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Internet Influence Indicator
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Company Symbol Market Cap*
(in $mil)
Cap/Sales Ratio* IVB**

Site Launch Date

Notes
America Online AOL 171,806.77 66.08 1,232.05 Jun 1995 Includes Netscape
Geocities GCTY 4,387.83 238.99 369.70 Dec 1995 Acquired by Yahoo!
Yahoo! YHOO 42,764.20 210.45 321.79 Jan 1995 .
Mindspring MSPG 2,947.76 25.71 103.72 Apr 1994 .
Amazon AMZN 21232.28 143.69 97.93 Nov 1994 .
Lycos LCOS 4,699.82 83.84 97.49 Apr 1995 .
Prodigy Communications PRGY 2,316.22 17.01 93.04 Sep 1992 .
Infoseek SEEK 5,142.10 148.62 90.93 Jan 1994 .
EarthLink Network ELNK 2,265.32 12.87 90.80 Dec 1994 .
DoubleClick Inc. DCLK 4,628.73 151.26 86.90 May 1991 .
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Company Symbol Market Cap*
(in $mil)
Cap/Sales Ratio* IVB**

Site Launch Date

Notes
AdForce Inc ADFC . .
84.07 Mar 1995 PreIPO
Excite XCIT 7,895.70 51.23 81.52 Sep 1995 Acquired by @Home
ZiffDavis Net ZDZ 2,828.71 50.39 80.77 Apr 1995 Recent IPO
CD Now CDNW 473.58 8.39 67.38 Apr 1994 .
Juno Inc. JWEB

66.70 Dec 1994 PreIPO
RealNetworks RNWK 6,537.77 199.81 60.36 Dec 1996 .
CNET CNET 3,759.92 66.63 56.16 Mar 1994 .
Macromedia MACR 1,687.01 14.92 41.98 May 1993 .
Xoom.Com XMCM 988.43 118.81 40.91 Dec 1996 .
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Company Symbol Market Cap*
(in $mil)
Cap/Sales Ratio* IVB**

Site Launch Date

Notes
MapQuest.Com MQST

34.74 Jan 1996 PreIPO
InfoSpace.com INSP 1,713.27 182.07 32.03 May 1996 .
MiningCo. MINE 875.06 235.23 27.40 Mar 1997 Recent IPO
Mail.com Inc MLCM

26.05 Mar 1997 PreIPO
iVillage IVIL 2,357.29 157.05 24.62 Jul 1995 Recent IPO
Sportsline SPLN 982.34 32.16 20.64 Oct 1994 .
Ebay EBAY 18,360.38 387.76 20.29 Aug 1995 .
NextCard Inc. NXCD

19.70 Sep 1997 PreIPO
CRL Network Services CRLX

17.27 Oct 1992 PreIPO
Beyond.Com BYND 861.08 23.49 13.55 Aug 1998 .
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Company Symbol Market Cap*
(in $mil)
Cap/Sales Ratio* IVB**

Site Launch Date

Notes
TheGlobe.com TGLO 564.41 733 13.32 Feb 1996 .
Digital River DRIV 800.79 38.29 13.21 Feb 1995 .
lowestfare FARE

12.50 Apr 1996 PreIPO
Go2Net GNET 1,705.74 353.16 11.30 Jun 1998 .
E Trade EGRP 8,739.77 35.63 10.55 Oct 1994 .
Preview Travel PTVL 283.78 20.26 10.55 Jun 1996 .
At Home ATHM 19,985.63 415.93 10.25 Dec 1993 .
CAIS Internet CAIS

10.05 Aug 1993 PreIPO
Cyberian Outpost COOL 429.93 5.05 9.99 Jul 1997 .
priceline.com PCLN 11,243.28 319.05 8.52 Jun 1997 Recent IPO
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Company Symbol Market Cap*
(in $mil)
Cap/Sales Ratio* IVB**

Site Launch Date

Notes
eToys ETYS

8.39 Nov 1997 PreIPO
Autoweb.Com AWEB 788.77 60.49 8.26 Apr 1995 Recent IPO
Open Market OMKT 490.08 7.89 7.58 May 1994 .
ZipLink Inc ZIPL

