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June 21, 2004 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Engineering Information Releases Enhanced ChemVillage

Elsevier Engineering Information (http://www.ei.org) has announced the latest release of the ChemVillage discovery platform (http://www.chemvillage.org). With a focus on applied chemistry research, ChemVillage offers access to high quality text-based resources, including bibliographic databases Beilstein Abstracts and Chimica, and a business news source covering the global chemicals industry, Chemical Business NewsBase. This latest release involved significant upgrades to the platform's underlying technology.

The FAST search engine has been implemented to deliver "standard bearing search and retrieval speeds." Intuitive functional enhancements include multiple database searching with user controlled deduplication, personalized searches, and extensive full-text linking options. Unlimited e-mail alerting offers all users the ability to receive weekly updates in their areas of interest. All upgrades are designed to enhance researcher driven discovery with tools designed to simplify chemistry research.

Source: Elsevier Engineering Information

Moreover Announces Custom E-Mail Newsletter Solution

Moreover Technologies (http://www.moreover.com) announced the availability of CI-Newsletter, a solution for creating, editing, and distributing custom e-mail newsletters of online news content. As an add-on to Moreover's Connected Intelligence (CI) solutions, CI-Newsletter builds customized e-mail newsletters with premium content automatically pulled or manually clipped from Moreover CI-Watch news feeds, custom feeds created with Moreover CI-Builder, and saved searches created using Moreover CI-Search.

The CI-Newsletter delivers complete control over every aspect of newsletter design, content inclusion, and delivery. Newsletter appearance can be quickly customized by adding a logo, adjusting font styles, and changing text and background colors. Content can include a combination of news article headlines, short abstracts, publication date and time, and source name. Custom editorial comments can be inserted for individual headlines and the overall newsletter. The e-mail newsletter can be manually distributed to a list of contacts or set for automatic distribution at a chosen recurring time, with each subsequent newsletter containing only news published since the previous newsletter.

Moreover's CI solutions harvest news from thousands of online sources, including premium international and regional publications, corporate and government press pages, blogs, and discussion boards. Content is intelligently categorized, fortified with descriptive metadata, ranked for quality by an experienced editorial staff, and then delivered for use in custom applications, Web sites, corporate intranets, and enterprise portals.

Source: Moreover Technologies

SilkRoad Acquires Enterprise Chat Company

SilkRoad Equity, LLC (http://www.silkroadequity.com) announced the acquisition of privately held Pendulab (http://www.pendulab.com), a provider of enterprise chat, marketing, and collaboration solutions. Financial details were not disclosed. Pendulab will partner immediately with SilkRoad technology, Inc., a SilkRoad Equity company, to integrate its solutions into SilkRoad technology's Collaboration Management Suite of Applications. Pendulab claims more than 1,000 customers worldwide.

SilkRoad's suite of collaborative applications includes Fuse, a Web-based project management application, and SilkBlogs, an enterprise blog solution. The Pendulab acquisition adds two new solutions to the suite. Chat Blazer Enterprise enables real-time communication via live chat, instant messaging, and corporate/enterprise IM, voice conferencing, Voice over IP, video, and other forms of rich media, with full multi-client capabilities around HTM, Java, Flash, and more. AffiliateShop is a one-stop marketing center. It provides an affiliate program management system, customer support solution, and an ad tracking ROI toolkit.

SilkRoad's products also include Eprise 2004, NetAnswer, and OpenHire. SilkRoad, based in Winston-Salem, N.C., was founded by CEO Andrew J. "Flip" Filipowski, the former founder and CEO of Divine, Inc., which had owned the Eprise technology before its bankruptcy in February 2003.

Source: SilkRoad Equity, LLC



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