2002: An Entirely Make-Believe Year In Review

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Feb. 2

Hackers bring down Net hubs in San Francisco and New York; Bush blames bin Laden.

Feb. 7

Ex-Time Warner Full Service Network staffers claim responsibility for Internet hack attack.

Feb. 28

DoubleClick signs data-sharing agreement with FBI.

March 8

DaimlerChrysler buys Excite@Home; launches new "B-Class" of broadband-enabled Mercedes-Benz sedans.

March 19

Google, on mometum of unusual new revenue stream, sees stock soar 40% in first day of trading.

March 25

Amazon.com says it will turn profit in first quarter.

April 23

Amazon releases Q1 results showing loss of $145 million.

June 18

AOL doubles rates to $47.80 a month, citing ad squeeze.

June 26

DoubleClick signs data-sharing agreement with CIA.

July 24

Amazon releases Q2 results showing loss of $293 million.

July 1

CNN.com unveils much-anticipated "bunker" Internet ad concept.

Aug. 31

CMGI Field renamed Patriots Field as NFL season opens.

Sept. 4

Amazon sold to eBay and Wal-Mart Stores for $6.9 million.

Oct. 15

Nasdaq rises 12% after CMGI's David Wetherell announces retirement. Bull market begins.

Nov. 29

Ex-Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says he is "surprised and delighted" about new job as Wal-Mart's Head Greeter.

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