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Access Innovations and Aptara partner to provide digital publishing solutions

Access Innovations, Inc., provider of Data Harmony software solutions, announced a partnership with Aptara to provide intelligent publishing solutions to book and journal publishers. Serving as a digital publishing provider since 1988, Aptara is proficient in designing and developing custom content for Fortune 500 companies and other organizations from all industries. They create, enrich, and optimize content to ensure it can be reused and repurposed — future-proofing it for all known and as yet undiscovered outputs.

Both Aptara and Access Innovations have extensive content experience, from structuring to conversion and metadata enrichment. Having the depth of experience will provide the combined client base with a full range of services to help reduce expenses while creating the digital-first experience most publishers need to compete in today’s evolving publishing industry. With this partnership in place Aptara clients can expect to see smoothly integrated options for taxonomies, and other metadata enhancement offered as a regular production flow service. Access Innovations clients can utilize significant additional options in production and distribution options.

https://www.accessinn.comhttps://www.aptaracorp.com

TransPerfect debuts MediaNEXT integration for Brightcove

TransPerfect, a provider of language and technology solutions for global business, today announced a new MediaNEXT integration is available in the Brightcove Marketplace. The solution gives users a new way to leverage TransPerfect’s MediaNEXT creative media localization management solution with Brightcove’s Video Cloud platform. MediaNEXT is TransPerfect’s specialized media division that offers a wide variety of media globalization solutions for international storytelling. MediaNEXT’s hybrid model for media localization leverages a cloud-based technology platform and a worldwide network of production centers, recording studios, and mixing rooms.

The combination of Brightcove’s streaming technology platform and MediaNEXT’s extended media localization capabilities provides users with a comprehensive solution for managing global media content with minimal effort. The integration pulls source material automatically and securely from Brightcove into MediaNEXT for translation and localization. Upon completion, audio and text tracks are routed back into Brightcove.

https://www.transperfect.comhttps://www.brightcove.com/

Adobe to acquire Figma

Adobe announced a definitive merger agreement to acquire Figma, a web-first collaborative design platform, for approximately $20 billion in cash and stock. Figma’s mission is to help teams collaborate visually and make design accessible to all. Founded by Dylan Field and Evan Wallace in 2012, the company pioneered product design on the web. Figma is making it possible for everyone who designs interactive mobile and web applications to collaborate through multi-player workflows, sophisticated design systems and a rich, extensible developer ecosystem.

The combination of Adobe’s and Figma’s communities will bring designers and developers closer together to unlock the future of collaborative design. Adobe and Figma will benefit all stakeholders in the product design process, from designers to product managers to developers, by bringing capabilities from Adobe’s imaging, photography, illustration, video, 3D and font technology into the Figma platform.

The transaction is expected to close in 2023, subject to the receipt of required regulatory clearances and approvals and the satisfaction of other closing conditions. Upon the closing Dylan Field, Figma’s co-founder and CEO, will continue to lead the Figma team, reporting to David Wadhwani, president of Adobe’s Digital Media business. Until the transaction closes, each company will continue to operate independently.

https://news.adobe.com/news/news-details/2022/Adobe-to-Acquire-Figma/default.aspxhttps://www.figma.com

Acquia adds new Channel Portals capabilities to Acquia DAM

Acquia announced new capabilities for Acquia DAM (previously Widen), Channel Portals. They allow businesses to easily create and share branded, secure, and up-to-date digital product catalogs with individual partners to accelerate sales and ensure products are accurately represented in the market.

In-store displays, sales conversations, email promotions, and websites all require current product content. Channel Portals makes it easier for a business user to filter down a product catalog to the information and assets each group needs to market and sell the products, and then share it in an portal. Channel Portals removes the need for ad hoc spreadsheet exports and zip files of images, videos, and PDFs.

Using Channel Portals, sales teams can access product details for training purposes or create a custom portal for each dealer and distributor channel, exclusively featuring their organization’s branding, including logo, font, and colors. Customers can embed Channel Portals into a webpage or share them via a link, made public or password-protected.

