Media Business News and Trends

Facebook, a social directory that enables people to share information, has announced that it has secured $25 million in funding.

Posted Apr 21, 2006

Visible Path, a developer of relationship capital management (RCM) solutions, has announced that it has secured $17 million in Series B funding.

Posted Apr 21, 2006

Amdocs, a provider of software and services to enable integrated customer management and the intentional customer experience, has announced it signed an agreement to acquire Qpass, a provider of digital commerce software and solutions.

Posted Apr 21, 2006

Elsevier, a healthcare and scientific publisher, has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the entire share capital of Gold Standard, Inc., a US-based developer of online clinical drug information products, services, and solutions to the healthcare market.

Posted Apr 21, 2006

Kaboodle, a free online service that collects, organizes, and shares information on the Web, has announced that it has raised $3.55 million in Series A funding from providers in search algorithms, online commerce, and Web technologies.

Posted Apr 18, 2006

Cadmus Communications Corporation has announced that it has purchased through a subsidiary the remaining 20% of KnowledgeWorks Global Limited ("KGL") from Datamatics Technologies Limited ("DTL"), which gives the Company 100% ownership of its content services operations in Mumbai and Chennai, India.

Posted Apr 14, 2006

Fox Interactive Media (FIM), parent of MySpace.com, has appointed Hemanshu (Hemu) Nigam to oversee safety, education and privacy programs and law enforcement affairs for MySpace, as well as the network of FIM properties.

Posted Apr 14, 2006

101communications, LLC (“101”), an integrated media company focused on the information technology community, has been acquired by 1105 Media, Inc., a company backed by private equity firms Nautic Partners and Alta Communications in partnership with Neal Vitale, a former Reed Elsevier and Petersen Publishing executive.

Posted Apr 14, 2006

VeriFone Holdings, Inc. and Lipman Electronic Engineering Ltd. have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for VeriFone to acquire Lipman, the Rosh Haayin, Israel-based provider of electronic payment systems.

Posted Apr 14, 2006

Salesforce.com, inc., a technology and market provider of on-demand customer relationship management (CRM), has announced its mobile applications with AppExchange Mobile, through the acquisition of Sendia Corporation for $15 million in cash.

Posted Apr 14, 2006

The total marketing spend on social media is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 106.1% from 2005 to 2010, reaching $757.0 million in 2010, according to a research report now available from PQ Media.

Posted Apr 11, 2006

Microsoft Corp. has announced it has agreed to acquire ProClarity Corp., a software company based in Boise, Idaho, that develops advanced analysis and visualization technologies that work in association with Microsoft’s business intelligence (BI) platform, which includes Microsoft SQL Server 2005, Microsoft Office Business Scorecard Manager 2005, Microsoft Office Excel, and Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server.

Posted Apr 11, 2006

Data and news provider Bloomberg L.P. will acquire Dutch investment data provider Brainpower NV for $40 million in cash to bolster its services to global investment managers.

Posted Apr 11, 2006

Justsystems US Holding, Inc. has completed its previously announced acquisition of the XMetaL software business of Blast Radius.

Posted Apr 07, 2006

Global Media Services (GMS) has announced that it has acquired the intellectual property, software applications, and streaming media services infrastructure assets of Vancouver based VFX Digital Solutions, a provider of digital media services, in an all cash transaction.

Posted Apr 07, 2006

NTL Incorporated and the Independent Board of Virgin Mobile Holdings (UK) plc have announced an agreement on the terms of a cash offer, with a share alternative offer and a cash and share alternative offer, to be made by NTL and one of its wholly owned subsidiaries to acquire the entire share capital of Virgin Mobile.

Posted Apr 07, 2006

September11Archive, a free service of NewspaperARCHIVE.com, contains more than 15,000 full-image newspaper pages on the World Trade Center and the events surrounding September 11, 2001.

Posted Apr 04, 2006

An investment group led by technology systems integrator North American Systems International has completed its acquisition of Ancept Media Server, a Digital Asset Management solution, from Stellent, Inc. for an undisclosed sum.

Posted Apr 04, 2006

TA Associates, a private equity and buyout firm, has announced the completion of a $200 million buyout of Global 360, Inc., a global software and services company providing business process management and optimization solutions.

Posted Apr 04, 2006

Jupitermedia Corporation has today sold its JupiterResearch division for $10.1 million in cash and the assumption of certain liabilities by the purchaser, subject to post-closing adjustments.

Posted Mar 31, 2006

MobileLime, a mobile content provider, has announced the completion of a $10 million venture capital financing.

Posted Mar 24, 2006

VideoEgg, Inc., a provider of Web-based video publishing solutions, has announced that it has acquired assets of Popcast, LLC.

Posted Mar 24, 2006

PodTech.Network, Inc., a media company dedicated to podcasting and delivering Fresh Voices, has announced that it has received $5.5 million in Series A funding from Venrock Associates, US Venture Partners (USVP), and Silicon Valley angel investors.

Posted Mar 21, 2006

Brightcove, an Internet TV provider, has announced it has acquired Seattle-based MetaStories, a provider of rich-media publishing solutions.

Posted Mar 21, 2006

IBM has announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Language Analysis Systems, Inc. (LAS), a privately held company based in Herndon, Virginia, that develops multicultural name recognition technology.

Posted Mar 21, 2006

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