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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
The new version HyperOffice is now available to small and medium business (SMB) clients, the company announced. HyperOffice, a cloud-based messaging and collaboration suite, had been in beta for 6 months. This version was rebuilt leveraging Ajax and boasts improvements in performance, scalability and security.
Posted May 25, 2010
Dialog and RefWorks, a web-based research management, writing and collaboration tool, are enabling their shared customers to export Dialog and DataStar search results into RefWorks. This direct export ability is supported through multiple interface options.
Posted May 25, 2010
Eschewing the opportunity to generate more short-term advertising revenue, Twitter announced that it will not pursue any other form of advertising other than its Promoted Tweets. Promoted Tweets, an initiative that debuted only six weeks ago, is still in its infancy, and in the interest of developing the medium, Twitter announced a policy that prohibits third-party platforms from injecting paid tweets into a timeline on any service that leverages the Twitter API.
Posted May 25, 2010
DocuLex, creators of content management software, announced the addition of customized business process and collaborative workflow capability to DocuLex Archive Studio's just released WebSearch version 4.2. The program features a new, intelligent "decision engine" that organizes project information, and orchestrates flow to each staffer involved.
Posted May 20, 2010
Enterprise search developer Sinequa and Copernic Inc. announced the signing of a comprehensive partnership agreement to combine their expertise in search technology. The two companies hope to develop software to enable companies to successfully manage the information explosion, providing the best and most secure insight to both desktop and enterprise knowledge.
Posted May 20, 2010
ProQuest announced that it will be using a proprietary geo-referencing technology to significantly enhance discovery in its Sanborn Map collection, a source for historical maps. ProQuest Sanborn Maps Geo Edition makes map research faster by enabling users to instantly pinpoint historical locations using modern geographic information. The collection is also now the world's largest source of historical GIS-enabled urban maps.
Posted May 20, 2010
Ebook distributor OverDrive announced that it will release a series of apps that will combine ebooks, audiobooks, and interactive and multimedia content into a single application. The apps will be available for both mobile and desktop operating systems, including Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Mobile, and BlackBerry.
Posted May 20, 2010
Adobe announced the launch of Adobe PDF Print Engine 2.5, a next-generation, full-featured printing software application that lets users create end-to-end workflows for graphically rich publishing based on Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). The product is built around the new exchange standard for Variable Data Print production - PDF/VT.
Posted May 20, 2010
Online retail and ebook giant Amazon.com announced several new features for Kindle for PC, the PC-based application that supplements its portable Kindle e-reader. Kindle for PC now enables customers to edit notes and marks, take advantage of full-screen reading mode, change the background color, and control the brightness of the screen.
Posted May 20, 2010
Google and Global IP Solutions (GIPS) announced that they have entered into a transaction agreement under which Google Acquisition Holdings Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Google, will make a recommended voluntary public cash offer to acquire all the issued and to be issued shares of GIPS.
Posted May 20, 2010
Awareness Technologies, creators of the InterGuard SaaS-based unified internal threat management platform, announced that the company has raised $6.5 million in capital through the involvement of former Perimeter eSecurity CEO Brad Miller and First New England Capital (FNEC), a Connecticut-based private equity firm.
Posted May 20, 2010
LibreDigital announced that it has closed an $8.1 million Series C funding round led by new investor S3 Ventures, with participation from existing investors Adams Capital Management and Triangle Peak Partners. The company's other key investors include HarperCollins Publishers, The New York Times Company, and Noro-Moseley Partners.
Posted May 20, 2010
Yahoo announced the purchase of Associated Content, a website that commissions freelance writers and video producers to create a variety of content on different topics. The site was founded in 2005 to serve as an open content economy and database. The site has more than 350,000 contributors.
Posted May 20, 2010
Knovel, a web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools, added five new publishing partners to its collection. The five partners are ASM International: The Materials Information Society, Chemical Publishing, Project Management Institute (PMI), Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and Transportation Research Board (TRB).
