Media Business News and Trends

The Associated Press sued a company that aggregates and redistributes news online, claiming it is making improper use of AP's copyright-protected headlines, stories and photos.

Posted Oct 12, 2007

Mobile search and advertising provider, Medio Systems Inc., announced that it has appointed Ben Tatton-Brown as the head of advertising sales for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Posted Oct 09, 2007

MSNBC Interactive News LLC has acquired Seattle-based Newsvine Inc., a site that focuses on social media and participatory news space.

Posted Oct 09, 2007

Libraries will soon be able to lend programming from PBS as downloads.

Posted Oct 05, 2007

Technorati, Inc., a company that specializes in blogs and social media on the web, announced the appointment of Richard Jalichandra as president & CEO.

Posted Oct 05, 2007

Swets has acquired exclusive rights to ScholarlyStats from MPS Technologies (MPST).

Posted Oct 05, 2007

Translations.com, a provider of technology-enabled language solutions, has completed a merger with Adams Globalization, a localization service provider with over 25 years' experience.

Posted Oct 05, 2007

Nokia and NAVTEQ announced a definitive agreement for Nokia to acquire NAVTEQ.

Posted Oct 05, 2007

Nstein Technologies Inc., a content management solutions company for the publishing, media, and entertainment industries, confirmed the closing of a previously announced private placement.

Posted Oct 02, 2007

Plateau Systems, a provider of talent management software, content, and services, announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded Plateau Systems contracts with a one-year value of more than $10 million.

Posted Oct 02, 2007

DECA announced the formation of a new type of digital entertainment studio.

Posted Sep 28, 2007

CacheLogic opens a new office.

Posted Sep 25, 2007

Matchmine has secured a $10 million Series A round of funding exclusively from The Kraft Group.

Posted Sep 25, 2007

InfoSpace, Inc. announced that its board of directors has unanimously approved a definitive agreement under which InfoSpace will sell its online directory business.

Posted Sep 21, 2007

Open Text, an independent provider of enterprise content management (ECM) software and solutions, announced that the latest version of its Livelink ECM-- eDOCS RM solution has been certified as compliant with the U.S. Department of Defense.

Posted Sep 18, 2007

What was once an industry focused almost entirely in the San Francisco Bay area has expanded into new markets within the U.S. as well as in Europe and Israel.

Posted Sep 18, 2007

IBM has developed a system called SiSi (Say It Sign It) that automatically converts the spoken word into British Sign Language (BSL), which is then signed by an animated digital character or avatar.

Posted Sep 18, 2007

Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst Corporation, announced that it will acquire RealAge, Inc., a consumer-health media company and provider of personalized health information and management tools.

Posted Sep 18, 2007

Thomson Learning, a provider of print and digital information services for the educational and library reference markets, officially released its new company name today: Cengage Learning.

Posted Sep 14, 2007

ScanScout, a video advertising company for advertisers and publishers, announced that Time Warner Inc., a media and entertainment company, has made a strategic investment in the company.

Posted Sep 14, 2007

Kewego, an enterprise solution company and a partner of media, beneficiaries, and businesses who want to take advantage of internet video, has secured 5 million euros.

Posted Sep 14, 2007

ExtendMedia Corporation, which powers digital media commerce for media and entertainment players in North America, announced that it has expanded its operations in the United Kingdom and western Europe.

Posted Sep 11, 2007

Multiply, Inc., a social networking company, announced the completion of its Series B round of financing in the amount of $16.6 million.

Posted Sep 11, 2007

Yahoo! Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire BlueLithium, an online global ad network.

Posted Sep 07, 2007

IBM has acquired WebDialogs, Inc., a Billerica, Massachusetts-based, privately-held provider of web conferencing and communications services, with more than 500,000 users worldwide.

Posted Aug 28, 2007

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