Welcome!

Open Source Cloud Authors: Stackify Blog, Vaibhaw Pandey, Liz McMillan, Pat Romanski, Wesley Coelho

News Feed Item

Perfect Sense Digital's Innovative Publishing Platform Adds Social Features With KickApps Social Media Platform Acquisition

Acquisition adds enterprise customers and world-class social functionality to Brightspot CMS publishing platform

RESTON, Va., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KickApps, a widely distributed social media application, is the first acquisition by Perfect Sense Digital, a full-service product development company based in Reston, VA.  Perfect Sense Digital will integrate key social features into their Brightspot CMS, including identity management, social graph sharing and user-generated content tools in early 2013.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121212/PH27724LOGO )

The KickApps acquisition signifies Perfect Sense Digital's strong commitment to providing an innovative publishing platform (Brightspot CMS) to companies looking to evolve their digital presence on web and mobile platforms. The platform is coupled with Perfect Sense Digital's full-service and strategic product development capabilities including Content Development & SEO Strategy, User Experience Design, a world-class Engineering team, and 24/7 Hosting Operations.

"Combining social media capabilities with the existing Brightspot publishing platform will allow us to continue to help our partners power conversations between consumer brands and their audiences," said David Gang, CEO of Perfect Sense Digital. "We are focused on delivering unique content and technology solutions that enable our partners across all media." 

Perfect Sense Digital recently partnered with The Coca-Cola Company on their launch of Coca-Cola Journey.  For The Coca-Cola Company, Perfect Sense Digital worked with their internal team to develop a content pipeline and workflow, and to transform their digital team into a best-in-class digital publishing group. Coca-Cola Journey was the 24th project launch for Perfect Sense Digital, continuing to deliver on its mission of making each part of the digital solution well thought through and high performing.  "Perfect Sense Digital combines a deep publishing expertise with excellence in execution," said Ashley Brown, Director of Digital Communications and Social Media at The Coca-Cola Company. "Our partnership is frictionless and flawless, and their passion is palpable."

With the KickApps product acquisition comes existing enterprise client relationships with numerous media, consumer and sports brands including The Washington Redskins, Turner, BET and TheWeatherChannel. 

Perfect Sense Digital's Brightspot platform now powers 16 media properties and recently added the ability to allow editors to effortlessly simultaneously publish content to all their digital experiences (desktop, tablet and mobile and all major social platforms) through a single editorial dashboard.  "Integrating and delivering on social media programming is cumbersome for the leading content management systems," added Mr. Gang. "We will be the first platform to deliver a seamless social publishing experience, providing a coordinated approach across all digital touch points which will eliminate the multiple sets and platforms required to reach our audience today."

About Perfect Sense Digital
Founded in 2008 by AOL technology executives David Gang and Lisa Malmud, Perfect Sense Digital helps companies materially change the way they do business online.  Well known for the unique experiences they build with consumer publishing partners such as Scripps Networks Interactive, The Coca-Cola Company, IndieWire, SnagFilms, Healthgrades and USA TODAY, Perfect Sense Digital is a fast-growing digital products and professional services company based in Reston, Virginia with offices in New York City and San Diego, CA.  

About Dari
Dari is an intuitive Java development framework that accomplishes a wide range of peripheral tasks to let developers focus on their application. Crafted over years of large-scale problem solving, Dari brings professional best practices into every developer's workflow. Perfect Sense Digital released Dari under an Open Source BSD License. A support portal designed for further community development of the framework will be monitored and contributed to by Perfect Sense Digital. 

About Brightspot
Brightspot is the publishing platform built on top of Dari. Each instance of Brightspot is transparently tailored to the business application it powers, as it is automatically generated from the specific data objects it handles. Brightspot is uniquely adaptable to change, and delivers a uniquely easy-to-use and familiar editorial experience. Perfect Sense Digital released Brightspot under a dual licensing scheme: GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2) for the Community Edition, and an Enterprise License for our enterprise partners.

