The dizzying speed with which new Internet companies pop up, get
buzz and go public is enough to make your head spin (and the stock
market soar). From a field of thousands, why did we pick these 11
companies to put on our pages? It's not necessarily fame or
fortune but simply our sense that these businesses - which sell
everything from software to security, from flowers to Fords - show
the spectrum of possibilities open to any Internet entrepreneur
ready to think fast and move faster.