Stories for Nov. 20, 2002

More Details On’s Free Day Pass: MediaPost does a story on “Ultramerical”, the ad format being used by Mercedes Benz on… Read more »

AOL Set To Unveil New Content Strategy: In a presentation to investors, AOL Time Warner hopes to present its new strategy for AOL: new conte… Read more »

Hybrid Subscription Schemes Will Evolve: An interesting story about the subscription scheme, where the author says that the FT has st… Read more »

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Stories for Nov. 19, 2002

Collecting What Content Is Worth: Vin Crosbie on the need to meter your content the right way. “Most current microtransaction systems (Click… Read more »

Stories for Nov. 18, 2002

Streaming Vs. Downloads: This is the music industry’s version of the eternal debate: radio vs. record player; magazines vs. books; tv movie… Read more » to Charge for Its Online Version (via TeOF):, the progeny of one of the oldest personal computing magazine Byte (started i… Read more »

Credit Cards Start Charging New Fee From Adult Subscription Sites: does a fascinating story on how credit card companies are now… Read more »

Spanish Paper El Pais Puts Entire Content Behind Subscription Wall: This is perhaps the first and the biggest general-interest paper in Euro… Read more »

Stories for Nov. 15, 2002
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RealNetworks Books Media Player Revenues With Subscription Sales; Subscriber Acquisition Costs Increase: A small but curious detail in its l… Read more »

Xbox Live Comes Online: Microsoft has unveiled its “Xbox Live” broadband game service for its Xbox game console. “There is a big difference… Read more »

Micropayment Service Launched in Finland: Finnish company Net People Oy has launched a micropayment solution called ePOLETTI.
The service pl… Read more »

Roxio Snapping up Napster’s Assets: For about $5 million (3.1 million pounds) in stock and cash. “Roxio refused to comment on its plans for… Read more »

Stories for Nov. 14, 2002

Pressplay Signs on Fifth Label; Now Competes With Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group’s Pressplay music subscript… Read more » Expands Subscription Deal with RealNetworks: NBA will offer exclusive content on its site, using RealNetworks’ video and aud… Read more »

EMI Signs Up Nine Online Music Companies: In a significant move for subscription music services, EMI has signed new distribution agreements… Read more »

Salon Media’s Revenues Jump to $1 Million, Riding Subscription Sales: Salon Media Group’s revenues for its latest quarter jumped to $1 milli… Read more »’s New Unit Part of a Bigger Strategy: analyzes the prospects of’s new subsidiary Independent Research Gr… Read more »

Stories for Nov. 13, 2002’s Still Alive on its Seventh Birthday: Nope, this is not an “Onionesque” headline. is celebrating its seventh birthay, a… Read more »

iVillage’s Q3 Results: iVillage’s net loss for Q3 narrowed to $5 million, or 9 cents a share, from a loss of $8 million, or 15 cents, a year… Read more »

Lycos Europe is Feeling the Slump: European internet portal Lycos has announced a sharp drop in revenues for the third quarter fall to £57m… Read more »

Disney’s Online Sites Turn Profitable: A surprisingly good piece of news for Disney’s online unit, as the company other divisions languish.… Read more »

Full Audio to Provide Subscription Music Service to Charter Subscribers: Charter Communications (Nasdaq :CHTR), a cable broadcast and Intern… Read more »

Try Premium for Free, Courtesy Mercedes Benz: In essence, a user sponsorship, and you’ll see more and more of this in the future.… Read more »

Stories for Nov. 12, 2002

OPA Forms a European Version: The Online Publishers Association, the N.Y.-based association of U.S. online publishers, has opened a European… Read more »

Will Have Its Way Against Yahoo?: The ad-free, fee-free online portal, the newest and the strangest entrance in the sect… Read more »

Stories for Nov. 11, 2002 Goes the Retail Route to Sell Subscriptions: Here’s an idea: go offline. has signed up with direct reseller Zones to… Read more » Eyes EDGAR; Spurned by EDGAR Online, which has been struggling of late in face of competition from upstarts s… Read more »

Service Plans to Sell Answers on Hoover’s: Find/SVP, a consulting and research firm, will offer an online answer research service to users o… Read more »

T-Mobile To Sell Sony Picture’ Content (subscription required): Wireless operator T-Mobile has agreed to buy and distribute content world-wi… Read more »

British Newspaper The Sun Launches SMS Dieting Service: This one has to take the prize for sheer innovation, and maybe U.S. newspapers could… Read more »

Movielink ready to roll: Movielink, a joint venture between 5 major movie studios, will launch on Monday after two years of development (mus… Read more »

Stories for Nov. 10, 2002’s Price Increase to Generate $5 Million in Additional Revenues in 2003: This according to the Q3 10-Q filed by’s parent comp… Read more »

Stories for Nov. 9, 2002

Will You Accept Subscription Charge on Your Phone Bill?: This could be a common reality, if PaymentOne has its way. An interview wit… Read more »

Stories for Nov. 8, 2002
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