Media Business News and Trends

VeriSign, Inc., a provider of intelligent infrastructure services for the Internet and telecommunications networks, has announced that it has purchased Weblogs.com and its ping service from Scripting News, Inc.

Posted Oct 11, 2005

America Online, Inc. has announced that is has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Weblogs, Inc. of Santa Monica, CA and New York, NY.

Posted Oct 11, 2005

Harlequin Enterprises Limited, a publisher of series romance and women’s fiction, has announced an agreement with OverDrive, Inc., a national provider of download Audiobooks and eBooks to libraries, that will make many of Harlequin’s collection of novels available as downloadable eBooks through library Web sites.

Posted Oct 07, 2005

Artist House Holdings has announced on September 27 that it will form a business alliance with BBMF Corporation of Nevada in the development and sales of mobile content.

Posted Oct 07, 2005

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has announced that it has acquired InfoPOEM, Inc., a provider of evidence-based medicine (EBM) content and Web-based search tools, based in Charlottesville, VA.

Posted Oct 07, 2005

NewsGator Technologies, Inc., an RSS platform company, has announced that it has acquired NetNewsWire, an RSS reader for Mac OS X. NewsGator also announced that NetNewsWire will integrate tightly with the NewsGator Online synchronization platform.

Posted Oct 07, 2005

Hostway Corp., a provider of Web hosting and managed services, has announced a partnership with Intellext, the “Intelligence in Context” software company, to offer Watson 2.0 to existing customers and site visitors.

Posted Oct 04, 2005

Snapdata International, a provider of market research, has announced that they have opened a new office in New York on 57th Street.

Posted Oct 04, 2005

Spark Capital has announced the formation of its new venture capital partnership focused on early-stage investments in the conflux of the media, entertainment, and technology industries.

Posted Oct 04, 2005

The Internet Archive, Yahoo! Inc., Adobe Systems Inc., the European Archive, HP Labs, the National Archives (UK), O'Reilly Media Inc., Prelinger Archives, the University of California, and the University of Toronto, have announced the formation of the Open Content Alliance (OCA), a global consortium focused on providing open access to content while respecting the rights of copyright holders.

Posted Oct 04, 2005

Tachyon Solutions, Inc., a provider of custom technology solutions, and i-Squared, a knowledge management consulting group, have announced that they are joining forces to develop and deliver advanced portal solutions that can help companies reach and serve their customers more effectively.

Posted Sep 30, 2005

FeedBurner, a feed management service has announced a partnership with GMO-Affiliate, a Joint Venture between GMO Internet and Value Commerce, a provider of blog, hosting, security, and advertising properties.

Posted Sep 30, 2005

Limelight Networks, a content delivery network, has announced it has opened a European headquarters office in London.

Posted Sep 30, 2005

Vivisimo, creator of software to access and cluster information for search and discovery, has announced that it has been selected to provide enhanced search results for the FirstGov Web portal at www.FirstGov.gov.

Posted Sep 27, 2005

IXIASOFT, a native XML database and search engine market provider, has announced an OEM partnership with INFO-KIT Technologies, a Montreal-based developer and integrator of information management solutions.

Posted Sep 27, 2005

Unicon, Inc., an independent provider of enterprise portal, collaboration, learning, and integration technology for higher education institutions, and RedDot Solutions, a provider of enterprise content management (ECM) solutions for mid-market organizations, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Hummingbird Ltd., has announced a partnership where Unicon will package RedDot's CMS Web Content Management Solution with Academus, its enterprise portal offering for higher education.

Posted Sep 27, 2005

Open Text Corporation, an independent provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software, and InSystems Corporation, a specialist in complex document and compliance automation for insurance and financial services companies, have announced they will extend their eight-year partnership.

Posted Sep 27, 2005

Cognos, a provider of business intelligence and corporate performance management (CPM), has announced it has partnered with four Business Process Management (BPM) providers to enable business intelligence with its latest release, Cognos 8 Business Intelligence.

Posted Sep 27, 2005

Verity Inc., a provider of enterprise search software that enables organizations to discover, analyze, and process all of the digital information within its enterprises, has announced its CFO, Steven R. Springsteel, has been promoted to president.

Posted Sep 27, 2005

Palm, Inc., a mobile-computing provider and software pioneer Microsoft Corp. have announced an alliance to accelerate the smartphone market segment with a new device for mobile professionals and businesses.

Posted Sep 27, 2005

Cyberspace doesn’t give its travelers much room for reflection. Every day, millions of Web sites are updated, and older versions are erased from existence with the click of a button. Remember when Amazon.com sold only books? Or when WebCrawler ruled the search universe? The Wayback Machine does.

Posted Sep 26, 2005

Outsell, Inc., a research and advisory firm, has released FutureFacts: 2006 and Beyond, a comprehensive forecast of the trends and drivers fueling the Information Industry.

Posted Sep 23, 2005

Questel.Orbit and Edital have announced that they have signed a merger agreement under which Questel.Orbit will acquire Edital.

Posted Sep 23, 2005

Fortiva Inc., a provider of email archiving solutions for compliance, legal discovery, and email storage management, has announced the completion of its Series A round of funding.

Posted Sep 20, 2005

FileNet Corporation, a provider of Enterprise Content and Business Process Management solutions, has announced that they have entered into an agreement to acquire Yaletown Technology Group, Inc., a provider of content compliance software.

Posted Sep 20, 2005

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