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JS-Kit, a provider of web services, has secured $1.2m in seed funding from The Entrepreneurs' Fund 3, which will expand JS-Kit into its A-round.
Posted Aug 14, 2007
Boston's Sonicbids has raised $4.5M from Edison Venture Fund.
Posted Aug 14, 2007
Microsoft Corp. has completed its acquisition of aQuantive Inc. The acquisition is intended to help Microsoft deliver on its previously outlined goal to provide the advertising industry with a platform across devices and media that will enhance the experiences of users, advertisers, and publishers.
Posted Aug 14, 2007
Legal electronic publisher Justis Publishing Ltd has signed an agreement with the Singapore Academy of Law to index the Singapore Law Reports on their legal reference citator service, JustCite.
Posted Aug 10, 2007
Akamai Technologies, a service provider for online content and applications, has released a study, conducted by JupiterResearch, exploring two fundamental elements related to the future success of online video: consumer preferences around video consumption and consumer reaction to low-quality viewing experiences.
Posted Aug 10, 2007
National Music Publishers' Association President and CEO David M. Israelite announced that the trade organization is joining a class action lawsuit alleging massive copyright infringement by YouTube and its parent company, Google.
Posted Aug 10, 2007
Extensis, a brand of Celartem Inc., has released Portfolio Server 8.5, an upgrade to its Portfolio Server creative assets management product line.
Posted Aug 10, 2007
For the first time since 1997, consumers spent less time with media in 2006 than they did the previous year, as media usage per person declined 0.5% to 3,530 hours, due to changing consumer behaviors and digital media efficiencies, according to exclusive data released today by Veronis Suhler Stevenson (VSS), a private equity firm.
Posted Aug 10, 2007
A survey by Attfield Dykstra & Partners, commissioned by Springer Science+Business Media, finds that the SpringerLink eBook program with currently more than 18,000 titles has been accepted by university libraries.
Posted Aug 10, 2007
Dell announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire privately-held ZING Systems Inc., a consumer technology and services company that focuses on audio and entertainment devices. Terms were not disclosed, and the purchase will not be final until all closing conditions are met. Dell plans to use ZING and its capabilities for the entertainment experiences it provides its customers.
Posted Aug 10, 2007
NDS Group Plc, a provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, has announced the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of CastUp Inc, a company focused on solutions for management and delivery of video over the Internet, for purchase price of $11.3 million in cash plus additional payments to employees and senior management.
Posted Aug 10, 2007
Scripps Networks has acquired Incando Corporation, its second new media purchase in less than a month.
Posted Aug 10, 2007
Passenger, the software-as-a-service company that enables brands and customers to collaborate within the social context of a private online community, has announced that it has secured $8.3 million in Series B funding led by Steamboat Ventures, a venture capital firm affiliated with The Walt Disney Company.
Posted Aug 10, 2007
Hearst Corporation has announced that it will acquire Kaboodle, Inc., a social shopping community where consumers discover, recommend and share products. Kaboodle , which will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hearst, will be managed by both Hearst Interactive Media and Hearst Magazines Digital Media unit.
Posted Aug 10, 2007
Author-it Software Corporation has announced that it is donating access to its flagship Author-it product to Communications For The World. CFTW is a non-profit organization whose mission is to explore how technology can be used to foster global learning and communications, such as the development of free online learning material in different languages.
Posted Aug 07, 2007
The Automated Content Access Protocol (ACAP) Pilot Project, established to enable owners of content to speed machine-interpretable permissions, has announced that Exalead, a provider of search software for business and the Web, has joined the initiative and will provide concept validation by November 2007.
Posted Aug 07, 2007
The Weather Channel Interactive, Inc., (TWCI) has announced the launch of the “Blue Box” video player on its website.
Posted Aug 07, 2007
Insomnisoft, a Swedish internet solutions company, has released Jinity, a service where anyone can start their own Internet community website for free.
Posted Aug 07, 2007
SweetIM, Inc., a media technology company, has announced that its instant messaging application is now accessible to AIM users. AIM joins the recognized list of free SweetIM capable applications, including Yahoo! Messenger, MSN Messenger and Internet Explorer.
Posted Aug 07, 2007
Safari Books Online, a reference and learning platform and a joint venture of O'Reilly Media Inc. and Pearson Technology Group, has launched the beta version of its How To Database, a new service that delivers step-by-step configuration and programming tutorials to IT and software-development professionals and end users.
Posted Aug 07, 2007
Plaxo, a company that offers connection services to consumers, has unveiled its next-generation social network, Pulse.
Posted Aug 07, 2007
EBSCO Publishing, a database aggregator, has expanded its Shibboleth authentication service to support Shibboleth version 1.3.
