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Joel on Software

2000/10/10

by Joel Spolsky
Tuesday, October 10, 2000

Silicon Alley stocks aren't doing too well.

Company

52-week high

Today's Close

Loss

Juno 87      2 11/16 -97%
TheGlobe.com 16  1/8  35/64 -97%
iTurf 25      1  3/32 -96%
Priceline 104  1/4 6 25/32 -93%
Register.com 116      7  7/8 -93%
IVillage 34 11/16 3      -91%
24/7 Media 65  1/4 6      -91%
Razorfish 56 15/16 5 15/32 -90%
Agency.com 98      11 15/16 -88%
TheStreet.com 22  3/16 3  1/2 -84%
EarthWeb 55  5/16 9  1/2 -83%
Doubleclick 135  1/4 24 11/16 -82%
about.com 105 13/16 22  7/8 -78%

and I have a cold. Sorry for the delay in posting part 4 of Painless Specs.


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