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Venture Capital Oases in a High-Tech Desert

Analysts agree that Internet and technology investment is a virtual desert these days. ...

One Year Ago: Back to the Internet’s Future

Back when the Internet was still known as the "Information Superhighway," many pundits predicted that "interactivity" would soon change the way everyday people live. ...

Morgan Stanley Sued Over eBay and Amazon Dealings

After filing shareholder class-action lawsuits against closed dot-coms such as Webvan and eToys, a firm of lawyers specializing in investor litigation have announced the filing of two new lawsuits -- on behalf of shareholders of eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY) and Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) -- against Morgan Stanley Dean Witter (NYSE: MWD) and the firm's Internet stock analyst, Mary Meeker.

Study: Dot-Com Job Cuts Decline for Third Straight Month

Dot-com firms announced 8,697 job cuts in July, the lowest monthly figure since October 2000 when 5,677 jobs were lost, according to a report released Friday by executive search firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas (CGC). ...

One Year Ago: Portals Turn Eyeballs into E-Commerce

Portals are increasingly leading their massive audiences to the e-commerce watering hole, according to June ratings just released by Nielsen//NetRatings ...

One Year Ago: Commit a Cybercrime? You’re Hired!

Because notorious cybercriminal Kevin Mitnick is barred under the terms of his plea agreement from touching a computer -- much less a computer connected to the Internet -- he is going to need some help submitting the online column he has been hired to write for Contentville.com ...

Heavy Hitters Join Forces on Direct E-Payment Standard

Membership targets for Project ACTION -- a program through which consumers and businesses would initiate payments to a seller via their own financial institutions, rather than authorizing the seller to debit their accounts -- have been reached, the Electronic Payments Association announced Tuesday ...

U.S. Court Lifts Ban on Web Cigarette Sales

According to published reports, a federal court in New York ruled on Friday that a state law prohibiting mail-order, Internet and telephone sales of cigarettes is unconstitutional because it places an undue burden on interstate commerce. ...

Survivors of the E-Commerce ‘Death Watch’

One year ago, Goldman Sachs released a report highlighting 10 well-known e-tailers that were facing a cash crunch and likely to fail within a year, unless they got an infusion of funding or a new business model. ...

Tech VC: Looking Back While Looking Ahead

Despite the heavy losses realized by venture capital firms in the dot-com shakeout, analysts say that there is actually a great deal of capital available in the VC market for both startup and later-stage funding. ...

Startup.com Reveals the Real Y2K Problem

The opening night showing of "Startup.com" in Los Angeles on May 18th was full of dot-com workers who were probably looking for a chance to laugh in the mirror. Instead, they got socked with raw footage of incompetent people mistreating one another while wasting a lot of investor money. ...

Imagine a Web with No Links

The Web won't be much of a Web anymoreif governments and corporations are allowed to continueon their destructive path, dictating when andhow people can insert links to other siteswhen creating their own Internet content ...

Shakeout Time for Internet Brokerages – Part II

There is an age-old theory that stock brokerages do not need to worry about how the market is doing, because they get paid on commission whether the order is a buy or a sell. However, the rise and fall of the New Economy has challenged that assumption ...

One Year Ago: Quantum Leap for Internet Movies

The first celebrity-driven film produced exclusively for online distribution made its premiere last week, and the producer says there are no plans to exhibit the film in theatres. "Quantum Project," starring British comic actor John Cleese, is available for download from SightSound.com for US$3.95 ...

Shakeout Time for Internet Brokerages – Part I

Not only has there been a dramatic drop in new accounts opened at online brokerages, but trading volumes are way down as well. Major players are cutting staff and reporting losses ...

Venture Capital’s Biggest Losers

The venture capitalists who got blindsided when the dot-com bubble burst lost a whole lot of money -- real money, to be sure -- from staggering losses at companies such as Priceline and Webvan, to complete wipeouts like eToys and Pets.com. ...

The Internet Dating Biz Gets Its Clicks

Despite years of success at the business of matchmaking, real-world dating services are in a losing battle with the Web for a couple of reasons. Well, actually three reasons. Wait, make that four or five or six reasons ...

Yahoo! Pulls Porn from Network in Abrupt Turnaround

Yahoo! (Nasdaq: YHOO) said Friday that it is removing pornographic material from its shopping, auction and classified sections, namely adult-related videos and DVDs being sold by merchants on the giant portal. ...

Egghead Cuts 178 Workers

Egghead.com (Nasdaq: EGGS) is slashing its workforce yet again. ...

Tech Sector Layoffs: Not What You Think

Despite the common perception that the recent wave of technology layoffs is due to companies being unable to make payroll, it appears that is not necessarily the case. ...

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