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2001 BW 50 Home
The Best Performers
Masters of Innovation
Investing for Growth


Current BW 50 Home

Masters Of Innovation
Masters of Innovation
Only innovators survive today, and not just by new designs. They passionately pursue serving their customers

MASTERS OF INNOVATION
Bioinformatics
It's the buzzword for the convergence of info tech and biology: bioinformatics. The giant drugmakers will be the first to cash in

MASTERS OF INNOVATION
Virtual Prospecting
From oil exploration to neurosurgery, new tools are revealing the secrets hidden in mountains of data

MASTERS OF INNOVATION
Time to Buy Tech Again -- Carefully
If you stick with the big caps, buy gradually, and stay the course for at least a year, you should see strong returns

MASTERS OF INNOVATION
Approaching a Silicon Bottom?
Chip stocks have been so battered that some are becoming attractive -- if you're a selective, long-term investor

MASTERS OF INNOVATION
Looking for a Turnaround in Telecom?
Cell-phone handsets and PDAs, Baby Bells with strong local-phone businesses, and even some optical makers will revive -- later this year

STREETWISE
Applied Materials: It's Wounded but Not a Weakling
Sure, the chipmaking-equipment industry is slumping. But as its leader, Applied is taking market share from lesser rivals, and should rebound robustly

MASTERS OF INNOVATION
Green Power
Leading energy companies are showing that thinking green is good not just for the environment, but for business, too

MASTERS OF INNOVATION
Peer to Peer
P2P taps the power of distant computers in a way that could transform whole industries

MASTERS OF INNOVATION
Amory Lovins
"Efficiency goes straight to the bottom line," asserts the alternate-energy guru in an interview

MASTERS OF INNOVATION
The Art of Invention
The day is near when software creates products by itself. And it's already changing the way humans design things

MASTERS OF INNOVATION
Commentary: Post PC
The ubiquitous computer will eventually be surrounded by a raft of specialized devices that talk to each other

STREETWISE
ADC: A Telecom Highflier That's Back to Treetop Level
Barely a quarter of the way through 2001, and 2000's heady performance already seems like it was a lifetime ago

STREETWISE
SBC Communications: A Ringer among the Telcoms
In an area hammered by falling revenues and increased competition, SBC continues to add new customers and turn out strong earnings

STREETWISE
Scientific Atlanta: A Big Payoff Inside the Box
Its Explorer digital-TV set-top box is red hot -- and it has an operating system that could make it the Microsoft of next-gen TV

STREETWISE
Texas Instruments: Struggling to Stay Chipper
Its strategy is to focus on its core DSP and analog chips, hoping to emerge from the tech slump stronger than before

STREETWISE
Verizon: Dial "S" for Safety
With its strong financials, robust revenue streams, and solid growth potential, this former Baby Bell is about as good as it gets these days

More Features
VIDEO VIEWS
BW Roundtable
BW's Mark Morrison, Jeff Laderman, and Alex Salkever survey the BW 50 tech stocks, circa 2001

MASTERS OF INNOVATION
Photo Essay
From nano technology to extraterrestrial manufacturing, these 10 technologies will change our lives. Take a special picture and text tour

VIDEO VIEWS
Milton Ezrati
Lord Abbett's chief economist suggests that it's time for investors to stick a toe back into tech stocks

ONLINE SPECIAL REPORT
After the Dot-Com Meltdown
Yes, the carnage will get worse. But survivors -- and a healthier overall climate -- will ultimately emerge. Here's what's next

ONLINE SPECIAL REPORT
Microsoft: What's Next?
Despite the PC slowdown and a tarnished image, don't count out Gates & Co.: Its new products could spur new growth

SPECIAL REPORT
Rethinking the Internet
Patience, please -- the Net obviously won't change everything. Its power to transform will play out unevenly and in stages. Here's how

DAILY BRIEFING
How Greed Ruined the Web
Commentary: Easy-money-hungry execs and investors who followed the first wave of Net visionaries nearly wrecked it for all. Now, sanity has a second chance

ONLINE SPECIAL REPORT
The Net's Future
As the Web's weak pure plays keep falling away, and strong bricks-and-mortars gain, a sound business model will be the only means of survival

ONLINE SPECIAL REPORT
Interactive TV
This in-depth series lays it all out, from the technology to the investment plays

ONLINE SPECIAL REPORT
Power Deregulation
The results so far are mixed -- at best. Doing better will mean more big, painful changes in energy markets and policies nationwide

VIDEO VIEWS
Captains of Industry
Watch video clips of tech luminaries like eBay's Meg Whitman, Larry Ellison of Oracle, and HP's Carly Fiorina speak about the business challenges they face

VIDEO VIEWS
Here Comes Internet2
Indiana University's William Stephan on the lightning-fast service that's connecting research institutions across the globe
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