Media Business News and Trends

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

According to a new survey from the American Management Association, Clearswift, and The ePolicy Institute, 22% of companies have terminated an employee for email infractions and mail users spend about 25% of the workday on mail.

Posted Jun 27, 2003

LexisNexis U.S., a provider of legal, news, and business information services, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the public-records businesses of Dolan Media Company, a Minneapolis-based provider of electronic public-records information, including bankruptcies, civil judgments, federal, and state tax liens and eviction notices.

Posted Jun 27, 2003

Fifteen years after its initial launch of Mathematica 1.0, Wolfram Research has released Mathematica 5, the new high-performance version of the original.

Posted Jun 27, 2003

The Wall Street Journal Online has launched a new feature on AOL Instant Messenger that allows you to get news using a real-time tool.

Posted Jun 24, 2003

Gavagai Technology, a provider of content intelligence solutions for unstructured information, has announced that it will begin operating under its new name: Axonwave Software Inc.

Posted Jun 20, 2003

Information Today, Inc. (ITI) has announced the launch of the Streaming Media Industry Sourcebook, a new annual publication for technology managers and executive decision makers who are implementing rich media within their organizations.

Posted Jun 20, 2003

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