Stories for Aug. 15, 2002

Former Editor Merrill Brown Jumps to RealNetworks: This one is a shocker: Merrill Brown, the former editor at, who recen… Read more »

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Stories for Aug. 14, 2002

Examining Paid Content’s Future: Steve Outing takes a critical look at trends in the paid content industry, including advice on payment mode… Read more »

Classical Music Stations Reaching New Audiences Online, And Earning Some Money, for a Change: BusinessWeek reports on classical music statio… Read more » Ties up With HBO: has struck a “first look” agreement with HBO Films, giving it the option of working with material from… Read more »

Will Users Pay Up for MSN Spin-off Portal?: Revolution magazine looks at the question from a British perspective. In the US, where AOL domin… Read more »

What is Up With CNET? Will It Survive?: Rumors about CNET Networks have been swirling around: there was a posting on yeste… Read more »

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Are Slate and Competition?: Job Weisberg tries to answer the eternal question: “The rest of the world may see them as rivals but W… Read more »

Stories for Aug. 13, 2002

Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics: Vin Crosbie’s rather pessimistic take on the OPA’s recently released paid content report. But then, Crosbie… Read more »

Net Surfers Are Getting the Message: Pay up: Another of those “pasty-white” analysis stories on paid content, but since they linked to this… Read more »

Stories for Aug. 12, 2002

M&A Trends in the Online Subscription Publishing Industry: Anne Holland comments on the M&A opportunities for online subscription-based publ… Read more »

Is RealNetworks in Play?: CBS MarketWatch takes a look at the buyout possibilities for RealNetworks. In a world where consumer subscriptions… Read more »

Stories for Aug. 10, 2002

Interesting Facts and Figures about Some interesting facts about, the companion website for the ven… Read more »

Stories for Aug. 9, 2002

Audience Increases to Paid Sites: Following up on my earlier posting about traffic to the website, CBS MarketWatch does a story on t… Read more »

The end of free? Please, let it be!: Charles Cooper of CNET believes that content was neither born free, nor was it meant to be tha… Read more »

Stories for Aug. 8, 2002

Reed Elsevier’s Online Revenues to be More than $1.5 Billion This Year: Global publisher Reed Elsevier claims to be on course to hit its rev… Read more »

OK, is 18 days late on this: I broke the being back story, on July 19. So read my take, and then’s, if you wa… Read more »

Stories for Aug. 7, 2002

 CEO of Kanakaris Wireless on its Online Movie Delivery Service: An audio interview with Alex Kanakaris, CEO of Kanakaris Wireless (OTC BB… Read more »

Net’s Newest Boomtowns: Online Virtual Worlds: Business 2.0 has a fascinating story on how game publishers such as Sony are raking in money… Read more »

Korea’s National Pastime: Game With Elves: South Korea’s NCSoft runs the biggest online multi-player game in the world. On any given day, “L… Read more »

Microsoft To Launch a Subscription Service Similar to RealOne?: Following in RealNetworks’ steps, Microsoft is setting itself up as a one-ma… Read more »

Stories for Aug. 6, 2002

Playboy Online Now has 131,000 Subscribers: The online division of Playboy has narrowed its losses to $2.9 million, a 53 percent improvement… Read more »

Digital Versions of Magazines Picking Up Momentum: Digital download versions of magazines are picking up some momentum. Today, Technology Re… Read more »

Stories for Aug. 4, 2002

Lynchian Surrealism, At a Price:, the bizarre website of the director David Lynch, is an absurd collection of sound, image, a… Read more »

Stories for Aug. 3, 2002

ON24 Shutters Financial News Unit: Financial multi-media news seems to be disappearing online. First the closure of Yahoo FinanceVision, and… Read more » Net Loss Down 43 Percent; Subscription Rev. Contributes 43 Percent of Revs.: Salon Media Group’s (Nasdaq: SALNC) fiscal first-quar… Read more »

Stories for Aug. 2, 2002

Qtik Attempts to Bring Online Content Sites Together: A Subscription Clearinghouse in the Making? (free registration required): A story I di… Read more »

Copley News Service Launches Syndicated Download Site: Copley News Service is launching a new download website, which will offer about 80 co… Read more »

Stories for Aug. 1, 2002

Content Sites to Pay Indian ISPs?: Some of the biggest content sites/portals would have to pay a toll to be accessed by users in India, if p… Read more »’s Rhapsody online music service will now be distributed through to Hughes Electronics’ DirecTV Broadband and AOL Time Warner’s Ro… Read more »

Pressplay To Offer Unlimited Downloads: Pressplay, the major-label backed online music subscription service, will offer listeners access to… Read more »

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