Media Business News and Trends

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

TOWER Software, an enterprise content management (ECM) solutions company and Vital Path, a content integration solutions company, have announced a partnership.

Posted Aug 24, 2007

DivX, Inc, a company that creates products and services designed to improve the experience of media, has acquired the assets of Veatros, L.L.C.

Posted Aug 24, 2007

Medio Systems, Inc., a provider of mobile search and advertising solutions, has announced its acquisition of mobile development company Suhari LLC.

Posted Aug 24, 2007

Video site Metacafe announced it has raised $30 million in Series C financing. The round was led by new investors Highland Capital Partners and DAG Ventures.

Posted Aug 24, 2007

Royal Swets & Zeitlinger’s, a subscription services company, current group of shareholders have agreed to sell 100% of the shares in the company.

Posted Aug 24, 2007

Open Text, a provider of Enterprise Content Management software and solutions, announced plans for an integrated solution with Microsoft software.

Posted Aug 21, 2007

Jive Software has received $15 million in funding from Sequoia Capital.

Posted Aug 21, 2007

Fast Search & Transfer has conducted a thorough internal review of its operations, resulting in a realignment plan.

Posted Aug 21, 2007

MediaSpan, a provider of digital content management, online marketing, and national advertising solutions, has announced that it will move its headquarters to Ann Arbor, MI from Raleigh, NC.

Posted Aug 17, 2007

Semantra, an enterprise search company, has secured $3.8 million in equity funding from current investor CPMG, Inc.

Posted Aug 17, 2007

The Software & Information Industry Association, a trade association for the software and content industry, has announced the first settlement in its Corporate Content Anti-Piracy Program (CCAP).

Posted Aug 17, 2007

OCLC, a library cooperative, has opened an office in Beijing.

Posted Aug 14, 2007

Legal electronic publisher Justis Publishing Ltd. has signed an agreement with TimeBase Pty. Ltd. to index Australian Commonwealth Cases on its legal reference citator service, JustCite.

Posted Aug 14, 2007

Cynergy Systems, Inc., an Internet application (RIA) design and development company, has announced the opening of its Sydney, Australia offices.

Posted Aug 14, 2007

JS-Kit, a provider of web services, has secured $1.2m in seed funding from The Entrepreneurs' Fund 3, which will expand JS-Kit into its A-round.

Posted Aug 14, 2007

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