Stories for Jul. 25, 2003

OK, has closed the e-mail hack, where people could tweak the URL a bit and access the stories…too much abuse, apparently. Read more »

Stories for Jul. 24, 2003

An interesting story about how two small operations are reporting on fantasy games and making a living selling those newsletters online…ex… Read more »

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Nothing to do with digital media, but a fun piece: Ten journalists from the UK’s Guardian newspaper compiled tomorrow’s edition of the G2 su… Read more »

AOL has tapped John McKinley, a former CTO of Merrill Lynch and GE Capital, to direct its technology initiatives. As AOL’s chief technology… Read more »

Business 2.0 website recently went behind a subscription wall recently (first reported here): editor Josh Quittner explains in the August is… Read more »

In a story on EA Q2 results, the company reveals that conslidation into the main company has cut down the costs, though it declined t… Read more »

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Microdoc News, which is an excellent site on nano-media issues (started with heavy Google focus and has now expanded and re-designed), has a… Read more »

Chinese Internet media company Sina has posted a third consecutive quarterly profit that met recently raised expectations and boosted its ou… Read more »

WaPo’s Leslie Walker on KeepMedia: “What’s intriguing is how KeepMedia creates custom pages on the fly, presenting hyperlinked headlines and… Read more »

Stories for Jul. 23, 2003

Movielink, the Internet movie-on-demand service, has signed on Walt Disney, and will offer Disney movies for download… the pact now gives… Read more »

As expected, The Tribune Company has started rolling out premium services for its newspapers: first up, its biggest property Los Angeles Tim… Read more »

The continued downturn in Lycos’ fortunes: Lycos Asia has reduced its Singapore operations to a skeleton crew today, laying off around 40 st… Read more »

AOL TW said second-quarter earnings rose sharply amid hit films such as “The Matrix Reloaded,” strength at its popular cable TV networks, an… Read more »

Update: Read this: AOL To Integrate It Within AOL Communicator.
This one caught me by complete surprise…the PointCast beast refuses to die… Read more »

Netomat, an alternative browsing/collaboration company which has been lurking in the shadows for almost three years now (it started in Fall… Read more »

Chinese Internet media company’s quarterly profits swelled on the back of popular demand for wireless text messaging services. It r… Read more »

The National Football League is teaming with computer maker IBM to convert up to 80 years of pro football films into digital form for player… Read more »

In an effort to dig deeper into the syndication market, MarketWatch has bought out the financial information syndication provider Pinnacor (… Read more »

Internet performance measurement service Keynote Systems has acquired Toronto-based Streamcheck, a company that measures streaming-media per… Read more »

Stories for Jul. 22, 2003

A sweeping, trends post by Jo Ito on user-generated micro-content…”Microsoft will continue to dominate the desktop, but it will become les… Read more »

This deal can be pretty trivial or pretty smart, depending on which camp of Wi-Fi hype [or even digital-version camp] you’re on…Zinio, the… Read more »

AOL has started retailing a pre-paid cash cards for teenagers, as part of its unveiling of the AOL 9.0 client, which will allow teenagers to… Read more »

: Isn’t that what we used to do anyway…
On user request (ok, not really..) the 150 feet high, 60 feet near-naked rocker Tommy Lee billboar… Read more »

Hah, it’s always fun receiving media advisories…the supposed availability of expert to comment on issues of the day…especially if it is… Read more »

Entriq, a broadband content commerce service provider, has tied up with RealNetworks, to deploy its Helix DRM and provide the DRM to its cli… Read more »

The founder of will launch his music service today, called, which caters to PC users and boasts the cheapest song downl… Read more »

Google News, as if it wasn’t good enough, has improved its search interface. Avanced search now includes exact phrase search; search for sto… Read more »

Stories for Jul. 21, 2003

(via IWantMedia): Are pay-to-read (read nano media) sites the way of the future? BW looks at one-person examples like Christopher Allbritton… Read more »

(subscription required): So it was WSJ I trumped on this news…Read my earlier exclusive, Contentville II?: Louis Borders new Venture, on L… Read more »

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