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Tiny Technologies

2100 Geng Road, Suite 220
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Phone: +1-650-292-9659
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The New Way to Create

A consumer-grade user experience is now the expectation for business applications. Over the last decade, file sharing, HR, and CRM applications have become as easy-to-use as Facebook and Google. Today, that evolution has reached content creation and therefore rich text editing.

Writing long-form content is as popular as ever, particularly in the workplace. For professionals to do their job, they contribute content to their systems of record. Marketers create copy and page layouts for content management systems, sales professionals send customized emails, doctors write patient notes in electronic medical records, and educators build course content in their learning management systems.

Whether an app is used to write patient notes or to create blog posts, getting the UX just right is a challenge and ultimately what counts most. The moment the user is forced to think about the tool they’re using and not the content they’re creating, friction and wasted time erode the value of the application. This is particularly the case for software that enables content authoring.

Businesses that create content will only have staying power if they remove obstacles to how that content is captured, shaped, shared and published. Ultimately, truly great business applications will require truly great writing experiences.

Tiny helped launch and scale the adoption of WordPress, Medium, Marketo, and Atlassian, and is laser-focused on helping to usher in the next era of applications for content creation. For example, the company recently launched a modern, responsive UI and a new cloud file management system, Tiny Drive. Today, more than one million developers and thousands of enterprise customers count on the TinyMCE open-source core and the extended platform of premium plugins, cloud services, and support.

The future of rich text editing is here and it will unlock tremendous opportunities for content-driven companies.


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No more judges. No more categories. This year, the EContent 100 list of companies that matter most in the digital content industry was decided by our readers. From web content management to digital experience tools, from content monetization to translation and globalization, you weighed in to determine the 2019 winners.
Editorial/Feature - Autumn 2019 Issue, Posted Oct 02, 2019
MerlinOne CLO David Tenenbaum explains deep learning as analogous to teaching a child to learn with labeled images in this clip from his presentation at Digital Experience 2019.
Editorial/Feature - - Posted Jul 12, 2019
When it comes to user experience (UX) and conversion rate optimization (CRO) there are plenty of site features and content ideas you might find on competitor websites, or websites belonging to aspirational brands, which aren't actually conducive to success.
Editorial/Industry Insights - - Posted Jun 05, 2019
The challenge with niche content is that it requires more research and preparation than your standard run-of-the-mill content that you can write with your eyes closed. But don't confuse challenging with impossible. If you find a way to consistently produce high-level content no matter the subject matter, you'll be a star in this industry. Here's what it takes to be successful.
Column/Content Marketing Evolution - - Posted Apr 25, 2019
This year's EContent 100 list includes companies that are changing with the times and some that are leading the charge. Find out which 100 companies made this year's list of companies that Matter Most in the Digital Content Industry.
Editorial/Feature - Autumn 2018 Issue, Posted Nov 05, 2018
Tiny made a series of announcements, beginning with TinyMCE 5, available now as a developer preview. The company says Tiny 5 introduces a sleek and refreshed UI rebuilt with modern CSS best practices. TinyMCE is now easier to customize, while new APIs make it more straightforward to create custom dialogs.
News/News Item - Posted Oct 04, 2018
Technology has advanced to make it easier to buy things, get places, and split tabs. However, when it comes to content, we're still surprisingly tolerant of the status quo. It doesn't seem to bother us that we have to swipe and tap around on our smartphones to find the content we want in those moments when we want it most. Let's explore why and how content discovery can catch up.
Editorial/Industry Insights - - Posted Mar 26, 2018
Hold the phone, Mr. and Mrs. Marketer, and not so fast, John Q. Publisher: That mobile video content you're preparing to post better be future-proofed beyond just the message and branding. Viewable convenience and an amenable aspect ratio are also key criteria today and likely will be for the foreseeable future—which means that your video better be vertical.
News/News Feature - - November/December 2017 Issue, Posted Nov 27, 2017
They turned to the advice of professionals and trusted friends to make their transitions easier. We try to approximate that on the web. It's what user reviews are all about, and it's why so many brands are turning to influencers and content marketing to reach audiences. We love the convenience of Google and the ability to use our smartphones to do just about anything. But even the tiny computers in our pockets have their limits. They can only do so much. Sometimes, you need human expertise.
