Media Business News and Trends

Readex, a publisher of online historical collections, has announced that it has partnered with Dartmouth College Library to digitize directly from its holdings of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set and American State Papers.

Posted Nov 22, 2005

Avalon Consulting, LLC, a provider of large-scale, Web solutions, has announced the opening of its Washington DC office.

Posted Nov 18, 2005

The entire advertising marketplace is in a state of flux caused by the search engines’ introduction of pay-for-performance advertising programs, according to a just-released study from InfoCommerce Group entitled “Online Buying Guides: Making Sense of What’s Happening Now.”

Posted Nov 18, 2005

Hummingbird Ltd., a provider of enterprise content management (ECM) and network connectivity solutions, has announced it is partnering with Perfectus Solutions--a specialist supplier of automated document composition and process management software.

Posted Nov 18, 2005

Xrefer, provider of customizable online reference collections to libraries worldwide, has announced that it has signed an agreement with Omnigraphics to add the Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary 3rd Edition to Xreferplus’ Ready-Reference service.

Posted Nov 11, 2005

Visto Corporation, a provider of secure mobile push email, has announced it has secured $70 million in an oversubscribed financing round led by DFJ ePlanet Ventures and joined by current investors Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Oak Investment Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, VantagePoint, and Allegis Capital.

Posted Nov 11, 2005

Navio Systems, Inc., a provider of rights-based commerce solutions, has announced that it has completed a $25.4 million Series B round of equity funding led by WK Technology Fund, a VC firm in Taiwan, and joined by VantagePoint Venture Partners, with participation by existing investor Add Partners.

Posted Nov 11, 2005

Springer Science+Business Media (Springer) has acquired the Current Medicine Group (CMG), a publisher for the healthcare community.

Posted Nov 11, 2005

Information Mapping, Inc. (IMI), a provider of Information Life Cycle Solutions to the Global 1000, has announced it has acquired XML technology to be integrated with Content Mapper, a front-end MS-Word-based authoring tool that generates XML and links with Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Systems.

Posted Nov 11, 2005

Percussion Software, a developer of practical software solutions, has introduced Rhythmyx 5.7, the newest version of its Enterprise Content Management System.

Posted Nov 08, 2005

OCLC PICA, a library systems and service provider in Europe, has acquired Fretwell-Downing Informatics, an information discovery, library management, and knowledge delivery organization, to strengthen and extend its worldwide network for information delivery to libraries.

Posted Nov 08, 2005

Factiva, a Dow Jones & Reuters Company, has announced the expansion of its Partner Network with the introduction of its Systems Integrator Partner Program.

Posted Nov 04, 2005

Peppercoin, a payments technology company that enables new business models for low-priced digital content and physical goods, has announced it has completed its $10 million second institutional round of funding with an additional $2 million investment from Total Technology Ventures, a venture capital firm in the payments industry.

Posted Nov 04, 2005

IBM has announced it has acquired the business of iPhrase Systems, Inc., a privately held company based in Bedford, Massachusetts.

Posted Nov 04, 2005

Brainshark, a provider of on-demand rich-media communications solutions, has announced its integration with G2X, a provider of relationship management software products and services that help insurance companies manage distribution partner and client relationships.

Posted Nov 01, 2005

XyEnterprise, a provider of XML content management and enterprise publishing solutions, and Blast Radius Inc., a provider of XML content creation and collaboration solutions, have announced a partnership that integrates Blast Radius XMetaL DITA Edition into XyEnterprise's flagship content management system, Content@.

Posted Nov 01, 2005

‘Digital Play’, a new research report, shows casual piracy is of increasing concern for the entertainment industry, with consistency of approach to content protection becoming a strategic priority.

Posted Oct 28, 2005

Google and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation has announced a joint effort to make the Foundation's Archive of American Television interviews available for free viewing on Google Video.

Posted Oct 28, 2005

Outsell, Inc., a research and advisory firm for the information industry, launched its inaugural I-Market MarketView, Search, Aggregation & Distribution Services Segment 2005˜Search Revolution Fuels Information Industry Upheaval.

Posted Oct 28, 2005

VideoEgg, Inc., a provider of Web-based video publishing solutions, has announced The VideoEgg Publisher will integrate with Six Apart Ltd.’s TypePad service.

Posted Oct 28, 2005

GFI, a provider of network security, content security, and messaging software, has announced it has secured investment from Insight Venture Partners.

Posted Oct 28, 2005

EMC Corporation, a provider of information management and storage, and Captiva Software Corporation, a provider of input management solutions, have announced a definitive agreement for EMC to acquire Captiva.

Posted Oct 25, 2005

Blogging is all grown up… or at least enough so to have its very own conference. Media professionals, C-level executives, and amateur bloggers alike attended the BlogOn conference, held October 17-18 at NYC’s Copacabana. According to conference organizer Suw Charman, BlogOn received between 350 and 400 attendees each day from organizations like AOL, DaimlerChrysler, Disney, Intel, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Sprint, and Yahoo!.

Posted Oct 25, 2005

Sun Microsystems, Inc. and Endeavor Information Systems, a provider of library management software and a wholly owned subsidiary of Elsevier, have announced an expanded partnership to create global digital repositories and preservation technologies which protect critical educational, cultural, and historical information.

Posted Oct 21, 2005

Ovid Technologies, a Wolters Kluwer business and global provider of electronic medical, scientific, and academic information research solutions, has announced the launch of a new multi-language content platform, Ovid Lingua.

Posted Oct 21, 2005

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