The Tribune folks laughed and said, "Howard Cosellwon't light his cigar for you for under $10,000. " The Prodigyfolks said yes with out blinking, thanks to their rich mommy anddaddy. Thus a department to sell to online amenities was created. Not long after I introduced ClariNet, Geoff Goodfellow, who hadbeen on the information superhighway and USENET for a long time, announcedplans for an alternate USENET based company named "In Moderation Network. "IMN deliberate to sell a series of moderated USENET groups as a carrier,where their moderators would make latest chat groups moremanageable. While IMN never fully got off the ground, Geofflater had a bit more achievement though again too early with hisRadioMail product, which offered internet E mail to handhelddevices over pager networks. My Waterloo classmates at RIM wouldlater make a grand fortune doing just this when the time wasright and then lose numerous it lacking the iPhone. Another early product of ClariNet's that was untimely available in the market wasthe Street Price Report, produced for us exclusively by smalloutfit called Consumer's Database. They had people type in all theprices on era merchandise from the ads in the thick technologymagazines like Computer Shopper and PC Magazine. You could then lookthrough the lists and find the stores with the most effective prices on whatyou had. Later, online browsing bot spiders which did this on theweb would become a huge enterprise.