TITLE

1999 The Year in Events

PUB. DATE
December 1999
SOURCE
Advertising Age;12/20/1999, Vol. 70 Issue 52, p31
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The articles takes note of significant events which occurred in 1999. John Kennedy, Jr. wanted to create a media sensation with his own political and pop culture magazine, George. Sadly, the title received its widest coverage only after Kennedy, his wife Carolyn Bessette and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette, died in July when the plane he was piloting crashed into the Atlantic. Courtroom drama once again captivated U.S. citizens as they tuned in to see billionaire Bill Gates do his best to get his way out of allegations that his software powerhouse is a monopoly. But U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ruled in November that Microsoft most definitely has a monopoly. But being a monopolist is not illegal unless that status is used to violate antitrust laws. A decision on this is yet to come. A handful of companies began offering free computers of Internet access in exchange for users viewing targeted ads. The idea seemed plausible at first, but NetZero, the leader in offering free Internet service provider service, has lost money. And Free-PC no longer exists as a separate company. INSETS: Y2K mania.;Media consolidation hits full force.;Leo and McManus groups wed..
ACCESSION #
2615518

 

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