In addition, Acquia released task management for product enrichment, which extends Acquia DAM’s product information management (PIM) capabilities. Task management for product enrichment allows product managers to automatically delegate tasks for writers, marketers, and creatives as new products are added to the system.

https://acquia.com

Canto unveils Media Delivery Cloud

Canto, a provider of digital asset management (DAM) software, released Media Delivery Cloud, a new solution that enables customers to directly connect images from their Canto library to their website, e-commerce platform and other content distribution platforms. With Media Delivery Cloud, companies can deliver images in real time at a global scale – reducing duplicate work between creative and web teams, eliminating the need to create and store duplicate assets, while optimizing web load times.

By publishing assets directly to e-commerce and web, Media Delivery Cloud enables brands to accelerate their digital asset supply chain and ensure consistency across markets. Media Delivery Cloud enables brands to:

  • Automate publication of digital assets directly from your Canto library to your website or e-commerce platform
  • View locally hosted content from servers close to users, with faster page load times and a better end-user experience
  • Remove duplication and cut down on storage costs by displaying a single asset in different formats
  • Auto-resize and crop imagery in the formats needed, removing the burden on creative teams

https://canto.com/product/media-delivery-cloud/

Access Innovations and SiteFusion ProConsult to deliver content management solutions

Access Innovations, Inc., provider of Data Harmony software solutions, announced a partnership with SiteFusion ProConsult LLC, the North American joint venture of SiteFusion GmbH and EBCONT proconsult GmbH. SiteFusion’s  content management system for publishers can leverage the taxonomy management and semantic metadata enrichment capabilities of Data Harmony.  Workflows can be configured to instantiate an automated metadata enrichment step to make the publications or content more findable and discoverable.  In addition, publishers can analyze text content and complete entity identification (people, places, things, etc.), which is important to meet governance requirements.

https://www.accessinn.comhttps://www.sitefusion.pro

Databricks announces lakehouse offering for media and entertainment

Databricks launched a lakehouse platform for data-driven businesses in the media and entertainment industry. The Lakehouse for Media & Entertainment enables organizations across the media ecosystem to deliver better data and AI outcomes for consumers, advertisers and media partners with a single and collaborative platform for data, analytics, and AI. Databricks is also working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and industry partners like Cognizant, Fivetran, Labelbox and Lovelytics.

With use case accelerators, custom Brickbuilder Solutions and a partner ecosystem, businesses will be able to deliver a personalized consumer experience, prepare for consumer analytics, and provide collaboration and secure data sharing among media teams. The Lakehouse for Media and Entertainment incorporates data solutions and accelerators for use cases like AI-driven recommendation engines, customer lifetime value and churn, quality of experience, community toxicity analysis, and advertising optimization.

With Databricks, organizations can leverage all of their data to build a holistic view of their audience and advertisers, make real-time decisions and drive innovation with advanced analytics. With business intelligence (BI), and AI capabilities on all data types, Databricks enables media organizations to use all of their data – including images, video and other unstructured data types – to develop a holistic understanding of their customers.

https://databricks.com/company/newsroom/press-releases/databricks-announces-lakehouse-offering-for-customers-in-the-media-and-entertainment-industries

Brightspot and ethinking partner to deliver CMS transformation

Brightspot, a content management system (CMS) provider, has announced a partnership with ethinking, a Berlin-based digital agency. Brightspot and ethinking will be partnering on their first joint customer project with RTL Luxembourg, a media organization in Luxembourg. In this joint project, both partners will work to migrate RTL Luxembourg’s current CMS to the next generation BrightspotCMS. Additional client updates include ethinking’s implementation of ‘XP Layer’ for the RTL Luxembourg user platform, headless low-code software developed to act as an interface between data sources and content channels.

With XP Layer, the CMS can be centrally controlled with websites, apps and other digital playout channels, and expanded and connected with all conceivable sources. The solution connects all necessary services and sources of a business-oriented platform, controlled by a widget-based construction kit, without requiring deep IT intervention.

Beyond the RTL Luxembourg project, both companies plan to continue future collaboration opportunities to bring Brightspot CMS and ethinking XP Layer to a wider net of content-focused organizations. This new project and subsequent initiatives come on the heels of Brightspot’s expansion to its ‘API-first capabilities’ partner program.

https://www.brightspot.com

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