Media Business News and Trends

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

The Special Libraries Association has expanded accessibility to its online content by integrating language translation services from WorldLingo.

Posted Jan 30, 2004

A joint task force of the publishing and library communities has developed and published a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) scheme aimed at the identification of information assets.

Posted Jan 20, 2004

Salon Media Group, Inc., has announced that during December 2003 it secured new financing totaling $800,000 from two investors: Wenner Media Inc. chairman and Rolling Stone magazine founder Jann Wenner and Salon board member and co-chairman of Adobe Systems John Warnock.

Posted Jan 20, 2004

MarketWatch.com, Inc. and Pinnacor Inc. have announced the closing of the merger of the two companies through the formation of a new holding company that will continue to be named MarketWatch.com, Inc. and will continue to trade on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol "MKTW."

Posted Jan 20, 2004

TACODA Systems, a company that helps online publishers target online advertising by combining affinity, demographic, and behavioral data, has partnered with Quova, Inc., a provider and developer of Web geography services and technologies, to enhance the targeting of its flagship Audience Management System (AMS).

Posted Jan 20, 2004

Infotrieve, Inc., a provider of outsourced document delivery and information services to corporations, academic institutions, and individuals, announced the completion of a $21.8 million round of financing.

Posted Jan 20, 2004

Interwoven, Inc., an enterprise content management (ECM) company, has closed the acquisition of Component Insights India Private Limited, a 20-person software development company based in Bangalore, India.

Posted Jan 16, 2004

iPhrase Technologies, Inc., a provider of search and online customer interaction solutions, has announced the acquisition of San Francisco-based Banter Systems, Inc., a provider of automatic classification software used to understand unstructured content and informal communications.

Posted Jan 13, 2004

Information Today, Inc. (ITI) has released information on its Buying & Selling eContent Conference, Web Search University, and a new event, Enterprise Search Summit.

Posted Jan 09, 2004

Kubi Software, Inc. has raised $8 million in Series C financing from venture-capital firms.

Posted Jan 09, 2004

TheStreet.com, Inc., a multimedia provider of financial research, commentary, analysis, and news, has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Independent Research Group LLC (IRG), has commenced in-house execution of equity trades on behalf of its institutional clients on the NYSE, AMEX, and Nasdaq marketplaces.

Posted Jan 09, 2004

SealedMedia Inc., a provider of enterprise document and email security solutions, has secured $8M in additional funding and has appointed a new CEO, George Everhart.

Posted Jan 09, 2004

STARBAK Communications, Inc., a provider of rich media solutions, has announced the promotion of Gregory Casale to CEO of the company.

Posted Jan 06, 2004

FinancialContent, Inc., a provider of financial data and business applications to online media and financial services companies, has announced the completion of a $1 million private placement.

Posted Jan 06, 2004

Information Today, Inc. (ITI) has announced the cancellation of the National Online Meeting in New York City.

Posted Dec 23, 2003

RealNetworks, Inc. has sued the Microsoft Corporation for violations of federal and state antitrust laws.

Posted Dec 23, 2003

The EContent team suggests some sites, projects, and resources that - while outside the scope of the EContent 100 list - are well worth taking a closer look at.

Posted Dec 19, 2003

The government of Mozambique will build a "Government Electronic Network (GovNet)" under an agreement signed by Lidia Brito, minister of higher education, science and technology of Mozambique; Lucio Stanca, minister for innovation and technologies of Italy; and Alan Rossi, CEO of the Development Gateway Foundation.

Posted Dec 16, 2003

Applications are now being accepted for the Special Libraries Association's (SLA) 2004 Steven I. Goldspiel Memorial Research Grant.

Posted Dec 12, 2003

Maestro CMS Corporation, a provider of content management delivered as an online service, has announced that Ventures West, a privately owned Canadian venture capital company, has made a first round investment in the company.

Posted Dec 12, 2003

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