Siegal in that WSJ article is either one lousey
finance professor, or was attempting to deliberately
mislead the public. The article is full of exaggerated
numbers and understated numbers (when they suited his
Some of these were so obvious that they HAD to be
Here is an article pointing
out all the
BTW...AOL is now trading (14 6:41 am) at 122 on instanet.
AllAdvantage.com: Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
First "Get Paid To Surf the
Web" Service Introduced
users will earn money for browsing the Internet.
Palo Alto, Calif.�March 30, 1999�AllAdvantage.com
announced a new
service today that pays Internet users
to be online in exchange for
AllAdvantage.com Viewbar� at the bottom of their browser
window when surfing. Free registration is available at
Members earn money anytime they
are online and display the Viewbar�,
automatically whenever their browser is launched. The
Viewbar� sits at the bottom of the browser window and acts
like a time clock, crediting members 50 cents for
every hour they
spend online (up to 40 hours or $20
per month). They can also
money through AllAdvantage.com's referral payment
The Viewbar� displays AllAdvantage.com
information along with
sponsor and advertising messages.
Members can turn the Viewbar� off
and on at will,
choosing to "clock out" or "clock in" anytime they
"AllAdvantage.com leverages the power of
a large group to provide
benefits for its
members, while allowing each individual member to
maintain control of their Internet experience," says Jim
CEO of AllAdvantage.com. "The great thing is
that our members can
use the Internet the same way
they always have, but now they get
paid for it.
Members do not need to change their browser, e-mail
address or ISP, and they can minimize or close the
Viewbar� with one
click at any time."
members sign up, they receive an e-mail confirmation with
registration number. Three to four weeks
later, they will receive
notice that they can
download the Viewbar� to begin earning money.
can start now to build their referral lists,
their earning potential.
AllAdvantage.com pays its members
referral fees in order to increase
"The Internet is the ultimate referral medium.
Hotmail and Virtual Flowers have proven that," explains
"AllAdvantage.com takes it to a higher level.
We reward our members
by paying them for
referring new members."
In addition to the rewards
of their own online time, members earn
each hour spent online by someone they have referred
AllAdvantage.com. Likewise, they earn money
for each online hour of
that person's referrals.
This extended referral system continues for
levels, with no limit on the total number of referrals
person can have.
is committed to the privacy of its members and the
information they share with the company. AllAdvantage.com
sell, rent or exchange any identifiable
regarding its customers to any
third party, holding it with the
utmost care and
AllAdvantage.com is a free,
membership-driven Internet service
company committed to
leveraging the earning potential and buying
power of a
large online community into an array of value-added
features that members can enjoy without sacrificing their
privacy and control. The company was
founded in February 1999 by
four partners, including
Jim Jorgensen, a co-founder and former CEO
Discovery Zone. For more information, visit
about institutions trying to make people panic.(
And it works since most of the peaple clueless).
There are many Money managers and some of them
periodicaly have to sell and move the funds into other stocks
and the one's that sold before start buying in low
prices. We individual investors have no way to know when
this sell offs coming, for that reason the best way is
to hold and add more on this large dips.Because if
you sell in the way down not only you lose good part
of the profit ( it's down from the high) but you
maybe end up buying in higher price you sold (internets
moving faster one can akt or speak). Good company like
AOL will always come back even stronger. For every
seller there is a buyer and I am buying AOL YHOO
Of corse if someone is on margin than the best is to
sell before you get a call. Personaly I never hold
long positions of internets on margin,too risky. But
for day traiding it's ideal.
is still 212 with Prudential and others.Nothing has
Pardon my grammar, I am foreign.
they had to lobby for parity. everyone knew there
was no chance for their position. I hope you are
wrong about them not having a plan. I can't believe
these guys wake up in the morning and say " oh what
should we work on today?"
they got to where they
are by executing a precise strategy.
where this was going when he started!
at&t NEED aol NOT VICE VERSA!
Well that is why they spent the past two weeks
lobbying in Washington to prevent the cable ventures from
limiting AOL access...check the news wires for the reviews
of their efforts...AOL/Mindspring/Yahoo all
testified...they are scared to death about access...lobbying like
hell does not suggest that they have a great plan...
thing aol has is their "intellectual resource"
Case, Pittman, et al. They had this figured out before
we did and they have the next step figured out too.
I'm hanging in.
Thanks for the good
Yes in the future wireless digital will be the
system of choice...but just think about where satellite
TV is today...in other words...it has a way to
go...and again...either way...do you think that the
satellite and wireless owners will be giving away access to
AOL for free???...you must be joking...so AOL will
either have to build or buy...the conclusion is that
going forward the free access over local phone lines
will not cut it...todays business model for AOL will
not work tomorrow...and certainly can't sustain a
market cap of $160 billion...that is reflected in the
you said is based on a network for lines (either
cable or telephone) going intosomeone's house or
business. Thisis what I understand to be a
in my scenario this whole deal is skipped in favor
transmission directly into a piece
of hardware that will fulfill all our communication
needs. What I am describing is a new type of "thing" or
box which will provide all the benefits of phone, pc,
cable, fax etc. In this scenario there is no expense for
Remeber AT&T needs this network
to start getting customers. Their marketing is not
the greatest. And their AT&T ISP is not good.