Media Business News and Trends

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

The Wall Street Journal Online announced that it now can target specific advertisements to individual subscribers based on their site-usage characteristics.

Posted Jun 20, 2003

PeopleSoft has announced that it has filed a suit against Oracle in an effort to stay Oracle's attempt to acquire PeopleSoft. PeopleSoft maintains that Oracle's unsolicited bid was offered with the intention of foiling PeopleSoft's planned acquisition of J.D. Edwards.

Posted Jun 17, 2003

Fast Search & Transfer (FAST), developer of enterprise search and real-time alerting technologies, has announced the acquisition of the AltaVista enterprise search business, including more than two hundred customers, from Overture Services, Inc. for an undisclosed cash amount.

Posted Jun 17, 2003

A new survey sponsored by LexisNexis U.S., a provider of legal, business, and news information, shows that a strategic shift is occurring in the information professional market as individuals are challenged with providing more value to their organizations and aligning themselves closer to profit centers.

Posted Jun 13, 2003

The Special Libraries Association, which has been investigating changing its name for some time now, has announced that it will in fact retain the organization's nearly 100-year-old name.

Posted Jun 13, 2003

In an effort to improve its place in the market, software maker Oracle has made an aggressive move to purchase competitor PeopleSoft for $5.1 billion.

Posted Jun 10, 2003

Thomson Financial, an operating unit of The Thomson Corporation, and provider of information and technology solutions to the worldwide financial community, has announced InSite, an offering that extends corporate visibility by creating Investor Relations (IR) microsites on Yahoo! Finance, a financial information destination for investors.

Posted Jun 10, 2003

The Deal LLC, a media company and provider of news, statistics, and analysis to the deal community has announced an agreement with Yahoo! Inc. to make TheDeal.com's top articles of the day available through Yahoo! News.

Posted Jun 06, 2003

The war in Iraq has brought censorship to the forefront again, particularly when the faces of American prisoners of war were shown online. This put ISPs in the tricky position of supervising what content makes it online.

Posted Jun 05, 2003

AOL Time Warner and Microsoft have settled an antitrust lawsuit filed by AOL last year on behalf of its Netscape division.

Posted Jun 03, 2003

FatWire Software has completed the acquisition of divine's content management business from Saratoga Partners, a New York private equity firm.

Posted Jun 03, 2003

Anyone in the content business who's lately heard a humming that sounds something like WebFountain but couldn't quite make out a distinct message, listen up. According to Robert Carlson, vice president of IBM's WebFountain project, they are "coming out."

Posted Jun 02, 2003

Jupiter Research, a division of Jupitermedia Corporation has released the results of a survey confirming that search marketing will continue to be the strongest segment of online marketing into 2004.

Posted May 30, 2003

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

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