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A look at the Philly tech scene in 1999

A look at the Philly tech scene in 1999
The year was 1999 and the Wall Street Journal had just snubbed the Philly tech scene. It listed the 13 hottest regions for technology and -- surprise,

The year was 1999 and the Wall Street Journal had just snubbed the Philly tech scene.Since technology reporters care about these kinds of things, strong reporter strong wrote his own entry in the style of the WSJ list about the Philly tech scene.In his recent column, he compared today’s tech scene to that of 1999, in which he notes the amount of venture capital firms in the region back then.For more on Philly tech scene history, check out our coverage on 90s-era tech startups Infonautics and CDNow.

Also related: Will Philly’s second tech startup community survive longer than the first?Read more about the major players in the region, the big exits and “where the rich [would] go on weekends” here.

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