Articles dated earlier than 10th November 2009

Up until November 10th 2009 all acquisition, fund raising and news stories were only available through our Twitter feed. Headlines and story links back to September 11th 2009 are below.
  • ACQUISITION: USA: Compuware Completes Acquisition of Web App Performance Optimization Provider Gomez for $295M http://bit.ly/3R8uqF  Nov 10th
  • FUND RAISING: USA: The Blackstone Group injects $50M in online travel agent Orbitz in exchange for 9 million shares http://bit.ly/4vjQ97  Nov 10th
  • NEWS: UK: Condé Nast’s UK online division lost £1.27M on revenues of £4.79M in 2008 compared to a £463K profit in 2007 http://bit.ly/3RPQot  Nov 10th
  • FUND RAISING: USA: Alice.com (Online shopping service ) closes $6 million in FUND RAISINGing http://bit.ly/3NoZOt  Nov 10th
  • FUND RAISING: USA: Six Degrees Games (sport focused online gaming company) raises $7M in a second round of FUND RAISINGing http://bit.ly/2bnTOJ  Nov 10th
  • ACQUISITION: USA: CrowdGather (forum communities ) acquires Anythingbutipod.com (mp3 player reviews) undisclosed price http://bit.ly/1yrLkV  Nov 10th
  • FUND RAISING: USA: AppNexus (online advertising via a cloud computing platform) secures a $5M third round FUND RAISINGing http://bit.ly/2x6FmN  Nov 10th
  • FUND RAISING: London: Yellow pages group Yell is raising £660m through the issue of 1.572bn new shares at 42p http://bit.ly/33wyHq Nov 10th
  • ACQUISITION: USA: Google Has Acquired Gizmo5 for around $30M cash http://bit.ly/3QVJA7 Nov 9th
  • ACQUISITION: USA: Google Acquires AdMob For $750 Million. Google – http://bit.ly/4EsMdX  AdMob – http://bit.ly/2Lo2NY Nov 9th
  • ACQUISITION: Poland; Advent International has made a public tender offer for Polish educational publisher WSiP for $142M http://bit.ly/2mKUr3  Nov 9th
  • ACQUISITION: California/London: Electronic Arts acquires Playfish for $275 million in cash plus other considerations http://bit.ly/22wJ33 Nov 9th
  • NEWS: Sprint Nextel is preparing to pump at least $1BN more into Clearwire. JV partners to kick in another $500M. http://bit.ly/1YjA7L Nov 9th
  • ACQUISITION: Mumbai: Octant Interactive Technologies Ltd has acquired Esha News Monitoring. Undisclosed price http://bit.ly/1GPGvB  Nov 6th
  • ACQUISITION: USA: Namtra Business Solutions aquires eTaxPortal (Web based tax process automation) undisclosed price http://bit.ly/8x5TN  Nov 6th
  • FUND RAISING: TravelHorizon BV, a French operator of an online travel site, raises €20M in new VC fund round http://bit.ly/2Wg7lS  Nov 6th
  • NEWS: CBS Corp. reports third-quarter profit of $207.6M. http://bit.ly/3J0QjM  Nov 6th
  • News: Haymarket pre-tax profit down to £4.5M in 2008 (£7.96M in 2007). Revenue up to £268.9M from £247.4M http://bit.ly/jVtoD  Nov 6th
  • News: NatMags made a pre-tax loss of £42.8M in 2008 (£15.9M 2007). Revenue down to £344.3M from £356.94M http://bit.ly/41QYu7  Nov 6th
  • NEWS: IPC Media pre-tax profits up to £78.6M in 2008 (£76.7M 2007). Revenue down to £393.5M from £404.7M http://bit.ly/1N6zAC  Nov 6th
  • FUND RAISING: USA: Everlater (online platform for sharing travel experiences) raises an undisclosed amount of fund raising Ventures http://bit.ly/kKNzD  Nov 5th
  • FUND RAISING: USA: Credit Karma (access to your credit scores in exchange for receiving targeted ads) raises $1.5M http://bit.ly/4hZFuY  Nov 5th
  • ACQUISITION: USA: Scripps Networks Interactive to acquire 65% of Travel Channel from Cox Communications creates JV ($181M cash) http://bit.ly/4bXgJt  Nov 5th
  • FUND RAISING: Canada, Vancouver: Indicee Raises $6M For Cloud-Based Business Intelligence Reporting Tool http://bit.ly/3RwWRN  Nov 5th
  • FUND RAISING: USA, California: Eventbrite (online event site) raises $6.5M http://bit.ly/2u2EI  Nov 5th
  • FUND RAISING: USA: LiveBooks (content management system for photographers who want to set up websites) raises $5M http://bit.ly/3a7fQV  Nov 5th
