Question of the Week: Are We in Another Internet Bubble?

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It’s been more than 10 years since a slew of Internet companies went public at ridiculous valuations.

Many companies — most without any profit — doubled or tripled their value on their first day of trading (remember Webvan? Or And what ever happened to the sock puppet?).

Of course, the boom led to the dot-com bust, which devastated the tech industry from March 2000 to fall 2002.

Some are arguing that we are in another Internet bubble. Yesterday, Pandora Music went public, delivering a solid IPO. While still unprofitable, the online music service was able to price its IPO above its expected price range and then surge more than 60% before ending the day up 9 percent.

Pandora’s IPO followed rousing a rousing debut from LinkedIn, which rocketed 109% in its first day. Fusion-io and Yandex (the Russian Facebook) also did well in their market debuts. Groupon is expected to go public (despite its losses) and could have a $25 billion valuation. Facebook is also reportedly planning an IPO in Q1 2012 with a $100 billion valuation.

So, we ask, are we in another Internet bubble?