100 Dumbest Moments in dotcom land
a particular favourite being.. "Candice Carpenter tells Fast Company in Feb 98, 'There isn't an Internet company in the world that's going to fail because of mistakes -- Internet companies make thousands of mistakes every week" .... quite :) (via lesser-evil
posted by zeoslap
on Mar 18, 2002 -
Or, as my friend put it, Company that thinks it's still 1995 ISO engineer who also thinks it's still 1995.... (I mean, can they be serious?)
posted by mattpfeff
on Nov 5, 2001 -
Bye bye Webvan.
"Although Webvan would be just one of hundreds of dot-com companies to go out of business, its story is somewhat unique. Webvan was one of the most well funded of all the dot-com companies, having raised, and burned through, around $1 billion in financing."
posted by maura
on Jul 9, 2001 -
Apparently, these women are made of wood.
Ok, I admit that I'm unable to resist a banner ad that shows nothing but claims, "Don't click this link if your wife is in the room." But seriously, the very idea of three bikini clad women stranded on a desert island with only military radio equipment for company choosing to start a pirate TV station is a bit far fetched even for the most knuckle dragging sports fan. Or is it?
posted by shagoth
on Jun 29, 2001 -
I'm not really sure if I feel for these people
or not. A lean job market is no picnic, but c'mon, there are other jobs
out there. Maybe it is some sort of divine retribution for these shelter denizens after spending months cutting people off while yapping on the cell-phone behind the wheel of the leased Porsche
. Yes, that was a run-on sentence.
posted by donkeysuck
on Jun 15, 2001 -
Dot-Com Deaths = Black Plague?
Toronto Star Internet columnist K.K. Campbell takes a look at the startling simularities of the dot-com deaths and the black plague.
"The Dot-Com Death resulted primarily from a little parasite (Internet hypesters, Bombasticus bullroaricus) carried on the body of another parasite (Wall Street IPO underwriters, Securitus scammus maximus) on corporate stocks moving along business capital routes."
posted by bkdelong
on Mar 30, 2001 -
Children, if you can't play nice, go to your rooms. Microsoft
are now throwing rotten eggs at each other. I haven't seen the atmosphere between two large corporations get this ugly since the MCI/AT&T long distance wars. As Ars Technica
puts it, "Man, their bad blood has gone from lengthy legal disputes to 'Oh Yeah? Well your mom is ugly!' type squabbling."
posted by Steven Den Beste
on Feb 12, 2001 -
51,631 dot com layoffs
as of Feb. 01, 2001. Is it that the web allows us to simultaneously view the usual failure of 99% of new businesses, a sign of the coming recession, or just a result of bad business plans and get rich quick schemes? Or was it simply too good to last? Whatever the reason, it's depressing.
posted by crushed
on Feb 2, 2001 -
Reporter's Fake Job Irks Real Dot-Com
"New York's Silicon Alley was in a tizzy last week after the New Yorker ran a hilarious piece called 'My Fake Job,' in which former Letterman writer Rodney Rothman recounted his days of masquerading as an employee at an unnamed Manhattan dot-com consultancy." This is the church, this is the steeple, open the door, meet all the people
With dot-com layoffs abounding, and f*cked company and all, it's amazing that a guy can just walk into an office and assume a position. George Costanza, where are you?
posted by BoyCaught
on Dec 2, 2000 -
Story talks about stupid dot-com ideas who are having trouble getting funding. But somehow this ugly site
burns through $50,000/month. How? Why can't someone give me
some of that cash?
posted by owillis
on Oct 9, 2000 -
First Boo.com goes down, now DEN. The Digital Entertainment Network is closing it's doors
after running out of cash. After raising over 33 million dollars, they burned it at rate of up to $3 million per month, pulled their $75 million stock offering, and with no revenue model in place, they had to close up shop, with 150 people suddenly out of work.
posted by mathowie
on May 18, 2000 -
looks like they're doing the same thing that Bizrate
is doing: rating the dotcommerce companies. It seems like a lot of companies have been copying the Amazon interface, now I see why. In the 'Ease of Use' category, Amazon is number one in books
, and music
(they would have swept all their categories but Borders won for Video
posted by mathowie
on Oct 29, 1999 -
seems like a cool dot-com. They're making money setting up storefronts from other people, and matching vendors with affiliate sites.
posted by tdecius
on Oct 8, 1999 -