Stories for Jan. 22, 2003

The Music Business and the Big Flip: Clay Shirky on why the music industry operates in reverse to the publishing/online publishign industry… Read more »

The Storm Over Ynet: An interesting story about a consumer backlash against Ynet, the leading Israeli content site, and the social and polit… Read more »

An interesting twist on online subscription, a point I have noted before in my brief about Weatherbug: it is offering the options of paying… Read more »

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Stories for Jan. 21, 2003

BBC is extending its news text service to India’s 4 million mobile phone users, in a deal with mobile phone company Orange. BBC will provide… Read more »

Shazam Looks for More Material: Music recognition company Shazam has inked an agreement with Key Production, a broker and manufacturer for t… Read more »

Factiva To Offer Services To Clients Affected by Divine’s Troubles: Factiva is offering a replacement product to customers of Divine’s Speci… Read more »

Porn Will be 3G’s Killer App: Pornography will be the main driver of third-generation (3G) mobile services demand, according to the CEO of a… Read more »

Keeping Track of the Online Music Industry: A story about a new music technology company, Relatable, which imprints files with a code, allow… Read more »

Pocket PC Films To Distribute Movies on PDA: An interesting story about Pocket PC Films, a company that provides the technology and the cont… Read more »

Online Games Very Popular Across Asia: Online games are becoming the rage across Asia as Internet usage grows, with Web gamers outnumbering… Read more »

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Reasons Why Readers Pay: Business 2.0 does a story on why users pay for Ask one price for all, develop different verticals,… Read more »

JavaWorld Archives to Be Available by Subscription (via TEoF): JavaWorld, an online J2EE community and tutorial site run by an Austin-based… Read more »

Online Games Very Popular Across Asia: Online games are becoming the rage across Asia as Internet usage grows, with Web gamers outnumbering… Read more »

Salon Clings to Dot-Com Swagger: is expected to announce a new scheme later this week: either subscribe, or be subjected to multip… Read more » Posts Profit: Once written off as another flamed-out Web portal, Chinese media company has roared back to life with its se… Read more »

O2 Hires Former Sky Director to Develop Paid Data Services: Mobile operator O2 has hired ex-Sky marketing sage David Chance to boost its wir… Read more »

Yahoo and AOL: Reversal of Fortunes: The past two years have seen a dramatic reversal of fortunes for Internet bellwethers AOL Time Warner a… Read more »

Reader’s Digest Launches Website for Dieters: Reader’s Digest has launched, a subscription-based online service and resource f… Read more »

JumpTV To Broadcast Online Despite Canadian Ruling: Canadian webcaster brushed aside a regulatory ruling that bars it from retran… Read more »

Stories for Jan. 20, 2003

Who Will Buy Friends Reunited? (UK): A speculative story on who may buy Friends Reunited, the UK community site similar to in… Read more »

Modern Tales Develops into a Subscription Comics ASP of Sorts: I have been skeptical of the online comics company Modern Tales for a while n… Read more »

Major Labels Bring Back Net Music Giveaway: Major music and technology companies will bring back a promotion they tried six months ago to at… Read more »

Forget coupons and advertising; the next frontier for location-based wireless services is the location-appropriate downloadable app. Interes… Read more »

Sony?s New Day: If you read one story for today, read this. Stephen Levy does a story on how Sony is trying to re-invent itself for the digi… Read more »

Stories for Jan. 19, 2003

Investment Ideas: Online Media?: Get out of this doom and gloom, and invest in online media: this is Nick Denton’s advice. “Valuations are s… Read more »

Canadian Newspaper The Record Goes Subscription, With a Twist: Candian newspaper The Record, out of Kitchener, Ontario, is going subscriptio… Read more »

Online Music Distribution (Is Anyone Really Listening?): A series of articles on how the online music distribution (OMD) affects musicians,… Read more »

A long and fascinating editorial by Gerd Leonhard on the future direction the music industry should or would go in. “The debate about the In… Read more »

Music Exec: ISPs Must Pay Up for Music-Swapping: Hillary Rosen, CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America, now wants telecom comp… Read more »

Stories for Jan. 18, 2003

ConsumerReview Bought Out by E-centives:, one of the last surviving independent consumer reviews sites online, has been b… Read more »

Baseball Prospectus To Relaunch and Go Premium: Baseball Prospectus, a scouting guide (as a yearly book) and a website providing analysis of… Read more »

AOL Wins Online Music Innovation Award: Finally some good news for America Online. AOL Music’s First Listen program–which presents new sing… Read more »

Canada Blocks Free Net TV: Canadian regulators have ruled that it is illegal to put broadcast TV signals onto the Internet without permissio… Read more »

Stories for Jan. 17, 2003

Publicis Unit Verbe Buys Ubiqus Content: French communications company Publicis Groupe SA unit Verbe Friday said it has purchased online con… Read more »

NewsNow Revamps Site: NewsNow, the online news monitoring service, has today launched the latest version of its website to include additiona… Read more »

Divine Flips Off Northern Light’s Light: OK, that’s just an insider joke…Divine, which bought out Northern Light last year, is closing NL’… Read more »

Advice From A Lowly Journalist: “People don’t pay for news anymore. So I would use the e-mail [newsletter] version as a marketing tool to se… Read more »

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