Content Delivery

Helius, Inc., a provider of business class data broadcasting solutions, and Harris Corporation Broadcast Communications Division have announced that Harris will integrate Helius’ patented software with its H-Class Content Delivery Platform. The agreement is intended to create a new class of IP-ready video asset management products that extend the functionality of the platform’s asset management capabilities.

Posted Apr 26, 2005

NewsGator Technologies, Inc., a RSS software platform company, has closed a third round of funding led by Masthead Venture Partners and with continuing support from existing investor Mobius Venture Capital. This brings the total capital raised by the company since June of 2004 to over $10 million.

Posted Apr 22, 2005

This article gives an overview of the various technologies through which end users can take advantage of the power of RSS feeds. It includes micro-reviews that highlight the pros and cons of a representative sample of RSS aggregation tools.

Posted Apr 22, 2005

iPressroom, which offers dynamic communications software tools and services to help organizations extend the impact of their public relations, corporate communications, and marketing programs, has added podcasting functionality to their application. The expanded capabilities are available to all organizations that currently use iPressroom to power their online media centers.

Posted Apr 19, 2005

Onfolio, Inc., an independent software company committed to helping students and professionals find and manage Web information, has announced the general availability of Onfolio 2.0. Onfolio 2.0 is a PC solution built into the browser with integrated tools for reading RSS news feeds, collecting and organizing online content, and publishing to email, weblogs, and Web sites.

Posted Apr 19, 2005

thePlatform, a provider of digital audio and video publishing solutions, has announced the release of thePlatform Media Publishing System (MPS) 5.0. thePlatform MPS is a digital media publishing solution, designed to enable content owners, aggregators, and enterprises to manage their digital media content once, and deliver it anywhere.

Posted Apr 19, 2005

At a time when anyone with a computer and a bit of Internet know-how can access an ever-expanding world of free content, you may wonder how fee-based content services survive. They are doing it through innovation and by finding ways to better aggregate, filter, and deliver content in ways that the free Internet does not offer.

Posted Apr 18, 2005

Let’s take the most lucrative sector of Web content during the last five years—search engines—and flip things around. Instead of using a search engine to sift through years of old data to find the piece you want, what if the data you need was searching for you? The concept of pushing timely, relevant information to a user is not new, of course. CBS MarketWatch and others have developed some excellent systems for notifying subscribers of breaking news, mainly through email and increasingly via RSS feeds for a kind of personalized wire service. Nevertheless, until now, most of these alert mechanisms have been brand-specific, limited to one delivery mechanism, or delivered only unwieldy gushers of headlines.

Posted Apr 18, 2005

KnowNow Inc., a provider of event-driven integration solutions, and Syndic8, a directory of syndicated news feeds, have announced a strategic relationship that will deliver live RSS updates to Syndic8’s user base. Under the terms of the agreement, Syndic8 has licensed the KnowNow 3 Web Syndication Solution with SpeedReader, a Web-based, event-driven RSS aggregator.

Posted Apr 15, 2005

Mirror Image Internet, a provider of content delivery solutions, has announced a partnership with On2 Technologies, a video compression technology firm. Together, the companies will be delivering the On2 Video Java player to advertising customers worldwide using Mirror Image’s global Content Access Point network for online content, application, and transaction delivery.

Posted Apr 12, 2005

Newstex, a Content On Demand company, has announced the availability of instant, full-text newsfeeds, giving content distributors and enterprise customers access to tailored newsfeeds from branded newswires, newspapers, magazines, financial and business sources, official government feeds, and weblogs.

Posted Apr 12, 2005

RealNetworks and Accordent Technologies have partnered in an effort to provide educators and instructional designers with a set of tools for creating a variety of streaming media experiences for students and publishing these directly into the BlackBoard Learning System. The new tools, collectively known as Accordent’s BlackBoard Integration Suite, are designed to enable non-technical content authors to save time and reduce complexity by automating the otherwise manual process of making streaming media presentations available to students within the BlackBoard Learning System.

Posted Apr 12, 2005

Akamai Technologies, Inc., a service provider for accelerating content and business processes online, confirmed that Paul Sagan has assumed the role of chief executive officer of Akamai. Sagan holds the title of president & CEO, and also serves on the company's board of directors.

Posted Apr 08, 2005

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 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., 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