Fucked Company was a website created by Philip J. "Pud" Kaplan as a "dot-com dead pool" that chronicled troubled and failing companies in a unique and abrasive style after the dot com bust in 2000. The web site also sold rumor listings to subscribers. The site's name is a parody of Fast Company, a magazine that began covering technology companies during the Internet dot-com boom.
March 31, 2007, Michael Arrington announced that TechCrunch had acquired FuckedCompany.com in an April Fool's day joke press release.
As of August 2007, the site ceased posting new content and later converted its main page to the simple message:
Fuckedcompany is... fucked.
R.I.P. 2000-2007. If you're just now seeing this website for the first time, ask someone who was in the internet business during "round 1" to tell you all about it.
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- http://techcrunch.com/2007/03/31/techcrunch-has-acquired-fuckedcompanycom/ TechCrunch acquires FuckedCompany.com
- "Fucked Company Start Page". Fucked Company. 2007-08-19. Archived from the original on 2007-08-19. Retrieved 8 August 2012.