Media Business News and Trends

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

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

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