Summertime, and the news is flowing. This week: ImpressPages CMS updates, Kalamuna releases Kalabox, Google Hangouts offers a start button and 3CLogic goes 720 degrees with Zendesk.

Plus: Extole rebuilds its referral platform, Picturepark provides six-month full trials, Nuxeo gives birth to, Shopzilla combines units into Connexity, and Voxbone releases WebRTC.

ImpressPages CMS, Now with Plugin Market

ImpressPages CMS, an open-source PHP framework with a built-in content editor, is out with updated version 4.1. The newest version adds a Plugin Market to April's major release of version 4.0. The Market enables plugins to be installed within the CMS.

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The ImpressPages plugin configuration screen

Kalamuna's Kalabox

Speaking of open source, Drupal development firm Kalamuna released a new version of its workflow solution for that CMS. Called Kalabox, the company said 2.0 is faster and easier to use, offers an API for third-party plugins, and integrates container engine Docker for faster performance.

Lead developer Mike Pirog said in a statement that, "before Kalabox, developers lost time performing repeatable tasks like setting up local development servers, constructing vhosts and configuring advanced functionality."

kalabox1-controlpanel.png The Kalabox control panel

Google Hangouts Button

Google Hangouts now has a handy start button that can be embedded into any app or website for quickly launching a video meeting. One click, and the button generates a Hangout and automatically sends out invites to your team.

3CLogic, Now with Zendesk

A few weeks ago, we noted that cloud-based contact center provider 3CLogic  announced an integration with Lime Light CRM, a provider of continuity-based processing and campaign management.

Now, 3CLogic has integrated its offering with cloud-based customer service software provider Zendesk. 3CLogic said the new integration, among other capabilities, enables a customer profile of previous contact center/customer service interactions to pop up during inbound or outbound interactions.

The new integration with Zendesk, 3CLogic said, will allow it to provide a 360-degree view of customer integrations – which is what it said about the integration with Lime Light.

Apparently, then, this new integration can generate a 720 degree view.

A Rebuilt Extole

Extole, which provides a referral marketing platform, has rebuilt its offering. It has also added several dozen new customers, including NVIDIA, DocuSign and Intuit, that are looking to add new customers by rewarding referrals from current customers.

The platform allows marketers to create and manage referral campaigns.

A campaign management screen in Extole.