Media Business News and Trends

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

Nuxeo, a software vendor, announced the creation of Nuxeo Corporation which will be based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Posted Feb 10, 2009

Translations International announced the acquisition of Advanced Communication and Translation Inc. (ACT).

Posted Feb 10, 2009

Handmark, a provider of entertainment, information, and productivity applications for mobile phones, and FreeRange Communications, a mobile technology company, announced the companies have signed a definitive agreement, under which Handmark will acquire FreeRange Communications.

Posted Feb 10, 2009

Favrille, Inc., a provider of web-based Personal Health Record (PHR) and electronic safe deposit storage solutions, announced that it will change its corporate name to MMR Information Systems, Inc., effective February 9, 2009.

Posted Feb 06, 2009

Milabra announced a $1.4 million financing round from private investors. The company also launched a web-based image and video-recognition engine for online media companies.

Posted Feb 06, 2009

The share of adult internet users who have a profile on an online social network site has quadrupled in the past four years, from 8% in 2005 to 35% now, according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project's December 2008 tracking survey.

Posted Feb 03, 2009

SocialMedia Networks, a social media advertising network, announced that it has secured Series B financing of $6 million.

Posted Feb 03, 2009

A new online survey by Forbes.com, together with business communications firm FD, confirms the steady rise of the internet as the number one source for investing information.

Posted Jan 30, 2009

Liveblogging service CoverItLive (CiL) has secured $1 million in a first round of funding.

Posted Jan 30, 2009

John. M Lervik, the CEO of Microsoft's enterprise search company, Fast Search and Transfer, has been forced to leave the company.

Posted Jan 27, 2009

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

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