Stories for Mar. 3, 2003

AOL’s Sessions’ Moves Offline to TV: AOL and MuchMusic USA signed a deal to move the popular broadband online music program “Sessions@AOL” o… Read more »

Will Salon the Brand Save Salon.com? (via IWantMedia.com): “‘Barring a miracle, they’ll be closed within weeks’…Also counting in its favou… Read more »

A story on how fantasy sports has become a big revenue churner for online sports sites, and a good overview on all the major players in the… Read more »

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Friends Reunited Signs ex-FT boss in Expansion Push: Online reunion site Friends Reunited has hired former FT chief Michael Murphy as part o… Read more »

TV Content the Next Big Target for RealNetworks: This according to Merrill Brown, senior VP of RNWK’s RealOne service. “We think people will… Read more »

Online Artist Fan Clubs Research Survey: LP Visions, a marketing consultancy, did a survey of the music artists’ official online fan clubs,… Read more »

Primer on Digital Music Subscription Sites: Here’s a quick comparison on the various subscription music alternatives in the market. Read more »

AOL Aims to Cash In on Instant Messenger Success: “AOL has begun trying to sell specialized versions of IM to businesses. For example, it ha… Read more »

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The DSL-TV Foundation in Netherland is to begin broadcasting six international channels – one Iraqi TV station, a Chinese station (CCTV9), B… Read more »

E-Music Sites Settle on Prices. It’s a Start: After years of confusion, most of the big record labels have coalesced around a set of prices… Read more »

Stories for Mar. 2, 2003

Bloomberg, Reuters Face Challenge From New-Tech Upstarts: Reuters Group and Bloomberg may be heading the same way as the now-defunct telex m… Read more »

Stories for Mar. 1, 2003

Will Yahoo Platinum Be a (Real) Nightmare?: An analysis story on Yahoo’s launch of the imminent multi-media subscription service, against Re… Read more »

Breaking News and Subscription Sites: An excellent point raised by Staci Kramer on OJR, though of course the story deals with bigger issues… Read more »

Dan Gillmor’s Live Coverage of the Digital Rights Management Conference: He reports live from what he dubs the “Digital Restrictions Managem… Read more »

Stories for Feb. 28, 2003

European Carriers Unite for M-commerce: Four of Europe’s top wireless operators have joined forces on a mobile payment initiative designed t… Read more »

Vodafone plans to head off the threat posed by the launch of the UK’s first third generation mobile phone network by offering its customers… Read more »

Kevin Werbach on ‘Webification of TV’: “[T]he greatest challenge for the established TV industry is to find a viable economic model in the a… Read more »

ISMA Forms Content Advisory Board: The Internet Streaming Media Alliance (ISMA), a non profit formed by Cisco, Apple, IBM, Kasenna, Philips,… Read more »

MLB.com to Inaugurate 2003 Season with Streaming: MLB Advanced Media, the interactive arm of Major League Baseball, announced yesterday that… Read more »

Why File-Sharing Advocats Resist: “For the middlemen, the future is not quite so bleak. If fans who once spent $15 a month on CDs start spen… Read more »

Radio Station WMVY and Music for Cubicles Offer Ad-free Online Pay Radio: WMVY, the legendary alternative radio station, and Music for Cubic… Read more »

Sony Backs Rival MusicNet: Sony Music, co-owner of the Pressplay online music service, has provided funding to rival service MusicNet. This… Read more »

Searching for Online Profits in Japan: Japan’s largest newspaper Web sites get hundreds of millions of page views per month. But many new me… Read more »

Stories for Feb. 27, 2003

The Complete Home Entertainer?: “Sony is pursuing the other big idea in the media giants’ growth strategy: vertical integration. But once ag… Read more »

Ministry of Sound Adds Paid Downloads to Site: Ministry of Sound is relaunching its website to offer users music and video downloads from to… Read more »

AOL Time Warner: Spinning off Synergy: A long case study on how AOL TW’s goal for “synergistic” products is only being fulfilled by its book… Read more »

Listening to Woodstock: A story on a new digital media software company, Woodstock Systems, which has just releasec its Woodstock Personal D… Read more »

An analysis following CBS’s decision to license college sports website out to Sportline. The story of how CBS slowly absorbed SportsLine fo… Read more »

UK Newspapers in a Wireless/PDA Delivery Deal: Online payment processor WorldPay has linked up with mobile services firm Roundpoint to provi… Read more »

Sony Is Venturing Into Online Games for Multitudes: Sony plans to use grid computing, a concept that originated in supercomputing centers, t… Read more »

UK Ring Tone Market Worth £60 M a Year: This according to UK-based research company NOPWorld and Swedish Mobile Metrix, who surveyed people… Read more »

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