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The newest incarnation of Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware, version 5.0, is now available. Tiki 5.0 features 3,129 code contributions by more than 40 members of the Tiki community.
Posted Jun 10, 2010
IBM's Lotus messaging and collaboration software will be coming to the world's hottest new mobile gadget: the Apple iPad. Lotus Notes customers can download the new software, IBM Lotus Notes Traveler, for no charge, and get two-way, over-the-air synchronization of email, calendar, and contact between Lotus Domino servers and mobile devices, including the iPad
Posted Jun 10, 2010
Social media company Demand Media unveiled the beta release of its Talent & Expert Network. The network represents a new angle for Demand Media, which seeks to add new personalities to the company's content creation mission.
Posted Jun 10, 2010
Ingram's Lightning Source Inc. announced an expansion of its work with PediaPress, an organization that provides users with tools to create customized books from wiki content. According to the agreement, Lightning Source will support the PediaPress Create a Book custom book feature on the English language Wikipedia site with book manufacturing and distribution.
Posted Jun 10, 2010
Sitrof Technologies and Content Circles announced DocExchange, a secure peer-to-peer document exchange platform. Content Circles and Sitrof collaborated on the project, with each company contributing technology and software.
Posted Jun 10, 2010
The French 3D and product lifecycle management (PLM) provider Dassault Systèmes (DS) announced the acquisition of Exalead, a provider of search platforms and search-based applications (SBA) for consumer and business users. The deal is worth approximately €135 million (about $161.8 million).
Posted Jun 10, 2010
Autonomy Corporation plc, a provider of infrastructure software, and CA Technologies have announced Autonomy's intention to acquire CA Technologies Information Governance business. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. CA Technologies Information Governance employees will join Autonomy.
Posted Jun 10, 2010
Have you ever lain awake at night, wishing for an online forum to debate the merits of Ben Jonson vis-à-vis Christopher Marlowe? If so, ProQuest has the answer to your prayers.
Posted Jun 08, 2010
IT services provider Sogeti announced the debut of the company's new global Mobile Solutions Lab (MSL). The MSL's first round of apps, now available, are now being delivered for free.
Posted Jun 08, 2010
A new company, CityGrid Media, opened for business, replacing the former Citysearch, LLC. The newly-named company aims to provide local advertising organizations to web and mobile publishers through its CityGrid network. CityGrid aggregates more than 700,000 localized paying advertisers from sites like DexKnows.com, and reaches 140 million internet users through various connections.
Posted Jun 08, 2010
Hoover's, Inc. issued several updates to version 3.0 of its Access Hoover's CRM app. The program, available on salesforce.com's AppExchange 2, allows salesforce.com's clients access to 65 million companies and 85 million contacts for targeted prospecting and strategic intelligence.
Posted Jun 08, 2010
Kno, Inc. unveiled its digital textbook and dynamic learning platform specifically designed for college students. Kno, a two-panel touchscreen tablet, is engineered to support textbooks, course material, note-taking, web access, educational applications, digital media, sharing and more.
Posted Jun 08, 2010
Lexink, a film production, information technology, and advertising company, announced the establishment of its new digital media resale tool. UNLODER, the platform in question, is designed to allow digital media venders to sell their wares at a lower price, helping to eliminate the temptation for customers to resort to downloading material illegally.
Posted Jun 08, 2010
Comtex News Network, Inc.'s stockholders approved a 1-for-1,000 reverse stock split of the Company's common stock and the cashout of stockholders holding fewer than 1,000 shares. The proposals needed the support of 90% of the company's shareholders in order to pass.
Posted Jun 08, 2010
Technology publisher Ziff Davis Media has been acquired by former Time Inc. executive Vivek Shah in partnership with Boston-based Great Hill Partners. According to The Wall Street Journal, Shah and his partners paid in the neighborhood of $150 million for the company.
Posted Jun 08, 2010
Less than one month after the May 12 introduction of its Real Real-Time ID Service, a platform for real-time identification of business web traffic, Demandbase, Inc. has announced the product's first significant integration partnership. Demandbase and LivePerson Inc., a provider of online engagement solutions that facilitate real-time assistance and expert advice, are teaming up to provide a new application on the LivePerson Business Application Platform that combines real-time business identification with Web chat.
By - Posted Jun 08, 2010
The New York Public Library signed off on a partnership with HathiTrust, a shared repository of digitized content from academic and research libraries. The agreement makes NYPL the 27th library to join the partnership, which was formed in 2008 and counts the Columbia University Library and the University of California's library system as fellow partners.
