Media Business News and Trends

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

Constructive, a provider of online partner community solutions and creator of Partnerpedia, announced that Yaletown Venture Partners has taken an investment position in the company, and three more industry executives are being added to the Constructive board of directors.

Posted Jul 17, 2009

Microsoft Corp. announced that Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft Visio 2010, and Microsoft Project 2010 have reached the technical preview stage, and tens of thousands of people are being invited to test Office and Visio as part of the program.

Posted Jul 17, 2009

Tributes, Inc. announced that it received a second round of funding, adding another $1.2 million to its first round and bringing the total amount of capital raised to $5.4 million.

Posted Jul 17, 2009

Alterian, an international integrated marketing platform provider, acquired Techrigy, Inc., a developer of social media monitoring and analytics software.

Posted Jul 17, 2009

SirsiDynix, a provider of library automation technology, announced the launch of a Strategic Partnership Program designed to foster interaction between the SirsiDynix Engineering organization and its customers.

Posted Jul 14, 2009

Northern Light announced MI Insight, a new service that unifies a company's tracking of product markets, competitors, events, and trends in one solution.

Posted Jul 14, 2009

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

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