Stories for Aug. 13, 2002

Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics: Vin Crosbie’s rather pessimistic take on the OPA’s recently released paid content report. But then, Crosbie… Read more »

Americas Network :: Widespread talk that Genuity may have to declare bankruptcy raises questions about the viability of the Internet backbone business, in which the company is a key player. The only other “pure play” in this market, PSINet, went into Chapter 11 and most of […] Read more » :: WorldCom Inc. officials met with the company’s creditors yesterday amid rumblings that some of the firm’s debt holders want to replace chief executive John W. Sidgmore. Read more »

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Red Herring :: August 2002 ::If you’re a company executive looking forward to innovative, next-generation broadband services, you might want to pull up a chair. You’re in for a long wait. Why? Because cash-strapped Baby Bell phone companies, like SBC Communications, Verizon, and BellSouth, are too […] Read more »

Net Surfers Are Getting the Message: Pay up: Another of those “pasty-white” analysis stories on paid content, but since they linked to this… Read more »

Red Herring :: August 2002 :: Despite all the hoopla of the last ten years, despite broadband, despite the Internet, it’s possible that a phone company can be just that–a phone company. After a disastrous attempt to package cable, phone service, broadband, and wireless, AT&T has […] Read more »

Stories for Aug. 12, 2002

M&A Trends in the Online Subscription Publishing Industry: Anne Holland comments on the M&A opportunities for online subscription-based publ… Read more » ::Who does Democratic National Chairman Terry McAuliffe think he is? Bill Clinton? Only a man of Mr. Clinton’s, er, self-confidence, could believe that he could get away with what Mr. McAuliffe is trying, to lead his party’s charge against President Bush on the issue of […] Read more »

Is RealNetworks in Play?: CBS MarketWatch takes a look at the buyout possibilities for RealNetworks. In a world where consumer subscriptions… Read more » :: WorldCom has gotten kudos for keeping its network and service running well despite accounting woes, a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing and fraud allegations against two former finance executives. Read more »

loading external resource :: Waiting for a better offer for its prime assets proved costly in the end for bankrupt Global Crossing Ltd. The company announced Friday, Aug. 9, it had agreed to sell a 61.5% stake to Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. and Singapore Technologies Telemedia Pte for $250 […] Read more »

Light Reading :: Lost: $3.8 billion — no wait, make that $7.1 billion. WorldCom Inc. announced late last night that during its internal investigation of its accounting for the last three years it found an additional $3.3 billion that had been wrongly accounted for. And yes, […] Read more » :: The telecommunications industry, once a safe stock haven for “widows and orphans,” became a gigantic poker game during the late 1990s, a competitive, high-growth business drawing billions of dollars of fresh capital. Supported by bullish Wall Street analysts and investment banks eager to reap […] Read more »

Stories for Aug. 11, 2002

A close encounter with the man behind ëSigns’ :: Newsweek::Hollywood is fat and happy with its summer of sequels. Meanwhile, in a galaxy far, far away-Philadelphia-director M. Night Shyamalan is proving himself to be our next great storyteller. A close encounter with the director behind smash […] Read more »

Brown Out – Discrimination Accusation against Remedy :: WNBC/Channel 4 reports that a group of South Asians were denied entry to the new trendy club, Remedy and have accused the club of racial bias. This perhaps would not be the first time this has happened, but […] Read more »

Bowing Out: A Jeweler to the Maharajas :: International Herald Tribune :: If diamonds are a girl ‘ s best friend, then Ambaji Shinde is the best buddy precious stones can ever have, writes Suzy Menkes, the greatest living fashion journalist. For 64 years he designed […] Read more »

Stories for Aug. 10, 2002

Interesting Facts and Figures about Some interesting facts about, the companion website for the ven… Read more »

Stories for Aug. 9, 2002

Audience Increases to Paid Sites: Following up on my earlier posting about traffic to the website, CBS MarketWatch does a story on t… Read more »

Red Herring :: An irrational mania for mergers and acquisitions drove the telecommunications bonanza, not consumer demand or earnings growth. Read more »

The end of free? Please, let it be!: Charles Cooper of CNET believes that content was neither born free, nor was it meant to be tha… Read more »

Stories for Aug. 8, 2002

Reed Elsevier’s Online Revenues to be More than $1.5 Billion This Year: Global publisher Reed Elsevier claims to be on course to hit its rev… Read more »

Stories for Aug. 7, 2002

OK, is 18 days late on this: I broke the being back story, on July 19. So read my take, and then’s, if you wa… Read more »

 CEO of Kanakaris Wireless on its Online Movie Delivery Service: An audio interview with Alex Kanakaris, CEO of Kanakaris Wireless (OTC BB… Read more »

Net’s Newest Boomtowns: Online Virtual Worlds: Business 2.0 has a fascinating story on how game publishers such as Sony are raking in money… Read more »

Korea’s National Pastime: Game With Elves: South Korea’s NCSoft runs the biggest online multi-player game in the world. On any given day, “L… Read more »

Stories for Aug. 6, 2002

Microsoft To Launch a Subscription Service Similar to RealOne?: Following in RealNetworks’ steps, Microsoft is setting itself up as a one-ma… Read more »

Playboy Online Now has 131,000 Subscribers: The online division of Playboy has narrowed its losses to $2.9 million, a 53 percent improvement… Read more »

A virtual hit parade of broadband bankruptcies, WorldCom, being the latest, has put the entire future of the Internet at risk. It is time to worry about the gradual degradation of the quality of the Internet and the digital lifestyle we have all become accustomed with. […] Read more »

Digital Versions of Magazines Picking Up Momentum: Digital download versions of magazines are picking up some momentum. Today, Technology Re… Read more »

Stories for Aug. 3, 2002

Lynchian Surrealism, At a Price:, the bizarre website of the director David Lynch, is an absurd collection of sound, image, a… Read more »

ON24 Shutters Financial News Unit: Financial multi-media news seems to be disappearing online. First the closure of Yahoo FinanceVision, and… Read more » Net Loss Down 43 Percent; Subscription Rev. Contributes 43 Percent of Revs.: Salon Media Group’s (Nasdaq: SALNC) fiscal first-quar… Read more »

Stories for Aug. 2, 2002

Qtik Attempts to Bring Online Content Sites Together: A Subscription Clearinghouse in the Making? (free registration required): A story I di… Read more »

Stories for Aug. 1, 2002

Copley News Service Launches Syndicated Download Site: Copley News Service is launching a new download website, which will offer about 80 co… Read more »

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