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Return of the IPO

Net valuations have sagged of late, but you wouldn't know it to look at the roster of technology companies chomping at the bit to go public.

 

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Net valuations have sagged of late, but you wouldn't know it to look at the roster of technology companies chomping at the bit to go public. From a Linux firm to a health care site and a European ISP to a Net software company, the tech IPO lineup is diverse and booming.

 


Linux-seller Caldera considers IPO
In the wake of Red Hat's plan to go public, Caldera Systems prepares itself for an IPO or being acquired, another sign of the Linux momentum.

Net IPO makes C. Everett Koop a millionaire
update The former surgeon general who led a fight against Big Tobacco and pushed for AIDS awareness turns Internet millionaire when his Web site becomes a publicly traded company.

BackWeb stock jumps in IPO debut
Shares of BackWeb Technologies surge as much as 83 percent to $22 after its $12 per share initial public offering, marking one of the largest one-day IPO gains in recent weeks.

Freeserve fronts Europe's Net IPO race
Booming U.K. Internet service provider Freeserve will become Europe's first major Internet stock when it lists shares later this year--and it won't be the last.