Media Business News and Trends

Publishing Technology, a provider of software and services for the publishing industry, has restructured its operations to create a single company.

Posted Oct 10, 2008

Indiana University announced the creation of the Center for Applied Identity Management Research (CAIMR), a collaboration among industry, government agencies, and academic institutions, to target research to identity management challenges.

Posted Oct 10, 2008

PolySpot, a provider of enterprise search solutions, has teamed up with several new channel partners in the UK.

Posted Oct 10, 2008

Giga Omni, the parent of GigaOm and NewTeeVee B2B blog network, has raised $4.5 million in funding.

Posted Oct 10, 2008

Springer Science+Business Media, supplier of scientific and specialist literature, has reached an agreement to acquire BioMed Central Group, an open access publisher. Springer Science+Business Media also announced it is launching MyCopy, a pilot project to expand its services to eBook users.

Posted Oct 10, 2008

News Corporation and VeriSign, Inc. announced the sale of VeriSign's minority share of the mobile entertainment joint venture to News Corporation for approximately $200 million.

Posted Oct 10, 2008

SDL Tridion, a global provider of Web Content Management (WCM) software solutions and a division of SDL, announced the appointment of Jan Jaap Kolleman as new CEO of SDL Tridion.

Posted Oct 07, 2008

Avaak, provder of wire-free personal video networking technology, announced that it raised $7 million in Series A funding.

Posted Oct 07, 2008

Abacast, Inc., a provider of real-time streaming solutions, announced the purchase of Tukati, Inc., a producer of peer-assisted on-demand delivery solutions.

Posted Sep 30, 2008

A survey conducted by Science+Business Media, a science, technology, and medical book publisher, in conjunction with five leading academic institutions, highlights prominent research and academic usage of eBooks.

Posted Sep 26, 2008

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, announced the World Wide Web Foundation to fulfill a vision of the web as humanity connected by technology.

Posted Sep 26, 2008

eZ Systems and eZ Partner, Mitsue-Links Co., Ltd., will join forces to found eZ Systems Japan this November in Shinjyuku-ku, Tokyo.

Posted Sep 26, 2008

Yahoo! announced the launch of APT, formerly known as AMP!

Posted Sep 26, 2008

Revenues for the worldwide information industry are on track to reach $466 billion by 2011, according to the report, 2008 Information Industry Market Size, Share & Forecast Report.

Posted Sep 26, 2008

Intel Capital, Intel's global investment organization, announced an agreement to acquire a $20 million stake in Telligent Systems, makers of social computing solutions and business intelligence tools.

Posted Sep 26, 2008

Digg, Inc., a social news site, announced a corporate expansion program funded by a $28.7 Million Series C investment round led by Highland Capital Partners.

Posted Sep 26, 2008

Information Security contract spending by the U.S. federal government will grow at a 7.9% five-year compounded annual growth rate, from $6.6 billion in 2008 to $9.6 billion by 2013, according to INPUT.

Posted Sep 23, 2008

Microsoft Corp. announced that its board of directors approved a new share repurchase program authorizing up to an additional $40 billion in share repurchases with an expiration of September 30, 2013.

Posted Sep 23, 2008

Cisco has announced its intent to acquire privately held Jabber, Inc., a provider of presence and messaging software.

Posted Sep 23, 2008

WEbook.com, an online platform, announced the company has closed more than $5 million in funding.

Posted Sep 19, 2008

BitTorrent Inc. has raised $17 million in a third round of funding according to PEHub.

Posted Sep 19, 2008

Finjan Inc., a provider of secure web gateway solutions for the enterprise market, announced the findings of its web security survey of 1387 IT/Security professionals conducted during July 2008.

Posted Sep 16, 2008

Pixsy Corporation, a B2B provider of private label video and image search, announced a distribution relationship with Infoplease, a reference web site.

Posted Sep 16, 2008

Google has bought Korea-based blogging software provider TNC.

Posted Sep 16, 2008

Lookery, an advertising and user-targeting network operating on or around social networks, raised $2.25 million in funding.

Posted Sep 09, 2008

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