Stories for Jan. 30, 2003

Audio and Video Material the ‘Carrot’ for Home Networking: Audio and video material is likely to be what draws the average consumer into hom… Read more »

SmarterChild Comes Back to Life: SmarterChild, a once-popular but now extinct “buddy” on AOL’s Instant Messenger that freely answered questi… Read more »

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‘Sims Online’ Off to Slow Start: Initial sales of “The Sims Online” have been less than expected, executives from publisher Electronic Arts… Read more »

This according to Jimmy Guterman, writing about the online consortium formed by six music retailer last week to sell music digitally. “Just… Read more »

CinemaNow Signs Deal to Expand into Japan: Online movie and video-on-demand service CinemaNow has signed a deal to expand into Japan through… Read more »

Gambling is Most Lucrative Vice Online: Of the $2.9 billion US consumers spent on vice content in 2002, $2.5 billion went to gambling websit… Read more »

Stories for Jan. 29, 2003

Brokenremote.tv Bought Out By Video Without Boundaries: Brokenremote.tv, a news and resource website on iTV, VoD, DTV and convergence market… Read more »

Vodafone to Offer MSN Services: Vodafone Group plans to launch a service allowing its U.K. subscribers to tap into their Microsoft MSN e-mai… Read more »

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Q&A With New MSNBC.com Editor Dean Wright: MSNBC.com’s incoming editor-in-chief will seek new ways to improve existing corporate and news pa… Read more »

Newspaper Digital Units in the Black: A roundup on the revenues for online units of major newspaper chains. Read more »

Analysts: No surprises in store from AOL: Wall Street doesn’t expect fireworks from AOL Time Warner on Wednesday, when the media giant repor… Read more »

Stories for Jan. 28, 2003

Radio Reaches Digital Age: A flurry of recent developments in the radio technology field suggests that 2003 could be the year that efforts t… Read more »

Intec Telecom Systems Launches Content Commerce System: Intec Telecom Systems, a London-based telecom services provider, has launched a new… Read more »

Qpass Gets New Credit Facility From Silicon Valley Bank: Qpass, the payment solutions provider for the wireless/content industry, announced… Read more »

Italy’s Mobile Users to Will be Able View Broadcasts Over Their Handsets: Two of Italy’s biggest communications companies, RAI and TIM, have… Read more »

uClick Moves Over its Commerce Engine From Clickshare to Yaga: uClick, one of the largest providers of online comics and puzzles, has moved… Read more »

China’s Sina.com Swings to Profit: Chinese-language Internet company Sina.com posted a second-quarter profit of $1.5 million, its first ever… Read more »

Newspapers and New Media: Dan Gillmor reports from the Newspaper Association of America’s Connections conference in Orlando, and is a bit di… Read more »

Reuters Signs Up to New 3G Service: Reuters will provide news and financial text alerts to users of Hutchison’s new third generation mobile… Read more »

Operating Profit for NYT Digital Increase to $3.3 million: In the Q4 results announced by the New York Times Company today, its digital unit… Read more »

Wireless Game Developer Chasma Receives First Round Funding: Chasma, a mobile wireless gaming publisher, has closed its first round of fundi… Read more »

Sifting Through the Online Medical Jumble: Now there are a few services that, for a fee, promise to distinguish between the truths and half-… Read more »

What Price Content?: What you want isn’t necessarily what you’ll get. Publishers, are you listening, asks Vin Crosbie. “There’s a huge poten… Read more »

Yahoo settles with Sony Music: Yahoo has settled with Sony Music Entertainment as part of a lawsuit filed by the recording industry against… Read more »

The Pros and Cons of Content Billing Through Phones (10-page PDF file) (via ContentBiz Blog): Print this one out for your evening commute re… Read more »

How Internet Radio Will Replace AM & FM: An interesting presentation given by industry analyst Kurt Hanson, at a conference in Copenhagen. N… Read more »

Stories for Jan. 27, 2003

Fathom.com Shuts Down As Columbia Withdraws: After investing four years and $30 million in Fathom.com, the university-sponsored for-profit o… Read more »

In essence, this is what the story says: “If a growing number of Internet users are finding news stories by using news search engines [Googl… Read more »

Bowl game: Score the Super ads: Services such as AdAge-owned AdCritic.com (now a subscription site) hope to score big with streaming of the… Read more »

Editor Leaves AOL for MSNBC.com Job: Dean Wright is returning to MSNBC.com as its top editor. Wright had been political editor and later man… Read more »

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