Stories for Jan. 27, 2003

Marketing Battle for Online Dating: Online dating sites are turning up the heat: sites like, a unit of USA Interactive, and Yahoo… Read more »

An Interesting Year Ahead for Online Community: Virtual communities have long been ticking over since the days of The Well, Tripod and Geoci… Read more »

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Stories for Jan. 26, 2003

EBSCO To Acquire RoweCom: RoweCom, the troubled subsidiary of Divine, has been bought out by EBSCO, the information services company. Read more »

Stories for Jan. 25, 2003

New Service Sounds Like Phish: Phish, a new online paid music service, delivers soundboard-quality live Phish shows only days after the conc… Read more »

Pare Down That Salon Ship: Ken Layne has a valid argument on the bloat is still carrying (pun intended). “If I ran Salon, I’d cut… Read more »

Should Weblogs Link to Paid Articles?: “So, what do you think should be the proper etiquette for weblogs linking to paid content?” Etiquette… Read more »

Stories for Jan. 24, 2003

Wireless Gaming: Finally No Fantasy: As handset hardware and networks improve, carriers see cell-phone fun as the Next Big Thing for firing… Read more »

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Robert Marsh, Controller of Telephony Development at Channel 4 Television in the UK talks about the success of SMS TV, its benefits beyond r… Read more »

Verizon Wireless Customers Align With The Stars: Verizon Wireless customers in the U.S. will be able to access astrology predictions from T… Read more »

FactSet Buys out M&A Database Player: FactSet, the online investment research and information service, has bought out Mergerstat Holdings, a… Read more »

Virgin Mobile to Open up Third Party Premium SMS: Mobile content providers will soon be able to launch premium SMS services to Virgin Mobile… Read more »

Hoover’s Dissidents Cite Earnings in Oppoesition to Deal: Dissident shareholders of Hoover’s are determined to derail the proposed takeover… Read more »

The Civil War Inside Sony: Sony Music wants to entertain you. Sony Electronics wants to equip you. The problem is that when it comes to digi… Read more »

Online, Wireless Gaming Gaining: Analysis from Jupiter Research reveals that online PC game subscriptions are expected to reach $600.7 milli… Read more »

RSS feeds offer info-junkies a way to take the pulse of hundreds of sites. A few weeks of dabbling may make some converts, but will it make… Read more »

Reuniting Friends Has Proved Its Worth: This according to Philip Smith, the editor of Revolution. “Certainly, Friends Reuniteds Read more »

The number of peer-to-peer, or P2P, webpages rose more than 300 percent to 89,000 in the last 12 months, according to Websense. In addition,… Read more »

Wal Mart Distributor Buys Some of Liquid Audio Assets: In a move that could make it easier for record companies to sell and promote songs on… Read more »

Stories for Jan. 23, 2003

Sony Rallies its Empire: The convergence, as seen by companies like Sony, LG and Matsushita: an interesating contrast form the convergence s… Read more »

Malaysian Telecom Players Eyes Mobile Content Market: Malaysian telecom company Digi Telecom is aiming to capture at least 20% share of the… Read more »

More on’s New Premium Plan: This is Salon’s new “new deal”: Starting today, you can gain access to Salon in either of two ways: Yo… Read more »

I have serious doubts, though the story says otherwise. Something which the story does not cover: Gizmodo will kick Dig-It’s ass any day. Fo… Read more » Says It Will Turn Profit Every Quarter of 2003: German Internet portal company has turned a profit in the Q4 ’02. The news of… Read more »

More Publishers Try All-Paid Web Model: While no U.S. newspaper is yet making a fortune by charging for access to its website, more publishe… Read more »

P*r-n Strategy: Share and Snare: The p*r-n industry is learning a lesson the music industry refuses to hear: Piracy doesn’t have to be a dir… Read more »

Sputtering Growth Sparks Changes at MSN: Microsoft is rethinking its strategy for its new MSN 8 Internet service, amid signs of stagnant gro… Read more »

Stories for Jan. 22, 2003

Liverpool FC links with BT Openworld for Trial Subscription Offer: Liverpool FC supporters will receive three month’s worth of free e-Season… Read more »

Microsoft and Music Choice Team Up to Offer Subscription Music Services in Europe: Music Choice Europe, a digital music broadcaster, has tie… Read more »

Dan Gillmor: Internet Content in Peril in Non-Competitive World: A very valid point raised by Dan Gillmor: ” Walt Disney Co. signed a little… Read more »

Mobile P*r-n ‘Could Generate £2.5bn’: A more elaborate story on the statement by the CEO of Private Media Group, reported yesterday. He rec… Read more »

Exploring… Content Strategies: A white paper series on content and
content-related issues, in the eContent magazine. Six articles by indus… Read more »

Yahoo Japan Says Q3 Profits Doubled: Yahoo Japan, the country’s most popular Web portal, said Wednesday that its third quarter profit more t… Read more »

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