Media Business News and Trends

A group of New York and Silicon Valley investors has pooled $2.5 million in seed funding for Vook, the startup company behind the product of the same name

Posted Feb 23, 2010

ECM developer Open Text Corporation announced its entry into a definitive agreement to acquire digital content management firm Nstein Technologies.

Posted Feb 23, 2010

Speakers at the Information Industry Summit (IIS) held in New York, Jan. 26-27, agreed about one thing: Content providers can survive. However, everyone seemed to have a different idea about how.

Posted Feb 22, 2010

When ContentNext founder Rafat Ali, took the stage at the debut paidContent Conference, he made his position clear saying that he "supports a variety of business models and revenue streams." And for this event, the bottom line theme was supporting the bottom line.

Posted Feb 22, 2010

The Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization behind Wikipedia, announced that it received a $2 million grant from Google's Charitable Giving Fund of Tides Foundation.

Posted Feb 19, 2010

The Software and Information Industry Association announcement the settlement of a content piracy suit against a small company in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Posted Feb 19, 2010

Blog network Gawker Media has announced its first acquisition: New York news site Cityfile.

Posted Feb 16, 2010

A new alliance to build an open mobile application platform has taken shape.

Posted Feb 16, 2010

Google has spent a reported $50 million on Aardvark, a social search site.

Posted Feb 16, 2010

Market research firm Signet Research released the findings of a survey of the readers of B2B publications, which sought to determine whether readers preferred print, digital, or online formats of publications.

Posted Feb 12, 2010

Investment research provider Morningstar, Inc. announced the acquisition of Footnoted.org for an undisclosed sum.

Posted Feb 12, 2010

Convera Corporation, a developer of content and site monetization solutions, announced the filing of its Certificate of Dissolution with the Delaware Secretary of State, in accordance with a previously announced plan of complete dissolution and liquidation.

Posted Feb 12, 2010

Web content platform developer DotNetNuke announced the completion of a round of series B funding, which secured the company $8 million in funding from new investor UV Partners.

Posted Feb 12, 2010

The Gilbane Group, an analyst consulting firm focused on content technologies, is now part of Outsell, Inc., a research and advisory firm focused on the publishing and information industries.

Posted Feb 08, 2010

Springer Science+Business Media announced a change of ownership, having been sold to funds managed by EQT V, a European private equity fund, and GIC Special Investments, the private equity arm of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) by previous owners Cinven and Candover.

Posted Feb 05, 2010

Video ringtone service Vringo has filed for an IPO filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission,

Posted Feb 02, 2010

Bain Capital Ventures has purchased $12 million in stock from EDGAR Online, Inc.

Posted Feb 02, 2010

Social software and services developer Mzinga relocated its corporate headquarters to Waltham, MA from Burlington, MA.

Posted Jan 29, 2010

AOL Inc. has announced the acquisition of StudioNow Inc., an online platform for video creation and distribution.

Posted Jan 26, 2010

Aircell, a provider of airborne Wi-Fi, has announced the completion of the private placement of $176 million in equity securities.

Posted Jan 26, 2010

Oracle has announced the acquisition of product data solutions provider Silver Creek Systems.

Posted Jan 22, 2010

Though the decline in newspaper profits and readership has been discussed ad nauseam, most papers have refused to charge for online content.

Posted Jan 22, 2010

NewsGator has announced the acquisition of enterprise social computing company Tomoye.

Posted Jan 22, 2010

In late November, news broke that Murdoch was reportedly in talks with Microsoft to negotiate a deal in which the giant media conglomerate would pull or deindex its content from Google-keeping the search giant from crawling its content and making it exclusively available to Bing. Unfortunately, the major players are not going on the record regarding this controversial speculation. And if you believe the blogosphere, the whole thing might just be a bluff.

Posted Jan 20, 2010

Web content management developer Ephox announced the acquisition of the WebRadar product line from Web Presence Architects, a web strategy consulting firm.

Posted Jan 19, 2010

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