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Web Publishing: Quark Sold to Platinum Equity, Details Guarded

Quark Software, Inc., the 30 year-old desktop and multi-channel web publishing stalwart, and competitor of Adobe Systems, has been acquired by a California-based private equity firm. Details of the deal have been kept close to the vest, and management outlook is optimistic.

Faster is Better With Google's Page Speed Service, Currently on Free Trial

Website loading speed is often a big issue with web publishers. Performance is dependent on a lot of factors — traffic, server load, compression, size of the content and the like. Google (news, site) wants to help webmasters take the load off their minds (and wallets) with an optimization service called Page Speed Service.

Is Your Content Ready for Multilingual Web? W3C's Internationalization Checker Can Help You Validate

Is Your Content Ready for Multilingual Web? W3C's Internationalization Checker Can Help You ValidateOne of the Worldwide Web Consortium's (news, site) main responsibilities is ensuring that standards in web markup are followed. In the wake of stakeholder discussions, such as the recently concluded working group discussions on multilingual web content practices, the organization has released its updated Internationalization Checker.

FlipBoard Adds Content Guide, Integration With LinkedIn

FlipBoard Adds Content Guide, Integration With LinkedInCurated content just got more connected. Just as Google+ launches, Flipboard also rolled out a few new features, designed to enhance the way readers browse, search and share content.

HP to Editorialize TouchPad Apps in the War on App Stores

HP to Editorialize TouchPad Apps in the War on App Stores

As tablet makers struggle to come up with a way around Apple's dominance, HP (news, site) thinks its new magazine/store will help users choose the best apps.

ExpressionEngine 2.2 Web CMS Released, Here's What's Notable

EllisLab, the makers of the ExpressionEngine (news, site) Web CMS software, has released ExpressionEngine 2.2, bringing significant asset management changes, a host of community-driven improvements and the integration of one important acquisition.

Pugpig: iPhone, iPad HTML Reader That Feels Like a Native App

They call it Pugpig (news, site) and it just might revolutionize how we publish content to iOS-powered mobile devices. Pugpig is an open source framework that enables you to publish HTML5 content in the form of a magazine, book or newspaper to iPhone and iPad devices. It's slick and feels like you are using a native app (we tested the it on the iPad). Is this the future of mobile publishing?

New YouTube Feature Compiles Popular Site's Clips For Easy Viewing

youtube_logo_2010.JPGYouTube (news, site) has just unveiled a new service, putting all the best clips from particular sites or blogs in one place with its 'As Seen On…' pages.

Apple Updates In-App Subscription Terms for iOS, Lets Publishers Sell Outside for Less

Apple Updates In-App Subscription Terms for iOS, Lets Publishers Sell Outside for LessApple's (news, site) digital subscription policy for iOS applications has been criticized for being pricey and restricting. For one, it wants 30% of publishers' subscription revenue. Further, Apple won't share subscriber data with the publishers. A subtle — but important — change in Apple's subscription policy now allows publishers to sell subscriptions outside of the Apple Store at a lower price.

Quark Releases XML Author 4.0 for Microsoft Word, Enhances Publishing Process

quark_logo bigsmall.jpgFor Microsoft Word users, publishing just got a little easier. Quark released Quark XML Author 4.0 for Microsoft Word, which allows users to more easily create structured XML content. It’s no secret that most content gets created in Word, so it’s only fitting that now you can intelligently create and publish with it, too.

Squarespace Web CMS Challenger LightCMS Adds E-Commerce

Squarespace Web CMS Challenger LightCMS Adds E-Commerce How do you differentiate yourself in the small yet competitive "built for web designers to build a business on top of" niche of the hosted web cms market?

Google Now Tracks and Ranks Authors

In a move that may shift the balance of power a bit, Google has begun indexing the attribution of content to content authors, rather than just websites.

The Guardian's Open Platform Reinvents Open News with Apache Lucene

The Internet and social media have drastically affected traditional news and journalism business models. But smart news gathering organizations are are striking back, and open source tools like the Apache Lucene search engine are proving invaluable.

At the recent Lucene Revolution conference in San Francisco CMSWire interviewed Stephen Dunn, Head of Technology Strategy at British newspaper The Guardian. Dunn shared how The Guardian has reinvented content and news openness with their Apache Lucene-based Open Platform.

Conduit Mobile Platform Now Supports iPad App Creation, Social Features

Mobile apps are increasing becoming the delivery method of choice for both consumer- and enterprise-oriented publishers because of the popularity of smartphones and tablets. With this, tools that help develop apps without requiring knowledge of each platform's native programming language will help bring app creation closer to content creators. Conduit (news, site), one such platform, has recently announced the inclusion of iPad app creation and new social features.

Software AG Acquires Metismo Cross-Platform Mobile Development Environment

Software AGHot on the heels of Software AG's (news, site) acquisition of Terracotta, the company has announced the acquisition of Metismo for its cross-platform mobile devlopment environment.

VMWare Grabs Socialcast to Expand its SaaS Offering

vmware_logo_2011.jpgVMWare (news, site) makes another buy to broaden its SaaS appeal, picking up enterprise microblogger service Socialcast for an undisclosed amount.

App Publisher Conduit Picks Up App Platform Wibiya

conduit_logo_2011.jpgIn a major move among the app fraternity, Conduit (news, site) has picked up web and app publisher Wibiya to bolster the numbers and widen its offering. Conduit has also adopted Cotendo's services to speed up its offerings.

SDL Introduces Smart Content Web Publishing Platform

sdlLogo.jpgUK-based SDL (news, site) announced the release of SDL LiveContent 2011, a multi-channel, context-aware product information platform that uses structured XML to produce different outputs on demand. That’s quite a mouthful. In simple terms, if your business is fast-moving, with frequent changes to product information and you’ve embraced consumerization by supporting multiple devices, SDL Live Content is something you should explore.

Amazon Sells More E-Books Than Print, But Wait

amazon_store_logo_2011.jpgAmazon (news, site) has trumpeted the fact that, less than four years after introducing Kindle books, its customers are now purchasing more Kindle books than all print books — hardcover and paperback — combined. However, it's important not to take this announcement at face value.

Consumed by the News: How Users Find, Interact with News Online

What do users do with news content? And how do they get their news? These are questions that a recent in-depth study by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism sought to answer. The study examined the top 25 news websites in popularity in the United States, and what they found may help us restructure the way we publish news.