Media Business News and Trends

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

Pressmart Media Limited, a print-to-digital delivery service, announced that it has secured a $6 Million funding from two Venture Capital firms.

Posted Sep 09, 2008

Secure Computing Corporation, an enterprise gateway security company, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Securify, a provider of identity-based monitoring solutions, for approximately $15 million plus an earn-out of up to $5 million.

Posted Sep 05, 2008

Royal Philips announced that it has assumed full ownership of its former joint venture Teletrax, the global broadcast intelligence company.

Posted Sep 05, 2008

Greenfield Online, Inc., an interactive media and services company and owner of Ciao GmbH, one of Europe's price comparison, shopping, and consumer reviews sites, announced that it entered into a merger agreement to be acquired by Microsoft Corporation.

Posted Sep 05, 2008

Open Text Corporation, a global provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM), and Captaris, Inc., a provider of software products that automate document-centric processes, announced a definitive merger agreement in which a wholly owned subsidiary of Open Text will acquire Captaris.

Posted Sep 05, 2008

Fios Inc. announced that it has formed strategic partnerships with three technology providers in the e-discovery market.

Posted Aug 29, 2008

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