Media Business News and Trends

iContact has announced that it secured $5.35 million in funding which it plans to use to increase its marketing and customer acquisition efforts.

Posted Jul 03, 2007

MySpace Founder Brad Greenspan has announced his partnership with BroadWebAsia, with video sites in China, Mofile.com and Hubotv.com.

Posted Jul 03, 2007

Mainstream Data has announced that it acquired the content provider Newscom LLC, from a joint venture between Tribune Media Services and The McClatchy Company.

Posted Jul 03, 2007

Acquire Media Corporation and co-investors have signed an agreement to buy news and current awareness aggregator NewsEdge from The Thomson Corporation.

Posted Jun 26, 2007

Yahoo! Inc., an internet company, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Rivals.com, an online destination for college and high school sports and recruiting information.

Posted Jun 22, 2007

Meredith Corporation, a media and marketing company, has acquired Healia, a consumer health search engine specializing in finding personalized health information online.

Posted Jun 19, 2007

Veoh, a San Diego-based online video network, has raised $26 million in Series C funding led by Goldman Sachs.

Posted Jun 19, 2007

Origin Digital Inc., a video applications service provider, has acquired the video software applications company, InterData Software Inc. (IDS).

Posted Jun 15, 2007

PayPerPost, a marketplace for advertisers to reach bloggers and other consumer content creators, has announced it has completed a $7 million second round investment led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson, an investor in the company’s Series A.

Posted Jun 15, 2007

Translations.com, a provider in website localization, software localization, and Globalization Management System (GMS) technology products, has completed a merger with one of Europe's providers of localization services, International Software Products B.V. (iSP).

Posted Jun 12, 2007

SocialText, an enterprise social software company, has secured $3 million as it looks to raise a $6.5 million third round financing.

Posted Jun 08, 2007

BlueCielo ECM Solutions Inc, a provider of Engineering Content Management (ECM) software solutions, announced that it has acquired DataCore Technology in an all-cash transaction.

Posted Jun 08, 2007

Google has acquired FeedBurner, a Chicago-based company that provides media distribution and audience engagement services for blogs and RSS feeds.

Posted Jun 05, 2007

Google has bought out online security startup GreenBorder Technologies, whose software primarily is used to guard against malware.

Posted Jun 01, 2007

MySpace's parent, News Corp.'s Fox Interactive Media, has acquired Photobucket Inc.

Posted Jun 01, 2007

CBS Corporation has acquired Last.fm, a global, community-based, music discovery network.

Posted Jun 01, 2007

Ambient Sound Investments (ASI), established by the four co-founding engineers of internet telephony software company Skype, will acquire a stake as part of a Series A funding round in 3D social networking company Frenzoo.

Posted May 29, 2007

MySpace has reached an accord with eight U.S. state attorneys general and has worked out a legal mechanism to hand over information on convicted sex offenders found on its service.

Posted May 25, 2007

RoyaltyShare, a provider of digital royalty solutions to the entertainment industry, has announced the acquisition of Los Angeles- based Independent Digital Entertainment & Arts, LLC (IDEA), a provider of outsourced content management services to record labels, record distributors, and digital music retailers.

Posted May 25, 2007

Business Objects, a provider of business intelligence solutions, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Inxight Software Inc.

Posted May 25, 2007

British music company EMI agreed to a $4.73 billion (2.4-billion-pound) cash takeover from private equity group Terra Firma.

Posted May 25, 2007

InterSystems Corporation has acquired Australia-based TrakHealth.

Posted May 22, 2007

Microsoft Corp. has announced it will acquire aQuantive Inc., a global digital marketing company, for $66.50 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $6 billion.

Posted May 22, 2007

SkillSoft PLC, a provider of elearning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education, and small to medium-sized businesses, has completed the acquisition of NETg from The Thomson Corporation for approximately $270 million in cash, subject to customary post-closing adjustments.

Posted May 18, 2007

Informa, a publisher of Lloyd's List maritime newspaper, has agreed to buy market intelligence firm Datamonitor for $994 million.

Posted May 18, 2007

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