Media Business News and Trends

LexisNexis has announced it has acquired Dataflight Software, Inc. and CaseSoft, Ltd., providers of evidence management and case analysis litigation services respectively.

Posted Jul 25, 2006

HighBeam Research, Inc., operator of the HighBeam Research Engine, has renamed and redesigned its free online encyclopedia to better integrate it into its network and to provide a more powerful online research tool for users.

Posted Jul 21, 2006

Jobster, which helps employers recruit online, has raised $18 million more in venture capital and is launching a service for employees.

Posted Jul 21, 2006

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) does not fully address critical funding and information sharing issues in its recently finalized National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP), according to a report released by INPUT.

Posted Jul 18, 2006

NFAIS has announced that members will receive a 10% discount on each of four online courses covering copyright issues and digital content management being offered by Copyrightlaws.com beginning September 18, 2006 (discounted fees are shown).

Posted Jul 18, 2006

Electronic Design, a brand in the Electronics OEM Group at Penton Media, Inc., has announced the acquisition of Web-EE, an online entity offering schematics, project and tutorial content, and components application notes for electronic design engineers.

Posted Jul 18, 2006

Hummingbird Ltd., a provider of enterprise software solutions, has received a proposal from Open Text Corporation indicating it is prepared to make an offer to acquire all of Hummingbird's outstanding shares at a price of US $27.25 cash per share.

Posted Jul 11, 2006

Internet Securities, Inc., a Euromoney Institutional Investor company, has signed an agreement to acquire all assets of RussiaDeal LLC’s financial deal information business.

Posted Jul 07, 2006

Metacafe, a video entertainment site, has secured $15 million in its completion of venture capital funding.

Posted Jul 07, 2006

Klipmart Corporation, a provider of online video solutions, has opened an office in London as it seeks to expand its business to the UK and Europe.

Posted Jun 27, 2006

Cadmus Communications Corporation has announced KnowledgeWorks Global Limited (KGL), a Cadmus subsidiary based in India, has expanded with two processing centers in Mumbai and Chennai.

Posted Jun 27, 2006

OCLC has joined more than 90 libraries from around the world that participate in the LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) Alliance, a library membership consortium and active user community that provides open-source archiving software as a means to build digital collections.

Posted Jun 27, 2006

Oxford Journals has announced that findings from three studies into the effects of open access (OA) on authors, readers, usage, and citations have been made available online.

Posted Jun 27, 2006

ContentNext Media, the parent company of three sites--paidContent.org, MocoNews.net, and ContentSutra--has received its first round of investment from Alan Patricof’s new venture firm Greycroft Partners.

Posted Jun 27, 2006

Nstein Technologies Inc. ("Nstein"), has announced the conclusion of its previously disclosed private placement of CAD$10M with J.L. Albright IV Venture Fund L.P. ("J.L. Albright"), a Canadian venture capital company, and Solidarity Fund QFL (the "Fund").

Posted Jun 16, 2006

Vamosa, a software vendor in the Enterprise Content Management sector, has been awarded a £1 million contract (roughly $186,000) to migrate the content of a 3 strong consortium of UK government departments known as “The Club.”

Posted Jun 13, 2006

The latest annual survey of the European market for online information, published by information consultancy IRN Research, values the market at €3,513m in 2005, increasing by 14% at current prices compared to 2004.

Posted Jun 13, 2006

French publishing group La Martinière has filed suit against Internet search engine Google for alleged breaches of copyright.

Posted Jun 09, 2006

Texterity, Inc., a provider of digital magazine solutions, released the results of a BPA Worldwide-certified survey that provides a profile of readership habits and demographic data for digital magazine readers to date.

Posted Jun 06, 2006

The third edition of the Enterprise Search Report finds that--despite widespread predictions of consolidation in the enterprise search marketplace--buyers face many supplier choices with look-alike features, while new entrants continue to join the supplier landscape.

Posted Jun 02, 2006

NowPublic, a participatory news network, has announced that is has closed a $1.4 million in financing.

Posted Jun 02, 2006

Groxis, a producer of visual search applications and developer of the Grokker Enterprise Search Management platform, has announced that it has appointed Brian Chadbourne as CEO of the Company.

Posted May 30, 2006

Hummingbird Ltd., a global provider of integrated enterprise content management (ECM) solutions and network connectivity solutions, has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with affiliates of Symphony Technology Group under which a company owned by Symphony will acquire all of Hummingbird's outstanding shares pursuant to a plan of arrangement in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.75 per share, or approximately $465 million.

Posted May 30, 2006

Thought Equity, a provider of motion imagery licensing and management, has opened an office in Manhattan and it has also announced the addition of Ross Dabrow to serve as VP of sales.

Posted May 26, 2006

A judgment entered in December against bloggers, alleging that they illicitly disclosed trade secrets from Apple Computer, Inc., online, may have free speech implications for all online publishers. “This is not the usual, run-of-the-mill trade secrets case,” according to Karna Berg, an intellectual property attorney with Halleland Lewis Nilan & Johnson, in reference to Apple v. Does. The case is now on appeal with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the online civil rights group handling the defense.

Posted May 24, 2006

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