Stories for Dec. 4, 2002

Measure the Value of Your Content: Gerry McGovern, erudite as usual. “Measuring content involves an understanding of knowledge and informati… Read more »

Take the Muzzle Off Mobile Applications: The mobile sector is a stifling place for content and application developers, according to the stor… Read more » Start-up Goes Out of Business: Competitor to Ad Age Group’s, the subscription site, has gone out of business. Read more »

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The Biggest Franchise of Them All?: The Sims Online will convert the best-selling PC game into a subscription business. If it works, it coul… Read more »

Real and Starz to offer movies online: Real and Starz today announced the intention to provide Starz movies over the internet via RealOne ne… Read more »

Stories for Dec. 3, 2002

AOL to Offer Exclusive Time, CNN Features: America Online Internet service will offer exclusive features from its magazines and CNN news cha… Read more »

The Art of the Impossible: Blogs Do Make Money!: This is a biased link, since I am trying to “monetize” my blog/site as well. A report on tw… Read more »

SMS: Publishers Turn Cents Into Dollars: “Online publishers wanting to charge for content should consider [mobile phone's] capabilities. Thi… Read more »

Buy the Print Copy to Read the Online Newspaper: The Spanish newspaper on economics, Expansión Directo has a unique code number on its prin… Read more »

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Stories for Dec. 2, 2002

Media Unspun to Suspend Publication: As I had predicted, (sort of, at least) Media Unspun, the new avatar of Industry Standard-owned Media G… Read more »

Wine and Dine with has launched a somewhat unique promotion scheme for its subscription service. It is offering a gift pack o… Read more »

Online Gaming to Spur Standardization?: A broad shift to online gaming in the $9.4 billion video game industry — widely forecast now that t… Read more »

Video Games Make Big Leap to Small Phone Screens: A report on the wireless gaming market. “The games themselves cost anywhere from $2 to $15… Read more »

An Exit Interview With’s Neil Budde: Wall Street Journal Online Publisher Neil Budde is departing the site, and E&P Online does an “… Read more »

Stories for Dec. 1, 2002

THE FACE :: Kuldeep Singh’s RDB DJs are the Anglo-Asian community’s answer to So Solid Crew, a nine-man moneymaking multi-functionary hit squad beaming out solid Indian vibes from chilly Bradford to the UK’s urban turban massive and beyond. They haven’t shot anybody, been banged up or […] Read more »

After much anticipation, the official Director’s Edition DVD and CD Soundtrack to the hit film AMERICAN DESI is now available through Cinebella Entertainment. This two-disc set contains the full length film, digitally mastered with DTS 5.1 Surround Sound, along with several bonus features such as behind-the-scenes […] Read more »

Hitting theaters across North America on November 22 is the new Kevin Kline film THE EMPEROR’S CLUB which features a prominent and positive role for a young Indian-American. Released by Universal Pictures, THE EMPEROR’S CLUB is a compelling story of a boys prep school teacher who […] Read more »

Stories for Nov. 30, 2002 to Provide Small Enterprise Subscription Service Through BTOpenworld: “The FT Pro service for BT Openworld customers–referred to as… Read more »

Premium Pricing Must Become More Flexible: A Q&A with Mike Short, VP of Technology of British telecom company O2, and chairman of the Mobile… Read more »

Stories for Nov. 29, 2002

Terra Lycos’ New U.S. Head to Focus on Subscriptions: (This is my first post from London!!) Terra Lycos named a new head of U.S. operations… Read more »

Rise of MMS, 3G and Paid-for Services Will Mark Digital Progress: “So what did 2002 teach us? Well, it wasn’t 2001 – which was a start for m… Read more »

Word-A-Day Creeping Back Into Black: “Mr. Garg also sells a premium version of A.Word.A.Day, which excludes the ads, for $25 a year. Between… Read more »

Stories for Nov. 27, 2002

Web Portals Play for Online Revenues: Yahoo, America Online and Microsoft are in a cyber shootout for gamers willing to pay to play on the I… Read more »

Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment plans to let soap opera fans tune into daytime dramas from the desktop, as part of an on-demand subscrip… Read more »

Stories for Nov. 25, 2002

America’s New Favorite Pastime: For better or for worse, weather is no longer the favorite pastime; it is’s survival. It’s Schaden… Read more »

Times They’re A Changin’ in U.K.’s Newspaper Market (via An excellent overview of U.K.’s newpapers? efforts to on charging… Read more »

Trymedia Turning File-Sharing Into Money Maker: Trymedia Systems is launching a new service that will let users buy software and send it rig… Read more »

Time Inc’s Online Content Might Be Walled Off on AOL: Call it the “revenge of Pathfinder”. According to this story in WSJ, America Online an… Read more »

EDGAR Online Launches Desktop Legal Service: EDGAR Online (Nasdaq: EDGR) has launched “EDGARpro Legal”, a new desktop service for the legal… Read more »

Microsoft, BT Team on MSN, Broadband: Microsoft’s MSN 8 browser and BT’s broadband access, that’s the deal. MSN 8 is Microsoft’s subscriptio… Read more »

Stories for Nov. 24, 2002

Salon Plans to Sell Future Revenues To an Unnamed Bank: According to the recent SEC filings, Salon Media Groups may sell some of its future… Read more »

Oversimulated Suburbia At Sims: David Brooks’ fascinating description of the surprising hit, the video/computer game Sims, and the cultural… Read more »

Online Dating’s New Love: IM: IM is catching on as the next step in online dating sites. “Yahoo, the online hub for personals advertisements… Read more »

Subscriber Sponsorship May Catch On: Well, I already did a story on this, but a decent overview of the trend. “”This is a bridge between fre… Read more »

Stories for Nov. 23, 2002

Neil Budde Leaves Neil Budde,’s publisher, is departing to pursue other opportunities. Budde hasn’t decided what he will do… Read more »

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