Media Business News and Trends

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

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

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