Column/T.0 - - November/December 2017 Issue, Posted Nov 07, 2017
In order to survive, everything must evolve. The EContent 100 list of companies that matter most in the digital content industry is no exception. Every year during the voting process, we see how the changing list reflects the way the larger industry is developing. In 2017, a couple of trends emerged. The first, is the importance of artificial intelligence (AI), which is probably obvious to anyone in the content business. The second is the increasing importance of digital asset management (DAM). Next year, DAM will need its own category, but this year, we did our best to honor its contributions to the industry within our existing framework.
Editorial/Feature - November/December 2017 Issue, Posted Nov 01, 2017
Managing badly structured web content is hard. When content authors are stuck with an unusable editorial interface or with content types that don't make sense, they start working around the CMS. At some point, there are so many workarounds that training and documentation become confusing too, resulting in a desperately reactive approach to web content management (WCM). Content modeling—when done right—is meant to prevent this mess from appearing in the first place. It is about organizing content in meaningful ways, so that there's a place for everything in your digital home.
Editorial/Content Clarity - - Posted Jul 17, 2017
It's not easy taking information across borders. That's particularly ironic in a digital environment where the ability for information to cross borders is relatively seamless. For media companies, simply being in the digital environment where content can technically be accessed globally does not mean they are global media companies.
Editorial/Feature - - March/April 2017 Issue, Posted Mar 13, 2017
The EContent 100 list of companies that matter most in the digital content industry is now in its 16th year. Similar to most adolescents, it's going through some changes. We added new judges and new categories. As a result, we've got many new companies on the list. Among other changes, this year we added Online Video as a standalone category. We all know that video's popularity is on the rise; and as it's becoming a bigger part of the content puzzle, it clearly needed its own category.
Editorial/Feature - November/December 2016 Issue, Posted Nov 01, 2016
According to research from The London Book Fair, more than two-thirds of 18 to 23-year-olds read episodic fiction--and 41% read it every month. Serial publishing is all the rage. Of course, this isn't surprising--at least not to me. The wild popularity of Serial showed us all that there is a market for storytelling that keeps listeners--or readers--dangling at the end of each week's episode.
Column/T.0 - - Posted Jun 28, 2016
Interestingly, a new twist on an alternative revenue generator has emerged: the democratized digital tip jar. Sites like Wikipedia have employed an online tip jar for years in the form of regular requests for donations from its users via PayPal, credit/debit cards, and other payment methods. But now a major player in the digital donations space-Flattr-is partnering with AdBlock Plus to offer Flattr Plus, a browser extension/app that enables users to remove online ads from sites they visit while also contributing a monthly payment in an amount they choose that will be distributed proportionally to publishers of the sites they surf.
News/News Feature - - Posted Jun 22, 2016
The EContent 100 list of companies that matter most in the digital content industry is now in its 15th year. We added new judges and new categories. As a result, there are many new companies on the list. Among other changes this year, we thought it was important to recognize digital marketing technologies in their own category.
Editorial/Feature - December 2015 Issue, Posted Dec 01, 2015
Web users are showing a willingness to pay for content through subscriptions, but publishers and apps are seeing mixed results with premium tiers, according to a March report from BI Intelligence that explores categories increasingly relying on recurring payments to monetize content. The report finds that while some companies use a purely subscription-based model, such as Netflix, many others employ a "freemium" plan. Under this structure, all users gain basic access to content-which is often supported by ads-but can pay to upgrade the experience, perhaps unlocking certain features or accessing an ad-free version.
News/News Feature - - June 2015 Issue, Posted Jun 29, 2015
Just as the elephant is grasped differently by each of the monks in "The Blind Men and the Elephant," you'll hear a different take on the Internet of Things (IoT) based on whom you ask. That's not surprising because it is really such a wide-ranging subject. Here is an attempt to distill the essence, providing you with a summary and a current snapshot of this behemoth.
Editorial/Feature - - April 2015 Issue, Posted Apr 08, 2015
As you may already know, Amazon announced an uptick in earnings in its 2014 fourth quarter, while Google reported a dip. Amazon says fourth quarter sales were up 15% to $29.33 billion. Google too announced an increase in sales-ad revenue grew 14% year-over-year in Q4-but that represented a slowdown in growth. But if Amazon and Google are bellwethers of the digital content industry, what can we learn from these earnings reports?
News/News Feature - - April 2015 Issue, Posted Apr 06, 2015
All hell broke loose at The New Republic (TNR) in December 2014. It was almost comical-as long as you don't actually work there. There was a mass (and very public) exodus of editorial staff, complete with an open letter published on Robert Reich's Facebook page. Here is the gist of the letter: "The magazine's present owner and managers claim they are giving it new relevance while remaining true to its century-old mission. ... The New Republic cannot be merely a ‘brand.' It has never been and cannot be a ‘media company' that markets ‘content.'... It is not, or not primarily, a business. It is a voice, even a cause. It has lasted through numerous transformations of the ‘media landscape'-transformations that, far from rendering its work obsolete, have made that work ever more valuable."
