Media Business News and Trends

Nokia and Intel have announced a cooperation in an attempt to accelerate the development, adoption, and deployment of WiMAX technology, which is designed to bring new capabilities and data services to mobile users over broadband networks.

Posted Jun 14, 2005

Gannett Co., Inc. has announced the acquisition of the stock of PointRoll, Inc., a media marketing company provides u “mouse over mini-site” Internet technology.

Posted Jun 14, 2005

The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. and Reuters, a global information company, have announced the formation of a new company designed to help public companies obtain independent analyst coverage.

Posted Jun 14, 2005

Snapshots International, a market research firm, has announced that the company will revert to its official name of Snapdata International Group.

Posted Jun 10, 2005

Captiva Software Corporation a provider of input management solutions, has announced it has closed its previously announced agreement to acquire SWT SA, a provider of automatic data extraction and intelligent document capture solutions and technology in France.

Posted Jun 10, 2005

Moreover Technologies, which offers aggregated online current awareness and blog content, and Cymfony, a provider of market intelligence and automated media analysis, have announced a partnership to deliver real-time online news and blog content from Moreover into Cymfony's Web -based media intelligence applications.

Posted Jun 10, 2005

365 Media, Inc, a provider of content solutions, has announced an expansion of its data services operation based in Coimbatore, India.

Posted May 31, 2005

Comtex News Network, Inc., a provider of economically useful electronic real-time news and content, today announced the appointment of Chip Brian to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer.

Posted May 27, 2005

TechBooks and Maximize Learning have announced the signing of definitive agreements for the acquisition of Maximize Learning by TechBooks. TechBooks, a content outsourcing company, delivers content services. Maximize Learning, based in Pune, India, is a provider of elearning solutions.

Posted May 27, 2005

Data Depth Corporation, a/k/a: iCopyright.net, has announced that the United States District Court has denied a Motion for Preliminary Injunction brought against Data Depth Corporation (DDC) by Valeo Intellectual Property. Data Depth had previously granted Valeo and its affiliates a license to use its “iCopyright Tag” and Instant Licensing Software. In December 2004, Data Depth terminated the agreement.

Posted May 24, 2005

Ask Jeeves, Inc., a provider of information retrieval technologies, brands, and Internet advertising services, has announced the acquisition of Excite Italia B.V., the operator of Excite Europe, a network of pan-European portal properties, from Tiscali, S.p.A.

Posted May 24, 2005

MSNBC.com has announced the launch of Digital Life, found within the site’s Tech & Science section. This new, interactive lifestyle technology subsection is designed to allow users to enter a digital representation of various living spaces in the home and discover the way technology has transformed each.

Posted May 24, 2005

Inxight Software, Inc., a provider of enterprise software solutions for information discovery, has completed its purchase of the federated search and alert technology product line, formerly called Enterprise Discovery Suite, from Intelliseek, Inc. The product line has been renamed Inxight SmartDiscovery Awareness Server.

Posted May 20, 2005

The 50th eGranary Digital Library has been installed this week in Haiti, making it the first in Central America. Fifty educational institutions in Africa, Bangladesh, and now Haiti, have millions of documents available digitally, without an Internet connection through the eGranary Digital Library.

Posted May 17, 2005

SunGard Workflow Solutions, an operating unit of SunGard, has acquired Recognition Research, Incorporated. Headquartered in Blacksburg, Virginia, Recognition Research, Incorporated (RRI) specializes in forms processing and automated data capture.

Posted May 17, 2005

NewsGator Technologies, Inc., a RSS software platform company, has acquired Bradbury Software, whose primary products are FeedDemon, a Windows-based desktop aggregator, and TopStyle, a CSS/xHTML editor for Windows. NewsGator also announced that FeedDemon will integrate with the NewsGator Online synchronization platform and be available as part of all of NewsGator’s paid subscriptions.

Posted May 17, 2005

RealNetworks, Inc., a provider of downloadable PC-based casual games, has acquired Helsinki-based Mr.Goodliving Ltd, a developer and publisher of mobile games throughout Europe. The acquisition establishes Real in the mobile games market, provides new market opportunities for its existing library of game titles, and will expand the reach of Mr.Goodliving’s titles into the US and Asia.

Posted May 13, 2005

Legal electronic publisher, Context Limited has announced that they have changed the company name. As of May 9th 2005, Context Ltd is Justis Publishing Limited.

Posted May 10, 2005

WorldNow and the ABC-owned Station Division have announced the formation of "Local Media Network," an aggregated online advertising network that is intended to be one of the largest news and information networks in the United States.

Posted May 10, 2005

Nellymoser, Inc., a solutions provider for premium music services, mobile media, and commerce storefronts and branded infotainment portals, has closed a $5.3 million round of funding led by SOFTBANK Capital.

Posted May 10, 2005

NTT DoCoMo has announced that it will establish a wholly owned subsidiary, DoCoMo Capital, in California that will invest in venture companies that develop advanced mobile communications technologies.

Posted May 10, 2005

VitalStream Holdings Inc., the parent company of VitalStream, Inc., a streaming media solutions and global content delivery network (CDN) provider, has acquired the business of PlayStream, LLC, a provider of small business streaming media services, headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Posted May 06, 2005

Verizon Communications Inc. has agreed with MCI, Inc. to further amend the terms of the Feb. 14, 2005 agreement to acquire MCI. As with the original offer and the revised bid of March 29, the MCI Board of Directors is unanimously recommending approval of the amended agreement to its shareholders.

Posted May 06, 2005

Sorrent, Inc., a creator and publisher of mobile entertainment, has raised $20 million in Series D financing led by expansion-stage venture capital firm, Granite Global Ventures. Sorrent's current investors, including BA Venture Partners, New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Globespan Capital Partners and Sienna Ventures, joined Granite Global Ventures in the round.

Posted May 06, 2005

WebSideStory, a provider of on-demand digital marketing applications, has completed its acquisition of Avivo Corporation, a provider of on-demand site search and Web content management. Under the terms of the deal, WebSideStory acquired all of the outstanding capital stock and options of Atomz in exchange for approximately 3.1 million shares of common stock and approximately $4.3 million in cash.

Posted May 06, 2005

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