Media Business News and Trends

Mochila, an online media marketplace for text, video, and photo content, announced several developments in the online content syndication space.

Posted Dec 14, 2007

Kosmix announced a $10 million investment led by new investor DAG Ventures with additional participation from current investors, Accel and Lightspeed, giving it a strong cash position to accelerate growth in the marketplace.

Posted Dec 14, 2007

Edison Venture Fund announced a $5 million investment for Inmagic, headquartered in Woburn, MA.

Posted Dec 14, 2007

The Blog Council, a professional community of global brands dedicated to promoting best practices in corporate blogging, has officially launched.

Posted Dec 11, 2007

MetaCarta, Inc., a provider of geographic search and referencing solutions, announced MetaCarta NewsMap service, a new, hosted service that allows online media outlets to display maps that show the places mentioned in their news stories.

Posted Dec 11, 2007

EdgeCast Networks, a rich media content delivery network (CDN), announced that it has secured $6 million in Series B financing led by Steamboat Ventures, a venture capital firm affiliated with The Walt Disney Company.

Posted Dec 11, 2007

Dow Jones & Company announced that Richard F. Zannino, CEO, plans to leave the Company after the closing of the acquisition of Dow Jones by News Corporation.

Posted Dec 11, 2007

Macrovision Corporation, a provider in protection, enablement and distribution solutions, and Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc., a provider of video and entertainment guidance, announced the two companies have signed a definitive agreement for Macrovision to acquire Gemstar-TV Guide in a cash and stock transaction.

Posted Dec 11, 2007

Lawsuits have been dismissed and issues surrounding distribution of eAudiobooks have been resolved, according to Recorded Books and NetLibrary, the parties involved.

Posted Dec 04, 2007

Google announced that it will apply to participate in the Federal Communications Commission's upcoming auction of wireless spectrum in the 700 megahertz (MHz) band.

Posted Dec 04, 2007

As the one-year anniversary of the amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) approaches on December 1, a survey of professionals directly involved in legal discovery shows that a significant number of businesses have been negatively impacted by the challenges of e-discovery

Posted Nov 30, 2007

Volo Media, a provider of advertising, metric, and reporting solutions for downloadable media, has announced the company’s official name change from Podbridge, Inc. to Volo Media, Inc

Posted Nov 30, 2007

Xiotech Corporation, provider of data storage and business continuity solutions, has completed an investment round, led by Luczo, in excess of $40 million.

Posted Nov 30, 2007

MobiMate Ltd, a provider of travel services for mobile devices, has announced the completion of a round of financing led by Motorola Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Motorola, Inc.

Posted Nov 20, 2007

Macrovision Corporation announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire certain technology assets from Cryptography Research, Inc. (CRI), the San Francisco-based R&D organization focused on solving complex security problems.

Posted Nov 20, 2007

Blowtorch Entertainment announced that it has secured more than $50 million in initial funding to create a media company for the young adult audience based on the belief that their media consumption behaviors require new rules for media creation, distribution, and audience engagement.

Posted Nov 20, 2007

The International Telecommunication Union, UNESCO, and ICANN intend to collaborate on global efforts to forge universal standards towards building a multilingual cyberspace.

Posted Nov 16, 2007

Microsoft Corp. announced it has entered into an exclusivity agreement around its intention to acquire Musiwave SA, an Openwave company and a provider of mobile music entertainment services to operators and media companies.

Posted Nov 16, 2007

Today in Arizona, pack mules will deliver mail to the Havasupai tribe. Their village, Supai, clings to the side of the Grand Canyon, and—as has been the case for a century—mules still provide the most efficient means of delivering the mail. This isn’t to imply that the Havasupai don’t get email. They are certainly online, as many of the packages delivered to them are products purchased through the web.

Posted Nov 15, 2007

IBM and Cognos announced that the two companies have entered into a definitive agreement for IBM to acquire Cognos.

Posted Nov 13, 2007

D&B, a provider of global business information, tools, and commercial insight, announced it has acquired Purisma, a provider of solutions-driven Customer Data Integration (CDI) technology, for $48 million.

Posted Nov 09, 2007

Macrovision Corporation, a company that provides distribution, commerce, and consumption solutions for software, entertainment, and information content, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire All Media Guide Holdings, Inc. ("AMG").

Posted Nov 09, 2007

CMS Watch, a vendor-independent analyst firm that evaluates content technologies, has found that the software-as-a-services ("SaaS") model for enterprise search has faltered.

Posted Nov 06, 2007

In addition to Skype's founding investor Morten Lund, United Mobile has attracted several new investors who intend to provide funds and counsel.

Posted Nov 06, 2007

Socialtext named Eugene Lee CEO and member of the board of directors.

Posted Nov 06, 2007

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