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November 13, 2000
EarthLink founder Sky Dayton will look at the Internet's ongoing role in reshaping traditional economic sectors such as manufacturing, transportation and agriculture Tuesday at a meeting of the TownHall Los Angeles issues forum. Dayton, also co-founder of a Santa Monica business that nurtures Internet start-ups, also will discuss the need for the young, "irrationally exuberant" "new economy" to take a cue from the "old economy" and establish what he calls "more mature organizations."
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December 21, 2001 | Elizabeth Douglass
EarthLink Inc. co-founder Sky Dayton launched a wireless Internet-access company that he hopes will help bring fast, easy-to-use connections to millions of laptop-toting travelers.
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BUSINESS
December 21, 2001 | Elizabeth Douglass
EarthLink Inc. co-founder Sky Dayton launched a wireless Internet-access company that he hopes will help bring fast, easy-to-use connections to millions of laptop-toting travelers.
BUSINESS
November 13, 2000
EarthLink founder Sky Dayton will look at the Internet's ongoing role in reshaping traditional economic sectors such as manufacturing, transportation and agriculture Tuesday at a meeting of the TownHall Los Angeles issues forum. Dayton, also co-founder of a Santa Monica business that nurtures Internet start-ups, also will discuss the need for the young, "irrationally exuberant" "new economy" to take a cue from the "old economy" and establish what he calls "more mature organizations."
BUSINESS
June 7, 2000 | Karen Kaplan
After laying off nearly all of its staff, Santa Monica-based online party planner EParties said it's on the verge of being sold to an unnamed buyer. EParties was the first start-up launched by ECompanies, the Santa Monica incubator founded by Walt Disney veteran Jake Winebaum and EarthLink Network founder Sky Dayton. The 8-month-old EParties had stalled in its development and all but a handful of its 29 employees were laid off last week, said Christian Gunning, an ECompanies spokesman.
BUSINESS
February 9, 2001 | Karen Kaplan
Business.com, the Santa Monica company that runs a business information Web site, laid off 37 workers, or 26% of it work force, in an effort to control costs and preserve cash. The company, which still has 108 employees, said it has $45 million in capital and is still on track to become profitable by mid-2002. The company raised $61 million in September and said it won't need to raise additional funds. The layoffs "will allow Business.
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
November 16, 1998
Growing companies seeking capital can get information and meet representatives of the financial community at an all-day conference Tuesday at the Sheraton Universal Hotel. AdVENTUREs in the Capital Marketplace is sponsored by the Valley Economic Development Center and features keynote speaker Sky Dayton, founder and chairman of EarthLink Network Inc., a Pasadena-based Internet service provider with nearly $50 million in annual revenue.
BUSINESS
June 14, 1999 | KAREN KAPLAN
It's been a good month so far for high-tech business incubators in the Los Angeles area. Real estate investor Arthur Herring said he and Management Group of Torrance will open a Digital Coast Media/Technology Incubator in Redondo Beach within 60 days. The incubator will be in Herring's AllInternetBuilding.com, which has been outfitted with high-speed Internet connections.
BUSINESS
August 11, 1997 | KAREN KAPLAN
Northern California may have Silicon Valley, but Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan is determined to ensure that the Southland has its share of the new-media industry and becomes known as the "Digital Epicenter." Riordan last week announced the formation of a Los Angeles New Media Roundtable, which will focus on defining, supporting and promoting the new-media industry here.
BUSINESS
October 4, 1999 | KAREN KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first company to emerge from the ECompanies Internet business incubator will be unveiled today. EParties will build a Web site where party planners can get ideas on themes, generate e-mail invitations, keep track of RSVPs, buy supplies and create a gift registry. David Haddad, former president of Mattel Media, the toy giant's software division, will become chief executive of the new company. Planning a party online at a party portal site "is a better consumer proposition," Haddad said.
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.
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