December 30, 1996 |
1996 was a year of remarkable growth and equally remarkable hype in the Internet business, but the inevitable shakeout had already begun. Look for many more casualties in 1997 even as the industry continues to boom. R.I.P. Internet projects or companies that died in 1996 * WOW family online service. CompuServe ditched the user-friendly online network after signing up only 102,000 customers in eight months. America's No.