Stories for May. 22, 2003

A few weeks after Barron’s did a hard hitting story on Wi-Fi, Business Week has jumped into the fray and has taken a hard look at the Wi-Fi market place. The most telling sign of Wi-Fi madness is this little gem: “according to Allied Business Intelligence […] Read more »

AOL Time Warner’s cable division has begun selling unlimited local, in-state and domestic long-distance telephone service to subscribers. [CNET] Read more »

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Think of voice-over Wi-Fi as the love child of two hot developments in telecom: voice-over IP and wireless broadband. The technology is catching on fast and could give mobile phone companies a run for their money. By Peter Rojas from Wired magazine. [Wired News] Read more », the website of popular comic strip Doonesbury, will now appear exclusively on Slate. In related news,, the spoke… Read more »

An interesting slide from Peter Krasilovsky, VP and senior partner at Borrell Associates, who gave a presentation earlier this week at UC Be… Read more »

There quite a few stories on the weak dollar. Slate magazine’s Daniel Gross feels that George Soros, the aging eco-raider has lost its teeth and cannot pull a “pound” on the dollar. Wall Street Journalhas an even more upbeat take on the whole weak dollar situation. […] Read more »

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Musicmatch, the online music subscription service, has launched in Canada, in association with Bell Canada. The service will be offered to B… Read more »

The [ringtones] market has already topped $1 billion globally and has been all the rage in Europe and Asia for several years. Sales in the U… Read more » is expected to announce a deal with Microsoft on Thursday to use the latest version of the software giant’s digital media technol… Read more »

MSFT is e-mailing users of MSN Calendar, an online calendar service, telling them they must subscribe to MSN 8 by June 24 or lose access to… Read more »

Alina Cho has been named correspondent for ABC News Live, a position that gives her anchor and reporter responsibilities for the 24-hour bro… Read more »

America Online has begun offering its members an entertainment e-mail service–The e-mails, free to AOL subscribers who sign up for the serv… Read more »

Roxio, which this week bought the Pressplay music service, on Wednesday posted sharply higher Q4 earnings. The Santa Clara, California-based… Read more »

Stories for May. 21, 2003

TechCentral :: Now this is an interesting piece by Andy Kessler, who writes for the Wall Street Journal and has written an excellent book called, The Wall Street Meat. (If you have not read it, then please do, for it gives you the close up view […] Read more »

A promising new set of chips, a possible Quark version for OS X, a surge in online advertising, and a new music store could goose sales — a… Read more »

Dream on…”There have been many attempts to create Web-based local publications,” says Martin Nisenholtz, the CEO of New York Times Digital… Read more »

“The [Apple] service feels like half a loaf–it only begins to offer the music experience that is possible with the Internet….I’m talking… Read more »

iVillage has announced a partnership with to launch a “Sex Boutique” storefront. The opening of the sex boutique would coincid… Read more »

Stories for May. 20, 2003

Had to happen sooner rather than later…Playboy Enterprises has announced a global content deal has been signed to give 3 exclusive, multi-… Read more »

There are plenty of kinks that Roxio will need to work out before Napster returns. “For one, [Roxio] relies heavily on burning software (Eas… Read more »

(free registration required): Djuice, the portal for Telenor Mobile in Norway, does not believe that users are particularly price sensitive,… Read more »

A damning critique of BigChampagne, which monitors and conducts research on peer-to-peer file-sharing networks: “It is troubling that BigCha… Read more »

UC Berkeley’s School of Journalism is organizing talks on online journalism all week and will be webcasting them live: today’s talk is on pa… Read more »

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