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The Google Books settlement saga continued this week as a federal court rejected the search giant's proposed $125 million settlement on the grounds that it would unfairly grant control over published works to Google, to the potential detriment of authors and competitors such as Amazon or Apple.

Posted Mar 24, 2011

Spectra Logic announced that it is now offering free data integrity verification for its complete series of tape libraries from SME to Enterprise. The company's BlueScale Data Integrity Verification ensures that data written to tape is retrievable now and into the future. According to Spectra, its tape libraries are currently the only tape storage systems that actively, automatically check the media and the data on tape throughout the storage life of the data.

Posted Mar 22, 2011

DocuLex, Inc., a developer of document management software, announced the availability of its WebSearch Connector V2, a desktop solution for integrating the DocuLex Archive Studio's WebSearch document management software with popular business applications such as Microsoft Dynamics GP, QuickBooks, Sage, and Needles.

Posted Mar 17, 2011

Vizibility also chose this year's SXSW event to announce the addition of QR codes to its Vizibility SearchMe links, which can be added to resumes, presentations, business cards, or other printed or online materials. QR codes are a form of specialized barcode, and when used in conjunction with Vizibility they allow job-seekers to present additional information on themselves outside the context of a formal resume or other identifying document.

Posted Mar 17, 2011

IBM launched a global skills initiative to inform and educate clients, business partners, and college students about IBM software and the Watson computing system, covering topics such as Big Data, analytics, data management, and open source technologies. The initiative provides IT professionals free access to 1,200 on-site skills bootcamps at client, partner, and university locations worldwide, at 38 IBM Innovation Centers, and online at DB2University.com.

Posted Mar 15, 2011

EBSCO and Credo Reference are extending their partnership allowing the reference content from Credo Reference to be discoverable within EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). Metadata from Credo General Reference, Credo Topic Pages, and Publisher Collections will be added to the EDS Base Index, providing reference content and overviews of top research topics within discovery.

Posted Mar 10, 2011

MarkLogic Corporation announced that its database is now being used to help power the content platform of Zinio, which according to the company is the world's largest digital newsstand. Zinio, allows consumers to get instant access, search, and organization for millions of digital news and entertainment articles. According to the companies, MarkLogic was selected because of its ability to scale to large datasets, as well as the ability to rapidly perform searches.

Posted Mar 10, 2011

Information management and data recovery firm Kroll Ontrack released Ontrack PowerControls version 6.1, an enhancement that gives users the ability to open and read SharePoint 2010 data, as well as connect to SharePoint 2010 targets. Ontrack PowerControls 6.1 provides complete support for the SharePoint Server 2007 and 2010 environment, as well as support for several versions of Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5.

Posted Mar 10, 2011

Data sharing and making effective use of information are two of the main challenges of modern police work. When the Memphis Police Department began looking for ways to improve its fight against violent crime, it recognized that simply deploying additional police officers was not the answer. Instead, the department began looking for a more elegant and cost-effective solution. The MPD needed a way to sift through the available data and discover insights that could guide the deployment of its large force of uniformed officers.

Posted Mar 03, 2011

VBrick Systems, which develops enterprise IT video solutions, is acquiring Fliqz Media Corporation. Fliqz develops video platforms that let websites provide video to users and improve website search engine ranking. The solutions will be integrated with VBrick's VBoss streaming service, which helps organizations meet live and on-demand video needs.

Posted Feb 24, 2011

The Coveo Platform 6.5 was released, which includes dynamic, personalized, and interactive business analytics and dashboards. Coveo's new dashboard widgets provide users with immediate access to a unified view of the information they need, across any number of repositories. Coveo dashboards help departments - from sales and marketing, to operations, and customer support - make better, more informed business decisions based on real-time information.

Posted Feb 15, 2011

dtSearch Corp., a supplier of enterprise and developer text retrieval and file conversion software, announced Version 7.66 of the dtSearch product line, including a native 64-bit .NET 4 SDK for the dtSearch Engine. The .NET 4 SDK covers the Spider API for indexing local and remote, static and dynamic web-based content, encompassing both public internet and secure intranet data. The .NET 4 release also has a sample application for the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. And the new SDK offers performance enhancements for faceted searching involving millions of document metadata tags or database records. The dtSearch Engine for Win & .NET and the dtSearch Engine for Linux make available dtSearch's data searching and file format support for use in a wide variety of internet, intranet, and other commercial applications.

