Posted Aug 17, 2010
Indiana University-Bloomington received a $349,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which will fund research into creating metrics that will measure the scholarly impact of large-scale usage data. The grant will be shared by the National Information Standards Organization and Johan Bollen, an associate professor at the university's School of Informatics and Computing.
Posted Aug 17, 2010
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
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