August 30, 2014

LinkedIn Is Acquiring SlideShare for $119 Million in Cash and Stock

One very popular service acquires another very popular resource and service. Here’s the official announcement and a blog post. SlideShare is also enabling the sharing of presentations across the Web; nearly 7.4 million presentations hosted by SlideShare are embedded across more than 1.4 million unique domains. This acquisition means good things to professionals everywhere. Presentations […]

New From Cross Ref Labs: First Public Release of “pdf-extract”

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From the CrossTech Blog: CrossRef Labs is happy to announce the first public release of “pdf-extract” an open source set of tools and libraries for extracting citation references (and, eventually, other semantic metadata) from PDFs. We first demonstrated this tool to CrossRef members at our annual meeting last year. See the pdf-extract labs page for […]

Facebook is Acquiring Instagram for About $1 Billion

From an Instagram Blog Post by CEO, Kevin Systrom: Every day that passes, we see more experiences being shared through Instagram in ways that we never thought possible. It’s because of our dedicated and talented team that we’ve gotten this far, and with the support and cross-pollination of ideas and talent at a place like […]

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Streamlines Access to Energy Investment Information at USDA

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Streamlines Access to Energy Investment Information at USDA Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the launch of a USDA energy website that will provide stakeholders fast and efficient access to USDA energy efficiency and renewable energy data. Today’s announcement builds on the Secretary’s commitment to develop a modern and efficient service organization […]

Wolfram|Alpha Scores Again With Rich NFL Data

The article was written by INFOdocket’s Gary Price and was published on Search Engine Land where he’s a contributing editor. Direct to: “Wolfram|Alpha Scores Again With Rich NFL Data“

Uncluttered Reading: Readibility Removes Limits on Free Accounts

From the Readability Blog: All users—free and paying—now get unlimited access to their Reading List, Favorites, Archives, and all our other features. We’re currently decoupling application features and supporting publishers (and Readability). “Premium” is now becoming “Subscriber”, and the dollars you can now optionally pay are purely for supporting us and writers, rather than to […]

USDA Launches New Online Nutrition SuperTracker

From the USDA News Release: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today released USDA’s new nutrition SuperTracker. The SuperTracker is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art resource available at ChooseMyPlate.gov designed to assist individuals as they make changes in their life to reduce their risk of chronic disease and maintain a healthy weight. [Clip] Consumers can access this free, on-line […]

Oh Good Grep! Web Grepper: A New Web Intelligence Feature From Blekko (It's Free)

Here’s a Search Engine Land post that Gary (as in INFOdocket’s Gary Price) wrote. He’s a contributing editor at SEL. Web Grepper allows users to run searches on the ENTIRE Blekko index (more than 20 billion URLs according to a recent presentation) to reveal data that you could not search and find using keywords. In […]

Hooray! "Announcing the Zotero 3.0 Beta Release"

From the Zotero Blog: Eleven months ago, we announced Zotero Everywhere, a grant-funded initiative to extend Zotero far beyond the Firefox browser. Last week we took the wraps of our new site design, which allows users to edit and reorganize their libraries via the web. Today we’re thrilled to announce the immediate availability of beta […]

FDA, federal partners develop tools for food-emergency readiness

FDA, federal partners develop tools for food-emergency readiness The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and federal partners today released the Food Related Emergency Exercise Boxed (FREE-B) set, a Web-based collection of scenarios that will help government regulators, public health organizations and the food industry test their readiness for food-related emergencies, such as a human health […]