Media Business News and Trends

According to a recent national survey, the vast majority of consumers want an online experience that is highly personalized.

Posted Aug 16, 2005

Telestream, a provider of Flip4Mac digital media tools for the Macintosh, announced that it has teamed up with the Apple Consultants Network (ACN) to provide enhanced access to Flip4Mac products to ACN members.

Posted Aug 16, 2005

Nstein Technologies Inc., a provider of advanced linguistic-based Business Intelligence (BI) solutions, has announced the signing of a contract with the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), a group comprising more than 33,000 life insurance and financial services professionals.

Posted Aug 12, 2005

Questel•Orbit, a provider of IP (intellectual property) information solutions, has announced that it has acquired DigiPat, a US company based in Alexandria, Virginia.

Posted Aug 12, 2005

ProQuest Information and Learning has announced that it will offer higher education institutions across Africa free and heavily discounted access to the company's newly launched online edition of the African Writers Series.

Posted Aug 12, 2005

A collaborative project between OCLC Online Computer Library Center and the International Human Rights Law Institute of DePaul University College of Law has brought together 12 Iraqi librarians for a training workshop on cataloging standards and technology in Amman, Jordan.

Posted Aug 12, 2005

Northern Light, a provider of custom enterprise, industry, and Web search engines, has announced that it has acquired the Analyst Direct and Analyst Views product lines from TechTarget.

Posted Aug 12, 2005

Watchfire, a provider of enterprise software and services to manage online risk, has announced the availability of a new enterprise solution designed to monitor and report on issues impacting employee productivity, risk, compliance, and cost containment on today’s complex corporate intranets.

Posted Aug 09, 2005

ZyLAB, a developer of document management and compliance solutions for paper intensive organizations, and Ingeniux, a provider of XML-based Web content management and publishing systems, have announced a partnership.

Posted Aug 09, 2005

Concurrent, a provider of on-demand technology, and GoldPocket Interactive, a provider of interactive television products and services, have announced a new initiative that integrates GoldPocket’s advanced media technologies with Concurrent’s MediaHawk On-Demand platform.

Posted Aug 09, 2005

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

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