Media Business News and Trends

TeraByte Unlimited, Inc. reached an agreement with Microsoft over the use of the word "Bing."

Posted Mar 23, 2010

Wolters Kluwer Law & Business announced that it has acquired ftwilliam.com, a software as a service (SaaS) company providing third-party administrators and other retirement plan professionals integrated workflow solutions to automate administrative functions, as well as securely comply with 5500 filing requirements.

Posted Mar 18, 2010

HootSuite released a version of its twitter client for Google's Android mobile platform. HootSuite also announced plans to acquire Swift App, the company behind the development of its Android client.

Posted Mar 18, 2010

OCLC and EBSCO Publishing have signed an agreement whereby EBSCO will purchase the assets of the OCLC NetLibrary Division and the rights to license a select number of vendor-owned databases currently available through the OCLC FirstSearch service.

Posted Mar 18, 2010

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is no longer strictly American.

Posted Mar 16, 2010

IT digital, Inc. acquired Atlanta-based Multicast Media Technologies, Inc. for $18 million.

Posted Mar 16, 2010

Social commerce company LivingSocial has closed a $25 million funding round. Investors included U.S. Venture Partners, Grotech Ventures, and Steve Case's Revolution, LLC.

Posted Mar 16, 2010

Reed Elsevier PLC has sold its German Business Information unit to Munich-based European Professional Publishing Group.

Posted Mar 11, 2010

Database company Infogroup entered into an agreement with private equity firm CCMP Capital Advisors to be purchased for approximately $460 million, or about $8 per share.

Posted Mar 11, 2010

Expert Publishing (ExPub), a provider of decision-support chemical information, has been acquired by EBSCO Publishing.

Posted Mar 09, 2010

Web publishing site Posterous announced the close of a $4.4 million Series A funding round.

Posted Mar 09, 2010

Google continues to gobble up internet startups like well-salted french fries as the search giant announced the acquisition of cloud document management company DocVerse.

Posted Mar 09, 2010

Publishing technology developer Perfect Market, Inc. announced the completion of a round of Series C funding that secured $6 million for the company.

Posted Mar 05, 2010

NetBase, a strategic insight company, announced the conclusion of a round of Series C funding that secured an addition $9 million of capital for the company.

Posted Mar 05, 2010

What would happen to content providers such as News Corp. if Google went away tomorrow? Would they be better off, or would they be back where they started?

Posted Mar 04, 2010

Rittenhouse Book Distributors is now building and hosting fully-enabled internet storefronts for college and academic retailers in response to a recent uptick in online book and magazine sales.

Posted Mar 02, 2010

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

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