Media Business News and Trends

Trovix Inc., a provider of search technology, has announced that it has raised $13 million in its Series B financing.

Posted Sep 08, 2006

TACODA, which runs a behavioral targeting advertising network in the USA, has announced that it will expand overseas by opening a London office and start to recruit publishers to participate in its UK-centric behavioral ad network.

Posted Sep 05, 2006

Groxis Inc., a provider of search visualization and discovery and developer of the Grokker Enterprise Search Management platform, has announced the completion of Series B Preferred funding.

Posted Sep 01, 2006

The Thomson Corporation has announced that its Scientific and Healthcare group has acquired privately held ScholarOne, a workflow management system for scholarly publishers.

Posted Sep 01, 2006

Apple has announced Dr. Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, as an elected member of Apple's board of directors.

Posted Sep 01, 2006

The concept of “net neutrality” sounds quite reasonable in theory, but the policy proposals coming from federal legislators and bureaucrats may in reality be quite discriminatory.

Posted Aug 31, 2006

Ponemon Institute, a privacy and information management research firm and PortAuthority Technologies, Inc., a provider of Information Leak Prevention (ILP) security solutions that controls the unauthorized distribution of sensitive information for data privacy, confidential information protection, and true compliance, has announced the National Survey on the Detection and Prevention of Data Breaches to examine the responses of 853 U.S. based information security professionals to questions related to data protection and prevention within their organizations.

Posted Aug 29, 2006

IPLocks, a provider of database security and compliance solutions that protect business critical information, has announced it has secured an additional $4.4 million in funding from institutional and individual investors as a result of over-subscription to its recent Series D round of funding.

Posted Aug 29, 2006

New York Times Co. has bought Baseline Studio Systems for $35 million in cash from Hollywood Media Corp.

Posted Aug 29, 2006

Sony Pictures Entertainment has acquired Grouper, a user-generated video site on the internet.

Posted Aug 29, 2006

J.L. Halsey Corporation has announced that it has acquired web analytics provider ClickTracks Analytics, Inc., of Santa Cruz, Calif., and emarketing web content management company Hot Banana Software Inc., of Ontario, Canada.

Posted Aug 25, 2006

Outsell, Inc., a research and advisory firm for the information industry, has announced the acquisition of Electronic Publishing Services Ltd. (EPS) of London.

Posted Aug 25, 2006

Apex CoVantage, a global knowledge process outsourcing (KPO) company, has announced the creation of the Apex Advisory Board for their Global Newspaper Initiative.

Posted Aug 22, 2006

MeeVee, a Silicon Valley company that lets users search for TV programs and other video programming online, and then lets them organize it in a personal planner, has raised $8 million in a third round of funding.

Posted Aug 18, 2006

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, a nonprofit organization and provider of computer-based cataloging, reference, resource sharing, econtent, and preservation services, has acquired DiMeMa (Digital Media Management), an organization that developed and supports CONTENTdm, digital management software for libraries.

Posted Aug 18, 2006

Controversy trails Google Book Search wherever it goes. The latest bout of trouble comes from France. La Martinière Groupe, an international French publisher, filed a suit in early June against both Google, Inc. and Google France on behalf of three of its publishing houses, Le Seuil (France), Delachaux et Niestlé (Switzerland), and Abrams (The United States). La Martinière claims Google has disregarded intellectual property rights and has produced counterfeits of its books on the Book Search site.

Posted Aug 18, 2006

Google leads all ebusinesses in customer satisfaction for the fifth year in a row, according to the annual ebusiness report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).

Posted Aug 15, 2006

More than 34.6 million mobile subscribers accessed the internet via their wireless devices in June 2006, according to Telephia, a provider of performance measurement information to the mobile industry.

Posted Aug 15, 2006

NetVibes, a Paris based company that allows users to personalize their home page with modules that they can drag across the screen, has raised $15 million in more financing.

Posted Aug 15, 2006

NewsGator, the Denver, CO-based RSS newsreader tool company, received $7 million in fourth round funding in Q2, according to PwCMoneyTree Survey.

Posted Aug 15, 2006

AOL has announced that it has acquired LA-based Web IM and chat firm Userplane.

Posted Aug 15, 2006

IBM and FileNet Corporation, a provider of business process and content management solutions, have announced that the two companies have entered into a definitive agreement for IBM to acquire FileNet, a publicly held company based in Costa Mesa, Calif., in an all-cash transaction at a price of approximately $1.6 billion, or $35 per share.

Posted Aug 15, 2006

Helius, Inc., a provider of IP broadcasting solutions, has announced that National Networks has joined its strategic alliance program.

Posted Aug 11, 2006

Innofone.com Inc., a public company that focuses exclusively on the global market for IPv6 (also known as the New Internet), has announced the acquisition of Mobile Technology Group (MTG), a provider of mobile solutions that enable companies to manage and distribute messaging, content, and commerce via mobile devices.

Posted Aug 11, 2006

MTV Networks, a division of Viacom, Inc., has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Atom Entertainment, Inc., a portfolio of four online destinations for casual games, short films, and video, for $200 million.

Posted Aug 11, 2006

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