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January 5, 2000 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jumping on the "free technology" bandwagon, a Newport Beach start-up company will offer free high-speed Internet access April 1, becoming the first to provide digital subscriber line service to consumers at no cost. But the advertiser-supported offer by the 4-month-old Broadband Digital Group comes with a host of qualifiers that make its business strategy questionable, industry experts said.
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January 17, 2000 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER, P.J. Huffstutter covers high technology for The Times. She can be reached at (714) 966-7830 and at p.j.huffstutter@latimes.com
When it comes to high-speed Internet access, the public is seemingly willing to exchange its privacy for a free connection. A week after Newport Beach start-up Broadband Digital Group offered free digital subscriber line technology, or DSL, service in exchange for a consumer's personal information, at least 165,000 people have signed up for the deal, officials said late Friday.
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BUSINESS
January 17, 2000 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER, P.J. Huffstutter covers high technology for The Times. She can be reached at (714) 966-7830 and at p.j.huffstutter@latimes.com
When it comes to high-speed Internet access, the public is seemingly willing to exchange its privacy for a free connection. A week after Newport Beach start-up Broadband Digital Group offered free digital subscriber line technology, or DSL, service in exchange for a consumer's personal information, at least 165,000 people have signed up for the deal, officials said late Friday.
BUSINESS
January 5, 2000 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jumping on the "free technology" bandwagon, a Newport Beach start-up company will offer free high-speed Internet access April 1, becoming the first to provide digital subscriber line service to consumers at no cost. But the advertiser-supported offer by the 4-month-old Broadband Digital Group comes with a host of qualifiers that make its business strategy questionable, industry experts said.
BUSINESS
February 13, 2000
* Arlene Kaye has been named director of strategic marketing for Madison Marquette Realty Services in Irvine. She will be responsible for the overall marketing of the 26 shopping centers that Madison Marquette manages for the Irvine Co., including Fashion Island and the Irvine Spectrum Center. Kaye was formerly regional vice president of marketing, West Coast region, for General Growth Properties of California Inc. * Mark T.
BUSINESS
March 12, 2000
Andrea Sloan Pink has joined Broadband Digital Group as vice president of legal affairs and general counsel. Arman Afsar has been named vice president of client services, and Karen Johnson has joined the company as vice president of information technology. Pink was previously with the law firm of Gibson Dunn and Crutcher LLP and held positions at Cooley Godward LLP and American Cable Television.
BUSINESS
April 24, 2000 | KAREN KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Now that EarthLink Network of Pasadena has completed its $4-billion merger with MindSpring Enterprises, some veterans of the company are longing for the start-up atmosphere of EarthLink's early days--and they're jumping to other companies to get it. In six years, EarthLink has grown from a 10-modem operation to a 5,800-employee industry leader, one of the top three Internet service providers in the country after combining with Atlanta-based MindSpring. With nearly 3.
BUSINESS
January 17, 2000 | LAWRENCE J. MAGID
With all the attention paid to the proposed AOL-Time Warner merger, you'd think that AOL practically owned the Internet. Well, that's not far from the truth. Nearly half the Americans who access the Net do so through America Online. Throw in AOL Instant Messenger, AOL's Moviephone.com and other Internet resources, and about 80% of all Internet customers use at least one AOL service, according to Kathy Bushkin, AOL senior vice president.
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