Media Business News and Trends

Nstein Technologies Inc., a provider of linguistic-based Business Intelligence solutions, has announced that it has signed a securities purchase agreement, which provides for a private placement of $4.1 million of senior secured convertible notes with certain institutional investors.

Posted Oct 21, 2005

Baker & Taylor, a distributor of books and audio-visual materials and provider of library services, and OCLC Online Computer Library Center, a library cooperative, have announced a partnership that will offer OCLC cataloging records to subscribers who receive books and audio-visual materials from the Baker & Taylor family of companies.

Posted Oct 18, 2005

LexisNexis U.S., a provider of news, business, and legal information services, and the American Arbitration Association (AAA), a provider of conflict management and dispute resolution services, have announced a relationship to deliver a new electronic collection of searchable Labor Arbitration Awards exclusively via the LexisNexis research services.

Posted Oct 18, 2005

Apple has named Tim Cook its COO.

Posted Oct 18, 2005

Backfence Inc. has announced that it has closed on a Series A round of funding and has named a group of media and technology industry executives to its Advisory Board.

Posted Oct 18, 2005

Ozmosys, Inc. has announced that the company's news digest business will become part of a new entity, PinHawk.

Posted Oct 18, 2005

Kazeon, a provider of information classification and management solutions for the enterprise, has announced it has signed an OEM, development, and marketing agreement with Network Appliance, Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, Kazeon and NetApp will integrate the data classification and search capabilities of Kazeon’s Information Server with Network Appliance storage systems.

Posted Oct 14, 2005

NewsGator Technologies, Inc., an RSS platform company, has announced a partnership with FeedBurner, a feed management provider, to enhance NewsGator’s Private Label offering.

Posted Oct 14, 2005

NTT Cyber Communications Laboratory Group, a research division of Japan’s largest telecommunications operator, NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION (NTT), and EXPWAY of France, a provider of XML-based Electronic Content Guides, have teamed up to develop a Metadata System dedicated to mobile and broadband networks, based on the TV-Anytime Forum specifications.

Posted Oct 11, 2005

Elsevier has announced a partnership between Scirus, its free science-specific search engine, and the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) to add the collection of theses and dissertations of its member institutes to Scirus.

Posted Oct 11, 2005

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

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