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Pets.com gives a blast from the dot bomb past

As Twitter debuts on the New York Stock Exchange, Pets.com and its sock puppet mascot remember the anniversary of one of the biggest busts of the dot-com bubble.

By November 7, 2013


Recession Camp--the cure for dot-bomb blues

The volunteer support group helps unemployed dot-commers survive the technology sector's downturn, largely by arranging social events where tech talk is off-limits.

August 22, 2001


Finding gold in dot-bombs' idle software

An online spinoff of the nearly 100-year-old liquidation company Gordon Brothers intends to resell or license software mostly from defunct technology companies.

By August 20, 2001


Dot-bomb fallout: Finding life in the dust

Don't turn out the lights just yet, writes TopicalNet co-founder John Mucci: The minds that fueled the dot-com revolution still have plenty of drive left.

August 1, 2001


Should troubled start-ups blame the messenger?

The hyperactive tech press thrives on "newness," but the real story is often whether last year's next big thing is doing well or falling apart.

By July 2, 2008


A vote on avoiding tech disaster

On the eve of a key regulatory decision, UC Berkeley economist Yale Braunstein writes that the collapse of the competitive telecom industry could have been averted. Here's how.

May 15, 2002


The week in review: Windows XP airlift

With pressure on for the release of Windows XP, Microsoft stages a helicopter stunt to coincide with the delivery of XP code to computer makers, leaving Sun's Java in the dust.

By August 25, 2001


AOL exec: Paper bills will disappear

America Online subscribers may soon hear a less-friendly, though potentially practical, greeting when they log on: "You've got bills."

January 8, 2001