Media Business News and Trends

The international media and entertainment companies Sony Corporation and Bertelsmann AG have announced that Sony has agreed to acquire Bertelsmann's 50% stake in Sony BMG.

Posted Aug 08, 2008

Forrester Research, Inc., an independent research company, has acquired JupiterResearch, LLC and its parent company, JUPR Holdings, Inc., from MCG Capital Corporation.

Posted Aug 05, 2008

National Public Radio (NPR) and Public Radio International (PRI) have come to an agreement that NPR will acquire Public Interactive (PI), the public media web services company owned by PRI.

Posted Aug 05, 2008

Gannett, an international news and information company, announced that it has made a minority investment in Mogulus, a New York- based Internet video platform.

Posted Aug 01, 2008

PopularMedia, the social media marketing tools developer, raised $8 million in third round funding.

Posted Aug 01, 2008

Interwoven, Inc., provider of content management solutions, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Discovery Mining, Inc., an eDiscovery provider to professional services firms and corporations.

Posted Aug 01, 2008

Four Google executives may be standing trial over failing to monitor third-party content posted to their Italian language site.

Posted Jul 29, 2008

The Associated Press has invested in mobile news services start up, Verve Wireless.

Posted Jul 29, 2008

Cisco, supplier of networking equipment and network management, announced its intent to purchase privately held Pure Networks, a Seattle-based provider of home networking-management software and tools.

Posted Jul 29, 2008

Qumu, Inc., provider of Enterprise Video Communications, announced the completion of a $10.7 million Series C funding round.

Posted Jul 25, 2008

LivingSocial.com, a social discovery and cataloging network for reviewing and sharing common interests, announced the company has closed more than $5 million in Series A funding.

Posted Jul 25, 2008

ContextWeb, Inc., a contextual advertising company and operator of the ADSDAQ Exchange, announced that it has closed a $26 million Series D round of funding.

Posted Jul 25, 2008

NowPublic, the participatory news network, announced the launch of the MostPublic Index, a detailed barometer of the most public news influencers of today's digital world.

Posted Jul 22, 2008

Macehiter Ward-Dutton (MWD), an IT advisory firm, announced the availability of the second of its range of subscription-based advisory services.

Posted Jul 22, 2008

Twitter, the social networking and micro-blogging service, has acquired Summize, a search tool.

Posted Jul 18, 2008

Quark Inc., provider of desktop publishing software, announced that it has acquired the assets of In.vision Research Corporation, a software company that developed the add-in to Microsoft Word for XML authoring.

Posted Jul 18, 2008

Open Text Corporation, provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software, announced the acquisition of eMotion LLC from Corbis Corporation.

Posted Jul 15, 2008

Business Valuation Resources, LLC, announced it has acquired Mealey's Conferences from LexisNexis.

Posted Jul 15, 2008

Guardian News & Media announced the acquisition of ContentNext Media, a B2B media company that covers digital media, the entertainment and technology sectors, and publishes paidContent.org.

Posted Jul 15, 2008

Spire.com, a social resource for affluent people, announced it has closed a $9 million Series A round of financing.

Posted Jul 11, 2008

FTI Consulting, Inc., the global business advisory firm, has announced that it completed its acquisition of Attenex Corporation, an eDiscovery software provider, for $88 million in cash.

Posted Jul 08, 2008

Greenfield Online, Inc., a global interactive media and services company, announced that it has entered into a merger agreement to be acquired by an entity affiliated with Quadrangle Group LLC, a private investment firm focused on the media and communications industries.

Posted Jul 08, 2008

ProQuest has closed on its agreement to acquire the Dialog business from ThomsonReuters.

Posted Jul 08, 2008

Microsoft reached an agreement to acquire Powerset, a San Francisco-based search and natural language company.

Posted Jul 08, 2008

Cisco announced an anchor investment in a venture capital fund that will focus on Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

Posted Jul 08, 2008

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