Piktochart, a web-based infographic and presentation tools company announced the global launch of the all-new Piktochart, a shift from the previous version platform, to allow users to create interactive charts on a completely new and user-friendly dashboard of its free edition.
Posted Jan 30, 2013
From traditional desktop PCs and laptops to smartphones, tablets, consoles, and interactive TVs, consumers are using more devices than ever before. That puts added pressure on digital content companies (DCCs) to ensure an ideal user experience when people switch between these various screens. As a result, many businesses are turning to responsive web design (RWD), which can create a single source of web content that displays in a readable and relatively controlled way anywhere it's viewed. RWD's single code base delivers to any screen, so that when a change needs to be made to a web page, it only needs to be done once, saving valuable time and money. But while RWD can, under ideal circumstances, adjust your content according to the device and enable more fluid and responsive interaction, it doesn't always work across the board and may not be the best option, especially compared to traditional user experience (UX) design, some experts say.
Posted Jan 18, 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
Amazon Studios, the original film and series production arm of Amazon.com, announced that it plans to produce pilots for six original comedy series. The series come from a diverse set of writers including newcomers to Hollywood and industry veterans. This marks the studios' first pilot production since expanding into original programming development earlier this year.
Posted Dec 20, 2012
Brainshark, Inc., a provider of online and mobile video presentations solutions, unveiled the Brainshark Mobile Player. This HTML5-based player gives iOS and Android users a more interactive experience when they view Brainshark video presentations on their smartphones and tablets. The player also enables organizations to increase their level of engagement with mobile users - who can access, view and share high-impact content anytime.
Posted Dec 19, 2012
Central Desktop, a cloud-based collaboration platform company, is addressing the digital evolution of the creative agency world with the addition of "Moodboards" to its SocialBridge collaboration solution. Moodboards match the convenience of a web-based inspiration board for each campaign or project with the security and permissions to keep these ideas private within a designated team.
Posted Nov 19, 2012
Mag+ introduced its new Mag+ App SDK (Software Development Kit), which opens the Mag+ engine to publishers, agencies and app developers. Now publishers can choose between using Mag+'s award-winning white-label app or building their own app with the SDK, while still taking advantage of the Mag+ creative toolset and powerful distribution backend.
Posted Nov 19, 2012
First there was Blogger. Then there was Twitter. Now, somewhere in between those concepts is Medium, the ambitious new creation of co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams, who are responsible for all three social media online publishing tools.Launched recently by Williams' and Stone's Obvious Corp., Medium offers a fresh take on blogging by combining some of the best features already built into competitor sites such as Tumblr, Pinterest, reddit, and Zeen. Medium's design lets users collaborate on works consisting of words and/or images that are published on the site. After reading a work, users can provide feedback to the author, indicate if they liked it, and supplement it with additional content.
Posted Nov 12, 2012
When most people (or businesses) start a blog they continue posting regularly, sometimes for years, and eventually develop a large body of work. The trouble is that despite their usefulness, very few readers will use the links or buttons at the end of a post to see what came before or after the one they are reading. If a reader does use these buttons he will probably only read one or two more posts before leaving the blog. Even when similar posts are recommended the likelihood that anyone will go on to read any of them is slim.
Posted Oct 26, 2012
SDL LiveContent, a new family of software products, debuted, empowering companies to meet their customers' needs to find the right technical information through all the relevant touch points in the customer journey. An SDL survey conducted in August 2012 found that 79% of respondents agreed that high-quality product information makes it more likely they will purchase additional products from the same manufacturer and 87% agreed that high-quality product information makes it easier for them to solve service problems on their own.
Posted Oct 23, 2012
Did you use your cellphone today to read email, check the weather, or scan news headlines? If so, you used a mobile site or mobile app, and you're hardly alone.Nearly half (46%) of all American adults own a smartphone, up 11% from last year, according to the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project. More people now own a phone that can access the web-an iPhone, BlackBerry, Android device, etc.-than carry a more basic cell.
Posted Oct 23, 2012
Syncro Soft, the developer of the Oxygen XML suite of products, announced the immediate availability of version 14.1 of its Oxygen XML Editor, Oxygen XML Author and Oxygen XML Developer products containing a comprehensive set of tools supporting all the XML related technologies.
Posted Oct 22, 2012
MuseGlobal, provider of content integration and data virtualization platforms worldwide, announced the availability of Muse version 188.8.131.52, which includes a new module and a variety of enhancements.
