Media Business News and Trends

NetScreen Technologies, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Neoteris, Inc., for approximately $245 million in stock and $20 million in cash at the closing, including assumption of all outstanding Neoteris options.

Posted Oct 07, 2003

In an era when cyberterrorism is more than just a nuisance, the need to provide effective means to thwart such attacks is critical for today's leading businesses and universities, as well as the general public.

Posted Oct 06, 2003

Where should the line between maintaining national security and infringing on personal freedoms be drawn? The Department of Defense has recently added some fuel to the fire in this perpetual debate.

Posted Oct 01, 2003

The Special Libraries Association (SLA) has entered into an information alliance with Information Today, Inc., (ITI).

Posted Sep 30, 2003

Trigo Technologies, Inc., a provider of product information management software, has announced the completion of a $12 million Series C round of expansion financing led by Pequot Ventures.

Posted Sep 30, 2003

LexisNexis U.S., a provider of legal, news, and business information services, has announced its intention to build a new facility on a Springfield, Ohio, campus in the Southwest Ohio technology corridor.

Posted Sep 26, 2003

Swets Blackwell has announced that it plans to change its company name to 'Swets Information Services' in December 2003.

Posted Sep 05, 2003

Xenos Group Inc. has signed a definitive purchase agreement with XML-Global Technologies, Inc. to acquire all of the business assets of XML-Global Technologies, Inc, a software developer and vendor of XML middleware products with operations in Vancouver, Canada.

Posted Sep 02, 2003

The Thomson Corporation has acquired Techstreet, Inc., a digital content delivery company that provides full-text industry standards and specifications to engineers, researchers, and technical and information professionals worldwide.

Posted Sep 02, 2003

According to the University of Michigan's American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) study, ebusinesses are getting better overall in the view of their customers, but performance varies widely from company to company.

Posted Aug 22, 2003

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

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