Media Business News and Trends

Michael Eisner’s The Tornante Company has announced the formation of Vuguru, an independent studio that will produce and distribute original content for the Internet and emerging digital platforms.

Posted Mar 13, 2007

MXP4 Interactive Music has secured a $6.5 million investment from Sofinnova Partners and Ventech, which will enable MXP4 Interactive music to develop its digital audio technology and underwrite its commercial development.

Posted Mar 13, 2007

Open Text Corporation has released a survey that shows that the demands of managing websites is overloading university IT departments.

Posted Mar 09, 2007

Viva! Vision, a provider of branded, user-generated and original mobile video programming, has announced that it has secured $5 Million of funding from its leading investors, Equal Elements.

Posted Mar 09, 2007

Cisco Systems has completed the purchase of select assets of privately-held Utah Street Networks, Inc., the operator of the social networking site Tribe.net.

Posted Mar 06, 2007

Silvio Scaglia, FastWeb founder, chairman and largest shareholder, has turned his attention to a new venture, an internet television and video-on-demand service called Babelgum.

Posted Mar 06, 2007

The BBC has announced a deal with Google to make clips of its news and other programs available on YouTube.

Posted Mar 06, 2007

O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV), a venture fund affiliated with O’Reilly Media, said it has officially finished raising its first $51 million fund for early stage investing.

Posted Mar 06, 2007

Open Text Corporation, an independent provider of enterprise content management (ECM) software and solutions, has acquired Momentum Systems Inc., a privately held company that specializes in providing ECM solutions to U.S. government agencies.

Posted Mar 06, 2007

Berkeley, CA-based Fliqz, a video sharing website, has raised $2.5 million in Series B funding from Mohr, Davidow Ventures.

Posted Mar 02, 2007

Wizzard Software has signed the final merger agreement for the acquisition of podcasting company Webmayhem Inc., dba Liberated Syndication, which will create a podcasting distribution network.

Posted Mar 02, 2007

New DNA microarrays that can profile more than 500,000 exact genetic variations are giving researchers a better view of the genetic causes of many illnesses and helping them work towards more personalized treatments. While experts are nothing but pleased by the new crop of gene chips, they say that five to ten years from now researchers may shift away from current profiling methods toward new sequencing technologies that are currently in their infancy.

Posted Mar 01, 2007

Fox Interactive Media (FIM), a division of News Corp, has completed the acquisition of interactive advertising technology company, Strategic Data Corporation (SDC).

Posted Feb 27, 2007

Local.com Corporation, a provider in the local search industry, has announced an $8 million private placement to Hearst Interactive Media, a division of Hearst Corporation, and Greenway Capital.

Posted Feb 27, 2007

Dada, an international provider of web and mobile community and entertainment services, through its subsidiary Dadamobile, has finalized the agreement for the acquisition of 30% of E-Box S.r.l., which owns the Blogo platform.

Posted Feb 27, 2007

TNS Media Intelligence (TNS MI) has bought Cymfony.

Posted Feb 27, 2007

Internap Network Services Corporation, and VitalStream Holdings, Inc. have announced that each company's respective stockholders provided the approvals necessary to complete Internap's acquisition of VitalStream and that the transaction has been completed.

Posted Feb 23, 2007

SirsiDynix, a provider of strategic technology solutions for libraries, has announced that CEO Patrick Sommers is resigning from the company, effective immediately.

Posted Feb 23, 2007

Lemur Consulting, a search engine company, is part of a consortium that has been awarded a U.K. Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) grant of £815,000 to build a web search engine.

Posted Feb 23, 2007

NewsGator Technologies, Inc., a RSS company, has expanded internationally with the launch of NewsGator Europe and the opening of its European headquarters in Amsterdam.

Posted Feb 20, 2007

Springer Science+Business Media (Springer) has acquired 29 journals from Transaction Publishers in an asset deal.

Posted Feb 20, 2007

Anystream, a provider of new media publishing solutions, has acquired Cauldron Solutions to expand its Anystream Media business beyond video production to reach operations and business management.

Posted Feb 20, 2007

A majority of Americans (55%) in an online survey said bloggers are important to the future of American journalism and 74% said citizen journalism will play a vital role, according to a new WE Media/Zogby Interactive poll.

Posted Feb 16, 2007

MySpace will experiment with a video-filtering system designed to block clips containing copyright materials.

Posted Feb 16, 2007

VeriSign, Inc., a provider of infrastructure for the networked world, has announced a major initiative to expand and diversify the capacity of its global internet infrastructure by ten times by the year 2010.

Posted Feb 13, 2007

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