Media Business News and Trends

Jupitermedia Corporation has reached an agreement to sell its Search Engine Strategies (SES) trade shows and its ClickZ.com network of Web sites, including its SearchEngineWatch.com, to Incisive Media PLC of London, England for $43 million in cash, subject to certain post-closing adjustments.

Posted Aug 05, 2005

A recent BURST! Media survey of 13,000 Web users, 14 years and older, finds that most of them navigate to the Web sites they visit through search engines.

Posted Aug 05, 2005

An investment group led by J.P. Morgan Partners (JPMP), a private equity affiliate of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. has closed on its purchase of Hanley Wood, a business-to-business media company serving the residential and commercial construction industries, from Veronis Suhler Stevenson.

Posted Aug 05, 2005

Buongiorno Vitaminic SpA, an Italian multinational provider of mobile value-added service (VAS), has signed an agreement for the acquisition of a 100% stake in Freever, a European company in the Mobile Community sector.

Posted Aug 05, 2005

IBM has announced it has signed an agreement to acquire DWL, a privately held company based in Atlanta and Toronto.

Posted Aug 05, 2005

SumTotal Systems, Inc. and Pathlore Software Corporation, two enterprise software companies in the learning and business performance management market, have announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement for SumTotal to acquire Pathlore for approximately $48 million.

Posted Aug 05, 2005

Web Ex Communications Inc., a provider of collaborative Web meeting applications, has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Intranets.com of Burlington, Massachusetts.

Posted Aug 05, 2005

CAS Severn Inc., an IBM Premier Business Partner, has announced the opening of its new office in Raleigh, NC to serve the Carolinas.

Posted Aug 02, 2005

Macromedia has announced findings of a new consumer survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Macromedia.

Posted Aug 02, 2005

Access Innovations Inc., specialists in creating and maintaining databases of digitized research, news, and other content for a wide range of government and business clients, has announced it has been awarded a patent from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for the underlying database design and maintenance technology that drives its Data Harmony line of software.

Posted Aug 02, 2005

The Viacom Television Stations Digital Media Group has partnered with FinancialContent, Inc. to bring online financial data to its newly designed CBS station Web sites as part of the previously announced "Always On" digital media initiative.

Posted Aug 02, 2005

Macrovision Corporation, a provider of content value management solutions, has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Trymedia Systems, Inc. of San Francisco, CA.

Posted Jul 29, 2005

Fios Inc., a provider of IT-enabled electronic discovery services, and eMag Solutions, a provider of data restoration services, has announced a partnership that will combine eMag Solutions' tape processing and restoration with Fios' electronic discovery solutions.

Posted Jul 26, 2005

GuruNet Corporation, creators of the Answers.com answer-based search engine, has announced that its application for listing on NASDAQ's National Market System has been approved.

Posted Jul 26, 2005

Digital Arts, a developer of filtering software, has announced that its proprietary access control technology has officially been patented in the US.

Posted Jul 26, 2005

Mediasurface, an AIM listed content management provider, has announced a partnership with SiteMorse, a provider of automated testing and monitoring.

Posted Jul 26, 2005

SecurePipe, a provider of managed network security services has announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Mycom's mailMAX Managed Services Division and the mailMAX email management technologies from the Mycom Group, Inc., a technology products, managed services reseller, and software development company.

Posted Jul 26, 2005

OCLC PICA, a library systems and service provider in Europe, has acquired Sisis Informationssysteme GmbH, based in Munich, Germany, in a move designed to combine technologies and enhance services for libraries in Europe.

Posted Jul 22, 2005

Perfect Market Technologies, Inc., which operates Snap.com, a search engine developed to deliver search results with an advertiser-centric business model, has announced it received $10 million in new venture funding.

Posted Jul 22, 2005

The Mobile Media Company has announced the acquisition of Rubberduck Media Lab Limited. The Mobile Media Company is produces and delivers branded, made-for-mobile entertainment, interactive TV formats, and mobile marketing concepts.

Posted Jul 19, 2005

Sirsi Corporation has announced that Universal Knowledge Software (UKS) has been appointed as a Sirsi distributor in Africa.

Posted Jul 15, 2005

AOL, XM Satellite Radio and AEG, a worldwide sports and entertainment presenter, have formed a joint entertainment venture with Kevin Wall, who most recently served as the executive producer of Live 8.

Posted Jul 15, 2005

CYA Technologies Inc., a provider of business continuity solutions, has announced the appointment of Wayne Crandall as president and CEO.

Posted Jul 15, 2005

MarketResearch.com, Inc, a provider of market research reports and services, has acquired MindBranch, Inc., its chief competitor in the market research report aggregation space.

Posted Jul 15, 2005

Endeca and Oculus Info Inc. have announced a new technology partnership intended to bolster Endeca’s search, navigation, and analysis products with Oculus’ information visualization capabilities.

Posted Jul 15, 2005

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