Posted Aug 07, 2007
BrainKeeper, a provider of corporate knowledge management solutions, has released integrated Blogs, enhanced Content Tagging, and other features aimed at improving adoption to its Enterprise Wiki product- a corporate collaboration solution that enables all employees to contribute knowledge and ideas to a central, online system.
Posted Aug 07, 2007
A new Pay Per Article service offered by NRC-CISTI, the Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information, allows any researcher to search a database of more than 11 million articles and pay by credit card to view and print those selected without requiring registration.
Posted Aug 07, 2007
Indiana University president Michael A. McRobbie and Scott A. Jones, co-founder and CEO of ChaCha, an Indiana company that is creating a new way of providing Internet searches, have entered into an alliance for research, development, and services of Internet search tools and practices.
Posted Aug 07, 2007
Canaan Partners, a $2.4 billion global venture capital firm, has announced it has led a $10 million, Series B investment in Associated Content, an online publisher known as "The People's Media Company".
Posted Aug 07, 2007
Heart Imaging Technologies (HeartIT) has announced that medical images can be viewed on Apple's new iPhone.
Posted Aug 03, 2007
SequenceBase Corporation and FIZ Karlsruhe have launched The USPTO Genetic Sequence Database, USGENE on STN.
Posted Aug 03, 2007
PureWellness and EBSCO Publishing have joined forces for access to health information and the tools.
Posted Aug 03, 2007
CrossRef has announced that it had entered into an agreement with iParadigms to develop a system that allows scholarly and professional publishers to verify the originality of submitted and published works. The
Posted Aug 03, 2007
EOS International has announced enhancements in the EOS.Web quarterly software release.
Posted Aug 03, 2007
Swarmcast has released the Swarmcast Live streaming solution for content creators and distributors.
Posted Aug 03, 2007
Asbru Software has released a version of the Asbru Web Content Management system designed to provide control and simplicity for non-technical users while maintaining flexibility and power for developers and web designers
Posted Aug 03, 2007
XyEnterprise has released ContentaView 3.3. Structured data, including S1000D and DITA, can be supported in this package. XyEnterprise has also announced the release of Contenta DITA 1.4.
Posted Aug 03, 2007
ISYS Search Software has announced the development of a connector that ia deaignws for advanced search support for Interwoven WorkSite Server.
Posted Aug 03, 2007
Dow Jones and Company and News Corporation have announced that they have signed a definitive merger agreement under which News Corporation will acquire Dow Jones in a transaction valued at approximately $5.6 billion.
Posted Aug 03, 2007
IBM has announced that it has entered into an agreement for IBM to acquire Princeton Softech Inc., a privately-held company based in Princeton, New Jersey, that provides leading data archiving, test data management, data privacy and data classification and discovery software. Financial details were not disclosed.
Posted Aug 03, 2007
Ex Libris Group and GIDEON Informatics have announced that a successful beta-testing period carried out by MetaLib customers and Ex Libris staff has been added to the MetaLib Central Knowledge Base (CKB).
Posted Jul 31, 2007
LexisNexis has announced the launch of ExecRelate a subscription based service that has been designed to provide intelligence on directors, executives, and their relationships.
Posted Jul 31, 2007
MusicNet has announced that it will make more than one million DRM-free tracks available to its partners in the third quarter.
Posted Jul 31, 2007
Zeop has launched software designed for webmasters to host a video sharing community website, allowing users to upload, share, view, and rate videos.
Posted Jul 31, 2007
Texterity Inc. has launched a beta version of the first digital magazine interface and portal designed for the Apple iPhone.
Posted Jul 31, 2007
LexisNexis has announced the addition of more photos and graphics to its collection of global news, business and legal information on the market with the addition of the Newscom and World Picture Network (WpN) collections
Posted Jul 31, 2007
NewTek, Inc. has announced the shipment of TriCaster STUDIO, a turnkey portable, live production, and virtual set system that is designed for capability to video and live event producers.
Posted Jul 31, 2007
comScore, Inc has released comScore Segment Metrix, a tool designed with consumer segmentation schemes to give marketers the ability to track, analyze, and report internet activity by their important consumer groups.
Posted Jul 31, 2007
Thomson Learning has announced that it will change its name to Cengage Learning. The company, recently acquired by Apax Partners and OMERS Capital Partners, says the new name is based on being at the “center of engagement” for its customers worldwide.
Posted Jul 31, 2007
Microsoft Corp has announced it has agreed to acquire AdECN, Inc., an advertising exchange platform company Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Posted Jul 31, 2007
R.H. Donnelley Corporation has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Business.com.
Posted Jul 31, 2007
Action Engine Corporation, the On-Device Portal Company, has announced that it has raised $20 million of equity in its round of venture funding.
Posted Jul 31, 2007
NowPublic.com has announced that it closed a $10.6 million Series A financing, led by Rho Ventures, based in New York and Palo Alto and its affiliate Rho Canada, based in Montreal.
Posted Jul 31, 2007
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