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Day: June 30, 2020

Obie launches Browser extension to accelerate sharing of workplace documents

Obie announced the launch of its new browser extension to democratize access to Obie’s core search, access, and knowledge sharing functionality. They also launched Personal Pro and Personal Free plans that decouple Obie’s search functionality from Slack for the first time to expand availability for individuals and remote teams. Obie uses natural language processing (NLP) to understand complex queries, as well as machine learning (ML) to improve results with every document search. Users can also manually add “FAQs” to store templates, text snippets, and frequently accessed information by simply highlighting the information in their browser and adding it to Obie.

Acquia and Kibo partner to deliver commerce to customers

Acquia and Kibo announced a strategic partnership to deliver a more frictionless commerce to retailers. Together, the two companies will allow brands to create headless ecommerce experiences using a unified customer view, and optimize engagement across the customer journey. Acquia’s digital experience platform helps companies build, manage, and optimize digital experiences through unified content, data and machine learning so organizations can orchestrate and deliver individually personalized customer experiences across all channels. Kibo provides an API-first microservices framework that supports headless ecommerce, enabling companies to add new ecommerce experiences, manage order fulfillment, and deliver personalized experiences.,

Amazon Web Services unveils space business segment

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced it is introducing a new business segment dedicated to accelerating innovation in the global aerospace and satellite industry. The Aerospace and Satellite Solutions business segment will bring AWS services and solutions to the space enterprise, and work with customers and partners around the world to: reimagine space system architectures, transform space enterprises, launch new services that process space data on Earth and in orbit, and provide cloud solutions to support government missions and companies advancing space around the world. Retired Air Force Major General Clint Crosier, former director of Space Force Planning at the U.S. Space Force, is the leader of this new business segment.

AWS Ground Station helps customers communicate with satellites, and to downlink, process, and distribute satellite data within minutes of capture. AWS Ground Station, a fully managed service that provides satellite owners and operators global access to their space workloads, offers a hint of what these innovative solutions can look like. Enabling customers to downlink data and provide satellite commands across multiple regions with speed and agility—and at a low cost—means satellite operators don’t have to own and manage duplicative ground station infrastructure. AWS Ground Station is already being used by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) and other customers.

SDL and parson AG partner to deliver multilingual technical content

SDL has formed a strategic partnership with parson AG (“parson”), experts in technical communication services and consultancy, to help European brands deliver multilingual communications within a structured content environment. The partnership will combine SDL Tridion Docs, a component content management system (CCMS), with parson’s expertise in structured content delivery and strategy. Creating and publishing technical communications across digital channels—including chatbots, eLearning, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Virtual Reality (VR) applications requires a clear understanding of the underlying processes, standards and structure of different communications types, and delivery methods. The combination of SDL Tridion Docs and parson is meant to simplify creation, management and orchestration of multilingual technical communications.,

Liquid Web acquires ServerSide, a Microsoft Windows CMS hosting provider

Liquid Web, a managed hosting and application services provider to SMBs and entrepreneurs, announced the acquisition of ServerSide adding experience in hosting Microsoft Windows content management solutions to Liquid Web’s portfolio. The acquisition accelerates the company’s entrance into the Progress Sitefinity, Kentico, ElcomCMS, and Sitecore hosting market. The ServerSide team, including Steve Oren, founder, and CEO, have joined Liquid Web.

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