Stories for Jul. 11, 2003

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 »

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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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Analysts have predicted the demise of the majority of pure mobile content operators within the next few years. “Most content providers belie… Read more »

RealNetworks has reached a deal with the Ladies Professional Golf Association to webcast the Canadian Open, which is set to become the first… Read more »

Stories for Jul. 9, 2003

This was bound to come up sooner or later: the head-to-head between Google’s cache and subscription/registration sites such as NYTimes.com.… Read more »

Yahoo’s Q2 results will be announced later today…conference call at 5 PM EST.
Tune in here to listen to the conference call.
Related stor… Read more »

Vivendi Universal has closed the European arm of MP3.com, the online music site that it bought two years ago. The US arm of the site has bee… Read more »

Spain has become an interesting battleground for commercial experiments in online content: papers El Pais, El Mundo, ABC, and La Vanguardia… Read more »

A profile of ArtsJournal.com, arguably one of the most influential arts news sites online…a nano-publishing venture of Douglas McLennan, a… Read more »

German internet users have reservations about paying for online downloads (mainly related to software and file-sharing downloads, not necess… Read more »

The Register captures the zeitgeist surprisingly well: Guardian’s launch of new premium services is a defining moment in UK online media mar… Read more »

Stories for Jul. 8, 2003

One of my subscribers brought this to my notice: the e-mail newsletter today crashed Outlook 200 program, and also crashed his PC when he ca… Read more »

The Polish language Industry Standard website is still alive: I found that to my surprise when I searched Google for story [The site actuall… Read more »

[Premium] Fees accounted for only 22.5 percent of Yahoo’s overall sales in the first quarter. Unless that percentage starts heading higher,… Read more »

Microsoft said it will announce its membership in the Internet Home Alliance (IHA) on July 22. The IHA brings together companies from a wide… Read more »

Telstra, Australia’s biggest telecom/Net player, will mutter the last rights over the long-cold corpse of its $100 million Telstra.com inter… Read more »

Chinese Internet company Sohu quadrupled revenues in the second quarter as it swung to profit from a loss a year ago.
Profits: $7.5 million… Read more »

Officially, Yahoo! has forecast revenue will be between $295 million and $315 million, but most analysts have said they expect Yahoo! will t… Read more »

: (Read the story below first, on Guardian’s launch of premium services): Simon Waldman, the director of digital publishing at Guardian News… Read more »

Stories for Jul. 7, 2003

iVillage has completed the implementation of eMeta’s content commerce software eRights Suite to commercialize portions of its online content… Read more »

Emap UK is making redundancies in its radio and music division as it stops selling advertising on its website, scales back its online conten… Read more »

Stories for Jul. 6, 2003

The National Basketball Association said it will webcast 27 summer-league games, a first for the league as it continues its push into online… Read more »

Well I had to interrupt my long weekend to bring you this: apparently, Van Dusseldorp, the Amsterdam-based digital media research company, w… Read more »

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