Web Publishing News & Analysis
| Tuesday Jul 17, 2012
Sourcefabric, makers of the open source Newscoop CMS designed expressly for working journalists, has released version 4.02, so here's what to expect.
| Friday Jul 13, 2012
Digg, once the king of social sharing and news sites, lost its luster as sites like Twitter and Facebook became more popular. The founders left. The company was just about to fade into the great digital beyond, but Digg is having one more day in the media spotlight due to the sale of the final remnants of its existence.
| Wednesday Jul 11, 2012
ePublishing, a cloud-based SaaS provider of integrated content management, e-commerce and CRM solutions, is acquiring the clients, staff and technology of Ellington CMS and Ellington Marketplace from The World Company's Mediaphormedia software division. Ellington software is aimed at providing content management and user-generated tools to news/media organizations and content networks of all sizes.
| Monday Jul 9, 2012
A new content management and e-commerce hosted platform has been released by a United Kingdom-based company. Label Media’s Yetti platform, announced last week, is intended to provide agencies with a flexible set of tools for fast building and easy maintenance of websites for their clients.
| Wednesday Jun 27, 2012
A Colorado-based startup led by the former CEO of DailyCandy has emerged from stealth mode. LinkSmart uses text links to help sites increase traffic and drive visitor engagement.
| Tuesday Jun 26, 2012
New York Times readers will now be able to read more than just the top news stories on Flipboard after a new content deal was struck between the two companies.
| Tuesday Jun 19, 2012
When it comes to publishing great user experiences on the iPad, the first name that comes to mind is Adobe (as in Adobe DPS). But there's a new offer in town that takes a different approach to mobile publishing and integrated advertising.
| Saturday Jun 16, 2012
It's not official, official, but word is Yammer is selling the farm to Microsoft for $US 1.2 bil. Good news for Yammer? Or good news for Microsoft? The answer depends on who you ask.
The truth is Yammer is a great addition to SharePoint giving it some proven social collaboration features -- ones that exceed SP 2010 and what's expected in the upcoming SharePoint 2013 release. Yammer, as a cloud-based service, will fit in nicely with Microsoft's plans for Office 365. But is it the end of Yammer as we know it?
Beyond Yammer here's what stood out in Social Business this week:
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Around the Web
| Wednesday Jun 13, 2012
Six Apart has been a pioneer in social publishing platforms, going back to when the terms "hosted" or "online" were dominant. Now it’s becoming more cloud-ready. Cloud app management provider UShareSoft announced that it has been selected to streamline the delivery of Six Apart’s Moveable Type platform to environments that use multiple clouds and virtualization.
| Wednesday Jun 13, 2012
One of the greatest revolutions in computing has been the success of the Web browser. They help us navigate the Internet and show us the things we love, such as celebrity news and cat videos.
| Tuesday Jun 12, 2012
Last April, we introduced you to BOLT, a new page-sharing service. For the last year, BOLT has been in private beta, where a select group of users have been experimenting, and refining the way we collect, share and save any webpage, image or file. Today, BOLT opens its platform to the general public.
| Wednesday Jun 6, 2012
Big data is changing online publishing. As a result of this growing phenomenon, publishers are now facing four key challenges and exploring new ways to tackle them.
| Wednesday May 30, 2012
Publishing software provider Quark looks to expand its enterprise digital publishing solution set with the purchase of Mobile IQ, a vendor of cloud-based digital publishing apps for smartphones and tablets.
| Thursday May 24, 2012
The death of publishing has been heralded for years now as the means to circulate content became easier and more readily accessible with a computer or mobile device. While the argument could be made for the decline of the traditional publishing model, the discipline of delivering relevant content to the proper audience is thriving.
| Thursday May 17, 2012
Everyone knows the mobile web is growing at light speed, introducing new opportunities and challenges in web management. However, when I look at my client’s web analytics, the leading device accessing their website is not a smartphone, it’s a tablet. Apple iPad consistently ranks as the #1 device for viewing web content.
Adobe recently released some research that backs this up. Adobe’s “The Rise of Tablets" (pdf) projects that tablet visits will surpass all smartphone visits by January 2013 and generate over 10 percent of all website visits by early 2014. Tablet web traffic is growing 200 percent faster than smartphones. The iPad commands the tablet market. Last year Comscore reported that the Apple iPad accounted for over 97 percent of tablet web traffic.