Stories for Dec. 30, 2002

Utne.com Goes Subscription: So when did this happen? Not exactly sure if this is news, but seems like Utne.com went subscription when Utne R… Read more »

NewsIsFree, a news syndication/newsfeed service, has launched a premium version of its service: “Some existing features are now available in… Read more »

Stories for Dec. 28, 2002

Audible Seeks Reverse Split: Subscription audio service provider Audible is seeking shareholder approval for a reverse stock split of 1-for-… Read more »

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The Streams of 2003: Downloadables and Lunchables: An analysis column in the latest issue of eContent magazine, on the content trends likely… Read more »

Another opinion piece in eContent magazine about the paid content industry. “I hope a micropayment mechanism becomes established. I hope con… Read more »

Stories for Dec. 27, 2002

Mobile Content Is Nice, But Is It Worth Paying For?: A WSJ.com analysis story on the wireless content market in wake of AvantGo’s recent acq… Read more »

Stories for Dec. 26, 2002

A very innovative new micropayment system analysed by Red Herring. “Ronald Rivest, cofounder of RSA Security, a security software company, h… Read more »

Stories for Dec. 24, 2002

China Web Portals Surge to Two Year Highs: On account of diversification of revenues sources. “NetEase now earns the remaining 80-85 percent… Read more »

With Google at Gates, Yahoo Arms Itself: An excellent analysis of why Yahoo had to buy Inktomi, and the increasing threat it faces from Goog… Read more »

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Stories for Dec. 21, 2002

IBM Teams with News Providers to Offer Content on Portals: This is a very interesting deal, and represents a lucrative area for content comp… Read more »

End of Year Deals (last item): Seems like the M&A pace has picked up in the enterprise information content market as the year closes, accord… Read more »

Market for Paid Online Content in the U.S. Grows to $361 million in Q3 2002, According to OPA: Perhaps the worst time to release an industry… Read more »

Outlook 2003: Issues In The Information Marketplace (): A very interesting overview of the issues in the enterprise content market during th… Read more »

Stories for Dec. 20, 2002

Top 100 Content Companies: EContent magazine releases its list of the top 100 digital content companies (mainly in enterprise content), and… Read more »

Sybase Plans to Acquire AvantGo: AvantGo, the wireless communications company, has been bought out by Sybase for $38 million. AvantGo’s soft… Read more »

NewsStand: Enhancing the Way Publishers Publish and Readers Read: A profile of NewsStand, the company that develops technologies that allow… Read more »

Pressplay Keeps Music Spinning: An interview with Pressplay CEO Michael Bebel, where he discusses the subscription music venture’s achieveme… Read more »

Profits At Last: If The Economist writes about it, there must be something in it. The usual stuff about how online content firms are moving… Read more »

SMS Finally Picking Up in the U.S.: Nearly half of young adult cell phone users in the United States are using the SMS feature on their cell… Read more »

Former Terra Lycos President Appointed Head of Online Gaming Firm: Former Fidelity Investments and Terra Lycos executive Stephen Killeen has… Read more »

How FT.com Kept Ad Sales Strong in 2002: ContentBiz does a case study on how FT.com ad sales kept up during 2002. “In the past, advertising… Read more »

iVillage To Be Moved to Nasdaq Small Cap: iVillage’s common stock listing is scheduled to transfer from Nasdaq National Market to the Nasdaq… Read more »

Shazam’s Songmail Service on Your Cell: Shazam, the company that came up with the software to allow users to identify a song they hear on th… Read more »

Stories for Dec. 19, 2002

Forbes.com Survey Finds USers Will Pay for Wireless Content: A survey of more than 550 Forbes.com users found that business professionals ar… Read more »

Lower the Price of Web Archives: Following yesterday’s news that Yahoo has a new deal with the Associated Press–to offer individual archive… Read more »

AOL Needs Stonger Central Management to Drive Subscription Strategy: That’s the opinion of Ken Auletta, the media columnist for the New York… Read more »

USA Interactive Acquires uDate: USA Interactive, which already own the biggest online dating site Match.com, has acquired the British compan… Read more »

Hoover’s Sets Record Date For Shareholder Vote On D&B Buy: Hoover’s set Thursday as the record date for its shareholder meeting to vote on i… Read more »

Revenues from the Adult Content Industry: eMarketer estimates the revenues from the adult content industry, and reports on the challenges in… Read more »

Stories for Dec. 18, 2002

2003 Predictions For Online News Biz: Steve Outing gives his predictions for the next year for the online media sector. On subscription cont… Read more »

Yahoo Sets Up Premium News Archive Service With AP: The search engine on Yahoo News’ site will be able to search the AP Archives going back… Read more »

Terra Lycos Seen Retreating From US: “As Terra Lycos watches its revenue shrink, analysts believe it may be time for the Spanish-based Inter… Read more »

Sprint to Offer Music Information Service: This is very interesting: Sprint is launching a mobile music information service along, through i… Read more »

Stories for Dec. 17, 2002

EA’s Sims Online Debuts: Electronic Arts’ Sims Online — the next-generation soap opera for female couch potatoes — is being touted as the… Read more »

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