Stories for Apr. 28, 2003

An interview with singer Peter Gabriel on his digital music company OD2 and his belief in the ftire of music subscription services. “The mus… Read more »

“The key here is whether consumers will be forced to have a subscription, or can download tracks and pay as they go,” said Josh Bernoff, sen… Read more »

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FT.com has signed up 53,000 subscribers in the first year it started charging, while the total number of users has risen to 3.5 million per… Read more »

As reported on this site in March, Slate has finally turned a corner. In the first quarter of this year, Slate took in more money than it sp… Read more »

Stories for Apr. 27, 2003

Leading media and tech companies, including Amazon.com, Microsoft and Walt Disney — have joined together to lobby the Federal Communication… Read more »

Stories for Apr. 26, 2003

IGN Entertainment (Nasdaq: IGNX expects to post a first-quarter net loss, which are formally being annouced on May 1. The company forecast a… Read more »

Stories for Apr. 25, 2003

A federal judge in Los Angeles has handed a stunning court victory to file-swapping services Streamcast Networks and Grokster, dismissing mu… Read more »

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Perhaps the most interesting development in the radio industry for a long time: XM Satellite Radio has introduced a product to deliver their… Read more »

Yahoo Japan, part owned by Yahoo US and Softbank, has posted upbeat earnings for the year ended in March. Group net profit rose 106.1 percen… Read more »

Japanese mobile phone operators NTT DoCoMo and KDDI have both announced plans to trial services that will allow subscribers to make credit c… Read more »

Stories for Apr. 24, 2003

SportsLine.com (Nasdaq: SPLN) losses have narrowed in Q1, at $9.4 million, compared to $12.3 million loss in the year-ago quarter. But reven… Read more »

America Online and Symbian, a developer of advanced cell phone operating systems, have announced a deal to bring AOL services to more cell p… Read more »

Reasons why Steve Jobs should stay clear of UMG. “No company has successfully managed to be both a device maker and a content producer at th… Read more »

Following yesterday’s news that Chinese portal Sohu.com (Nasdaq: SOHU) posted strong profits, rival Sina.com (Nasdaq: SINA) also posted a pr… Read more »

A fascinating story on datacasting, the technology that delivers bits of information over a public broadcast spectrum, and has caught the at… Read more »

Sony Corp shocked investors on Thursday by falling far short of earnings targets and projecting a profit slide, blaming war worries and a co… Read more »

Chinese Internet portal Sohu.com (Nasdaq: SOHU) reported a strong first quarter profit as the company’s bid to boost subscription services l… Read more »

EMeta, one of the biggest content commerce software companies, has closed its offices in UK (based in London), for now. The company is “rest… Read more »

Stories for Apr. 23, 2003

A simple yet powerful message by the best independent web designer there is. Read more »

Ah, one of the wonders of modern world: $1 billion ringtones market, and that’s a very conservative estimate. “With [handsets with] enhanced… Read more »

CNET Networks’ (Nasdaq: CNET) Q1 losses came in at $15.8 million, or $0.11 per share, compared to a net loss of $31.1 million, or $0.22 per… Read more »

The Independent newspaper in UK has just started a subscription and micropayments service for its website (as first reported by PaidContent.… Read more »

Shazam Entertainment, which runs a popular music recognition service for mobile phones in UK, has received $6.6 million in a new round of fu… Read more »

AOL Time Warner disclosed that it incurred a $54 billion noncash write-off of goodwill and said its online unit put a drag on revenue.
For… Read more »

RealNetworks, which just bought out Listen.com in a $36 million deal, paid about $1.25 million to its MusicNet venture for royalties and ser… Read more »

Stories for Apr. 22, 2003

An interview with Ion Valaskakis, head of the Entertainment group for Vodafone Global Content Services. “It won’t be long before we’re able… Read more »

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