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FeedBurner has announced, via a company blog, that it has completed a $7 million second round of financing for the company. Mobius Venture Capital led the round and was joined by new investor Sutter Hill Ventures and existing investors Portage Venture Partners and Draper Fisher Jurvetson.

Posted Apr 05, 2005

Orb Networks, Inc., a developer of streaming media software and services, has announced the company’s streaming media software, Orb Media, will now be free to all users.

Posted Apr 01, 2005

Cadmus Communications Corporation has announced the release of a Macintosh compatible version of its 3Path Digital Content Delivery System. The Mac version runs on Mac OS X v10.2.8 and v10.3.

Posted Apr 01, 2005

MPEG NATION, a division of Digital Silo, Inc., a provider of integrated content delivery and streaming media services, has announced a new service designed to quickly encode and stream consumer and commercial video content via its worldwide content delivery network.

Posted Apr 01, 2005

Despite displays getting smaller, brighter, and more energy-efficient, they pale in comparison to the portability, readability, and feel of paper—still the medium of choice for the printed word. The electronic version of old faithful, epaper, may promise a new chapter in content delivery. geoff daily

Posted Mar 31, 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

I am one of many who rode the XML content roller coaster up: high hopes for the use of SMIL in multimedia; SVG for graphics; create-once and reuse many times for everything from office documents to highly-disciplined technical documentation. And down: Microsoft ignored SMIL and SVG; few office workers ever mastered using MS Word styles that could provide additional document structure. What hope was there for the discipline and promise of XML?

Posted Mar 29, 2005

Science.gov now offers a free “Alert” service, created by Deep Web Technologies (DWT), that sends alerts to patron’s email each week based on their area of interest in science. Science.gov, a collaboration of the U.S. Department of Energy and 11 other federal agencies, is intended to ease the process of accessing federal science information by offering the public a one stop search page that crawls government R&D results, government information resources, and databases on scientific topics.

Posted Mar 25, 2005

Zinio Systems, Inc. has announced the production release of Zinio Reader 3, a new version of its Reader software, following a successful beta trial. In addition, the company also announced the release of a second version of their new browser-based magazine viewer, Zinio Express. Zinio's new products, available immediately for download, are designed to offer a complete solution for magazine publishers and their readers.

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

Singapore, long a central shipping hub for the distribution of physical goods throughout Asia, now wants to be Asia's hub for the distribution of digital goods, as well. To realize that goal, and to cash in on its telecommunications infrastructure investments, the Singapore government has formed a trade association called the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA).

Posted Mar 21, 2005

Guerrilla Marketing International and Jackstreet Media have announced details of an agreement aimed at commercializing podcasting. Under the agreement, the alliance will sponsor five conferences aimed at bringing together the business, marketing, and media expertise required to use podcasting as a viable, profitable business channel. The conference is part of the Guerrilla Marketing Business University Tour.

Posted Mar 18, 2005

Bowne Global Solutions (BGS), a globalization services company, and TRADOS, a provider of globalization technology, have teamed to deliver integrated global content solutions for multinational companies. The BGS and TRADOS alliance responds to rising content delivery challenges expressed by enterprises, including product introduction delays, inconsistent branding, customer dissatisfaction, and escalating costs.

Posted Mar 18, 2005

Akamai Technologies, Inc. and Speedera Networks Inc. have signed a definitive agreement for Akamai to acquire Speedera in a stock-for-stock merger transaction. The closing of the transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals and the approval of Speedera's stockholders, is expected to occur in the second quarter of 2005.

Posted Mar 18, 2005

ebrary, an information services and technology provider, has announced that several new collections specifically for government and military libraries are now available through the ebrary Dynamic Content Platform (DCP). The new collections include Business, Management & Leadership, Computers, Technology & Engineering, International Relations & Military Affairs, Government Affairs, and Science & Environmental Studies. Additionally, ebrary has announced that it is seeking pilot customers for its new, server-based technology, which will ship in Q3 2005.

Posted Mar 15, 2005

Adobe Systems Incorporated and NTT DoCoMo, Inc. have announced an agreement for DoCoMo to adopt Adobe Reader LE software for its 3G FOMA handsets, in an effort to provide customers of the i-mode service with access to high-impact, reliable content delivered in the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).

Posted Mar 11, 2005

Texterity, Inc., a provider of systems and services for the creation, delivery, and tracking of digital editions of magazines, has introduced a substantial set of enhancements for its Texterity Reporting and Tracking System.

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

Brightcove, Inc., has been unveiled as a new online television and video distribution company that will enable mainstream and emerging video content publishers and programmers can offer their products directly to consumers over the Internet. Jeremy Allaire, who was a co-founder of Allaire Corp (later sold to Macromedia), has gone public with his latest endeavor, an IP video startup called Brightcove formed to encourage democratization of video production and distribution. The Cambridge-based company was quietly founded in 2004 with a vision for the "transformation of television with the Internet."

Posted Mar 01, 2005

NewsGator Technologies, Inc., an RSS software platform company, announced the launch of its partnership with VNU for distribution of NewsGator's Consumer and Business RSS services for seven countries throughout Europe. The partnership includes a local language co-branded RSS subscription service for the Web and Microsoft Outlook which will come pre-bundled with technology feeds from VNU and its partners.

Posted Mar 01, 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

As automotive entertainment and information options grow from your basic AM/FM radio and CD player to include GPS devices, backseat DVD players, satellite TV and radio, and even hard drives, the industry is on the lookout for content that appeals to drivers and passengers. With this potential for a near-captive audience at stake, the automotive market has just started to heat up.

Posted Feb 24, 2005

Legitimate email marketers have turned a wary eye towards a new proposal gaining momentum at the Federal Trade Commission that would award hard-cash bounties to ordinary citizens who help arrest the bane of email marketing today: spam.

Posted Feb 23, 2005

Mirror Image Internet, a provider of content delivery solutions, has announced Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), a national retail cooperative providing outdoor gear and clothing, has selected Mirror Image to deliver high volumes of rich Web content to online customers nationwide.

Posted Feb 22, 2005

MessageCast, Inc. has announced that its free LiveMessage alerting service is being used by podcasters as a way to let listeners know when a podcast is released. The RSS-compatible LiveMessage locates listeners on real-time networks then sends requested alerts to the best device--cell phone, PDA, PC desktop, or email. Podcasters using LiveMessage include The Rock and Roll Report, Hardcore Insomnia Radio, Michael Lehman, and Endurance Radio.

Posted Feb 22, 2005

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