Media Business News and Trends

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

Percussion Software, a developer of Web Content Management (WCM) software for multi-channel applications, has spun off its collaboration division to create a new company, Axceler, which will be managed as an independent company with its own management team.

Posted May 15, 2007

Odeo, a podcast aggregation website, has announced that its assets have been acquired by SonicMountain Inc., a New York based company focused in the digital media hosting and search marketplace.

Posted May 15, 2007

A recent survey of information managers and human resources professionals conducted by ARMA International reveals that nearly half of the organizations are not training their employees on how to properly manage their records and information.

Posted May 11, 2007

Nstein Technologies has concluded a private placement of $1.7 million with a group of investors including members of the board of directors and the Company's management team.

Posted May 11, 2007

Joost, an internet television service, has announced that five selected parties have collectively invested approximately $45 million in the company.

Posted May 11, 2007

introNetworks Inc., a technology company that creates online communities for professionals, has announced it has closed a Series A funding round of $2.7 million.

Posted May 08, 2007

iAmplify.com, a publisher of digital media providing the tools and distribution network for experts, authors, celebrities, media companies, and individuals to publish paid audio and video content over the internet, has closed over $6 million in Series A financing led by Kodiak Venture Partners.

Posted May 08, 2007

The Thomson Corporation has made a preliminary approach to the board of directors of Reuters Group Plc. that may or may not lead to an offer being made for Reuters.

Posted May 08, 2007

MarketResearch.com, a source for market research information and services, has acquired the Thomson Business Intelligence Market Research Profound service.

Posted May 08, 2007

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