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Sonic Foundry Inc., a provider of automated rich media solutions, has announced the availability of the Mediasite LX Rich Media Server, a new platform designed to give organizations automated control over the lifecycle of their rich media content.

Posted Apr 22, 2005

Idiom Technologies, Inc. (Idiom), an enterprise software company that combines XML publishing and globalization, has closed a $6 million round of venture financing. The Series E round includes investors Sigma Partners, North Bridge Venture Partners, Globespan Capital Partners, and Greylock.

Posted Apr 19, 2005

Knovel Corporation, a provider of Web-based information services for engineers, scientists, and librarians, has announced that the company is partnering with the National Academies Press (NAP), publisher for the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council, to create an electronic version of the Institute of Medicine’s Food Chemicals Codex (FCC).

Posted Apr 15, 2005

XyEnterprise, a provider of XML content management and enterprise publishing solutions, has announced the availability of the latest releases of its flagship products: Content@ 3.2 XML content management software and XML Professional Publisher (XPP) 7.3 enterprise publishing application.

Posted Apr 15, 2005

Serena Software, Inc. has announced that the next release of Serena Collage, the company's Web content and change management solution will integrate with Macromedia Contribute 3.1, a Web authoring environment enabling customers to contribute, manage, and update Web site content with minimal support from IT.

Posted Apr 15, 2005

XyEnterprise, a developer of XML content management and enterprise publishing software, has announced that its XML Professional Publisher (XPP) publishing software now integrates with Design Science's standards-based MathFlow Editor. XPP is an XML-based publishing system used to produce scientific, technical, and medical journals, as well as many other types of print and electronic publications.

Posted Apr 08, 2005

Six Apart, a provider of weblogging software and services, and Adobe collaborated to build a set of visual tools that lets designers create and update Movable Type and TypePad templates right from the GoLive design environment.

Posted Apr 08, 2005

Microsoft Corp. has announced that it is extending the Microsoft Connected Services Framework to organizations in the broadcast and film industries. The Connected Services Framework, an integrated, server-based software solution, is designed to enable broadcast companies and film studios to streamline the creation, management, and delivery of digital content.

Posted Apr 08, 2005

I have always admired online dieting company, in part because its success underscored important principles about how content makes money online. With 200,000 paid members at any one time (1.8 million total over its history), demonstrates that consumers will pay for sites that make content a service. By crafting genuine “plans” for dieting and backing them up with encouragement, 24/7 support, advisors, peer forums, and a ton of editorial, is more of a community than simply a site. The company hits all of the right e-revenue-generating notes. So I was taken aback when eDiets launched a series of online magazines.

Posted Apr 06, 2005

NXTbook Media (NBM), a technology-based company that provides multimedia digital publishing solutions, has selected Mirror Image Internet Inc.’s content delivery solution in an effort to reliably deliver its clients’ digital publications to readers all over the world.

Posted Mar 29, 2005

MadCap Software, Inc. has announced MadCap Flare, a new XML-based authoring tool that is designed to empower technical writers, Help authors, and other documentation professionals to compose content in XML format without requiring any knowledge of the XML language or XML programming. MadCap Flare features a visual editor that allows users to compose content similar to how they would in Microsoft Word.

Posted Mar 25, 2005

O'Reilly Media and Safari Books Online have announced SafariU, a new service that offers computer technology educators and trainers a rich platform for creating both online and print materials tailored to their teaching needs. Safari Books Online is a joint venture of O'Reilly and the Pearson Technology Group (PTG), a division of Pearson plc.

Posted Mar 22, 2005

A year ago I would have said that the XML-based RSS protocol is still way too geeky for mainstream users, but RSS is catching on at a remarkable rate. The question is, how will content companies profit from its popularity?

Posted Mar 22, 2005

FeedStream Inc., a provider of XML-based Web content management solutions, has announced an OEM partnership with the makers of native XML databases, Sleepycat Software. Under the agreement, FeedStream Inc. will embed Berkeley DB XML 2.0 in FLUiD CMS 4.5 Enterprise Edition.

Posted Mar 04, 2005

Fast Search & Transfer (FAST), a developer of enterprise search and real-time alerting technologies, has announced the availability of FAST ProPublish, an enterprise search-based publication production management and delivery solution. FAST ProPublish, the latest Search Derivative Application (SDA) to leverage the FAST Enterprise Search Platform (FAST ESP), is designed to give professional and business publishers a powerful solution for gathering and processing data, resulting in the improved delivery of information to both online and off-line users.

Posted Mar 04, 2005

DigitalContainers Inc. and ePage International have teamed to provide a secure electronic publishing solution called SWIFT Reader that is intended to enable publishers to generate incremental revenue from archived material. The publishing solution is designed to duplicate the experience of reading print material online and also protect digital content regardless of the source.

Posted Feb 25, 2005

NXTbook Media (NBM), a technology-based company that provides multimedia digital publishing solutions, has signed an exclusive agreement with Advanstar Communications, Inc. (Advanstar), a business information company serving specialized markets with information resources and integrated marketing solutions. NBM has been selected by Advanstar’s senior management to become their exclusive external digital publishing platform vendor.

Posted Feb 18, 2005

FeedStream Inc., a provider of XML-based Web content management solutions, has announced an OEM partnership with the makers of native XML databases, Sleepycat Software. Under the agreement, FeedStream Inc. will embed Berkeley DB XML 2.0 in FLUiD CMS 4.5 Enterprise Edition.

Posted Feb 15, 2005

Belus Technology has announced Version 1.5 of XStandard, a standards-compliant WYSIWYG editor for Windows and browser-based content management systems (IE/Mozilla/Firefox/ActiveX).

Posted Jan 28, 2005

WebsiteASP, Inc. has announced the release of new features to its OmniUpdate Web content management system.

Posted Jan 28, 2005

PaperThin, Inc., a mid-market Web publishing and content management software vendor, has announced the availability of CommonSpot Content Server version 4.5, the company's flagship Web content management solution.

Posted Jan 25, 2005

The Open eBook Forum has released its annual list of Top Selling eBooks. At the same time, the industry reported continued growth, with eBook revenues for the third quarter of 2004 up 25% and eBook units sold up 11% over the same quarter in 2003.

Posted Jan 14, 2005

Appligent, Inc., a provider of Portable Document Format (PDF)-related software solutions, has announced the introduction of AppendPDF Desktop Edition, a standalone application for building customized PDF documents from a collection of files with professional publishing features such as personalizing cover pages and a dynamically generating table of contents.

Posted Jan 11, 2005

Adobe Systems Incorporated has announced the immediate availability of Adobe Acrobat 7.0 software and the LiveCycle Policy Server.

Posted Jan 07, 2005

Advertising Age magazine (Ad Age) has announced the launch of its digital edition delivered by Zinio Systems, Inc.

Posted Dec 14, 2004