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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
Digital marketing intelligence provider AdGooroo, a Kantar Media company, announced it has expanded its service for clients with the addition of search marketing intelligence data on the Yahoo! Bing Network, including estimated PPC spend, clickthrough rates (CTR), cost per click (CPC) and impression share/share of voice by keyword, ad and advertiser.
Posted Mar 20, 2013
Searchmetrics, a provider of search and social analytics software, has expanded the localized search data it provides to allow online marketers to analyze search results in 154 cities and 14 countries around the world. Search engines are increasingly displaying results tailored to searchers' locations, driven by the growth of mobile devices and greater use of location data such as IP addresses.
Posted Mar 20, 2013
Google announced an upgrade to its AdWords program through enhanced campaigns. As the folks at Google put it: "This is a first step to help you more simply and smartly manage your ad campaigns in today's multi-device world." The new enhanced campaigns will allow a company to serve different ads to different people based on not only their search terms, but on their context as well - such as their device and location. A "mobile preferred creative" option will make this possible. In the past, a user would have to set up separate campaigns.
Posted Feb 07, 2013
San Diego-based Rio SEO, a provider of software tools for search engine optimization automation and reporting, announced the launch of a suite of social media marketing products following the recent acquisition and integration of Seattle-based Meteor Solutions.
Posted Feb 05, 2013
IBM announced it will provide a modified version of an IBM Watson system to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, making it the first university to receive such a system. The arrival of the Watson system will enable new leading-edge research at Rensselaer, and afford faculty and students an opportunity to find new uses for Watson and deepen the systems' cognitive capabilities. The firsthand experience of working on the system will also better position Rensselaer students as future leaders in the areas of Big Data, analytics, and cognitive computing.
Posted Jan 30, 2013
Catalyst Repository Systems, Inc., a provider of cloud-based document repositories for e-discovery and other complex legal matters, announced the release of its integrated predictive coding tool for e-discovery, Insight Predict. With Insight Predict, review teams are able to identify the most relevant documents much earlier in the review process, making the entire review workflow more focused and efficient.
Posted Jan 30, 2013
Senexx, Inc. announced the availability of SolvePath, an enterprise questions and answers (Q&A) collaboration platform that empowers businesses to provide their employees with fast, easy access to critical knowledge and expertise within their organization. SolvePath is a cloud-based solution that helps eliminate the obstacle of finding a subject matter expert or the right piece of information hidden within the massive volumes of "big data" that exist in today's corporate enterprises. Unlike existing Social Business Software (SBS) systems that force users to spend time going through videos, files, and other content to find the answers to specific questions, SolvePath uses advanced Natural Language Processing and machine learning algorithms to provide a targeted solution to the information consumption problem.
Posted Jan 22, 2013
The Search Agency, a global online marketing firm, released its quarterly State of Paid Search Report, which, among other findings, reports that smartphones and tablets drove 23% of total clicks in the fourth quarter of 2012, an 89% increase year over year. The quarterly report analyzes aggregated client data from various industries on paid search marketing trends across search engines and devices on a year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter basis.
Posted Jan 22, 2013
Ovum has published three "Trends to watch reports" on Cloud computing and predicts that 2013 will see cloud computing continue to grow rapidly. "2013 Trends to Watch: Private and Public Clouds" report, drills downs into not only private and public cloud trends, but also infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), and software-as-a-service (SaaS) trends. Meanwhile, "2013 Trends to Watch: Cloud Services" report, looks at cloud computing from the point of view of IT service providers. Finally, "2013 Trends to Watch: Cloud Computing" report, looks at the way cloud service providers and consumers adapt to cloud computing both on their own and as part of increasingly sophisticated cloud ecosystems.
Posted Jan 17, 2013
Facebook put speculators out of their misery nearly a week after inviting members of the press to "come see what we're building" by finally letting everyone in on the secret at today's event. And as it turns out, some of the prognosticators turned out to be right: it's a search engine.
Posted Jan 15, 2013
Every modern journalist needs a certain set of key skills. Certainly you have to know your way around social media to publicize your work, but these days, you also need to be able understand and make use of data.
Posted Jan 15, 2013
Gartner has predicted that, by 2015, "big data" will generate 4.4 million jobs globally. The bad news? Only one-third of those jobs will be filled. Why? There is a shortage of skilled analysts to do the work.
Posted Jan 11, 2013
IBM announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire StoredIQ Inc., a privately held company based in Austin, Texas. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Posted Dec 19, 2012
When David Feinleib, a California-based venture capitalist turned tech blogger, began to wonder what to post and when to post it, he had an arsenal of contacts in the Big Data world to help him figure this out. "These companies can all do these incredible things with their technology, but it's hard to get specific use-cases," or examples of a technology as applied to day-to-day business decisions. So Feinleib set off to find the company that would run analytics on the Forbes.com website to help his blog there and give him and the Forbes staff some useful input. He found Datameer, Inc., a Hadoop-based analytics software provider formed in 2009 that was nimble enough to do it.
Posted Dec 17, 2012
You say you don't have any personal Big Data? Not worried about cloud storage? Think again. Private data, including passwords, are breached almost every month. WikiLeaks is the poster child for loss of massive amounts of classified information, all due to poor oversight of personal external drives. Most recently the case of Mat Honan, a Wired magazine journalist, comes to mind. Privacy breaches and lost data aren't always due to personal carelessness, although that is often a contributing factor.
Posted Dec 06, 2012
Acrolinx announced the upcoming availability of its 3.0 release, which expands Acrolinx's support for Search Engine Optimization (SEO).To use Acrolinx for SEO, an author clicks the Acrolinx "Check" button in their authoring tool or web content management system. Acrolinx evaluates the document or web page and flags opportunities for improvement.
Posted Dec 05, 2012