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Ten years ago this month: The most valuable Massachusetts companies of February 2001

Posted by Scott Kirsner  February 17, 2011 02:18 PM

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One of the Globe's excellent librarians dug up the chart below, related to a column I'm working on. It shows the fifty biggest tech companies in Massachusetts, by market capitalization, from February 2001.

It wasn't a good month for CMGI stock...networking equipment makers Sonus Networks and Sycamore were among the top five...You could buy shares of StorageNetworks for $20 (it'd liquidate in 2003)...companies like Netegrity, Digitas, Keane, Acterna, and RSA Security had yet to be acquired...and telecom gear maker Avici Systems was starting to slide (it finally went out of business in 2009.)

EMC, incidentally, has grown by nearly 20,000 employees since 2001...


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