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Agora Technology, a Houston-based business group, announced the purchase of two webistes, TweepML and Qwitter, that provide external services on Twitter that are not available on the microblogging site's main page. TweepML is an extensible, open standard format that allows users to manage, share, and follow groups of Twitter users.
Posted May 11, 2010
Borders, having entered the digital space, is now taking pre-orders for the Kobo e-reader, and will unveil a new ebookstore of the same name next month. The ebookstore will be device-agnostic and feature more than a million titles.
Posted May 11, 2010
A new service allows users to create shortcuts to direct object identifier (DOI) names, reducing the need for a long string of numbers to be recorded. The service, called shortDOI, is now available to the public from the International DOI Foundation (IDF).
Posted May 11, 2010
Cenveo, Inc. entered an agreement to acquire Glyph International from Infomedia 18 Limited. Glyph, which operates in New Delhi and Bangalore, India, as well as in London and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., specializes in full suite content production, from project management through editorial, composition, artwork, and XML creation.
Posted May 11, 2010
A lawsuit from Finnish mobile phone giant Nokia alleges that Apple infringed on five of its patents in the production of the iPhone and iPad. This suit follows an October lawsuit in which Nokia accused Apple of infringing on 10 of its patents.
Posted May 11, 2010
OverDrive announced the availability of its free audiobook application for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. The addition of OverDrive Media Console to the Apple App Store enables wireless audiobook downloads on Apple mobile products, in addition to Windows, Mac desktop, Android, Windows Mobile, and BlackBerry computers and smartphones.
Posted May 11, 2010
Credo Reference agreed to integrate two Purdue University Press works into the Credo General Reference collection. These are the first titles from Purdue University Press to be made available on Credo.
Posted May 06, 2010
Consumers Union (CU) and EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) have expanded their distribution agreement to include another feature of CU's consumer advice and analysis.Consumer Reports with Cars Best Deals Plus is now available to libraries for a fixed annual subscription.
Posted May 06, 2010
Oxford University Press (OUP) launched the online version of one of its most prestigious offerings, the Oxford Textbook of Medicine. In print, this fifth edition of Oxford Textbook of Medicine is a three-volume tome with just under 6,000 pages, compiled over 5 years by 750 contributors.
Posted May 06, 2010
Altova's conversion and data mapping tool, Altova MapForce, is now integrated with Quark Dynamic Publishing Solution. The company also rolled out Version 2010 Release 3 (v2010r3) of the Altova MissionKit, an integrated suite of XML, database, and UML tools.
Posted May 06, 2010
Managing Editor Inc. (MEI), an Adobe premier development partner, lifted the curtain on the latest edition of the vjoon K4 Cross-Media Publishing Platform. K4 6.2 is a product of German developer vjoon, and is fully compatible with Adobe Creative Suite 5.
Posted May 06, 2010
Akamai Technologies, Inc. announced a multi-phase collaboration with IBM that would focus on the enabling optimal technology configurations and integrations between Akamai's Web application acceleration services and IBM WebSphere software. As part of this initiative, WebSphere DataPower Appliance with Application Optimization can now be configured to leverage Akamai's Web Application Accelerator service.
Posted May 06, 2010
CommonTime's mobile enterprise software mSuite is now compatible with the iPad. Previously, mSuite had only been compatible with the iPhone.
Posted May 06, 2010
Author-it Software Corporation (ASC) is launching Author-it Assist, a program that enables organizations to create and personalize their own user assistance for any third-party software application. Rather than sifting through pages of developer-created material, Author-it customers can create their own customized user help guides.
Posted May 06, 2010
Central Desktop unveiled Central Desktop for Office, a new cloud-enabled document collaboration tool for Microsoft Office users, at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco. Central Desktop for Office allows users to simultaneously co-author documents in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel in real time.
Posted May 06, 2010
ECM provider Open Text Corporation will include Rights Management Services (RMS) in the Open Text ECM Suite. The new feature will allow Open Text customers to safeguard confidential and sensitive information from unauthorized uses, even after it leaves the company's hands.
Posted May 06, 2010
Insider Pages, a subsidiary of Citysearch, LLC, announced the launch of Doctor Finder, a new tool devoted to making it easy to find a doctor, dentist or medical specialist based on the criteria most important to patients. Users can search for a doctor based on factors such as patient ratings and specialty, insurance plans accepted, board certification and record, gender and years of experience.
Posted May 06, 2010
Multisource video news service Newsy raised $2 million in its second round of funding. Newsy culls news video from different sources and analyzes it to highlight differences in reportage.
