Tuesday, May 24, 2005

The Spitzer Internet Danger List - an update (AQNT, GOOG)

An earlier post on The Internet Stock Blog provided a list of stocks at risk from Eliot Spitzer's attack on the Adware/Spyware industry. One group with potential exposure: providers of paid search and affiliate ads, including FindWhat (ticker: FWHT), Yahoo/Overture (ticker: YHOO), CGI Holding (ticker: THK), ValueClick (ticker: VCLK), 24/7 Media (ticker: TFSM), Think Partership (ticker: THK) and LinkShare (partially owned by Internet Capital Group, ticker: ICGE).

Now research by Spyware legal expert Ben Edelman has expanded the list to cover other publicly-traded companies. They are:

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Posted by David Jackson on May 24, 2005 at 01:49 AM in Sub-sector: Advertising, ticker: AQNT, ticker: DCLK, ticker: FSTC, ticker: FWHT, ticker: GOOG, ticker: ICGE, ticker: TFSM, ticker: THK, ticker: VCLK | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (3)

Monday, May 02, 2005

Affiliate marketers VCLK, ICGE's exposure to Spitzer's attack on Adware: more details

The Internet Danger List: stocks at risk from Spitzer's attack on Adware included a section on affiliate marketing companies ValueClick (ticker: VCLK), Commission Junction (partially owned by Internet Capital Group, ticker: ICGE) and Think Partnership (ticker: THK). Here's more detail on those companies' potential exposure to the Adware/Spyware issue, aided by input from readers' since the original article was published:

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Posted by David Jackson on May 2, 2005 at 02:06 PM in Sub-sector: Advertising, Sub-sector: Content, ticker: ICGE, ticker: TFSM, ticker: THK, ticker: VCLK | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

CTO of KowaBunga (owned by THK) on his company's exposure to Adware

Jeff Doak, CTO of affiliate marketing company KowaBunga Marketing, which is owned by Think Partnership (ticker: THK), sent me the following in response to The Internet Danger List: stocks at risk from Spitzer's attack on Adware which he suggested I publish:

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Posted by David Jackson on May 2, 2005 at 01:33 PM in Sub-sector: Advertising, Sub-sector: Content, ticker: THK | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack (0)

Friday, April 29, 2005

The Internet Danger List: stocks at risk from Spitzer's attack on Adware

The attack on the illegal disemination of spyware and adware may not end with Eliot Spitzer's suit against Intermix Media (ticker: MIX). This report outlines why and provides a tentative list of other Internet stocks at risk. Stocks mentioned: ASKJ, CD, CNET, FLWS, FWHT, IACI, ICGE, INPC, SPRK, TFSM, THK, TSG, VLCK, and YHOO.

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Posted by David Jackson on April 29, 2005 at 03:14 AM in Sector Themes/Outlook, Sub-sector: Advertising, ticker: ASKJ, ticker: CD, ticker: CNET, ticker: FLWS, ticker: FWHT, ticker: IACI, ticker: ICGE, ticker: INPC, ticker: SPRK, ticker: TFSM, ticker: THK, ticker: TSG, ticker: VCLK, ticker: YHOO | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack (10)