Stories for Jan. 24, 2003

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 »

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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 Salon.com’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 »

Web.de Says It Will Turn Profit Every Quarter of 2003: German Internet portal company Web.de 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 »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

Reasons Why WSJ.com Readers Pay: Business 2.0 does a story on why users pay for WSJ.com: 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: Salon.com is expected to announce a new scheme later this week: either subscribe, or be subjected to multip… Read more »

Sohu.com Posts Profit: Once written off as another flamed-out Web portal, Chinese media company Sohu.com 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 ChangeOne.com, a subscription-based online service and resource f… Read more »

JumpTV To Broadcast Online Despite Canadian Ruling: Canadian webcaster JumpTV.com 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 Classmates.com in… Read more »

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