Media Business News and Trends

SDL announced the acquisition of Fredhopper, an e-commerce targeting and marketing software developer.

Posted Jan 19, 2010

With the first decade of the new millennium coming to a close, the Webby Awards announced the 10 most influential internet moments of the decade on Nov. 18-finding the websites, technological advancements, and more that have transformed not only the way we live but also the world around us.

Posted Jan 15, 2010

Social networking giant Facebook announced the introduction of a program to aid graduate students through a series of academic fellowships in specific fields.

Posted Jan 15, 2010

Visible Technologies, a provider of social media monitoring platforms, announced that it has secured $22 million in a round of funding led by Investor Growth Capital, an arm of Norwegian investment firm Investor AB.

Posted Jan 15, 2010

A global survey conducted by the Nielsen Company of more than 27,000 consumers in 54 countries found that consumers had widely varying attitudes about their willingness to pay for online content, with an emphasis on both demographics and the specific type of content.

Posted Jan 08, 2010

Aggregate Knowledge, a developer of real-time personalization and display optimization solutions, announced the completion of a round of Series C funding for $9 million.

Posted Jan 08, 2010

Social media developer Jive Software announced the acquisition of privately-held, social media monitoring firm Filtrbox.

Posted Jan 08, 2010

Two consumer groups, Consumer Watchdog and the Center for Digital Democracy (CDD), have asked the Federal Trade Commission to block Google's $750 million deal to buy mobile advertising company AdMob.

Posted Jan 05, 2010

ChaCha has added another $7 million in funding upon the completion of an E round on Dec. 22.

Posted Jan 05, 2010

Information giant Thomson Reuters got a little bit bigger with its acquisition of Discovery Logic, Inc, an analytics and decision support company with roots in scientific research.

Posted Jan 05, 2010

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the institution of journalism, announced a grant of $200,000 to The Huffington Post Investigate Fund.

Posted Dec 29, 2009

IT research and analysis firm Gartner, Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition of AMR Research, a research and advisor firm for supply chain management and IT professionals.

Posted Dec 29, 2009

Delivery and consulting company Limelight Networks, Inc. announced an agreement to acquire online advertising developer EyeWonder, Inc.

Posted Dec 29, 2009

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has received a $1.4 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, beginning in January 2010.

Posted Dec 22, 2009

Evryx Technologies, Inc., has announced the completion of an interim funding round led by T.R. Winston & Company.

Posted Dec 22, 2009

Bloomberg L.P. has acquired New Energy Finance, a news source for the energy market.

Posted Dec 15, 2009

Digital entertainment company Widevine has sold $15 million in shares to a combination of investors, including Liberty Global and Samsung Ventures, the venture capital arm of Samsung Group.

Posted Dec 15, 2009

Interactive Data Corporation announced it has signed an agreement to acquire 7ticks, LLC, a provider of electronic trading networks and managed services.

Posted Dec 15, 2009

Springer Science+Business Media is under new ownership.

Posted Dec 15, 2009

On-demand software provider KIT digital announced a joint venture agreement with Latinstock Digital LLC, a distributor based in Sao Paolo and Buenos Aires and part of the Latinstock distribution consortium.

Posted Dec 11, 2009

This week, IBM opened a laboratory in Hong Kong devoted to supporting the cloud computing services of its LotusLive suite, the company reported.

Posted Dec 11, 2009

Enterprise search company Coveo announced the completion of a round of Series B financing that secured the company $8.2 million in funds.

Posted Dec 11, 2009

A group of publishers and an international media conglomerate announced the formation of a joint venture to develop a digital storefront for media content this week.

Posted Dec 11, 2009

The I3A announced that Google joined the organization as a participating member, and would be collaborating with existing member Microsoft to take part in the organization's Camera Phone Image Quality Initiative, a program designed to create metrics for camera phone image quality testing.

Posted Dec 08, 2009

Google has released a new real-time search capability designed to find news for searchers as it happens, even if they don't know about it beforehand.

Posted Dec 08, 2009

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