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Optibase Ltd., a developer of digital video solutions, announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Optibase Technologies Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of VITEC Multimedia ("Vitec"). Under the terms of the agreement, Optibase will sell its entire video business to Vitec.
Posted Mar 25, 2010
Nature Publishing Group (NPG) has set the price for its Nature Communications journal licensees at $2,400 for 2011. Early subscribers (by Aug. 31) will get 15 months for the price of 12, with their licenses starting in October 2010 rather than January 2011.
Posted Mar 23, 2010
Military book publisher Osprey Publishing announced that five of its military history books are now available as "‘freemium" apps via the Apple App store.London-based digital publishing company Exact Editions oversaw the development of the applications.
Posted Mar 23, 2010
H.W. Wilson and OCLC are working together to transition library subscriptions for H.W. Wilson databases provided on the OCLC FirstSearch service to the WilsonWeb platform. Until those items are up and running on WilsonWeb, OCLC will guarantee access on FirstSearch.
Posted Mar 23, 2010
AccuWeather.com has announced the full release of it is Quick application for iPhone. The ad-free app includes 9-day forecast, hourly weather updates, GPS sensitivity, and other options.
Posted Mar 23, 2010
ABC News Digital announced a partnership with health information services provider Healthline Networks. ABCNEWS.com will provide its users with interactive medical and health tools powered by Healthline Networks.
Posted Mar 23, 2010
Two documents from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) aim to provide internationally harmonized guidelines for archiving patient information. "Health informatics-Security requirements for archiving of electronic health records-Principles" and "Health informatics-Security requirements for archiving of electronic health records-Guidelines" discuss records maintenance, retention, disclosure, and eventual destruction.
Posted Mar 23, 2010
MobiTV, Inc. is offering a mobile and secure digital rights management (DRM) service to its customers. Using MobiTV DRM, users can download content to their mobile devices and watch it offline whenever they want.
Posted Mar 23, 2010
ChaCha, provider of the Answers Service, is extending that service with a social element that allows users to answer questions about themselves or their businesses. ChaCha.me will extend the functionality of the company's Facebook app.
Posted Mar 23, 2010
Cumulus Sites, a new offering from Canto that the company is billing as a website/DAM hybrid, has hit the shelves. Cumulus Sites offers a live asset delivery platform organizations can stylize to suit their identities, and customize to suit their file sharing and distribution requirements.
Posted Mar 23, 2010
A new set of updates to MaterialsViews.com aims to give the Wiley site's users the latest information on breakthroughs in materials science. The site scans the materials science, chemistry, and physics literature, selecting relevant articles and distilling them into concise summaries.
Posted Mar 23, 2010
Author-it Software Corporation (ASC) announced the launch of a web-based application that delivers content to users based on their profiles. The application, called Author-it Aspect, forms part of the Author-it Dynamic Assistance Platform.
Posted Mar 23, 2010
Grouply has added a new set of customization and branding features to its service. The new features are aimed at small business owners and nonprofits to help augment their social media groups with web design elements and rich media.
Posted Mar 23, 2010
Reuters will offer automated delivery of customizable, print-ready financial data layouts to U.S. newspapers. The service, Reuters Financial Infographics (RFI), culls information from Thomson Reuters financial news services.
Posted Mar 23, 2010
UBM TechWeb will be setting up new subscription options from InformationWeek Analytics. InformationWeek Analytics hosts roughly 900 reports and briefs spanning topics from security and networking to applications and cloud computing.
Posted Mar 23, 2010
A new offering from OverDrive will allow libraries to add interactive multimedia, DRM-free ebooks, streaming music and movies, and other third-party hosted content to their Virtual Branch websites. Customer libraries will be able to integrate the new features and content through upcoming APIs and apps.
Posted Mar 23, 2010
TeraByte Unlimited, Inc. reached an agreement with Microsoft over the use of the word "Bing."
Posted Mar 23, 2010
iMinds, a creator of short-form eight minute MP3 audiobooks on general knowledge topics, has expanded its offering with a range of ebook products.
Posted Mar 18, 2010
Tigerpaw Software, Inc., a developer of comprehensive business building software for technology providers, announced the release of Journal Connect for Outlook.
Posted Mar 18, 2010
SKUforce, a collaborative cloud platform, has officially launched in the US.
Posted Mar 18, 2010
Retailer Barnes & Noble announced plans to release a B&N-branded e-reader application for Apple's upcoming iPad tablet.
Posted Mar 18, 2010
Basis Technology Corporation unveiled the latest generation of the company's linguistics platform, Rosette 7.
