RG: Yes..thanks for helping me out. Perhaps I wrote it in an unclear way as iI was unsure of the timing.. The thing I got wrong is the timing of the purchases and when NYTD owned or developed Beehive.
I learned that NY Times Company bought the Boston Globe (Affiliated Publications) in 1993 for $1.1 Billion. Then in 1995 Boston.com went online.
From that point on, when Boston.com developed Beehive and later on, when it became a NYTimes (NYTDigital portal) is a little hazy for me. I'm sure RG,you know that part. It seeemd that Beehive and early Abuzz were a separate entity...but that is where I was off-base, too.