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Live! and Kickin’, or Is It?: Vodafone Group is pretty pleased with itself, having spent millions of euros on marketing its Live! service in… Read more »

BTClick&Buy to Enable Online Content Billing Through Phones Form March (GIF File): This according to a story in New Media Age magazine. The… Read more »

MCM acquires Content Mediator of Norway: Media Content Market Sweden AB (MCM) has acquired a 90 per cent stake in Content Mediator AS, of Be… Read more »

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Financial Times’ Troubles Galore, but Online Unit Breaks Even: “ has been our great leap forward,” [FT editor Andrew] Gowers insists.… Read more »

Consumer Stance on Paid Content Shift in Western Europe: Categorize this under your “lame research” category: 41 percent of European Interne… Read more »

Whatever Happened to the Great Idea of Football Online? (UK): As the new round of football VoD rights talks looms, the Guardian looks at th… Read more »

Press Gazette’s (UK) Online Content To be Available Only to Print Subscribers: In a bid to increase print sales, the website of the UK journ… Read more »

AOL and BT fight For Online Football Rights in UK: Both BT and AOL are in negotiations with the English Premier League, over the rights to s… Read more »

How Kept Ad Sales Strong in 2002: ContentBiz does a case study on how ad sales kept up during 2002. “In the past, advertising… Read more »

Shazam’s Songmail Service on Your Cell: Shazam, the company that came up with the software to allow users to identify a song they hear on th… Read more »

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Up, Down and Up Once Again: The past five years in the new media industry can be neatly summed up by three key words – boom, bust, boredom.… Read more » To Break Even This Year: Financial Times’ will break even in the fourth quarter, as expected, and Internet losses at the FT Gr… Read more »

Oplayo Launches Streaming Video on Mobile Handsets in UK: Oplayo, a Finland-based company, intends to deliver streamed video to GPRS phones… Read more »

It’s Now or Never for B2B Publishers: A comprehensive story on the hurdles facing B2B publishers (focusing mainly on UK) in trying to charge… Read more »

Wine and Dine with has launched a somewhat unique promotion scheme for its subscription service. It is offering a gift pack o… Read more »

Times They’re A Changin’ in U.K.’s Newspaper Market (via An excellent overview of U.K.’s newpapers? efforts to on charging… Read more »

British publishing company Emap is to start charging FHM and Max Power readers: will charge visitors £1 per month for access to its… 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 »

Spanish Paper El Pais Puts Entire Content Behind Subscription Wall: This is perhaps the first and the biggest general-interest paper in Euro… 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 »

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 »

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 »

British Music Service Signs Up With Universal: OD2, the British technology company co-founded by recording artist Peter Gabriel, has signed… Read more »

BT Group’s Wholesale subsidary, has launched Internet Payments, a new micropayments system for resellers that will charge users for accessin… Read more »

European Online Publishers Losing More Money than U.S. Sites (via AOP Update Newsletter): Not that it comes as a surprise, but a new researc… 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 »

Reuters’ Results Hit by Online Cancellations: Reuters has blamed a drop in its media revenues on the cancellation of online services. Online… Read more »

Spanish Music Site Gains 25,000 Subscribers: Spanish music file-sharing site, online since 1998, has registered over 25,000 su… Read more »

Dennis Interactive Charges for Game Site: Dennis Publishing’s new-media arm, Dennis Interactive (in U.K.), is to charge for content for the… Read more »

SMS Services in Europe Signals User’s Shift: Text messages for Europe’s mobile phone operators signals an attitude shift among consumers: wi… Read more »

HMV to Starts Subscription Music Service in U.K.: Music retailer HMV Group is expected to announce this week the launch of a subscription di… Read more »

UK Site BarrysWorld Launches Subscription Multi-Player Gaming Online: British gaming site BarrysWorld has begun charging for its gaming serv… Read more »

Irish Times’ Website has 6,000 Subscribers:, the online division of the Irish Times newspaper, has reportedly signed up 6,000 f… Read more »

Swiss Newspaper to Charge for Online Content–Pay-Per-Day?: Swiss media group Tamedia will introduce charges for those who wish to read thei… Read more »

Dutch Newspaper’s Per Hour Access Fee: This takes the prize of the most innovative (or weird, maybe?) subscription model– The Dutch newspa… Read more »

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