  •  ACQUISITION: Funambol (open source mobile sync & push) acquires Zapatec (web-based application technology) amount undisclosed http://bit.ly/TAsF9  Nov 4th
  • FUND RAISING: CubeTree (social networking platform with collaboration tools like wikis, blogs and file sharing) raises $8M http://bit.ly/3NC0fJ  Nov 4th
  •  ACQUISITION: Exponent takes over Ambassador Theatre Group by financing £75M of its £90M takeover http://bit.ly/1Xhneo  Nov 4th
  • ACQUISITION: M86 Security (Web and messaging security products) acquires Finjan (secure Web gateway solutions) http://bit.ly/42GR71  Nov 3rd
  • FUND RAISING: Aquafadas (France) raises €1.2M million euros to develop Ave!Comics (in French) http://bit.ly/JGkve  Nov 3rd
  • ACQUISITION: Cisco acquires the set-top box business of DVN (China) – $44.5M with $17.5M paid up front rest over 4 years http://bit.ly/4FAqxa  Nov 3rd
  • FUND RAISING: Israeli startup Soluto (anti-PC frustration software) raises $6.2M http://bit.ly/D7xbU Nov 3rd
  • FUND RAISING: Altruik (New York-based provider of search engine optimization solutions) raises $4.7M. http://bit.ly/35YLhP  Nov 3rd
  • FUND RAISING: Blinkx (Video search) is issuing shares worth £5M http://bit.ly/2n7Da8  Nov 3rd
  • FUND RAISING: Croatian virtual shopping mall Trillenium has raised €1 million from Hrvoje Prpic http://bit.ly/2h2vrY  Nov 3rd
  • FUND RAISING: OtherInbox Inc. has collected $2.3 million of a planned $4.2 million round of financing http://bit.ly/3Fea5T  Nov 3rd
  • ACQUISITION: Zoom Media has acquired Gym Screen Media from Media 42 group for an undisclosed sum http://bit.ly/2jfpIq  Nov 3rd
  • PEOPLE: Sky Digital Media has made a raft of senior appointments http://bit.ly/XbgWH  Nov 3rd
  • NEWS: Yell is likely to announce a £500M rights issue to restructure its £3.8bn debt http://bit.ly/2jJl1r  Nov 3rd
  • NEWS: ITV’s sale of Friends Reunited (£25M)Brightsolid, a division of DC Thomson, referred to regulator http://bit.ly/2xQLbf  Nov 3rd
  • ACQUISITION: PlayNetwork (integrated media experiences for businesses) acquires Channel M (customized in-store TV networks) http://bit.ly/4o2k1Z  Nov 2nd
  • ACQUISITION: Amazon acquires Zappos.com (online apparel and footwear) $1.2Bn based on Friday’s closing price of $117.4 a share http://bit.ly/3jyXOm  Nov 2nd
  • ACQUISITION: CareTech Solutions (web services provider for the health industry) to acquire IGCN (build hospital websites) http://bit.ly/19HVn8  Nov 2nd
  • FUND RAISING: Real-Time Searcher Scoopler Raises Seed Round (between $500K & $1M) http://bit.ly/m6L7l  Nov 2nd
  • FUND RAISING: Motley Fool raises $25M (BIA Digital Partners $15M/Patriot Capital $10M) http://bit.ly/1TquB8  Nov 2nd
  • FUND RAISING: The Daily Caller, a right-wing news website that has not yet launched, secures $1.5M of a $3M fund round http://bit.ly/2eScAB  Nov 2nd
  • FUND RAISING: CubeTree (freemium enterprise collaboration suite and social networking platform) secures $8M http://bit.ly/1K1iep  Nov 2nd
  • NEWS: The market cap for both Google and Apple are currently tied at about $170 billion after Friday’s market close http://bit.ly/2RSAJG  Nov 2nd
  • FUND RAISING: Box.net raises another $7.1M for collaboration tools http://bit.ly/1BTEFE  Nov 1st
  • FUND RAISING: Scoopler, a real-time search engine startup, has raised an undisclosed amount of seed FUND RAISINGing http://bit.ly/1N71jb Nov 1st
  • ACQUISITION: TripAdvisor expands in China with agreement to acquire travel media business Acquire Kuxun.cn http://bit.ly/OcSQW  Oct 30th
  • FUND RAISING: Bling Nation, a provider of mobile payments technology, has raised $20M from Balderton Capital http://bit.ly/241o6A  Oct 30th
  • ACQUISITION: Adeye (social mobile media marketing) acquires Storyz, (share conversations across mobile and internet) http://bit.ly/2xOak4  Oct 29th
  • ACQUISITION: comScore acquires Latin American web measurement company Certifica http://bit.ly/1Dc8lR  Oct 29th
