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Yahoo announced the purchase of Associated Content, a website that commissions freelance writers and video producers to create a variety of content on different topics. The site was founded in 2005 to serve as an open content economy and database. The site has more than 350,000 contributors.

Posted May 20, 2010

VitalSource Technologies Inc., an Ingram Content Group company, announced an "accessibility release" for its VitalSource Bookshelf etextbook platform. The new version of VitalSource Bookshelf includes the new DTD (Document Type Definition) v3.4 and VitalSource's "MathSpeak" program which adds rich English-language articulation to MathML tags.

Posted May 18, 2010

Alchemy Software Development Limited announced the release of Alchemy PUBLISHER 3.0, the newest generation of the company's visual localization technology. The company claims that the new translation memory technology can save companies up to 60% of their translation costs by ensuring that a single sentence never needs to be translated more than once.

Posted May 18, 2010

Linguistic and cultural issues impact the success of businesses seeking to expand throughout the increasingly global marketplace, as well as successes closer to home—given the fact that many countries are populated by those speaking different languages. Previously, only companies of a certain size looked beyond their borders. Today, every business is in competition with every other business across the planet.

Posted May 10, 2010

Altova's conversion and data mapping tool, Altova MapForce, is now integrated with Quark Dynamic Publishing Solution. The company also rolled out Version 2010 Release 3 (v2010r3) of the Altova MissionKit, an integrated suite of XML, database, and UML tools.

Posted May 06, 2010

Managing Editor Inc. (MEI), an Adobe premier development partner, lifted the curtain on the latest edition of the vjoon K4 Cross-Media Publishing Platform. K4 6.2 is a product of German developer vjoon, and is fully compatible with Adobe Creative Suite 5.

Posted May 06, 2010

Author-it Software Corporation (ASC) is launching Author-it Assist, a program that enables organizations to create and personalize their own user assistance for any third-party software application. Rather than sifting through pages of developer-created material, Author-it customers can create their own customized user help guides.

Posted May 06, 2010

Digital publishing vendor YUDU Media announced that it has launched a cross-platform self-publishing solution that enables users to create their own digital publications that are viewable on the web, iPad, and iPhone via custom-built branded apps. The company also announced that the availability of self-publishing applications for all other major ereaders and mobile devices will follow in the coming months.

Posted May 04, 2010

OnCopyright 2010, a 1-day event held at the Union League Club in New York City and sponsored by the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), tackled the issue of copyright from four vantage points: art, society, technology, and law. The 19 experts from these four sectors provided insights into the changing parameters of remixing, mashups, collaboration, and disruptive technology.

Posted Apr 23, 2010

Springer Science+Business Media expanded its service on www.AuthorMapper.com, a free analytical online tool for discerning trends, patterns and subject experts within scientific research. AuthorMapper offers searchable content from all Springer and BioMed Central journals, and now offers ebook data.

Posted Apr 20, 2010

study by the Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) shed some light on the issue of speed versus accuracy in online journalism and the secrets to profitability.

Posted Apr 19, 2010

Japanese software vendor JustSystems released version 6.0 of XMetaL XMAX, an embeddable ActiveX component, and XMetaL Developer, an XML configuration tool. The 6.0 releases will broaden support for for a wider variety of customized XML formats.

Posted Apr 15, 2010

Although evidence continues to suggest that students and consumers in general are not yet ready (if they ever will be) to entirely give up print as an information source, e-readers, e-technology, and etextbooks are becoming increasingly common. As consumers become more familiar with the options that technology provides in terms of lower cost, personalized access to information, and accessibility anytime, anywhere, the impact on the textbook market is unavoidable.

Posted Apr 14, 2010

Actuate Corporation, developers of BIRT, announced Xenos Axess, the first enterprise-class solution to produce high-volumes of accessible PDF documents for the visually impaired. Xenos Axess is a patent-pending technology, and the culmination of two years of extensive research and development.

Posted Apr 13, 2010

Adobe Systems Incorporated announced Adobe Creative Suite 5, the latest release of the design and development software platform. Focusing on interactivity, performance, and maximizing the impact of digital content and marketing campaigns across media and devices, the Creative Suite 5 product line includes full version upgrades of flagship creative tools while delivering significant workflow enhancements to designers and developers.

Posted Apr 13, 2010

If 2009 was the worst of times for most of the information industry, it was a decidedly good year for manufacturers of digital e-reading alternatives. In a year when 34% of Americans reported cutting down on the number of books they were purchasing, the news of e-readers and tablet devices flying off shelves should be encouraging to businesses whose lifeblood is the provision of engaging content. Yet for publishers, the mainstream adoption of digital reading alternatives and ebooks brings huge financial challenges alongside the tantalizing opportunities.

Posted Apr 02, 2010

Author-it Software Corporation (ASC) announced the launch of a web-based application that delivers content to users based on their profiles. The application, called Author-it Aspect, forms part of the Author-it Dynamic Assistance Platform.

Posted Mar 23, 2010

Retailer Barnes & Noble announced plans to release a B&N-branded e-reader application for Apple's upcoming iPad tablet.

Posted Mar 18, 2010

Syncro Soft Ltd, the developer of Oxygen XML Editor and Author, has announced the immediate availability of version 11.2 of its XML Editor and XML Author tools.

Posted Mar 18, 2010

News aggregation service Newser announce the launch of Newser By Users, a new service that gives readers the tools to find, summarize, and post stories that reflect their specific interests.

Posted Mar 18, 2010

A group of New York and Silicon Valley investors has pooled $2.5 million in seed funding for Vook, the startup company behind the product of the same name

Posted Feb 23, 2010

Altova announced the availability of Version 2010 Release 2, an update to its Altova MissionKit suite of XML, database, and UML tools.

Posted Feb 19, 2010

Adobe premier development partner Managing Editor Inc. began distribution of Version 6 of its K4 Cross-Media Publishing Platform, an editorial management system designed for cross-media input and output including workflow and remote access functionality, as well as numerous other features and improvements.

Posted Feb 05, 2010

To try to address the range and scope of its clients' conversion projects, LuraTech on February 1 announced that it will launch DocYard, a software platform enabling clients to build their own production-level document conversion and capture environments out of a series of modules designed to integrate a range of in-house needs, from different formats and source materials to outside software and even human resources.

Posted Feb 05, 2010

In discussing the decision to shake up the CODiE Awards by moving the program from its traditional home during the spring NetGain conference in San Francisco, SIIA Content Division vice president Ed Keating noted that "there's not much difference between a rut and a groove." That premise of breaking out of a rut was certainly in evidence in the product strategies of the 15 winning companies, winnowed from more than one hundred nominees through two rounds of voting.

Posted Jan 29, 2010

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