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In contrast to previous generations of technology that focused primarily on automating business processes within the organization largely to reduce cost, this new generation of technology will shift to amplifying the practices of people, especially as they seek to collaborate. This new breed of software—which includes collaborative workspaces, blogs, and wikis—allows companies and individuals to address unexpected challenges and opportunities.

Posted Nov 01, 2005

VideoEgg, Inc., a provider of Web-based video publishing solutions, has announced The VideoEgg Publisher will integrate with Six Apart Ltd.’s TypePad service.

Posted Oct 28, 2005

I won’t go into book cover-judgment platitudes here; rather, I’ll suggest thinking a bit about the whole what-you-see-is-what-you-get proposition. In life, it usually means that just wanting something (or someone) to be one way or another won’t make it so. The problem with the assessment phase, I find, is spin. Like cars: one person’s standard is another’s option—and software’s no different.

Posted Oct 25, 2005

iMakeNews, Inc. (IMN), an ecommunications service provider, has announced the launch of its Total Channel Communications service, designed to enable technology vendors to support their resellers with lead generation enewsletter campaigns.

Posted Oct 18, 2005

Ovid, a Wolters Kluwer business and global provider of electronic, medical, scientific, and academic information research solutions, has announced that it is working with global publishers to license new humanities, arts, social science, and engineering content.

Posted Oct 11, 2005

Emerald Group Publishing has announced the launch of Library Link Newsletter Fillers, a free service created to help academic librarians who are responsible for preparing their library's newsletters.

Posted Oct 11, 2005

Quadralay Corporation, a provider of complete electronic publishing solutions, has announced the immediate availability of its next-generation software solution for creating online content, WebWorks ePublisher Pro for Adobe FrameMaker.

Posted Oct 07, 2005

MetaPress has announced it has enhanced its publisher content aggregation site.

Posted Oct 04, 2005

Data Depth Corporation, d/b/a/ iCopyright has announced the release of iCopyright Conductor, the latest generation of its content licensing system.

Posted Sep 23, 2005

Syncro Soft Ltd, the producer of XML Editor, has announced the immediate availability of version 6.2 of its XML Editor, Schema Editor, and XSLT Debugger.

Posted Sep 23, 2005

JotSpot, an application wiki company, has announced the formation of the JotSpot Developer Connection, a free online destination for accessing tools and resources for developing on the JotSpot wiki platform.

Posted Sep 16, 2005

Quark Inc. has announced enhancements in QuarkXPress 7, the next version of its publishing software.

Posted Sep 13, 2005

Zinio Systems, Inc., a provider of digital publishing and marketing services, has announced it has merged with Blue Dolphin Group (BDG), an online magazine retailer.

Posted Sep 13, 2005

The April announcement of a planned Adobe/Macromedia merger left some content creators in a lather, fearing that it would, at worst, blunt competition and inflate price tags on vital publishing and Web development tools, or at best, result in the most successful product in each space being simply integrated by its former competitor.

Posted Sep 09, 2005

Cadmus Communications Corporation has announced that it has released version 3.0 of Rapid Review, an online manuscript submission and tracking system for publishers.

Posted Sep 02, 2005

Altova, creator of XMLSpy, MapForce, and other software development and data integration tools, has announced the launch of a new online resource that describes how current and emerging business problems can be solved using XML and other technologies.

Posted Aug 26, 2005

Adobe Systems Incorporated and Macromedia, Inc. have announced that the stockholders of each company have voted in favor of Adobe's proposed acquisition of Macromedia at their respective special stockholder meetings held today.

Posted Aug 26, 2005

Pageflex, a provider of Web-to-print technology, has announced that ICS Diversified, Inc., a direct mail production company, has purchased Pageflex Storefront software to help the company expand and enhance its literature fulfillment services to include Web-to-print document customization and online ordering.

Posted Aug 23, 2005

McGraw-Hill Higher Education, a provider of electronic and print learning materials, and Zinio, a provider of digital publishing services, are offering ebooks, an interactive, lower-cost option to the traditional textbook.

Posted Aug 19, 2005

From the start, Adobe fine-tuned Acrobat with releases every 18 months or so. Most releases offered stunning new features, often with a modified interface, and an increasingly heavier client footprint that took correspondingly larger amounts of storage and time to load. Some versions seemed perfunctory; others offered significant new capabilities. Acrobat 7 falls into the latter camp. After letting the new 7.0 release settle down with the inevitable service upgrade, what is really new about Acrobat 7.01? More important, given Adobe’s acquisition of Macromedia, is it time to fundamentally reconsider your use of Adobe and Acrobat?

Posted Aug 17, 2005

Quanticus S.A. de C.V. has announced the release of version 6.0 of DBxtra, a standalone query and reporting tool for the Windows platforms.

Posted Aug 16, 2005

Back in 2000 when it looked as though the entire world’s content would soon be digitized, a myth developed that in the not-too-distant future, paper books would be supplanted by ebooks. While this hasn't come to pass, ebooks have wormed their way into the reference market and may have found a home.

Posted Aug 10, 2005

Telestream, a provider of Flip4Mac digital media tools for the Macintosh, has announced the release of Flip4Mac WMV Studio Version 1.0.6, which adds Windows Media encoding support for Apple Compressor 2.

Posted Aug 09, 2005

In mid-May, Audible, a provider of digital spoken audio content, and Pearson Education, an educational publisher, announced a partnership to develop and distribute audio-only study guides to college students as a supplement to Pearson’s textbook product line.

Posted Aug 08, 2005

I’m sick and tired of the media elite bitching and moaning about their diminishing role in society. There’s lots of blame and finger-pointing going on at big media these days: people don’t watch network TV news “because they work long hours”; newspaper and magazine revenues are down, which is “the advertiser’s fault”; and everyone’s favorite scapegoat—blogging—is “not real journalism.” That’s the world according to traditional media. I disagree. The news cycle has changed, and with it, so must many of the rules of the game.

Posted Aug 05, 2005