  • ACQUISITION: Responsys (email and cross-channel marketing solutions) acquires Smith-Harmon (digital marketing services) http://bit.ly/22Hpt1  Oct 29th
  • FUND RAISING: IngBoo, a Sunnyvale, Calif. based online marketplace for information updates, has raised $800,000 in seed funding http://bit.ly/wxuXa  29th
  • FUND RAISING: Voddler, a Swedish VOD tech and content provider, has raised $2.2 million in FUND RAISINGing http://bit.ly/Zv5ex  Oct 29th
  • FUND RAISING: SnapLogic (dataflow platform) closes $2.3M funding; Informatica founder Gaurav Dhillon named CEO http://bit.ly/4vZfOY  Oct 29th
  • ACQUISITION: Equifax Inc. has acquired IXI Corp. (provider of consumer wealth and asset data) for $124 million in cash http://bit.ly/38Cx0F  Oct 29th
  • ACQUISITION: The Omaha World-Herald Co. has purchased WikiCity (community-based social Web site). Price undisclosed – small http://bit.ly/3AAomE  Oct 29th
  • ACQUISITION: Koodos (discount fashion buying club) acquired by e-trader group (sells surplus stock) for less than £250K http://bit.ly/2q97vU  Oct 28th
  • ACQUISITION: Timberwolves owner and former president of West Publishing bid for 25-30% stake in Star Tribune http://bit.ly/3SCZyL   Oct 28th
  • NEWS: Three bidders remain in the auction of German web hosting firm Strato http://bit.ly/2EAn6x  Oct 28th
  • FUND RAISING: Vdopia (Pre-App and In-App video advertising platform for the iPhone) raises $4M from Nexus Venture Partners http://bit.ly/3UVlbK  Oct 28th
  • FUND RAISING: Giftango, an issuer of virtual gift cards, raises around $1.4M in an equity fund raising http://bit.ly/1cf5bU  Oct 28th
  • FUND RAISING: ScanScout (In-stream ad placement service) raises $8.5M from Singapore-based EDB Investments http://bit.ly/4z0YFP  Oct 28th
  • FUND RAISING: Godengo (Calif.-based provider of a Web publishing solution for local magazines) raises around $2.16M http://bit.ly/2nkJoF  Oct 28th
  • FUND RAISING: Layar (superimposes images and other data on top of a mobile phone browser) about to finish a round of around $1M http://bit.ly/32gq2V  Oct 28th
  • FUND RAISING: RingCube Technologies (SW facilitating portable computing) is offering $211,000 worth of rights and securities http://bit.ly/2drkKk  Oct 28th
  • FUND RAISING: Dilithium Networks (converged video services for wireless internet and mobile applications) raises $10.9M http://bit.ly/Laslb  Oct 28th
  • FUND RAISING: Response Logix (helps car dealers to respond to online leads within ten minutes and offer quotes) has raised $5.6M http://bit.ly/U8q8n  Oct 28th
  • NEWS: Barry Diller has signaled his willingness to dispose of Ask.com (bought in March 2005 for $1.85bn stock in 2005) http://bit.ly/42SIqN  Oct 28th
  • ACQUISITION: GSI Commerce (e-commerce platforms) acquires Retail Convergence (RueLaLa.com/SmartBargains.com) for up to $350M http://bit.ly/1wbxzV  Oct 27th
  • FUND RAISING: Varicent Software (software for sales performance management) secures $35M to further accelerate growth http://bit.ly/1HXUKD  Oct 27th
  • FUND RAISING: StatusNet, the company behind the open-source microblogging service identi.ca, is closing an $875K seed round http://bit.ly/2XA0OA  Oct 27th
  • NEWS: Vivendi would be amenable to a flotation of TV JV NBCU Universal on the NYSE http://bit.ly/1iLJX  Oct 27th
  • NEWS: Virgin Media stalls sale of UKTV stake http://bit.ly/1ynzEH  Oct 27th
  • FUND RAISING: NetProspex (B2B contact information) raises $2 Million In Round Led By American City Business Journals http://bit.ly/1fVgcT  Oct 27th
  • FUND RAISING: Netpulse (interactive media platform for fitness centres) raises $3.1M. http://bit.ly/2WEiJn  Oct 27th
  • ACQUISITION: TopTenREVIEWS acquires the Consumer Media Division of Imaginova (Space.com, LiveScience.com and Newsarama.com) http://bit.ly/7e314  Oct 26th
  • PEOPLE: Sweden’s Bambuser (a mobile live videocaster) is hiring MySpace Nordic CEO Hans Ericksson as its new CEO http://bit.ly/3cNyHJ  Oct 26th
