Stories for Apr. 28, 2003

Buried at the end of the long, long Fortune story I linked to below, a tantalizing possibility: “AOL has been trying to develop its own musi… Read more »

A fawning series of exclusive stories on Apple’s new music service, including an interview with Steve Jobs, a review of the iTunes music ser… Read more »

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The incredibly-hyped Apple online music service has been launched today. The songs cost 99 cents each to download, with no subscription fee,… Read more »

Ed’s Note: “Tying it Up” is a new regular tidbit which will keep a watch on trends, collating news and analysis from not just online content… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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