Media Business News and Trends

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

Yahoo! Inc has announced that Yahoo!'s acquisition of Right Media has been completed. The acquisition follows Yahoo!'s 20 percent investment in Right Media in October 2006.

Posted Jul 17, 2007

SchemaLogic has announced the release of its Business Semantics Management software designed for media and publishing enterprises.

Posted Jul 17, 2007

Healthline, a provider of intelligent health information services, has secured $21 million in Series B financing led by GE/NBC Universal's Peacock Equity Fund, a joint venture between GE Commercial Finance's Media, Communications & Entertainment business and NBC Universal.

Posted Jul 17, 2007

News aggregation is a beleaguered market that has become increasingly consolidated and beset by free news portals. However, with its acquisition of NewsEdge from the Thomson Corporation, Acquire Media believes it can sharpen this product with its technological edge, and hone it into a leading targeted real-time news tool.

Posted Jul 17, 2007

One Touch Systems has announced a joint strategic partnership with Mainstream Data.

Posted Jul 13, 2007

Visto Corporation and SEVEN Networks have announced a settlement that ends a three-year patent dispute between the parties.

Posted Jul 13, 2007

Digital Envoy, Inc announced it has been acquired by Landmark Communications.

Posted Jul 13, 2007

Internet company, Ning has raised an investment round. To date, Ning has been mostly internally financed the company's founder and a small group investors.

Posted Jul 13, 2007

Fast Search & Transfer has announced its acquisition of AgentArts Inc., which offers technology that translates various types of user activity into "content relationships."

Posted Jul 10, 2007

Constant Contact Inc., a provider of on-demand email marketing solutions for small businesses, nonprofits, and associations, has announced that it has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed initial public offering of its common stock.

Posted Jul 10, 2007

Autonomy Corp. has acquired Zantaz for $375 million in cash.

Posted Jul 10, 2007

Google Inc. has acquired Postini, which offers message security, archiving, encryption, and policy enforcement solutions.

Posted Jul 10, 2007

The Internet Governance Project (IGP) has worked since 2004 to advance the discussion of global internet governance. Its work took a public turn in May when the IGP released a proposal to decentralize authority over domain-name system (DNS) authority.

Posted Jul 09, 2007

OCLC has acquired the remaining shares of OCLC PICA Group B.V, a European-based library and information systems supplier, to become the sole shareholder of the organization.

Posted Jul 06, 2007

Business Objects, a provider of business intelligence (BI) solutions, has closed the acquisition of privately-held Inxight Software, Inc., a provider of software solutions for unstructured information discovery, including text analytics, federated search, and data visualization.

Posted Jul 06, 2007

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