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Tuesday December 3, 1996

daily news
Today's Headlines:
  • High Tech Disputes New Copyright Treaty
  • Valley Stocks Hit All Time High
  • Blue Chips Rise As IPO's Slump
  • Intel's EPA Deal Alarms Environmentalists
  • Film Makers Fight TV Accord
  • Toshiba Profits Fall on Chip Slump

Wired's IPO a "Packaging Mistake"
THE SCOOP
You've read what Upside.com columnist David Kline and Wired CEO Louis Rossetto have to say about Wired's failed IPO. Now check out what investment bankers have to say.

people
Zimmerman Makes Prosecution Turn to Profit
TIDBYTES
Phil Zimmerman's unflagging commitment to privacy in the form of PGP made him a hero: "John Perry Barlow once called me the 'Most Dangerous Man in America.' I don't think of myself as the most anything in America..."
The Elite 100
Some have been naughty and some have been nice, but everyone on our list is influential. Any guess who's number one?
Stewart Brand: The Scout
DIGERATI
Stewart Brand, "The Scout," is founder of the Whole Earth Catalog and cofounder of Sausalito, Calif.-based The Well--one of the first on-line communities.

companies
How Hot?
TRUE STORIES
Anatomy of a Media Darling Web Site.
Upside/Downside
A series of stories that will answer the question of which companies are going up, which going down and which are just headed sideways.
Today's Guest Forecaster: Chris Shipley
Friday Intranet Focus
First in a weekly series of case studies of how 25 companies are using the intranet. This week: Bay Networks

in the know
Making Sense of MSN
ABOVE THE CROWD
The mega-bucks that Microsoft is spending on MSN may make sense if it makes the online service the connecting link from the Windows desktop to the Net.
Give It Up, Scott and Larry
INSIDE UPSIDE
There is a lot of confusion today over the prospects for the network computer and the network appliance. Many people are using these terms interchangeably to describe devices that are very different and will have very different fates. Despite the desperate hopes of Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy, the network computer will fail miserably.
PCS Promises You Won't Ever Miss A Message
REALWARE
AT&T will offer good prices but second-class audio.The other PCS option sounds better, but is only available in a few cities.

financial
A Tale of Two IPOs
NETPROFIT
When the planned initial public offering of Wired Ventures stock crashed and burned late last month, the company put the blame on unfavorable "market conditions, particularly as they pertain to Internet-related companies." This is complete nonsense.
MTV for Grownups
ON THE MONEY
Southern California venture fund focuses on incubating content-oriented startups.
Case, Winblad & McNamee
ROUNDTABLE
Want the inside scoop on high-tech investing? Eric Nee brings together H&Q's Dan Case, Roger McNamee of Integral Capital Partners and Ann Winblad to discuss the current bull market in high tech.

conferences
Macworld Mania
GUERILLA GUIDE
Need to satisfy that big Mac attack? Hit Macworld in January, and if you feel like funkin' it up,there's plenty to do on the City by the Bay.
Upside Technology Summit
The Upside Technology Summit is an annual forum for executives in the technology industry to gather and debate industry trends, share visions for the future, make deals, and discuss the challenges of leading today's technology companies.


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