September 20, 2000 |
Excite@Home Corp., the cable-based Internet service controlled by AT&T Corp., said Chief Executive George Bell will step down but remain chairman, as the company seeks to boost its sagging stock price. Bell will stay on as CEO until a replacement is found and will continue as chairman of the Redwood City, Calif.-based company through 2001. Bell was Excite Inc.'s first CEO. Last year, he was appointed president of the company formed by the merger of Excite and @Home.
July 19, 2000 |
Excite@Home Corp., owner of the popular Excite Web portal and the Excite@Home cable modem network, said it's hooking up with Dutch communications giant UnitedGlobalCom to deliver high-speed Internet access outside North America. The joint venture, to be called Excite Chello, will operate in 15 countries in Europe, Asia and Latin America--markets in which the new company will own exclusive cable modem rights to 30 million homes. Each company is contributing $93.
May 1, 2000 |
Excite@Home today joins the mobile Internet frenzy by launching a special Web portal tailored to the needs of wireless phone users. The new Internet site, http://mobile.excite.com, allows users to select personalized information (stocks, news, location-based information, e-mail) for retrieval from a Web-enabled mobile phone. The service, which is similar to those offered by rivals Yahoo and MSN Mobile, is free and includes a planner, phone book and other features.
December 16, 2001
Re: "So Much for the Broadband Revolution," Dec. 6: I was an Excite@Home subscriber for five months before being migrated to Adelphia PowerLink this month. During those five months, Excite@Home never charged my credit card a penny for the service. In fact, they issued me a puzzlingly generous $12.75 credit in each of the first four months. I doubt that every customer was as lucky, but I probably wasn't the only one. So perhaps the sluggish economy and consumers' hesitance to pay a premium for broadband are less to blame for Excite@ Home's downfall than the simple fact that the company lacked a functioning billing system.
July 24, 2001 |
Internet content and service provider Excite@Home Corp. reported a steep second-quarter loss, largely reflecting a weak online advertising market, which has hurt its media business. The company said it lost $346.3 million, or 85 cents a share, in the second quarter, compared with a loss of $668.3 million, or $1.69 a share, in the year-ago quarter. Excite@Home said its operating loss, excluding some unusual costs, was $65.
April 20, 2000 |
Excite@Home Corp., which provides high-speed Web access over cable-TV lines, and Viacom Inc.'s MTVi Group Inc. said they will develop a new music and entertainment site on Excite's Internet search directory. The new site, Music.excite.com, will debut this summer. It will include content geared to broadband, or Internet access through cable lines or other means that let a user get content, including video, at much faster speeds than over traditional phone lines. MTVi and Redwood City, Calif.