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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.

Industry Moves: SpringCM's New VP of Gov't Solutions, & a New Managing Director for Netbiscuits

Things happen quickly in the industry, including changes in employment. Here's a quick and dirty list of the biggest moves that hit our radar over the last couple of weeks: 

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.

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.

WordPress for iOS 2.8 Adds Quick Photos & Analytics

wordpress_logo_2011.jpg Automattic (news, site) has spruced up its WordPress iOS app. Version 2.8 fixes 31 different bugs -- including those that led to 3/4 of all app crashes -- and adds a photo button that allows users to shoot and blog, as well as a stats feature.

IKS Workshop Offers Practical Semantic Technology Training

iks_logosmall.jpgInteractive Knowledge Stack (IKS), the open source endeavor to increase speed of adoption for semantic web technologies, is planning its largest workshop to date. Over 100 participants are expected in Paris July 5-6 for the free event.

WordPress 3.2 Beta Available for Download, Drops IE 6

wordpress_logo_20112.jpg The WordPress (news, site) team showed signs of life last week with the release of 3.2 beta. The tester version of the popular blogging platform revealed a new theme, a UI facelift, and the nixing of Internet Explorer 6 support. 

OmniUpdate 9.8 Adds More Hooks to Facebook

omniupdate-logo-2011.jpg If it were not for Facebook and Twitter, would non-startup web content management vendors even put out new versions of their platforms? Suffers Long Maintenance, Upgrade on the Way? (news, site) was supposed to be down for an hour of planned maintenance on Wednesday, but the outage lasted far into Thursday, heralding a major update.

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