Media Business News and Trends

gBox, a social commerce widget for gift-giving online, has raised $5 million in a first round of funding.

Posted Jan 20, 2009

Yahoo! Inc. announced that Carol Bartz, a veteran technology executive who was most recently executive chairman of Autodesk, has been named CEO and a member of the Board of Directors.

Posted Jan 16, 2009

Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI) acquired Xlibris, a provider of print-on-demand self publishing services.

Posted Jan 16, 2009

NewsGator, a provider of enterprise social networking and widget services, has earned a new $10 million funding round.

Posted Jan 16, 2009

ContentNext Media, a media and information company covering the business of digital media and parent of paidContent.org, announced that it has entered into a syndication agreement with Nielsen Business Media, part of The Nielsen Company, a global information and media company.

Posted Jan 13, 2009

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

Posted Jan 13, 2009

Motionbox, a personal video sharing and storage site, announced a $6 million Series C investment round.

Posted Jan 13, 2009

RocketLawyer, a developer of retail legal self help software, has raised $2.09 million in second-round funding from LexisNexis, according to reports.

Posted Jan 13, 2009

SocialVibe, a social media platform, has raised $8 million in a second round led by JAFCO Ventures, bringing its total raised to just over $12 million.

Posted Jan 13, 2009

Superfish, a startup focused on visual search, raised $5.3 million in a second round of funding, according to reports citing a regulatory filing.

Posted Jan 09, 2009

SundaySky Ltd., a digital video solution provider, announced that it has completed an $8 million Series A round of funding led by Carmel Ventures and Globespan Capital Partners.

Posted Jan 09, 2009

RipCode, Inc., a provider of internet and mobile video infrastructure solutions, announced that it has secured more than $12.5 million in additional financing.

Posted Jan 09, 2009

Dow Jones, a News Corporation company and provider of global business news and information services, announced it has acquired the database assets of The Library House Ltd., a Cambridge, U.K.-based provider of data on emerging private companies in Europe.

Posted Jan 09, 2009

Edison Venture Fund announced a $7.25 million investment in TheInfoPro.

Posted Jan 09, 2009

Lionsgate and Macrovision Solutions Corporation, a digital entertainment technology provider, announced an agreement for Lionsgate to acquire the TV Guide Network and TV Guide Online properties from Macrovision for $255 million in consideration.

Posted Jan 09, 2009

Oppenheimer and Co. Inc. has extended its relationship with SunGuard, a provider of software and processing solutions for financial services, higher education, and the public sector.

Posted Jan 06, 2009

Day Software, a provider of global content management software, announced the completion of the sale of MarketingNet Ltd, a UK company active in the agency services business, to WAA Ltd, also a UK company.

Posted Jan 06, 2009

Consumers Union (CU), an independent publisher of Consumer Reports magazine and ConsumerReports.org, has purchased Consumerist.com from Gawker Media.

Posted Jan 06, 2009

Posterous, a website that allows users to post multimedia entries to a blog via email, has secured $725,000 in angel funding, according to reports.

Posted Dec 30, 2008

Chegg.com has raised $25M in Series C funding led by Kleiner Perkins and Foundation Capital with return backers Gabriel Venture Partners and Primera Capital.

Posted Dec 30, 2008

A pilot initiative announced by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will help public libraries in seven states secure faster internet connections so more people can access a full range of online applications and opportunities.

Posted Dec 23, 2008

Information overload costs the U.S. economy $900 billion per year in lowered employee productivity and reduced innovation, according to the latest research from Basex, a provider of research on the productivity of knowledge workers and how technology impacts them.

Posted Dec 23, 2008

Macrovision Solutions Corporation, a digital entertainment technology provider, announced it has reached an agreement to sell its TV Guide Network property to Allen Shapiro and One Equity Partners for approximately $255 million in consideration.

Posted Dec 23, 2008

PixelFish, a provider of video advertising solutions, has acquired Eyespot Corporation for an undisclosed sum.

Posted Dec 23, 2008

XING, a network for business contacts in Europe, announced it has purchased New York-based socialmedian, Inc.

Posted Dec 23, 2008

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