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Contents Introduction 1. TOUGH SHIP Pets.com * Webvan * Kozmo.com * Furniture.com 2. Solutions in search of a problem eRegister.com * iHarvest.com * Third Voice * Wwwrrr.com * eMarker * Colo.com * Impresse * CalendarCentral.com * PopularPower.com * CapacityWeb.com * Refer.com * Iam.com * Mercata.com * BizBuyer.com * FooDoo.com 3. IF IT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, IT PROBABLY IS Fandom.com * FunBug.com * Vitessa.com * OnlineChoice.com * eFanShop.com * eLetter.com * Extreme Championship Wrestling 4. MESSY ENDINGS SwapIt.com * FreeRide.com * ThemeStream.com * ExchangePath.com * CashWars.com * LogicTier * MySpace.com * CyberRebate.com * Desktop.com 5. QUIT WHILE YOU'RE AHEAD Liquor.com * HeavenlyDoor.com * BuildNet.com * Zap.com * Wingspan Bank * Meals.com * Music.com * Express.com * Work.com * ToysRUs.com * Finance.com * Balducci.com * DailyRadar.com 6. AHEAD OF THEIR TIME? OR JUST STUPID? Z.com * Wapit.com * MVP.com * GlobalMedia.com * MyBiz.com * Rx.com * Broadband Office * Hitplay Media * LipStream.com * Promptu * NetMorf * Urban Cool Network * MusicMaker.com * AntEye.com * Xuma.com 7. CONTENT WAS KING Rivals.com * ContentVille.com * Next50.com * Hookt.com * LocalBusiness.com * eTown.com * IUMA.com * Voter.com * The Industry Standard 8. EVERYTHING THAT CAN BE DIGITAL, WILL BE -- BUT SHOULDN'T BE Wine.com * Eppraisals.com * Art.com * CharitableWay.com * BeautyJungle.com * iMotors.com * Ingredients.com * Zoza.com 9. MICRO NICHE ProcessTree.com * Send.com * Bidland.com * eHobbies.com * OfficeClick.com * PlanetRX.com 10. PARTY LIKE IT'S 1999 Urban Box Office * CarClub.com * eToys.com * CollegeHire.com * MarchFirst 11. GIVE IT AWAY NOW eCircles.com * TheGlobe.com * eVoice.com * BitLocker.com * SixDegrees.com * Zelerate * FreeWorks.com 12. B2C2B2McD's Zing.com * GreatEntertaining.com * Multitude.com * Bid.com 13. $100 SHOPPING SPREE IF YOU READ THIS CHAPTER! Sticky Networks * Save.com * CyberGold.com * Dash.com * ePod.com * AllAdvantage.com 14. PORTALS TO NOWHERE Go.com * QuePasa.com * Scape.com * HeadLight.com 15. IF IT AIN'T BROKE, FIX IT FinancialPrinter.com * eLaw.com * Foodline.com * MetalSpectrum.com * Comro.com * HomeBytes.com * Zoho.com 16. I'VE NO FUCKING CLUE Digiscents * Flooz.com * Mr. Swap * E Villa * PaperFly.com * Modo * Empori.com * Arzoo.com * PNV.com * Xigo.com * XFL * CampSix * Comedy World * iExchange.com * ShoppingList.com * ePods * ClickABid.com * QuestionExchange.com SOURCES ACKNOWLEDGMENTS COMPANY INDEX

About the Author

In May 2000, having nothing better to do with his Memorial Day weekend, Philip J. Kaplan created Fuckedcompany.com to track the layoffs, the bankruptcies, and the generally bad behavior of dot-com companies. The site became an immediate success and has grown into one of the most well-read news sources on the Web, attracting more than 4 million visitors a month. Fuckedcompany.com was named "Site of the Year" by Rolling Stone, Time, and Yahoo!, among others. Kaplan is also the president of PK Interactive, an e-commerce solutions firm. He lives in New York City and can be seen playing drums in smoky heavy metal clubs around town.

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"The Washington Post" Kaplan seems determined to make Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates -- everyone's definition of the ultimate geek -- look as suave as Cary Grant. Susan Callaghan ex-Human Resources, Rare Medium I laughed, I cried, I filed for unemployment. Timothy J. Seager Managing Director, Watermark Venture Partners If Blodget still had a job, he'd rate "F'd Companies" a strong buy. Joel Durham Jr. ex-Technical Editor, CNET Kaplan knew I was getting laid off before I did. Thanks for the heads up, asshole. "The New York Times" Philip Kaplan is another one of those annoyingly young dot-com successes that no one with a real job wants to hear another word about. Except that his Web site is so perversely satisfying. Jeff Dachis CO-Founder and ex-CEO, Razorfish When I think of FUCKED I think of Philip Kaplan. Yahoo! Internet Life Who are the latest casualties of the Dot-Bomb Era? Nobody knows better than this guy. "The Washington Post"Kaplan seems determined to make Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates -- everyone's definition of the ultimate geek -- look as suave as Cary Grant. Joel Durham Jr.ex-Technical Editor, CNET Kaplan knew I was getting laid off before I did. Thanks for the heads up, asshole. Yahoo! Internet LifeWho are the latest casualties of the Dot-Bomb Era? Nobody knows better than this guy. Jeff DachisCO-Founder and ex-CEO, Razorfish When I think of FUCKED I think of Philip Kaplan. Susan Callaghanex-Human Resources, Rare Medium

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