Stories for Jan. 7, 2003

Programming for Dayparts: A trend which has profound implications on how users consume and buy content: Daytime is emerging as primetime onl… Read more »

Yahoo Passes Paid Subscriber Goal: Internet media company Yahoo met its goal to end the year with 2 million paying subscribers ahead of sche… Read more »

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Stories for Jan. 6, 2003

Burgers Can Be as Tough a Sell as Content: Steve Klein makes an interesting comparison–based on a Washington Post story–between selling co… Read more »

SoapCity, Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment’s online soap opera destination site, is poised to offer popular daytime TV programs over the… Read more »

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 »

Print Publishers Prepare for Launch of E-Periodicals: A variety of publishing companies working in cooperation with Microsoft Corp. are prep… 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 »

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Two Online Rivals Duel With Mocking Ads: Well, what else did you expect: controversy has cropped up regarding the cheeky “Biz-O-Rama… Read more »

Stories for Jan. 5, 2003

ProQuest Parts Catalogs To Lift Revenue: ProQuest, the company which is best known for its digital archives of print newspapers like the New… Read more »

Shackle Technologies Used by Hollywood: An interesting story by NYT on the “shackle technologies” being used by Hollywood top prevent piracy… Read more »

Stories for Jan. 3, 2003

Citing License Fees, Clear Channel Begins Pulling ‘Net Streams: Clear Channel, the biggest webcaster in the U.S. and also the biggest radio… 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 »

Sun Scraps MySun E-mail Service: Not necessarily content news, but interesting since it involves the customized Sun portal, “My Sun” as well… 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 »

AP’s Archival Sales to Consumer Accounts for 1 Percent of Revenues: This according to this story…no wonder, since $1.50 is still a ridicul… Read more »

Second Attempt Secures $11 Million for Anystream: AnyStream, a streaming media solutions provider to clients such as,, a… Read more »

Stories for Jan. 2, 2003

Hoover’s Shareholder Sues Over Pending D&B Takeover: This one is going to the wire: Hoover’s shareholder Marathon Partners LP filed a lawsui… Read more »

FCC Says Internet Video Subscribers Top 50M: “As part of the Ninth Annual Report on Competition in Video Markets, the FCC reports that as of… Read more »

Five Reasons Why AOL’s Glory Days Are In the Rearview Mirror: John Ellis examines the reasons why AOL still doesn’t get it. Read more »

PreCache Survives, With Help From Sony’s Infusions of Cash: An interesting story by WSJ on PreCache, a digital publishing solutions company… Read more »

Stories for Jan. 1, 2003

Salon Media Group Receives $200,000 Additional Funding: Salon Media Group has received another round of funding (I’ve lost count…), this t… Read more »

Stories for Dec. 31, 2002

Content Billers Need to Cooperate, Not Compete: “Many of my American compatriots think the idea of everyone using a common technological sta… Read more »

Qpass Secures $10.7M Round of Funding: Qpass, the payment solutions provider for the wireless/content industry, has received $10.7 million i… Read more »

Data Users Are Fixed-Rate Fans: A research study on the data usage trends for wireless users. “Forty bucks a month is the right price for ca… Read more »

The Future of Blogs, AOL and Tablet PCs: Rob Glaser of OJR takes a tongue-in-cheek look at what lies ahead for online media in 2003. “Best-C… Read more »

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Economy Intrudes on Dreams of New Services: The New York Times does a round-up of the new technology services and how they might fare in 200… Read more »

AOL News Director’s Tips For Newspapers: America Online’s news operations head Gary Kebbel, a former newspaper man, speaks with E&P Online a… Read more »

Stories for Dec. 30, 2002 Goes Subscription: So when did this happen? Not exactly sure if this is news, but seems like went subscription when Utne R… Read more »

NewsIsFree, a news syndication/newsfeed service, has launched a premium version of its service: “Some existing features are now available in… Read more »

Stories for Dec. 28, 2002

Audible Seeks Reverse Split: Subscription audio service provider Audible is seeking shareholder approval for a reverse stock split of 1-for-… Read more »

The Streams of 2003: Downloadables and Lunchables: An analysis column in the latest issue of eContent magazine, on the content trends likely… Read more »

Another opinion piece in eContent magazine about the paid content industry. “I hope a micropayment mechanism becomes established. I hope con… Read more »

Stories for Dec. 27, 2002

Mobile Content Is Nice, But Is It Worth Paying For?: A analysis story on the wireless content market in wake of AvantGo’s recent acq… Read more »

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