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Freelancer Limited announced the acquisition of Warrior Forum. Warrior Forum will continue to be operated independently, and will be leveraged to enhance growth in Freelancer's core marketplace. Founded in 1997, Warrior Forum is a marketplace and community for internet marketing professionals. Warrior Forum's user base includes vice presidents, chief marketing and chief growth officers from some of the top internet companies in the world.
Posted Apr 22, 2014
Opera Software's Skyfire unit released Rocket Insights as part of its Rocket Optimizer platform to help operators better manage network loads by providing a real-time analytics dashboard that analyzes mobile video congestion. Operators can now instantly view key metrics such as stall rates, video start times, bitrate distribution and mean opinion score, and use this data to improve overall network traffic management.
Posted Apr 22, 2014
The Association of Business Information & Media Companies (ABM) released the results of the Business Information Network (BIN) Report for 2013. ABM's annual report finds that the business-to-business media and information industry revenue grew 4.8% last year, up 77% compared with a growth rate of 2.7% in 2012. That growth represents an industry-wide level of business media and information revenue of $26.85 billion in 2013, compared with $25.62 billion in 2012.
Posted Apr 22, 2014
The Search Agency, an online marketing firm and the largest independent U.S. search marketing agency, released its quarterly State of Paid Search Report for Q1 2014, which found that Bing grew at a faster rate than Google. While advertisers spent more on both Google and Bing from the previous year, Bing grew 60%, which is more than double the rate of Google's 29% over the same period.
Posted Apr 22, 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.
Posted Apr 22, 2014
Rightscorp, a provider of monetization services for artists and holders of copyrighted Intellectual Property (IP), announced that it plans to expand its copyright monetization services into the consumer book publishing market. Rightscorp will soon represent authors and publishing companies by monitoring and monetizing their digital assets against copyright infringement and illegal downloading.
Posted Apr 15, 2014
Apigee launched a major new version of Apigee Insights, its big data analytics platform that now enables enterprises to increase customer satisfaction and revenue by predicting and immediately adapting to the needs of individual customers at scale. With Apigee Insights, businesses can apply predictive analytics on fine-grained data and then proactively act on those insights in real-time, delivering individualized services through predictive apps.
Posted Apr 14, 2014
Amazon.com announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire comiXology, the provider of Guided View technology -- a digital comics reading experience -- and makes discovering, buying, and reading comic books and graphic novels easier. Founded in 2007, comiXology offers a broad library of digital comic book content from over 75 of the top publishers as well as independent creators.
Posted Apr 11, 2014
Amazon Instant Video announced that video streams on Prime Instant Video nearly tripled year over year. According to a report from Qwilt, which tracks growth in online video usage, Amazon has now passed both Apple and Hulu in streaming video usage.
Posted Apr 10, 2014
Crafter Software Corporation, a web content management solution, announced a new partnership with an l IT consulting and services company Global Quark. Global Quark provides IT consulting services and solutions for enterprises located in Mexico and throughout the Latin American region. Through the partnership, Crafter Software and Global Quark will deliver a portfolio of services and solutions for enterprise customers in the areas of content management, web and mobile applications, intranets, and e-commerce.
Posted Apr 10, 2014
Covario, an independent search marketing firm, issued its Global Paid Search Spend Analysis for the first quarter of 2014, reporting that spending on pay-per-click advertising (PPC) by its enterprise technology, consumer electronics, and retail clients rose by 25% over the same period a year ago and by 7% from the fourth quarter of 2013.
Posted Apr 10, 2014
Longreads, an online community for readers interested in longform storytelling, announced in a blog post that it has been acquired by Automattic-the company behind Wordpress. Started in April of 2009 (as a Twitter hashtag) by Mark Armstrong Longreads bring together the longform work of writers across the fiction and non-fiction spectrum.
Posted Apr 10, 2014
Sookasa, Inc., a provider of compliance for popular cloud applications and mobile devices, introduced Sookasa Cloud Compliance Service, a Compliance as a Service solution that simplifies the protection of sensitive files across popular cloud services and mobile devices. Sookasa enables professionals to natively use their favorite cloud services, such as Dropbox and Gmail, and mobile devices, while transparently encrypting sensitive data and addressing regulations such as HIPAA and FERPA.