Posted Jun 08, 2010
Endeca Technologies, Inc., a search applications company, announced that it has joined the PTC PartnerAdvantage Program to provide a direct integration between PTC Windchill and the Endeca Information Access Platform (IAP). With Endeca, PTC Windchill customers will be able to leverage the broad information visibility provided by Endeca Search Applications to support the many daily decisions required as part of their workflows.
Posted Jun 03, 2010
Yippy, Inc. announced its new company name and a stock symbol change. Previously known as Cinnabar Ventures, Inc., Yippy, Inc. will henceforth use the stock symbol YIPI. The company will continue to provide parents with a family friendly "cloud" environment through the company's Application Service Environment (ASE) and Web Operating System (WOS).
Posted Jun 03, 2010
Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest, announced the development of Serials Solutions Access Control Service, a hosted authentication and proxy service that will improve access for users. Access Control Service will simplify the process of accessing library resources from remote locations, combine data management with access control, and eliminate the current requirement for IT resources to implement and manage this service.
Posted Jun 03, 2010
Alfresco announced the availability of Alfresco Migration Services, a service that simplifies content migration from legacy and proprietary solutions to Alfresco ECM. The packaged solution will enable organizations to easily migrate their existing ECM solutions to Alfresco ECM from a variety of other systems, with Documentum and SharePoint being available migration options at release.
Posted Jun 03, 2010
Integration New Media, Inc. (INM) announced a new software-as-a-service (SaaS) version of its eLibrary software. The new SaaS version, called Reach eLibrary, is part of the company's Reach ePublishing Family of Products, which was announced at the same time.
Posted Jun 03, 2010
Cabinet NG (CNG), a provider of document management and workflow software, announced the availability of the latest version of CNG-WEB, a module that provides a secure web-browser interface to CNG-SAFE. Version 6.2 of CNG-WEb gives users access to workflow and several other new capabilities to the browser based experience.
Posted Jun 03, 2010
Thomson IP Management Services, a part of Thomson Reuters, Legal, released Thomson IP Manager 3.1, a suite of enterprise-scalable software for intellectual asset management that includes integration to external document management systems for improved collaboration, data sharing, and decision making.
Posted Jun 03, 2010
Web-based productivity suite Zoho announced the launch of unified search for its full suite of applications, eliminating the need to search individually in each of the suite's several applications. The unified search functionality allows users to search the entirety of the Zoho suite with a single search query, letting companies find content regardless of whether it resides in Zoho Mail, Docs, Writer, Sheet, Show, Notebook, or any of the other Zoho apps.
Posted Jun 03, 2010
Open Text Corporation, a provider of ECM software, announced an expanded family of social media offerings that will enable businesses to securely apply the value of social media to solve core business challenges, such as improving customer engagement or promoting team productivity.
Posted Jun 03, 2010
San Mateo-based startup Sharegrove announced that it has been acquired by social networking giant Facebook. Sharegrove is a group chatting client that provides a way for online friends to have private conversations through the web, including sharing of websites and various forms of multimedia. It also featured built-in search functions and Facebook friends list interconnectivity.
June 2010 Issue, Posted Jun 03, 2010
A nearly year-long partnership between Transinsight GmbH and antibodies-online GmbH resulted in a new capability to semantically identify cellular-level molecules online. Antibodies that semantically fit to genes and proteins discussed within a certain biomedical publication are automatically suggested to the reader on Transinsight's search engine www.GoPubMed.com.
Posted Jun 01, 2010
Granicus, a provider of transparency, efficiency, and citizen participation solutions for government, announced the release of the Granicus Open Platform. The new offering hits the market with five new application suites that can be added to Open Platform to streamline government transparency initiatives and stimulate citizen engagement.
Posted Jun 01, 2010
Cross-platform publishing company WoodWing Software announced the release of Content Station 7.1. The new version introduces iPad compatibility, support for the Digital Magazine Tools for iPad, and the ability of third-party developers to create plug-ins for Content Station, among other updates.
Posted Jun 01, 2010
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will collaborate with the web site Drugs.com to expand access to the FDA's consumer health information. Drugs.com provides information to help consumers manage their own health care and to assist in the reduction of medication errors.
Posted Jun 01, 2010
American electronics company Marvell joined forces with Hanwang, a Chinese e-reader manufacturer, to produce the Marvell ARMADA166E, a new product intended to provide the global e-reader market with a competitive, low-cost competitor to current offerings. The ARMADA 166E, due out this fall, features an epaper display and a processing center capable of running the latest Android, Linux, and WinCE operating systems and viewing ePub and PDF files.
Posted Jun 01, 2010
Google Editions, the forthcoming cloud bookstore from the Menlo Park, Calif.-based internet giant, will be available on multiple platforms and mobile devices, the company announced. Not only will the Google Editions collection be available online, but content will be available through apps for Android-based smartphones, the Apple iPad, and, in the future, other mobile devices.
