Media Business News and Trends

Without achieving the right balance of planning, investment, and risk (and a multitude of other ingredients), a business won’t flourish. And according to Larry Prusak, who keynoted the recent Buying and Selling eContent conference, ideas are one key ingredient many businesses should not only be stocking up on, but also intensively home-growing in order to concoct a sure-fire formula for success.

Posted May 28, 2003

C. David Seuss, former CEO of Northern Light, has purchased his search engine from the bankruptcy proceedings of divine Inc.

Posted May 27, 2003

On Wednesday May, 28th at 1:00 p.m. LexisNexis U.S. will host a Web seminar to discuss the final customer identity verification requirements as mandated by Section 326 of the USA PATRIOT ACT.

Posted May 23, 2003

Nstein Technologies Inc., a provider of unstructured content management solutions, has signed a partnership agreement with the business information service company, Dun & Bradstreet (D & B).

Posted May 20, 2003

TEKgroup and Snow Industry News have launched SIN, a Ski and Snowboarding Industry Daily News Service.

Posted May 16, 2003

Watchfire Corporation, a provider of Web site management software and services, has announced the launch of Watchfire WebXACT, a free online service that allows users to test single pages of Web content for quality, privacy, and accessibility issues.

Posted May 16, 2003

Hummingbird Ltd., a developer of enterprise information management solutions (EIMS), has announced that it will now link documents to map features in an effort to extend the value of geographic information system (GIS) implementations.

Posted May 06, 2003

Comtex News Network, Inc. has appointed Raymond P. Capece to the position of president and chief executive officer.

Posted May 02, 2003

In the wake of Napster and other such fallen heroes to the fans of freebies, a new leader has emerged—Kazaa. Kazaa has done a lot right: It is free, it offers a wide variety of entertainment for download, and it has strategically based itself in geographically remote locations that left it untouchable legally—or so it seemed.

Posted Apr 30, 2003

MSNBC.com, MSNBC Cable, and NBC News, The Washington Post, Newsweek, and Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive have renewed their alliance to share news material and technological and promotional resources.

Posted Apr 29, 2003

EBSCO Canada, Ltd., a subsidiary of EBSCO Industries, Inc., (EBSCO) has completed the acquisition of certain assets of RoweCom's Canadian subscription operations, divine Solutions, ULC, operating under the trade names of RoweCom, Faxon and divine, herein referred to as "RoweCom."

Posted Apr 25, 2003

META Group, Inc. has announced findings showing that 80% of businesspeople surveyed believe email to be more valuable than the phone for business communication.

Posted Apr 25, 2003

The American Library Association (ALA) has issued a statement in response to the threat of SARS in Toronto.

Posted Apr 25, 2003

Dave Shaffer, currently the chief executive officer for Thomson Financial, has worn many hats at The Thomson Corporation. Under Shaffer’s leadership, the company recently announced a deal with Merrill Lynch that sends a clear message to the econtent industry: There’s money to be made with the right content, audience, and delivery formula. We spoke to Shaffer about the electronic content industry and he offers his views on the current state of the industry.

Posted Apr 23, 2003

AT&T and Accenture have announced a five-year, $500 million agreement designed to transform AT&T's residential credit and accounts receivable management functions.

Posted Apr 22, 2003

A new report published by IRN Research, a market research consultancy focusing on the information industry, values the European online information market at 2,463 million pounds in 2002 showing growth of 12%.

Posted Apr 22, 2003

RealNetworks, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Listen.com, Inc. in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $36 million.

Posted Apr 22, 2003

The online magazine Slate, has reported more than six million unique users for the month of March, pushing its audience reach to 4.5% and placing it among the top fifteen Web news sites in the current events and global news category according to Nielsen//NetRatings.

Posted Apr 22, 2003

Overture Services, Inc., has completed the acquisition of the Web search unit of Fast Search & Transfer (FAST), a developer of enterprise search and real-time filtering technologies.

Posted Apr 22, 2003

Posted Apr 18, 2003

As a public service, CORDA Technologies, Inc., a Lindon, Utah-based developer of interactive data visualization solutions, is using the company's OptiMap and PopChart technology to create a Web page with a map displaying the worldwide occurrences and deaths from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

Posted Apr 15, 2003

EBSCO Industries, Inc. (EBSCO), has confirmed that on Monday, April 7, 2003, the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts, Eastern Division, approved the sale of certain RoweCom U.S.A. assets to EBSCO pursuant to a definitive purchase agreement previously executed by the two parties.

Posted Apr 15, 2003

For all its potential good use, the same data has great potential for misuse—either inadvertent or intentional. A new breed of “Hippocratic Databases” is emerging as one way to empower and protect databased content.

Posted Apr 08, 2003

South Norwalk, Connecticut-based Edgar Online, Inc., has announced plans to reduce its workforce by 17%.

Posted Apr 04, 2003

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