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Cloudinary acquires Indivio

Cloudinary, a media experience platform, announced its acquisition of Indivio, a video software company that helps modern marketing teams create and deliver high-performing, data-driven video campaigns faster. The entire Indivio team has joined Cloudinary, with CEO and co-founder Josh Dorward becoming Managing Director of the company’s newly formed Video Creative Automation business line.

Cloudinary’s automated, AI-based approach to media management and experience allows brands to create and deliver digital experiences without the challenges that come from trying to manage all that’s needed to do so at scale. With Indivio’s offering marketing teams can:

  • Scale the volume and frequency of on-brand creative content without overburdening creative teams. Brands can use dynamic templates and content from a variety of sources, including live product detail pages, to automatically create highly relevant and personalized videos.
  • Streamline creative onboarding with support for tools like Adobe After Effects.
  • Accelerate the QA of dynamic video creative.

Cloudinary will continue to fully support the Indivio product line. It also plans to leverage Indivio’s technology to develop a fully integrated video creative automation experience within the Cloudinary media experience platform.

https://cloudinary.comhttps://www.indiv.io

Syncro Soft announces Oxygen Feedback version 2.0 for cloud and enterprise editions

The Oxygen Feedback commenting platform provides a simple and efficient way for your community to interact and offer feedback. It is specialized for technical documentation and can be easily integrated with Oxygen XML Editor/Author to make it more efficient for content authors to manage comments and react to community feedback. Version 2.0 of Oxygen Feedback offers new enhancements for the modern commenting platform, the most significant addition being the introduction of the organization concept in the Oxygen Feedback workflow, offering increased data security, streamlined workflows, and more customization possibilities.

The administration interface was redesigned for more efficient access to its various parts and for aggregating data and UI controls in one place. Improvements were also made to the Feedback commenting component that appears in the output (for example, the presentation of block-level comments was enhanced and there are more personalization options). This release also includes other productivity improvements, bug fixes, and security enhancements.

https://www.oxygenxml.com/oxygen_feedback.html

Adobe introduces Creative Cloud Express

Adobe launched Creative Cloud Express, a unified task-based, web and mobile product that makes it easy to create and share beautiful rich multimedia content – from social media posts and stories to invitations to marketing materials like logos, flyers and banners. Creative Cloud Express enables drag-and-drop content creation, empowering every user to express their creativity with just a few clicks. Creative Cloud Express offers thousands of high-quality templates, 20,000 premium Adobe fonts and 175 million licensed Adobe Stock images. Creative Cloud Express leverages Adobe Sensei, Adobe’s AI/ML framework and the technology behind Adobe’s flagship applications like Photoshop, Premiere and Acrobat. Creative Cloud Express makes it possible for everyone, independent of skill level, to make something great. Creative Cloud Express:

  • is free to start and available immediately to everyone,
  • is available on the web at adobe.com/express and as a free app from the Microsoft Store, Google Play Store and Apple App Store,
  • is included with Creative Cloud All Apps and flagship single-app plans over $20 and is free for K-12.
  • The Creative Cloud Express premium plan with additional features is available for $9.99 per month.
  • Creative Cloud Express for Enterprise and Teams is coming in 2022.

https://www.adobe.com/express

Neeva and NewsGuard team up for independent assessments of news sources in search

Neeva, an ads-free, private subscription search engine, announced that it now provides its users free access to NewsGuard’s trustworthy explanatory Nutrition Labels for news sources. With this partnership, Neeva’s search engine will deliver credible and transparent news assessments in search results. Neeva users now have instant access to NewsGuard’s labels alongside search results from news and information sources. NewsGuard analysts use nine apolitical criteria of journalistic practice to assess each website, and Neeva displays these Nutrition labels to its customers so that they can determine which news sources they want to engage with.

There is no censorship of source; instead, Neeva consumers will have access to information about the sources in their search results so that they can decide which sources are generally trustworthy and which ones are not. Research shows that rating credibility at the source level is a highly effective way to help consumers avoid relying on false content and increase their trust in credible and transparent sources.

