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6 InformationToday July/August 2010 www.infotoday.com NewsBytes into its sites and products. The company fund the development of Koprol’s service, in the implementation of SAP software (continued from page 4) also indicated that it would continue to highlighting a Koprol BlackBerry app at the county’s offices. According to the released the same day as the acquisition complaint that was filed in Marin County In other news, Yahoo! announced the announcement. Financial terms of the Superior Court, Deloitte reportedly mis- acquisition of Koprol, an Indonesian so- transaction were not disclosed. represented its skills and experience to cial networking site that lets users “check Source: Yahoo! (www.yahoo.com) obtain a multimillion dollar contract. in” to locations and share information, The allegation of fraud stems from photos, and reviews about physical loca- supposed discrepancies between Deloitte’s tions. The service also features restau- County of Marin precontract representations and the actual rant and shopping reviews based on user feedback. Sues Deloitte experience and abilities of the company’s consultants, who allegedly made serious Yahoo! announced plans to incorporate Marin County, Calif., is suing Deloitte errors in designing and implementing the information and features from the service Consulting, LLP, citing alleged misconduct system. Marin County, situated across the bay from San Francisco, is seeking $30 million in damages. Source: County of Marin (www.co.marin .ca.us) Report: DAM Industry Undergoes Market Shift A report from Real Story Group, the independent analyst firm formerly known as CMS Watch, indicates that digital asset management (DAM) vendors are being forced to protect their share of the market from CMS and document management companies that have been securing more business by offering “lightweight” DAM features. In response, DAM-only com- panies are beginning to roll out more ad- vanced features to keep their customers. For instance, companies such as North Plains, MediaBeacon, ADAM, and Widen are trying to differentiate themselves with services such as long-form video and audio management with voice-to-text features, multichannel distribution, and 3D image
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