Posted Mar 18, 2010
Syncro Soft Ltd, the developer of Oxygen XML Editor and Author, has announced the immediate availability of version 11.2 of its XML Editor and XML Author tools.
Posted Mar 18, 2010
News aggregation service Newser announce the launch of Newser By Users, a new service that gives readers the tools to find, summarize, and post stories that reflect their specific interests.
Posted Mar 18, 2010
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business announced that it has acquired ftwilliam.com, a software as a service (SaaS) company providing third-party administrators and other retirement plan professionals integrated workflow solutions to automate administrative functions, as well as securely comply with 5500 filing requirements.
Posted Mar 18, 2010
HootSuite released a version of its twitter client for Google's Android mobile platform. HootSuite also announced plans to acquire Swift App, the company behind the development of its Android client.
Posted Mar 18, 2010
OCLC and EBSCO Publishing have signed an agreement whereby EBSCO will purchase the assets of the OCLC NetLibrary Division and the rights to license a select number of vendor-owned databases currently available through the OCLC FirstSearch service.
Posted Mar 18, 2010
The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is no longer strictly American.
Posted Mar 16, 2010
Infobase Publishing will distribute roughly 250 of its ebooks through the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Posted Mar 16, 2010
EBSCO Publishing released two new databases focusing on the underwater environment: Fish, Fisheries & Aquatic Biodiversity Worldwide (FFAB) and Waters & Oceans Worldwide (WOW).
Posted Mar 16, 2010
IT services company Virtusa Corporation introduced its Enterprise 2.0 Services Suite.
Posted Mar 16, 2010
A new research tool developed by Emory University researcher Julie Gazmararian aims to help healthcare professionals improve their health literacy programs.
Posted Mar 16, 2010
Bloomberg L.P. signed a deal with John Wiley & Sons, Inc. that will make Wiley the exclusive publisher of all Bloomberg and Bloomberg Businessweek-branded books.
Posted Mar 16, 2010
Publishing software and services provider Publishing Technology lifted the curtain on the latest version of its collection of epublications, IngentaConnect.
Posted Mar 16, 2010
Content management software (CMS) provider pTools added new features to its CMS that allow users to update Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social media sites through the CMS interface itself.
Posted Mar 16, 2010
Thing Labs, Inc., the company behind Twitter and Facebook reader Brizzly, introduced a new feature called Brizzly Guide.
Posted Mar 16, 2010
A new release of dtSearch Engine supports new file types and allows users to expand file formats.
Posted Mar 16, 2010
IT digital, Inc. acquired Atlanta-based Multicast Media Technologies, Inc. for $18 million.
Posted Mar 16, 2010
Social commerce company LivingSocial has closed a $25 million funding round. Investors included U.S. Venture Partners, Grotech Ventures, and Steve Case's Revolution, LLC.
Posted Mar 16, 2010
NewspaperDirect Inc., a digital distributor of newspaper and magazine content, announced a partnership with enTourage to bring more than 1,500 titles to the enTourage eDGe dual-screen reader through its PressDisplay.com site.
Posted Mar 11, 2010
The American Institute of Physics announced the launch of a new site for the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.
Posted Mar 11, 2010
StatusNet Inc. has launched the StatusNet Cloud Service for public beta.
Posted Mar 11, 2010
Bitrix, Inc. has introduced D.I.G. technology, a search engine developed specifically for enterprise intranets and websites to enable search in text, media content, and documents.
Posted Mar 11, 2010
McGraw-Hill Education has introduced ALEKS 360, a mathematics solution that combines an artificial intelligence and personalized learning program with a fully integrated, interactive e-book package.
Posted Mar 11, 2010
Collaboration and communication suite HyperOffice initiated the beta phase of development for its upcoming HyperSynch service, a utility that allows users to ‘push' settings, contacts, and projects between desktop and numerous types of mobile device, including iPhone, Droid, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile phones.
Posted Mar 11, 2010
Communication and collaboration company TeamViewer GmbH released TeamViewer and TeamViewer Pro, a pair of mobile connectivity apps for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch.
Posted Mar 11, 2010
SortFix announced the launch of its eponymous search service, which helps users refine searches.
Posted Mar 11, 2010
Business intelligence company Hoover's announced the release of a new sales and marketing platform through its site.
Posted Mar 11, 2010
Tiki, creators of the TikiWiki CMS platform, released updates for each of their two development branches, the 3.x and 4.x versions
Posted Mar 11, 2010
Reed Elsevier PLC has sold its German Business Information unit to Munich-based European Professional Publishing Group.
Posted Mar 11, 2010
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