Media Business News and Trends

The investment group Ambient Sound Investments (ASI) has announced a 400,000 Euro injection in an online publisher Versita.

Posted Mar 21, 2008

Reuters announced that it has taken a minority stake in ChinaWeb, an online financial information providers in China.

Posted Mar 21, 2008

SAS, a provider of business intelligence (BI) and advanced analytics, announced the acquisition of privately held Teragram, a provider of natural language processing (NLP) and advanced linguistic technology.

Posted Mar 21, 2008

AOL announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Bebo, a global social media network.

Posted Mar 21, 2008

Vivisimo, a provider of enterprise search software and expertise, announced the completion of its first institutional investment round of $4 million USD funded by Portland, ME based North Atlantic Capital.

Posted Mar 18, 2008

Giunti Labs, a provider of e-learning and mobile learning content management technology, announced that its acquisition of the IPR, assets, and contracts of the HarvestRoad Hive digital repository and of the technical content management system (TCMS), along with their installations worldwide is now completed.

Posted Mar 18, 2008

ShareThis, an online sharing company, has raised a $15 million round led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) to support the rapid adoption and usage of its sharing service.

Posted Mar 18, 2008

Microsoft Corp. announced plans to acquire Rapt Inc., a provider of advertising yield management solutions for digital media publishers.

Posted Mar 18, 2008

Google Inc. announced that it has completed its acquisition of DoubleClick.

Posted Mar 14, 2008

Kyte, a mobile and online video provider, announced it has closed its Series B funding, raising a total of $21.1 million.

Posted Mar 14, 2008

Translations.com announced that the company has merged with Alchemy Software Development. Translations.com is a provider of software localization and Globalization Management System (GMS) technology solutions.

Posted Mar 11, 2008

Entriq, a digital media company that enables content providers and broadcasters to leverage the power of new media distribution, announced a definitive agreement to acquire DayPort, a provider of video publishing, content, workflow, and syndication solutions.

Posted Mar 11, 2008

Coveo Solutions Inc., a global provider of enterprise search technology, announced the completion of an investment round of $2.5M led by Louis Tetu, the former founder, CEO, and chairman of Taleo Corporation, a provider of on demand, unified talent management solutions.

Posted Mar 07, 2008

Demand Media, Inc., a social media company, announced that it has acquired Pluck Corporation, a provider of social media tools and technologies.

Posted Mar 07, 2008

Mzinga, a provider of workplace community solutions, announced it has acquired Prospero Technologies, a provider of customer community solutions.

Posted Mar 04, 2008

Panther Express, a provider of content delivery services, announced the completion of a $15.75 million Series B round of venture financing led by Index Ventures.

Posted Feb 29, 2008

ONEsite Inc., a provider of enterprise community and social networking software, announced the completion of its acquisition of Social Platform LLC.

Posted Feb 29, 2008

Outbrain Inc. has announced the closing of a $5M A-round investment led by Gemini Israel Funds and Lightspeed Venture Partners .

Posted Feb 26, 2008

Radar Networks, the company behind Twine, one of the first mainstream applications of the semantic web, announced that the company has secured $13 million in a series B round of venture capital.

Posted Feb 26, 2008

GeoLearning, Inc., a provider of managed learning services and on-demand learning and performance platforms, announced that it has secured a growth equity investment of $31 million from Fidelity Ventures.

Posted Feb 26, 2008

Getty Images Inc, creator and distributor of visual content and other digital media, has announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by affiliates of the private equity firm Hellman & Friedman LLC in a transaction valued at approximately $2.4 billion

Posted Feb 26, 2008

The Thomson Corporation and Reuters announced that the European Commission, US Department of Justice, and Canadian Competition Bureau have given approval for Thomson's proposed acquisition of Reuters.

Posted Feb 22, 2008

Thoma Cressey Bravo, a private equity investment firm, and Macrovision Corporation announced that an affiliate of TCB has entered into a definitive agreement with Macrovision Corporation to acquire Macrovision's Software Business Unit.

Posted Feb 22, 2008

Reed Elsevier Group plc announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with ChoicePoint.

Posted Feb 22, 2008

ProQuest, a Cambridge Information Group company, has acquired WebFeat, provider of federated search, a technology that enables simultaneous search of all an organization's databases.

Posted Feb 15, 2008

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