  • FUND RAISING: IngBoo (tracks activity on various sites from one place via a free web tool) has raised $800K http://bit.ly/4bqLJx Oct  26th
  • FUND RAISING: Watercooler has raised $5.5M. FUND RAISINGing led by British online betting site Betfair http://bit.ly/1RKXB9  Oct 26th
  • FUND RAISING: NYC-area startup Aviary (web-based image editing tools aimed at artists) has raised $7M http://bit.ly/k4Pjg  Oct 26th
  • ACQUISITION: Lion Capital Holdings, Inc has acquired DeFi Mobile Ltd http://bit.ly/uJLuC  Oct 26th
  • FUND RAISING: Tornante Spin off Vuguru (digital content studio) is backed by funding from Rogers Communicationshttp://bit.ly/1CBUyO  Oct 26th
  • NEWS: Samsung and Handmark launch venture FUND RAISING to invest in mobile games http://bit.ly/Hokxw   Oct 26th
  • FUND RAISING: 4iP (Channel 4 venture investment FUND RAISING) is putting further investment into Audioboo (Twitter for audio) http://bit.ly/2wjnXf  Oct 26th
  • FUND RAISING: Unity Technologies (multi-platform game development platform) closes funding round led by Sequoia Capital http://bit.ly/JPg2c  Oct 26th
  • ACQUISITION: e-Rewards (online market research panels) acquires Research Now PLC, a UK online fieldwork and panel firm http://bit.ly/2asATs  Oct 26th
  • NEWS: Online travel firm Web Reservations International (hostels.com and boo.com) plans sale for £275M http://bit.ly/4e1cov  Oct 25th
  • FUND RAISING: Hot Potato (start up connecting people watching live events in real-time) raises $1M http://bit.ly/3pOYTR  Oct 25th
  • FUND RAISING: Start-up Bump Technologies (Bump iPhone application) has closed a (suggested $1M+) funding round led by Sequoia http://bit.ly/36E5X3  Oct 25th
  • NEWS: Rumors that VC-backed Playfish, the social games startup which has had phenomenal growth is in play http://tinyurl.com/yz4f5b2  Oct 23rd
  • FUND RAISING: Google founder Eric Schmidt has given an undisclosed amount to launch social networking site InternInc.com http://tinyurl.com/yhz6azz  Oct 23rd   
  • FUND RAISING: Mimosa Systems (data archiving software) has brought in $1.6 million in debt, rights and securities http://tinyurl.com/yj9agan  Oct 23rd   
  • NEWS: Orange is looking for online, web, TV or mobile service companies to invest in http://tinyurl.com/yztdm9s  Oct 23rd   
  • NEWS: Shanghai Media Group splits its operations in two. Is China’s media industry opening up to outside investment? http://bit.ly/nMuUD  Oct 23rd
  • NEWS: Debt-for-equity swaps with lenders. Is it a way forward? Interesting FT story. http://bit.ly/4BrgF  Oct 23rd
  • FUND RAISING: Dailymotion secures £15.4 million from VC Atlas Ventures and France’s FSI strategic investment FUND RAISING http://bit.ly/4379AI  Oct 22nd
  • FUND RAISING: Organic Motion (motion-capture technology) secures $7.4M FUND RAISINGing led by Foundary Group http://bit.ly/29Ysl  Oct 22nd
  • PEOPLE: Graham Sherren to step down as Centaur chairman http://bit.ly/2wK29u  Oct 22nd
  • NEWS: U.S. market researcher e-Rewards makes indicative offer for UK rival Research Now – at least 430 pence per share http://bit.ly/2Al9mE  Oct 22nd
  • FUND RAISING: Scout Labs’ dashboard (shows how Internet users feel about a product or service) announces $4M funding http://bit.ly/KDg7w  Oct 22nd   
  • NEWS: Ancestry.com (website for people to trace their roots through online records) plans $100M IPO http://bit.ly/48bIvB  Oct 21st
  • FUND RAISING: UK Secretive e-Commerce Site Shutl.co.uk Gets £500k FUND RAISINGing http://bit.ly/1MXCa1  Oct 21st
  • FUND RAISING: AudienceScience, the behavioral targeting firm raises $20M http://bit.ly/4jr5S5  Oct 21st
  • PEOPLE: Yahoo has hired former General Electric executive Andrew Siegel as its new head of mergers and acquisitions http://bit.ly/rQ9yZ  Oct 21st
  • FUND RAISING: The CIA invests in Visible Technologies, a company specialising in data-mining social-networking sites http://bit.ly/2Pl10C  Oct 21st
