Media Business News and Trends

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

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

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