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The Takeaway: Tech bubble redux?

Ken Mingis | July 28, 2015
The last time a tech bubble burst, markets fell, start-ups failed, IT unemployment shot up and undergraduate enrollments in computer science fell off a cliff.

Despite the differences between now and 2000, CompTIA's Herbert still sees reason for caution. The growth in VC funding over the past two years "may suggest there are more dollars chasing fewer quality deals." Funding for software firms may soon match the 2000 peak, with some valuations "...pushed to levels hard to justify," he said.

(With reports by Patrick Thibodeau at Computerworld.)

 

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