6.17 Oct 1998 PreIPO
Intelligent Life ILIF

6.03 Mar 1995 PreIPO
Broadcast.Com BCST 5,345.83 238.97 5.86 Oct 1997 Acquired By Yahoo!
OnSale Inc. ONSL 640.43 3.08 5.33 Mar 1995 .
Verisign Inc VRSN 3,910.82 100.46 3.87 Jun 1995 .
Portal Software.Com PRSF

3.71 Nov 1986 PreIPO
EarthWeb EWBX 510.79 152.47 3.66 Aug 1994 .
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Company Symbol Market Cap*
(in $mil)
Cap/Sales Ratio* IVB**

Site Launch Date

Notes
CyberCash Inc CYCH 229.94 51.21 3.61 Aug 1994 .
Network Associates NETA 2,852.59 4.66 3.35 Jan 1998 .
USWeb USWB 2,722.24 141.20 3.28 Jan 1996 .
Careerbuilder Inc CBDR

3.25 Mar 1996 PreIPO
PSINet Inc. PSIX 2,337.88 19.18 3.14 Dec 1995 .
Ameritrade AMTD 4,862.19 29.61 3.00 Oct 1995 .
MarketWatch MKTW 1,029.59 146.46 2.91 Jul 1997 .
Ubid UBID 574.69 11.92 2.83 Nov 1996 .
N2K NTKI N/A N/A 2.31 Mar 1995 Acquired by CDNow
Vertical Net VERT 1,808.80 576.05 2.26 Nov 1996 .
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Company Symbol Market Cap*
(in $mil)
Cap/Sales Ratio* IVB**

Site Launch Date

Notes
TheStreet.com TSCM

1.79 Aug 1997 PreIPO
Autobytel ABTL 669.71 28.10 1.73 May 1995 Recent IPO
StarMedia Networks STRM

1.67 Feb 1996 PreIPO
Launch Media LAUN

1.44 Oct 1993 PreIPO
Network Solutions NSOL 3,717.48 39.69 1.37 Jan 1993 .
Egghead EGGS 513.79 1.75 1.33 May 1994 .
Check Point Software CHKP 1,065.40 7.51 1.17 Mar 1994 .
fashionmall.com FASH

1.13 Apr 1995 PreIPO
Marimba Inc MRBA

1.12 Feb 1996 PreIPO
Verio Inc VRIO 1,383.56 15.68 0.96 Dec 1996 .
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Company Symbol Market Cap*
(in $mil)
Cap/Sales Ratio* IVB**

Site Launch Date

Notes
Inktomi INKT 5,155.14 252.33 0.94 Feb 1996 .
Verity Inc VRTY 434.39 11.18 0.85 Apr 1988 .
Value America VUSA

0.70 Feb 1996 Recent IPO
Empower Health KOOP

0.65 Jan 1998 PreIPO
Proxicom Inc PXCM

0.59 Aug 1996 PreIPO
Mpath Interactive MPTH

0.54 Mar 1995 PreIPO
Netivation NTVN

0.51 Oct 1997 PreIPO
Alloy Online ALOY

0.49 Apr 1997 PreIPO
Net Radio Corp NETR

0.47 Dec 1997 PreIPO
Quepasa.com PASA

0.44 Sep 1998 PreIPO
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Company Symbol Market Cap*
(in $mil)
Cap/Sales Ratio* IVB**

Site Launch Date

Notes
Com21 CMTO 545.02 11.32 0.43 Aug 1994 .
Online Resources ORCC . . 0.41 May 1995 PreIPO
E Loan Inc. EELN . . 0.41 May 1996 PreIPO
Security Dynamics Technologies SDTI 689.93 4.03 0.35 Oct 1996 .
Peapod Inc. PPOD 209.84 3.03 0.35 Jan 1994 .
Broadvision BVSN 1,516.95 29.79 0.30 Dec 1993 .
Appliedtheory ATHY

