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Veterans lend expertise to new Net firms

Former executives from high-tech giants including Microsoft, Netscape Communications, Cisco Systems, and Excite@Home are producing a new generation of Net companies.

 

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Former executives from high-tech giants including Microsoft, Netscape Communications, Cisco Systems, and Excite@Home have turned to the Net to produce a new generation of companies. But the question remains: Can success strike twice?

 


Former Excite@Home, Cisco execs team on start-up
update The executives are quietly working on an Internet start-up dubbed Project Skytalk, billed on its Web site as "a revolutionary new commerce and community online service."

Net firm to connect users by phone
update Karl Jacob, who launched one of the first Java start-ups and sold it to Microsoft, develops a new Net venture, Keen.com.

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Andreessen's latest venture: Web services start-up
update Marc Andreessen, the Internet visionary and founder of Netscape Communications, cofounds Loudcloud, a firm that aims to help companies launch sophisticated Web operations more quickly.