Stories for Oct. 21, 2002

The Most Confusing (or Confused?) Study of the Year Award: “The Online Publishers Association (OPA) announced today the results of an audien… Read more »

Media Unspun Launches Paid Weblog: Media Unspun, the new avatar of Industry Standard-owned Media Grok, has launched a new subscribers-only w… Read more »

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Merrill Brown’s Speech at Online News Association Conference: Merrill Brown speaks on the state of online news, the industry’s coverage of t… Read more »

Readers Probably Won’t Pay: And yes, the sun goes round the moon…
“[T]he papers he studied found just a 1.4 to 1.8 percent return on inves… Read more »

Stories for Oct. 19, 2002

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Will “Free News” Become Extinct?: A story about European newspapers/online publishers charging for content. Usual suspects such as an… Read more »

What’s the Pyrrhic Price of Paid Content?: That’s the somewhat caustic title of the discussion going on the Online-News List for the last co… Read more »

Stories for Oct. 18, 2002

CNET’s Q3 Results: CNET Networks had a third-quarter loss narrower than that of the same period last year. CNET’s loss was $307.2 million or… Read more »

loading external resource, the Internet edition of South China Morning Post, and, Financial Times’ online operation, have signed an agreement to cross… Read more »

How to Sell E-mail Newsletter Subscriptions: An excellent wrap-up on how to sell subscriptions for e-mail newsletters (part of the “Email Ne… Read more »

Online Movie Service Intertainer to Shut Site: Intertainer, an online video-on-demand site, will shut down and lay off most of its remaining… Read more »

Poynter examines the economics of electronic/PDF editions of newspapers and magazines. “They might be most useful for small papers with a co… Read more »

Stories for Oct. 17, 2002’s Subs. Revenues for Q3:’s third-quarter losses narrowed as the company conserved its cash and cut costs, but re… Read more »

Salon Raises $200,000: Salon Media Group has raised $200,000 in a loan from Adobe Systems founder and company director Dr. John Warnock. The… Read more »

Services: A risky bet on MSN: MSN’s plans for charging for premium web services from its users. “By offering these new Web services almost e… Read more » To Break Even in Q4; Plans Asian Edition(via will break even by the end of the year and an Asian edition for… Read more »

New ISP on the Block: iVillage: As per earlier plans, iVillage is launching a new dial-up Internet access service called iVillageAccess. “Th… Read more »

RealNetworks goes mobile with NEC: RealNetworks has shipped a mobile version of its multimedia playback software in NEC’s MobilePro P300 han… Read more »

Stories for Oct. 15, 2002

Wall Street Journal :: Leo Hindery, a former chief executive of Global Crossing Ltd. and well-known cable veteran, is fighting to force the fiber-optic carrier to award him $708,000 in back pay and more than $100,000 in rent for a lavish Manhattan apartment. Read more »

Stories for Oct. 14, 2002

The :: Former telecom analyst Jack Grubman — the man in the middle of the many government investigations into Citigroup’s (C:NYSE – news – commentary – research – analysis) business practices — may be getting ready to talk to regulators from the National Association of […] Read more » :: A closely held company controlled by WorldCom Inc.’s former chief executive, Bernard Ebbers, received $679 million in loans from the Travelers Insurance subsidiary of Citigroup Inc., adding to the potential conflicts of interest faced by Citigroup in its dealings with WorldCom, a lawsuit alleges. Read more »

Red Herring :: Twelve months ago, like most of his peers across North America, Huw Morgan, chief technology officer for Bell Globemedia Interactive, received an order from the bean counters: buy less gear, spend less money. But this was easier said than done. Bell Globemedia is […] Read more »

Stories for Oct. 11, 2002 :: Asians males are becoming increasingly involved in the trade of MC’ing. We talk to upcoming top British Asian Mike Controllers, Sunil Sharma (MC Smokey) & Vikesh Dhokia (MC Sniper). Read more »

Outlook India :: Black Bucks Stop Here :: The life and crimes of Bollywood actor Salman Khan prove this pattern. Black seems to dominate his life%u2014black bucks, black money, black moods, even the black eye he gave his former girlfriend Aishwarya Rai. One would have thought […] Read more » :: The hit parade of corporate scandal isn’t about money. It’s about boredom. It’s not about wealth. It’s about loneliness. It’s not about power. It’s about insecurity. And it’s not about greed. It’s about unrealistic fantasy. Read more »

Bollywood Bound :: :: No one can dispute the fact that Bombay has the biggest film industry in the world, with 800 films emerging every year. The movie industry permeates through every cell of Bombay, a reality made quite clear in Nisha Pahuja’s latest documentary […] Read more »

Stories for Oct. 9, 2002

breakingviews :: Can Colt avoid insolvency? Highberry, part of the hedge fund Elliott Group, believes the UK telecoms group cannot. The fund suggests Colt would be technically insolvent if it wrote down the value of its assets to a level that Highberry thinks is justified by […] Read more »

Stories for Oct. 3, 2002 – Arthur Andersen Warned Qwest About Risk of Swaps :: As early as 2000, outside auditors at Qwest Communications International Inc. regarded the company’s use of revenue-enhancing swap transactions as a potential risk for the company, warning that the Securities and Exchange Commission was already […] Read more »

Stories for Oct. 1, 2002 :: Former Global Crossing Ltd. Chairman Gary Winnick knew about the capacity swaps that helped sink the company, and even volunteered to use his personal influence to help close the deals, internal company documents show. Read more »

Stories for Sep. 30, 2002 – Ebbers, Nacchio, Others Face Suit Over Hot IPOs ::New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer announced Monday that he is filing a civil suit against former WorldCom CEO Bernard Ebbers and four other top telecom executives over charges that the executives received shares of […] Read more »

Stories for Sep. 29, 2002 Global Crossing: What Did Winnick Know? :: Gary Winnick, the flamboyant chairman of Global Crossing, is expected to be the next embattled executive to take the Fifth Amendment on Capitol Hill, when he appears this week before Representative Billy Tauzin’s House Energy and Commerce Committee. Read more »

Stories for Sep. 27, 2002

CNBC Extra :: Corporate crime goes prime time What could be more riveting than high-powered scandal, surly accountants and bikinis? Check out a fall lineup with growth potential. Read more »

Stories for Sep. 26, 2002

Light Reading :: Jack B. Grubman, the former Salomon Smith Barney telecommunications analyst, was slapped with another shareholder lawsuit today. This news comes two days after NASD, the association of broker-members that serves as the regulatory arm of the Nasdaq market, announced that it has fined […] Read more » :: Of all of the myths that drove the 1990s technology boom — dot-coms made good investments, the New Economy would never experience a recession, small telecom companies could beat the mighty Bells — the most damaging may have been the fallacy that Internet traffic […] Read more »

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