Media Business News and Trends

DataStream Content Solutions, LLC (DSCS) announced its acquisition of Open Personalized Health Informatics (OpenPHI).

Posted Mar 02, 2010

IBM announced the closing of its acquisition of privately held software company Initiate Systems.

Posted Mar 02, 2010

Google has acquired Picnik, an online photo editing site that allows users to edit, share, and print images using any internet browser on any computer platform.

Posted Mar 02, 2010

The set of crises facing publishing today is enough to make the most hardened of journalists curl up in the fetal position. But there is a subset of journalistic visionaries who are hoping that this time of tumult will allow for real innovation in media, resulting in fresh ideas and, perhaps paradoxically, a return to the basics of investigative reporting.

Posted Mar 01, 2010

It isn't easy to make predictions about the future. But doing so about the ever-changing world of communications and technology can be especially difficult. Avaya, a business communications provider, decided to try and tackle this with its "Ten Communications Trends for 2010."

Posted Feb 26, 2010

CMS Watch announced that it has changed its name to The Real Story Group, while retaining the CMS Watch name for a targeted site devoted entirely to content management and web analytics solutions.

Posted Feb 26, 2010

Microsoft Corp. announced the signing of a cross-license agreement with Amazon.com.

Posted Feb 26, 2010

Walmart is once again planning to acquire the VUDU peer-to-peer movie delivery service, despite earlier abandoning its online video initiatives.

Posted Feb 26, 2010

iCopyright announced the appointment of Andrew Elston to the position of CEO.

Posted Feb 23, 2010

Google announced the acquisition of ReMail, a popular iPhone app that allows users to rapidly perform full-text searches on the entire contents of Gmail accounts.

Posted Feb 23, 2010

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

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