Feeds

F***edcompany
.com up for sale

Dotcom rumour mill goes for a song... and other e-rubbish

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

SANS - Survey on application security programs

Philip Kaplan, the founder of dotcom-busting e-journal Fuckedcompany.com put this site up for sale on eBay... because he felt like it.

"I was bored this morning so I put FC on eBay," he said. The bid currently stands at $1.68 million although earlier reports suggested that people were prepared to pay as much as $10 million for the e-outfit.

According to PC Data, FC has 124,000 unique users a week and 2.6 million page views a week. The auction ends on 20 September.



EasyNet - the pan-European telco and ISP - has announced pre-tax losses of £3.5 million for the year to 30 June. Turnover increased from £12.4 million in 1999 to £19 million.



The publication of today's interims are in line with market expectations, said EasyNet's chairman and CEO, David Rowe. "Our pre-tax loss is in line with market expectations and reflects our successful European expansion plans enabling us to offer our services in the UK, France, Germany, Holland, Belgium and Spain, with Italy and Switzerland to follow in the near future," he said. In April 2000, the company raised £51.8 million to finance further expansion in Europe.



The chief exec of Geo Interactive resigned yesterday, causing shares to plummet 17 per cent and wipe £372 million off the company's value. The announcement fuelled rumours that Geo's entire board were split on future strategy. The company produces software that will be used in 3G mobile phones. Shai Schiller - at the company for only two years - will be replaced


by Eli Reifman, one of its founders. Schiller is not allowed to sell his shares, worth £23 million, for 14 months. Geo's share price has been on a rollercoaster ride since last year. It shot up from just 22p to £35 due to tie-ins with Intel and ARM but has slumped again to rest at £12.12 yesterday.




Market Information company Taylor Nelson Sofres has said it will make all its information available to customers over the Internet. The company's chief exec said the sites should be ready by Q2 next year. Taylor Nelson saw a 22.8 per cent rise in its pre-tax profits to £15.6 million for this six-month period. ®



For more bubble economy e-biz Babeling visit Cash Register

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

More from The Register

next story
Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
High Fidelity Pure Audio – is this what your ears have been waiting for?
Record labels sue Pandora over vintage song royalties
Companies want payout on recordings made before 1972
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Apple DOMINATES the Valley, rakes in more profit than Google, HP, Intel, Cisco COMBINED
Cook & Co. also pay more taxes than those four worthies PLUS eBay and Oracle
Intel sees 'signs of improvement in the PC business' but earnings remain 'Meh...'
Prospects for the future, however, please Wall Street money men
What's a right pain in the ASCII for IBM? Its own leech-like hardware biz
Keep your eyes on our cloud while we remove this pesky thing, say execs
Oracle's Larry Ellison has the MOST MASSIVE PACKAGE IN PUBLIC
Billionaire IT baron earns twice as much as the next in line, Disney chief Bob Iger
prev story

Whitepapers

Mainstay ROI - Does application security pay?
In this whitepaper learn how you and your enterprise might benefit from better software security.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.