Media Business News and Trends

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

StockTwits announced that it had secured $3 million of funding in a round let by Foundry Group, and also featuring participation from True Venters and Brad Feld.

Posted Dec 04, 2009

Google announced changes to First Click Free, a program that allows the search giant to index paid content in a way that is transparent to consumers while still ensuring the ability of the content providers to receive payment for additional content.

Posted Dec 04, 2009

Adconion Media Group acquired assets from privately privately-held online video service Joost.

Posted Dec 01, 2009

Interactive Data Corporation announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the data and tools assets of Dow Jones & Co. Inc.'s Online Financial Solutions (OFS) business.

Posted Dec 01, 2009

IBM has acquired in real-time enterprise database monitoring and protection company Guardium.

Posted Dec 01, 2009

In advance of its stock hitting the market, AOL offered a preview of the new brand that will carry it forward as an independent company.

Posted Nov 24, 2009

Content optimization developer EveryZing announced that it would be changing its name to RAMP and consolidating its line of core technologies and products into a single platform, also called RAMP.

Posted Nov 20, 2009

Personal archive site Evernote announced that it raised $10 million of capital in a secondary round of funding that included participation from Morgenthaler Ventures.

Posted Nov 20, 2009

Google has announced its acquisition of AdMob, a mobile advertising company based out of San Mateo, CA that specializes in targeted mobile ads and analytics

Posted Nov 13, 2009

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