Posts Tagged ‘media’

Demand Media Inc. (DMD) OKs share buyback, share prices hike

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Demand Media Inc. (NYSE: DMD) rose 8.5% to $7.80 after the online content provider said its board had approved the repurchase of as much as $25 million of its shares. Volume for the stock was 424,000 shares, surpassing its all-day average of around 410,000.

A press release issued August 22 quoted CEO Richard Rosenblatt as saying, “this share repurchase program reflects confidence in our business and our commitment to maximize shareholder value.”

Under the program, Demand Media is authorized to repurchase up to $25 million of its outstanding shares from time to time on the open market or in negotiated transactions. The timing and amounts of any purchases will be based on share price, market conditions and other factors. The program does not require the Company to purchase any specific number of shares and may be suspended or discontinued at management’s discretion at any time without prior notice.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Demand Media, Inc. is a content and social media company that serves consumers, advertisers, publishers and creative professionals with a diverse portfolio of properties, products and services.

MediaMind Technologies Inc. (MDMD) acquired by DG, stock soars

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

MediaMind Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: MDMD) shares gained 38.2% to $22.03 a piece Thursday, after DG Fastchannel Inc. (Nasdaq: DGIT) said it would pay $418 million, or $22 a share, to buy the digital-advertising company. Volume for the stock topped 2.3 million shares, routing a daily average of just over 70,000.

A news release June 16 announced the definitive agreement, under which DG will acquire MediaMind in an all-cash transaction. The acquisition creates one of the premier global online and television advertising technology companies.

Upon closing, Gal Trifon, President and CEO of MediaMind, will serve as DG’s Chief Digital Officer, leading DG’s online advertising business. Additionally, Ofer Zadikario, MediaMind’s Chief Solutions Officer, will join DG in the same position.

“This is a game-changing transaction that provides DG with an unmatched global footprint, broad customer reach and an innovative platform in television and the fast-growing online advertising market,” said Scott Ginsburg, Chairman and CEO of DG in the same news release. “

In the release, Trifon was quoted thus, “We believe this transaction offers significant value for our shareholders and is the natural, next step for MediaMind. DG will provide us with the added scale and resources to continue to grow our platform and enhance the services we provide our customers. Working together with DG, we will provide a single solution for advertising creation, distribution, and monitoring for cross-platform campaigns.

“We are excited to partner with DG,” Trifon concluded, “to continue to increase our base of large advertisers and expand our global operations, and we are confident that our employees will benefit from the greater opportunities at the combined company.”

Headquartered in New York, MediaMind has 37 sales and representation offices covering 64 countries. In 2010, MediaMind delivered campaigns for 9,000 brand owners using approximately 3,800 media and creative agencies across 8,200 global web publishers in 64 countries.

Onstream Media Corporation (Nasdaq: ONSM) Buzz Stock of the Day

Monday, November 9th, 2009

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Shares of video services provider, Onstream Media Corp. (Nasdaq: ONSM) were up almost 28 percent today after the company announced several new contracts with federal government agencies including the Internal Revenue Service and the Housing Department.

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“Our business relationships with various federal and state governments have never been stronger,” said Randy Selman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Onstream Media in a statement. “As demand for our multi-media web communication products and services continues to increase on the commercial side of our business, we’re also pleased to report continued growth in the government sector, which we expect to continue to rise in the years to come.”

Onstream Media announced that it will provide its comprehensive Digital Media Services Platform (DMSP) and live and on-demand webcasting services for ongoing education and targeted outreach delivery services for the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS will use Onstream Media’s technology to communicate important tax information to tax professionals, small businesses, and self-employed taxpayers in more dynamic, web-friendly and innovative formats such as podcasts, webinars, live broadcasts or other forms of web-based media.

Additionally, the company announced an agreement with strategic partner REJ & Associates, Inc. to provide Webinar services to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Philadelphia Homeownership Center (HOC).

Onstream Media is also subcontracted to provide audio-based web conferencing services that enable FHA to bring employees and other participants from around the country together for online workshops, seminars and trainings. REJ & Associates, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated marketing and communications services based in Baltimore, MD.

Lastly, the NRC has exercised its first one year option to renew and extend its multi-year agreement with Onstream Media to provide ongoing webcasting, streaming media and multi-media services. The company began providing the NRC with its webcasting services in March, 2008.