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Toys, second-generation start-ups in the spotlight

This weekend, CNET News.com TV examines the Net toy market, and looks into the interest being focused on so-called second-generation Internet companies being founded by Web pioneers such as Jim Clark and Marc Andreessen.

 

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This weekend, CNET News.com TV examines the Net toy market, and looks into the interest being focused on so-called second-generation Internet companies being founded by Web pioneers such as Jim Clark and Marc Andreessen.

Tune in to CNBC Saturday at 1 p.m. PT or 4 p.m. ET, Sunday at noon PT or 3 p.m. ET.

 


This weekend on CNET News.com TV
The online toy market is heating up as the holidays approach. And "second-generation" Web companies being founded by the Net's original pioneers are enjoying the attention of venture capitalists and investors.

previous coverage
Study: Net shoppers fill baskets with toys
Toys are emerging as a hot item as the holidays approach, according to a survey by research firm PC Data Online.

eToys, Gap team for holiday sales
In an effort to shore up for increased competition this holiday season, Internet retailer eToys is teaming with offline clothing giant the Gap to draw customers to each other's stores.

Andreessen's latest venture: Web services start-up
The next move for Marc Andreessen, the Internet visionary and cofounder of Netscape Communications, is Loudcloud, a firm that aims to help companies launch sophisticated Web operations more quickly.

Netscape founder delves into pictures
Jim Clark, founder of Netscape Communications, Silicon Graphics, and Healtheon, has started a new venture called Shutterfly.com with plans to zoom in on the digital photo market.

New Net firms grab veteran talent
As Internet companies battle for high-tech talent and angle to keep on top of a rapidly shifting marketplace, a new generation of Web start-ups is making significant inroads on both counts and attracting the attention of their more established competitors.