Column/T.0 - - January/February 2015 Issue, Posted Feb 03, 2015
When it comes to content, it's all about monetization. Con­tent commerce is a big deal with not only new devices, but also with new payment modalities that are emerg­ing to make the process simple and seam­less. When just a single click can complete the transaction, both con­sumers and marketers benefit.
Editorial/Feature - - January/February 2015 Issue, Posted Jan 28, 2015
Developers who want to enable physical objects to communicate with smart phones and other personal gadgets can now order Blesh PW Beacons and the Blesh PW App and participate in the public project called "The Physical Web", an initiative that plans to let people walk up to smart objects and with a single tap interact with them on demand.
News/News Item - Posted Dec 18, 2014
I've been thinking a lot about attention span lately. Since the advent of Twitter, we've been told that our audience is no longer capable of maintaining interest in what we have to say if it's more than 140 characters long. Then Vine appeared on the scene with 6-second videos, and panic nearly ensued. Meanwhile, though, millions of Americans sat down on their couches to binge watch entire seasons of Orange Is the New Black. Clearly, the public at large is perfectly capable of paying attention when it wants to. So what are we to conclude from this information? The problem isn't your audience's attention span--it's your content.
Column/T.0 - - December 2014 Issue, Posted Dec 17, 2014
The mobile payments industry has been plagued by false starts and unsubstantiated predictions. Back in 2008, Juniper Research projected the combined market for all types of mobile payments would reach more than $600 billion globally by 2013. However, by June 2013, Gartner, Inc. predicted the market to be around $235 billion, which was nowhere near the projection from 5 years earlier. Why haven't mobile payments seen the adoption rates predicted in years past?
News/News Feature - - November 2014 Issue, Posted Nov 10, 2014
Pulsate has launched an end-to-end marketing platform for the physical world that provides a cloud platform and its own micro-context iBeacons that allow companies to increase customer engagement. Pulsate, which can sit behind any brand's existing mobile app, will initially be targeted at large retailers, with future plans to expand the offering to venues, and transport.
News/News Item - Posted Apr 22, 2014
I got to wondering what purpose Glass was serving for this man as he squeezed ripe fruit and inspected heads of lettuce. Was Whole Foods feeding coupons directly to his field of vision? Is that why he headed over to check out the soap? Was there a sale I didn't know was going on because I'm a schmuck who stills relies on the tiny computer in my pocket (aka my iPhone) to get my information?
Column/T.0 - - March 2014 Issue, Posted Mar 25, 2014
Some folks wear their hearts on their sleeves. But before long, it's more likely they'll wear their hard drives. Welcome to the age of wearable tech, where everyday attire from wristbands and eyeglasses to shirts and shoes are transformed into cutting-edge computers designed to receive, transmit, and display information in ways never before imagined.
Editorial/Feature - - March 2014 Issue, Posted Mar 03, 2014
It's hard to believe that just a few short years ago tablets didn't exist, and there was no such thing as a smartphone. But that was then. Mobile devices have emerged as perhaps the greatest disruptive technology in recent history. According to Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, about 31% of adults now own a tablet computer (about three times the number from 2011), and 45% of adults own a smartphone, up from 35% in 2011.
Editorial/Feature - - January/February 2014 Issue, Posted Jan 27, 2014
SessionCam, a creator of technology for recording and understanding customer interaction on e-commerce and other high-traffic websites, has enhanced its session replay product to enable precise website optimization for mobile devices. Using SessionCam's new session replay capability for mobile devices, marketers can see the exact experience they deliver to mobile customers, identify critical issues with usability, and improve conversion levels.
News/News Item - Posted Jan 23, 2014
Keeping up with new startups is almost impossible. While we sleep tonight, there are thousands of caffeine-infused individuals hammering away on keyboards creating the next great thing. With a polished slide deck, a few thousand loyal alpha users, and a code repository secret sauce, anyone can take his or her idea from stealth mode to global success overnight. And while some of the companies mentioned in this article will go on to success, others will fall by the wayside, burning through cash and users similar to a summer camp bonfire. The interesting threads to follow through these few successes and myriad failures are the trends that add value to the end user. And the current crop of products and services being launched offers a great list of features to keep our eyes on.
