Media Business News and Trends

VitalStream Holdings, Inc., the parent company of VitalStream, Inc., a provider of integrated content delivery and streaming media services, has closed a financing transaction with institutional investors generating gross proceeds to the company of $11 million.

Posted Jun 18, 2004

ProQuest Information and Learning has acquired the assets of Axiom Press, Inc. (Lindon, Utah), publisher and distributor of the CultureGrams family of reference materials.

Posted Jun 18, 2004

Zinio Systems, Inc., a specialist in digital magazine production, distribution, and circulation, has announced the appointment of Scott Kauffman as president and CEO.

Posted Jun 15, 2004

Nstein Technologies Inc. has announced that it officially concluded the acquisition of KMtechnologies, a Canadian software developer of Web-based collaboration and document management solutions.

Posted Jun 15, 2004

Market Central, Inc., a technology management company, has successfully completed the sale of its Series A Preferred Stock.

Posted Jun 11, 2004

The Accenture-led Smart Border Alliance has been selected by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to design and implement the United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT) program.

Posted Jun 04, 2004

The Thomson Corporation announced that Vin Caraher has been named president and CEO of Thomson Scientific, part of the Scientific and Healthcare market group.

Posted May 28, 2004

MarketResearch.com, an online aggregator of market research reports, has announced the opening of its first European office in London.

Posted May 28, 2004

Information Today, Inc. (ITI) has announced the acquisition of the publishing assets of Faulkner Technical Reports, Inc., a line of information products known as Faulkner Information Services.

Posted May 21, 2004

Information Today, Inc. (ITI) has announced the acquisition of The Information Advisor newsletter, from Find/SVP.

Posted May 18, 2004

Quantum Art, Inc., a provider of process-driven content management solutions (pCMS), has announced plans for corporate restructuring.

Posted May 18, 2004

HO2 Partners, a Dallas-based technology venture capital firm, has announced that two of its portfolio companies, InnerWireless, Inc., and CABC, Inc., recently completed follow-on equity funding rounds totaling $22 million.

Posted May 18, 2004

ClearForest, a provider of text-driven business intelligence, has announced that it is moving its corporate headquarters from New York City to Boston, Massachusetts effective August 1, 2004.

Posted May 14, 2004

Convera Corporation, a provider of search and categorization software for enterprises and government agencies, has announced that Steven M. Samowich has joined the company as COO.

Posted May 14, 2004

TACODA Systems, Inc. has announced that former Time Warner Inc. executive Curtis G. Viebranz has joined TACODA in the newly-created position of president and COO.

Posted May 07, 2004

On May 1st, 10 countries joined the European Union’s existing 15 members, increasing the EU’s GDP by 5% to W 9.6 trillion, its population by 20% to 454 million, and its official languages by 82% from 11 to 20.

Posted May 06, 2004

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

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