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Viant, others struggle as shake-up looms

It was a miserable week for Internet consulting companies, as many investors bailed. Analysts have become pessimistic, and the industry appears ripe for a massive consolidation.

 

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It was a miserable week for Internet consulting companies, as many investors bailed. Analysts have become pessimistic, and the industry appears ripe for a massive consolidation.

"There will be considerable uncertainty clouding the Internet professional services group for a while."

Stephen McClellan, Merrill Lynch analyst

 


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