Stories for Aug. 28, 2003

“Why isn’t the BBC worried about Napster-like file-sharing networks, when other media companies are screaming for the blood of the online pi… Read more »

A group of small Webcasters, called the Webcaster Alliance, filed an antitrust suit against the Recording Industry Association of America, a… Read more »

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In the world of pay-to-play Internet gaming, cash winnings are a big draw. They are also a source of controversy… “groups concerned about… Read more »

Stories for Aug. 27, 2003

“How much of the Beeb’s voluminous output could it really put online? It would be easy for the BBC to put its future programming online, but… Read more »

This is the scariest thing I’ve heard in a while…”Osirusoft, distributer of the SPEWS and open relay blocklists, among others, is no longe… Read more »

“Many e-mail publishers today remain afraid of RSS, suggests Pirillo, but there’s little to fear. He points out that the business model of e… Read more »

(this is a new series of insider happenings in the industry: as they call it in journalistic parlance, reliable, yet unverified).
After Bus… Read more »

Microsoft is unveiling “MSN Premium,” a new version of its Internet service: new software features include a digital photo editor, smoother… Read more »

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Stories for Aug. 26, 2003

Yahoo becomes the second big mainstream media firm to roll out RSS feeds, after BBC did it about two months ago…it is rolling out about 15… Read more »

Following rumors that Yahoo may soon be launching blogs, this story reports that Yahoo may be buying a blog hosting company soon: “company i… Read more »

(subscription required): A nice story on TheOnion turning a profit online: “Thanks to a management philosophy that owes more to its cheapska… Read more »

“This isn’t a question of quality. The BBC site is outstanding – and should be with the backing it has – but it again raises questions about… Read more »

The Conservative party in UK would switch off a swath of the BBC’s digital services, including its website and the youth channel BBC3, if it… Read more »

America Online has signed a deal with the National Football League to offer video and audio broadcasts online to AOL subscribers. The agreem… Read more »

A new set of services aimed at giving independent music labels online distribution is springing up, hoping to reach companies like Apple’s i… Read more »

bq. “The technology cycle is now so much shorter than the regulatory cycle that the regulations are never going to catch up to this technology now.” Duane Ackerman of BellSouth in an interview with New York Post In an amazingly candid interview with Ben Silverman, editor […] Read more »

Stories for Aug. 25, 2003

More facts coming out on the Yahoo-ET deal (read the earlier story): the agreement does not involve a monetary exchange.
War of words b/w A… Read more »

An interesting story about the startups who sold out to Yahoo..and what are the people behind those startups doing now…
“Internet-video fi… Read more »

The importance of branding for content providers, and the downsides of taking it too literally: “the sheer number of brand extensions and se… Read more »

A long and interesting article on the emerging business models in mobile content, in the B2B context…”Bottom line: In the mobile game, don… Read more »

I am getting slightly cloudy (or is it hazy?) about the number of premium services (OK, that was a terrible pun…): it has laun… Read more »

Rumors are flying on FC… already has an arrangement with Lycos on sharing content…
In a related story, Lycos Europe has be… Read more »

(this is a new series of insider happenings in the industry: as they call it in journalistic parlance, reliable, yet unverified).
The word o… Read more »

(free r.r) Yahoo is partnering with Paramount Television Group’s popular celebrity news program “Entertainment Tonight”: under the deal, Yah… Read more »

Sports fans are adopting broadband, and are paying extra to follow teams: “Between 150,000 and 170,000 people subscribe for MLB’s online rad… Read more »

What happens when minimalist Steve Jobs meets over the top Bollywood? Magic baby Magic. Apple is pushing its G5 “faster computer in the world” hype on the hypemeisters in Bombay. bq. “India is a huge untapped market for Apple and apart from traditional industries such as […] Read more »

Porn site operators have mixed feelings about a long-standing proposal to create a dot-xxx domain exclusively for adult content. But legal p… Read more »

Stories for Aug. 24, 2003

BBC Story: An official review of the BBC’s online services will be conducted by former Trinity Mirror chief executive Philip Graf…The revi… Read more »

In an ambitious move bound to create a lot of controversy in UK, Greg Dyke, director general of the BBC announced plans to give the public f… Read more »

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