Posted Oct 18, 2012
MarkLogic Corporation, provider of the enterprise NoSQL database, and SGI, provider of Hadoop Big Data solutions, announced the SGI DataRaptor with MarkLogic database. An integrated and optimized hardware and software solution, SGI DataRaptor is designed to make it faster and easier for organizations to generate reliable, scalable, and secure Big Data results.
Posted Oct 18, 2012
Webcollage Inc. announced it has launched a new program that will enable smaller manufacturers to instantly create and syndicate rich media product information to retailer websites.
Posted Oct 18, 2012
Quark announced the new App StudioTM, the next generation digital publishing solution. By combining the market-leading HTML5 technology from the recent acquisition of PressRun with Quark's existing digital publishing technology, App Studio is now the only digital publishing solution that allows users to create customized apps with HTML5, QuarkXPress, InDesign, and XML.
Posted Oct 16, 2012
ActiveStandards, a website quality management (WQM) platform introduced Standards Hub, a new component of the ActiveStandards service which enables users to create website standards documents in minutes. The automated tool guides web managers through the creation of website standards documentation online, reducing the time, cost, and complexity of creating and maintaining a comprehensive website standards library.
Posted Oct 16, 2012
The World Wide Web has forever changed the way companies of all sizes do business. From the smallest mom-and-pop shop to the largest enterprise, the internet has not only made it easier for companies to grow, but it has added new concerns. To be sure, the web is the great equalizer. In the past, only a select few corporations operated on a global scale, but the web has made it possible for organizations in Peoria, Ill., to sell goods and services to those in Prague. While leveraging the web to deliver the right information to the right people at the right time may seem relatively straightforward, it is not.
Posted Oct 15, 2012
Take some flashy Korean Pop dance moves, throw in a horse barn, bus, and elevator, and mix them all up with some banging beats, and the tasty result will be the Gangnam Style music video. With almost 430 million views in the span of two months, Korean Pop star PSY has destroyed most YouTube records. Park Jae-sang, better known by his stage name PSY, has gone from a successful South Korean artist to a worldwide superstar since July. Whether you have seen the plethora of remixes on the web, watched various TV personalities do their own sad renditions, or heard your friends contemplating dressing up as PSY for Halloween, it's safe to say you have probably seen the video. If not take a few minutes and watch it now .
Posted Oct 11, 2012
These days, having a good digital strategy has become a business staple for successful publishers. Hearst Magazines has not shied away from this challenge, making it a priority to keep up with its technology-driven readership by creating both websites and mobile sites for its brands and their content. But even with all of its efforts, Hearst realized it needed to find a publishing solution that would not only provide a more efficient way to publish content to multiple venues, but would also streamline its workflow process.
Posted Oct 03, 2012
Quark announced its new enterprise publishing platform for customer communications. Quark Publishing PlatformTM is an integrated solution that automates the creation and delivery of rich, interactive content across print, web, and digital formats. As an open solution, Quark Publishing Platform is architected to work with existing enterprise infrastructures and business systems to optimize the publishing process.
Posted Sep 27, 2012
Everyone wants to know the recipe for creating viral content. And while some claim to have cracked the viral code, the vast majority of online information falls flat. While we continue to watch some videos, photos, and stories skyrocket to internet fame, the secret blend of herbs and spices remains elusive to the general population. While I doubt that there will ever be a line by line recipe for success on the internet, I do believe we can look at some key ingredients from previous successes and give content a better chance to survive and flourish online. In this ongoing series over the next few weeks we are going to take a look at several tasty surprises from 2012 and see what we can grab to add to our pantry.
Posted Sep 13, 2012
Editors are not known for embracing change. So when Ebyline surveyed editors to see how social media and SEO have changed their jobs, it's no surprise that many still valued the basics of good journalism over other concerns.According to Ebyline original reporting, depth/expertise, and exclusivity topped the list of content success factors followed by publication title and presentation. At the bottom of the editors' list were social media value, author byline, and SEO-which, to many web-focused audiences, may seem counterintuitive.
Posted Aug 10, 2012
Are the web content management systems (WCMs) that many digital publishers and web content producers use today outdated? Yes, according to a new report authored by Mountain View, Calif.-headquartered market research and analysis firm Frost & Sullivan, entitled "Web Content Management Systems: So Five Years Ago."
Posted Aug 08, 2012
But in light of the e-reader revolution, the great literary debate arose: is the book beyond improvement?I have come to believe that the argument is more philosophically stimulating than truly helpful in the process of content creation. What we have before us is not a matter of improvement, but evolution. We're talking about technology after all. The enhanced ebook may be a bird of a different feather but it still needs two good wings if it's going to fly: a smooth user experience and, of course, a compelling story.
Posted Aug 07, 2012