Stories for Feb. 6, 2003

A case study on Weatherbug, the hot and much-hyped subscription and ad-based downloadable weather app. “Each station agreed to place a downl… Read more »

Dating, Travel Drive USA Interactive: dating service was the fastest growing revenue generator and one of the profit drivers for U… Read more »

A patent claim with profound implications for the online content industry. A company called Acacia Media Technologies is claiming patents o… Read more »

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AOL Tightens Integration of Time Warner Content: “Two years after America Online and Time Warner merged, the two sides finally are working t… Read more »

IGN Reports First Profitable Quarter: IGN Entertainment (fka (Nasdaq: IGNX), the online gaming network, is in black, according… Read more »

Fee vs. Free: The Casualties: Steve Outing notes the newsroom casualties in the sites going from ad-sponsored (free) to subscription-based.… Read more »

Gannett’s Online Revenues Increase 27 Percent: Gannett, the publisher of, among 100 other newspaper websites, has generated app… Read more »

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Lycos Europe Registers First Positive EBITDA: Lycos Europe has recorded for the first time positive earnings before interest, tax, depreciat… Read more »

Stories for Feb. 5, 2003

The FeedRoom To Deliver Video News to Cell Phones: Online webcasting solutions provider The FeedRoom will begin delivering video news to cel… Read more »

Decisionmark Gets Local Broadcasters Back Online: Decisionmark’s Air-to-Web Broadcast Replication technology may provide a solution to get m… Read more »

Cricket Sites and Plan Merger: Two of the most popular cricket portals — and — are in adva… Read more »

Magazines Lead Way With Portable Editions: “Zinio Systems saw ‘enormous acceptance’ in magazine delivery last year, said its CEO and preside… Read more »

Nokia Bets That Gaming Phone Will Boost Growth: Nokia has launched a new cellphone, N-Gage, that doubles as a handheld gaming device, thus… Read more »

Big Internet Players Show New Interest in Weblogs: Tripod, owned by Terra Lycos, has now jumped into the blogging fray: “[H]opes the new ser… Read more »

European Digital Music Players Merge: Vitaminic SpA, the European digital music solutions provider, has announced that it has signed a defin… Read more »

European Mobile Gaming Worth Over E3bn by 2005: Mobile gaming will generate E500m in Western Europe in 2003 and over E3bn in 2005, a new stu… Read more »

Palm E-Books To be Distributed to Schools: As the trend of B2B players trying to break into the consumer market continues, the reverse trend… Read more »

Why Won’t Johnny Read?: ‘Cause all the news websites are turning off free sections: ridiculous argument. Read it. “None of the young people… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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