Posted May 06, 2010
dotCMS, a Java-based open source CMS, introduced its new Partner Program. The program allows Partners to encapsulate their domain expertise in the form of Accelerators, technology modules that meet specific vertical or horizontal needs.
Posted May 04, 2010
Grouply announced its Grouply on Facebook application, an app that leverages the Facebook Like button to provide personalized, real-time recommendations of relevant Yahoo! Groups, Google Groups, and Grouply Groups to Facebook's 400 million active users.
Posted May 04, 2010
Ex Libris Group announced the general release of version 3.0 of the Primo discovery and delivery solution. The major new functionality in version 3.0 is the result of continued collaboration with the rapidly expanding international Primo community, consisting of over 270 sites that span 29 countries on six continents.
Posted May 04, 2010
Brightcove announced that The Financial Times selected Brightcove's technology to power its ad-supported online video initiatives at FT.com. The online video initiative includes the new video section of the FT.com, and includes features such as an "Editor's Choice" selection of top videos, a "Most Popular" section, and the ability to conduct searches on various criteria.
Posted May 04, 2010
Digital publishing vendor YUDU Media announced that it has launched a cross-platform self-publishing solution that enables users to create their own digital publications that are viewable on the web, iPad, and iPhone via custom-built branded apps. The company also announced that the availability of self-publishing applications for all other major ereaders and mobile devices will follow in the coming months.
Posted May 04, 2010
kCura announced the launch of Relativity Six, the newest version of its e-discovery software. The release includes changes to the platform core that enhance speed and scalability, as well as innovations to end-user functionality, providing greater insight into case data.
Posted May 04, 2010
Vivisimo launched the Information Optimization Assessment, a professional services offering that helps organizations align information assets with strategic goals. The new service was born out of the best practices and insight gained by Vivisimo consultants during the successful adoption of Vivisimo's award-winning Velocity Platform into numerous Fortune 500 companies and government agencies.
Posted May 04, 2010
Nordic River announced TextFlow Desktop, an update to its TextFlow solution, that gives users of Microsoft Word and Open Office a way to collaborate and dynamically review documents with complete control over the work process. Earlier TextFlow releases deleted images and tables before merging, creating the task of replacing them within the final document once all editing was completed.
Posted May 04, 2010
ACOM Solutions, Inc. introduced a set of enhancements to its EZContentManager (EZCM) v.3.10.0 document management solution that simplify operations and provide greater flexibility to workflow. The company also announced a new Accounts Payable General Ledger Distribution module that interacts with Sage's MAS 90/200/500.
Posted May 04, 2010
Silverchair and Wolters Kluwer Health, a division of global information services provider Wolters Kluwer, have signed a multi-year platform licensing and product development agreement to deploy Silverchair Content Manager (SCM), according to the two companies. The terms of the agreement will allow Wolters Kluwer Health to deliver its health-care information through applications built on the SCM platform.
Posted May 04, 2010
Social commerce company LivingSocial announced that it has completed a $14 million Series C round of venture funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, with additional participation from U.S. Venture Partners, Grotech Ventures, and Steve Case's Revolution, LLC. LivingSocial will use the capital infusion to expand into additional markets.
Posted May 04, 2010
BumpTop, a startup that created software that enhances the desktops of both PCs and Macs, announced that it has been acquired by Google and will no longer be selling its application. The application will be freely available for download for one more week, while end-of-life support is being provided for paying customers.
Posted May 04, 2010
NewspaperDirect, a multichannel distributor of original-format, digital daily newspapers, announced that the service has reached 1,500 titles. They also announced the addition of support for the Barnes & Noble Nook to the range of e-readers, mobile phones, and other handheld devices already supported by the service.
Posted Apr 29, 2010
Wiley announced that its upcoming Wiley Online Library service will launch on July 24th. The service is a broad multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health, and physical sciences, as well as social science and the humanities.
Posted Apr 29, 2010
Tiki, creator of the open source TikiWiki CMS, is continuing beta testing its upcoming 5.0 release. The company also announced two new features for the platform: video and online collaboration.
Posted Apr 29, 2010
Provalis Research, a provider of text analysis software, announced the release of WordStat 6, which features enhanced analytical and visualization tools. WordStat is a flexible content analysis and text mining tool that quickly extracts themes, trends, and patterns from large collections of text data, such as customer feedback, emails, open-ended responses, interview transcripts, incident reports, patents, legal documents, blogs, and websites.
