Stories for Oct. 15, 2003

Public Library of Science Biology, the first journal to be published by the Public Library of Science, has proved so popular it’s been mired… Read more »

Javien has signed on NXTbook Media as a client…NXTbook will offer both pay-per-view and subscription sales of its digital content, includi… Read more »

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I wish there was another way to put it, but there isn’t: Richard Eyre, the chairman of IAB UK, who was keynoting the UK Association of Onlin… Read more »

The AOP Awards last night were a blast…I’m still groggy and hoarse. And I take back my slight bitterness earlier in the day at the confere… Read more »

“Paypal has frozen the account of micropayment service BitPass. Scott McCloud, one of their advisors and its most prominent user, stated tha… Read more »

Yesterday, MCI, the new avatar of WorldCon, and dubbed by me as Most Corrupt Institution reported its August operating results. No surprise that despite bankruptcy protection and all the coddling from the powers that be, the sales were lower than July.  MCI reported revenues of $2.01B […] Read more » has increased its online subscribers to 686,000 at Q3 end, up 3.3 percent over year-ago period. This puts to a stop the slide in the… Read more »

Microsoft has launched a free streaming video service called MSN Video to its MSN Internet subscribers, in hopes to compete with others…th… Read more »

Ziff Davis Media has luanched a new online destination for video and PC gamers, 1UP will have a full-time staff of 25 under editor… Read more »

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Sportsline, which will report its formal Q3 results later in the month, has reported a a 36-percent gain in its fanatsy sports revenues this… Read more »

Stories for Oct. 14, 2003

No newsletter or updates today, as I was at the UK AOP Online publishing conference, and the venue did not have Internet access..they had IS… Read more »

Qwest, after staying out of the limelight might be back to making news again. There are rumors that the company chief executive, Dick Notebaert is headed to Motorola as the beleaguered handset maker’s next chief executive. bq. Thanks to the scandals that took place under Nacchio, […] Read more »

Results, results and more results this week: The recent surge in Net media names has pushed some valuation upwards of 100-plus times forward… Read more »

E-Data, a Long Island-based company that’s focused largely on licensing its patents, contends that Microsoft, ISP Tiscali and digital music… Read more »

Stories for Oct. 13, 2003

RealNetworks will provide coverage of 2003 Rugby World Cup, through its RealOne service…the coverage will inclide live audio of every matc… Read more »

This follows this morning’s announcement that Cisco won the core router contract from Verizon, while Juniper won the edge-routers. That is surprising given that the strengths of the two rivals are in exactly different categories. Cisco’s edge routers are well liked while Juniper has been whopping […] Read more »

This is the latest in bonehead decisions. Cable business was one sector of the telecom market that was doing well. The San Francisco US District Court in its infinite wisdom thinks otherwise. “A legal decision striking down a key definition of cable broadband as an information […] Read more »

Dialog has released Dialog Portals, its new service for integrating content into enterprise portals. A major selling point for the new offer… Read more »

AOL Time Warner will revert to its old moniker later this week… Time Warner will also return to using its former ticker symbol, “TWX,” and… Read more »

(sub. req) WSJ has a series of stories today on the broadband market: here’s three of them, courtesy the nice people at
— You Have… Read more »

Europe’s largest Internet provider T-Online has closed a deal with Hollywood studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to show MGM’s movies over IP…the d… Read more »

NBC plans to introduce sites for its 15 Telemundo stations within the next few months, a move that could position Telemundo as first out of… Read more »

As musical recordings have increasingly shed their physical form, the record industry and its customers have been at odds over what it all s… Read more »

Phillip Swann makes some predictions, what else: “The Media Center is dead on arrival. The American people will not watch television on thei… Read more »

The software services giant – one of the leading providers of low-cost outsourcing – posts another jump in earnings. [BBC News | tech] Read more »

Apple is finally getting its act together and this might be its first real move into the grid computing space. Its X-Servers are perfect for any kind of grid solution, thanks to the BSD/Darwin heritage. I think the next thing Apple should focus on is developing […] Read more »

Telecom Geneva, the biggest telecom shin-dig is under way in Switzerland. More than 80,000 telephone executives are set for the mammoth ITU Telecom World 2003 show, hoping their industry is finally undergoing a long-awaited turnaround, according to CNET Read more »

Stories for Oct. 12, 2003

Anyone else experiencing this kind of outage? I guess all that looting by the Rigas is beginning to have some impact on the overall network at Adelphia. bq. According to Adelphia tech support, PowerLink, their cable modem service, is down throughout California right now. The problem […] Read more »

From my In-Box : This is a review of the recently announced Sierra Wireless SmartPhone, which apparently is not very smart. I am still wondering when a MS SmartPhone will show up on these shores. bq. There’s not a whole lot to love about the Voq. […] Read more »

October 18, 2003: Update: There is a small update:, the domain is alive now. We still need to change the artwork and make some more modifications. I will keep you posted. Mike is hard at work. Murphy’s Law: when it comes to websites, something will […] Read more »

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