End of the line for Excite@Home
The company crumbles in court and spins off subscribers to cable partners. Customers, caught in the downdraft, find themselves facing slower speeds, lost e-mail and higher fees.
December 3, 2001Webvan runs out of gas
Once a poster child for the promise of a new way of shopping online, grocer Webvan runs out of gas and closes. CEO George Shaheen, however, leaves with a full shopping cart.
July 9, 2001Digital Darwinism: The strong survive
Small broadband providers struggled against communication giants such as Sprint, AT&T, SBC and BellSouth. The result? Layoffs, bankruptcies and equipment auctions.
February 1, 2001Is bankruptcy a good thing?
Exodus said it would make itself "more secure." Excite@Home said it would "protect value." But how many dot-com companies actually came out of Chapter 11?
October 2, 2001Hangovers are always painful
After thousands of their fellow tech workers are laid off, the ones still standing find themselves working longer hours, taking on more responsibility--and earning less money.
November 5, 2001Magazines, like money, burn fast
Once a must-read for the digerati, The Industry Standard shuts down after blazing bright, only to become a reflection of the very downturn it covered in print and online.
August 17, 2001Online music? Can't hear it
Napster falls into obscurity after court beatings and political wrangling. Copycats face similar fates. Subscription services work to get online, but who's paying?
May 8, 2001Playing the dot-com blame game
Historians paint a not-so-flattering portrait of the Net era and its players--who, in turn, are engaged in an ugly game of finger-pointing. Meanwhile, employees are left with little.
August 7, 2001