Tech Leaders Tell How The 'Dot Com' Industry Lost Its Bloom The "dot-com" boom swept the country in the mid-90's, turning cyber geeks into billionaires and creating a rapidly expanding industry that captivated the world. But the bliss was relatively short-lived. In less than a decade, the boom had gone bust. Host Michel Martin talks with two technology professionals who witnessed the deflation first-hand — Shannon Henry, who formerly reported on the dot com industry for The Washington Post, and Raul Fernandez, founder of the e-commerce company Proxicom which once landed him billionaire status. Henry and Fernandez were recently featured in the Washington Post Magazine.
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Tech Leaders Tell How The 'Dot Com' Industry Lost Its Bloom

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Tech Leaders Tell How The 'Dot Com' Industry Lost Its Bloom

Tech Leaders Tell How The 'Dot Com' Industry Lost Its Bloom

Tech Leaders Tell How The 'Dot Com' Industry Lost Its Bloom

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The "dot-com" boom swept the country in the mid-90's, turning cyber geeks into billionaires and creating a rapidly expanding industry that captivated the world. But the bliss was relatively short-lived. In less than a decade, the boom had gone bust. Host Michel Martin talks with two technology professionals who witnessed the deflation first-hand — Shannon Henry, who formerly reported on the dot com industry for The Washington Post, and Raul Fernandez, founder of the e-commerce company Proxicom which once landed him billionaire status. Henry and Fernandez were recently featured in the Washington Post Magazine.