[Digital Hustlers Living Large and Falling Hard in Silicon Alley] Kindle Ì Casey Kait

Onnor of DoubleClick Fernando Espuelas of StarMedia and Craig Kanarick of Razorfish; commentators like Omar Wasow of MSNBC and Jason McCabe Calacanis of the Silicon Alley Reporter; and inimitable Alley characters like party diva Courtney Pulitzer and Josh Harris the clown prince of Pseudocom Together they describe a world of sweatshop programmers and paper millionaires of cocktail napkin business plans and billion dollar IPOs of spectacular successes and flame outs alikeCandid and open eyed bristling with energy and argument Digital Hustlers is an unforgettable group portrait of a wildly creative culture caught in the headlights of achievemen.

The commercial and cultural explosion of the digital age may have been born in California's Silicon Valley but it reached its high point of riotous chaotic exuberance in New York City from 1995 to 2000 in the golden age of Silicon Alley In that short stretch of time a generation of talented untested twentysomethings deluged the city launching thousands of new Internet ventures and attracting billions of dollars in investment capital Many of these young entrepreneurs were entranced by the infinite promise of the new media; others seemed captivated by the promise of infinite profits The innovations they launched from online advertising to 24 ho.

Ur Webcasting propelled both the Internet and the tech stock boom of the late '90s And in doing so they sent the city around them into a maelstrom of brainstorming code writing fundraising drugs sex and frenzied hype until April 2000 when the NASDA zeppelin finally burst and fell at their feetIn the pages of Digital Hustlers Alley insiders Casey Kait and Stephen Weiss have captured the excitement and excesses of this remarkable moment in time Weaving together the voices of than fifty of the industry's leading characters this extraordinary oral history offers a ground zero look at the birth of a new medium Here are entrepreneurs like Kevin O'C.

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Digital Hustlers Living Large and Falling Hard in Silicon Alley Kindle Ì Casey Kait

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