Media Business News and Trends

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

The second provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998 gave service providers a “safe harbor” from copyright infringement if they removed the alleged infringing content from their websites at the request of the copyright owner. However, content-filtering technology has evolved since Congress passed the DMCA, which may in turn affect how the law is interpreted and enforced. Thus, despite an increasingly blurry line between who is responsible for removing content, the courts have begun to send a message to service providers: Now you have technology available to help avoid infringement, so you need to take a more proactive role in filtering copyrighted content.

Posted Jul 24, 2007

Thomson Financial, an operating unit of The Thomson Corporation has announced an agreement with Generate Inc. designed to deliver people data, private company data, and real-time business intelligence with integrated relationship-mapping technologies.

Posted Jul 20, 2007

Cynergy Systems, Inc, a provider of Rich Internet Applications design and development, has announced the opening of its newest office.

Posted Jul 20, 2007

ClearStory Systems Inc. has announced a partnership with Cognizant intended to expand ClearStory's service offering and industry coverage in the digital media technologies market

Posted Jul 20, 2007

Scripps Networks, which produces lifestyle content, has acquired Recipezaar, a user-generated recipe and community site featuring more than 230,000 recipes.

Posted Jul 20, 2007

Answers Corporation, creator of Answers.com, has announced an agreement to acquire Lexico Publishing Group LLC, owner of the web properties Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com, and Reference.com, for $100 million in cash.

Posted Jul 20, 2007

That old stalwart, email, and some Web 2.0 upstarts like wikis and blogs, are supposed to make us more productive and collaborative. However, organizations must consider how to get all digital communication and collaboration tools to conform to business best practices and legal requirements.

Posted Jul 20, 2007

Bitam has announced its new alliance with Aracena Martinez & Asociados.

Posted Jul 17, 2007

Crackle, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company formerly known as Grouper, has announced the launch of its streaming entertainment network.

Posted Jul 17, 2007

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