Editorial/Commentary - - December 2013 Issue, Posted Dec 04, 2013
The 2013-2014 EContent 100, a list of the 100 Companies that Matter Most in the Digital Content Industry.
Editorial/Feature - December 2013 Issue, Posted Dec 02, 2013
I began my journey in web content creation in 1999. I was a young web developer that was asked to develop a website for the Winter Racing Carnival. It was a large site with over 150 events, dozens of venues and lots of news to update throughout the year. The last thing I wanted was to do this manually!
Editorial/View From The Top - Posted Dec 02, 2013
A while back, I had a dream that I won the lottery. In the dream, I didn't quit my job and buy a private island. No, I used my lottery winnings to buy the local newspaper where I started my journalism career. It's a small weekly with a long history of serving my hometown, and it has a negligible web presence.
Column/T.0 - - October 2013 Issue, Posted Oct 22, 2013
When you think of the Pulitzer Prize, you probably envision large news organizations with deep pockets running in-depth investigative series and being rewarded for them with the industry's most prestigious prize. But this year, you'd be wrong. A small company with just seven employees, only three of whom are full-time reporters, took home the prize, beating its better financed competitors.
Column/Media Redux - - July/August 2013 Issue, Posted Aug 06, 2013
Random House, Inc., announced the release of the mobile version of BookScout, its Facebook app, which enables book lovers to connect with friends and receive personalized book recommendations. Developed in response to user feedback, this mobile release follows recent tablet optimization and enhancements to the app's social-sharing features.
News/News Item - Posted May 30, 2013
Lately, I've been listening to a lot of Marc Maron's WTF. It makes for fascinating conversations, but it's also interesting from an econtent perspective. Maron has used this podcast to reach a whole new generation of fans; he has parlayed this connection into new opportunities in TV and beyond. More importantly, he's not the only comedian taking his act straight to fans.
Column/T.0 - - March 2013 Issue, Posted Mar 07, 2013
As I write this column, the Newtown, Conn., shooting tragedy is still a raw, gaping wound in the national consciousness. We have seen the face of evil, and those of us in the press who cover breaking news have been left to report on the horror. I'm sad to say we haven't always done it elegantly or with compassion for the victims or their families. What's worse, in an effort to be first, blatantly wrong information was published.
Column/Media Redux - - March 2013 Issue, Posted Mar 05, 2013
Amazon Studios, the original movie and series production arm of, announced it will add cult classic Zombieland to the line-up of pilots already in production for Prime Instant Video. Zombieland , which is the seventh comedy pilot added to Amazon's pilot line-up, will be made available for free on Amazon Instant Video and LOVEFiLM UK.
News/News Item - Posted Mar 25, 2013
Every week, highlights hot stories and links on digital content and digital media. Here are the latest links for the week of December 31, 2012, with stories on Random House, mobile entertainment revenues, and more.
News/News Item - Posted Jan 03, 2013
The 2012-2013 EContent 100, a list of the 100 Companies that Matter Most in the Digital Content Industry.
Editorial/Feature - December 2012 Issue, Posted Dec 04, 2012
For electronic content providers and digital publishers, the age-old question remains: fee or free? Today, the answer for many lies somewhere in between-in other words, freemium. As a business model, freemium-offering a completely gratis but possibly feature-limited product or service that also allows options for premium upgrades/options that users can pay for-is increasingly in vogue, as evidenced by the popularity of Facebook, Twitter, Skype, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Google, and countless other businesses offering free versions of products used by millions today. (Case in point: IHS recently revealed that an astounding 96% of all smartphone apps downloaded in 2011 were free.)
Editorial/Feature - - November 2012 Issue, Posted Nov 26, 2012
The iPad Mini is no longer just a figment of Apple enthusiasts' imaginations. This afternoon, during an event in San Jose, Calif., Apple finally introduced the Mini to the masses. The tablet comes in a 7.9 inches long, and 7.22 mm thick with a $329 starting price.
News/News Item - Posted Oct 23, 2012
Rwanda, the tiny East African nation that is synonymous with the infamous 1994 genocide -- in which close to one million people were slaughtered in a bloody ethnic cleansing that lasted about 100 days -- has made giant strides on a path towards national reconciliation and recovery. Today, the country is on a grand march towards socio-economic growth that has been spurred by favorable government policies and investor confidence.However, the Rwandan government has learned valuable lessons from its troubled history and has been working hard toward collating and collecting data from before, during, and after the genocide with a view to using this information to educate not only the Rwandans, but also the entire world on what political and ethnic hatred can do to a people.
