Media Business News and Trends

DoubleClick Inc., a provider of Web advertising solutions, has announced that it has retained Lazard Frères & Co. to explore strategic options for the business in order to achieve greater shareholder value, including a sale of part or all of its businesses, recapitalization, extraordinary dividend, share repurchase, or a spin-off.

Posted Nov 02, 2004

Networks In Motion, a wireless software solutions provider for mobile workforce management and location-based services (LBS), has announced the completion of an institutional round of venture capital funding of $5 million from Redpoint Ventures and Mission Ventures.

Posted Oct 29, 2004

Google Inc. has acquired Keyhole Corp., a Mountain View, California-based digital mapping company.

Posted Oct 29, 2004

The Wall Street Journal Online at WSJ.com, a paid subscription news site, has announced that for the first time in seven years, it will make the site free to nonsubscribers for a trial period in an effort to drive new subscriptions.

Posted Oct 26, 2004

Comtex News Network, Inc., a provider of electronic real-time news and content, has added two new information sources to its product line-up: theflyonthewall.com and Sinocast’s China Financial Watch.

Posted Oct 22, 2004

HighBeam Research, LLC has announced the launch of advertising on its HighBeam Research Engine.

Posted Oct 19, 2004

FinancialContent, Inc., a provider of financial data and business applications to online media and financial services companies, has announced the addition of two local media sites to its client roster.

Posted Oct 19, 2004

NewsGator Technologies, Inc., a RSS software platform company, has announced that a new version of NewsGator Online will now be free to consumers.

Posted Oct 19, 2004

Blackwell Publishing has announced the purchase of Food and Nutrition Press, Inc (FNP).

Posted Oct 19, 2004

Ingenta plc, the technology and services provider for the publishing and information industries, has announced changes to its management team and structure.

Posted Oct 15, 2004

Infotrieve, Inc., a provider of on-demand delivery of scientific, technical, and medical (STM) information and integrated information management solutions, has purchased life sciences information management software and technology services provider LabVelocity.

Posted Oct 15, 2004

Arbortext, a provider of XML-based enterprise publishing software, has announced it has completed the acquisition of Advent Publishing Systems, Ltd. (Advent3B2).

Posted Oct 15, 2004

Jerre L. Stead, chairman of the board of IHS Group, has announced the selection of Charles A. Picasso as the new president and CEO for the firm, effective immediately.

Posted Oct 12, 2004

Bloomberg LP and Orchestria Corporation have announced an alliance under which Orchestria will provide Bloomberg with a range of integrated messaging compliance solutions for the financial services market.

Posted Oct 12, 2004

EDGAR Online, Inc., a provider of global business and financial information, and Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., a global electronics company, have announced an alliance through which the companies will make financial information from U.S. and Japanese public companies available throughout the U.S. and Japan.

Posted Oct 12, 2004

IBM has completed its acquisition of Venetica, a privately held company based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Posted Oct 12, 2004

In the world of politics, voters are taking advantage of the Web to track the progress of their favorite candidates, monitor what the other side is up to, and support causes they believe in.

Posted Oct 08, 2004

The Financial Times has teamed up with Motorola to provide the mobile company's users with the business and financial news on their phones.

Posted Oct 05, 2004

Dialog, a Thomson business and a provider of online-based information services and integrated information solutions, has announced the launch of Dialog Live News, a new personalized news monitoring service that offers automated streaming of real-time news reports.

Posted Oct 05, 2004

Moreover Technologies, a provider of aggregated online news and business information, and Clovis, a provider of software that enables direct data updates to desktops, have announced a partnership to deliver real-time aggregated online news and business information directly into Outlook on the desks of financial and corporate institutions.

Posted Oct 01, 2004

ITX has announced that it will establish a wholly owned mobile business company, Quattro Media, by integrating its group companies' mobile business resources (not including the mobile handset sales operations).

Posted Oct 01, 2004

Setting up the technology for major events means creating the infrastructure equivalent of a temporary city. At the Democratic National Convention held in Boston’s Fleet Center July 26-29, more than a year of planning culminated with Verizon, the main contractor, employing 200 people for several months to install 4,000 miles of cabling to support convention organizers, the real-time econtent requirements of the media, and the massive security operations.

Posted Sep 29, 2004

RSiCopyright has become Valeo Intellectual Property, Incorporated and will operate as Valeo IP.

Posted Sep 28, 2004

Royal Swets & Zeitlinger Holding NV has announced plans to strengthen its share capital by 45 million euros. The shares will be privately placed with existing shareholders, including NPM Capital and Cobepa.

Posted Sep 28, 2004

NewsGator Technologies, an RSS software platform provider, has announced that former Ziff Davis International President J.B. Holston has joined the company as CEO and president.

Posted Sep 24, 2004

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