April 1, 2005 (Vol. 25, No. 7)


Strong Points: wealth of information
Weak Points: Confusing in places

Starting with the computer boom beginning in the 1980s and continuing with the Internet boom in the 1990s, Wall Street investors have been looking for the “next big thing” in technology to make money on. Biotechnology was hot for a while (and remains in the spotlight), but the buzz for the past couple of years has been nanotechnology. Serving the needs of investors and anyone curious about this emerging area of technology are numerous Websites and printed publications. NanoInvestorNews is one of the latest Web-based information sources, with a focus tilted toward the businessperson. That hopefully won’t scare scientists off, as there is literally something for everyone at the site, including news, patent information, databases, and relevant links to be found.