Stories for Jul. 15, 2003

A very interesting report by guest contributor Damian Roskill, from the Digital Sports Forum, held yesterday in New York City. Micropayments… Read more »

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Dispatch Interactive, which runs an OSU football e-newsletter called ” Xtras and O’s” will start charging: $9.95 subscription charge. Read more »

Some stir: Apple may have plans to extend its successful iTunes Music Store concept to sell films online, according to Bloomberg reporting o… Read more »

The mainstreaming: Buy.com will unveil a new music download service next Tuesday with a $40 million promotional campaign and launch celebrat… Read more »

An interesting interview with the CEO of PlanetOut, the gay-focused portal. On competition with Yahoo and other big portals: “Given that we’… Read more »

Q2 Revenues: Revenues for New York Times Digital grew 21.7 percent in the second quarter to $21.6 million, from $17.8 million in the the yea… Read more »

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Q2 Results for Dow Jones Electronic Publishing, which includes WSJ.com, among others: Revenues were $80.0 million, up 1.8 percent from the p… Read more »

You don’t have to be one of Hollywood’s chosen few to be a TV star. The Internet is becoming a platform for individual and community televis… Read more »

ABC.com has launched its broadband content platform (desktop app, really) Wednesday called ABC Motion. Initially, consumers will get a packa… Read more »

Jakob Nielsen on why PDF usability is a joke…Users get lost inside PDF files, which are typically big, linear text blobs that are optimize… Read more »

Stories for Jul. 14, 2003

Well, no, the story doesn’t say anything about that…written by Phillip Swann of TVPredictions.com, he says: “DirecTV could team with HBO t… Read more »

Jupitermedia has acquired the assets of DevX.com for $2.25 million in cash, 200,000 restricted shares of Jupitermedia common stock and the a… Read more »

Yahoo Europe has announced the appointment of ex-BBC and Channel Four content and programming boss Peter Grimsdale as editorial director. Gr… Read more »

Nerve, the literary-porn website,which has been celebrating its sixth year anniversary, has been profitable for a year, according to a essay… Read more »

Eventually all newspapers will have to diversify revenues streams, according to this story, done in wake of Guardian’s move last week when i… Read more »

Stories for Jul. 13, 2003

Nokia has been working closely with the music industry to make them port music to cell phones, and in effect persuade labels and music fans… Read more »

WaPo has more details on AOL blogs, to be launched later this summer as part of AOL 9.0: three ways to update their blogs — online, through… Read more »

The story argues about the streaming versus downloading model…the eternal debate…essentially iTunes versus Rhasody. “The streaming servi… Read more »

Stories for Jul. 12, 2003

Just some Saturday nostalgia, in case you were wondering…. Read more »

Stories for Jul. 11, 2003

Acacia Media Technologies, which has been actively pursuing adult content companies for payments against its streaming media patent, may go… Read more »

AOL said that it quietly launched a shopping site for music and videos this week, and has stopped linking to its earlier affiliate Amazon.co… Read more »

A rather interesting profile of Simon Waldman, head of Guardian’s online efforts, in latest New Media Age (not online)…
The story characte… Read more »

Jay Alan Samit, the digital media honcho at EMI music, and and the man behind nearly 30 dotcom investments by the major record company, has… Read more »

A shortish case study on how MyFamily.com increased conversion rates from free to subscritpion users. One of MyFamily’s most important pages… Read more »

A summary of the salient points raised at NetMedia 2003 Online Digital Media conference in Barcelona, held last week (where paidContent.org… Read more »

Bill Thompson, a rather cranky contrarian who write for BBC, Guardian, among others, has written this somewhat controversial piece…watch t… Read more »

Stories for Jul. 10, 2003

Yahoo’s multimedia subscription service, Yahoo Platinum, launched with some fanfare earlier this year, has proved to be a dud…you know wha… Read more »

Yahoo’s international division of the company had posted its fourth consecutive year on year revenue growth of over 30 percent..Yahoo Europe… Read more »

Yahoo is promoting its premium services through in-network marketing: “They even have a central page with links to all of their premium serv… Read more »

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