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July/August 2010

       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! (            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
                                                                                                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 (

                                                                                                                                             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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