CONTACT: Natasha Crowe, +1-703-956-5824

SOURCE Perfect Sense Digital

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Carl J. Levine, Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1, will objectively discuss how DNS is used to solve Digital Transformation challenges in large SaaS applications, CDNs, AdTech platforms, and other demanding use cases. Carl J. Levine is the Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1. A veteran of the Internet Infrastructure space, he has over a decade of experience with startups, networking protocols and Internet infrastructure, combined with the unique ability to it...
"There's plenty of bandwidth out there but it's never in the right place. So what Cedexis does is uses data to work out the best pathways to get data from the origin to the person who wants to get it," explained Simon Jones, Evangelist and Head of Marketing at Cedexis, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Large industrial manufacturing organizations are adopting the agile principles of cloud software companies. The industrial manufacturing development process has not scaled over time. Now that design CAD teams are geographically distributed, centralizing their work is key. With large multi-gigabyte projects, outdated tools have stifled industrial team agility, time-to-market milestones, and impacted P&L stakeholders.
"Cloud Academy is an enterprise training platform for the cloud, specifically public clouds. We offer guided learning experiences on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud and all the surrounding methodologies and technologies that you need to know and your teams need to know in order to leverage the full benefits of the cloud," explained Alex Brower, VP of Marketing at Cloud Academy, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clar...
Gemini is Yahoo’s native and search advertising platform. To ensure the quality of a complex distributed system that spans multiple products and components and across various desktop websites and mobile app and web experiences – both Yahoo owned and operated and third-party syndication (supply), with complex interaction with more than a billion users and numerous advertisers globally (demand) – it becomes imperative to automate a set of end-to-end tests 24x7 to detect bugs and regression. In th...
"Akvelon is a software development company and we also provide consultancy services to folks who are looking to scale or accelerate their engineering roadmaps," explained Jeremiah Mothersell, Marketing Manager at Akvelon, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"MobiDev is a software development company and we do complex, custom software development for everybody from entrepreneurs to large enterprises," explained Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Events announced today that CrowdReviews.com has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 5–7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. CrowdReviews.com is a transparent online platform for determining which products and services are the best based on the opinion of the crowd. The crowd consists of Internet users that have experienced products and services first-hand and have an interest in letting other potential buye...
"IBM is really all in on blockchain. We take a look at sort of the history of blockchain ledger technologies. It started out with bitcoin, Ethereum, and IBM evaluated these particular blockchain technologies and found they were anonymous and permissionless and that many companies were looking for permissioned blockchain," stated René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Conventi...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Telecom Reseller has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Telecom Reseller reports on Unified Communications, UCaaS, BPaaS for enterprise and SMBs. They report extensively on both customer premises based solutions such as IP-PBX as well as cloud based and hosted platforms.
"Space Monkey by Vivent Smart Home is a product that is a distributed cloud-based edge storage network. Vivent Smart Home, our parent company, is a smart home provider that places a lot of hard drives across homes in North America," explained JT Olds, Director of Engineering, and Brandon Crowfeather, Product Manager, at Vivint Smart Home, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Coca-Cola’s Google powered digital signage system lays the groundwork for a more valuable connection between Coke and its customers. Digital signs pair software with high-resolution displays so that a message can be changed instantly based on what the operator wants to communicate or sell. In their Day 3 Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Chambers, Global Group Director, Digital Innovation, Coca-Cola, and Vidya Nagarajan, a Senior Product Manager at Google, discussed how from store operations and ...
It is of utmost importance for the future success of WebRTC to ensure that interoperability is operational between web browsers and any WebRTC-compliant client. To be guaranteed as operational and effective, interoperability must be tested extensively by establishing WebRTC data and media connections between different web browsers running on different devices and operating systems. In his session at WebRTC Summit at @ThingsExpo, Dr. Alex Gouaillard, CEO and Founder of CoSMo Software, presented ...
WebRTC is great technology to build your own communication tools. It will be even more exciting experience it with advanced devices, such as a 360 Camera, 360 microphone, and a depth sensor camera. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Masashi Ganeko, a manager at INFOCOM Corporation, introduced two experimental projects from his team and what they learned from them. "Shotoku Tamago" uses the robot audition software HARK to track speakers in 360 video of a remote party. "Virtual Teleport" uses a multip...
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, whic...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Evatronix will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Evatronix SA offers comprehensive solutions in the design and implementation of electronic systems, in CAD / CAM deployment, and also is a designer and manufacturer of advanced 3D scanners for professional applications.
Leading companies, from the Global Fortune 500 to the smallest companies, are adopting hybrid cloud as the path to business advantage. Hybrid cloud depends on cloud services and on-premises infrastructure working in unison. Successful implementations require new levels of data mobility, enabled by an automated and seamless flow across on-premises and cloud resources. In his general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Tevis, an IBM Storage Software Technical Strategist and Customer Solution Architec...
To get the most out of their data, successful companies are not focusing on queries and data lakes, they are actively integrating analytics into their operations with a data-first application development approach. Real-time adjustments to improve revenues, reduce costs, or mitigate risk rely on applications that minimize latency on a variety of data sources. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Jack Norris, Senior Vice President, Data and Applications at MapR Technologies, reviewed best practices to ...
An increasing number of companies are creating products that combine data with analytical capabilities. Running interactive queries on Big Data requires complex architectures to store and query data effectively, typically involving data streams, an choosing efficient file format/database and multiple independent systems that are tied together through custom-engineered pipelines. In his session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Tomer Levi, a senior software engineer at Intel’s Advanced Analytics gr...
When talking IoT we often focus on the devices, the sensors, the hardware itself. The new smart appliances, the new smart or self-driving cars (which are amalgamations of many ‘things’). When we are looking at the world of IoT, we should take a step back, look at the big picture. What value are these devices providing? IoT is not about the devices, it’s about the data consumed and generated. The devices are tools, mechanisms, conduits. In his session at Internet of Things at Cloud Expo | DXWor...