September 20, 2000 |
America Online Inc.'s $142-billion buyout of Time Warner Inc. may be opposed as soon as this week by Federal Trade Commission lawyers, putting additional pressure on the companies to negotiate concessions, people familiar with the review said.
February 2, 1996 |
Johnson-Grace Co., which developed a technology that helps speed up transmission of digital computer data, has been acquired by its biggest customer, America Online Inc., the companies said Thursday. America Online, a Vienna, Va.-based computer online service, paid 1.6 million shares of its common stock, valued at about $70 million, to Johnson-Grace shareholders.
July 14, 2000 |
Brazilian groups Bradesco and Votorantim and two Mexican conglomerates teamed up to create an online marketplace to trade goods and services across Latin America, along with U.S. software maker Ariba Inc. Bradespar, a unit of financial group Bradesco, and the venture capital arm of industrial firm Votorantim joined forces with Mexican cement maker Cemex and Mexico's biggest industrial group, Alfa, to form online company Latinexus. Miami-based Latinexus is expected to be operating by year-end.
November 14, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO - If the director of the CIA cannot keep the FBI from rummaging through his private Gmail account, what digital privacy protections do ordinary citizens have? Precious few, say privacy advocates. As the law stands now, law enforcement can secretly gain access to people's email, often without a search warrant. "When the government goes looking, it can find out pretty much everything about our lives," said Chris Calabrese, legislative counsel for the ACLU. That's because the main law governing digital privacy - the Electronic Communications Privacy Act or ECPA - was passed in 1986.
September 4, 2000 |
'Why did so few people follow the Republican convention on the Internet?" the moderator asked earnestly as I sat on a panel about government and the Net at the recent Democratic National Convention. "What does that say about the value of the Internet?" "What does it say about the value of the Republican convention?" I countered to enthusiastic applause. But the Democratic convention fared little better.
September 30, 1997
The Motley Fool was founded by brothers Tom and David Gardner in 1994 as a place where investors could meet on American Online. That's still its major role, but now its Web site offers an expanded variety of educational materials and advice, often with a sense of humor. The Gardners (with their Fool staff) run the AOL and Web sites and create this feature.