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Brill and Semantico announced the launch of BrillOnline Discovery, which offers users the option to search across all of Brill's online resources from one place. BrillOnline Discovery uses the Scolaris Linking Hub technology developed by Semantico. This enables federated search across the family of Brill platforms.

Posted Dec 19, 2013

Coveo announced the launch of Coveo for Sitecore - Advanced Search Edition, a powerful application for contextual website search, content federation, and personalization. Coveo for Sitecore - Advanced Search Edition provides cutting-edge search, navigation, personalized recommendations, connectivity, and relevance tuning capabilities. Integrated with the underlying structure of the Sitecore WCM platform, Coveo provides capabilities far beyond the search currently available.

Posted Dec 10, 2013

Searchmetrics has introduced a working search analytics solution to fill the knowledge gap created by Google's expansion of secure search which has left digital marketers and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) professionals unable to track which keywords are driving traffic to individual web pages from organic searches. The company's new Traffic Insight feature provides an analysis of the top keywords that drive traffic to specific landing pages, including the specific traffic data for each of those keywords.

Posted Dec 10, 2013

This is the third in a series of columns assessing the readiness of text and social analytics to play a productive role in enterprise solutions. In this column, I assess approaches to acquire analytics applications when dealing with a common institutional barrier: the chief information officer (CIO).

Posted Dec 10, 2013

MarkLogic Corporation, an Enterprise NoSQL database platform company, announced the immediate availability of MarkLogic 7 on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. Enterprises now have full access to the company's schema-agnostic Enterprise NoSQL database that includes search and application services and is engineered to harness the benefits of AWS.

Posted Nov 19, 2013

I recently spent an afternoon going down a podcast rabbit hole. It started with the DoubleX podcast from Slate, which led me to an episode of Dan Savage's Savage Love podcast, which pointed me to--of all things--the OkCupid blog. I was more surprised than anybody when I discovered we could all learn something from OkCupid about analytics and all the very scary things websites know about us.

Posted Nov 19, 2013

I have previously reviewed basic business practices required to anticipate and manage inevitable social media crises affecting brands. Even the best business practices can only mitigate social public relations (PR) disasters. And it is expensive, and of dubious value, to do as the Department of State is reported recently to have done: spend $630,000 on Facebook likes. That's probably, at best, a one-off solution.

Posted Nov 19, 2013

dtSearch Corp., a supplier of document filters and general enterprise and developer text retrieval software, announced version 7.73 of its product line. The new version enhances .NET, C++ and Java API options for dtSearch Engine developers embedding the document filters for data parsing, conversion, extraction, and display of retrieved data with highlighted hits.

Posted Nov 05, 2013

MarkLogic Corporation announced an update to its Connector for Hadoop that allows Hadoop applications direct access to data indexed and managed by the MarkLogic Enterprise NoSQL database platform. The Connector helps companies realize the value of Hadoop by simplifying data management, reducing infrastructure costs, and increasing development agility.

Posted Oct 31, 2013

The Hummingbird is known not only for its hum-like chirp but also for its love of sweet nectar. But thanks to Google, it may also now be known in the digital world for its love of high-quality content. Earlier this month, Google unfurled the biggest change to its search engine since the company launched 15 years ago.The Hummingbird update brings about major changes to the way Google ranks search results. Hummingbird makes it more important than ever before for brands to hone their content marketing to draw users (and the Hummingbird) into deeper brand engagement.

Posted Oct 25, 2013

Silicon Valley-based KuroBase, Inc. launched its new Database-as-as-Service (DBaaS), a fully-managed cloud-based data store. This is the first element in the KuroBase Orchestration Platform Architecture, which allows web, game, and mobile app developers to manage and control data stores with scalability. With this release, KuroBase offers a fully managed DBaaS hosting both the industry leading Couchbase NoSQL database and the recently released Couchbase Sync Gateway in the cloud.

Posted Oct 17, 2013

MarkLogic Corporation announced the latest version of its Enterprise NoSQL database platform, MarkLogic® 7. To help organizations gain better operational agility and optimize storage costs, MarkLogic 7 supports cloud computing, can run natively on the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), and has new features that enable database elasticity and searchable tiered storage. Additionally, to help users understand and gain more meaning from their data, MarkLogic 7 introduces MarkLogic Semantics.

