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MPS Technologies has made over 1,900 Palgrave Macmillan books available to browse and search online through their BookStore Discovery platform.

Posted Jan 11, 2008

In 2008, advertisers are expected to spend $1.6 billion--a rise of 69% over the $920 million they spent in 2007, according to a new eMarketer report.

Posted Dec 28, 2007

IBM announced the availability of IBM Atlas, a corporate social networking visualization and analysis tool.

Posted Dec 21, 2007

Outsell, Inc., a syndicated research and advisory firm for the information industry, worldwide, has released a new report estimating the worldwide market for Social Media Market Intelligence (SM-MI) at just over $80 million in 2007.

Posted Dec 18, 2007

Sosius, a provider of online collaboration and professional networking, announced the release of Expert Finder, a new search tool that enables Sosius community members to locate and connect with experts in almost any field.

Posted Dec 18, 2007

Mochila, an online media marketplace for text, video, and photo content, announced several developments in the online content syndication space.

Posted Dec 14, 2007

Silicon Space, LLC, a provider of customer-facing software solutions that enable companies to grow their businesses, announced its SocialSpace Business-to-Business (B-to-B) social networking solution.

Posted Dec 11, 2007

The Blog Council, a professional community of global brands dedicated to promoting best practices in corporate blogging, has officially launched.

Posted Dec 11, 2007

LinkedIn, a professional network, introduced the Intelligent Applications Platform intended to enable partners to build new professional applications across the web.

Posted Dec 11, 2007

Jabber, Inc. announced that Me.dium, Inc. is utilizing the Jabber Extensible Communications Platform (Jabber XCP) for presence and instant messaging (IM) capabilities in its social browsing application.

Posted Dec 07, 2007

Emojo has extended the Affino NX eBusiness Suite with social content management, social networking, social promotion, and social media.

Posted Dec 04, 2007

Six Apart, an independent blogging software and services company, announced that SUP, an international media company, has acquired LiveJournal (LJ), a social networking community.

Posted Dec 04, 2007

Social Platform, a social networking software provider of scalable web-based solutions for branded, high-end social applications announced the release of its latest version, Social Platform Enterprise 2.0.

Posted Dec 04, 2007

Ektron Inc., a provider of web content management software, unveiled Version 7.5 of Ektron CMS400.NET, featuring search and forum enhancements, aWeb 2.0 toolbox, and support for social networking.

Posted Nov 30, 2007

While it might seem that choosing the 100 companies that matter most in the econtent industry is our biggest challenge in this issue, I find the more difficult (and fun) aspect of participating in the selection of the annual EContent 100 list is figuring out what the correct categories are and which companies go in each. As we revise the taxonomy of econtent companies, each year we seem to have more discussions about what company goes into what category than we do about the merits of individual companies.

Posted Nov 15, 2007

It’s funny how, once you get an idea in your head, you start seeing things in a different light. I have moved from “just in case” reading of blogs and discussion lists to “just in time” searching of list archives for what I need right now. Sure, I still read and participate in a few lists, and I can’t start my morning without a few of my favorite blogs, but I have given up on trying to stay on top of new developments throughout the infosphere.

Posted Nov 15, 2007

The annual EContent 100 list provides an opportunity to consider the industry as a whole, and it reflects the content industry’s need to look at its present and its future from many perspectives. Long gone is the era in which print, online, audio, and video media formed distinct publishing markets, as is the time when enterprise firewalls defined the boundaries of where professionals discovered professional-grade content.

Posted Nov 15, 2007

The proliferation of people-powered search engines and social media services, which effectively tap the wisdom of crowds to bubble up the good ideas and good content we care about most, are enabling a profound shift in how we locate, create, and share information.

Posted Nov 15, 2007

A closer look at LinkedIn, a social network that attracts a mature audience by emphasizing the "network" over the "social."

Posted Nov 14, 2007

FourSpots, a self-service video advertising marketplace for small businesses, introduced an updated version of its ad platform.

Posted Nov 13, 2007

Offering more content is not only better, it can also be a source of competitive advantage. Put simply, delighting the customer with choice can pay dividends.

Posted Nov 13, 2007

Community is an organic phenomenon. You don't make it. You don't build it. At best, you cultivate it, and many publishers are finding it hard to break ground.

Posted Nov 09, 2007

Google, Inc. announced the release of OpenSocial--a set of common APIs for building social applications across the web--for developers of social applications and for websites that want to add social features.

Posted Nov 06, 2007

NewsGator Technologies, Inc., a provider of RSS and Enterprise 2.0, announced the release of Didja Hear!?, the latest NewsGator social application that is intended to give Google users the ability to easily share and discuss video and image content.

Posted Nov 06, 2007

While this one-size-fits-all search approach has proven adequate at delivering the expected results, it has created a market opportunity for search engines that dive deep into the areas we're passionate about to bubble up answers that are more tailored to our individual interests.

Posted Nov 06, 2007

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