Media Business News and Trends

Convera Corporation, a provider of search and categorization software for enterprises and government agencies, has announced that John R. Polchin has joined the company as EVP, CFO, and treasurer.

Posted May 04, 2004

Google Inc. has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its Class A common stock.

Posted May 04, 2004

In 1990, before the World Wide Web played a role in the lives of the general public, the Library of Congress (LoC) set out to build a digital library.

Posted May 03, 2004

In stark contrast to last year’s show, when economic concerns (and terrible weather) kept people away, this year’s AIIM On Demand Conference and Expo, held in New York City March 8-10, featured crowded hallways and standing room-only attendance at many vendor presentations.

Posted May 01, 2004

Reprint Management Services (RMS), a full-service reprint marketing and production firm, has formally announced the acquisition of NXTbook Media (NBM), a technology-based company that provides dynamic multimedia digital publishing solutions.

Posted Apr 30, 2004

OneSource Information Services, Inc. has agreed to be acquired by a wholly-owned subsidiary of infoUSA Inc. for $8.85 per share in cash.

Posted Apr 30, 2004

NewspaperDirect, a specialist in the digital delivery and printing of same-day newspapers, has opened a European publisher relations office in Austria in an effort to further expand its list of international newspaper titles and strengthen relationships with its European partners.

Posted Apr 20, 2004

Cadmus Communications Corporation has given notice to redeem, in full, its $6.4 million, 11.5% subordinated promissory notes, which were otherwise scheduled to mature on March 31, 2010.

Posted Apr 06, 2004

ContentGuard, a provider of digital rights management (DRM) technology, has announced that Time Warner Inc. has become a strategic investor, joining existing long-term strategic investor Microsoft Corp., which has increased its investment.

Posted Apr 06, 2004

The Buying & Selling eContent conference, to be held later this month in Scottsdale, Arizona, will focus on new content channels and revenue streams and Friday, April 2 is the last day to save $100 off the regular price to attend.

Posted Apr 02, 2004

Thomson Learning, a division of The Thomson Corporation, has announced that Gordon T. Macomber has joined Thomson Gale as president.

Posted Mar 26, 2004

Outsell, Inc., a research and advisory firm that focuses exclusively on the Information Content (IC) Industry, released a new briefing that says the online paid content market is 35 times larger than commonly reported.

Posted Mar 09, 2004

Twice, Apple has stared down the barrel of organized customer dissatisfaction and dissent given life through Internet-enabled technologies.

Posted Mar 03, 2004

Vamosa, developer of the Vamosa range of content migration and content engineering software, has completed a £1.5million first round funding package, led by Bank of Scotland Corporate Banking.

Posted Mar 02, 2004

In a strategic move intended to more appropriately reflect its vision and mission, the SLA Board of Directors recently made the decision for the Special Libraries Association to operate publicly using its acronym in place of its extended name.

Posted Mar 02, 2004

Open Text Corporation, an enterprise content management (ECM) software vendor, has announced that a total of 19,135,455 shares of IXOS Software AG, representing approximately 88% of the ordinary share capital and voting rights of IXOS, have been tendered under the tender offer to its wholly-owned subsidiary, 2016091 Ontario Inc.

Posted Feb 27, 2004

eiStream Inc, a provider of enterprise content process management solutions, has announced the acquisition of Identitech's Business Process Management (BPM) systems business.

Posted Feb 24, 2004

Dow Jones & Company has signed an agreement to acquire the stock and assets comprising the Alternative Investor Group of Wicks Business Information, LLC for a cash purchase price of $85 million, including net working capital (Dow Jones will assume no debt in the transaction).

Posted Feb 24, 2004

Verity Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the intellectual property, certain customer agreements and other strategic assets of NativeMinds Inc., a privately held software company and provider of integrated self-service solutions.

Posted Feb 20, 2004

Pronto Networks, a provider of carrier-class OSS solutions for large Wi-Fi hot spot networks, has announced the closing of $11.3 million in Series B funding.

Posted Feb 10, 2004

Moreover Technologies has released research into knowledge worker's information consumption that indicates how Intranets have thus far failed to make significant in-roads into the public Internet's dominance as the primary information resource for many knowledge workers.

Posted Feb 10, 2004

Authentica, Inc., a provider of enterprise digital rights management (E-DRM) software, has announced the appointment of Symantec and Counterpane veteran John Bruce as CEO, and the securing of $8 million in additional funding from investors North Bridge Venture Partners, Greylock, 3i US, Norwest, Venrock, and Symantec.

Posted Feb 10, 2004

Blast Radius, a technology solutions company, and Corel, a software developer, have signed an agreement whereby Blast Radius will acquire all assets of Corel's XMetaL division.

Posted Feb 10, 2004

Verity Inc. and Cardiff Software Inc., a privately-held supplier of technology that enables the capture and automation of dynamic business information, have announced a definitive agreement for Verity to acquire Cardiff in a transaction with an aggregate purchase price of approximately $50 million in cash, adjusted for Cardiff's net cash balance as of December 31, 2003.

Posted Feb 06, 2004

Open Text Corporation, an enterprise content management (ECM) vendor and provider of Livelink collaboration and knowledge management software, has announced that, based on preliminary results, in excess of 15,000,000 shares of IXOS Software AG, representing over 70% of the outstanding IXOS shares, have been tendered during the initial acceptance period under the offer by its wholly-owned subsidiary, 2016091 Ontario Inc.

Posted Feb 06, 2004

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