Media Business News and Trends

Cambridge-based Wax info Ltd,, a developer of secure distributed content management software, has announced that it is entering the Chinese software market.

Posted Nov 10, 2006

EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and COIN Educational Products (COIN) has announced that the companies have finalized an agreement whereby EBSCO acquired the high school career guidance product line from COIN.

Posted Nov 10, 2006

Oracle has announced that it has agreed to acquire Stellent, Inc., a global provider of enterprise content management (ECM) software solutions, through a cash tender offer for $13.50 per share, or approximately $440 million.

Posted Nov 10, 2006

AOL LLC has announced its acquisition of news and information search technology company, The Relegence Corporation of New York, NY.

Posted Nov 10, 2006

SDL International, a provider of Global Information Management (GIM) solutions, has announced the opening of an independent data center to provide enterprise customers and language service providers with a secure hosting environment designed to enable them to manage all global information requirements in a secure manner.

Posted Nov 07, 2006

Astoria Software has revealed demand for content reuse and adoption of the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) standard, in a poll.

Posted Nov 07, 2006

Topix.net has raised $15 million of additional funding from three of the nation’s largest newspaper companies, Gannett Co., Inc., The McClatchy Company, and Tribune Company.

Posted Nov 07, 2006

The Ex Libris Group, a worldwide developer and provider of applications for libraries and information centers, has announced that Francisco Partners, a technology-focused private equity fund, has completed the acquisition of the entire Ex Libris Group holdings.

Posted Nov 03, 2006

Internet users do not know the best ways to find quality information on the web, according to a survey of nearly 3,000 American adults conducted by the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

Posted Nov 03, 2006

GoFish Corporation, an online video destination for user-generated video, formerly Unibio, Inc., has announced the closing of a stock-for-stock merger with GoFish Technologies, Inc.

Posted Nov 03, 2006

MobiTV, Inc., a provider of mobile and broadband television and music services, has announced the second close of its Series C Funding with an additional $30 million investment and two new investors, Adobe Systems Incorporated and Hearst Corporation, bringing the total round to more than $100 million.

Posted Nov 03, 2006

Google has acquired JotSpot, an application wiki company.

Posted Nov 03, 2006

Outsell, Inc., a research and advisory firm for the information industry worldwide, has announced publication of its annual MarketView report, Credit & Financial Information: 2006 Market Size, Share, Forecast, and Trend Report.

Posted Oct 31, 2006

Synacor, a provider in the development and integration of value-added online content and technology solutions for broadband and internet service providers, has announced the closure of a $17 million “C Series” round of financing.

Posted Oct 27, 2006

SkillSoft PLC, a provider of content resources and complementary technologies for integrated enterprise learning, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire NETg from The Thomson Corporation.

Posted Oct 27, 2006

Coveo Solutions Inc., a provider of secure search for the enterprise, has announced that it has secured $6 million through a Series A Preferred venture capital financing agreement.

Posted Oct 24, 2006

IBM Corp. filed two lawsuits against Amazon.com Inc. claiming key aspects of the internet retailer's websites violate patents held by Big Blue.

Posted Oct 24, 2006

An executive order signed late this past summer by President George W. Bush requires that government agencies make available to the public information about public health-care cost and quality, creating an unexpected, and unprecedented, opportunity for the health care information management industry.

Posted Oct 24, 2006

PTC, a Product Development Company, has announced it has acquired ITEDO Software GmbH and ITEDO Software LLC (collectively, ITEDO), for approximately $17 million in cash.

Posted Oct 20, 2006

Adobe Systems Incorporated has acquired Serious Magic Inc., maker of video software and communications tools for creative professional, business, consumer, and education markets.

Posted Oct 20, 2006

Universal Music Group has filed lawsuits against online video sharing sites Grouper and Bolt.com for allowing users to swap pirated versions of its musicians' videos.

Posted Oct 20, 2006

Dow Jones & Company has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Reuters' 50% interest in Factiva, bringing Dow Jones ownership of Factiva to 100%.

Posted Oct 20, 2006

Internap Network Services Corporation, a provider of performance network services over the internet, has announced it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire VitalStream Holdings, Inc.

Posted Oct 17, 2006

Outsell, Inc., a research and advisory firm for the information industry worldwide, has announced publication of its second annual MarketView report, Market and IT Research, Reports & Services: 2006 Market Size, Share, Forecast and Trend Report.

Posted Oct 13, 2006

On Demand television and entertainment Ripe Digital Entertainment (RDE) has received $32 million in Series B financing from Hearst-Argyle, Time Warner Investments, Columbia Capital LLC, and Rho Ventures.

Posted Oct 13, 2006

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