Stories for Aug. 15, 2002

Former MSNBC.com Editor Merrill Brown Jumps to RealNetworks: This one is a shocker: Merrill Brown, the former editor at MSNBC.com, 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 »

Salon.com Ties up With HBO: Salon.com 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 FuckedCompany.com yeste… Read more »

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Are Slate and Salon.com 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 ConsumerReports.org: Some interesting facts about ConsumerReports.org, 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 MLB.com website, CBS MarketWatch does a story on t… Read more »

The end of free? Please, let it be!: Charles Cooper of CNET News.com 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, News.com is 18 days late on this: I broke the AdCritic.com being back story, on July 19. So read my take, and then News.com’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: DavidLynch.com, 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 »

Salon.com 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 »

Listen.com’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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