Media Business News and Trends

QuickPlay Media Inc., a provider of solutions that manage the business of mobile video, announced the closing of a private placement for US $12 million.

Posted Jul 14, 2009

Collective Intellect, a provider of social media monitoring services for businesses, has raised $3.1 million in funding, according to an SEC filing.

Posted Jul 14, 2009

CoTweet announced it has raised $1.1M in venture funding from a group of investors including Baseline Ventures, Founders Fund, First Round Capital, SV Angel, Maples Investments and Freestyle Capital.

Posted Jul 14, 2009

Pandora has raised a new $35 million round of funding led by Greylock Partners.

Posted Jul 14, 2009

A group of media and marketing trade associations that includes the American Association of Advertising Agencies, the Association of National Advertisers, the Direct Marketing Association, and the Interactive Advertising Bureau unveiled seven self-regulatory principles designed to protect consumer privacy in ad-supported interactive media.

Posted Jul 10, 2009

Digital content licensing startup GumGum has raised $2.6 million in funding, according to a recent SEC filing.

Posted Jul 10, 2009

Comtex News Network, Inc., a provider of electronic real-time news, content, and proprietary SmarTrend market products, invested in privately held social technology Web site www.gdgt.com.

Posted Jul 10, 2009

The vertical ad-network model, in which marketers reach readers interested in niche markets, offers a target-rich environment for those with a solid strategy for navigating the world of contextual advertising. When run properly, it provides a setting in which advertisers, content creators, and visitors all stand to gain from their participation.

Posted Jul 09, 2009

Cloakware, an Irdeto company, a provider of security solutions protecting software and content, set-top boxes, mobile phones and media players worldwide, launched the Cloakware Advanced Research Center (CARC).

Posted Jul 07, 2009

Really Strategies, Inc. announced the acquisition of DocZone.com, a SaaS XML content management provider.

Posted Jul 07, 2009

ID Business Solutions Ltd (IDBS), a provider of data management solutions to multinational R&D organizations, announced it has concluded an unconditional agreement to acquire InforSense Ltd.

Posted Jul 07, 2009

Gone are those innocent days at the turn of the century when the worst accusations being leveled at peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing networks were that they facilitated the unauthorized swapping of Metallica songs among tech-savvy teenage boys. The interminable hullabaloo over Napster seemed like ancient history in early May when the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection convened a hearing to discuss the Informed P2P User Act (H.R. 1319), which was crafted in the wake of the discovery of documents on P2P networks that raise strong privacy and even national security concerns.

Posted Jul 03, 2009

Generation gaps are influenced by many factors: Some are moral, religious, and sociopolitical, while others are little more than quibbles over style. (Though at 18, fashion can take on fairly grandiose connotations.) While some gaps can be measured in hair or skirt lengths, others are almost unquantifiable in scope: shaped by political transformation, war, economic collapse.

Posted Jul 01, 2009

XyEnterprise, a developer of XML component content management and multi-channel delivery solutions announced that it has been acquired by SDL.

Posted Jun 30, 2009

Do-it-yourself social network platform GROU.PS has raised $1 million in the second tranche of its first round of funding.

Posted Jun 30, 2009

Microsoft is likely ready to part with interactive-ad shop Razorfish.

Posted Jun 30, 2009

Posterous, a startup that allows users to blog via email, has purchased Slinkset, which lets users set up Digg-like social news sites.

Posted Jun 30, 2009

EMpact Sales, a publisher representation group of EBSCO Information Services and Multi-Science Publishing Co Ltd, has signed an agreement in which EMpact will serve as exclusive sales and marketing representative.

Posted Jun 26, 2009

CLIR, an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to expand access to information, has received $28,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to investigate the possible relevance of declassified tools developed by the intelligence community to humanistic scholarship.

Posted Jun 26, 2009

Hasso Plattner Ventures has invested in the Norwegian enterprise content management software company eZ Systems.

Posted Jun 26, 2009

Organizations from the global identity and internet communities announced the launch of Kantara Initiative, a new organization formed to solve the interoperability challenges that exist among identity-enabled enterprise, Web 2.0, and web-based applications and services.

Posted Jun 23, 2009

Newser, a news aggregation site, has raised $2.5 million in its first official round of funding.

Posted Jun 23, 2009

Animoto, a video creation platform, announced that the company has received $4.4 million in funding.

Posted Jun 23, 2009

A9.com, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, has purchased SnapTell, a startup that offers users a way to search for product information from their mobile phones.

Posted Jun 19, 2009

OCLC and the Bibliotheque nationale de France signed an agreement to work cooperatively to add records from the French national library to OCLC WorldCat, an online resource for finding information in libraries.

Posted Jun 16, 2009

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