  • FUND RAISING: Berlin-based aka-aki, which offers a location-based social network for mobiles, has raised additional funding http://bit.ly/2XjSic  21st
  • FUND RAISING: Quidsi, Inc., the parent company of Diapers.com (online baby retailer) raises $30M in Series E round of financing http://bit.ly/168Ary  Oct 21st
  • FUND RAISING: RiseSmart (Web-enabled outplacement and job search services) announces $4.6M in additional series A financing http://bit.ly/Q4AH0  Oct 21st
  • FUND RAISING: Canada: Chango (search targeted ad solution) has completed a $750,000 series A financing round http://bit.ly/Z5fkO  Oct 21st
  • FUND RAISING: healthguru Media, a New York-based health website for 18-40 year-olds, has raised $3.2M http://bit.ly/10HC2m  Oct 21st
  • NEWS: London: Centaur, the B2B publisher, has rejected a takeover approach by Critical Information Group http://bit.ly/3pLYQx  Oct 21st
  • PEOPLE: Guardian News & Media (GNM) is shuffling several exec chairs and abandoning its GuardianAmerica.com strategy http://bit.ly/6uTro  Oct 21st
  • FUND RAISING: Unity Technologies raises $5.5M from Sequoia Capital for 3-D game technology http://bit.ly/dBE8L  Oct 21st
  • FUND RAISING/PEOPLE: REvolution Computing Announces $9 Million in new funding and Names Norman H. Nie CEO http://bit.ly/Xsyuc  Oct 21st
  • FUND RAISING: Stealth Web Startup Palaran Raises $1 Million In FUND RAISINGing From True Ventures http://bit.ly/2uzaI2  Oct 21st
  • AQUISITION: Loopt, the New Enterprise Associates and Sequoia-backed mobile social network aquires startup GraffitiGEO http://bit.ly/4tCeni  Oct 21st
  • ACQUISITION: Kosmix, the reference search engine has just acquired a small startup called Cruxlux http://bit.ly/4lI4Ix  Oct 20th
  • FUND RAISING: Tech Lifestyle Blog GeekChicDaily raises $1M http://bit.ly/3zD5Ep  Oct 20th
  • ACQUISITION: 123Net aquires ZING Networks, Inc., a wireless Internet service provider price undisclosed) http://bit.ly/3siuw7  Oct 20th
  • FUND RAISING: Abu Dhabi Media Co. invests in music video site VEVO (values VEVO at 300M dollars) http://bit.ly/1UVJOl   Oct 20th
  • FUND RAISING: Jive Software Secures $12 Million in Series B FUND RAISINGing From Sequoia Capital http://bit.ly/gKrQp  Oct 20th
  • ACQUISITION: On4(TM) Has Reached Agreement to Acquire http://www.pets911.com (price undisclosed) http://bit.ly/11v94c  Oct 20th
  • PEOPLE: Jonathan Sykes has left his role as MD of Tiscali TV, the IPTV service acquired by The Carphone Warehouse http://bit.ly/2PP3N1  Oct 20th
  • ACQUISITION: Digital Entertainment Media Company Tubefilter, Inc. to Acquire Top Web TV Entertainment Business, Tilzy.TV http://bit.ly/DuLnQ  Oct 19th
  • PEOPLE: Google loses Europe COO Ben Legg to European Directories http://bit.ly/4A71Oc  Oct 19th
  • FUND RAISING: Photo-Blogging Site DailyBooth Raises $1 Million http://bit.ly/47sIk4  Oct 19th
  • ACQUISITION: The Kauffman Foundation acquires start-up StudentBusinesses.com (terms undisclosed) http://bit.ly/4nAsZR  Oct 19th
  • NEWS: SAO PAULO/PARIS media company Vivendi to make an offer for GVT the Brazilian telecommunications company http://bit.ly/3Xxr17  Oct 19th
  • ACQUISITION: The Princeton Review, Inc is to acquire Penn Foster Education Group, Inc., (online career education) for $170M http://bit.ly/2aecdH  Oct 19th
  • FUND RAISING: HubSpot closes $16M Series C round of financing led by Scale Ventures with participation from existing investors. http://bit.ly/1dq6Go  Oct 19th
  • ACQUISITION: KUALA LUMPUR – Media Prima to acquire Malaysia’s oldest & largest newspaper The New Straits Times Press http://bit.ly/2YNRYQ  Oct 19th
  • NEWS: UK Internet advertising firm Media Corp surges as Google lifts penalty. Stock trebles in value over the last week http://bit.ly/N2X9P  Oct 19th
  • NEWS: Yell is likely to require an extension for its lenders to agree plans to restructure its £3.8bn of debt http://bit.ly/5nuDh  Oct 19th
  • ACQUISITION: DanceJam, a dance video startup may soon be acquired by Purevideo Networks http://bit.ly/44t7iV  Oct 17th
