Media Business News and Trends

Private investment firm HIG Capital has taken a stake in Dutch B2B publisher VNU Media, alongside majority shareholder, PE firm 3i.

Posted Aug 04, 2009

The Federal Communications Commission has opened an investigation due to AT&T's decision to reject Google's voice app on the iPhone.

Posted Aug 04, 2009

New York-based digitization company Digital Divide Data (DDD) has announced that it will open a fifth office in Oxford, U.K., to serve its European client base.

Posted Jul 31, 2009

Online database company EBSCO Publishing has thrown the over-55 crowd a bone with its acquisition of the AgeLine database from AARP.

Posted Jul 31, 2009

IBM added to its security portfolio with its acquisition of Ounce Labs, Inc., a privately owned Massachusetts enterprise source code security testing company, for an undisclosed amount.

Posted Jul 31, 2009

LibreDigital, Inc. has closed a $15 million Series B funding round to support the expansion of its marketing and development of the company's digital platform.

Posted Jul 31, 2009

Two of the biggest names in the software industry, Microsoft and Yahoo!, have announced a 10-year partnership under which Microsoft's new Bing search engine will power Yahoo! online searches, and Microsoft's AdCenter ad sales platform will replace Yahoo!'s Panama. In return, Yahoo! will license its search technology to Microsoft and sell search ads on both Yahoo! and Bing.

Posted Jul 31, 2009

Proofpoint, Inc., a provider of SaaS email security, email archiving and data loss prevention solutions, announced that it has signed a global distribution agreement with COMPUTERLINKS, a value-added distributor of IT security, IT infrastructure, and Internet technology solutions.

Posted Jul 28, 2009

The Associated Press Board of Directors directed The Associated Press to create a news registry that will tag and track all AP content online to assure compliance with terms of use.

Posted Jul 28, 2009

Twitter is launching Twitter 101, a site designed to share "interesting findings, best practices, steps for getting started, and case studies."

Posted Jul 28, 2009

Mobile search firm ChaCha has raised $4 million of a $5 million round, according to an SEC filing. $2 million of the round is being used to pay back a loan from Citigroup.

Posted Jul 28, 2009

Web content integration company Jahia announced the expansion of its U.S. headquarters in Washington in an effort to better serve its North American clientele.

Posted Jul 24, 2009

Equity firm Apax Partners has arranged to acquire Bankrate, Inc., an aggregator of financial rate information, and take the company private.

Posted Jul 24, 2009

Times Publishing Co. announced the sale of Congressional Quarterly (CQ) to Roll Call Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Economist Group.

Posted Jul 24, 2009

The conflict between publishers and search engines heated up once again when disgruntled publishers put Europe's media commissioner, Viviane Reding, on notice last month. Publishers from across the continent got organized and signed the "Hamburg Declaration Regarding Intellectual Property Rights" at a meeting of the European Publishers' Council and the World Association of Newspapers on June 26. This is just the latest in a string of complaints from publishers about search engines making money off the work of others. However, it has once again brought up the all-important question: How do publishers get their web content in front of readers without losing out on monetizing opportunities?

Posted Jul 21, 2009

MarketNet, announced that they have earned the Gold Certified Microsoft Partner status with competencies in Custom Development Solutions, Advanced Infrastructure Solutions and Hosting Solutions.

Posted Jul 21, 2009

Avail-TVN, an independent digital media services company in North America, announced a comprehensive long term video-on-demand (VOD) services deal with Starz Entertainment, LLC, making Avail-TVN the company's preferred VOD distributor.

Posted Jul 21, 2009

Tetco-Voxpilot is launching Videofy Studio, a software suite that enables both professional video creation, in any format, and its incorporation into interactive video broadcasting systems.

Posted Jul 21, 2009

Xerox Corporation released E-mail Analytics, a new e-discovery tool that tracks email communication patterns.

Posted Jul 21, 2009

Nuxeo announced the launch of their Galaxy Program, a new program designed for application and solution providers in the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) space.

Posted Jul 21, 2009

HP and IBRIX announced a definitive agreement for HP to acquire IBRIX, a provider of enterprise-class file serving software that includes data protection, high-availability features and data management services for extreme scale-out, cloud and high-performance computing deployments.

Posted Jul 21, 2009

Clikthrough Inc., a privately funded interactive video entertainment company, debuted 35 new interactive music videos on its website, www.clikthrough.com.

Posted Jul 21, 2009

Acquia, a commercial open source software company providing products, services, and technical support for the open source Drupal social publishing system, has raised an $8 million second round, according to an SEC filing just filed.

Posted Jul 21, 2009

Brightcove, Inc., the creator of the Brightcove online video platform, announced the general availability of the first fully localized, white-label online video platform for the Japanese market.

Posted Jul 17, 2009

The Media Standards Trust (MST) called on news organizations to adopt consistent news formats for online content.

Posted Jul 17, 2009

Pages
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
100
101
102
103
104
105
106
107
108
109
110
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
120
121
122