Stories for Jan. 14, 2003

At the recently concluded CES, TiVo which pretty much defined the PVR business got some good news and then some bad news. First the Good News: TiVo announced several new models, including an HD-capable set-top that will be featured in the DirecTV product lineup later this […] Read more »

Stories for Jan. 13, 2003

Hosting tech, a hosting industry publication has ceased publication. Just got an email from the editor. “As you may be aware, as of January 10, 2002, management of HostingTech has decided to cease further publication of the magazine. The current advertising contraction within the service provider […] Read more »

Viewsonic, the display company is going through a major makeover. The company has launched Smart displays, Tablet PCs and also some Media center XP-based machines. The company has decided to get into the desktop business as well. My how the CEO James Chu has changed his […] Read more »

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Jupitermedia Launches Analysts Blogs: A week after I wrote a story which exhorted research companies for not taking the initiative on weblog… Read more »

Paid Content More Successful on Mobile than on the PC: A new report released from Jupiter shows that by 2006 European consumers will spend E… Read more »

Red Herring :: ‘See, not everyone selling phone service is what you’d call a phone company,” says the gravelly voice-over on a recent TV ad. As pigeons land on (and presumably crap on) moodily lit phone lines, the ruffled feathers are obvious. “SBC has telecommunications networks […] Read more »

RealNetworks is signing up the sports operators in a hurry…PGA will offer subscription programming through the RealOne SuperPass multi-med… Read more »

Mobile firms eye ‘Playboy’ services: Something which was only a matter of time: Mobile phone companies in UK are turning to soft porn in a b… Read more »

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Yahoo Makes Online Dating Easier with Video, Voice: In an overture to new paying subscribers, Yahoo is adding video and voice capabilities t… Read more »

Sites You Would Pay For, According to WSJ Writers: WSJ writers Tim Hanrahan and Jason Fry list their list of sites they would pay for. Inter… Read more »

From Broadband Daily:: After a year of increasingly bitter corporate infighting that pits virtually all of the AOL Time Warner divisions against its failing online unit, AOL and Internet pioneer Steve Case quit in a move that caps growing vitriol in the press against the new […] Read more »

So now with AOL’s Steve Case gone here are my predictions of what is going to happen: AOL Time Warner would become Time Warner Netscape Division which is hardly making any money is going to be shut down. Suddenly AOL will be default software for RoadRunner, […] Read more »

Stories for Jan. 12, 2003

Analyst Says Hoover’s Accepted Too Low a Bid: Steven Gear, of Wunderlich Research Partners in St. Louis, Missouri and the only analyst issui… Read more »

Is Yahoo the Sleeper Content Clearinghouse? Well, it can be. The title is up for grabs…it could be’s as well. Yahoo is re-launc… Read more »

There, Here, Everywhere (Word file): There, the incredibly hyped developer of an immersive 3D online gaming environments (simultaneous launc… Read more »

Stories for Jan. 11, 2003

Sitting here at the Talwar Gallery I am watching the hauting and hypnotic short pieces by Alia Syed. Interesting concepts and amazing visuals – I am quite sure Alia will soon be making headlines. The throngs have not descended yet since the official opening is still […] Read more »

Sitting here at the Talwar Gallery I am watching the hauting and hypnotic short pieces by Alia Syed. Interesting concepts and amazing visuals – I am quite sure Alia will soon be making headlines. The throngs have not descended yet since the official opening is still […] Read more »

Stories for Jan. 10, 2003

Paid Web Music Service Joins Top 10: MusicMatch ended last year as the dominant Webcaster, thanks in part to its subscription Artist On Dema… Read more »

ProQuest Co Names Alan Aldworth CEO: ProQuest, the information management company, lowered revenue and earnings expectations for the end of… Read more »

Radio Ditches Webcasts En Masse: Following the earlier news that Clear Channel was pulling off its webcasts, Wired News does a detailed stor… Read more »

Case Study: Tests Selling Subscriptions: ContentBiz does a case study on’s attempts to sell subscriptions, following its earli… Read more »

Consumer Reports Reports on Online Content:, one of the oldest and most successful paid content sites, surpassed 1 milli… Read more »

Stories for Jan. 9, 2003

From SEC Press Release:: In a separate case, the Commission filed a civil action against Paul Johnson, 42, a former managing director and senior research analyst at Robertson Stephens for issuing fraudulent research reports. The Commission alleges that Johnson issued research reports and made public statements […] Read more »

Barry Diller’s New Role: Cupid: While the industry press has treated Barry Diller the way Us Weekly treats Justin Timberlake, the real news… Read more »

Old British Newsreels Find New Life Online: British Pathe, whose news reports helped form the worldview of British moviegoers for decades, h… Read more »

Hoover’s Sees More Revenues As An Independent Company: This fight is getting interesting: Hoover’s thinks it can earn more revenues by stayi… Read more »

A Digital Subscription Watch, From Microsoft: This beats everything, really. Microsoft has introduced designs for a new class of watch that… Read more »

Salon Launches Branded Credit Card: Salon has launched a branded Visa credit card. The peg: “Keep independent journalism thriving and save 5… Read more »

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