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Subject: Failed technology companies in New York City's "Sillicon Alley"
Category: Business and Money > eCommerce
Asked by: cylack-ga
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Posted: 11 Oct 2005 12:55 PDT
Expires: 10 Nov 2005 11:55 PST
Question ID: 578982
I would like a list of technology companies, either websites (.com's)
or brick and mortars, that were based in New York City and operating
from at least 1997 and subsequently went bankrupt and are no longer in
existence. Please provide a minimum of 3 companies in the listing.
Subject: Re: Failed technology companies in New York City's "Sillicon Alley"
Answered By: czh-ga on 11 Oct 2005 20:10 PDT
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Xceed (X-ceed)
Web Shop Xceed Files Ch. 11 Bankruptcy 
 May 1, 2001
X-ceed Acquires Zabit & Associates for $29.5 Million
September 18, 1998

Silicon Alley Reporter
Silicon Alley Reporter Goes Under

The Silicon Alley Reporter, a glossy magazine which symbolized the
birth and giddy growth of the New York new media industry, is folding,
publisher and owner Jason McCabe Calacanis confirmed Monday.
Silicon Alley Reporter? is back!
Posted Dec 3, 2004, 1:17 AM ET by Jason Calacanis

Mark Tribe on Thu, 23 Jan 2003

 ... stockobjects folded in 2000.



The MTVi Group is the world's leading online music entertainment
company featuring a comprehensive collection of music destinations on
the Internet. The MTVi Group's 22 worldwide destinations include,, and The MTVi Group is a unit of MTV
Networks, which is owned by Viacom Inc. Headquartered in downtown New
York, The MTVi Group has satellite offices in San Francisco, CA.
Liberty Digital (NYSE: LMG.A and LMG.B) holds a minority stake in The
MTVi Group. For more information please visit The MTVi Group corporate
Web site (

----*/ powered by
WN Network ranks as one of the top sites for World News on the
Internet, reaching around 12 million unique web users in the average

Feed, Suck in danger of folding?
Posted by JD Lasica, 6/8/01 at 3:30:24 PM.
Automatic Media folds -- will Feed and Suck follow?
This afternoon's Silicon Alley Daily reports that Automatic Media --
corporate parent of Feed, Suck, -- is folding its tent.
DISOBEY.COM > Ghost Sites >Screen Shot Collection > /automatic-media.jpg was the corporate shell for a small but once
thriving network of affiliated content sites, namely,, Alt.Culture, and The first three had been early
Web pioneers; the latter was an experiment in cheap content creation
that was a kind of super "pre-Blog" which ran the same CMS (content
management system) that powered

Avenue A - Razorfish

Avenue A | Razorfish Inc. (formerly NASDAQ:RAZF) is an agency and
consultancy that is an operating unit of aQuantive, Inc. (NASDAQ:
AQNT). One of it's former names was Razorfish, Inc., who was acquired
by SBI and Company in January 2003. SBI purchased what was left of
many of the .com consultancies including Scient, Lante, MarchFirst,
Emerald, and eXcellerate. In October 2003 SBI and Company was renamed
SBI Group and Razorfish became part of SBI.Razorfish beside
SBI.Enteris. The company was renamed Avenue A | Razorfish as it was
acquired by aQuantive, Inc in 2004.


------*/ -- Corporate	

Pseudo is a Net-Television network creating original, interactive
entertainment for young, discriminating, style-setting consumers who
have stopped looking to mainstream media for inspiration.

Pseudo was established in 1994 by Josh Harris, founder of Jupiter
Communications. With the birth of Silicon Alley, Pseudo emerged as an
interactive online content developer for Prodigy becoming the most
trafficked area on the Prodigy network, launching Pseudo online radio,
and growing their content offerings to full video Net-Television
within the span of four years with over 1.5 million unique visitors
per month.

