Media Business News and Trends

Brightcove has closed a $59.5 million funding round designed to allow the internet TV company to accelerate international expansion.

Posted Jan 23, 2007

Workshare, an information security company and a provider of secure content compliance, has closed $23 million in Series B funding from California and New York-based Steelpoint Capital Partners, Intel Capital, and London-based Quester.

Posted Jan 19, 2007

BuzzLogic, a social media software company, has closed a $9.6 million Series A equity financing round led by Adams Capital Management, Ackerley Partners, and Transcosmos Investments & Business Development.

Posted Jan 19, 2007

Dow Jones & Company has announced a restructuring of its Enterprise Media Group designed to improve its business in the financial, corporate and media, and government markets.

Posted Jan 12, 2007

Plastic Logic has announced that it will build a factory to manufacture plastic electronics on a commercial scale.

Posted Jan 09, 2007

Redi-Direct Marketing, Inc., the holding company of Redi-Mail Direct Marketing and StayinFront, Inc. and a provider of technology-based sales and marketing solutions, has acquired the assets of Dialog Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries.

Posted Jan 09, 2007

Heavy.com, an online brand for 18-34 year old men, has announced that it has closed a $20 million financing round from Polaris Venture Partners.

Posted Jan 09, 2007

NTT DoCoMo, Inc. has acquired 760,500 shares (approximately 3.0% of total issued and outstanding shares) in Nippon Television Network Corporation (NTV).

Posted Jan 05, 2007

Macrovision Corporation has announced that it acquired Mediabolic, Inc., a provider of software solutions for connected consumer electronics devices, such as televisions, set-top boxes, and digital video recorders.

Posted Jan 05, 2007

Digg, Inc., a web community that enables the mass internet audience to prioritize news and content, has closed an additional round of funding in the amount of $8.5 million led by Greylock Partners.

Posted Jan 05, 2007

SirsiDynix, a provider of technology solutions for libraries, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Vista Equity Partners, a $1 billion private equity firm focused solely on investing in software and technology-enabled businesses.

Posted Dec 29, 2006

Francisco Partner, a technology-focused private equity funds and owner of Ex Libris, a global developer and provider of applications for libraries and information centers, have announced that it has successfully completed its acquisition of Endeavor Information Systems, Inc., an Elsevier company.

Posted Dec 29, 2006

Cadmus Communications Corporation and Cenveo, Inc. have entered into a definitive merger agreement for Cenveo to acquire Cadmus in an all-cash merger at a price of $24.75 per share. The total value of the transaction, including Cenveo’s assumption of Cadmus’ debt, is expected to be approximately $430 million at closing.

Posted Dec 29, 2006

Websense, Inc. has announced a definitive agreement to acquire PortAuthority Technologies, Inc., of Palo Alto, Calif., and Ra'anana, Israel, for approximately $90 million in cash.

Posted Dec 22, 2006

Nstein Technologies Inc. has acquired Eurocortex, a provider of content management solutions for the publishing, media, and entertainment industries.

Posted Dec 22, 2006

IP Unity, a provider of carrier-grade media servers, application servers, and real-time multimedia applications, and Glenayre Messaging, a division of Glenayre Technologies, Inc. and a global provider of messaging solutions, have announced that the parties have entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement for the consolidation of the two entities.

Posted Dec 19, 2006

Google has announced it has bought Endoxon, a Swiss company focused on web-based geo-information services.

Posted Dec 19, 2006

Cambridge Information Group (CIG) has entered into an agreement to acquire ProQuest Information and Learning, a segment of ProQuest Company, for approximately $222 million.

Posted Dec 19, 2006

Google, Inc. has announced a program that will enable employees to sell vested stock options in an online auction.

Posted Dec 15, 2006

Mercado Software, a provider of ecommerce search, navigation, and merchandising solutions, has secured $11.5 million in funding, which will support plans to expand into new markets in 2007.

Posted Dec 15, 2006

Rochester Software Associates, Inc. (RSA), a supplier of print workflow solutions, has announced an expansion of its ten year relationship with Sun Microsystems, in which RSA has been appointed an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Technology Partner for Sun’s line of servers, workstations, and software products.

Posted Dec 12, 2006

More consumers are willing to provide information about themselves to providers they trust in exchange for a personalized online experience, according to The 2006 ChoiceStream Personalization Survey.

Posted Dec 12, 2006

Arbinet-thexchange, Inc., a provider of solutions for the exchange of digital communications, has acquired Flowphonics, Ltd.

Posted Dec 12, 2006

John Wiley and Sons has announced its plans to acquire Blackwell Publishing, a publisher of scientific, technical, and medical (STM) journals, for a price of $1.08 billion.

Posted Dec 08, 2006

Pluggd, founded earlier this year to help consumers discover and enjoy audio and video content on the internet, has now disclosed the investors who have backed the company since its inception, along with announcing the addition of Intel Capital as an investor.

Posted Dec 08, 2006

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