Stories for May. 8, 2003

Electronic Arts is mulling subscription fees for its online Web games and Madden football. It’s a pretty bold plan ? and one that could conc… Read more »

Stories for May. 7, 2003
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Playboy Enterprises has swung into profit, on the strength of its website and television operations. Profits came in at $600,000, compared t… Read more »

This is the new new battle in the online media: Google’ CEO Eric Schmidt believes said at an industry conference that Internet companies th… Read more »

Online profiling vendors are raking it it, sort of. A controversial practice from the dot-com heyday, profiling is making a comeback as some… Read more »

Australia’s online consumers are increasingly comfortable with the idea of paying for content…..yep, rejoice. Read more »

The president of AOL Broadband Lisa Hook said Tuesday that the company has seen striking success in merging television content in the broadb… Read more »

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Terra Lycos reported a sharp drop in first quarter sales, stirring doubts over its business model despite continued progress in slashing ope… Read more »

Stories for May. 6, 2003

Another Southern California Internet company under investigation: Nasdaq hasrequested additional information from online entertaiment networ… Read more »

MSN is planning to offer its photo service only to subscribers of MSN 8, an Internet service that bundles online services such as e-mail and… Read more »

Suing music pirates may scare off a few file-sharers, but providing legal alternatives along the lines of Apple iTunes makes more sense. Read more »

Microsoft is readying a new version of Xbox Live with advanced community features such as voice chat and locater services that operate indep… Read more »

Sprint’s PCS division is launching a new video product for users, offering movie reviews, news and sports scores from companies such as Dai… Read more »

Stories for May. 5, 2003

Sports site Rivals.com has been doing some interesting experiments in loyalty clubs for subscribers. Bobby Burton, VP at Rivals.com, speakin… Read more »

Speaking at the Selling Subscriptions to Internet Content summit today in NYC, Vince Broady, SVP, CNET Networks revealed an interesting tric… Read more »

IGN Entertainment is going private and will be acquired for $12 a share, a 50 percent premium to Friday’s closing price of $8. A new corpora… Read more »

RealNetworks will send audio and video streams of sports and news programming to consumers’ mobile phones. The digital media delivery compan… Read more »

Speaking at the “Selling Subscriptions to Internet Content” summit today at NYC, Paul Pellman, VP of consumer direct marketing at Terra Lyco… Read more »

Stories for May. 4, 2003

Is it time for an industry wide initiative to develop a framework for cataloguing and indexing of premium content? Is it time for a new prem… Read more »

Stories for May. 3, 2003

Yep, you read it right. Unfortunately, it is, much like the paid-listings market. And this has nothing to do with the market economics, and… Read more »

An interesting story on Blogshares, the fantasy shares market for weblogs…an interesting experiment in content economics, as John Blossom… Read more »

Sony has bought off the desktop software assets of Sonic Foundry, the company that helped develop core software for Sony’s own broadband ser… Read more »

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