Stories for Jan. 13, 2003

RealNetworks is signing up the sports operators in a hurry…PGA will offer subscription programming through the RealOne SuperPass multi-med… Read more »

Mobile firms eye ‘Playboy’ services: Something which was only a matter of time: Mobile phone companies in UK are turning to soft porn in a b… Read more »

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Yahoo Makes Online Dating Easier with Video, Voice: In an overture to new paying subscribers, Yahoo is adding video and voice capabilities t… Read more »

Sites You Would Pay For, According to WSJ Writers: WSJ writers Tim Hanrahan and Jason Fry list their list of sites they would pay for. Inter… Read more »

Stories for Jan. 12, 2003

Analyst Says Hoover’s Accepted Too Low a Bid: Steven Gear, of Wunderlich Research Partners in St. Louis, Missouri and the only analyst issui… Read more »

Is Yahoo the Sleeper Content Clearinghouse? Well, it can be. The title is up for grabs…it could be’s as well. Yahoo is re-launc… Read more »

There, Here, Everywhere (Word file): There, the incredibly hyped developer of an immersive 3D online gaming environments (simultaneous launc… Read more »

Stories for Jan. 10, 2003
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Paid Web Music Service Joins Top 10: MusicMatch ended last year as the dominant Webcaster, thanks in part to its subscription Artist On Dema… Read more »

ProQuest Co Names Alan Aldworth CEO: ProQuest, the information management company, lowered revenue and earnings expectations for the end of… Read more »

Radio Ditches Webcasts En Masse: Following the earlier news that Clear Channel was pulling off its webcasts, Wired News does a detailed stor… Read more »

Case Study: Tests Selling Subscriptions: ContentBiz does a case study on’s attempts to sell subscriptions, following its earli… Read more »

Consumer Reports Reports on Online Content:, one of the oldest and most successful paid content sites, surpassed 1 milli… Read more »

Stories for Jan. 9, 2003

Barry Diller’s New Role: Cupid: While the industry press has treated Barry Diller the way Us Weekly treats Justin Timberlake, the real news… Read more »

Old British Newsreels Find New Life Online: British Pathe, whose news reports helped form the worldview of British moviegoers for decades, h… Read more »

Hoover’s Sees More Revenues As An Independent Company: This fight is getting interesting: Hoover’s thinks it can earn more revenues by stayi… Read more »

A Digital Subscription Watch, From Microsoft: This beats everything, really. Microsoft has introduced designs for a new class of watch that… Read more »

Salon Launches Branded Credit Card: Salon has launched a branded Visa credit card. The peg: “Keep independent journalism thriving and save 5… Read more »

Content As the New Frontier–an EU Report (Big PDF File): A report on the fusion between content and technology market, by ACTeN, an EU-fund… Read more »

MSN links with Paul Allen’s Charter: Microsoft’s MSN online content service expanded its relationship with Paul Allen’s cable Internet servi… Read more »

Stories for Jan. 8, 2003

Sprint, Warner Offer Music Service on Cell Phones: Sprint and Warner Music Group on Wednesday announced a deal to offer a streaming music cl… Read more »

BT Plans Launch of Paid-for Learning Centre (UK): BT has revealed plans to launch its first paid-for education content service called BT Lea… Read more »

Digital Piracy: The Show Must Go On: Peer-to-peer file-sharing is not going away. The story looks at some of the strategies, legislation and… Read more »

New Year Resolutions: Fix Archives, Figure out Alternative to Simple Paid Subscritions, and Hire Bloggers!: This, in essence, is Steve Outin… Read more »

Online Game Hopes to Convert Virtual Cash Into Real Revenue: An analysis by WSJ of whether people will pay to play role-playing games like “… Read more »

Dubai’s Portal Offers Content From Dow Jones Newswires: A portal in Dubai,, has been offering versions of local news sources in UA… Read more »

Cantos To Provide Content To Dow Jones And BT Group: Cantos, the online video communications service for corporates, has entered into agreem… Read more »

In a Digital World, Encyclopedias Strive for Relevance: “Britannica spent a lot of money trying strategies such as offering its content free… Read more »

Something Phishy This Way Comes: Leave it to a reunited neohippie rock and roll band to show major labels how to sell music via the Net. “Fi… Read more »

Live! and Kickin’, or Is It?: Vodafone Group is pretty pleased with itself, having spent millions of euros on marketing its Live! service in… Read more »

Microsoft Says Sales Strong for Xbox Online System: Microsoft said that demand for the online add-on to its game console system remained str… Read more »

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