  • ACQUISITION: MySpace selling at least a majority interest in Photobucket. The likely buyer is Disney-backed Ontela http://bit.ly/1BKvGI  Oct 17th
  • NEWS: Wasserstein’s death leaves media assets in limbo (The Deal, New York magazine, Penton Media etc) http://bit.ly/3uo8UE  Oct 16th
  • FUND RAISING: Technorati (blog search engine) raises $2M from return backers Draper Fisher Jurvetson & Mobius Venture Capital http://bit.ly/2p85LH  Oct 16th
  • FUND RAISING: UK based Fizzback has secured £1.6M million of Series B FUND RAISINGing led by Nauta Capital http://bit.ly/Xf4Gj  Oct 16th
  • NEWS:  Novafora-Transmeta fire sale http://bit.ly/2cGSwx  Oct 16th
  • FUND RAISING:  Social Media Measurement Firm Sometrics Raises $4M in a second round led by Disney’s Steamboat Ventures http://bit.ly/3CtyoC  Oct 16th
  • FUND RAISING: Good Data has raised $2.5 million in new capital from venture investor Andreessen Horowitz http://bit.ly/1RFg2y  Oct 15th
  • ACQUISITION: Barracuda Networks Inc., security applications for email, Web and IM threats, has acquired Purewire Inc. http://bit.ly/3fzLPo  Oct 15th
  • ACQUISITION: CrowdGather, Inc. Expands Forum Network by Acquiring Consumer Watchdog Community, MatrixWatch.com http://bit.ly/4mKdDf   Oct 15th
  • FUND RAISING:  Spigit announces that it has raised $10 million from Warburg Pincus for Workplace Social Network http://bit.ly/2Ixfs8  Oct 15th
  • NEWS: How A Failed Poach Could Cost Mike Volpi The Skype Deal http://bit.ly/1oiwnK  Oct 15th
  • ACQUISITION:  French content delivery company Ipercast has bought Lyon-based mobile video provider 3G Factory for an undisclosed fee http://bit.ly/2oBpZQ   Oct 15th
  • FUND RAISING: SubHub Lands Equity FUND RAISINGing To Boost Its Paid Content Platform, “significantly more than the $200,000” http://bit.ly/1sRf3Z  Oct 15th
  • PEOPLE: MySpace Exec Moves Continue: Nada’s Apointment Official; Three Others Rejiggered http://bit.ly/2b7Y89  Oct 15th
  • FUND RAISING: Box.net Adds $7.1 Million In FUND RAISINGing For Digital File Storage http://bit.ly/iYRkb  Oct 15th
  • NEWS: UK arm of Joost put into liquidation http://bit.ly/3GkliT  Oct 15th
  • ACQUISITION: New York Times Calls Off Sale of Boston Globe http://bit.ly/32aUSB  Oct 15th
  • ACQUISITION:  Thomson Reuters agrees terms for Breakingviews (equity at about £13m, or £12m net of cash on its balance sheet) http://bit.ly/6xD4p  Oct 15th
  • NEWS: PE firms Candover and Cinven owners of Springer Science and Business Media, are considering a full sale of the company http://bit.ly/1MHu0y  Oct 14th
  • FUND RAISING: Amuso, UK online trivia contests, has raised $1.5M in FUND RAISINGing from Mangrove Capital Partners and angel investors. http://bit.ly/413gLj  Oct 14th
  • FUND RAISING: Ooyala gets $10 Million FUND RAISINGing from Rembrandt Ventures (see Ooyala blog entry dated 13-10-09) http://bit.ly/H3QjU  Oct 14th
  • FUND RAISING:  Shazam, mobile music discovery provider, gets investment from KPCB, backers of Google and Amazon http://bit.ly/alBmS  Oct 14th
  • FUND RAISING: Blog/social network advertising network, Technorati has raised a new round of financing, $2M, from existing investors http://bit.ly/36eCLP  Oct 14th
  • FUND RAISING: Good http://www.good.is has closed a Series A round of FUND RAISINGing. President ,Shapiro, says it was “single digit millions” http://bit.ly/1tbLwr   Oct 14th
  • NEWS: Sumner Redstone to sell Viacom, CBS stock http://bit.ly/pJsDe  Oct 14th
  • ACQUISITION:  Zodiak Entertainment has taken majority stake in UK based factual and drama specialist Dangerous. http://bit.ly/L5IYk  Oct 14th
  • PEOPLE: Helen Alexander is appointed Chairman of Incisive Media http://bit.ly/2O6tu  Oct 14th
  • ACQUISITION: August Equity LLP portfolio company Boat International Media Limited has acquired Showboats International http://bit.ly/eiy9i  Oct 14th
