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 »

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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 »

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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 »

Stories for Jul. 31, 2002

Will Users Pay of News Webcasts?: Reuters analyzes whether users will pay for news webcasts, in wake of ABC News’ decision to start charging… Read more »

ABC News Launches News-On-Demand, For $4.95 a Month: Following CNN.com’s lead, ABC News has launched a subscription service called “ABC News… Read more »

Sony’s EverQuest Largest Game Weekend Ever: Sony Online Entertainment announced that EverQuest, its online role-playing game, hosted 100,000… Read more »

AOL Still Bullish On Premium Services: America Online still plans to launch a bevy of premium services–the original plans started when AOL… Read more »

Factiva CEO Sees Two Year Consumer Learning Cycle on Paid Content (via TEoF): Factiva CEO Clare Hart believes that consumers will be coughin… Read more »

Stories for Jul. 30, 2002

EDGAR Online’s Subscription Revenues Up 75 Percent: EDGAR Online, the business information provider, reported revenues of $4.1 million for Q… Read more »

Stories for Jul. 29, 2002

FT.com Gains 17,000 Subscribers Since May: FT.com has signed up 17,000 subscribers to its subscription services since it launched paid-for c… Read more »

Salon.com Raises $715,000 in New Financing: Salon Media Group has disclosed that it has raised an additional $715,000 in bridge loan financi… Read more »

The biggest hurdle in the adoption of paid content is, of course, the payment models. Despite the somewhat tepid reception to micropayments,… Read more »

FreeEdgar Not so Free Anymore: Edgar Online (Nasdaq: EDGR) is limiting the amount of free information available on its FreeEdgar website. Th… Read more »

Stories for Jul. 25, 2002

How Many Users Can You Lose When Going Pay?: An analysis story from a U.K. perspective, on how much and for what are users willing to pay on… Read more »

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