On Groupon’s crash and the popped web 2.0 IPO bubble

I have a ton of links today so I am going to do this in two parts. Here are the links I have so far and I want to concentrate on the popped Web 2.0 bubble in the wake of Groupon's earnings and subsequent share price slide.

Web 2.0 is for real. I know that may be a strange way to start a post on Groupon and the Web 2.0 IPO bubble but it's true. Companies like Facebook are not just profitable but hugely profitable, not something we could say about the darlings of the Tech bubble like AOL, Amazon, WebVan or many other companies. Yahoo was probably the most profitable of the big tech bubble companies to go public early. It was only after the bubble burst and eBay and Google came to market that we actually saw real earnings at any of these IPO companies. So, that is the context. Web 2.0 is f...


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