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Neil Budde Leaves Neil Budde,’s publisher, is departing to pursue other opportunities. Budde hasn’t decided what he will do… Read more »

iVillage’s Tactics to Profit (Someday): A case study on iVillage’s strategy to develop the woman-focused network as a community. Over the la… Read more »

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Will Pre-Paid Internet Cards Be a Precursor to Pre-Paid Site Access Cards?: The story doesn’t say so, but this will be happening in the near… Read more » Delisted From Nasdaq, to Trade on OTC: If there is any company which needs to go private, it is Salon Media. The company has been… Read more »’s New Scheme More Than a Day’s Worth: An interesting point raised by Anne Holland on her blog: the free day of Premium Salon that… Read more »

Sony Music Buys Run tones: Record label Sony Music Entertainment has purchased a small New York wireless entertainment company as part of a… Read more »

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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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 » Expands Subscription Deal with RealNetworks: NBA will offer exclusive content on its site, using RealNetworks’ video and aud… 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 »’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 »

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 »

Will Have Its Way Against Yahoo?: The ad-free, fee-free online portal, the newest and the strangest entrance in the sect… Read more » Eyes EDGAR; Spurned by EDGAR Online, which has been struggling of late in face of competition from upstarts s… 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 »’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 »

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

Flipside to Distribute Games Through RealOne Arcade: Flipside has partnered with RealNetworks to distribute its “Cash Competition” online ga… Read more »

RealNetworks’ Bet on Open Source: features an interview with RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser, on the company’s strategy of going open-s… Read more »

Google’s Effect on News Sites: Jimmy Guterman analyzes the effect of Google’s latest launch, Google News, on news sites such as and… Read more »

Sony Plans Spring Launch for European Online Gaming: Sony will launch an online gaming network in Europe next spring for its top-selling Pla… Read more »

Yahoo Launches “Industry Center”, a Possible Precursor to Premium Industry Verticals (via TEoF): A new section of Yahoo Finance called “Indu… Read more »

RealNetworks’ May Consider Porn, Again: After a rather public backtracking few months ago on plans to start an adult channel on RealNetworks… Read more »

Branded ISPs Back in Fashion, Banking on Premium Services: After suffering through one wave of failed branded ISP marriages, content compani… Read more »

Allied Services Key to iVillage’s Future: A Q&A with iVillage CEO Doug McCormick. IVillage has been moving away from purely ad revenues and… Read more » Charging $35 For Chat with Jim Cramer: That’s world still revolves around Cramer is perhaps obvious, however muc… Read more »

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