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the only non-techie to make Fortune's "40 Richest Under 40" list is hoop legend and current Washington Wizards Director of Basketball Operations Michael Jordan.

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MONKEY BUSINESS:

Emusic.com Chairman Bob Kohn is going for the yuks. He's unveiled Laugh.com, a stand-up comedy site. Investors include veteran funny people Jonathan Winters, Milton Berle, George Carlin, Rich Little, Red Buttons and Phyllis Diller. Kohn is serving as chairman and acting CEO of the comedy site. Laugh.com will feature audio and video clips. Said Kohn: "Our goal is to be better than your first apartment." Hopefully, Kohn will not be supplying material to the comedians.

MY CPA SAYS I'M A CATCH:

What's sexier than a pocket protector? Try a billion or so bucks in the bank. Fortune has released its list of the "Forty Richest Under 40." Topping the survey is Dell Computer's Michael Dell, age 35, with a net worth of $17.08 billion. Gateway's Ted Waitt, 37, is worth $8.54 billion. Yahoo's wonder twins David Filo, 34, and Jerry Yang, 31, are worth $6.03 billion and $5.85 billion respectively. Amazon.com's Jeff Bezos, 36, sounds out the top five with his $4.05 billion. The ranking includes tech executives from eBay, Real Networks, Blue Martini Software and Akami Technologies. In fact, the only non-techie to make the list is hoop legend and current Washington Wizards Director of Basketball Operations Michael Jordan. Said Jordan: "If only I spent less time on the basketball court and more time playing Dungeons & Dragons… then I'd really get the chicks."

SPARE CHANGE:

Media streamer WWW.com has changed its name to OnAir Streaming Networks, Inc. The company supplies products, services and technologies for audio streaming. Said founder and CEO Scott Purcell: "We are pleased that our new name reflects our dedication to host and stream for businesses throughout the world." He added: "We wanted to change our name to MulletsGalore, to better reflect our fashion sense, but that name was already taken."

SHARING IS CARING:

Soundbreak.com and Musictoday.com are sharing something special. The sites have teamed up to exchange concert information, artist interviews and in-studio performances. Said Soundbreak's Mike Beller: "The alliance is another example of Soundbreak.com's commitment to provide the premiere live online music experience on the web. " Beller refuted rumors that Musictoday will give Soundbreak half its lunch money.

UP, UP AND UPGRADE:

ReQuest Multimedia has updated its AudioReQuest MP3 Home Stereo platform to allow the sharing of digital music throughout the home. AudioReQuest can remember the music on a CD, so that the disc never needs to be inserted again. The system can be hooked up to portable MP3 players, and has a visual feature that allows musical beats to be displayed graphically on a TV screen. The upgrade is free to AudioReQuest users, and will cost an arm and a leg for latecomers.

HERE, KITTIE KITTIE:

Artemis Records' roster is coming to Ever Ad's PlayJ music division. Kittie, Steve Earle, Warren Zevon and Kurupt are among the artists can be downloaded. Said EverAd's Jason Pascal. "We're very pleased, that through our new relationship with Artemis Records, PlayJ is provided with the access to the music of these new and established artists. Plus, I'm hoping to get supermodel sloppy seconds from the guys in Spacehog."

RUB IT IN:

More jukebox listeners use MusicMatch Jukeboxes than any others. According to the Q2 2000 Media Metrix SoftUsage Home Report, fans spent an average of 153 million minutes per month using MusicMatch, earning the company a 57% audience share. Competitor Real Jukebox garnered a 43% share. MusicMatch execs celebrated the stats with a case of Boone's Farm Strawberry Hill and a trip to Sizzler.

HITS LIST: AMPERSANDS
Dynamic duos (12/3a)
TAYLOR'S TREMENDOUS YEAR
She'd make one helluva CEO. (12/3a)
THEY CALL THE WINDFALL MARIAH (HOLIDAY EDITION)
Ch-chingle bells (12/3a)
SONG REVENUE:
BOWS OF HOLLY
Adele is money. (12/3a)
UTA MUSIC EXPANDS IN NASHVILLE
Reshuffling the deck (12/3a)
CHESTNUTS
Roasting.
STOCKINGS
Stuffing.
PIPERS
Piping.
SANTA
Coming.
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