WorldGate Hangs In

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WorldGate Communications Inc. reported a net loss of $6.5 million in the
second quarter ending June 30 on revenue of $3.9 million.

Some $3 million of the net loss was attributed to impairment of goodwill, the
company said.

Revenue jumped 23 percent sequentially from the first quarter, but it was
down from $4.8 million in the year-ago quarter. WorldGate blamed bankruptcy
filings and cable consolidation for curtailing new service rollouts by
operators.

The company has 581,000 subscribers, up marginally from the first quarter's
568,000.

WorldGate said it had cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of
$7.6 million at the end of the quarter. The company -- which expects full-year
revenue to fall between $16 million and $19 million -- said it has enough cash
to fund operations for three to four quarters.

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