Media Business News and Trends

NetShelter Technology Media announced that it has closed an $11.1 million Series A round of financing from Rho Canada, GrowthWorks Canadian Fund, and JLA Ventures.

Posted Dec 16, 2008

Alfresco Software, an open source alternative for enterprise content management, and Joomlatools, a software development and services company, announced an integration based on Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS).

Posted Dec 12, 2008

Tumblr, a publishing platform and social network offering, announced that it has closed a Series B round of financing.

Posted Dec 12, 2008

Morningstar, Inc., a provider of independent investment research, announced it has acquired 10-K Wizard, a provider of SEC EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval) filing research, and alert services, for $12.5 million.

Posted Dec 09, 2008

ThePort Network, Inc., a social media solutions provider, announced that it has raised $4.1 million in series B funding.

Posted Dec 05, 2008

GoFish Corporation, a digital media company, announced that it has secured $22.5 million in a private placement financing led by Panorama Capital, Rustic Canyon Partners, and Rembrandt Venture Partners.

Posted Dec 05, 2008

DocuWare SARL announced it has moved into its new Paris offices.

Posted Dec 02, 2008

LYCOS Europe N.V., a portal provider and online advertiser, announced the results of its strategic review process.

Posted Dec 02, 2008

The Think Eco-Logical initiative, a leadership program supported by IT professionals across multiple industries, was launched to educate enterprises and organizations on combining environmental concerns with intelligent business management.

Posted Dec 02, 2008

Clearwire announced that it has completed a transaction with Sprint Nextel Corporation to combine wireless internet businesses.

Posted Dec 02, 2008

This fall, eZ Systems will open a new office in Paris to help serve the content management needs of the Western Europe region.

Posted Nov 25, 2008

Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie announced that Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded the university $15 million over five years to establish the Pervasive Technology Institute.

Posted Nov 21, 2008

Datacastle, a PC data protection company, announced its second round of financing, as well as the appointments of CEO Ronald Faith and Chairman of the Board Alex Knight.

Posted Nov 21, 2008

Gannett Co., Inc., an international news and information company, has acquired Ripple6, Inc., a provider of social media services.

Posted Nov 18, 2008

Atypon Systems, Inc., a provider of epublishing solutions, announced the acquisition of the eMeta operation, a provider of access control, subscription management, and commerce software, from Macrovision Solutions Corporation.

Posted Nov 18, 2008

Ifbyphone has secured $4.6 million in a second round of institutional funding from five venture capital firms.

Posted Nov 18, 2008

Six Apart reduced the size of its full time staff by around 8% and are making some organizational changes.

Posted Nov 14, 2008

Special Libraries Association (SLA), the global association for information professionals and special librarians, has added a third tier of membership dues for the full member class of membership.

Posted Nov 14, 2008

ISYS Search Software, a global supplier of information access and discovery solutions for mining intelligence and corporate knowledge, announced the arrival of ISYS:web 9, the company's enterprise search solution for intranets, websites, Microsoft SharePoint, and custom web applications. ISYS Search Software also announced the appointment of Scott Coles as CEO.

Posted Nov 14, 2008

Swets, a subscription services company, announced the appointment of TED Engineering Documents JSC, a document delivery services provider, as its sales distributor in Vietnam.

Posted Nov 11, 2008

Reed Elsevier announced the appointment of Ian Smith to succeed Sir Crispin Davis as CEO.

Posted Nov 07, 2008

RockYou, a creator and distributor of applications on the social web, announced an additional $17M in investments from Softbank, the leading shareholder of Yahoo! Japan, and SK Telecom Ventures, the venture capital arm of SK Telecom.

Posted Nov 04, 2008

The Authors Guild, the Association of American Publishers (AAP), and Google have announced a settlement agreement on behalf of authors and publishers worldwide that would expand online access to in-copyright books and other written materials in the U.S. from the collections of a number of U.S. libraries participating in Google Book Search.

Posted Oct 31, 2008

EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has purchased NISC, Inc., provider of refined subject area databases.

Posted Oct 31, 2008

LexisNexis, a global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions, announced that it has acquired IDEX, Inc., a provider of expert witness content to the legal market.

Posted Oct 31, 2008

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