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Weekly News Digest

February 22, 2011 — 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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Crocodoc Announces Embeddable HTML5 Document Viewer

Crocodoc announced the availability of “the world's first embeddable HTML5 document viewer,” which can display high-fidelity documents online (including PDFs, Word docs, PowerPoint, and JPEG) without the need for Flash or third party plugins. The Crocodoc HTML5 embeddable viewer is available immediately and is free for non-commercial use. A consumer version of Crocodoc is available at free of charge.

Advantages of Crocodoc's HTML5 technology include the following:

  • No Flash or third party software required. All that users need to view and mark up documents is a web browser.
  • Familiar reading experience: Scrolling, copying and pasting, searching for text, and changing font size all behave as users expect in their web browser.
  • Speed: Compared to Flash or Adobe Acrobat, Crocodoc displays documents faster, with better security and stability.
  • Support for all major document types - Crocodoc supports PDFs, Microsoft Word documents, PowerPoint documents, and PNG and JPEG images.
  • Mobile device support: Crocodoc will be available for mobile devices in the near future.

The newly launched Crocodoc Partner Program gives application developers and content providers the ability to integrate documents seamlessly into their online offerings. Crocodoc replaces direct download links that take users off-site and require them to run Acrobat or Word; it also replaces Flash- and image-based document viewers hampered by low-fidelity, poor mobile support, and security vulnerabilities. Yammer, the enterprise social networking tool, is one of the flagship companies integrating Crocodoc technology into its service.

Source: Crocodoc

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