Media Business News and Trends

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

Parascale, provider of cloud storage solutions for rich media content, announced that it has closed a $11.37 million Series A financing round led by venture capital firms Charles River Ventures and Menlo Ventures.

Posted Jun 24, 2008

Answers Corporation, creators of Answers.com and WikiAnswers.com, announced it has entered into definitive agreements for the private placement of up to $13 million of convertible preferred stock and warrants to Redpoint Ventures, a venture capital firm.

Posted Jun 20, 2008

The online network LinkedIn has received $53 million in a new venture capital funding round, primarily from Bain Capital Ventures, the Boston-based PE firm.

Posted Jun 20, 2008

Technorati, a search engine for blogs, has raised $7.5 million of a planned $10 million fourth round of venture capital financing.

Posted Jun 17, 2008

ProQuest, the Cambridge Information Group company, has signed an agreement under which ProQuest will acquire Thomson Reuters' Dialog business.

Posted Jun 17, 2008

2collab, the research collaboration platform from Elsevier, publisher of science, technology and medical (STM) information, announced the results of a survey, asking researchers working in academia and government institutions about the role of social media in their professional lives.

Posted Jun 13, 2008

RockYou, creator and distributor of widgets and applications on the social web, announced it has closed a Series C funding round of $35 million led by DCM, a venture capital firm.

Posted Jun 13, 2008

FTI Consulting, Inc., the global business advisory firm, announced that is has signed a merger agreement to acquire Attenex Corporation, an eDiscovery software provider.

Posted Jun 13, 2008

Ingram Content Companies, provider of physical and digital services to the book industry, announced a new organizational structure called Ingram Lightning Group to provide coordination among the Ingram businesses that serve publishers, librarians, booksellers, and other creators and consumers of printed content throughout the industry.

Posted Jun 10, 2008

Macrovision Solutions Corporation learned that News Corporation has sold all of its 19,031,484 shares of Macrovision Solutions common stock, which represented approximately 19% of the outstanding common stock of Macrovision, through a broker-dealer to several existing and new institutional investors.

Posted Jun 10, 2008

With all the talk of FEMA trailers, insurance fiascos, and rebuilding efforts in New Orleans, it's easy to forget that Hurricane Katrina hit area libraries hard. Library management had to make quick decisions about what to save and enlisted Belfor, a disaster restoration specialist, to help recover collections of government documents, microforms, newspapers, and a music library.

Posted Jun 09, 2008

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, announced a new study to quantify the amounts and kinds of information being produced worldwide by businesses and consumers alike.

Posted Jun 06, 2008

CrownPeak, provider of on-demand web site software, announced it has closed $6 Million in a second round of financing, bringing its total raised in two rounds to $10.25 Million.

Posted Jun 06, 2008

Zmags, provider of digital publishing software, announced it has raised £2.1 million in Series B funding from OpenView Venture Partners, bringing the total investment in the company to £3.5 million.

Posted Jun 03, 2008

EBSCO Information Services has acquired Minerva Wissenschaftliche Buchhandlung GmbH, of Vienna, Austria, from Springer-Verlag GmbH & Co., a subsidiary of Springer Science+Business Media.

Posted Jun 03, 2008

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