Media Business News and Trends

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

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

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