Media Business News and Trends

Four Google executives may be standing trial over failing to monitor third-party content posted to their Italian language site.

Posted Jul 29, 2008

The Associated Press has invested in mobile news services start up, Verve Wireless.

Posted Jul 29, 2008

Cisco, supplier of networking equipment and network management, announced its intent to purchase privately held Pure Networks, a Seattle-based provider of home networking-management software and tools.

Posted Jul 29, 2008

Qumu, Inc., provider of Enterprise Video Communications, announced the completion of a $10.7 million Series C funding round.

Posted Jul 25, 2008

LivingSocial.com, a social discovery and cataloging network for reviewing and sharing common interests, announced the company has closed more than $5 million in Series A funding.

Posted Jul 25, 2008

ContextWeb, Inc., a contextual advertising company and operator of the ADSDAQ Exchange, announced that it has closed a $26 million Series D round of funding.

Posted Jul 25, 2008

NowPublic, the participatory news network, announced the launch of the MostPublic Index, a detailed barometer of the most public news influencers of today's digital world.

Posted Jul 22, 2008

Macehiter Ward-Dutton (MWD), an IT advisory firm, announced the availability of the second of its range of subscription-based advisory services.

Posted Jul 22, 2008

Twitter, the social networking and micro-blogging service, has acquired Summize, a search tool.

Posted Jul 18, 2008

Quark Inc., provider of desktop publishing software, announced that it has acquired the assets of In.vision Research Corporation, a software company that developed the add-in to Microsoft Word for XML authoring.

Posted Jul 18, 2008

Open Text Corporation, provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software, announced the acquisition of eMotion LLC from Corbis Corporation.

Posted Jul 15, 2008

Business Valuation Resources, LLC, announced it has acquired Mealey's Conferences from LexisNexis.

Posted Jul 15, 2008

Guardian News & Media announced the acquisition of ContentNext Media, a B2B media company that covers digital media, the entertainment and technology sectors, and publishes paidContent.org.

Posted Jul 15, 2008

Spire.com, a social resource for affluent people, announced it has closed a $9 million Series A round of financing.

Posted Jul 11, 2008

FTI Consulting, Inc., the global business advisory firm, has announced that it completed its acquisition of Attenex Corporation, an eDiscovery software provider, for $88 million in cash.

Posted Jul 08, 2008

Greenfield Online, Inc., a global interactive media and services company, announced that it has entered into a merger agreement to be acquired by an entity affiliated with Quadrangle Group LLC, a private investment firm focused on the media and communications industries.

Posted Jul 08, 2008

ProQuest has closed on its agreement to acquire the Dialog business from ThomsonReuters.

Posted Jul 08, 2008

Microsoft reached an agreement to acquire Powerset, a San Francisco-based search and natural language company.

Posted Jul 08, 2008

Cisco announced an anchor investment in a venture capital fund that will focus on Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

Posted Jul 08, 2008

Agito Networks, Inc., provider of enterprise mobility, announced that it has closed its Series B round of financing, raising approximately $13 million.

Posted Jul 01, 2008

Microsoft is rumored to have agreed to buy Silicon Valley semantic search engine, Powerset.

Posted Jul 01, 2008

With its unique publishing and editorial structure, and limitless topical scope, Wikipedia traffics a huge amount of information. Out of more than 2.3 million entries in English, the mere presence of some entries is enough to offend certain groups.

Posted Jul 01, 2008

Yahoo! Inc., the global Internet company, sent a letter to all the stockholders from Chairman Roy Bostock and CEO Jerry Yang.

Posted Jun 27, 2008

Getty Images, Inc., creator and distributor of multimedia products, announced that its stockholders voted to adopt the merger agreement providing for the acquisition of Getty Images by affiliates of the private equity firm Hellman & Friedman LLC.

Posted Jun 24, 2008

Seesmic, the online video conversation platform, announced it has received $6 million in series B financing co-led by Omidyar Network, the investment firm of eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, and venture capital firm, Wellington Partners.

Posted Jun 24, 2008

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