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Internet Market Close Report for 1998.03.12

ISDEX & Market Moves Snapshot

  12-Mar-98 % change point change
ISDEX 145.79 0.64% 0.93
ISDEX Composite 1,111.47 -0.31% -3.50
NASDAQ 1,764.06 0.41% 7.21
DJIA 8,659.56 -0.19% -16.19

  • CMG Info (NASDAQ:CMGI), (which really should consider chaning its name to @Ventures due to its venture focus), acquires Accipiter, which does Internet advertising management solutions, for $35 million in CMG shares. We estimate the deal at 7x - 10x sales, although details were not disclosed. CMG will merge Accipiter with Engage to create a marketing and ad firm.

  • Netscape (NASDAQ:NSCP) wants to exapand its Netcenter site once again to be more of an online service, turning it into a rival to Yahoo, Excite, Lycos, AOL, and Microsoft's forthcoming Start service. As long as Navigator is used Netcenter may be a growing concern. But with Microsoft plastering the universe with free browsers it's killing this space rapidly. Look at what it did to Spyglass (NASDAQ:SPYG).

    Of course MSN has not been the AOL killer it wanted to be, so even the best laid plans don't often make it to critical mass.


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