Posted Apr 10, 2014
Adobe announced a major new release of Adobe Primetime, a TV delivery and monetization platform for programmers and pay-TV service providers. Primetime 2.0 includes a new cloud ad insertion service that lets customers insert ads into live, linear, and on-demand content across any platform. Adobe also unveiled Concurrency Monitoring as an extension to the Emmy award-winning Primetime PayTV Pass service allowing customers to manage the number of streams accessed across each device.
Posted Apr 08, 2014
Kentico Software, a web content and customer experience management provider, unveiled Kentico 8, which brings new enhancements to Kentico's integrated marketing solution to help marketers and developers launch integrated marketing campaigns. Kentico 8 allows anyone to deliver the right marketing message at the right time on any digital channel.
Posted Apr 08, 2014
Rosoka Software, a Natural Language Processing (NLP) software company announced a new version of Rosoka and Rosoka GeoGravy which will enhance the capabilities of its line of natural language processing and geospatial analysis product lines. Rosoka and Rosoka GeoGravy are a family of products that include entity and relationship extraction, language identification, geotagging, and geospatial analysis for over 230 languages.
Posted Apr 08, 2014
Ramius Corporation, developer of cloud­based social software for engagement and research, announced the launch of Recollective Baseline. This free web­-based service allows anyone to conduct qualitative research studies within a private ongoing online community to help answer the questions that traditional quantitative surveys cannot.
Posted Apr 08, 2014
Speculation about Amazon's own streaming music service is heating up after Digital Music News posted a contract it says it obtained from sources like "smaller publishers and rights owners, who are being handed ‘take it or leave it' terms without the ability to negotiate." The article also claims that bigger groups are being offered larger sums of money.
Posted Apr 08, 2014
Ceros Inc., an interactive content creation platform, announced it has secured $6.2 million in B round venture capital investment. The investment, made by Sigma Prime Ventures, Starvest Partners and Ceros' A round investors, Greycroft Partners, enables the company to accelerate development of its technology and rapidly expand its sales and marketing activity.
Posted Apr 08, 2014
Signiant announced a significant extension of the company's cloud portfolio with the introduction of Signiant SkyDrop, a commercially available hybrid SaaS solution that accelerates the movement of big data and professional media files into and out of Amazon S3 and Microsoft Azure cloud storage. Signiant SkyDrop is a genuine cloud-formed solution that leverages managed cloud infrastructure, in contrast to software that customers must deploy and manage.
Posted Apr 08, 2014
Bizo introduced a patent pending Multi-Channel Nurturing solution enables all B2B marketers to create sophisticated nurture programs utilizing online display and social ads to engage known prospects, convert anonymous website visitors, and ultimately increase lead velocity. Bizo Multi-Channel Nurturing is the latest addition to the Bizo Marketing Platform. Bizo introduced its first release of Bizo Multi-Channel Nurturing in October 2013, which specifically allowed joint Bizo and Eloqua users to layer display and social advertising into their existing email nurture programs in Eloqua. The latest release of Bizo Multi-Channel Nurturing now allows any B2B marketing organization, whether or not they are currently using a marketing automation platform, to nurture audiences with targeted display and social ads through the Bizo Marketing Platform.
Posted Apr 07, 2014
ProofHQ, the leading provider of cloud-based content review and approval software, has released Automated Workflow, a feature which provides marketing project managers with a simple way to automate the time-consuming, manual tasks required to complete their projects. Independent studies show that using ProofHQ cuts project delivery time by 56%, and the number of revisions by 29%.
Posted Apr 07, 2014
Imagine Communications, a portfolio company of The Gores Group and a provider of software and networking solutions serving the global media and entertainment markets, announced the acquisition of Digital Rapids, a provider of IP and file-based media processing solutions and software-defined workflow management technologies.
Posted Apr 07, 2014
ReachLocal Inc., which powers local online marketing for small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs), announced ReachSEO. The new offering aims to help SMBs drive more organic search traffic to their websites powered by ReachEdge. ReachSEO leverages industry best-practices in local SEO and ReachLocal's deep proprietary data on keyword effectiveness gained through its decade of experience building highly effective SMB paid search marketing campaigns.