News/News Feature - - Posted Sep 27, 2012
Branded entertainment is back with a vengeance. Companies across multiple consumer verticals have been creating engaging long-form digital video content and harnessing the power of social media on PCs and mobile devices to engage consumers and reach mass audiences. Some examples of the current trend from this past Summer alone include campaigns from Ford ("Random Acts of Fusion") Intel and Toshiba ("The Beauty Inside"), Subway ("The 4 to 9ers" and IKEA ("Easy to Assemble"). Moreover it's becoming clear that these aren't one-time efforts. IKEA, for example, has reported that it currently dedicates 2% to 3% of its global marketing budget on branded entertainment and a former Procter & Gamble executive reported to The Wall Street Journal that the brand-marketing giant is now spending 5% of its marketing budget in this area.
Column/Social Pulse - - Posted Sep 27, 2012
For some, it might be hard to remember what life was like before smartphones, tablets, and e-readers. How did we ever survive? We had to wait until we were settled in front of our PCs to check our email and watch the latest episodes of our favorite TV shows on our TVs (gasp!). We even had to buy GPS navigators for our cars to find our way to new destinations. Mobile devices and the apps that live on them have certainly made our lives easier-and maybe even more exciting-but they have also had a significant impact on the publishing industry.
Editorial/Feature - - June 2012 Issue, Posted Jun 18, 2012
In the past month, online brand marketing has become the subject of a lively debate in the marketing trades, specifically AdExchanger and Advertising Age. Impatient with the slow growth of brand advertising online as well as the persistent absence of a validated method for measuring return on social media marketing investments, marketing services experts are openly questioning the viability of online media as a brand marketing channel.
Column/Social Pulse - - Posted Apr 26, 2012
The U.S. Department of Justice could reach a settlement in the next few weeks with Apple and some of the major publishers suspected of planning to raise ebook prices, Reuters has reported, citing people close to the negotiations.
News/News Item - Posted Apr 02, 2012
The holiday season has come and just like every other year, publishing sales reports are coming in and people are declaring that sales weren't good enough. The big news was of course ebooks and e-readers. Amazon reported Kindle sales of...well, no, Amazon won't report actual numbers-let's face it, they don't have to- but they did say that consumers were buying over one million Kindles per week in December and three Kindle models dominated their top sellers' list for the better part of December.
Column/Ebookworm - - Posted Jan 19, 2012
Despite the tiny screens, more consumers than ever before are using their smartphones to do more than ever before. Market research firm IDC reports that sales of smartphones in the final quarter of 2010 outstripped those of PCs for the first time—ever! Moreover, a milestone report from Google, in collaboration with the Mobile Marketing Association, confirms that we increasingly rely on our mobile devices to research products, make purchases, conduct transactions, and connect with social networks.
Column/Agile Minds - - Posted Dec 13, 2011
Founded in 1873, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is one of the oldest zoos in the United States and a National Historic Landmark. When the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden became aware of a shift in its attendance patterns, it knew it had to gather and analyze data on these changing trends in order to be able to adjust its strategies to be prepared for the future. Zoo staff examined a variety of different software suites and packages before choosing IBM and its Cognos business intelligence platform.
Editorial/Case Studies - - Posted Jun 21, 2011
Meet the five new fundamentals of the information experience. Whether it's on a desktop monitor or a tiny mobile screen, ‘information experience' is the moment when the user experience and information-intensive applications meet. Over the past few years, as the volume of structured and unstructured data within organizations has exploded and the channels on which that information is consumed has diversified, content consumers have been revising their expectations for what qualifies as an acceptable information experience.
Editorial/Feature - - June 2011 Issue, Posted Jun 22, 2011
The winds of change are blowing-and not just through the EContent office. Sure, I've moved my desk into Michelle's old office, gotten a new view, and taken on a whole new set of responsibilities, but that's not what I'm talking about. No, this past holiday season I headed out to buy an iPod nano as a gift for my brother.
Column/T.0 - - March 2011 Issue, Posted Mar 01, 2011
Ephox Corporation released EditLive! 7.5, the latest update in its set of web authoring products. Notable new features in this latest release include faster loading speeds, new commands for editing tables, enhanced API features, and a new option called Select Edit.
News/News Item - Posted Nov 09, 2010
The personal nature of the mobile phone, the form factor of the mobile device (small keypad, tiny screen), and the obvious shortcomings of PageRank algorithms play in favor of a new approach to mobile search that puts people back in the equation.
