Media Business News and Trends

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

Composite Software, a provider of enterprise information integration (EII) solutions, has announced that Lehman Brothers Venture Partners is leading a $12.1 million Series B round of venture funding in Composite Software.

Posted Nov 11, 2003

Adobe Systems Incorporated has acquired the technology assets of privately held Yellow Dragon Software, a developer of XML messaging and metadata management software.

Posted Nov 11, 2003

Ovid Technologies, Inc., National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) and Flysheet Information Services, Inc. have announced the establishment of a new Ovid Regional Data Center (RDC) in Taiwan, Republic of China.

Posted Nov 07, 2003

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

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