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Last year's Super Bowl had something like 19 dotcom advertisers. Then the bottom fell out. Appropriately this year, for one returning advertiser,, Silicon Valley will look more like Death Valley.

We hear that for one of the spots being shot for the big game, the online brokerage shows a series of vacant buildings, supposedly once occupied by Web start-ups, now cobwebbed and empty. A wrecking ball crashes into the desolate headquarters of a defunct dotcom, and along with debris, out flies an object that looks like the Sock Puppet-all that remains of