Media Business News and Trends

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

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

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