Column/Agile Minds - - October 2010 Issue, Posted Oct 13, 2010
Web production software provider Ephox announced that the latest version of WebRadar will go on sale Aug. 30. WebRadar 2.0, a reporting solution for IBM Lotus Web Content Management, provides information on workflow and features new reporting capabilities and metrics.
News/News Item - Posted Jul 20, 2010
Web content management developer Ephox announced the acquisition of the WebRadar product line from Web Presence Architects, a web strategy consulting firm.
News/News Item - Posted Jan 19, 2010
Editorial/Product Review - - November 2009 Issue, Posted Oct 30, 2009
EContent editor Michelle Manafy will participate in a panel on "Understanding the Transformations in the Media Industry" October 28th.
News/News Item - Posted Oct 22, 2009
My sense is that the bigger a country is, the less likely it is that companies based there will market outside of its borders. Additionally, in my experience, the larger a company is, the more likely it is that its marketers will spend their valuable time managing up to the bosses and presenting PowerPoints to internal audiences instead of focusing on the marketplace.
Column/After Thought - - June 2009 Issue, Posted Jun 10, 2009
Businesses rejoice—the paper trail is dead. Before you get the party started, however, allow me to introduce its replacement: the digital compliance trail. The new digital trail may take up less space on employees' desks, but it is no less formidable. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) quarterly filings can weigh in at more than a thousand pages. Pharmaceutical companies monitor hundreds of laboratories and studies daily to ensure Food & Drug Administration compliance. Legal practices must make sure every document they produce meets strict, new digital requirements per the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP). Federally regulated websites need to be accessible to all Americans, regardless of age, location, or physical ability.
Editorial/Feature - - June 2009 Issue, Posted Jun 02, 2009
Ephox, a provider of authoring software for web content, announced the latest release of its online rich text editor, EditLive! 6.7.
News/News Item - Posted Apr 28, 2009
Like everyone else, website authors are always on the lookout for tools to make the way they do their jobs simpler and more efficient. With an abundance of products flooding the market claiming to make web-authoring easier, it becomes increasingly difficult to choose the right program to fit a company's needs. One approach is to build on an already familiar web-authoring program instead of requiring users to adapt to an entirely different tool. One company taking this approach is Ephox, a provider of solutions for web content authoring. On Jan. 18, at the IBM Lotusphere conference, Ephox announced a new integration of its EditLive! solution for IBM Quickr for J2EE and Domino users.
News/News Feature - - January/February 2009 Issue, Posted Jan 28, 2009
What does every company on the EContent 100 list have in common—other than some connection to econtent, that is?They all have some form of income, either current revenue or backing until they arrive at a sustainable revenue plan or go under. That's true whether they're public or private, for-profit or nonprofit. They must monetize some aspects of what they do.
Column/DisContent - - December 2008 Issue, Posted Dec 01, 2008
The emergence of empowered consumers, the advance of so-called digital natives, and the abundance of applications designed to give consumers more control over how they create, access, and enjoy content have transformed publishing and content creation.
Column/Agile Minds - - December 2008 Issue, Posted Dec 01, 2008
Take a closer look at ChangingWorlds, Ltd., one of the 12 companies that inspired the most banter among the EContent 100 judges during the voting process.
Editorial/Feature - - December 2008 Issue, Posted Dec 01, 2008
Those who work in content management systems (CMSs) know that the content creation process can often be time-consuming and unwieldy. Ideally, the best content management system should enable the user to post content to the web seamlessly, without having to click back and forth between different programs. After all, it's difficult—or, at the very least, annoying—to be in two or three places at once. However, as wonderful as this utopian ideal may sound, it is very rarely the case. Web content creators are usually required to collaborate with one another in a wiki, edit images for the web in Photoshop or a similar program, and then upload everything into the CMS. Functionality is lost in the quest for a visually compelling website with top-notch content.
News/News Feature - - October 2008 Issue, Posted Sep 29, 2008
My plan was to pick up a few different e-readers, play with them for a while, and then happily give them back. This plan has backfired. My name is Sherry. I am a Kindle-aholic. This is my story.
Editorial/Feature - - July/August 2008 Issue, Posted Jul 15, 2008
Interest in building a compelling presence on the mobile web has never been higher, but neither have the technical barriers. Bango’s solution is designed to remove the pain from this process, enabling publishers—even individuals who want to distribute the content they create—to deliver content from their internet sites directly to customers' mobile devices without having to adapt it to run on the plethora of handsets and devices on the marketplace.
