Stories for May. 6, 2003

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 »

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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
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Sports site has been doing some interesting experiments in loyalty clubs for subscribers. Bobby Burton, VP at, 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 »

Stories for May. 2, 2003

Golden Gate Private Equity was the winning bidder for the bulk of Divine?s assets at an auction held Monday and Tuesday, court documents sho… Read more »

IGN Entertainment, the online gaming information network, has slipped back in red, after a profitable last quarter. It reported a net loss o… Read more »

Ah, the dilemma. “What does need to happen, and I’ve suggested it before, is to have software get smarter. People on bandwidth limited devic… Read more »

European telecom operator Orange and Walt Disney Internet Group have signed a European content distribution agreement, giving Orange custome… Read more »

Conspiracy theories are going around the industry following new rules Visa U.S.A. imposed late last year requiring adult content Websites to… Read more »

The Apple’s subscription music service, which went live Monday, sold an estimated 275,000 tracks at 99 cents apiece in its first 18 hours, a… Read more »

Stories for May. 1, 2003

MediaSpan Group, a provider of pre-press software and Internet new-media programs for newspapers and radio stations, has landed an additiona… Read more »

File-Cash, a new “legitimate” P2P sharing network, will launch from June 1, and offer a catalog of music from over 100 independent labels.… Read more »

Sony Music Entertainment is the first major music company to sign an agreement to publish applications and content for QUALCOMM’s Binary Run… Read more »

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