Media Business News and Trends

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

Brainshark, a provider of media communications solutions, has announced that it has completed a $6.9 million round of Series C financing.

Posted Jun 17, 2005

Verity Inc. has announced the signing and closing of its acquisition of the desktop search-related intellectual property assets from 80-20 Software Pty Ltd, a privately-held software developer based in Melbourne, Australia.

Posted Jun 14, 2005

Inxight Software, Inc., a provider of enterprise software solutions for information discovery, has announced that it has hired a new General Manager for Government Solutions and opened a new Washington, D.C., regional office.

Posted Jun 14, 2005

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

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