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  • Tribune May Seal Cubs Deal, Relieve Some Debt
    The long, drawn-out sale of the Chicago Cubs by Tribune Co. may be nearing its end. It was assumed that Wrigley Field would go to the Ricketts family for arou ...
  • Press Crunch: Newspaper Deals in Miami, Boston Stall
    Two of the nation's leading newspaper publishers are seeing delays in their plans to sell assets to raise much-needed cash. These postponements will turn up the financial heat on T ...
  • Match.com Connects With People
    Showing its affection for market segmentation, IAC/Interactive's Match.com on Tuesday agreed to buy People Media for $80 million from private equity firm American Capital. Focused on specific demographic groups, Peop ...
  • Tribune Co. Finally Sells the Cubs
    Tribune Co. has finalized a deal to sell the Chicago Cubs to a bidding group led by bond salesman Thomas Ricketts. The value of the deal is said to ...
  • CognitiveDATA Aquires Catalog Marketer CMS Direct
    CognitiveDATA -- which recently became a wholly owned subsidiary of database marketing agency Merkle -- on Monday announced plans to acquire catalog marketing services firm CMS Direct. According to compa ...
  • Allen & Co Retreat Begins Amid Shaky Media Backdrop
    The annual Allen & Co. retreat for media company execs begins tomorrow in Sun Valley, Idaho, with the ominous backdrop of a global recession, shrinking advertising sales and fears th ...
  • Armstrong's First 100 Days Almost Over
    Tim Armstrong is now two weeks shy of completing his first 100 days at the helm of AOL. At the beginning of his quest, the former Google sales head sa ...
  • Yahoo Kills Maven Networks
    Carol Bartz continues to swing the axe at Yahoo, closing down weak and under-performing products at the Sunnyvale, Calif. Web giant. According to TechCrunch's Robin Wauters, the latest to ...
  • Digitalsmiths Intros MetaData System
    Betting on consumer demand for increasingly complex video viewing, white-label video technology company Digitalsmiths on Monday debuted a new product for premium video content libraries. The new product provides premi ...
  • McClatchy Debt Exchange Doesn't Reach Goal
    Pressed by falling ad revenues and the broader recession, big newspaper publisher McClatchy Co. has recently been trying to rework its increasingly onerous debts. But lenders didn't exactly line ...
  • News Corp. Kicks Photobucket
    The layoffs keep coming at News Corp. interactive units. Just a week after MySpace announced plans to cut its workforce by 30% -- or roughly 425 employees -- Fox Interacti ...
  • EA Develops Media Group To Develop Gaming Ad Opportunities
    Electronic Arts has set up a media sales organization to offer marketers and advertisers consulting services aimed at video game sponsorships and promotions. The strategy offers cross-platform services, from add- ...
  • Bartz: Still No Microsoft Deal
    At an investors meeting on Thursday, Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz said the company had "nothing to say" about a possible search deal with Microsoft. "If we ever have a de ...
  • Skype Trial Could Lower IPO Price
    EBay's plans to take Skype public are being threatened by a dispute with the company's cofounders, who still own a piece of the software used by the voice-over Internet protoc ...
  • Turner Pars New Deal With PGA Site
    Turner Sports and the PGA Tour have extended their relationship where the programmer operates the golf body's Web site until 2019. The agreement also means coverage of golf's fourth Gra ...
  • Veeple and BitGravity Combine Streams
    Digital content delivery network BitGravity has partnered with Web video technology startup Veeple. Under the deal's terms, BitGravity will offer Veeple's technology to content owners and businesses, while Veeple h ...
  • Pointroll Rolls Out Rich Media Ad Dev Suite
    PointRoll on Wednesday launched a collection of tools designed to help designers and developers create, develop and deliver rich media ads. Dubbed AdArchitect, the technology can be used to crea ...
  • Travel Channel Launches Studio To Provide Video To Partners, Strikes Deal With Yahoo
    Travel Channel Media has launched a studio to deliver partners short-from travel videos across TV, the Internet and mobile devices. In connection with the move, the new Travel Channel Studi ...
  • Ball Four: Zell Seeks Other Bidders For Cubs Franchise
    Earlier this year, it looked like Tribune Co. boss Sam Zell found a buyer for the Chicago Cubs sports franchise, but now the team is back on the auction bloc ...
  • E-Reader ScrollMotion Strikes Publisher Deals
    ScrollMotion, a mobile app developer spotlighted at Apple's recent developer conference, formally announced agreements to bring additional books, magazines and newspapers to its e-reader application for the iPhone. ...
  • SocialVibe Enables Charity Blogging on WordPress
    WordPress parent Automattic has partnered with widget maker SocialVibe, PaidContent reports. As a result, Wordpress bloggers can now sign up for a SocialVibe widget, choose a specific charity and correspondi ...
  • Mobile Startup Getfugu Teams With IPG
    Mobile search provider Getfugu is partnering with Interpublic's Emerging Media Lab, giving IPG's clients and agency partners exclusive rights to test the San Francisco-based startup's technology. Under the agreement, I ...
  • Reform Group Campaigns Against iPhone/AT&T Deal
    Today, iPhone buyers must also sign up for AT&T wireless service, while anyone who purchases a BlackBerry Storm must also use Verizon. But that situation could change if a n ...
  • Digital Agency Sapient Acquires Nitro To Boost Traditional Capabilities
    In the example of industry consolidation, digital marketing firm Sapient Corp. is acquiring New York-based independent ad agency Nitro Group LLC. The transaction, a combination of cash and stock, ...
  • Diller Apparently Unloads Very Short List on Kushner
    According to insiders, Very Short List, IAC's answer to Daily Candy, has been sold to Jared Kushner, the young real estate tycoon and owner of The New York Observer. T ...
  • iCrossing Taps The 'Social Graph'
    With an eye on social networks, digital agency iCrossing on Monday is expected to announce a partnership with startup Media6°, which uses "social graph" data to connect marketers to customiz ...
  • AOL Picks Up Going and Patch Media
    Eyeing the local online advertising marketing, AOL on Thursday announced the acquisition of local media companies Patch Media and Going. Terms of the deals were not released, but each compa ...
  • Last Exit
    All three founders of Last.fm -- the online community and music discovery service that CBS acquired in 2007 -- announced their exits on Wednesday. ...
  • Google Back on Acquisition Trail
    During his interview with Fox Business, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said the search giant is looking to buy smaller technology companies in the next year to focus on cloud, mobi ...
  • Prediction: Bartz Will Make Microsoft Search Deal
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