Editorial/Product Review - - March 2008 Issue, Posted Mar 07, 2008
I threw away my dictionary. Tossed it. Considered my cluttered desk and decided it was time to take a critical look at what was crowding this valuable real estate. I gathered a stack of books I've always kept near at hand and, as I wiped the dust off of them, came to the realization that, while I look up the occasional tricky bit of grammar in my tiny, trusty Strunk & White's The Elements of Style, I literally haven't used my dictionary or thesaurus in years.
Column/Edit This - - March 2008 Issue, Posted Feb 19, 2008
The old paradigms are dead and so is the audience. "Generation C" wants to generate its own content, not consume someone else's.
Column/DisContent - - October 2007 Issue, Posted Oct 09, 2007
At the rate some social networks (and other social software) grow, by the end of the decade everyone in the world will belong. Twice. Ridiculous, I know, but so are some of the numbers and growth rates that get tossed around. The numbers represent something, but maybe not what we’d consider usage in the real world. To a greater or lesser degree, the numbers are haunted by ghosts in the social networks.
Column/DisContent - - May 2007 Issue, Posted May 03, 2007
As we started 2006, I saw the “Clash of the Titans” metaphor as a way to view the struggle to dominate our content tools: Google and Microsoft were the titans, locked in mortal combat.
Column/Info Insider - - December 2006 Issue, Posted Nov 30, 2006
In a follow-up to their landmark publication The Digital Classroom: How Technology is Changing the Way We Teach and Learn, the Harvard Education School noted that essentially all the K–12 classrooms in the U.S. have been wired (though many still have slow dial-up connections). So here, the “digital divide” is fast disappearing, from a pure technology standpoint. For the world as a whole the picture is not so uniformly bright. Asian countries like Korea and Japan have even greater connectivity than we do, while Africa, the Near East, Latin America, and Caribbean countries lag way behind.
Column/I Column Like I CM - - September 2006 Issue, Posted Sep 18, 2006
Overwhelmed by the choice of web and mobile content—ranging from news services to video clips—users increasingly gravitate to services that are designed from the ground up to give them content before they ask for it.
Column/Agile Minds - - September 2006 Issue, Posted Sep 12, 2006
By the time you read this, Sprint Nextel customers will be getting their first taste of free mobile TV, and thus also tuning in to the real future of wireless content. The young male-oriented “Fast Lane” channel will have on-demand clips of tech reviews, poker tips, stand-up comedy, and all the other usual Spike TV/Maxim oafish male fare. It will also have ads, usually tucked as mid-roll breaks of 15 seconds or so. Yup, the free, ad-supported TV model is coming to mobile, and my guess is that it will proliferate quickly and accelerate the use of ad subsidies across all handset content.
Column/Follow the Money - - September 2006 Issue, Posted Sep 05, 2006
These days, Tim Berners-Lee’s dictum, “If it’s not on the Web, it doesn’t exist,” may need to be supplemented with, “And if your business is not creating XML content, it may soon cease to exist.” Here we take an extensive look at many of the popular XML content-creation tools on the market to help you navigate the power and potential of XML.
Editorial/Feature - - June 2006 Issue, Posted Jun 13, 2006
As we wrap up 2005, we should be well on the way to digital nirvana, everyone zooming down the infobahn consuming (and paying for) vast quantities of digital content. We should be getting full measure from our broadband connections—always connected, always in touch, always consuming. Yet somehow potholes keep emerging on that infobahn. In the past few months alone, high-profile columns and incidents have revealed a couple of deep ruts.
Column/DisContent - - December 2005 Issue, Posted Nov 16, 2005
The entire advertising marketplace is in a state of flux caused by the search engines’ introduction of pay-for-performance advertising programs, according to a just-released study from InfoCommerce Group entitled “Online Buying Guides: Making Sense of What’s Happening Now.”
News/News Item - Posted Nov 18, 2005
Percussion Software, a developer of practical software solutions, has introduced Rhythmyx 5.7, the newest version of its Enterprise Content Management System.
News/News Item - Posted Nov 08, 2005
When can I do some XML with you? Adapting and reusing this Beatles lyric for our theme works best in the UK, where Rita rhymes with Meta and DITA; It’s a stretch in the US, where Meta sounds like better and DITA sounds bitter.
Column/I Column Like I CM - - Posted Oct 04, 2005
Handheld devices are becoming increasingly useful at freeing business users from the constraints of the desktop to view documents. Unfortunately, mobile handheld devices share common limitations, not the least of which are small screens and slow network speeds. Here’s a look at some mobile document delivery hurdles, and the efforts being made to overcome them.
