Email and entertainment were fit to be featured this past week. Let's take a closer look.
When did email start getting metered?
In a move that may carry some pretty weighty implications, Time Warner's
Until now, free email sites like Yahoo! and Microsoft's
The model will help the email providers, assuming the email recipients play along. It may work, but I'll tell you what is probably going to happen. It won't be long before AOL or Yahoo! -- or maybe a more aggressive email provider like Google
Mad about the mouse
Quicker than Hines Ward can say, "I'm going to Disney World," Disney
During the period, the company's theme parks and ABC segments saw operating profits soar by 51% and 87%, respectively. That was countered by a slide at its cable properties and a staggering 60% stumble in operating profits in its studio division. Investors seem to be dismissing that final point, given a summer slate that includes Cars and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and the company's decision to acquire Stock Advisor recommendation Pixar
Can you picture the quarter when Disney is running on all four of its subsidiary cylinders? It may be closer than you think.
Until next week, I remain,
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz loves to look back, even if it means he falls on his face going forward. He does own shares in Disney and Pixar. The Foo l has a disclosure policy. Rick is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.
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