Posted Apr 03, 2014
Macmillan Distribution (MDL), an international book distributor, is launching a new subscriptions platform to be delivered via Publishing Technology's advance enterprise system. MDL will implement the digitally-native Order to Cash module of advance, to expand into the journals fulfillment market, offering publishers an increasing number of subscription-based models for both digital and physical content.
Posted Apr 03, 2014
Kaon Interactive, a provider of interactive 3D product marketing applications, announced the launch of its cloud-based digital marketing platform that enables B2B marketing and sales enablement applications to be created once and delivered anywhere, at any time, and on any device, without redevelopment fees. The new Kaon Application Delivery Network (ADN) eliminates the hidden costs of recreating and maintaining interactive 3D product applications on multiple platforms.
Posted Apr 03, 2014
Ektron announced an expansion of its content and web experience management offerings to include a unique, cloud-based SaaS (Software as a Service) platform that offers a secure, scalable, and agile alternative to the traditional model of on-premise WCM.
Posted Apr 03, 2014
Accumulate AB introduced a suite of products and services for mobile payment and proximity marketing, that for the first time brings the online shopping experience to the physical store. Close Payment with Close Beacon is a BLE/iBeacon-based solution for mobile payment and proximity marketing. It works on all major smartphones running iOS and Android.
Posted Apr 01, 2014
Widen Enterprises has released a new version of the Widen Media Collective, its digital asset management (DAM) solution, featuring asset-level analytics, stylized collections, video clipping, and updates to the mobile app and REST API. Version 7.1 continues to add new features to Widen's flagship DAM solution based on customer-driven ideas that allow marketing and creative teams the ability to extend their digital assets to greater audiences and better understand the value of their digital library.
Posted Apr 01, 2014
The Search Agency, a global online marketing firm and independent U.S. search marketing agency, released findings from the latest edition of its Mobile Experience Scorecard: Web-Only Retailers, which found that the average time the top 100 web-only retailer sites took to load was 2.99 seconds, almost two seconds longer than Google's recommended load time. Google also recommends Responsive Web Design (RWD) for mobile sites, yet only nine out of the 100 sites in the study used RWD to improve mobile experiences.
Posted Apr 01, 2014
Findaway World, a provider of technology for the delivery of digital audiobook and ebook content, announced the release of AudioEngine-a new audiobook distribution platform that enables access to Findaway's library of audiobooks through a flexible API and SDK. AudioEngine enables partners to deliver over 50,000 professionally engineered digital audiobook titles directly to their users.
Posted Apr 01, 2014
Panopto, a video platform provider for the enterprise and education markets, introduced a product update with a comprehensive way to search inside video content. The update allows Panopto customers to search for any word that is spoken or shown in their videos, and fast forward to that precise moment.
Posted Mar 27, 2014
Spredfast, an independent social relationship platform, announced the launch of the Spredfast Partner Program, which is designed to give enterprise brands unfettered access to the industry's best-of-breed tools and technologies. Spredfast already partners with many of the industry's social technologies such as Kenshoo, Brandwatch, and Bazaarvoice, and has announced new partnerships with social business governance company Actiance, and content planning and management company Opal Labs, among others.
Posted Mar 27, 2014
CDW, a provider of technology solutions to business, government, education and healthcare, announced the launch of its App Marketplace, a key addition to its Total Mobility Management portfolio of services. The CDW App Marketplace is a single, online destination that helps organizations cut through the challenges of today's highly fragmented mobile application market.
Posted Mar 27, 2014
Concerns over different formats, multiple channel delivery, and potentially dangerous inconsistencies in content have come to the forefront in a new survey of life sciences and healthcare professionals. The survey was conducted by Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL) in association with The Rockley Group.
Posted Mar 27, 2014
According to a new study, many UK companies are still struggling to deliver adequate customer service through the web, email, social media, and web chat channels, with Twitter performance particularly patchy. Only 39% of companies were able to answer customer service questions asked through Twitter, despite 76% of organizations now being contactable through this channel.
Posted Mar 27, 2014
Acrolinx and MadCap Software announced that the companies have partnered to integrate their software. The combination helps writers not only create technical content, such as manuals, knowledge bases, and online help systems, but also optimize it for consistency, grammar, terminology, and tone of voice.
