Media Business News and Trends

LexisNexis U.S., a provider of legal, news and business information services, has entered into an agreement to acquire Applied Discovery, a Seattle-based provider of Web-based electronic discovery services to U.S. law firms, large corporations, and government agencies. LexisNexis U.S. has also announced the launch of LexisNexis Total Search.

Posted Jul 15, 2003

Jupitermedia Corporation has acquired the assets of DevX.com from DevX.com, Incorporated for $2,250,000 in cash, 200,000 restricted shares of Jupitermedia common stock, and the assumption of certain liabilities.

Posted Jul 15, 2003

Yahoo! Inc. and Overture Services, Inc. a provider of commercial search services on the Internet, have signed a definitive agreement under which Yahoo! will acquire Overture.

Posted Jul 15, 2003

Five publishers have filed a copyright infringement suit against Collegiate Copies, Inc. and its owners, John E. Seeber and Thomas Seeber. HarperCollins Publishers, Pearson Education, Princeton University Press, SAGE Publications, and John Wiley & Sons, Inc. allege that Collegiate Copies has engaged in routine and systematic reproduction of materials from the plaintiffs' publications without seeking permission to reproduce the content either directly or through Copyright Clearance Center.

Posted Jul 11, 2003

Moreover Technologies, a provider of real-time information management solutions, has announced that Yahoo! Search has integrated Moreover's public metabase into its Yahoo! News Search product, providing users with news content to complement and enhance their existing news search results.

Posted Jul 11, 2003

Netflix, an online subscription rental service, has announced that the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office issued to Netflix U.S. Pat. No. 6584450 that covers the company's subscription rental service and several extensions.

Posted Jul 11, 2003

Alacritude, LLC, publisher of eLibrary and Encyclopedia.com, has announced that it has secured an additional $1.2 million of equity financing in addition to the previously raised $3.1 million last December, 2002, to complete its Series A financing at a total of $4.3 million.

Posted Jul 08, 2003

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

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