InfoWeek does have tremendous clout. You should watch the stock values of
the companies and products profiled in the mag (especially stock value) in
the week following any issue. There is a pretty good correlation between
the cover story (positive/negative) and the stock price for a 5-7 day period.
One stock I have been watching for a while is a prime example. This company
announced on March 25 that they were once again going to lose millions for
the quarter (they have been doing this for 3 years). Their stock had been
at .50 for a long, long time.
On April 3, they announced a new product, pretty spiffy, at the $150 range.
They managed to get in the weekly "hot product" list. Zooommmm - the day
after InfoWeek came out they were on an upward move that peaked at $5, a tenfold
increase in value. This has dropped some, but is incredible.
This week's cover was Sun....look at their move lately. I think that you
could draw a meaningful correlation that might prove supportive to the
damage done by a "made up" article. Of course, you'd have to prove that they
> >DONT START THIS *AGAIN! GO BACK TO PRIOR WEEKS ARCHIEVE AND YOU
> >WILL FIND OUT;
> >1> IT AINT SO
> >2> NO
> Those of us who subscribe to Info Week got a hilarious treat two weeks
> ago. The editor's column was wasted defending the magazine from someone
> on the net complaining about InfoWeeks dubious "reporting" (i.e. making
> up articles).
> The sad part is, many, many Cobol-heads take the magazine seriously on
> everything. The damage that they did to FoxPro is large enough to be
> grounds for a lawsuit, IMHO.
> Oh well, enough ranting.
> Michael Darrin Chaney FoxPro, Visual FoxPro, & Visual Basic Consulting
> Phone: (812)333-6311 & (800)711-4240 Fax: (812)333-1894