Stories for Feb. 4, 2003

Crain’s Chicago Business Launch a Subscription Service:, the online version of Crain’s Chicago Business, is turning into… Read more »

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Hoover’s Ends its Free News Alerts: Hoover’s, which is still mired in its takeover by D&B, has ended its free news alert service, according… Read more »

South African Newspaper Site Rethinks its Paid Content Strategy: “M&G Online [the online version of the South African paper Mail&Guardian]… Read more »

IFilm CEO Leaves As Firm Turns Profit: IFilm, a familiar name from the Internet’s bubbly past, is simultaneously reporting the departure of… Read more »

Access Develops Mobile Content Payment Solution for J2ME: Access, a Japanese company with a subsidiary in U.S., has launched a wireless paym… Read more »

Stories for Feb. 3, 2003

Nail Down Your Niche: An interview with Olivier Travers, the founder of He talks about lessons we can learn from ad*ul^t s… Read more »’s Rhapsody Available Free to Speakeasy Customers: Speakeasy, one of the largest independent broadband providers in US, and online… Read more »

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Dialog Makes Changes to Pricing Strategy, Again: BIS provider Dialog has increased its fee for subscribers: “The full text of documents from… Read more »

Spanish Site Starts Paid Subscription Scheme: Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia’s website has a new look and a new business model as of Saturd… Read more » will become effective February 6, 2003, but will remain part of the CNN online network ( & Read more »

News Technologies Launches E-mail News Alert Subscription Service; Claims Patents (Pending): Not necessarily a very innovative service, but… Read more »

Lycos Targets Subscription Services (5 minute steaming video interview–registration required): Mark Stoever, executive VP of Terra Lycos US… Read more »

Web Profits Are Talk of NAA Meeting: “[O]nline news might develop into a model similar to cable television, where users pay for premium cont… Read more »

Sirius Tries to Sell Pay Radio: “Are there millions of consumers willing to pay a monthly fee of $10 or more for such a service in a nation… Read more »

Fine Print in Electronic Arts’ Results: “To even suggest the Sims Online could fail is a far cry from the way it has been heralded Read more »

Stories for Feb. 1, 2003

ET Online Launches Its Desktop Push Client: As reported by Hollywood reporter earlier in December (and woke up now), Entertainment… Read more »

Paid Content Market Soars (5-minute streaming video interview): Precisely the reason why I started this website: these vanilla stories on pa… Read more »

CNet’s Creative Touch-Up Doesn’t Equal Growth: As I have said before, CNet won’t survive this year in its present form. Company’s ad revenue… Read more »

Stories for Jan. 31, 2003

Sun Online Launches Paid-For Archive (UK) (via AOP):
The Sun Online has launched a paid-for searchable archive, allowing users to
access a… Read more »

Net Gambling Bill Fans E-cash Fears: “After seven years of trying, lawmakers are widely expected to crack down on illegal Internet gambling… Read more »

O2 Unveils Protection Plan for Mobile Adult Content: O2 has launched a formal consumer protection scheme for the introduction of mobile adul… Read more »

What Keeps Execs Awake at Night?: Answers: paid content, of course, among others! A short report from Newspaper Association of… Read more »

EUniverse Reports Profits of $3.3 Million; Paying Customers Increase by 28 Percent: The online entertainment network eUniverse has reported… Read more »

Net Radio Has No Immediate Future: An excellent editorial on why Internet Radio is not attracting any venture capital, and how laws like the… Read more »

Fun And Games (and Revenues) For Mobile Carriers: An overview of the wireless gaming opportunities for mobile carriers and content developer… Read more »

AOL-Microsoft? Not Likely, Just Logical: A speculative story on whether MSFT can buy America Online from AOL TW. “Scan the landscape of pote… Read more »

CNET Breaks Into Profitability: CNet Networks net income stood at $3.48 million for Q4, compared to a loss of $81 million in the year-ago pe… Read more »

Web Publishers See Signs Of Profitability, Stability: A round-up of how publishers such as, Washington Post, New York Times… Read more »

Blogging Network Moving Along Slowly But Steadily: Blogging Network, an online network of subscription weblogs, is chugging along, as revenu… Read more »

Stories for Jan. 30, 2003

T-Online to Launch TV-Based Internet at End-2003: T-Online International AG will start to bring video and e-mail to German TV sets, through… Read more »

The online sports content specialist lost $8.3 million, compared to a loss of $13.8 million the year-ago period. EBITDA came in at $2.2 mill… Read more »

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