Media Business News and Trends

Information Today, Inc. (ITI) has announced that the conference program and registration are now available online for the upcoming Streaming Media CA 2003 conference (www.streamingmedia.com/ca).

Posted Aug 01, 2003

Centra Software, Inc., a provider of application software and services for real-time enterprise collaboration (RTEC), has announced that Paul R. Gudonis is joining the company as president and chief executive officer and will be appointed to the board of directors.

Posted Aug 01, 2003

InQuira, Inc., a provider of Web self-service and enterprise search software, has closed a round of funding for $9.25 million.

Posted Jul 29, 2003

According to a report by Aberdeen Group, a market analysis and positioning services firm, the Enterprise Information Integration (EEI) market is on the brink of strong growth and implementation by a variety of Fortune 1000 companies, as major suppliers such as IBM enter the market.

Posted Jul 25, 2003

MarketWatch.com, Inc. and Pinnacor Inc., formerly known as ScreamingMedia, have signed a definitive agreement whereby MarketWatch.com will acquire Pinnacor.

Posted Jul 25, 2003

Almost two-thirds of enterprises are looking for increased integration among their currently separate e-channel applications, according to Aberdeen Group's just-published E-channel Awareness Report.

Posted Jul 22, 2003

Legato Systems, Inc., has been served with two lawsuits filed against the company and its board of directors in connection with the recently-announced agreement that EMC Corporation would acquire Legato.

Posted Jul 22, 2003

CCBN (Corporate Communications Broadcast Network), a provider of investor and corporate communications, has acquired Fair Disclosure Financial Network's corporate earnings call transcript and webcast distribution business.

Posted Jul 22, 2003

Business Objects and Crystal Decisions, Inc. have announced a definitive agreement under which Business Objects will acquire privately-held Crystal Decisions, a vendor in the business intelligence (BI) market, and a provider of enterprise reporting software.

Posted Jul 22, 2003

activePDF Inc, a provider of PDF creation, conversion, and development tools for Windows, has announced a partnership with Percussion Software, an ECM (Enterprise Content Management) vendor.

Posted Jul 22, 2003

The Online Publishers Association Europe (OPA Europe) has launched its Web site www.opa-europe.org.

Posted Jul 18, 2003

Northern Light, a search engine company in Cambridge, has announced the addition of Robert Nelson, Patrick O'Malley, and Igor Razboff to its executive management team.

Posted Jul 15, 2003

Gauss and MDY Advanced Technologies, Inc. have announced the first phase of a partnership to integrate VIP Enterprise, Gauss' Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software suite, with FileSurf, MDY's Electronic and Physical Records Management Software (RMS) certified under Version II of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) 5015.2 Standard.

Posted Jul 15, 2003

EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and Information Today, Inc. have come to terms on an agreement whereby EBSCO has acquired two databases, Information Science & Technology Abstracts and Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts.

Posted Jul 15, 2003

Elsevier Inc., The MIT Press, and John Wiley & Sons, Inc., publishers of scientific, technical, and medical materials, have settled their pending copyright infringement lawsuit against Custom Copies, Inc., and its president, Kenneth F. Roberts, both of Gainesville, Florida.

Posted Jul 15, 2003

LexisNexis U.S., a provider of legal, news and business information services, has entered into an agreement to acquire Applied Discovery, a Seattle-based provider of Web-based electronic discovery services to U.S. law firms, large corporations, and government agencies. LexisNexis U.S. has also announced the launch of LexisNexis Total Search.

Posted Jul 15, 2003

Jupitermedia Corporation has acquired the assets of DevX.com from DevX.com, Incorporated for $2,250,000 in cash, 200,000 restricted shares of Jupitermedia common stock, and the assumption of certain liabilities.

Posted Jul 15, 2003

Yahoo! Inc. and Overture Services, Inc. a provider of commercial search services on the Internet, have signed a definitive agreement under which Yahoo! will acquire Overture.

Posted Jul 15, 2003

Five publishers have filed a copyright infringement suit against Collegiate Copies, Inc. and its owners, John E. Seeber and Thomas Seeber. HarperCollins Publishers, Pearson Education, Princeton University Press, SAGE Publications, and John Wiley & Sons, Inc. allege that Collegiate Copies has engaged in routine and systematic reproduction of materials from the plaintiffs' publications without seeking permission to reproduce the content either directly or through Copyright Clearance Center.

Posted Jul 11, 2003

Moreover Technologies, a provider of real-time information management solutions, has announced that Yahoo! Search has integrated Moreover's public metabase into its Yahoo! News Search product, providing users with news content to complement and enhance their existing news search results.

Posted Jul 11, 2003

Netflix, an online subscription rental service, has announced that the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office issued to Netflix U.S. Pat. No. 6584450 that covers the company's subscription rental service and several extensions.

Posted Jul 11, 2003

Alacritude, LLC, publisher of eLibrary and Encyclopedia.com, has announced that it has secured an additional $1.2 million of equity financing in addition to the previously raised $3.1 million last December, 2002, to complete its Series A financing at a total of $4.3 million.

Posted Jul 08, 2003

Hummingbird Ltd., a developer of enterprise information management systems (EIMS), has announced the acquisition of Valid Information Systems Limited (Valid).

Posted Jul 08, 2003

Remember when a Social Security Number was supposed to be a top-secret identifier for government use only? Now SSNs are bandied about and companies don't blink before asking you for such personal information. As a result, people have a great deal of valuable personal data that needs to be secured and managed and a new law in California, the Security Breach Notification Act (SB 1386) intends to keep your information safe and sound.

Posted Jul 01, 2003

I recently spoke at the local high school career day.

Posted Jul 01, 2003

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