Media Business News and Trends

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

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

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