Media Business News and Trends

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

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

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