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Apr 9, 2001  •  Post A Comment

NBCi.com links with GoTo
NBCi.com announced a two-year search distribution agreement with GoTo.com that will provide GoTo’s pay-for-performance listings to NBCi’s millions of users. GoTo gained notoriety when it sued The Walt Disney Co. claiming its Go.com name, used for Disney’s online business, was confusingly similar to GoTo.com.
MusicNet offers music downloads for dollars
AOL Time Warner, Bertelsmann AG, EMI Group and RealNetworks will jointly create a platform for online music subscription services for downloadable and streamed music using technology devised by RealNetworks. Under the agreement, the four companies will each own a minority stake in the new, autonomously run MusicNet, and the partners’ music subsidiaries will each separately license their music to the network on a nonexclusive basis. MusicNet will initially license its platform to AOL and RealNetworks, and eventually license it to other distribution outlets-including Napster-if they satisfy legal, copyright and security concerns.
Separately, MTVi Group and RioPort.com will offer paid music downloads from BMG Entertainment, EMI, Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group on Radio MTV.com (officially launched April 4) and VH1atWork Radio, thanks to RioPort’s PulseOne Media Service.
Bloomberg to deliver quotes via DirecTV
DirecTV subscribers with Wink-capable receivers can now get time-delayed quotes for nearly 7,500 stocks from Bloomberg Television as well as create and store a regularly updated personal portfolio of five stocks.