We use this space to
announce the latest news and events from Lore and our clients, as
well as air our opinions on the technology world at large.
May 6 - A big
"thank you" to everyone who has given their opinion on
our new site design. If you have some comments we'd love to hear
from you too. For those who were waiting, we now have a couple
of case studies posted (more are
in the works). I hope you find them interesting and helpful.
you an art fan? In two short weeks we're launching Shooting Star
Gallery's new site. Fran, the gallery owner, has a fantastic eye
for unique works of art, all of which will be available via the
Web site. The site
will also offer classes. The first class is by Dustan Night and
teaches you how to view and appreciate art.
I'm very pleased to report that Yaz.com
is quickly finding an audience. Site traffic is growing exponentially
and the response has been very positive. For you men out there,
check it out -- it really works.
you miss Skinner's Motion Picture Poster auction. The Star Wars
stuff, as you can imagine, was very hot. You can still see the catalog
of items online at their Web
site. We've just greatly improved the online bidding process,
so if you see something you like on any upcoming auction, go ahead
and bid on it -- you do not need to be present at the auction to
bid. We've also just improved the online appraisal feature. If you
have something you think is valuable, this is a great resource to
find out it's market potential.
smokes, have you been following the MediaOne/AT&T/Comcast deal?
Here's the short of it: It appears that AT&T is going to pay
$54 billion for MediaOne and Comcast will pay AT&T $9
billion for 2 million of MediaOne's cable subscribers. So
what, you may ask. Well, aside from the huge amount of money being
passed around, this is another example of the seriousness with which
the entire media industry expects a rapid increase from 56k modem
speeds for the typical Internet users, to 10 to 50 times that speed.
If you have a Web site, you should start thinking about multimedia
additions, such as music or video. The time is near when these will
be standard features.
-- Jeff Northrop
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