Posted May 18, 2010
MyCopy, the ebook publishing service, Springer Science+Business Media, will be available to the company's European library customers. MyCopy allows Springer customers to order a softcover copy of any Springer ebook for their personal use by clicking on a button on the Springer platform.
Posted May 18, 2010
Science, technical, and medical publisher Elsevier announced a new iPhone application, Scopus Alerts (Lite). The app gives researchers mobile access to the searching and alerting features of Scopus, the company's abstract and citation database.
Posted May 18, 2010
Access Innovations, Inc., lifted the curtain on version 3.7 of its Data Harmony data management software suite. Data Harmony 3.7 contains taxonomy management, automatic categorization, and metadata management tools. For the latest version, Access Innovations solicited user input and incorporated those suggestions into the software.
Posted May 18, 2010
Pervasive Software Inc., announced a partnership with Melissa Data, a provider of data quality software and services. The two companies will collaborate to allow Pervasive Software customers access to Melissa Data's out-of-the-box connectivity to Melissa Data's data quality offerings.
Posted May 18, 2010
Oracle consulting company AppsDBA.co.uk Limited announced the upcoming release of an application for iPhone and iPad for monitoring, managing, and tuning Oracle databases. The mDBA app allows users to monitor performance data and options on the go from an iPhone or iPad.
Posted May 18, 2010
VitalSource Technologies Inc., an Ingram Content Group company, announced an "accessibility release" for its VitalSource Bookshelf etextbook platform. The new version of VitalSource Bookshelf includes the new DTD (Document Type Definition) v3.4 and VitalSource's "MathSpeak" program which adds rich English-language articulation to MathML tags.
Posted May 18, 2010
Alchemy Software Development Limited announced the release of Alchemy PUBLISHER 3.0, the newest generation of the company's visual localization technology. The company claims that the new translation memory technology can save companies up to 60% of their translation costs by ensuring that a single sentence never needs to be translated more than once.
Posted May 18, 2010
Geo-social aggregator The Hotlist closed $800,000 in angel financing led by Centurion Holdings. The funding money will go toward supporting The Hotlist's platform development and formation of an expanded service suite.
Posted May 18, 2010
KIT digital, Inc. executed a definitive agreement to acquire Sinigapore-based Benchmark Broadcast Systems Pte. Ltd. The deal gives KIT digital all of Benchmark's shares in exchange for a total of $4.5 million in cash and $5.0 million in KIT digital common stock given directly to the company, as well as approximately $1.1 million paid to employees over two years.
Posted May 18, 2010
Online studying social network Grockit completed a $7 million round of funding led by Atlas Venture. Existing investors Benchmark Capital and Integral Capital Partners also participated.
Posted May 18, 2010
Yippy, Inc., announced the completed acquisition of Clusty.com, a metasearch engine developed by Vivisimo. Yippy, formerly known as Cinnabar Ventures, Inc., is a Fort Myers, Fla.-based company that develops technologies and application services environments for both consumer and commercial market segments in the cloud computing sector.
Posted May 18, 2010
Huddle announced that it closed a $10.2 million Series B round of funding led by Matrix Partners, with existing investors Eden Ventures and Huddle chairman Charles McGregor also on the list of participants. Huddle is a cloud computing and collaboration company that counts Procter & Gamble, Disney, and HTC among its customers.
Posted May 18, 2010
H.W. Wilson's Essay & General Literature Retrospective, Short Story Index Retrospective, and Book Review Digest Retrospective databases now feature links to the full text of public-domain books and other materials available through the HathiTrust digital library.
Posted May 13, 2010
Vindicia announced that Boxee has selected its CashBox billing solution to enable the new Boxee Payment Platform. Boxee, a service that brings movies, TV shows, and video from the Internet to the TV screen, will use CashBox to let its content partners offer premium content to users through a wide variety of payment methods and plans, from individual pay-per-view charges to premium subscription models.
