Media Business News and Trends

Google Inc. has agreed to acquire YouTube, a consumer media company for people to watch and share original videos through a web experience, for $1.65 billion in a stock-for-stock transaction.

Posted Oct 10, 2006

Two media analysts have formed a new non-profit institute, iFOCOS, the Institute for the Connected Society.

Posted Oct 10, 2006

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), a copyright licensing solutions provider, has announced that Tracey Armstrong has been named COO.

Posted Oct 10, 2006

Google, Inc. has issued subpoenas for information about its rivals' book-scanning projects as part of its defense against lawsuits attacking its plans to put the contents of entire libraries online.

Posted Oct 10, 2006

NextPage has announced the immediate availability of a study detailing research into the deployment and enforcement of document retention and deletion policies.

Posted Oct 06, 2006

Liberty Alliance, a global identity consortium working to build a more trusted internet for consumers, governments, and businesses worldwide, has announced the release of the final version of ID-WSF 2.0, a framework for building and managing privacy-respecting, secure, and interoperable web services and Service Oriented Architectures (SOAs).

Posted Oct 06, 2006

JumpTap, Inc., a provider of mobile search and advertising solutions, has announced that it has received $22 million in additional funding, led by a new investor, Valhalla Partners with participation from existing investors, General Catalyst Partners, BCE Capital, and Redpoint Ventures.

Posted Oct 06, 2006

LexisNexis U.S. has issued the results of a nationwide survey that reveal the news sources that consumers trust the most.

Posted Oct 03, 2006

VideoEgg, Inc., a provider of web-based video publishing solutions, has announced a $12 million Series C stock financing.

Posted Oct 03, 2006

PodShow, Inc. has raised a second round of venture funding from new and original investors, totaling $15M.

Posted Oct 03, 2006

Executives recognize the value of business intelligence (BI), but are unable to apply it effectively to improve their operations, according to a new survey of 386 senior executives worldwide.

Posted Sep 26, 2006

Outsell, Inc., a research and advisory firm for the information industry, has announced publication of its annual MarketView report, B2B Trade Publishing & Company Information: 2006 Market Size, Share, Forecast and Trend Report.

Posted Sep 26, 2006

PortAuthority Technologies, Inc., a provider of Information Leak Prevention (ILP), has announced it has closed its latest round of funding, raising approximately $18 million.

Posted Sep 26, 2006

Mobile Cohesion, a UK based telecommunications software firm, has announced that it has closed its second major funding round of $4.8 million.

Posted Sep 26, 2006

Voxant, creator of the Viral Syndication Network for online news, has secured $10.5 million in backing for the company's solution for distributing broadcast, print, and other types of news content across the internet.

Posted Sep 26, 2006

Outsell, Inc., a research and advisory firm for the information industry worldwide, has released Information Industry Outlook: FutureFacts 2007, an annual forecast of the trends and drivers fueling the information industry.

Posted Sep 19, 2006

The European Library has taken steps to ensure that all EU national libraries become full participants by the end of 2007.

Posted Sep 19, 2006

Inmagic, Inc. has named Paul J. Puzzanghera as president and CEO.

Posted Sep 19, 2006

Tremor Network, a provider of rich media and online video advertising solutions, has announced that it has raised $8.4 million in its initial round of institutional financing.

Posted Sep 19, 2006

Thought Equity, a provider of motion imagery licensing and management services, has announced it has acquired Triangle Images, a producer of royalty-free motion imagery.

Posted Sep 15, 2006

Hyland Software has acquired Matrix Imaging, a privately held systems integrator that specializes in delivering enterprise content management (ECM) solutions to higher education institutions.

Posted Sep 15, 2006

The University of California, Riverside (UCR) has joined LINK+, a library consortium that provides access to millions of books and other materials from its participating libraries.

Posted Sep 12, 2006

Ask.com, an operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp, has announced the formation of a new development center in Hamburg, Germany.

Posted Sep 12, 2006

In the wake of July’s click-fraud settlement, experts are speculating on its effects on web advertising and on how the industry can prevent click fraud in the first place.

Posted Sep 11, 2006

Wolters Kluwer Health, a division of Wolters Kluwer, and provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry, has appointed Karen Abramson president and CEO of its Medical Research business unit.

Posted Sep 08, 2006

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