Media Business News and Trends

Cloudera, the commercial Hadoop company, announced that it has secured a Series B venture capital funding round led by Greylock Partners.

Posted Jun 05, 2009

Lithium Technologies, a provider of on-demand customer community solutions for the enterprise, announced that it has acquired Keibi Technologies, Inc., an automated content discovery, analysis, and moderation for online communities.

Posted Jun 05, 2009

Grab Networks, created from the merger of Anystream and Voxant in September of 2008, announced it has closed a $12M round of debt and equity funding from its existing investors.

Posted Jun 05, 2009

Frontline GMS and John Cox Associates announced the opening of the first ALPSP Book and eBook Publishing Practice Survey.

Posted May 29, 2009

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees passed a resolution that will bring about changes to the way the content of the Wikimedia Foundation projects, including Wikipedia, will be licensed.

Posted May 29, 2009

Amit Kapur, former MySpace COO, has a new startup, which raised $10 million in its first round of funding.

Posted May 29, 2009

Limelight Networks, Inc. announced the acquisition of Kiptronic, Inc., a provider of dynamic solutions for device-optimized content delivery and monetization.

Posted May 29, 2009

Hartford, Conn., may be well-known for its insurance companies, but on April 24, the Hartford Business Journal brought people from across the business spectrum together at itse-Technology Summit and 2009 Strateg-e Awards to talk about growing their businesses through the use of (surprise, surprise) technology. Gathered together in South Windsor, Conn., attendees spent the day learning about everything from how to set up a corporate blog to the legal concerns that blogs might raise.

Posted May 28, 2009

The Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals, a global nonprofit membership organization, has agreed upon a merger with the Frost & Sullivan Institute, a nonprofit organization.

Posted May 22, 2009

The FTC has revised guidelines for editorials and testimonials in ads.

Posted May 22, 2009

TVN Entertainment Corp., a video on demand (VOD) company, and Avail Media, an independent aggregator and provider of linear content, announced that they are merging.

Posted May 22, 2009

Stocktwits, an information service for investments that lets investors track conversations about stocks on Twitter, has raised $800,000 in a first round from True Ventures.

Posted May 22, 2009

Intelius Inc., an information commerce company, announced that it will fully integrate recently acquired Spock, a people search engine with technology that categorizes search results, into the Intelius network.

Posted May 22, 2009

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded $218,154 to BCR to support workshops on digital preservation developed specifically for leaders of collaborative digitization programs.

Posted May 19, 2009

Break.com, an online video and entertainment destination for young men, announced it is launching its own "stimulus package" that is designed to put more money in the pockets of users and content creators in the face of trying economic times and a cut back of original content programs at other online video sites.

Posted May 19, 2009

Swets announced Eduard Cohen has been appointed as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Posted May 19, 2009

The Wall Street Journal writers were given a newly compiled list of rules for "professional conduct," which included a guide for use of online outlets, noting cautions for activities on social networking sites.

Posted May 15, 2009

Women's blog network BlogHer has raised $7 Million in a third round of funding.

Posted May 15, 2009

The Royal Society of Chemistry has announced its acquistion of ChemSpider.

Posted May 12, 2009

Gemalto, Microsoft, Nokia, and Philips have announced an initiative to address the issue of trust in new and emerging digital services.

Posted May 12, 2009

Omtool, a provider of document capture and handling solutions, announced the acquisition of the iImage Suite of imaging products for Autonomy iManage WorkSite from DocAuto, a provider of software solutions for Autonomy iManage WorkSite.

Posted May 12, 2009

Integreon, a provider of Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) in the legal industry, announced it has completed its acquisition of the e-discovery assets of ONSITE3, a provider of electronic evidence solutions for law firms and corporations.

Posted May 08, 2009

23andMe, the personalized genetics company backed by Google, has raised $11 million worth of a $24.26 million second round, according to reports.

Posted May 08, 2009

IBM announced the acquisition of the assets of Exeros, a privately-held company based in Santa Clara, California, that provides data discovery software.

Posted May 08, 2009

Open Text Corporation, a global provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software, and Vignette Corporation, a provider of software and services that deliver dynamic web user experiences, announced a definitive agreement in which Vignette will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Open Text.

Posted May 08, 2009

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