Posted Jun 01, 2010
Publish2 released a new news distribution platform designed to disrupt the Associated Press' control over the distribution of content to newspapers. Publish2 News Exchange provides both free content from the web and content from any paid source.
Posted Jun 01, 2010
Axceler, a provider of administration software for Microsoft SharePoint, acquired echoTechnology, a company that provides SharePoint migration services. The deal was made with an eye toward providing customers with both administration and migration services, two important considerations as the market moves toward SharePoint 2010.
Posted Jun 01, 2010
Aptara, a digital publishing solution developer, is helping VitalSource, part of Ingram Content Company, make publishers' content accessible to readers with disabilities. By providing content development and conversion services that include tagging specifically for Section 508 of the Federal accessibility guidelines, Aptara's publishing customers will be able to take advantage of VitalSource's Bookshelf e-textbook platform.
Posted May 27, 2010
Real Story Group, formerly CMS Watch, announced a set of new research findings that demonstrate that digital asset management vendors have begun incorporating increasingly advanced features into their offerings in order to compete with web content management and document management vendors that have begun offering partial DAM features in their own software.
Posted May 27, 2010
Unicorn Media, Inc., a developer of video workflow optimization technology, announced support for the Roku streaming media player from Roku, Inc. The Roku player is the latest syndication outlet to be added to Unicorn Media's already long list of devices and applications.
Posted May 27, 2010
Brainshark, Inc., developers of the free multimedia presentation site myBrainshark.com, announced a number of additions to its site, which lets users create, narrate, and share online multimedia presentations. The new features include simplified audio narration and the ability to use the computer's microphone for recording, the inclusion of user-generated polls in presentations, and optional expiration dates and time limits for presentations.
Posted May 27, 2010
Kentico Software announced the release of Kentico CMS for ASP.NET version 5.5, a new version of its CMS software that provides full support for Visual Studio 2010 and the Microsoft .NET Framework 4. Kentico CMS 5.5 will also include support for mobile websites, and both Facebook Connect and OpenID authentication, allowing users to more easily log into websites without the need to remember individual logins and passwords.
Posted May 27, 2010
Oracle announced the acquisition of the intellectual property assets of Market2Lead, a provider of demand generation and marketing automation software. Market2Lead's technology helps companies improve demand generation to increase sales and marketing effectiveness. Oracle announced that it plans to integrate Market2Lead's technology into Oracle CRM applications.
Posted May 27, 2010
coAction.com, a provider of advanced business collaboration software, is launching an integrated on-demand collaboration solution designed to support multiple business processes, including finance, sales, and customer service. The service uses the SaaS model to speed delivery of a rich desktop user interface that gives users access to multiple ready-to-use business tools from a single location.
Posted May 27, 2010
Yahoo! announced the acquisition of Koprol, an Indonesian social networking site that lets users "check in" to locations and share information, photos, and reviews about physical locations. The service also features restaurant and shop reviews based on user feedback.
Posted May 27, 2010
SAGE Reference and MyWire.com announced that many SAGE Reference titles will now be available to subscribers of MyWire.com. For a monthly fee, MyWire.com subscribers gain access to a library of material that now includes 85 SAGE publications.
Posted May 25, 2010
Wiley-Blackwell and Semantico released three websites using Semantico Information Publishing Platform (SIPP). SIPP's micro-site creation capabilities allow users to create and use websites more quickly than designing them from the ground up.
Posted May 25, 2010
Two-thirds of companies have some sort of social media presence, up from 11% in 2007, according to a report from software security company Clearswift. The report is based on a survey, conducted in January and February 2010, of 1,629 managers and employees in the U.K., the U.S., Germany, and Australia.
Posted May 25, 2010
Atypon revealed Literatum 10.1, a new release of the company's professional and scholarly publishing platform. Literatum 10.1 allows users to include user-generated content, such as discussions and polls, into their publications, as well as grouping content by subject.
Posted May 25, 2010
MIE Solutions unveiled a new business management and collaboration tool, MIE Dashboard. The new product is designed to allow workers within a company to share information, collaborate, chat, and manage files. Dashboard can be used in organizations with users that number in the thousands.
Posted May 25, 2010
A new link organization platform, Kbucket, is now in beta. Kbucket allows researchers and information professionals the ability to categorize, comment, and tag thousands of links and publish the result to a Kbucket page.
Posted May 25, 2010
Nordic River, a developer of document collaboration tools, released its TextFlow application for the Google Apps Marketplace. TextFlow, positioned as an alternative for Microsoft Office's track changes, document comparison, and review functions, integrates with Google Documents and enables users to view, evaluate, and decide upon each contributor's edits to a Google Document.
Posted May 25, 2010
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