Media Business News and Trends

Mamma.com Inc. has announced that the Company's board of directors and the board and shareholders of Copernic Technologies Inc. have approved definitive purchase agreements to acquire 100% of the issued and outstanding securities of Copernic.

Posted Jan 03, 2006

Captiva Software Corporation, a provider of input management solutions, has announced that, at a shareholders meeting, Captiva’s shareholders approved the company’s acquisition by EMC Corporation, a provider of information management and storage.

Posted Dec 29, 2005

IBM has announced the acquisition of Bowstreet, Inc., a Massachusetts-based provider of portal-based tools and technology that helps companies bring together corporate applications, documents, databases, and other enterprise information into a single, integrated portal application.

Posted Dec 22, 2005

ISI Emerging Markets, an electronic publisher of emerging markets’ economic, financial, and political news and information, has announced a distribution agreement with FactSet, for the distribution of ISI’s CEIC databases on the FactSet research platform.

Posted Dec 22, 2005

Web search, blog and development companies including PubSub, Bloglines, Feedster, Meetup, Sxip, CommerceNet, Broadband Mechanics and others have announced the start of an initiative to keep structured content standards in sync.

Posted Dec 20, 2005

CSA has announced it has acquired Community of Science (COS), an Internet site for the global R&D community.

Posted Dec 20, 2005

Quark Inc. has announced that it has acquired the business and assets of A Lowly Apprentice Production Inc. (ALAP), a provider of extended technology for the publishing and graphic design industries.

Posted Dec 16, 2005

Electronic Arts Inc. and JAMDAT Mobile Inc. have announced they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which EA will acquire JAMDAT.

Posted Dec 13, 2005

Yahoo has acquired del.icio.us, a New York-based startup that is a provider of social bookmarking, a type of online service that lets users save, annotate, and tag links to their favorite Web pages and share their lists with other users.

Posted Dec 13, 2005

Nstein Technologies Inc. has announced that the private placement financing project of $5 million is following due course.

Posted Dec 09, 2005

MasterCard International and Peppercoin have announced that they have signed a Letter of Intent and are working towards an alliance to accelerate card usage for small payments at the physical point of sale and online.

Posted Dec 09, 2005

An independent news aggregator, Newsblaze was founded with the goal of providing attention to the news that the mainstream media gives little or no attention to.

Posted Dec 06, 2005

Plateau Systems, a provider of software for developing, managing and optimizing organizational skills and talent, has announced the formation of its new European, Middle East and African (EMEA) headquarters in London, England.

Posted Dec 06, 2005

Here’s a roundup of announcements made at the Online Information 2005 conference in London. ITI editors, columnists, and execs including Dick Kaser, Marydee Ojala, Barbara Brynko, Nancy Garman, Paula Hane, and Michelle Manafy are blogging live throughout the conference and expo – check out what they have to say at www.infotodayblog.com!

Posted Dec 02, 2005

ECNext and Snapdata International Group have announced the launch of Snapdata’s content set on Manta, a search destination for sources of business intelligence.

Posted Dec 02, 2005

Groople, an online group travel booking resource, has announced the appointment of Michael Stacy as CEO.

Posted Dec 02, 2005

Here’s a roundup of announcements made at the Online Information 2005 conference in London. ITI editors, columnists, and execs including Dick Kaser, Marydee Ojala, Barbara Brynko, Nancy Garman, Paula Hane, and Michelle Manafy are blogging live throughout the conference and expo – check out what they have to say at www.infotodayblog.com!

Posted Nov 29, 2005

Readex, a publisher of online historical collections, has announced that it has partnered with Dartmouth College Library to digitize directly from its holdings of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set and American State Papers.

Posted Nov 22, 2005

Avalon Consulting, LLC, a provider of large-scale, Web solutions, has announced the opening of its Washington DC office.

Posted Nov 18, 2005

The entire advertising marketplace is in a state of flux caused by the search engines’ introduction of pay-for-performance advertising programs, according to a just-released study from InfoCommerce Group entitled “Online Buying Guides: Making Sense of What’s Happening Now.”

Posted Nov 18, 2005

Hummingbird Ltd., a provider of enterprise content management (ECM) and network connectivity solutions, has announced it is partnering with Perfectus Solutions--a specialist supplier of automated document composition and process management software.

Posted Nov 18, 2005

Xrefer, provider of customizable online reference collections to libraries worldwide, has announced that it has signed an agreement with Omnigraphics to add the Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary 3rd Edition to Xreferplus’ Ready-Reference service.

Posted Nov 11, 2005

Visto Corporation, a provider of secure mobile push email, has announced it has secured $70 million in an oversubscribed financing round led by DFJ ePlanet Ventures and joined by current investors Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Oak Investment Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, VantagePoint, and Allegis Capital.

Posted Nov 11, 2005

Navio Systems, Inc., a provider of rights-based commerce solutions, has announced that it has completed a $25.4 million Series B round of equity funding led by WK Technology Fund, a VC firm in Taiwan, and joined by VantagePoint Venture Partners, with participation by existing investor Add Partners.

Posted Nov 11, 2005

Springer Science+Business Media (Springer) has acquired the Current Medicine Group (CMG), a publisher for the healthcare community.

Posted Nov 11, 2005

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