Media Business News and Trends

Akamai Technologies, a service provider for online content and applications, has released a study, conducted by JupiterResearch, exploring two fundamental elements related to the future success of online video: consumer preferences around video consumption and consumer reaction to low-quality viewing experiences.

Posted Aug 10, 2007

For the first time since 1997, consumers spent less time with media in 2006 than they did the previous year, as media usage per person declined 0.5% to 3,530 hours, due to changing consumer behaviors and digital media efficiencies, according to exclusive data released today by Veronis Suhler Stevenson (VSS), a private equity firm.

Posted Aug 10, 2007

A survey by Attfield Dykstra & Partners, commissioned by Springer Science+Business Media, finds that the SpringerLink eBook program with currently more than 18,000 titles has been accepted by university libraries.

Posted Aug 10, 2007

Dell announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire privately-held ZING Systems Inc., a consumer technology and services company that focuses on audio and entertainment devices. Terms were not disclosed, and the purchase will not be final until all closing conditions are met. Dell plans to use ZING and its capabilities for the entertainment experiences it provides its customers.

Posted Aug 10, 2007

NDS Group Plc, a provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, has announced the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of CastUp Inc, a company focused on solutions for management and delivery of video over the Internet, for purchase price of $11.3 million in cash plus additional payments to employees and senior management.

Posted Aug 10, 2007

Scripps Networks has acquired Incando Corporation, its second new media purchase in less than a month.

Posted Aug 10, 2007

Passenger, the software-as-a-service company that enables brands and customers to collaborate within the social context of a private online community, has announced that it has secured $8.3 million in Series B funding led by Steamboat Ventures, a venture capital firm affiliated with The Walt Disney Company.

Posted Aug 10, 2007

Hearst Corporation has announced that it will acquire Kaboodle, Inc., a social shopping community where consumers discover, recommend and share products. Kaboodle , which will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hearst, will be managed by both Hearst Interactive Media and Hearst Magazines Digital Media unit.

Posted Aug 10, 2007

Canaan Partners, a $2.4 billion global venture capital firm, has announced it has led a $10 million, Series B investment in Associated Content, an online publisher known as "The People's Media Company".

Posted Aug 07, 2007

Dow Jones and Company and News Corporation have announced that they have signed a definitive merger agreement under which News Corporation will acquire Dow Jones in a transaction valued at approximately $5.6 billion.

Posted Aug 03, 2007

IBM has announced that it has entered into an agreement for IBM to acquire Princeton Softech Inc., a privately-held company based in Princeton, New Jersey, that provides leading data archiving, test data management, data privacy and data classification and discovery software. Financial details were not disclosed.

Posted Aug 03, 2007

comScore, Inc has released comScore Segment Metrix, a tool designed with consumer segmentation schemes to give marketers the ability to track, analyze, and report internet activity by their important consumer groups.

Posted Jul 31, 2007

Thomson Learning has announced that it will change its name to Cengage Learning. The company, recently acquired by Apax Partners and OMERS Capital Partners, says the new name is based on being at the “center of engagement” for its customers worldwide.

Posted Jul 31, 2007

Microsoft Corp has announced it has agreed to acquire AdECN, Inc., an advertising exchange platform company Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Posted Jul 31, 2007

R.H. Donnelley Corporation has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Business.com.

Posted Jul 31, 2007

Action Engine Corporation, the On-Device Portal Company, has announced that it has raised $20 million of equity in its round of venture funding.

Posted Jul 31, 2007

NowPublic.com has announced that it closed a $10.6 million Series A financing, led by Rho Ventures, based in New York and Palo Alto and its affiliate Rho Canada, based in Montreal.

Posted Jul 31, 2007

Association for Downloadable Media (ADM) is available, designed to develop standardization of audience measurement and advertising for downloadable media.

Posted Jul 27, 2007

MotionDSP has announces an investment and technology advancement agreement with In-Q-Tel.

Posted Jul 27, 2007

AOL has acquired TACODA, an online behavioral targeting advertising network. TACODA will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL.

Posted Jul 27, 2007

TechTarget, Inc. has announced the availability of findings from its second, quarterly IT Media Consumption Trends and IT Buyer Purchase Intention study, conducted in collaboration with the CMO Council.

Posted Jul 24, 2007

Near-Time has released Near-Time Premium, a hosted Web 2.0 collaboration and publishing platform designed for authors, publishers, consultants, trade, and membership organizations to build and create online commercial marketplaces without investing in hardware or software infrastructure.

Posted Jul 24, 2007

Amp'd has announced that it is ending its service, the company filed with the bankruptcy court, and will sell its assets.

Posted Jul 24, 2007

Internet Brands filed in an effort to raise up to $100 million in its planned initial public offering of common stock.

Posted Jul 24, 2007

iUpload has announced a new company name, for the Summer 2007 release of its enterprise social media platform, a round of venture financing, and several key additions to its executive leadership team.

Posted Jul 24, 2007

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