Posted Oct 11, 2013

You can never be too rich or too thin, or so the saying goes. But you can have too much data, according to the results of a survey of marketers. Digital marketers need to take control of their marketing data or the unrelenting flow of Big Data will overwhelm them, the survey says. Despite the grim prognosis, there is hope, said a marketing analyst familiar with the report.

Posted Sep 09, 2013

Fishbowl Solutions, an Oracle WebCenter Content and Portal Specialized Gold Partner and a Google Enterprise Partner, has announced the release of its Google Search Appliance (GSA) Connector Version 3.0 for Oracle WebCenter Content. This release adds support for additional Google Search Appliance 7.0 features and introduces a redesigned WebCenter Content Google Search interface to bring a Google-like search experience to WebCenter users.

Posted Jul 01, 2013

Fishbowl Solutions, a Google Enterprise Partner and an Oracle WebCenter Content and Portal Specialized Partner, announced the upcoming release of their Google Search Appliance Connector Version 3.0 for Oracle WebCenter Content. The new connector is scheduled for release at the end of June.

Posted Jun 13, 2013

The completely rebuilt Dialog information service made its official debut at the Special Libraries Association Conference in San Diego. Now called ProQuest Dialog the reinvented service makes about a billion documents accessible for the first time to searchers of all skill levels. Three intuitive search modes in the same interface enable content to be quickly pinpointed and delivered in ready-to-use form.

Posted Jun 11, 2013

EBSCO Information Services and Gale, part of Cengage Learning, have agreed to make Gale databases and archives discoverable through EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). The agreement allows EBSCO to index Gale metadata and make it discoverable for mutual customers through EBSCO Discovery Service.

Posted May 29, 2013

As businesses try to make sense of big data, I'm reminded of how contradictory forces can bring balance to a situation in order to move it forward. In my opinion, there is an over-emphasis on the technology side of big data, and not enough focus on the business side.

Posted May 22, 2013

We've all heard about the value of content curation in the digital age. People put a premium on any tool that is able to help them sort through the deluge of information. And content creators have realized that they can add quick value to their sites by providing a stream of curated content that is relevant to their readers. Bruce Clay Inc., a global internet marketing solutions and optimization company, and PublishThis, a cloud-based content platform and end-to-end content marketing manager studied how curating content as a strategy effects publisher SEO.

Posted May 01, 2013

According to new research from Searchmetrics more news integrations are being displayed in Google search results, with content from AOL-owned local site Patch.com, followed by Huffingtonpost.com, currently the most likely to appear.

Posted Apr 29, 2013

Kenshoo, a provider of premium digital marketing technology, published its latest edition of the Kenshoo Global Search Advertising Trends report, updated through the first quarter of 2013. The report examines performance of paid search marketing by analyzing campaign data associated with several billion dollars of ad spend managed through Kenshoo across global search engines.

Posted Apr 25, 2013

MarkLogic Corporation, the provider of the enterprise NoSQL database platform, announced that it has closed a $25 million round of growth capital led by Sequoia Capital and Tenaya Capital, with participation from Northgate Capital. MarkLogic CEO and former Oracle executive, Gary Bloom, also made a personal investment in this financing round.

Posted Apr 10, 2013

In the mid 1990s, I bought an Iomega Zip drive boasting 100MB of storage. It was the size of a small pancake. The other popular offline storage medium, a 3.5" diskette, held 1.44MB. Each Zip drive packed the equivalent of almost 70 diskettes. Who would ever need more than a few Zip drives?

Posted Apr 09, 2013

Rio SEO, a SaaS-based software provider of SEO and social media marketing tools, unveiled a software upgrade that enables the integration of Facebook's Open Graph Markup into hyper-local website landing pages for multi-location businesses.

Posted Mar 26, 2013

Access Innovations, a data management firm, has partnered with AIP Publishing LLC, a physical science publisher, to produce a list of about 980,000 discrete academic authors and 33,000 institutions involved in publishing physics papers worldwide. Dating back to the early 20th century, the complete dataset contains more than 800,000 articles.

Posted Mar 20, 2013

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