Quark sold to Platinum Equity

Quark, makers of publishing software QuarkXpress, was sold yesterday to Los Angeles-based investment firm Platinum Equity. The companies did not release the terms of the deal. The party line of

Forrester report: Customer experience management defines WCM today

According to a new report by Forrester Research, The Forrester Wave: Web Content Management For Online Customer Experience, Q3 2011, traditional web content management activities have become

New Nook promotion offers students classics for free

Barnes & Noble announced a new promotion this week that should appeal to college students, especially English majors, as they head back to school this fall. The promotion provides 12 free ebooks

New research finds consumers react to ads on tablets more than eReaders

New research from GfK MRI-Starch Advertising of more than 7000 users has found that tablet owners are far more likely to engage with an ad than eBook reader owners, but to me this is probably more

Endeca attacks big data with Hadoop integration

Enterprise search vendor Endeca has moved away from traditional search for several years, opting instead for applications built on top of the Endeca platform that address specific business needs.

Google gives Google Docs list a fresh look

One of the things I love about Google+ is the clean interface, and Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) began rolling out a new look for the Google Docs document list last week that continues that design trend with

Keeping your content strategy real

By now, we probably don't need to discuss the importance of creating original, relevant content for your website. As author David Meerman Scott is fond of saying, "Nobody cares about your product but

Coveo introduces mobile search tools

Coveo unveiled new search tools this week for mobile devices. Initially it's available on the Blackberry OS 6.0, but there are Beta versions for the iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Coveo says the

Nuance brings scanning to the cloud

Nuance introduced its latest version of its PaperPort scanning product, version 14, this week with a new cloud service and mobile applications that give users access to documents from virtually

Moxie enhances social customer service tool

Moxie Software announced this week several new enhancements to its Customer Spaces application--part of the Spaces by Moxie suite--which they say will provide smoother integration between traditional

Google introduces new tablet search tool

Despite Google's (NASDAQ: GOOG) forays into the mobile world with Android, the browser world with Google Chrome and online office-tool arena with Google Docs, Google is still first and foremost a

Adobe hedges bets with new HTML 5 tool

For more than a year Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE) has had to endure slings and arrows as a litany of criticism has rained down on its Flash product. All the while Adobe fiercely defended Flash just as you

Drupal 7.7 released

Drupal announced an interim release this week to fix what it's calling "security vulnerabilities." The release doesn't include any new features, but Drupal is recommending that all users upgrade to

Process can drive content

While I was on vacation, I talked to my sister-in-law about a report she recently completed for her employer. Before she started the project--which she knew would be produced under a big time

Vasont focuses on versioning, workflow in latest release

Vasont released the interim version of Vasont ST2.1 July 25, the XML-based content management software often used by documentation professionals for repurposing content in multiple languages across

Ektron looks to improve scalability, leverage Microsoft partnership

Web content management company Ektron announced July 26 the release candidate of a new version of its flagship product, Ektron 8.5. The latest release focuses on improving the software's architecture

DotNetNuke 6 debuts simplified interface

DotNetNuke, an open source web content management system built on Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) .NET platform, announced July 25 the release of DotNetNuke 6. The most notable change in the update, which

Spotlight: Wolfram Alpha leaps into interactive publishing

Wolfram Alpha unveiled new tools July 21 that allow users to embed editable, mathematical formulas and charts into documents. It's calling the new feature the Computable Document Format and it

Cross-department collaboration key to achieving GRC goals

Most governance, risk and compliance strategies depend on some level of collaboration among finance, IT, operations and legal components. But for many companies, a lack of collaboration is preventing

Giving search users what they want, not what they're asking for

Guest post by Seth Earley and Jeannine Bartlett Search has evolved dramatically over the past couple of years. Many people still think of search as the white box in the corner of the page where users