February 26, 1999 |
EBay Kicks Out EarthLink: Online auction house EBay has apparently become so popular that EarthLink Network this week used it to sell its Internet access service. But EBay wasn't flattered. Instead, it kicked the EarthLink offer off its Web site. A spokesman for EBay in San Jose said the offer was removed Thursday because it violated the company's auction rules and was really just a glorified advertisement.
July 15, 1999 |
Internet service provider EarthLink Networks Inc. Wednesday posted a wider loss for the latest quarter, but said it was on track to climb into the black by early next year. Pasadena-based EarthLink reported a loss of $6.87 million, or 21 cents a share, for the second quarter. Although the loss was slightly wider than the year-ago loss of $4.8 million, or 20 cents a share, EarthLink edged out Wall Street consensus estimates of a loss of 22 cents a share.
January 5, 1999 |
EarthLink Network said it signed up its 1 millionth member last week, reaching that milestone two to three months earlier than expected.
September 20, 1999 |
Deloitte & Touche's annual ranking of the 50 fastest-growing Los Angeles-area technology firms suggests that Tech Coast companies are healthier now than a year ago. EarthLink Network, the Pasadena-based Internet service provider, topped the 1999 Fast 50 list by recording revenue growth of 158,405% in the last five years, to nearly $176 million in 1998 from $111,000 in 1994. In second place was Xylan Corp.
February 8, 2000 |
On the heels of completing its merger with MindSpring Enterprises, Internet service provider EarthLink Network reported that the combined company's annual revenue more than doubled, but warned that profitability is still more than a year away as it races to close the gap with industry leader America Online. EarthLink, now with 3.1 million Internet customers, is in a neck-and-neck race with free Internet service provider NetZero for the No. 2 spot behind AOL, which has 21 million members.
October 25, 1999 |
EarthLink Network founder Sky Dayton will be honored as USC's Entrepreneur of the Year on Thursday at a 6 p.m. banquet at USC's Marshall School of Business. Dayton, a onetime coffeehouse owner, started the Pasadena-based Internet service provider in 1994, and today it boasts nearly 1.6 million customers and has a market capitalization of nearly $1.4 billion. (Like many Internet companies, however, it is not profitable.