  • ACQUISITION:  Microsoft has sold Razorfish to Publicis Groupe for around $500M and landed a 3.3% stake in the communications giant. http://bit.ly/bIJuZ  Oct 14th
  • NEWS: GE’s negotiation to form a JV with Comcast combining NBC Universal with the NBC networks now includes an exit http://bit.ly/3v7A8M  Oct 14th
  • ACQUISITION:  Bloomberg Wins Bidding For BusinessWeek. Offer is in the $2M to $5M range and it has agreed to assume liabilities. http://bit.ly/4cI855  Oct 14th
  • ACQUISITION:  Become.com (comparison shopping) has acquired Pangora GmbH from Lycos Europe N.V. http://bit.ly/2XtSV5  Oct 13th
  • ACQUISITION:  Viadeo, one of the world’s largest business social networks, today announced that it has acquired Canadian-based UNYK http://bit.ly/2boTAk  Oct 13th
  • FUND RAISING:  ViVu, creator of solutions to change the way people interact using video, Closes $3M Series A funding Round http://bit.ly/JmbG4  Oct 13th
  • FUND RAISING: TodaCell Raises $1 Million for Mobile Ad Optimization Platform (Interview with CEO Moshe Vaknin) http://bit.ly/1b8Ar  Oct 13th
  • FUND RAISING:  Transactiv ( developing a new transactional platform for online commerce) secures $1.2M In Series A Venture funding http://bit.ly/GK964  Oct 13th
  • ACQUISITION:  Cisco Announces Agreement to Acquire Starent Networks for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $2.9 billion http://bit.ly/Cw7fD   Oct 13th
  • NEWS: Vulnerable ITV turns off likely predators http://bit.ly/3QJZ2W  Oct 13th
  • ACQUISITION: Motionbox Announces Acquisition of Viddyou, Inc. Personal Video Sharing Service http://bit.ly/Jw2i0  Oct 12th
  • FUND RAISING: Venture FUND RAISINGs Raise Only $1.6 Billion In Third Quarter. Most Of That Went To Vinod Khosla.http://tiny.cc/N08b8  Oct 12th   
  • FUND RAISING:  French Music Streamer Deezer Raises $9.6 Million in Second Round http://bit.ly/ZVMTb  Oct 12th
  • PEOPLE:  Tullo Marshall Warren appoints Douglas McDonald, was Euro-business dir. -Upstream Mobile Marketing, as head of mobile http://bit.ly/b19Ao  Oct 12th
  • PEOPLE:  Skype Chairman Michael van Swaaij and co-Founder of Bebo Paul Birch have backed online accounting start-up Crunch.co.uk http://bit.ly/raScD  Oct 12th
  • ACQUISITION:  Insure.com, Inc. has sold its Insure.com brand name and related media assets for $16M in cash to QuinStreet Inc. http://tinyurl.com/yhwwcd5  Oct 10th   
  • ACQUISITION:  Sonoma Wire Works has acquired the Submersible Music product line http://tinyurl.com/yzhnhv5  Oct 9th   
  • ACQUISITION:  Consumer comparison-shopping portal Saveology.com has acquired Supportsquad.com http://tinyurl.com/yf29qj8  Oct 9th   
  • ACQUISITION:  Caring.com Acquires Online Eldercare Directory Gilbert Guide http://tinyurl.com/ygbnf68  Oct 9th   
  • ACQUISITION:  Burst Media, (www.BurstMedia.com)has acquired Giant Realm, Inc. (www.giantrealm.com) http://tinyurl.com/yz9e3nc  Oct 9th   
  • FUND RAISING:  Reality Mobile has secured $6.5 million in expansion capital in a round led by Energy Ventures http://tinyurl.com/ylb8b2q  Oct 9th   
  • NEWS: Sony Pictures Entertainment is to sell its 21 per cent stake in production company Shine Group http://tinyurl.com/yg35xqt  Oct 9th   
  • FUND RAISING:   Engine Yard Raises $19 Million In Series C For Ruby-On-Rails Hosting http://bit.ly/VniLq  Oct 8th   
  • FUND RAISING: Dailymotion Raises Another $22 Million As Costs Outstrip Income http://cnt.to/iei   Oct 8th   
  • NEWS: Independent News & Media has agreed a financial restructuring with its bondholders http://tinyurl.com/y9qknyw  Oct 8th   
  • ACQUISITION: Box.net Acquires Increo Solutions To Expand Document Collaboration And Sharing http://bit.ly/bJOLr  Oct 7th   
  • ACQUISITION:  PE firm TA Associates has acquired a 25% stake in security software company AVG Technologies for $200 million. http://tinyurl.com/ydm6saw  Oct 7th   
  • ACQUISITION:  Compuware is acquiring Web app experience management solution provider Gomez for $295 million in cash. http://tinyurl.com/ycg52nl  Oct 7th   
