Media Business News and Trends

LiveNote, Inc., maker of the LiveNote SR and LiveNote Web transcript management software products, has announced that it has acquired the litigation technology division of RealLegal, LLC, creator of the E-Transcript format.

Posted Jul 08, 2005

According to new forecasts from The Diffusion Group, a consumer technology research consultancy, demand for time-shifted digital audio files or "podcasts" is expected to grow from less than 15% of portable digital music player owners in 2004 to 75% by 2010.

Posted Jul 08, 2005

Thomson Scientific (a business of Thomson Corporation) has announced that it will begin deployment of a full-perspective journal utilization solution in 2005.

Posted Jul 08, 2005

A new push for streamlining telecom regulation is coming from Congress.

Posted Jul 08, 2005

Product Development Company (PTC), has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Arbortext, Inc., an enterprise publishing provider, for $190 million in cash.

Posted Jul 08, 2005

Avalanche Mobile, a developer of network-based SMS management technologies, has announced its expansion into the Middle East and Asia Pacific with the opening of new offices in Dubai and Singapore respectively.

Posted Jul 01, 2005

Factiva, a Dow Jones and Reuters Company, has announced that it has acquired the business and assets of taxonomy consultancy Synapse, the Knowledge Link Corporation.

Posted Jul 01, 2005

TheStreet.com, Inc., a provider of financial commentary, analysis, research, and news, has announced the closing of business operations of its wholly owned subsidiary, Independent Research Group LLC, which operates its securities research and brokerage segment.

Posted Jul 01, 2005

After almost 35 years as president and CEO for EBSCO Industries, Inc., J.T. Stephens' term will conclude July 1, 2005.

Posted Jul 01, 2005

Inquisite, Inc. has launched the Inquisite Partner Program.

Posted Jun 28, 2005

LexisNexis U.S., a provider of news, business and legal, information services, and the University of Maryland have announced an alliance to preserve images of the U.S. Serial Set Maps while making the maps accessible and searchable online.

Posted Jun 28, 2005

Copyright Clearance Center, a provider of copyright licensing and compliance solutions, and R.R. Bowker, a provider of bibliographic information, have announced a new partnership that will integrate copyright permission into three of Bowker’s Web-based information services.

Posted Jun 28, 2005

A quantitative survey of business information use in small to medium U.S. businesses was released by Shore Communications Inc., the research and executive advisory service designed to deliver insight into business and institutional content markets.

Posted Jun 24, 2005

Over half of all US online adults use search engines most or every time they are online, but less than half of search engine users know the difference between natural and paid search results, according to the “How America Searches” study launched from icrossing, a search engine marketing agency, which commissioned the study from Harris Interactive.

Posted Jun 24, 2005

Sirsi Corporation and Dynix Corporation have announced that the two companies are merging to create SirsiDynix, a single company positioned to develop and deliver information technology solutions for libraries and consortia around the world.

Posted Jun 24, 2005

Hummingbird Ltd., a provider of integrated enterprise content management solutions, has announced the acquisition of RedDot Solutions AG, a privately held provider of content management software.

Posted Jun 24, 2005

Xrefer and Blackwell Publishing have announced that twelve titles from the Blackwell Handbooks in Psychology series are now available online as Xreferplus Specialist Reference titles.

Posted Jun 21, 2005

Sirsi Corporation has announced a new service that is designed to permit a library to link its holdings to Google Scholar via Sirsi Resolver, Sirsi's OpenURL reference linking tool.

Posted Jun 21, 2005

The Compliance Consortium, an international membership organization designed to promote governance, risk, and compliance management, has announced that it has merged with the Open Compliance and Ethics Group.

Posted Jun 21, 2005

How soon companies can protect digital content is the next big hurdle to overcome in the multi-billion-dollar race to control the living room--even more than licensing the content, according to the newest market report from Digital Tech Consulting.

Posted Jun 21, 2005

Dialog, a business provider of online-based information services and information solutions, and research publisher CSA have announced that they have signed a new content agreement.

Posted Jun 21, 2005

iLumin Software Services, Inc., a provider of email management solutions, has announced Assentor Discovery 2.0, a tool for searching and producing email.

Posted Jun 21, 2005

Tribune Media Services and Fandango, a movie ticketing service, have entered into an agreement in an attempt to provide movie information and ticketing to InfoSpace Search & Directory, a Web search and online directory services provider.

Posted Jun 17, 2005

The New York Public Library has announced it will launch a digital audio book collection intended to allow cardholders to download audio books from the Internet, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

Posted Jun 17, 2005

Five Across, Inc., a start-up for small business Web site creation with Bubbler, its drag and drop Web publishing service, has announced a partnership with pairNIC, a domain registration service.

Posted Jun 17, 2005

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