Editorial/Feature - - July/August 2005 Issue, Posted Jul 27, 2005
With Ovum—an independent UK-based technology and research consultancy—forecasting mobile phone connections will hit the 2 billion mark next year, it’s no wonder content owners are scrambling to repurpose content for mobile device delivery.
News/News Feature - - May 2005 Issue, Posted May 04, 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
Editorial/Feature - - March 2005 Issue, Posted Mar 31, 2005
"The system is always evolving rather than a slice in time."
Editorial/Faces of Econtent - - November 2004 Issue, Posted Nov 02, 2004
Here are 15 suggested steps to research enterprise CMS options. Some are expensive and some require plenty of reading and study so, while you may not have the budget, time, or inclination to complete them, you should know what you skipped. If you are part of a large organization that hires consultants to complete some or all of these steps, insist that they document how they covered each step and return the results to you.
Column/I Column Like I CM - - Posted Sep 07, 2004
FatWire Software, a provider of content management solutions for deploying content-centric applications, has announced three new modules that integrate with software products from Kapow, Ephox, and Lotus to extend the benefits of the company's flagship Content Server product.
News/News Item - Posted Jul 23, 2004
Life, serious and lighthearted, goes on—and digital content keeps proliferating. Not only can’t we retain everything, maybe we shouldn’t try. What would future researchers do with billions of petabytes of everyday digital content anyway?
Column/DisContent - - March 2004 Issue, Posted Mar 10, 2004
Ephox has introduced enhancements to their browser-based authoring software products - EditLive! for Windows 3.0 and EditLive! for Java 3.0.
News/News Item - Posted Jan 30, 2004
Online micropayment is an idea that just won’t die…nor will it quite come to life. While growing seven-fold in 2002, they still represent a mere 1% of online content revenues.
Column/Follow the Money - - October 2003 Issue, Posted Oct 02, 2003
Mobile needs to be free to take any shape in order to find and empower users when and where they need it. But by virtue of its malleable nature, mobile is difficult to grasp and as a result, content providers—already cautious from scars garnered during the wild and wooly dotcom days—aren’t so quick to chase what might seem like a PDA pipe dream.
Editorial/Feature - - August/September 2003 Issue, Posted Sep 22, 2003
For most companies, your Web site is how the world sees you—and the home page may be the most important part of the site. Thus, I thought it might be interesting to do an informal study on the Web sites of companies featured in the EContent 100 issue.
Column/DisContent - - April 2003 Issue, Posted Apr 30, 2003
Whether you’re training employees on a new product, hawking a product to potential customers, or pitching shareholders on a new vision for the future, the more efficient and effective way may be through digital video.
Editorial/Feature - - March 2003 Issue, Posted Apr 08, 2003
Ephox, a maker of enterprise-wide content authoring solutions, has announced the general availability of EditLive! for Java 2.0, the next generation of its Web-based content authoring application.
News/News Item - Posted Dec 17, 2002
When you cope with online content about ebooks, you can believe six impossible things before breakfast, develop a healthy appetite for contradictory messages, or learn to read between the pixels.
Column/DisContent - - November 2002 Issue, Posted Nov 01, 2002
Editorial/Profile - - October 2002 Issue, Posted Oct 01, 2002
If you are among the many who think the wireless data revolution has sputtered to an early halt, give a listen to Oracle Mobile CTO Jacob Christfort who has emerged as a kind of Pied Piper for mobile content. Christfort and Oracle Mobile envision a wireless world where each of us carries a mobile device and are never far from the content that matters to us.
Editorial/Profile - - September 2002 Issue, Posted Sep 01, 2002
Editorial/Feature - - June 2002 Issue, Posted Jun 01, 2002
Column/DisContent - - August 2001 Issue, Posted Aug 01, 2001
Audio content—specifically, downloadable audio and dial-up voice browser applications--offers the promise of Web-based services from any smartphone or voice-enabled PDA. The dream of accessing the Web anytime, anywhere may actually soon be a reality.
Editorial/Feature - - July 2001 Issue, Posted Jul 01, 2001
Face this reality: many factors are conspiring to create growing enthusiasm for calling a close to the “all free, all the time” Internet era, which translates into a universe where pay per view makes sense. And it's a foregone conclusion that customers will pay for valuable content. Micropayment technology may finally get its day in the sun.
Editorial/Feature - - July 2001 Issue, Posted Jul 01, 2001

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