Media Business News and Trends

EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has acquired Salem Press, a publisher of material in areas where EBSCOhost provides resources, including literature, history, and consumer health.

Posted Jan 27, 2009

Autonomy Corporation plc, a global provider of infrastructure software, and Interwoven, Inc., a provider of content management software, announced a definitive agreement under which Autonomy will acquire Interwoven.

Posted Jan 23, 2009

The New York Times Company announced that it has entered into a private financing agreement with Banco Inbursa, S. A., Institucion de Banca Multiple, Grupo Financiero Inbursa ("Banco Inbursa") and Inmobiliaria Carso for an aggregate amount of $250 million in senior unsecured notes due 2015 with detachable warrants.

Posted Jan 23, 2009

The European Commission may order Microsoft to strip Internet Explorer (IE) from certain versions of Windows, according to a preliminary ruling against Microsoft stemming from a complaint brought by Opera.

Posted Jan 23, 2009

Return Path, an email marketing and white-list management company, secured $6 million in late stage funding, according to reports.

Posted Jan 23, 2009

Fliqz, a provider of plug-and-play video solutions, announced it has received $6 million in Series C funding.

Posted Jan 23, 2009

Technology providers who not only recognize the necessity and difficulty of the local and global content marketplace, but are there to help: From analytics to location awareness, content management to translation management, translation services to language specific search solutions, there are a range of solutions that will enable organizations to adapt to the needs of the new consumer.

Posted Jan 20, 2009

GoFish Corporation reported that it is relaunching as Betawave Corporation, an entertainment and media company.

Posted Jan 20, 2009

TweetDeck, which offers free software to help people organize their Twitter streams, has raised funds in a first round that could end up being as much as $500,000, according to reports.

Posted Jan 20, 2009

Control Yourself, the Canadian startup behind Identi.ca, an open-source micro-blogging stream, has received seed funding from Montreal Start Up.

Posted Jan 20, 2009

gBox, a social commerce widget for gift-giving online, has raised $5 million in a first round of funding.

Posted Jan 20, 2009

Yahoo! Inc. announced that Carol Bartz, a veteran technology executive who was most recently executive chairman of Autodesk, has been named CEO and a member of the Board of Directors.

Posted Jan 16, 2009

Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI) acquired Xlibris, a provider of print-on-demand self publishing services.

Posted Jan 16, 2009

NewsGator, a provider of enterprise social networking and widget services, has earned a new $10 million funding round.

Posted Jan 16, 2009

ContentNext Media, a media and information company covering the business of digital media and parent of paidContent.org, announced that it has entered into a syndication agreement with Nielsen Business Media, part of The Nielsen Company, a global information and media company.

Posted Jan 13, 2009

Finjan Inc., a provider of secure web gateway solutions for the enterprise market, announced the findings of its IT security survey conducted during December 2008.

Posted Jan 13, 2009

Motionbox, a personal video sharing and storage site, announced a $6 million Series C investment round.

Posted Jan 13, 2009

RocketLawyer, a developer of retail legal self help software, has raised $2.09 million in second-round funding from LexisNexis, according to reports.

Posted Jan 13, 2009

SocialVibe, a social media platform, has raised $8 million in a second round led by JAFCO Ventures, bringing its total raised to just over $12 million.

Posted Jan 13, 2009

Superfish, a startup focused on visual search, raised $5.3 million in a second round of funding, according to reports citing a regulatory filing.

Posted Jan 09, 2009

SundaySky Ltd., a digital video solution provider, announced that it has completed an $8 million Series A round of funding led by Carmel Ventures and Globespan Capital Partners.

Posted Jan 09, 2009

RipCode, Inc., a provider of internet and mobile video infrastructure solutions, announced that it has secured more than $12.5 million in additional financing.

Posted Jan 09, 2009

Dow Jones, a News Corporation company and provider of global business news and information services, announced it has acquired the database assets of The Library House Ltd., a Cambridge, U.K.-based provider of data on emerging private companies in Europe.

Posted Jan 09, 2009

Edison Venture Fund announced a $7.25 million investment in TheInfoPro.

Posted Jan 09, 2009

Lionsgate and Macrovision Solutions Corporation, a digital entertainment technology provider, announced an agreement for Lionsgate to acquire the TV Guide Network and TV Guide Online properties from Macrovision for $255 million in consideration.

Posted Jan 09, 2009

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