  • NEWS:  Canwest Global Communications Corp strikes deal with creditors that will allow the company to recapitalize http://bit.ly/GDWTI  Oct 7th   
  • ACQUISITION:  Q interactive acquires permission-based marketing firm Vente http://tinyurl.com/ycyngde  Oct 6th   
  • ACQUISITION:   Sift Media acquires the PublicTechnology.net website portfolio http://tinyurl.com/yd4v84j  Oct 6th   
  • NEWS:  General Electric and its NBC Universal unit are in talks with Comcast to spin off a new company http://tinyurl.com/yb3bqzq  Oct 6th   
  • ACQUISITION:  Experian has bought United MailSolutions GmbH, an email marketing company in Germany http://tinyurl.com/y8plhmz  Oct 5th   
  • ACQUISITION: DOCUgroup has acquired the Nordic assets of Reed Business Information http://tinyurl.com/ycudqqk  Oct 1st   
  • FUND RAISING:   OnLive has raised a third round of funding from AT&T Media Holdings, Lauder Partners and its existing partners http://blog.onlive.com Oct 1st   
  • NEWS:  Mortimer Zuckerman, the New York Daily News and US News & World Report, has bid to buy Business Week http://tinyurl.com/ybuyj2w  Oct 1st   
  • NEWS: Comcast might buy stake in NBC Universal – from Los Angeles Times http://tinyurl.com/ya5kr2v   Oct 1st   
  • NEWS: Speculation that Guardian News and Media could be forced to sell off ContentNext, publisher of paidContent http://tinyurl.com/ya5qmq6  Oct 1st   
  • ACQUISITION:   Ink Publishing http://www.ink-publishing.com have bought ARC Airport Retail Conference www.arc2009.com  from the liquidator  Sep 30th   
  • ACQUISITION:  Prisa, Spain’s largest media group has agreed in principle the sale of a 25 per cent stake in Santillana http://tinyurl.com/yest996  Sep 29th   
  • ACQUISITION:   “Argus Media acquires Energy Market Report” http://tinyurl.com/y99x6cr   Sep 29th   
  • ACQUISITION:   A majority stake in Iran’s state-owned telecommunications firm sold to a private consortium in an $8bn deal http://tinyurl.com/yb8lryr  Sep 28th   
  • NEWS:  Watch Toby Gordon, Fusion Corporate Partners: Welcome address and introductions on Vimeo! http://vimeo.com/5374513  Sep 24th   
  • ACQUISITION:    Nokia buys UK travel start-up Dopplr – http://tinyurl.com/yd95tpe  Sep 24th   
  • FUND RAISING: Permira has raised €177m (£160m) by selling more than half its stake in Freenet http://tinyurl.com/yatnppf  Sep 24th   
  • NEWS: Yell plans £500m equity offering http://tinyurl.com/y8lupet  Sep 24th   
  • ACQUISITION:  Essentially Group, the sports marketing has been purchased by PR behemoth Lord Bell’s Chime Communications http://tinyurl.com/llzdxm  Sep 23rd   
  • FUND RAISING: Rubicon Project has raised $9m (£5.5m) in its third round of funding. http://tinyurl.com/nazake  Sep 23rd   
  • NEWS: Thomson Reuters Closer To Buying Breakingviews? http://cnt.to/hWc   Sep 21st   
  • ACQUISITION: Google Acquires reCaptcha To Power Scanning For Google Books And Google News http://bit.ly/bAOHG  Sep 17th
  • ACQUISITION:  Adobe has bought online ad firm Omniture for $1.8 bn. http://tinyurl.com/pe6l94  Sep 16th   
  • ACQUISITION: The Rubicon Project has acquired Others Online, an ‘audience optimisation company’. http://tinyurl.com/pzmbs7  Sep 16th   
  • NEWS:  Facebook makes profit for first time http://tinyurl.com/p4gz97  Sep 16th   
  • ACQUISITION:  Nokia has purchased ‘certain assets’ of micro-social networking site Plum Networks http://tinyurl.com/ofa3m5  Sep 15th   
  • NEWS:  UK-based voice to text firm SpinVox has been secretly put up for sale, according to a new report. http://tinyurl.com/o8z5m2  Sep 15th   
  • ACQUISITION:  Thomson Reuters take over Abacus Enterprise for $50m (£30m). London-based tax software business owned by Deloitte http://tiny.cc/6lqf1  Sep 14th   
  • NEWS: SpinVox For Sale, Investor Says, As It Kisses Its Cash Goodbye http://tinyurl.com/ms365n  Sep 11th

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