Neeva and NewsGuard are both designed to support journalism and other content creation. Neeva will share at least 20% of topline revenue with content creator partners when their content is used to directly answer a Neeva customer’s query.

https://neeva.comhttps://www.newsguardtech.com

Adobe announced the next generation of Creative Cloud

At Adobe MAX, the company announced major updates across Creative Cloud flagship applications powered by Adobe Sensei, accelerated the video creation process with the addition of Frame.io and advanced 3D and immersive authoring abilities. Adobe also previewed new collaboration capabilities with the introduction of Creative Cloud Canvas, Creative Cloud Spaces and betas of Photoshop and Illustrator on the web.

In support of the company’s Content Authenticity Initiative, Adobe shipped Content Credentials in Photoshop, an opt-in feature that shows a creator’s identity and edit history to ensure they are getting attribution for their work; Content Credentials will also connect to NFT marketplaces. The company also introduced a subscription model on Behance to enable creators to monetize their work. For details on all the announcements see:

https://www.maxpresskit.com/announcements/

Cloudinary updates products

Cloudinary, a media experience platform including Media Optimizer and Digital Asset Management (DAM) for brands announced several updates designed to enhance the customer experience and make it easier for brands to optimize their assets so they can continue to deliver fast and engaging visual experiences. Updates include:

  • Media Optimizer Self Service. Cloudinary is making its automated, no-code Media Optimizer product available to self-serve users. Users will be able to sign up and start using the product from the Cloudinary website via both free and paid plans.
  • Apps for Digital Asset Management. Apps for DAM provides one-click access to bulk asset procession abilities. The API-based apps can be used to automate and streamline complex tasks including asset manipulation, multi-step approval, interactions with other key business systems.
  • WordPress Plugin enhancements. Will allow users to deliver engaging visual experiences within minutes. Users will benefit from a new and intuitive UI and automatically optimize, transform, and deliver assets with exact pixel accuracy over multiple content delivery networks (CDNs). And with Cloudinary’s DAM solution embedded into the Plugin, searching and managing of assets is easier allowing users to publish faster from within the WordPress environment.

https://cloudinary.com

Acquia to acquire Widen

Acquia announced that it has agreed to acquire Widen, a cloud-native maker of digital asset management (DAM) and product information management (PIM) software. Widen unites digital assets such as rich media, product information and marketing copy in a single workflow and provides an intuitive interface to democratize access for marketers to all of a brand’s resources. By providing a foundation for collaboration, coordination and control of the full digital content lifecycle, Widen will enable marketers and website builders to create richer and more distinctive customer experiences using Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP).

Widen solutions simplify how marketers create, review, manage, distribute and analyze content across the content lifecycle. Its design and architecture make it able to support complex marketing workflows and enterprise DXP requirements. These encompass use cases that go beyond managing creative assets to include storing unstructured data such as legal documents, insurance claims and contact lists. The marketing-friendly Widen PIM solution brings product data from creators to customers, centralizing it for syndication across websites, catalogs and ecommerce channels. Widen will be available as part of Acquia Open DXP or as a standalone offering.

https://www.acquia.comhttps://www.widen.com

Apple introduces the News Partner Program

Apple introduced the News Partner Program, a new slate of initiatives to expand Apple’s work with and support for journalism. The News Partner Program aims to ensure Apple News customers maintain access to trusted news and information from many of the world’s top publishers, while supporting publishers’ financial stability and advancing efforts to further media literacy and diversity in news coverage and newsrooms.

The News Partner Program is designed for subscription news publications that provide their content to Apple News in Apple News Format (ANF). ANF enables a reading experience on Apple News and unlocks the full benefit of the platform for publishers, and empowers publishers to create brand-forward stories, immersive issues, and audio stories, with designs that scale across Apple devices. ANF also supports advertising, and publishers keep 100 percent of the revenue from advertising they sell within Apple News. To support publishers who optimize more of their content in ANF, Apple News is offering a commission rate of 15 percent on qualifying in-app purchase subscriptions from day one.

Publishers may apply for the News Partner Program beginning today. For more information and eligibility and requirements see…

https://developer.apple.com/programs/news-partner/

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