Semantic ads could drive future of semantic search

Brooke Aker, CEO at Expert System and of new semantic ad vendor Admantx has been working on semantic search for many years. He believes his latest venture, Admantx, a company that brings semantics to

Navigating the open source CMS selection process

The popularity of open source content management systems, and the number of open source CMS options have grown exponentially in the last three years. However, it has become increasingly difficult for

Asus joins the eBook reader fray

Last week Asus announced a new 9 inch, pencil thin, eBook reader, putting it in direct competition with Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Sony and others in this growing market. The size is a surprise,

Stepping outside the content management echo chamber

While attending the Gilbane Conference in Boston last week, I learned an important lesson: Some companies are not as far along as those of us deeply immersed in content management might think. In

Magnolia 4.4 focuses on authors

Magnolia, the open source web content management system, released version 4.4 this week with new tools to help web authors create and collaborate more easily. Among the features in the most recent

What is SharePoint? Depends whom you ask

Janus Boye had an interesting post recently where he incorporated 10 quotes about the enigmatic SharePoint. On one hand Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) content management offering is wildly popular, but

Branded content grows by leaps and bounds

Folio Magazine reports this week on a new study which finds the use of custom content as a marketing tool, grew nearly 100 percent over 2008 findings. This shows that marketers are learning the

Eight tiny reindeer can't resist the allure of the cloud

The term "cloud computing" has become ubiquitous in product descriptions and marketing material, but the popular buzz word is also having a real affect on businesses' IT strategies. According to a

Google adds drag and drop file functionality to Google Docs

Last week while we were all getting ready for Thanksgiving Break, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) introduced a nifty new feature to Google Docs that enables you to drag and drop files from your desktop into

Has WikiLeaks or web censorship gone too far?

This past weekend, WikiLeaks, the organization that publishes whatever government documents it can get its hands on, leaked thousands of pages of private cable correspondence between U.S. embassies

Google Wave resurfaces at Apache

You may recall that we reported in September that Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) was going to repackage Google Wave for developers as an open source package called Wave in Box. Last week Wave resurfaced as a

Morville contemplates the future of search

The world of search and discovery is rapidly changing, and innovation in that area could advance in a variety of directions. It's possible search will become less about serving up answers, and more

Tablet market expansion could confuse content producers and consumers

As I was perusing the Best Buy circular this past weekend in my local paper, I was struck by the number of tablet choices. As a technology writer, I'm a fairly educated consumer where these devices

Content explosion points to the cloud

Guest post by Tom Jenkins There's little doubt that content is being generated at lightning speed. Casual Internet surfing reveals the number and breadth of websites and blogs, on just about any

Salesforce Chatter to go Freemium

Last week announced it was releasing a free "stripped down" version of its Chatter micro-blogging application. According to a report on CRN, CEO Marc Benioff said the company would be

Microsoft Lync could enhance SharePoint 2010

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) recently released Lync, its new unified communications server, which was formerly known as Office Communications Server. The new release attempts to bring all kinds of

Google brings MS Office Docs to Google Cloud Connect

This week, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced it was finally incorporating DocVerse functionality into Google Cloud Connect, and put out a call for Beta testers. You may recall that last March Google

Gilbane Boston conference on tap for next week

Next week, the Gilbane Group will be holding its annual Boston content management conference from Nov. 30 through Dec. 2 at the Westin Copley Place. This marks the first Boston conference since

The sights and sounds of ARMA 2010

Click the image below to view a photo montage of the ARMA 2010 conference held Nov. 7-10 in San Francisco, Calif. .

NASA: For highly-technical enterprise search, content is key

Enterprise search is a key enabler to business success and it can empower a highly-technical workforce said a NASA official Nov. 16 at KMWorld, a knowledge management conference in Washington, D.C.