Posted Apr 29, 2010
Bamboo Solutions, a provider of enhancement technologies for Microsoft SharePoint, and Apptix, a provider of hosted services for organizations, announced a partnership to provide Apptix customers with Bamboo's popular third-party products. Apptix is offering Bamboo Web Parts in two bundled applications packs.
Posted Apr 29, 2010
Sitecore, a provider of .NET-based CMS software, announced the release of the latest version of its Sitecore Intranet Portal solution. Built on Sitecore's Web CMS platform, Intranet Portal 3.1 helps organizations build an intranet that serves as the communications hub for the entire organization.
Posted Apr 29, 2010
Attensity Group, a developer of business user applications that generate value from unstructured data, announced the execution of a definitive agreement to acquire Biz360 Inc., a provider of social media monitoring and market intelligence solutions. The company hopes that the acquisition will significantly enhance its ability to track and benefit from online conversations.
Posted Apr 29, 2010
KIT digital, Inc., a provider of on-demand software solutions for managing video assets, closed a sale of 4,230,770 shares of common stock at $13.00 per share. The sale resulted in gross proceeds to the company of $55 million, with net proceeds of $50.3 million after underwriting discounts, commissions, legal fees, and other expenses.
Posted Apr 29, 2010
Healthline Networks, a provider of intelligent health information services, announced that it has raised $14 million in a third round of financing led by Investor Growth Capital (IGC), the venture capital arm of Investor AB. The round also includes strategic financing from GE/NBC Universal's Peacock Equity Fund, a joint venture between GE Capital's Media, Communications & Entertainment business, NBC Universal, and Reed Elsevier Ventures.
Posted Apr 29, 2010
A new publication from CCH, part of Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, offers daily e-mails, access to an online searchable database and the ability to sign up for breaking news alerts. Employment Law Daily covers current federal and state court decisions with links to full text from supreme courts, appellate courts and district courts.
Posted Apr 27, 2010
Enterprise text analytics company TEMIS announced that it has joined the Endeca Extend partner program to help customers quickly and easily integrate Luxid content enrichment capabilities directly into the Endeca Information Access Platform. TEMIS can build integrations to a public API supported by Endeca with the aim of cutting costs and increasing ease of integration.
Posted Apr 27, 2010
Japanese software vendor JustSystems and automated XML content conversion provider Stilo International are forming a partnership to integrate Stilo Migrate v2and JustSystems XMetaL Author Enterprise 6.0. Migrate v2 is a new system, available online or deployable onsite, that is designed to reduce the time and cost of content conversion projects in various content types, including rich media.
Posted Apr 27, 2010
According to the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) E-Government Satisfaction Index, Americans are satisfied with their online government experience. The index registers a 75.1 on a 100-point scale in the first quarter of 2010, 1.5 points higher than in the first quarter of 2009 and just shy of the highest level of citizen satisfaction with online government (75.2), set in the third quarter of 2009.
Posted Apr 27, 2010
The Washington Post announced the launch of Network News, which integrates Facebook to create a more personalized and social experience for users on The Washington Post's website. Readers can now sign in to the paper's website and use the "like" button to indicate interest in an article and view recommendations from friends.
Posted Apr 27, 2010
TeamViewer GmbH expanded its multiplatform online communication and collaboration product to Linux. TeamViewer had previously only been available on Windows and Mac machines.
Posted Apr 27, 2010
Lionbridge and IBM announced a partnership agreement to support the development of automated translation technology. According to the agreement, IBM will offer Lionbridge's SaaS text-to-text language automation software.
Posted Apr 27, 2010
Semantic enrichment and taxonomy development company Access Innovations announced a new series of updates to its Data Harmony products that are aimed at MarkLogic Server users. Data Harmony aims to improve search capability by creating and integrating metadata based on a taxonomy or controlled vocabulary.
Posted Apr 27, 2010
Microblogging giant Twitter announced the acquisition of a startup called Cloudhopper that specializes in connecting SMS carrier systems. Cloudhopper had already been partnering with Twitter for the previous 8 months.
Posted Apr 27, 2010
TransPerfect and Astoria Software announced that they have completed a merger. TransPerfect specializes in translation services and technology, while Astoria deals in SaaS on-demand Component Content Management (CCM) software.
Posted Apr 27, 2010
Enterprise cloud computing company salesforce.com entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Jigsaw, a cloud data services company. The combination of Jigsaw and salesforce.com will allow companies to find, purchase, and manage data that is integrated with their CRM apps.
Posted Apr 27, 2010
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