Media Business News and Trends

The Board of Directors of Nstein Technologies has announced the appointment of Luc Filiatreault as president and chief executive officer of the company.

Posted Apr 17, 2007

INTENT MediaWorks, a provider of technology for the distribution of licensed digital media content and advertising via the Internet, has announced it has closed $10 million in Series B funding.

Posted Apr 17, 2007

Dow Jones & Company has entered into agreements to acquire eFinancialNews Holdings Ltd., a private U.K. company, for net cash consideration of £26.1 million, subject to a working capital adjustment.

Posted Apr 17, 2007

Google has announced its acquisition of DoubleClick, which provides online ad serving and management technology to advertisers, web publishers, and ad agencies.

Posted Apr 17, 2007

Forbes Media has acquired Investopedia.com, a website for investor education.

Posted Apr 13, 2007

Akamai Technologies Inc. has acquired Red Swoosh Inc. in an all-stock merger transaction.

Posted Apr 13, 2007

Lattice Technology Inc., developers of the XVL ultra-compressed 3D data format, has changed the address for its San Francisco offices.

Posted Apr 10, 2007

eZ Systems, creator of eZ Publish, an open source content management system, has secured $5 million in funding.

Posted Apr 10, 2007

ExtendMedia has announced that it received $12 million in venture capital funding in a Series B round led by TVM Capital.

Posted Apr 10, 2007

Nstein Technologies Inc. has announced its chairman and CEO, Mario Girard, will be leaving the company.

Posted Apr 06, 2007

Fast Search & Transfer, a developer of search technologies, has announced its agreement to purchase selected assets of Convera Corporation, a provider of information retrieval solutions.

Posted Apr 06, 2007

Interwoven Inc., a global provider of content management solutions, has announced that its board of directors has named Joseph L. Cowan as the company’s chief executive officer.

Posted Apr 03, 2007

Onstream Media Corporation, an online service provider of live and on- demand, digital media communications and applications, has signed a definitive merger agreement with Infinite Conferencing, a national provider of audio and web conferencing, webinar, and webcasting services.

Posted Mar 30, 2007

Industrious Kid, creator of ‘tween social-networking site Imbee.com, has attracted an investment from Steamboat Ventures, the venture capital arm of the Walt Disney Company.

Posted Mar 27, 2007

Amp’d Mobile, a mobile entertainment company, has raised $107 million in funding.

Posted Mar 27, 2007

SirsiDynix, a provider of strategic technology solutions for libraries, has announced it is creating SirsiDynix International and placing oversight of its operations outside North America under the new division.

Posted Mar 23, 2007

D&B has acquired First Research for $22.5 million, with an earn-out potential of up to $4 million based on financial performance.

Posted Mar 23, 2007

Securent Inc., a provider of the Application Entitlement Management market, has announced that it is a Sponsor Member of the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS).

Posted Mar 20, 2007

Elsevier, a global publisher of scientific, technical, and medical information, has announced the acquisition through its subsidiary MDL Information Systems GmbH, of the Beilstein Database, a compilation of chemical facts and a database in the field of organic chemistry.

Posted Mar 20, 2007

Avidence Inc. has secured $5.0 million in first round financing from Red Rock Ventures and ArrowPath Venture Partners.

Posted Mar 20, 2007

Eurekster, Inc., a provider of social search has secured $5.5 million in a Series B financing.

Posted Mar 16, 2007

OCLC Online Computer Library Center has acquired TechAtlas technology planning software with a $1.9 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Posted Mar 16, 2007

Viacom Inc. has sued YouTube and Google in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York for massive intentional copyright infringement of Viacom’s entertainment properties.

Posted Mar 16, 2007

Inmedius, Inc., a provider of lifecycle management solutions for technical information assets, has announced the acquisition of IConvert software from JNR Associates.

Posted Mar 13, 2007

Accenture has acquired Digiplug S.A.S., a Paris-based provider of outsourced mobile-content repurposing and distribution services to the music and communications industries, from Faith Inc. of Kyoto, Japan.

Posted Mar 13, 2007

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