Media Business News and Trends

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

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

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