Media Business News and Trends

ROO Group Inc., an Online Broadcast Network, has announced it has successfully completed a private equity financing for total gross proceeds of $5.75 million dollars.

Posted Aug 30, 2005

J-Stream and Onkyo have announced that they have reached an agreement to establish a joint venture for Internet content service in September.

Posted Aug 30, 2005

LexisNexis U.S., a provider of news, business, and legal information services, has announced the availability of LexisNexis MarketImpact, a measurement and intelligence solution designed to give corporations insight into how their company, products, and competitors are perceived in the market so they can better manage global reputations and brands.

Posted Aug 30, 2005

Adobe Systems Incorporated and Macromedia, Inc. have announced that the stockholders of each company have voted in favor of Adobe's proposed acquisition of Macromedia at their respective special stockholder meetings held today.

Posted Aug 26, 2005

VBrick Systems, Inc., a provider of video over IP network solutions, has announced that it has received a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a device that supports Internet Protocol (IP) video.

Posted Aug 23, 2005

Mamma.com Inc. and Copernic Technologies Inc. have announced a new letter of intent (“LOI”) whereby Mamma.com would acquire Copernic Technologies for a combination of cash and shares of Mamma.com Inc.

Posted Aug 23, 2005

Peppercoin, a payments technology company that enables profitable new business models for low-priced digital content and physical goods, has announced it has secured $8 million in funding.

Posted Aug 23, 2005

GuruNet Corporation, creators of Answers.com, an answer-based search engine, and Opera Software ASA, an Oslo-based browser technology provider, have announced a partnership to incorporate Answers.com content directly into Opera’s browser and Web portal.

Posted Aug 19, 2005

Thomson Scientific and the Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage (CIE), International Commission on Illumination, have announced the launched of the new CIE online Web shop.

Posted Aug 19, 2005

Just over half (51%) of professional photographers say file management is the greatest challenge associated with digital photography, according to new research from iView Multimedia, makers of the digital asset management (DAM) application iView MediaPro.

Posted Aug 16, 2005

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

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