PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE DEAL BEHIND THE CURTAIN

“We have periodically explored, and we continue to explore, many alternatives with respect to our Internet strategy and our ownership interest in Excite@Home.”

AT&T, Excite@Home’s majority shareholder, commenting on rumors that it wants to split up Excite.com from the @Home cable-modem network, CBS MarketWatch, 30 September 1999

TARGET MARKET

“Lycos creates site to lure children”

News.com headline, describing a new Lycos effort to aggressively seek out minors, which suggests they could take tips from former Infoseek executive Patrick Naughton, News.com, 29 September 1999