Stories for Feb. 5, 2003

Nokia Bets That Gaming Phone Will Boost Growth: Nokia has launched a new cellphone, N-Gage, that doubles as a handheld gaming device, thus… Read more »

Big Internet Players Show New Interest in Weblogs: Tripod, owned by Terra Lycos, has now jumped into the blogging fray: “[H]opes the new ser… Read more »

European Digital Music Players Merge: Vitaminic SpA, the European digital music solutions provider, has announced that it has signed a defin… Read more »

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European Mobile Gaming Worth Over E3bn by 2005: Mobile gaming will generate E500m in Western Europe in 2003 and over E3bn in 2005, a new stu… Read more »

Palm E-Books To be Distributed to Schools: As the trend of B2B players trying to break into the consumer market continues, the reverse trend… Read more »

Why Won’t Johnny Read?: ‘Cause all the news websites are turning off free sections: ridiculous argument. Read it. “None of the young people… Read more »

Stories for Feb. 4, 2003

Crain’s Chicago Business Launch a Subscription Service:, the online version of Crain’s Chicago Business, is turning into… Read more »

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Hoover’s Ends its Free News Alerts: Hoover’s, which is still mired in its takeover by D&B, has ended its free news alert service, according… Read more »

South African Newspaper Site Rethinks its Paid Content Strategy: “M&G Online [the online version of the South African paper Mail&Guardian]… Read more »

IFilm CEO Leaves As Firm Turns Profit: IFilm, a familiar name from the Internet’s bubbly past, is simultaneously reporting the departure of… Read more »

Access Develops Mobile Content Payment Solution for J2ME: Access, a Japanese company with a subsidiary in U.S., has launched a wireless paym… Read more »

A report by Tim Long, analyst at Credit Suisse First Boston crossed my desk this morning. It was somewhat of a bleak take on the wireless handset business in 2003. He fears a lot more competition for the M.E.N (Motorola, ; and Nokia.) The competition is […] Read more »

in case you are interested, today is the day Bill Gates got creamed i.e. hit on the face by a cream pie. For further details and/or instant recall visit CNET Read more »

Stories for Feb. 3, 2003

About three months ago when I started to look into the whole television/PVR model, it became obvious that consumers love the technology but the pioneers were on a losing streak. TiVo/Replay are fine devices – but the companies are in poor shape. The barrage of email […] Read more »

I am surprised how much INK TiVo is getting these days, especially if your consider that this is a company which is skating on financial thin ice. What could be the explanation? I think a lot of journos got TiVO as a gift this Christmas! Think […] Read more »

Nail Down Your Niche: An interview with Olivier Travers, the founder of He talks about lessons we can learn from ad*ul^t s… Read more »’s Rhapsody Available Free to Speakeasy Customers: Speakeasy, one of the largest independent broadband providers in US, and online… Read more »

Dialog Makes Changes to Pricing Strategy, Again: BIS provider Dialog has increased its fee for subscribers: “The full text of documents from… Read more »

Spanish Site Starts Paid Subscription Scheme: Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia’s website has a new look and a new business model as of Saturd… Read more » will become effective February 6, 2003, but will remain part of the CNN online network ( & Read more »

News Technologies Launches E-mail News Alert Subscription Service; Claims Patents (Pending): Not necessarily a very innovative service, but… Read more »

Red Herring :: .Six years after pioneering the concept of personal video recording–a way to record television shows on a hard drive, skip commercials, and even pause live TV–the industry’s founding fathers are facing a unique problem: ubiquity. We’re not talking about the good kind of […] Read more »

Lycos Targets Subscription Services (5 minute steaming video interview–registration required): Mark Stoever, executive VP of Terra Lycos US… Read more »

Web Profits Are Talk of NAA Meeting: “[O]nline news might develop into a model similar to cable television, where users pay for premium cont… Read more »

Sirius Tries to Sell Pay Radio: “Are there millions of consumers willing to pay a monthly fee of $10 or more for such a service in a nation… Read more »

Fine Print in Electronic Arts’ Results: “To even suggest the Sims Online could fail is a far cry from the way it has been heralded Read more »

Stories for Feb. 1, 2003

ET Online Launches Its Desktop Push Client: As reported by Hollywood reporter earlier in December (and woke up now), Entertainment… Read more »

Paid Content Market Soars (5-minute streaming video interview): Precisely the reason why I started this website: these vanilla stories on pa… Read more »

CNet’s Creative Touch-Up Doesn’t Equal Growth: As I have said before, CNet won’t survive this year in its present form. Company’s ad revenue… Read more »

Stories for Jan. 31, 2003

Sun Online Launches Paid-For Archive (UK) (via AOP):
The Sun Online has launched a paid-for searchable archive, allowing users to
access a… Read more »

Net Gambling Bill Fans E-cash Fears: “After seven years of trying, lawmakers are widely expected to crack down on illegal Internet gambling… Read more »

O2 Unveils Protection Plan for Mobile Adult Content: O2 has launched a formal consumer protection scheme for the introduction of mobile adul… Read more »

What Keeps Execs Awake at Night?: Answers: paid content, of course, among others! A short report from Newspaper Association of… Read more »

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