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A Financial Analyst's View of Bloomberg Law

As a legal blogger, I fear living in an echo chamber. So it’s nice to find that some hot blawgosphere topics also engage the business world. I follow blogger commentary on Bloomberg Law as I suspect many do. So I offer here a different perspective on it, that of a financial anal

Autonomy to Acquire Interwoven

Autonomy announced on 21 January 2009 that it will acquire Interwoven.  The Autonomy press release spells out the rationale for the acquisition: “The combination of Autonomy’s Meaning Based Computing technologies (IDOL) (with its ability to understand content) with In

Reed Elsevier's LexisNexis Loses Share to Thomson Reuters' Westlaw in Large Law Firms

The 2007 large law firm librarian survey is out. Some of the data surprise me.  Competitive Advantage (big PDF) in Law Firm Inc. magazine (an American Lawyer, now Incisive Media, publication) includes results of a survey of AmLaw 200 law firm librarians conducted in the spring of

ALM (Incisive Media) Acquires Altman Weil Publications

ALM announced on March 6, 2008 that it acquired Altman Weil Publications.  “ALM, a leading media company serving legal and business professionals, today announced the acquisition of Altman Weil Publications, Inc. of Newtown Square, Penn. The group publishes surveys on the l

LexisNexis Acquires Redwood Analytics

Law firms business intelligence has become a big deal (see my blog posts on BI). One of the leading BI software tools, Redwood Analytics, was acquired last week by LexisNexis.  According to the press release, Redwood will join “the LexisNexis

Microsoft Enters Full Text Market FAST

Microsoft today announced its acquisition of full-text search company Fast Search & Transfer ASA (FAST).  Jeff Raikes of MS is quoted in the the press release: “Enterprise search is becoming an indispensable tool to businesses of all sizes, helping people find, use and

Thomson Acquires Contact Networks

Thomson, owner of West and other legal properties, has acquired Contact Networks.  The Contact Networks home page has a notice at top: “Thomson, the world’s leading information company, has acquired Contact Networks, the global leader in Enterprise Relationship Manage

CaseLogistix Acquired

A relatively new discovery document review developer has been acquired.  Anacomp announced it has acquired CaseLogistix. From the press release: “Anacomp Inc. (OTC: ANCPA), a leader in document and business process management solutions, today announced it has completed the

Thomson Bids for Reuters

Thomson (owner of West Publishing) is an important information and software supplier for BigLaw (and SmalLaw). CIOs, librarians, and other firm managers should keep track of Thomson’s bid for Reuters.  Forbes report of the Thomson bid for Reuters is here. Reuters itself rep

Recent Acquisitions: E-Discovery and Outsourcing

Two acquisitions occurred in recent weeks, one in e-discovery and one in outsourcing.  Integreon to acquire CBF Group Inc (2/22/07) notes that “Integreon Managed Solutions, Inc., a global leader in complex knowledge process outsourcing, announced today that it has acquired