Stories for Jun. 26, 2003

Yep, its finally online…Sony has quietly released “Stars Wars Galaxies,” the long-awaited online game based on the movie series. “Galaxies… Read more »

San Francisco-based ad agency Venables, Bell & Partner have been selected by Roxio as the agency for Napster relaunch. The announcement foll… Read more »

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More and more people are playing simpler, quieter types of electronic games on the Web, cellphones and hand-helds… Read more »

An interview with Jacob Weisberg, the editor in chief of Slate, who has taken Slate to profitability…”People are realizing this is a busin… Read more »

Shares of Yahoo Japan, Japan’s most popular Internet portal, on Thursday hit their highest level since September 2000 — helped by sunny ear… Read more »

Stories for Jun. 25, 2003

Apple’s music subscription service iTunes will not be rolled out in Europe until next year, due to disputes between record companies and the… Read more »

Advance Publications has become the latest newspaper chain to implement user registration on its websites. Users at Cleveland.com, nola.com,… Read more »

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Not sure why Audible is not promoting it heavily: the spoken-audio subscription service has a killer exclusive: it has the audio version of… Read more »

Andy Bourland defines his new business as this: “So we’ve got two companies combined: one that struggled and failed to find a business model… Read more »

This is a follow up to my story on Andy Bourland buying out Adventive and MarketingFix. Seems like there’s some confusion…see MarketingFix… Read more »

The Business 2.0 story is now online. Profile of Rob Glaser and his ambitions with RNWK. A few noteworthy points:
– The story touches on G… Read more »

Interesting point about Napster continuing validity (or the lack of it): “If initial exposure to an online brand meant something, we’d all b… Read more »

Yahoo is debuting its popular streaming music service “Launch” in Europe, its first crack at the region’s burgeoning online music market. Ya… Read more »

BBC has released RSS feeds of all its content online… a humongous 68 feeds in all, broken down by geography and area of interest. Every bi… Read more »

Stories for Jun. 24, 2003

On2 Technologies, the video compression technology company, has signed licensing agreements with Beijing E-World Technology, a consortium of… Read more »

P2P companies Grokster and LimeWire–along with several other unnamed services–are launching a formal lobbying campaign to convince Congres… Read more »

OSNews, a technology news site, has started offering a faster, ad-free premium version…costs $20 a year. Interesting, the ad-free version,… Read more »

This is news, and I am skeptical…despite this being the findings of a research by Borrell Associates. TV stations as a whole generated abo… Read more »

BeatGreets, the music greetings site owned by AmericanGreetings, has tied up with MSN. The site, which offers free musical greetings, has se… Read more »

Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organization is developing a technology which will make surfing audio and video co… Read more »

I have to say…Business 2.0 is a good magazine, but sometimes it comes out with these “wow-a-trend!” story…like…cell phones! Anyway, th… Read more »

Stories for Jun. 23, 2003

iVillage has inked a deal to develop aTV show about dating, tentatively called “iDate,” to be sold to cable stations. International talent a… Read more »

A story in the latest (July 2003) issue of Business 2.0, still not online, on RealNetworks and its bet on consumer subscriptions. Will it be… Read more »

60sradio.com, an online radio site on, well, 60s music, is making a killing online, according to this story. It is a subscription site, rang… Read more »

SportsLine.com has sold its leading gambling enthusiast site, VegasInsider.com, to British company Sports Information, in a move to appease… Read more »

Microsoft is expected to unveil today an upgraded version of its Pocket PC software, called Windows Mobile 2003…the new software has conte… Read more »

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