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Table of contents: VOL. 6, NO. 2 - March 1, 2005

By The End Of 2007, There Will Be 200 Million 3g Phones Worldwide, Creating Rich New Opportunities For Startups And Established Players Alike. Here Are Four Potentially Hot Sectors. (more)
As the 3G revolution picks up steam, wireless pioneer Qualcomm may be poised for market dominance that even Bill Gates would envy. (more)

Synergy--who needs it? Not the CEO of InterActiveCorp, who's letting go of the online travel business to search for the next big thing. (more)
Spot labor shortages in a handful of hot regional markets are triggering salary windfalls for select workers. Here's how (and where) to take advantage. (more)
Hits & Misses

What's Cool
If you can stand a high-maintenance relationship, the Buffalo Technology LinkStation is the perfect pal for the digital pack rat. (more)

With the latest bags, the answer's a resounding yes. (more)

Need to learn a language on the double? Here are three business-friendly tutorials for any budget. (more)

What's Next

Reed Hastings, CEO of the online DVD-rental service, is facing competition from the biggest, baddest retailers around. His plan to survive: Be like Dell. (more)

America's appetite for health food is seemingly insatiable. Here are some companies poised to capitalize on the trend. (more)
What Works
Chipotle puts language classes on the menu to build employee loyalty. (more)
Who cares about prices? Bass Pro Shops hooks customers with tuna and taxidermy. (more)
High-tech firms are turning to Indian cultural training to boost performance. (more)
To compete with UPS and FedEx, DHL underwent a corporate makeover, with new colors, new commercials, and 17,000 newly painted trucks. (more)
It's small, it's cheap, and it's loaded with advanced features. But the new PlayStation Portable is about much more than fun and games. (more)
With music, sex, and clever marketing, upstart Fuse is taking on MTV to become the new voice of youth culture. (more)
Inventor Bruce Middleton turned musings about kinetic energy into a hot new product. (more)
Love what George W. Bush has to say or hate it, corporate leaders can learn a lot from how he says it. (more)
Our annual rankings show another banner year for the businesses leading the tech revival. Here's who is out in front and how they got there. |more|
It's getting crowded on the Web 2.0 frontier, but we highlight the newcomers most likely to strike gold in 2007. |more|
See the video, test your Dumbest knowledge, and let us know what you think was the year's most boneheaded moves. |more|
The real estate slump could get worse before it gets better. Here are smart strategies for today's turbulent market. |more|
It just may be possible to have it all. Business 2.0's guide shows you how to live large now - and bankroll your future. |more|