Media Business News and Trends

ScanScout, a video advertising company for advertisers and publishers, announced that Time Warner Inc., a media and entertainment company, has made a strategic investment in the company.

Posted Sep 14, 2007

Kewego, an enterprise solution company and a partner of media, beneficiaries, and businesses who want to take advantage of internet video, has secured 5 million euros.

Posted Sep 14, 2007

ExtendMedia Corporation, which powers digital media commerce for media and entertainment players in North America, announced that it has expanded its operations in the United Kingdom and western Europe.

Posted Sep 11, 2007

Multiply, Inc., a social networking company, announced the completion of its Series B round of financing in the amount of $16.6 million.

Posted Sep 11, 2007

Yahoo! Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire BlueLithium, an online global ad network.

Posted Sep 07, 2007

IBM has acquired WebDialogs, Inc., a Billerica, Massachusetts-based, privately-held provider of web conferencing and communications services, with more than 500,000 users worldwide.

Posted Aug 28, 2007

TOWER Software, an enterprise content management (ECM) solutions company and Vital Path, a content integration solutions company, have announced a partnership.

Posted Aug 24, 2007

DivX, Inc, a company that creates products and services designed to improve the experience of media, has acquired the assets of Veatros, L.L.C.

Posted Aug 24, 2007

Medio Systems, Inc., a provider of mobile search and advertising solutions, has announced its acquisition of mobile development company Suhari LLC.

Posted Aug 24, 2007

Video site Metacafe announced it has raised $30 million in Series C financing. The round was led by new investors Highland Capital Partners and DAG Ventures.

Posted Aug 24, 2007

Royal Swets & Zeitlinger’s, a subscription services company, current group of shareholders have agreed to sell 100% of the shares in the company.

Posted Aug 24, 2007

Open Text, a provider of Enterprise Content Management software and solutions, announced plans for an integrated solution with Microsoft software.

Posted Aug 21, 2007

Jive Software has received $15 million in funding from Sequoia Capital.

Posted Aug 21, 2007

Fast Search & Transfer has conducted a thorough internal review of its operations, resulting in a realignment plan.

Posted Aug 21, 2007

MediaSpan, a provider of digital content management, online marketing, and national advertising solutions, has announced that it will move its headquarters to Ann Arbor, MI from Raleigh, NC.

Posted Aug 17, 2007

Semantra, an enterprise search company, has secured $3.8 million in equity funding from current investor CPMG, Inc.

Posted Aug 17, 2007

The Software & Information Industry Association, a trade association for the software and content industry, has announced the first settlement in its Corporate Content Anti-Piracy Program (CCAP).

Posted Aug 17, 2007

OCLC, a library cooperative, has opened an office in Beijing.

Posted Aug 14, 2007

Legal electronic publisher Justis Publishing Ltd. has signed an agreement with TimeBase Pty. Ltd. to index Australian Commonwealth Cases on its legal reference citator service, JustCite.

Posted Aug 14, 2007

Cynergy Systems, Inc., an Internet application (RIA) design and development company, has announced the opening of its Sydney, Australia offices.

Posted Aug 14, 2007

JS-Kit, a provider of web services, has secured $1.2m in seed funding from The Entrepreneurs' Fund 3, which will expand JS-Kit into its A-round.

Posted Aug 14, 2007

Microsoft Corp. has completed its acquisition of aQuantive Inc. The acquisition is intended to help Microsoft deliver on its previously outlined goal to provide the advertising industry with a platform across devices and media that will enhance the experiences of users, advertisers, and publishers.

Posted Aug 14, 2007

Akamai Technologies, a service provider for online content and applications, has released a study, conducted by JupiterResearch, exploring two fundamental elements related to the future success of online video: consumer preferences around video consumption and consumer reaction to low-quality viewing experiences.

Posted Aug 10, 2007

For the first time since 1997, consumers spent less time with media in 2006 than they did the previous year, as media usage per person declined 0.5% to 3,530 hours, due to changing consumer behaviors and digital media efficiencies, according to exclusive data released today by Veronis Suhler Stevenson (VSS), a private equity firm.

Posted Aug 10, 2007

A survey by Attfield Dykstra & Partners, commissioned by Springer Science+Business Media, finds that the SpringerLink eBook program with currently more than 18,000 titles has been accepted by university libraries.

Posted Aug 10, 2007

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