It wasn't a good month for CMGI stock...networking equipment makers Sonus Networks and Sycamore were among the top five...You could buy shares of StorageNetworks for $20 (it'd liquidate in 2003)...companies like Netegrity, Digitas, Keane, Acterna, and RSA Security had yet to be acquired...and telecom gear maker Avici Systems was starting to slide (it finally went out of business in 2009.)
EMC, incidentally, has grown by nearly 20,000 employees since 2001...
About Scott Kirsner
Scott Kirsner was part of the team that launched Boston.com in 1995, and has been writing a column for the Globe since 2000. His work has also appeared in Wired, Fast Company, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Newsweek, and Variety. Scott is also the author of the books "Fans, Friends & Followers" and "Inventing the Movies," was the editor of "The Convergence Guide: Life Sciences in New England," and was a contributor to "The Good City: Writers Explore 21st Century Boston." Scott also helps organize several local events on entrepreneurship, including the Nantucket Conference and Future Forward. Here's some background on how Scott decides what to cover, and how to pitch him a story idea.
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December 9: Web Innovators Group
Demos of new mobile apps and web ventures at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge. Free admission; cash bar.
December 10: Fintech Demo Day
Short demos from startups in the financial technology realm.
December 11: Unpitch
Entrepreneurs and investors sit down for lunch, advice, and feedback. Entrepreneurs must apply to participate.