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Review: Valley of the Boom captures Silicon Valleys insanity

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Jan 11, 2019 11:40 AM 3+ mon ago

Review: Valley of the Boom captures Silicon Valley?s insanity

The first dot-com boom set the stage for a lot of the world we experience today. IPOs and insane valuations, tech companies without an obvious business model, the vague aroma of scams, all of it centered on Silicon Valley. Two crashes later, most of the big players are dead, merged, or dismembered. Yet some of the ideas--massive online social networks, Web browsers as a software platform--have come to pass. So how did we get from the first boom to here?

National Geographic's upcoming six-episode series, Valley of the Boom, doesn't trace out the entire history from the '90s to the present. Instead, it follows three very distinct companies from that first boom to bust, using a mix of interviews with key players, documentary footage, and some extremely well-acted scenes to fill in details. It sounds like a recipe for ...

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