WebMD founder Arnold now heads Healtheon/ WebMD, following completion of the companies' $5 billion-plus merger in November. Arnold also negotiated a joint marketing agreement with News Corp. valued at $1 billion in cash, ads and promotion.
The Buy.com founder left in October for the next big thing, an e-incubator company called ThinkTank.com. He may be gone, but he's not forgotten: Blum still holds 55.6 percent of Buy.com in various trusts.
VP of Worldwide Strategic Planning, Microsoft After more than two years at the helm of the Microsoft Network, Jennings took a leave of absence after a reorganization in March. She returned to Microsoft in November in a new, broader role, overseeing Internet initiatives and partnerships and reporting directly to President Steve Ballmer.
CEO, Juniper Networks
Six months after going public, Juniper has a market cap of $15 billion. Its high-capacity routers have helped it make major inroads in the networking business, but market leader Cisco isn't rolling over; it launched its own high-capacity router in December.
President and CEO, Drugstore.com
Neupert took Drugstore.com public in July, just five months after launching the site. It's now one of the top 10 e-commerce sites as ranked by PC Data, but competitor PlanetRx is gaining fast. Sharon Osberg Former Executive VP, Wells Fargo Online Financial Services Group Promoted from senior VP to executive VP in May, Osberg helped the bank double the number of Internet customers in the past year to 1.3 million. She left Wells Fargo this month in a corporate reorganization.
Co-COO, AOL Time Warner
Under his watch, AOL surpassed 20 million members, up from 14 million a year ago. Now, with the pending merger of AOL and Time Warner, Pittman vaults from president and COO of a hot Internet company to the upper echelons of a new-breed media-entertainment giant.
VP of E-Commerce, L.L.Bean
Robles was promoted from director to VP and oversaw a redesign of the L.L.Bean site in October that resulted in projected revenue growth of 240 percent over fiscal 1998.
USWeb slowed its rollup pace under Shaw, making only one acquisition in 1999.
Shaw then capped off the year by selling the I-Builder to consulting firm Whittman-Hart for $6 billion, a deal widely panned by Wall Street and industry analysts.
John Reed Stark
Chief of Internet Enforcement, Securities and Exchange Commission Stark remains head of Internet enforcement and has accelerated prosecution of stock fraud on the Net. This month, the SEC filed charges against site operator "Tokyo Joe" for allegedly defrauding clients.