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Upside: Tech slump muddles IPO horizons

Apr 16, 2000, 04:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Janet Purdy Levaux)

"Welcome to the second-quarter market for IPOs, now taking place against the backdrop of a plummeting market for high-tech stocks."

"...forget crowded, fragmented fields, experts say. Companies working in the Linux area, for instance, could have a tough time in the 2Q IPO front. There are lots of players now and little differentiation among them."

""Our concern is that with more [Linux-related] IPOs there may come crowding, fragmentation and market confusion," as well as incompatible products, explains Richard Krause, director of hardware platform and operating systems research at TechnologyEvaluation.com."

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