Media Business News and Trends

MSNBC.com, a provider of news and journalism on the Internet, has launched of MSNBC Wireless Traveler, designed to help unwired mobile professionals stay on top of news and information. Wireless Traveler is available at Centrino.MSNBC.com.

Posted Aug 22, 2003

Endeavor Information Systems has relocated the company's headquarters. The move reportedly offers the library technology provider with more space for growth and increased capabilities in services for academic and research libraries.

Posted Aug 19, 2003

Vignette Corp. has released the results of a recent study of nearly 400 information technology (IT) executives that shows customers are looking for more sophisticated, out-of-the-box integration between enterprise applications, information systems and portal initiatives.

Posted Aug 19, 2003

Michael Dunn, formerly chief technology officer and executive vice president of Encoda Systems, Inc., has joined Hearst Interactive Media as a vice president.

Posted Aug 12, 2003

The Board of Directors of United Press International (UPI) has appointed Arnaud de Borchgrave as interim Editor-in-Chief.

Posted Aug 12, 2003

Intelliseek has launched a new corporate Web site in an effort to capitalize on its marketing intelligence products and the integration of the PlanetFeedback division's products and services and other acquired technologies.

Posted Aug 12, 2003

Google has released the Google News Alerts beta, an automatic news alert system that notifies subscribers via email about the latest Google News listings related to a specified subject.

Posted Aug 08, 2003

Corporate Executive Board (CEB), Yahoo!, and Advisory Board are among the top-performing companies in the Information Content Industry, according to the Outsell 100 Performance Scorecard, which ranks the financial performance of 100 companies in the Information Content Industry.

Posted Aug 08, 2003

Comtex News Network, Inc. has announced that its executive, marketing, and sales offices will be moving to New York City. The Company's publishing, client services, finance, and technology centers will remain in Virginia.

Posted Aug 08, 2003

Reuters, the news and financial information provider, will move much of the core of its operation to India in an attempt to save money.

Posted Aug 08, 2003

SAVVIS Communications Corporation, a managed IP services provider, and WAM!NET Inc., a provider of content management and delivery services, have announced that SAVVIS has agreed to purchase WAM!NET Inc.'s commercial business.

Posted Aug 08, 2003

Merrill Brown, head of RealNetworks' consumer content division, will leave the company in August.

Posted Aug 05, 2003

The American Psychological Association (APA) has announced the appointment of publishing executive Susan J. A. Harris to lead its journal program as Senior Director, Journals.

Posted Aug 05, 2003

comScore Networks has signed a long-term client contract for the use of comScore services that provides for payment by the client of more than $18 million over five years.

Posted Aug 05, 2003

As of July 1, AOL has discontinued its InfoGate services including paid subscription newsfeeds from CNN and USA Today.

Posted Aug 01, 2003

BitPass Inc. has secured $1.5 million in Series A funding. Lead investors in the round are Garage Technology Ventures and Cardinal Venture Capital.

Posted Aug 01, 2003

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

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