Etsy’s Surging IPO Shows Losing Your Indie Cred Pays Off

Etsy’s Surging IPO Shows Losing Your Indie Cred Pays Off

For many of Etsy’s millions of sellers and buyers, today’s IPO success is likely bittersweet.

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Etsy Lost Its Soul, But That Doesn’t Matter to Its IPO

Etsy Lost Its Soul, But That Doesn’t Matter to Its IPO

Etsy is now a ticker symbol on the NASDAQ stock exchange. And that’s telling.

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The ’90s Startup That Terrified Microsoft and Got Americans to Go Online

The ’90s Startup That Terrified Microsoft and Got Americans to Go Online

In 1995, nothing better represented the excitement and wealth-making potential associated with the Internet than Netscape. But the Netscape saga—from spectacular rise to decline and humiliating absorption by AOL—spanned fewer than five years.

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Chinese Giant Alibaba Is Ready to Become the Next Google

Chinese Giant Alibaba Is Ready to Become the Next Google

Parallels drawn between Alibaba and U.S. tech giants are bound to break down—except insofar as Alibaba is poised to become as giant as they are.

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