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Google “Voice Search” Feature Coming Soon

Google is reportedly testing the waters of "voice-activated search" with select users, and may even integrate the feature into the Google.com search engine once the experiment is complete. The news follows reports that Google’s voice-search product has advanced to the point of recognizing Chinese and will even learn from the user’s speech patterns. Moreover, Voice search detects your computer’s microphone settings and can open up a "Speak Now" widget to detect your words and transcribe them into a search query. Android phone owners are already familiar with Google Voice Search; it is available in the Google Search widget. http://www.google.com

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SDL Acquires Digital Asset Management Company Calamares

SDL, the provider of Global Information Management solutions, announced the acquisition of Calamares, a cloud-based platform that allows enterprises to centrally compose and distribute video and other rich-media assets. Calamares supports various media platforms, systems and devices- from the Web and mobile to Internet Protocol television (IPTV) and social media platforms. With the acquisition of Calamares, SDL extends its customer engagement offering to include video and rich media management. www.sdl.com

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Ingeniux Launches Mobile Web Portal Solution

Ingeniux Corporation, a provider of web and social content management software for web, tablet, and mobile devices, announced the release of the Ingeniux Mobile Web Portal and new mobile solution packages for Ingeniux customers. To help large web publishers meet the needs of mobile users, Ingeniux has developed a range of new multi-channel content publishing solutions. The Ingeniux Mobile Portal is a new solution for Ingeniux CMS users that provides a flexible mobile website solution for smart phone users. It includes mobile channel publishing for multiple content types, including Ingeniux CMS content, syndicated content (ATOM or RSS), and third-party services like Google Maps, Twitter and Facebook. With the addition of the Ingeniux Cartella community server, mobile portal publishers can provide secure content, deploy digital lockers, and personalize services for end users. http://www.ingeniux.com

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Professional Edition of Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Available

Adobe Systems Incorporated announced the immediate availability of the Professional Edition of Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, a solution that includes hosted services and viewer technology that allow a spectrum of publishers to publish content to Android tablets, BlackBerry PlayBook and Apple iPad. Aimed at publishing houses, business publishers, and education institutions that require an off-the-shelf tablet publishing solution, the Professional Edition taps the huge interest in digital publishing across a range of industries. http://www.adobe.com/

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Limelight Networks Acquires Clickability for $10 Million

Limelight Networks, a provider of content delivery network services, announced on Monday that it has acquired Clickability, a provider of Web content management tools, for $10 million. Founded in 1999, San Francisco-based Clickability had raised over $11 million in venture capital financing, from backers including Shasta Ventures, Convergence Partners and SaaS Capital. http://www.limelightnetworks.com

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IBM Completes Transfer of Business of Unica

To execute their marketing vision, IBM has created a new Enterprise Marketing Management group, dedicated to meeting the evolving needs of marketing professionals. IBM’s acquisitions of Unica and other marketing and commerce software providers are part of IBM’s commitment to the success of every customer. Unica and IBM share a vision for the strategic role marketing and marketers will play as business evolves to a more customer-centric era. http://www.ibm.com/ http://www.unica.com/

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OGC Announces XML Encoding Standard for Observations and Measurements

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) membership has voted to adopt the OGC Observations and Measurements (O&M) XML Encoding Standard as an official OGC standard. This standard specifies an XML implementation for the OGC and ISO Observations and Measurements conceptual model (OGC Observations and Measurements v2.0, which is also published as ISO/DIS 19156), including a schema for Sampling Features. This encoding is an essential dependency for the OGC Sensor Observation Service (SOS) Interface Standard. More specifically, this standard defines XML schemas for observations and for features involved in sampling when making observations. These provide document models for the exchange of information describing observation acts and their results, both within and between different scientific and technical communities. This standard and other standards that have resulted from the OGC’s Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) effort enable developers to make all types of sensors, transducers and sensor data repositories discoverable, accessible and useable via the Web. The OGC is an international consortium of more than 415 companies, government agencies, research organizations, and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geospatial standards. OGC standards support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and location-based services, and mainstream IT. OGC standards empower technology developers to make geospatial information and services accessible and useful with any application that needs to be geospatially enabled. http://www.opengeospatial.org/

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Nook Color to Enable Digital eBook Autograph Signing

Barnes & Noble has recently updated its Nook Color ebook reader with firmware 1.2.0. This update will essentially bring Android 2.2 “FroYo”, and comes with new features including UI improvements and additional software. However, another feature that users should expect is the ability for authors to sign ebooks with a stylus. With this feature, you can easily line up at a book signing event and let your favorite author sign that ebook right on your Nook Color. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/

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Inmedius DITA Storm v3.0 XML Editor Supports DITA 1.1 & 1.2

Inmedius, Inc. announced the availability of Inmedius DITA Storm version 3.0 the XML editing solution. The latest DITA Storm update provides full support for the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) documentation standard version 1.1 and includes v1.2 schemas. DITA Storm v3.0 includes change tracking and review functionality.Tracking information is stored as a set of processing instructions. The new Link Validation feature highlights invalid outgoing links to other documents. Other ease of use developments includes using WYSIWYG to restructure the document by dragging and dropping content elements within the mapping environment. An enhanced copy and paste function allows users to duplicate content from third-party text processors or HTML pages into DITA documents. The latest release easily supports DITA Specialization with the ability of elements to ‘fall back’ to parent element implementations. Other efficiency improvements include: Ditaval file handling, element ID management, an extended set of XML manipulation commands, invalid document handling, enhanced attribute editing, and full Continuous Acquisition and Lifecycle Support (CALS) Table support.  http://www.inmediusdita.com/

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SpringCM Launches New Version with Eye on Mobility, Collaboration

SpringCM announced the latest release of its cloud enterprise content management platform. This latest release features new case management capabilities, helps SpringCM customers deliver more consistent execution, enhance team productivity and increase management visibility of key business processes. In addition, mobile support for iPad uses intuitive-gesture interface, but also gives access to cloud capabilities such as full-text search of corporate-content repositories. Other highlights include: Enhances quality-of-service and compliance with defined rules; Provides a status view to all case participants to improve team and customer communication; Faster responsiveness to objectives and process changes; Enables more effective internal collaboration on cases; Improves communication with customers and other service requesters; and it requires minimal IT resources. http://www.springcm.com/

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