October 1, 2000 |
At age 26, Aaron Bunnell was riding the fastest wave of the New Economy. The son of a technology media baron, Bunnell propelled the fledgling Web site Upside.com into a daily hot spot for Internet news, and pulled all-nighters pumped with caffeine and uppers. When he wasn't working 100-hour weeks, he was partying with Silicon Valley's elite at digerati events, scattered across the sprawling haze of new money in Northern California.
December 12, 2002 |
Hewlett-Packard Co. plans to announce a contract today with El Segundo-based DirecTV that HP hopes will help its managed services business grow at twice the rate of the industry as a whole. Under the deal, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, Palo Alto-based HP will supply and manage the satellite television provider's billing infrastructure for five years.
February 22, 1999 |
The Internet is everywhere in Singapore--on billboards, television, in the newspapers, in the mouths and minds of government officials and businesspeople, even in ads on taxis and buses. This country is betting its future on the Internet. Its ambitious plans, and its formidable capabilities, are likely to soon make it the world's most wired nation. Indeed, Singapore is poised to become the world's first true "digital nation."
February 15, 1999 |
On a dusty strip of auto body shops and plumbing suppliers in the San Fernando Valley is a little-known company that occupies one of the most embattled, contradictory and profitable corners of the Internet. For thousands of online porn sites, Cybernet Ventures Inc. is a meal ticket, a source of millions of dollars in revenue. For the government, it is a potential solution to the Internet pornography problem.
July 20, 1998 |
Seeking to reclaim some of the voice traffic it has lost to the Internet, AT&T Corp. has introduced services that allow consumers to call one another anonymously from chat rooms and to organize their own online conference calls. Among a new breed of products that marry voice communications with data online, AT&T's interactive communications is an attempt by the nation's largest phone company to integrate what's known as its public switched telephone network with the World Wide Web.
December 25, 2000 |
Patty Beron steps inside a downtown skyscraper, slips out of her chic black overcoat and prepares to lie her way into yet another dot-com party--the first of several soirees tonight. Splendora.com, an online firm that sells spa packages, is hosting a gathering for 150 bons vivants. The fare, which consists of a single table of sparkling water, is open to the public. The good stuff, tucked away in a VIP area, is in the back.