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Amazon to scoop up video processing company Elemental Technologies to likely rank as Amazon's fifth-largest acquisition in its more than 20 year history.    READ FULL ARTICLE >>

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AOL Completes Acquisition Of Quigo

NEW YORK, NY – December 20, 2007 – AOL today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Quigo, a leading site and content- targeted advertising company. READ FULL ARTICLE >>

Pirate Killer

The Deal - December 14, 2007 – Imagine a media and entertainment world void of piracy, a commercially equitable universe where those who create and own intellectual property receive the acknowledgment they deserve. Google Inc., the Nielsen Co. and Royal Philips Electronics NV may be the best-known in the content-recognition field, but their dominance is hardly assured. Silicon Valley is fielding contenders as well, including Audible Magic Corp., BayTSP Inc. and Vobile Inc. READ FULL ARTICLE >>

Scrapblog Receives Funding from Steamboat Ventures

MIAMI, December 10, 2007 /PRNewswire/ – Scrapblog, Inc., the first web-based service for creating and sharing multimedia scrapbooks online, today announced it has received funding from Steamboat Ventures, a venture capital fund affiliated with The Walt Disney Company. READ FULL ARTICLE >>

Edgecast Networks Secures $6 Million in Series B Financing

LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 10, 2007 – EdgeCast Networks, the superior, cost-effective rich media content delivery network (CDN), today announced that it has secured $6 million in Series B financing led by Steamboat Ventures, a venture capital firm affiliated with The Walt Disney Company. READ FULL ARTICLE >>

NASA Takes Off With Baynote-Powered Social Search & Recommendations

CUPERTINO, CA /Marketwire/ - December 6, 2007 – Baynote, Inc., a leader in intent-driven product and content recommendations for the business web, is being used on to improve the effectiveness of search results and deliver the best content to site visitors. READ FULL ARTICLE >>

Citysearch Announces Strategic Partnership With MerchantCircle, Web's Fastest Growing Local Business Network

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA /PRNewswire/ - November 28, 2007   Citysearch, a leading online local guide and operating business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI), today announced a strategic partnership with MerchantCircle, an online network and marketing company for local businesses. The deal represents Citysearch's continued strategy to expand its footprint in local search and allows MerchantCircle to dramatically further its mission of bringing local business owners closer to customers. READ FULL ARTICLE >>

AOL Enters Into Agreement to Acquire Quigo, a Leading Site and Content-targeted Advertising Firm

NEW YORK & Dulles, VA - (BUSINESS WIRE) - November 7, 2007 – AOL today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Quigo, a leading site and content-targeted advertising company based in New York. When completed, the acquisitionwill let AOL offer contextual advertising that matches ads to the contents of a Web page. READ FULL ARTICLE >>

MerchantCircle Announces $10MM in Funding From Previous and New Investors; Momentum Growing for Largest, Fastest-growing Network of Local Business Owners; Company to Pursue New Market Opportunities that Benefit Local Merchants

LOS ALTOS, CA /PRNewswire/ - November 7, 2007 – MerchantCircle, the largest and fastest growing online network of local business owners in the nation, today announced it has received $10MM in Series B funding and other financing. Previous investors Rustic Canyon Partners, Scale Venture Partners, Steamboat Ventures (the venture capital arm of The Walt Disney Company), and new financing partners IAC (Nasdaq: IACI) and Square 1 Bank, among others participated in the deal. READ FULL ARTICLE >>

Level 3 Collaborates With Move Networks to Provide 'True' HD Streaming

SAN JOSE, CA /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - November 6, 2007 – Level 3 Communications' Content Markets Group today announced that it has formed a strategic relationship with Move Networks that will enable Level 3 to distribute Move's Media Services, and will enable integration of Move's technology into Level 3's content delivery infrastructure. READ FULL ARTICLE >>

The Monetization Mandate: Move Networks Executives to Speak on Importance of 'Quality' in Driving Profitable Streaming Video for Major Media Companies

AMERICAN FORK, UT /PRNewswire/ - November 5, 2007 – Move Networks, a provider of a video publishing and delivery platform for continuous long form and live video via the Internet, will participate in a number of leading broadcasting and Internet industry events in November. READ FULL ARTICLE >>

Pure Digital Technologies Launches Five Year, One Million Flip Video Camcorder Giveaway to Benefit Non-Profit Organizations Worldwide

NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ - September 26, 2007 – Today at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, Pure Digital Technologies announced a donor-matching program designed to put the power of video to work for nonprofit organizations worldwide. READ FULL ARTICLE >>

PopularMedia Gives E-Commerce Marketers a New Acquisition Channel in Time for the Holidays

SAN FRANCISCO /PRNewswire/ - September 13, 2007 – PopularMedia, the leader in online viral marketing solutions that drive customer and lead acquisition, announces today a 'Quickstart' e-commerce solution to debut at's Annual Summit in Las Vegas Sept. 17-19. The quickstart solution enables retailers and other e-commerce players to quickly establish a new acquisition channel in time for the holiday season, and build ongoing brand engagement through the critical post-holiday months when online consumer activity is highest. READ FULL ARTICLE >>