Media Business News and Trends

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

NewspaperDirect Inc., provider of multi-channel newspaper and magazine content distribution and monetization, announced that the newspaper publication import distributor in Turkey, Dünya Süper Dagitim A.S., has joined NewspaperDirect's License Partner Network.

Posted Oct 28, 2008

LinkedIn, an online network for professionals, announced they received strategic investments totaling $22.7 million from market leaders in the enterprise software, investment banking, and business information sectors.

Posted Oct 24, 2008

Akamai Technologies has signed an agreement to acquire acerno for approximately $95 million in cash, subject to certain closing adjustments.

Posted Oct 24, 2008

Over 60% of UK businesses would be unable to find a saved document sent by email in the last year, according to a major trends survey conducted by ONStor, a provider of clustered NAS solutions for primary and value-tier storage for enterprises and content-rich organizations.

Posted Oct 21, 2008

Translations.com, a provider of translation services and technology, announced it has completed a merger with Quagnito Solutions of Pune, India.

Posted Oct 17, 2008

The third in a series of ALPSP surveys undertaken to establish current scholarly publishing practices and designed to track changes in policy and practice since 2000, has been published by the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishing.

Posted Oct 14, 2008

A new report from the National Academy of Sciences, part of which was co-authored by an Indiana University School of Law--Bloomington professor, casts doubt on the effectiveness, lawfulness, and appropriateness of using data-based tools such as data-mining and biometrics to fight terrorism.

Posted Oct 14, 2008

A group of research libraries are collaborating to create a repository of their digital collections, including millions of books.

Posted Oct 14, 2008

CollegeWikis, a student-run web messaging and information platform, raised $2 million in series A funding.

Posted Oct 14, 2008

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