Media Business News and Trends

Socialcast, a provider of on demand social business communication software, announced it has secured $1 million in Series A venture capital funding from True Ventures.

Posted Apr 10, 2009

DoubleTwist, a company which offers a unifying media platform to connect consumers with all their media and all their devices, regardless of whether they are online or offline, has raised $5 million in a round of funding.

Posted Apr 10, 2009

Purdue and Rutgers universities will co-lead an international research and education group in a six-year, $30 million U.S. Department of Homeland Security center to create methods and tools to analyze and manage information for all mission areas of homeland security.

Posted Apr 07, 2009

Glam Media has raised $10 million in a fifth round of funding for its Japanese and German operations.

Posted Apr 07, 2009

Google has agreed to pay plaintiffs in the AdWords lawsuit $20 million, according to reports. Google also announced it is discontinuing its Video AdSense program.

Posted Apr 03, 2009

TweetDeck, a provider of free software designed to organize Twitter streams, has raised $300K in seed funding led by Betaworks.

Posted Mar 31, 2009

Greenhill SAVP announced it has invested in Flat World Knowledge ("Flat World"), a publisher of open source commercial textbooks.

Posted Mar 27, 2009

Engineering, technical, and industrial professionals are still working on specific types of projects, and specifying and purchasing products and services despite the economy, according to results of the 2009 GlobalSpec Economic Outlook Survey.

Posted Mar 24, 2009

Linkstorm, an online advertising technology company, announced the completion of a funding round of $2.8 million from several new and repeat Angel investors.

Posted Mar 24, 2009

Scott Abel of The Content Wrangler Interviews Quark's Michael Boses about the Need for User-Friendly XML Authoring Tools and the Role of Structured Content in Dynamic Publishing

Posted Mar 22, 2009

Apture has received $4.1 million in its first round of funding, led by Clearstone Venture Partners.

Posted Mar 17, 2009

Cloudera, founded in 2008, has raised $5 million in first-round funding from Accel Partners.

Posted Mar 17, 2009

FreePint, a global publisher of resources and websites to support information practice, is making a number of resources available at no cost to support information professionals while they seek their next opportunity.

Posted Mar 10, 2009

BackType, a service that allows users to find, follow, and share comments from across the web, released new features and received $300,000 in funding, according to reports.

Posted Mar 10, 2009

Myngle, an elearning startup, has raised €1M from Rabobank.

Posted Mar 10, 2009

Inmedius, Inc. announced the acquisition of Generation21 Learning Systems, a provider of elearning.

Posted Mar 06, 2009

Triond, a privately held company, launched its web publishing service and announced it secured $1.5M in funding from Giza Venture Capital.

Posted Mar 03, 2009

CDNetworks, a content delivery network (CDN), announced that it has merged its U.S. and European operations with Panther Express, a New York-based CDN firm.

Posted Feb 27, 2009

J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc., a provider of risk and regulatory information, has partnered with Alacra, Inc. by adding specialized regulatory and compliance content to the Alacra Store.

Posted Feb 24, 2009

VerusMed, a medical information business unit of ConnectivHealth, Inc. has been sold to Intellerus, LLC, a private investment firm.

Posted Feb 24, 2009

Marc Andreessen, best known for co-founding Netscape and serving as the chairman of social network builder Ning, has announced that he is creating a new venture fund.

Posted Feb 24, 2009

Authors and publishers affected by Google's Book settlement have begun submitting claims for compensation via a special website.

Posted Feb 20, 2009

Informatica Corporation, a provider of data integration software, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Applimation, a provider of application Information Lifecycle Management (ILM).

Posted Feb 20, 2009

Twitter announced it has closed a third round of funding led by Benchmark and Institutional Venture Partners.

Posted Feb 20, 2009

SwiftKnowledge, LLC, a provider of web-based business intelligence (BI) software, announced the purchase of essentially all of the assets of SwiftKnowledge, Inc., including all of its intellectual property, by Robert Olson, founder, chairman of the board, and CEO for Stellent, Inc.

Posted Feb 13, 2009

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