Stories for Nov. 15, 2002

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 »

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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 »

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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

AtomShockwave Launches Paid Video Game Service: AtomShockwave has launched a new subscription video game service on its websit… Read more »

Stories for Nov. 7, 2002

Terra Lycos’ Paying Subscribers Now Contribute 11 Percent of Revenues: Even as the Spanish portal widened its quarterly loss and missed its… Read more »

Digital Versions of Magazines on Tablet PC: Digital versions of BusinessWeek, Harvard Business Review, Technology Review and PC Magazine wil… Read more »

Stories for Nov. 6, 2002

ContentBiz Delays Plans to Launch a Subscription Site: This one comes as a personal disappointment to me–there is nobody more qualified to… Read more », not traditionally known for its sports coverage, has tied up with The sports site, which was set up by the Press A… Read more »

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