NIST has announced another ATP solicitation for FY'99,
with about $66M available. All technology sectors are covered,
as long as projects offer broad-based economic benefits for
the US. 14Apr99; . The Adaptive
Learning Systems contact is Richard Morris, (301) 975-4695.
[Clifford Lynch , IRLIST, 04Jan99.]
Venture capitalists are becoming a lot more choosy
about which Internet companies they're going to fund.
1998 had about 97 technology IPOs, down from 126 in 1997,
although the total amount of funding is up (to $8.2B,
from $5.4B in 1996). Technologies that transform traditional
businesses into Web businesses are receiving the most interest.
[LA Times, 28Dec98. Edupage.]