Media Business News and Trends

Morningstar, Inc., a provider of independent investment research, announced it has acquired Tenfore Systems Limited, a global provider of real-time market data and financial data workstations based in the United Kingdom.

Posted Dec 19, 2008

Gale, part of Cengage Learning, has acquired HighBeam Research, Inc., producer of the HighBeam Research Library and the online reference site Encyclopedia.com.

Posted Dec 19, 2008

BlueCielo ECM Solutions, a software company offering Engineering Content Management (ECM) solutions, announced that it has acquired 49 percent of PONTODOC Soluçoes de Gerenciamento Ltda, a company specializing in the implementation of ECM solutions based in Santo Andre, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Posted Dec 16, 2008

Anvato Inc., a provider of content protection and contextual advertising, announced it has raised $2 million of $4 million in Series A funding.

Posted Dec 16, 2008

Lycos Europe shareholders voted to liquidate the business.

Posted Dec 16, 2008

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

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