0.30 Mar 1996 PreIPO
Cheap Tickets Inc. CTIX

0.29 Jun 1998 PreIPO
Media Metrix.Com MMXI

0.28 Apr 1997 PreIPO
CMGI Inc. CMGI 10,718.89 117.17 0.22 Dec 1994 .
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Company Symbol Market Cap*
(in $mil)
Cap/Sales Ratio* IVB**

Site Launch Date

Notes
Wit Capital Group


0.19 Apr 1996 PreIPO
musicmaker.com MMKR

0.19 Nov 1996 PreIPO
Interliant Inc. INIT

0.15 Jul 1996 PreIPO
OneSource Information ONES

0.14 Nov 1993 PreIPO
Healtheon Inc. HLTH 3,886.49 79.58 0.10 Jun 1996 .
Exodus Communications EXDS 3,243.84 61.51 0.09 Dec 1994 .
Silknet Software SILK

0.08 Jun 1995 PreIPO
RedBack Networks RBAK

0.08 Oct 1996 PreIPO
@Plan APLN

0.08 Jan 1997 PreIPO
Worldgate Communications WGAT

0.06 Mar 1996 PreIPO
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Company Symbol Market Cap*
(in $mil)
Cap/Sales Ratio* IVB**

Site Launch Date

Notes
NorthPoint Comm. Inc NPNT

0.06 Jul 1997 PreIPO
Litronic Inc LTNX

0.05 Oct 1994 PreIPO
Copper Mtn. Networks CMTN

0.05 Nov 1996 PreIPO
Rhythms Net Connections RTHM

0.03 Aug 1997 Recent IPO
Claimsnet.com CLAI

0.03 Sep 1996 Recent IPO
Scient Corp SCNT

0.02 Dec 1997 PreIPO
OneMain.Com ONEM 620.42 10.94 <0.01 Dec 1998 Recent IPO
Two Dog Net DNET

<0.01 Oct 1997 PreIPO
High Speed Access HSAC

<0.01 Apr 1998 PreIPO
iTurf Inc TURF

<0.01 Dec 1998 Recent IPO
Bizness Online.Com BNET

<0.01 Jan 1999 PreIPO


*Market Capitalization and Sales Data is current as of April 6, 1999
** IVB: The Internet Valley Benchmark (IVB) compares a company's zone of Web influence to that of its peers and across industries through the use of a standard value. The set level for the IVB is the current zone of Web influence for Internet Valley.


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Editor's Note:

At this time when many investors are salivating over the next Internet-related companies to declare themselves as publicly traded entities on the stock market, some critics are decrying the lack of information regarding these relative unknowns.

Some companies claiming to be the next big Internet-related stock have little or no earnings, but create a strong Web influence zone, fast growing Web community and solid technology based e-commerce marketplace.

Meanwhile, many others feel that by writing of an exciting intended long-term business plan and using artificial tricks, such as adding ".com" or other similar, but less common measures, will be well enough to attract a greater amount of attention from potential investors.

Sometimes both of these approaches work well... But what criteria can investors use to discern between these two types?

Over the last four years, Internet Valley has been studying the Web influence of the leaders of the different industries: computer companies, online banking, online publications and other institutions.

As a result of our research, we have found that those companies with strong Web presence are most likely to have a strong brand name with Web consumers, leading to an increase in Web traffic and online sales.

For the most part, those with strong Internet brands finally -- often after a period of time -- begin to correlate with a strong market capitalization.

We now offer you this list of Internet-related companies ranked by Web influence, combined with upcoming IPOs that claim to be Internet companies.

The companies’ Web influence level is labeled IVB (Internet Valley Benchmark). This list compares the Web influence of established Internet companies with that of Internet-related companies that have recently filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to go public.

Needless to say - we hope it's clear enough to every one of our readers - that under no circumstances does this information represent a recommendation to buy or sell stocks of any kind.

By publishing this list, Internet Valley only hopes it will offer you some additional useful criteria to use when viewing upcoming IPOs entering the market, in a place where many are unsure.


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