Media Business News and Trends

AOL, XM Satellite Radio and AEG, a worldwide sports and entertainment presenter, have formed a joint entertainment venture with Kevin Wall, who most recently served as the executive producer of Live 8.

Posted Jul 15, 2005

CYA Technologies Inc., a provider of business continuity solutions, has announced the appointment of Wayne Crandall as president and CEO.

Posted Jul 15, 2005

MarketResearch.com, Inc, a provider of market research reports and services, has acquired MindBranch, Inc., its chief competitor in the market research report aggregation space.

Posted Jul 15, 2005

Endeca and Oculus Info Inc. have announced a new technology partnership intended to bolster Endeca’s search, navigation, and analysis products with Oculus’ information visualization capabilities.

Posted Jul 15, 2005

SDL plc, a provider of global information management solutions, has announced the completion of its acquisition of TRADOS, Inc. following approval by SDL and TRADOS shareholders.

Posted Jul 12, 2005

icrossing, Inc., an independent search engine marketing firm, has announced an investment of $13 Million, which includes new investors RRE Ventures of New York City and Generation Partners of San Francisco.

Posted Jul 12, 2005

Euromonitor International, a global market analyst, has announced the opening of its first office in Eastern Europe, located in the historic old town of Vilnius, Lithuania.

Posted Jul 08, 2005

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

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