Media Business News and Trends

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

Wikimedia Foundation announced a partnership with comScore to provide an expanded awareness of the Foundation's global web audience trends and demographics.

Posted Nov 06, 2009

Document management software developer ColumbiaSoft announced that it would be moving to new, larger headquarters in the city of Portland by the end of the year.

Posted Nov 03, 2009

The Omaha World-Herald Co. has purchased WikiCity, a community-based social website that provides localized information on events, places, and people in 22,000 U.S. towns.

Posted Nov 03, 2009

According to an SEC filing, Godengo has raised $2.16 million in funding.

Posted Nov 03, 2009

UK-based workflow and data-management developer JPY announced the acquisition of JVolution Ltd., an online business consulting group that focuses on CMS and e-business implementations.

Posted Oct 30, 2009

Open Source microblogging developer StatusNet secured $875,000 in a round of financing that included venture capital groups Montreal Start Up and iNovia Capital, as well as angel investor Oleg Tscheltzoff.

Posted Oct 30, 2009

Indiana University has received more than $1.8 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to collaborate on a $12.2 million, seven-university project designed to network researchers around the country.

Posted Oct 27, 2009

IngBoo, a free online service where consumers can organize their web activities in one place, has raised $800,000 in seed funding led by Elis Nemes and Saeed Amidi of Amidzad Partners, Doug Tsui of Horizon Ventures, and Allen Miner of Sunbridge Partners.

Posted Oct 27, 2009

TopTenREVIEWS has acquired the Consumer Media Division of Imaginova Inc., a privately held company based in New York City.

Posted Oct 27, 2009

HubSpot announced that it secured $16 million in a round of Series C financing led by Scale Venture Partners, with participation from Matrix Partners and General Catalyst Partners.

Posted Oct 23, 2009

Social media analysis company Visible Technologies announced that it will partner with In-Q-Tel, a strategic investment firm launched by the CIA that exists to develop technologies in support of the U.S. intelligence community.

Posted Oct 23, 2009

A recent agreement between FIZ Karlsruhe and Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) adds new conditions to the partnership, which dates to 1983.

Posted Oct 20, 2009

Sometrics, a company that specializes in making virtual currencies for video game worlds, has closed on a round of Series B funding with Steamboat Ventures.

Posted Oct 20, 2009

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