Content Commerce

Owen Media Partners, Inc. and ECNext have announced the launch of the Owen Media ecommerce site providing international company and manufacturing intelligence to business professionals.

Posted Dec 22, 2005

BitPass, Inc., provider of a commerce platform for digital content and services, has announced an agreement with MSN to enable digital content sales on targeted international MSN portals.

Posted Nov 15, 2005

Analysis of free versus fee content invariably focuses on content that must be paid for by consumers in its original form (such as newspaper and magazine articles) but that is often offered for free at an advertising- and sponsorship-supported Web site. Many pundits believe that if content is offered for free in one medium, it will cannibalize another, and that’s all they obsess about. Yet despite all the debate about free and paid content business models, market observers have largely missed the flip side of free content: valuable information that individuals are eager to give away for no charge and that smart companies then aggregate for profit.

Posted Oct 04, 2005

The 9thXchange, Inc. announces a new media, multi-platform, all digital file marketplace backed by a legacy royalty system.

Posted Sep 09, 2005

With my new book Cashing In With Content: How Innovative Marketers Use Digital Information to Turn Browsers Into Buyers soon to be released, I decided to check out the book’s new page. Well (I thought), as long as I’m here, I might as well click my name on the author link and pay a long-overdue visit to my first book, Eyeball Wars: a novel of dot-com intrigue. OK I admit it: I was deeply into a therapeutic session of vanity searching. Heck (I justified to myself) all I’m doing is listening in on a conference call. Being a multitasking sort of guy, I might as well poke around a bit while others are talking away.

Posted Sep 07, 2005

Dialog has announced that scientists, engineers, and information professionals worldwide will be able to search most of the CSA files it is adding this year on a "pay-as-you-go" transactional basis, as well as through annual fixed-rate subscription.

Posted Jul 12, 2005

Idiom Technologies, Inc., an enterprise software company that delivers XML-based publishing and content globalization solutions, has announced the launch of its WorldServer LSP Advantage Program.

Posted Jul 01, 2005

Sirsi Corporation has announced a new service that is designed to permit a library to link its holdings to Google Scholar via Sirsi Resolver, Sirsi's OpenURL reference linking tool.

Posted Jun 21, 2005

Bloggers and other Web sites now have an opportunity to generate income from the content they produce with the use of PixelPass, an Internet application that makes low-cost Web site subscriptions simple and easy for both the provider and the subscriber.

Posted Jun 10, 2005

Atypon Systems, a provider of epublishing software and services, has introduced a new online subscription module.

Posted Jun 03, 2005

Data Depth Corporation, ( has announced the release of Copyright Quick Tag. Designed for writers, bloggers, photographers, and other self-publishers, Copyright Quick Tag provides an interactive copyright notice that can be affixed to works of authorship.

Posted May 13, 2005

BitPass, Inc., a commerce platform for digital content and services, announced partnerships with Abacast, Inc. and Fast-Serv Technologies under which BitPass will integrate its payment system with the streaming infrastructure of the content delivery networks (CDNs) to facilitate the distribution of premium streaming content. BitPass has also announced BitPass Unplugged, a patent-pending, new service that is designed to give content providers the ability to charge for their podcasts.

Posted May 13, 2005

eMeta Corporation, a provider of access control, subscription management, and commerce software, has announced an enhancement to eRightsWEB, eMeta's managed software suite deigned to provide software and media companies with the tools to monetize their digital assets.

Posted Apr 29, 2005

Purveyors of digital content continue to seek the best ways to market and sell their materials while ensuring that only authorized parties access content. The trick is to find an end-to-end solution that lets customers use content in the ways they feel they should be allowed and at the same time, protect the rights of content providers.

Posted Apr 11, 2005

Shore Communications Inc., a research and advisory service, has released a new report outlining the best practices for publishers and technologists to use in maximizing profits from existing sources of business-oriented online content.

Posted Apr 05, 2005

Peppercoin, a payments company that aims to enable profitable new business models for low-priced digital content and physical goods, has announced that Wurld Media has selected the Peppercoin Small Transaction Suite. This payments software is intended to enable Wurld Media to sell legal, digital content through Peer Impact, its P2P network.

Posted Apr 01, 2005

asknet, a provider of outsourced electronic software sales and distribution services (ESD), has launched a worldwide eCommerce platform for DivXNetworks, Inc., the creator of the DivX video compression technology. asknet built and now hosts DivXNetworks eCommerce store, featuring official DivX licensed software and hardware products.

Posted Mar 25, 2005

ActivePoint, a provider of contextual natural language search and guidance engines that are designed to emulate the human communications process to provide pinpointed discovery, has announced the availability of its TX5 Discovery Engine system suite.

Posted Mar 11, 2005

Crisp Wireless, a provider of mobile content management and wireless delivery software applications, has launched enhancements to its mLogic Store, a content management and ecommerce solution that supports Web and mobile discovery portals, over-the-air provisioning, flexible billing models, and digital rights management. Crisp Wireless’ mLogic Store is designed to enable businesses to increase revenues by distributing digital assets through various wireless distribution platforms such as Web sites, branded mobile portals, and in-store kiosks.

Posted Mar 08, 2005

Parks Associates has released a new report entitled Digital Music: Analysis and Forecasts, which suggests that portable music services will not have a big impact this year. Respondents in the recent Parks Associates survey Global Digital Living strongly favored the single-track purchase model over a subscription when presented with both options.

Posted Feb 18, 2005

eMeta Corporation, a provider of digital access control and commerce solutions, has announced the availability of its eRights Suite for the software industry. The eMeta eRights Suite is intended to provide off-the-shelf applications for licensing, commerce, billing, and reporting that enable software vendors and service providers to reach beyond traditional licensing to increase sales and subscriptions, minimize customer price resistance, expand markets, and increase recurring revenue.

Posted Feb 08, 2005

BitPass, Inc., an Internet payments company for digital content and services, has announced the introduction of BitPass Studios, a service designed to enable anyone to sell music, photos, reports, and other digital files by uploading those files and inserting a URL into an email or an instant message (IM).

Posted Dec 10, 2004

JCB, an international payment brand, has announced that it will start a three-month pilot project for its mobile infrared credit payment system under the name "JCBeam Trial."

Posted Nov 30, 2004

I take pleasure in looking forward to the more promising new revenue streams (and trickles) of the coming year.

Posted Nov 29, 2004

Bitrix has announced the release of a new edition of the Bitrix Site Manager for small business.

Posted Nov 23, 2004