Media Business News and Trends

MasterCard International and Peppercoin have announced that they have signed a Letter of Intent and are working towards an alliance to accelerate card usage for small payments at the physical point of sale and online.

Posted Dec 09, 2005

An independent news aggregator, Newsblaze was founded with the goal of providing attention to the news that the mainstream media gives little or no attention to.

Posted Dec 06, 2005

Plateau Systems, a provider of software for developing, managing and optimizing organizational skills and talent, has announced the formation of its new European, Middle East and African (EMEA) headquarters in London, England.

Posted Dec 06, 2005

Here’s a roundup of announcements made at the Online Information 2005 conference in London. ITI editors, columnists, and execs including Dick Kaser, Marydee Ojala, Barbara Brynko, Nancy Garman, Paula Hane, and Michelle Manafy are blogging live throughout the conference and expo – check out what they have to say at www.infotodayblog.com!

Posted Dec 02, 2005

ECNext and Snapdata International Group have announced the launch of Snapdata’s content set on Manta, a search destination for sources of business intelligence.

Posted Dec 02, 2005

Groople, an online group travel booking resource, has announced the appointment of Michael Stacy as CEO.

Posted Dec 02, 2005

Here’s a roundup of announcements made at the Online Information 2005 conference in London. ITI editors, columnists, and execs including Dick Kaser, Marydee Ojala, Barbara Brynko, Nancy Garman, Paula Hane, and Michelle Manafy are blogging live throughout the conference and expo – check out what they have to say at www.infotodayblog.com!

Posted Nov 29, 2005

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

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