Media Business News and Trends

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

AvantGo has releases the results of its 2004 Mobile Lifestyle survey.

Posted Sep 24, 2004

Sisyph Software has announced the release of version 2.2 of ActiveRefresh, an application for Windows platforms that is designed to integrate the capabilities of a Web news reader and an advanced RSS aggregator.

Posted Sep 21, 2004

Orchestria, a provider of real-time visibility and control solutions for email, the Web, instant messaging, and handheld devices, has published a report on how poorly managed electronic communications present a serious operational and financial risk to the global banking industry.

Posted Sep 21, 2004

Information Handing Services Inc. (IHS), a provider of content integration and decision support tools, technical standards, codes, and product specifications, parts management and logistics solutions, has acquired USA Information Systems, Inc. (USAInfo).

Posted Sep 21, 2004

ContextWeb, Inc., a provider of contextual advertising solutions, has announced the launch of ContextAd, a successful round of funding, and a new board of directors.

Posted Sep 21, 2004

FinancialContent, Inc., a provider of financial data and business applications to online media and financial services companies, has announced a significant enhancement to Studio 3.5, specifically to its ability to categorize investment opinion articles.

Posted Sep 17, 2004

Yahoo! Inc. has announced the launch of “Weekend Edition” on Yahoo! Finance, a weekly edition that adds lifestyle and leisure content about personal finance to the site’s core weekday focus on business and investing news.

Posted Sep 17, 2004

Convera Corporation, a provider of search and categorization software for enterprises and government agencies, has announced the company has completed a private placement of 3,433,332 newly-issued shares of common stock to several investors, including affiliates of Allen & Company Incorporated, a stockholder of the company, and certain directors.

Posted Sep 17, 2004

As spam, adware, and other abuses of the Internet become evermore prevalent, the need to have a meaningful way in which end users can report this abuse has grown exponentially, not to mention network administrators’ need to have an automated system to facilitate these complaints. This is the problem that George Davey, network administrator at Des Moines University, has set out to solve through the development of a new protocol, dubbed the Iowa Internet Abuse Logging Protocol (IIALP).

Posted Sep 15, 2004

Coemergence Inc., a provider of knowledge-based software solutions for strategic business processes, has closed a (CDN) $2.6 million round of financing.

Posted Sep 14, 2004

Nstein Technologies Inc. has announced the acquisition of Valsar Consulting Group, a firm specializing in the integration of IT solutions for large corporations and organizations.

Posted Sep 14, 2004

Extensis Inc. has officially announced its new professional services and training group - Extensis Integration and Consulting Services (ICS).

Posted Sep 10, 2004

News Technologies LLC has introduced the latest member of its TriggerNews family dubbed TriggerNews PL Multi-Brand. The product, announced in late August, builds on the company’s premise that information consumers need meaningful ways to bypass the information overload problem presented by the open Web and publishers need to get content to them in more targeted ways.

Posted Sep 09, 2004

BitPass, Inc., an Internet payments company, has raised $11.75 million in a Series B financing.

Posted Sep 07, 2004

LexisNexis U.S., a provider of legal, news, and business information services, has closed on its acquisition of Seisint, Inc., a U.S.-based provider of information management products and services, for $775 million.

Posted Sep 03, 2004

Open Text Corporation, a provider of enterprise content management (ECM) solutions, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Vista Plus suite of products and related assets from Quest Software Inc.

Posted Sep 03, 2004

Fast Search & Transfer (FAST), a developer of enterprise search and real-time alerting technologies, has announced a definitive agreement to acquire the Publishing Applications Business Unit from NextPage, including the NXT, Folio, LivePublish, and GetSmart product lines. FAST has also announced FAST AdVisor, an enterprise-wide software solution that is designed to facilitate the introduction between buyers and suppliers for Internet Yellow Pages (IYP), B2C, and B2B verticals, online classifieds, and traditional publishers.

Posted Sep 03, 2004

Newspapers grew out of local communities’ need to communicate, for the most part, the more mundane aspects of life, but over time, the newspaper’s role shifted from community service tool to expertise and entertainment vehicle. The Northwest Voice has gleaned a lot of press for being one of the first print and Web newspapers to be produced almost completely by voluntary contributions, in its case, from the people living in the northwest part of the Bakersfield, CA community it serves.

Posted Sep 03, 2004

Increasing complaints by new media firms that big-name media companies are blocking their access to content has prompted EU Competition Commissioner Mario Monti to launch an investigation. Speaking before an audience of telecommunications and entertainment companies in Brussels, Monti said his office would open an inquiry later this year into the provision of content—music, films, and sports—over the Internet for such services as video-on-demand (VoD).

Posted Sep 01, 2004

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