| Skinny dishes |
Remember, you heard it here first
Despite News.com gossip columnist Skinny DuBaud's single-minded focus on rumors, lies and innuendo, the Rumor Mill had an uncanny knack in 2001 for getting the facts.
Time and again, if there was dirt in the Valley on
mergers and acquisitions, start-ups and shutdowns, corporate reunions and
investor revolts, you read it here first.
Between scoops, Skinny took time out to survey the best and the worst of
the industry's cultural offerings, tax havens and travel destinations. The
column's inaugural merit awards, destined to be known as the Skinnies,
conclude this year-end roundup.
The envelope please...
Best high-tech-themed NBA financial imbroglio in Texas: Marc Cuban's courtside court case
Best dot-com documentary: Startup.com
Best high-tech tax haven and nuclear waste dump: Nevada
Best trademark spat tangentially involving the Rumor Mill: Red Hat vs. Microsoft
Best vacation destination for a CEO of a failing New Economy magazine of
Best place online to get a social disease: AOL
OK, that's it for this year, folks. Help us ring in the New Year with your rumors.