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Excite.com on the auction block

The pending liquidation of Excite@Home has AT&T offering to pick up some assets--to creditors' dismay--but a buyer for the Excite portal could be harder to come by.

The pending liquidation of Excite@Home has AT&T offering to pick up some assets--to creditors' dismay--but a buyer for the Excite portal could be harder to come by. Who wants to buy Excite?
The pending liquidation of Excite@Home puts its well-trafficked Excite.com destination up for grabs, but even at a fire sale price the site could have trouble attracting a buyer.
Oct. 8, 2001 
Creditors seek new Excite@Home deal
Bondholders and creditors may try to scuttle a $307 million offer from AT&T to buy the assets of the bankrupt cable Internet access company.
Oct. 5, 2001 
previous coverage
Excite@Home files for bankruptcy
The leading provider of broadband Internet access, says it will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and sell its high-speed network to AT&T for $307 million in cash.
Oct. 1, 2001 
see Special report: Excite@Home marriage doomed at the altar? High-speed Net users fret about service
With DSL service providers such as Rhythms and Northpoint shutting down, consumers are worried about seeing bigger bills for existing broadband services.
Oct. 1, 2001 
Why Excite@Home failed: A postmortem
newsmaker Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers venture capitalist William Hearst III has been associated with numerous Silicon Valley successes and failures, but none that has fallen from grace quite like Excite@Home.
Sept. 28, 2001