Media Business News and Trends

The newly merged Thomson Reuters news agency produced a new code of ethics that allows employees to mention Thomson Reuters in a personal blog, but bans employees from blogging about confidential information and company clients.

Posted Apr 29, 2008

Sony Corporation of America (SCA) announced that it has signed a merger agreement with Gracenote, Inc.

Posted Apr 29, 2008

Vysr, a new web browser, will debut RoamAbout--an application that enables consumers to tap their favorite web services and social networks wherever they go on the web.

Posted Apr 25, 2008

Six Apart, a blogging software and services company, debuted a host of social media services that complement its technology offerings.

Posted Apr 22, 2008

Collective Intellect, a social media analytics company helping businesses track, understand, and use social media, closed its second round of institutional funding by raising $6.6 million from venture capital firms led by Grotech Capital Group and including existing investors Appian Ventures and Croghan Investments and new investor Crawley Hatfield Capital, LP.

Posted Apr 18, 2008

Cuill, a start-up search company, announced that the company has secured a second round of equity financing of $25 million, led by Madrone Capital Partners.

Posted Apr 18, 2008

Move Networks, a provider of high definition online television services, announced a $46 million Series C funding round.

Posted Apr 18, 2008

Dow Jones & Company announced that it has acquired Generate Inc., a company that enables business intelligence.

Posted Apr 18, 2008

Co-operative Financial Services (CFS), a consumer cooperative that offers financial products, has signed a $23 million, six-year contract with Xerox to implement an automated e-mailroom.

Posted Apr 15, 2008

Vignette, a provider of web experience management and delivery, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Vidavee, a video web services company that enables web publishers to upload, share, analyze, and monetize internet video content.

Posted Apr 15, 2008

Yahoo! Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Tensa Kft., more commonly known as IndexTools, a provider of web analytics software for online marketing.

Posted Apr 15, 2008

SpringCM, a provider of on-demand document management and workflow, announced that it has raised an additional $14 million to fund its growth.

Posted Apr 11, 2008

ROO Group, a provider of online video solutions, has announced the launch of its new brand identity to better reflect the company's updated strategic direction and corporate initiatives.

Posted Apr 08, 2008

Coremetrics, a provider of digital marketing optimization solutions, has announced that it has secured $60 million in Series E financing.

Posted Apr 08, 2008

Yahoo! Inc. has announced its intentions to bring to market AMP! from Yahoo!, a new advertising management platform designed to simplify the process of buying and selling ads online.

Posted Apr 08, 2008

The Nielsen Company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire IAG Research, Inc. for a purchase price of $225 million.

Posted Apr 08, 2008

Outsell has released "2008 Library Market Size, Share & Forecast Report," a report that analyzes the global market for information spending in all types of libraries, from traditional physical libraries to centralized information centers and content management functions.

Posted Apr 04, 2008

Loomia, a provider of personal recommendations and the SeenThis? social recommendations application, announced that it has closed $5 million in Series A funding.

Posted Apr 04, 2008

Hearst Corporation announced the acquisition of U.K.-based Map of Medicine, a provider of evidence-based health-care resources designed to help health practitioners make sound decisions by following accessible clinical information on a range of relevant medical issues.

Posted Apr 04, 2008

HP and Tower Software announced that they have signed a pre-bid agreement for HP to acquire Tower, a document and records management software company.

Posted Apr 04, 2008

Net neutrality advocates are riled up over AT&T’s recent announcement that it may start playing traffic cop, sniffing and snuffing out illegally transmitted copyrighted material sent over its network.

Posted Apr 04, 2008

Glassdoor Inc., a social networking company focused on employment conditions in the workplace, has raised $3 million in Series B funding led by Benchmark Capital.

Posted Apr 01, 2008

Reality Digital, a provider of brand-focused social media solutions for businesses, announced the closing of $6.3 million in its Series B round of venture funding from OpenView Venture Partners.

Posted Apr 01, 2008

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced it is awarding $3 million of support to the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization that Wikipedia.

Posted Mar 28, 2008

Follett Corporation, a company that provides products and services to the educational marketplace, announced the acquisition of technology firm Fourteen40 Inc., a provider of Web 2.0 social networking for collaborative learning.

Posted Mar 28, 2008

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