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To: MJ who started this subject9/11/2003 4:51:58 PM
From: 613
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I just sold my last shares. They might be steady in the sense that they will follow the market volume. Not sexy enough for a big move up but a great cash generator to limit down side.

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To: 613 who wrote (16)7/2/2004 2:02:31 AM
From: MJ
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IDC now at its ceiling. I don't own as much as I did either---needed to raise cash so had to move some out.

IDC continues to be cited throughout the media.

mj

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To: 613 who wrote (16)11/20/2005 2:28:36 PM
From: MJ
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Greetings 613

How do you feel now about IDC(almost 2 years later)----do you think it has any latent or new sex appeal?

At an all time high in recent years and new developments.

mj

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To: MJ who wrote (18)11/21/2005 11:18:57 AM
From: 613
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I've been out of this for a while now.
Certainly no sex appeal but it seems to be a cash cow and solid company. I was considering trying to trade it on pull backs but I don't do that to much now-a-days. If I saw a quick pullback for no reason, I would certainly consider jumping in. But I'm tied up in other stuff at the moment.

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To: 613 who wrote (19)2/15/2006 4:33:10 PM
From: MJ
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IDC is a cash cow and appears solid. They announced they are buying the quote division of Lycos this week.

Lycos is one of the early very good search engines-------.

Stock touched on $23. past few days.

mj

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To: MJ who wrote (20)3/6/2006 5:25:36 PM
From: MJ
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INTERACTIVE DATA COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF QUOTE.COM ASSETS FROM LYCOS, INC.

Interactive Data Corporation (NYSE: IDC), a leading global provider of financial market data and analytic tools to institutional investors, active traders and individual investors, today announced the closing of the Company's acquisition of the assets of Quote.com(R) and certain other related assets from Lycos, Inc for $30 million in cash.

Quote.com, also formerly known as the Lycos Finance division, markets four distinct offerings that deliver financial content and trading tools primarily to active traders and individual investors. These include the subscription-based QCharts(TM) and LiveCharts(R) services that provide real-time streaming data and decision support tools to help active traders formulate investment strategies, as well as Quote.com, a financial news and analysis website, and Raging Bull(TM), an online investment community and message board site. The assets of Quote.com will now be operated as part of Interactive Data's eSignal business.

For full release input IDC on SI quote board.

mj

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To: MJ who wrote (21)3/31/2006 12:32:28 PM
From: MJ
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PART OF PRESS RELEASE REGARDING IDC AND AOL---------

Wednesday Mar 22 2006 08:16:05 EST

HAYWARD, Calif., Mar 22, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
AOL Money and Finance Now Offers Consumers a Customized Version of eSignal's Real-Time Quote and Chart Service

eSignal, a division of Interactive Data Corporation (NYSE: IDC) and a leading provider of streaming, real-time financial market data, news, analytics and decision support tools to professional and active individuals, today announced that it has developed a customized quote, chart and news package for the AOL.com website. The new service, called AOL Real-Time Streaming Quotes, is a tailored version of eSignal's MarketCenter LIVE(TM) product for AOL Money and Finance users. AOL Real-Time Streaming Quotes is featured on the AOL Money and Finance site (http://money.aol.com). Product information is also available at esignal.com.

SOURCE: eSignal

eSignal
Raphel Finelli, 510-723-3501
rfinelli@mail.esignal.com

See IDC quote on SI for full release-------mj

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To: Dale Baker who wrote (6)3/31/2006 12:53:55 PM
From: MJ
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Dale and others

Since your post in 2003------IDC has just continued methodically to move up. They have expanded with Comstock and now have the deal with AOL.

A little bit more on current happenings in news below-----Comstock getting improved.

mj

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ComStock, Inc., an Interactive Data Corporation company (NYSE: IDC) and a leading provider of real-time global market data, today unveiled its next-generation data distribution network.

The new, high-speed Titan Data Network is designed to carry data at rates of up to 300 megabits per second (Mbps), up from the current limit of 42Mbps on ComStock's IP4 network that was launched in early 2005. This represents an increase of more than 600%. The Titan Data Network, which utilizes the same underlying technical infrastructure upon which the IP4 network was built, has the expanded network capacity designed to more effectively manage the rapid increases in data volume across the industry, while maintaining low latency.

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To: MJ who wrote (23)3/31/2006 12:57:58 PM
From: Dale Baker
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Yes, IDC is obviously a very well-run outfit. Looking back over 3 years, their 70-80% gain is not that spectacular compared to many other stocks coming off the bear market lows. But it would have been a solid, comfortable holding in any value portfolio.

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To: Dale Baker who wrote (24)3/31/2006 4:30:16 PM
From: MJ
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Dale

You are right. I like to have some of those comfortable stocks.

However, even the comfortable can bite the dust. So care always the order of the day.

I do find the current expansion of interest.

Having been through that bear market----often hard to believe that some of these stocks will come back--no doubt they will.

mj

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