I just found the ad, and it's ZEFER; not Zepher. In fact, now that I think
of it, I believe that Bill Seibel, ousted CTP President and Richard Fouts,
also ex-CTP are there.
It's all clicking...but their site is still a slug and I continue to
encounter a timed-out connection.
From: Sally Khudairi <email@example.com>
To: FoRK@xent.ics.uci.edu <FoRK@xent.ics.uci.edu>; Rohit Khare
Date: Wednesday, June 02, 1999 1:06 PM
Subject: Re: Zepher.com -- anyone heard of these folks?
>Rohit, thank you for the vote of confidence.
>I find it interesting that ZOT Group seems to be getting a hell of a bigger
>bang for their buck with one year less under their belt, 80% less staff,
>a sliver of the budget.
>Thanks also for mentioning IP dialtone; I guess it's time to call TOG back
>to chat about their interest in ZOT Group to head up
>*IT Dialtone* [too bad that section of the website is diabolically under
>construction http://www.opengroup.org/overview/itdt.htm ]
>Perhaps Zepher could use ZOT Group's services as well. What's up with the
>screwy spelling? It's Zephyr, no? Anyway, I couldn't reach their site
>without my connection timing out a couple of times already today.
>It seems that Z is now the X of the new millenium. XOT we're not, however.
>From: Rohit Khare <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: FoRK@xent.ics.uci.edu <FoRK@xent.ics.uci.edu>
>Date: Wednesday, June 02, 1999 3:03 AM
>Subject: Zepher.com -- anyone heard of these folks?
>>Of all the Herring 100, here's the one I want to learn more about,
>>trapped about UA167 without IP dialtone at the moment...
>>"The little McKinsey of the Web"
>>... Internet services market... triple by 2002 to $43.6Bn. [IDC]...
>>"define and evaluate their online objectives"... "tight focus on
>>strategic web consulting distinguishes it from its massively funded
>>competitors like Sapient and USWeb/CKS. Zefer is in the process of
>>raising a second round of > $20M
>>CEO Anthony Tjan
>>Founded March 1998, 40 employees, $2M funding so far.
>>Boston, 617 292 7888
>>also had a very odd full-page ad, a blue-tinted closeup of a face.
>>They draw their E backwards, for a cyrillic logo. anyone heard of 'em
>>Long live ZOT Group! :-)
>>PS. Bubble-pricking downer: whenever the bytesize of IP traffic
>>surpasses voice minutes, the *revenue* associated with data will
>>remain 10% of Voice... and presumably not nearly as profitable. So
>>keep scratching, Global DoubleCrossing and Level (1)3... RK