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The man behind the biggest dotcom failure ever: Where is he now?

Having founding the Borders bookshop chain in the 1970s, Louis Borders was behind the destructive dotcom hypernova WebVan. Is he still blowing billions on crazy ideas?

By November 12, 2009


Amazon is not Webvan 2.0

By June 15, 2006


Has Siebel CEO got the right stuff?

George Shaheen's track record at Andersen Consulting and Webvan means the new CEO faces fresh challenges at the battered software maker.

By April 13, 2005


Siebel replaces chief executive

Company chooses a former Webvan chief to replace Michael Lawrie, who had been CEO for less than a year.

By April 13, 2005


Borders founder to open Net newsstand

Magazines are leaving money on the table through unsold archives, and Louis Borders, the man behind bookseller Borders and dot-com flameout Webvan, says he aims to fix that.

By July 25, 2003


Seeking relics amid Webvan's ruins

The defunct online grocer was always an oversized dot-com, so it figures that a bankruptcy auction of its assets would be oversized as well.

October 30, 2001


Webvan set to divvy up assets

The defunct online grocer has $25 million to spread among creditors. But that's only a fraction of the $1.2 billion that investors sank into the company.

By January 16, 2002


Tesco aims where Webvan flamed

With a new online grocery service set for the Pacific Northwest, Britain's Tesco chain tests a U.S. market where a bushel of dot-com dreamers failed to deliver.

By January 14, 2002


On sale: All that remains of Webvan

The bankrupt Net grocer is to auction items from its headquarters later this month, including "elegant" office furniture and an exercise machine.

By October 22, 2001