Social Media and Communities

PubSub, a search tool for tracking what people are saying about the topics they care about, has announced an agreement with Cymfony, a provider of automated media analysis and marketing intelligence solutions.

Posted Nov 08, 2005

IBM is delivering a new Public Image Monitoring Solution, a software offering designed with Nstein Technologies and Factiva, to allow organizations to analyze commentary, issues, and information affecting their brand, and providing insight into how they operate and make business decisions.

Posted Nov 08, 2005

Creative Weblogging Ltd, a blog media network, has successfully completed its first investment round.

Posted Nov 04, 2005

‘Digital Play’, a new research report, shows casual piracy is of increasing concern for the entertainment industry, with consistency of approach to content protection becoming a strategic priority.

Posted Oct 28, 2005

Blogging is all grown up… or at least enough so to have its very own conference. Media professionals, C-level executives, and amateur bloggers alike attended the BlogOn conference, held October 17-18 at NYC’s Copacabana. According to conference organizer Suw Charman, BlogOn received between 350 and 400 attendees each day from organizations like AOL, DaimlerChrysler, Disney, Intel, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Sprint, and Yahoo!.

Posted Oct 25, 2005

Yahoo! Inc. and Microsoft Corp. have announced an agreement to connect users of their consumer instant messaging (IM) services on a global basis.

Posted Oct 21, 2005

CBS.com has announced that it is bringing blogging to primetime with the help of stars, writers, and producers of some hit programs on CBS.

Posted Oct 18, 2005

America Online, Inc. has announced that is has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Weblogs, Inc. of Santa Monica, CA and New York, NY.

Posted Oct 11, 2005

CommonTime has announced it will bring Lotus Notes functionality to the Palm Treo designed to run Microsoft Windows Mobile.

Posted Oct 04, 2005

GlobalSpec, a specialized search engine and online community for engineers and technical buyers, has announced it is further expanding its content offering to users by indexing a broad range of proprietary research and reference content from technical publishers.

Posted Sep 30, 2005

PubSub.com, a prospective search tool for tracking what people are saying about topics, has announced the formal release of PubSub LinkRanks, a tool for tracking the popularity and influence of blogs and Web sites.

Posted Sep 27, 2005

Alacra, Inc., a provider of online business information solutions, has announced the launch of the Alacra Wiki, a free collaborative Web site designed to help people find sources of business information.

Posted Sep 20, 2005

ElektroPost has released the new visitor interaction system EPiServer Webchat.

Posted Sep 13, 2005

ePALS Classroom Exchange, an Internet collaborative classroom network, and PubSub.com, a tool for anyone tracking what people are saying about the topics they care about, have announced a joint partnership to develop and release ePALS StudentBlog, a safe and protected blogging tool designed for teachers, students, and parents to search, publish, and share classroom projects across cultures and continents in an age-appropriate environment.

Posted Sep 13, 2005

Marsteller has announced a partnership with Intelliseek, BzzAgent, Converseon, and Oddcast to form the User Generated Media Alliance (UGMA), a group of companies that have come together to provide a 360-approach to online content.

Posted Aug 30, 2005

Jeteye Inc. has announced the launch of its shared search platform.

Posted Aug 26, 2005

Factiva, a Dow Jones & Reuters Company, has announced the availability of Factiva Insight: Reputation Intelligence, a new tool that allows executives to monitor known issues and discover emerging opportunities and threats from across the mainstream media, radio and television transcripts, and consumer-generated content, including blogs and message boards, in one solution.

Posted Aug 05, 2005

Proofpoint, Inc., a provider of large-enterprise messaging security solutions, has announced that the company will incorporate Voltage IBE (Identity-Based Encryption) technology into Proofpoint’s messaging security solutions.

Posted Jul 29, 2005

Scope eKnowledge Center, a research and information organization, has announced the formal launch of Knowledgespeak, an online newsletter to report on a daily basis, relevant developments within the Scientific, Technical and Medical (STM) publishing industry.

Posted Jul 29, 2005

The Liquid Information Research Group has announced its new search system, which uses hyperwords. Users point to a word (or a selection of words) and a menu appears.

Posted Jul 26, 2005

Boulevards New Media, Inc., a provider of city guides on the Internet, is re-launching its Livewire community using Five Across’ drag-and-drop Web publishing technology.

Posted Jul 22, 2005

Elsevier Engineering Information has announced that Engineering Village 2, a Web discovery platform for engineering research, is now offering custom RSS feeds for users seeking premium engineering content.

Posted Jul 22, 2005

KnowNow Inc., a provider of event-driven integration solutions, has announced the availability of its KnowNow 3 Enterprise Syndication Solution, a scaleable enterprise RSS aggregator that delivers relevant and actionable communications to desktops without polling or client-side software installation.

Posted Jul 12, 2005

iUpload, a content management and corporate blogging solution provider, has announced an integration between blogs and Google Maps by adding Google Maps support to its iUpload Perspectives solution.

Posted Jul 08, 2005

Tribe.net, a free online destination that is designed to help local people connect with each other based on shared interests, has introduced "open profiles," a technology intended to make managing your personal profile on the Internet easier than ever before.

Posted Jun 24, 2005

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