Media Business News and Trends

Google Inc. has announced that it acquired Picasa, Inc., a Pasadena, Calif.-based digital photo management company.

Posted Jul 16, 2004

Six Apart, a provider of Weblog tools and creator of the Movable Type and TypePad platforms, has announced its acquisition of Ublog, a French blog software company.

Posted Jul 16, 2004

IBM has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Alphablox Corporation, a privately held company based in Mountain View, California.

Posted Jul 16, 2004

Oddpost has announced that they have been acquired by Yahoo!.

Posted Jul 13, 2004

Stellent, Inc., a provider of content management solutions, has acquired Content Management de México, S.A. de C.V., a content management solutions provider who has offered sales, support, and training services for Stellent products across Mexico and Central America since 2001.

Posted Jul 13, 2004

ProQuest Information and Learning has acquired Seattle-based Serials Solutions, Inc., a provider of ejournal management and linking services.

Posted Jul 13, 2004

TechBooks, a provider of electronic content services and solutions, has announced a new banking relationship with Bank of America through which Bank of America will provide a multimillion dollar, multi-year credit facility to TechBooks.

Posted Jul 09, 2004

FindWhat.com , a developer and provider of performance-based marketing and commerce enabling services, and Espotting Media, Inc., a paid listings provider in Europe, have announced the completion of the merger between the two companies.

Posted Jul 06, 2004

VitalStream Holdings, Inc., the parent company of VitalStream, Inc., a provider of integrated content delivery and streaming media services said at its annual meeting that shareholders approved a resolution that allows its board of directors to effect a reverse split of its common stock.

Posted Jul 02, 2004

The Associated Press has announced that it will debut its first blog at the political conventions in Boston and New York and that it has chosen Convera Corporation for it's eAP initiative.

Posted Jun 29, 2004

A new study released by FIND/SVP, a provider of business research, advisory, and consulting services, highlights the economic impact of ineffective and deficient research tools.

Posted Jun 29, 2004

Mirror Image Internet, an adaptive network for online content, application, and transaction delivery, has announced Forbes.com has selected Mirror Image to deliver its online content to users worldwide.

Posted Jun 25, 2004

IRN Research, a market research consultancy with a particular focus on the information industry, has released The European Online Information Market 2004, a report that highlights a 14% growth in the European online information market, primarily driven by more content migration to the Web.

Posted Jun 25, 2004

NewsGator Technologies, Inc., a developer of content aggregation tools and services, has closed a round of funding with Mobius Venture Capital.

Posted Jun 25, 2004

NewsStand, Inc. has secured $7.2 million in a round of funding led by Adams Capital that includes Noro-Moseley Partners, SSM Ventures, The New York Times Company, and others.

Posted Jun 25, 2004

MarketWatch.com, Inc., a provider of business news, financial information, and analytical tools, has announced the first wave of editorial hires related to the company's forthcoming launch of the MarketWatch institutional news service for customers of Thomson Financial, an operating unit of The Thomson, and provider of information and technology solutions to the financial community.

Posted Jun 22, 2004

Just days after Yahoo! confirmed that it will no longer sell the enterprise version of its instant messaging service, Yahoo! Messenger Enterprise Edition, America Online Inc. has also stopped sale of its AIM Enterprise Gateway.

Posted Jun 22, 2004

Context Media, Inc., a provider of enterprise content integration (ECI) software solutions, has secured $11 million in funding round and announced the immediate availability of Context Media’s Publishing Solution.

Posted Jun 22, 2004

Endeca, a provider of enterprise search and guided navigation solutions for the enterprise, has announced the completion of an oversubscribed $15 million mezzanine financing round.

Posted Jun 18, 2004

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

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