NewSpark.io announced a new release of Media Manager, a digital asset management platform. This latest build offers more features and improvements to help businesses of all sizes organize, store, and access their digital assets such as images, documents, and videos. The streamlined platform has been redesigned from the ground up with a focus on intuitiveness, allowing users to save a significant amount of time on core tasks around asset management and publishing operations. One of the enhancements in Media Manager is NewSpark’s AI tagging tool, a technology that uses computer vision to analyze and automatically tag assets with relevant keywords and phrases. This makes it possible for users to recall and re-use specific pieces of media assets for new projects through a search function. In addition to its search functionality, the platform also offers a range of tools for ingestion and publishing of assets. Users can create custom project folders, add tags and metadata, and collaborate with team members securely inside or outside of their organization. The platform is now available for a 30 day free trial.
This week we feature articles by Raluca Budiu and Tony Seale.
Additional reading from Heather Hedden, Michael Lodato, and Raymond Camden.
News comes from Progress Software & Marklogic, Confluent & Immerok, and Crownpeak & CI&T.
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Opinion / Analysis
The state of mobile user experience
Raluca Budiu haș a useful update on mobile UX. It has improved overall – so much so that you may have missed some of the details (as I did!). Badiu’s report is helpful for designers and developers, but also for users who can improve their own experience by learning what has changed. (8 min).
Building your connected data catalog
In November we recommended an article by Tony Seale on how you can more effectively manage data by inverting the data growth and integration problems within your organization based on a model inspired by schema.org. This post follows-up with a look at how using a shared definition of a data catalog contributes to the same goal. While this is technically doable, as Seale points out it can be difficult organizationally. But it is still important to understand and consider the possibilities for strategic planning. (11 min).
- A Taxonomy definition is a tricky thing. via The Accidental Taxonomist
- Sound familiar?… I am a Silicon Valley CEO and I need a solution to the Trolley Problem by EOD via Slackjaw
- Useful for developers… Multiple performant operations with the new Adobe Document Services REST APIs via Adobe Tech Blog
Content technology news
Progress to acquire MarkLogic
Adds multi-model NoSQL database, semantic metadata management, and AI capabilities to its portfolio of products.
Confluent to acquire Immerok
Confluent plans to accelerate the launch of a Flink offering that is compatible with its managed Kafka service, Confluent Cloud.
CI&T and Crownpeak partner
The retail digital experience platform uses a composable commerce architecture with reusable components to support specialty retail.
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