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Author: yogil One star, 50 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 347  
Subject: Why the Merger is a good thing Date: 12/14/1999 1:08 AM
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First, allow me to apologize personally for the stock price. Anything that I invest in the WSJ likes to put a negative top spin on. That's all right though, as I repeatedly laugh all the way to the bank on their short-sighted "wisdom."

After the pandamonium settles down, there is good news to this merger.

This isn't really any different (other than size and market focus) than the previous mergers. Becoming part of a company with a better mid-range business is complimentary. If the new company takes advantage of the accounting and overhead administration synergies that USWEB/CKS is already famous for, then we'll be doing great.

As to the "integration" of their different markets/styles, it seems as though they will be content focusing their efforts on their own directions, and only making synergies in such areas as warrant it.

This is also a good step as there are many ad firms, computer firms, and start-ups that were biting on USWEb's heels. This will reinforce USWEB as the dominant powerhouse in e-commerce site development.

If the deal goes through as indicated, USWeb shareholders will do very well by the deal.
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