Pseudo has been redeveloped as a state-of-the-art platform to create,
manage, and transmit digital content for television, web, or film.
September 19, 2000

After building an impressive Web presence at this year's political
conventions, netcaster officially shut down operations
yesterday afternoon.

Problems at the six-year-old site led to a dwindling cash reserve,
despite weeks of searching for outside funding.

"We ran out of money, it was that simple," Pseudo's Senior Vice
President Jeanne Meyer told Reuters.

Monday afternoon, CEO David Bohrman told Pseudo's 175 employees the
company was folding its tent.
October 4, 2000
Pseudo Files For Chapter 11 Protection,1284,33015,00.html
Is the Real Thing? -- Dec. 10, 1999
Another Dotcom Death as Closes 

Internet Archive ? Wayback Machine

***** Use this tool to locate archived pages from defunct websites and companies.

zine: ghost sites 

A feature devoted to the antithesis of everything New, Hot, or Cool on
the Net. Ghost Sites' mission is simple: to bring you up-to-date on
everything not up-to-date in the never-changing world of bit rot.

1998-2005 Screenshots

The Museum of E-Failure was launched in early 2000; it is an image
gallery of some 1,250 screens captured from some 900 Web projects that
for various reasons "went dark" during the years 1998 to 2004. Some
had a chance to post a self-penned epitaph in the form of a "farewell
screen"; others simply expired and drifted lifelessly, with no visible
indications for their demise - often for many months. This collection
provides a partial, but revealing look at the latter half of the Web's
10 years of existence. Annotations (Web Elegies) are included where
possible in order to place each site in its historical context.

***** Although it?s impossible to tell which sites come from Silicon
Alley, you may find it useful to browse this list.

Silicon Alley: The Rise and Fall of a New Media District

***** Use the Search Inside feature to evaluate whether this book will
be of interest. The Index is useful for identifying possible failed
companies to investigate.

The Rise of Silicon Alley

Another group in the emerging community has been called the ?Early
True Believers.? They are, in New York magazine?s words, ?the closest
thing Silicon Alley has to an indigenous population?they?re brainy
math-and-music types with impressive liberal-arts educations, mostly
upper-crust backgrounds, and birthdays in or around 1966.? Throughout
the early and mid-1990s, this informal group held social networking
events called ?CyberSlacker parties.? Many of the friends and
attendees went on to found Silicon Alley stalwarts such as MTVi, Feed,
Razorfish,, StockObjects, Nerve, and the Silicon Alley

October 27, 2000 
Silicon Alley's Dimming Lights

2/15/01 -- Down and Out in Silicon Alley

What do you do when you lose 8 billion dollars? You ask for more
money. At least, that would be your answer in Silicon Alley, the
constellation of individual Internet companies that have their
headquarters in New York.

Companies mentioned:,,,,,*/*/*/*/*/*/

November 14, 1997
Barbarians in the Alley: Pumping Cash into New Media

Companies mentioned:,,,,,,
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June 6, 1997

Companies mentioned:,,,,,

Upstarts: Internet Salvage 
Online companies are falling left and right. But for some start-ups,
that spells opportunity.

dotcom deathwatch 
by Alex Burns ( - September 07, 2002

Silicon Alley's Vanishing Act  -- February 5, 2001 

The Collapse
It's a laundry list of misery: Entertainment network filed
for Chapter 11 protection; its assets recently were acquired for $2
million by INTV, another New York Internet company. Lou Dobbs' started 2001 by firing 22 people. 24/7 Media's chief
financial officer quit and the company laid off 100. Streaming player fired half of its staff. Career site, whose
investors include Esther Dyson and Rockefeller & Co., canned one-third
of its staff. The New York Times Co. laid off 17 percent of its online
staff. Even the Alley's de facto conference room, coffee shop Eureka
Joe, closed.

New York's Silicon Alley struggles to find its feet 
The once bustling dotcom industry there is now on its knees, but there
are notable survivors, such as DoubleClick
New York , Business Times -- 3 Dec 2001 


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