Monthly Archives: December 2011

Crowd-funding entreprenuers get on their bikes and ride

On yer bike!

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall presents cheque for £40,290 to The Bicycle Academy, thanks to

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Broadcaster and food writer Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall has presented a cheque for £40,290 to Andrew Denham of The Bicycle Academy, at River Cottage HQ, in Axminster.

The money was raised in an amazing 6 days, through website and is thought to be the fastest ‘crowd-funded’ enterprise in Britain. Continue reading

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Filed under Accounting, AIM - Alternative Investment Management, Asset management, Capital Management, Crowd-funding, Equity Capital Markets, Finance, Private Finance, Private Wealth, Wealth Management

Christmas cracker for content apps at

SFX Magix Samplitude Music Studio.
Image by NilmaBoston

Magix, Content Watch and other software discounts at online software emporium

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Online software superstore DownloadBuyer is offering 50 percent discounts on its wide range of software products throughout December 2011.

According to the company, the range with the discounts includes apps from mediAvatar, Xilisoft, Wondershare, Magix, O&O, eJay, Innoheim, MacPhun, ABBYY, UpdateStar, Emsisoft, Serif, Abylonsoft, BitDefender and Content Watch. Continue reading

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Filed under Content Creation, Content management system (CMS), Content Security, Digital asset management, Media asset management, Media Content, UGC - User-generated content, Vendor News, Video Content Management & Delivery (VCM), Workflow

New Hampshire home for ‘Cyber Kill Chain’ centre

United Kingdom

Howarth opens new intelligence centre in Farnborough, England. Image: stumayhew

“Minister For War” opens Lockheed Martin’s new cybersecurity intelligence centre in Hampshire

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Lockheed Martin has just opened its first Security Intelligence Centre in Farnborough, England, which the company said would extend its ‘global reach’ and would be ‘augmenting facilities in the United States’.

The new Farnborough centre was opened in the presence of Conservative Party Member of Parliament The Right Honourable Gerald Howarth representing the constituency of Aldershot, also in Hampshire, England. Continue reading

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Filed under Analytics & Metrics, Content Security, Industry News, Information Management, Information security, Intelligent Search, Knowledge Management, Security Content Management (SCM)

REVIEW: Magix Rescue Your Videotapes! 4.0

SCART connector, photo taken in Sweden

Wave goodbye to dusty old tapes and bulky cases

by ECM Plus Labs

ECM Plus +++ When it comes to valuable digital assets, few would argue that old family videos and precious moments from our cultural heritage, birthdays, Christmas morning, family weddings, first steps, proud father, Mother’s Day, and so on and so forth, are those moments that many families have made Olde Worlde tape-based videos of, but are in large part, currently languishing in a dusty box in the garage or in the attic. Continue reading

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Filed under Asset management, Content Creation, Content Curation, Content Protection, Digital asset management, Digital Media Management (DMM), Hardware Reviews, Media asset management, Media Content, Reviews, Software Reviews, Streaming media, Video Content Management & Delivery (VCM)

Money and votes behind House Bill easing sharing of video rental information

English: Vector art of a VHS tape on a diagona...

Bill passed that allows for VSPs to obtain consent on an "...ongoing basis..."

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill (HR 2471) that would amend the Video Privacy Protection Act of 1988 to ease restrictions on sharing of video rental information.

The bill is supported by Facebook, Netflix, the Center for Democracy and Technology and the Digital Media Association. The measure is opposed by the Electronic Privacy Information Center. Continue reading

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Filed under Asset management, Digital asset management, Digital Media Management (DMM), Digital rights management, Industry News, Media asset management, Media Content

SOFTWARE REVIEWS: MediAvatar Media Toolkit Ultimate

MediAvatar’s Media Toolkit Ultimate is the Swiss Army knife of modern multimedia convertibility.

By ECM Plus Labs Staff

ECM Plus +++ Billing itself as making it possible to enjoy ‘media anytime anywhere’ the software is indeed a veritable smogasbord of must-have’s for media in all its forms.

MediAvatar’s Media Toolkit Ultimate boasts a Five Knuckle shuffle of apps within its box – the five being: Blu-Ray Ripper, DVD Converter Pro, Audio Converter Pro, Video Converter Pro, and last but not least, for all the narcissists out there, YouTube Video Converter. Continue reading

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