September 14, 2001 |
American Greetings Corp. said it would buy rival Bluemountain.com for $35 million in cash, just two years after At Home Corp. paid $780 million in cash and stock for the e-mail greeting card publisher. The deal gives debt-laden high-speed Internet access firm At Home some much-needed cash. The Redwood City, Calif.-based company had warned that it lacked enough funds to carry it through the end of the year. American Greetings, which operates the AmericanGreetings.com, Egreetings.
February 15, 1999 |
Nearly everyone in the high-tech world agrees that consumers are eager to embrace a faster means of surfing the Internet. But once people get broadband service--either through a cable modem or a high-speed digital subscriber line--they quickly realize that there is a dearth of online content that takes advantage of the bandwidth. Not for long. At Home Corp., the broadband powerhouse that announced it would buy Internet portal Excite Corp. for $6 billion, obviously has been expanding its reach.
May 9, 2000 |
Excite@Home Corp. said Chief Executive George Bell replaced Thomas Jermoluk as chairman after shares of the high-speed Internet access provider dropped 78% in the last year. Jermoluk, 43, handed the chairmanship to Bell, 43, late last week, though he will remain a board member, the company said. Jermoluk turned over his position at a board meeting, the Wall Street Journal reported.
February 2, 1999 |
Shares of Cnet Inc., which runs news Web sites and produces TV shows about technology, rose 12% as a public offering for an affiliate company neared and takeover speculation circulated. The San Francisco-based company's shares rose $12.88 to close at $117.88 on Nasdaq. Earlier, shares climbed to $126.25, an all-time high. CBS.MarketWatch.com reported Cnet shares surged because the company may benefit from the upcoming stock offering by Vignette Corp.
September 29, 2001 |
Excite@Home Corp., the leading provider of high-speed Internet access over cable television lines, said Friday that it will sell its broadband business to AT&T Corp. for $307 million in cash and filed for bankruptcy protection. Under the agreement, the once-highflying company's network would become a part of AT&T, which already has a controlling interest in Excite@Home. The deal is subject to a bankruptcy judge's approval.
August 28, 2001 |
The outlook for Internet access provider Excite@Home Corp. dimmed further Monday when the company received demands that it must repay $50 million by Friday. Excite@Home, which has little cash left and $1 billion in debt, said it was contesting that demand, but added that if it is forced to repay, it could have a "materially adverse" effect on its liquidity and ability to fund operations. Shares of Excite@Home, formally At Home Corp., fell 11 cents, or 22%, to close at 39 cents on Nasdaq.
February 20, 1997 |
A gasoline marketer that helped pave the way for motorists to pay at the pump with a credit card has a new device that should speed visits to its service stations while letting customers leave the card at home. Mobil Corp. plans to introduce in May an electronic gizmo to hook on a key chain that uses radio signals to activate the gas pump and charges the purchase with a single swipe past the pump.
August 21, 2001 |
ExciteAtHome Corp., the high-speed Internet company that once was poised to dominate the next generation of online services, is on the verge of falling into the broadband rubble, its auditors warned Monday. The disclosure added new urgency to the company's mounting financial difficulties, which stem in part from the decline in Internet advertising. Making matters worse, the news cut ExciteAtHome's already-flattened stock price almost in half, increasing the risk of a disastrous cash shortage.
January 26, 1990 |
HomeFed Corp. President Robert F. Adelizzi has been named chief executive of the savings and loan holding company, taking over day-to-day management from Kim Fletcher, who will remain board chairman. Adelizzi joined San Diego-based HomeFed, parent of HomeFed Bank, in 1962 and has been its president since 1981.
December 16, 1994 |
Three former executives of failed HomeFed Bank of San Diego were indicted Thursday by a San Diego federal grand jury on 10 felony counts of conspiracy and fraud. The case stemmed from a federal task force's two-year investigation of the thrift's real estate development activities. The charges focus on an alleged "sham sale" of property in 1990 by the S&L's real estate development subsidiary, Home Capital Corp.