Media Business News and Trends

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

Research carried out by thebigword, a translation company, shows that multilingual Web sites have become essential for most large organizations.

Posted Feb 28, 2006

Inxight Software, a provider of enterprise software solutions for information discovery, and Verity Inc., a provider of business search and process management software, have announced that they have resolved all outstanding claims and lawsuits against each other.

Posted Feb 28, 2006

Macquarium Intelligent Communications, an interactive solutions agency, has reported an increasing trend in the need for Employee Experience Management (EEM) with nearly fifty percent of existing clients employing EEM solutions in the past year.

Posted Feb 24, 2006

Google’s image search feature, which displays small thumbnail versions of images found on other Web sites, likely violate U.S. copyright law, according to a federal judge.

Posted Feb 24, 2006

Jupiterimages, a division of Jupitermedia Corporation and a provider of rights-managed, royalty-free, and subscription photography, has announced that it has acquired the assets of The Beauty Archive.

Posted Feb 24, 2006

Factiva, a Dow Jones and Reuters Company, has announced that President and CEO Clare Hart has been named to a senior executive role at Dow Jones and will be leaving her position at Factiva.

Posted Feb 24, 2006

Cadmus Communications Corporation has announced that its KnowledgeWorks Global Limited (KGL) division, an India-based content processing operation that is 80% owned by Cadmus, has received ISO 9001:2000 certification, a standard for quality assurance.

Posted Feb 17, 2006

Macrovision Corporation has announced that it has agreed to acquire eMeta Corporation, a provider of software solutions that enable companies to control and sell digital goods and services online.

Posted Feb 17, 2006

Actionality, a provider of automated in-game advertising and marketing solutions for the mobile market, has announced that it has secured seed financing from Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures.

Posted Feb 10, 2006

Zoom Information, Inc., a search engine for discovering people, companies, and relationships, has been awarded its third patent.

Posted Feb 10, 2006

Adamind Ltd, a global supplier of media adaptation software for mobile messaging (MMS), content, and convergence services market, has announced it has signed an agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding share capital of Hong Kong based SenseStream Ltd. (“SenseStream”), a content adaptation and media technology solution product vendor in Asia Pacific, for a consideration of up to $2,000,000 in cash and shares.

Posted Feb 10, 2006

ContextWeb, a provider of real-time contextual advertising solutions, has announced agreements with six publishers, expanding the ability for advertisers to target advertisements across content categories such as Day Trading, Financial News, Financial Planning, Investing, Mutual Funds, and Stocks.

Posted Feb 03, 2006

WebSideStory, Inc., a provider of on-demand digital marketing applications, has announced the acquisition of Visual Sciences, LLC.

Posted Feb 03, 2006

Hummingbird Ltd., a provider of integrated enterprise content management (ECM) and connectivity solutions, has announced that the Company has commenced proceedings in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice against two former employees and certain other persons with respect to Hummingbird's claims of improper diversion of business opportunities during the preceding few years.

Posted Jan 27, 2006

Airwide Solutions, a global provider of mobile infrastructure software to enable, enhance, and ensure mobile communications for wireless operators, has announced it has secured $25 million in Series D funding.

Posted Jan 27, 2006

Wolters Kluwer has announced legal and compliance businesses Aspen Publishers, CCH, Kluwer Law International and Loislaw, are aligning under the new brand name Wolters Kluwer Law & Business in serving the legal professional, legal academic, hospital, and business compliance markets.

Posted Jan 24, 2006

The British Library, HighWire Press, Ringgold Inc., Swets Information Services B.V. and a group of HighWire-affiliated publishers have announced the launch of an initiative that will see these parties joining forces in 2006 to explore the creation, prototype implementation, and value of a common institutional identifier that can be used throughout the industry, from purchaser to end user.

Posted Jan 24, 2006

WebMD Health Corp., a provider of health information services to consumers and physicians, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of eMedicine.com, Inc., an online publisher of medical reference information for physicians and other healthcare professionals.

Posted Jan 24, 2006

Berkshire Hathaway, the investment company run by billionaire Warren Buffett, has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Business Wire, a privately held company that is a global distributor of corporate news, multimedia, and regulatory filings.

Posted Jan 20, 2006

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