Stories for Dec. 24, 2002

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 »

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 »

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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 »

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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 Kept Ad Sales Strong in 2002: ContentBiz does a case study on how 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 Survey Finds USers Will Pay for Wireless Content: A survey of more than 550 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, 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 »

Disney Goes the International Wireless Route: The Walt Disney Internet Group has signed up with a French and an Italian company to bring its… Read more »

Content Aggregators And Distributors Turn to Technology and Services to Retain Market Share: Revenues for the 57 companies in the $21.2 bill… Read more »

Dig_iT, the new digital lifestyle magazine launched by tech veterans including PC World founding editor (and former Upside editor) David Bun… Read more »

The Real deal for Mac OS X?: RealNetworks has finally released a version of its RealOne media player for Apple Computer’s Mac OS X, followin… Read more »

More on the Online Content Report: Vin Crosbie gives more details of eMarketer’s Online Content Report, which of course, I reported on in so… Read more »

Hoover’s Price Too Low? (via TheEndofFree): Business information provider Hoover’s, which was recently bought out by D&B, has run into some… Read more »

The Tablet PC’s Implications For Newspapers: “A Los Angeles Times pilot edition proposed for early next year (subscription or single copy) w… Read more »

Stories for Dec. 16, 2002

The Pathfinder Redux: Michael Wolff elaborates on what I had earlier dubbed the “revenge of Pathfinder”.
“This service, which started in th… Read more »

ECNext Receives $3 Million in Third Round Funding: ECNext, a enterprise content technology solutions firm based in Columbus, OH, has receive… Read more »

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