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Vote for your favorite Internet entrepreneur and you could win Cdn$500. Internet Business Journal needs the following, one entry per person: 1) A nomination for Internet Entrepreneur of 1994, with explanation. 2) Your favorite Internet store during 1994, and why. 3) The most creative 1994 example of Internet advertising, and why. 4) The worst 1994 Internet advertising, and why. Email to Michael Strangelove , Strangelove Internet Enterprises, Inc., by 2/20/95. "We are curious to see how often lawyers will be picked and for which categories." [net-hap, 1/2/95.]

Gleason Sackman is interviewed in the 1/95 issue of Internet World, pp. 80-81. He's the "unsung hero" behind the Net- Happenings news stream, sponsored by InterNIC Information Services. [Kathleen M. Rutkowski , net-hap, 1/4/95.] (Just ask me if you want to know how to sign up for any of these things, or what the abbreviations mean.)

Carl Malamud, 35, got a picture story in the SJM Business section. Although he's written five books, his fame is the Internet Multicasting Service -- founded with $40K in credit-card debt -- and its audio broadcasts over the Internet Mbone. Malamud has apparently achieved "overnight" success via a free 20-minute Rolling Stones concert in November. "Now a lot of people are trying to figure out how to get their hands on it and turn it commercial." Mbone can be used for video or for electronic "whiteboard" transmission. "It's still an experimental service. We're explicitly preventing its growth. If we stopped jumping on it, it would take off." Malamud likes non-profit status (and intentions) because he can easily cut deals with both government and industry. Also, corporations have donated cash and equipment, and dozens of top researchers are contributing three days each. Malamud pays himself $72K/year, from the $650K-$900K/year that he's raising. "He's got ideas about how to take this thing called Internet, which was not a profitable business, and make it into something we could sell." He was also the force behind free public access to SEC data, and he's trying to do the same for Patent Office files. And he set up a free Internet fax service, and access to speeches in Congress. One plan is to link audio files of speeches to text in the Congressional Record. For more info, try or . [David Bank, SJM, 1/8/95, 1E.]

Robert Seidman's "In, Around and Online" newsletter, AKA online-l, has grown to 2K subscribers and perhaps 10K readers in just 3.5 months. It covers growth of the Internet, WWW, and other online services. Send a "subscribe online-l your name" message to . [, online-l, 1/1/95. net-hap.]

It's flattering to be chosen "Cool Site of the Day," but it can also put a tremendous burden on a small system. The multimedia art site logged 45K accesses in 36 hours. (Each page requested or link followed is an access.) Such loads can cause your boss to question a resource that was set up to serve a few friends or a local group. It's best to ask before you draw large numbers of people to a URL. [Dorian Dowse , c.i.www.providers, 1/5/95.]