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FUDBusters: New Dot-com Wave: Not Even a Swell

FUDBust: Investors would kill to have a second chance to reap a profit from the dot-com bubble, where well-placed dollars made millions for a select few who pulled out before the bubble burst. But according to Thomson's latest report, investment in pure-play Internet companies actually dropped from $840.5 million in Q2 2005 to $596.3 million in Q3. Overall venture capital investments also dropped, from $6.07 billion in Q2 to $5.26 billion in Q3. Looks like Web 2.0 isn't ready for release just yet.