US consumers spent $1.3 billion for subscription services online in 2002, a 49 per cent rise in the market, according to a study commissioned by the Online Publishers Association. Most of it wasn’t on news, of course. Online dating sites were the big winners, accounting for $302 million. Micropayment grew by 707 per cent, but still only accounted for less than 1 per cent of the total revenue.
(From CNet News.com)