Posted Feb 08, 2011

SwiftKnowledge, LLC, a global provider of web-based business intelligence (BI) software, announced SwiftKnowledge for Banking On Demand, the first and only cloud computing-based suite designed to help banks quickly and easily identify and manage risk; enhance customer insight; and improve product, pricing and channel efforts.Key BI functionalities - including reporting/analytics, predictive modeling, and proactive notification - and bank-specific applications are featured in SwiftKnowledge's new SaaS offering, with more than 100 pre-built bank reports ready to use upon deployment. Banks benefit from SwiftKnowledge for Banking On Demand's pay-as-you-go pricing option, fast deployment, support of industry standards, reduced in-house IT support requirements, and out-of-the-box integrations with major banking core processors.

Posted Feb 08, 2011

Index Engines, an enterprise discovery company, announced a new cloud-based tape load service that will provide full identification and access to tape data for ediscovery. The Look & Learn service, starting at $50 per tape, provides clients with full access to the index of their tape data without the need to install any hardware or software.

Posted Feb 03, 2011

Hot Neuron, LLC announced the release of version 2.3 of its Clustify software, featuring content-based email threading to reduce the number of documents that must be reviewed during e-discovery.

Posted Feb 01, 2011

Digital Reef, a software provider for ediscovery and digital information governance, announced a development partnership with Relativity. The partnership will provide a seamless experience between users of Digital Reef eDiscovery and Relativity, kCura's complete review platform for complex electronic discovery projects. The new Digital Reef Review Exchange allows litigation support professionals and legal counsel to exchange native files and documents directly within Relativity.

Posted Jan 27, 2011

Exterro, Inc., a provider of legal governance, risk, and compliance management software solutions, and open software provider Digital Reef announced the integration of Exterro Fusion and Digital Reef eDiscovery. The combination simplifies the task of legal holds, data preservation, processing, and early case assessments (ECA) in electronic discovery.

Posted Jan 20, 2011

Attivio made available its Active Intelligence Engine (AIE) for SharePoint Integration. The Active Intelligence Engine gives customers a single interface to find and aggregate information across multiple SharePoint instances, as well as other information sources such as websites, databases, email, CRM and other systems.

Posted Jan 13, 2011

WebVisible announced KPEye, a keyword performance engine that analyzes historical data and real-time market data to determine which keywords generate the most conversions. KPEye analyzes the historical success of keywords over hundreds of thousands of campaigns for clicks that convert into leads. The program also identifies keywords that attract attention but don't generate revenue.

Posted Jan 13, 2011

EBSCO Publishing is enabling public libraries to use EBSCOhost as the front end of their online catalogs. Loading catalog records on EBSCOhost allows public libraries to provide patrons with the use of the features and functionality of EBSCOhost.

Posted Jan 11, 2011

ProQuest has acquired ebrary. The agreement will combine the companies' technologies and add a quarter of a million ebooks to ProQuest's content offerings. The combined collection will enable users to search across multiple formats, including books, journals, dissertations, newspapers, and video.

Posted Jan 11, 2011

Twitter announced that it was acquiring the team that developed Fluther, a social question and answer website. The company is bringing aboard four engineers and a designer from the popular site, including Fluther's founders. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Posted Jan 04, 2011

Dassault Systèmes announced that its subsidiary Exalead, a provider of search-based application platforms, is an extended package of CloudView modules developed specifically to integrate information from legacy CRM, ERP, HR enterprise applications, PLM systems and web content. The package, named CloudView 360, is built around Exalead's CloudView version 5 search technology and adds semantic processing and information mash-up capabilities to help create complete views of enterprise status and direction.

Posted Dec 14, 2010

Social search engine and analytics company PeopleBrowsr debuted Research.ly, a product that allows online marketers, brand managers, and social media experts to receive real-time analytics and conversations from the social web. ReSearch.ly provides demographic data, sentiment analysis, real-time and historic mentions, as well as viral analytics for a given keyword.

Posted Dec 07, 2010

The Hyperwords Company announced a major update to the Hyperwords Firefox Add-On Version 7.

Posted Nov 30, 2010

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