Posted May 13, 2010
Fotolia announced the global release of its image add-in for Microsoft Word 2010 and Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. Now available in 12 languages and 10 countries and regions, Fotolia has massively increased the multimedia functionality of the first microstock plug-in, with HD videos and subscription images available for download through Fotolia's free ribbon.
Posted May 13, 2010
EasyBib.com announced a partnership with Gale's HighBeam Research to power EasyBib's magazine autocite feature, allowing a user to discover relevant results with nothing more than the name of a magazine article. By choosing the correct result to auto populate the magazine fields, the service can instantly generate a citation for their bibliography.
Posted May 13, 2010
PaperThin, a provider of Web content management solutions, unveiled CommonSpot 6.0, the newest release of its CMS platform that comes complete with a sleek new user interface, as well as marketing and development tools to improve site effectiveness.
Posted May 13, 2010
Thomson Reuters launched Reuters Insider, a financial video news service that provides multimedia content from Reuters and more than 150 trusted partner sites. The service gives users access to insight and analysis from expert sources, breaking financial news, market research, and interviews with top professionals.
Posted May 13, 2010
Nuxeo announced that its Galaxy partner metaLogic has released a new toolkit for Lotus Notes customers adopting Nuxeo's open source enterprise content management platform. Lotus Notes IMT for Nuxeo ECM simplifies email and document management between Lotus Notes and applications built on the Nuxeo open source ECM platform.
Posted May 13, 2010
EMC Corporation announced the new EMC SourceOne for Microsoft SharePoint, which enables organizations to adopt an information governance strategy for content spread across multiple SharePoint sites and farms. SourceOne for SharePoint delivers operational control, compliance, and e-discovery capabilities without impacting SharePoint end-users.
Posted May 13, 2010
Publicis Groupe has announced the purchase of 7,500,000 shares of its own stock from Dentsu Inc., in order to cancel the block of shares. The acquisition was carried out for a total of EUR 217,500,000, at EUR 29 per share. The purchase was financed with available cash.
Posted May 13, 2010
Aspen Publishers launched new resources for passing the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) exam with online videos, blogs, and a self-study tutorial program. Aspen, part of Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, offers Aspen Patent Authority, aimed at practicing attorneys in the field of intellectual property, while the Longacre Patent Bar Review program is designed for those who intend to take the patent bar exam.
Posted May 11, 2010
The latest version of PressReader, optimized for the Apple iPad, is now available for download from the iTunes App Store. PressReader's iPad incarnation offers a selection of more than 1,500 newspapers and magazines from 90 countries in 46 languages.
Posted May 11, 2010
Enterprise text analytics software provider TEMIS announced the release of the latest version of its flagship product, Luxid. Luxid 5.2 enables content networking by linking extracted information to existing or external knowledge bases for navigation and analytic purposes.
Posted May 11, 2010
The Tiki community, while beta testing Tiki 5.0, added two new features to its portfolio. Online collaboration is now available through BigBlueButton and video sharing through Kaltura.
Posted May 11, 2010
Socialtext, the creator of SocialPoint, announced the new version of its enterprise social software platform will include two communications capabilities that are able to be integrated into Microsoft SharePoint. Through Socialtext Signals, customers can engage in enterprise microblogging within SharePoint.
Posted May 11, 2010
Kapow Technologies announced the latest release of the Kapow Web Data Server, version 7.2. The Kapow Web Data Server is used by more than 400 Fortune 1000 companies to automate the access to and integration with any web data source.
Posted May 11, 2010
Ex Libris Group announced the release of version 2.0 of the Rosetta digital preservation system. Rosetta 2.0 is currently live at the National Library of New Zealand and will be rolled out to all Rosetta customers over the course of 2010.
Posted May 11, 2010
The latest release of Dow Jones' Companies & Executives is now on offer. The application formerly known as Dow Jones SalesWorks offers access to more than 18 million public and private company profiles and 36 million executive profiles.
Posted May 11, 2010
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