Media Business News and Trends

HarperCollins Publishers, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Pearson Education, Princeton University Press, and Sage Publications have settled their copyright infringement lawsuit against Collegiate Copies of Bloomington, Indiana, and its owners, John E. Seeber and Thomas Seeber.

Posted Nov 07, 2003

In 2001, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) approved seven new top-level domains (TDLs) for Web addresses. Although these seven extensions provide some much needed elbow room on the Internet, they leave out a vast array of possible extensions that could serve some practical—if not legal or ethical, purposes—such as the .xxx extension for use by purveyors of adult content.

Posted Nov 07, 2003

Yahoo has reportedly closed its enterprise software division. Although Yahoo will continue to offer the products formerly a part of the division, they will be managed by different members of the company.

Posted Nov 04, 2003

Amazon.com has clarified its October 30 news release in an effort to eliminate ambiguity regarding the level of the sales increase for Search Inside titles since the program's launch on October 23.

Posted Nov 04, 2003

UC Berkeley has released research results on a study showing that the amount of new information has doubled in the last three years.

Posted Oct 31, 2003

Line56 Media and Plumtree Software have published a survey of organizations deploying Enterprise Web software.

Posted Oct 31, 2003

Microsoft Corporation has announced plans to divide its MSN division into two sections: Communications and Information.

Posted Oct 31, 2003

This was the year of steak—lean steak—and little unnecessary sizzle at the Seybold San Francisco 2003 conference held in early September. The Seybold Seminars management team—faced with contemporary economic realities in the IT industry and recognizing that past exhibitors needed at least as much bang for fewer show-budget buck—reinvented the event, implementing a modular, homogeneous booth design for all participants.

Posted Oct 31, 2003

InfoSpace, Inc. has announced a definitive agreement to acquire North American mobile media provider Moviso LLC from Vivendi Universal Net USA for $25 million in cash.

Posted Oct 24, 2003

The Board of Trustees of Biological Abstracts has voted to pursue final negotiations with The Thomson Corporation leading to a potential sale of the publishing assets of Biological Abstracts, Inc and BIOSIS, UK.

Posted Oct 21, 2003

EMC Corporation and Documentum, Inc. have announced a definitive agreement whereby EMC will acquire Documentum in a stock transaction valued at approximately $1.7 billion.

Posted Oct 21, 2003

Symantec Corp. has announced the acquisition of SafeWeb, Inc., a provider of SSL VPN appliances, for $26 million in cash.

Posted Oct 21, 2003

Speedy communication is only one aspect of doing business in real time. Even more important: the ability for execs to find out what's going on under the hood in time to fix problems before they cause something important to blow up.

Posted Oct 15, 2003

Microsoft Corp. and Amazon.com Inc. have announced a joint development project that combines Amazon Web Services and the Extensible Markup Language (XML) capabilities of Microsoft Office System programs in an effort to provide users with access to Amazon.com products and data while working in Microsoft productivity applications.

Posted Oct 10, 2003

Open Text Corporation's Board of Directors has declared a 100% stock dividend, which will double the number of the company's outstanding common shares, and effectively achieve a two-for-one split of Open Text's outstanding common shares.

Posted Oct 10, 2003

NetScreen Technologies, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Neoteris, Inc., for approximately $245 million in stock and $20 million in cash at the closing, including assumption of all outstanding Neoteris options.

Posted Oct 07, 2003

In an era when cyberterrorism is more than just a nuisance, the need to provide effective means to thwart such attacks is critical for today's leading businesses and universities, as well as the general public.

Posted Oct 06, 2003

Where should the line between maintaining national security and infringing on personal freedoms be drawn? The Department of Defense has recently added some fuel to the fire in this perpetual debate.

Posted Oct 01, 2003

The Special Libraries Association (SLA) has entered into an information alliance with Information Today, Inc., (ITI).

Posted Sep 30, 2003

Trigo Technologies, Inc., a provider of product information management software, has announced the completion of a $12 million Series C round of expansion financing led by Pequot Ventures.

Posted Sep 30, 2003

LexisNexis U.S., a provider of legal, news, and business information services, has announced its intention to build a new facility on a Springfield, Ohio, campus in the Southwest Ohio technology corridor.

Posted Sep 26, 2003

Swets Blackwell has announced that it plans to change its company name to 'Swets Information Services' in December 2003.

Posted Sep 05, 2003

Xenos Group Inc. has signed a definitive purchase agreement with XML-Global Technologies, Inc. to acquire all of the business assets of XML-Global Technologies, Inc, a software developer and vendor of XML middleware products with operations in Vancouver, Canada.

Posted Sep 02, 2003

The Thomson Corporation has acquired Techstreet, Inc., a digital content delivery company that provides full-text industry standards and specifications to engineers, researchers, and technical and information professionals worldwide.

Posted Sep 02, 2003

According to the University of Michigan's American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) study, ebusinesses are getting better overall in the view of their customers, but performance varies widely from company to company.

Posted Aug 22, 2003

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