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Adobe Systems Incorporated has announced Adobe LiveCycle Enterprise Suite 2 (ES2), a software offering designed to allow clients to build applications that improve interactions with customers and constituents across devices and channels.

Posted Oct 06, 2009

Sony has relaunched its Publisher Portal, a portal that aids both publishers and individual authors in working with Sony to provide books for publication through its ebookstore.

Posted Oct 02, 2009

Managing Editor Inc. (MEI) has announced the release of InPorter, a new add-on utility developed by MEI for the vjoon K4 Publishing System. InPorter is a server-side tool that streamlines the process of moving content into K4, which integrates Adobe's InDesign and InCopy.

Posted Sep 29, 2009

Until fairly recently, if you wanted to publish a news article or magazine feature, it required a large staff and huge presses housed in vast buildings. It took great wealth to buy the means to publish and a factorylike process to sell the ads, produce the news, and distribute the product. Because newspaper production was well beyond the means of most people, we relied on newspaper and magazine publishing companies with the requisite resources to produce the news for us, and in return, they charged large sums of money for display and classified ads-and they thrived. Today, that's all changed.

Posted Sep 28, 2009

Adobe Systems Incorporated and Omniture have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Adobe to acquire Omniture in a transaction valued at approximately $1.8 billion on a fully diluted equity-value basis.

Posted Sep 18, 2009

Google Inc. has announced that it has acquired ReCAPTCHA Inc., a spin-off of Carnegie Mellon University's Computer Science Department responsible for developing online puzzles that both protect Web sites and aid in the digitizing of printed text.

Posted Sep 18, 2009

Mediaspectrum has announced the release of its Cloud Computing Platform for Publishers. Available as a service online, Mediaspectrum is providing a unified environment for publishers to quickly access its platform.

Posted Sep 11, 2009

It may have been a long time since anyone reminded you to play nice with others, but come this fall, Adobe may be reminding you of the virtues of sharing. Whether you are coordinating on a project with colleagues down the hall or across the world, Adobe is trying to streamline the collaboration process for you.

Posted Sep 09, 2009

Author-it Software Corporation and Syrinx Consulting have partnered to provide a single-click publishing application from Author-it directly into Microsoft SharePoint.

Posted Sep 04, 2009

Fwix has launched as a new, local news platform that combines traditional local news content with user-contributed stories.

Posted Sep 01, 2009

Web development and content management platform Platforminc has released its Mobile Blogging Tool, which enables users to add text, video, and photos to existing articles and blog entries.

Posted Aug 21, 2009

Plastic Logic announced today that Olive Software will be a key service provider and partner for the Plastic Logic Publishers Program.

Posted Aug 18, 2009

i4i, Inc., a Toronto-based software firm, which won a copyright infringement lawsuit against software giant Microsoft in May, saw that judgment upheld in a U.S. District Court ruling.

Posted Aug 14, 2009

Quark has announced an update that spans its entire product line: the 8.1 versions of QuarkXPress, Quark Publishing System, QuarkCopyDesk, and QuarkXPress Server.

Posted Aug 07, 2009

WoodWing, a solutions innovator for the production of print and online publications has realased a CS4 compatible version of Smart Layout.

Posted Aug 04, 2009

WoodWing Software's has announced their web-to-print solution Brand Station.

Posted Aug 04, 2009

New York-based digitization company Digital Divide Data (DDD) has announced that it will open a fifth office in Oxford, U.K., to serve its European client base.

Posted Jul 31, 2009

Managing Editor, Inc., (MEI) announced the release of Integrated Production Suite (IPS) 4.6, an updated version of the company's collection of MEI products for enterprise publishers.

Posted Jul 24, 2009

The conflict between publishers and search engines heated up once again when disgruntled publishers put Europe's media commissioner, Viviane Reding, on notice last month. Publishers from across the continent got organized and signed the "Hamburg Declaration Regarding Intellectual Property Rights" at a meeting of the European Publishers' Council and the World Association of Newspapers on June 26. This is just the latest in a string of complaints from publishers about search engines making money off the work of others. However, it has once again brought up the all-important question: How do publishers get their web content in front of readers without losing out on monetizing opportunities?

Posted Jul 21, 2009

FastPencil has launched the beta version of a self-publishing platform that allows authors to write, share, publish, and sell their books.

Posted Jul 17, 2009

Microsoft Corp. announced that Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft Visio 2010, and Microsoft Project 2010 have reached the technical preview stage, and tens of thousands of people are being invited to test Office and Visio as part of the program.

Posted Jul 17, 2009

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was established by President Dwight D. Eisenhower as a partial response to the first artificial satellite launched by the Soviet Union. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., NASA currently focuses on four research categories: aeronautics, exploration systems, science, and space operations. Recently celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2008, NASA continues to be a leader in scientific research, declaring its mission "to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery, and aeronautics research."

Posted Jul 17, 2009

Whether it's the Seattle Post-Intelligencer giving up the printed ghost and going all-digital or the Rocky Mountain News going out of business, the world of journalism has been in a constant state of flux lately. As media giants such as News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch reconsider the possibility of making users pay for content, there are emerging solution providers, such as Journalism Online, LLC, that hope to make the task of monetizing content easier for content providers and consumers alike.

Posted Jul 16, 2009

Many mainstream media outlets are reducing their staff journalists. At the same time, many organizations finally understand the value of "brand journalism," creating interesting information online that serves to educate and inform consumers. This convergence has opened up an entire new world for aspiring journalists to consider.

Posted Jul 13, 2009

Quark announced its work with EMC to integrate Quark XML Author with the EMC Documentum enterprise content management solution to bring easy XML authoring to anyone using Microsoft Word.

Posted Jul 07, 2009