Media Business News and Trends

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

Five scientific, technical, and medical publishers (the American Chemical Society, Elsevier, Inc., Marcel Dekker, Inc., SAGE Publications, Inc., and Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (a subsidiary of John Wiley & Sons, Inc.), have filed copyright infringement suits against document deliverers Medical Review Services, headquartered in Katy, Texas, and LMS Information Services, headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Posted Dec 12, 2003

Nexidia, developers of solutions for audio-video searching and intelligent mining, has secured an up-round of funding and added Paladin Capital Group as a new investor.

Posted Dec 05, 2003

EBSCO Industries, Inc. (EBSCO) is in the final stages of fully integrating the RoweCom acquisition. This includes RoweCom U.S., Canada and Australia as well as RoweCom Europe.

Posted Dec 05, 2003

Comtex News Network, Inc., a wholesaler of electronic real-time news and content, has opened its New York City executive offices.

Posted Dec 05, 2003

Bacon's has acquired MediaMap, bringing together two providers of media intelligence and communications management solutions to PR agencies and corporate communications professionals.

Posted Dec 05, 2003

The Special Libraries Association (SLA) Board of Directors recently, and unanimously, adopted new vision, mission, and values statements for the Association during its fall board meeting.

Posted Nov 25, 2003

A recent nonprofit survey finds that 66% of respondents indicate their organization plans to increase their technology budget in 2004, while only 34% believe that their IT spending will be less in 2004 than in 2003.

Posted Nov 25, 2003

The Associated Press has named Jane Seagrave as director of AP Digital, which provides news and information to Web sites, wireless operators, corporate desktops, and other commercial and new media applications.

Posted Nov 21, 2003

Endeca, a provider of search and Guided Navigation solutions, has announced the formation of a government advisory board.

Posted Nov 14, 2003

CenterBoard, a provider of enterprise information integration (EII) solutions, has secured $6 million in a first round of financing from Bay Partners, Woodside Fund, and Siemens Venture Capital.

Posted Nov 14, 2003

iManage, Inc., a provider of collaborative content management software for enterprises, has released the results of a CIO survey conducted in conjunction with the Legal IT Leadership Summit hosted by the company earlier this year.

Posted Nov 11, 2003

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