By Staff and wire reports
© St. Petersburg Times, published April 9, 2001
Baseball: Major League Baseball (www.majorleaguebaseball.com) will charge fans $9.95 to listen to games over the Internet, which also will be available from Real Networks (www.real.com).
Britannica.com: The encyclopedia site will start subscription and premium services, such as BritannicaSchool.com for the K-12 education market, this year, though specifics and prices have not been released.
E-Trade: The online discount brokerage started charging a $15 quarterly fee to customers who have account balances of less than $5,000 and who have not made more than one trade in the previous six months.
Internet service providers: Bluelight.com, Juno and NetZero limited what had been free Internet access for tiered pricing systems.
PCShowandTell.com: The Tampa site that features how-to tutorials for gadgets and software started charging a $30 annual fee.
TheStreet.com: The financial news site made two of its columnists, James Cramer and Herb Greenberg, available only to paid subscribers of its RealMoney site.
Variety.com: The online version of the entertainment industry newspaper is charging $59 for an annual subscription, which is free for print subscribers.
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