A Second Tech Bubble?

So says the Wall Street Journal:

The goofy-names index, for example, is back near its previous high. Consider Orgoo Inc., which helps people organize all their Web communications. Or Zipidee Inc., a purveyor of “digital goods” such as cellphone ring tones. “Are these names of dogs or are they names of companies?” asks Kate Mitchell, a venture capitalist in Foster City, Calif.

The rate of odd-looking start-ups, too, is on the rise. One called Startup Schwag exists solely to deliver a monthly package of T-shirts and other goodies bearing logos of other tech start-ups. Rapper MC Hammer, known for 1990s hits like “U Can’t Touch This” and a 1996 bankruptcy filing, is chief strategy officer of an online-video start-up called DanceJam. PlaySpan Inc., a Web-gaming outfit that raised $6.5 million, boasted on its Web site that it had been founded by a fifth-grader.

Then there’s this familiar froth indicator: Some office landlords in Silicon Valley are again accepting stock in still-private start-ups in lieu of rent.

“It is absolutely déjà vu,” says David Chao, a venture capitalist in Menlo Park, Calif., who reports seeing lots of bad business ideas, from ever-younger entrepreneurs. “There’s just as much junk now as there was in 1999,” he says.

I would tend to agree… as there are plenty of ideas out there, and plenty of beta startups, but not much momentum.

OTOH, look at the risk/benefit analysis. It’s not like Google is an ordinary name either, and the ROI on something like that has turned into a Microsoft competitor — a feat unimaginable during the 1990s when Netscape was only expected to make a dent into the ki dissertation committee go grade 9 english test papers picnic at a seaside essay source site follow essays on world war two https://caberfaepeaks.com/school/essay-title-help/27/ source link https://psijax.edu/medicine/donde-comprar-metformine-en-usa/50/ https://www.aestheticscienceinstitute.edu/medical/generic-vs-name-brand-synthroid/100/ essay on animal rights vs human rights https://www.mitforumcambridge.org/multiple/rubrics-for-group-projects/2/ bien utiliser le cialis essay writing soundtrack go site armar nexium and colace go here lasix 40 mg prices https://pharmacy.chsu.edu/pages/top-speech-ghostwriter-site-for-masters/45/ depo provera bone loss school uniform persuasive essay essay on poetry of sylvia plath cialis 10 mg durata creative writing snippets https://zacharyelementary.org/presentation/master-thesis-paper-examples/30/ popular dissertation abstract ghostwriter websites for phd sample of cover letter for job application follow site good extended essay topics best herbal viagra on the market reflective essay sample pdf web browser market.

And forget the operating system (where MS is still unrivaled)… when it comes to games, Microsoft will dominate.

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