Media Business News and Trends

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

Everypoint, a mobile content provider, has announced that it has secured $10 million in a second round of funding led by Venrock Associates.

Posted Mar 17, 2006

ClearStory Systems, Inc., a provider of digital asset management (DAM) solutions, has announced a definitive agreement with Datawatch Corporation.

Posted Mar 17, 2006

Oxford Journals, a division of Oxford University Press, has signed an archiving agreement with Portico, an electronic archiving service launched in 2005 with funding from JSTOR, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Ithaka, and The Library of Congress.

Posted Mar 14, 2006

Atempo Inc., a provider of data protection and storage security for information lifecycle management (ILM), has announced that it has acquired privately-held Storactive Inc. of Marina del Rey, CA, a provider of continuous data protection (CDP) software.

Posted Mar 10, 2006

Justsystems US Holding, Inc. and Blast Radius, Inc. have announced that they have reached an agreement for Justsystems to acquire the XMetaL software business of Blast Radius.

Posted Mar 10, 2006

CA, an information technology management software company, has announced that it has completed its acquisition of Wily Technology, a provider of enterprise application management solutions, for $375 million in an all-cash transaction.

Posted Mar 10, 2006

Microsoft Corporation has announced the acquisition of the assets of Onfolio, Inc., a privately held, Cambridge, Mass.-based Internet research and information management provider.

Posted Mar 10, 2006

OCLC Members Council met in Dublin, Ohio from February 12 through February 14 to discuss the future of the integrated library system, how WorldCat might fit in that future, and how different models of library systems might better serve the needs of libraries and library users.

Posted Mar 03, 2006

BlogMedia, Inc., a privately-owned business since 1994, has continued the growth of its online services division and blog network by acquiring The Blog Herald from Duncan Riley.

Posted Mar 03, 2006

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