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IPOs make like lemmings

In lemming-like fashion, technology companies have postponed plans for public offerings, citing a roller-coaster market.

In lemming-like fashion, technology companies have postponed or canceled plans for public offerings, citing a roller-coaster market for their reluctance. The latest in the market's string of victims is Sprint's PCS wireless business, which had expected to raise some $600 million from its IPO. Wall Street is left to wonder: will the IPO market ever recover?

Sprint delays IPO
lead story The nation's No. 3 long-distance phone carrier delays a public offering of its digital wireless phone venture, citing market conditions.

Allaire delays public offering
The maker of software to build corporate Web sites withdrew its initial stock offering, the latest in a string of companies to shy away from going public.

NetGrocer pulls IPO plans
Internet supermarket Netgrocer pulls its plans for an initial public offering and will now seek a private placement.

The.Globe and Vignette backpedal
TheGlobe.com and Vignette drop their plans for initial public offerings, two more tech companies victim to market volatility.

Where have all the tech IPOs gone?
The high-tech IPO market is cooling off faster than autumn temperatures.