Posted Mar 27, 2014
Adobe and SAP announced a global reseller agreement targeted at digital marketing for enterprise customers. SAP will resell Adobe Marketing Cloud with the SAP HANA Platform and the hybris Commerce Suite. Additional partnership were announced with Epsilon, Deloitte, and Wunderman. Adobe also announced enhancements to its Adobe Marketing Cloud and Adobe Experience Manager.
Posted Mar 25, 2014
Digital Rapids, a provider of media transformation and workflow solutions for bringing video to wider audiences, and Cinnafilm, Inc., a provider of file-based image processing technology, announced that Cinnafilm's Tachyon standards conversion solution has now been integrated with the Digital Rapids Transcode Manager 2 automated media transformation software and its underlying Kayak workflow platform.
Posted Mar 25, 2014
Demandbase, Inc., a B2B targeting and personalization company, announced it has closed a $15 million round of equity financing. Greenspring Associates, a venture-only fund-of-funds with nearly $3 billion in committed capital, led the round. The investment included participation by existing investors including Scale Venture Partners, SigmaWest, Altos Ventures, Costanoa Ventures and Adobe Systems Incorporated. The new financing will be used to help accelerate the growth of the company's advertising solutions and fund additional innovations slated for release in 2014.
Posted Mar 25, 2014
Join Jose Castillo, Jeff Cutler, and Steve Garfield for a discussion about creating great video content on the EContent Google+ page. The live discussion will begin at 11 a.m. EST on Friday, March 28.
Posted Mar 21, 2014
Altova, creator of XMLSpy -- a XML editor -- announced the release of Version 2014 Release 2 of its MissionKit desktop developer tools and server software products. This release provides new functionality to increase performance and efficiency.
Posted Mar 20, 2014
Bitrix24 has released a new desktop app for its online collaboration service, adding the ability to synchronize and work with group and company files, as well as including the activity stream and collaboration tools in the app. In addition to sharing, editing, and collaborating on documents with colleagues, the Bitrix24 desktop app makes it possible to send instant messages to co-workers, participate in group chat, make telephone calls, and hold video conferences with other Bitrix24 users.
Posted Mar 20, 2014
Data Harmony, a division of Access Innovations, Inc., has announced that version 3.9 of its suite of software tools will be released on March 31, 2014. Current customers will be the first to receive the new version.
Posted Mar 20, 2014
Advertisers will now be able to produce, distribute, and measure end-to-end social campaigns across the web using a global partnership between marketing technology platform Unruly and eYeka, a crowdsourcing community. The new partnership between video specialists Unruly and crowdsourcing platform eYeka aims to help ROI-driven marketers keep up with the ever-increasing demand to create and distribute content.
Posted Mar 20, 2014
Cabinet Document Management Solutions, a provider of electronic document management systems, document management software, and workflow solutions, announced the release of new versions of the SAFE paperless office suite and the WEB browser-based document management solution.
Posted Mar 18, 2014
Lumeta Corporation announced the addition of cloud and virtual machine (VM) versions of its Lumeta IPsonar and Lumeta Enterprise Situational Intelligence (ESI) network situational awareness solutions. With these new deployment capabilities, customers can take advantage of the convenience and quick implementation of a software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery model, as well as benefit from a pay-as-you-go alternative to on-premises infrastructure. Additionally, because Lumeta ESI listens to and crawls physical or virtual networks in near-real time, ESI enables organizations to gain network situational awareness of their presence in private, public, and hybrid clouds.
Posted Mar 18, 2014
HiSoftware Inc., a provider of compliance and security solutions, announced a new solution for managing compliance on public websites, intranets, and portals; HiSoftware Compliance Deputy. The on-demand, browser-based solution allows developers and content providers to test and repair content from any CMS for governance factors including accessibility, privacy, and site quality prior to publishing in the production environment.
Posted Mar 18, 2014
Viacom and Google have finally reached an agreement in a lawsuit over Google's YouTube that has been a staple of the legal scene since 2007. No terms were given just yet, but the companies made a statement.
Posted Mar 18, 2014
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