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August 30, 1999 | KAREN KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
ECompanies, the Santa Monica-based Internet business incubator formed in June by top executives from Walt Disney's Buena Vista Internet Group and EarthLink Network, is expected to announce today that it has raised more than $130 million for its first venture capital fund. ECompanies co-founders Jake Winebaum and Sky Dayton said they initially planned to raise $100 million for their fund, but they lifted the cap because of intense interest from investors.
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May 15, 2001 | Liz Pulliam Weston
The U.S. trustee's office filed an emergency motion Monday asking that a trustee be appointed to take over EarthLink co-founder Reed E. Slatkin's Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. Slatkin has been sued by investors for allegedly mishandling their funds, and his offices were raided Friday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service. The Securities and Exchange Commission won an order, also Friday, freezing Slatkin's assets. U.S.
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BUSINESS
February 26, 1999 | KAREN KAPLAN, technology reporter
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.
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May 14, 2001 | LIZ PULLIAM WESTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Investment guru Reed E. Slatkin's 50th birthday bash in early 1999 had all the trappings of a gilt-edged, Southern California soiree. The highlight of the party at the Santa Barbara Biltmore Hotel was a short, star-studded video made just for the occasion. The ballroom erupted in cheers as Kevin Costner, dressed in a baseball uniform, praised Slatkin's athletic prowess, and Arnold Schwarzenegger jokingly lauded the 180-pound money manager's weightlifting skills.
BUSINESS
July 15, 1999 | (Reuters)
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.
BUSINESS
January 5, 1999 | Karen Kaplan
EarthLink Network said it signed up its 1 millionth member last week, reaching that milestone two to three months earlier than expected.
BUSINESS
September 20, 1999 | KAREN KAPLAN
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.
BUSINESS
February 8, 2000 | KAREN KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
October 25, 1999 | KAREN KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
August 10, 1998 | KAREN KAPLAN
In a deal that could help EarthLink Network close in on the top spot among pure Internet service providers, Apple Computer is expected to announce today that it has selected the Pasadena-based company as the exclusive ISP for its new iMac computers. The computers will ask users if they already have an Internet service provider. If not, the iMacs will help users set up an EarthLink account and waive the normal $25 setup fee.
BUSINESS
March 28, 2001 | Reuters
Comcast Corp.'s cable unit and EarthLink Inc. said they struck a pact that will let the Internet service provider offer high-speed Internet services in a technical trial over a Comcast cable system. Financial terms were not disclosed. The test will begin in the second quarter, offering the services to customers in and near Philadelphia, where Comcast is based.
BUSINESS
December 4, 2000 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Early this year, EarthLink's advertisements used dancing hamsters and a karaoke singer to build brand awareness. This week, EarthLink will unveil a weightier campaign that portrays the Atlanta-based company as the "No. 1 provider of the real Internet." The new ads, created by the Los Angeles office of the TBWA/Chiat/Day advertising agency, mark a crucial point in the No. 2 Internet service provider's battle against heavy-spending market leader America Online and a resurgent MSN.
BUSINESS
December 1, 2000 | Reuters
Two members of the Federal Trade Commission are on opposite sides about whether America Online Inc.'s proposed purchase of Time Warner Inc. will hurt competition, persons close to the deal said. At issue is the agreement for EarthLink Network Inc. to use Time Warner's cable lines next year to offer consumers an alternative Internet service, a deal that was widely seen as clearing a big hurdle to win FTC approval.
BUSINESS
October 9, 2000 | From The Washington Post
The transcript reads like the last words of a group sentenced to some sort of mass execution, or perhaps the scene on the deck of the Titanic. Amid typed-out cries of "nooo," "Sad sad sad!" and "bye bye!" came the periodic countdown notice: "System going down in 2 minutes" "System going down in 40 seconds" "System going down IMMEDIATELY" At midnight last Saturday, the plug was pulled on a piece of Internet history, as service for Netcom's shell-account users was shut down.
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
February 8, 2000 | KAREN KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
December 1, 2000 | Reuters
Two members of the Federal Trade Commission are on opposite sides about whether America Online Inc.'s proposed purchase of Time Warner Inc. will hurt competition, persons close to the deal said. At issue is the agreement for EarthLink Network Inc. to use Time Warner's cable lines next year to offer consumers an alternative Internet service, a deal that was widely seen as clearing a big hurdle to win FTC approval.
BUSINESS
March 30, 1998 | GREG MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
EarthLink Network Inc. is expected to announce today that it has won a $2-million consent judgment in its suit against CyberPromotions Inc., a notorious distributor of unsolicited e-mail advertisements commonly referred to as spam. The judgment is also expected to prohibit CyberPromotions and its founder, Sanford Wallace, from targeting EarthLink subscribers with spam or engaging in a number of other spam-related activities.
BUSINESS
February 4, 2000 | Karen Kaplan
Pasadena-based EarthLink Network and MindSpring Enterprises of Atlanta are scheduled to complete their merger today, becoming an Internet service provider with about 3 million customers and annualized sales of $570 million. Both boards are expected to approve the merger, which was announced in September and will create one of the largest ISPs in the country. Shares of both companies rose in Nasdaq trading Thursday, with EarthLink gaining $2.44 to close at $47.69 and MindSpring jumping $1.
BUSINESS
January 10, 2000 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
EarthLink Network, the nation's second-largest Internet service provider today will escalate its battle with market leader America Online by launching its first national advertising campaign. Incorporating television, radio and billboards, the campaign created by the Los Angeles-based BBDO West advertising agency is designed to build the Pasadena-based ISP's customer base as well as build consumer awareness.
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