Year Of Birth: 1998
Year Of Demise: 2000
CEO: Robert McCausland
Founded By: Robert McCausland was an unrestricted alternative to subscription-based Internet, providing users with an alternative pay-as-you-go ISP. The company reported revenues of $1M in '99, but recorded a loss of $19M. You don't have to know Clinton arithmetic to know that losing nearly 20 times what you make in a year is bad business. The company laid off its entire workforce and cancelled its IPO a year later.