Media Business News and Trends

Phonebites, Inc., a global publisher of entertainment software for mobile phones, has announced a partnership with STRAX, a manufacturer and distributor of supply-side solutions for wireless operators and retailers.

Posted Jan 06, 2006

Financial Information, Inc. (FII) and Exchange Data International (EDI), a provider of Financial Actions and Transfer Services data to the global securities industry, have announced the addition of Financial International Data Services (FIDS) to FII’s portfolio of securities information services.

Posted Jan 06, 2006

M&A activity surged across the media and information industries in 2005, reaching levels not seen since 2000, according to a new report.

Posted Jan 06, 2006

BitPass, Inc., provider of a commerce platform for digital content and services, has acquired substantially all the assets of Yaga, Inc., a developer of payment and accounting solutions for content providers.

Posted Jan 06, 2006

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, a library cooperative, has purchased the assets of Openly Informatics, a provider of linking software and services for the library market.

Posted Jan 06, 2006

To convey its broadened scope of professional expertise, the Information Systems Audit and Control Association will use only its acronym—ISACA—after 1 January 2006.

Posted Jan 03, 2006

Mamma.com Inc. has announced that the Company's board of directors and the board and shareholders of Copernic Technologies Inc. have approved definitive purchase agreements to acquire 100% of the issued and outstanding securities of Copernic.

Posted Jan 03, 2006

Captiva Software Corporation, a provider of input management solutions, has announced that, at a shareholders meeting, Captiva’s shareholders approved the company’s acquisition by EMC Corporation, a provider of information management and storage.

Posted Dec 29, 2005

IBM has announced the acquisition of Bowstreet, Inc., a Massachusetts-based provider of portal-based tools and technology that helps companies bring together corporate applications, documents, databases, and other enterprise information into a single, integrated portal application.

Posted Dec 22, 2005

ISI Emerging Markets, an electronic publisher of emerging markets’ economic, financial, and political news and information, has announced a distribution agreement with FactSet, for the distribution of ISI’s CEIC databases on the FactSet research platform.

Posted Dec 22, 2005

Web search, blog and development companies including PubSub, Bloglines, Feedster, Meetup, Sxip, CommerceNet, Broadband Mechanics and others have announced the start of an initiative to keep structured content standards in sync.

Posted Dec 20, 2005

CSA has announced it has acquired Community of Science (COS), an Internet site for the global R&D community.

Posted Dec 20, 2005

Quark Inc. has announced that it has acquired the business and assets of A Lowly Apprentice Production Inc. (ALAP), a provider of extended technology for the publishing and graphic design industries.

Posted Dec 16, 2005

Electronic Arts Inc. and JAMDAT Mobile Inc. have announced they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which EA will acquire JAMDAT.

Posted Dec 13, 2005

Yahoo has acquired del.icio.us, a New York-based startup that is a provider of social bookmarking, a type of online service that lets users save, annotate, and tag links to their favorite Web pages and share their lists with other users.

Posted Dec 13, 2005

Nstein Technologies Inc. has announced that the private placement financing project of $5 million is following due course.

Posted Dec 09, 2005

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

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